Intersectionalizing the Homogenous Commonplace : Finnish Feminist Party and the Diversification of the Story of Nordic Social Coherence

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dc.contributor.author Ilmonen, Kaisa
dc.contributor.author Rossi, Leena-Maija
dc.contributor.editor Kuortti, Joel
dc.contributor.editor Ilmonen, Kaisa
dc.contributor.editor Valovirta, Elina
dc.contributor.editor Korkka, Janne
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-02T22:01:44Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-24T13:45:08Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06
dc.identifier.citation Ilmonen , K & Rossi , L-M 2019 , Intersectionalizing the Homogenous Commonplace : Finnish Feminist Party and the Diversification of the Story of Nordic Social Coherence . in J Kuortti , K Ilmonen , E Valovirta & J Korkka (eds) , Thinking with the Familiar in Contemporary Literature and Culture 'Outside the Ordinary' . Critical Studies , vol. 39 , Brill Rodopi , Leiden & Boston , pp. 54-74 . https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004406742_005
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/315713
dc.description.abstract Intersectionality has been a debated concept in recent critical studies. It has been both hailed as the most important contribution to gender studies, and criticized for being an academic buzzword. In our chapter, however, we aim to focus on the potential productive power intersectionality might still have, for example, when critically applied to the narratives of cultural homogeneity and the ‘ordinariness’ of the majority. The narrative of Nordic societal homogeneity is often constructed as unitary and unchanging – the sphere of the ordinary. The white Nordic majority has become the norm against which the other, presented as in need of emancipation, is defined, read and interpreted. In such thinking, both ‘the majority’ and ‘the margin’ are stabilized constructs, even though they both remain inherently multifaceted and ambivalent. We turn the intersectional lens to the ‘homogenous commonplace’ by discussing on which conditions intersectionality could be turned towards the majority, or ‘the ordinary’. After that, we discuss intersectionality ‘in commonplace action’, by outlining a case study: the explicitly intersectional politics of the Feminist Party in Finland, founded in 2016. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Brill Rodopi
dc.relation.ispartof Thinking with the Familiar in Contemporary Literature and Culture 'Outside the Ordinary'
dc.relation.ispartofseries Critical Studies
dc.relation.isversionof 978-90-04-40227-0
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dc.subject 6160 Other humanities
dc.title Intersectionalizing the Homogenous Commonplace : Finnish Feminist Party and the Diversification of the Story of Nordic Social Coherence en
dc.type Chapter
dc.contributor.organization Department of Cultures
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004406742_005
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