Gendered development and possibilities for alternative feminist futures
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Since the future is not disconnected, but rooted in the past and the present, images of futures will inevitable bear traces of yesterday as well as today’s zeitgeist. There is a risk of institutions, such as gender perceptions, being selfreinforcing. This paper looks closer at three Swedish regional growth programs to see whether those future oriented documents are gendered, in what ways and also if there are ways of working with futures studies that could enhance the possibility for a gender perspective on the future. Futures studies have a history of facilitating discussions about what future is wanted, but most often without a gender perspective. Feminist studies on the other hand belong to a critical tradition and do most often not suggest solutions. By discussing the possibility of integrating a gender perspective on the future this paper can give fuel to planning and futures studies as well as feminist research.
planning, regional development, gender, feminism, futures studies, scenarios
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-33671OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-33671DiVA: diva2:416977