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  • 1.
    Ahmad, Ramjar
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    Den hållbara urbanplaneringens paradoxer: The paradoxes of unsustainable urban planning2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract  This paper has investigated two urban planning ideals that emerges in the planning process. The study's starting point has been sustainable development to study the two existing urban planning ideals today. This means that the compact city and the green city has been the main focus of this study, but sustainability has large space with many of the aspects that is expected to lead to sustainable development. A case study was used to investigate how Karlstad is working on the issue and how the paradox appears in the municipal planning. Karlstad is currently developing a new green structure plan. The study's empirical evidence is based on two interviews with Karlstad municipality officials. The municipal documents Karlstad municipality's comprehensive plan (2012) and Olmårs densification study (2007) has been used. The municipal documents and the interview material was analyzed through meaning content. The study's analysis is based on the study's empirical and theoretical background which shows that there is a paradox in Karlstad municipality's urban planning. It also shows a trend in which cities aim to achieve the sustainable city. As the concept of sustainability is a diffuse concept, the compact city and the green city has become a complex strategy to achieve the sustainable city. This means that the green and compact city can be viewed from several different angles. Karlstad municipality's vision of the compact city is to have a compact city especially in the central parts of the city. These areas are green areas today. A planning dilemma between the aspirations of the planning arises, in which these must be weighed against each other. This means that if the green structure is prioritized then another aspect must be weighed out. In other words; there is a paradox in Karlstad municipal´s urban planning, and this means that if the green structure priority needs another aspect weighed out. This means that there is a paradox in municipal urban planning, and this is shown in this paper.

  • 2.
    Al-Fadli, Ali
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Hassen, Ibrahim
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Det ansvarsfulla företagandet: En studie om hur företag inom Karlstad kommun är med och bidrar till samhällsutvecklingen av staden2019Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Miljödiskursen som finns idag har fått en allt större betydelse i samhället. Begrepp som hållbarhet och klimatkompensering har blivit allt mer vitala och har varit verktyg för privatpersoner och företag detta för att visa sig som ansvarsfulla. Trots detta så har miljöproblemet ökat. Enligt Naturvårdsverket (2019) så visar de på att under det senaste årtionde så har halten koldioxid i atmosfären ökat och att jordens medeltemperatur ökat år för år. Klimatförändringarna påverkar alla och har ställt stora krav på länder och företag att de bör ta ansvar för de utsläpp de orsakar, att de genom klimatkompenesring och hållbarthetsmålen kommer på innovativa lösningar för att minska klimatpåverkan. Syftet med denna studie var att undersöka om företag inom Karlstad kommun tar ett samhällsansvar för att sedan undersöka på vilket sätt de tar detta ansvar. Studien kommer även att undersöka om de tre hållbarthetsvärden balanseras eller om någon av dessa värden tar större utrymme. Slutligen så kommer studien att sammanfatta vad företagen specifikt gör för att bidra till samhällsutvecklingen av staden. Huvudteori som har valts för denna studie är CSR (Corporate social responsibility). Denna teori beskriver vilket ansvar ett företag har i samhället. Enligt Löhman och Steinholtz (2016) bygger teorin på den generella grundtanken att företag ska vara med och medverka till ett bättre samhälle. Teorin är till grund för de frågeställningar som vi strävar efter att få svar på vilket är: ”På vilket sätt arbetar företagen för vårt samhälle?”, ”På vilket sätt påverkar och bidrar företagen till samhället?” och ”Vilket samhällsansvar har företagen och hur kan de arbeta för en miljö och social förbättring?” Studiens tillvägagångssätt för datainsamling har varit genom kvalitativa intervjuer. Studiens författare valde att göra en intervjuguide som består av tre teman. De tre teman som användes som en vägledning för intervjuaren är personlig bakgrund, hållbarhet och klimatkompensering. Detta underlättade bearbetningen av det insamlade datamaterialet vilket gjorde det lättare i analyseringen. Resultatet av denna studie är att de intervjuade företagen visar på god kunskap gällande ämnet hållbarhet och klimatkompensering. Dessa företag är medvetna om att det måste ske en ändring i sättet de arbetar och konsumerar på. Slutsatsen av denna studie med de intervjuade företagen är att de visar på god kunskap gällande studiens huvudämnen vilket är hållbarhet och klimatkompensering. Tre av fyra företag visar på en vilja att förändra samhället. Trots denna vilja och ambition så finns det inte tillräcklig med information som når ut till konsumenterna gällande företagens klimatkompensering. Marknaden för klimatkompensering är oreglerad och saknar tillsyn från statliga myndigheter vilket gör att konsumenter måste förlita sig på att företagen själva sköter tillsynen för en fungerande klimatkompensering. 

  • 3.
    Bellrin, Anna
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    Konstens dilemma: Hur ser politikerna på konstnärernas försörjning?2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Politicians attract their voters by promising more jobs and investment in education, health and social care. Against this background, I wonder how the situation of artists will be affected by the followingquestions:➢ What political views on the artist's position in society appeared in propositions of Socialdemokraterna and Moderaterna?➢ In what way did these propositions influence the conditions of artists?➢ How have the artists of Värmland been affected by different (Socialdemokraterna and Moderaterna) cultural policies? With my investigation I find out more about the artists' conditions on a national level, but I also investigate the situation in Värmland. By examining policy proposals and reports, I learn more about the issues. I also conduct a survey and three in-depth interviews to obtain opinions from various sources.The respondents are the cultural departments of Värmland and representatives from cultural organizations.What is clear from my research is that politicians differ on some issues, especially those relating to commercialism and artist salaries. The questionnaires shows that culture proponents may not always come from the political side. The interviews provided different points of views on the situation inVärmland, but to some extent there are difficulties for the artists who work here. If knowledge of art is low, how is one able to appreciate art and those who create it?

  • 4.
    Bertilsson, Sofi
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    Not Quite på två ben: En studie av synen på kulturkooperativet Not Quite's roll för lokal och regional utveckling2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    For the past decades, culture has been given a role as a factor for local and regional development. But what is meant by development and in what ways culture can be of importance in this aspect can be unclear. This thesis examines the perception of the role for local and regional development of one specific cultural place and network – the cultural cooperative Not Quite in Fengersfors, Sweden. I study the way the role as developer is expressed and interpreted in the discourse of the cultural workers who are members of the network and in the discourse of public cultural policy in the region Västra Götaland and in Åmål municipality. The study shows that there are both similarities and differences between the discourses concerning how the role as developer is expressed. What differs is the focus on economic growth, which is expressed to be of great importance in the public cultural policy discourse. The cultural workers within Not Quite express a lack of interest in economic growth, or even a negative attitude towards it. They instead express a ”discourse of meaning”. For them, the main purpose of their artistic work is to create meaning and value for other people rather than economic growth. However, the practical effects of the differences seem quite small. There seem to be a balance between the different kinds of development Not Quite is expected to contribute to, and the cultural workers express a relaxed attitude to goals and expectations from the Västra Götaland region and Åmål municipality.

  • 5.
    Blom, Thomas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nilsson, Mats
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Santos Solla, Xosé
    Spanien.
    The way to Santiago beyond Santiago. Fisterra and the pilgrimage´s post-secular meaning2016In: European Journal of Tourism Research, ISSN 1994-7658, E-ISSN 1314-0817, Vol. 12, p. 133-146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a growing demand for pilgrimage, which in turn seems to be linked to the change in content and performance that the practice of pilgrimage is undergoing. This paper examines the emergence of Fisterra as a “new” end destination for the pilgrims. The aim of this study is to shed light on and create understanding of the destination Fisterra and the meaning of the place and the role it plays for the pilgrims. Empirically, the study is partly based on statistics and official documents and partly on interviews with pilgrims at Fisterra. The study concludes that contemporary Fisterra as the end of the journey should be perceived as an effect of the post-secular trend in Europe as well as a response to the fact that the historical goal of Santiago de Compostela is increasing

  • 6.
    Blomqvist, Jenny
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    "30 km tvång": En analys av Anders Sunnas konstverk ”30 km tvång” ur ett samiskt och ett kulturpolitiskt perspektiv.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to describe and interpret Anders Sunna's painting "30 km constraint" from a sami and cultural political perspective. In the study, the financial culture support for Sami culture is described and compared via Sweden’s cultural policy, the regions in north Sweden, as well as the Sami Parliament. The study examines which cultural concept one uses when discussing support for the Sami art. The study applies a hermeneutic approach in which the purpose is to see more perspectives and understanding of the Sami culture and art. The method is based on a qualitative approach with content-based idea analysis with the analysis tools ideal types and dimensions. Ideal types are Dorte Skot-Hansen’s three legitimacy grounds and the dimensions “anthropological-wide” and “artistic-narrow”. Through the study it emerges that support for the Sami culture is under-financed, partly because of lack of knowledge of the Sami culture, and that both the national cultural policy and the regions use mainly sociological and instrumental motivations and the artistic-narrow culture concept.

  • 7.
    Bohlin, Jennie
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    Vi och Dem=Oss: En uppsats om hur vi kan leva tillsammans2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is about boundaries between, "us and them", in the Swedish culture and immigrant culture in Sweden. The focus is to examine the political interest of the citizens to understand other ethnic cultures who lives in Sweden. One question concerns how the borderlines between different cultures has been painted partly through blogs but also by the media. Is this a result of ignorance or does it depends because of the influence of certain individuals. To find this out, I will study various electronic sources such as blogs, forums and news articles. What requires in sacrifice to be able to understand other people’s culture. I put in this paper special emphasis to trying to understand how boundaries are created and maintained between different cultures and what can be done to overcome them and create a deeper understanding of the different perspectives that exist in our world.

  • 8. Bood, Sandra
    Kärlek och tantsnusk - när skönlitteratur blir fullitteratur: En litteraturstudie om romance-genren och dess låga status2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Seeing as how romance literature has been dubbed as trash, pesky and ugly, one might find reading such literature alien. However, the attitude surroundinng romance literature is quite ambivalent. This study aims to find what circumstances lies beneath this ambivalence, and particularly the negative view of the genre. By processing the collected material qualitatively, viewed from a gender and sociological perspective and adopting a hermeneutic interpretation, a result consisting of primarily two main focuses emerges: history and gender. History's Dime novel (romance literature's ancestor) quickly recieved negative response from scholars. Society's gender regime breeds a contempt for women, who differs from the norm solely based on their gender. After analyzing the result, the answer to this thesis can be concluded as follows: the circumstances behind romance literature's low status is due to the fusion between the disdain for scorned literature and society's disdain for women, resulting in a disdain for the genre.

  • 9.
    Bood, Sandra
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. 5942.
    Stadsförtätning i skenet av blåljus: En studie om urbana tillgänglighetsrisker för utryckningsfordon2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 10.
    Borgström, Anders
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    Tillgänglig teater?: Uppsats om arbetet med och den fysiska tillgängligheten på Wermland Operaoch Västanå Teater2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This bachelor thesis is based on how the two cultural institutions in Sweden have been working onincreasing physical accessibility. Based on the three objectives specified by the Swedish Kulturrådet(Swedish Arts Council). These points are 1.forming a workplace strategy, 2. Work to remove simpleobstacles in buildings and 3.Improved Web access in regard to the accessibility for physically disabled.The work regarding the accessibility goals is set on the time frame 2011-2016. The institutions studiedin this paper are Wermland Opera and Västanå Teater and how the two institutions have worked toimplement the three objectives and how the discussion about the accessibility within the two theaters hasbeen organized.The method of information gathering in this paper has been interviews with representatives from the twotheaters. The interviewees all have different roles within the institutions, both musicians, marketers andadministrative personnel have been interviewed. And the analysis in the paper is based on discourseanalysis and discourse theory, this to show how the two institutions create and maintain the discoursessurrounding accessibility in institutions buildings.The results of the paper have shown that both institutions have made a considerable effort inimplementing the goals set by the Kulturrådet. In comparison between the two institutions WermlandOpera has a much more active discussion in regard to accessibility and the work that they can do. Bothin their theater productions and in the buildings they work within. Västanå Teater has a much more “dayto day” way of handling the work with accessibility in regarding to both the personnel and the buildingsthey work in.

  • 11. Bublitz, Hannelore
    et al.
    Kaldrack, IrinaRöhle, TheoKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.Winkler, Hartmut
    Unsichtbare Hände: Automatismen in Medien-, Technik- und Diskursgeschichte2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Im Verhältnis von Medien, Technik und Menschen gewinnt Unkontrolliertes an Terrain: ›Intelligente‹ Objekte scheinen nach eigenen Gesetzen zu handeln, im gesellschaftlichen Raum setzt sich durch, was niemand gewollt hat, Prozesse verselbstständigen sich. Der Band knüpft – durchaus kritisch – an die Geschichte einer populären Metapher an und wirft ein neues Licht auf Prozesse, die hinter dem Rücken der Subjekte nicht kalkulierbare Wirkungen haben. Mit der Perspektive der Automatismen verbunden, zeigt der Band mit Beiträgen aus dem Bereich der Kultur- und Medienwissenschaft, der Soziologie und Informatik, wie sich Strukturen jenseits bewusster Planung durch Selbststeuerung etablieren.

  • 12. Bublitz, Hannelore
    et al.
    Kaldrack, IrinaRöhle, TheoKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.Zeman, Mirna
    Automatismen – Selbst-Technologien2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Mit Automatismen zwangsläufig verbunden ist die Frage nach dem Selbst und nach den Bedingungen, die es hervorbringen. Automatismen setzen ein ›Selbst‹ einerseits voraus, andererseits ist zu fragen, wie ein ›Selbst‹ entsteht, wie es sich stabilisiert und reproduziert, und welchen Anteil hieran wiederum Automatismen haben. Auf Seiten der Technik kann das Konzept der Automatismen abgegrenzt werden gegenüber Theorien zum Automaten. Im Fokus des Bandes stehen Selbsttechnologien in einem umfassenden Sinne: kulturelle Muster der Selbstkonstitution, Prozesse der Selbststeuerung und Praktiken der Selbstführung wie auch Formen des Selbstmanagements.

  • 13.
    Bäckström, Per
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Hjartarson, Benedikt
    Decentring the Avant-Garde2014Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Camilla, Monlars
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies.
    Autism i skolan: Hur en skola är tillgänglig för elever med autism2014Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    My purpose of this study is to investigate whether elementary school is available for students with the disability of autism. If the school is just as accessible for students with autistic syndrome as for students with asperger syndrome, or if the school is marked by equal treatment. I think this is important to highlight since I think it´s a deficiency in the school's accessibility for certain students, and dilemmas occurs regarding students in need of support. In order to provide a validated result according to me, I decided to conduct interviews with a few employees and ask all of them the same questions. The interviews I conducted was performed anonymously. However, all of them are from the same school, in order to achieve such a clear result as possible. The interviews have the nominated posts: principal, special education teacher, counselor, school nurse, teacher, leisure educator, recreation leader and teachers in the special needs school. My selection fell upon these persons since I wanted to interview the principal, student health team and some possible people who interacts with student health team regarding these issues.

     

    As a result, I received the answers to all the issues and got confirmation of my purpose. There is a shortage of school availability for students in need of support. The school can not with their current circumstances live up to the pursuit of a school for everybody and be able to reach all students. All the persons I interviewed are aware of that. Most of them did not believe that inclusion is a good solution for either the individual in need of support, the other students, or the teacher. Because the teacher is not able to reach all students and everybody's needs can not be met. But the individuals are welcome to be included with the availability of resources and the opportunity to personally leave the classroom if necessary. The school is available for students with autism, but not enough. Although this school is struggling with the dilemma between equality and to categorize pupils to give them special support. This dilemma is the underlying reason for why the aim for it to be a school for everybody is not met.

  • 15.
    Carlsson, Malin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Larsson, Anna
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Larsson, Magnus
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Marknadsföring via evenemang av enmindre stad för att bidra tilldestinationsutveckling: Fallstudie Karlstad med exempel Putte i Parken ochSvenska Rallyt2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Tourism has become a global phenomenon and there are various reasons why people choose totravel. It is important to be able to offer various activities to attract different audiences todestinations. Event tourism is a phenomenon that has grown around the world in recent yearsand an events main role is to give the destination a chance to get a place on the map throughtourism. In the event tourism, sport events and festivals are a central part. This essay deals withevents with a focus on marketing and destination development. The purpose of this essay is toexamine how and why events are used in the marketing of a smaller town through a case study ofKarlstad. This is to see how it contributes to destination development and by examining themusic festival Putte i Parken and the sport event Rally Sweden, as examples, we want to see if theevents are used in the marketing of a smaller town and, if so, build a deeper understanding ofhow it works. We chose Karlstad because it is a smaller town and we wanted to highlight thephenomenon of event marketing in a smaller context. Why we have chosen Putte i Parken andRally Sweden is that they are two of the major events in Karlstad. We have used a qualitativemethod in the form of semi-structured interviews with relevant people within the tourism andmarketing sector. Moreover, a quantitative content analysis was used to see how a smaller towncan use events to promote itself and to compare this with the response from the interviews. Theepistemological starting point used in this essay is social constructivism with a hermeneuticapproach. The theories that are used to answer the purpose of the paper are marketing, eventsand destination development. The theory is divided into four parts, where previous research isexplained and then continues with the theories, and a link between them. The empirical datadescribe our interviews with people at the municipality of Karlstad, the Great Event of Karlstad,Putte i Parken and Rally Sweden and we interviewed seven people in total. The empirical dataalso presents the quantitative content analysis. In the analysis of the essay, we have linked thetheories to empirical data to answer the purpose and our questions. We also discussed how welooked at the similarities and differences of the empirical material and the theories, but also whatthe content analysis has brought to the essay. The conclusion brings together our work and givesa brief summary of the essay. We answer the head questions and provide suggestions for furtherresearch that emerged during our work with the essay.

  • 16.
    Collin, Milla
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Besöksnäringens kraft: En kulturpolitisk undersökning om Muminetableringen i Karlstads kommun2019Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to investigate the establishment of the Moominvalley at Skutberget in Karlstad from a cultural policy perspective. By analyzing Karlstad municipalitys cultural plan and the tourism economic analysis carried out by HUI, the study will show how the establishment at Skutberget is motivated both culturally and economically. Through analyzes of two correctly made opinion polls and three important debate articles, the study clarifies the views of the inhabitants, as well as the main views that exist in the debate. In this way, the study is both qualitatively, and to a certain extent oriented quantitatively. To gain an understanding of the course of events, a background is given to Skutberget, Moomin and the Moominvalley, before the description and analysis of the material is added. Finally, the results of the analyzes are summarized where it becomes clearer how Karlstad municipality has acted and how the citizens view the establishment.

  • 17.
    Danielsson, Julia
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    En studie om en kvinnlig författares plats i det kulturproducerande fältet – exemplet Elin Wägner.2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine where a female writer who lived during the early 1900s could be positioned in the cultural producing field. To do this I will use an example of a female writer, Elin Wägner, and by using Pierre Bourdieu’s cultural political and sociological theories.

                   In my examination I have studied biographical writings about Elin Wägner and one of her own early works. I have chosen to define my examination to the short time of the writer’s life that adjoin to the work by her that I have selected.

                          The result I got when I had studied the writer and her work was that Elin Wägner can be positioned in the middle of the cultural producing field because she worked as a journalist at the same time as she wrote this novel and she became a symbol and a champion to the subject of her writing – namely women’s suffrage.

  • 18.
    Eisenchlas, Susana A.
    et al.
    Griffith University, Australia.
    Schalley, Andrea C.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Qi, Grace Yue
    Massey University, New Zealand.
    Tsai, Pei-Shu
    National Changhua University of Education, Taiwan.
    Home and away – Implications of short-term sojourning of young Australian bilinguals2019In: Lingua, ISSN 0024-3841, E-ISSN 1872-6135Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the transnational experiences of young Taiwanese-background children living in Australia, who sojourn to their parents’ homeland during the school holidays to improve their linguistic and cultural skills, as reported by their mothers. Although this appears to be a frequent practice in the Taiwanese diaspora, showcasing the agency of this community, little research has systematically investigated this practice, and in particular its impact on the children and their families. Data for this study were obtained through online questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with mothers who engage in this practice, to gather information on family histories and participants’ backgrounds, family language policies, and parents’ perceptions of children's experiences and challenges. The data show that parents aim to enhance their children's proficiency levels in the home language as well as their Taiwanese identity. Children, however, take an agentive role with regard to identity choices, so parents’ aims are not always fulfilled. Sojourning is presented as a clear example not only of enacted family language policy, but also as an explicit management practice, positioning the Taiwanese diaspora within both their new as well as their old homeland.

  • 19.
    Elin, Lund
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    Emma, Ahlgren
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
    Strävan efter attraktivitet: En studie som undersöker bostadsplaneringen i Karlstads centrum2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En ökad ekonomisk tillväxt står ständigt på en kommuns agenda och likaså strävan efter attraktivitet. En trend sedan många år tillbaka är att bygga vattennära bostäder vilket återspeglas i städers bostadsplanering, även i fallet Karlstad. Den höga efterfrågan på vattennära bostadsområden har resulterat i ett av många verktyg som städer använder sig av för att uppnå tillväxt och för att marknadsföra sig som attraktiv. Den hårda konkurrensen som idag finns på marknaden har bidragit till att det gäller att utmärka sig genom att lyfta fram stadens specifika kvalitéer för att nå ut till alla målgrupper, för att öka attraktiviteten ytterligare. Bostadsplaneringen är en fråga som innehåller ett flertal perspektiv och dimensioner vilket leder till att den får en helt avgörande roll i konkurrensen mellan kommunerna i landet. Denna diskussion orsakade uppkomsten av frågor som vi avser kunna besvara genom att undersöka vad olika parter verksamma inom Karlstads kommun har för huvudfokus i sin bostadsplanering. För att kunna besvara uppsatsens frågeställningar utgår studien från en kvalitativ metod med informanter som har anknytning till kommunens bostadsplanering.

     

    • Hur framställs attraktivitet ur en bostadsplaneringskontext i Karlstad?
    • Vilken roll har bostadsplaneringen för strukturell segregering?
    • Vilket fokus har hållbar utveckling vid exploatering av nya bostäder?
    • Vilka teoretiska faktorer förklarar sambandet mellan attraktivitet och platsmarknadsföring?  

     

    Vad som framkommit under uppsatsens gång är att i stadens bostadsplanering har attraktivitet en betydande roll för att växa och generera tillväxt. Det mest centrala är att Karlstad vill visa en bredare helhetsbild av staden för att inkludera alla målgrupper. Dock visar resultatet att det finns en orättvis fördelning på bostadsmarknaden, vilket leder till att man inte ser till helheten och planerar för alla målgrupper i ett samhälle. Utifrån uppsatsens resultat bör bostadsplanering och platsmarknadsföring samspela för att en stad eller en plats ska kunna växa och vara attraktiv för alla.

  • 20.
    Ericsson, Kristin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    Konst Kräver Offer: En analys av Nathalia Edenmonts konstnärskap i ljuset av Pierre Bourdieus kulturteori2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Nathalia Edenmont is a controversial and uncompromising photo artist who has caused the whole world to rage over her obscene photographs. In this thesis I have researched Edenmonts artistry with help of the sociologist Pierre Bourdieus field analysis. By using Bourdieus's different field concepts I have researched Edenmonts artistic career by concepts such as habitus, consecration and different principles.

    The starting point of this research has been that Nathalia Edenmont is in the autonomous artistic field. I give examples of images that have been highly debated and I have collected information of how Edenmont sees her own images and her artistry. In this thesis I show amongst other things an example with Edenmonts photograph of dead rabbits with Elizabethan hair styling, cut up mice that work like finger puppets and children who are bound up in wire.

    Nathalia Edenmont autonomous artistry is deeply rooted in her background and the environment in which she was raised. Her habitus is strongly affected by earlier experiences of growing up in a corrupt land and having to cope on her own from the age of 14 years old after the death of her parents.

  • 21. Eriksson, Morgan
    Bildens ord: En undersökning av ekfrasens möjligheter inom konstvetenskap2019Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 22.
    Fast, Karin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Jansson, AndréKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).Lindell, JohanKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).Ryan Bengtsson, LindaKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).Tesfahuney, MekonnenKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This book introduces and develops the concept of geomedia studies as the name of a particular subfield of communication geography. Despite the accelerating societal relevance of 'geomedia' technologies for the production of various spaces, mobilities, and power-relations, and the unquestionable emergence of a vibrant research field that deals with questions pertaining to such topics, the term geomedia studies remains surprisingly unestablished. By addressing imperative questions about the implications of geomedia technologies for organizations, social groups and individuals (e.g. businesses profiting from geo-surveillance, refugees or migrants moving across national borders, or artists claiming their rights to public space) the book also aims to contribute to ongoing academic and societal debates in our increasingly mediatized world.

  • 23.
    Fast, Karin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ryan Bengtsson, Linda
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ferrer Conill, Raul
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    A spatial approach to fan labour: Conceptualizing fan mobilization in transmedia marketing2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When Swedish artist Tove Styrke released her album Kiddo (2015) on Spotify, she mobilized her fans through an immersive marketing campaign that stretched across and beyond media platforms: an 8-bit game, Spotify, Facebook, Twitter, Dreamhack, and a major Swedish music festival were key campaign platforms. The campaign construction was hardly unique, but rather illustrative of current trends in cultural production, including transmedia marketing and the increasing reliance on fan labor.This paper argues that informed spatial approaches to fan labor, and business strategies aimed to cultivate such labor, are missing in the existing research on cultural production. While descriptions of our transmediatized culture often-times do include spatial metaphors, such as “flow”, “stream”, “fluid”, and “liquid”, our conviction is that a more serious engagement with geography is vital for understanding, mapping, and ultimately critiquing industry practices that potentially are exploitive, unethical, and even harmful.Therefore, this paper suggests a theoretical framework for exploring the geographies of fan labor and presents exemplifying cartographies of authentic music marketing campaigns. The framework is influenced by two recent ‘turns’ in media and communication studies: the labor turn and the spatial turn. From labor theory, we borrow the idea that consumer engagement can be read as labor that is typically unpaid, affective, and voluntarily given. Spatial theory, next, provides us with a conceptual toolbox to disentangle the spatiality of transmedia marketing, including the relationship between physical and virtual elements.The notion of ‘transmediascape’ is brought in to describe the embodiment of transmedia marketing – in mediated and non-mediated spaces and flows. Such transmediascapes, the paper argues, can be read as the perfect soil for fan labor since they mobilize consumers in more than one respect: they assemble fan affect and, at the same time, encourage physical as well as virtual fan movement. Due to its multifaceted connotation – pointing towards both affectivity and mobility – the term ‘mobilization’ fruitfully bridges labor theory and spatial theory and serves, ultimately, as a key concept for analyzing contemporary forms of cultural production

  • 24.
    Fast, Karin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ryan Bengtsson, Linda
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ferrer Conill, Raul
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Geographies of free labor: Mobilizing consumers across immersive transmediascapes2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    When Swedish artist Tove Styrke released her album Kiddo on Spotify in 2015, she simultaneously released an 8-bit game for her fans to play on kiddogame.com. By sharing high scores, users could win merchandise especially put together by the artist. The game was also promoted by one of the most well-known Swedish gaming streamers, posting his own Kiddo Game competition to his followers. A week after the release, Tove performed at Dreamhack, which also shared the game on their website and on Twitter. Later that summer, a live version of the game was staged at a major Swedish music festival, where Tove also performed. The game was easily shared via Facebook and twitter, and while playing the game the album played via Spotify.Worldwide, the music industry struggles to come to terms with how to make profit in times of illegal downloading, streaming, and Spotifyication. One apparent strategy is to rely on consumer engagement. The Tove Styrke campaign could be read as a contemporary example of so called transmedia marketing; that is, as a “holistic content creation approach” (Zeiser, 2015: xv) that simultaneously involves multiple content platforms. The attraction of transmedia marketing lies in its potential to foster engaged consumers who are ready to “haunt” a brand experience across several content platforms. In this paper, we join with the burgeoning critical scholarship that interprets consumer “engagement” as a form of labor. Since much of this labor gets paid in affect rather than money, such labor has rightfully been recognized as a form of free labor.While both transmedia marketing and free labor has been subjected to many studies over the last decade, there is a lack of research initiatives that explicitly address the spatiality of both of these phenomena (though see e.g. Stork’s [2014] engagement with the “transmedia geography” of the Glee franchise). What is more; if it is rare to talk about the geographies of transmediality in the first place, it is equally rare to talk about transmediality, at all, in relation to music. Perhaps not so surprisingly but all the more inaccurately, there seems to be a prevailing perception that transmedia productions are exclusive to, at least traditionally, more narrative-bound franchises such as television, film, game, or comic books. However, storytelling is becoming all the more important also to music brands. Consequently, we identify a need for studies that acknowledge that 1) the notion of transmediality is applicable also to music, and 2) that the spatiality of transmedia endeavors is worthy scholarly review. Our conviction is that just as work-places constitute obvious research objects in relation to other kinds of labor, so do the transmedia “social factories” warrant scholarly attention.As to compensate for the identified research lack then, this paper investigates several actual cases of transmedia marketing in the music industry – and the free labor that such marketing potentially engenders – by way of qualitative content analyses that employ a cross-disciplinary conceptual framework. The framework combines theoretical perspectives from the ‘spatial turn’ and the ‘labor turn’ in media studies and allows us to approach, and visually present, transmedia marketing as a landscape – what we call a transmediascape. Such transmediascapes, our results indicate, can be read as the perfect soil for free labor since they mobilize consumers in more than one respect: they assemble consumer affect and, at the same time, encourage physical as well as virtual fan movement. Thus, due to its multifaceted connotation, pointing towards both affectivity and mobility, we find that the term ‘mobilization’ serves as a fruitful link between spatial theory and labor theory and a key concept for analyzing the geographies of free labor.

    The era of transmediatization is marked by increased reliance, in all the more societal spheres, on content that transcend singular media platforms and, accordingly, by new modes of media consumption. Much research has recognized, confirmed, and explored this transformation, and ‘transmediality’ has hitherto been subjected to relatively extensive theorization. Nonetheless, the spatiality of transmediality remains largely undertheorized. As to correct for this shortage, this paper proposes transmediascape as an analytical tool for discerning the complex topographies of media ownership, technologies, texts, meanings, and practices that constitute today’s transmediatized culture. With inspiration from work in both the ‘spatial turn’ and ‘labor turn’ in media studies, we recognize the transmediascape as an arena of labour, where both paid and unpaid forms of work are carried out. Ultimately, we argue, the concept of transmediascape works as a tool for mapping geographies of free labour across institutional, technological, and textual levels. The present study illuminates current modes of ‘transmediascaping’ – or the practice of cultivating good “soil” for profitable consumer engagement – by focusing the transmedia marketing campaign that launched British/Irish boyband One Direction’s album ‘Made in the A.M’, in 2015.

  • 25.
    Forssell, Amanda
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    Lilla Hjärtats två ansikten: En diskursanalys av debatten om en barnboksfigur2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the autumn of 2012 the fictional character “Lilla Hjärtat” created by the Swedish author

    and illustrator Stina Wirsén, became a much-discussed topic in Swedish media. This

    following the premiere of the children’s film Liten Skär och alla små brokiga”.

    Stina Wirsén is an established and well-acclaimed name in children’s literature. “Lilla

    Hjärtat”, a jet-black doll, had become one of many popular characters in her books. However,

    two years later at the time of the film release, social media picked up on the idea that “Lilla

    Hjärtat” resembled a racist stereotype, a so-called picaninny or a blackface.

    According to Wirsén, her intention was to deflate an outdated stereotype and refill it with a

    new and positive meaning. The purpose was to offer children of all skin colours and all

    backgrounds an empowering role model to identify with. Those who were opposed argued

    that using a racist stereotype in a children’s book or film was inappropriate and harmful. On

    the other hand, those in favour did not view the character as racist and believed it would

    contribute to openness and diversity.

    The purpose of the thesis is to make an analysis of the debate and the arguments that were

    presented. As a result I could find two discourses, one that argued against “Lilla Hjärtat”, and

    one that argued that “Lilla Hjärtat” was a positive character. In the discourse against Lilla

    Hjärtat, debaters maintained that small children were unable to distinguish between the

    different meanings of stereotypical pictures, and also that a privileged white person does not

    have the interpretative prerogative to change a stereotypical image that has been

    discriminating black people for generations. In the other discourse, debaters meant that the

    character could be an important and strong role model for young dark-skinned children. They

    also discussed that the real problem was that there were so few characters of children of other nationalities in children’s literature.

  • 26.
    Furu, Monica
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Artistic Studies (from 2013).
    Wallin Wictorin, Margareta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Byggnaderna och det estetiska uttrycket2017In: Universitetsfilialen i Karlstad 1967-1977: Glimtar från akademins första år. / [ed] Olausson, Peter, Karlstad: Karlstads universitet , 2017, p. 97-106Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 27.
    Ghebre, Alexander
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Afrofobi: En begreppsanalytisk studie2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to create a broader understanding of the concept of afrophobia. The purpose of the study is also to investigate how the term ”afrophobia” is expressed in public documents. The research questions are: When did the concept of afrophobia begin to be used on an international level, but above all in Sweden? How is the term ”afrophobia” defined by different organizations and public bodies? What alternative terms are also used, and how does their meaning differ? What possible effects can different definitions contribute to? The method that will be applied by an idea analysis on my primary material. As an analysis tool, I will use five different dimensions that consist of the following: Historical perspective, Cultural identity, Intercultural perspective with a postcolonial point of departure, Strategic essentialism/cosmopolitism and critical whiteness perspective/color blindness. The result will show the different definitions of the primary material and is analyzed based on my chosen dimensions.

  • 28.
    Grahn, Andreas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Fakta, normativitet eller pluralism? - Didaktiska typologier inom gymnasieskolans geografiundervisning om klimatförändringar: Recension av Per Sund2011In: Nordidactica: Journal of Humanities and Social Science Education, ISSN 2000-9879, no 1, p. 77-79Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Grandics, Jonna
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Laakkonen Johansson, Isabelle
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Skolsegregation: En fallstudie över etnisk och socioekonomisk skolsegregation på Frödingskolan2018Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det fria skolvalet infördes år 1992 för att möjliggöra en social förflyttning i grundskolan. Reformen syftade till att föräldrarnas socioekonomiska samt etniska bakgrund inte skulle påverka elevers betyg. Ett flertal studier visar tydliga tendenser på att det fria skolvalet har resulterat i det motsatta då elevsammansättningen med tiden blivit allt mer homogen samt att betygen har försämrats.

     

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur elevsammansättningen samt betyg, utifrån etnisk samt socioekonomisk bakgrund, påverkats på Frödingskolan i Karlstad kommun sedan det fria skolvalet infördes. Studien utgår från kvantitativ statistisk mellan läsåren 2005/2006 samt 2016/2017. Statistiken är hämtad från databasen Siris, Skolverkets internetbaserade resultat- och kvalitetinformationssystem. Insamlade data har bearbetats och redovisas genom stapeldiagram för att sedan analyseras med hjälp av teorier som White flight och White avoidance, Micromotives and Macrobehavior samt Bourdieus teori som behandlar utbildningskapital.

     

    Resultatet visar att elevsammansättningen utifrån etnisk bakgrund har förändrats på Frödingskolan genom att andelen elever med svensk bakgrund har minskat markant i jämförelse med elever av annan etnisk bakgrund. Resultatet visar således att det inte har skett en förändring i elevsammansättningen utifrån socioekonomisk bakgrund då elever vars föräldrar har en för-och gymnasial utbildning eller eftergymnasial utbildning har minskat i ungefär lika stor omfattning. Resultatet tyder på en etnisk segregation, då elevsammansättningen enbart förändrades utifrån etnisk bakgrund. Betygen har, till skillnad från vad tidigare forskning visat, förbättrats i majoriteten av kategorier.

  • 30.
    Grimbeek, Marinette
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Shower Power? Satire and the Zuma Presidency2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Already before his election as president of South Africa in 2009, Jacob Zuma was a public figure mired in controversy. Securing power through populism, and amid allegations of rape, corruption and racketeering, Zuma was instrumental in turning the African National Congress against the sitting president Thabo Mbeki, and led the party to another election victory in 2014 before resigning in February 2018.

     

    In this presentation, I give a few examples of the use of satire against the Zuma presidency, focusing on the way in which the showerhead became a metonymy for corruption. The cartoonist Zapiro first started drawing the showerhead on top of Zuma’s head after Zuma testified at his 2006 rape trial – he was acquitted – that he took a shower after unprotected sex to minimise the risk of contracting HIV. In subsequent years, the showerhead was used as the cartoonist’s political barometer, growing and shrinking depending on the issues of the day (and at times disappearing completely), while reminding the public how misguided the president was about HIV infection. The showerhead has become part of South Africa’s popular culture; it has been used both by Zuma’s political opponents to taunt the president, as well as by public protesters.

     

    While the true costs of the Zuma presidency to South Africa are yet to be established, Zuma has provided satirists and political opponents with a seemingly inexhaustible wealth of material. In this context, satire is highly political, and it has served to highlight issues of free speech and censorship. At the same time, however, the role played by satire in bringing about political change is difficult to determine.

  • 31.
    Grimbeek, Marinette
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    The Struggle as Pop: Authenticity and Nostalgia in Post-Apartheid Music2018Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Gruvman, Maria
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).
    Rejmalm, Madelene
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Educational Studies (from 2013).
    Högläsning i förskolan - endast vid vilan ?: En intervju- och observationsstudie om förskollärares förhållningsätt till högläsning i relation till den nya läroplanen.2019Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to clarify how pedagogues work with the new curriculum goal regarding reading and talking about text content in order to promote children's language development in various ways.

    Eight observations have been conducted and four qualitative interviews at four different preschools. Based on the socio-cultural perspective.

    The results show that preschool teachers have understood that reading aloud and talking about the read is important for children's language development, but the working method between the different preschools has varied.

  • 33.
    Gustafson, Louise
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    Konstnärligt skapande & hälsa: En undersökning om hur konstnärligt skapande kan gynna människor med funktionsnedsättningar genom projektet Lerins lärlingar.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här uppsatsen undersöker hur kreativt skapande kan gynna människor med funktionsnedsättningar genom projektet Lerins lärlingar (SVT). Genom en innehållsanalys av tv programmet Lerins lärlingar analyserades intervjuer för att få fram (1) hur det påverkat deras öppenhet, humör, identitet, självkänsla och känsla av social samhörighet samt (2) hur konstnärligt skapande kan relateras till hälsa genom projektet och (3) vilken bild av konst och hälsa förmedlas genom projektet. Den sociala samhörigheten bidrar till en social utveckling, relationer och social samhörighet, varav det konstnärliga skapandet bidrar till en utveckling av tankar, fantasi och självkänsla samt identitet och uttryck. Kreativt uttryck har en stor roll i dessa individers liv och bidrar till förbättrat humör samt ökad självkänsla, varav umgänget i konstskolan bidrar till ökad social samhörighet, öppenhet och utger en mening i deras vardag. Programmet visar de positiva effekterna av kreativt skapande för människor med funktionsnedsättningar, både i helhet, men också för hur individerna på så sätt kan finna alternativa uttryck för de som har svårt att uttrycka sig på andra vis, såsom genom tal eller ljud.  

  • 34.
    Haajanen, Andréa
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Barn och ungas tillgång till scenkonst: En studie om infrastruktur, kommunikation och legitimitetsgrunder i relation till scenkonst för barn och unga i skolan.2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the study is to examine children and young people's access to performing arts in the school through the infrastructure and communication process that exists in Värmland. To distinguish this, Dorte Skot-Hansen, Gier Vestheim and Ole Hylland's legitimacy are used, as well as Claude Elwood Shannon and Warren Weaver's communicative model. The method is carried out with a qualitative and hermeneutic perspective through four interviews and four documents that are analyzed with a substantive idea analysis. The result reports the interviews' answers and an analysis of the results. The conclusions present further results that can be drawn from the study data. In the discussion of the results, the interpretations I have drawn from the results and other relevant discussions are addressed to address the study.

  • 35.
    HAMMARSTEDT, ANNIKA
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Bilfri stad?: Den mobila människan och att planera för rörlighet samt tillgänglighet i staden2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur en bilfria stad kan påverka människors rörelsemönster. Undersökningen baseras på teorier om bilfria städer och hur människor kan påverkas.En fallstudie utfördes på Strängnäs Kommun för att undersöka det på en lokal nivå. Det genomfördes intervjuer med planhandläggare på kommunen, för att ta reda på hur de planerar för ett bilfritt centrum. Tio invånare intervjuades också för att få en uppfattning om hur de skulle kunna påverkas av ett bilfritt centrum i Strängnäs. Studien har visat att det inte är optimalt att förbjuda bilen ur staden, utan att man bör fokusera på att minska bilismen och planera för tillgänglighet i staden och människors rörlighet. Studien visar också att planhandläggarna i kommunen planerar i första hand för bilen idag, men att det har en trafikprioriteringslista att följa i och med en ny trafikstrategi. Studien visar att majoriteten av de intervjuade personerna ställer sig negativa till ett bilfritt centrum i Strängnäs.

  • 36.
    Heidari, Shirin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    Jens, Schörling
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    Hur nationella kulturella dimensioner yttrar sig i interna förändringsprojekt: En fallstudie i Sverige och Förenade Arabemiraten2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Implementation of internal change projects are increasing in scope as a result of the globalization of markets and increased competition (Kotter, 2012). Internal change projects may involve many types of changes, such as new ways of working, new organizational structure, new IT systems or new business models. They all have one goal in common: to achieve a change in behavior of those individuals affected by the project. The key to success of a change project is to overcome any resistance to change of those affected by the Project. (Ljung, 2010)The starting point for our current study was to focus upon the internal change projects carried out in different ways in different cultures. Peoples’ behaviors are influenced by their acquired culture and their personality. The acquired culture consists of several parts. Indeed, the national culture is considered an essential part of the acquired culture (Hofstede, 2010). In our study, we have observed how differences concerning the cultural dimensions of Masculinity and Long-Term Orientation. These differences may be explained by he interviewed was male and conditions in Dubai. This study shows that implementation of internal change projects face different types of challenges in Sweden and the UAE. Indeed the differences appear to be due largely to differences in countries' cultural dimensions. In the UAE it is easier to implement change projects since resistance to change is low,. the “national culture” can manifest in different countries, using examples of change projects in Sweden and in the United Arab Emirates, UAE.It has been previously observed that internal change projects often fail (up to 70% of cases) (Beer & Nohira, 2000; Kotter, 2012). American John Kotter has developed a method in eight process steps to reduce failure. His system was developed by studying why internal change projects fail, albeit was focused upon an Anglo-Saxon real world context. Dutchman Geert Hofstede has produced a model to assess national culture. The model consists of six national dimensions. These dimensions can have different values placed upon them by different countries. In our study, we have assessed how the projects are being implemented in Sweden and UEA, based on Hofstedes’ cultural dimensions. Moreover, we have also focused upon one of Kotters’ process steps (i.e. the ability to communicate the project's vision) and how this has been implemented in the two countries.For our study, the authors have performed qualitative analysis. Organizations in Sweden and the UAE strongly influenced by the countries' own cultures were selected for assessment. The interviews were low-structured and low-standardized and performed to allow the respondents to formulate an unbiased honest response.From our interviews, we observed a number of behaviors that can be attributed to the national culture according to Hofstede's model. In Sweden, we found high conformity with Hofstede's model, but interestingly, in the UAE, we observed Swedish businesses are well suited for (successful) change projects as they apply a broad perspective and knowledge needed to implement the project. Our study indicates that it is possible to customize Kotter's approach on the basis of national culture. However, this depends upon a high national culture similarity to that previously used by Kotter to generate his method.

  • 37.
    Helmersson, Markus
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Svenska ungdomars attityd till svensk film: En undersökning av svenska ungdomars medievanor och förhållande till den svenska filmindustrin2019Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The study researches the media habits and attitude of the Swedish youths toward the Swedish film industry. By using official sources and literature about the Swedish film industry and media statistics it becomes clear that Swedish film attracts a minority of the Swedish cinema attenders, and that the media habits of the Swedish youths favors foreign movies. It becomes clear that youths have a relatively negative attitude towards Swedish movies, which is seen as dull in comparison to foreign movies.

  • 38.
    Hillgaard Bulow, Morten
    et al.
    University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Holm, Marie-Louise
    Linköpings universitet, Tema Genus.
    Queering 'Successful Ageing', Dementia and Alzheimer's Research2016In: Body & Society, ISSN 1357-034X, E-ISSN 1460-3632, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 77-102Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contributing to both ageing research and queer-feminist scholarship, this article introduces feminist philosopher Margrit Shildricks queer notion of the monstrous to the subject of ageing and the issue of dealing with frailty within ageing research. The monstrous, as a norm-critical notion, takes as its point of departure that we are always already monstrous, meaning that the western ideal of well-ordered, independent, unleaky, rational embodied subjects is impossible to achieve. From this starting point the normalizing and optimizing strategies of ageing research - here exemplified through the concept of successful ageing and the treatment of Alzheimers disease - can be problematized. The notion of the monstrous instead suggests a view on ageing and monstrous embodiment which provides room for other, different ways of being recognized as an embodied subject, and for dealing with difference, vulnerability and frailty.

  • 39.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Adoptees and identity: What does the research say?2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Afrofobi2015In: Antirasistisk ordbok / [ed] Adrián Groglopo, Malmö: Antirasistiska Akademin , 2015, p. 13-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 41. Hübinette, Tobias
    Antiziganism2015In: Antirasistisk ordbok / [ed] Adrián Groglopo, Malmö: Antirasistiska Akademin , 2015, p. 25-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    De svenska rasstereotypdebatterna 2011–13: En studie av en antirasism i kris2017In: Protes, metafor och den obsoleta kroppen / [ed] Hedda Viå & Samuel Richter, Stockholm: Kungl. Konsthögskolan , 2017, p. 21-29Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Den färgblinda antirasismen slår tillbaka2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Den färgblinda antirasismen slår tillbaka2017In: Ras och vithet: Den svenska vitheten och svenska rasrelationer i går och i dag / [ed] Tobias Hübinette, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 237-251Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Hangukin ibyangmunjêwa hanguk taejungmunhwaê chaehyôndoen ibyangin (The Korean adoption issue and representations of adopted Koreans in Korean popular culture)2015In: Hanguk haeoeibyang (International Korean adoption): Ch’oguk’kajôk adong yangyuk silhômgwa bunt’uhanûn ibyang sôsa 50nyôn (A fifty-year history of policy and practice) / [ed] Kathleen Ja Sook Bergquist, Elizabeth Vonk, Dong Soo Kim & Marvin D. Feit, Seoul: KoRoot , 2015, p. 289-303Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Ljudet av rasifiering2017In: Mana, ISSN 1403-6886, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 30-31Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Migrazione forzate e studi comparati2015In: ADOPNation, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 16-17Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 48.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies.
    Nordic whiteness at play in a contemporary Swedish context2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 49. Hübinette, Tobias
    Om svårigheten att vara en antirasistisk forskare och aktivist i dagens Sverige2015In: Vardagens antirasism: Om rörelsens villkor och framväxt i Sverige / [ed] Adrián Groglopo, Majsa Allelin, Diana Mulinari & Carlos Díaz, Malmö: Notis , 2015, p. 73-84Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 50.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Language, Literature and Intercultural Studies (from 2013).
    Race in transnational and transracial adoption2015In: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, Vol. 1, no 4, p. 584-585Article in journal (Other academic)
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