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New materialism and Nordic feminism co-working for a new perspective on justice

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The Sociology of Law Department’s researcher Jannice Käll proposes how Nordic feminist theory and new materialist feminist theory can reach further in a call for feminist justice by considering their differences.

In a recent article in Nordic Journal on Law and Society, Jannice Käll presents a concept of justice based on a fusing of Nordic feminist perspectives of law with the new materialism and its concepts of body, space, and atmosphere. She suggests that engaging Nordic feminist legal studies with new materialism can produce a new feminist perspective of law, justice, and their contextual focus.

Käll writes that her combined reading of the two theories “seeks to answer critique brought forward both to Nordic feminist legal studies as a field of research regarding its assumption of who is the subject and what is the space for feminist legal interventions, as well as to new materialist theory in relation to being accused of lacking a direction in terms of what is to be done – or in another sense – what kind of new perspective of justice it brings forward.”


Read Jannice Käll’s article “The potential for new materialist justice via Nordic feminist perspectives of law” in its entirety at

Visit Jannice Käll’s personal page for more information about her research.

Jannice Käll
Jannice Käll received her LL.D. in Legal Philosophy from the department of law, Gothenburg Unversity, Sweden in 2017. She also holds an LL.M. and an M.Sc. in Intellectual Capital Management from Gothenburg Unversity, Sweden, both from 2009.