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  • 51.
    Berglund, Camilla
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Ja, vi elsker dette landet...og: En studie kring norskägda fritidshus i svenska delen av Inre Skandinavien2005Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här studien är ett delprojekt i projektet Omställning och utveckling i gränsregionen, som är ett samarbete mellan svenska och norska forskare inom Interreg IIIA. Projektet syftar till att ge mer kunskap om centrala utvecklings- och omställningsprocesser i regionen Inre Skandinavien. I denna delstudie är syftet att kartlägga norskägda fritidshus i svenska delen av regionen, och att generera mer kunskap kring norrmäns ägande av fritidshus inom den svenska delen av regionen. De norskägda fritidshusen i svenska delen av regionen utgör ett väldigt konkret gränsöverskridande fenomen och som kan belysa flera aspekter av utveckling och omställning ur båda sidors perspektiv. Centrala frågeställningar är:

    1) Hur ser mönstret ut för norska fritidshusbosättningar i de svenska kommunerna i regionen Inre Skandinavien? Vilka kommuner och vilka platser inom dessa väljer norrmännen huvudsakligen?

    2) Vilka individuella och omgivande faktorer påverkar (valet av) norrmännens fritidshusbosättningar i svenska delen av regionen Inre Skandinavien?

    Kartläggningen har gjorts utifrån en databas från Lantmäteriet med typkod ”Småhusenhet, fritidsbostad för 1-2 familjer” (221), och som ligger under gruppen ”Småhusenheter”. På grund av att utländska ägare, av folkbokföringsskäl, saknar adress i databasen har ett stratifierat urval gjorts av den totala populationen fritidshusägare utan adress. Stratifieringen gjordes utifrån en subjektiv bedömning av vilka för- och efternamn som sannolikt kan kopplas till norrmän. Kartläggningen har kompletterats med ett antal intervjuer med norska fritidshusägare i kommunerna Årjäng, Hagfors och Älvdalen. Som ett intressant sidospår har intervjuer med kommuner och länsstyrelser gjorts i syfte att få en översiktlig bild av situation och utveckling kring strandnära boenden och annan fridtidshusbebyggelse.

    I studien framträder ett generellt geografiskt mönster bland de norskägda fritidshusen i svenska delen av regionen Inre Skandinavien, och som främst präglas av närhet till sjöar eller vattendrag och större eller mindre (by-) samhällen. Förklaringar till detta mönster ligger troligtvis inte i något specifikt norskt ”hyttefenomen”, utan mer i en form av kontraurbanisering. Bakom (fritids-) husköpen visar sig individuella faktorer som kopplar till idealiserade bilder av landsbygden, och som i sin tur förefaller att bero på otillfredsställelse med vardagslivet i mer urbana miljöer. Fastighetspriser och avstånd anges av de intervjuade som betydelsefulla orsaker till att de skaffat fritidshus i Sverige, och en central avgörande (om än icke nämnd i intervjuerna) omgivande faktor torde vara underlättnader i regelverket kring utländska förvärv av fastigheter. 

  • 52.
    Berglund, Camilla
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Mobiliseringsprojektet ”Hela Värmland Växer”: En studie om skillnader i mobiliseringsframgång i fyra värmländska bygder2005Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Mobiliseringsprojektet ”Hela Värmland Växer” har syftat till att stimulera bygder till att få igång konkreta utvecklingsmål att arbeta mot. Med bygd avses här ett lokalsamhälle, inom vilket invånare medverkat till att identifiera realistiskt genomförbara framtida satsningar. Dessa förslag har sedan behandlats som olika projekt i olika arbetsgrupper. Genom mobiliseringsprojektet har arbetsgrupperna fått arbetsverktyg i form av kunskap om olika finansieringsformer samt uppgifter om kontaktpersoner.

    Tolv bygder har ingått i projektet, och dessa har valts ut i samråd mellan organisationerna och lokala företrädare i respektive värmländsk kommun. Ingående kommuner är: Arvika, Eda, Årjäng, Säffle, Storfors, Filipstad, Sunne och Kristenhamn. Bygderna och deras respektive arbetsgrupper har skapat projekt om och kring bl a bredbandsutbyggnad, mobiltelefontäckning, bättre vägar, strandskyddslättnader och turismsatsningar.

    Vid projekttidens utgång visar det sig att vissa mobiliseringsprojekt varit mer uthålliga än andra, i det att dessa fått fram konkreta handlingsplaner samt hållit liv i arbetsgrupperna och i relationen till projektledaren. Det är den här studiens syfte att söka finna orsaker till olika grad av mobiliseringsresultat i projekten, och som metod har använts den komparativa metoden The Method of Difference. Studien har undersökt följande bygder: Häljeboda, Brattfors, Stavnäs och Nykroppa.

    Resultaten av studien visar att mobiliseringsutfall i de undersökta arbetsgrupperna tycks bero på två faktorer: att det i arbetsgruppen finns nyinflyttade, samt avsaknad av någon formell organisationsform av arbetsgruppen. Projektet måste också vara engagerande, att bygdens invånare känner att detta är någonting som berör dem. Det måste dessutom finnas en eldsjäl som har ork och tid att fungera som dynamo i denna process. Projektledarens roll och ansvar är också viktig. Denne måste förmedla syftet med projektet, och markera en tydlig gräns för sitt eget ansvars- och uppgiftsområde. 

  • 53.
    Berglund, Camilla
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Närheter och avstånd i ett nordvärmländskt skogslandskap: Praktiker och betydelser i nya tidsrumsliga sammanhang2015Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the contemporary forest landscape of northern Värmland in Sweden in terms of practices, meanings and time-space relations. The increasing urbanization worldwide also affects the countryside landscape to produce what is generally referred to as  “new ruralities”, which are the result of changed conditions for livelihood and leisure. What does the concept new ruralities mean in relation to the sparsely populated forest landscape of northern Värmland, Sweden?

    The thesis adopts a relational approach to landscape, which means that landscape entails and forms relations between the material, the immaterial, and the human. Landscapes stretches out in time and space, which means that they rests on and progresses from layers of earlier and contemporary activities. Landscape practices and meanings are therefore important for understanding changes as well as continuities in the context of new ruralities. Inspired by the Heideggerian basic assumption about dwelling the thesis methodologically draws on phenomenology, but also on ethnography to clarify the relation between the individual and the society. Interviews, field studies and participant observations with special focus on the settlement, community engagement, and forest and hunting were conducted in four parishes in northern Värmland.

    Proximity and distance turn out to be the common denominators in the meanings of the forest landscape that emerge from the study, but attention is also clearly drawn to the problems of depopulation, changing social relations, and the tension between the private and the common good. The new ruralities of the northern Värmland forest landscape seem to rest on the tension between flow and fixity, between change and continuity, as traditional practices are performed with new meanings and extended time-space relations.

  • 54.
    Berglund, Camilla
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Grundel, Ida
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Political Regions, Human Landscapes: A divide between political policies and human meanings and practices?2014In: AAG – Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida. 8th - 12th of April 2014., 2014Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the 1990s and the headways of neoliberalism, the city is seen as the agent of creativity and innovation. In Sweden, the devolution of state power to the regional and city-level has implied enhanced focus on the city as the ideal entity for planning. These neoliberal policies have also led to increased urban and rural gentrification, and as a result widening gaps both within and between cities, regions and rural areas. At the same time wider neoliberal discourses and urban as well as regional policies promote city-regions, leading to the marginalization of rural areas in both policy and planning. Within policy circles, the countryside is seen mainly as an arena and resource for leisure and tourism, reinforcing images of rural areas as incidental or ancillary spaces. However we argue that humans are not passive receivers of policies about what constitutes the good life. Humans are landscapers in both an individual and collective sense. We experience and shape the world through the embodiment of practices and meanings constituted relationally with both other humans as well as the more-than-human world. The article discusses the gaps between current ideals of city and regional planning and the more-than-representational landscapes in the life and dwelling of human beings. We argue that regional and national Swedish polices are contested, especially in relation to notions of what constitutes the good life in rural areas.

  • 55.
    Bergman, Josefin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Bengtsson, Clara
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    De konflikt-gestaltade partiledarna: En kvantitativ innehållsanalys av svenska mediers gestaltning av Stefan Löfven, Ulf Kristersson och Jimmie Åkesson veckan innan riksdagsvalet 20182019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    "The conflict-framed party-leaders" is a quantitative content analysis of Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet's framing of Stefan Löfven, Ulf Kristersson and Jimmie Åkesson the last week before the general election in Sweden 2018. The study focuses on the occurrence of the conflict-frame and type of tonality. The purpose of the study is to investigate how the framing looks and what similarities and differences that exist between the three party-leaders and between the four newspapers.

    The theories and previous research this study is based on is the framing theory, agenda-setting theory and research about tabloidization, party press, political bias and news selection. These theories and previous research help the study to explain and understand the choices the newspapers make when framing the three party-leaders.

    Every fourth year there is a general election in Sweden. The 2018 general election became one of the most even elections in Swedish history. Previous research show that media have great power over what citizens consider to be important and what kind of image citizens have of the political society. What kind of image the Swedish people received of Stefan Löfven, Ulf Kristersson and Jimmie Åkesson in the largest newspapers before the election is therefore important to analyze.

    The results of this study show that the conflict-frame and negative tonality generally occurs a lot in the framing of the three party-leaders. Aftonbladet and Expressen use more negative tonality than Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet. The newspapers also differ in terms of which person they focused on the last week before the election. Stefan Löfven is the main focus in Dagens Nyheter and Svenska Dagbladet, and Jimmie Åkesson is the main focus in Aftonbladet and Expressen. The results between the three party-leaders do not have as much differences as the newspapers. What we can note however, is that Stefan Löfven is mentioned more in texts with positive and balanced tonality than the other two party-leaders. Jimmie Åkesson is mentioned a bit more in texts with negative tonality.

    The conclusions of this study are that there are major differences between the newspapers. This reflects the findings of the previous research on this subject.

  • 56.
    Bergman, Mikael
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Facebookförvaltning: En kvalitativ studie av tre Värmländska kommuners användning av sociala medier i e- förvaltningen2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    With the rise of the internet especially and information- and communication technology in general, the opportunities for fast and effective communication and sharing of information have proliferated. In relation to the new technologies, the citizens’ demands on organizations’ communicative efforts have increased. Today’s citizens have high standards regarding transparency, the opportunity to dialogue and have hopes to influence the public sector. With the development of social media in society new opportunities have therefore been created for the ways in which public sector organizations can and should relate to their residents. Today’s municipalities must address citizen demands and needs to communicate on their terms, which has led to a situation where a number of municipalities around the country are using social media in their e- government. That social media are used in municipal e- dialogue with residents is however a new phenomenon. There is therefore no official guidelines from the parliament regarding how social media should be used for successful communication or dialogue with citizens, and this circumstance has created some difficulties for how the local governments should use the new technology effectively.  

    The purpose of the studie is to examine how three communes in Värmland have used social media in their e- government. To be able to perform the study, representatives from Forshaga, Hammarö and Karlstad commune have been interviewed. Theories about e- governance, e- democracy, internet, social media, publicity laws, citizen as customers and public organizations changes and possibilities in society have been used to analyze the results from the interviews. The study shows that local governments find that work with social media is primarily positive, but that there are also disadvantages and difficulties. Tips from the government have been used even if local modifications sometimes are needed and the reason that social media is used are the communes endeavor on interactivity and fast citizen dialogue. In the future, the municipalities will be required to try to work more efficiently with the new technologies in demand for a greater transparency, which is considered important.

  • 57.
    Bergsman, Ebba
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Johansson, Vendela
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Jämställdhet i den fysiska planeringen: Ett arbete om jämställdhet i den fysiska planeringen i Jönköpings kommun2019Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to investigate how Jönköping municipality adapts gender equality in physical planning and in what way the spatial planning could promote an equal development of society. The thesis is based on qualitative methods, where we performed four qualitative interviews and a document analysis of Jönköping’s digital overview plan (2016). In order to answer the questions, we present previous research in the field which was based on feminist theory and theory on social sustainability. This resulted, among other things, in the knowledge that Jönköping is actively working on gender equality and social sustainability in physical planning, but that other sustainability values are valued higher.

  • 58.
    Bergström, Jonas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ränkedal, Daniel
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Järnvägskommunikationers betydelse ur ett intraregionalt perspektiv: En studie om hur geografiska platser i Värmland berörs av järnvägsförbindelser2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Orter som har tillgång till kommunikationer har goda förutsättningar till ekonomisk tillväxt (Andersson m. fl. 2008). Mot bakgrund av ”Oslo-Stockholm 2:55”, som är ett infrastrukturprojekt för att förbättra järnvägsförbindelsen mellan huvudstäderna Oslo och Stockholm, syftar denna undersökning till att förstå kommunikationers betydelse för orters utveckling. Exemplet utgörs av två orter i Värmland, Arvika och Årjäng. Studiens frågeställningar inriktas på att förstå vilka fördelar som förbättrade kommunikationer medför, utifrån lokala och regionala perspektiv samt vilka effekter som sedermera kan identifieras.

     

    Den teoretiska utgångspunkten och tidigare forskning utgår från rörlighet och vilka effekter som den för med sig. Undersökningen utgår från kvalitativa metoder, där vi genomför intervjuer och dokumentanalyser. Tre kvalitativa intervjuer utförs tillsammans med tjänstemän från Region Värmland, Årjängs kommun och Arvikas kommun. En genomgående dokumentanalys av Värmlandsstrategin är presenterad. De frågor som vi ställer till samtliga respondenter speglar våra teoretiska utgångspunkter samt tidigare forskning och ställs mot Värmlandstrategins visioner.

     

    Undersökningens slutsatser är att goda kommunikationer är eftertraktade. Det finns uppfattningar om att förbättrade kommunikationer leder till en ökad tillgång till flera arbetsmarknadsregioner vilket således innebär större flexibilitet vad gäller sysselsättning och bostadsort. För näringslivet innebär det dessutom ökade möjligheter att anställa rätt kompetens.

  • 59.
    Bladh, Gabriel
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    Teaching primary geography in Sweden : Current state and future challenges2015In: , 2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Bladh, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Kristiansson, Martin
    Stolare, Martin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
    To develop teaching on social issues: content selection and transformation in social studies education in upper elementary school, year 4-62017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 61.
    Bladh, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Sandell, Klas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism.
    Stenseke, Marie
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Emmelin, Lars
    Mittuniversitetet Östersund.
    Friluftsliv och naturvård: en komplicerad relation2014In: Friluftsliv i förändring: Studier från svenska upplevelselandskap / [ed] Fredman, Peter; Stenseke, Marie & Sandell, Klas, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2014, p. 237-259Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 62.
    Bladh, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Sandell, Klas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Stenseke, Marie
    Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg.
    Emmelin, Lars
    Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Karlskrona.
    Friluftsliv och naturvård: en komplicerad relation2013In: Friluftsliv i förändring: resultat från ett forskningsprogram : slutrapport / [ed] Fredman, Peter; Stenseke, Marie; Sandell, Klas & Mossing, Anders, Stockholm: Naturvårdsverket , 2013, p. 229-249Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 63.
    Bladh, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Stolare, Martin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics (from 2013).
    Kristiansson, Martin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics (from 2013).
    Curriculum principles, didactic practice and social issues: Thinking through teachers’ knowledge practices in collaborative work2018In: London Review of Education, ISSN 1474-8460, E-ISSN 1474-8479, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 398-413Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 64.
    Bladh, Gabriel
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Örbring, David
    Geocapabilities – en plattform för ämnes- och professionell utveckling i skolgeografin2016In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 74, no 4, p. 155-160Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Blom, Madeleine
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Jernfält, Frida
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    TYPISK FOODIE: Projektrapport för skapandet av magasinet FOODIE2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report discusses typography and image connected to the creation of the food magazine FOODIE. Based on the research that is now available on typography we ask questions about why research on readability is overrepresented in this area? We are putting typography in a context of semiotics, denotation and connotation and based on that we put together a magazine that appeal to and influence the specific target group that is discussed in the end the report.

    The report is dealing with scientific theories about typography and conventions but is also based on the qualitative survey where typography is examined on the basis of the target groups feelings and preferences. The entire project is composed in consent by Madeleine Blom and Frida Jernfält.

    The magazine that has been created in this project is aimed for the target group called Foodies, people that despite age and gender has a genuine interest in gastronomy, food and culinary experiences. The target group is also interested in cooking for themselves as well as experience the food from professionals.

    The project study consisted of qualitative interviews with a sample of the target group. The product has also been tested on a focus group during the implementation phase where questions of sense, readability, design and visual communication were made and discussed by the respondents.

    The purpose of the project FOODIE is to find out which typographic and graphic qualities that appeal to or affect our target groups choices between different food magazines. The project also intends to answer how typography can be understood from other aspects than just readability and to add a way to explore typography, within research, more similar to the one presented in the profession where form, feeling and impact of major extent been included in the concept.

  • 66.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Därför blir död och mystik besöksmål.2019In: Värmländsk kultur, ISSN 0349-9545, Vol. 5, p. 3-5Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 67.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Falks grav: en morbid och mytrelaterad turismupplevelse i tiden2017In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 75, no 3, p. 105-113Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 68.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Från vykort till snapchat2017In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 75, no 1, p. 5-12Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 69.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Högre utbildning utifrån ett lokalt och regionalt utvecklingsperspektiv2017In: Universitetsfilialen i Karlstad 1967-1977: Glimtar från akademins första år / [ed] Peter Olausson, Karlstad: Karlstads universitet , 2017, 1, p. 131-138Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Kopior med turistiskt attraktionsvärde2017In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 75, no 3, p. 114-118Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 71.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Strövtåg: Nors socken i blickpunkten2016Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 72.
    Blom, Thomas
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Utbildningslandskapets regionala och lokala strukturer2015In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 73, no 4, p. 154-163Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Nyligen presenterade Universitetskanslerämbetet en rapport (2015) som visar på att det alltjämt råder stora skillnader mellan olika län och mellan olika kommuner i landet avseende ungdomars benägenhet att påbörja högskolestudier. Syftet med föreliggande artikel är därför att sätta ljuset på det svenska utbildningslandskapets regionala strukturer utifrån ett utvecklingsperspektiv,med referens till de tre ovannämnda rapporterna som belyser utbildningssituationen från 1980-och 1990-talet. Synen på kunskap och utveckling utifrån ett regionalt perspektiv är således ännu idag ett angeläget område att fokusera, även om vi kan konstatera att intresset bland ungdomarna att skaffa sig en högre utbildning relativt sett ökat. Vi kan samtidigt konstatera att de regionala skillnaderna i många avseenden ännu kvarstår. Mina empiriska exempel är hämtade från Värmland då de tidigare studier genomfördes där och därmed kan en jämförelse övertid ske. Problematiken som här belyses ärdock inte unik för Värmland utan har en relevans i många regioner i landet.

  • 73.
    Blom, Thomas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nilsson, Mats
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Frusen tid - eller lockelsen av det icke tillrättalagda2019In: Geografiska Notiser, ISSN 0016-724X, Vol. 77, no 1-2, p. 59-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att resa och utifrån den enskilda individens perspektiv besöka och uppleva nya platser och attraktioner är för många en viktig del av livet. Vad är det då som fängslar vår nyfikenhet så att vi bestämmer oss för att genomföra en resa? Vi söker efter platser som över tid blivit en attraktion, men som initialt ur olika perspektiv ansågs vara problematiska och där det offentligas hållning initialt var att platsens attraktion skulle försvunnit alternativt glömts bort. Med denna utgångspunkt är syftet med föreliggande artikel att sätta ljuset på den form av verksamheter som varit föremål för utredningar av det offentliga om att tas bort eller på annat sätt inte ge allmänheten tillgång till platsen, men som efterhand utvecklats till att vara en besöksattraktion och därmed istället ses som en resurs för platsen och regionen.

  • 74.
    Blom, Thomas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nilsson, Mats
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ernfridsson, Fredrik
    Tengling, Monica
    Turism – resmål och resvägar2013Book (Other academic)
  • 75.
    Blom, Thomas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nilsson, Mats
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Santos Solla, Xosé
    Spanien.
    The way to Santiago beyond Santiago. Fisterra and the pilgrimage´s post-secular meaning2016In: European Journal of Tourism Research, ISSN 1994-7658, E-ISSN 1314-0817, Vol. 12, p. 133-146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

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

  • 76.
    Bolvin, Tomas
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Thour, Rasmus
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Hett med tätt!: En fallstudie om förhållandet mellan hållbarhet och förtätning i Sundbybergs Kommun2019Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hållbar utveckling är ett begrepp som innefattar en utveckling som tillgodoser hållbarhetsvärdena ekonomisk, ekologisk och social utveckling likvärdigt. Förtätning är ett sätt att planera städer, inte sällan med hållbarhetsargument. Förtätning är ett ord som är motsatsen till utglesning och innebär en process att förändra de redan existerande och bebyggda områdena. En kommun som tillämpar förtätning som strategi för planeringen, med just hållbarhetsargumentet är Sundbyberg. Kommunen är den till ytan minsta i Sverige men med det högsta befolkningsökningen.

    Generellt tenderar det kommunala arbetet lägga stort fokus kring de positiva aspekterna utan någon djupgående analys kring konsekvensbedömning. Studiens syfte har sin grund i att beskriva hur förtätning tillämpas i planeringen för Sundbyberg, och undersöka huruvida förtätning kan vara bidragande till en hållbar utveckling i Sundbyberg. Det huvudsakliga syftet är att utvärdera de centrala hållbarhetsvärden som anges som bakomliggande skäl till förtätning, samt konsekvenserna av förtätning. De teorier som har valts förklarar vilka konsekvenser förtätning medför, både positiva och negativa för en hållbar utveckling. 

    För att besvara syftet har empiri samlats i form av en kvalitativ innehållsanalys över Sundbybergs översiktsplan. Det har också genomförts en semistrukturerad kvalitativ intervju som ett komplement till innehållsanalysen. Intervjun var med en nyckelperson inom planeringen över Sundbyberg. Empirin visade på att det främsta skälet till ökad förtätning grundar sig i de positiva följderna som en sammanflätning av de olika stadsdelarna leder till. Detta skall visa sig med exempelvis minskad segregation, ökad tillgänglighet och resurseffektiva lösningar. 

    Diskussionen analyserar det insamlade materialet med teorin. Den avslutande slutsatsen blev därefter att de positiva följderna av förtätningen överskrider de negativa och att det främsta fokuset är på den sociala hållbarheten. Dock kommer de närmsta åren i Sundbyberg innebära flera ombyggnationer. Detta kommer leda till förutsättningar som försvårar arbetet för ökad hållbar utveckling. Trots detta är den långsiktiga förtätningsprocessen ett sätt för att främja en sådan utveckling.

  • 77.
    Bood, Sandra
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. 5942.
    Stadsförtätning i skenet av blåljus: En studie om urbana tillgänglighetsrisker för utryckningsfordon2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 78.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Developing the experience economy in non metropolitan regions: New media and new experiences at the crossroads of tourism and heritage in Värmland2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 79.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Heritage - a resource for tourism and regional development2001In: Turismens och fritidens mångfald / [ed] Lars Aronsson & Sven-Erik Karlsson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2001Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 80.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Research on Regional Development. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Research on Regional Development (from 2013).
    Idrottens bidrag till tillväxt i samhället: Geografiska och turistiska dimensioner.2008In: Regional utveckling: Om produktion, livskvalitet och inflytande / [ed] Sune Berger, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2008, p. 53-64Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 81.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    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), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Research on Regional Development.
    Nära ekonomiska nätverksrelationer2015In: Trovärdighet och förtroende i ekonomiska relationer / [ed] Öhman, P. & Lundberg, H, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2015, p. 201-220Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 82.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    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), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Place-based methods for digitally enhanced experiences2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The fast pace of technical development within the tourism industry creates a gap between technology and the knowledge. While the technique tends to steer the development, the digitalization within the industry increases rapidly with lack of reflection of how different actors from the industry is included. The tourism industry has primarily concentrated on certain aspects of digitalization, such as marketing and e-commerce. The intention with this paper is therefore to fill an identified gap of knowledge about methods for enhancing visitors’ on site-experiences using digital media, where key actors in the local tourism industry and community are included. By launching the Geomedia approach within the research field in tourism studies, we are building a bridge between technology and people and connecting media with a place-based perspective. By using the so called Geomedia perspective, we focus on ‘who can communicate what at different places?’ What is represented at places and ‘whose’ places are represented (today and in the past)?

     

    This paper focuses on an ongoing research project, where the purpose is to develop a method for site specific digital media productions. Taking our starting point in two specific tourist sites, one nature-based site and one cultural heritage site, we use the historical geography in a coordinated innovation process. We have been drawing on knowledge from various agents such as researchers, digital design developers, the public sector, tourism business and users (visitors / locals). The Geomedia perspective has thus inspired us in developing a place-based method, which will be discussed in this paper. 

  • 83.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013). Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Research on Regional Development. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Centre for Research on Regional Development (from 2013).
    Platsen som material och metod: Trialektik i Grythyttan2004In: Om geometodologier: Kartvärldar, världskartor och rumsliga kunskapspraktiker / [ed] Katarina Schough & Lennart Andersson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2004, p. 79-92Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 84.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Våga ta steget mot interaktiva platsförankrade upplevelser.: Utveckling och innovation i den värmländska besöksnäringen2018Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom att koppla på digitala tjänster kan besöksmål ge besökarna en starkare upplevelse – men vägen dit kan vara snårig. Nu har ett forskningsprojekt på Karlstads universitet i samarbete med en rad aktörer tagit fram digitala prototyper för två värmländska besöksmål.

    I maj 2018 avslutades ett av Karlstads universitets forsknings- och utvecklingsprojekt om digitalisering inom besöksnäringen. Under det senaste 1,5 året har Lotta Braunerhielm, Laila Gibson och Linda Ryan Bengtsson från forskningsmiljön Geomedia, arbetat med projekt kring interaktiva platsförankrade upplevelser. Två besöksmål - Vildmark i Värmland och Långbans Gruvby har varit först ut att fungera som testbäddar.

    ”Kombinationen av våra olika perspektiv och metoder har varit jättebra och inneburit att vi varit tvungna att gå in varandras världar och skapat en annan förståelse”, säger Lotta Braunerhielm. ”Efter en lång process där lärande, nya perspektiv och att skapa nya insikter längs vägen varit i fokus, har vi landat i flera konkreta resultat.”

    Flera olika aktörer har deltagit i utvecklings- och innovationsprocessen: offentliga aktörer, entreprenörer, forskare, IT-företag, lokalbefolkning, besökare och säsongs-anställda. Resultatet: Långbans Gruvby och Vildmark i Värmland har fått varsin prototyp i form av en konceptskiss för hur digitalisering kan förhöja upplevelsen av besöket.

    ”Vi har vävt in det vi är så bra på i Värmland, historieberättandet, med kunskap om platser, både i nutid och dåtid, tillsammans med vår kultur och vårt naturlandskap”, fortsätter Laila Gibson. ”Vi är bra på besöksnäring i Värmland, på historieberättande och på digital utveckling. Nu har vi slagit ihop det här och dragit igång en ny innovativ utveckling i Värmland. Det här är historieberättande men på ett nytt sätt.”

  • 85.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Är besöksnäringen viktig för den framtida utvecklingen?2016In: Värmländska utmaningar: Politik Ekonomi Samhälle Kultur Media / [ed] P-O Norell & Lennart Nilsson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2016, p. 385-404Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Utifrån ett regionalt perspektiv är strategier kring regional tillväxt genom exempelvis smart specialisering och satsningar på kluster centrala. I med- borgarundersökningen från 2014 lyfter vi fram de vardagsnära frågorna som är centrala för värmlänningen. I detta kapitel belyses därför jämförelsen mellan medborgarnas perspektiv på vad som är viktigt för den framtida utvecklingen med regional strategiska perspektiv på framtida utveckling och med ett specifikt fokus på besöksnäringen, ett område som nyligen tagit plats i de framtida strategierna.

    År 2014 tog Region Värmland fram en ny strategi för regionens tillväxt. Här framgår att Värmlandsstrategin är hela Värmlands strategi. Det är en plan för hur Värmland ska vara och uppfattas år 2020. Visionen för år 2020 är Värmland – ett skönare liv, ett Värmland som ska vara en hållbar, attraktiv region där människor vill bo och utvecklas och där företag vill expandera och etablera sig. Värmlandsstrategin syftar till att peka ut vad som ska göras. I jämförelse med ovanifrån perspektivet, och vad den regionala tillväxtstrategin säger om vägen till målet 2020, lyfts medborgarnas perspektiv på den framtida utvecklingen fram i SOM-undersökningen. Utifrån medborgarperspektivet i Värmland lyfts framförallt de traditionella näringarna fram och de vardagsnära frågorna. Det intressanta är att jämföra medborgarnas perspektiv med ovanifrånperspektivet och vad man konkret tar avstamp utifrån när det gäller strategin för Värmlands framtida utveckling. I detta kapitel lyfts de regionala strategiska perspektiven på Värmlands framtida utveckling i relation till medborgarnas syn på den framtida utvecklingen. En djupdykning görs i ett område som nyligen fått ta plats i de framtida strategierna, nämligen besöksnäringen. Syftet med kapitlet är att belysa värmlänningarnas uppfattning om verksamheter som är centrala för den framtida utvecklingen. Vidare är syftet att göra en djupdykning i medborgarnas syn på besöksnäringen i relation till strategiska satsningar som sker på regional och lokal nivå. 

  • 86.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Forsberg, Anette
    Cooperative entrepreneurship as a resource for democratic business and sustainable local2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 87.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Gibson, Laila
    Methods for collaborative geomedia2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The fast pace of technical development within the tourism industry creates a gap between technology and the resources and knowledge of many small business owners. By launching the Geomedia approach within the research field in tourism studies, we are building a bridge between technology and people and connecting media with a place-based perspective. This also influences our method.

     

    In this paper we present a pilot study as part of an ongoing research project, where the purpose is to develop a method for site specific digital media productions. Taking our starting point in two specific tourist sites, one nature-based site and one cultural heritage site, we use the historical geography in a coordinated innovation process. We have been drawing on knowledge from various agents such as researchers, digital developers, the public sector, tourism business and users (visitors / locals). In this paper we will discuss the development of a place-based method.

  • 88.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Research on Regional Development.
    Harkman, Linda
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Research on Regional Development.
    Westlindh, Sara
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for Research on Regional Development.
    Idrotten - en del av besöksnäringen: En utvärdering av Nordic Youth Hockey Trouphy2012Report (Other academic)
  • 89.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Nilsson, Mats
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism. Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Centre for the Studies of Social Sciences Didactics.
    Strategier för utveckling av Vänerns skärgård2007Report (Other academic)
  • 90.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Olsson, Eva
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Hur uppfattar värmlänningarna Norge?2016In: Värmländska utmaningar: Politik Ekonomi Samhälle Kultur Media / [ed] P-O Norell & Lennart Nilsson, Karlstad: Karlstad University Press, 2016, p. 271-296Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Närheten till Norge skapar specifika förutsättningar i en region som Värmland. Närheten anses på regional strategisk nivå generera tillväxt, dvs skapa möjligheter. Vi har i tidigare forskning identifierat möjligheter men även utmaningar som exempelvis gränshinder som skapar svårigheter för invånare och företagare. I detta kapitel skall vi fokusera på närheten till Norge och på värmlänningarnas syn på denna närhet till broderlandet. I relation till detta analyserar vi hur medborgarna upplever sin boendemiljö, service på orten och allmänt sett hur bra de tycker att det är att bo där de bor. Vi ställer oss frågan hur nöjda medborgarna är med livet och relaterar det till landsbygdsperspektiv kontra stad. I kapitlet gör vi jämförelser mellan medborgarna i Värmland och boende i västra Värmland, det vill säga gränskommunerna Årjäng, Torsby, Eda och Arvika. Syftet med det är att jämföra de olika medborgargrupperna, alltså boende i gränsregionen kontra boende i övriga kommuner i Värmland, mot en tydlig strategi mot Norge. Frågan är om, och i så fall hur, Norge har betydelse för värmlänningarna? 

  • 91.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Olsson, Eva
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Is the proximity to Norway of importance for Swedish growth?: What does Norway mean to the Swedish border region?2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 92.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Olsson, Eva
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies (from 2013).
    Medeiros, Eduardo
    University Institute of Lisbon, Portugal.
    The Importance of the swedish-norweigan border citizens’ perspective for bottom-up cross-border planning strategies2019In: Norweigan Journal of Geography, ISSN 0029-1951, Vol. 73, no 2, p. 96-109Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is political interest in Sweden’s proximity to Norway, which is reflected in the regional policy focusing on developing business needs. As such, proximity at the regional level is simply expected to generate economic growth. The authors propose a holistic approach to spatial planning in a Swedish–Norwegian border region in place of the simplistic economic perspective. The aim of the article is to highlight the importance of adopting a bottom-up cross-border planning perspective that is based on the perceptions of the border region residents by showing that the proximity of Norway is important to communities in Värmland Province, on the border with Norway, in a different way from how regional authorities and policymakers perceive it. The authors used a qualitative method in their study. They found that residents were more interested in the individual, social, and cultural opportunities of the border, while authorities stressed traditional growth strategies. In conclusion, the authors recommend that policymakers should implement a bottom-up cross-border planning strategy (CBPS) in Värmland that includes the residents’ perspective, as a reinforcement of place-based policy approaches.

  • 93.
    Braunerhielm, Lotta
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ryan Bengtsson, Linda
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Media and Communication Studies. Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Methods for collaborative geomedia: Development of place based tourism experiences2017Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The fast pace of technical development within the tourism industry creates a gap between technology and the resources and knowledge of many small business owners. By launching the Geomedia approach within the research field in tourism studies, we are building a bridge between technology and people and connecting media with a place-based perspective. This also influences our method.

    In this paper we present a pilot study as part of an ongoing research project, where the purpose is to develop a method for site specific digital media productions. Taking our starting point in two specific tourist sites, one nature-based site and one cultural heritage site, we use the historical geography in a coordinated innovation process. We have been drawing on knowledge from various agents such as researchers, digital developers, the public sector, tourism business and users (visitors / locals). In this paper we will discuss the development of a place-based method.

  • 94.
    Bryntesson, Elin
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Strömberg, Josefine
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    En Reko, Eko eller Schysst resa?: - En studie om hur Svenska researrangörer förhåller sig till turismens hållbarhetsfenomen2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this bachelor thesis in tourism science is to study how two Swedish travel organizers, Ving and Fritidsresor, communicate and market the concept of sustainable tourism through text. Their comprehensions and conceptions of a sustainable approach have been research, along with a comparison with previous tourism science regarding the complex concept of sustainable tourism. The apprehension of these two tourism actors, have been presented by two qualitative methods, with a clear focus on the textual communication in a discourse analysis. The material has been collected from their individual homepages online with a direction towards the companies discourse about tourism sustainability.

    Through the approach of social constructivism, the travel organizers textual language and structure have been studied. The aim was to review how the language sense created a social constructed reality. Consequently, how the companies communicated the content of sustainable tourism and their apprehensions and interpretation of it. The text analysis has been studied from a micro-and a macro level, but has been complemented by a mail interview with informers from both Ving and Fritidsresor. The qualitative interview is a complement to the companies linguistic presentation, since it involves the informers own values regarding the same phenomenon. The theoretical part of this thesis is based on theoretical science regarding the textual sender and their social influences on their communication. Furthermore, the science based concept of sustainable tourism has been presented, as well as its utilization within the tourism industry. The theoretical part also includes today’s dissemination of information and Internet as a dominating media channel.

    The main substance of this thesis, is regarding the problematic of the complex concept of sustainable tourism. A sustainable development involves the whole society, therefore also tourism – with the purpose of indicate and resist negative impacts considering three dimensions: ecology, economy and social responsibility. Both Ving and Fritidsresor have showed an active role by presenting information about sustainability, where all dimension from the science-based concept is represented. Even so, differences between the two companies created meanings of sustainable tourism have been noted, which leads to the result of complexity in both theoretic and practical use. Fritidsresor has presented a more holistic approach to sustainable tourism, with a broader perspective of the social responsibility within tourism. Ving on the other hand, has more textual importance on the company’s work for quality to consumers. The communication of both travel organizers has created a significant focus on children justice but most of all text about nature and climate. Therefore, elements of the socio-cultural dimension land up in the background. Their apprehension of tourism is based on the company’s own social construction of the concept of sustainability, which creates a relatively unbalanced holistic perspective of sustainable tourism. Furthermore, it has been established that the travel organizers different approaches to sustainable tourism, is reflecting their intention with the communication of the information from the homepage. This is mostly considering the travel organizers choice of a practical use of the concept of sustainability within their marketing. The resulted difference involves Vings choice to concretely utilize the concept, through links and interest catching text. Meanwhile, Fritidsresor have a more formal and professional communication with a minor interest of attracting presumptive clients.

  • 95.
    Brännström, Johanna
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.
    Att dras över samma kam: En kvalitativ fallstudie om hur anställda vid en organisation upplever att deras varumärke påverkas av liknande verksamheters varumärken2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Having a strong brand is of great importance in our society as there are a great number of competing operations trying to achieve success on the market. It is therefore of great value if people have a positive image of the brand. However, there are a number of aspects that may influence the image of an organization in a negative way. A scandal within an organization is one aspect that can affect the brand image, as are the employees and the culture within the organization. These different aspects do not only affect the image of its own brand, but can also affect the image people have of similar operations, a spillover-effect. On that basis, the aim of this study is to examine how it is, being an employee, to stand next to a similar organization when media is writing about them. A qualitative case study examines how employees in one specific organization for instance were affected by a scandal in a similar organization. Interviews with employees highlight how they are affected in such cases. Aspects that has been studied are how they see their own organization in relation to a spillover-effect as well as how their organizational culture is affected, how their way of talking about their own organization is affected and how they work with their brand in different situations. 

    The result shows that the employees feel that they are affected by similar operations brand, especially in relation to a scandal. It makes them upset because many people have the wrong idea about them. Some of the employees kept quiet about where they were working although they stood up for their organization because of the scandal in the similar operation. Other employees were instead dedicated to live the brand and defending the organization and to try to change people’s image of the organization. This study shows however that defending the organization as an employee by the word of mouth might not be enough when a spillover-effect is in effect. More actions would potentially be needed to prevent negative impact on the brand.

  • 96. Brügge, Britta
    et al.
    Glantz, MatzSandell, KlasKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Friluftslivets pedagogik: En miljö- och utomhuspedagogik för kunskap, känsla och livskvalitet2018Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 97. Bublitz, Hannelore
    et al.
    Kaldrack, IrinaRöhle, TheoKarlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication.Winkler, Hartmut
    Unsichtbare Hände: Automatismen in Medien-, Technik- und Diskursgeschichte2011Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

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

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

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

  • 99.
    Burell, Frida
    et al.
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ekberg, Charlotte
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Ett gränsland mellan privatliv, politik och att framstå som äkta: En kvalitativ studie i hur ungdomar upplever svenska partiledare på Instagram2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Today, Swedish leaders of political parties post everyday life photos on Instagram, just like the rest of us. The posts show the politicians in situations and environments that you wouldn’t normally imagine a politician in. On Instagram, they post photos of themselves playing ping-pong, strolling in the forest with their family, cheering for their nation at a soccer game wearing supporter merchandise; photos that illustrate everyday life of an ordinary citizen. This study aims to look into how Swedish adolescents interpret the party leaders’ visual self-presentation on the social media platform Instagram. To do this, we have selected photos that represents the general self- presentation of three swedish party leaders: Stefan Löfven, Ulf Kristersson and Annie Lööf. Drawing on research and theory concerning semiotics, relationship theory, self-presentation, personal branding and authenticity, this study analyzes how adolescents read and interpret the photos. Using semi-structured qualitative interviews and reception theory, we have talked to ten adolescents from three different cities of varied population: Söderköping, Karlstad and Uppsala.

    The result of this study was that we found common cultural associations among the adolescents, regardless of their political preferences. Through meaningful signs, the adolescents found political messages in the photos. An important sign for this reading is the belief that the party leader is a symbol of their political party. According to the respondents, a strategic everyday life self- presentation can be an important tool to create a feeling of identification between the party leaders and the voters. Furthermore, the respondents think that these kind of photos can strengthen the relationship between a party leader and their existent voters, or attract voters that are indecisive. The adolescents do see the party leaders as actors in a dramaturgical performance, who want their audience to perceive them as one of the people. However, the respondents think this kind of self- presentation can be important, because it can still give a glimpse of the true self of the party leader. This coalition of the public and the private creates a kind of middle region, which takes place on Instagram. In the middle region, authenticity is key, according to the respondents. In the way the respondents talk about what is authentic and what is not, we identify a pattern. This pattern consists of four factors that creates authenticity: the photo cannot be too political, the photo must look spontaneous, the photo quality must not be too perfect, and the photo must coincide with the respondents view of the political party’s image. These factors are critical for how the adolescents perceive the photos and the party leaders portrayed in them overall.

    This study’s result could implicate how social facilities, organizations and citizens can use social media to create trust and authenticity concerning their personal brand.

  • 100.
    Burkart, Patrick
    et al.
    Texas A&M University, USA.
    Christensen, Miyase
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication (from 2013).
    Geopolitics and the Popular2013In: Popular Communication, ISSN 1540-5702, E-ISSN 1540-5710, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 3-6Article in journal (Refereed)
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