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Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2019). Arbetarkollektivet i dag: Ny studie och teoretisk utveckling. ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys (10), 113-143
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetarkollektivet i dag: Ny studie och teoretisk utveckling
2019 (Swedish)In: ARKIV. Tidskrift för samhällsanalys, ISSN 2000-6225, E-ISSN 2000-6217, no 10, p. 113-143Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2019
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72273 (URN)10.13068/2000-6217 (DOI)
Projects
Kulturbrytningar i arbetsorganisationer - en studie med utgångspunkt i Lysgaards teori om arbetarkollektivet
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Available from: 2019-06-04 Created: 2019-06-04 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J., Karlsson, J. C. & Skorstad, E. J. (2018). An infiltrating solidarity: The worker collectivity today. In: : . Paper presented at The Nordic Work Life Conference 2018, Oslo 13-15 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An infiltrating solidarity: The worker collectivity today
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67623 (URN)
Conference
The Nordic Work Life Conference 2018, Oslo 13-15 June
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2018). Exploring self-loyalty in the context of social acceleration: Theorising loyalties as emotions and resistance. In: Mikael Baaz, Satu Heikkinen, Mona Lilja (Ed.), Resistance and emotions: Interrogating crossroads and social change. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring self-loyalty in the context of social acceleration: Theorising loyalties as emotions and resistance
2018 (English)In: Resistance and emotions: Interrogating crossroads and social change / [ed] Mikael Baaz, Satu Heikkinen, Mona Lilja, Routledge, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This book discusses different ways in which the cross-roads between emotions and resistance can be theorised. While the sociological field focuses primarily on emotions that are entangled in the relationship between the individual and collective, the cultural studies field has recently started to emphasise affects as a ‘rescue’ from the deterministic aspect of the poststructuralist approach (in which language decides everything) (Hemmings 2005, 2014). Scholars promoting the ‘affective turn’ argue that affects and interpretations are inseparable. By taking affects as the point of departure, it is argued that it is possible to show how bodies move in their own ways, but still in relation to others. Departing from this, it becomes interesting to explore how emotions are involved in different power relations and how they feed resistance. If we accept that emotions and interpretations are entangled and inseparable then we must investigate emotions as powerful forces of resistance.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67698 (URN)9781138482531 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-06-15 Created: 2018-06-15 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J. (2018). Lojal - mot vem?. Nio-Fem: tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession (2), 18-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lojal - mot vem?
2018 (Swedish)In: Nio-Fem: tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession, ISSN 2001-9688, no 2, p. 18-21Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70042 (URN)
Available from: 2018-11-06 Created: 2018-11-06 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M., Axelsson, J. & Regin Öborn, D. (2018). Lojalitetskonflikter hos fakultetsadministratörer: En explorativ studie. In: : . Paper presented at Utmaningar och möjligheter i det komplexa arbetslivet, Malmö 18-19 oktober 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lojalitetskonflikter hos fakultetsadministratörer: En explorativ studie
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69725 (URN)
Conference
Utmaningar och möjligheter i det komplexa arbetslivet, Malmö 18-19 oktober 2018
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2019-02-26Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2018). Negative and positive loyalty. In: : . Paper presented at Utmaningar och möjligheter i det komplexa arbetslivet, Malmö 18-19 oktober 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Negative and positive loyalty
2018 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

One way to conceptualize the complexity of working life is to see it through the lens of loyalty. When a person works several loyalties are active – the legal duty of loyalty to the employer; loyalty to colleagues, loyalty to the profession, et cetera.

It is common to make distinctions between different forms of loyalties – it is for example different to be loyal to your friend compared to being loyal to your country. In our own research we have focused on the differences between vertical and horizontal loyalties. But to the best of our knowledge one important distinction is quite absent from previous research about loyalty: The distinction is between negative and positive loyalty. This conceptual pair is inspired by Isaiah Berlins classical discussion about freedom . Berlin theorizes two different forms of freedom – negative freedom (freedom from coercion) and positive freedom (freedom as autonomy and personal development).

George P. Fletcher has in his classical study on loyalty come close to our distinction. He uses the concept of “minimum loyalty” (what we call negative loyalty) and “maximum loyalty” (positive loyalty). The problem with Fletcher´s terminology is that it connotes a quantitative difference when the difference in reality is qualitative. Some loyalties can be characterized as an absence of disloyalty (when a person obeys the legal duty of loyalty) – we call this form negative loyalty. And some loyalties are filled with the presence of emotions, commitment and so on – this is positive loyalty.

The present study is theoretically oriented, and methodologically we have been inspired by Richard Swedberg’s notion of theorizing and his ideas about its central role in social science.

National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-69724 (URN)
Conference
Utmaningar och möjligheter i det komplexa arbetslivet, Malmö 18-19 oktober 2018
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2019-02-26Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J. (2018). Recension av boken Social struktur och mänskligt handlande: en introduktion till kritisk realistisk samhällsanalys av Gunnar Gillberg, Sofia Persson, Ulla-Britt Wennerström och Daniel Seldén.. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 24(3-4), 94-98
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av boken Social struktur och mänskligt handlande: en introduktion till kritisk realistisk samhällsanalys av Gunnar Gillberg, Sofia Persson, Ulla-Britt Wennerström och Daniel Seldén.
2018 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 24, no 3-4, p. 94-98Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2018
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71373 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-26 Created: 2019-02-26 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Axelsson, J. (2018). Recension av publikationen Gillberg m fl (2017) Social struktur och mänskligt handlande: en introduktion till kritisk realistisk samhällsanalys (Gleerups) [Review]. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 24(3-4), 94-98
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av publikationen Gillberg m fl (2017) Social struktur och mänskligt handlande: en introduktion till kritisk realistisk samhällsanalys (Gleerups)
2018 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 24, no 3-4, p. 94-98Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Arbetsvetenskap vid Karlstads universitet; Arbetsvetenskap vid Göteborgs universitet, 2018
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71229 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-20 Created: 2019-02-20 Last updated: 2019-02-27Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2018). The Cole-Guetzkow-view on loyalty conflicts in organizational and everyday life. In: : . Paper presented at The Nordic Work Life Conference 2018, Oslo 13-15 June.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Cole-Guetzkow-view on loyalty conflicts in organizational and everyday life
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Albert O. Hirschman's concepts of exit, voice, and loyalty constitute a well-known theoretical model frequently used in problems concerning loyalties and loyalty conflicts. Despite Hirschman's contributions, we argue that loyalty conflicts are not sufficiently theoretically or empirically explored. In this paper we use theorizing, a method provided by Richard Swedberg, to analyze loyalty conflicts, both in organizational and everyday life and present alternative and complementary perspectives to Hirschman's model. This approach is also a continuation of our own previous research about different forms of loyalties. Two thinkers we consider to be interesting in this case are G. D. H. Cole (1925/26) and Harold Guetzkow (1955). The theoretical perspectives of these two thinkers are combined in the paper – and this is what we call "the Cole-Guetzkow-view". From G. D. H. Cole, the idea is that society and everyday life are built from a complex weaving of competing loyalties, as well as the idea that loyalty conflicts, and their handling, tightens our discernment and rationality. In sum, loyalty conflicts develop us as reflecting human beings. Guetzkow, from his point of view, discusses different strategies to use when faced with loyalty conflicts. For example, a loyalty conflict can be solved through divided loyalties called compartmenting as in this case: a person may feel loyal to the church on Sundays while more profane loyalties are relevant during the rest of the week. In conclusion, the Cole-Guetzkow-view on loyalty conflicts contributes with ingenious and creative strategies and solutions to different social and moral dilemmas both in organizations and everyday life. The creative and strategic aspects of people facing loyalty conflicts are sometimes missing in the Hirschman-model were the Cole-Guetzkow view can function in a complementary way. As a link between Cole and Guetzkow some ideas from Morton Grodzins are used.

National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-67614 (URN)
Conference
The Nordic Work Life Conference 2018, Oslo 13-15 June
Available from: 2018-06-13 Created: 2018-06-13 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2017). Exploring self-loyalty in the context of social acceleration: Theorising loyalties as emotions and resistance. Journal of Political Power, 10(2), 133-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring self-loyalty in the context of social acceleration: Theorising loyalties as emotions and resistance
2017 (English)In: Journal of Political Power, ISSN 2158-379X, E-ISSN 2158-3803, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 133-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article is a theoretical exploration of a layer of loyalty called self-loyalty. We define self-loyalty as an emotion that is channelled through social forms. To show the usage and relevance of the concept we present social acceleration as a contextualisation. Two self-loyalty strategies in relation to acceleration are discussed: a voluntary form based on resistance and an involuntary form based on acceptance and 'playing the game'.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Keywords
Self-loyalty, loyalty, acceleration, emotions, resistance
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Working Life Science; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-57062 (URN)10.1080/2158379X.2017.1335835 (DOI)000423969100002 ()
Available from: 2017-07-09 Created: 2017-07-09 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
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