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Sefton, Malin
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Wieslander, M. (2015). Den motstridiga mångfalden (1ed.). In: Rolf Granér och Ola Kronkvist (Ed.), The Past, the Present and the Future of Police Research: Proceedings from the fifth Nordic Police Research seminar (pp. 155-170). Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den motstridiga mångfalden
2015 (Swedish)In: The Past, the Present and the Future of Police Research: Proceedings from the fifth Nordic Police Research seminar / [ed] Rolf Granér och Ola Kronkvist, Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet , 2015, 1, p. 155-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Frågor om mångfald ställs på sin spets inom polisen, vars uppdrag är att skydda demokratiska värden och lagar om människors rättigheter. I föreliggande kapitel presenteras hur Polisens officiella mål för mångfald och social jämlikhet bejakas men också äventyras och problematiseras av blivande polisers tolkningar av polisens uppdrag. Mångfald framstår därmed som ett komplext och därtill motsägelsefullt projekt inom svensk polis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet, 2015 Edition: 1
Series
Linnæus University studies in policing ; 001
Keywords
mångfald, polisens uppdrag, demokratiska värden, demokrati, Ordningsmakter
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-38055 (URN)
Available from: 2015-09-28 Created: 2015-09-28 Last updated: 2018-11-06Bibliographically approved
Wieslander, M. (2014). Ordningsmakter inom ordningsmakten: Diskurskamp, dilemman och motstånd i blivande polisers samtal om mångfald. (Doctoral dissertation). Karlstad: Karlstads universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ordningsmakter inom ordningsmakten: Diskurskamp, dilemman och motstånd i blivande polisers samtal om mångfald
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
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Forces in the Police Force : Discursive Conflict, Dilemmas and Resistance in Police Trainee Discourse on Diversity
Abstract [en]

This thesis identifies and describes the diversity aspects of police discourse based on the accounts of police trainees in their final year. Specifically, the focus is on culture, religion and ethnicity, and four main questions are addressed: What is said about diversity? How is it articulated? What subject positions are offered and assumed? In what ways are discourses of diversity sustained and challenged?

The analysis of discourse in use is based on field studies conducted at the Swedish National Police Academy and focus group interviews with police trainees in the educational setting and during their trainee placement period. The analytical concepts of interpretative repertoire, ideological dilemmas, subject positions and discursive devices are employed to identify how different meanings are ascribed to diversity. Three central discourses of diversity are presented: diversity as inescapable difference (a hegemonic practice), diversity as political goal (recognition of diversity) and diversity as potential likeness (regulation of diversity). These are competing discourses on how police officers should be and how their role is understood in relation to a pluralistic society. The study shows that the contradictory diversity discourses reflect a struggle of different ‘us’, which regulates the conception of the ideal police officer, professional conduct and the performance of policing.

In addition, five dilemmas originating in the tension between the discourses are outlined. Diversity is found to involve ideological dilemmas regarding how policing should be conducted in relation to profiling and social categories, how humour and jargon are viewed and handled, and how lack of knowledge may mean attributing subject positions to others with discriminatory implications. The thesis contributes to showing how diversity discourses reproduce the social order by affirming the social categories that the representatives of diversity are assumed to embody. It closes with a discussion of some practical and theoretical implications of its findings.

Abstract [sv]

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Ordningsmakter inom ordningsmakten visar hur mångfald, med fokus på kultur, religion och etnicitet, ges skilda betydelser i blivande polisers samtal och att det pågår en kamp om hur samhällets mångfald ska förstås i relation till polisens sammansättning och arbete.

Kampen mellan diskurser är vare sig en ny kamp eller exklusiv för polisen. Däremot kan striden om hur mångfald ska förstås ses som en modern företeelse, som ställs på sin spets inom polisen vars uppdrag är att skydda demokratiska värden och lagar om människors rättigheter. I denna avhandling beskrivs hur kampen tar sig uttryck inom ordningsmakten.

Hur kan vi förstå det paradoxala i att polisen har som uppgift att arbeta mot fördomar, samtidigt som vissa arbetsuppgifter motiveras av fördomar? Vad innebär ett behov av ökad kunskap om olika grupper, som samtidigt sätter dessa grupper i en diskriminerande utgångspunkt? Varför förekommer en diskriminerande humoristisk jargong i ett yrke som har i uppdrag att främja rättvisa och motverka diskriminering? Detta är några av de frågor och dilemman som mångfald aktualiserar i en polisiär kontext.

Avhandlingen synliggör hur mångfaldsdiskurser återskapar social över- och underordning och att kampen mellan diskurser är en kamp om olika ’vi’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstads universitet, 2014. p. 311
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2014:40
Keywords
diversity, police, policing, discourse, dilemma, resistance, categorization, culture, ethnicity, religion, jargon, humour, prejudice, profiling, discursive psychology, interpretative repertoire, positioning, discursive devices, ideological dilemma, mångfald, polisen, diskurs, dilemma, motstånd, kategorisering, kultur, etnicitet, religion, humor, fördomar, profilering, diskursiv psykologi, tolkningsrepertoar, positionering, språkliga resurser, ideologiska dilemman
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32866 (URN)978-91-7063-575-5 (ISBN)
Public defence
2014-09-12, 12A138, Karlstad, 13:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2014-08-22 Created: 2014-06-24 Last updated: 2014-08-22Bibliographically approved
Sefton, M. (2012). ’Sunt förnuft’ som normaliserande konstruktionsredskap i polisstudenters tal om Polisens värdegrund. In: Sidsel Lied & Christina Osbeck (Ed.), Religionsdidaktisk arbeid pågår: Religionsdidaktikk i Hamar och Karlstad (pp. 193-219). Vallset: Oplandske Bokforlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>’Sunt förnuft’ som normaliserande konstruktionsredskap i polisstudenters tal om Polisens värdegrund
2012 (Swedish)In: Religionsdidaktisk arbeid pågår: Religionsdidaktikk i Hamar och Karlstad / [ed] Sidsel Lied & Christina Osbeck, Vallset: Oplandske Bokforlag, 2012, p. 193-219Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vallset: Oplandske Bokforlag, 2012
Keywords
värdegrund, sunt förnuft, polisutbildning, polisen, normalisering
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-14546 (URN)978-82-7518-197-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2012-08-21 Created: 2012-08-21 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sefton, M. (2011). “Core Values Timeout”: A Counter-Hegemonic Discursive Device in Police Jargon. In: L.E. Lauritz, M. Ghazinour (Ed.), Nordisk polisforskning: Konferensskrift från den tredje nordiska polisforskningskonferensen, Umeå 2010. Paper presented at Nordiska polisforskningskonferensen, Umeå 2010 (pp. 28-50). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“Core Values Timeout”: A Counter-Hegemonic Discursive Device in Police Jargon
2011 (English)In: Nordisk polisforskning: Konferensskrift från den tredje nordiska polisforskningskonferensen, Umeå 2010 / [ed] L.E. Lauritz, M. Ghazinour, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2011, p. 28-50Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2011
Series
Polisutbildningens skriftserie ; 1
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9256 (URN)978-91-7459-303-7 (ISBN)
Conference
Nordiska polisforskningskonferensen, Umeå 2010
Available from: 2012-01-20 Created: 2012-01-20 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sefton, M. (2010). Police Students' Talk About the Relevance of Religion in Policing: Teaching and Learning About Diversity at the Swedish National Police Academy. In: : . Paper presented at Changing Societies – Values, Religions and Education Umeå June 2009 (pp. 63-70). Umeå: Umeå School of Education (7)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Police Students' Talk About the Relevance of Religion in Policing: Teaching and Learning About Diversity at the Swedish National Police Academy
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå School of Education, 2010
Keywords
education, diversity, police, police education, religion, Subject Didactics, Didactics of Higher Education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10388 (URN)978-91-978323-1-11 (ISBN)
Conference
Changing Societies – Values, Religions and Education Umeå June 2009
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
Sefton, M. (2009). Teaching and Learning about Religion in the Swedish Police Academy. In: : . Paper presented at The Social Dimension of Religion in Civil Society - A Comparative European Perspective Stockholm 17-19 sept..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teaching and Learning about Religion in the Swedish Police Academy
2009 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Educational Sciences
Research subject
Educational Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10904 (URN)
Conference
The Social Dimension of Religion in Civil Society - A Comparative European Perspective Stockholm 17-19 sept.
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2014-01-13Bibliographically approved
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