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Mohr, S. (2018). Aspiring towards reproductive masculinity: the mobility of donor semen and the regimes of intimate (im)mobility at Danish sperm banks. In: Reproductive aspirations and trajectories within movement/settlement across borders: . Paper presented at Staying, Moving, Settling - 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. Stockholms universitet, 14-17 Augusti, 2018. Stockholm
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Aspiring towards reproductive masculinity: the mobility of donor semen and the regimes of intimate (im)mobility at Danish sperm banks
2018 (English)In: Reproductive aspirations and trajectories within movement/settlement across borders, Stockholm, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

While the semen of Danish sperm donors is very mobile - Danish sperm banks export donor semen globally - the donors themselves are rather immobile. In fact, for donor semen to be globally mobile health regulations restrict donors from being mobile to minimize the risk of disease transmission from sperm donor to donor semen recipient. Regulations, for example, mark certain regions and countries as unsafe due to calculated possibilities of contracting sexually transmitted diseases or other illnesses when travelling there. In addition, the global mobility of donor semen relies on the intimate immobility of sperm donors as they are asked to restrict themselves sexually - both in terms of the number of potential partners as well as the frequency of sexual contacts. Living up to this regime of intimate (im)mobility in order to secure the global mobility of donor semen, sperm donors continuously (re)construct themselves in terms of reproductive masculinity, that is, ways of being men that aspire to biomedically accountable and biopolitically responsible modes of reproduction. This presentation will explore the making of reproductive masculinity by giving an ethnographic account of how regimes of intimate (im)mobility at Danish sperm banks lead men to aspire to the norms and logics of contemporary reproductive biomedicine. Based on interviews with sperm donors in Denmark and participant observation at Danish sperm banks, this presentation gives insights into how reproductive politics and governance become part of sperm donors' ways of being men through regimes of intimate (im)mobility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2018
Keywords
reproductive technologies, masculinity, gender, sexuality, intimacy, biomedicine, sperm donation
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68984 (URN)10.22582/easa2018prg (DOI)
Conference
Staying, Moving, Settling - 15th Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists. Stockholms universitet, 14-17 Augusti, 2018
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2019-03-21Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S. (2018). Being a Sperm Donor: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark (1ed.). New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Being a Sperm Donor: Masculinity, Sexuality, and Biosociality in Denmark
2018 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

What does it mean to be a man in our biomedical day and age? Through ethnographic explorations of the everyday lives of Danish sperm donors, Being a Sperm Donor explores how masculinity and sexuality are reconfigured in a time in which the norms and logics of (reproductive) biomedicine have become ordinary. It investigates men’s moral reasoning regarding donation, their handling of transgressive experiences at the sperm bank, and their negotiations of gender, sexuality, intimacy, and relatedness, showing how the socio-cultural and political dimensions of (reproductive) biomedicine become intertwined with men’s intimate sense of self.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2018. p. 198 Edition: 1
Keywords
biomedicine, gender, sexuality, masculinity, reproductive technologies, biopolitics, health, sperm donation, donor insemination
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68983 (URN)978-1-78533-946-2 (ISBN)978-1-78533-947-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2018-09-11Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S. & Olsson, L. (2018). (Dis)Closing relations: Swedish and Danish sperm donors’ moral responsibilities of biosocial relatedness. In: : . Paper presented at Close relations: a multi- and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies. Uppsala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>(Dis)Closing relations: Swedish and Danish sperm donors’ moral responsibilities of biosocial relatedness
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sperm donors live in and move through what could be called biosocial kinship trouble. On the one hand, they contribute to the conception of new life with their semen samples and are therefore genetically connected to individuals conceived with the help of these samples, connections understood as morally significant by the dominant kinship discourse in Western Europe. On the other hand, they are not viewed as fathers and therefore also positioned as not having any moral responsibilities for donor-conceived individuals by the organizational and legal contexts that regulate their partaking in sperm donation. By definition, sperm donors are thus left to figuring out themselves the complexities of relatedness in a time in which the logics and politics of reproductive biomedicine have become normalcy. In this presentation, we explore how sperm donors negotiate the moral responsibilities of being connected with and relating to people through the use of sperm donation and donor insemination. Based on interviews with sperm donors in Sweden and Denmark, we will look at how donors determine what kinds of moral responsibilities come with being a sperm donor. We will ask how these responsibilities relate to donors’ connections to donor semen recipients, donor-conceived individuals, donors’ own families and loved ones, and, not least, the different biographical, legal, and organizational contexts donors find themselves in. Exploring sperm donors’ moral responsibilities in this way, the presentation thus offers insights into the formation and materialization of relatedness in times of biosociality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2018
Keywords
sperm donation, sperm donors, Sweden, Denmark, relatedness, kinship, anonymity
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69961 (URN)
Conference
Close relations: a multi- and interdisciplinary conference on critical family and kinship studies
Available from: 2018-10-26 Created: 2018-10-26 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S., Bennike, K. B. & Sløk-Andersen, B. (Eds.). (2018). Gender, War, and the Military. Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, War, and the Military
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2018
Series
Women, Gender & Research, ISSN 0907-6182 ; 27
Keywords
gender, war, military, militarization, feminism, sexuality, LGBTQ
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70298 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2018-11-25
Mohr, S., Bennike, K. B. & Sløk-Andersen, B. (2018). Gender, War, and the Military: On the Complexities, Conceptualizations, and Lived Realities of Militarized Sociality. Women, Gender & Research, 27(2-3), 3-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, War, and the Military: On the Complexities, Conceptualizations, and Lived Realities of Militarized Sociality
2018 (English)In: Women, Gender & Research, ISSN 0907-6182, Vol. 27, no 2-3, p. 3-11Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2018
Keywords
gender, war, military, militarization, military masculinity, feminism, sexuality, organization
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70299 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2019-03-01Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S., La Cour, S. & Hald, M. (2018). Herstory: Female Veterans of Denmark. Women, Gender & Research, 27(2-3), 62-70
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Herstory: Female Veterans of Denmark
2018 (English)In: Women, Gender & Research, ISSN 0907-6182, Vol. 27, no 2-3, p. 62-70Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2018
Keywords
feminism, female soldiers, female veterans, consciousness raising, gender equality
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70300 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-25 Created: 2018-11-25 Last updated: 2019-03-07Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S. (2018). Hvad er feministisk universitetspolitik?. In: : . Paper presented at Kjønn, politikk og institusjonskritikk. En seminarrekke i tre akter. Trondheim: GenderHub, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hvad er feministisk universitetspolitik?
2018 (Danish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Trondheim: GenderHub, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, 2018
Keywords
feminisme, universitetspolitik, institutionskritik, aktivisme, kønsforskning
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70372 (URN)
Conference
Kjønn, politikk og institusjonskritikk. En seminarrekke i tre akter
Available from: 2018-11-30 Created: 2018-11-30 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Juul, I., Krause-Jensen, J. & Mohr, S. (2018). Indledning. Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, 20(2), 5-9
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Indledning
2018 (Danish)In: Tidsskrift for Arbejdsliv, ISSN 1399-1442, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 5-9Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Center for Studier i Arbejdsliv, 2018
Keywords
gender, masculinity, organization, labor
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67484 (URN)
Available from: 2018-06-07 Created: 2018-06-07 Last updated: 2018-06-21Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S. (2018). Injustices as self-authoritative spaces?: Female veterans’ experiences of sexism and sexual violence in the Danish Armed Forces. In: Workshop - Legacies Of Social Injustices. Karlstad, 19-20 juni, 2018.: . Paper presented at WORKSHOP - LEGACIES OF SOCIAL INJUSTICES. Karlstad
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Injustices as self-authoritative spaces?: Female veterans’ experiences of sexism and sexual violence in the Danish Armed Forces
2018 (English)In: Workshop - Legacies Of Social Injustices. Karlstad, 19-20 juni, 2018., Karlstad, 2018Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Throughout the last ten years, the Danish Armed Forces has prided itself as an inclusive and diverse workplace, an organization that actively works towards a welcoming environment for all of its employees. In 2011, the Danish Institute for Human Rights awarded the Danish Armed Forces with the so-called MIAPRISEN, an award given to organizations that actively work towards more equal and diverse work environments. Yet this story of being an inclusive and diverse workplace changes to one of an organization engrained with gendered injustices when female veterans of the Danish Armed Forces tell their stories. In their stories, the persistence of sexism and sexual violence paints a legacy of structural gender discrimination within the Danish military. Based on biographical interviews with Danish veterans, this presentation will look at the (re)constitution of gendered injustices in military culture. Exploring these injustices, the presentation will focus on the self-authoritative spaces that female veterans use to formulate resistances and build grounds for activism against gender discrimination in the Danish Armed Forces. As such, this presentation will thus take point of departure in the political efficacy of vulnerability that informs feminist activism as a project of persistent societal change.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: , 2018
Keywords
military, army, gender, female soldiers, sexual harassment, discrimination, vulnerability
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68987 (URN)
Conference
WORKSHOP - LEGACIES OF SOCIAL INJUSTICES
Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2019-03-21Bibliographically approved
Mohr, S. (2018). Magt, Metoder, Mål og Mod i kønsforskningen: En feministisk samtale. In: : . Paper presented at KønsforskningsÅrskonferencen 2018: Feministisk vidensproduktion; medvind og modvind i forandrede kønslandskaber. Roskilde
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Magt, Metoder, Mål og Mod i kønsforskningen: En feministisk samtale
2018 (Danish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Roskilde: , 2018
Keywords
feminisme, køn, vidensproduktion, akademia, metode, metodologi, videnskabshistorie
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68986 (URN)
Conference
KønsforskningsÅrskonferencen 2018: Feministisk vidensproduktion; medvind og modvind i forandrede kønslandskaber
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Available from: 2018-09-04 Created: 2018-09-04 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
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