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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
Arvidson, M. & Johansson, S. (2018). Hur stereotyper kan påverka relationsarbetet – exemplet våldsbejakande miljöer. In: Anders Bruhn, Åsa Källström (Ed.), Relationer i socialt arbete: I gränslandet mellan profession och person (pp. 123-137). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur stereotyper kan påverka relationsarbetet – exemplet våldsbejakande miljöer
2018 (Swedish)In: Relationer i socialt arbete: I gränslandet mellan profession och person / [ed] Anders Bruhn, Åsa Källström, Stockholm: Liber, 2018, p. 123-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2018
Keywords
socialt arbete, relationer, relationsarbete, stereotyper, våldsbejakande miljöer
National Category
Social Work
Research subject
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66565 (URN)978-91-47-11311-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-05 Created: 2018-03-05 Last updated: 2018-03-05Bibliographically 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
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
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2017). G. D. H. Coles syn på lojaliteter. In: : . Paper presented at Statsvetenskapliga förbundets årsmöte, SWEPSA, 2017, Karlstad.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>G. D. H. Coles syn på lojaliteter
2017 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64625 (URN)
Conference
Statsvetenskapliga förbundets årsmöte, SWEPSA, 2017, Karlstad
Available from: 2017-10-06 Created: 2017-10-06 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Krekula, C., Arvidson, M., Heikkinen, S., Henriksson, A. & Olsson, E. (2017). On gray dancing: Constructions of age-normality through choreography and temporal codes. Journal of Aging Studies, 42, 38-45
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On gray dancing: Constructions of age-normality through choreography and temporal codes
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2017 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 42, p. 38-45Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Against the background of population aging, older peoples dance has attracted attention in research and its health promoting effects and social meanings have been brought to the fore. In this article we focus on the context and power dimensions of dance with an emphasis on the organizing of dance among older adults in terms of social discourses and age relationships. On the basis of qualitative interviews with 33 older dancers and 11 dance providers in Sweden, the study illustrates how dance is organized through social discourses on healthism and on the increasing group of older people as a powerful consumer group. The study highlights that older people and their social dance contexts are marked and subordinated in relation to younger age groups through non-verbal practices such as choreography and temporal codes. In short, dancing among older adults is not only a common health promoting and social activity, but also an arena in which age and age normality are negotiated and constructed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford: Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Age relations, Age power, Choreography, Temporality, Temporal codes, Unmarked age
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-62691 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2017.07.001 (DOI)000412377500006 ()28918820 (PubMedID)
Projects
Dansa i lust och fägring. En explorativ studie av dansens sociala och kroppsliga aspekter för äldre
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P15-0754:1
Available from: 2017-09-21 Created: 2017-09-21 Last updated: 2018-08-20Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2017). Självlojalitet i arbetslivet. In: : . Paper presented at "Arbetslivets utmaningar i staden och på landsbygden" - FALF konferens 2017, 13-15 juni, Alnarp, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Självlojalitet i arbetslivet
2017 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

I detta paper introduceras begreppet självlojalitet; begreppet utvecklas sedan i relation till centrala fenomen i arbetslivet. Begreppsutvecklingen sker med inspiration från Richard Swedbergs resonemang kring theorizing som en vetenskaplig metod i sig själv. Theorizing innebär bland annat att processen är viktig, inte bara det teoretiska slutresultatet. I linje med detta är vårt mål att uttrycka oss på ett essäistiskt och tankeväckande sätt som startar läsarens egna (och kanske också alternativa) resonemang om ämnet. I vårt paper bygger vi vidare på vår tidigare utveckling av lojalitetsbegreppet. Vi hämtar lojalitetsdefinitionen från Josiah Royce, och definierar lojalitet på detta sätt: ”den praktiska och genomgripande hängivenheten hos en person för en sak”. Vi menar att ”en sak” kan vara något som är tydligt anknutet till en enskild individ – till exempel ett livsprojekt, en karriär eller en hobby. Självlojalitet kan till exempel innebära att man på självdisciplinerat och metodiskt sätt strävar efter framtida, personliga mål i yrkeslivet. Även om självlojalitet är tydligt kopplat till en enskild individ rör det sig dock inte om  något asocialt. Eftersom människor är sociala varelser präglas även relationerna till oss själva, som individer, av det sociala livet. I anslutning till självlojalitetens socialitet så ser vi självlojalitet som en social form i Georg Simmels mening. Vi bygger härmed vidare på vårt tidigare teoretiserande där vi har arbetat fram fyra sociala lojalitetsformer som är aktuella i interpersonella sammanhang (vertikal-ofrivillig; vertikal-frivillig; horisontell-ofrivillig; horisontell-frivillig). Självlojalitet kan inte buntas ihop med någon av dessa fyra utan bör ses som ett eget begrepp. Relationen mellan det horisontella och vertikala ser inte ut att vara relevant i samband med självlojalitet – däremot skillnaden mellan det frivilliga och det ofrivilliga. Således introduceras två grundformer av självlojalitet – frivillig självlojalitet och ofrivillig självlojalitet. När dessa  rundformer utvecklas i vårt paper sker det i relation till fenomen i arbetslivet. Frivillig självlojalitet är när människor kan utveckla sina möjligheter ”inifrån och ut” i arbetslivet. Det kan till exempel vara när en individ kan försörja sig genom det som först var en hobby. Ofrivillig självlojalitet handlar om att människor pressas utifrån till att vara självlojala. Uttryckt med mer vedertagna begrepp så handlar det om att individer pressas till att ”förverkliga sig själva” och vara individualistiska. Vi menar att den ofrivilliga självlojaliteten är påfallande i vårt samhälle, och ett exempel på detta fenomen är Arbetsförmedlingens behandling av arbetslösa personer. I vårt paper förs också ett resonemang om självlojalitet som del i en vidare samhällstendens där olika ursprungligen interpersonella fenomen (till exempel lojalitet – men även något helt annat som fotografin) fått mer individualistiska varianter under senare decennier

National Category
Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-55088 (URN)
Conference
"Arbetslivets utmaningar i staden och på landsbygden" - FALF konferens 2017, 13-15 juni, Alnarp, Sweden
Available from: 2017-06-15 Created: 2017-06-15 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
Arvidson, M. & Axelsson, J. (2016). Lojalitet och lydnad. In: Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv: Book of abstracts – FALF 2016, 13–15 juni 2016, Östersund. Paper presented at FALF 2016 (Forum för arbetslivsforskning) : Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv, 13-15 juni 2016, Östersund.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lojalitet och lydnad
2016 (Swedish)In: Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv: Book of abstracts – FALF 2016, 13–15 juni 2016, Östersund, 2016Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42955 (URN)
Conference
FALF 2016 (Forum för arbetslivsforskning) : Inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv, 13-15 juni 2016, Östersund
Available from: 2016-06-14 Created: 2016-06-14 Last updated: 2018-08-08Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3670-3114

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