Masculinities and femininities in sustainable transport policy: a focus on Swedish municipalities

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Gender identities are relevant for sustainable transport. By analyzing the synergies between gender inequality (as a problem), and lack of sustainability (another problem), there is a potential to create an understanding of how these problems are linked. Our aim is to better understand how gendered norms find expression in transport policy and planning. Taking a starting point in gender studies we advance four ideal types on masculine and feminine norms and relate them to sustainability in transport. We advance a methodology for studying gender norms in relation to sustainability in terms of how they are expressed in the text. We contribute to a deeper understanding of transportation related to men and masculinity studies, and advance work by masculinity scholars to include sustainability in transportation issues. Through text analysis, we demonstrate empirically how four Swedish municipalities have developed their (sustainable) transport policies 2014–2018. Our results indicate that the level of sustainability, in plans and strategies, are related to the presence of diverse masculine and feminine norms rather than male and female bodies.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Göteborgs universitet
  • Trivector

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Genusstudier


TidskriftNORMA: International Journal for Masculinity Studies
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2020
Peer review utfördJa