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Call for abstracts: Special issue on Nordic endocrine economies!

Submit a Manuscript to the Journal NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research - For a Special Issue on Nordic Endocrine Economies. Abstract deadline: 1 February 2023.

Abstract deadline 01 February 2023
Manuscript deadline 01 September 2023
Read more at the NORA website

At a moment where new anxieties and hopes connected to the decades old, but ever “revolutionary” invention of hormonal birth control surface in the mainstream media alongside public debates on gender-affirming treatments, sex hormones and sex segregation in sports and hormonal environmental pollution, it is safe to say that sex hormones are everywhere. Yet, the ways in which they are valorized and the emotions they seem to evoke are not the same across contexts.

This special issue will explore how sex hormones circulate in a Nordic context, including the Faroe Islands, Greenland, the Sápmi Nation, and the Aaland Islands, to regulate, optimize and disrupt gendered bodies. As such, we seek to make a timely contribution to the feminist interdisciplinary dialogue of what our notions of sex hormones look like and how these shape our understandings of gender, age, race, ethnicity, health, and sexuality. We invite contributions that explore issues and themes - current as well as historical - related to this overarching aim.

The scope of the special issue is transdisciplinary, and we encourage intersectional approaches where gender is investigated as interrelated with, among other areas, questions of sexuality, ethnicity, class, age, disability, nationality, race and racialization.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Andropause
  • Biopolitics
  • Body building
  • Endocrine disruptors
  • Endocrinology and medical practice
  • Gender affirmative treatments
  • Hormonal contraception
  • Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • Menopause
  • Menstruation and menstruation suppression
  • Puberty
  • Pregnancy
  • Queer and feminist activism
  • Reproductive health movements
  • Sex segregation in sports
  • The menstrual cycle
  • Transgender experiences

Special Issue Editors

Charlotte Halmø Kroløkke, University of Southern Denmark 

Karen Hvidtfeldt, University of Southern Denmark

Signe Uldbjerg Mortensen, University of Southern Denmark

Anne Nørkjær Bang, University of Southern Denmark

Redaktionen afsluttet: 04.11.2022