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  • 351.
    holmgren, john
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Granberg, Christian
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Hållbar utveckling i översiktsplanering: En fallstudie av Karlstads kommun översiktsplanering2019Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta vetenskapliga arbete är genomfört med inriktning mot samhällsplanering. Arbetet undersökte framförallt hur Karlstads kommun uttrycker det svårdefinierade begreppet hållbar utveckling i sin översiktsplan samt hur de “egentligen” implementerat det i verkligheten i jämförelse med översiktsplanen. Vid urvalet av tidigare forskning och teori har ett kumulativt antagande gjorts, det vill säga att nyare litteratur och forskning redan har beaktat vad tidigare forskning har visat. Hållbar utveckling är ett holistiskt begrepp som nödvändigtvis inte har en samlad definition, vilket resulterade i att en egen analysmodell framställdes. Modellen består av flera delindikatorer vilket bidrog till att ge ett brett perspektiv av begreppet hållbar utveckling. Modellen användes för att genomföra observationerna samt innehållsanalysen av Karlstads kommuns översiktsplan.

    Resultatet och slutsatserna som uppsatsen kom fram till var att Karlstads kommun använde sig av begreppet hållbar utveckling mer för att visa att kommunen har en god moral, samt att kommunen väljer att prioritera den ekonomiska dimensionen först och sedan de sociala och ekologiska dimensionerna. Resultatet jämfördes även med systemmodellen vilket prioriterar den ekologiska dimensionen först och sedan medföljer de sociala och ekonomiska dimensionerna. Till andra frågan i frågeställningen blev slutsatsen att hållbar utveckling oftast används som en positiv markör snarare än att komma fram till hur något skall gå till rent praktiskt, men det är även nödvändigt att beakta att olika områden har olika förutsättningar och för att förverkliga dessa projekt krävs det att kommunen anpassar sig efter dem.

  • 352.
    Holt, Kristoffer
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet.
    Karlsson, Michael
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for HumanIT. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    How are citizen journalists telling news? The Swedish case2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research on citizen journalism has an Anglo-Saxon bias and frequently studies specific cases that focus on conflict, crisis events or war creating a selection bias of existing and, at least modestly, successful examples. In this study, situated in Sweden, we reverse the process and examine how actual communities are served by digital citizen community journalism in an everyday context. The study has a particular focus on how events are portrayed in terms of news topics dimensions, framing, presentation style, geographical focus and the authorship of news items. Preliminary findings indicate that the citizen journalists’ only present one perspective, rarely refers to policy plans or talks to the actors involved and provide individual and episodic news frames. Their focus is mostly on the local level and they have embraced the impersonal and unemotional presentation style from mainstream news. Half of the news items are being written by citizens while representatives from organisations or politicians author a quarter of them.   All in all, citizen journalism in general falls short from both traditional journalistic standards and many scholarly claims of being alternative.

  • 353.
    Holt, Kristoffer
    et al.
    Linnaeus Univ, S-39182 Kalmar, Sweden..
    Karlsson, Michael
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Random acts of journalism?: How citizen journalists tell the news in Sweden2015In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315, Vol. 17, no 11, p. 1795-1810Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, the results from a content analysis of four Swedish online citizen journalism outlets are presented and discussed. The analysis focuses on new digital venues for news-making in theory and the question of the political relevance of citizen journalism in reality. This broad question is operationalized by asking more specifically how citizen journalists tell the news, according to established distinctions between variations in topic dimensions, focus, and presentational style. Our results show that citizen journalists tend to tell soft news. They rarely report on policy issues, local authorities, or people affected by decisions being made by them. Furthermore, the news focuses on individual relevance and is mostly episodic in nature. The style of writing is predominantly impersonal and unemotional. In sum, our results suggest that citizen journalism in Sweden is not yet at a stage where it can be considered a plausible alternative to traditional journalism.

  • 354.
    Hoppstadius, Fredrik
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Sustainable development and tourism in a biosphere reserve: A case study of Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve, Sweden2018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis I analyse sustainable development by researching tourism in a biosphere reserve. Sustainable development is based on a broad range of environmental, economic and social elements, bound together by the fact that development is limited by boundaries in the environment. Studies on tourism have the potential to contribute to sustainable development by changing environmental awareness, by promoting a way of life that reduces environmental impact, and by suggesting sustainable lifestyle changes. It is this aspect of sustainable development that I have addressed, as a contribution to the knowledge base, via the example of tourism development in biosphere reserves. Exploring the complex interaction between sustainable development and tourism in a biosphere reserve provides the added value of a case study in which sustainable development is central and actively promoted, as biosphere reserves are meant to be learning sites for sustainability. By incorporating and highlighting a theoretical foundation, consisting of relational place, substantive landscape and sustainable development, this study included analysis of a selection of concrete tourism-related features, activities and actors, all of which influence sustainable development. Consequently, the main research question of this study was: How is tourism mobilised by different actors to attain and promote sustainable development in a biosphere reserve?

    This thesis shows that that sustainable development is a spatial relation, and something that we make together with other people, and that tourism, under certain circumstances, has the potential to contribute to sustainable development. My research on the mobilisation of tourism for sustainability in biosphere reserves in general, and Lake Vänern Archipelago Biosphere Reserve in particular, has highlighted several theoretical and empirical findings that contribute to our increased understanding of how sustainable development works.

     

  • 355.
    Hoppstadius, Fredrik
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Tourists’ reflections on sustainability in a biosphere reserve landscape2019In: The international journal of tourism research, ISSN 1099-2340, E-ISSN 1522-1970, Vol. 21, no 4, p. 560-573Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a lack of critical engagement and a focus on practical solutions in sustainable tourism debates. Research on biosphere reserve (BR) tourists has focused mainly on descriptions, while not critically engaging in issues relating to sustainable tourism. This article explores tourists' reflections on sustainable development in the landscape of a Swedish BR. The findings indicate that BR landscapes can increase environmental awareness, that aesthetics are important to how tourists make sense of sustainability, and that the functionality of the BR landscape shows how people perceive environmental concerns and how they see their own roles in affecting the landscape.

  • 356.
    Hoppstadius, Fredrik
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Dahlström, Margareta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Processes of sustainable development: ecotourism in biosphere reserves2015In: Journal of Environmental and Tourism Analyses, ISSN 2286-2838, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 5-25Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 357.
    Hoppstadius, Fredrik
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Möller, Cecilia
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    ‘You have to try being a role model’: Learning for sustainability among tourism entrepreneurs in a swedish biosphere reserve2018In: European Journal of Tourism Research, ISSN 1994-7658, E-ISSN 1314-0817, Vol. 20, p. 28-45Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The pursuit for sustainability in biosphere reserve (BR) tourism entails the need not merely for tourism businesses to adapt to the changing environmental preferences of tourists but also for entrepreneurs to gain new knowledge about sustainability. Our study illustrates how place is central to grasp the processes of learning for sustainability. Drawing on qualitative interviews, we examine place-specific and social learning processes for sustainability among small-scale tourism entrepreneurs in a Swedish BR. The findings are discussed using an analytic framework, based on themes of place-specific learning emerging from the interviews. Learning for sustainability among tourism entrepreneurs entails an emphasis on both social and spatial processes. Our findings show how the small-scale tourism entrepreneurs engage in learning through their interactions with tourists at their tourism establishments, through networking with other tourism businesses and regional stakeholders, through engaging with local resources and cultural norms of the BR, and through their experiences and practices connected to their everyday lives and the private sphere.

  • 358.
    Hoppstadius, Fredrik
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Sandell, Klas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Tourism – as exploration and demonstration of which sustainable development? The case of a biosphere reserve2018In: Tourism, ISSN 1332-7461, Vol. 66, no 2, p. 161-176Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     In contrast to traditional nature protection strategies, UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserves (BRs) can be seen as a more pronounced perspective that includes nature, culture and sustainable development. Tourism is generally supported in BRs, which also are meant to function as "learning sites of excellence to explore and demonstrate approaches to conservation and sustainable development" (UNESCO, 1996 p. 16). The focus of BRs has centred on environmental sustainability, due to the concept's history in nature preservation. However, like all global concepts, the interpretation of sustainable development in BRs is filtered over time through national, regional and local conditions. Explicit or underlying development strategies are also in place when the concept is applied in practice. It is therefore important to gain a better understanding of how sustainable development is interpreted and how BR stakeholders see the role of tourism over time. It is against this background that a case study was carried out on the Lake Vänern Archipelago BR in Sweden, its tourism aspects and the interpretation of sustainable development. The findings illustrate an ambivalence with regard to which approach to sustainable development is preferred, but there are striking parallels between the evolution of environmental commitment during the 20th century and the changing profile of BRs in general. Further, it can be noted that studying concrete examples of situated cases of sustainable development efforts in terms of biosphere reserves can contribute greatly to the ongoing discussion about which development approaches are seen as more or less sustainable.

  • 359.
    Hugosson, Jennie
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ahlberg, Madeleine
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Hotell: en distributionskanal för sextrafficking2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Our study highlights how hotels work with social sustainability linked to sex-trafficking. The study examines how the hotels work preventatively against sex-trafficking, what challenges they experience in the business and how corporate social responsibility (CSR) is used in the businesses linked to sextrafficking. The aim of the study is to investigate how Swedish companies in the hotel industry take measures to prevent sex-trafficking of people. To enable this, we conducted interviews with eight respondents employed at three different hotels. The criteria for the selected hotels were as follows: Medium size hotels (100 – 250 rooms), located in a city in central Sweden and that a responsible manager could provide an expert interview. The managers from the expert interviews chose one or more staff from reception, restaurant or housekeeping as respondents to the qualitative interviews. The main concepts highlighted are sex-trafficking and CSR. There is a lot of research on sex-trafficking and CSR as two separate terms, but these phenomena set in the same context show that there is a theoretical gap on how sex trafficking can be prevented as part of CSR. In addition to using CSR, there are different certifications and checklists that can facilitate preventative work. However, it is up to the management or managers to implement these working methods to work against sex trafficking. The study shows that the hotels take measures to prevent sex-trafficking, but it is done at different levels and the work is done differently. The results of the study show that the hotels look for different traces in the bookings coming from external channels. These traces help staff identify suspicions even before the guest arrives. The respondents also note that the Swedish law against sex purchases is a protection aspect to act on suspicious cases. Challenges identified by the companies are different types of profiling of guests, lack of education, tacit knowledge, and digitization that takes away the meeting with guests. The hotels highlight that the police and other hotels on the site are an important resource. The results also show that the hotels work with CSR and have local collaborations to prevent sextrafficking.

  • 360.
    Hultqvist, Sebastian
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Hedberg, Lisa
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Destinationsutveckling: Lågprisflygbolags påverkan på destinationer2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 361.
    Hägerström, Henrik
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Rendhahl, Fredrik
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Natur i stadsplaneringen: En studie om spänningen mellan natur och kultur i planeringen2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 362.
    Häggqvist, Olivia
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Sjöberg, Victoria
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Regionala tillväxtmotorer: en kritisk granskning av Värmlands och Västerbottens län2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 180 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den svenska regionalpolitiken har genomgått flera förändringar genom åren, från en politik där regionala klyftor skulle utjämnas till en politik som kretsar kring tillväxt på utvalda platser. Som konsekvens har en kapprustning regionerna emellan uppkommit. Syftet med uppsatsen är att kritiskt granska regionala tillväxtmotorer med en fallstudie på Umeå och Karlstads kommuner.

    Som grund till arbetet har flera olika teorier och tidigare forskningsunderlag studerats och de har givits oss goda förutsättningar för att hitta vår egna vinkel inom ämnet. För teoriavsnittet har bland annat Gunnar Myrdals teori om hur satsningar i centrum dränerar dess omland diskuterats. Som motsättning till Myrdal har Perroux’s teori om tillväxtpoler och hur utveckling i centrum sprider sig från centrum till resten av regionen varit användbar.  Syfte och frågeställningar har besvarats med hjälp av en kvantitativ analys av statistik hämtad från SCB samt en litteraturanalys. Statistiken redovisas i form av tabeller och tematiska kartor som framarbetats i GIS.

    Litteraturen visade på ett ifrågasättande förhållningssätt där olika forskare diskuterar för- och nackdelar med tillväxtmotorer. Resultatet av de statistiska undersökningarna pekade på att Umeå och Karlstads relativa position har förändrats mellan åren 1990 och 2015. Däremot kunde det inte sättas någon regel för vilka kommuner som påverkades mest av tillväxtmotorerna. Tillväxtmotorerna är beroende av den arbetspendling samt de tjänster som övriga kommuner bidrar med samtidigt som de andra är lika beroende av den växande staden. Därigenom kan det diskuteras för att det inte är rättvist att tillväxtmotorerna får mer fokus inom den regionala planeringen. 

  • 363.
    Hög, Sandra
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Nyberg, Emma
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Mariebergsskogens marknadsföring genom sociala medier: Påverkar det besöksantalet på Mariebergsskogen?2017Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens syfte var att ta reda på om den marknadsföring som Mariebergsskogen gör genom sociala media påverkar besöksantalet samt om någon skillnad kan ses vid kön och ålder på besökare på de sociala mediasajterna Facebook och Instagram.. Uppsatsen utgår från tidigare forskningar som gjorts om hur andra företag, till exempel Ving och städer, exempelvis Kristinehamn har använt sociala medier för att marknadsföra sig och om det har gynnat företaget/staden och ökat besöksnäringen. Det ges även tips på hur det för företaget på bästa sättet blir gynnsamt att marknadsföra sig genom att göra inlägg på Facebook och Instagram. Det visade sig att av de 66 stycken som deltog var mer än hälften kvinnor, detta kan bero på att i Sverige har Facebook fler kvinnor än män registrerade. Metoder som användes för att ta reda på syftet var en intervju med kommunikatören på Mariebergsskogen för att få information från personalen men även en enkätundersökning för att få information från besökarnas perspektiv. Enkätundersökningen genomfördes på två olika sätt, dels genom Facebook dels genom att anteckna svar på plats i Mariebergsskogen. Slutsatsen är att många av de som deltog i enkätundersökning har Facebook medan inte lika många har Instagram eller har det men är inte aktiva. Eftersom Mariebergsskogen inte har gjort någon direkt undersökning över om besöksantalet ökat med hjälp av marknadsföringen som görs via Facebook och Instagram tror de ändå att det till viss del hjälper till att få de att synas. I framtiden är det tänkt att de ska se över möjligheten att använda sig av annonser för att synas ännu mera men här är det ekonomin som gör det svårt att få det att gå ihop.

  • 364.
    Högberg, Johan
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Eliasson, Fredrik
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Resetrender inom sport- och träningsturism2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att beskriva trender inom sport- och träningsturism, samt att undersöka nya potentiella segment för researrangörer som i sin tur kan leda till nya erbjudanden som researrangörerna kan utveckla. Vi har för att studera det aktuella ämnet utgått från ett teoretiskt problem och sedan bearbetat det med hjälp av en teoretisk referensram.

    Studien bygger på en kvantitativ innehållsanalys samt kvalitativa intervjuer. För att få en ökad förståelse inom området har vi studerat 30 stycken olika sport- och träningsresor från fem olika researrangörer. Samt intervjuat tre personer som är insatta i området.

    Vi har funnit att promenader, vandringar och Power Walks är något som är väldigt efterfrågat på sport- och träningsresor, det är också något som många tycker att sport- och träningsresor bör innehålla. Funktionell träning kommer alltmer hamna i centrum i framtiden, fokus kommer också ligga på individuell och personlig utveckling. På grund av att tidsaspekten har blivit en allt mer begränsad faktor i samhället så kommer kortare resor vara framgångsrika med ett speciellt fokus på weekend resor samt sju dagarsresor. Målgruppen som genomför sport- och träningsresor är ofta medelålders samt äldre. Anledning till detta är att målgruppen har råd att åka på en resa med inslag av sport och träning. En mindre andel elitsatsande resenärer kan också anses som en målgrupp, då det viktiga är inte priset för resan utan motivation och intresse för sport och träning spelar större roll. Dock så utesluter vi inte att yngre personers medverkande på sport- och träningsresor. Helhetskonceptet är ett kriterium som kommer vara allt mer central i framtiden. För att skapa större intresse för sport och träningsresor, bör researrangörer också ha resor som är knutna till alternativa aktiviteter. Att ta hjälp av kända profiler kommer vara en viktig nyckel för att locka sport- och träningsturister att prova på olika former av aktiviteter under sin resa.

  • 365.
    Ida, Axelsson
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Riskuppfattning och äventyrs- trygghetssökande i samband med internationella resor2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Internationellt resande är en uppskattad och naturlig del av livet för många människor som lever i Sverige idag. Resande kan vara avslappnande, äventyrligt och en härlig upplevelse men det kan även innebära risker. Brottslighet, hälsoproblem, politisk instabilitet och terrorism är alla reala risker som turister kan råka ut för på sina resor. En risk innebär en osäkerhet om, och i så fall när det kan inträffa och det går inte att förutsäga. Denna osäkerhet innebär att turister får förlita sig på sin uppfattning av hur riskabelt det är att exempelvis besöka en destination med hög brottslighet. Personers riskuppfattning i samband med internationella resor har fastställts påverkas av yttre faktorer och inre faktorer. Personer motiveras även av olika faktorer till att resa och har olika åsikter och preferenser för vad de vill uppleva på sina internationella resor. En del av denna skillnad mellan turister har förklarats med att personer har olika behov av att uppleva nya, spännande och äventyrliga händelser på sina resor. Andra motiveras istället av att ta det lugnt och på ett säkert sätt uppleva vad destinationen och turistindustrin kan erbjuda. Turister kan särskiljas i två extremer. En extrem är människor som motiveras av äventyr och överraskningar, så kallade noveltysökare. Den andra extremen är människor som vill ta det lugnt och resa på ett tryggt sätt så kallade familiaritysökare. Personer kan även motiveras av delar en blandning från båda dessa extremer och kan då kallas för neutrala resenärer.

     

    Uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka riskuppfattning vid internationella resor samt att undersöka om det efter en indelning av respondenterna i novelty-familiaritysökande grupper går att fastställa några skillnader i hur riskabla de upplever att riskerna är under internationella resor. För att undersöka detta utförs en kvantitativ enkätundersökning. Med det teoretiska ramverket och den kvantitativa enkätundersökningen har slutsatser dragits utifrån uppsatsens syfte och frågeställningar.

     

    Respondenterna i undersökningen upplever att terrorism, politisk instabilitet, brott och hälsoproblem utgör risker under internationella resor. Terrorism var den risk som i högst grad påverkade respondenternas beslut rörande resande. Med sambandstester fastslogs att det finns samband mellan respondenternas uppfattning rörande riskerna och deras relations till yttre och inre påverkan.

     

    Respondenterna kunde utifrån deras preferenser och motivation för internationellt resande delas in i de tre grupperna familiaritysökande, neutrala resenärer och noveltysökande. Respondenternas tillhörighet i turistgrupperna och deras svar på hur riskabelt de upplever att de fyra riskerna är, sambandstestades. Utifrån detta går det att fastställa att noveltysökande turister upplever att riskerna terrorism, politisk instabilitet och hälsoproblem utgör en lägre risk under internationella resor än vad de familiaritysökande turisterna gör. Detta ger stöd till tidigare forskning som fastställt att ett sådant samband existerar. 

  • 366.
    Ingmarsson, Julia
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Utterheim, Rebecka
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Evenemangsturism i Karlstad och Örebro2018Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 367.
    Jacobsen, Ina
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Offentliga rum: En studie om den växande stadens påverkan på det offentliga rummets demokratiska funktion.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med utgångspunkt från Karlstads kommuns stadskärna vill jag genom denna studie ta reda på vad som händer med det offentliga rummet när privata aktörer gör anspråk på platsen och om detta påverkar det demokratiska värdet. Empirisk data är inhämtad från stadsplaneringens kommunala styrdokument och praktiker eftersom det ligger till grund för hur staden planeras. Det teoretiska ramverket belyser hur förändring av stadskärnan påverkar det offentliga rummet, bland annat genom ett privat-offentligt samarbete i en nyliberal kontext. Varför detta är av vikt i denna studie är för att den offentliga sektorn visar i enlighet med den nyliberala ansatsen på en form av entreprenörsanda när det kommer till planeringen av staden. I den urbanpolitiska vardagen har det offentliga rummets demokratiska funktion trängts undan till förmån för andra funktioner på platsen, exempelvis uteserveringar på stadens trottoarer. Tidigare forskning visar på att det handlar i mångt och mycket om ökad konkurrens mellan städer som ständigt strävar efter tillväxt. Det handlar om att förstärka de kvaliteter som staden har och nya eller fler funktioner som lockar människor att flytta till staden. Dessa funktioner handlar bland annat om ökad konsumtion då staden har blivit en arena för konsumtion där det hela tiden skapas nya arenor för att konsumera. Genom detta undergrävs de offentliga platserna av privata aktörer eftersom de offentliga rummen inte inbringar något kapital. De privat-offentliga samarbetena som förekommer när en kommun har ett marknadsinriktat förhållningssätt kritiserats eftersom detta sker till fördel för det privata intresset och då på bekostnad av den demokratiska planeringsprocessen. Analysen av studiens empiri och teoretiska ramverk visar på det som då sker är att det offentliga rummets demokratiska värde kan påverkas. När de offentliga rummen privatiseras så ändras dess karaktär från en allmän plats, för vilket alla har tillträde, till att bli en del av den privata sektorn. På en sådan plats finns andra förhållningsregler vilket gör att alla inte upplever att de har tillträde till platsen. Detta påverkar den demokratiska faktorn då offentliga rum är ett ställe att mötas, träffas och inte minst ger utlopp för demokratiska rättigheter som att demonstrera, manifestera och protestera. Där demonstranternas aktioner och deras fysiska närvaro förkroppsligar de mest bokstavliga sätt innebörden av det offentliga rummet i den rättvisa staden men på privata arenor inskränker på denna rättighet. Men analysen visar även på att en stad måste växa för att inte stagnera och att ökad konsumtion leder till att fler människor lockas till att vistas i och omkring stadens centrum. Och vad vore ett folktomt torg när demonstranter med sina plakat vill föra fram viktiga politiska budskap?

  • 368.
    Jakobsson, Adam
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Lindberg, Pontus
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Resande seniorer på nätet2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay has been to examine how people over the age of 55 use digital channels before travelling and their opinions of doing so. By a case study of Kulturresor Europa the essay has been getting a producer perspective in this matter, which gave the opportunity to analyze how they work in comparison to the examination of the age group. The base of this essay has been a quantitative survey, which has been distributed through a number of digital channels on the Internet. These different channels have had certain characteristics in which they’re all directed to people with travelling as an interest and therefore supposedly are legitimate for the purpose of this essay. Further on an interview has been done with Kulturresor Europa. The purpose of the interview was to get an insight of how they work with this age group on a daily basis. Also there has been made a literature study to create a theoretical frame of reference for this essay. This frame of reference is divided up into two parts in which the first one contains mainly of marketing related theories’. In this section you’ll get presented with theories’ of relationship marketing and social media as a tool in this matter. The second part is focused on the target group and is presenting theories’ and statistics about Swedes and the elderly on the Internet, seniors as tourists and different categorizations of technology users. An analysis of how these theories’ could be compared against the examination of the age group and how Kulturresor Europa’s work with them have later been done with the intention of answering the essays purpose. Working with this essay it has clarified that this age group has a high Internet usage with Facebook being the social media in which most of them can be found. They are generally confident about booking and searching information about travel in the Internet but they still would like to have a family member or a friend present during the actual booking. A certain tendency from this target group showing that their social media usage as a communication tool is increasing has been showing compared to previous research. In addition it seems that the target group in some aspects thinks of themselves as travelling more independently than what they might actually do. This information could be used by Kulturresor Europa to offer more flexible alternatives on travel packages, which will add a feeling of making an independent choice. Further research recommendations among other things are a more profound study with a qualitative approach to find out why the target group thinks and acts the way they do. 

  • 369.
    Jakobsson, Sandra
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Flodman, Isabelle
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Regionala perspektiv i fysisk planering: En studie om samspelet mellan regional och kommunal samhällsplanering2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 370.
    Jaksch, Otto
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Bank, Matilda
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nordlund, Emelie
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ja till livet: En kvalitativ textanalys av Världen idags framställning av Irlands ändrade abortlag2019Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The abortion law is an issue that raises discussion worldwide. Ireland has been one of the most conservative nations in the world concerning abortion laws. After a referendum in 2018 the law was reformed and now serves as liberal abortion law. The mainstream media discourse in Sweden has been reporting the law reform as a step towards a more equal society (Wendick, 2018). Among other European nations with strict abortion laws both the politics and the media is characterized by value conservative ideologies (UI, 2016; UI, 2017). Therefore, we want to investigate how Världen idag, a value conservative Christian alternative media, report and features Ireland's decision to abolish the abortion law and how this can be related to the journalistic ideals.

    The theoretical framework in this study is presented in chapter two whereas we describe a various of theories and researches that is central for our issue. We are using Foucault's discourse theory which explains the unspoken rules we are reproducing in social contexts, this to highlight the discourses concerning the abortion law reform on Ireland. Previous research that has been made regarding media and journalism is also presented in our study.

    By analyzing the empirical material with a critical discourse analysis (CDA) on text level we have been able to identify three sub-themes in the texts which are: “woman’s perspective”, ”the church diminished influence” and “the generational shift”. The sub-themes helped us describe the main content of the texts. By applying argumentation analysis we have distinguished three theses based on the identified sub-themes. We could then identify what statements that has been made to understand the underlying values of the texts.

    In our research on how Världen idag frames Ireland’s decision to abolish their abortion law we have found signs that indicates on that the news media is against the law change. The reporting concerning the reformed abortion law permeated by insinuating values claiming it to be a negative development for the nation. By analyzing the articles with CDA on text level we been able to conclude that abortion is mentioned in a negatively context whereas woman’s perspective is absent. The generational shift and the reduced influence of the churches visualizes the main reasons why the new abortion law was voted for. The argumentation analysis indicated that the abortion opponents had more access to express themselves and their argumentation was presented in their favor in the texts. The stance taken by Världen idag is clear partly by the

    formulations of the texts and also by the varying opportunity to speak for the yes- and the no- side.

  • 371.
    James, Laura
    et al.
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Human Geog, S-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Vissers, Geert
    InnoTep, Nijmegen, Netherlands.;InnoTep, Tilburg, Netherlands.;InnoTep, Enschede, Netherlands..
    Larsson, Anders
    Univ Gothenburg, Dept Econ & Soc, Human Geog Unit, Gothenburg, Sweden..
    Dahlstrom, Margareta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Territorial Knowledge Dynamics and Knowledge Anchoring through Localized Networks: The Automotive Sector in Vastra Gotaland2016In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 50, no 2, p. 233-244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Regional Studies. Innovative firms often engage in knowledge interactions across regional boundaries, which is difficult to account for by territorial innovation models. The territorial knowledge dynamics perspective directs attention to the ways in which firms and other actors combine regional and extra-regional relations. It deals with the spatial aspects of innovation, emphasizing constantly evolving knowledge networks that are not confined to regional boundaries, which implies a new view on regional knowledge anchoring. The paper presents a case of innovation in the automotive sector in the Vastra Gotaland region of Sweden to show how a spatial pattern of knowledge interactions develops over time.

  • 372.
    Jansdotter, Frida
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Johnson, Erika
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    "Har du sunt förnuft? Bra! Då kan du bli förskolelärare!": En kvalitativ studie om förskolelärare och Facebook2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    ”Do you have common sense? Great! Then you can work as a preschool teacher!”

    A qualitative study of preschool teachers and Facebook

    The aim of this study is to investigate how preschool teachers, working in a small town, feel that their professional role affects their private use of Facebook. We will also like to find out what expectations preschool teachers themselves perceive that others, ie, parents of children in preschool, have on them and their behavior on Facebook. Therefore, it is also relevant to consider the expectations that parents have for preschool teachers' behavior on Facebook . By comparing the expectations and perceptions of these groups, we want to try to find out what moral principles that guide the perceptions and the behaviors.

    The issues designed with the purpose is:

     

    How does preschool teacher's professional role affect their private use of Facebook?

    How do parents, with children at the preschool expect that teachers should behave on Facebook?

    What are the moral principles underpinning the preschool teachers' behavior on Facebook ?

    What are the moral principles underpinning the parental perceptions of preschool teachers' behavior on Facebook ?

     

    The results of the study show contradictions in the answers from both preschool teachers and parents. These contradictions are inherently interesting, and are also the focus of the analysis. Different moral dimensions occurred to be in conflict with each other, such as the right to privacy and common sense.

    The conclusions we can draw from this study is that preschool teachers adapt their behavior on Facebook, because of the professional role as preschool teachers. We can also see that parents have certain expectations of how a preschool teacher should behave, and that these expectations are guided by professional standards and common sense.

  • 373.
    Janson, Elin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Långström, Cathrin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism.
    The More the Merrier?: A Study of Sustainable Tourism Development in the Seychelles Islands2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT

    The cost of doing nothing would be very high on the fragile national ecosystems andultimately on the society of the Seychelles.

    ’Seychelles National Report 2012 p55

    This Minor Field Study, undertaken as a Bachelor’s thesis, aims to research the Seychelleswork with sustainable tourism development and its challenges. The study was conducted onsite for two months in cooperation with the Seychelles Tourism Board. The national strategyfor sustainable tourism development is intended to maintain the uniqueness of Seychelles.Seychelles has for over 30 years been a global leader in protecting biodiversity and naturalenvironment and 51 % of the total land area consists of conservation areas. On the otherhand, Seychelles main source of income is tourism, with 40 % of the inhabitants directly orindirectly depending on tourism. As one of our interviewees put it: “the more tourism, themerrier”. The country will get better infrastructure and more jobs because of it and howcould that spoil the environment? This study looks into hotels perceptions of sustainabledevelopment in the tourism industry, their work with sustainable practices and thoughtsconcerning ecolabelling. Results show dissatisfaction with the government and that betterenvironmental governance is needed. The recent rapid development of new hotels isbecoming a rather problematic situation due to higher competition, infrastructural problemsand lack of labour force. The interest in an eco label is high, although they believe it iscomplicated to implement and is perceived as expensive. On the other hand, hotels are moreor less working in a sustainable way already.Regardless of the sustainable tourism development initiative, our interviewees had afear that Seychelles is becoming a mass tourism destination. They demand that this trend bestopped. We ask therefore, is more really merrier?

  • 374.
    Jansson, Andreas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    En noggrannhetsundersökning av fotogrammetrisk detaljmätning i stereo2013Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this degree project is to study the accuracy in photogrammetric measurements in stereo. Since before there is a rule of thumb that the standard uncertainty in these kinds of measurements is about 1 pixel in plane and 1.5 in height. But there is no one who has done any deeper study regarding this before.

    A total of 62 points has been measured, both photogrammetric and geodetic in field. The results has then been compared. The points are located in Jönköping, Norrköping and Skellefteå. The photogrammetric measurements has been made both at Lantmäteriets standard pictures with a resolution of 25 or 50 cm and pictures with higher resolution between 6 and 12 cm.

    Every point is measured photogrammetrically five times. In the field they are measured three times each with GNSS during 60 seconds and at least two hours between each measurement. I have calculated the average results and compared them to each other. The results are presented both in meters and in pixels.

    I came to the conclusion that in plane the radial deviation is about one pixel of the pictures resolution, the range is 0.72–1.23 pixels. The deviation seems to be independent of location and resolution of the pictures. In height the deviations are significantly bigger and the range is 0.42–2.44 pixels. The reason for this, is that the big deviation may depend on how many ground support points that are used in the block triangulation.

    The degree project also describes the theory behind stereo photogrammetry and explains in short words the process to create a stereo model.

  • 375.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Cosmopolitanism2018In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Surveillance, Security and Privacy / [ed] Arrigo, Bruce, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2018, p. 233-Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 376.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Förändrade socialisationsmönster i en transmedial tid2014In: Nordicom-Sveriges Mediebarometer 2013 – Medienotiser, ISSN 1101-4539, no 1, p. 157-158Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 377.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Hospitality and Recognition in the Transmedia Age: Mediatization as Social Critique2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 378.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    How to Become an “Elite Cosmopolitan”: Geo-Social Trejectories and Communicational Doxa among UN Professionals in Geneva2015Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 379.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    How to become an "elite cosmopolitan': The mediatized trajectories of United Nations expatriates2016In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-5494, E-ISSN 1460-3551, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 465-480Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article provides a Bourdieusian analysis of the mediatized lifeworlds of so-called elite cosmopolitans. Based on interviews with Nordic expatriates employed by United Nations organizations in Geneva, the study looks at how the increasing dependence on new media influences the field of United Nations organizations and the trajectories of cosmopolitan subjects. Theoretically, the analysis builds on two key concepts: communicational doxa, which establishes a link between Bourdieu's field theory and critical mediatization theory; and cosmopolitan capital, understood as a sub-form of cultural capital. The findings suggest that mediatization alters the social conditions for accumulating cosmopolitan capital. However, the appropriation and mastery of new media do not hold any symbolic value as such, but tend to expand the possibilities for making investments in the field without altering its overarching logic. It is also shown that new professional media habits are often interwoven with private communication and the emotional needs associated with highly mobile family lives, thus underlining the indirect nature of mediatization in this context.

  • 380.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Keeping in Touch: (Trans)Mediated Communication in Close Relationships2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 381.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Kommunikationsformer i nära relationer2013In: Vägskäl: 43 kapitel om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2012 / [ed] Weibull, Lennart; Henrik Oscarsson and Annika Bergström, Göteborg: SOM-institutet , 2013, p. 553-564Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 382.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Media in Close Relationships: A Quantitative Study Focusing on Mobile Lifestyles2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 383.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Mediatization and Mobile Lives: A Critical Approach2018Book (Refereed)
  • 384.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Mediatization and Social Design: A Critical Approach2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Through the appropriation of new media we can extend our capabilities as autonomous human beings. Media can liberate us from the constraints of time, space and social cohesion. At the same time, however, mediatization means that new forms of social and technological dependence emerge, accompanied by experiences of frustration, stress and existential anxiety. Mediatization is an inherently dialectical process, where design plays a lubricating role through making media devices and services culturally meaningful and user-friendly, sometimes even self-instructive. But critical understandings of mediatization also actualize the growing need for design that can respond to the new discontents that haunt our media-saturated lives. This regards anything from the shaping of digital interfaces to the creation of alternative physical environments for media (non-)use. In this talk I present a systematized view of the interplay between mediatization and design processes, followed by a critical discussion of the current role of social design initiatives

  • 385.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Mediatization and Social Design: Towards a Better Life with Media2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 386.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Mediatization and urban struggle: A cultural materialist perspective2016In: Mediapolis - a journal of cities and culture, Vol. 1, no 5Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 387.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Mediatization as a framework for social design: For a better life with media2018In: Design and Culture, ISSN 1754-7075, E-ISSN 1754-7083, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 233-252Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through the appropriation of new media people can extend their capabilities as autonomous human beings. At the same time, however, mediatization means that new forms of social and technological dependence emerge, accompanied by experiences of frustration, stress, and anxiety. Such experiences can be identified above all within the realm of mediatized work/life – an increasingly blurred social terrain where the prospects of media-enhanced, flexible working conditions easily evolve into further socio-technological entanglements with media. Against this background, this article assesses the prospects of employing mediatization theory as a framework for developing better-informed social design practices. It argues that social design should have as its goal to enhance the capacity among social agents to maintain a sense of autonomy in relation to mediatization. Following a cultural materialist view of mediatization, the article introduces a two-dimensional matrix for systematizing (in terms of objects and objectives) how social design may address the social consequences of mediatization. The practical implications of the suggested framework are discussed in relation to empirical examples taken from the realm of flexible work.

  • 388.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Mobile elites: Understanding the ambiguous lifeworlds of Sojourners, Dwellers and Homecomers2016In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-5494, E-ISSN 1460-3551, Vol. 19, no 5, p. 421-434Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article introduces the Special Issue Mobile Elites: Sojourners, Dwellers and Homecomers, in which five articles look into the hidden frictions and social and emotional costs involved in privileged forms of mobility. Such existentially oriented aspects of globalization are still relatively underresearched. It is argued that cultural studies hold a responsibility to carry out ethnographically oriented analyses of mobile elite groups in order to unveil the complexities of life trajectories commonly associated with social as well as economic success. The article outlines an epistemological platform for carrying out such analyses, combining the new mobilities paradigm with social field theory and social phenomenology. Based on the empirical analyses presented in the Special Issue, the article also introduces three registers of ambiguity and negotiation': ambiguities of moral geographies, ambiguities of re-embedding and ambiguities of flow-architectures.

  • 389.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Neither Surrender nor Mastery: Spatial Detachment and Ethical Ambiguity among Elite Cosmopolitans in Geneva2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 390.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    News consumption in the transmedia age: Amalgamations, orientations and geo-social structuration2016In: The Places and Spaces of News Consumption / [ed] Peters, C., London, New York: Routledge, 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 391.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Polymedia Distinctions: The Sociocultural Stratification of Interpersonal Media Practices in Couple Relationships2015In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 36, no 2, p. 33-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    “Polymedia”, a concept introduced by Madianou and Miller (2012), refers to the everyday conditions of abundant media resources. Whereas such conditions imply that the classificatory processes concerning media as cultural properties become increasingly complex, few studies have tried to produce a general picture of how interpersonal media practices are part of sociocultural reproduction. This study is based on a nationwide survey conducted in Sweden in 2012 and focuses on mediated communication among “polymedia couples” (39 percent of all Swedish couples). The article demonstrates that sociocultural factors are important for explaining media uses, also when media accessibility is more or less unlimited, and pinpoints how preferences for certain modalities of communication are linked to other lifestyle practices as markers of taste. Most notably, email communication attains a higher sociocultural status than online chat functions and social media, testifying to the enduring significance of asynchronous, text-based communication in a longer format as a culturally distinctive mode of intimate communication.

  • 392.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Reflections on Social Media: Invited panel presentation at the Aboagora Symposium 2013: The Human Machine2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 393.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Småstadsidyll och framtidsstad?2013Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 394.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Textures of Interveillance: A Socio-Material Approach to the Appropriation of Transmedia Technologies in Domestic Life2014In: Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives / [ed] Jansson, André & Miyase Christensen, New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 395.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    The Hegemony of the Urban/Rural Divide: Cultural Transformations and Mediatized Moral Geographies in Sweden2013In: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308, Vol. 15, no 1, p. 88-103Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The urban/rural divide constitutes a socially pervasive lived space, corresponding to what Cresswell calls a moral geography. In modern society, the symbolic association of urbanism, globalism, and mediatization defines the dominant metaphysics of flow, which can be distinguished from the more sedentarist metaphysics of fixity, largely representing rural values and life conditions. This article provides an empirically based account (survey data and qualitative interviews) of how these metaphysics are linked to popular understandings of “the city” and “the countryside” in contemporary Sweden, and how such moral geographies are affected by mediatization processes. The findings suggest that although “the city” occupies a culturally dominant position as the mediated center (Couldry), this position evolves through the mutual interplay between the two metaphysics. Ultimately, it is argued that the mediatized reproduction of an urban/rural divide holds a hegemonic function in contemporary society, annihilating conditions that are neither “urban” nor “rural.”

  • 396.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    The Mediatization of Eliteness: New Media and Communicative Doxa in the Field of UN Professionals.2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 397.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    The mutual shaping of geomedia and gentrification: The case of alternative tourism apps2019In: Communication and the Public, ISSN 2057-0481, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 166-181Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While the ‘media city’ has gained academic attention for over a decade, the role of the media in urban gentrification processes has been an overlooked issue. Due to the rapid expansion of geomedia technologies, for example, app-based social media and location-based services on mobile platforms, there is a growing need to address this area from a critical perspective. The article develops and tries out an analytical framework for studying the mutual shaping of geomedia technologies and gentrification processes, using alternative tourism apps as its illustration. The middle-class biased appearance of such mobile apps is hypothesized as an articulation of a broader trend, through which geomedia recognizes and gains affordances that fit the ambitions of certain social groups and their spatial norms, preferences and practices. The framework comprises two steps: (1) a media-technological unpacking exercise inspired by affordance theory and (2) a critical consideration of how geomedia play into the distribution of spatial capital in the city. The first step outlines how representational, logistical and communicational affordances of alternative tourism apps represent the broader shift from mass media to geomedia. The second step discusses the social logics whereby alternative tourism apps are adapted to middle-class spatial interests, and thus to gentrification, and how geomedia technologies in general affect the ability of different groups to access, appropriate and define different places and neighbourhoods in the city.

  • 398.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    ‘This Is not Ruin Tourism’: Exploring the Spreadable City2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Industrial ruins, abandoned places and landscapes of urban decay have to an increasing extent come to surface in popular representations of towns and cities. Not only filmmakers and photographers explore and utilize the ghostly ambience of these leftover spaces. Their images are also circulated through online media platforms enacted by such groups as urban explorers, ruin tourists and heritage tourists. Together, these “cultures of circulation” weave an increasingly complex imaginary texture of the recent past, where dominant and alternative representations of the city may collide, intersect and/or coalesce, and where different registers of imagination and emotion are being evoked. In this talk I explore the cultural tensions between the rough, but no less phantasmagorical, materiality of decaying urban areas and ephemeral cultures of online circulation. Taking the example of urban exploration, I discuss how the expanding logic of “spreadability” brings previously hidden places into new light, in some cases contributing to the sacralisation of new (unexpected) tourist sites and ultimately influencing the symbolic construction of entire towns and cities. I also show how the attitude to spreadability implicates different positions within this socio-cultural field.

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    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    This Is not Ruin Tourism’: Social Media and the Quest for Authenticity in Urban Exploration2018In: Ruin Porn: Essays On The Obsession With Decay. / [ed] Lyons, Siobhan, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 217-234Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 400.
    Jansson, André
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Transclusion vs. Demediation: Ambiguities of Media Practices in Cosmopolitan Re-Embedding Processes.2013Conference paper (Refereed)
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