Culture Unbound

Culture Unbound, journal of current cultural research.

Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge interdisciplinary cultural research. 

It is international in its readership, authorship and content; maintains a strong commitment to open access publishing and encourages experimental publishing methods. 

The journal welcomes research that explores cultural perspectives, issues or phenomena and that strives to contribute to scholarly discussions in one or more fields or disciplines. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary or trans-disciplinary research as well as work that involves innovative theoretical or methodological approaches. Culture Unbound also welcomes review articles that survey emerging or changing fields of cultural research. All inquiries can be sent to:

Culture Unbound is included in Scopus, CrossRef, the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) and EBSCO. It is a member of the Open Humanities Press network and listed at level 1 in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers. With its global scope and Scandinavian base, Culture Unbound serves as a link for Nordic cultural research to the international world, but also as a two-way interface between local/national traditions and the transnational field of cultural studies.

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Men Can/Can men Change?

The latest issue of Culture Unbound – Vol 12 No 3 (2020) – is a special issue on the topic of masculinities. It also features three independent articles.

In the introductory article to the latest issue of Culture Unbound, “Men Can/Can men Change?”, scholars Gabriella Nilsson of Lund university and David Gunnarsson of Södertörn University write:

“This special issue contains six articles written by Swedish scholars in ethnology, gender studies, history, sociology, and food studies. They all touch on how masculinity is done, or perceived to be done, in relation to dichotomies such as good/bad, equal/unequal, and strong/vulnerable. In some articles, experiences of being a feminist or partaking in feminist activities become ways of trying out a new masculinity on the micro level. A recurring strand in these contributions is discussions on gender equality and the emotions it brings about in the specific context of Swedish society, both contemporary and historical.” 

Contributors to the special issue are Klara Goedecke of Uppsala University, Kalle Berggren of Stockholm University, Kim Silow Kallenberg of Umeå University, Robin Ekelund of Malmö University, Nicklas Neuman of Uppsala University, and Kristofer Hansson of Malmö University.

The issue also features three independent articles: “Fessenheim—Nuclear Power Plant for Peace” by Florence Pascale and Astrid Frohlig of Stockholm University; “This Must Surely be the Way to Happiness!: Divergent ‘bite-size wisdoms’ about Happiness in inspirational internet memes” by Jennifer De Paola of the University of Helsinki and Eemeli Hakoköngäs of the University of Eastern Finland; and “Longing for the Past: An Analysis of Discursive Formations in the Greta Thunberg Message” by Hanna Sjögren of Malmö University.


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