Adopting a position: Analysing, theorising and decolonising transnational and transracial adoptions in Sweden

  • Date: –15:00
  • Location: Centrum för genusvetenskap 12:07 (KWB)
  • Lecturer: Anna-Chuchu Schindele, Malmö University
  • Organiser: Centre for Gender Research
  • Contact person: Elina Nilsson
  • Seminarium

On transnational adoptions in a Swedish context.

This seminar is held in English.

About the seminar
Decolonisation was first known as the return of land when the colonial states let go of their illegal settlements in the countries or territories they conquered by violence. However, today decolonisation is also known as the practice of how structures may be decolonised, through knowledge production. In this presentation I will discuss the decolonization of Swedish transnational and transracial adoptions through the lens of feminist post-colonial theory. The methods involve analysing the field through theoretical concepts within feminist postcolonial theory, followed by autoethnographic writing and theorising of new concepts which can lead to new theoretical positions and thus a decolonisation. New theoretical concepts added to the field are ‘the first world mother’, ‘the second world citizen’ and ‘adopting a position’. By using these theorised concepts, I contribute to the decolonisation of transnational and transracial adoptions.

About Anna-Chuchu Schinele
Anna-Chuchu Schindele is an Afro-Swedish PhD-student at Malmö University. Her main research area is sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). She also interested in social science theory with a focus on gender, class, race and the implications of intersectionality.

The Thursday seminar are run by the Centre for Gender Research and are open for all. The seminars aim to create cross-disciplinary meetings between researchers, between disciplines, and between researchers and students.
Information about the other seminars in our Thursday seminar series can be found here.

Last modified: 2021-07-05