Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Keskinen, Suvi
Organisation Helsingfors universitet
Projektets titel Intersectional Border Struggles and Disobedient Knowledge in Activism
Beslutnr 316445
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
Questions of gender, migration and racism have become central matters in current welfare societies. This research project examines everyday border struggles and collaborative knowledge production in antiracist, feminist and migrant rights activism, with a special focus on how these struggles are shaped by gender, ethnicity, race, class and age. The project investigates the ‘disobedient knowledge’ arising from social movements and the incorporation of the knowledges of migrants and minorities living their life at the border. By doing so, it aims to identify alternatives to exclusionary nationalism and the now embattled liberal multiculturalism in the public sphere. The project combines several kinds of qualitative and quantitative data: participatory workshops, interviews, observation, texts, autoethnography and survey. Its major methodological contribution comes from elaborating tools for participatory action research.