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Sofia Johansson

Sofia Johansson

PhD

Programme Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

School of Culture and Education

Contact information

Sofia Johansson
Senior Lecturer
Alfred Nobels allé 7
Södertörns Högskola
Flemingsberg
Phone: +46 8 608 4102
Fax: +46 8 608 4640
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Publications

In: Making Media. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2019. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London & New York : Routledge, 2017.

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Gregory Goldenzwaig

Patrik ÅkerSofia JohanssonAnn Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Gender StudiesJournalismMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

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In: Celebritetsskapande från Strindberg till Asllani. Lund : Lunds universitet, 2017. 73-92.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Liber, 2016.

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Stina BengtssonGöran BolinMichael ForsmanPeter JakobssonPer StåhlbergSofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Celebrity Audiences. London : Routledge, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

International journal of cultural studies 2016, 19 (2): 177-192.

With the internet and digital media technology increasingly central to practices around music, this shift is often seen as contributing to a networked music use characterized by individualism. Drawing on a focus group study with young adults in Stockholm and Moscow, this article argues, however, that digital music use today is shaped by discourses of difference, with gender a significant factor both in constructions of the ideal music and technology user, and in terms of musical influence and guidance. Taking into account contemporary research on new media technology, as well as feminist studies of technology and music, the article questions ideas of a neutral user of new music technologies, showing how the gendering of music and media technology can be seen as simultaneously context-bound and cutting across geographies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia JohanssonAnn Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender StudiesMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Mediers känsla för kön. Göteborg : Nordicom, 2015. 155-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia JohanssonAnn Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender StudiesMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Media Culture and Society 2015, 37 (3): 508-510.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Celebrity Studies 2015, 6 (1): 54-68.

This article examines how media consumers of different age, gender and socio-economic backgrounds in Stockholm relate to and talk about celebrities and celebrity media. Based on 16 small focus groups with 17 year olds and 45–55 year olds, with male and female participants from working-class as well as academic backgrounds, I investigate a range of responses to celebrity content in connection with overall media developments in Sweden, in order to gain insights into what the contemporary cultural emphasis on celebrity can mean on an audience level within a particular context. Some of the pleasures gained from celebrity content but also elements of celebrity ‘hatred’ and experiences of media manipulation are explored. Likewise, some of the articulations of individual celebrities and celebrity media are discussed as interlinked with socially determined identity positions such as age, gender and social class.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: [Conference] Music, Gender & Difference. Wien : .

Previous research has shown that uses of media technologies (Gray 1992, Lally 2002) as well as music consumption (DeNora 2000) are gendered practices, while scholars have also emphasized how national context and ideas about nation, ethnicity and race play into the uses of media technologies (Miller & Slater 2000) and music cultures (Roy 2010).  Drawing on such analyses, this paper investigates contemporary practices in music use from an intersectional feminist perspective. It takes as its starting point the Internet as a core music platform, which is transforming listening modes and potentially also meanings of music.Posing questions about how to understand emerging trends in music use in relation to music as a gendered and place-bound practice, the paper presents one part of a larger study of music use online among young adults in Stockholm and Moscow. The study is ongoing and is conducted by the presenters and their colleagues. Analyzing focus group interviews with young adult men and women, the paper explores how – primarily – gender and nation is articulated (Hall 1996) in the talk about music and online media technologies. Through discussions about their favorite music as well as their favorite media to use when listening to music, and how music is intricately intertwined in their social networks, the participants display ideas about themselves in a context of gender, place, ethnicity and race. We argue that the way they listen to music and use media technology such as Spotify and Last FM can be understood as interplaying with the process of articulation of gender and nation, and that this articulation may differ between different places.  

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia JohanssonAnn Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender StudiesMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: . : .

This paper presents an ongoing research project investigating how the Internet is impacting on music use in contemporary society. The backdrop to the project is the digitalization of society and culture, where the music industry has undergone profound changes, and where the Internet, for young people in particular, is changing listening modes and, potentially, meanings of, music in everyday life. Our objective is to shed light on what these transformations mean on the user level, and how their adaptation is situated specific geo-cultural settings, through a qualitative study of how young music users in Moscow and Stockholm experience and discuss music in relation to the Internet. Drawing on preliminary research findings, we aim to discuss and develop questions around how the Internet integrates with daily experience within contemporary society; what this means for music as a form of communication; and how adaptations of Internet technologies are shaped by geo-cultural frameworks.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2013

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Use and Views of Media in Sweden & Russia. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2011. 271-296.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2011

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Future of Newspapers. London : Routledge, 2009. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2009

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 2008, 5 (2): 1-3.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mascha Brichta

Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Westminster university, 2008.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mascha Brichta

Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journalism Practice 2008, 2 (3): 402-413.

At the centre of media controversy, tabloids continue to be the best-read newspapers in Britain. Competing for the largest group of the British newspaper readers, these papers have been criticized for abandoning their journalistic responsibility, to the detriment of society and the media climate at large. Yet, little research has been conducted on the reception of tabloid journalism. Building on the ongoing debate about popular journalism and “tabloidization”, this article draws on focus groups and interviews with 55 male and female young adult readers of the Sun and the Daily Mirror, the two circulation leaders among the popular tabloids. It provides an analysis of readers' experiences of what is often perceived of as typically “trivial” tabloid journalism, such as human interest, sport and celebrity stories, with the aim of providing a better understanding of the popularity of this kind of newspaper content. In doing so, readers' experiences are related to day-to-day routines and the social structures surrounding these, and the article shows how tabloid newspaper reading links with a wider social context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2008

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Media and Public Spheres. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. 83-95.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2007.

Widely read and highly controversial, tabloid newspapers are often criticized for sensationalizing, trivializing and simplifying journalism. At the heart of debates about media standards, they continue to cause concern about the impact of popular news formats on society at large. Yet, there is little research into how tabloid newspapers are viewed by their readers. Why are they popular? What do readers think about tabloid scandals and sensationalism? What is the attraction of celebrity stories? Do readers trust tabloid news coverage?Reading Tabloids examines British tabloid newspapers from an audience perspective. Drawing on focus groups and interviews with readers of the popular tabloids the Sun and the Daily Mirror, as well as incorporating a textual analysis of the two papers, it explores how interpretations take place in an everyday inter-play between the newspapers and their readers. The book offers a new perspective on tabloid journalism, of value to those interested in the press, the news media and popular culture in contemporary society.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2007

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Framing Celebrity. London : Routledge, 2006. 343-358.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2006

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture 2005, 2 (2): 1-5.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

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Research area for doctoral studies

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London : Westminster university, 2005.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2005

School/Centre

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Research area for doctoral studies

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