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Krekula, C. (2018). Time, precarisation and age normality: On internal job mobility among men in manual work. Ageing & Society
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2018 (English)In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article explores the conditions for extended working life from an organising perspective. Based on the idea that temporality makes up a fundamental organising dimension, it discusses conceptions of internal job mobility, and if and when employees are expected to relocate to a different unit at work. The material consists of interviews with 11 men between the ages of 56 and 74, working in manual and managerial capacities at a foundry of a Swedish branch of a large international steel company. The results show that internal work mobility is regulated by normative assumptions of mobility in terms of on- and off-time. This socio-temporal order constructs younger age groups as the age normality while designating the older employees' transitions as a normative breach. It is also shown that the temporal order constitutes a disciplining element steering employees from an early stage to plan for limitations that may arise as a result of ageism and/or physical changes. The result confirms that transition to less-physically demanding tasks is a prerequisite for continuing working in a physically demanding job. These transitions are not, however, included in the socio-temporal order of the company, but are presented as the older employees' individual problem. All together, these results show the need to introduce organisational practices and corporate strategies in the debate on extended working life.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge University Press, 2018
Keywords
age normality, extended working life, internal job mobility, marked-unmarked age, precarisation, temporal organising, temporal regimes, adult, ageism, article, clinical article, employee, groups by age, human, human experiment, male, manual labor
National Category
Work Sciences Sociology
Research subject
Working Life Science; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70361 (URN)10.1017/S0144686X1800137X (DOI)2-s2.0-85056080073 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-11-29 Created: 2018-11-29 Last updated: 2018-12-06Bibliographically approved
Léime, Á., Street, D., Vickerstaff, S., Krekula, C. & Loretto, W. (Eds.). (2017). Gender, ageing and extended working life: Cross-national perspectives. Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, ageing and extended working life: Cross-national perspectives
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2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Nations that are raising retirement ages appear to work on the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later. 'Gender, ageing and extended working life' challenges both this narrative, and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles. The international contributors to this book - part of the Ageing in a Global Context series - apply life-course approaches to understanding evolving definitions of work and retirement. They consider the range of transitions from paid work to retirement that are potentially different for women and men in different family circumstances and occupational locations, and offer solutions governments should consider to enable them to evaluate existing policies. Based on evidence from Australia, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, this is essential reading for researchers and students, and for policymakers who formulate and implement employment and pensions policy at national and international levels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2017
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
Working Life Science; Gender Studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66198 (URN)2-s2.0-85040904135 (Scopus ID)9781447325130 (ISBN)9781447325116 (ISBN)
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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
Vickerstaff, S., Street, D., Léime, Á. & Krekula, C. (2017). Gendered and extended work: Research and policy needs for work in later life. In: Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives: (pp. 219-241). Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gendered and extended work: Research and policy needs for work in later life
2017 (English)In: Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives, Policy Press , 2017, p. 219-241Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2017
National Category
Work Sciences Gender Studies
Research subject
Sociology; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66197 (URN)2-s2.0-85040941538 (Scopus ID)9781447325130 (ISBN)9781447325116 (ISBN)
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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
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
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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
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)
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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
Krekula, C. & Vickerstaff, S. (2017). Theoretical and conceptual issues in the extending working lives agenda. In: Áine Ní Léime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula & Wendy Loretto (Ed.), Gender, ageing and longer working life: Cross-national perspectives (pp. 27-52). Policy Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Theoretical and conceptual issues in the extending working lives agenda
2017 (English)In: Gender, ageing and longer working life: Cross-national perspectives / [ed] Áine Ní Léime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula & Wendy Loretto, Policy Press , 2017, p. 27-52Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2017
National Category
Gender Studies Work Sciences
Research subject
Working Life Science; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66196 (URN)2-s2.0-85040924687 (Scopus ID)9781447325130 (ISBN)9781447325116 (ISBN)
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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
Krekula, C. (2016). Contextualizing older women's body images: Time dimensions, multiple reference groups, and age codings of appearance. Journal of Women & Aging, 28(1), 58-67
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Contextualizing older women's body images: Time dimensions, multiple reference groups, and age codings of appearance
2016 (English)In: Journal of Women & Aging, ISSN 0895-2841, E-ISSN 1540-7322, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 58-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article sheds light on older women's body images and problematizes assumptions that women's aging is more painful and shameful than men's aging since men are not expected to live up to youthful beauty norms, the so-called double standard of aging hypothesis. Based on 12 qualitative interviews with women from the age of 75 from the Swedish capital area, I argue that older women have access to a double perspective of beauty, which means that they can relate to both youthful and age-related beauty norms. The results also illustrate that women's body image is created in a context where previous body images are central and that this time perspective can contribute toward a positive body image. Further, the results show how age codings of appearance-related qualities create a narrow framework for older women's body images and point to the benefits of shifting the analytical focus toward a material-semiotic body where corporeality and discourse are seen as interwoven.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Taylor & Francis Group, 2016
Keywords
embodied aging, reference groups, material-semiotic body, double standard of aging, body appearance, women's aging, body satisfaction, gendered aging, Age coding, body image, beauty norms, body dissatisfaction
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-41202 (URN)10.1080/08952841.2015.1013829 (DOI)000371038600007 ()26744085 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-04-01 Created: 2016-04-01 Last updated: 2018-03-27Bibliographically 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: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Riach, K., Loretto, W. & Krekula, C. (2015). Gendered Ageing in the New Economy: Introduction to Special Issue. Gender, Work and Organization, 22(5), 437-444
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gendered Ageing in the New Economy: Introduction to Special Issue
2015 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 22, no 5, p. 437-444Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2015
Keywords
aging population; gender identity; gender role; labor supply
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-42266 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12108 (DOI)000360218400001 ()2-s2.0-84939497982 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-23 Created: 2016-05-23 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Krekula, C. (2014). Ageing in the Context of Gender Mainstreaming. In: : . Paper presented at 22nd Nordic Congress of Gerontology 25-28 May Göteborg.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ageing in the Context of Gender Mainstreaming
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keywords
Ageing, Ageing and gender, Gender main streaming, age sociology
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-34238 (URN)
Conference
22nd Nordic Congress of Gerontology 25-28 May Göteborg
Available from: 2014-10-09 Created: 2014-10-09 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5409-4450

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