Neuste Publikation: Corona, Sorge und politische Männlichkeit: Eine geschlechterkritische Perspektive auf das Regieren der COVID-19 Pandemie in Österreich

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Dursun, Ayse & Verena Kettner. “Corona, Care, and Political Masculinity: Gender-Critical Perspectives on Governing the COVID-19 Pandemic in Austria.” Historical Social Research 46, no. 4 (2021): 50–71.

Abstract: The article departs from the contradiction that the importance of care for society was publicly acknowledged during the COVID-19 pandemic, but the pandemic response of the Austrian government did not challenge the structurally devalued status of care. In order to sustain the hegemonic patriarchal-capitalist governance of care and social reproduction in the pandemic government actors had to reframe care. We investigate government discourses that normalised its careless crisis management and interrogate the role political masculinity and affects played therein. Based on our analysis of a set of selected press conferences held in March 2020, we find that a new mode of rational-affective political masculinity was constitutive of the political management of COVID-19 crisis. With help of this hybrid mode of masculinity, political actors reinterpreted care first and foremost as healthcare and caring for the economy, and as caring for the population in terms of biopolitics. At the same time, caring tasks in the ‚private‘ sphere were left to the personal responsibility of individuals and families. In order to generate consent, political actors frequently invoked affects that pertained to risk and danger on the one hand and solidarity and responsibility on the other.

Studien des European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) zu Femiziden erschienen

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OPEN ACCESS: Politics, Religion and Gender. Framing and Regulating the Veil

Seit kurzem steht das Buch ‚Politics, Religion and Gender. Framing and Regulating the Veil. London: Routledge, 2011.‘ von Sieglinde Rosenberger und Birgit Sauer kostenlos zur Verfügung.

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Neueste Publikation: Cultures of rejection in the Covid-19 crisis

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Benjamin Opratko, Manuela Bojadžijev, Sanja M. Bojanić, Irena Fiket, Alexander Harder, Stefan Jonsson, Mirjana Nećak, Anders Neegard, Celina Ortega Soto, Gazela Pudar Draško & Kristina Stojanović Čehajić (2021): Cultures of rejection in the Covid-19 crisis. In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, 44 (5), pp. 893-905.