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Engström, Lars-GunnarORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5639-4836
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Krekula, C., Karlsson, S., Engström, L.-G. & Grip, L. (2019). Communicating equality through policy documents: On legitimacy, double logic and stable translations. Gender, Work and Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Communicating equality through policy documents: On legitimacy, double logic and stable translations
2019 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article discusses gender mainstreaming (GMS) as a strategy to implement gender equality in public work organizations by analysing discourse in terms of the theoretical notions of translation and circulation in organizations to shed light on how gender equality and the mainstreaming strategy are formulated in the documents which govern the Swedish fire and rescue services. More specifically, it looks at how the goals regarding gender equality are circulated and translated. The results show that gender equality as a practice is created in the translation of national goals in terms of the local context and its specific gender equality challenges. Furthermore, the article discusses how vague formulations in the documents are stabilized through circulation between the government and the public agency in question. The results indicate the central role played by maintaining stable translations over time and the presence of a double logic of change in the processes, as well as the importance of legitimizing gender equality initiatives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2019
Keywords
fire and rescue services, gender equality, gender in organizations, gender mainstreaming, translation
National Category
Sociology Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-73344 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12376 (DOI)2-s2.0-85067363594 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-07-02 Created: 2019-07-02 Last updated: 2019-08-27Bibliographically approved
Krekula, C., Engström, L.-G. & Alvinius, A. (2017). Sweden: An extended working life policy that overlooks gender considerations. In: Aine Ni Leime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickenstaff, Clary Krekula, Wendy Loretto (Ed.), Gender, ageing and extended working lives: Cross-national perspectives (pp. 157-174). Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sweden: An extended working life policy that overlooks gender considerations
2017 (English)In: Gender, ageing and extended working lives: Cross-national perspectives / [ed] Aine Ni Leime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickenstaff, Clary Krekula, Wendy Loretto, Policy Press , 2017, p. 157-174Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2017
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66195 (URN)2-s2.0-85040945738 (Scopus ID)9781447325130 (ISBN)9781447325116 (ISBN)
Note

Boktitel i Libris: Gender, ageing and longer working lives : cross-national perspectives

Available from: 2018-02-09 Created: 2018-02-09 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Grip, L., Engström, L.-G., Krekula, C. & Karlsson, S. (2016). The woman as problem and solution: Analysis of a gender equality initiative within the Swedish Rescue Services. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 24(2), 95-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The woman as problem and solution: Analysis of a gender equality initiative within the Swedish Rescue Services
2016 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 95-109Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to study how problem definitions of gender equality affect the possible outcomes of gender equality initiatives. The Swedish Municipal Rescue Services were chosen as the empirical example because they offer a workplace where women are greatly under-represented despite years of gender equality efforts. The article analyses how reasoning around gender equality shapes and constructs problem formulations around gender and equality. This article contributes to the debate on the conditions of gender equality founded on gender equality definitions, and how this relates to the potential for change. The gender equality efforts within the Rescue Services are problematized based on Bacchi’s policy analysis model. We do so by analysing the applications attracted by a call for a gender equality initiative within the Municipal Rescue Services—A Fire Station for Everyone. The article argues that, to some extent, the problem definitions in this case undermine gender equality initiatives as they place women—whom they wish to recruit to the Rescue Services to make it more gender equal in a numerical sense—in a paradoxical position as both problem and solution. Nor do they problematize power issues. It is stated that the given problem descriptions do not leave a lot of room for change, but that the method used to analyse the problem descriptions can be an important tool for understanding why gender equality initiatives may struggle to achieve their intended objectives.

Keywords
Reform, working life, power, Swedish Rescue Services, policy analysis
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Human Geography; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42655 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2016.1165733 (DOI)000382733300003 ()
Projects
GeRd - den genuskodade räddningstjänsten
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
Krekula, C. & Engström, L.-G. (2015). Swedish Adult Education: An Undeveloped Road toward an Extended Working Life. Public Policy & Aging Report, 25(4), 125-128
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Adult Education: An Undeveloped Road toward an Extended Working Life
2015 (English)In: Public Policy & Aging Report, ISSN 1055-3037, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 125-128Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Washington: The Gerontological Society of America, 2015
Keywords
Working life, extended working life, adult education
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64433 (URN)10.1093/ppar/prv024 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-10-02 Created: 2017-10-02 Last updated: 2019-09-19Bibliographically approved
Engström, L.-G. & Jansson, U. (2012). En brandman är alltid en brandman: egenskaper och ideal. In: Engström, Lars-Gunnar m fl (Ed.), Jämställdhet, mångfald och svenska räddningstjänster: Om föreställningar och förändringsviljor. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En brandman är alltid en brandman: egenskaper och ideal
2012 (Swedish)In: Jämställdhet, mångfald och svenska räddningstjänster: Om föreställningar och förändringsviljor / [ed] Engström, Lars-Gunnar m fl, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012
National Category
Social Sciences Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-26296 (URN)978-91-86637-11-8 (ISBN)
Projects
Den genuskodade räddningstjänsten
Available from: 2013-02-12 Created: 2013-02-12 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved
Engström, L.-G., Jakobsen, L. & Krekula, C. (Eds.). (2012). Jämställdhet, mångfald och svenska räddningstjänster: Om föreställningar och förändringsviljor. Karlstad: Karlstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställdhet, mångfald och svenska räddningstjänster: Om föreställningar och förändringsviljor
2012 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Denna skrift avrapporterar en delundersökning inom forskningsprojektet GeRd – ”Den genuskodade räddningstjänsten”. GeRd är ett mångvetenskapligt forskningsprojekt som bedrivs vid Karlstads universitet. Projektet syftar till att identifiera förutsättningarna för jämställdhet och mångfald inom svenska räddningstjänster, och vidare till att identifiera förändringsmöjligheter. Forskarna ser det också som avgörande att bidra med kunskap som bygger på praktisk erfarenhet och som fortlöpande förs ut i verksamheterna.

Resultaten i denna rapport baseras huvudsakligen på en omfattande enkät som distribuerades till olika personalkategorier i 25 stycken slumpvis utvalda räddningstjänster i Sverige våren 2011. Rapporten ger därmed en kvantitativ bild av skilda förhållanden inom räddningstjänsterna i relation till jämställdhet och mångfald, något som tidigare saknats. Den besvarades av 1176 anställda inom räddningstjänsterna. Av dessa var 38 procent heltidsanställda brandmän, 24 procent var räddningspersonal i beredskap, 30 procent fanns i operativ arbetsledning och 5 procent i annan ej operativ tjänst. 94 procent av de som besvarat enkäten var män och 6 procent kvinnor.Rapportens 13 kapitel påvisar tydliga skillnader, både mellan olika räddningstjänster och mellan olika personalkategorier inom dem, beträffande inställningen till det förändringsarbete som pågår i organisationerna. Samtidigt finns övergripande mönster och tendenser i materialet. Resultaten diskuteras i relation till aktuell forskning och teoribildning.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012. p. 147
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology; Social Work; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29553 (URN)978-91-86637-11-8 (ISBN)
Projects
Den genuskodade räddningstjänsten. En studie av jämställdhetens förutsättningar
Available from: 2013-10-17 Created: 2013-10-17 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved
Engström, L.-G., Starrin, B., Eriksson, U.-B. & Janson, S. (2011). Influence of insecure social bonds at work and adverse life events: a comparison between longterm sickness absentees with mental diagnoses and a healthy population. In: Halvor Nordby, Rolf Rønning and Gunnar Tellnes (Ed.), Social aspects of Illness, Disease and Sickness Absence. Oslo: Unipub forlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Influence of insecure social bonds at work and adverse life events: a comparison between longterm sickness absentees with mental diagnoses and a healthy population
2011 (English)In: Social aspects of Illness, Disease and Sickness Absence / [ed] Halvor Nordby, Rolf Rønning and Gunnar Tellnes, Oslo: Unipub forlag, 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Unipub forlag, 2011
National Category
Social Work Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Social Work; Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-13144 (URN)9788274774803 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-05-02 Created: 2012-05-02 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U.-B., Engström, L.-G., Janson, S. & Starrin, B. (2011). Insecure social relations at work and long-term sickness absence due to burnout and other mental diagnoses. Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, 38(4), 319-327
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Insecure social relations at work and long-term sickness absence due to burnout and other mental diagnoses
2011 (English)In: Work: A journal of Prevention, Assesment and rehabilitation, ISSN 1051-9815, E-ISSN 1875-9270, Vol. 38, no 4, p. 319-327Article in journal (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2011
National Category
Social Work Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Social Work; Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10644 (URN)000291264400003 ()
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, U.-B. & Engström, L.-G. (2011). The impact of psycho-social work environment on sickness absence - Results from the Swedish Life & Health 2008 Study. In: Halvor Nordby, Rolf Rönning & Gunnar Tellnes (Ed.), Social Aspects of Illness, Disease &; Sickness Absence: (pp. 157-174). Oslo: Unipub
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The impact of psycho-social work environment on sickness absence - Results from the Swedish Life & Health 2008 Study
2011 (English)In: Social Aspects of Illness, Disease &; Sickness Absence / [ed] Halvor Nordby, Rolf Rönning & Gunnar Tellnes, Oslo: Unipub , 2011, p. 157-174Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Unipub, 2011
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9929 (URN)9788274774803 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-12Bibliographically approved
Engström, L.-G. & Ovall, H. (2010). Beroendecentrum Värmland:: en utvärdering av en länsgemensam resurs i missbruksvården. Karlstad: Fakulteten för samhälls- och livsvetenskaper, FoU Välfärd Värmland, Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Beroendecentrum Värmland:: en utvärdering av en länsgemensam resurs i missbruksvården
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Fakulteten för samhälls- och livsvetenskaper, FoU Välfärd Värmland, Karlstads universitet, 2010. p. 105
Series
IKU-rapport, ISSN 1651-2138 ; 2010:5
National Category
Social Work Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Social Work; Public Health Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10683 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved
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