Time: 26-27 November 2009
Place: Copenhagen University
The Nordic welfare states are among some of the countries in the world, where the new reproductive technologies are mostly widespread. However, the legal regulation on new reproductive technologies, and the family policies that has been developed due to the implementation of new reproductive technologies, differs between the countries.
We will investigate and compare, how inclusion and exclusion of different types of parenting, children, and family constellations, historically and in current time, has formed the existing policies within the Nordic welfare states. Questions of interest will be: What are the differences and similarities in the use of new reproductive technologies within the different Nordic countries? What is the historical background, for the existing differences? Which influence has the welfare state had on family policies developed, as part of the regulations on the use of new reproductive technologies? And what consequences does the existing policies have on families everyday life?
Thursday 26 November
Venue: Faculties of Humanities, Njalsgade 120, room 22.1.47
9.00- 9.15 Welcome by Associate Professor Bente Rosenbeck, Copenhagen University
9.15- 10.05 PhD student Nete Schwennesen, Copenhagen University: Informed choice or distributed action? Examples from an ethnography of prenatal decision-making in Denmark
10.05-10.50 Associate professor Charlotte Kroløkke, University of Southern Denmark: Biotourist performances: Doing parenting during the ultrasound.
10.50-11.10 Coffee break
11.10-12.00 PhD student Michael Nebeling Petersen, Copenhagen University: The consequences of equal rights. Queer theoretical discourse analysis of the Danish Parliament’s proceedings regarding medically assisted insemination
13.00- 14.00 Post.doc. Kristin Spilker, Trondheim University: Reproductive relations. Production of gendered meanings in the field of reproduction
14.00- 15.00 Post.doc. Stine Adrian, Lund University: New creation stories on population politics in Denmark and Sweden
15.00 – 16.00 Discussion
18.30 Dinner in town
Friday 27 November
Venue: room 22.2.56 (Rasmus Rask)
9.30 – 12.00 Meeting for NordWel members: Plans for the future
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch and goodbye
The seminar is open for all interested participants.
Participants traveling from abroad can receive some substitution for travel and hotel.
For information and registration please contact: Stine Adrian, e-mail: email@example.com, tel. +4527269307
Registration deadline: 1 November 2009
The seminar is part of the activities of Nordic Centre of Excellence: The Nordic Welfare State – Historical Foundations and Future Challenges (NordWel).
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