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Interior from Södertörn UniversityThe School of Culture and Education includes the following subjects: English, Aesthetics, Aesthetic Learning Processes, Philosophy, Gender Studies, Art History, Comparative Literature, Media and Communication Studies, Education, Rhetoric and Swedish, as well as Teacher Education and the Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.

Teachers and researchers at the school largely work across subject boundaries, and Teacher Education involves teachers from a number of subjects at the school and from other academic schools at the university.

Publications

Publications from the DiVA publications database are listed here on an ongoing basis.
Publications

Society and Animals 2017, 25 (6): 573-591.

The aim of this study is to enhance the understanding of how sport dressage riders describe rider-horse communication when riding, and to relate these descriptions to current research on human-horse communication. Interviews with 15 amateur dressage riders were analyzed using a qualitative approach. The study shows that the interviewed riders describe the communication with the horses partly in a behavioristic way, applying concepts based on learning theory, which deviate from the description of riders as lacking understanding of these concepts put forth by some researchers. The riders connect the timing of their aids to equestrian feel, which they describe as the most difficult yet the most awarding aspect of the interspecies communication that riding is. Simultaneously, they acknowledge that horses are fully capable of choosing to listen to and cooperate with their requests.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Charlotte Lundgren

Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Over the past few decades there have emerged greater possibilities for users and consumers of media to create or engage in the creation of digital media technologies. This PhD dissertation explores the ways in which the broadening of possibilities for making technologies, specifically software, has been taken advantage of by new producers of digital culture – freelancers, aspiring digital media creators and small studios – in the production of digital visual media. It is based on two empirical case studies that concern the making of free software for computer graphics animation production in two contexts: by a loose collective of anime fans in Siberia, Russia, and by a small animation studio in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The case studies are presented and analysed in the scope of four journal articles and one book chapter which form the core of the dissertation.The dissertation draws on a media practice perspective and an understanding of software as an artefact that concentrates and mediates specific infrastructural arrangements that entangle politics of technological production, economic interests and practice-related concerns. The analytical focus of the research problematises in particular practices of software decommodification and its further repair and development by non-programmers; the anchoring of software development and repair in actual production practices of computer graphics animations; and a commitment to sharing software, animations and other artefacts online as commons. The thesis combines several concepts from anthropology and science and technology studies to theorise these practices: – politics and regimes of value (Appadurai, 1986); repair and artful integrations (Jackson, 2014; Suchman, 2000); gifting (Baudrillard, 1981; Mauss, 1925/2002) and autonomy (cf Bourdieu, 1993). Bringing together these concepts, the dissertation regards them as constitutive and indicative of what I refer to as ‘media-related infrastructuring practices’, or practices in which non-programmers generate infrastructures through creating and mediating arrangements around technical artefacts like software.The results of the dissertation indicate how making free software for computer graphics media is entangled in diverse conditions of technological unevenness that may enable, but also limit, the possibilities of aspiring media creators to improve their status or work positions in the broader field of digital media.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Patrik Åker

Julia Velkova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Pragmatics 2017, 121 : 175-187.

In this paper, I investigate the Swedish, non-native use of English swear words in Swedish-language comic strips. I first consider the established relationships between both swearing and humor, and comics and humor. I propose that swear word usage and the comic strip framework contribute to a mutual feedback loop, whereby the comic strip derives its humor from the use of English swear words, while at the same time the comic strip context, by invoking a play frame, primes the swear word usage for humorous interpretation. Modeling Siegel (1995), I then consider how a code-switch to English serves as a framing device or contextualization cue for humor in Swedish-language contexts. The analysis of a selection of Swedish comic strips draws from the Encryption Theory of Humor (Flamson and Barrett, 2008), and suggests that humor created via the Swedish practice of swearing in English is a function of shared background knowledge that capitalizes on the fundamental incongruity of two discourse systems operating under different norms of appropriateness.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Advancing multimodal and critical discourse studies. New York : Routledge, 2017. 147-164.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lambda Nordica 2017, 2-3 : 179-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Spiritus 2017, Webbpublikation : 15 s.-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

With rhetoric regaining ground in twenty-first century education, a reappraisal of the history of rhetorical education can give us insight into the goals and methods of school rhetoric and its potential applications in education today. This presentation outlines the development, dynamics and eventual dissolution of protestant humanist education based on the classical trivium: grammar, dialectic and rhetoric. It describes the three components of the classical rhetorical pedagogical program -- theoretical studies, reading of exemplary texts, and writing and speaking exercises -- and considers their role in a contemporary setting.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stefan Rimm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stefan Rimm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Toleransens mekanismer. Stockholm : Forum för levande historia, 2017. 247-267.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elisabet Langmann

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Advances in Swearing Research. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. 65-86.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Advances in Swearing Research. Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017. 1-16.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karyn Stapleton

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Amsterdam : John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2017.

Any behavior that arouses, as swearing does, controversy, disagreement, disdain, shock, and indignation as often as it imbues passion, sincerity, intimacy, solidarity, and jocularity should be an obvious target of in-depth scholarship. Rigorous, scholarly investigation of the practice of swearing acknowledges its social and cultural significance, and allows us to discover and better understand the historical, psychological, sociological, and linguistic aspects (among others) of swearwords and swearword usage. The present volume brings together a range of themes and issues central to the existing knowledge of swearing and considers these in two key ‘new’ arenas, that is, in languages other than English, and/or in contexts and media other than spoken interaction. Many of the chapters analysed are based on large and robust collections of data, such as corpora or questionnaire responses, which allow for patterns of swearing to emerge. In other chapters, personally observed instances of swearing comprise the focus, allowing for a close analysis of the relationship between sociolinguistic context and pragmatic function. In each chapter, the cultural aspects of swearing are considered, ultimately affirming the importance of the study of swearing, and further establishing the legitimacy of swearing as a target of research.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karyn Stapleton

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

Denna bok innehåller en utgåva med svensk översättning av 114 brev, skrivna på latin under den andra hälften av 1600-talet. Breven är författade av de tre bröderna Daniel, Carl och Gustav Gyldenstolpe och riktar sig med några få undantag till deras äldre bror Nils som flyttat från hemmet i Åbo till Stockholm för att göra ämbetsmannakarriär.I breven erbjuds vi många glimtar av dåtidens samhälle, av det skånska kriget där en av bröderna deltog, om privata händelser och av de vardagliga problem som ofta handlade om att hålla samman familjen under kärva förhållanden. Vi informeras även om de verksamheter som bedrevs av jurister och ämbetsmän i stormaktstidens svenska statsförvaltning med förgreningar kring hela Östersjön.Förutom sitt värde som historiska källor ger breven inblickar i dåtidens utbildningsväsen med ett särskilt fokus på inlärningen av latin och retorik. De visar också på den höga latinkompetens som individer besatt under tidigmodern tid i Sverige samt hur detta nylatin var ett kommunikationsmedel som smidigt kunde utnyttjas för alla förekommande sociala behov.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Daniel Gyldenstolpe

Annika Ström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: What is Sustainable Journalism?. New York : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017. 277-295.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Stiernstedt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

New Media and Society 2017, : 1-17.

This article discusses how alternative software infrastructures can emerge out offrictions, failure, and repair in the attempts of media creators to evade piracy. Usinga case from the geographical fringes of Russia called Morevna Project, and theoriesof infrastructures and repair, the article suggests how repair can lead to the slow,mundane and fragile formation of what I refer to as ‘situated’ digital infrastructures forcultural production. While pirate-based media production can push creators to searchfor and develop alternative infrastructures, the latter emerge as fragile frameworksthat are constantly threatened from collapse and suspension. The continuous work ofintegrating diverse interests across local and online media-related contexts and practicesbecomes an essential stabilising force needed to perpetuate these infrastructures andprevents them from falling back into oblivion.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Varför språkvetenskap?. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2017. 269-290.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lann Hornscheidt

Daniel Wojahn

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Cabinet 2017, 63 : 34-41.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Research ethics and artistic freedom in artistic research. Stockholm : Swedish Research Council, 2017. 16-23.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Civil society revisited. New York : Berghahn Books, 2017. 129-152.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta Korolczuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New York : Berghahn Books, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta KorolczukKerstin Jacobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Svenskans beskrivning 35. Göteborg : Institutionen för svenska språket, Göteborgs universitet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hanna Sofia Rehnberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017.

This book explores and critiques topical debates in educational sciences, philosophy, social work and cognitive neuroscience. It examines constructions of children, parents and the welfare state in relation to neurosciences and its vocabulary of brain architecture, critical periods and toxic stress. The authors provide insight into the historical roots of the relationship between early childhood education policy and practice and sciences. The book argues that the neurophilia in the early childhood education field is not a coincidence, but relates to larger societal changes that value economic arguments over ethical, social and eminently pedagogical concerns. It affects the image of the child, the parent and the very meaning of education in general. Constructions of Neuroscience in Early Childhood Education discusses what neuroscience has to offer, what its limitations are, and how to gain a more nuanced view on its benefits and challenges. The debates in this book will support early childhood researchers, students and practitioners in the field to make their own judgements about new evolutions in the scientific discourse.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

M. Vandenbroeck

Liselott Mariett Olsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Rameaus brorson / Denis Diderot. Stockholm : Faethon, 2017. 9-17.

Förord till nyutgåva av Diderots Rameaus brorson

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aiolos 2017, 57-58 : 85-116.

Översättning av och kommentar till utdrag ur Jacques Derridas Glas

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New Media and Society 2017, : -.

Research on digital activism has gained traction in recent years. At the same time, it remains a diverse and open field that lacks a coherent mode of inquiry. For the better or worse, digital activism remains a fuzzy term. In this introduction to a special issue on digital activism, we review current attempts to periodize and historicize digital activism. Although there is growing body of research on digitial activism, many contributions remain limited through their ahistorical approach and the digital universalism that they imply. Based on the contributions to the special issue, we argue for studying digital activisms in a way that traverses a two-dimensional axis of digital technologies and activist practices, striking the balance between context and media-specificity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Julie Uldam

Anne Kaun

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

New Media and Society 2017, : -.

The increased influx of refugees in 2015 has led to challenges in transition and destination countries such as Germany, Sweden and Denmark. Volunteer-led initiatives providing urgent relief played a crucial role in meeting the needs of arriving refugees. The work of the volunteers in central stations and transition shelters was mainly organised with the help of Facebook, both in terms of inward and outward communication. This article examines the role of social media for civic participation drawing on Swedish volunteer initiatives that emerged in the context of the migration crisis in 2015 as a case study. Theoretically the article provides an analytical framework including power relations, technological affordances, practices, and discourses that helps to shed light on the interrelation between social media and civic participation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Julie Uldam

Anne Kaun

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte 2017, 80 (3): 392-417.

This study investigates how the experience of reproductions – drawings, copperplate engravings, woodcuts, lithography, plaster casts, and so forth – influenced Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s conception of art in general and his descriptions of art (e.g., ekphrases, reviews, and autobiographical accounts) in particular. Well acquainted with the technologies of reproduction of his time, Goethe, often in collaboration with Johann Heinrich Meyer, acknowledged the crucial role of reproductions for the understanding of the productive idea of the original work. Experiences of reproductions and comparisons between copies, drafts, and the original enabled Goethe to grasp the idea as an ever-transforming productive constant of the continuous process of becoming of the work 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Slavic and East European Journal 2017, 61 (2): 278-298.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

History and Theory 2017, 56 (3): 407-417.

Thomas Laqueur has brought together half a century of research on modern European mortuary culture into an impressive narrative of how the Christian churchyard was replaced by the modern cemetery, how interment was partly replaced by the technology of cremation, and how writing and preserving the names of the dead coincided with democratization and social reform. Beyond the grand narrative of the history of modern burial, he also shows how the modern culture of history and memory is intertwined with the transformation of mortuary practices. On a deeper level, he points toward new ways of conceptualizing the relation between the living and the dead, leading up toward, if not fully confronting, the challenge that propels his own endeavor, namely the existential-ontological predicament of living after those who have been and the nature of spectrality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Theories of Affect and Concepts in Generic Skills Education. Newcastle upon Thyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017. 111-130.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Lundberg

Ann Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: . : .

Eva Hoffman is not known for her speculations about the future, but for her engagement with the past. Her autobiography, Lost in Translation (1989), accounts for her personal history as a post-war Polish emigrant to Canada and the US, and her major works of non-fiction examine different aspects of Eastern European and Jewish history. Hoffman repeatedly connects the experiences of the postmemory generation (Hirsch), of children of Holocaust survivors such as herself, with the uncanny. As she explains, “this is . . . the second generation’s difficulty: that it has inherited not experiences, but its shadows. The uncanny, in Freud’s formulation, is the sensation of something that is both very alien and deeply familiar, something that only the unconscious knows. If so, then the second generation has grown up with the uncanny” (ASK 66).This paper explores the uncanny in Hoffman’s little known work of Gothic science fiction (Wasson and Alder), The Secret: A Fable for our Time (2001). The protagonist, Iris, retrospectively narrates her coming-of-age from the vantage of the not-too-distant future of 2025. In The Secret, cloning is a practicable but somewhat disparaged mode of human reproduction, and Iris, the narrator, is the “monstrous” cloned offspring of her single mother. As Iris grows into adulthood, the uncanny similarities and tight bonds between her and her mother lead Iris to develop matrophobia, a strong dread of becoming her mother (Sukenick, Rich). Hoffman’s novel can thus be understood in terms of “the matrophobic Gothic” (Rogers), but, I argue, it also modifies this genre by bringing to it insights into the uncanniness of second-generation experiences of mother-daughter kinship.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

Man skulle kunna tro att Aristoteles Retoriken är en talarlära i den mening som vi senare möter hos till exempel Cicero, men den är i själva verket en omfångsrik och närmast listbetonad samling topos. Topos är ett omtvistat begrepp, och det gäller särskilt Aristoteles toposbegrepp som Maria Wolrath Söderberg visar i den här boken. I korthet kan topos ses som kollektivt utvecklade diskursiva vanor inom olika verksamheter. Dessa vanor kan man fånga, beskriva som prototypargument och återanvända som argumentativa verktyg i nya situationer.Boken består av sju essäer som på olika vis försöker förstå vad Aristoteles toposlära är, hur den fungerar och vad man kan göra med den. Essäerna tar alla på ett eller annat vis sin utgångspunkt i ett särskilt perspektiv – nämligen att Aristoteles toposlära kan förstås som en verktygsrepertoar för handlingsklokhet – eller vad Aristoteles kallade fronesis.Maria Wolrath Söderberg är fil. dr i retorik och lektor vid Södertörns högskola. Hon har i sin forskning fokuserat på relationen mellan språk, kunskap och lärande och specifikt på toposläran som också stod i centrum för hennes avhandling Topos som meningsskapare – retorikens topiska perspektiv på tänkande och lärande genom argumentation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Wolrath-Söderberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The aim of this thesis is to explore the relation between literary expression and experience in Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. The principal focus is Merleau-Ponty’s investigations into literature, in two of his first courses at Collège de France, 1953- 1954: Sur le problème de la parole (On the Problem of Speech) and Recherches sur l’usage littéraire du langage (Research on the Literary Use of Language). While the former remains unpublished, the latter was finally published in 2013. At the time of his premature death, Merleau-Ponty left thousands of pages of working notes. They were supposed to contribute to a major philosophical work, the planned title of which was Être et monde (Being and world). Merleau-Ponty had planned to undertake an extensive examination of language in the last part of the work. However, in the absence of this text, the courses on literary language afford us the possibility of sketching the direction that this research might have taken.The examination of literary language use is, for Merleau-Ponty, made possible by an understanding of language found in Ferdinand de Saussure’s linguistics. Merleau-Ponty’s interpretation of Saussurean linguistics anticipates the structuralist reading that was later to dominate the intellectual scene. Instead of reading the linguistics of Saussure in opposition to phenomenology, he finds in the former an ally that allows him to think Husserlian phenomenology further.In the course notes, Merleau-Ponty explores the relation between sensible experience and linguistic expressions through close readings of Proust, Valéry and Stendhal. In the writing of Marcel Proust, he finds a writer that perpetually examines his experience, searching for expressions that are capable of bringing it forth. In Stendhal’s writing, Merleau-Ponty finds a literary method that makes the world appear through the “small true facts” that describe it. Finally, in Paul Valéry’s poetic writing he finds a writer superimposing words over other words, in order to create new significations. In their literary writing he finds a capacity to seize the world anew, beyond our habitual preconceptions of it, thus bringing us closer to the experience we already perceive.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sharon Rider

Lovisa Andén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Fornäs

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

-

Games and Culture 2017, : -.

This article provides an analysis of the experiences of user–avatar relations and interaction of people who work in a virtual world. Earlier research often claims that relationships between users and their avatars are, by nature, strong and intense. By analyzing individuals who conducted paid labor in a number of public institutions in a virtual world, this article argues that the frame of work heavily influenced the professional users’ experiences of using an avatar. The user–avatar relationship was mainly related to how and why the user entered the virtual world, their position in their off-line and online workplaces and, as a result, related to aspects of power and control over the framing of the online arena. Because of these factors, many of the professional users regarded their avatar more as a second suit than, as has often been argued, a second self.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Augenblick, Lebenszeit, Geschichte, Ewigkeit. Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, 2017. 93-136.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

The present investigation analyses the political thought of the Czech philosopher Jan Patočka. It focuses on the question of how we are to understand political life: what are its distinguishing features and how we are to circumscribe it conceptually. According to Patočka the experience of politics is one characterized by a loss of meaning, a loss of a foundation or principle that could lend stability to our lives. It is an experience of a tremor by and through which the foundations of our experience are shaken.Philosophy’s political task is, however, not to provide any foundation for political life, but rather to address the question of why man is inclined to posit metaphysical foundations and why refuge in ideological principles is sought. Philosophy must instead engage with the groundlessness and negativity permeating human existence as such. In order to provide an analysis of human existence, and how this very groundlessness of existence is exposed in politics, Patočka calls for an “a-subjective phenomenology” that abandons the traditional notion of the subject and of subjectivity. An “a-subjective” phenomenological analysis is central for the present investigation. The author shows that it is only by and through Patočka’s a-subjective phenomenology that his political thought can be understood; out of his distinctive phenomenological analyses, the negativity, instability and groundlessness of human existence is brought to the fore. Politically, this negativity manifests itself in two phenomena, which, when taken together, constitute the very bedrock for politics: freedom and human coexistence. Human existence is neither stable nor self-sufficient.  On the contrary, it is always already exposed to others, always already engaged in the self-transcending movement of its freedom. Freedom and coexistence are in this respect two interrelated expressions of the inherent negativity of human existence and two phenomena that, accordingly, occupy a privileged position in this study. The author seeks to show that it is by way of an in-depth analysis of freedom and coexistence that the question of politics can be addressed in the work of Patočka since they give testament to the trembling, unnerving, and disorienting nature of politics.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback

Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research. : Sage Publications, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Policy & Internet 2017, : -.

Digital platforms are not just software-based media, they are governing systems that control, interact, and accumulate. They also solidify markets; that is, social networks of exchange that do not necessarily leave data traces, into infrastructure, that is, material arrangements of traceable activity. This article examines the forms of domination found in this digital platform model, and corrects some existing simplistic theoretical conclusions about digital platforms. It first provides a schematic overview of digital infrastructures of governance, and the attendant systemic mechanics they engender. It then argues that we need a more syncretic, interdisciplinary approach to the platform-based economy. The shifting emphases of different academic disciplines in relation to digital platforms are only partially grounded in their different normative biases; they can also be attributed to use of different disciplinary lenses. The field of information systems management and design studies is chiefly concerned with direct, technical interplatform affordances and connections, and with providing observations of certain systemic attributes of digital platforms. Critical political economy, by contrast, mainly considers the emerging transnational, geopolitical formations of platform capitalism. The interplay between these different systemic mechanics is summarized and presented here in the concept of "platform logic."

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

-

European Journal of Psychological Assessment 2017, 33 (3): 207-217.

This article presents the cross-cultural validation of the Entitlement Attitudes Questionnaire, a tool designed to measure three facets of psychological entitlement: active, passive, and revenge entitlement. Active entitlement was defined as the tendency to protect individual rights based on self-worthiness. Passive entitlement was defined as the belief in obligations to and expectations toward other people and institutions for the fulfillment of the individual's needs. Revenge entitlement was defined as the tendency to protect one's individual rights when violated by others and the tendency to reciprocate insults. The 15-item EAQ was validated in a series of three studies: the first one on a general Polish sample (N = 1,900), the second one on a sample of Polish students (N = 199), and the third one on student samples from 28 countries (N = 5,979). A three-factor solution was confirmed across all samples. Examination of measurement equivalence indicated partial metric invariance of EAQ for all national samples. Discriminant and convergent validity of the EAQ was also confirmed.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magdalena A. Zemojtel-Piotrowska

Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Varför språkvetenskap?. Lund : Studentlitteratur, 2017. 75-90.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Catharina Nyström Höög

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: The Rouledge Handbook of Critical Discourse Studies. London : Routledge, 2017. 60-76.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Högre Utbildning 2017, 7 (1): 13-28.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Hållsten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Language and Politics 2017, 16 (4): 566-581.

This paper explores the connection between the rise of new types of online uncivil discourses and the recent success of populism. While discussions on the upsurge of populism have centred on institutionalised politics and politicians, only limited attention has been paid to how the success of the former and the latter was propelled by developments outside of the political realm narrowly conceived. Our interest is therefore in the rise of uncivil society, especially on the web, and in its ‘borderline discourse’ at the verge of civil and uncivil ideas, ideologies and norms. Those discourses – showcased here on the example of the language on immigration/refugees in Austria and Sweden – have been using civil-to-uncivil shifts in the discursive representations of society and politics. They have progressively ‘normalised’ the anti-pluralist views across many European public spheres on a par with nativist and exclusionary views now widely propagated by right-wing populist politics in Europe and beyond.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Michal Krzyżanowski

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Scando-Slavica 2017, 63 (1): 43-59.

The aim of this paper is to reconsider the doctrine of Socialist Realism against the backdrop of the tradition of modern realism as an aesthetic form of instructing the modern subject through sentimental political education. Socialist Realism is here considered as a school for instructing the reader to an understanding of historical and social reality that is based on an idea of a transference between reality and literature proper to modern realism. I look in particular at Fedor Gladkov’s rewritings of Cement to examine how reality and literature fuse in a narrative describing the genesis of an oeuvre. I argue that what is characteristic for Gladkov is that he as a writer was willing to learn how to write in the image of Gor′kij because he considered literature as a school of learning how to write and at the same time how to acquire the correct awareness and knowledge of historical reality. This was also what guided him in the editions. The reason for doing so was that he was set on reality, and not on the technique of writing.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Tora Lane

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Interface: a journal for and about social movements 2017, 9 (1): 359-367.

During the last three decades processes of urban development have spread speedily across the globe, transforming hundreds of cities into primary sites for the implementation of a neoliberal agenda. As expected, this global phenomenon brings with it a number of negative consequences for the lives of disadvantaged urban residents. Privatization and commercialization of public space and housing stocks, increasing gentrification of neighbourhoods and deregulation of the housing sector are only a few examples of the adverse scenario that people from less well-off backgrounds have to face. These processes constitute capital-driven strategies that have been enforced by displacing, evicting, marginalizing and criminalizing communities who are, at the same time excluded from any participation in the decision-making process of the urban restructuring. These actions, carried out by corporations, investors and developers and closely backed up by entrepreneurial governments (Mayer, 2009) or “centaur-states” (Wacquant, 2012) are embedded in an accelerated process of accumulation by dispossession (Harvey, 2008) that has exacerbated inequality and widened the gap between the rich and the poor. The effects of this growing polarization in the distribution of power and wealth can be easilyobserved in the spatial forms of the cities, in which gated communities, glittering city centre developments and privatized areas under non-stop surveillance coexist in sharp separation with favelas, precarious and informal settlements and impoverished working class neighbourhoods (Harvey, 2012; Lipman, 2011).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Katia Valenzuela - Fuentes

Anne KaunDominika Polanska

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Disability & Society 2017, 32 (7): 966-985.

Taking our point of departure from critical disability studies, this study explores affordances of a day activity centre with an artistic profile. The analysis reveals that this centre has two fundamental meanings to the participants; it is a place to create art, and it is a 'safe haven'. Our conclusion is that the desire to belong, to be in a community and to do artwork, entails a future need for flexible institutional environments, where the social milieu is characterized by increased influence and with an engaging focus, such as that which is offered in cultural work.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

H. Knutes Nyqvist

Marie-Louise Stjerna

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Research in Phenomenology 2017, 47 (2): 175-189.

In this article, a discussion about memory in exile is presented that takes up the thesis that exile is a condition of post-existence and afterness. The main claim is that exile is not only existence after a cut and separation but is an existing as afterness, in a "present tension" of being with the without and without a with. It reveals a sense of the present and of presence as multi-directed movements, as clusters of echoes and delayings. In exile, memories are not the continuous simultaneity of double images but are rather "photisms," shimmering between images, the coming and going between languages, experiences, a longing back and forth. Exilic memory is the experience that bears witness to the present as the movement of presencing, of appearing while sliding away.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Medicine, Health care and Philosophy 2017, : -.

In this article I investigate the ways in which phenomenology could guide our views on the rights and/or wrongs of abortion. To my knowledge very few phenomenologists have directed their attention toward this issue, although quite a few have strived to better understand and articulate the strongly related themes of pregnancy and birth, most often in the context of feminist philosophy. After introducing the ethical and political contemporary debate concerning abortion, I introduce phenomenology in the context of medicine and the way phenomenologists have understood the human body to be lived and experienced by its owner. I then turn to the issue of pregnancy and discuss how the embryo or foetus could appear for us, particularly from the perspective of the pregnant woman, and what such showing up may mean from an ethical perspective. The way medical technology has changed the experience of pregnancy-for the pregnant woman as well as for the father and/or other close ones-is discussed, particularly the implementation of early obstetric ultra-sound screening and blood tests (NIPT) for Down's syndrome and other medical defects. I conclude the article by suggesting that phenomenology can help us to negotiate an upper time limit for legal abortion and, also, provide ways to determine what embryo-foetus defects to look for and in which cases these should be looked upon as good reasons for performing an abortion.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Revolution och existens. Stockholm : Ersatz, 2017. 133-156.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Revolution och existens. Stockholm : Ersatz, 2017. 81-96.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Revolution och existens. Stockholm : Ersatz, 2017. 115-132.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Svenska Dagbladet 2017, 3 juli : 20-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2017, 2 juli : 18-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017.

The 'end of the world' opens up philosophical questions concerning the very notion of the world, which is a fundamental element of all existential, phenomenological and hermeneutical philosophy. Is the 'end of the world' for us 'somebody's' death (the end of 'being-in-the-world') or the extinction of many or of all (the end of the world itself)? Is the erosion of the 'world' a phenomenon that does not in fact affect the notion of the world as a fundamental feature of all existential-ontological inquiry?This volume examines the present state of these concerns in philosophy, film and literature. It presents a philosophical hermeneutics of the present state of the world and explores the principal questions of the philosophical accounts of the end of the world, such as finality and finitude. It also shows how literature and cinema have ventured to express the end of the world while asking if a consequent expression of the end of the world is also an end of its expression.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanna Lindberg

Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: The End of the World. London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. 173-186.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandinavian Journal of History 2017, 42 (3): 329-353.

The Interpol predecessor, the International Criminal Police Commission (ICPC), gradually came under the control of the Nazi Regime. Besides the task of combatting ordinary criminality', it, since 1934, had combatting of the Gypsy plague' on its agenda. The Swedish contacts were handled independently by the head of the Swedish forensic institute (SKA), Harry Soderman, who had good contacts with the ICPC presidents Heydrich and Nebe. This essay discusses, from a Swedish perspective but also with an international comparative view, critical and apologetic discourses on the ICPC Nazification and antiziganism. It focuses on available ICPC files at Riksarkivet and their archival surroundings, which lead to the Sandler Commission's investigation of police collaboration against the Scandinavian sabotage and resistance organization Wollweber. A main conclusion is that the informal network character of the ICPC and its lack of transparency discouraged critical reflections on this Nazification, and, to this day, obstructed a break with antiziganistic police traditions. In contrast to the independent inquiry commissions of Switzerland and Norway, which discuss the context of antiziganism and the ICPC, the selective governmental initiatives in Sweden have until now neglected the topic. The essay also discusses the problematic ICPC source material situation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jan Selling

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Philosophy of Education 2017, 51 (2): 461-475.

In a time of cultural pluralism and legitimation crisis (Habermas), there is an increasing uncertainty among teachers in Sweden about with what right they are fostering other people's children. What does it mean to teach 'common values' to the coming generation? How do teachers find legitimacy and authority for this endeavour, not as family members or as politicians, but as teachers? To respond to this uncertainty, the paper takes the public/private distinction as a starting-point for rethinking the place of the school. Drawing on the work of Hannah Arendt and of Jan Masschelein and Maarten Simons, it argues that the school is an in-between place-a place that transforms values into 'common goods' and turns fostering into a teaching matter. The overall purpose of the paper is to sketch out the consequences of this 'in-betweenness' for what it means to find one's voice as a teacher in fostering the coming generation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elisabet LangmannLovisa Bergdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 2017, 36 (1): 233-235.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2017, 9 (2): 174-183.

This article discusses Alejandro Vallega’s book, Latin American Philosophy: From Identity to Radical Exteriority, proposing a series of questions in which the problem of situating Latin American thought in the topos of Western philosophy is addressed. Further questions considered here include how to rethink identity and difference from the perspective of Latin American experience, and, last but not least, what do “situated thinking” and “engaged thought” mean?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Review of Metaphysics 2017, 70 (4): 727-765.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotta Weigelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Transnational Ukraine?. : Ibidem-Verlag, 2017. 89-114.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Nordicom Review 2017, 38 (1): 133-135.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

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

-

European Journal of Cultural Studies 2017, 20 (3): 252-270.

The 1960s witnessed the emergence of television as a global medium. One way of demonstrating the powers and possibilities of television was the production and airing of transnational broadcast events. In order to produce these, national broadcast organizations had to engage in joint production of such events. The article examines two such events: Gagarin's return to Moscow after orbiting the earth in April 1961 and the more well-known Our World' broadcast 6 years later. At the time of their production, these broadcasts were seen as crucial moments in television history, as prototypes of what could be expected of television in the future. They also relied on extensive cooperation between broadcast organizations in socialist and Western countries, organizations that to a large extent shared the same production values but also had to negotiate competing visions of the geography of modern communications networks. The broadcasts discussed in this article thus provide the opportunity to reflect upon the shaping of television history and global media memories. Based on case studies of the planning and production of the broadcasts, the article argues that global power relations have shaped the remembered history of television and therefore must be part of our understanding of it.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christine E. Evans

Lars Lundgren

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

-

European Journal of Cultural Studies 2017, 20 (3): 285-306.

The proliferation and recycling of Soviet popular culture and history is a central ingredient of post-Soviet film and television production, leading to accusations that the Russian media is nurturing nostalgia. Nostalgia can hardly account for the manifold uses of the Soviet past in contemporary Russian television programming. Nevertheless, in the aftermath of the Crimean annexation, it became evident that nostalgia for a strong empire with a strong ruling hand' was part of Putin's symbolic politics for several years. Keeping these considerations in mind, this article investigates how nostalgia extends into the domain of television and becomes an element of symbolic politics, employing a case study of two documentaries produced during Putin's presidency to focus the analysis. This study also examines how contemporary Russian television uses footage and film clips from the socialist period and witness testimonies to dismantle' popular myths.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Kalinina

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

British Journal of Religious Education 2017, : 1-10.

Taking its point of departure in the idea that language is never neutral but always coded in the masculine or the feminine (Irigaray), the main purpose of the paper is to explore the gendered coding of Religious Education teaching and how this coding interplays in shaping relationships and knowledge in the classroom. As recent research shows, debates about religion are becoming increasingly aggressive in many Western democracies and Religious Education is not unaffected by this. Drawing on Luce Irigaray’s notion of sexual difference the paper argues that RE tends to have a masculine coding in its overemphasis on beliefs, creeds and concepts. This not only positions both girls and boys as feminine in relation to (masculine) religion, it also fails to offer the more nuanced understanding of religious life so well needed today. The paper is divided into three sections. The first outlines briefly, theoretically and methodologically, the larger study of which this paper is part. The second offers an exposition of Irigaray’s thinking on sexual difference, and the third relates her philosophy to three empirical examples. The paper ends with a summary of the main points of the argument and the implications of language matters for Religious Education teaching.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lovisa Bergdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Foucault och antiken. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 343-359.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Foucault och antiken. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 279-327.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotta Weigelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Foucault och antiken. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 177-199.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Foucault och antiken. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 49-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Sehlberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 215-236.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Charlotte Rising

Maria DanielssonKajsa Sköldvall

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 187-213.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Magnusson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 171-185.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Hållsten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 155-170.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paulina Nyman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 133-154.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ursula Naeve-Bucher

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 73-91.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Malmbjer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 55-71.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Helene Edberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 13-53.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Malmbjer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Studenters skrivande i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 5-11.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Malmbjer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

För att lyckas i sina studier behöver studenter använda skrivande på flera olika sätt. Den här boken lyfter fram undervisningens betydelse och möjligheter att ge studenter bra förutsättningar för att lyckas med skrivandet. Utgångspunkten är att studenter både behöver skriva mycket och få genomtänkt och explicit skrivundervisning för att bli bra på att skriva. Fokus ligger på skrivande och skrivundervisning i humaniora och samhällsvetenskap.Här diskuterar författarna, som alla är verksamma vid Södertörns högskola som lärare och forskare, skrivande och skrivundervisning utifrån sina respektive perspektiv. Boken innehåller både teoretiska skrivdidaktiska resonemang och praktiska exempel på skrivuppgifter och lektionsupplägg.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Malmbjer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Dagens Nyheter 2017, 22 februari : 6-7.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Marklund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Vem är rädd för Lacan?. Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2017. 135-160.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Foucault och antiken. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 9-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan SehlbergSven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Europe Faces Europe. Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017. 35-61.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Cederberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Europe Faces Europe. Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017. 133-151.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Europe Faces Europe. Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017. 153-177.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Europe Faces Europe. Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017. 93-132.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roman Horbyk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Europe Faces Europe. Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017. 1-34.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Fornäs

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Europe Faces Europe. Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017. 179-235.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Fornäs

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

While both public opinion and scholars around the world are currently pointing out the danger of increasingly popular life-logging devices, this book articulates this debate by distinguishing between automatic and manual life-logging approaches. Since new definitions of life-logging have excluded the latter approach and have been mainly focused on effortless life-logging technologies such as Google Glass and Quantified Self applications in general, the second part of this thesis theoretically frames life-stowing.Through extensive etymological research, I have defined life-stowing as a manual and effortful practice conducted by life-stowers, individuals who devote their life to sampling reality in predefined frameworks. As part of this book, an historical overview introduces life-stowers and distinguishes between Apollonian and Dionysian varieties of these practitioners. Lastly, in order to understand the future reception of life-stowing, particularly in relation to digital media, I have disclosed my ongoing life-stowing project to a small audience.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Stina Bengtson

Alberto Frigo

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Faethon, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Critical Multilingualism Studies 2017, 5 (1): 208-235.

The article proposes a new multimodal approach to literary multilingualism, with special attention devoted to how readers with different language skills partake in making literary multilingualism happen. It presents a critical assessment of previous scholarship on literary multilingualism, which we claim is characterized by monolingual assumptions and a problematic division between mono- and multilingual literature. As a continuation of the theoretical argument, multimodal readings of three contemporary poets Cia Rinne, Caroline Bergvall and Ralf Andtbacka are presented. Instances of contemporary multilingual poetry, the article concludes, can help us to critically scrutinize notions of clear-cut linguistic borders, as well as to study the intricate dynamics between the acoustic and visual aspects of literary multilingualism. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Julia Tidigs

Markus Huss

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Aiolos 2017, 56 : 35-46.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Discourse, Context & Media 2017, 18 : 1-10.

This article is an investigation of the use of English-language swear words by Swedish, non-native speaker PewDiePie in the context of self-recorded, Let’s Play horror videos uploaded to the video-sharing website, YouTube. Situating PewDiePie within the greater media landscape to establish both his success and notoriety, this article addresses the local interpretation of the globalization of English and the use of English swear words in Swedish media. The practice of swearing in the gaming context is discussed, and swearing instances in a selection of three of PewDiePie’s horror game videos are analyzed. The article puts forth the argument that the use of English swear words contributes to the performance of PewDiePie as a specific, online persona, one that is both in line with the context of video gaming and conducive to a para-social relationship, allowing PewDiePie to achieve the overall goals of communicating with his viewers as peers and reducing the social distance between them. The article concludes that PewDiePie’s practice of social swearing not only simulates casual conversation between friends, but actively reduces social distance, creates the illusion of intimacy, and contributes to his unprecedented success on YouTube.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Bristol : Intellect Ltd., 2017.

Europe Faces Europe examines Eastern European perspectives on European identity. The contributors to this volume map narratives of Europe rooted in Eastern Europe, examining their relationship to philosophy, journalism, social movements, literary texts, visual art, and popular music. Moving the debate and research on European identity beyond the geographical power center, the essays explore how Europeanness is conceived of in the dynamic region of Eastern Europe. Offering a fresh take on European identity, Europe Faces Europe comes at an important time, when Eastern Europe and European identity are in an important and vibrant phase of transition.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Fornäs

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The present investigation discusses the phenomenological concept of the phenomenon through an interpretation of the meaning of the negativity of the phenomenon in the philosophical works of Martin Heidegger, Jan Patočka and Eugen Fink. This negativity is thematised in terms of a loss and a privation that leads to a description of the appearing of the phenomenon as a sublime event, which exposes existence to an absence of meaning. A formulation of the absence in question as a dynamic movement of existence opens a new perspective on what it means to do phenomenology: phenomenological thinking does not begin with the immediate givenness of appearance, but through the trembling of meaning in the experience of a loss of the phenomenon.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback

Krystof Kasprzak

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: The End of the World. London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. 37-52.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Arche - tidskrift för psykoanalys, humaniora och arkitektur 2017, 58-59 : 61-62.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2017, 25 januari : 26-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Språktidningen 2017, 3 : 56-61.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per LedinRobin Samuelsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Social Semiotics 2017, 27 (3): 323-334.

This paper carries out a social semiotic analysis of an IKEA commercial to show how their contemporary kitchens, despite being market for those on a more modest budget, present an aspirational form of elite space, constructed on the basis of ideas, values and priorities favored by a neoliberal ideology. Using the notions of new writing and technologization, and carrying out an analysis of form, texture and color, we show how the kitchen, its occupants and their actions are designed and represented as a tightly coded and functional whole into which the ideas and values of neoliberalism can be realized. The designs erase personal difference and actual context and in the commercial allow performances which mark aspirational values according to neoliberalism. Here the kitchen space itself, as is usual across IKEA commercials, allows the protagonist to be “creative,” improve his performance, be “dynamic” and “flexible.” Yet these, like the objects and textures in the kitchen, are merely symbolic components which appear reasonable in the context of the tightly coded system.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2017, 17 februari : 28-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Philosophia (Ramat Gan) 2017, 45 (2): 631-636.

Standard definitions of causal closure focus on where the causes in question are. In this paper, the focus is changed to where they are not. Causal closure is linked to the principle that no cause of another universe causes an event in a particular universe. This view permits the one universe to be affected by the other via an interface. An interface between universes can be seen as a domain that violates the suggested account of causal closure, suggesting a view in which universes are causally closed whereas interfaces are not. On this basis, universes are not affected by other universes directly but rather indirectly. © 2017 The Author(s)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Gamper


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

This dissertation traces the history of a diagram. The diagram shows four circles of gradually diminishing sizes, lodged one inside the other, like the layers of a circular or spherical body. For a group of artists, curators, architects, and activists centered around Moderna Museet in Stockholm between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, the diagram represented a new type of museum: a museological Information Center modeled on the computer, operating as a site for radically democratic social experiments. The four layers stood for different functions: information capture, processing, interface, storage; or, put differently: social spaces and media resources, workshop floors, exhibition facilities, collection.Through close readings of a series of exhibitions and institutional projects in Sweden, the US, and France, this dissertation follows the development of this diagram: its prehistory and formulation, its different implementations, and its direct and indirect effects. It studies Moderna Museet’s original, unrealized project for Kulturhuset in Stockholm, according to which the museum should project its dynamic energies across the city center, serving as a “catalyst for the active forces in society”. It discusses the museum’s confrontation with digital technologies in the late 1960s, through pioneering museological organizations such as the Museum Computer Network in New York. It analyzes the exhibition formats developed in correspondence with the notion of the museum as a “vast experimental laboratory” and a “broadcasting station”: the exhibition as critical information pattern, as tele-commune. And it studies the diagram’s afterlife as one of the models informing the Centre Pompidou in Paris, during that project’s early phases.The Exhibitionary Complex reads these endeavors and visions as attempts to devise a critical understanding of the exhibitionary apparatus in relation to new information environments and media systems. It sheds light on a largely forgotten aspect of the exhibitionary, museological, and cultural history of the late twentieth century, in Sweden and internationally. But it also seeks to establish new models for grasping the exhibition’s singularity and potentials as a cultural and media technological form, in relation to the emergence of new information networks, as they exert increasing control over social, cultural, and political existence.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Kim West

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Nationalities Papers 2017, 45 (1): 8-24.

The article seeks to explore the common ground between biopolitics, fashion, patriotism and nostalgia. Taking off from the Foucauldian notion of biopolitics as a control apparatus exerted over a population, I provide an insight into the modern construction of the Russian nation, where personal and collective sacrifice, traditional femininity and masculinity, orthodox religion, and the Great Patriotic War become the basis for patriotism. On carefully chosen case studies, I will show how the state directly and indirectly regulates people’s lives by producing narratives, which are translated (in some cases designers act as mouthpieces for the state demographic or military politics) into fashionable discourses and, with a core of time, create specific gender norms–women are seen as fertile mothers giving birth to new soldiers, while men are shown as fighters and defenders of their nation. In the constructed discourses, conservative ideals become a ground for the creation of an idea of a nation as one biological body, where brothers and sisters are united together. In these fashionable narratives, people’s bodies become a battlefield of domestic politics. Fashion produces a narrative of a healthy nation to ensure the healthy work- and military force.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Kalinina

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

-

London & New York : Routledge, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

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

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 421-428.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kate Larson


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 413-420.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulrika Björk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 391-400.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia Lindén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 379-388.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 319-323.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Cederberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 265-273.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 255-264.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Hegardt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 233-241.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 199-209.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 163-174.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna-Karin Selberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 155-162.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotta Weigelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 143-153.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Lena Renqvist


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 133-142.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 107-120.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 91-100.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 51-60.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Krystof Kasprzak

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

Genom sin distinkta röst och inriktning har Marcia Sá Cavalcante utvidgat det svenska filosofiska språket. I sina texter har hon förvandlat den i hennes eget fall fritt valda exilen till ett tema av större räckvidd. Hennes tänkande är inte bara ett ”lovtal till intet”, som titeln lyder på en av hennes böcker, utan också till mellanrummet, såväl det historiska, kulturella, språkliga och filosofiska mellanrum där förlust och ankomst alltid är sammanlänkade. Genom hennes närvaro har den svenska och nordiska filosofiska miljön blivit rikare, mer mångfacetterad och mer spännande. Hon har också breddat förståelsen för vad filosofi är och därmed utvidgat möjligheterna för vad som är möjligt inom nordisk filosofi. Men hennes inflytande hörs inte bara i norden, utan har även fått internationell genklang och sträcker sig långt utöver det egna ämnets gränser. Om detta vittnar flera av bidragen i denna bok. Det känns följdriktigt att få hylla denna sällsynt mångspråkiga och mångbegåvade filosof med en volym som både genom sin utformning och sitt innehåll utgör en mötesplats for många röster, språk, och uttrycksformer – inte bara filosofin, utan även litteraturen, konsten och musiken.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna BornemarkHans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
PhilosophyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ad Marciam. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 339-352.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The International Encyclopedia of Media Effects. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2017. 1182-1187.

Media and communication studies in Scandinavia and the Baltic states has a relatively short institutional history but has been flourishing, particularly since the mid-1990s. One key perspective in developing a (critical) understanding of media usage is mediatization, which is particularly rooted in the Scandinavian research tradition of media and communications but has also flourished within the Baltic states. This entry briefly presents the notion of mediatization from a Scandinavian perspective and discusses some adaptations in the Baltic states. It also reviews dominant trends and patterns in media usage in Scandinavia and the Baltic states and concludes by presenting major research hubs in the area.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

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

-

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

-

In: Avtryck från ovanlandet = Contemporary art from Sápmi. Umeå : BildMuseet, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotte Bydler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Sámi Art and Aesthetics . Aarhus : Aarhus Universitetsforlag, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotte Bydler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The End of the World. London : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017.

How should we understand post-war art? How were issues of cultural transfer and curatorial strategies dealt with in the extended 1960s – the era of pop?Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop juxtaposes issues and contexts approaching the concept and reception of Pop Art. Contributors from Europe and beyond weave a web that resists the notion of universialism, adding to art historian Piotr Piotrowski’s “horizontal” art history. This volume avoids the historiographic stance where the US—Europe relationship appears to be a one-way affair. Instead, the reader is drawn into the history of the circulation and cross-pollination of ideas, the aesthetic practices and the various contexts that influenced them.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 215-237.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Oscar Svanelid

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 265-287.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 127-159.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 9-20.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Art in Transfer in the Era of Pop. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. 289-319.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries, Vol. 4, 1975-2000. : Rodopi, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Architecture and Culture 2017, 5 (2): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tor Lindstrand

Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Mind, culture and activity 2017, 24 (1): 18-31.

This paper targets the multimodal character of children’s play and its potential for scaffolding second language development. We follow children who are newcomers to a Swedish preschool, and analyze their interactions. Play is, we argue, based on rules or tacit agreements between children, originating in the human capacity of imitation, and creates an opportunity to test out cultural patterns. Despite their limited language abilities, the children naturally engage in bodily play interactions where different objects are deployed. This can potentially underpin second language development, not least when a child or teacher with better Swedish language proficiency participates.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per LedinRobin Samuelsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Media Culture and Society 2017, 39 (5): 697-714.

The cultural significance of reality television is based on its claim to represent social reality. On the level of genre, we might argue that reality television constructs a modern day panorama of the social world and its inhabitants and that it thus makes populations appear. This article presents a class analysis of the population of reality television in which 1 year of television programming and over 1000 participants have been analysed. The purpose of this analysis is to deepen our understanding of the cultural and ideological dimensions of reality television as a genre, and to give a more detailed picture of the imaginaries of class in this form of television. The results bring new knowledge about the reality television genre and modify or revise assumptions from previous studies. Most importantly, we show that upper-class people and people belonging to the social elite are strongly over-represented in the genre and appear much more commonly in reality television than in other genres. This result opens up a re-evaluation of the cultural and ideological dimensions of the reality television genre

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik StiernstedtPeter Jakobsson

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 2017, 86 (2): 134-137.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Media Culture and Society 2017, 39 (4): 469-486.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

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

-

Journalism Practice 2017, 11 (5): 544-558.

This article examines how the topic of an ethnically diverse workforce can become an organiz- ational problem (or not) in private media companies. The study is based on interviews with Human Resources managers and persons responsible for diversity issues at these companies. This article favors a communicative approach by relating structures to agency through the concept of expectation. This is in contrast to the bulk of media research, which considers structures as something fixed and objective in determining organizational action. By exploring the expec- tations structures we can see which expectation patterns condition organizational communication. As a result, the main pattern of migrant background as adding value to the organization (or not) could be revealed as a guiding distinction in organizational communication about diverse workforces. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 2017, 37 (2): 315-332.

The sharing of expertise and know-how was an important practice in the early days of television production; delegations from national broadcasters visited each other to negotiate agreements concerning co-production and programme exchange. On one such occasion, in spring 1956, the BBC visited Soviet Central Television and their production facilities in Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev. Using that visit as vantage point, this article examines production values and professional ideologies in relation to the material spaces of television production. The article argues that the British delegation’s encounter with (un)familiar spaces of television production forced them to articulate their own production values in relation to material spaces. The final discussion suggests that the tensions provoked by the discrepancy between production values at Soviet Central Television and at the BBC may inform the main currents of television studies and television history. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lars Lundgren

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: A Companion to Research in teacher Education. Singapore : Springer, 2017. 179-191.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Herner Saeverot

Carl Anders Säfström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International journal of cultural studies 2017, 20 (1): 14-30.

This article explores the way in which producers of digital cultural commons use new production models based on openness and sharing to interact with and adapt to existing structures such as the capitalist market and the economies of public cultural funding. Through an ethnographic exploration of two cases of open-source animation film production – Gooseberry and Morevna, formed around the 3D graphics Blender and the 2D graphics Synfig communities – we explore how sharing and production of commons generates values and relationships which trigger the movement of producers, software and films between different fields of cultural production and different moral economies – those of the capitalist market, the institutions of public funding and the commons. Our theoretical approach expands the concept of ‘moral economies’ from critical political economy with ‘regimes of value’ from anthropological work on value production, which, we argue, is useful to overcome dichotomous representations of exploitation or romanticization of the commons.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia VelkovaPeter Jakobsson

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Further and Higher Education 2017, 41 (1): 1-15.

The value and importance of lectures in higher education is part of a modern education discourse worldwide. This study aims to estimate the importance of lectures for prospective teachers of kindergarten, preschool and early primary school. We analysed academic achievements of prospective teachers who had either mandatorily or voluntarily attended lectures in the subject of teaching and learning mathematics. Students’ examination grades in a maths course with mandatory or voluntary lecture attendance were analysed with a logistic model testing the association between lecture attendance requirement and grades. We show that mandatory lecture attendance (1) more than double the odds of students receiving a pass grade when their situated and tacit knowledge was examined and (2) quadrupled the odds of students achieving the highest grade (pass with distinction) when both their understanding of elementary mathematics and their situated and tacit knowledge of teaching and learning mathematics were examined. Our study provides evidence for a significant positive role of lecture attendance for students acquiring skills in Teaching and Learning Mathematics. While attending lectures students receive situated tacit knowledge of the subject which is otherwise difficult, if not impossible, for them to obtain in a different way. The observed improvement may have an additional positive effect in being a step towards overcoming a maths anxiety, which is otherwise relatively common among prospective teachers.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina BergmanAlla EricsonPatrik Dinnétz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental ScienceSwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lychnos 2016, : 205-211.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Selected Papers of AoIR 2016. : .

This paper explores the internal social structures among producers who are radically committed to openness through sharing technology and content online. It foregrounds that in these practices, openness and sharing are not only about creating open knowledge, public digital culture and technologies, but also trigger practices of self-control, discipline, and contestation over what is to be made public and how. The author argues that the ways in which these are negotiated have implications for the broader domain of cultural production online. The next two papers each look at the social structures promoted through open source practices by exploring how actors committed to them are trying to affect institutional politics.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

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

-

Nordicom Information 2016, 38 (2): 89-93.

De sociala medierna har förändrat spelplanen för företag som använder berättelser för att stärka sitt varumärke. Numera är företagens berättelser inte längre monologiska, utan berättandet har blivit en gemensam aktivitet. Dagens strategiska berättelser skapas i hög grad i samspel mellan företag, konsumenter och traditionella medier. De digitala arenorna innebär dessutom ökade möjligheter att på ett enkelt sätt skapa interaktion kring berättelserna. Företagen har gått i bräschen, men på senare år har även offentliga organisationer börjat nosa på det digitala berättandet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hanna Sofia Rehnberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Przebudzona rewolucja. Warsaw : Fundacja im. Izabeli Jarugi-Nowackiej, 2016. 31-42.

Masowe protesty przeciwko projektowi całkowitego zakazu aborcji w 2016 okazały się sukcesem. Udało się nie tylko zmobilizować do działania setki tysięcy kobiet, ale też wymusić na rządzących zmianę decyzji. Projekt Ordo Iuris został odrzucony po pierwszym czytaniu w Sejmie i choć nie była to z pewnością ostatnia próba zaostrzenia prawa aborcyjnego w Polsce, udało się wygrać przynajmniej tę bitwę. Skala i zasięg protestów pokazują ogromny potencjał zaangażowania kobiet, które nie mieszkają w wielkich miastach i które nie uczestniczyły do tej pory w życiu politycznym, a przynajmniej nie tak aktywnie jak przy okazji Czarnych Protestów. Okazało się, że polskie społeczeństwo obywatelskie nie jest bynajmniej uśpione i apatyczne, ale aktywne i gotowe do wyjścia na ulice, gdy sytuacja tego wymaga. Ten rozdział stara się odpowiedzieć na pytania: dlaczego kobiety zmobilizowały się właśnie w tym momencie i jak to się stało, że w 2016 roku doszło do masowego buntu Polek.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta Korolczuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Reproductive BioMedicine and Society Online 2016, 3 : 126-133.

This article examines the public debate on reproductive technologies in contemporary Poland, focusing on the rhetoricalstrategies used by the main opponents of IVF: conservative politicians representing the leading parties in the Polish parliament andthe representatives of the Catholic Church. The analysis highlights the exclusionary logic inscribed in the construction of the maincategories of political subjects in this debate, revealing important limitations of reproductive citizenship in the Polish context. Thestudy draws on a variety of texts published in print and electronic media between 2007 and 2015, including articles on infertility andreproductive technologies published in the main Polish daily and weekly print publications, online resources (web pages, forums andFacebook pages), documents issued by the representatives of the Church, politicians and experts, e.g. open letters, commentaries,information for the media and interviews.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta Korolczuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 311-320.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Kubitschko

Anne Kaun

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: Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 1-12.

Kubitschko and Kaun explicate the book’s aim to actively and prolifically approach methodological challenges and opportunities by bringing together empirical research about media transformations as well as studies that do research through media. The chapter highlights that the book gathers unique insights to innovative methodological approaches in media and communication studies while embedding these in the rich history of interdisciplinary empirical research of various fields. Kubitschko and Kaun advocate an inclusive understanding of ‘innovation’ to denote the lively and productive qualities of emerging methods. Innovation here is a call for widening and rethinking research methods to further understandings of the role media technologies and infrastructures play in society. Above all, methodological innovation takes place in doing. To innovate one has to develop, apply and critically reflect on research methods.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Kubitschko

Anne Kaun

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: Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 139-159.

Frigo provides an alternative way to look at lifelogging and goes as far as to propose it as an indispensable method for scholars to better sense and understand the complex media-generated landscape around them. The chapter provides a broader historical contextualization of lifelogging and deepens the contemporary discussion on everyday life increasingly governed by sensors and algorithms. Inviting media scholars to embrace technical complexity in an auto-ethnographic fashion, Frigo introduces a set of instructions on how to get started to lifelog as a research method. Lastly, the chapter presents Frigo’s own manual lifelogging methodology as a concrete example of information retrieval and subsequent knowledge production.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alberto Frigo

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

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (4): 83-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Brock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Imprópia 2016, 5 : 15-23.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Brock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures. New York : Routledge, 2016. 192-208.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

N. Azhgikhina

Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Rhetorica Scandinavica 2016, 74 : 55-71.

This text aims at investigating the possible effects that Cassin’s rereading of the battle between the philosophers and the sophist might have on the contemporary understanding of the connection between rhetoric and the political. Through her critique of Plato and Aristotle the conflict between Philosophy and Sophistics is perceived as one regarding being (ontology/logology) rather than, as traditionally, one of knowledge (epistemology/doxology). Finally, a possible foundation for a logological understanding of the political is sketched with the help of concepts from Lacanian psychoanalysis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alexander Stagnell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Форум новейшей восточноевропейской истории и культуры 2016, 14 (2): 87-101.

В этой статье я подхожу к вопросу памяти об Организации Украинских Нацио- налистов и Украинской Повстанческой Армии (ОУН и УПА соответственно) в региональной перспективе. На примере одного конкретного случая построения памятника одному из командиров УПА – Климу Савуру – прослеживается, как героическая память об ОУН и УПА устанавливалась в Ровенской области. Эта область входит в один исторический регион – Волынь. Именно здесь сформиро- вались первые группы УПА в 1942 году, а также именно на Волыни произошли самые трагические события в истории УПА – убийства польского населения в 1943 году, которые потом перенеслись на Галичину. Я не рассматриваю историю самого украинско-польского конфликта (заинтересованный читатель может обра- титься к цитированной ниже литературе), а то, как история ОУН и УПА входила в культуру памяти региона, начиная с 1991 года. Памятник Климу Савуру – пример того, как место и форма памяти могут быть основаны больше на амнезии, чем на воспоминании. Как мы увидим, через про- цесс мифологизации его биографии почти все исторические факты о личности командира УПА исчезли. Единственная характеристика, на которой основывает- ся коммеморация – это архетип, который выражает ценности и интересы деяте- лей, которые занимались строительством памятника и продвижением героиче- ской формы памяти об ОУН и УПА. Такая мифологизация позволила проводить политику памяти через призывы к исторической справедливости, забывая при этом о тех несправедливостях, которые произошли под командованием этой исторической личности.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Aiolos, 2016.

Vår begeistring av texter är, det menar den österrikiska författaren Ingeborg Bachmann, egentligen en begeistring av det vita, oskrivna bladet, alltså av "en brist som är så stor att den sporrar oss att handskas med litteraturen som en utopi". Utopin som en estetisk erfarenhet av något ofullbordat och något som inte kan fullbordas går som en röd tråd genom de läsningar av Herder, Schlegel, Novalis, Hölderlin, Musil, Mann, Celan, Szondi, Bachmann och Jelinek som är samlade här. Hos dessa gestaltas det utopiska som ett ständigt någon annanstans och någon annan tid, en icke-plats i tid och rum.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Commons: revista de comunicación y ciudadanía digital 2016, 5 (2): 93-117.

Many scholars have noted the lack of interdisciplinary dialogue and research between the areas of social movements studies and that of media and communications. While social movement studies fail to fully analyse media practices and communicative processes in relation to mobilization, in media and communication the social and political aspects of mobilization are seldom taken into account when analysing communication in social movements. This apparent lack of dialogue is presented in the paper as a consequence of north-centred theorization in the fields of social movement studies and media and communication, which is addressed by spelling out the contribution of Latin American communication scholarship and a view of mobilization as anchored in communication.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paola Sartoretto

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

-

Wirkendes Wort 2016, 66 (3): 385-396.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Made in Sweden. New York : Routledge, 2016. 189-199.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Liber, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina BengtssonGöran BolinMichael ForsmanPer 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

-

In: Fiktion och verklighet, mångvetenskapliga möten. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia Lindén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Historiens hemvist I. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 347-364.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Historiens hemvist I. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 237-252.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Spindler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Historiens hemvist I. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 81-112.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia LindénHans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative LiteraturePhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Victoria Fareld

Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Patricia Lorenzoni

Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Historiens hemvist II. : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 177-192.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Historiens hemvist III. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 77-106.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Staffan Ericson

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

Philosophy today (Celina) 2016, 60 (4): 827-838.

In this text, a dialogue about the difficult task of seizing the sense of history today is presented. The point of departure is the difficulty of the times to begin and the necessity to rethink the difference between historiography and historicity, and further between events, the event and the advent. The dialogue proposes to revisit the meaning of beginning from out of the experience of improvisation and to reflect upon the possibility of developing improvisation as a sense of history.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jean-Luc Nancy

Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Communication 2016, 10 : 5324-5341.

This article investigates the Nostal'giia channel, a channel reproducing the daily schedule of Soviet Tsentralnoe Televidenie (Central Television) of the 1970s-1980s. The broadcast day comprises a flow of program reruns and a number of newly produced talk shows and documentaries. Reruns provide content flow that creates a particular experience of time passing while viewers can relive the experience of watching television in the 1980s. Meanwhile, new productions serve as commentaries on this content and connect bits and pieces into a complete picture by interpreting and providing contextual information. By doing so, the producers of the channel aim to create the feeling of historical continuity. By applying autoethnography, I investigate the experience of watching the channel and the flow of nostalgic sentiments that emerge while experiencing mediated narrations of the past. The aim is to not only explore the channel content, but also come to terms with nostalgia as a subjective experience and the difficulties that appear in the process of researching it.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina Kalinina

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

-

International Journal of Communication 2016, 10 : 5213-5232.

Time and media have multiple interfaces as media shape temporalities while changing through history. In three steps, this article explores how cultural time is mediated and how it changes through history. First, Paul Ricoeur's hermeneutics is presented as a fruitful way to understand cultural time as "third time," mediating between lived, subjective time and cosmic, objective time. Clocks, calendars, generational successions, archives, and documents are third-time tools linking internal to external time flows and producing text-based intersubjective temporality. Second, Ricoeur's analysis needs to be historicized. After discussing mediatization and its temporal development, the concept of waves is proposed to bridge the concepts of leap and growth. Particular attention is then paid to the latest, digital wave of mediatization. Referring to John Durham Peters and other media historians, some characteristics of this phase of time remediation are listed. Finally, critical, and political aspects are discussed, concluding that, although new technologies may threaten third time, this threat is counteracted by remediation that links digital time back to inherited modes of temporal representation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Fornäs

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

-

International Journal of Communication 2016, 10 : 5362-5380.

This article historicizes the emergence of television satellite infrastructure by exploring a key moment: a 1967 transnational satellite broadcast called Our World, that was to reach viewers across the northern hemisphere, including the USSR. Drawing on archival sources that reveal extensive negotiations among the producing sides, we find that Our World's claimed creation of "global presence" was indeed, as Lisa Parks has argued, a fantasy of modernization tied to temporal and spatial hierarchies of modernization, but one neither exclusive to the West nor uncontested by the show's socialist participants. We argue that the program's temporal claim to conquer space via liveness required the constant assertion of spatial hierarchies and conflicting temporalities, based on unequal and unpredictable material infrastructures, personal relationships, and rival symbolic claims. We describe these temporalized and spatialized conflicts as "geographies of liveness."

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Christine Evans

Lars Lundgren

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

-

Lambda Nordica 2016, 1-2 : 46-79.

White femininity embodies a complex position. It manages to occupy the presumed empty, universal position, which is held to be racially unmarked, untouched, and clean, meanwhile whiteness is always already articulated from a somatechnical knowledge and practice. This article discusses how “natural” makeup acts as an (in)visible extension (and enabling) of white (un)clean Russian and Swedish femininity, and also as a way to establish boundaries between “natural” and “artificial” white bodies. Makeup, as an extension of the white femininity, sculptures temporal fantasies about the present and the past, as well as fantasies of modern and outmoded bodies. These kinds of separations allow for a structuring of asymmetric differences between white modern/“civilized” and non-modern/“non-civilized” femininities. The idea of natural/clean bodies (and their practice of modification) privileges some white femininities over others, through the way that artificial/“impure” expressions are associated with the part of whiteness that is “marked” by devalued class and race expressions. This infected forms of whiteness thus acts as the Other in relation to the clean subjectivity of whiteness and operates as a flexibility that keeps the radiance of whiteness intact and unchallenged. Based on this paradox the article wishes to show how white femininity should be understood in terms of a fantasm and construction, and it is as a fantasm the opportunity arises to reject various forms of femininities, meanwhile the fantasm have different components depending on where it is formulated.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Lönn

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Communication 2016, 10 : 5304-5323.

This article examines Ingmar Bergman's first (and only) television adaptations of dramatist August Strindberg: The Storm (1960) and A Dream Play (1963). Both were broadcast live and favorably received by contemporary critics. A recurrent reaction was that television finally "did justice" to these plays from the early 20th century; implying, as did Raymond Williams in his 1974 book on television, that Strindberg's later drama somehow "anticipated" television. This claim is explored in relation to various thematic and formal expressions of temporality in both plays (motifs of enclosed spaces, telephones, clouds, and faces and the dialectics of progress and repetition) and the specificities of television (the "management of liveness," " mobile privatization," monitoring, etc.). The type of historicity involved in the claim that art may anticipate oncoming media technology is related to Walter Benjamin's notion of pre- and post-history.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Staffan Ericson

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

-

In: Theory, application, analysis. Lisbon : BonD & CELGA-ILTEC.

This article reports on a study investigating the digital literacy context on a distance course in criminology, at a Swedish university[1]. The aim is to explore if and how students and teachers ”build” a context for the participation and writing through their use of the VLE and discussions over the platform´s chat room. Drawing on Macken- Horarik (1996) and Macken-Horarik et. al. (2006), the study analyses the digital writing among both students and teachers on one hand, and the design of the VLE on the other.The study is a part of the project WIDE ”Writing to learn in a Digital Environment” 2010-12, financed by The Swedish Research Council. Project members, in addition of the author: Ola Knutsson, Petter Karlström, Tessy Ceratto, Dep. of Computer Science, Stockholm University and Mona Blåsjö, Dep. of Scandinavian Languages, Stockholm University. Some of the quotations from the student-teacher communication in the article will also be found in Knutsson et.al. (2012).One point of departure is that virtual learning platforms (VLEs) offer an arena for a major focus on writing, compared to oral communication in for example traditional seminars.  Another point of departure is that the VLE, among other digital tools, gives us a perhaps new learning situation, for example a different student-teacher relation concerning knowledge and control of the tools in use.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Hållsten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

This collection reflects the need for suitable methods to answer emerging questions that result from the ever-changing media environment. As media technologies and infrastructures become inseparably interwoven with social constellations, scholars from varying disciplines increasingly investigate their characteristics, functioning, relevance and impact - facing new methodological challenges as well as opportunities. Innovative Methods in Media and Communication Research engages with the substantial need to rethink established methods to research acute changes in the media environment. The book gathers chapters dedicated to the multifacetedness and liveliness of emerging methods - from lifelogging and ethnography to digital methods and visualization - while embedding them in the rich history of interdisciplinary empirical research. Innovation here is a call for widening and rethinking research methods to stimulate a sophisticated debate on and exploration of contemporary methodological approaches for scholars at various levels of academic life. Accompanied by introductory sections of prominent scholars, the majority of empirical studies gathered in this volume are accomplished through early-career scholars who strive to advance cutting-edge and in parts even provocative approaches for the study of media and communication. The book’s four sections on Materiality, Technology, Experience and Visualization are introduced by Saskia Sassen, Noortje Marres, Sarah Pink and Lev Manovich.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sebastian Kubitschko

Anne Kaun

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

Nordicom Information 2016, 38 (3): 41-55.

The article proposes that social media platforms enable large volumes of user-driven circulation of media content, and argues for a combination of qualitative and quantitative considerations when analysing data from such platforms. Issues of context are vital; context must be understood both qualitatively (cultural setting) and quantitatively (statistical reference points for comparison). The authors emphasise that the possibilities of ‘big data’ should not tilt analyses so that sensitivities to subtler meanings are lost. By examining a recent research project of our own, examples are given of how topological network analysis can be successfully combined with close readings of strategically selected parts of the data and how, by doing so, context shifts can be identified that increase the reliability of the analysis. Consequently, it is recommended that mere number crunching is not enough, and that questions of ‘how,’ ‘why,’ and ‘whether’ are required in order to understand the phenomena in their societal settings. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Hammarlund

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Aiolos 2016, 20 (55): 99-114, 139-143.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (4): 28-34.

Adorno’s understanding of realism in the present is often taken to have been simply negative. In the posthumously published Aesthetic Theory, too, the negative view is predominant; there are, however, traces of another concep-tion of realism. Adorno proposes, although with some caveats, that what he calls an adequate conception of realism is not only possible, but also something that art in the present cannot and must not avoid.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordicom Review 2016, 37 (Special Issue): 41-55.

Cooperation and communication play an important role for environmental governance. This holds true for the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, one of the most disturbed ecosystems in the world, where insufficient cooperation between different stakeholders is one reason for goal failure. This article addresses the linkages between (media) framing on the one hand, and cooperation on the other. The case in focus is a set of negotiations related to the Baltic Sea Action Plan, the most central governance strategy in the Baltic Sea region. Our results show that in order to influence political decision-making, key stakeholders compete over the power to define and interpret problems, causes and solutions to an extent impeding cooperation. We focus the analysis on eutrophication, which we show to be a complex and controversial topic, framed in incompatible ways by different stakeholders.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mikael Karlsson

Anna Maria Jönsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2016, IX (4): 70-82.

The concepts of social realism and new realism are developed in relation to the artworks of Lena Svedberg and Olle Kåks. A comparison between the artists’ uses of the concepts of social realism and function is presented. How the realist approach during the years around 1970 played out in the force field of society and the psyche, the collective realm and the individual, is exemplified by our two very different case studies. Svedberg’s political narratives compose mon-tages in which fictional, metaphorical figures are inserted side by side with political leaders drawn from newspaper clips. Kåks’s allegory-like oil painting shows a stone worker working in the face of his imminent disappearance. They both reveal myths as opposed to historically manifested commodity relations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotte BydlerDan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Phenomenology of Pregnancy. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 7-14.

This anthology takes its starting point in the conviction that a phenomenologyof pregnancy could play an important role in contemporary thought. Stating this is also an acknowledgment that it doesn’t play such a role—yet. The aim of this anthology is to contribute to making philosophical reflectionon pregnancy a greater part of the discussions to come.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna BornemarkNicholas Smith

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
PhilosophyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Språk & Stil 2016, 26 : 130-160.

Research has shown that the Swedish female suffrage movement used language as a means to affect the public opinion, and used the means developed by the popular movements to educate women. The aim of this article is to examine howthefemalesuffrage movement among its members spread communicativeoralskillsto participate in meetings. We depart from four research questions: 1) How was learning organized through the courses on citizenship that the movement arranged? 2) What part did written instructions play? 3) How was learning organized in the local branches of the movement? 4) How did the anti-suffrage movement and the misogyny of the time influence the strategies deployed?The theoretical framework used was ethnography of communication and the material consisted of meeting minutes, course programs, news articles and handbooks from the archives of the Swedish female suffrage movement.The results show 1) that the courses were successful and contained both practical meeting exercises and lectures by skilled lecturers, 2) that the movement both used existing handbooks and produced their own, 3) that the work in the local branches gave the participating women substantial meeting experience. And finally, 4) that the anti-suffrage movement paradoxically may have functioned as one of the driving forces behind the educational initiatives that enhanced the skills of women and strengthened the suffrage movement.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Milles

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Språk & Stil 2016, 26 : 260-263.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mats Rosengren

Alexander Stagnell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Historiens hemvist III. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Trond Lundemo

Johan Hegardt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Historiens hemvist III. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Hegardt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ord och bild 2016, 3-4 : 78-78.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan HegardtMarcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art HistoryPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Big Data and Society 2016, 3 (2): -.

This article explores the ways in which data centre operators are currently reconfiguring the systems of energy and heat supply in European capitals, replacing conventional forms of heating with data-driven heat production, and becoming important energy suppliers. Taking as an empirical object the heat generated from server halls, the article traces the expanding phenomenon of ‘waste heat recycling’ and charts the ways in which data centre operators in Stockholm and Paris direct waste heat through metropolitan district heating systems and urban homes, and valorise it. Drawing on new materialisms, infrastructure studies and classical theory of production and destruction of value in capitalism, the article outlines two modes in which this process happens, namely infrastructural convergence and decentralisation of the data centre. These modes arguably help data centre operators convert big data from a source of value online into a raw material that needs to flow in the network irrespective of meaning. In this conversion process, the article argues, a new commodity is in a process of formation, that of computation traffic. Altogether data-driven heat production is suggested to raise the importance of certain data processing nodes in Northern Europe, simultaneously intervening in the global politics of access, while neutralising external criticism towards big data by making urban life literally dependent on power from data streams.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

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: Helene Billgren. Stockholm : Orosdi-Back, 2016. 5-12.

I artikeln diskuteras Helene Billgrens objekt, i relation till konstnärskapet i sin helhet och till några referenspunkter i konsthistorien.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Europe-Asia Studies 2016, 68 (9): 1617-1619.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roman Horbyk

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

-

Women’s Reproductive Health 2016, 3 (3): 145-159.

The study was designed to examine expressions for menstruation (e.g., shark week) in English and Swedish from a linguistic perspective, and thus provide linguistic insight into how people think of, perceive, and talk about menstruation. This article presents a systematic examination of expressions using linguistic analytical frameworks, such as semantic domains, euphemisms and dysphemisms, and conceptual metaphors to identify how menstruation is categorized and construed. It shows that the forms of menstrual linguistic expressions perpetuate dominant discourses of shame and negativity, but also that the creativity and humor displayed by expressions are used as a part of menstrual activism to challenge negative discourse.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Hanna Sveen


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds In-house edition 2016, : 45-46.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Disputed Memory. Boston : Walter de Gruyter, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yuliya Yurchuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal 2016, 3 : 89-103.

Postcolonial theory has recently come under critique as an interpretative scheme applied to Eastern Europe and particularly Ukraine. However, a closer look suggests that the critique applies only to some aspects of the approach, such as a focus on power relations and representations, while the key question should be rephrased as whether the Ukrainian subject was constituted as a colonial subject. A range of empirical material from 1920s Ukrainian discourses, both Soviet and émigré, is analyzed to shed light on how Ukrainians constructed their subjectivity as “a site of disorder” (Dipesh Chakrabarty), splitting themselves into uncultured peasant masses to be modernized and erased as a voiceless subaltern subject, on the one hand, and modernizing elites, on the other. This split can be understood as an epitome of the colonial condition.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roman Horbyk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap 2016, 37 (4): 3-13.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Signe Bremer

Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: En introduktion till genusvetenskapliga begrepp. Göteborg : Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016. 61-67.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Erika Alm

Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Transgender Studies Quarterly 2016, 3 (3-4): 611-617.

This article reviews Gin Müller's play Trans Gender Moves, arguing that it has translation, on several levels and in its broadest sense, at the core of its themes and aesthetics. Based on the performers’ real-life stories, Trans Gender Moves is about what it might mean to live in transition between and across genders, but also languages, cultures, and times. With a departure from their own translational experience as an audience member, the author looks at how the play connects translation to interpretation and discusses how the stage is crafted into a “translation site,” or “translocality,” where the overlapping places, times, and languages of the performers’ everyday lives are explored. It is crucial to the politics of Trans Gender Moves that all the actors, as well as the director, have themselves experienced living trans lives and that the play, by telling the life stories in the words of the people who lived them, brings trans voices into the realm of authority. Moreover, it is especially noteworthy that the performers and the audience are involved in a form of engagement that begins from multiplicity. The author suggests that the play might be used to further reflect on the challenge of how we are to escape monolingualism in transgender studies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Europe-Asia Studies 2016, 68 (8): 1457-1458.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roman Horbyk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic Journal of Aesthetics 2016, 51 : 35-54.

Departing from a critical assessment of the most widespread and initiated definitions of Contemporary Art from the last decade and a half, sustaining a world-wide discourse on contemporary art and contemporaneity, by Arthur Danto, Hans Belting, Peter Osborne and Terry Smith respectively, I will concentrate this talk on two aspects of an immodest proposal captured by the keywords actualization and anachrony. While current discussions on contemporary art are arguably reproducing modernist assumptions on the primacy of novelty and innovation, bolstered by a veiled avant-garde logic, the proposal to regard contemporary art as actualized art upsets not only ideas on what art after postmodernism might mean, but the whole edifice of historicist historiography. An anachronic perspective, a bi- or polychronic situatedness of the work of art, could be used to liberate art from being defined according to its unique descent, and to embrace, instead, a chronologic open to art’s continuous “life” through its successive aesthetic accessions and actualizations in time.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Historiens hemvist I. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 27-52.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Rethinking Society for the 21st Century. Princeton, N.J. : International Panel on Social Progress, 2016. -.

Developments in digital technologies over the last 30 years have expanded massively human beings' capacity to communicate and connect. Media infrastructures have acquired huge complexity as a result of rapid technological change and the uneven spread of access. This is a good time to think critically about 'connection' and its potential contribution to social progress. We first explore key developments in media infrastructures and communication flows across the world, bringing out salient differences in the local evolution of, and inequalities in media access. Second, we examine how media – as infrastructures of connection – contribute to public knowledge and enable new types of encounter between people on various scales, while also enabling counter-movements for social progress. Third, we examine the changing governance of media infrastructures, the issues of social justice that such infrastructures raise and the counter-movements to which they give rise. Fourth, we consider media as a specific site of struggle for social progress, arguing that measures of social progress themselves need to be expanded to take account of the human needs (such as voice) that media serve. Overall the chapter reflects on how media and communications flows and infrastructures both maintain and challenge asymmetries of power, with complex implications for social progress.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Nick Couldry

Göran Bolin

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

-

Place Branding and Public Diplomacy 2016, 12 (2): 236-241.

This afterword is an attempt to draw some general conclusions from the case studies presented in the individual articles and try to situate the analyses from these in a broader context of globalisation and modernity. It is specifically argued that symbolic assets and actions are becoming increasingly important for the modern project, and hence that new types of value forms, e.g. sign value, are coming to be important as the basis for the transformation of nations and regions into commodities. The article ends with discussing some epistemological and ontological implications for future research in this area.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

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

-

Pragmatics 2016, 26 (4): 653-657.

Studies in CDA have revealed the nature of the marketized language that now infuses universities and other public institutions, but there is no comprehensive study as to how this language enters the everyday practices of the university through different levels of steering documents and meetings. In this paper, taking one example from a corpus of data from a larger project on New Public Management in Sweden, we show how successively more detailed documents are created by professional administrators in order to present vision statements, that are first operationalized into strategies and then into more concrete ‘activities’ for the subject level that are related to bundles of performance indicators. These documents re-contextualize practices of teaching and research in line with marketized goals, yet do so through consistent lack of clear agency, causality and process. A number of linguistic and multimodal resources are deployed in a chain of interrelated documents legitimizing this process as one made by careful, technical, management expertise, although the result is a fragmentation of the actual interconnected processes that comprise university work.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Svenskans beskrivning 34. Lund : Lunds universitet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Magnusson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Textual Practice 2016, : 1-18.

In his recent book L’uso dei corpi, Giorgio Agamben investigates the philosophical genealogy of his central concept of inoperosità through a reconsideration of the classical notion of chresis or ‘use’. According to Agamben, the latter points to an alternative constitution of human nature, one that would not be guided by a principle of necessary actualisation (energeia), would not exhaust itself in the realisation of an end (ergon), but would rather preserve its potentiality in a thoroughly non-subjective (‘contemplative’) relation of the body to itself. For Agamben, it is only through the recognition and mobilisation of this alternative foundation of the human, that the pervasive division of life (between natural and political, ‘bare’ and ‘autarchic’, zoe and bios) upon which modern politics is premised, can be overcome. In this article, I propose to read in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein an instructive rehearsal of these fundamental concepts, focusing on the possible meanings that the notion of monstrosity may acquire when placed against the backdrop of modernity’s commitment to energeia and its associated biopolitical mechanisms.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roberto Del Valle Alcalá

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Bloomsbury Companion to Contemporary Philosophy of Medicine. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 205-226.

The present chapter provides an overview of how phenomenology may enhance our understanding of themes central to medicine: the experience of illness, the meaning of suffering, the role of empathy and dialogue in the clinical encounter, the relationship between medical science on the one hand and medical practice on the other, and, finally, the impact of technology development on contemporary medicine. I will start out by explaining why and how a phenomenology of human embodiment is crucial to comprehend the experiences of illness in relation and contrast to biological dysfunctions of the body – diseases. I will then proceed by arguing that such an understanding of embodied illness can be developed and extended by way of comprehending the suffering of patients as embedded in a life world of human concerns. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Psykiatri. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. 69-75.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Psykiatri. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2016. 37-43.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 2016, 33 (3): 515-518.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 2016, 47 (1): 83-89.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Dagens Nyheter 2016, 31 oktober : 4-4.

At Södertörn University a purposeful decade long work has been done to integrate the arts in teaching education, following a range of strategic phases and quality criterion. Pre-service teachers meet dance, music, visual art, film, theatre and creative writing, preparing for their mission in a school for the future. Professional dancers, actors, musicians and artists teach aesthetic skills and understanding in curriculum subjects as well as artistic expression in its own right, adding to Södertörn University's interdisciplinary, intercultural and liberal arts ethos, dealing with relational, aesthetic and ethical issues and challenges in eduction, society and the world at large.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paul Moerman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception 2016, 12 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Svenska Dagbladet 2016, Del:1 (2 mars): 24-24.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Medborgardialog – om det svåra i att mötas. Stockholm : Arkus, 2016. 129-144.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Medborgardialog – om det svåra i att mötas. Stockholm : Arkus, 2016. 9-17.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Arkus, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Att undervisa om människosyner och gudsuppfattningar. Stockholm : Liber, 2016. 169-183.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Early Phenomenology . London, New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2016. 161-179.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. (RJ:s skriftserie ; 13)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans RuinMarkus HussUlla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative LiteratureGender StudiesPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Apparatus 2016, 2-3 : -.

In his Theresienstadt 1941/1945, Hans Günther Adler describes episodes of film making in Theresienstadt giving most attention to the history of the production of the 1944 film. He sums up the episode calling its purpose and organisation by the SS "the gruesome carnival". Interesting enough, while giving a whole chapter in the book to a description of Theresienstadt's cultural life, Adler never mentions the film among other examples of cultural expression but inserts its description into Theresienstadt's administrative chronicle. The film receives a place for itself within the context of the bureaucratic transformations of Theresienstadt from a closed camp into a "ghetto" and finally into a purely decorative "Jewish settlement". This latter transformation Adler describes as part of the cynical campaign of "Verschönerung" of Theresienstadt, an attempt of the SS and the administration to make it presentable to international observers. Adler describes the cruel film carneval as the campaign's piece de resistance and thus resolutely excludes the film from the domain of cultural phenomena as if rejecting any possibility for its redemption. Instead, he inscribes the project into the administrative logic of extermination, filmmaking becoming an additional – inventive in its cruelty and effective – technique of moral extermination in the world of "der verwaltete Mensch". In this article, I emphasize Adler's view of the moving image as a predominantly administrative means, and not a medium of cultural expression. This view becomes quite challenging and complex if Adler's witness account of the film project in Theresienstadt is read together with his reflection on mechanically reproducible, and especially moving, images in Adler's fiction. I will focus on Adler's treatment of the image and image technology in his novels Panorama and Eine Reise / The Journey, with a special attention to the way he considers the relation between the apparatus, memory, and witnessing.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Slavic Review 2016, 75 (3): 787-788.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: En introduktion till genusvetenskapliga begrepp. Göteborg : Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016. 77-81.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Historiens hemvist II. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 15-24.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Patricia Lorenzoni

Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Historiens hemvist II. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 129-147.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Lambda Nordica 2016, 1-2 : 23-45.

Technologies always implicate their own failures, breakdowns, and glitches. The purpose of this article is to develop an understanding of gender in general – and femininity in particular – as something fundamentally technological, and, as such, broken. Drawing on the technological undercurrent in current posthumanist feminist theory, arguing for a re-introduction of technologies in the midst of feminist posthumanist critique, the author puts into play a vocabulary of malfunctioning, broken, vulnerable technologies of gender. In particular, the term “glitch” is put to use to account for machinic failures in gender within the digital domain. By using glitch as a way of theorizing gender, the article is a dual contribution to digital media studies and feminist theory in a technological vein. Glitch is the spinning wheel on the computer screen, the delay between a command given and its execution. Etymologically, glitch (possibly) derives from the Yiddish word glitsh, meaning a “slippery place” or “a slip.” Glitch signals the slipperiness of something or someone off balance and a loss of control. It usually refers to a sudden unexpected event, a surge of current or an illegitimate signal that breaks the flow of energy, information, and affect. Glitch is, fundamentally, a struggle with binary code. Gender is a similar struggle to cope with binaries, with a loss of binaries, and about what happens when the vulnerability of the system is revealed. On this side of glitch, the tendency is toward hesitation and anticipation, irritation and annoyance, as well as pain and anxiety in the face of technologies and bodies that skip, crash, or get stuck. The default mode of gender is technological failure, and cis-gender normativity – what the author calls gender “high fidelity” – an unobtainable ideal of impossible perfection. If to glitch is to slip, to stutter, to stumble, gender high fidelity is to slip by unnoticed. In contrast to the notion of cis-gender normativity as a desire to cover or remove “noise,” to clear the channel, glitch is that which infiltrate, make dirty, and ultimately put pressure on the norms and ideals that structure gender as pure, clear, cold, binary code. In this sense, glitch is also about a perceived beauty in crashing and skipping, holding an intriguing critical, aesthetic, activist potential. In the hands of glitch artists, circuit breakers, and gamers, but also queers, and trans-performers, glitch becomes a celebration of the beauty of malfunction and gender-technological fragility.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Sundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Konsten på Södertörns högskola. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 44-65.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Konsten på Södertörn. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 8-29.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Hjärnstrom 2016, 123-124 : 44-50.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tor Lindstrand

Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2016.

Digital piracy cultures and peer-to-peer technologies combined to spark transformations in audio-visual distribution between the late 1990s and the mid-2000s. Digital piracy also inspired the creation of a global anti-piracy law and policy regime, and counter-movements such as the Swedish and German Pirate Parties. These trends provide starting points for a wide-ranging debate about the prospects for deep and lasting changes in social life enabled by piratical technology practices. This edited volume brings together contemporary scholarship in communication and media studies, addressing piracy as a recombinant feature of popular communication, technological innovation, and communication law and policy. An international collection of contributors highlights key debates about piracy, popular communication, and social change, and provides a lasting resource for global media studies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Patrick Burkart

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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 TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Migrationen i medierna. Stockholm : Institutet för mediestudier, 2016. 174-191.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Hammarlund

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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 TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Människorna, medierna & marknaden. Stockholm : Wolters Kluwer, 2016. 133-164.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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 TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Stockholm : Axl Books, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Göteborg : Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Lundberg

Ann Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

International Journal of Communication 2016, 10 : 5252-5269.

A criticism raised about mediatization research is that although the concept of mediatization presupposes a long-term temporal perspective, there are few projects that have studied the process methodologically over time. This article argues that a generational approach can serve as one suggested analytical solution to the problem of studying long-term social, cultural, and societal change. The article describes a recently finished project on media generations in Sweden and Estonia and discusses overcoming the problem of conducting research on mediatization as a long-term process. Through intergenerational and cross-cultural analysis, the article shows how media memories from childhood and the formative years of youth can reveal specific traits in the historical process and how the role of the media has changed over time in the minds of different generations. The article focuses on four generations that had their formative years during significant historical moments in the late 20th century; these formative moments were marked by specificities both in the respective national media landscapes and in the vast historical and geopolitical differences between the two countries.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

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

In: Media and the Ukraine Crises. New York : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2016. 3-18.

Scholarly attention regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has mainly concentrated on so-called Russian propaganda, directed both towards Russian-speaking populations and the international public, but less attention has been paid to the management of information from Ukraine. In this chapter is proposed that the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has engaged an entirely new set of actors engaged in the management of information, most notably from PR and nation branding activities, as well as journalists, oligarchs and various individuals with an interest in Ukraine’s international image. These new actors bring with them competences, ideologies and practices from their field of origin which impact on the practice and expressive character of information warfare. In this chapter we analyse three domains of communication used by Ukraine to address external audiences; the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre (UCMC), the English language news channel Ukraine Today and the fact checking website StopFake. With a focus on both individuals as well as the institutions they represent, this chapter explores the way in which actors in Ukraine have attempted to shape the content of the messages communicated.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

Paul Jordan

Per Ståhlberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Watching TV with a Linguist. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016. 282-306.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ilaria Fiorentini

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Watching TV with a Linguist. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016. 257-281.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Watching TV with a Linguist. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016. 202-230.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Watching TV with a Linguist. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016. 181-201.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Watching TV with a Linguist. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016. 85-113.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Hanna Andersdotter Sveen

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Watching TV with a Linguist. Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016. 1-13.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Syracuse : Syracuse University Press, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Methodological Reflections on Researching Communication and Social Change. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 139-160.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

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

-

In: Politics, Civil Society and Participation. Bremen : edition lumière, 2016. 337-347.

Teaching the ethnographic approach is a challenging effort in higher education due to the increasing time constraints that characterize current academia. A debate about how to teach ethnography is therefore particularly urgent. As a contribution to foster this debate, this article presents and discusses a practical exercise, first tested at the SuSo 2015 Summer School. The method is based on taking pictures of media practices, texts and technologies in public spaces. The mediation of the camera allows students to engage with the field and to experiment with the ‘denaturalizing’ vision that generally characterizes eth-nographic approaches to media use and consumption. This reflexive stance is further fostered by a classroom discussion on the practice of observation and on the materials produced. In this way, the exercise aims at an acceptable com-promise between the reduced time available for teaching and the advantages of allowing students to personally experience the practicalities of method

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Simone Tosoni

Fredrik Stiernstedt

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: Blurring the lines. Göteborg : Nordicom, 2016. 123-131.

Native advertising is often perceived as the future of both media and advertising. Notonly is it said to lead to better, more effective advertising, it is also thought to be partof the solution to journalism’s current economic crisis. Both supporters and critics areconvinced of its future success: the transition to native is supposedly both smooth andunproblematic. This chapter seeks to nuance such accounts, using the example of Sweden.There are at least three main dilemmas, or barriers – economic, ideological/organisationaland regulatory – for those who wish to ‘go native’ or in other ways maximise theinfluence of advertising upon editorial content. Analysing them suggests some avenuesfor action, including targeted protection of particular forms of media content such asnews, and greater public support for a structurally divided media system: if commercialmedia can no longer manage to uphold a ‘wall’ within their companies, then the ‘wall’might instead run through the media system at large.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Stiernstedt

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

Baltic Rim Economies (BRE) review 2016, 4 : 51-52.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hanna Sofia Rehnberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Visual Anthropology 2016, 29 (1): 81-92.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Paul Hockings

Johan Hegardt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Philosophy and the end of sacrifice. Sheffield, UK : Equinox Publishing, 2016. 221-229.

This final chapter closes the historical circuit by addressing the continuation of sacrificial themes in contemporary continental philosophy. Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback’s point of departure is the relation between philosophy and sacrifice in Jean-Luc Nancy’s readings of the philosophy of sacrifice as proposed by Georges Bataille in the 1940s. In showing how Bataille’s philosophy of sacrifice accomplishes rather than overcomes the philosophical sacrifice of the singular for the sake of the universal, Nancy argues for a suspension of the philosophical concept of sacrifice and addresses the idea of an open offering of singular finite being. In question here is not the end of sacrifice, nor the sacrifice for ends, but the unsacrificeable finite offering of existence.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Philosophy and the end of sacrifice. Sheffield, UK : Equinox Publishing, 2016. 197-218.

Against the backdrop of anti-pagan Christian imperial policies during the 4th century, Hans Ruin draws attention to the core of the Christian canon: the letters of Paul. While taking its lead from Stroumsa’s overall interpretative scheme concerning the transformation and internalization of sacrifice during and after the time of Christ, as essentially a transformation within Jewish culture itself, the analysis differs when it comes to the specific role and meaning of the Pauline letters. These canonical documents for Christianity, notably Romans, Hebrews, and First Corinthians, are interpreted as decisive expressions of precisely this inner critical transformation of Jewish spiritual culture in the direction of an internalized sacrifice. They also became the cornerstone for the emergence of a new “sacrificial subjectivity.” The analysis critically engages with Hegel’s understanding of Christianity, and also revokes Foucualt’s and Hadot’s work on the ancient culture of care for the self. Finally it acknowledges the work of Derrida, thus building a bridge to the last section of the book.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Детские чтения, Detskie chtenia 2016, 9 (1): 61-68.

Оригинальность повестей о муми-троллях не вызывает сомнения, и, тем не менее, эти тексты вполне можно рассматривать в ретроспективе долгой традиции философии гуманизма. Книги Туве Янссон рассказывают о «ситуации человека» таким образом, что это внятно и взрослому читателю, и читателю-ребенку. В мире муми-троллей ценятся вещи простые и обыденные, его обитатели весьма невелики, а все грандиозное и патетическое вызывает скорее иронию, чем восхищение.Во второй книге цикла о муми-троллях мы знакомимся с философом Ондатром. Муми-папа, гостеприимно пригласивший Ондатра внутрь, тут же оказывается под впечатлением от радикально пессимистической философии своего гостя, отрицающего все сущее в мире. В то время как молодые обитатели Муми-дола — Муми-тролль а Снифф,  — не разделяют мрачного взгляда на мир, а Муми-тролль и вовсе полагает, что Муми-дол является «лучшей долиной на свете».Этот контраст наивности и пессимизма позволяет вспомнить повесть Вольтера «Кандид, или Оптимизм», вышедшую в свет в 1759 г. Написанный за 200 лет до появления муми-троллей, этот текст, тем не менее на взгляд автора статьи, имеет вечно общее с повестями Янссон, и, возможно, обращение к образу вольтеров¬ского героя позволит более пристально вглядеться в муми-тролля.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Bengt Lundgren

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Högre Utbildning 2016, 6 (2): 165-170.

Här presenteras en modell för att arbeta med presentationsprogrammet Prezi i seminarier. Det pedagogiska upplägget fokuserar på hur Prezi kan användas för att stimulera samarbete och interaktion mellan studenterna och synliggöra den akademiska litteracitet som seminarieformen kräver. Modellen har testats under två år på ett seminarium i textkritik på Södertörns högskola, och har utvärderats av studenterna på kursen. Texten sammanfattar reflektionerna hos såväl undervisande lärande som hos studenter och argumenterar för att digitala medier kan användas för att öka studentaktiviteten samt att synliggöra processen att tolka och diskutera texter.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

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: Bridges Finland. Phoenix : Tessellations.

This paper presents a teaching and learning program in mathematics drawing on the aesthetic expression of dance as the medium of seeking knowledge and meaning. The program was developed to visualizing, in dancing, the learners’ previous subject knowledge as a base for further acquisition of proficiencies in the discipline. The overall object is to create an effectual interactive space of learning with immediate interaction between teacher, peer learners and the math subject. Aesthetic literacy through dance and math numeracy are enhanced and interplay gainfully. Data gathered from observations of lessons designed according to the program and dealing with a number of math curriculum items are presented and analysed. Conclusions are drawn for further investigation of the intersection of the proficiencies and literacies of aesthetics and mathematics.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paul Moerman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning 2016, 23 (3): 15-32.

This article presents a teaching and learning program in natural sciences starting from the aesthetic expression of dance as the agent in seeking knowledge and meaning. The program was originally conceived as a joyful, effective and threshold lowering activity for learners apprehensive about the science curriculum subject, including students in teacher training. It has been further developed as a mode to visualize learners’ amassed previous science subject knowledge while dancing together. Pre-knowledge is seen as the base for further investigation of the field of knowledge and its adherent concepts and axioms. The program’s overall object is to establish a fruitful interactive space of learning where aesthetic literacy and scientific literacy are enhanced and interplay gainfully. Lesson observation data are presented, indicating intensive classroom interaction on a range of levels crucial to learning, as well as increased learning goals achievement. Suggestions are made for further investigation of teaching and learning modalities in the intersection of aesthetic and science literacies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paul Moerman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Maria Adlercreutz, väverska mellan mörker och ljus. Stockholm : Ordfront förlag, 2016. 18-25.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

International Journal of Communication 2016, 10 : 5395-5408.

Media technologies are crucial for the experience of time and temporality. Hence, changes in the technological configurations of the media ecology have far-reaching consequences for temporal experiences and practices. At the same time, social practices are shaping media technologies in diverse ways. One way the dialectical relationship between time and technology is expressed is the current preservation of the past for future generations. In that context the notion of the archive as practice and institution has long been central to discussions of social organization and cultural production. However, archival practices are changing with digitization. This article explores the changes in temporality of the archive through the lens of protest movements that are both objects of archiving and subjects of self-archiving practices. Combining experiences with different kinds of archives ranging from the institutional physical archive to digital archives including born-digital materials, I ask after the consequences of the changing temporalities and time regimes of the archive in terms of its politics and, ultimately, after the historicity of protest movements.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

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 Communication 2016, 10 : 52016-5212.

The Special Section presents the work of the Scandinavian network Mediatization Times, which has gathered scholars with diverse backgrounds to discuss the complex relationship between time and the media. The contributions link to discussions of history and memory, liveness, and simultaneous presence as well as cultural techniques and infrastructures for temporal mediation. The section suggests that there is a renewed need to discuss temporal aspects of media and social change in the context of digital culture.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne KaunJohan FornäsStaffan Ericson

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: Inifrån och utifrån. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 391-419.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lotte Alsterdal


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Inifrån och utifrån. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 367-390.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Cederberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Inifrån och utifrån. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 319-335.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Inifrån och utifrån. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 283-318.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lotta Tillberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: J. G. Herder. Heidelberg : Synchron Wissenschaftsverlag der Autoren, 2016. 63-77.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Inifrån och utifrån. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 259-281.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

This thesis investigates the aesthetic interpretation of learning processes in television produced and broadcast in Sweden between 1956 and 1969. The thesis explores how these programmes are linked to concepts of Bildung by their aesthetics, by which the intangible cultural heritage is entrusted in the form of oral and visual traditions, storytelling and games/play, where learning is the common denominator. The programmes are divided into three categories: aesthetics of attentiveness, aesthetics of tale/storytelling and aesthetics of play. The detailed, thick, descriptions of the programmes emanating from the close-readings shall be, together with the aesthetic categories that I have formulated and expressed in a model, regarded as the survey’s key findings. The starting point of the central theoretical model of the thesis is André Malraux’s idea of an imaginary museum of imagination in which photo reproductions can constitute a collective memory, and thus bepart of an intangible heritage. Based on this idea of ​​an imaginary museum, I have constructed a conceptual model called a medial museum, valid in its own time as well as for posterity. The theoretical models that the study gain support from are characterized by phenomenological and hermeneutical perspectives, as I refer to  a phenomenological-hermeneutical method when analysing the programmes, and at the same time underline the phenomenological-hermeneutically based aesthetics in the analysed programmes, where aesthetic interpretation of learning processes in terms of attentiveness, tale and play is of a phenomenological-hermeneutic character. For a broad perspective on learning processes, theoretical support is acquired both from the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer and his hermeneutic of traditions and from the French philosopher Jacques Rancière and his emancipatory ideas of pedagogy and aesthetics. Furthermore, the French philosopher Paul Ricœur and his thoughts on importance of storytelling for knowledge formation have had significant influence on the work. Regarding the concepts of play, I have made use of both Gadamer’s ideas of ​​art experience as play and of Donald W. Winnicott’s theories about play as transitional area. In the programmes’ aesthetics is found a depiction of a broadened interpretation of Bildung, where processes of learning comprise a direct sensual perceiving, attentiveness, storytelling/tale and play. Moreover, within the programmes’ managing of an intangible cultural heritage, I have found an expression of an interplay between modernity and tradition, with emphasis on the historical significance of the present, and rooting in the past of everyday life, where expectation on the future and the memory of the past can co-exist. To summarise, the study suggests the possibility to understand aesthetics as an epistemology using sensuous experience as basis for a conceptual knowledge about how to understand the world. Thereby, one can comprehend aesthetics as pedagogy per se. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jakob Staberg

Petra Werner


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Blurring the Lines. Göteborg : Nordicom, 2016. 141-151.

Media usage has always included aspects of commodification. The media audience has been targeted as a recipient of advertising when watching (commercial) TV or reading newspapers. The advent of the Internet has further developed this commodification of the media audience. In many ways, everyday space is becoming more commercial in its organisation, citizens are being transformed into consumers and, in the long run, free speech conducted online is not free as it will be tracked, saved and used for commercial purposes. This chapter draws on a Swedish national representative survey asking re- spondents about their views on different aspects of commodification of their life online. The results indicate a rather sceptical view towards different forms of commodification related to Internet use among Swedish citizens. However, younger respondents, those with liberal market values and frequent Internet users embrace a more permissive view of a more commodified media environment. Two avenues are suggested for resisting such developments, targeting media producers and users. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bengt Johansson

Stina Bengtsson

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

-

In: Jean François Lyotard: Det postmoderna tillståndet. Göteborg : Freudianska föreningen, 2016. 9-24.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Media Culture and Society 2016, 38 (7): 1090-1108.

Based on the interdisciplinary experience of a Swedish research committee, this article discusses critical conceptual issues raised by the current debate on mediatization – a concept that holds great potential to constitute a space for synthesized understandings of media-related social transformations. In contrast to other, more metaphorical constructions, mediatization can be studied empirically in systematic ways through various sub-processes that together provide a complex picture of how culture and everyday life evolve in times of media saturation. The first part of this article argues that mediatization researchers have sometimes formulated too grand claims as to mediatization’s status as a unitary approach, a meta-theory or a paradigm. Such claims have led to problematic confusions around the concept and should be abandoned in favour of a more open agenda. In line with such a call for openness, the second part of the article introduces historicity, specificity and measurability as three transdisciplinary and transparadigmatic tasks for the contemporary mediatization research agenda. © 2016, © The Author(s) 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

M. Ekström

Johan Fornäs

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

-

In: Svenskans beskrivning : [SvB.] 34. Lund : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Hållsten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

Här tecknar studenter på den erfarenhetsbaserade förskollärarutbildningen, och forskare som undervisar på samma utbildning, en bild av förskolepedagogens praktiska kunskap. Texterna rör sig mellan ett förtroget inifrånperspektiv och ett teoretiskt utifrånperspektiv. Boken kombinerar på så vis en djupgående undersökning av dagsaktuella frågor som relationen mellan omsorg och lärande, det ökade antalet diagnostiserade barn, resursbrist, lek och utbildningens betydelse, samtidigt som den sätter dessa frågor i relation till vilken förskola, och vilket samhälle, vi vill ha.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lotte Alsterdal

Maria Pröckl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

The European Journal of Women's Studies 2016, : -.

In the past decades a large number of students have taken courses and degrees in Gender Studies around Europe and proceeded to find employment. This article is based on a quantitative and qualitative study carried out in 2012 of Gender Studies students in Sweden, their education and employment. The design of the study was inspired by a large European research project investigating Women’s Studies in Europe and concerned with the motives for doing Gender Studies among Swedish students, as well as who the students were, how they evaluated their Gender Studies education and what work they proceeded to after they left the university. In this article the results are discussed in terms of dilemmas: between Gender Studies’ critique of neoliberalism,employability and the former students’ wishes to be employed, and their evaluation of their studies and employment. The Swedish study is also compared with previous research in order to understand general and particular traits in Swedish Gender Studies education and employment. Analysis points to interesting contradictions within Gender Studies in relation to the labor market, student groups and employability.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Lundberg

Ann Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

First Monday 2016, 21 (10): -.

The economies of the Internet are largely driven by sharing. Much of it is often veiled in a celebratory discourse that emphasizes how sharing artifacts online through gift exchanges removes hierarchies and creates broader access to public knowledge, such as in projects of free culture and open source software development. The article critically interrogates these assumptions and the gift economy of open cultural production more generally. Using a practice called open source animation film making, developed by Blender, an organisation at the core of the largest open source 3D computer graphics community, this paper shows that the discourse surrounding free culture online has largely misunderstood the complexity and ambiguities of the economy below the cultural politics of openness. With the help of classical theories of gift and value I discuss issues of debt, obligation, status, discipline, and social hierarchies created by exchanging online a variety of digital artifacts of different value, such as software, culture, and labor. This article shows that the wealth of open cultural production relies on combining multiple dimensions of gifting with fiscal and hidden forms of capital, producing a culture of secrecy in parallel to that of openness.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

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

The present investigation develops the notion of sociality based on Emmanuel Levinas’s thought, and proposes an understanding of sociality that resists becoming a common foundation: an un-common sociality which interrupts the reciprocal shared common, and thereby, paradoxically, makes it possible. By engaging in the larger debate on community, this work gives voice to Levinas on the question of community without a common ground, a topic and a debate where he has previously been underestimated. In this way, the aim is to reveal new directions opened up by Levinas’s philosophy in order to think an un-common sociality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Fredrika Spindler

Ramona Rat

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Bibliotekariens praktiska kunskap. Stockholm : Regionsbibliotek Stockholm, 2016. 57-74.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Regionbibliotek Stockholm, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Uppdrag Afghanistan. Stockholm : CSMS, Centrum för Studier av Militär och Samhälle, 2016. 217-230.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lotta Tillberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : CSMS, Centrum för Studier av Militär och Samhälle, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Tillberg

Lotta Tillberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

This book examines how a geopolitical grammar works in Nordic and Russian academic feminism and how understandings of a joint feminist “we”, of “Nordicness” and ideas of an “East/West-Divide” shape the formation of gender research fields. In three distinct chapters, each with a different approach to theories, methods and source materials, the book explores the implications of language, translation, and situated knowledges in the development of gender research as a geopolitical area and particular academic space during the mid-1970s until 2005, and considers feminist knowledge production as a field of power relations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marianne Liljeström

Ulrika DahlUlla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Rhetorica Scandinavica 2016, 71/72 : 9-16.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alexander Stagnell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Families, Intergenerationality, and Peer Group Relations. Singapore : Springer, 2016. 1-18.

Depending on definition and academic discipline, home can refer to a place, a space, a feeling, or certain practices. House and home are often conflated, but the physical dwelling is only one dimension. Home can be shorthand for an ideal and comfortable haven but is also recognized, by feminist researchers for example, as a place where gender and age represent key dimensions for how members of a household view the meaning of home (Saunders and Williams 1988). Home is therefore understood as a multidimensional concept (see Mallet 2004 for a review). In this chapter we discuss where children and young people localize risks, as well as how they manage risks in different settings with reference to the home in particular. Following a brief review of children and young people's understandings and management of risk in different settings, this chapter draws on two case studies involving health risks in everyday life. The case studies involve children and young people from Scotland who live with parents who smoke and those from Sweden who have a food allergy. These cases are then discussed in relation to the wider literature to illuminate issues such as gender, spatial risk management, and child–parent relations within the home.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Neneh Rowa-Dewar

Marie-Louise Stjerna

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 2016, 85 (3): 205-207.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotte BydlerKatarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. 219-237.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

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

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 2016, 85 (3): 256-269.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Folkmålsstudier : meddelanden från Föreningen för nordisk filologi 2016, 54 : 37-56.

In this article, the cookery book recipe is understood as a textual cultural tool helping in the mundane but important everyday task to get food on the table. The article examines the function and culinary-ideological potential of the recipe through an analysis of pizza-recipes. By using theoretical concepts such as cultural tool, subject position and culinary ideology, the textual activities of the recipes are described and compared. The material consists of different pizza recipes, taken from four cookery books. The cookery books represent four different culinary traditions: one classic/traditional cooking and three dietary regimens: the raw food-diet, the LCHF-diet and the 5:2-diet.The result shows both similarities and differences among the recipes. On one level, all four recipes show the same structure, which is what makes them a cultural tool for teaching the skill to use different ingredients to make a tasty and filling dish. There were also differences between the recipes, according to the different culinary ideologies of the cookery books. The analysis shows how the recipe’s function as a culinary ideological tool evolves in the interplay between the similarities and differences between the classic and the dietary pizza recipes. The culinary-ideological potential of the recipe as a cultural tool has economic, ecological as well as important health aspects, which make its features, functions and use important to study.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Milles

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: IAMCR 2016 Media Education Research Section. : .

This study seeks to understand how visual art teachers in Sweden understands and manages the legacy of art education in relation to new media. Through content analysis of discussion taking place in social media networks for teachers, three main topics are identified: 1) subject specific topics, e.g. suggestions for projects on a certain theme or recommendations of digital tools 2) self produced content sharing, e.g. students work or planning and 3) meta reflection on the conditions of art education and digital media. This result was followed up with interviews with teachers active in the community, showing an ambiguity in the balance between raising critical and visually literate citizens and the pragmatic stance of “getting the work done”. In the discussion, these findings are connected to the history and terms for the subject as such. Visual arts education as a school subject in Sweden has undergone a change, from a focus on drawing to a focus on visual culture at large. This narrative is important for the teacher community and has led to an ongoing discussion on the boundaries and content of the subject. Further, it is suggested in the paper that critique against consumer society and positivist science is expressed within the art teacher community at the same time as the commercial infrastructures of the media systems remain invisible and unchallenged. Earlier research on the relation between education and new media have mainly focused on technology in a classroom context and less on larger media ecologies as commercial systems. The relation between visual culture and education have been thoroughly examined when it comes to everyday visual media as informal learning environments for children, but the role of the teacher in these environments remains an open question. This paper wishes to contribute to the field of technology and education by highlighting how a certain educational culture can be passed on through narratives in social media and how the tools for communication re-shapes this narrative. The study is a part of an ongoing PhD project that aims to investigate the tension between the educational infrastructure, new media ecologies and the imagined future citizen as expressed in the art teacher communities in Sweden, Estonia and Finland.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

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

-

Aiolos 2016, 54 : 63-78.

S 69-78 översättning av utdrag ur Paul Scheerbarts Glasarchitektur (1914)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift 2016, 93 (3): 332-332.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Martin Gunnarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal. Lengerich : Pabst Science Publishers, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frederike Ambagtsheer

Martin Gunnarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal. Lengerich : Pabst Science Publishers, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Frederike Ambagtsheer

Martin Gunnarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal. Lengerich : Pabst Science Publishers, 2016. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Assya Pascalev

Martin Gunnarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Media and Communication 2016, 4 (4): 1-7.

This thematic issue presents the outcome of the 2015 ECREA Communication and Democracy Section Conference “Political Agency in the Digital Age” that was held at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. It problematizes changes in the configurations of political agency in the context of digital media. The articles represent a shift from an exclusive focus on political elites to the interrelation between institutionalised politics and political processes in other societal spheres in the field of media and politics research. Political agency as the main notion of the thematic issue draws attention at the (media) practices through which social actors reproduce, reorganise and challenge politics. At the same time, the issue poses questions about the structures—economic, political and social—that allow for, define and also limit these practices. The contributions gathered here suggest an understanding of agency as constituted through the use of knowledge and resources, themselves embedded within structural contexts; at the same time, agency is transformative of the structures within which it is embedded by making use of knowledge and resources in creative and often radical ways. In that context the development of digital media marks a rupture or critical juncture that allows and requires a rethinking of conditions of political agency. Accordingly the contributions critically scrutinize the role of digital media moving beyond celebratory accounts of democratizing potential of digital media. The rethinking of the grammar of political agency is at the heart of this thematic issue.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Maria Kyriakidou

Anne Kaun

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

Media and Communication 2016, 4 (4): 43-52.

Free software development and the technological practices of hackers have been broadly recognised as fundamental for the formation of political cultures that foster democracy in the digital mediascape. This article explores the role of free software in the practices of digital artists, animators and technicians who work in various roles for the contempo-rary digital visual media industries. Rather than discussing it as a model of organising work, the study conceives free software as a production tool and shows how it becomes a locus of politics about finding material security in flexible capitalism. This politics is ultimately contradictory in that it extends creative and craft autonomy of digital artists but does not mobilise a critical project. Instead, it nurtures further precarious labour. Empirically, the article draws on eth-nographically collected material from the media practices of digital artists and programmers who engage with two popular free software production tools, Blender and Synfig.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Language and Politics 2016, 15 (3): 321-335.

Strategic diagrams are becoming ubiquitous across all forms of social practices, used to map out core elements and processes in private and public institutions and also for more localized and individual activities — where, for example, so that it reads: where, for example, early years school children can manage attitudinal goals. These are easy to produce with cheap software providing templates and tools to do so. This paper shows how these diagrams must be placed in the ideological shift to neoliberal governance with its emphasis on the market, flexibility and competition. All things and processes, however intangible, are viewed as assets with simple cause-effect relations, to be converted into tangible outcomes and maximised outputs. Taking a multimodal critical discourse analysis approach, we analyse two cases, from a university and an early-years school.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2016, 16 (1): -.

BACKGROUND: A prenatal diagnosis of a fetal anomaly involves acute grief and psychological distress. The Internet has the potential to provide virtual support following the diagnosis. The overall aim was to explore communication of support and critique in Swedish virtual community threads about prenatal diagnoses of fetal anomalies.METHODS: Systematic searches in Google resulted in 117 eligible threads. Fifteen of these were purposefully selected and subjected to deductive content analysis.RESULTS: The virtual support involved mainly emotional support (meaning units n = 1,992/3,688, 54 %) and was described as comforting and empowering. Posters with experience of a prenatal diagnosis appreciated the virtual support, including the opportunity to gain insight into other cases and to write about one's own experience. Critique of the decision to continue or terminate the pregnancy occurred, primarily against termination of pregnancy. However, it was met with defense.CONCLUSIONS: Peer support, mainly emotional, is provided and highly appreciated in threads about prenatal diagnoses of a fetal anomaly. Critique of the decision to terminate the pregnancy occurs in virtual community threads about prenatal diagnoses, but the norm is to not question the decision. Future studies need to investigate if virtual peer support promotes psychosocial function following a prenatal diagnosis and what medium would be most suitable for these types of supportive structures.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tommy Carlsson

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

An introspective quest narrative that bridges theology and literature in tracing the stories of authors who move from states of confusion, dejection, or loss to insights or epiphanies of spiritual revelation, from conversion to deconversion or from deconversion to conversion, the contemporary spiritual autobiography belongs to an as yet understudied genre of autobiographical writing. Shining an analytic light on individual texts placed within a broad spiritual perspective, this study offers an illumination of the genre of spiritual autobiography itself while relating it to understandings of the role of religion and spirituality in our time.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kerstin Shands

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Philosophy of Education 2016, 50 (2): 233-245.

As populations around the globe become increasingly culturally diverse, just inter-personal relations seem dependent on our ability to find new ways of communicating with people from other cultures whose values and linguistic strategies may vary from our own cultural practices. Hence, in the increasing body of literature on intercultural education, intercultural education means helping students to acquire the right language and communication skills for enabling mutual understanding and transformation between cultures. However, several post-colonial scholars have pointed out that there is a tendency to homogenise differences and neglect relations of power and the culturally untranslatable in the Western conception of language. This paper explores some implications of the post-colonial critique of intercultural education by following Luce Irigaray's writings on language and communication. Taking as its point of departure the Western ‘common sense’ conception of language as an instrument for communication and transfer of information, the paper first elaborates on the importance of exploring new ways of relating to language if we want to speak and listen to the other as other. It then offers a close reading of Martin Heidegger's existential analysis of the nature of language as Saying-Sowing and of Irigaray's response as she develops it in two of her later works. By way of conclusion the paper discusses how a more poetic and attentive listening could open up for a transformative and non-hierarchical communication in difference, and considers what implications this has for the promotion of social justice and pluralism in intercultural education.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elisabet Langmann

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics 2016, 12 (1): 59-74.

This article presents an empirical analysis and theoretical reflections on the negotiation of memories in hyperconnected memory cultures. In order to describe the conditions of memory negotiation, we suggest using the notion of ‘hyperconnected memories’, which refers to the mediatization of memory in a nexus of contingent forms of communication. By conducting a critical discourse analysis (CDA), we show how the Soviet past is negotiated in contemporary Russia and analyse how national identity is discursively constructed alongside official narratives and individual memories. We argue that an important element in this process is nostalgia, which motivates people to join mnemonic online communities but also functions as an intermediary between cultural memory and national identity by making history a personal, sentimental matter. However, we will also demonstrate that the negotiation of official history and individual memory in mnemonic online communities does not automatically lead to emancipation from state-propagated narratives.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

M. Menke

Ekaterina Kalinina

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

-

Written Communication 2016, 33 (3): 275-301.

This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in an eldercare facility and a study in a large factory. Analysis of the data set demonstrates striking similarities, both in the way incident reporting texts are structured and worded and in the literacy practices that contextualize them. Dominant characteristics in the texts are the absence of actors and the structured, process-based approach of problems and problem handling. The forms often generate conflicts in the ways workers are asked to textually represent an incident. In this article, we argue that lean thinking has penetrated texts and literacy practices of two considerably different workplaces, and this has a large impact on the way workers are instructed to think and act with regard to problem handling techniques.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Zoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Discourse, Context & Media 2016, 13 (Part B): 98-105.

From a discourse analytic framework, this article analyses an online forum in which users give each other support in relation to a medical problem. The article relates sequences of dialogue between active users in this health forum from the perspective of digital literacy, informational support giving and rapport building. Taking into account previous studies on communication via medical forums, support giving and identity construction, this study develops and proposes some key strategies of explication of how knowledge plays a key role and is assigned to establishing contact as well as adapting themselves to other users of the forum. The role of epistemic parts in the forums is displayed through (1) encouraging further interaction, (2) bonding, and (3) attracting eligible dialogue partners. Skilful users are shown to share knowledge with each other in an informal, yet specific and substantial way. Posters are authored in flexible ways through a balance between knowledge input and emotional support giving. Knowledge is thus framed by the effects of the entanglement of epistemic and affective stances - not only by information exchanges.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Afterall 2016, 41 : 68-79.

Excavating the polemical Pictures of Sweden 1969', Kim West discusses the exhibition form as a critical means of communication.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kim West

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Environment in the Age of the Internet. : Open Book Publishers, 2016. 1-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

-

In: The Environment in the Age of the Internet. : Open Book Publishers, 2016. 105-136.

This chapter examines ‘ordinary’ people’s media communication about environmental issues. I have chosen the example of garden blogs. They fall under the category of topic-centred blogs; themes concerning gardens/gardening are expected and communicated through narratives, comments, and images. Based on approximately 50 Swedish and German blogs and a qualitative, difference-theoretical analysis, I want to examine how they communicate ecological concerns from the angle of gardeners’ everyday ‘banalities’. To this end, I examine the communicative patterns which increase the likelihood of interconnected communication within the blogosphere, patterns which, in turn, create virtual collectives, and can support ecological roles in the garden. Blog entries relate to the blog’s own mode of operation and that of its network, meaning that the topics addressed are those that have the potential quality of ‘embracing’ all the people interested in the network. As a result, blog entries addressing ecological concerns focus on topics of consumption and production through the communication frames of pleasure, enthusiasm, and mutual agreement. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

: Open Book Publishers, 2016.

How do we talk about the environment? Does this communication reveal and construct meaning? Is the environment expressed and foregrounded in the new landscape of digital media?The Environment in the Age of the Internet is an interdisciplinary collection that draws together research and answers from media and communication studies, social sciences, modern history, and folklore studies. Edited by Heike Graf, its focus is on the communicative approaches taken by different groups to ecological issues, shedding light on how these groups tell their distinctive stories of "the environment". This book draws on case studies from around the world and focuses on activists of radically different kinds: protestors against pulp mills in South America, resistance to mining in the Sámi region of Sweden, the struggles of indigenous peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon, gardening bloggers in northern Europe, and neo-Nazi environmentalists in Germany. Each case is examined in relation to its multifaceted media coverage, mainstream and digital, professional and amateur.Stories are told within a context; examining the "what" and "how" of these environmental stories demonstrates how contexts determine communication, and how communication raises and shapes awareness. These issues have never been more urgent, this work never more timely. The Environment in the Age of the Internet is essential reading for everyone interested in how humans relate to their environment in the digital age.The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies has generously contributed towards the publication of this volume.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

Environmental Studies

In: Politics, Civil Society and Participation. Bremen : edition lumière, 2016. 185-195.

Media production is today heavily computerised, and as a consequence of this, profoundly reliant on software. At the same time software does not represent a neutral artefact - it imposes certain affordances, logics, structures and hierarchies of knowledge onto the media making processes. This chapter explores the ways in which visual media creators negotiate the choices between multiple technological alternatives, and the ways in which these negotiations relate to the degree of creative autonomy experienced by cultural producers in their media practice. Combining perspectives from media studies of work in the cultural industries, and science and technology studies (STS), the paper suggests that choices of technology lead media producers to experience creative autonomy differently, by making them labour either within post-industrial technological frameworks that they do not have ownership or control over, or conversely, allow them greater ownership on technology and possibilities to mould their tools, bringing their practice closer to forms of pre-industrial craft production. Creative autonomy, I suggest, can therefore be negotiated by artists and media creators not only in relation to institutions of employment, or nation state politics, but also through deliberate choices of tools, the digital technical toolset that they select and embed in their practice; an approach largely inspired and practiced by some forms of hacker culture.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia Velkova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Paletten 2016, 1-2 : 88-95.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Text & Talk 2016, 36 (4): 445-467.

This paper, using multimodal critical discourse analysis, explores a chain of performance management documents in a university which aim to meet the goal of increasing output and excellence. A system of performance management developed by Kaplan and Norton in the 1990s, which enables both tangible and also “intangible assets” such as “quality” and “excellence” to be monitored and measured, is now used fairly universally to structure the running of public institutions. Looking in detail at one case, we show that the result is an abstraction and de-contextualization of processes and agents, through a series of interlocking texts, lists and tables that follows an administrative, rather than task led, logic of operation. We show how the discourse is legitimized on the one hand by the very impenetrable nature of the resulting interlocking documents and by the Web of Science database on the other. We give reasons why the database itself is highly problematic and also show the abstract ways in which it is communicated and how it leads to research in all subject areas being codified and standardized in a “one-size-fits-all” way. This, we argue, serves the purposes of naturalizing and justifying notions of “quality,” “excellence” and “value for money” that have been promoted in service of neoliberal politics.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. 114-121.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Danish Yearbook of Philosophy 2016, 48-49 (2013-2014) : 115-137.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Svenskans beskrivning 34. Lund : Språk och litteraturcentrum, Lunds universitet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingela TykessonLinda Kahlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : , 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina Rodell OlgacFrank Michael Kirsch

René León Rosales


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: . : .

The concept of postmemory has been advanced to account for some of the ways that the strong cultural and individual memories of trauma survivors impact on members of the next generation: their children. According to Marianne Hirsch (1997, 2012), post-memory generations have a special tie to history, which they “remember” through emotional and imaginative investment in the memories of others, whose stories, photographs, and day-to-day actions impart a strong sense of the life-changing, often life-threatening, circumstances they have lived through.In this paper, I explore the relevance and possible limitations of the concept of postmemory for two auto/biographical works written by women of the Polish diaspora: Losing the Dead (2006) by Lisa Appignanesi and Åka Skridskor I Warszawa (Ice-skating in Warsaw) (2014) by Emilia Degenius. Born about 10 years apart (1946 and 1955), the two writers have some similarities, including Jewish backgrounds, parental and personal experiences of anti-Semitism, and emigration from post-war Poland with subsequent fraught relations to the Polish language. Appignanesi, writing in English, has become a cultural commentator and author with an interest in memory and psychoanalysis. Degenius immigrated alone to Sweden in 1972, where she joined her sister, and she has become a practicing psychoanalyst and author of two autobiographical works in Swedish.The narratives of these women writers of the Polish diaspora straddle genres of autobiography, biography, family history, fiction, and memoir. In each account, the relationship to parental figures is of central importance. They each have double narrative strands, one that reconstructs the childhood past through the excavation of memory, and one that figures the adult narrator’s attempts to understand the past through return journeys to Poland, documentation, and interaction. I examine the texts’ formal and thematic characteristics in relation to postmemory.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sociology of Health and Illness 2016, 38 (7): 1074-1091.

This article examines how discourses on assisted reproductive technologies are locally appropriated, translated or contested in the specific cultural and political contexts of Poland and Sweden. The aim is to investigate how two national patients' organisations, namely the Polish association Nasz Bocian and the Swedish organisation Barnlängtan, articulate rights claims in the context of reproductive technologies. To this end, we investigate how these organisations utilise specific context-dependent and affectively laden political vocabularies in order to mobilise politically, and discuss how each of these two groups gives rise to a different set of politicised reproductive identities. In order to trace which political vocabularies the respective organisations utilise to mobilise their respective rights claims, we draw primarily on political discourse theory and concepts of political grammars and empty signifiers. Lastly, we discuss which political reproductive identities emerge as a result of these different versions of political mobilisation around assisted reproductive technologies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta KorolczukJenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyGender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

In: Deleuze and the City. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2016. 111-127.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Pedagogisk forskning i Sverige 2016, 21 (1-2): 79-100.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niclas Månsson

Elisabet Langmann

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Discourse, Context & Media 2016, 13 (B): 122-131.

A specific kind of performance management model called ‘Balanced Scorecard’ has come to dominate the way institutions are run around the world, oriented to increasing outputs and to ‘quality assurance’. Strategic diagrams emerged out of this model, claiming to break down all institutional parts and processes into a flow-chart forming a sort of road map of the role played by all parts of an organization in reaching targets. Drawing on Fairclough׳s (1992) notion of the ‘technologization’ of discourse and Van Leeuwen׳s (2008) notion of ‘the new writing’ this paper applies multimodal critical discourse analysis to a sample of diagrams from a wider corpus showing how they have changed over time, becoming more abstracted and symbolic, as the performance management discourse itself has become naturalized.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Vem vågar vara interkulturell?. Stockholm : , 2016. 71-86.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christina Rodell Olgac

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: INTED2016 Proceedings. Valencia, Spain : IATED Academy.

The affluence of information sources we currently experience due to economic prosperity of western cultures and modern information technologies seems to have, apart from its positive effects associated with the ready availability of information, some negative ones as well. These seem to be related to the counterproductive way students utilize these sources, which, in some cases, may hinder their progress, reduce the efficiency of the overall educational process, and render teachers frustrated due to their students not coming prepared to their seminars.Besides looking into factors affecting intake, retention and recall of new information among Swedish university students, which appear to be directly associated with the scarcity principle and perceived value of the information sources the students use, the paper also discusses their inability to deploy relevant cognitive and metacognitive strategies in the process of learning, the impact of exposure to a certain assessment, learning and grading culture, as well as possible solutions to the issue.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Martin Dvorak

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: ReClaiming Participation. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, 2016. 145-155.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

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

-

Participations 2016, 13 (1): 334-348.

The paper presents an overview over research that considers invisible audiences. Fundamentally we understand media audiences as ‘people who receive, co-create, interpret, understand and appropriate media messages’ (Reifová and Pavlíčková, 2013:130). Within this realm, we identify and define invisible audiences in a twofold way. Firstly we consider research on audience groups that have been marginalized by both mainstream media and mainstream audience studies such as post-socialist audiences, working class audiences and very young audiences. Secondly we consider audience groups that are literally invisible including practices of lurking in social media environments as well as unintended audiences. The literature review of research of the past ten years on invisible audiences identifies important gaps for both forms of invisible audiences. In conclusion, we suggest more extensive research on the diverse groups of invisible audiences on a more structural level, i.e. questions of certain social, political as well as cultural groups are rendered invisible. Furthermore we suggest that studies consider practices of invisible audiences on the micro, experiential level from the perspective of members of invisible audiences.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jannie Møller Hartley

Anne Kaun

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

-

In: INTED2016 Proceedings. Valencia : IATED Acamemy.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

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

This dissertation investigates the way that feminist resistance is expressed in two Swedish and two German so-called New Woman novels from the turn of the twentieth century: Elin Wägner’s Pennskaftet (1910, Penwoman), Gabriele Reuter’s Aus guter Familie (1895, From a Good Family), Hilma Angered-Strandberg’s Lydia Vik (1904), and Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen (1911).The theoretical apparatus is comprised by the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Jacques Lacan, and Jessica Benjamin. By introducing a psychoanalytic and feminist perspective, this dissertation seeks to develop the possibilities for agency and resistance within the framework of Foucault’s theories. It investigates four textual and contextually grounded strategies of resistance that are prominent in these novels: individuality, openness, desire, and eugenics.This study demonstrates how Gabriele Reuter, Grete Meisel-Hess, and  Hilma Angered-Strandberg, inspired by the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and Ellen Key, depict feminine individuality in relation to a scientific and philosophical discourse that specifically denied women individuality. The authors anchor individuality in a corporality that was similarly denied to women by a bourgeois and dogmatic Christian discourse.Openness and wit function as resistance strategies in Elin Wägner’s Pennskaftet. Humorous rejoinders and narrative comments can disarm a conservative. An open attitude towards the emancipation project could also help to resolve the conflicts between different feminist positions and between different women.Desire functions as an important resistance strategy in each of the novels examined. It is variously represented as a vital instinct, a desire for knowledge, and a sexual desire, as in Gabriele Reuter’s Aus guter Familie – or as a desire for suffrage, as in Pennskaftet, or for maternity legislation, as in Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen. By formulating a notion of feminine desire, turn-of-the-century feminists were able both to seize control of sexuality from the church and to wrest morality from the grasp of the bourgeoisie. These resistance strategies could also have a biopolitical character: in Grete Meisel-Hess’s Die Intellektuellen, woman is placed at the service of humanity on eugenicist grounds, and her good qualities are seen as capable of promoting humanity’s progress.This dissertation shows that in these novels desire at the individual level serves to reinforce feminine subjectivity. Love is seen as associated with an intensified sense of life and as a precondition of creativity. At the social level, desire also functions as the basis for a feeling of solidarity among women that instils in them courage and an urge to persevere in the suffrage struggle, this latter a highly protracted process. In this way desire acquires political potential.A framing chapter on context provides the intellectual and philosophical backgrounds of the various strategies of resistance. It is followed by four analytical chapters, each of which addresses one novel.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Claudia Lindén

Cecilia Annell

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Zed Books, 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

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: . : .

De senaste decenniernas breddade rekrytering till högre utbildning har lett till alltmer heterogena studentgrupper. Samtidigt har en offentlig debatt pågått med ett fokus på brister i studenters skrivande. Forskningsfältet academic literacies (Lea & Street 1998) ifrågasätter ett sådant ensidigt bristperspektiv och förespråkar istället fokus på skrivandets sociokulturella sammanhang. Litteracitet betraktas här som en kontextburen praktik (Barton 2004), som bäst tillägnas i autentiska och funktionella sammanhang (Gee 2012). Utifrån ett sådant synsätt ifrågasätts varför studenter oftast erbjuds separata insatser i det akademiska skrivandet, trots att stöd inom ämnesstudierna skulle vara mer framgångsrikt.  Forskningen om effekterna av sådan undervisning är dock fortfarande mycket begränsad.Vårt forskningsprojekt syftar övergripande till att utforska effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande. Projektet ansluter till ett pågående högskolepedagogiskt utvecklingsarbete vid Södertörns högskola, där Utvecklingsenheten för högskolepedagogik och bildning, Biblioteket och Studieverkstan, som arbetar med olika typer av studie- och skrivstöd, samverkar med ett antal ämnen om ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande och informationssökning. Erfarenheterna visar att de flesta, både studenter och ämneslärare, i utvärderingar och reflektioner värdesätter undervisningen och menar att den påtagligt bidrar till studenternas skrivutveckling. I forskningsprojektet vill vi försöka få en djupare förståelse för vilka effekter som undervisningen ger. Under föredraget kommer vi att presentera en pilotstudie där vi analyserar studenttexter som är skrivna under och efter studenternas deltagande i den ämnesintegrerade skrivundervisningen. Litteratur: Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. (1998). Local Literacies. Reading and Writing in one Community. London: Routledge. Gee, J.P. (2012). Social Linguistics and Literacies – Ideology in Discourses. London: Routledge.Lea M.R. & Street, B. (1998). Student writing in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 23 (2): 3-35.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Maria Eklund Heinonen

Jan HjalmarssonKajsa SköldvallZoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. 603-611.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Space and Culture 2016, 19 (4): 478-489.

Following the publication of Henri Lefebvre’s book Le Droit à la ville (1968), a debate has emerged regarding the neoliberal takeover of urban spaces and activism. Nonetheless, in the past 10 years, we have seen the continuous expansion of public space via social networking media and, today, most public institutions in Western states use social networking sites to communicate with their “citizens.” Although there are many serious problems associated with this takeover, little has been said about them so far. In this article, I address the contribution of The right to the city to this debate by analyzing a public institution which tried to establish communication with its “citizens” in an urban space in a virtual world. My analysis concludes that the users of this new media platform did not regard themselves as citizens when they were dwelling in this urban space online, but instead saw themselves as the consumers they were addressed as in this environment.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

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: Människorna, medierna och marknaden. Stockholm : Wolters Kluwer, 2016. 189-208.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bengt Johansson

Stina Bengtsson

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: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. 534-539.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1950-1975. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2016. 112-121.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Stockholm : , 2016. ( ; )

Hösten 2012 fick Södertörns högskola och vi författare till föreliggande studie, Christina Rodell Olgaç och Angelina DimiterTaikon, i uppdrag av Skolverket att innan årets slut utveckla och starta en tvåårig romsk brobyggarutbildning med inriktning mot skolan, en utbildning som avslutades i juni 2015. Utbildningen kom att omfatta 15 romska brobyggare tillhörande olika romska grupper. Dessa var verksamma främst inom skolan i fyra av de fem pilotkommunerna, Luleå, Linköping, Göteborg och Helsingborg, som 2012 utsågs inom ramen för den dåvarande regeringens strategi för romsk inkludering åren 2012-2032. Den femte pilotkommunen Malmö valde att inte delta i just denna utbildningssatsning. Brobyggarna anställdes av kommunerna på heltid med femtio procent av tiden avsatt för brobyggarutbildningen. Utbildningen ägde rum på Södertörns högskola under två och en halv dag i månaden under fyra terminer med 7,5 högskolepoäng per termin, sammanlagt 30 högskolepoäng, motsvarande 25 procents heltidsstudier. Det övergripande syftet med denna studie är att utifrån ett interkulturellt pedagogiskt perspektiv och ur ett lärarperspektiv beskriva och analysera erfarenheter av just denna romska brobyggarutbildning med inriktning mot förskola, förskoleklass och grundskola. De frågor som studien främst undersöker gäller:Vilka innehållsmässiga och pedagogiska överväganden har funnits bakom brobyggarutbildningen?Vilka svårigheter och/eller möjligheter samt konsekvenser kan en högskoleutbildning få för en romsk brobyggare?Vilka pedagogiska lärdomar kan vi dra av erfarenheterna från utbildningen och implikationer av dessa lärdomar?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Angelina Dimiter-TaikonChristina Rodell Olgac

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea. : Springer, 2016. 205-227.

This chapter focuses on forms of and challenges for risk communication within regional environmental governance, based on an analysis of five environmental risks in the Baltic Sea – marine oil transportation, chemicals, overfishing, eutrophication and alien species. We address questions about how risks are framed and communicated and also analyse the role of communication in the governance process. Our main focus is on risk communication with the public (e.g. existing institutional arrangements and procedures of risk communication), but we also relate this analysis to discussions on communication with a broad range of actors and issues of stakeholder participation and communication. In the study we have identified some examples of relatively well-working risk communication with parts of the organised public in the Baltic Sea region (BSR), such as in fisheries or eutrophication, but also a number of different barriers and obstacles. Our key result from this study is that BSR consists of many national institutions for risk communication, but that there are hardly any centralised institutions for risk communication activities relating to environmental governance in the region. Another key conclusion is that public risk communication in this array of cross-national environmental risks is restricted mainly to (one-way) information. Against this backdrop and from our empirical and theoretical knowledge of risk communication and the role of the public, we finally suggest some ways for improvement.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Marion Dreyer

Anna Maria Jönsson

Magnus Boström

Sara Söderström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental ScienceMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

Svenska Dagbladet 2016, 16 jan : 34-35.

En handfull nätjättar, som Facebook och Google, har fått mycket stor makt. Denna plattformisering påverkar hela samhället och ekonomin, och är en förändring jämförbar med fordismen eller taylorismen, skriver medieforskaren Jonas Andersson Schwarz.Plattformssamhället, del 1Ett fåtal stora aktörer har blivit alltmer dominerande på internet och i människors vardag. SvD Kultur belyser hur utvecklingen påverkar samhället, ekonomin, kulturen och människan.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Social Identities 2016, 22 (3): 274-290.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran BolinPer Ståhlberg

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

he dissertation Litteracitet genom interaktion [‘Literacy through Interaction’] spotlights how literacy interaction can work in the primary school’s multilinguistic environments. It investigates conversations that occur in and around teaching about writing. The study material was collected from three different schools from year zero to year three, and special focus is given to what I call literacy chains. These chains are connected by the fact that they all concern a writing assignment that every pupil must complete, which in my material involves the text types narrative, factual text and poem. During the teaching sequences that unfold, there is an interplay of literary events in connection with speech, writing and various artefacts. My main object of inquiry is the interaction that occurs in these literacy chains.The dissertation demonstrates that the teachers’ lessons with the class as a whole lead to fixed conversational patterns, with pupils asked questions that require specific responses. The conversations tend to form either a so-called IRE pattern, where the reader’s initiative for a question demands a given answer in response which is then evaluated by the teacher, or a list pattern, with the pupils filling in answers.In situations involving the whole class, persistent, determined pupils are needed to break into the teacher’s monologue. When persistence wins out, from the pupil’s perspective, pupils can contribute new aspects to these conversations. In small groups and in one-on-one conversations, there are more pupil initiatives, since conversational patterns are not as fixed or predetermined.One key finding is that multilinguistic resources are sometimes made use of even though the schoolwork is usually based on a single-language conversational norm. Yet it is clear that multilingualism is a useful resource regardless of the teacher’s language background. On several occasions, we encounter participants who together construct a multilinguistic environment where languages are interwoven.All three literacy chains provide pupils with clear templates for writing, which determine what the pupils are supposed to do. The writing template in the poem chain serves as support for their writing but is not a straitjacket. This can be compared to the template for the factual text, which includes a copy of the model text.The written language norm of writing properly is communicated in great detail by the teachers to the pupils. Writing properly is not just having good, legible handwriting, but in school the writing norms to be applied in writing assignments are made relevant.On a more general level, the study illustrates that material resources vary in the schools, from green chalkboards to classroom resources that include laptops. However, schoolwork is predicated on paper-based writing. There is built-in stress, since schoolwork is governed by time, with a schedule that determines learning activities down to the minute, with them ending at a precise time. There is a race against time.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Per Ledin

Sari Vuorenpää


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Phenomenology of Pregnancy. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 251-278.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016.

The fundamental and irreducible experience of carrying a child and bringing forth new life from one’s own body is in this anthology subjected to careful analyses that specifically, though not exclusively, draw on female experiences. In this way the crucial role of a phenomenology of pregnancy for contemporary thought is investigated. Exploring the phenomenon of pregnancy not just as a biological process, but also as a problem of lived bodily meaning, the contributions investigate a wide array of experiences that engage the limits of human life, subjectivity, intersubjectivity, and ethics, but also opens important methodological perspectives on the relation transcendental phenomenology and empirical research.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna BornemarkNicholas Smith

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
PhilosophyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aiolos - tidskrift för litteratur, teori och estetik 2016, 52-53 : 131-142.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Markus Huss

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Philosophical Psychology 2016, 29 (5): 792-794.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patrick Seniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Pedagogik för högskolelärare. Mörklinta : Gidlunds förlag, 2016. 241-261.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Lundberg

Ann Werner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Romani Studies 2016, 26 (1): 101-104.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
EducationStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Television and New Media 2016, 17 (2): 124-141.

Through an interview-based study of Swedish public service broadcasting (PSB) companies, I explore the ways in which these institutions react to and interact with a set of normative conceptions of a contemporary digital media ecology characterized by social networking and personalization of the media experience. The respondents were engaged in negotiations of how to realistically maintain public values in a commercially configured online milieu. The nature of organizational adaptation within PSB is found to be complex. Several elements of the Nordic PSB model appear to counteract acquiescence to algorithmically aided personalization: its majoritarian heritage, its institutional caution toward data positivism, favoring more interpretive editorial audience knowledge, and the high costs and structural consequences of making individual users uniquely identifiable. These organizational ambitions and obstacles are embodied in recent innovations that act to mimic a personalized delivery, however, doing so without utilizing algorithmically aided prediction and instead favoring manual editorial selection.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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 TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Discourse Studies 2016, 18 (1): 87-105.

Based on calls to an outsourced call centre in Moldova, where the agents have received training in Swedish, this article deals with some cases when agents are attributed categorical belonging associated with the issue of outsourcing. The aim of the study is to examine how these challenges are handled within interaction. The analysis is implemented by a combination of conversation analysis and membership categorization analysis, primarily through the notion of omnirelevance, used to demonstrate the participants’ orientation to social contexts. A main result is the subtle forms of resistance that agents exhibit when they respond to various category-based compliments, oriented to the location and language skills of the agent. One form of resistance is giving minimal responses and another is to return to the transactional procedure. The calls are part of a corpus of 800 calls. A comparative analysis also includes a call to a centre in Sweden.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingela TykessonLinda Kahlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Journal of Cultural Studies 2016, 19 (3): 250-264.

One component in the generational experience strongly related to media is the intimate and often passionate relation that is developed towards media technologies and content from one’s formative youth period: musical genres and stars, as well as reproduction technologies such as the vinyl record, music cassette tapes, comics and other now dead media forms. Passion, however, is a dialectic concept that not only refers to the joyful desire and intense emotional engagement of cherished objects but also includes its dialectic opposite in the form of pain and suffering. This passion, it is argued in the article, is activated by the nostalgic relationships to past media experiences, the bittersweet remembrances of media habits connected to earlier life phases of one’s own. Taking its point of departure in generational theory of Mannheim and others, this article analyses a series of focus group interviews with Swedish and Estonian media users tentatively belonging to four different generations. Based on the analysis of these interviews, it is suggested that passion and nostalgia are produced, first, in relation to old technologies, second, in relation to childhood memories and, third, at the limits of shared intergenerational experience, that is, at the moment when one realises that one’s own experiences of past media forms cannot be shared by younger generations, and especially one’s own children.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

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

This thesis examines the practice of haemodialysis and kidney transplantation, the two medical therapies available for persons with kidney failure, from a phenomenological perspective. A basic assumption made in the thesis is that contemporary biomedicine is deeply embedded in the cultural, historical, economic, and political circumstances provided by the particular local, national, and transnational contexts in which it is practiced. The aim of the thesis is twofold. On the one hand, the aim is to examine the forms of person- and patienthood enacted and negotiated in haemodialysis and kidney transplantation care and in the daily lives of persons with kidney failure. On the other hand, the aim is to investigate the ways in which the enacted and negotiated forms of person- and patienthood are culturally embedded and normatively charged. In order to examine and investigate this twofold aim, an empirical material has been gathered that comprises observations and in-depth interviews with patients and caregivers at four haemodialysis units, one in Riga, Latvia, and three in Stockholm, Sweden. The theoretical approach and methodology of the study is cultural and phenomenological in character, drawing on an ethnological and anthropological understanding of culture as processual and relational, and on a phenomenological understanding of personhood as embodied and intertwined with the surrounding world. The thesis shows that patients’ encounters and attempts to deal with the diagnoses and treatments associated with kidney failure are complex and often misalign them with the normatively charged orientations enacted and recommended by medicine. The complex situation that emerges when they undergo transplantation, for example, stands in stark contrast to the widespread official view of organ transplantation as a self-evidently health-bringing and normalising therapy. Through their repeated and extensive experiences of undergoing haemodialysis and living with the disease, patients eventually become able to create a synthesis between their lived experiences of their own body and their body as a medical object – what in the thesis is called a ‘sick body’ – a synthesis that allows them to reorient themselves in life and experience a sense of direction. This process relies, to a large extent, on the temporal structure that haemodialysis affords life; it is by repeatedly undergoing the treatment that patients become able to create a sick body. Even so, many of them find this temporal structure problematic; they experience it as disruptive of their control and future-orientedness and as causing an existentially difficult-to-handle boredom. The thesis also shows that the political developments and the norms prevalent in the two national contexts studied greatly affect the orientations of the treatment practices and the participants’ lives. In both Riga and Stockholm, ideals of freedom, activity, control, and self-actualisation influence what forms of patienthood and personhood are enacted. The study indicates that persons who fall ill with a serious and chronic disease only gradually become able to understand and actively cope with their differently embodied circumstances of life. This suggests that medical professionals should not too hastily enlist their patients as experts on their own bodies, but rather provide them with the time and support necessary for making repeated attempts at creating and maintaining a life with a sick body.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Lundin

Fredrik SvenaeusMartin Gunnarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Discourse. Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education 2016, 37 (5): 717-738.

‘How to give brain and body to the multiple pack that we already are or are becoming: how, in other words, are we to make sensible (auditory, visually and affectively) the time before “I think” and “We think” that we cannot plan, control or know, but simply experiment with, which is the “time of the city” and nothing else?’ (Rajchman, 2010, p. 39) These powerful words constitute the starting point for this article that argues that, within the context of early childhood literacy in a globalized and ‘multicultural’ world, we need to experiment with new ways of understanding identity and language through amalgamating early childhood pedagogy and didactics with aesthetics. Such an endeavour needs to take place beyond ‘the indignity of speaking for the other’ (Deleuze, 2004, p. 208) and beyond the constructed categories that have been attributed to children in the name of one or another minority group. Through vivid examples and theoretical movements taking place within the research project ‘The Magic of Language’ we propose to shift focus – from the identifying and categorizing of individuals, as well as from the epistemological violence performed in the name of recognition and linguistic representation – to aesthetic experimentation and to the place of experiments. A ‘time of the city’ is also a ‘time of the place’ and in this article we are arguing for the importance of aesthetic experimenting with that place.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

G. Dahlberg

Liselott Mariett Olsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Social Semiotics 2016, 26 (1): 1-18.

This paper takes a discourse–design approach to communication, providing a framework as to how this should be done. Design here is how individuals and institutions realize their interests in the world. We show how it is fruitful to link design more closely to the way discourse has been used in critical studies which draws attention to the motivated use of design, for thinking about design in terms of socio-political context. Due to their affordances, semiotic modes such as photography, graphics, layout, colour, numbers and writing will be deployed and co-articulated. The aim, using a discourse–design approach, is to show how we can best identify the very different affordances of such modes and how they rely on the principled design of a discourse. We illustrate this using examples from management documents at a university which draw on these different affordances in different ways to communicate the same discourse. Through this analysis we see how a neoliberal discourse based on a general design principle of coordination enters everyday practices and become very difficult to challenge.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Historiens hemvist III. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2016. 391-407.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Markus Huss

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Infant and Child Development 2016, 25 (1): 43-63.

The study compares mothers' conversation with their 4-year-old children about two past events in two autonomy-oriented (35 German and 42 Swedish families), one relatedness-oriented (22 Cameroonian Nso families) and one autonomy-relatedness oriented (38 Estonian families) contexts. German mothers were rather similar to Swedish mothers in talking a lot, providing a lot of information and engaging children into conversation, but they differed from Swedish mothers by talking more about social content. Swedish children were more independent conversational partners to their mothers than other children, including German children. Estonian mothers' contribution to conversation was similar to Cameroonian Nso mothers, except that they asked a lot of open-ended questions to engage children in conversations. Estonian children did not differ from Swedish and German children in their contribution to conversations. Compared to Swedish mothers, past event talk of Estonian mothers was characterized by a bigger proportion of talk devoted to social content, but also to the child, mental states and non-social content. It was characteristic of Cameroonian Nso mothers that they focused more on other people and actions, and their conversational dominance was larger. Differences in reminiscing were consistent with different cultural models of self and the type of autonomy – psychological or action – promoted.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Pirko Tõugu

Boel De Geer

Tiia Tulviste


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Phenomenology of Pregnancy. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2016. 15-49.

This introductory article is structured around the following themes: it begins with a brief overview of some important works that have paved the way for the present discussion (Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, Adrienne Rich and Iris Marion Young). This is followed by a critique of the concept of “experience” and the philosophies based on it (such as phenomenology), that was first presented by feminist thinkers Joan Scott and Judith Butler in the 1980’s. The question this debate poses to the discussions in this book is whether focusing on experience is still a philosophically viable option. After that, the views of Edmund Husserl – often described as “the father of phenomenology” – are presented on the particular themes of motherhood and pregnancy, as it is often overlooked that he had anything to say on the topic. Then follows a short outline of the structure of the experience of pregnancy, and also the modest suggestion that pregnancy should be seen not only as “split subjectivity” (Kristeva, Young and others) but also as a specific mode of phenomenological “in-between.” Thereafter the question is taken up whether pregnancy as a philosophical topic might also affect the methodological core of phenomenology. The article ends with a speculative outlook towards certain themes that have developed as a consequence of thinking pregnancy philosophically. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Smith

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Interactions 2016, 7 (1): 23-39.

The Occupy movement, which started with a group of activists in New York, soon grew into a global movement with protesters gathering and occupying public spaces worldwide. This article provides a critical discourse analysis and examines the representation of the global as well as local expressions of the Occupy movement in Latvian and Swedish major newspapers. It shifts the lens from the financial centres to the European periphery and asks how the movement is recontextualized in Latvia and Sweden. In the analysis four main discursive strategies are identified and discussed comparatively for the two countries; nomination, predication, perspectivation and mitigation. Although the discursive strategies in both contexts are similar, the recontextualization in Latvia and Sweden reflects the distinct historical and cultural circumstance in which the mediation of the Occupy movement emerged.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

Iveta Jurkane-Hobein


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Media and Communication StudiesSociology

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2016, 15 (2): 227-245.

This paper presents a phenomenological account of empathy inspired by the proposal put forward by Edith Stein in her book On the Problem of Empathy, published originally 1917. By way of explicating Stein’s views, the paper aims to present a characterization of empathy that is in some aspects similar to, but yet essentially different from contemporary simulationist theories of empathy. An attempt is made to show that Stein’s proposal articulates the essential ingredients and steps involved in empathy and that her proposal can be made even more comprehensive and elucidating by stressing the emotional aspect of the empathy process. Empathy, according to such a phenomenological proposal, is to be understood as a perceptual-imaginative feeling towards and with the other person’s experiences made possible by affective bodily schemas and being enhanced by a personal concern for her. To experience empathy does not necessarily or only mean to experience the same type of feeling as the target does; it means feeling alongside the feeling of the target in imagining and explicating a rich understanding of the experiences of the very person one is facing.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2016

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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: Selected Papers from Internet Research 16. : .

The authors of this paper revitalize classic work on gift economies, exploring the ways in which the fiscal and moral economies are articulated together in commons-based production. Through a multi-sited ethnographic study of open source animation film-making communities tracing the movement between actors and objects across different regimes of value, the authors describe negotiated transitions from commons to commodity and back again. They argue that when engaging with producers’ own accounts of their community-based processes and the agonistic ethics holding sway there, we are better able to see the fluid dynamics of decommodification and recommodification taking place within commons production integrated into the commodity-based capitalist economic environment.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julia VelkovaPeter Jakobsson

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

-

Lambda Nordica 2015, 4 : 144-147.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Lönn

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Abstracts. : nternational Pragmatics Association.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 2015, 46 (1): 135-138.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Hjärnstorm 2015, 122 : 2-10.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tor Lindstrand

Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Utbildning och Demokrati 2015, 24 (3): 117-119.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elisabet Langmann

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Giornale di Metafisica 2015, 2 : 322-335.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Karib - Nordic Journal for Caribbean Studies 2015, 02 : 78-97.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mirey Gorgis

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Fragment. Göteborgs universitet : SOM-institutet, 2015. 551-559.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bengt Johansson

Stina Bengtsson

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

The Journal of mind and behavior 2015, 36 (3 and 4): 197-202.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patrick Seniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Paletten 2015, 4 : 57-64.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Språk & Stil 2015, 25 : 194-201.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Daniel Wojahn

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Filosofisk Tidskrift 2015, 36 (4): 30-43.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotta Weigelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Somatechnics 2015, 5 (1): 32-51.

The aim of this paper is to explore the complexity of the concept of the victim within the context of organ trading. By examining the intricate phenomenon of organ trade, we show how prevailing notions of victimhood form the basis of concrete social practices. The empirical basis for this exploration comprises in-depth interviews conducted during fieldwork in South Africa and Kosovo. We also draw on research undertaken at various expert meetings. What our research in these locations attests to is that one-dimensional and generalised conceptualisations of victimhood are rife, and that these tend to be founded on a pre-theorised opposition between agency and victimhood. For persons who become practically and intimately involved in dealing with cases of organ trade – such as investigators and prosecutors – such conceptualisations do not hold. What is required is an understanding of victimhood that takes into account its complexity. In this paper, we explore attempts to grasp and reduce this complexity, and argue against generalised concepts of victimhood and for concepts that are sensitive to contextual and relational variations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Lundin

Martin Gunnarson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Nordic Media and the Cold War. Göteborg : Nordicom, 2015. 147-166.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patrik Åker

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

-

Dialog-Pheniben 2015, 19 : 22-23.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Joanna Talewicz-Kwiatkowska

Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

SKY Journal of Linguistics 2015, 28 : 403-407.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2015, 18 april : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Gunnar Karlsson

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2015, 3 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna Maria Viljanen

Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Finnish Review of East European Studies 2015, 3 : 3-17.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anton Tenser

Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: De finska romernas historia från svenska tiden till 2000-talet. Stockholm : Bokförlaget Atlantis, 2015. 288-303.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Internetfonden, 2015. ( ; )

”Vad gör en politisk utsaga framgångsrik? Den användardrivna kommunikationens villkor” är ett ettårigt forskningsprojekt delfinansierat av Internetfonden, Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, Retriever AB, M-Brain AB samt Forsman & Bodenfors AB. Projektledare har varit Jonas Andersson Schwarz, som tillsammans med Johan Hammarlund, Stefan di Grado och Magnus Kjellberg har analyserat data från Twitter och rikspress i syfte att skapa ny kunskap om villkoren för politisk kommunikation i de sociala mediernas tidevarv. Huvudfokus har varit att undersöka vilka specifika faktorer som spelar in för delning av politiska tweets samt vilken typ av material från sociala medier som fångas upp av traditionella nyhetsmedier och vice versa. Samspelet mellan sociala medier och massmedier formar de bilder som görs av sociala medier i samhället, och omvänt: det formar de bilder som görs av massmedia likväl.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Hammarlund

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Critical and Cultural TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: A Reader on International Media Piracy. Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, 2015. 81-110.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing. Abingdon : Routledge, 2015. 19-34.

In this chapter I will attempt to develop a phenomenology of parts of the human body that have been removed from their site of origin but nevertheless preserve their “aliveness.” What happens when human body parts are stored in the medical laboratory and are even being transformed or cultivated there? How are we to view the ontological and ethical status of cells and organs that are being transplanted from one human body to another? Do these body parts preserve some kind of relationship to their source of origin: that is, the person from whom they have been retrieved? Do they belong to the person they originate from and, if so, in what way? What implications does this type of ownership have for ethical analysis? In some cases, at least, would the concept of sharing be more adequate in describing transfer of body parts between persons than the idea of a gift being made?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Universitetet som medium. Lund : Mediehistoria, Lunds universitet, 2015. 109-134.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Digital Politik. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2015. 39-66.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Critical and Cultural TheoryPolitics, Economy and the Organization of Society

In: Book of abstracts. : .

The proposed paper reports how coaches in dressage riding describe their methods for teaching riders to communicate with their horses, an ability which is considered paramount to an equipage's success at all levels of dressage test riding.The dominating description of dressage riding is anchored in a behaviourist paradigm, where the rider is seenas aprovider of signals to the horse through a combination so called aids (weight, leg, reins and voice), to which the horse responds. The rider's combination and timing of the aids is thus the focus of the training. The role of the horse is simply to react to these signals. This paradigm, together with the close ties to the uses of horses within the military, has favoured command-oriented methods in the training of horses and riders alike. However, during the last fifteen years, the interest in alternative ideas about training horses as well as when it comes to the role of the coach and their communication with the riders, has begun to grow.To begin examining how this shift-in-process affects dressage training today, data has been collected through semi-structured, in-depth interviews with five dressage coaches. Transcriptions of the interviews have been analysed from a phenomenographical perspective, an approach favouring qualitative investigations of how people experience and think about a phenomenon. The analyses reveal that the coaches work within a field of tensions between ideas pertaining from different theories on learning as well as different 'horseologies' (a termwhich we introduce to describe ideas about the role of the horse, about how horses learn and about horse-human relations which form an ideological core inthe various traditions within the equestrian communities). All coaches stress that their primary task and goal is to improve the riders' ability to communicate with their horse and thus to improve their 'equestrian feel'. They also point to the importance of involving the rider in the communicative work of the coaching situation. Some seem to be basing their work more firmly on the traditional understanding of the role of the horse as an object responding to the rider's signals, whereas others emphasizea some what more symmetrical relation, where the rider's role is that of aguide rather than that of acommander. In the coaches' accounts of their training practices, adaptions to the needs of each equipage arealso central. Such adaptions take into accountaspects such as the equipage's educational level, the short-and long term development goals and the current shape of horse and rider alike.The study reported in this paper is a part of a larger study concerning communication in the horse-rider-trainer triad.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Charlotte Lundgren

Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Filosofi på liv och död. Göteborg : Göteborgs förening för filosofi och psykoanalys, 2015. 219-229.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Spindler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Samtida politisk teori. Stockholm : Tankekraft, 2015. 131-157.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Spindler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Spinoza. Basic Concepts. Exeter : Imprint Academic, 2015. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrika Spindler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: ECER 2015 - the European Conference on Educational Research. : .

In this presentation we engage with the issues on international higher education imperatives in response to recent educational reforms and their implications for scholarship in the region of northern Europe. These issues bring forth components of an ongoing large comparative research project on ethical internationalization involving 20 universities across the globe (EIHE, 2015) funded by the Academy of Finland. Central to the theme are perspectives on how internationalization has been shaped. Historical accounts of the internationalisation of HE have been framed by organizational and system level perspectives (King, Marginson, & Naidoo, 2013) and are closely linked to economical-political-policy demands. In the past, focus was placed on academic and organizational climates and cultures, viewing education primarily from an administrative perspective, linked to economy, politics and policy. Thus, the social role of universities was scrutinized merely in relation to its external global environment, that is, in terms of its impact on ‘market competition’. Transnational corporations have over time exerted significant control that rise above national borders (King, Marginson & Naidoo, 2013) forcing universities to operate within the knowledge-based economy. Marginson (2009) has discussed these escalating developments in terms of status competition driven by neo-liberal political developments causing a reduction in state funding and demanding public universities to become increasingly self-supporting, financially.The rapidly escalating international education market has imposed unprecedented pedagogical demands on university teachers' academic professionalism and identity (Hellstén & Reid, 2008; Ryan, 2013; Trahar, 2011). Concurrently, there has been anxiety about lowering academic standards caused by a perceived fragmentation in the field (Ninnes & Hellstén, 2005) which may derive from an epistemic discord about internationalized curriculum policy, employability and conceptualizations about ethics (Andreotti, 2013).In this presentation we focus on current imperatives steering international policy and practice and related global, cultural and social imaginaries, by providing a sampling of commentary from teaching spaces in international education contexts. The presentation shows examples of interim EIHE project data collected from the northern EU region. In the presentation we involve the audience in discussing implications for future progression on the issues that might be central to a forming of (ethical) international communities of (educational) practice. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Meeri Hellsten


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Divan 2015, 1-2 : 14-21.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: NERA 2015 - Marketisation and Differentiation in Education. : .

Globalization has meant that universities are under increased pressure to internationalize through mobility, research partnerships, and internationalised programing. Global citizenship is an increasingly mainstream term being used by the UN and OECD regarding education for the 21st century, yet research about its conceptualization in higher education comes largely from English-speaking contexts (e.g. Jorgenson & Shultz, 2012). This paper presents a piece of an inter-disciplinary, international mixed-methods research project funded through the Academy of Finland and involving 20 universities in 10 countries. It responds to concerns that current economic crises have resulted in an intensification of those internationalization policies in universities that prioritize profit-seeking over those that prioritize ethical alternatives (Khoo, 2011). Drawing on critical and post/de-colonial theories (e.g. Andreotti, 2009), the project considers how, when left unchecked, internationalisation is normalized so as to re-direct social and political values such as global citizenship and social responsibility towards economic values thereby reproducing ideals of exceptionalism, entitlement, and (market) expansionism (Rhoads & Szelényi, 2010); and denying reproduction of systems of inequities (King, Marginson, & Naidoo, 2013; Rizvi, 2007). Selecting social cartography as a method to analyze the findings, the project aims to create a socially accountable map of shifting imaginaries of higher education as expressed in trends in internationalization (Paulston, 1999). In this paper, we focus on imaginaries of global citizenship. We will present a heuristic co-created by project partners and use it to analyze responses from teacher-education students studying in two Nordic universities, focusing on two specific survey questions: Do you see yourself as a global citizen? How do you think global citizens should think, relate and/or act in the world? The heuristic consists of three discursive orientations—neoliberal, liberal and critical—and four interfaces—neoliberal-liberal, liberal-critical, critical-neoliberal, and all four. Interfaces indicate where signifiers are deployed with multiple meanings. The mapping helps to identify dominant discourses, articulating where there are foreclosures of and possibilities for an ethical approach. The project contributes data and frameworks for understanding existing possibilities. By making discursive configurations and interfaces jointly intelligible, processes in higher education can be more informed by ethically oriented versions of international education. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karen Pashby

Meeri Hellsten


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New York : Columbia University Press, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Local Meets Global Conference. : .

In this keynote address, I am going to address the issues of culture as a central agency for contemporary change, by raising a number of meaningful questions related to responsive cultural encounters in education. Culture is an issue close to the heart of contemporary education, yet there seems to be both a need, as well as some fatigue in the education community, over the debates about the place of culture in education.At the same time, we are witnessing a world climate that is currently urging the global community to come up with solutions to a number of very complex issues which in many ways are larger than ourselves. I will in this talk invite us to think about the anatomy of culture, as it may contain the components of intentional actions, our practices, and the functions of our work, that bring change through the action and processes in cultural know-how. I will attempt at untangling some of these issues, by drawing on the experiences of our international research community. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Meeri Hellsten


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Rethinking Internationalisation in Higher Education: Methodological and Conceptual Challenges.. : .

As an outcome of globalization, international education is facing both quantitative and qualitative future challenges. Quantitatively, global student cross-border mobility has doubled in the first decade of the 21st century and is expected to double in the decade ahead according to OECD predictions (2013). This calls for swift qualitative adaptation across the levels of the higher education sector in Europe and elsewhere in order to enable universities to adequately meet changing societal needs on the one hand and perceptively respond to globalization demands on the other.Concurrently, international education as a social process is in need of regeneration and coherence.  Research stresses further socially accountable and critical approaches to pedagogical investigations on international student care, intercultural competencies and transnational literacies, cross-cultural curriculum innovation, pedagogy and practice, intercultural integration and new technologies, policy documentation and management which demand research-informed educational approaches by bridging interdisciplinary academic communities of scholars. This presentation will address these issues from the perspective of progressing international aspects of higher education into possible futures. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Meeri Hellsten


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Volante, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Historiallinen Aikakauskirja 2015, 113 (2): 217-219.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Svenska Dagbladet 2015, 1 juli : 26-.

Konstnärsparet Unica Zürn och Hans Bellmers liv skuggades av både personliga och historiska tragedier. Helena Erikssons bok om deras gemensamma liv och verk är en vindlande historia om 1900-talet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 2015, 50 (2-3): 7-20.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lambda Nordica 2015, 2-3 : 7-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jenny Björklund

Ulrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

New Formations 2015, 86 : 54-73.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap 2015, 2-3 : 122-124.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Markus Huss

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Språk & Stil 2015, 25 : 5-37.

This paper targets the language through which New Public Management (NPM) is implemented at universities. It is a multimodal language based on a neo-liberal market logic and used for monitoring and steering work processes of research and teaching. We do a case study of one university (Örebro University) using Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis with the aim to reveal how this language threatens to undermine research practices. Our data consist of different but interrelated documents. We have vision statements, which are first operationalized into strategies and then into more concrete ‘activities’ for the subject level that are related to bundles of performance indicators. Due to their affordances, different semiotic resources are deployed and co-articulated. The multimodal structures allow complex processes and social relations to be abstracted, fragmented and treated as things through a recurring design built on coordination. We get a profound recontextualization of research practices in different subject areas, which are handled in an one-size-fits-all way. Through the design this is communicated as a process made by careful, technical, management expertise. We thus meet a multimodal NPM language that is decoupled from actual work practices. We argue that this language threatens professional judgment and has profound effects as to how the control over work practices gets more and more in the hands of the management.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Big Data & Society 2015, 2 (2): 1-12.

Intelligence on mass media audiences was founded on representative statistical samples, analysed by statisticians at the market departments of media corporations. The techniques for aggregating user data in the age of pervasive and ubiquitous personal media (e.g. laptops, smartphones, credit cards/swipe cards and radio-frequency identification) build on large aggregates of information (Big Data) analysed by algorithms that transform data into commodities. While the former technologies were built on socio-economic variables such as age, gender, ethnicity, education, media preferences (i.e. categories recognisable to media users and industry representatives alike), Big Data technologies register consumer choice, geographical position, web movement, and behavioural information in technologically complex ways that for most lay people are too abstract to appreciate the full consequences of. The data mined for pattern recognition privileges relational rather than demographic qualities. We argue that the agency of interpretation at the bottom of market decisions within media companies nevertheless introduces a ‘heuristics of the algorithm’, where the data inevitably becomes translated into social categories. In the paper we argue that although the promise of algorithmically generated data is often implemented in automated systems where human agency gets increasingly distanced from the data collected (it is our technological gadgets that are being surveyed, rather than us as social beings), one can observe a felt need among media users and among industry actors to ‘translate back’ the algorithmically produced relational statistics into ‘traditional’ social parameters. The tenacious social structures within the advertising industries work against the techno-economically driven tendencies within the Big Data economy.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran BolinJonas Andersson Schwarz

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Parágrafo: Revista Científica de Comunicação Social 2015, 2 (3): 113-123.

O Este artigo discute o fenômeno das narrativas transmídia e das adaptações em termos da valorização deste gênero específi co de produção midiática. Aborda ainda os diferentes tipos de valor gerado na relação produção-consumo e traz informações para quem aprecia a produção de narrativa transmídia. Por meio da apresentação de dois exemplos europeus, revela que este formato, muitas vezes, aparece em ambientes de produções de serviço público de mídia, sem fi ns lucrativos, enquanto que na indústria commercial da comunicação há maior envolvimento com as elaborações multiplataformas por suas possibilidades lucrativas.This article discusses the phenomenon of transmedia storytelling and adaptations in terms of which values are produced around this specifi c kind of media production, which diff erent kinds of value that is generated in relation to its production and consumptions, and for whom the production of transmedia storytelling and adaptations is ascribed value. Against two European examples of transmedia storytelling it is argued that this narrative form oft en appear in non-profi t motivated public service production environments, whereas the commercial media industry more oft en engage in multi-platform productions, since this type of production makes it easier to meet outer demands of economic kinds.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Studia Culturae 2015, 25 : 149-154.

In Tove Jansson’s second Moomin book, Comet in Moominland (1946), we encounter a self-appointed Philosopher – the Muskrat, a veritable prophet of Pessimism. His nihilistic view of the world in light of threatening disaster mirrors in a peculiar way the continous discussion on “the best of all possible worlds” in Voltaire’s famous satirical novella Candide, or Optimism. Written nearly 200 years earlier than Tove Jansson’s comet story, Candide can serve as an intertext when taking a closer look on the Moomins. The article argues that young Candide and Moomintroll are heroes of the same kind – a bit ridiculous but very likable ones. When they start out, they have a lot to learn about the world. But we should not underestimate their courage!

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Bengt Lundgren

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Offentliga och privata museer i Sverige. Stockholm : Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse för allmännyttiga ändamål, 2015. 21-29.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 2015, 84 (4): 248-251.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Children, health and well-being. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell, 2015. 112-125.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marie-Louise Stjerna

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

IEEE Internet Computing 2015, 19 (6): 12-16.

This experience report describes a project the author started 12 years ago to track several aspects of his life and the reality around him. Unlike several related projects, this project is conducted manually using a self-crafted digital framework. Here, the author describes the project's architecture, also noting different life perspectives he developed and depicted using different media. Finally, he explores the motivations and challenges of manual lifelogging.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Alberto Frigo

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: Sexualpolitiska nyckeltexter. Stockholm : Leopard förlag, 2015. 178-185.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska Dagbladet 2015, 28 november : 49-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Konsthistorisk Tidskrift 2015, 84 (3): 200-204.

While exploring similar themes and materials from the Dansmuseet collection, the two exhibitions are arranged in clearly divergent ways. Taking place in separate institutions, out of different intentions, the exhibitions express themselves in forms whose distinctive features highlight questions concerning the relations between exhibition and viewer. In this review, I am therefore interested not only in the curatorial differences of the two exhibitions, but also in what the differences does to the spectator. Despite the dance theme the exhibition at Moderna museet restrains the movements of the spectators, while the spectator at Dansmuseet is invited to touch and move around more freely in the rooms. This could be understood in relation to the reductive modernist exhibition ideal of the white cube, as described by Brian O'Doherty. Should the viewer be nothing but a viewer, or should she or he participate in more interactive ways? And, further, do questions like this have implications for other contextual matters, such as gender? Despite the radical appearance of the Dansmuseet exhibition, one might wonder which one of the exhibitions that show most awareness of such contextual matters.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magda Sandgren


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

The article seeks to explore the common ground between bio-politics, gender, patriotism and war nostalgia. Taking off from the Foucaldian notion of biopolitics as a control apparatus exerted over a population, we provide an insight into the modern construction of Russian nation, where personal and collective sacrifice, traditional femininity and masculinity, orthodox religion andwar become the basis for patriotism. On carefully chosen case studies we will show how the state directly and indirectly regulates peoples lives by producing narratives, which are translated into media discourses and with a core of time create specific “gender norms” – women are seen as fertile mothers giving birth to new soldiers, while men are shown as fighters and defenders of their nation. In the constructed discourses nostalgia for a war plays one of the central roles and becomes a ground of a creation of an idea of a nation as one biological body, where brothers and sisters are united together. In these popular culture narratives people’s bodies become a battlefield of domestic politics. Popular culture hence produces a narrative of a healthy nation to ensure the healthy work- and military force. The authors tackle the above-mentioned aims by conducting visual analysis of several films, where the main characters are women in contrast to the majority of films about war. (Batallion (2015), A zori zdes’ tikhie (2015)). 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina KalininaLiudmila Voronova

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: Histories of Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding in the Nordic and Baltic Countries. Leiden, Boston : Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 257-279.

In recent years there has been increased political attention paid to the uses of public diplomacy by different countries for improving their economies, projecting identity, and achieving other policy goals. Within this framework this chapter seeks to explain Nordic involvement in/with the Baltic States in the past two decades. The communicative practice, interactions and building relations among these states provides a case that can be studied with respect to how states or associations of states understand cultures, attitudes and behaviour, build and manage relationships, and influence opinions and actions, which more or less intentionally advance their interests and values.The analysis in this chapter is anchored in the domain of international relations, with focus on the interdependencies created by the development aid and assistance that the Nordic states granted to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania when they broke free from the Soviet Union. The increasing tendency on the part of the Nordic states to act as agenda setters in the Baltic region is also discussed, which  allows for viewing their actions as active international policy or, to use more contemporary terminology, as skilfully exercised public diplomacy. It proved all the more successful as the Baltic republics desired international recognition and longed to become fully-fledged parts of the West.The analysis of how norms and agendas propagated by the Nordic countries have become accepted in the Baltic states is pursued here with a working hypothesis claiming that the assumed civilizational achievement of the allegedly superior Western standards, gained from the cooperation with the Nordic states, made the Baltic actors readily accept the infusion of local institutions with Nordic norms, values and practices. The process was rapid and mostly one- directional to the extent that instead of mutual learning, typical for partners that cooperate on equal footing, the Nordic countries carried out an action that I describe as cognitive colonisation of the Baltic elites and publics. This meant that the political landscape and the decision makers’ agendas have been saturated with institutional structures, metaphors and other discursive short-cuts favourable to the Nordic countries – which represented Western Europe – to the extent that they became parts of the taken-for-granted cognitive schemas.Their institutional embeddedness was possible because a symbolic system, garnished with the English language functioning as a lingua francaof the Western civilisation, was transmitted along with the Nordic assistance, which consisted of patterns of behaviour, signs and meanings, delivered together with modes of their interpretation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kazimierz Musial

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Networked Affect. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2015. 135-150.

In the midst of the affective networks of contemporary digital cultures, something seemingly of the opposite order is taking shape. It is a culture that contrasts speed with slowness, displaces the new with the old and the used, and replaces supposedly immaterial streams of data with highly material, tactile technologies, materials and fabrics. This chapter turns to steampunk cultures as compelling examples of a contemporary affective investment in the analog, coupled with intense digital connectivity. Drawing on affect theory in a neo-materialist vein, the author formulates a critique of Brian Massumi’s notion of the superiority of the analog and suggests that steampunk, rather than being understood as analog nostalgia, is more aptly understood in terms of the transdigital. The term transdigital accounts for analog passions that are shaped through the digital in ways that concretely activate, but also move across the borders of, or beyond the digital. Steampunk, rather than merely being a return to a bygone era, is a re-consideration, or transing, of the (digital) present. Within this chapter, steampunk is used as an especially intriguing example of a broader tendency toward transdigital modes of using and sensing media in contemporary media landscapes.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Sundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Paletten 2015, 3 : 59-63.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: O Círculo Delaunay / The Delaunay Circle. Lissabon : Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 2015. 226-240.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: . : .

In contrast to other branches, media companies are criticized as ‘lagging behind’ in becoming ethnically diverse, and they are too slow in making progress of diversity efforts (e.g. Horsti & Hultén, 2011; Graf, 2011; Markova & McKay, 2013, Horsti et al 2014). For example, when it comes to media professionals with migrant backgrounds, the numbers are very low: Only three percent of journalists have a migrant background according to a survey of the German Journalist Association in 2007 (Poettker 2013). Especially, black television journalists in Germany are rare. There are no news anchors of African origin, and there are only a few isolated cases of entertainment programs, where black journalists are in front of a camera.This paper examines how media companies assess the importance of this issue of diverse workforce. As I am especially interested in the workforce (and not in programming), I have mainly interviewed 10 HR managers and staff who are responsible for personnel development and diversity issues within German media organizations during the fall of 2013 and the spring of 2014, and looked at their documented policies and diversity programs. In this paper, I focus on how HR managers, mainly from private media companies, observe the communication climate for diversity issues in their organization, and how they address recruitment obstacles.  More concretely, I want to explore, first, how the topic of a diverse workforce becomes an organizational problem (or not), and, second, which solutions appear and on the basis of which expectations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: . : .

We know from research that news media create their preferred meanings of environmental issues, from the angle of problems and dangers (e.g. Roll-Hansen 2014, Foust, C. R. & O'Shannon Murphy, W., 2009). While some environmental events are associated with drama such as earthquakes, most of environmental phenomena are rather invisible such as the thinning of Earth’s protective ozone layer (Hansen 2010, 95). Also the time scale of most environmental issues does not fit to 24-hours news making such as climate change. It needs a great deal of journalistic work to make such phenomena visible. Hence, to fit in to conventional news format, mainstream media “over-report the risks generating by acute crises” (Allan de. 2000, in Cox 2013, 167).This paper discusses the consequences of news media’s coverage of environmental issues as threats and dangers. Fear has emerged as a framework for engaging in ecological issues. Danger and fear are perceived as a central feature of our environment. We take it for granted that our physical environment is in danger, something we are afraid of. Fear cannot be forbidden or scholarly falsified, and is therefore not contested in social communication (Luhmann 1989). Fear is just there.The constant concern about risks and dangers leads to the impression that nothing is harmless and all is contaminated. It promotes a sense of disorder and a belief that things are out of control (Luhmann, 1989, 189). It reproduces itself and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy (Altheide, 2002, 189. The problem lies less in the psychical reality of fear and anxiety but in the communicative actuality in society. “If anxiety is communicated but not contested in the communication, it acquires a moral existence” (Luhmann, 1989, 130). Those who  uses this frame is morally in the right.  “It becomes a duty to worry, and a right to expect participation in fears and to require standards for defense against danger. Those who worries… become warner with all risks that it implies” (Luhmann, 1989, 130). It implies, for instance, for scientific arguments that they are in a difficult position when arguing against anxiety-related issues. It implies also that the fear frame does not allow for the arguing of any progress that possibly has been made concerning environmental issues. In this way, environmental communication is infused with morality, based on fear and/or anxiety frame and, hence, it makes it difficult for controversies. However, only the future can show whether the fear has been justified.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

Environmental Studies

r:k:m: Rezensionen, Kommunikation, Medien 2015, 20 August : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Sociolingvistik i praktiken. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 177-194.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Milles

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2015, 1/2 : 101-102.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Dis-orientations. London : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015. 79-94.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Beyond the Divide. New York and London : Berghahn Books, 2015. 237-256.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lars Lundgren

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Kunsthåndverk 2015, 35 (3): 40-43.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Lappalainen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

American Studies in Scandinavia 2015, 47 (2): 5-27.

This article examines the appropriation and redirection of the Gothic in two contemporary Native-centered feature films that concern a history that can be said to haunt many Native North American communities today: the history of Indian boarding schools. Georgina Lightning's Older than America (2008) and Kevin Willmott's The Only Good Indian (2009) make use of Gothic conventions and the figures of the ghost and the vampire to visually relate the history and horrors of Indian boarding schools. Each of these Native-centered films displays a cinematic desire to decenter Eurocentric histories and to counter mainstream American genres with histories and forms of importance to Native North American peoples. Willmott's film critiques mythologies of the West and frontier heroism, and Lightning attempts to sensitive non-Native viewers to contemporary Native North American concerns while also asserting visual sovereignty and affiming spiritual values. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. 7-22.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna BornemarkSven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
PhilosophyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. 153-176.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Strandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. 99-115.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. 75-97.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. 41-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Louis Clerc

Paul Jordan


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Histories of Public Diplomacy and Nation Branding in the Nordic and Baltic Countries. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2015. 227-236.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Paul Jordan


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015. 129-152.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Madness, Religion, and the Limits of Reason. Huddinge : Södertörn University, 2015. 177-186.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Cederberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Handbook of Brand Semiotics. Kassel : Kassel University Press GmbH, 2015. 328-363.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2015.

The idea of a limit of reason, a measure that defines reason and that it must not overstep, has been a constitutive part of philosophy since its beginnings in Greek thought. Placing itself in opposition to the madness of hubris, the excesses of tragedy, and the stories of religion and myth, philosophy expels its others just as much as it thrives on them. It begins and ends at the limit; it is drawn towards its outside, and exists as a perpetual attempt to find a line of demarcation that always ends up passing through its interior.The present collection analyzes the phenomenon of limit and excess, through readings that range from tragedy and Greek thought, through early Christianity and the Renaissance, to modern phenomenology and philosophy of language.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna BornemarkSven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
PhilosophyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Radical Re Re Re Re Re Rethinking. Stockholm : Konstfack / University College of Arts, Crafts & Design, 2015. 146-161.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Samtida politisk teori. Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2015. 41-59.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Handbok i journalistikforskning. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2015. 335-352.

Det här kapitlet behandlar journalistik och etnisk mångfald ur ett medietext-och produktionsperspektiv. Kapitlet inkluderar inte  receptionen av olika sorters medietexter som adresserar mångfaldsperspektivet, det vill säga studier som behandlar invandrarnas och de nationella minoriteternas medieanvändning. Dessa studier nämns bara i samband med att de är viktiga för att förstå framförallt historiken kring den svenska forskningen om journalistik och etnisk mångfald. Begreppet ”etnicitet” syftar på olika härkomst än den egna gruppen, som i detta kapitel är den nationella majoritetsgruppen. Som samlingsbegrepp används numera begreppet ”personer med utländsk bakgrund”som är utrikesfödda eller födda i Sverige med minst en utrikesfödd förälder (DS 2000:43). Framför allt i samband med forskningens historik inkluderas i kapitlet också nationella minoriteter som först 1999 fick officiellt erkännande i Sverige. Fokus ligger på etnisk mångfald (och inte på kulturell mångfald i sig) samt på nyhetsjournalistik i tv, radio och press. Därmed avgränsar sig kapitlet från frågor kring kön, funktionsnedsättning, sexuell läggning och ålder. Efter en överblick över de mest relevanta teorierna och internationell forskning om journalistik och etnisk mångfald ges en mer detaljerad och kronologisk överblick över svensk forskning.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Cleaner Production 2015, 107 : 1-7.

This paper introduces the Special Volume on sustainable and responsible supply chain governance. As globalized supply chains cross multiple regulatory borders, the firms involved in these chains come under increasing pressure from consumers, NGOs and governments to accept responsibility for social and environmental matters beyond their immediate organizational boundaries. Governance arrangements for global supply chains are therefore increasingly faced with sustainability requirements of production and consumption. Our primary objectives for this introductory paper are to explore the governance challenges that globalized supply chains and networks face in becoming sustainable and responsible, and thence to identify opportunities for promoting sustainable and responsible governance. In doing so, we draw on 16 articles published in this Special Volume of the Journal of Cleaner Production as well as upon the broader sustainable supply chain governance literature. We argue that the border-crossing nature of global supply chains comes with six major challenges (or gaps) in sustainability governance and that firms and others attempt to address these using a range of tools including eco-labels, codes of conduct, auditing procedures, product information systems, procurement guidelines, and eco-branding. However, these tools are not sufficient, by themselves, to bridge the geographical, informational, communication, compliance, power and legitimacy gaps that challenge sustainable global chains. What else is required? The articles in this Special Volume suggest that coalition and institution building on a broader scale is essential through, for example, the development of inclusive multi-stakeholder coalitions; flexibility to adapt global governance arrangements to local social and ecological contexts of production and consumption; supplementing effective monitoring and enforcement mechanisms with education and other programs to build compliance capacity; and integration of reflexive learning to improve governance arrangements over time. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Lockie

Anna Maria Jönsson

Magnus Boström


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: Människa, stat, utopi. Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2015. 177-195.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Cederberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Somatechnics 2015, 5 (2): 197-216.

This article takes as its point of departure the social media presence of a human musical automaton called Rabbit. As part of the US-based band Steam Powered Giraffe, Rabbit is performed by Bunny Bennett, who recently came out as a transgender woman. As a result of this shift, Rabbit is being transformed from a male automaton into a transgender female robot. The news of the transformation hit like a bomb in the emotionally invested fan base. The story of the transitioning robot is an intimate coming together of technologies, imagination, and transgender embodiment. It is a story that deserves scholarly attention for two reasons: This case offers ways of re-casting the discussion in transgender studies within a post-humanist framework of somatechnics. Secondly, it is a case which foregrounds an understanding of gender as a question of time. In focusing on transition as a continuous, open-ended process, gender is primarily understood as a temporal form which cuts or vibrates through the body in highly material, embodied ways. The domain of queer temporality is rather densely theorised, but what about trans- temporality? If queer temporality first and foremost deals with sexuality and time, what would it mean to shift the focus to gender? Drawing on Gilles Deleuze on time, this article is a contribution to the field of transgender studies on the question of trans- temporality in a technological vein.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Sundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

How should we understand the relations between human beings and technology? Where does technology end and where does the human being begin? How should we understand the relation between thinking and technology? These and related questions have been increasingly salient during the last decades. The aim of this study is to provide an outline of a philosophy of technology in the work of a major contemporary philosopher: Jacques Derrida.   The study is divided into seven chapters, each dealing thematically with a part of Derrida’s philosophy of technology. The opening chapter begins with an exposé of the way the question of technology has evolved historically. It argues that Derrida’s deconstructive thinking avoids many of the problems associated with earlier as well as contemporary approaches. The next chapter sketches the basic features of a coherent philosophy of technology, a deconstructive phenomenology of technology that enlarges the concept of technology to include the entire phenomenological field: technology is here not opposed to the psychical, it is rather a close relation between the psychical and the non-psychical, between life and death.Life is always already contaminated with technology. Chapter three explores in some detail Derrida’s thesis that contemporary life is contaminated by what he calls a “gigantic tele-technological machine” including the media, the Internet, mobile systems, digital archives, etc. As is discussed in the following chapter, this contamination also has consequences for our experience of time. More than ever before, time is today produced artificially by the tele-technological machine that transforms our temporal experience. Chapter five suggests that also the ethical dimension in Derrida’s thinking is closely linked to technology. The main part of the chapter is devoted to three technological events of historic proportions: the electronic revolution, the hypothesis of a total nuclear war, and global terrorism, all of which require an urgent ethical response beyond current politics.This ethico-political response is further elaborated in the subsequent chapter, dealing especially with Derrida’s radical thesis that the tele-technological machine will transform the concept of the political as we know it. According to this thesis, the ability of the new technologies to facilitate extremely rapid circulation of ideas, voices and images around the world will eventually erase the borders between nation states, a fact that will force us to think the political beyond politics. The final chapter on religion argues that Derrida’s provocative thoughts about the close link between religion and science, religion and technology, and religion and the media provide keys to a more comprehensive understanding of his thinking about the technical, if not of his thinking as a whole.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sharon Rider

Björn Sjöstrand

Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Abstract book. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Anders Säfström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Anders Säfström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Interacções 2015, 11 (37): 66-82.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niclas Månsson

Carl Anders Säfström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Carl Anders Säfström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic Studies in Education 2015, 35 (3-4): 268-279.

The article explores some of the underlying factors leading to a toning down, and in some instances total exclusion, of the concept of teaching in the broader educational discourse, which as a result is alienating teachers as well as educational research with such foci. Therefore, what is argued in this article is that there is a need to re-invent teaching as a liberating force of education. The importance of teaching, we suggest, is that as a concept and practice it opens up for emancipation and change, while learning as it currently appears in educational discourse hinders both. We conclude the article by suggesting two important tasks ahead in order to re-invent teaching as a liberating force in education.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niclas Månsson

Carl Anders Säfström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Marketing Semiotics 2015, 3 : 19-38.

It is common to find the extensive use of modernist type space in corporate branding: across visual designs of documents; in images that show clean airy spaces; and in building design. In this paper, we look at this use of space as a communicative tool in the rebranding of Örebro University in Sweden, as it was reorganized around marketized principles. By drawing on the perspective of Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis, we examine the semiotic use of space in externally and internally targeted documents, with a view to showing how this plays an important role in connoting, both to the publi and internally to staff, a very specific set of priorities, processes and employee identities. By using Bakhtin’s (1981) concept of the chronotope we show how space is fused with time. In these documents time tends to be highly compressed and erases the more complex and inter-related details of long-term, and deeply inter-connected activities both within the university and in society at large. While this might ultimately be detrimental to the core mission of a research/education institution, it serves the purpose of communicating the effectiveness of the university brand’s transition.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Nordisk Østforum 2015, 29 (3): 289-312.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran BolinPer Ståhlberg

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

International Journal of Communication 2015, 9 : 3065-3083.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran BolinPer Ståhlberg

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

-

Baltic Worlds 2015, 1-2 : 36-37.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina KalininaLiudmila Voronova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Ab Imperio 2015, 2015 (2): 339-362.

When discussing Bolshevik cultural politics, both scholars and the public today emphasize what the Bolsheviks destroyed. In this essay, however, the focus is on what they “preserved,” and especially how they preserved it, to what purpose, and with what consequences. The article reconstructs the ideology and practices of cultural heritage in Soviet Russia from the vantage point of Bolshevik policies in reuses of the past. As an example, in reading the writing of the authority in Soviet cultural heritage industry, Igor Grabar, the author reconstructs the process of aestheticization, commodification, and internationalization of the Russian Orthodox icon.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2015

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Språk och identitet. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola / Association Suédoise de Linguistique Appliquée (ASLA).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Zoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Språk och identitet. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola / Association Suédoise de Linguistique Appliquée (ASLA).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Magnusson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2015

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

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