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Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles

A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility?

Dag Balkmar and Ulf Mellström

framework for our discussion: first, the degendering of the close connection between masculinity, cars, speed, and driving; and second, a resegregation of a gendered economy of pleasure in which certain forms of masculinity will gain ground at the expense of

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Autonomous Driving and the Transformation of Car Cultures

Jutta Weber and Fabian Kröger

included in this vision. Based on popular media debates and a Volvo research project on automated trucks and their future users, the next contribution, “Masculinity and Autonomous Vehicles: A Degendered or Resegregated Future System of Automobility” from

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Media Ecologies of Autonomous Automobility

Gendered and Racial Dimensions of Future Concept Cars

Julia M. Hildebrand and Mimi Sheller

capabilities for communication, social media, and augmented reality into the fabric of the vehicle and the fabric of urban space. 12 Rather than a degendering of the driver, we suggest a multiplication of gendered/raced technologies of (auto)mobility focused

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From the Auto-mobile to the Driven Subject?

Discursive Assertions of Mobility Futures

Katharina Manderscheid

and steering allows movement in virtual space, emphasizing the detachment from the physical surroundings. Degendered Google Car Subject versus Male Mercedes-Benz F 015 Subject? The short descriptions of the two visions of driverless

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Myra Marx Ferree

Considering Angela Merkel as a female candidate raises questions of the extent to which political leadership has become degendered in recent decades. Three issues of gender and politics are considered here: the changes in expectations for women in public life, the shift in defining what is a "woman's interest" and how women may represent such interests, and the degree to which women challenge the "old boys' networks" with alternative connections to women and provide a critical mass rather than just an individual in office. The implications of each of these dimensions for assessing the impact of Merkel on German politics are considered. I suggest that her role can be seen as a feminist one, even if her own politics are not.

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Sexuality, Masculinity, and Intellectual Disability

Beyond a Focus on Regulation and Vicarious Illusions

Nathan J. Wilson and David Charnock

, as opposed to a more salutogenic and positively gendered narrative about how to enhance their health and well-being is, arguably, a reflection of unhelpful disabled stereotypes that has degendered these men and boys through an emphasis on their

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The East Side Story of Gender and Feminism

The Hungarian and Czech Cases

Gabriela Dudeková Kováčová

pseudonym Toyen, a gender-neutral name that “also functioned as a de-gendering strategy” (65). To accentuate her gender neutrality this artist used to speak in the masculine gender and even dressed in a masculine style. Two chapters, written by Alena

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Laurel Hart, Pamela Lamb, and Joshua Cader

suggested changing the name of the classes to “de-gendered” or “equal opportunity” tango. While I acknowledge the social construction and discursive power of gender, I am not sure that her comment was a call for deconstruction. Intervening in online public

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Mike Classon Frangos

menstrual activism is described as a project of disassociating menstruation from the gendered body, or ‘degendering menstruation’. 38 Since, as Bobel puts it, ‘not all women menstruate, and not only women menstruate’, menstrual activism is thus understood

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Beyond the Myth of Lesbian Montmartre

The Case of Chez Palmyre

Leslie Choquette

XIXe siècle: Acteurs, imaginaires, pratiques (Paris: Créaphis, 2007). 4 See Leslie Choquette, “Degenerate or Degendered? Images of Prostitution and Homosexuality in the French Third Republic,” Historical Reflections/Réflexions Historiques 23, no. 2