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  • 1. Aartsen, Marja
    et al.
    Béland, Daniel
    Edmondson, Ricca
    Ginn, Jay
    Komp, Kathrin
    Nilsson, Magnus
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Perek-Bialas, Jolanta
    Sorensen, Penny
    Weicht, Bernard
    Ageing in the light of crises: Economic crisis, demographic change, and the search for meaning2012Report (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Arnegård, Johan
    et al.
    Gymnastik- och idrottshögskolan, Stockholm.
    Sandell, Klas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism.
    Outdoor recreation in times of change2012In: Outdoor Recreation in Change - current knowledge and future challenges: Proceedings of the 6th InternationalConference on Monitoring and Management of Visitors in Recreational and Protected Areas / [ed] Peter Fredman, Marie Stenseke, Hanna Liljendahl, Anders Mossing and Daniel Laven, 2012, p. 110-111Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Baaz, Mikael
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Lilja, Mona
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies. Sociologi.
    Editorial2017In: Journal of Political Power, ISSN 2158-379X, E-ISSN 2158-3803, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 127-132Article, review/survey (Other academic)
  • 4. Baaz, MIkael
    et al.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Lilja, Mona
    Editorial: Special Issue. Resistance and Emotions.2017In: Journal of Political Power, ISSN 2158-379X, E-ISSN 2158-3803, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 127-132Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 5. Baaz, Mikael
    et al.
    Lilja, Mona
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013). Sociologi.
    Allison, Östlund
    Legal Pluralism, Gendered Discourses and Hybridity in Land-Titling Practices in Cambodia2017In: Journal of law and society (Print), ISSN 0263-323X, E-ISSN 1467-6478, Vol. 44, no 2, p. 220-227Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article describes and analyses the tensions, ambivalence, and hybridity that prevail in the nexus between discourses of gender and the legal pluralism of the new, formalized, and customary ways of handling land titles. Based on empirical research in Cambodia, it reveals a number of mechanisms, challenges, and inconsistencies in the practice of land-titling. Foremost, the practice of titling seems to be highly informed by local discourses of marriage, family, gender, and age, which all affect to whom land is assigned; this leaves a hybrid construction in the nexus between statutory law and customary practices. The article departs from this observation and adds three contributions on a theoretical level to existing research: by incorporating the dimensions of discourse analysis and legal hybridity, by linking the concept of legal pluralism to the process of hybridization, and by introducing the notion of hybridity of implementation as a supplement to hybridity of law.

  • 6.
    Baaz, Mikael
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Lilja, Mona
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013). Göteborgs universitet.
    Stellan, Vinthagen
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Resistance Studies as an Academic Pursuit2017In: Journal of Resistance Studies, ISSN 2001-9947, Vol. 3, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Bengtsson, Bengt
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Business Administration.
    Från värden till pengar - en osäker resa2012In: Ekonomiska samfundets tidskrift, ISSN 0013-3183, E-ISSN 2323-1378, no 1, p. 7-17Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Bergh, Daniel
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Den värmländska skolan2016In: Värmländska utmaningar: Poitik Ekonomi Samhälle  Kultur Medier / [ed] P-O Norell & Lennart Nilsson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2016, p. 423-434Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Skolan är ett område som i högsta grad berör allmänheten. Detta märks både i den allmänna debatten i nyhetsrapportering och i vetenskapliga undersökningar av olika slag. Under de senaste fem valen har exempelvis skolfrågan varit en av de mest centrala frågorna. Enligt SVTs väljarundersökning 2014 var också skolfrågan en av de mest betydelsefulla frågorna för val av parti. Den svenska grundskolan har under senare år även utgjort ett hett debattämne i svensk massmedia. Debatten har hämtat näring från de försämrade resultaten för svenska grundskoleelever vid internationella jämförelser, inte minst utifrån den så kallade PISA-undersökningen och andra internationella men också nationella jämförelser. I detta kapitel analyseras olika aspekter av förtroendet för den värmländska skolan och attityder till några vanliga politiska förslag på skolans område

     

  • 9.
    Bergman, Ann
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Working Life Science.
    Huzell, Henrietta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Working Life Science.
    Segregationens seghet och dess föränderliga former: En vänbok till Lena Gonäs2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta är en bok som handlar om kön och arbete. Som den vänbok den är utgör kapitlen en blandning av allt ifrån reflekterande texter till empiriska studier. Boken är indelad i tre övergripande teman. Den första delen inbegriper tre kapitel som utgörs av tillbakablickar och beskriver hur forsking kring kön och jämställdhet bedrivits sedan i början på 80-talet och framåt. Därefter följer en del med fyra kapitel som fokuserar arbetsmarknad, sysselsättning och segregation. Boken avslutas med fyra kapitel som berör områdena arbete och familj, yrkesval. Boken inleds emellertid med en intervju med Lena. Vi hoppas att denna mångfacetterade samling texter kan göra vår uppskattning till Lena rättvisande, men också att de kan fungera som en inspirationskälla till vidare forskning och tankar kring kön och arbete.

  • 10.
    Bergman, Ann
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).
    Ulfsdotter Eriksson, Ylva
    Gothenburg University.
    Kundintensivaserviceyrken: om status, emotioner och kropp i arbetet2019In: Arbete & Välfärd: Ledning personal och organisationsmodeller i Sverige / [ed] Åke Sandberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2019, 1, p. 337-452Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 11.
    Brodrej, Alan
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Salar, Ali
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Hemtjänst: En kvalitativ studie av hemtjänstpersonals upplevelser av yrket2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay deals with home care staff's perceptions of their jobs and the conditions prevailing. It is a qualitative study based on interviews with staff from the home care service in Karlstad.

    The aim of this work was to qualitatively examine how home care staff perceive their profession under the circumstances. The interviews were conducted using an interview guide. The interviews were then analyzed and themes were created across important areas that have been prominent in the transcriptions.

    The theories and concepts used in the study were developed and defined by Arlie Hochschild, Randall Collins and Rosmari Eliasson, who writes about the concept of caring rationality. Results used to represent earlier research come from research done by Eva Olsson, Anneli Stranz and Marta Szebehely.

    After the analysis was carried out, we had a total of sex different themes with different topics under each theme. Under results we present the various themes developed and analyze them and compare the results with theory. The names of the themes are: Emotions, Lack of time and staff, Flexibility, Socialization, Relationships and Life outside work. Under each theme there are quotations from the interviews as examples of how the respondents expressed themselves. These examples also help to substantiate the results. Under each theme highlighted the different topics that are represented by the different names are discussed. Here we present various aspects of the profession that the staff thought was important to highlight. The study is based on their opinions and recurring topics are covered. Negative and positive aspects of the profession get highlighted.

    In the results we concluded that emotions are an important and salient aspect staff in home care. The lack of staff and time can also affect the daily work. The relationship with colleagues is often like in a small community and they assist eachother and co-operate. The staff have contact with many people and have relationships with everyone they meet during the day.

  • 12.
    Ellonen, Noora
    et al.
    University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland.
    Lucas, Steven
    Department of Women's and Children's Health, Uppsala University, Uppsala Sweden.
    Tindberg, Ylva
    Department of Women's and Children's Health and Centre for Clinical Research Sörmland, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
    Janson, Staffan
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Environmental Sciences. Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Health Sciences (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Parents' Self-Reported Use of Corporal Punishment and Other Humiliating Upbringing Practices in Finland and Sweden: A Comparative Study2017In: Child Abuse Review, ISSN 0952-9136, E-ISSN 1099-0852, Vol. 26, no 4, p. 289-304Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden and Finland were the first countries to ban corporal punishment 30years ago. Since then, the prevalence of attitudes supporting the use of corporal punishment and the practice itself have decreased. This study examines the current frequencies of corporal punishment and other humiliating upbringing practices in Finnish and Swedish families. The analysis is based on survey data among 3170 Finnish and 1358 Swedish parents with children from newborn to 12years of age. Data were analysed using univariate tests (chi-square) and logistic regression. According to the analysis, a larger proportion of Finnish parents, and especially mothers, use humiliating upbringing practices compared to Swedish parents. This difference is not found with regard to corporal punishment. A larger proportion of Finnish parents push their children compared to Swedish parents, while a larger proportion of Swedish parents shake their children. In both countries, corporal punishment is more frequently used by fathers, boys are more often victimised than girls, toddlers are more often exposed to corporal punishment and school-age children are more often subjected to psychologically abusive practices. Corporal punishment and other humiliating upbringing practices are strongly correlated in both countries. The differences found between countries were not explained by socio-demographic factors.

  • 13.
    Eriksson, Bengt G
    et al.
    Faculty of Health and Sports, Hedmark University College, Elverum, Norway.
    Hummelvoll, J. K
    Faculty of Health and Sports, Hedmark University College, Elverum, Norway.
    To live as mentally disabled in the risk society2012In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, ISSN 1351-0126, E-ISSN 1365-2850, Vol. 19, no 7, p. 594-602Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The contemporary society is to some extent characterized by longitudinal changes, towards individualization, uncertainty, and risk. Numerous risks and dangers in modern society have been mastered, while others have emerged, often created by human actions. The individual's freedom of choice has increased, but also the responsibility for the choices made. In this society, the risk society, there is a greater need for formative and situation-related knowledge to manage risks. The aims of this paper are to discuss the concept of risk society in the light of everyday experiences made by people with mental disabilities, how challenges can be mastered and positive possibilities can be utilized. Data collection was made through a multistage focus group, and the data were analysed by qualitative content analysis. The results show that characteristics of the risk society are identified by people with mental disabilities. Change and uncertainty, obstacles created by societal institutions, lack of trust, and the need of adapted working conditions are frequently experienced, impersonal relations and feelings of loneliness as well. However, these conditions can be partly counteracted by belonging to an alternative fellowship, which might lead to quality of life-related personal improvements.

  • 14.
    Forsberg, Gunnel
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Lindgren, Gerd
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Regional policy, social networks and informal structures2015In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 368-382Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents a study on regional development and innovation systems. The theoretical points of departure are gender theory and two perspectives from human geography and sociology: the theory of network governance for regional development and the theory of homosocial networks. The regional policy of the EU today is characterized by a strongly emphasized governance model: i.e., an orientation towards networks and cluster initiatives. The 2004–2007 regional development programme in VÀrmland, a Swedish county, is a template for this policy. Its basic principles included partnership engagements, networking, EU-specific linguistic usage and superstar rhetoric. However, this seemingly innovative regional policy has roots in traditional industrial society (ironworks and paper mills). The network-planning model allows informal social structures to re-enter the arena of regional planning. Gender equality in regional government policy was challenged by the presence of a homosocial shadow (seamy-side) structure, such as secret networks and clubs on the outside of the official organizations. Networks were also important in the reproduction of traditional power structures, male dominance and hegemony. One conclusion we reach is that networking can be used mutually as a progressive force and as a conservative tool among actors in the innovation of policy.

  • 15. Forsberg, Jeanette
    "Ibland känner jag mig som en person med flera huvuden": En studie om hur språk och identitet samspelar.2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

     

       The purpose of my essay is to understand how language and identity interact in individuals with an immigrant backgrounds? My main focus is rooted in the individual`s identity and my questions are:

    -        How is the informants talkning about the importance of being able to make themselves understood with the language?

    -        How do they talk about the creation of identity?

    -        How does language and identity be linked in their discourse about language and identity?

       To accomplish this and to answer my questions I have chosen to use a qualitative method based of interviews. I believe that this method is the most appropriate in order to provide answers to my questions. I interviewed four people who have lived in Sweden between 3-6 years. Two of  the  informants are from Latvia and speak fluent swedish, the two other informants come from Chile and are currently learning swedish. These two interviews are therefore made in their native tongue, Spanish. All of the  informants are multi-lingual.

       The result of my investigation shows that language and identity are closely related to each other. The new language is used to make new contacts and establish new ”mirrors” in their enviroment and this gives people a sense of coherence and this is needed for the creation of identity. At the same time the mother tongue is needed to be abel to recognize themself, a man defines himself by his language which is also important in the creation of identity.

     

  • 16.
    Furåker, Bengt
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Håkansson, Kristina
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Karlsson, Jan Ch
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
    Commitment to work and job satisfaction: studies of work orientations2012Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    People's work orientations and attitudes to paid work are highly important for the welfare of any country. Still, little is currently known about how such attitudes are distributed among different countries, men and women, classes, occupations, age groups and so on. Even less is known about how work orientations have changed during the dramatic social transformations of economies and labour markets during recent decades. What happened, for example, to work orientations in Iceland when the country went bankrupt? The answer is quite surprising. Or, is it true that work is losing its position in people's lives in Western world? What is the relationship between people's attitudes to work and the way they actually behave on the labour market?This timely book deals with these questions - and more - presenting fresh knowledge on changes in work orientations in many countries. It is based on genuine theoretical arguments and thorough empirical studies, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. It is a great source of new knowledge on work orientations and changes in attitudes to work.

  • 17.
    Hagquist, Curt
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Research on Child and Adolescent Mental Health (from 2013).
    Due, Pernille
    Univ Southern Denmark, Natl Inst Publ Hlth, DK-1353 Copenhagen K, Denmark.
    Torsheim, Torbjorn
    University Bergen Norway.
    Valimaa, Raili
    Univ Jyvaskyla, Finland.
    Cross-country comparisons of trends in adolescent psychosomatic symptoms: a Rasch analysis of HBSC data from four Nordic countries2019In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, ISSN 1477-7525, E-ISSN 1477-7525, Vol. 17, article id 27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BackgroundTo analyse the psychometric properties of the HBSC Symptom Checklist (HBSC-SCL) on psychosomatic symptoms with a focus on the operating characteristics of the items, and on the impacts of measurement distortions on the comparisons of person measures across time and between countries.MethodsData were collected in 1993/94, 1997/98, 2001/02, 2005/06, 2008/09, 2013/14 in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden as part of the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study. Data comprised 116,531 students 11, 13 and 15years old. Rasch analysis was conducted of the HBSC-SCL consisting of eight items with a focus on Differential Item Functioning (DIF) and item threshold ordering. The impacts of DIF and threshold disordering on trend analyses were analysed in a subsample consisting of 15years old students.ResultsOne item shows evidence of severe DIF and the categorisation of some items does not seem to work as intended. Analyses of changes based on proportions of psychosomatic symptoms show that bad item functioning affects some comparisons between countries across time: A four percentage point difference between 15years old girls in Finland and Sweden concerning the rate of increase of psychosomatic symptoms from 1994 to 2014 disappears when the problems with DIF and disordered item thresholds are taken into account. Although the proportions of students with psychosomatic symptoms are clearly higher 2014 than 1994 in all four countries the shape of most trends is nonlinear.ConclusionsSome of the cross-country comparisons were distorted because of DIF and problems related to disordering of the item thresholds. The comparisons among girls between Finland and Sweden were affected by the problems pertaining to the original measure of psychosomatic symptoms, while the trend patterns among boys were not much affected. In addition to confirming increasing rates of adolescent mental health problems in the Nordic countries, the substantive analyses in the current study show that Finland is joining Sweden in having the sharpest increase among older adolescents, in particular among girls.To improve the functioning of the scale the DIF item could be removed or replaced and response categories collapsed in post hoc analyses.

  • 18.
    Haraldson, Anna-Lena
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Organisering för samverkan: En introduktion2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här rapportens syfte är att mot bakgrund av tidigare forskning om och utvärderingar av samverkan inom offentliga organisationer, speciellt människobehandlande organisationer, introducera olika former av samverkan samt framförallt lyfta fram några viktiga faktorer vid planering och organisering av samverkan.

    Rapporten inleds med en bakgrundsbeskrivning av olika orsaker till ökad samverkan, exempelvis ökade krav på effektivisering och försök att hantera den ökade specialiseringen inom välfärdsstatens organisationer. Därefter behandlas olika former och modeller för samverkan. Samverkan kan omfatta allt från integrering av olika enheter inom olika organisationer till mindre samarbetsprojekt inom en enhet eller mellan olika professionella yrkesgrupper.  

    I nästa del lyfts flera faktorer fram som är viktiga att tänka på innan man startar själva samarbetet, exempelvis ledningens ansvar, klargörande av syftesbeskrivningar, legitimitet och avsättande av tid. Flera tidigare studier visar att ledningen bör ha en aktiv roll under hela projekttiden. Ledningen är viktig för att skapa förutsättningar som tid och resurser men framförallt för att klargöra syften och hantera gränsdragningar och anspråk mellan de olika enheter eller huvudmän som ingår i samverkan. Ledningen har också en viktig uppgift i att tillse att målen är tillräckligt tydliga och relevanta samt att se till att samverkan är förankrad och har legitimitet hos samtliga personer som berörs av samverkan. I flera fall var exempelvis inte mellancheferna i respektive organisation involverade i projekten vilket hindrade handläggarna från att kunna samverka på ett effektivt sätt. Om ledningen inte finns tillgänglig för att lösa dessa frågor finns risk att underliggande nivåer tvingas hantera frågor de inte har mandat för.

    I kapitlet därefter lyfts faktorer fram som är viktiga vid själva genomförandet, exempelvis formella och informella organisationselement, institutionella logiker och professioners olika kunskaps- och tolkningsramar.  I all samverkan skall ofta flera olika delar av de samverkande enheterna eller organisationerna skapa en ny organisation. För detta krävs ofta både nya rutiner och delegationsordningar där makt, ansvar, befogenheter och hantering av sekretessfrågor är klargjorda. Men det är inte bara formella faktorer som behöver hanteras. Flera studier visar att både kulturella och institutionella element som normer, värderingar, kunskaps- och förklaringsmodeller samt organisations- och beslutslogiker i hög grad påverkar samverkan. Dessa element är ofta svårare att hantera eftersom de ligger inbäddade i organisationerna och ofta är en del av olika professioners identitet och yrkesstolthet.

    Rapporten avslutas med några reflektioner om effekter, risker och möjligheter med olika typer av samverkansprojekt. Det finns ganska få utvärderingar som visar effekter av olika samverkansprojekt och de som finns visar ibland motstridiga resultat exempelvis att sjukskrivningar både minskat och ökat som en följd av samverkansprojekten. En del utvärderingar visar också att man lyckats motverka fragmenteringen, ökat helhetssynen och individanpassningen i förhållande till brukarna genom samverkansprojekten. Dessa projekt hade dock ofta externa anställda personer som arbetade direkt mot brukarna.  

    Ett annat resultat som framkommer i olika utvärderingar är att professioner utvecklat en större förståelse för varandras verksamhet men också att man haft problem med att kommunala verksamheter underordnats hälso- och sjukvårdens verksamhet. Slutligen nämns i flera studier att samverkansprojekt kan leda till att strukturella problem individualiseras och/eller att omgivningsfaktorernas betydelse för projekten negligeras.

    Det kanske viktigaste när det gäller samverkan verkar dock vara att ta hänsyn till lokala förutsättningar, utgå från verkliga problem och tillse att man arbetar utifrån en kollegial jämlikhet med respekt för varandras professioner och uppgifter.

  • 19.
    Haraldson (Haraldsson), Anna-Lena
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
    Könstraditioner och det "nya" friluftslivet2012Report (Other academic)
  • 20. Heikkinen, Satu
    Age-based inequality: Ageism, childism and adultism2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Conceptualisations of age in the ageism debate2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 22.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Mobile Lives in a Neighbourhood: Physical Mobility, Life Stories and Ageing2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ‘Ageing in place’ is a notion which captures the importance of ageing in familiarsurroundings for older people. Place is often conceptualized as the local environment,e.g. the neighbourhood of living. However, in the modern mobile world,older people are highly mobile, virtually as well as physically. This means thatthe notion of place also has to include mobility and ‘ageing in place’ may have totranscend local boundaries. The aim of this paper is to discuss ‘ageing in place’based on narratives of physical mobility, i.e. everyday mobility/transportation andresidential mobility, among older people living in the same neighbourhood.18 interviewees 65 years and older were asked to retell their lived mobility.All interviewees lived in the same neighbourhood, Ljura in Norrköping, Sweden.In this way all stories converged in time and space, in Ljura, at the time of the interviews.Some interviewees had grown up in Norrköping while others originatedfrom the very north and south of Sweden, as well as from abroad. The experiencesof and ties to Ljura differed clearly based on when the interviewees movedto Ljura as well as previous experiences of mobility in life. While living in Ljura,routinized everyday mobility was connecting the neighbourhood to other importantplaces for the informants, e.g. a nearby forest, the city centre, allotments andplaces from the childhood. Multilocal living was also important where living inthe neighbourhood was, depending on season, shared with living in the summercottage or traveling for longer periods in a camper.The life stories of mobility among older people living in the same neighbourhoodillustrate heterogeneous ways of relating to the neighbourhood as well asthe importance of mobility to link places of significance to each other. The paperdiscusses conceptualisations of ‘ageing-in-place’ in relation to these results

  • 23.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Older driver debate in Swedish transportation policy2016Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    'Seniors are disabled or like everybody else': Dilemmas for policy makers when dealing with life course transitions and heterogeneity in applied fields such as transportation2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The point of departure for this article is the results from a case study of Sweden on national actors and policies dealing with senior obility published in a EU report 2013. The results showed that senior road users were a neglected category on national policy level espite concerns of the ageing of society. In this article the case study was further analysed in a theoretical framework of categorisation n order to get in-depth knowledge on how older road users were discussed and categorised. The main empirical data was interviews, documents and web pages, all focusing on national level. There was ambivalence among important national transportation actors in how to deal with the category of older road user. Officials at Swedish Transport Administration claimed e.g. older road users to be a nonrelevant category since issues of importance for this category were brought up in relation to categories such as disability and vulnerable road users. Otherwise older road users were like "everybody else". There was a backlash where heterogeneity was explicitly used as an argument for not focusing explicitly on older people. It appeared to be based on an understanding of heterogeneity as diversity of characteristics (except chronological age) while not recognizing how individuals with different characteristics still may pass common life course transitions related to the life course. The tendency to view categories in this context as constructed on specific static characteristics (e.g. chronological age, disability features) thus largely dismissed the temporal dimension in ageing and life course transitions and processes. The consequence was, among others, a problematic one-dimensional understanding of heterogeneity. The article argues that what has often been viewed as an advance, in gerontology and later spread to other fields, namely putting forward heterogeneity in order to challenge homogenous views of old age, should be accompanied also with a more thorough view on heterogeneity in relation to age.

  • 25.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Åldersbaserad ojämlikhet: ålderism, childism och adultism2017In: Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier / [ed] Clary Krekula och Barbro Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 81-94Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 26. Heikkinen, Satu
    et al.
    Alfredsson Olsson, Eva
    Social Dancing in Later Life: The Life Course, Historical Time and Serious Leisure2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 27. Heikkinen, Satu
    et al.
    Alfredsson-Olsson, Eva
    Social Dancing in Later Life: The Life Course, Historical Time and Serious Leisure2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Heikkinen, Satu
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Nilsson, Magnus
    Ageism and Power: Explicit and Implicit Assumptions on Power in the Literature on Ageism2017Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Hellgren, Lovisa
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Andersson, Maiia
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Det stressade livet som student: En beskrivande uppsats om stressen studenter lever med och dess påverkan beroende på klassbakgrund2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En konsekvens av studentlivet som sällan klingar positivt är stress. I denna studie undersöker vi hur studenter på Karlstads universitet upplever stress samt om klassbakgrund påverkar upplevelsen av stress. Detta har undersökts genom en kvalitativ metod i form av intervjuer där en intervjuguide med fem olika teman använts, dessa teman är: känslor vid stress, orsaker till stress, prestationer, framtid och klassbakgrund. Antalet deltagare i studien är sju stycken studenter i åldrarna 22-24 år som läser olika program eller fristående kurser. Alla studenter som deltog i studien upplever på olika sätt stress i samband med sina universitetsstudier. De vanligaste ämnena kring stress som studenterna tog upp handlar om att aldrig känna sig ledig, tidspress samt prestationsångest. Andra faktorer som bidrar till stress handlar om studiemedel, osäkerhet kring jobbmöjligheter och tentor. Många av studenterna som intervjuades visade en mycket självkritisk sida av sig själva vid frågor som rör misslyckanden, exempelvis vid underkända resultat och kompletteringar. Känslor av stress, oro och ångest var densamma hos alla intervjupersoner oavsett vilken klass de anses tillhöra. Till det empiriska resultatet kopplas Bourdieus teori om klass och kapital samt Siegrist ansträngning-belöningsmodell. Även tidigare forskning kring ämnena stress och klass har kunnat relateras till det empiriska resultatet.

  • 30.
    Henriksson, Andreas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Organising Intimacy: Exploring Heterosexual Singledoms at Swedish Singles Activities2014Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Single activities have long been places where single people can come to meet friends, build community or look for partners. The activities have relevance for studies of heterosexuality, intimacy, personal life and space. This dissertation discusses a conference, a cruise, an online site and an association for heterosexual singles in contemporary Sweden. It shows how these activities, analysed as organising people and spaces, offer participants different versions of intimacy, relationships, personal life and ultimately singledom itself.  The concept non-relationality is coined to describe how people understand and enact what it means to lack a certain kind of relationship.

    Multi-sited ethnographic observations are combined with interviews and a survey (n=416). The chosen methods allow insight into both the heterogeneous character of the contemporary single activity scene, as well as existing tendencies to form communities. The group whose single activities are examined is deemed fairly typical of the single population at large. Nevertheless, most conclusions centre on the specific set of activities described in the book and relate them to historical examples and theory.

    The single activities examined can be interpreted to enact different practices entailed in a relationship without necessarily demanding commitment to a whole relationship or a specific person. In that way, the activities accommodate the inflexible personal lives that some singles report having. This challenges strict boundaries between coupledom and singledom. Such transgressive or “hetero-doxical” potential in single activities is nevertheless circumscribed by organisers’ notion that the activities provide therapeutic community in a phase before singles take the step (back) into coupledom.

  • 31.
    Henriksson, Andreas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Social Studies. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Gender Studies (from 2013).
    Mellström, Ulf
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Education, Centrum för genusforskning. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Gender Studies (from 2013).
    Priori, Andrea
    Fulda Hochschule.
    Considering the Parameters of Transnational Bachelorhood2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Reaching beyond the media portrayals of 'dangerous migrant men', we ask what bachelorhood entails for migrated men within the European union. Using ethnographic data from Italy and interviews from Sweden, and drawing on previous research, we suggest that critical masculinity studies can be combined with the transnational family framework to situate the single men in a relational and transnational context. Our results indicate that bachelorhood is experienced as both freedom and a challenge to build a life that stretches across cultures and nationalities. In this context, masculinity is construed as both freedom from relations and as (conflicting) loyalties. Considering some differences between Italy and Sweden, we suggest ways in which to further examine transnational bachelorhood across Europe and across groups of migrating men.

  • 32.
    Holmesland, Anne-Lise
    et al.
    Univ Oslo, Inst Psychiat, N-0319 Oslo, Norway.;Soerlandet Hosp Trust, Unit Res, N-4604 Kristiansand, Norway..
    Seikkula, Jaakko
    Univ Jyvaskyla, Dept Psychol, FIN-40014 Jyvaskyla, Finland..
    Nilsen, Oystein
    Confederat Trade Unions Norway, Dept Econ & Social Affairs, N-0130 Oslo, Norway..
    Hopfenbeck, Mark
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. Gjovik Univ Coll, N-2802 Gjovik, Norway..
    Arnkil, Tom Erik
    Natl Inst Hlth & Welf, Helsinki 00530, Finland..
    Open Dialogues in social networks: professional identity and transdisciplinary collaboration2010In: International Journal of Integrated Care, ISSN 1568-4156, E-ISSN 1568-4156, Vol. 10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Aim: The aim of this article is to explore the challenges connected to the transformation and emergence of professional identity in transdisciplinary multi-agency network meetings and the use of Open Dialogue. Introduction: The empirical findings have been taken from a clinical project in southern Norway concerning multi-agency network meetings with persons between 14 and 25 years of age. The project explores how these meetings are perceived by professionals working in various sectors. Methodology: Data was collected through three interviews conducted with two focus groups, the first comprising health care professionals and the second professionals from the social and educational sectors. Content analysis was used to create categories through condensation and interpretation. The two main categories that emerged were 'professional role' and 'teamwork'. These were analysed and compared according to the two first meeting in the two focus groups. Results and discussion: The results indicate different levels of motivation and understanding regarding role transformation processes. The realization of transdisciplinary collaboration is dependent upon the professionals' mutual reliance. The professionals' participation is affected by stereotypes and differences in their sense of belonging to a certain network, and thus their identity transformation seems to be strongly affected. To encourage the use of integrated solutions in mental health care, the professionals' preference for teamwork, the importance of familiarity with each other and knowledge of cultural barriers should be addressed.

  • 33. Holmgren, Evelina
    et al.
    Welam, Lisa
    Arbetet med mottagning och integrering av flyktingar i Karlstad kommun: Sex informanter verksamma inom flyktingfrågan: beskrivningar och upplevelser av flyktingmottagandets organisering2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 34.
    Ivarsson, Lars
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    Att förena passion med försörjning: En diskussion om hobby och arbete i det senmoderna samhället2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vissa sätt att försörja sig på benämns i termer av drömyrke, såsom att vara idrottare, musiker, konstnär, författare, skådespelare etc. De här människorna är ofta passionerade över området och utövandet ifråga, och har alltsedan unga år drömt om att kunna leva på sitt stora intresse. Att livnära sig på sådant som andra får lov att ägna sig åt på sin fritid tycks vara förenad med en allmän uppfattning om att det är inte bara självförverkligande, utan också bekymmerslöst. Men är det så?

    I den här boken diskuteras förekomsten av att förena passion med försörjning, och den förhärligande bild som allmänheten tycks ha angående så kallade drömyrken, verkar inte helt överensstämmande med verkligheten.

    Arbetslivsforskningen har till stor del negligerat frågan om passion och förvånande finns det knappt några texter som fokuserar på fenomenet att försörja sig på sin hobby. I det senmoderna individualiserade samhället där individerna alltmer uppmanas att ”göra sin grej” blir det angeläget att undersöka de villkor och konsekvenser som följer av detta. Förhoppningsvis kan den här boken ge viss insikt i vad ett förenande av passion och försörjning innebär. Och förhoppningsvis ger den inspiration till ytterligare forskning på området.

  • 35.
    Johansson, Sara
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), FoU Välfärd Värmland.
    Kartläggning av behov och förutsättningar för en avhopparverksamhet i Värmlands län2015Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna rapport redovisas resultatet av en regional kartläggning genomförd vid FoU Välfärd Värmland på uppdrag av Brottsofferjouren Värmland. Projektet har genomförts under 2014 och möjliggjorts genom medel från Myndigheten för ungdoms- och civilsamhällesfrågor. Kartläggningens syfte var att utifrån ett verksamhetsperspektiv undersöka behov och förutsättningar för en avhopparverksamhet i Värmlands län, med tonvikt vid behovsfrågan och särskilt fokuserad på individer från politiskt extrema organisationer. De verksamheter som representeras i studien är socialtjänst, polis, skola och politik, och data har insamlats via en webbenkät. De olika verksamheterna har valts då de bedömts som sannolika att möta den problematik som omgärdar våldsbejakande miljöer och avhopp.

    Med webbenkäten har de olika verksamheternas befintliga beredskap samt erfarenheter av de aktuella miljöerna kartlagts. Utifrån detta har en bedömning av överensstämmelsen mellan befintliga samt önskvärda åtgärder och rutiner gjorts, varefter en bild kunnat tecknas av situationen samt av behov och förutsättningar för en lokalt förankrad avhopparverksamhet. Utöver enkäten har ett antal kvalitativa intervjuer genomförts med särskilt sakkunniga inom området. Dessa intervjuer har bidragit med ytterligare en dimension till analysen av behov och förutsättningar.

    Resultatet visar inte på ett entydigt eller akut överhängande behov av en avhopparverksamhet, även om det finns en utbredd upplevelse av att behovet kommer att öka i och med att politisk extremism uppfattas som en växande problematik. Webbenkäten visar dessutom att det bland annat finns ett behov av:

    • Utökad samverkan mellan berörda aktörer och upprättande av nätverk för de som kommer i kontakt med problematiken
    • Förbättrade informationskanaler
    • Ökad kunskapsförsörjning i frågorna
    • En förstärkning av det förebyggande arbetet

    Intervjuerna visar dessutom på vikten av att uppmärksamma den smittoeffekt som kan uppstå när en politiskt extrem organisation finns etablerad på en ort. Vidare framhålls de anhöriga som viktiga resurser i arbetet runt såväl avhoppare samt aktiva extremister – och även som en grupp som kan ha egna behov som behöver mötas av en eventuell avhopparverksamhet. Intervjuerna betonar även vikten av närhet, omedelbarhet och tillgänglighet i arbetet med avhoppare – något som accentuerar vikten av en lokal beredskap.

    I rapporten kommenteras förutsättningar för ett framtida arbete med avhoppare genom en bedömning av nuvarande beredskap och rutiner, och ett antal åtgärdsförslag att arbeta vidare med formuleras.

  • 36.
    Johansson Sevä, Ingemar
    et al.
    Umeå universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Strandh, Mattias
    Umeå universitet, Institutionen för socialt arbete.
    The prevalence, characteristics and well-being of 'necessity' self-employed and 'latent' entrepreneurs: Findings from Sweden2016In: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ISSN 1476-1297, E-ISSN 1741-8054, Vol. 28, no 1, p. 58-77Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-employment is often discussed in terms of 'push' and 'pull' factors. The aim of this article is to assess not only the prevalence of 'necessity' self-employed and 'latent' entrepreneurs in Sweden, but also the characteristics in terms of socio-demography, personality traits, intrinsic work motivation and preference for independence associated with each group. In addition, the article investigates whether 'necessity' self-employment and 'latent' entrepreneurship are related to four measures of well-being. This is done using a nationally representative survey of the self-employed (small-business owners, n = 2,483) and regularly employed (n = 2,642) in Sweden. The main findings indicate that 'necessity' self-employed have characteristics and preferences that differ from other (non-'necessity') self-employed. They display relatively low intrinsic work motivation and preference for independence as well as scores on personality traits typically associated with entrepreneurship. They also report lower levels of work autonomy, job-satisfaction, life satisfaction and family-life satisfaction than other self-employed. 'Latent' entrepreneurs resemble entrepreneurs in many ways but they nevertheless report lower levels of well-being than non-'necessity' self-employed.

  • 37.
    Jonsson, Annika
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Post-mortem social death – exploring the absence of the deceased2015In: Contemporary Social Science, ISSN 2158-2041, E-ISSN 2158-205X, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 284-295Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of social death is commonly used to describe how individuals or groups are condemned to existential homelessness at the outskirts of ordinary, human society. This article, however, explores social death as post-mortem phenomenon in contemporary Sweden. It is well known that lives may be extended beyond the grave through the practices and beliefs of the living, but not all the dead gain a social existence. For various reasons the living may not wish or be able to construe continuing bonds with their deceased, and as a consequence the deceased disappear from social life. Depending on the circumstances, this could be painful to or a relief for the living. It may also go unnoticed. Based on both individual and group interviews, this article investigates why some face post-mortem social death and others do not, and what shades of post-mortem social death there might be. 

  • 38.
    Kangeryd, Gustaf
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Henningsson, Isabelle
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Vem är skurk och vem är stackare?: Social kategorisering och tillhörighet- en sociologisk studie om socionomstudenters bedömning av normbrytande handlingar2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 39.
    Karlsson, Michael
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Clerwall, Christer
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nord, L.
    Mid Sweden University, Sweden.
    The public doesn’t miss the public. Views from the people: Why news by the people?2018In: Journalism - Theory, Practice & Criticism, ISSN 1464-8849, E-ISSN 1741-3001, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 577-594Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    One of the main debates within journalism research during the last decade has been the role of citizens as contributors or, conversely, as threats to the practice of journalism. While participation has been explored from many different theoretical, empirical, and methodological perspectives, one perspective remains noticeably underexplored – the perspective of the citizens themselves. Using social contract theory as a backdrop, this study draws on a representative survey (N = 2091) and focus groups (N = 82) in Sweden. The results show that although citizens do not bring up participation as an important element of journalism, they become more skeptical the more participation affects journalism. Furthermore, they expect journalists to moderate citizen contributions according to established journalistic standards. From the perspective of social contract theory, participation in journalism appears to be more of a problem than a benefit to citizens.

  • 40.
    Karlsson, Stefan
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Inställning till den "nya" brandmannautbildningen SMO2012In: Jämställdhet, mångfald och svenska räddningstjänster: Om föreställningar och förändringsviljor / [ed] Engström, Lars-Gunnar, Jakobsen, Liselotte & Krekula, Clary, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012, p. 123-129Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Karlsson, Stefan
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Krekula, Clary
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Maskulinitet, homosocialitet och (il)legitima ojämlikheter: Om förutsättningar för jämställdhet i de kommunala räddningstjänsterna2012In: Jämställdhet, mångfald och svenska räddningstjänster: Om föreställningar och förändringsviljor / [ed] Engström, Lars-Gunnar, Jakobsen, Liselotte & Krekula, Clary, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2012, p. 141-147Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Käld, Evelina
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Ett nytt maskulinitetsideal?: En jämförande studie avseende maskulinitet mellan teknikprogrammen och vård/humanioraprogrammen2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Tidigare forskning visar att det finns en skillnad i attityder avseende maskulinitetsnormer mellan män i traditionellt manliga yrken och män i traditionellt kvinnliga yrken. Denna uppsats ämnar belysa normer om maskulinitet och dess påverkan på könssegregering i utbildning och arbetsliv. Könssegregeringen är tydlig med ett traditionellt könsmönster. För en stark jämställdhet är det viktigt att män och kvinnor ges samma möjlighet att välja utbildning. Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka om det finns en skillnad i attityder avseende maskulinitetsnormer mellan studenter inom teknik- och vård/humanioraprogrammen och om det traditionella maskulinitetsidealet dominerar teknikprogrammen. I studien deltog 65 respondenter varav 28 studerade vård/humaniora och 37 studerade teknik. Den empiriska undersökningen utgjordes av en enkätundersökning som avsåg mäta respondenternas attityder avseende maskulinitet. Sex Mann-Whitney U-test visade signifikant skillnad i 1 av 6 undersökta attityder, där Vård/humaniora skattade lägre på Emotionellt återhållsam. Slutsatsen blev att det inte finns en avsevärd skillnad i attityder mellan Teknik och Vård/humaniora och att det traditionella maskulinitetsidealet inte dominerar teknikprogrammen.

  • 43.
    Li, Hai
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School.
    A literature overview on online social networks from sociological perspective2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The idea of social network is not new at all, because humans have the instinctive need for searching and creating communities. Even in ancient times when there was any kind of communication, cooperation, or exchanging between persons, groups etc., social network existed. For thousands of years, social networks developed slowly in human societies in its old and traditional fashion until a great invention—the Internet—made its appearance in last century.

    The invention of the Internet and advancement in information technologies have changed the world and people’s ways of living, providing humans with a brand new way to construct their communities and knit their social networks not in real life, but in a virtual world. Then Online Social Networks (OSNs) appear. From then on, more and more people begin to use OSNs sites or applications to keep up their social relations.

    Nowadays, more and more people come to realize that OSNs are greatly changing their ways of living, learning, consuming and working. Just within several years, OSN sites and applications have found their way into almost every aspect of our personal and professional lives, and consequently affect their work and life in many ways. Therefore, a lot of researches have been carried out to study OSNs: some were conducted from social network perspective to study features and attributes of OSN itself; some focused on various topics related to OSNs from the perspective of the actors, studying OSN’s influences over the psychology or personality of the actors or exploring consequences brought about by OSN to people’s life and professions, etc.

    This paper aims at summarizing some basic conceptions of OSN, related theoretical grounds, research methods and some typical studies carried out about it. The first chapter is to introduce a brief background about OSN; the second chapter will present purposes and principles of this research; the third chapter deals with method used in this research; the fourth chapter discusses different OSN researches from different perspectives; the fifth chapter is conclusion and future research suggestions. This review is supposed to provide some basic ideas about OSNs and related researches, so that a further study of this field can be carried on.

  • 44.
    Lilja, Mona
    et al.
    School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Baaz, Mikael
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Resistance, rupture and repetition: Civil society strategies against intimate partner violence in Cambodia2015In: Global Public Health, ISSN 1744-1692, E-ISSN 1744-1706, Vol. 11, no 1-2, p. 95-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper offers a new interpretation of the resistance' carried out by local civil society organisations in Cambodia against intimate partner violence (IPV). In this, the paper explores the nexus between rupture', resistance' and repetition' and concludes that different repetitions' can contribute to acts of violence while simultaneously creating possibilities for resisting IPV. In regard to the latter, the concept of rupture' is investigated as a performative politics through which organisations try to disrupt the repetitions' of violent masculinities. Furthermore, it is argued that the importance of repetitions' and the concept of time should be acknowledged. The French criminal defence lawyer Jacques Verges' understanding of rupture' and the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's notions of repetition' inform the analysis. To exemplify our discussion and findings, the paper embraces stories of a number of civil society workers who facilitate various men's groups in Cambodia in order to negotiate the practice of IPV.

  • 45.
    Lilja, Mona
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies. Göteborgs universitet.
    Baaz, Mikael
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Vinthagen, Stellan
    University of Massachusetts, USA.
    Fighting with and against the Time: The Japanese Environmental Movement’s Queering of Time as Resistance: The Japanese Environmental Movement’s Queering of Time as Resistance2015In: Journal of Civil Society, ISSN 1744-8689, E-ISSN 1744-8697, Vol. 11, no 4, p. 408-423Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to add to the discussion on civil society, resistance, and environmental politics by departing from the concepts of affects, time, and temporality. In essence, the article suggests two things. Firstly, when theorizing civil society, we argue that we should depart from the idea that the present is not a singular, linear moment, but comprises affective relations to other times and people situated within these times. To support the argument, we will display how the ‘doing’ of various civil societies is performed in relation to people of the past as well as the future—that is, how already deceased people of the past or not-yet-born people of the future contribute to the creation of the present in various ways. Secondly, we will show how civil society actors are carrying out various forms of resistance against global warming by suggesting multiple temporalities that are operating simultaneously. By reviewing interviews with local representatives of the environmental movement in Tokyo, the promotion of another temporality prevails as a form of resistance, or as a means to resist, in order to negotiate current discourses and future prospects. To further understand this embracing of time, the article is inspired by affective theory and takes temporality in queer studies as a starting point to examine different strategies of resistance. Overall, the article highlights the importance of adding the affects/time nexus to the analysis of national and transnational civil societies.

  • 46.
    Lindqvist, Mona
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    ’Like a white crow’: Migrant women and their emotion work in Sweden2013In: International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion, ISSN 1740-8938, E-ISSN 1740-8946, Vol. 5, no 3, p. 229-245Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This interview study explores the emotion work carried out by migrant women in the process of their integration into present-day Swedish society. In considering these women’s accounts and experiences of their emotion work, the analytical focus in the article is on the ways in which emotional negotiation may become part of an integration process that provides an opportunity to both change and blend in. Drawing upon Reddy’s (2001) concept of emotional regimes and Hochschild’s (1983) notion of emotion work, the argument centres on the creation and key role of ’alien habitus’, a concept addressing the formation and performance of the migrant self in the new context and describing an ability to feel part of the host society without losing one’s sense of a coherent inner self.

  • 47.
    Ljung, Jesse
    Karlstad University.
    Svenska kulturarvet, andlig förflackning och postmodernism: En studie av ett svenskt spelmansförbund: 1958 till vår samtid2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to analyze how the ideas of the Swedish national romantic period have been expressed in the early years of Hälsinglands Spelmansförbund, how these may have changed over time, and whether national romantic ideas remain in today's Hälsinglands Spelmansförbund. The author uses qualitative analysis with content analysis to analyze statutes from 1958, the memorandum Folkmusiken i Hälsingland genom tiderna from 1967 and the 1995 statutes: The statutes of 1958 to indicate whether national romance has been expressed in any way in the Hälsinglands spelmansförbunds early years, Folkmusiken i Hälsingland genom tiderna from 1967 in relation to changes in the folk music field, to show changes in Hälsinglands spelmansförbund, and statutes from 1995 to highlight our time and if ideas from the national romance remain in Hälsinglands spelmansförbund. The main results are that national romantic ideas have existed and exists in Hälsingland Spelmansförbund. However, one can see a slight difference in our contemporary Hälsingland spelmansförbund, with more focus on our time than our past. The author concludes that this may be a result of the postmodern thoughts on the alienation of our history. Postmodernism is also a theory the author uses to prove change in the folk music field.

  • 48.
    Lundell, Emil
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Att mäta generell skam: En analys baserad på Raschmodellen2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this paper was to investigate whether Suzanne Retzinger’s linguistic cues for shame and verbal behaviors for hiding shame could be used to measure shame in surveys based on Thomas Scheff’s theory of shame. I created a measurement instrument consisting of 30 statements, which were all meant to measure general shame.

    The instrument was administrated to 180 respondents studying at Karlstad University, of whom 4 respondents were removed from the data set due to lack of standardization. With the polytomous rasch model used for the analysis, data from 176 respondents were analyzed, of whom 124 respondents were female and 52 were male.

    The result showed that the measurement instrument’s statements should not be used together because the analysis indicated multidimensionality. Further, differences in the statements way of functioning for different sample groups (gender, age groups and education orientation) were discovered – which implies that comparisons between sample groups are inaccurate. A unidimensional and invariant subscale consisting of 4 statements, based on linguistic cues, were identified and may be useful for future research. It was therefore concluded that Suzanne Retzinger’s research about linguistic cues for shame is useful for measuring shame in surveys but that the project to develop an instrument for measuring general shame requires more time.

  • 49. Léime, ÁN.
    et al.
    Street, D.Vickerstaff, S.Krekula, ClaryKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).Loretto, W.
    Gender, ageing and longer working lives: Cross-national perspectives2017Collection (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.

  • 50.
    Lönnbring, Gunilla
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences.
    Wellness Companies - a New, Expansive Enterprising Sector for Women2012In: Women´s Studies Center, ISSN 0918-7901, no 3, p. 92-112Article in journal (Other academic)
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