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Olsson, E. & Heikkinen, S. (2019). “I will never quit dancing”. The emotional experiences of social dancing among older persons. Journal of Aging Studies, Article ID 100786.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“I will never quit dancing”. The emotional experiences of social dancing among older persons
2019 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, article id 100786Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Research on dancing in later life has mainly focused on the health-promoting effects of dance, including aspects of well-being, while studies focusing on emotions are rare. The purpose of this article is therefore to contribute to research on older people's dancing through examining emotions in social dancing. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 44 older persons. The analysis shows how successful interaction rituals create positive emotions such as joy and pride and contribute to emotional energy. However, there are also unsuccessful interaction rituals which contribute to negative emotions of sadness and anger. These negative emotions can drain emotional energy, but, importantly for this study, they may also contribute to a forceful counter-energy which motivates the interviewees to try again. We discuss these patterns as emotional energy tropism and as negative emotional energy and positive emotional energy working together. The study provides insight into how and why dancing feels good as well as why older people do not give up dancing despite setbacks. Overall, the study contributes to research discussions about emotions in gray dancing as well as sociology of emotions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Dancing, Emotional energy, Emotional energy tropism, Interaction rituals, Negative emotions, Older people, Positive emotions
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72515 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2019.100786 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-14Bibliographically approved
Heikkinen, S. & Olsson, E. (2018). Social Dancing in Later Life: The Life Course, Historical Time and Serious Leisure. In: : . Paper presented at The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 15-21, 2018, Toronto, Canada..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Dancing in Later Life: The Life Course, Historical Time and Serious Leisure
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75263 (URN)
Conference
The XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 15-21, 2018, Toronto, Canada.
Available from: 2019-10-12 Created: 2019-10-12 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Heikkinen, S. & Olsson, E. (2018). Social Dancing in Later Life: The Life Course, Historical Time and Serious Leisure. In: : . Paper presented at LARASA International Congress, Durban, 8-11 October.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Dancing in Later Life: The Life Course, Historical Time and Serious Leisure
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75264 (URN)
Conference
LARASA International Congress, Durban, 8-11 October
Available from: 2019-10-12 Created: 2019-10-12 Last updated: 2019-11-15Bibliographically approved
Isaksson, K. & Heikkinen, S. (2018). Sustainability transitions at the frontline: Lock-in and potential for change in the local planning arena. Sustainability, 10(3), Article ID 840.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sustainability transitions at the frontline: Lock-in and potential for change in the local planning arena
2018 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 10, no 3, article id 840Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores challenges and possibilities for integrating goals of long-term sustainable development into urban planning practice, with a specific focus on local institutional conditions for sustainability transitions. The analysis is based on a qualitative single case study of a large urban development process: the development of a new city district in Hyllie in the city of Malmö, Sweden. Hyllie was branded as a flagship project for sustainable urban development, with particularly high ambitions on climate neutrality and sustainable energy consumption. Several innovative elements were initiated in the development process, for instance the “climate contract” betweenthemunicipalityandlargeenergycompanies. Inthepaper,thisclimatecontractisdiscussed as an initiative with a promising potential for sustainability transitions. In practice, however, the outcome of the development in Hyllie in terms of sustainable development is ambiguous, since the district is also framed around luxury shopping, entertainment, and an ambition to attract visitors from a long distance. The Hyllie development illustrates pre-requisites for work on sustainable development in a decentralized and market-oriented planning context. Theoretically, the analysis is inspired by the multi-level perspective (MLP) and institutional theory. The results illustrate how the development process was shaped by a complex interplay between actors with differing agendas and targets at different stages in the process. These results are applied in a general discussion of challenges and possibilities for urban planning to contribute substantially to a transition to long-term sustainable development. Overall, the analysis demonstrates the importance of considering specific local institutional conditions in strategic work for long-term sustainability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2018
Keywords
urban; sustainability; transition; planning; institutional capacity; multi-level perspective; local conditions; Malmö
National Category
Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology Psychology Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70064 (URN)10.3390/su10030840 (DOI)000428567100267 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas
Available from: 2018-11-07 Created: 2018-11-07 Last updated: 2019-10-31Bibliographically approved
Heikkinen, S. (2017). Age-based inequality: Ageism, childism and adultism. In: : . Paper presented at COST Action IS1402 Training School on Theory and Methods in Research on Ageism and Age-discrimination, May 30th to June 2nd, 2017, Norrköping, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Age-based inequality: Ageism, childism and adultism
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75262 (URN)
Conference
COST Action IS1402 Training School on Theory and Methods in Research on Ageism and Age-discrimination, May 30th to June 2nd, 2017, Norrköping, Sweden
Available from: 2019-10-12 Created: 2019-10-12 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved
Heikkinen, S. & Nilsson, M. (2017). Ageism and Power: Explicit and Implicit Assumptions on Power in the Literature on Ageism. In: : . Paper presented at Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference Special Focus: Social Inequalities, Exclusion and Age-Discrimination November 3-4, 2017, Berkeley, USA..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ageism and Power: Explicit and Implicit Assumptions on Power in the Literature on Ageism
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyzes the implicit and explicit assumptions on power in the literature on ageism. There are different assumptions of power but they areseldom elaborated.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75261 (URN)
Conference
Aging & Society: Seventh Interdisciplinary Conference Special Focus: Social Inequalities, Exclusion and Age-Discrimination November 3-4, 2017, Berkeley, USA.
Available from: 2019-10-12 Created: 2019-10-12 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved
Baaz, M., Heikkinen, S. & Lilja, M. (2017). Editorial. Journal of Political Power, 10(2), 127-132
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial
2017 (English)In: Journal of Political Power, ISSN 2158-379X, E-ISSN 2158-3803, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 127-132Article, review/survey (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-63875 (URN)10.1080/2158379X.2017.1336344 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-09-21 Created: 2017-09-21 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
Baaz, M., Heikkinen, S. & Lilja, M. (2017). Editorial: Special Issue. Resistance and Emotions.. Journal of Political Power, 10(2), 127-132
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Editorial: Special Issue. Resistance and Emotions.
2017 (English)In: Journal of Political Power, ISSN 2158-379X, E-ISSN 2158-3803, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 127-132Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75259 (URN)10.1080/2158379X.2017.1336344 (DOI)000423969100001 ()
Available from: 2019-10-12 Created: 2019-10-12 Last updated: 2019-11-08Bibliographically 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: 2019-12-02Bibliographically approved
Heikkinen, S. (2017). Åldersbaserad ojämlikhet: ålderism, childism och adultism. In: Clary Krekula och Barbro Johansson (Ed.), Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier: (pp. 81-94). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Åldersbaserad ojämlikhet: ålderism, childism och adultism
2017 (Swedish)In: Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier / [ed] Clary Krekula och Barbro Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 81-94Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
Keywords
ageism, adultism, childism, age, ageing, power, inequality, ålderism, adultism, childism, ålder, åldrande, makt, ojämlikhet
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-64423 (URN)978-91-44-12094-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-01 Created: 2017-10-01 Last updated: 2019-10-28Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5521-1209

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