lambda nordica is a peer-reviewed open-access academic journal of LGBTQ studies. The oldest of its kind in the Nordic region, the journal is dedicated to interdisciplinary research in lesbian/gay/bi/trans* and queer studies.
Vol. 28 No. 1 (2023): Open Issue
This first issue of 2023 is an open issue which includes three research articles: “Transbekymringens cisnormative økonomi: Nye grænser for køn i diskurser om behandling af trans-børn” by Mons Bissenbakker and Tobias Raun, ”’Jag söker gemenskap’: Svenska sextidningar som transmöjliggörande rum under 1960-talet” by Signe Bremer, and “Tracing Sexual Otherness in Sweden: The Opacity of Digital Kink” by Jenny Sundén. Taken together they are indicative of the methodological and theoretical scope of contemporary queer studies – they range from digital ethnographic to discourse analysis of media material and archival research. The double bind of visibility is a common theme in all of them. Visibility is thematized also in this issue’s essay, authored by Olov Kriström, “Bokbål och höjda hyror: Queerhistoriens villkor sedda genom en bibliotekskatalog.” The issue concludes with a review section containing two reviews of recently defended dissertations and a review of a collection of letters from the turn of the twentieth century.