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Overud, Johanna
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Overud, J. (2019). Memory-making in Kiruna: Representations of Colonial Pioneerism in the Transformation of a Scandinavian Mining Town. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 11(1), 104-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Memory-making in Kiruna: Representations of Colonial Pioneerism in the Transformation of a Scandinavian Mining Town
2019 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 104-123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article considers colonial rhetoric manifested in representations of early settlement in the mining town of Kiruna in northernmost Sweden. Kiruna was founded more than 100 years ago by the LKAB Company with its centre the prosperous mine on Sami land. Continued iron ore mining has made it necessary to relocate the town centre a few kilometres north-east of its original location to ensure the safety of the people. The ongoing process of the town’s transformation due to industrial expansion has given rise to the creation of a memorial park between the town and the mine, in which two historical photographs have been erected on huge concrete blocks. For the Swedish Sami, the indigenous people, the transformation means further exploitation of their reindeer grazing lands and forced adaption to industrial expansion. The historical photographs in the memorial park fit into narratives of colonial expansion and exploration that represent the town’s colonial past. Both pictures are connected to colonial, racialised and gendered space during the early days of industrial colonialism. The context has been set by discussions about what Kiruna “is”, and how it originated.

My aim is to study the role of collective memory in mediating a colonial past, by exploring the representations that are connected to and evoked by these pictures. In this progressive transformation of the town, what do these photographic memorials represent in relation to space? What are the values made visible in these photographs? I also discuss the ways in which Kiruna’s history becomes manifested in the town’s transformation and the use of history in urban planning. I argue that, in addressing the colonial history of Kiruna, it is timely to reconsider how memories of a town are communicated into the future by references to the past. I also claim that memory, history, and remembrance and forgetting are represented in this process of history-making and that they intersect gender, class and ethnicity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019
Keywords
Memory, history, gender, postcolonial, Kiruna, town transformation
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
History; gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161780 (URN)10.3384/cu.2000.1525.2019111104 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-08-03 Created: 2019-08-03 Last updated: 2019-08-07Bibliographically approved
Overud, J. (2019). Minnet av Kiruna: tid, historia och representation av en stad i omvandling. In: Pål Brunnström & Ragnhild Claesson (Ed.), Creating the city: identity, memory and participation : conference proceedings (pp. 218-236). Malmö: Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Minnet av Kiruna: tid, historia och representation av en stad i omvandling
2019 (Swedish)In: Creating the city: identity, memory and participation : conference proceedings / [ed] Pål Brunnström & Ragnhild Claesson, Malmö: Malmö universitet , 2019, p. 218-236Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2019
Series
Malmö University publications in urban studies (MAPIUS), ISSN 1654-6881 ; 23
Keywords
minne, historia, Kiruna stadsomvandling, postkolonial, genus
National Category
History Gender Studies
Research subject
History; gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-161781 (URN)9789187997129 (ISBN)
Note

Originated from the conference 'Creating the City. Identity, Memory and Participation', Malmö University 9-10 February, 2017

Available from: 2019-08-03 Created: 2019-08-03 Last updated: 2019-08-26Bibliographically approved
Nyström, D. & Overud, J. (Eds.). (2018). Gender, history, futures: report from the XI Nordic Women's and gender history conference, Stockholm, Sweden, August 19–21 2015. Umeå: Sveriges kvinno- och genushistoriker
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, history, futures: report from the XI Nordic Women's and gender history conference, Stockholm, Sweden, August 19–21 2015
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The second volume of the Report series of the Swedish Association for Women's and Gender Historians is a result of the XI Nordic Woman’s and Gender History Conference, held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 2015. Contributions in English and Scandinavian languages cover a wide range of research fields, including decolonial feminism, antiquity and gender, cultural history, and feminist biography.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Sveriges kvinno- och genushistoriker, 2018. p. 208
Series
Report series of the Swedish Association for Women's and Gender Historians ; 2
Keywords
SKOGH, gender, gender history, women's history, decolonial feminism, antiquity, cultural history, feminist biography
National Category
History of Ideas Archaeology History Gender Studies Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148406 (URN)978-91-7601-848-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-05 Created: 2018-06-05 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M., Overud, J. & Kvist, E. (2017). Feminism som lönearbete: om den svenska arbetslinjen och kvinnors frigörelse. Stockholm: Leopard förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminism som lönearbete: om den svenska arbetslinjen och kvinnors frigörelse
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2017. p. 157
Keywords
arbete, feminism, arbetskritik
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136813 (URN)978-91-7343-648-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Kritiska studier av jämställdhet - att teoritisera politik och praktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-22 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Overud, J., Kvist, E. & Sörensson, E. (2016). Lokala arbetsmarknadsstrategier, globala migrationsrörelser och statlig styrning i norrländsk glesbygd. In: Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud (Ed.), Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research. Paper presented at Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016 (pp. 138-139). Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lokala arbetsmarknadsstrategier, globala migrationsrörelser och statlig styrning i norrländsk glesbygd
2016 (Swedish)In: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, p. 138-139Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016
National Category
Gender Studies Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134386 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Conference
Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016
Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Kvist, E. & Overud, J. (2015). From Emancipation through Employment to Emancipation through Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of the Special Labor Market Initiatives (BRYT) and Tax Deduction for Domestic Services (RUT) in Sweden. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 5(3), 41-57
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From Emancipation through Employment to Emancipation through Entrepreneurship: An Analysis of the Special Labor Market Initiatives (BRYT) and Tax Deduction for Domestic Services (RUT) in Sweden
2015 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, ISSN 2245-0157, E-ISSN 2245-0157, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 41-57Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Debates on gender equality policy in Sweden assume that women’s labor market participation is central to gender equality and should be promoted via special initiatives and programs. This paper examines how gender equality discourses have changed over time, analyzing Swedish state labor market policy in the 1980s and 1990s, special labor market initiatives to eliminate gender segregation and encourage nontraditional gendered work choices, and contemporary state subsidies for paid domestic work (i.e., tax deduction for domestic services). Critically interpreting these reforms reveals consistencies and continuities in how labor market participation is viewed as the key promoter of gender equality, revealing transformations in how gender equality is understood and constructed. A transition is discernible from state-funded programs and reforms to governmental agencies/authorities and state subsidies to promote enterprise and the growth of specific labor market sectors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Roskilde Universitetsforlag, 2015
Keywords
gender equality, labor market, active labor market policy, domestic services, gender-segregated labor market
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Gender Studies History
Research subject
gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-106667 (URN)10.19154/njwls.v5i3.4806 (DOI)000365864700004 ()
Projects
TITAN- Kritiska studier av jämställdhet - att teoritisera politik och praktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2011-5475
Available from: 2015-07-29 Created: 2015-07-29 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Overud, J. & Kvist, E. (2013). Gender equality through full employment: an intersectional analysis of the special labour market initiatives of BRYT and RUT in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at the 2013 ECPG Conference, Barcelona.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender equality through full employment: an intersectional analysis of the special labour market initiatives of BRYT and RUT in Sweden
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101539 (URN)
Conference
the 2013 ECPG Conference, Barcelona
Available from: 2015-04-01 Created: 2015-04-01 Last updated: 2018-06-07
Overud, J. (2013). Integration to segregation: activating women workers in 1960s Swedish labour market programmes, from centre to periphery (1ed.). In: Åsa Gunnarsson (Ed.), Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden (pp. 193-213). Göteborg: Makadam Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integration to segregation: activating women workers in 1960s Swedish labour market programmes, from centre to periphery
2013 (English)In: Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden / [ed] Åsa Gunnarsson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013, 1, p. 193-213Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013 Edition: 1
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87894 (URN)978-91-7061-137-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-04-14 Created: 2014-04-14 Last updated: 2018-06-08Bibliographically approved
diva2:800087
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relocating Kiruna: gender, place and past in the colonial context
2013 (English)In: Book of Abstracts: The Ida Blom Conference, 2013, p. 32-32Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The city of Kiruna in Northern Sweden was founded by the LKAB Company 100 years ago around the prosperous mine. Today, the continued expansion of the mine has led to the risk of major ground collapse and makes it necessary to relocate the city centre, a few kilometres north-east of its previous location, in order to secure both safety and the continuance of iron ore mining. In this transformation process there is an ongoing discussion about what from the “old” Kiruna is worth saving, and what should be transformed and changed for the future. The relocation process generates a historiography about what Kiruna “is”, what it was in the past and what made it what it is today. In the vision of the municipality the idea of a masculine life style in Kiruna, formed by the mining industry, needs to be changed in order to make it feasible for women to remain. Due to these visions I ‘m interested in how Kiruna is historized from the ambitions of early colonization. I want to study how power is visualized in representations of gender, place and past. The representation of time in the fiction of this relatively young city constructs the memory of the city's history and ”the historic town” in the municipality’s production of information around the city transformation. This study will actualize the themes of colonial discourse: the male exploration of a feminized, “empty” northern land. In this presentation I will show examples of historical accounts and photographic memories and discuss the processes of power that arise in this social experiment. I’m asking how these processes both limit and enable democracy and participation of different groups of people in Kiruna. What history and whose history is reproduced and recounted for the future?

National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101538 (URN)
Conference
The Ida Blom Conference – Gendered Citizenship: History, Politics and Democracy, Bergen, 14-15 October 2013
Available from: 2015-04-01 Created: 2015-04-01 Last updated: 2018-09-21Bibliographically approved
Overud, J. (2012). Breaking Way – Making Difference?: Gendering Labour Activating Programs from Social Democracy to Identity Policy, Sweden after 1960. In: : . Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference, ESSHC, Glasgow..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Breaking Way – Making Difference?: Gendering Labour Activating Programs from Social Democracy to Identity Policy, Sweden after 1960
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-101541 (URN)
Conference
European Social Science History Conference, ESSHC, Glasgow.
Available from: 2015-04-01 Created: 2015-04-01 Last updated: 2018-06-07
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