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Culture and Education

Interior from Södertörn UniversityThe School of Culture and Education includes the following subjects: English, Aesthetics, 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

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2019.

Vi lever i en tid av ökande globalisering och intensifierade kontakter över gränserna. Idag är världen sammanflätad på ett helt annat sätt än någonsin tidigare.Här presenteras en undersökning om hur ungdomar i Sverige, Polen och Tjeckien ser på andra kulturer och folkgrupper än den egna, om deras konstruktioner av identitet, utvecklandet av kosmopolitiskt lärande och om hur deras vänner, familjer och skolor påverkar deras inställningar. Många ungdomar i Polen och Tjeckien tar upp hur de fasor som deras familjer upplevt under andra världskriget fått dem att inse hur viktigt det är att upprätthålla freden medan de svenska ungdomarnas syn påverkats av den långa perioden av fred.Den här boken är ett resultat av ett forskningsprojekt vars syfte varit att undersöka vilken betydelse nya identitetskonstruktioner och kosmopolitiska, interkulturella lärandeprocesser har för fredliga kontra fientliga etniska relationer i det mångkulturella, globaliserade samhället.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ana Graviz

Katrin Goldstein Kyaga

María Borgström


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: A Plurality of Tongues. London : Koenig Books, 2019. 103-112.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Plattformssamhället. Stockholm : Fores, 2019. 350-388.

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Stefan Larsson

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Plattformssamhället. Stockholm : Fores, 2019. 314-350.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonas Andersson Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Plattformssamhället. Stockholm : Fores, 2019. 200-229.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Michael Forsman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Plattformssamhället. Stockholm : Fores, 2019. 1-21.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Stefan Larsson

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Fores, 2019.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Stefan Larsson

Jonas Andersson Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care 2019, : 1-8.

OBJECTIVES: To explore informal and unsanctioned techniques general practitioners (GPs) employ as a means to increase the likelihood of sickness certificate approval, following the Swedish Social Insurance Agency's (SSIA's) consolidation of the gatekeeping role in sickness benefit evaluation.DESIGN: Qualitative semi-structured interviews with 20 GPs working in Swedish primary care. A thematic analysis of the transcribed material was carried out to map different techniques employed by the practitioners.RESULTS: Eight techniques were identified, particularly with respect to the way in which the sickness certificate is written to ensure approval by the SSIA. The identified techniques were most commonly adopted when the patient's case was perceived to be at high risk for rejection by the SSIA (such as psychiatric illnesses, chronic pain etc.).CONCLUSIONS: The findings imply that the informal and unsanctioned techniques are complex and ambiguous. They are used intentionally and covertly. The study also suggests that, while the consolidation of SSIA's gatekeeping role may have resolved some sickness absence issues, a consequence may be that GPs develop unsanctioned techniques to ensure compliance.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mani Shutzberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

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Configurations (Baltimore, Md.) 2019, 27 (1): 37-57.

Ideas of relationality have come to influence a wide range of theoretical fields. In this article, we develop an understanding of relationality as not necessarily something continuous and uninterrupted (as is often the case), but rather as something fundamentally shaped through breaks and interruptions. We work through notions of relational brokenness by "thinking with" the telephone as an intriguing relational technology, a material metaphor, and a discursive device. The argument moves between Derrida's telephone fascination; the metaphorical black telephone in Sylvia Plath's poem "Daddy"; Proust's narrator waiting for a call from his grandmother in "The Guermantes Way"; and the communication breakdown in Lady Gaga's "Telephone." What the telephone allows for in this discussion is a way of thinking of not only technology as inherently fractured, but also our very ways of relating, connecting, and being in the world.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jelisaveta Blagojevic

Jenny Sundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

The extended indispensability of media can be seen as a key indicator of mediatization, whereby our lives become adapted to media. But even though we can assume that the pervasive character of digital media essentially changes everyday life and the way people experience it, we cannot take consequences of technological transformation for granted. Following from this we argue there is a need for quantitative analyses that can verify mediatization processes in time and space. Here we present a tool that measures the extent to which media reach into the deeper layers of daily human life, used in an empirical study conducted in Sweden in 2017. The results show that perceived media indispensability is played out along three dimensions of daily human life; (1) (re)production; (2) recognition, and (3) civic life, and appears as a socially structured and structuring process, although not in a very strong way. We argue this tool, in diachronic analyses, works as a measurement of mediatization.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karin Fast

Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

: Stanford University Press, 2019.

Philosophy, Socrates declared, is the art of dying. This book underscores that it is also the art of learning to live and share the earth with those who have come before us. Burial, with its surrounding rituals, is the most ancient documented cultural-symbolic practice: all humans have developed techniques of caring for and communicating with the dead. The premise of Being with the Dead is that we can explore our lives with the dead as a cross-cultural existential a priori out of which the basic forms of historical consciousness emerge. Care for the dead is not just about the symbolic handling of mortal remains; it also points to a necropolitics, the social bond between the dead and living that holds societies together—a shared space or polis where the dead are maintained among the living. Moving from mortuary rituals to literary representations, from the problem of ancestrality to technologies of survival and intergenerational communication, Hans Ruin explores the epistemological, ethical, and ontological dimensions of what it means to be with the dead. His phenomenological approach to key sources in a range of fields gives us a new perspective on the human sciences as a whole.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019.

Barns filosofi utmanar både etablerade filosofiska idéer och pedagogiska praktiker genom att ställa frågor om det som vuxna ofta tar för givet. Den här boken utgår från de filosofiska frågor och undersökningar som uppstår i barns egna göranden, lekar och växande. Utifrån barnens filosoferande visas hur deras tankar och undersökningar bidrar till filosofiska diskussioner och hur dessa kan påverka vuxnas pedagogiska förhållningssätt. I boken möter barnens tankar filosofi från antiken till vår samtid, från olika traditioner, som existentialism, pragmatism och urfolksfilosofi, samt filosofer som Platon, Thoreau, Diogenes, Wittgenstein, Kierkegaard, Heidegger och Weil. Här behandlas frågor om barndom och lek, språk och mening, politik och etik, liv och död, samt pedagogiska förhållningssätt till barns utforskande av sådana ämnen. Genom att uppmärksamma den filosofi som uppstår i mötet med barnens nyfikenhet förespråkar författaren en omedelbarhetens pedagogik. En pedagogik som består i att kunna ta tillvara barnens filosofi när den uppstår. Detta är en bok som väcker frågor, intresse och en känsla för barns tänkande, snarare än att ge färdiga svar – det är en bok att tala om, diskutera och tänka med. Filosofi i tidig barndom - Omedelbarhetens pedagogik riktar sig i huvudsak till blivande förskollärare och barnskötare och till de som arbetar med barn i förskolan, men även till dem som lever med barn och som intresserar sig för små barns tänkande. Viktor Johansson är Lektor i pedagogik vid Södertörns högskola. Hans forskning har fokus på pedagogisk filosofi, litteraturens roll i pedagogiska undersökningar, samt barns tänkande.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Viktor Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

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In: Advancing Music Education in Northern Europe. : Routledge, 2019. -.

As a newly enrolled master’s’s student in music education, my supervisor sent me to Oslo and my first Nordic Network for Music Education (NNME) seminar, my first real academic experience. Then, as well as now, the NNME network plays a very important role for students and scholars in a rather small and Northerly situated institution. I was totally overwhelmed by interesting research presentations, an atmosphere of skill and curiosity, as well as generosity and openness, when it came to both academic communication and social activities. I think the feelings that permeated that first seminar in 1999 have for me influenced all following NNME seminars and steering group meetings, as well my expectations all through academic life. Highlights from that experience can be seen as expressions of inclusion, equality and democracy, concepts that I will come back to all through this text. I will reflect upon how I have been included, how my voice has been heard and listened to and how I have experienced democracy as a participant in NNME activities. I will also explore how, together with others, I have contributed likewise within different roles in NNME settings, and how the different content, themes and methods of the seminars have developed intertwined with the inclusive, equal and democratic atmosphere. This chapter will start with a picture of my journey from a master’s’s student, through the role of PhD student, teacher, keynote speaker, member of the steering group and application writer, which also will function as a red thread through the chapter. Next comes a theoretical introduction where the mentioned concepts will be philosophically based, and thereafter follows a section where inclusive, equal, democratic music education in practice will be questioned and discussed. Finally I will share some thoughts about the future. Thus I will illuminate the different angles of inclusion, equality and democracy that have characterized my participation and experiences while taking part in NNME seminars across 18 years.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sofia Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Critique 2019, 60 (1): 1-10.

This article proposes a fresh contextual reading of Amis’s Money as a novel that engages the crisis of Fordism in the 1970s and 1980s. Critical attention has focused largely on its satirical examination of the Thatcherite ethos, but Money is also centrally preoccupied with the collapse of postwar capitalism’s institutional structures of inter-class coordination. As a result of this process, the social phenomenology constructed by the novel is not only defined by growing inequality and economic fetishism, but also by a pervasive sense of political uncontrollability over the accumulation process.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roberto Del Valle Alcalá

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2019

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic Journal of Literacy Research 2018, 4 (1): -.

Several researchers have shown that teachers in schools do not teach discursive writing enough and early enough; a type of writing that students need to master to succeed in society. As a result, discursive writing has in recent years gotten more and more attention in new policy documents and educational materials. The premise of this article is to examine what support teachers receive to cope with this new attention.Discursive writing is here examined in writing-assignments in some 20 educational materials for primary school, on the Swedish language. The main focus is function, the important role that function has when it comes to school writing, e.g. in the form of a clear context or clearly defined recipients. Ivaničs discourses of writing is the analytical tool that has been used.The analysis shows a little variation in the writing assignments examined. The students get to practice form of genre and process, but not much in relation with a social context outside of the schools. In addition, the results show that clear contexts or specified recipients are rare in the writing assignments, and in relation to previous research this can be seen as problematic, as these aspects have proven to be essential for successful writing.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Magnusson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Das Abenteuer des Gewöhnlichen. Berlin : Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2018. 307-326.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Berlin : Erich Schmidt Verlag, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Thorsten Carstensen

Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Hägersten : TankeKraft, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanCecilia Sjöholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
AestheticsHistory of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Transformations 2018, 31 : -.

In this article, I theorise the intricate relation between technology and affect by considering questions of digital vulnerability – of disconnections, breaks, and delays – as a way of rethinking our affective attachments to digital devices. By extension, I also connect this argument with a framework of queer theory, as an opportunity to think differently about relations through questions of technological ruptures and deferrals. My bassline for this endeavour is the idea of the break as formative for how we can both sense and make sense of digital connectivity, in so far as the break has the potential to bring forth what constant connectivity means, and how it feels. Similarly, the break can potentially make tangible relational norms around continuous, coherent, and linear ways of relating and connecting, and thus provide alternative models for ways of being with digital devices, networks, and each other. If constant connectivity provides us with a relational norm of sorts, then disconnection could function as a queer orientation device with the potential of creating openings for other ways of coming together, and other ways of staying together.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Sundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Deleuze och litteraturen. Hägersten : Tankekraft förlag, 2018. 39-63.

Denna text visar att när Deleuze 1964 publicerar Proust och tecknen är detta en anmärkningsvärd händelse, inte bara därför att det är hans första avvikelse från filosofihistorien till förmån för konsten, utan också för att Deleuze i själva verket är en av de allra första att föra in Proust på Sorbonne. Detta tycks med andra ord förstärka en redan etablerad bild av Deleuze som en enstöring som framför allt rör sig i tänkandets utmarker och bland filosofihistoriens undantag. Men trots sin faktiska särart uppstår Proust och tecknen inte alls i något tomrum. Tvärtom går det att spåra ett antal mindre sammanhang som Deleuzes arbete om Proust ingår i. Två exempel på sådana yttre sammanhang är le nouveau roman, med författare som Alain Robbe-Grillet och Nathalie Sarraute, och Maurice Merleau-Ponty: Robbe-Grillet och Sarraute är i högsta grad delaktiga i en komplicerande omvärdering av Prousts betydelse för den samtida romankonsten, under det att Merleau-Ponty från början till slut gång på gång vänder sig till Proust för att utveckla och klargöra förhållandet mellan språk, uttryck, erfarenhet och värld. Deleuzes arbete griper in i och förlänger ett genom dessa ännu bara gryende återupprättande av Proust som en både litterär och filosofisk angelägenhet: Proust som namnet på ett tänkande i egen rätt. Proust och tecknen har dock inte bara del i en mer eller mindre tidsenlig yttre rörelse utan skapar också ett sammanhang inom Deleuzes verk: först och främst som den första monografin i en andra serie som genomlöper och kompletterar den filosofishistoriska serie ur vilken den stiger fram; men också, och kanske framför allt, som ett alldeles avgörande led i striden mot den repressiva och patologiska ”bild av tänkandet” som Deleuze utkämpar med särskild frenesi under 1960-talet. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Sehlberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia Lindén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Almqvistvariationer. Stockholm : Makadam Förlag, 2018. 215-238.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia Lindén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 2018, : -.

In this article I examine Merleau-Ponty’s understanding of the relation between literature, being and perception. I focus especially on two of Merleau-Ponty’s courses at Collège de France: the first course, Le monde sensible et le monde de l’expression, and the unpublished course Sur le problème de la parole. In the former Merleau-Ponty presents a new understanding of perception, according to which being is expressed in perception through the style of movement of the perceived phenomenon. In the latter he advances a notion of literary writing as an expression of the being that is itself expressed to us in perception. Through a reading of Proust’s work, he discusses how the literary writer makes his experience expressive by means of a stylization of what is experienced. Hence, literature expresses perception through an enhancement of the expressiveness that it already contains. This capacity of literature will be the main focus of my investigation. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lovisa Andén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Salongen – nettidsskrift for filosofi og idéhistorie 2018, 5 maj : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lovisa Andén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Studia Phænomenologica 2018, XVIII : 183-205.

In this paper I examine how Merleau-Ponty develops Husserl’s genetic phenomenology through an elaboration of language, largely influenced by Saussure’s linguistics. Specifically, my focus will be on the unpublished notes to the course Sur le problème de la parole (On the Problem of Speech). I show how Merleau-Ponty recasts Husserl’s notion of the historicity of truth by means of an inquiry into the relation between truth and its linguistic expression. The account that Merleau-Ponty offers differs from Husserl’s in two important respects. Firstly, whereas Husserl describes a regressive inquiry of truth, Merleau-Ponty describes a regressive movement of truth, where every acquired truth seizes the tradition that precedes it. Secondly, this new notion of truth, and its dependency on its proper expression, opens up for a new understanding of literature.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lovisa Andén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Ageing in everyday life. Bristol : Policy Press, 2018. 129-144.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Linn Sandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Kunstkritikk.no 2018, 2 november : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

This paper focuses on the collaborative, society engaged practices of several Nordic architects that formed a joint-venture called “At Work With” at the Nordic pavilion, Venice Architecture biennale in 2010. As such, “At Work With, a hub for alternative practices within the field of architecture and design, forms the epi centrum of an emerging scene.The exhibition opens for three different discussions, the before, during and after of the exhibition.Before. Discussing the role of networks and dissemination of the many times temporary, site specific projects that the different groups work with. Thus, documentation and distribution through exhibitions, in magazines and on web-pages, became crucial for forming what Canadian media scientist Will Straw defines a scene, a scene that later could use the exhibition at the Venice Biennale as a site for practice.During. Following the exhibition as it unfolded over the 100 days of the biennale, as it was used as an ongoing space for production. Turning the sometimes static space for representation into an active space for participation. The Nordic pavilion changed into a temporary office space with a new “host” each week of the biennale.After. What ever happened to the net-worked based scene afterwards? Did the 100 days have any implications after the biennale? How was it received in a narrow discourse of Nordic architecture, and how was it understood in a broader context of international alternative practices?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Tor Lindstrand

Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Danstidningen 2018, 2 : 22-23.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Håkan Nilsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Språktidningen 2018, 6 : 40-45.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johanna Prytz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Rösträttens århundrade. Göteborg : Makadam Förlag, 2018. 179-193.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Den kvinnliga tvåsamhetens frirum. Stockholm/Göteborg : Appell förlag, 2018. 297-317, 348-351.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

London : London School of Economics and Political Science, 2018. (Media@LSE Working Paper Series ; 59)

The growing governance of algorithms and the rapid emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the ‘Internet of Things’, has intensified discussions about the relationship between humans and machines, and the ethics of everyday life with technologies. It raises questions such as: How should we live with technologies? Can humans still make decisions? The earlier taken for granted authority of humans is clearly debatable, and sometimes also dismissed, particularly within Actor Network Theory (ANT). In this paper, I look into the basic premises of the ethics of ANT, explore suggested ethical perspectives within ANT such as ‘disclosive’ ethics, and continue by penetrating the relation between agency and ethics, as well as between morality and ethics in ANT. ANT is further discussed as on the one hand a sociological perspective and on the other hand an ethical approach. Based on this analysis I propose the anthropological perspective of an ‘ethics of the ordinary’ as a possible way to learn from the basic premises of ANT while maintaining a human notion of ethics in a technology‐conflated culture.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Flerspråkiga elever smågruppsarbetar. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 131-144.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Malmbjer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Flerspråkiga elever smågruppsarbetar. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 89-129.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna Malmbjer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Flerspråkiga elever smågruppsarbetar. Stockholm : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 49-88.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Magnusson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Flerspråkiga elever smågruppsarbetar. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 29-48.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Linda Kahlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Göteborg : Korpen förlag, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Filosofisk Tidskrift 2018, 4 : 28-33.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Deleuze och litteraturen. Hägersten : TankeKraft förlag, 2018. 193-208.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mats Dahllöv

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: The Ethos of History. New York : Berghahn Books, 2018. 160-174.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Ethos of History. New York : Berghahn Books, 2018. 32-53.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia LindénHans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative LiteraturePhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Heideggers ’Schwarze Hefte’ im Kontext. Tubingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2018. 3-25.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Tidens tecken 2018, 4 : 51-68.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

Nietzsche-Studien 2018, 47 : 410-421.

This review essay brings together five books on various aspects of Nietzsche’s thinking and writing from the last four years, from different cultural and political contexts, but also spanning a wide methodological range. The general question of how to orient ourselves in Nietzsche-scholarship is inspired by the title of Werner Stegmaier’s book which invites the reader to compare Nietzsche and Niklas Luhmann. It also invites us to contemplate the more general question of how to bring Nietzsche’s thinking into a dialogue with the human and social sciences. A central question concerns the temporality of Nietzsche’s thinking: is Nietzsche’s thinking a thing of the past that primarily necessitates a historical interpretation, or can it still open up ways toward the future. As this review highlights, many contemporary readers of Nietzsche continue to see themselves as working to “save” his texts from fateful misinterpretations. The last part of the review focuses on the new textual, or “poesiological” approach and the importance of seeing Nietzsche not primarily as someone professing a doctrine, but as the creator of uniquely multilayered texts.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Religions 2018, 10 (1): -.

Abstract: The article explores the topic of Gelassenheit (releasement) in Heidegger, through the lense of the ambiguous role of Christian mysticism in general and Eckhart in particular in and for his thinking. In an analysis of how mysticism appears in his early lectures on religion, it explains why he is critical of this concept and of how it is commonly understood. It also gives reasons for why we too should be cautious in using it to describe his position in his later writings where he explicitly reconnects to themes and concepts from Eckhart. The text provides a critical rehearsal of Eckhart's understanding of both “Abgeschiedenheit” (detachment) and "Gelassenheit" and how Heidegger relates to it both in his early lectures and in his later essays. Ultimately it outlines a phenomenological understanding of what is commonly referred to as a “mystical” comportment more along the lines of a heightened openness and awareness, in Heidegger’s words as a “releasement toward things and an openness to the secret”. Thus, instead of seeing Heidegger’s later writings as a sort of crypto-mysticism, the text seeks to show how his critical appropriation of Eckhart explicitly points beyond a standard dichotomy between the rational and the mystical, in an effort to develop a comportment of thinking than can respond to the demand of modern technological predicament.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Gränsløs 2018, 9 : 8-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Metric Culture. Bingley : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2018. 235-254.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 2018, 17 (2): 432-445.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Periskop 2018, 20 : -.

Utgångspunkten för den här artikeln är ett återbesök till 1960-talets utställningar som utmanar djupt rotade föreställningar om centrum och periferi inom konstvetenskap och till viss del inom exhibition studies. De empiriska exempel som undersöks är två internationella utställningar vid Lunds konsthall under mitten av 1960-talet: Le merveilleux moderne: det underbara idag, 1965 och Superlund: Un Panorama du present: Une philosophie du future, 1967 med den franske kritikern Pierre Restany som curator.I den svenska konstvetenskapen är universiteststaden Lund som utställningsplats en perifer zon. Men med stöd hos en tänkare som Yuriy Lotman motsäger utställningarna på Lunds konsthall idén om det perifera som utanför, någon annanstans eller något mindre värt. Det blir istället en plats där saker händer därför att en plats som inte står i strålkastarljuset är väl utrustad för att möjliggöra experiment och radikala omtag. Det perifera faller på sin egen orimlighet, där något händer blir händelsens centrum.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Baltic Worlds 2018, XI (2-3): 23-24.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta RotaruKimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Slovak Ethnology 2018, 66 (4): 501-522.

In the seminal study of Marushiakova and Popov (2013) on the “Gypsy” groups in Eastern Europe it is hinted that the issue of the ethnic groups, and precisely that of their appellations (ethnonyms and/or professionyms), their unclear, nay, hazy demarcation, are specific to a greater degree to the Southeastern Europe and adjacent areas, and less to the Romani groups in Western Europe who have, largely speaking, Romani endonyms (Manuš, Sinti, Kaale, etc), which delimitate them more accurately. In Romanian quarters, the different ethno-socio-professional Romani categories are described for the first time in the first Romanian Constitution (1832), chapter “Improvement of the status of the Gypsies”, article 94. Among the 6 categories described, mention is made of the alleged Netots ‘stupid’, who were the real nomads of that time, were not practicing any specific skill, and were held responsible for all transgressions. The current article is an historical and linguistic investigation of this alleged ethno-professional category, demonstrating that the “Netot” issue is a connivance conceived by the Russian administration and the local politicians in order to solve the “problem” of the errant groups, in the context of the plague outbreak in 1831–1832, by creating a political reason to dispatch them to the defeated Ottoman Empire. The article provides sources and open questions instead of giving answers.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta Rotaru

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Konsten en värdeskapande faktor i vårdmiljö. Göteborg : Västra Götalandregionen, 2018. 7-14.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Lappalainen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Uppdrag militär. Stockholm : CSMS, Swedish Centre for Armed Forces and Society, 2018. 157-74.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Lappalainen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Existens och psykisk hälsa. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2018. 23-40.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Lappalainen

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Bildformeln. Bielefeld : Transcript Verlag, 2018. 63-88.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Glänta 2018, 1 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Superhumanity. Minneapolis, MN : University of Minnesota Press, 2018. 169-176.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

D. Birnbaum

Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic Journal of English Studies 2018, 17 (2): 243-246.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Discipline filosofiche 2018, 28 (2): 43-59.

The aim of this paper is to provide a phenomenology of uncanniness which shows that although Martin Heidegger in his path breaking analysis of existential anxiety and human finitude puts his finger on some key elements of what in German is known as “das Unheimliche”, this analysis falls short of displaying what it means to have a truly uncanny experience for reasons of neglecting the constitutive powers of embodiment and intersubjectivity. To understand the true nature of the uncanny, we should turn to experiences of automata, corpses, ghosts and doubles found in horror stories and to the lives of persons afflicted by certain mental disorders, such as Cotard syndrome and Capgras delusion. To feel and perceive oneself to be dead (Cotard syndrome) or family members to have been replaced by impostors (Capgras delusion) are not only more profoundly uncanny experiences than facing the general meaninglessness of life, targeted by Heidegger; they are in many ways experiences that can teach us more about the phenomenology of being-in-the-world than Heidegger’s account of existential anxiety is able to do. The experiences reported by persons suffering from such mental disorders force us to acknowledge how all pervasive and powerful so called existential feelings can be in affording – and denying – structure and content to our perceptions and thoughts when we inhabit a world.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Bioethica Forum 2018, 11 (1): 4-10.

This article aims at investigating and specifying the form of suffering that is characteristic of mental illness in relation to other forms of human suffering, such as political suffering, existential suffering, and bad luck suffering. It does so by making use of a theoretical framework found in phenomenological philosophy, according to which the flourishing or suffering of a person can be understood as an attuned and embodied being-in-the-world in and through which a person aims to realize core life values made meaningful by way of a life narrative. The importance of such a phenomenological analysis lies in pointing towards how contemporary psychiatry needs to involve the life world and life narrative of the patient to make a reliable and valid diagnosis and how such a phenomenological diagnostic approach can act as a counter movement to unnecessary medicalization in psychiatry. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Existential Medicine. London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2018. 131-144.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Empathy, Sociality and Personhood. Dordrecht : Springer, 2018. 161-175.

In On the Problem of Empathy Edith Stein claims empathy to be a three-step process in which the experiences of the other person (1.) emerge to me as meaningful in my perception of her, I then (2.) fulfil an explication of these experiences by following them through in an imaginative account guided by her, in order to (3.) return to a more comprehensive understanding of the experiences of the other person. Stein obviously intends the phenomenon of empathy to be importantly related to (A.) the project of getting to know more about the experiential world of the other person, as well as (B.) the project of developing an ethics centred around the notion of spirit (Geist) and personhood. Although it is debatable whether Stein actually succeeds in fully realizing either of these aims in her book, in this chapterI intend to explore how the Steinian theory of empathy could serve both as an experientially based anchoring point of medical epistemology and as a founding ground for medical ethics. Empathy is an apt starting point for medical ethics in that it acknowledges that moral reflection begins in experiencing the suffering of a person, who is in need of help, a starting point that also connects to the question of which capabilities (virtues) a good doctor (health care professional) needs to embody. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Divan 2018, 3-4 : 39-47.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotta Weigelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

History of Education 2018, : -.

This article aims to analyse how the emerging Swedish school system in the early nineteenth century can be understood within the context of a gradual break-up of the estate society and its replacement with a class society in which citizenship was an important foundation. This is done through the discussion of the conceptions of citizenship on two levels. The first is the national level, focusing the national debate on education, and the second is the local level, investigating the local schools and the school setting. The main result is that the conceptions of citizenship in the school context were formed along two major lines: an inclusive social and civil citizenship and an exclusive, active and political citizenship. Consequently, the emerging Swedish school system simultaneously fostered these two citizenship conceptions, which coexisted in an educational system that was able to cast pupils as either subjects (comprehensive citizenship) or agents (designated citizenship). 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Å. Karlsson Sjögren

Stefan Rimm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Educational Philosophy and Theory 2018, 50 (1): 61-71.

This article explores how different philosophical models and pictures of learning can become dogmatic and disguise other conceptions of learning. With reference to a passage from St. Paul, I give a sense of the dogmatic teleology that underpins philosophical assumptions about learning. The Pauline assumption is exemplified through a variety of models of learning as conceptualised by Israel Scheffler. In order to show how the Paulinian dogmatism can give rise to radically different pictures of learning, the article turns to St. Augustine’s and Robert Brandom’s examples of language learning, and to general strands in scholarship on moral education. Dewey’s view of childhood immaturity and the problem of adult maturity are used as first attempt at a counter picture to the idea that learning must have an end. The article takes Dewey’s idea further by suggesting how the Zen-Buddhist idea of killing the Buddha and Wittgenstein’s method of destroying pictures work on the dogmatic focus on uses of ‘learning’ that assume ends. In conclusion, the article suggests three possible uses of ‘learning’—learning from wonder, intransitive learning and passionate learning—that do not assume that learning has or must have a teleological end.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Viktor Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2018.

Literature and Philosophical Play in Early Childhood Education explores the role of philosophy and the humanities as pedagogy in early childhood educational research and practice, arguing that research should attend to questions about education and growth that concern social structures, individual development, and existential aspects of learning. It demonstrates how we can think of pedagogy and educational practices in early childhood as artistic, poetic, and philosophical, and exemplifies a humanities-based approach by giving literature and artful play a place in shaping the ground of practice and research. The book explores a range of alternative approaches to theory in education and the feasibility of a curriculum of moral values for young children and contains a variety of scenes involving children’s play and involvement with literature and fiction. It portrays how engaging with children’s play can be a philosophical and pedagogical investigation where children’s own philosophising is taken seriously, where children’s thoughts are put on a par with established research and philosophy. Moreover, the book engages with a range of different forms of literature – picture books, novels, auto-fiction, poetry – and develops these as portrayals that serve as a basis for non-theoretical and poetic pedagogical research. Literature and Philosophical Play in Early Childhood Education will be of great interest to academics, researchers, and post-graduate students in the fields of philosophy and education. It will also appeal to upper-level undergraduates, school psychologists, teachers, and therapists.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Viktor Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Social Movement Studies 2018, : -.

Studying the nexus of media and social movements is a growing subfield in both media and social movement studies. Although there is an increasing number of studies that criticize the overemphasis of the importance of media technologies for social movements, questions of non-use, technology push-back and media refusal as explicit political practice have received comparatively little attention. The article charts a typology of digital disconnection as political practice and site of struggle bringing emerging literatures on disconnection, i.e. forms of media technology non-use to the field of social movement studies and studies of civic engagement. Based on a theoretical matrix combining questions of power, collectivity and temporality, we distinguish between digital disconnection as repression, digital disconnection as resistance and digital disconnection as performance and life-style politics. The article discusses the three types of digital disconnection using current examples of protest and social movements that engage with practices of disconnection.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Emiliano Treré

Anne Kaun

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Learning, Culture and Social Interaction 2018, : -.

In this paper we examine health literacy as a set of practices that unfold in networked activity systems. Focusing on the literacy practices of pregnant couples and parents of children with heart defect, we show that they participate in multiple activities with the object of constructing knowledge about the child's condition. The contexts for these activities are doctor-patient consultations and the parents' online searching and sharing. The study builds on ethnographic interviews, recorded medical consultations and collection of texts from online forums, blogs and social media. An analysis based on literacy practices and activity theory shows that these activities enable parents' learning, but they can also be restricting as to the mediating tools they provide and the rules that dictate the tools. Additionally, the object of learning about heart defect is not always clearly formulated and stable but it keeps alternating and expanding. As a result, the parents cross boundaries between activities with different mediating tools, rules and communities and thereby different possibilities for learning. We show that doing health literacy is comprised by a set of recontextualised practices of looking for medical and experiential knowledge and it is by a combination of the two that meaningful learning is achieved.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Theres Bellander

Zoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Educational Philosophy and Theory 2018, 50 (14): 1517-1518.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Viktor Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Cham : Springer, 2018. 1149-1161.

This chapter begins by illustrating the role of children in philosophy, and how childhood may impact philosophy, by turning to the work of Stanley Cavell. In particular this chapter focuses on his idea of philosophy as a confrontation with our culture’s criteria, but read in the light of Pierre Hadot’s understanding of philosophy as a way of life. It goes on to consider how the philosophy for children movement has developed through three generations of thought and practice. To illustrate how these generations have emerged, the chapter surveys differing views of the use of picture books in children’s philosophizing and philosophy. Going on from the third generation’s criticism of how the philosophy for children movement’s use of picture books has been insufficiently aware of its own assumptions, limits, and borders, the chapter concludes by showing that the critical moves from one generation to another in the field itself can be seen as a philosophical way of life, a way of life that involves philosophy for children confronting its own criteria, by emphasizing and questioning not only the boundaries of the content but also of the places where philosophy with children happens.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Viktor Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International Handbook of Philosophy of Education. Cham : Springer, 2018. 749-754.

Debate is arguably a central aspect of philosophy. There are a number of topics, however, on which the weighing of argument and counter-argument does not reach a final conclusion, but only a temporary settlement before the issue raises itself again. Understanding the historical development of such debates in philosophy of education is crucial to an appreciation of contemporary discussions in the field of education more broadly. They are debates that seem to have been always there and that continue to challenge new developments. Each chapter in Section 3, Revisiting Enduring Educational Debates, situates the debate related to a particular topic, considers its relevance, and highlights how it continues to influence educational theory and practice today.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ann Chinnery

Viktor Johansson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Technologies of Labour and the Politics of Contradiction. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 235-252.

In the chapter Bolin argues that in the world of digital, interactive media, media users become involved in two kinds of valorisation processes: one in which they produce social, aesthetic and cultural value within the framework of a cultural economy – which then becomes appropriated by the media industries and transformed into economic value. Furthermore, the nature of the business models of social networking media makes the labour activities at their bottom easily misrecognized by the media users. The result of this process is an increased commodification of social realms that have previously been outside of the economic markets.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Språkbruk 2018, 1 : 26-28.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordic Studies in Education 2018, 38 (4): 337-351.

How is it possible that bullying continues to be a common phenomenon in schools, despite the fact that so many teachers, students and parents, through diverse anti-bullying programs, have been engaged in trying to stop it? This question is addressed in this article through a philosophy of education-based analysis of the phenomenon of bullying. The article builds on results from two research projects financed by the Swedish Research Council, and offers a critical reading of the so-called norm-critical (Swedish normkritiska) approaches to bullying. As a result of the analysis made, the article shows how the inequality of the institution itself reproduces the conditions for bullying, and that in order to change those conditions, individual actors in the everyday life of schooling need to confirm their equality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Carl Anders Säfström

Elisabet Langmann

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The Journal of Media Literacy 2018, 65 (1 & 2): 87-91.

This paper suggests that a broadening of MIL to include what Lisa Parks (2010) call infrastructure literacy - a close understanding of the material and infrastructural conditions of our current media landscape – is necessary in order for citizens to develop the critical skills needed to navigate and participate in the contemporary media society, as well as to shape the world of tomorrow. By exploring digitalization policy and K-12 curricula for Sweden, the paper shows that the field is currently dominated by an understanding of media as content or tools for communication, and of the future as predetermined by technology. It also shows a lack of critical perspectives when it comes to media used within education.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Smågruppsarbete erbjuder många möjligheter att använda språket på ett varierat och utmanande sätt. I smågrupparbeten måste elever på egen hand organisera sitt arbete. De måste planera och besluta tillsammans. De måste också diskutera, resonera, jämföra och sammanfatta för att lösa uppgifter. I idealfallet ger därför smågrupparbete många tillfällen till att tala och lyssna. Det är därför inte konstigt att smågruppsarbete rekommenderas som arbetsform i andraspråksundervisning.Här presenteras studier om andraspråksutveckling i skolan som genomförts inom ramen för ett projekt som fokuserat på smågruppsarbete i årskurs 8 och 9 i klassrum med elever med olika grad av behärskning av undervisningsspråket. Genom att studera smågruppsarbete närmare vill författarna föra en mer nyanserad och balanserad diskussion om hur smågruppsarbete kan organiseras för att bli språkutvecklande på mest effektiva vis. I studierna undersöks vad olika former av smågruppsarbete erbjuder för möjligheter till interaktion, dvs. vilken interaktion smågruppsarbete i sig skapar och därmed vilka möjligheter till språkutveckling smågruppsarbete kan ge.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anna MalmbjerStina Hållsten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Popular Communication 2018, : -.

This article shares a study aiming to explore the meaning and function of streaming media as a facilitator of musical Bildung. Taking the affordances that technological streaming companies offer as a starting point, the study aimed to answer the following research questions:* What technical, educational, legal, economical, art related, and ethical challenges arise from the interaction between the streaming media Spotify, music, and human beings?* What aspects of musical Bildung does the user experience in the specific contexts that Spotify provides?* What constitutes Bildung in the Spotify-music-human being interaction?To address the research questions, from a music and communication perspective, access to Spotify users’ activities and experiences of streaming media interactions seemed to be crucial. The stimulated recall interviews were transcribed and subjected to hermeneutic content analysis. The results regards the users relationship to the service and how art may originate via Spotify.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Niclas Ekberg

Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Stedelijk Studies 2018, 7 : 1-16.

HON – en katedral (SHE – a cathedral, June 4–September 4, 1966) at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, was structured as a giant, reclining woman filling the entire space of the museum’s largest room, more or less to its edges (fig. 1). She was painted white with patterns of clear colors over parts of her body. Entering HON – en katedral (hereafter simply Hon) through its vagina, the audience found themselves walking and climbing in something that has been referred to as a kind of amusement park. The image of the invasive, female body placed directly into the heart of the museum institution served to disturb power relations within artistic networks and cultural life at a time when both the representation of women and gender positions in the arts were being challenged.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Räumen. Weinheim : Beltz Juventa, 2018. 38-54.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Beatriz LindqvistEva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Heidelberg : Universitätsverlag Winter, 2018.

Die Goethezeit fällt mit der Geburt und Konsolidierung der Ästhetik zusammen, die von den Idealisten und Romantikern als einheitsstiftendes Zentrum des Denkens konzipiert wurde. In diesem Zuge formulierten sie auch ein neues Verständnis der Autonomie des Kunstwerkes und des Künstlers, das für den heutigen Diskurs über Kunst gültig geblieben ist. Das vorliegende Buch hingegen sucht die Grenzbereiche des Ästhetischen dieser prägenden Jahre der Ästhetik auf, um den unsicheren Zustand ihrer Entstehung zu untersuchen. Johann Wolfgang Goethe beeinflusste durch verschiedene Rollen, als Autor, Künstler, Beamter, Herausgeber und Inspirator, die Gestaltung der Ästhetik. Er thematisiert in seinen Schriften immer Fragen der Grenzen des Ästhetischen. In fünf Kapiteln, die sich der ästhetischen Erfahrung, dem Symbolbegriff, der Ästhetik der Arabeske, dem Ziel der Preisaufgaben und der Beschreibungskunst Goethes widmen, untersucht das Buch die Beweglichkeit der Grenzen eines noch nicht definierten Diskurses.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mattias Pirholt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: World Literatures. Stockholm : Stockholm University Press, 2018. 275-286.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Ståhlberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

In: Fashion and Modernism. London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2018. 19-38.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Humanities 2018, 7 (4): -.

Eva Hoffman, known primarily for her autobiography of exile, Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), is also the author of a work of Gothic science fiction, set in the future. The Secret: A Fable for our Time (2001) is narrated by a human clone, whose discovery that she is the “monstrous” cloned offspring of a single mother emerges with growing discomfort at the uncanny similarities and tight bonds between her and her mother. This article places Hoffman’s use of the uncanny in relation to her understanding of Holocaust history and the condition of the postmemory generation. Relying on Freud’s definition of the uncanny as being “both very alien and deeply familiar,” she insists that “the second generation has grown up with the uncanny.” In The Secret, growing up with the uncanny leads to matrophobia, a strong dread of becoming one’s mother. This article draws on theoretical work by Adrienne Rich and Deborah D. Rogers to argue that the novel brings to “the matrophobic Gothic” specific insights into the uncanniness of second-generation experiences of kinship, particularly kinship between survivor mothers and their daughters.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: All-Women Art Spaces in Europe in the Long 1970s. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2018. 47-70.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ivan Aguéli. Stockholm : Thielska Galleriet, 2018. 14-19.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: A Companion to Modern Art. Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2018. 359-373.

The avant-garde of the early twentieth century in Europe was to a large extent a field of migrating artists and the circulation of artists' works. Swedish and other Scandinavian artists were a large part of avant-garde formations in Paris. Avant-garde formations need to be understood as being positioned in a field of several parallel spaces. Matisse eleverna ("the students of Matisse") has become ahistorical, gendered in the masculine unit that with time and much historical writing, has taken on a narrower meaning different from the actual group of Matisse's Swedish students. This chapter investigates this construction through two recent figures of pioneering avant-gardism within the modernist narrative: the ones created around the work of Siri Derkert and Hilma af Klint. It concludes by revisiting the Baltic Exhibition in Malmo 1914, an historic moment where several initiatives of avant-garde ambition were performed on one site.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenska dagbladet 2018, 16 November : 40-40.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Maria Hällgren


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

The modernist concept of life-building as an architectural method for improving the conditions of everyday life originated in Europe during the 1920s. This book explores three modes of functionalism by way of a comparative analysis of both the theoretical discourses and architectural practices associated with functionalism in Russia, Germany, and Sweden. These three countries made significant contributions to the application of functionalism within mass housing construction, the overarching purpose of which was to transform the traditional home into a rational living space.This study provides both close readings of foundational modernist texts as well as an empirical study of the avant-garde heritage in Russia, Germany, and Sweden. As a special case study, a visual analysis of IKEA catalogues is presented, the purpose of which is to provide an illustrated history of modernist aesthetics within mass-produced living spaces, from the era of functionalism up to the present day.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Irina Seits

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Volante, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
PhilosophyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Gender and Language 2018, 12 (3): 294-317.

Although there is no scientific proof of a breakable membrane in the vagina, virginity controls are causing great suffering to women worldwide, and hymen (re) constructions are carried out in many countries. The hymen is called modomshinna 'virginity membrane' in Swedish, which can reinforce the idea of a breakable membrane. In their work against female sexual oppression the Swedish Association for Sexuality Education launched a new term, vaginal corona. The aim of our study is to evaluate this initiative. By conducting a survey directed at youths and health professionals at youth clinics in Stockholm, we were able to show that knowledge of the new word had spread and that changes in the oppressive cultural beliefs connected to virginity and female sexuality in part can be connected to the word. The study thus supports the claim that initiatives aimed at changing vocabulary can be effective in changing cultural concepts. Feminist language activism initiatives are thus usable as part of feminist political work to promote women's sexual rights and gender equality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ida Melander

Jessica HolmdahlKarin Milles

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Hägersten : Tankekraft, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan SehlbergSven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Issues in Mental Health Nursing 2018, : 1-10.

The aim was to describe the nursing staff and ward managers' experiences of safety and violence in everyday meetings with the patients. The qualitative content analyses resulted in four themes: the relationship with the patient is the basis of care; the organizational culture affects the care given; knowledge and competence are important for safe care; and the importance of balancing influence and coercion in care. The staff had a varied ability to meet patients in a respectful way. One way of creating a common approach could be to discuss and reflect upon different options in the meeting with the patient.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ulrika Hylén

Karin Engström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Research in Phenomenology 2018, 48 (3): 318-330.

The present article proposes a reflection on the relation between music and language setting out from the experience of listening to words and listening to music. It relies to a certain extent upon an existential-phenomenological approach and develops the distinction between the sounding of sounds (sounding words) and the sound of sounding (musical sounds). From this distinction, a redefinition of rhythm is suggested based on the experience of listening and on the close listening to some pieces of music.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Marcia Cavalcante

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hegelian Marxism. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 151-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hegelian Marxism. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 127-150.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hegelian Marxism. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 81-106.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hegelian Marxism. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 35-59.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hegelian Marxism. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 107-125.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Since Georg Lukács and Karl Korsch in the 1920s, Hegelian Marxism has played a prominent role as a radical intellectual tradition in modern political theory. This anthology investigates how these Hegelian Marxists, in different historical, political and intellectual contexts during the last century, have employed Hegel’s philosophy with the aim of developing and renewing Marxist theory.Besides Lukács and Korsch the volume includes articles dealing with the thoughts of Herbert Marcuse, Theodor W. Adorno, Walter Benjamin, Evald Ilyenkov, Lucio Colletti and Slavoj Žižek. The overall purpose is to investigate if, and the degree to which, these thinkers could be interpreted as Hegelian Marxists, and how they use the Hegelian philosophy to better understand their own current society as well as situate themselves in relation to orthodox forms of Marxism. Taken together, the articles can hopefully contribute to an intensification of discussions about the critical and self-criticalphilosophy of Marxism today.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanAnders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of IdeasPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: NU2018 - Det akademiska lärarskapet. : .

En central del i det akademiska lärarskapet är att handleda studenter som befinner sig på olika nivåer i sin utbildning. Det kan handla om doktorander på forskarutbildningsnivå, men i och med att en så stor andel studenter skriver ett, eller två, självständiga arbeten under sin utbildning, handlar det oftare om handledning av studenter på grundläggande eller avancerad nivå. Det finns ett antal studier, både nationellt och internationellt, som behandlar olika aspekter av handledning av studenters uppsatser, som exempelvis handledningsprocessen, handledarstilar, och handledares erfarenheter och behov (t.ex. Augustsson & Jaldemark, 2014; Baker, Cluett, Ireland, Reading, & Rourke, 2014; Berg, 2016; Carlson, Svensson, Johannson, & Montin, 2016; Eriksson & Gustavsson, 2016; Kamler & Thomson, 2014; Scholefield & Cox, 2016; Sveen & Magnusson, 2013; Todd, Smith, & Bannister, 2006; Wiggins, Gordon-Finlayson, Becker, & Sullivan, 2016).En aspekt av handledningsprocessen, som dock framför allt har diskuterats inom den forskning som finns om handledning på forskarutbildningsnivå, är att känslor och känslomässiga aspekter kan spela en viktig roll i handledning och för doktoranders skrivande (Cotterall, 2013; Doloriert, Sambrook, & Stewart, 2012; Sambrook, Stewart, & Roberts, 2008). En utgångspunkt i denna forskning är som regel att handledaren och doktoranden hinner etablera känslomässiga relationer i och med att en forskarutbildning pågår under flera år, och att det kan påverka skrivprocessen. Även inom forskning om skolelevers skrivande har betydelsen av känslor och värderingar framhållits, till exempel inom det forskningsfält där olika språkliga resurser för att värdera och uttrycka känslor analyseras utifrån ramverket appraisal (Martin & White, 2003). Denna forskning har till exempel visat att skolelevers texter värderas högre när språkliga resurser för att uttrycka värderingar och känslor används (Folkeryd, 2006).Men hur är det i handledning av studenter på grundutbildningsnivå? Vilka resurser och strategier knutna till känslor och värderingar används av studenter och handledare i handledningssamtal om självständiga arbeten? Med utgångspunkt i den befintliga forskningen är detta frågor som bör belysas närmare, och i denna presentation ämnar vi göra det ur två olika perspektiv. Det första perspektivet utgår från de bedömningsprocesser som hela tiden pågår i handledningsinteraktionen, och vi analyserar dessa utifrån begrepp som knyts till ramverket appraisal (Martin & White, 2003). Det andra perspektivet utgår från hur handledare och studenter kan använda känslor och känslomässiga uttryck som en typ av handledningsstrategi. Här utgör begreppen anticipated emotions och anticipatory emotions de huvudsakliga analysredskapen (Barsics, Van der Linden, & D'Argembeau, 2016, 219).Vårt paper har sin grund i ett pågående, tvärvetenskapligt projekt om självständighet i högre utbildning, där handledning har en central roll (http://www.sh.se/p3/ext/content.nsf/aget? openagent&key=projekt_page_1446544810333 ). Det empiriska material presentationen bygger på, består av inspelad handledningsinteraktion, med handledare och studenter från lärarutbildning och journalistik, vid två svenska lärosäten. ReferenserAugustsson, G., & Jaldemark, J. (2014). Online supervision: a theory of supervisors’ strategic communicative influence on student dissertations. Higher Education, 67(1), 19-33.Baker, M.-J., Cluett, E., Ireland, L., Reading, S., & Rourke, S. (2014). Supervising undergraduate research: A collective approach utilising groupwork and peer support. Nurse Education Today, 34(4), 637-642.Barsics, C., Van der Linden, M., & D'Argembeau, A. (2016). Frequency, characteristics, and perceived functions of emotional future thinking in daily life. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69(2), 217-233.Berg, D. (2016). Det självständiga arbetet - en plats för emancipation eller automation. Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 94-108.Carlson, V., Svensson, P., Johannson, V., & Montin, S. (2016). Handledare, vägledare eller kontrollant? Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 20-38.Cotterall, S. (2013). More than just a brain: emotions and the doctoral experience. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(2), 174-187.Doloriert, C., Sambrook, S., & Stewart, J. (2012). Power and emotion in doctoral supervision: Implications for HRD. European Journal of Training and Development, 36(7), 732-750.Eriksson, A., & Gustavsson, S. (2016). Krav, uppmaningar och frågor - en autoetnografisk reflektion över handledning av självständiga arbeten. Utbildning och lärande, 10(1), 70-87.Folkeryd, J. W. (2006). Writing with an attitude : appraisal and student texts in the school subject of Swedish. Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis.Kamler, B., & Thomson, P. (2014). Helping doctoral students write pedagogies for supervision. London ; New York: Routledge,.Martin, J. R., & White, P. R. (2003). The language of evaluation: Springer.Sambrook, S., Stewart, J., & Roberts, C. (2008). Doctoral supervision . . . a view from above, below and the middle! Journal of Further and Higher Education, 32(1), 71-84.Scholefield, D., & Cox, G. (2016). Evaluation of a model of dissertation supervision for 3rd year B.Sc. undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Education in Practice, 17, 78-85.Schreier, M. (2012). Qualitative Content Analysis in Practice. London & Thousand Oaks: SAGE.Sveen, H., & Magnusson, J. (2013). Handledningens vad, hur och varför: interaktionella mönster med fokus på röst. Högre Utbildning (2), 87-102.Todd, M. J., Smith, K., & Bannister, P. (2006). Supervising a social science undergraduate dissertation: staff experiences and perceptions. Teaching in Higher Education, 11(2), 161-173.Wiggins, S., Gordon-Finlayson, A., Becker, S., & Sullivan, C. (2016). Qualitative undergraduate project supervision in psychology: current practices and support needs of supervisors across North East England and Scotland. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 13(1), 1-19. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Språk och interaktion 2018, 4 : 145-171.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Sakprosa 2018, 10 (1): -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Om anden. Järna : Kosmos, 2018. 29-51.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Om anden. Järna : Kosmos, 2018. 13-27.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jonna Bornemark

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2018, XI (2-3): 34-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta Rotaru

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Information, Communication and Society 2018, : -.

From a discourse analytic framework, the article analyses health blogs and patient’s forum discussions in which parents to children with congenital heart defects recontextualize medical professional knowledge and share their own experiences. The study show how the two types of online media may serve as a means for parents to attain expert status in their own case by sharing lay knowledge expressed as an amalgamation of the two key perspectives–professional and experienced–as an indivisible unit. Monological discourses, such as narrating, in blogs and more direct and immediate responses in forum discussions are noted as examples of differences in how medical facts are explained and negotiated, how advice is provided and how patient expertise is created. The study also show how blogs and especially forum discussions are used to problematize the validity of actions and opinions of medical staff. The role of developing patient expertise in epistemic communities online may therefore come with a risk of spreading misrepresentation of medical cases. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

T. Bellander

Mats Landqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Journal of Cultural Studies 2018, : -.

This article presents an analysis of the makeover reality show Real Men, which was broadcast on Swedish television in 2016. The analysis shows that Real Men – like other shows of its genre – functions as a form of ‘governmentality’ through which forms of neoliberal subjectivity are propagated and pedagogically enforced on ‘bad subjects’. However, the show surpasses the genre conventions by questioning the authority of the norms and values (i.e. middle-class, cosmopolitan and urban values) that are being propagated and in letting the values held by the working-class men on the show eventually be victorious and accepted within the narrative. The purpose of this article is to try to make sense of a popular cultural artefact such as Real Men against the background of the crisis of legitimacy for the neoliberal ideology and the rise of (right-wing) populism, and to try to understand how the forms and genres of popular culture transform and respond to this changing political context. © The Author(s) 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik StiernstedtPeter Jakobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sexualities 2018, 21 (7): 1021-1038.

This article draws on popular culture, ethnographic materials and mainstream commercials to discuss contemporary understandings of the relationship between fertility, pregnancy and parenthood among lesbians and other queer persons with uteruses. It argues that, on the one hand, same-sex lesbian motherhood is increasingly celebrated as evidence of Swedish gender and sexual exceptionalism and, on the other, queers who wish to challenge heteronormative gender disavow both the relationship between fertility and femininity, and that of pregnancy and parenthood. The author argues that in studying queer family formation, we must move beyond addressing heteronormativity and begin studying how gender, sexuality, race and class get reproduced in queer kinship stories.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication. : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 127-152.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Theres Bellander

Anna-Malin Karlsson

Zoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordicom Review 2018, 39 (2): 95-110.

This article proposes and explores the notion of “media micro-generations”. Based on a survey of values and norms in relation to media-related behaviour in Sweden, we identify statistically significant media micro-generations. Through an analysis of the technologies that were introduced during the formative years of different media micro-generations, we propose that media micro-generations are formed with the introduction of new media technologies. Thus, the existence of media micro-generations illustrates how rapid trans- formations of media technologies can shape the moral notions of narrow age groups. It also explains why many earlier studies have detected a rather large span of years (1970-1985, in between the TV generation and the internet generation) during which no generational identity seems to have been formed.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bengt Johansson

Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Time in the History of Art. New York & Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018. 1-10.

Art history as we know it is regarded by many actors in the art world as obsolete. Today, it seems contemporaneity rules in a “post-historical” situation, where art history seems deprived of a future. Some two decades or more after the heyday of postmodernism, it is time to reconsider what kinds of historical claims can still be made for the field of art history and visual studies. If the very word “history” is laden with antiquated expectations of “objectivity” as the discipline goes about its customary business of putting objects back into their chronological place, then the concept of temporality opens up fresh approaches to the temporal organization of the discipline. What if visual art is in a position to explain and expand history rather than vice versa? What if the artwork grounds history? What if the work does not necessarily belong to its own time, but was born prematurely or belatedly, disjointed with respect to a chronological axis? Art historical approaches are still possible, indeed needed, but they do look a little different from those to which we have become accustomed.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

K. Moxey

Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Om anden. Järna : Kosmos Förlag, 2018. 53-67.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

This dissertation explores ways in which “queer digital media use” co-produces senses of space, time, and queer being in contemporary Russia. Considering the particular implications of (in)visibility for queer living, and the importance of compartmentalizing conflicting spheres, the study provides a grounded account of queer life lived with and through digital media in a context currently characterized by “anti-gay” sentiments. Empirically, it draws on fieldwork and in-depth interviews with queer male informants in Saint Petersburg from 2013–2015 in accordance with a “non-digital-centric” digital ethnography. Taking a distinct phenomenological perspective, the study asks how digital media is implicated within the informants’ queer orientation towards the world. How does digital media affect perceptions of the here and now, the proximate and the distant, and spaces of belonging? In what way is it entwined with the directions they take and how they perceive of the future? And how do the different mobilities of flesh and code relate to one another? Aiming to answer such questions, the study outlines a “queer digital media phenomenology”, combining Sara Ahmed’s queer phenomenology and Shaun Moores’s media phenomenology. While Ahmed provides a deep understanding of queer habituation, Moores adds a consideration of the multiply positioned digital media user, as a fundamental pre-requisite for contemporary social experience. Rather than echoing commonly accepted ideas of speedup and instantaneousness within digital culture, the results show that digital media is often used among the informants to help produce slowness and to postpone further action. By producing spaces understood as “safe” and private, digital media provides sites where the work of generating a queer orientation can be done, and where the larger geography of everyday living may be negotiated. The study thus explores how the informants travel across multiple sites, particularly articulating the dynamics between online and offline spaces, and the discontinuities of queer digital media use. Challenging the idea of constant connectivity and an online/offline collapse, the dissertation follows recent studies in suggesting that digital media use exposes unorthodox ways of imagining relationality, why we need to critically consider inbuilt normative assumptions about the embodied subjects anticipated to live “seamless medialives”.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Stina Bengtsson

Matilda Tudor

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Baltic Worlds 2018, XI (1): 77-79.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Brock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Arche - tidskrift för psykoanalys, humaniora och arkitektur 2018, 62-63 : 150-160.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. 717-733.

The chapter presents the topic of “historicity” (Geschichtlichkeit) as a core concern for phenomenological thinking in the intersection with hermeneutics. It is first coined as a philosophical term by Dilthey and Yorck von Wartenburg as a way to capture the unique way in which humans exist historically and belong to history. Through their correspondence published posthumously in 1923 it enters the orbit of Heidegger’s existential phenomenology, as he quotes extensively from these letters in Being in Time. For Heidegger, historicity was the key to transforming Husserlian phenomenology into hermeneutical ontology. In his reappraisal of hermeneutic thinking, Gadamer also locates historicity at the center of his magnum opus Truth and Method. The chapter also shows how Husserl was a thinker of historicity. This is brought out in particular in Derrida’s early interpretations of Husserl, where the deconstructive approach emerges literally from the problem of the historicity of ideal objects.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries. London : Routledge, 2018. 209-224.

This chapter explores what it means to negotiate embodied ‘gendersex’ as part of engaging with transmedicine. It draws in the main on two trans men’s narratives about their trajectories to undertake gender-affirming surgery, with one man travelling from Denmark to Serbia and the other shifting from publicly funded trans-specific healthcare to a private hospital within Serbia. I use the concepts of navigation and negotiation to move beyond theoretical discussions about whether medical transition is transgressive or compliant, and look instead at individualized orientations regarding surgical interventions. I utilize a framework of biomedicalization to consider how these processes involve negotiating surgeries and navigating in borderlands between different (public and private) healthcare systems, and across international borders, as well as in borderlands between the capitalist logics of body modification as a commodified good, the logics of medical transition as validated within a framework of pathologization, and emerging logics of self-determination. The chapter offers insights into contemporary sites where the organization of transmedicine is changing, and where knowledge about how to chart a course through medical transition is largely created in trans people’s multi-sited networks online and offline.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Educare - Vetenskapliga skrifter 2018, : 42-.

Earlier interview studies of electric guitar playing girls in upper secondary schools, shows clearly that taken for granted knowledge values are connected to specific genres or styles, and to specific actions and behaviours related to these style. It is also obvious that the interviewed students, not least depending on sex, relate differently to these values. One statement based on the results of the interview studies with five electric guitar playing girls is that the role of the teacher becomes important when it comes to contribute to equal teaching and learning of music. The question is what the teacher needs to know and handle. In the article a pentagon model for responsive teaching is mirrored towards the girls’ experiences of ensemble education, aiming to make clear and discuss possibilities for equal teaching and learning. The connection to the special number of EDUCARE is not least the risk that arts values can conserve traditional gender roles in music educational settings.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Per Musi 2018, : 19-.

The starting point for the study presented in this article is constituted by experiences of using Simone de Beauvoir’s philosophy aiming to describe and understand the becoming of musical women in Swedish schools. Earlier research conducted outside the area of music shows that Beauvoir’s theories can help to explain – and provide means of change for – situations where there is a risk that traditional gender roles will be conserved. A majority of gender studies in the field of music education are based on the performativity theory of Judith Butler. In comparison, de Beauvoir states that repetitions and habits are stratified in the body as experiences, and that human beings are able to make choices in a situation. The aim of the study is to explore how caring is nurtured among girls in Swedish music educational settings. Material generated through two phenomenological studies conducted within specialist music programs in lower respectively higher secondary education in Sweden, constituted the empirical base for conducting re-analysis. This re-analysis followed a hermeneutical phenomenological analytical model. Examples of how caring seemed to be nurtured among girls in music education appeared at different levels and in different situations. It concerns actions made by the girls aiming to make the social and musical setting function in agreed upon “good” ways, namely in the form of taking initiatives, filling “gaps”, and being flexible, andbecoming (aware) musical women. Finally we reflect upon causes and changes in relation to actions that seem to establish and maintain female students as immanent, and non-able to run their own projects, to speak with de Beauvoir. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Proceedings of Bridges 2018 on Mathematics, Art, Music, Architecture, Education, Culture. Phoenix, Arizona : .

This paper discusses the nature of art activity, such as dance, in teaching and learning subject matter, such as math, querying what is left from the artistic when art is put to serve a cause, such as education. Does any partner, dance, math or education gain or give up more in the triangular affair?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Paul Moerman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Sats 2018, 19 (1): 69-87.

This article explores the connections between Nietzsche's Also Sprach Zarathustra and Tove Jansson and the world of the Moomins. It begins with a short summary of the impact of Nietzsche in the Nordic countries and of his most important book, focusing on passages that are of particular relevance for the analyses that follow. It then proceeds to explore its meaning and significance for Jansson in three sections. The first concerns Atos Wirtanen, the writer and politician with whom she lived for ten years, and who encouraged her to publish her first book, while he himself was completing a book on Nietzsche. In the second section, the article analyzes an early semi-autobiographical literary experiment from the Jansson family archive that displays her as a passionate reader of Nietzsche long before her meeting with Wirtanen. In the third and last section, the framework of the Zarathustra narrative is used to interpret some of the figures and scenes from the Moomin books.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

The European Journal of Women's Studies 2018, 25 (3): 269-277.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny SundénUlrika Dahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Culture, Theory and Critique 2018, 59 (3): 281-298.

When cynical distance and ironic posturing have become the prevalent means of relating to public life, political humour is no longer considered subversive. It has been argued that both in Russia and the United States, ideology has co-opted satire, meaning that citizens can consume outrage passively through various satirical media products, thereby displacing outrage and abstaining from more active forms of resistance. This articles explores the twenty-first century potential of irony and cynicism to disrupt and subvert through parody, be it in the form of political satire or ironic protest, examining how similar paradigms are expressed across different geographical contexts.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Brock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Northern Lights 2018, 16 (1): 3-21.

Following the spread of digital media, the interdisciplinary field of surveillance studies has gained prominence, engaging scholars from the humanities and the social sciences alike. This introductory article aims to map out the main terrain of surveillance through, by and in the media. First, we discuss the phenomenon of, and the scholarly work on, surveillance through and by media, taking into consideration both state and corporate surveillance and how these activities have grown with the new digital and personal media of today. We then discuss surveillance as the phenomenon is represented in the media and how representations relate to surveillance practices. We conclude by presenting the articles of this special issue.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

A. Jerslev

Göran Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft 2018, 66 (3): 338-339.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne Kaun

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Asiatische Studien 2018, 72 (2): 489-513.

The Kauśikasūtra has three sets of general rules, the first two (1.1–8 cum 1.9–23) consecutively opening up the sūtra-text, having an application to the adjoining context, and the third one (7.1–9.7) being seemingly prescribed for the rest of the work. The understanding of the Kauśikasūtra draws hugely on ascertaining the right meaning of these paribhāṣās. The general rule 8.10 is an interesting example of such crux filologorum, wherein, regardless the emendation, the enouncement apparently bears little meaning and the paribhāṣā, as a whole, seems inapplicable. The paper discusses sixteen cases whereto the paribhāṣā 8.10 might be applied, starting from the instances thus indicated by the two commentators, Dārila and Keśava. In subsidiary, another subject is elucidated, the set of rites called manthāntāni karmāṇi, which, although there is no paribhāṣā regulating their function, they are prescribed by the sequence of rites 11.11–11.15, and are to be applied in the specified context. This is an example of the efforts done by the subsequent redactor(s) of the Kauśikasūtra, who have added general rules to elucidate the concise and obscure sūtra-text: an unspecified general rule (11.11ff) inserted in the adjoining context, and a specified, but redundant general rule (8.10) employed in the appropriate section, with little care for the consistency of the editorial work.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta Rotaru

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Humanimalia - a journal of human/animal interface studies 2018, 9 (2): 47-67.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Mari Zetterqvist Blokhuis

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Uppdrag Militär. [Stockholm] : Centrum för Studier av Militär och Samhälle, 2018. 9-17.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lotta Tillberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

[Stockholm] : Centrum för Studier av Militär och Samhälle, 2018.

Detta är den fjärde boken i en serie antologier om svensk militär yrkespraktik. Elva olika forskare, med skilda vetenskapliga perspektiv, reflekterar över militärt yrkeskunnande.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lotta Tillberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Further and Higher Education 2018, : -.

Independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, especially when it comes to undergraduate projects. At the same time independence is characterised by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and interdisciplinary. Based on the existing research in the field, we see a need for more studies on how supervisors of undergraduate projects handle this conceptual ambiguity. The aim of this article is, thus, to examine how supervisors from two different education programmes, teacher education and journalism, in two different countries, Sweden and Russia, understand the concept of independence within higher education in connection with the supervision of undergraduate projects. The analysis is based on 12 focus-group interviews with supervisors at different universities in the two countries. In our results, we highlight and discuss seven different understandings of independence that were recurrent in our material and in which phases of the undergraduate project they were seen as most significant. Using Wittgenstein’s ideas on family resemblances, we conclude with a discussion of how the concept independence may be understood in relation to some associated concepts that are also significant within higher education.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

European Journal of Communication 2018, 33 (5): 522-539.

The question of voice is a central and timeless political issue. Who gets to speak? Who is silenced? Who is listening? One of the main arenas for voice in modern, advanced democracies is the media. Media infrastructures, technologies, institutions and organizations are a precondition for political voice in large-scale societies, but are also an important factor in distributing the possibilities for voice among different groups and sectors of the population. In this article, we take on the question of voice in relation to social class and aim to analyse how the medium of television gives voice to people from different social classes. This study operationalizes the theoretical notion of voice by asking the following questions: who has the opportunity to appear and speak on television, to whom do they speak and under what circumstances does this communication occur? Based on a content analysis of television in Sweden, the results from this study show that voice is distributed in a highly unequal manner. It also shows that the relations enacted by television appearances conform to the social hierarchy. Whereas people from the ruling class frequently speak to people from the working and middle classes, they are rarely spoken to by members of a class that is positioned below their own. Television thus constructs a social hierarchy of voice and authority that reproduces and legitimizes already existing social hierarchies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik StiernstedtPeter Jakobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Becoming Animal. Berlin : Hatje Cantz, 2018. 186-193.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Comparative and Continental Philosophy 2018, 10 (2): 140-150.

Taking its point of departure in an enigmatic passage from the Analects, in which the interlocutor is likened by the master to a sacrificial vase, the essay explores how this teaching can be read as a indirect commentary on the proper way of inhabiting and communicating tradition. The relation to the ancestors and the proper way of handling the rites for the dead is shown to reveal a more basic hermeneutic argument in Confucian thinking, opening the text to its own future transformation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hans Ruin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Global Media and Communication 2018, 14 (2): 173-191.

This article discusses the role of media and communications in contributing to social progress, as elaborated in a landmark international project – the International Panel on Social Progress. First, it analyses how media and digital platforms have contributed to global inequality by examining media access and infrastructure across world regions. Second, it looks at media governance and the different mechanisms of corporatized control over media platforms, algorithms and content. Third, the article examines how the democratization of media is a key element in the struggle for social justice. It argues that effective media access – in terms of distribution of media resources, even relations between spaces of connection and the design and operation of spaces that foster dialogue, free speech and respectful cultural exchange – is a core component of social progress.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

N. Couldry

Göran Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Media and Communication 2018, 6 (2): 145-148.

This editorial introduces the thematic issue of “Media and Communication between the Local and the Global”. It does so first by presenting the origin of this thematic issue: the Media, Globalization and Social Change division at the NordMedia2017 conference. The thematic issue is then anchored theoretically through discussion of the widely conceived notion of mediation as a technological, symbolic and ethical process―highlighting the interest in how media actors and communication technologies, practices and artefacts mediate between global phenomena and local contexts, which is what unites the contributions to this thematic issue. Last, the final section of this editorial introduces the articles, which coalesce around three broad themes: migration, marginalised communities, and consumption.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kinga Polynczuk-Alenius

Jessica Gustafsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Media and Communication 2018, 6 (2): 188-198.

This article explores how increased media access and use influences Kenyan women’s everyday life and alters the domestic space. Based on 30 in-depth interviews with women in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya, the article demonstrates that women have incorporated newly gained media into their daily lives and routines. Increased media access has opened up the home and turned the domestic sphere from a secluded place into a connected space in which women can receive input from,connect with and interact with the world beyond their immediate surroundings whilst simultaneously remaining at homeand fulfilling their traditional gender roles. Women’s media use thus reinforces their connection to the domestic sphereand the gendered division of labour. Although it has the potential to challenge gender inequalities, the extent to which this occurs depends on the individual woman’s ability to act on the imagin aries and ideas that media carry.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jessica Gustafsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Media and Communication 2018, 6 (2): 149-157.

This article explores the relationship between online and offline practices in the special case of forced migration. By applying a central category in social relations, trust/distrust as developed by Niklas Luhmann, this article contributes to the understanding of forced migration in the digital age. It presupposes that, without a strategy of trust, it would be almost impossible to cope with situations of unfamiliarity and uncertainty. By interviewing refugees, the questionis in what contexts the refugee recognizes that they can trust (or not). The article concludes that through the combination of on- and offline communication practices, more varied mechanisms for the creation and stabilization of trust are provided. In contexts of unfamiliarity, interpersonal relations with the native inhabitants play an important role in bridging online and offline worlds.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Heike Graf

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Technologies of Labour and the Politics of Contradiction. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 99-119.

The work of creators of digital media today is profoundly reliant on the use of specialised software. Yet, software is not merely an instrument of labour. The current hegemonies of society are incorporated in the technological design of tools, explicating what Feenberg (2009) calls technical rationality. Different production frameworks can embed distinct forms of such rationality depending on the goals of their creators. Drawing on theories of knowledge and feminist theory of technological development, Forsler and Velkova present an analysis of the production frameworks of three different manufactures of software tools for computer graphics, both industrial and user-driven. The chapter contributes with a conceptual theoretical model of how these frameworks are underpinned by different epistemological assumptions and competing visions of media practitioners.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

Julia Velkova


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Romani Studies 2018, 28 (1): 1-4.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Romani Studies 2018, 28 (1): 150-155.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Romani Studies 2018, 28 (1): 41-78.

Half a century after the first work on the Romanian Roms written by M. Kogǎlniceanu (1837) at the suggestion of the father of modern geography, Alexander von Humboldt, similarly, at the suggestion of a foreign scholar, the father of Romani dialectology, Franz Miklosich, a graduate of the Faculty of Theology, University of Leipzig, and Ph.D. of the same university, Barbu Constantinescu, started to learn Romani and became the first Romanian scholar in the emergent field. He was an acknowledged educationist, the first exponent of Herbatianism in Romania, and worked in many educational pioneering projects, such as the establishment of the first kindergarten, as well as the reformation of the pedagogical and theological systems of education. In the field of Romani studies, unfortunately, he could not publish all his projected work, and posterity forgot his huge effort of travelling in all counties of Wallachia and Moldavia in search of Romani settlements. He published in Bucharest, in 1877 and 1878, a dozen songs and tales in Romani of his own translation, which were duly acknowledged (e.g. by F.H. Groome in his 1899 anthology of Gypsy folk songs). However, his work, comprising hundreds of documents, was not included in a collection, though it is partially preserved in some unedited manuscripts at the Romanian Academy Library in Bucharest, which are described here for the first time, in sections § 2.1-6. The article describes the intellectual legacy left by Barbu Constantinescu in the field of Romani studies.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta Rotaru

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research 2018, 10 (1): 1-3.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

E. H. Wirtén

Johanna Dahlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Sociologija 2018, 60 (1): 64-83.

This paper presents challenges and life strategies of highly educated single mothers in Lithuania. My ethnography traces the impact on strategies of remaining in a country where exit strategies – alcoholism, suicide, emigration – prevail and seem as an “easier” option. It is a study concerned with the relationship between precarity, single motherhood, social reproduction and everyday living. I focus on precarious living conditions, social isolation and stigmatization, unappreciated and highly gendered care-work. Based on collaborative ethnographic fieldwork material, the paper presents the micro-level attempts to negotiate what it means to be a lone care-taker, to revalorize and challenge the hegemonic narratives of individual strength and success.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Laura Lapinske

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Education Through Art 2018, 14 (2): 239-246.

This essay is a visual interpretation of the media ecologies of visual art education in Sweden and Estonia. As the title of the article suggests, an ecology of visual art education means infrastructures for accessing, producing, showing and sharing images. The study is empirically informed by social network analysis conducted in online communities and by interviews with teachers who are active in those communities. Graphs of activity and connectedness in online communities are included in a media ecology model, based on the teacher interviews. The model visually relates online collaboration with material technologies, such as classroom computers or cameras, and different forms of governance, such as curricula. The essay attempts to contribute to the existing literature regarding the relation between technologies and educational practice by combining digital methods with media ecology and infrastructure theory, and methodologically by using visual methods for interpretation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Pragmatics 2018, 133 : 105-108.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Elizabeth Peterson

Kristy Beers Fägersten

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Ethics and Education 2018, 13 (3): 309-328.

Inspired by Adriana Cavarero’s recent work on maternal inclinations as a postural term, the overall purpose of this article is to seek out a geometry of the educational relation that is alien to the masculine myth of the ‘economic man’. Drawing on Jan Masschelein and Maarten Simons’s critique of the marketization of education, reading their giving ‘shape and form’ to the scholastic school through the geometry of Cavarero’s ‘maternal inclinations’, the article shows how images and metaphors associated with the posture of rectitude infuse the scholastic model of the school. At the same time, we argue, it testifies to a geometry of an inclined subject and, in doing so, it offers an opening for recovering the significance of the feminine and maternal to educational theory. Affirming this opening, the paper makes a shift of emphasis from scholastic techniques to educational postures.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elisabet LangmannLovisa Bergdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Cuttack, Odisha, India : Ravenshaw University, 2018.

The articles brought together in this special issue of Ravenshaw Journal of Literature and Culture on Life Writing are examples of social, therapeutic, and emotional life writing which can be described as ‘healing literature.’ All the contributions in this volume, whether they treat historical life writing or contemporary experiences, offer readers elements of events lived mainly in India, but also in the USA and Europe. The contributions published here are made by researchers from all over the world and propose analyses of narratives that are varied in thematic approach, from pain and illness narratives to narrations of lived religion (Dalit, Buddhism, Bhakti spirituality, Hinduism, Christianity), and in theoretical underpinnings (Foucault, Gilmore, Merleau-Ponty) and genres (journalism, autobiography/autofiction, poetry). The variety of themes, backgrounds, contexts and analytical approaches to texts from India, the USA, Europe and beyond allow both the experienced researcher to conduct in-depth readings and the neophyte a window into the exciting and ever-evolving field of life writing.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karen Ferreira-Meyers

Kerstin Shands


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Gendering Postsocialism. London : Routledge, 2018. 1-17.

When the Berlin Wall fell in November 1989 and when, two years later, the Soviet Union crumbled and was divided into 15 independent states, the huge space formerly called the Communist Bloc or the countries of state socialism seemed to disappear forever, and an unprecedented process of change began. This process was just as unique from a historical perspective as the earlier attempts to build communism and/or state socialism. The changes had different speeds and directions, and while some states embraced the process of democratisation in order to “return to Europe”, others were experimenting with the ideals of a strong authoritarian state, religion, and a “return to tradition” to build a new society.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

I. A. Morell

Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Den 9 maj 1958 invigdes Moderna Museet i marinens gamla Exercishall på Skeppsholmen i Stockholm. Museet var inte en självständig institution utan Nationalmuseums avdelning för modern konst med Bo Wennberg som chef. Året därpå tog Pontus Hultén över.Under Hulténs ledning blev Moderna ett av Europas viktigaste museer för modern konst. Men det var också något av stockholmarnas kulturhus, bland annat inspirerat av Stedelijk Museum i Amsterdam, med plats för film, musik, teater, happenings och modevisningar.Efter de första årens framgångar möttes Hultén av ett kulturpolitiskt motstånd mot slutet av 1960-talet. Hultén kritiserades för ointresse för den svenska konsten, för bristande politiskt engagemang och för att gå den amerikanska imperialismens ärenden.Den 26 april 2017 anordnade Samtidshistoriska institutet tillsammans med forskningsprojektet Levande arkiv: Pontus  Hultén på Moderna Museet (1957-73), fiansierat av Vetenskapsrådet och placerat vid ämnet Konstvetenskap, Södertörns högskola, ett vittnesseminarium om Pontus Hulténs tid på Moderna Museet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Andreas GedinCharlotte BydlerJohanna Ringarp

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Proust V. Stockholm : Marcel Proust-sällskapet, 2018. 35-57.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Studies in International Education 2018, 22 (4): 317-333.

Nowadays, most universities have policies for internationalization, and in such policies, attention is increasingly given to internationalization as an aspect of students’ learning. However, there have so far been limited efforts to study how such student-centered internationalization can be carried out in practice. This article explores linkages between policy and practice, and it reports on a case study of how local policy goals of internationalization are carried out at the classroom level in a university in Sweden. Through fine-grained analyses of classroom interactions, it is demonstrated how a teacher and his students put policy goals into practice and what aspects stimulate them to do so. More generally, the results contribute to knowledge of how internationalization of higher education can be encouraged and practiced in local learning settings in the form of social actions and how it is carried out in a certain context at a certain time.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hedda Söderlundh

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Time in the History of Art. New York & Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018. 13-25.

Rather than recourse to historicism’s investments in determinative causes, “efficient” history, it is argued, should take its cue from the after-life or the history of the artwork following its creation at a specific moment in time. The perceived temporal crisis of art history today has much to do with developments on the scene of contemporary art related to the idea of contemporaneity more broadly. Post-history and post-future are criticized here for their rather facile dismissal of history. Whereas post-history is predicated upon a teleological philosophy of history, post-future is ultimately indebted to the concept of history it purports to abandon. The concept of the past is turned on its heels and used to characterize the present, which withers away, while the past remains and accumulates into a “present past.” Martin Heidegger and Gilles Deleuze, alongside Bruno Latour, are mobilized to form a future-oriented history model, in which anachronic quasi-objects are traced, linked, and associated in actual patterns of interconnection, in part reminiscent of the model set by the catalogue raissonné rather than the established developmental narrative of the history of art.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

New York & Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Keith Moxey

Dan Karlholm

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: NSEParis 2018 Abstracts. : .

The title of our paper alluds to a poem by the American writer Adrienne Rich. The poem suggests the sublime capacity of art to effect change, while at the same time acknowledging that art also can be ineffectual in the face of despair. The history of public art is fraught with controversy, and this fact is also addressed by a number of researchers in our field. As the philosopher Hilde Hein writes ”we go to private art, but public art is come upon,” referring to public art as ”unwanted art” (2006, 55). Our project is not concerned with the controversy of public art, but with a topic that we believe is under-theorized in our field, namely how the social and ethical meaning of memorials and public art are reproduced as a discourse. We argue, that there is a Post Witness Art discourse that reproduce the idea that art must bear wittness to catastrophic events, even when the people that are effected by these events opposes the very existence of art. We will argue, that to look at Post Witness Art as part of a discourse that defines art as remembrance and mourning, means that we have to acknowledge that this discourse carries a certain language, words that in themselves manifest power. In our paper we ask, what does claims of democracy and inclusiveness mean when the art world is faced with opposition? What if there are situations were art simply is not the answer, as the title of Rich´s poem suggests? We will address these matters with a specific case in mind, namely Memory Wound. This is a memorial design by the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg, commisioned by Public Art Norway, in the aftermath of the horrific attacks at the government buildings and Utøya in Norway on the 22 of July 2011. The attacks claimed a total of 77 lives and hundreds were injured. With a ”wound that can never be healed” Dahlberg intended the design to “reflect the abrupt and permanent loss.” Dahlbergs design illustrates the loss in the presence of a cut – like an injury – and has a site/non-site logics that is a recurrent image in many contemporary memorials. In our paper, we will adress the collision between the people that live in the proximity to where Memory Wound were to be situated, and the advocators for the memorial, namely the art world. In an open letter an international group of acclaimed artists and curators appealed to the Norwegian government to ”be brave and allow Memory Wound to become a dignified place of healing”. This letter exhibits what we will adress as a tacit understanding of how public art should function, as a mediator between the private and the public. The arguments in favour of Memory Wound that came from the art world show, that there is an underlying assumption that art has a democratic and healing function, that is reflected by the words that are used. We will discuss the advocator’s arguments in the context of a post-habermasian notion of modernity and a “progressive reading on history” where freedom, autonomy and emancipation will be the result. In this research project we work together as a collaborative duo called arketeg.freyr, and this talk will consequently be presented as a combined effort.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kamilla Freyr

Åsa Arketeg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Conference Aesthetics, Contemporaneity, Art. Aarhus : Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies.

In this talk, I will address aspects of temporality in poetics. I will argue, that temporality characterizes a certain use of poetics that seems to be the opposite of poetics as it ap- pears for example in literary theory. I will argue, however, that while feminist criticism sometimes use poetics as a means to oppose encompassing theoretical frameworks, it nevertheless integrates the traditional use of poetics since self-reflexivity is an important aspect here. In this regard, poetics rather emerges as a framework for thinking than a framework that defines thinking. In this sense poetics takes place in the contemporary, that is, in the making of theoretical and artistic practices. In the first part of the talk, I will discuss how the self-reflexive aspect unfolds in relation to the rejection of encompassing theoreti- cal frameworks in feminist criticism. In the second part of the talk, I will address the Ameri- can poet Lyn Hejinian’s notion of a poetics that is characterized as ”a thinking on”. This characterization is based on the stress on form in poetic language that Hejinian traces back to Russian formalism. I will claim, that this is another example of the temporal aspect of poetics, as this ”thinking on” takes place in the contemporary.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Åsa Arketeg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Cultural Economy 2018, 11 (6): 535-548.

The Scandinavian telecommunication company Telenor recently introduced the notion of Workfulness by adapting digital detox to the workplace. Workfulness is a management program aimed at technology-intensive companies that rely strongly on digital media. The program encompasses strategies of disconnection for employees, including mobile and email-free work hours and technology-free meetings, in order to enhance focus and efficiency. This article investigates Workfulness as one prominent example of managerial approaches that are based on neuroscientific assumptions about human decision-making. Drawing on textual materials and interviews, the analysis shows that Workfulness manages digital distractions in the workplace by establishing a form of stimulus-control rather than appealing to rational self-control. Workfulness alludes to the necessity of making choices, but it considers unconscious behavior, which is explained with reference to preconscious workings of the brain. The human brain becomes a battleground between rational and impulsive decisions, and it is the disobedient brain that needs to be governed in order to become an efficient employee. We situate the Workfulness program as part of and at the same time extending the biopolitical economy by incorporating advances in neurosciences into modes of governance.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anne KaunCarina Guyard

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Research in Dance Education 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ninnie Andersson

Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

International Journal of Education and the Arts 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ninnie Andersson

Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Music Education Research 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Cecilia Ferm Almqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Media and Communication 2018, 6 (2): 39-45.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Critical Romani Studies 2018, 1 (1): 44-61.

Contemporary scholarship in the fields of Romani Studies and antigypsyism (i.e., anti-Gypsyism or antiziganism), increasingly recognizes the centrality of location or “standpoint” in the discourse around representation and legitimacy. Deriving from a conceptual understanding of antigypsyism, this paper analyzes Gypsylorism, in the sense of constructions of “the exotic Other within Europe” (Lee, 2000). The trajectory of knowledge production from the early days of ”Gypsyology” to (critical) Romani Studies is analyzed: first, by means of a historiographical analysis of Nordic literature, which establishes the analytical dichotomy between subalternity and Gypsylorism, and second, by a scrutiny of recent academic debates in the field. The paper argues that the emergence of authors from the Romani standpoint in fictional and academic literature has contributed to a change as well as provoked counter-reactions. The paper illuminates debates and trajectories by discussing the failed attempts to make the Gypsy Lore Society (GLS) claim historical responsibility for its Gypsylorism/Orientalism at its Istanbul conference in 2012 and the compromise resolution of GLS in Stockholm in 2016, which avoided an apology and maintained the unresolved antagonism. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jan Selling

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

Aiolos: tidskrift för litteratur, teori och estetik 2018, 59 : 7-14.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Charlotta Weigelt

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Commonwealth Literature 2018, : -.

In this article, I argue that Zia Haider Rahman’s In the Light of What We Know offers a suggestive but ultimately problematic interrogation of the link between knowledge and finance in the context of contemporary “cognitive capitalism” and the 2008 crisis. The novel’s almost fetishistic relation to knowledge, primarily represented by the narrator’s encyclopedic and relentless discursive presence, compounded with his insistence on a circumscribed and experientially detached narrative temporality, suggests a fundamentally evasive strategy. For all its complexity and stringency, “knowledge” functions as an ideological cover for a deeply political crisis, while narration itself signals a foreclosure of agency and responsibility which ultimately fails, exposing the limits of financialization’s own discursive justifications.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Roberto Del Valle Alcalá

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Gendering postsocialism. London : Routledge, 2018. 157-171.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Routledge, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ildikó Asztalos Morell

Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018.

This book traces the originality of Andrey Platonov’s vision of the Revolution in readings of his works. It has been common in Platonov scholarship to measure him within the parameters of a political pro et contra the October Revolution and Soviet society, but the proposal of this book is to look for the way in which the writer continuously asked into the disastrous aspects of the implementation of a new proletarian community for what they could tell us about the promise of the Revolution to open up the experience of the world as common. In readings of selected works by Andrei Platonov I follow the development of his chronicle of revolutionary society, and from within it the outline of the forgotten utopian dream of a common world. I bring Platonov into a dialogue with certain questions that arise from the philosophy of Martin Heidegger and that were later re-addressed in the works of Maurice Blanchot, Georges Bataille and Jean-Luc Nancy, related to the experience of the modern world in terms of communality, groundlessness, memory, interiority. I show that Platonov writes the Revolution as an implementation of common being in society that needs to retrieve the forgotten memory of what being in common means.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Tora Lane

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural TheoryHistorical Studies

Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

This book explores narrative imagination and emotion as resources for learning critical meta-reflection. The author examines the learning trajectories of several students as they engage in learning to think critically through a new approach to creative writing, and details how learning through writing is linked to new discoursal identities which are trialled in the writing process. In doing so, she analyses the processes of expansion and change that result from the negotiations involved in learning through writing. This volume offers a completely new approach to creative writing, including useful practical advice as well as a solid theoretical base. It is sure to appeal to students of creative writing and discourse analysis as well as applied linguistics and language as identity.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Helene Edberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Katalys – Institut för facklig idéutveckling, 2018. (Katalys ; 42)

I denna rapport redovisas resultat från den existerande forskningen – både i Sverige och internationellt – kring relationerna mellan samhällsklass och medier. Bland annat ser vi att arbetarklassen är kraftigt underrepresenterad och osynliggjord – den undanhålls både röst och erkännande – i svenska medier och att avsaknaden av representation i medierna kan leda till en (berättigad) känsla av osynliggörande som i sin tur kan ligga till grund för ett avståndstagande från medierna. Vidare ser vi att klasserna är betydligt mer ”segregerade” i televisionens genresystem i dag än vad som var fallet för 35 år sedan; arbetarklassen har i det närmaste försvunnit från nyheter och faktaprogram och återfinns istället huvudsakligen i film, drama och reality-program. Just reality-tv ger dramatisk form till dominerande ideologier som på samma gång exploaterar klass – för att skapa narrativ dramatik – och förnekar eller undertrycker frågan om klass och klasskonflikter. Inte minst gestaltas personer från arbetarklassen på ett stereotypt, nedsättande och hånfullt sätt. Avsaknad av röst och erkännande kan blockera formeringen av klassidentitet och minska arbetarrörelsens möjligheter att organisera sig och formera sig för politisk kamp. Vad gör dagens svenska arbetarrörelse på detta område?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik StiernstedtPeter Jakobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Thales, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders BurmanSven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of IdeasPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: History, Memory and Nostalgia in Literature and Culture. Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018. 136-156.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Visual signs like skin color are just one of many factors in how white femininity is being articulated and interpreted. Other important components are the concept of a Eurocentric and linear temporality and the importance of being situated as modern. This thesis explores how certain forms of white femininity, depending on their locus, are privileged while others are seen as broken according to a hierarchy of white femininityKey to the dissertation are fashion-oriented white Russian women living in Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Moscow who are trying to embody ideas of modernities and normative temporality through the body and the senses. One way of doing so is by controlling their sensory expressions and thus that which white subjectivity has a long history of trying to transcend: the body. An example of this is the attempt to control smell, which works as a reminder of the primitive, animal, and outdated parts of the human being.Instead of investigating the making of the modern body-controlled white femininity through discourses, representations or articulated thoughts, the thesis focuses on how white femininity is inscribed in racialized perceptions through the level of bodily habits – or more specifically bodily habituations of norms and body schedules. This is done through a multisensory method that centers the ways smell, the visual, the haptic and the tactile are used as a way to experience and express modernities. Another important factor is how white femininity never articulates itself alone, but is instead always-already intimately connected to other bodies and objects. Thus, white femininity must always be seen as an intercorporal exchange. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jenny Sundén

Maria Lönn

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Kritiska text- och diskursstudier. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 101-122.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jessica Holmdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Under tidigmodern tid i Sverige utvecklades på universiteten föregångarna till dagens akademiska avhandlingar. Dessa så kallade dissertationer speglar den dåtida normen för vetenskapligt skrivande och utgör lärdomsprov från den akademiska världen som den såg ut under 1600- och 1700-talen.I fokus står två dissertationer, framlagda vid Uppsala universitet av magister Olof Lindbom, med professor Petrus Ekerman som preses. Det rör sig om två separata tryck från 1700-talets första hälft, vilka tillsammans tar sig an att diskutera retorikens historia. I den första delen (1743) avhandlas den gamla retoriken, det vill säga den klassiska grekiska och romerska traditionen och exempelvis Platon, Aristoteles och Cicero. I den andra delen (1746) tar framställningen avstamp i 1500-talet och retorikern och filosofen Petrus Ramus och presenterar sedan den senare retoriska traditionen.Dessa avhandlingar tillgängliggörs här i form av en utgåva av den latinska texten tillsammans med en översättning. Författarens egna noter till texten förklaras i en kommentar. I ett inledande avsnitt diskuteras dissertationernas kontext och även de källor som används i dissertationerna. Denna bok vill, utöver att tillgängliggöra texterna, även ge insyn i den dåtida bilden av retorik som lära och också synliggöra hur dessa dissertationer skrevs.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Olof Lindbom

Annika Ström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Rhetoric

Research area for doctoral studies

-

American Studies in Scandinavia 2018, 50 (1): 181-184.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liz Kella

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Critical Discourse Studies 2018, : -.

In Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) and in other linguistics oriented scholarly journals we now see more research which draws upon multimodality as part of carrying out analyses of how texts make meaning, in order to draw out the ideologies which they carry. However, much of multimodality is itself based closely on one theory of language called Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL). And despite calls from some scholars there has been no real interrogation of the concepts and models drawn from this theory as regards how suitable they are both for analyzing different forms of communication and for answering concrete research questions of the nature asked in CDS. In this paper we assess the core principles, taken from SFL into multimodality. Using examples we consider which are more or less suitable for the kinds of work we do in CDS. We make a case that SFL has a narrow notion of ‘texts’ and a weak notion of context. We show how we can address such problems to deal with what we call the ‘materiality’ of multimodal communication.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Russia's Regional Identities. London : Routledge, 2018. 248-263.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: International Yearbook of Futurism Studies. Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, 2018. 107-128.

This essay examines how Italian Futurism could be converted into new cultural capital, transferred intooutjer countries and employed as a strategy in the early 1910s within the early Nordic avant-garde. Around the years 1910-101. the Italian artist Arturo Ciacelli (1883-1966) spent time in Paris in the circle of Robert and Sonia Delaunay before movint north with Elsa Ström, a Swedish artist he had married in 1909. Ciacelli sought to establish himself in Scandinavia not only as an artist, but also as an editor of the new journal Ny Konst (New Art, 1915) and as the director of a gallery for contemporary art. His Nya Konstgalleriet (New Art Gallery), founded in Stockholm in 1915, promoted Nordic and international avant-garde painting until 1921. Ciacelli's embrace of Futurism was less evident in his panterly work that in his theoretical statements, the most important of which was an incomplete translation of La pittura futurista: Manifesto tecnico (1910), based on the French edition of 1912 in the Berhheim-Jeune catalogue, entitled "Manifeste des peintres futuristes". The chapter presents Ciacelli's activities in Stockholm, Lund and Copnehagen, and discusses the artist's strategies for forestering trans-national migrations of avant-garde formations and discuss his Futurist-Målarnes Manifest of 1913.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Annika Öhrner

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Artistic Visions of the Anthropocene North. New York : Routledge, 2018. 97-109.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Media and austerity. Abingdon : Routledge, 2018. 226-236.

The economic crisis of 2007/2008 constitutes a moment of rupture not only for the financial markets, but also in terms of political engagement. In reaction to the crisis thousands took to the streets and squares in order to express their critique of the current political and economic system. The critical juncture also highlighted the role of media technologies for political organization and participation, which is reflected in comments on protests related to the financial crisis often over-emphasizing digital social media. This chapter provides an alternative way of engaging with crisis-related protest that moves beyond notions such as networked protests and connected action. Instead the chapter suggests reinvigorating more traditional methods of narrative analysis and critical hermeneutics in order to make sense of representations of protest mobilizations in reaction to the financial crisis. The financial crisis and protest that emerged in response serve as backdrop in order to further the theoretical argument about what role narrative mediation plays in the construction of social reality.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Maria Francesca Murru

Anne Kaun

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Wittgenstein and Naturalism. New York : Routledge, 2018. 223-240.

My aim in this paper is to use the later Wittgenstein to argue against what I call the continuity-view of human and animal expression. Further, I will show that skepticism about animal expression is not the only alternative to the continuity-view. The paper has three sections. In the first section, I articulate the central commitments of the continuity-view: 1) There is a significant overlap in expressive behavior between humans and animals 2) Adding new expressive repertoire to include linguistic expression does not fundamentally alter the entire spectrum of expressive behavior. In the second section, I develop some passages in Wittgenstein into an argument against those commitments. Reflections on the temporal dimension of expressions and the interplay between non-verbal and verbal expression are central to this argument. In the third and more tentative section, I turn to how to avoid skepticism about animal expression, specifically in the form of claiming that the word “expression” is ambiguous. I discuss two ways of preserving conceptual unity while avoiding the continuity-view: categorial generality (which I find in John McDowell’s view on the human-animal relation) and family resemblance (which I associate with Wittgenstein).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bäckström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

International Journal of Early Childhood 2018, 50 (1): 1-14.

This article explores how constructions of identity, race and difference permeate and are challenged in a Swedish preschool class. The study is informed by theories of phenomenology and critical whiteness. Data are drawn from a larger ethnographic study conducted in an ethnically diverse preschool. The purpose of the study was to explore how preschool teachers manage and reflect upon the construction of children’s social identity within the institution of a preschool. This report considers one incident relating to racial identity. It began with a child’s representation, the boy named Stanley, in a self-portrait: ‘I want to be white and blonde when I grow up… I want to be like Oscar, not a black boy’. Within this article we consider teachers’ reflections on this incident, discussing how ‘whiteness’ is performed, constructed and interrogated by young children and adults in the preschool and uncovering a certain institutional ‘colour blindness’. In this example ‘race’ announces itself and the children make it visible as an existing category in their everyday life. Children’s drawings and narratives reveal much about the implicit understandings and norms that surround them, pointing to teachers’ responsibilities for exploring the possibilities and limitations offered in preschool education to deal with these understandings.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Beatriz LindqvistEva Schwarz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
EthnologyStudies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Feminist Media Studies 2018, 18 (4): 643-656.

This article explores shamelessness as a feminist tactic of resistance to online misogyny, hate and shaming within a Nordic context. In our Swedish examples, this involves affective reclaiming of the term “hagga” (hag), which has come to embody shameless femininity and feminist solidarity, as well as the Facebook event “Skamlös utsläckning” (shameless extinction), which extends the solidarity or the hag to a collective of non-men. Our Finnish examples revolve around appropriating derisive terms used of women defending multiculturalism and countering the current rise of nationalist anti-immigration policy and activism across Web platforms, such as “kukkahattutäti” (aunt with a flower hat) and “suvakkihuora” (“overtly tolerant whore”). Drawing on Facebook posts, blogs and discussion forums, the article conceptualizes the affective dynamics and intersectional nature of online hate against women and other others. More specifically, we examine the dynamics of shaming and the possibilities of shamelessness as a feminist tactic of resistance. Since online humor often targets women, racial others and queers, the models of resistance that this article uncovers add a new stitch to its memetic logics. We propose that a networked politics of reclaiming is taking shape, one using collective imagination and wit to refuel feminist communities.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

S. Paasonen

Jenny Sundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: NERA 2018 - 46th CONGRESS Educational Research: Boundaries, Breaches and Bridges. Oslo : University of Oslo.

Title: “They shouldn’t work all by themselves!” Supervisors’ understandings of student independence in undergraduate projectsAuthors: Maria Zackariasson, professor, Södertörn University & Jenny Magnusson, lecturer, Södertörn UniversityThat independence is a concept of scholarly interest in relation to higher education, is evident within the research field on independent learning, as well as in research on supervision within higher education (eg Broad 2006; Cukurova et al 2017; Gurr 2010; Lau 2017; Lee 2008). That it also in other ways constitutes a significant concept within the academic context, is evident for instance in how independence in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance is described as one of the main goals of higher education (Swedish Council for Higher Education 1993).At the same time, independence is characterized by a certain conceptual ambiguity, and, consequently, tends to be understood differently in different academic contexts, both nationally, internationally and interdisciplinary. This may pose a problem not least in relation to the supervision of undergraduate projects. In this paper we examine how supervisors understand the concept independence and how their understandings might influence their attitude to and practice of supervision of undergraduate projects. The analysis is based on focus group interviews with supervisors from two education programs, teacher education and journalism, in two countries, Sweden and Russia.In our findings we highlight and discuss several understandings of independence that were evident in our material, and in which phases of the undergraduate project these were regarded to be most significant. The theoretical framework for the paper connects to how a number of concepts that are central within higher education, such as criticality/critical thinking, learner autonomy and independent learning, tend to be characterized by conceptual ambiguity (cf Borg and Al-Busaidi 2012; Gardner 2007; Moore 2011). Using Wittgenstein’s ideas on family resemblances, we discuss how the concept independence may be understood in relation to such associated concepts (Wittgenstein 1958).The paper is of relevance to Nordic educational research through its focus on a concept that is rarely discussed and defined, even though it is most significant within higher education and for supervisors’ attitudes and didactic choices.ReferencesBorg, Simon, and Saleh Al-Busaidi. 2012. "Teachers’ beliefs and practices regarding learner autonomy." ELT Journal 66(3):283-92.Broad, James. 2006. "Interpretations of independent learning in further education." Journal of Further and Higher Education 30(2):119-43.Cukurova, Mutlu, Judith Bennett, and Ian Abrahams. 2017. "Students’ knowledge acquisition and ability to apply knowledge into different science contexts in two different independent learning settings." Research in Science & Technological Education:1-18.Gurr, Geoff. 2010. "Negotiating the "Rackety Bridge" — a Dynamic Model for Aligning Supervisory Style with Research Student Development." Higher Education Research & Development:81-92.Lau, Ken. 2017. "‘The most important thing is to learn the way to learn: evaluating the effectiveness of independent learning by perceptual changes." Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education 42(3):415-30.Lee, Anne. 2008. "How are doctoral students supervised? Concepts of doctoral research supervision." Studies in Higher Education 33(3):267-81.Moore, Tim John. 2011. "Critical thinking and disciplinary thinking: a continuing debate." Higher Education Research & Development 30(3).Swedish Council for Higher Education 1993. "The Higher Education Ordinance" Ministry of Education and Research. Accessed 2017-04-11. https://www.uhr.se/en/start/laws-and-regulations/Laws-and-regulations/The-Higher-Education-Ordinance/.Wittgenstein, Ludwig. 1958. Philosophical investigations. Oxford: Basil Blackwell.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny MagnussonMaria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Teacher Education

EthnologySwedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In a time when the very last Holocaust witnesses will soon be gone, a possible route for commemoration is to ask what testimony images can give. This book seeks to answer the question of how images can bear witness by examining them as multifaceted entities produced, reproduced, and resituated in conflicting political and historical situations. In three archive-based films by Harun Farocki, Yael Hersonski, and Eyal Sivan, the moving image is reactivated and reinterpreted. Footage produced as internal Nazi propaganda and the video recordings of a politically charged trial in the aftermath of the Holocaust have accrued new meaning. The archival status, context, and conditions for production, and the means of representation, offer a framework for an analysis through which the testimony of images can be understood. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Cecilia Sjöholm

Rebecka Thor

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Learning, Culture and Social Interaction 2018, 17 : 90-102.

This paper examines how children explore the concept of spinning during a preschool project. It takes a cultural-historical approach, and analyzes how artifacts can be used in development of abstract concepts. In line with the pedagogical goals teachers employ these in learning activities during the project in line with their pedagogical goals. Children encounter the activities with different linguistic and perceptual means; there is, however, across the project a shift towards learning activities that promote verbal explanations. The interrelation of verbal and perceptual means, suggest ways in how children dynamically develop abstract concepts out of perceptual knowledge in activities with appropriate artifacts and teacher scaffolding.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Robin Samuelsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication . Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 101-125.

Based on a three-year long research project, with a focus on medical doctors’ second language acquisition, the aim of the article is to problematise methodological issues in the process of collecting data. The model for data collection is a combination of participant observation and staged activities that provide opportunities for doctors to speak Swedish in a professional role and reflect on their language learning process. Data has been collected during visits to a medical Swedish language course in Poland and consists of role plays, interviews and focus group discussions. A second part of the data collection consists of recordings of some of the doctor’s real occurring interaction at work in the Swedish context.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mihaela Oana Romanitan

Ingela TykessonLinda Kahlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

The term linguistic ethnography was introduced at the beginning of the millennium to describe a large number of studies that made use of ethnographic methods of data collection and analysis to talk about context when studying language use, practices and ideologies.The six chapters in this edited collection were among the forty papers presented in the Sixth Conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication, at Södertörn University in 2016 and they all have a focus on methodology. A preface is included written by Karin Tusting, convenor of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum at Lancaster University.This volume is the seventh edition, and first to include contributions written in English, in the Södertörn Discourse Studies series (Text- och samtalsstudier) from Södertörn University.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina HållstenZoe Nikolaidou

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Visual Communication 2018, : -.

This article uses a social semiotic approach to look at the representations and designs of kitchens in the IKEA catalogue from 1975 until 2016. The authors find a shift from function to lifestyle of the order observed by scholars of advertising. But using Fairclough’s concepts of ‘technologization’ in Discourse and Social Change (1992) and Van Leeuwen’s New Writing (2006) concept, they are able to dig deeper to show that there are four stages of kitchen that become, they argue, more and more codified, with increasing prescription over the meaning of space and also regarding what takes place there. Such coding aligns with the ideas, values and identities of neoliberalism: ‘flexible’, ‘dynamic’, ‘creative’, ‘solutions’ and ‘self-management’. The authors show how the features of New Writing allow a suppression of actual causalities and context, and permit symbolic and indexical meanings to take over. Domestic life itself becomes technologized, coded and stripped down to a number of symbols and indexical meanings which assemble easily into the requirements of the neoliberal order.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: Kritiska text- och diskursstudier. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 5-7.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Charlotta Seiler Brylla

Daniel WojahnGustav Westberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Kritiska text- och diskursstudier. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 9-36.

This article deals with the concept of critique by discussing and tracing theoretical definitions and epistemological implications of critique within three influential fields of discourse studies: Critical Linguistics, Critical Discourse Studies and Discourse Linguistics (Diskurslingvistik). The intention of the article stems from an observation regarding how discourse studies – at least in a Swedish context – tend to align with a critical perspective, yet without explicating it. Consequently, the article examines the following questions: What does it mean to conduct critical studies as a linguist? What traditions and theoretical contexts are the understandings of critique anchored in? What critical traditions have inspired discourse studies in Sweden? Drawing on the conceptual conflict between postmodern notions of knowledge on the one hand and populist and post-truth views on the other, the article concludes by arguing for the contemporary importance of linguistic critique. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Charlotta Seiler Brylla

Daniel WojahnGustav Westberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Kritiska text- och diskursstudier. Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018. 123-142.

This article uses a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis approach to look at the communication of kitchens in the IKEA catalogue from 1975 until 2016, where we see a predictable shift from function to lifestyle. Using Fairclough’s (1992) concept of ‘technologization’ and van Leeuwen’s (2008) concept of ‘New Writing’, we are able to dig deeper to show that there are four stages of kitchens, which become more and more codified, with increasing prescription over the meaning of space, and also regarding what takes place there. Such coding aligns with the ideas, values and identities of neoliberalism: ‘dynamic’, ‘creative’, ‘solutions’ and ‘selfmanagement’. The features of New Writing, we show, allow a suppression of actual causalities and context and permit symbolic and indexical meanings to take over. Domestic life itself becomes stripped down to a number of symbols and indexical meanings which assemble easily into the requirements of the neoliberal order.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2018.

Hur kan kritik förstås i ett språkvetenskapligt sammanhang? Vad innebär det att inta en kritisk forskarposition som språkvetare? Vad kan man som text- och diskursanalytiker rikta sin kritik mot?Denna antologi tar ett samlat och bredare grepp om konceptet kritik inom språkvetenskaplig text- och diskursanalys med ett särskilt fokus på en svenskspråkig kontext. Boken innehåller såväl teoretiska diskussioner av kritikbegreppet som kritiska empiriska analyser. De teoretiska diskussionerna tar sig an kritikbegreppets innebörd, dess historia och vetenskapliga implikationer. Här bidrar bokens artiklar också med teoretiska utvecklingar av kritikbegreppet i relation till exempelvis genre, motdiskurser, tystnad och frånvaro. I de empiriska bidragen analyseras sociala och samhällsrelevanta fenomen såsom feminism, nyliberalism, rasism och propaganda utifrån kritiska perspektiv. De empiriska analyserna bygger på vitt skilda skriftspråkliga såväl som multimodala material. Bland annat presenteras kritiska analyser av nationella prov för gymnasiet, reklam för banker, IKEA-kataloger, vårdprogram för ätstörningar och synen på samiska barns språkundervisning. Boken ger en samlad bild av aktuell kritisk text- och diskursanalytisk forskning och avser även att bidra till den teoretiska utvecklingen av fältet.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Charlotta Seiler Brylla

Daniel WojahnGustav Westberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Palgrave Handbook of Women and Gender in Twentieth-Century Russia and the Soviet Union. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. 117-131.

This chapter examines the work of the Commission for the Improvement of the Work and Everyday Life of Women (KUTBZh), focusing on the intersection of Soviet policies on women’s emancipation with the politics of emancipation of nations, starting with those who were classified before 1917 as inorodtsy. The chapter examines in particular detail the work of KUTBZh in the Volga-Urals region. KUTBZh held a very unstable position, vacillating between the role of offering choices and new opportunities for women and serving as a state-directed vehicle for forced Sovietisation. As time went by, it was the latter role that dominated. © The Author(s) 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Svenskt kvinnobiografiskt lexikon 2018, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: ЖУРНАЛИСТИКА В 2017 ГОДУ [Journalism in 2017]. Moscow : MediaMir, Faculty of Journalism, Moscow State University.

С развитием цифровых технологий и онлайн-среды профессии фотожурналистов был брошен вызов. Несмотря на то, что использование любительских фотографий, монтаж и редактирование изображений появились в журналистике не сегодня, по мнению некоторых исследователей, нынешняя ситуация позволяет говорить не просто об изменениях, а о смене парадигм (Solaroli 2015). Одним из аспектов смены парадигм является распространенность гражданской фотожурналистики и моментальность распространения снимков; другим – легкость пост-продакшна, где редактирование фотографий является скорее правилом, чем исключением (Stiegler 2002, Van Dijck 2008). Более того, мы живем в эпоху, когда социальные медиа стали центральным источником новостей, что привело ко все возрастающему недоверию к фактам и элитам. Эти факторы бросают вызов профессиональному журналистскому сообществу и его методам освещения ситуации в мире, идеалам объективности и реалистичности (Mäenpää 2014). Тем не менее, среди множества голосов в цифровом медиа-ландшафте остается необходимость в профессиональном фотографе как надежном источнике интерпретации реальности (Åker 2012).В эпоху “пост-правды” и “альтернативных” фактов особенно важно понимать возможности и ограничения фотожурналистики в том, что касается правдивого освещения общественной ситуации. В данной презентации мы представляем исследовательский проект, целью которого является изучение изменений и вызовов профессии. Объектом исследования являются образовательные программы для будущих фотожурналистов в России и Швеции. Данные программы представляют собой пространство, в котором будущие профессиональные фотографы, преподаватели и опытные фотографы встречаются и формируют дискурсы и практики «фотографического реализма» (Schiller 1977, Barnhurst & Nerone 2000). Для их изучения мы используем теории о фотографической правдивости, культурах (фото)журналистики и визуальной грамотности (Messaris 1998, 2012). Сравнительный исследовательский проект отталкивается от предыдущих исследований, демонстрирующих, что российская и шведская журналистские культуры отличаются в подходах к объективности и реалистичности (Nygren et al 2015, Voronova 2014). Выбор данных двух контекстов может помочь в поиске как отличий, которые бросают вызов представлениям об универсальности журналистских идеалов, так и схожих характеристик.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Liudmila VoronovaPatrik Åker

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
JournalismMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

European Journal of Cultural Studies 2018, 21 (5): 527-542.

Since the late 1990s, nation branding has attracted a lot of attention from academics, professional consultants and government actors. The ideas and practices of nation branding are frequently presented by branding advocates as necessary and even inevitable in the light of changing dynamics of political power and influence in a globalised and media-saturated world. In this context, some have argued that nation branding is a way to reduce international conflict and supplant ethno-nationalism with a new form of market-based, national image management. However, a growing body of critical studies has documented that branding campaigns tend to produce ahistorical and exclusionary representations of the nation and advance a form of ‘commercial nationalism’ that is problematic. Importantly, the critical scholarship on nation branding has relied primarily on sociological and anthropological theories of nationhood, identities and markets. By contrast, the role of the media – as institutions, systems and societal storytellers – has been undertheorised in relation to nation branding. The majority of the existing literature tends to treat the media as ‘neutral’ vehicles for the delivery of branding messages to various audiences. This is the guest editors’ introduction to the Special Issue ‘Theorizing Media in Nation Branding’, which seeks to problematise this overly simplistic view of ‘the media’ and aims to articulate the various ways in which specific media are an integral part of nation branding. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach and problematises both the enabling and the inhibiting potentialities of different types of media as they perpetuate nation branding ideas, images, ideologies, discourses and practices.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

G. Miazhevich

Göran Bolin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Språktidningen 2018, 2 : 16-21.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gustav Westberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Stockholm : Atlas, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Katarina Macleod

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Art History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Elite discourse. London and New York : Routledge, 2018. 81-92.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Southern Literary Review 2018, February 14 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kerstin Shands


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Life Sciences, Society and Policy 2018, 14 (1): -.

This paper argues that phenomenological insights regarding selfhood are relevant to the informed consent process in the treatment of depression using electro-convulsive therapy (ECT). One of the most significant side-effects associated with ECT is retrograde amnesia. Unfortunately, the current informed consent model does not adequately appreciate the full extent in which memory loss disturbs lived-experience. Through the philosophy of Merleau-Ponty, it is possible to appreciate the way in which memory loss affects a person's self-experience, with emphasis given to one's pre-reflective and embodied, relationship with things in the world. This paper aims to demonstrate that proper informed consent should acknowledge the extent to which repeated ECT treatments affect a patient's sense self.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patrick Seniuk

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Life 2018, 14 (1): -.

In this article we explore how diagnostic and therapeutic technologies shape the lived experiences of illness for patients. By analysing a wide range of examples, we identify six ways that technology can (trans)form the experience of illness (and health). First, technology may create awareness of disease by revealing asymptomatic signs or markers (imaging techniques, blood tests). Second, the technology can reveal risk factors for developing diseases (e.g., high blood pressure or genetic tests that reveal risks of falling ill in the future). Third, the technology can affect and change an already present illness experience (e.g., the way blood sugar measurement affects the perceived symptoms of diabetes). Fourth, therapeutic technologies may redefine our experiences of a certain condition as diseased rather than unfortunate (e.g. assisted reproductive technologies or symptom based diagnoses in psychiatry). Fifth, technology influences illness experiences through altering social-cultural norms and values regarding various diagnoses. Sixth, technology influences and changes our experiences of being healthy in contrast and relation to being diseased and ill. This typology of how technology forms illness and related conditions calls for reflection regarding the phenomenology of technology and health. How are medical technologies and their outcomes perceived and understood by patients? The phenomenological way of approaching illness as a lived, bodily being-in-the-world is an important approach for better understanding and evaluating the effects that medical technologies may have on our health, not only in defining, diagnosing, or treating diseases, but also in making us feel more vulnerable and less healthy in different regards.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Bjørn Hofmann

Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

This case presents and discusses ethnography-inspired methods for studying emerging phenomena related to big data such as the practice of data center waste heat recycling. It suggests a twofold methodology that is based on treating the contemporary Web as a multi-modal resource for creating cultural, ethnographic-like accounts of emerging data-related practices, as well as on tracing online the cultural biographies of objects. The case suggests some ways in which the Web can be used as a resource to understand data-related practices as they develop and extend in the offline world, rather than as they unfold and modify online spheres of social and cultural activity. The present methodology can be regarded as appropriate to produce knowledge for the initial stages of a potentially larger research project.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Julia Velkova


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

London : Sage Publications, 2018.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Studies in the Educational Sciences

Feministiskt perspektiv 2018, 24 januari : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta KorolczukJenny Gunnarsson Payne

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

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

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordicom Review 2018, 39 (1): 81-94.

This paper presents an analysis of how social class is constructed as a moral category on Swedish mainstream television. Practices of categorisation by the media is an important area of study since these practices are part of a process of co-construction of social categories that are offered to media users as cognitive tools and frames for navigating the social landscape. Based on a content analysis of television in Sweden, we show that the medium of television categorises people appearing on television along the social divisions of class and constructs class as a moral category, with a lower moral value assigned to the working class in comparison to the middle and upper class

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik StiernstedtPeter Jakobsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Journal of Aging Studies 2018, 45 : 25-31.

Despite person-centred approaches increasingly focusing on looking at the person in dementia instead of the pathology, the role of gender in dementia has been little explored. This article discusses how pervasive discourses on a loss of self and dementia as abject are interwoven with a de-gendering of persons with dementia. The cultural anxiety that dementia evokes in terms of loss of bodily and cognitive control could also be linked to a failure to normatively and intelligibly express gender when living with dementia. As a way to sustain personhood for people with dementia and challenge discourses on people with dementia as ‘non-people’, person-centred approaches have emphasised the collaborative work of carers, relatives and persons with dementia. Often implicitly, this also involves a ‘re-gendering’ of persons with dementia where gendered biographies and pasts are upheld and gendered embodied selfhood is maintained through, for example, dress, hair and other aspects of appearance. This re-gendering could be of great significance for people with dementia to become intelligible as persons. Still, dementia studies must further consider non-normative expressions of gender and involve feminist theorising on gender as a power asymmetry since some embodiments and selves are more likely to be sustained in dementia than others.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Linn Sandberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: . : .

The growing governance and authority of algorithms and the rapid emergence of the ‘Internet of Things’, has intensified attention to the relationship between humans and machines, and to the ethics of everyday life with technologies. This raises a lot of questions: How should we live with technologies? Can humans make decisions? The question on the authority of humans is clearly debatable. In this paper I discuss the underlying premises for the ethical standpoint of Actor Network Theory (ANT) and explore other existing alternatives. I begin by looking into the basic premises of ANT, and the assumptions of ‘the human’ and of ethics it comprises. I then explore the notion of a ‘disclosive’ ethics and continue by penetrating the relation between agency and ethics in ANT. Following from this I discuss various different approaches to ethics, and how we can still keep a human notion of ethics in an algorithmic culture.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

This case describes the development and implementation of the Future workshops method (Jungk and Müllert 1987), as part of a mixed methodology in a PhD project about media technologies and future imaginaries in school art education. The workshop method described here is an attempt to visualize media infrastructures in teaching and the imaginaries surrounding them, thereby making them possible for the research participants to discuss and critique. The practical lessons learned from this case are that designing a functioning research workshop resembles the pedagogic planning done in teaching. Ritual aspects and emotional labor are highlighted as necessary in the process, as well as staying sensitive to the context where the workshops are performed, and to my role as a researcher in this context. Discussing some of the shortcomings of creative methods, the study concludes that workshop methods benefit from being combined with other methods to include, for example, historical perspectives in the analysis. The messiness and non-linearity of the research process is described in the text as a simultaneous development of research questions, theoretical concepts, experiences, and methods.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ingrid Forsler

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Studies in Philosophy and Education 2018, 37 (4): 367-382.

This paper rethinks the fostering task of the teacher in a time when it, paradoxically, has tended to become marginalized and privatized despite its public urgency. Following post-holocaust thinkers such as Hannah Arendt and Zygmunt Bauman, the position explored here is radical in the sense that it takes ‘the crisis of traditions’ and the erosion of a common moral ground or value basis seriously, and it is conservative in the sense that it insists on responding educationally to the call from the past by returning to (a) the moral character of our existence and (b) our own embeddedness in the incompleteness of living traditions. The argument is that there is a difference between educating for common values—which entails a belief in pre-existing commonalities—and making values common in and through education. The latter, we argue, entails an aspiration for continuously creating new commonalities and for cultivating the ability to act and judge as a thinking moral agent in specific, lived and worldly cases. In this sense, the fostering task of the teacher is to create commonality of what is not (yet) common, turning the liberal democratic values of the past into contested objects of study.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elisabet LangmannLovisa Bergdahl

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Barnkulturens gränsland. Stockholm : Centrum för Barnkulturforskning, Stockholms universitet, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan Fornäs

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2018, 17 (4): 741-760.

This paper presents and explicates the theory of empathy found in Edith Stein’s early philosophy, notably in the book On the Problem of Empathy, published in 1917, but also by proceeding from complementary thoughts on bodily intentionality and intersubjectivity found in Philosophy of Psychology and the Humanities published in 1922. In these works Stein puts forward an innovative and detailed theory of empathy, which is developed in the framework of a philosophical anthropology involving questions of psychophysical causality, social ontology and moral philosophy. Empathy, according to Stein, is a feeling-based experience of another person’s feeling that develops throughout three successive steps on two interrelated levels. The key to understanding the empathy process á la Stein is to explicate how the steps of empathy are attuned in nature, since the affective qualities provide the energy and logic by way of which the empathy process is not only inaugurated but also proceeds through the three steps and carries meaning on two different levels corresponding to two different types of empathy: sensual and emotional empathy. Stein’s theory has great potential for better understanding and moving beyond some major disagreements found in the contemporary empathy debate regarding, for instance, the relation between perception and simulation, the distinction between what is called low-level and high-level empathy, and the issue of how and in what sense it may be possible to share feelings in the empathy process. © 2017 The Author(s)

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Svenaeus

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New Media and Society 2018, 20 (6): 2145-2161.

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
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Rameaus brorson / Denis Diderot. Stockholm : Faethon, 2018. 9-17.

Förord till nyutgåva av Diderots Rameaus brorson

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Sven-Olov Wallenstein

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

New Media and Society 2018, 20 (6): 2099-2106.

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
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

New Media and Society 2018, 20 (6): 2186-2207.

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
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research. New Delhi : Sage Publications, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Stina Bengtsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Medicine, Health care and Philosophy 2018, 21 (1): 77-87.

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
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Studies in Practical Knowledge

Research area for doctoral studies

-

British Journal of Religious Education 2018, 40 (3): 317-326.

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
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Rethinking Society for the 21st Century. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018. 523-562.

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
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Textual Practice 2018, 32 (4): 611-628.

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
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

The European Journal of Women's Studies 2018, 25 (1): 71-85.

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
2018

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap 2017, 47 (1): 116-119.

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

-

Mémoires en jeu: Revue critique interdisciplinaire et multiculturelle sur les enjeux de mémoire 2017, 4 : 9-11.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Sandomirskaja

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Modern Filosofi 2017, 2 : 16-17.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders Bartonek

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Philosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Social Pedagogy 2017, 3 (65): 51-66.

Citizen dialogues (medborgardialoger) are in Sweden normally organized by officials (or consultants) working in the municipal administration. Such dialogues are in Sweden developed by the authorities with starting point in legislated counseling meetings in city planning processes and developed as a way to deepen or resurrect the democratic system. In this article I will contrast this state of affairs with what is less spoken of, and less valued, in modern bureaucracy: phronetic knowledge (Aristotle). Phronesis points toward the capacity to deal with specific situations in their specific context, situations where rules and general knowledge does not help us all the way, but where a  personal judgement is needed. The tension between phronesis and ideals of neutrality is present in city planning and political philosophy, which are exemplified by the thoughts of Paul and Linda Davidoff, Horst Rittel and Melvin Webber, Chantal Mouffe or Hannah Arendt.

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Marburger Jahrbuch für Kunstwissenschaft 2017, 44 : 319-327.

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

-

International Journal of Philosophy and Theology 2017, 78 (4-5): 329-333.

Evil strikes directly at what we care most deeply about, and attempts to control, predict and even eliminate it often generate new and unforeseen evils. Hence, it is no surprise that philosophers and theologians keep returning to the topic. The following special issue springs from the 21st conference of the European Society for Philosophy of Religion held in Uppsala, Sweden, August 2016.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ulf Zackariasson

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: Addressing the Sexual Rights of Older People. Abingdon : Taylor & Francis, 2017. 42-55.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

H. W. Kristiansen

Linn Sandberg

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

-

Stockholm : Statens institutionsstyrelse, SiS, 2017. (Institutionsvård i Fokus ; 12)

The starting point of this study was that aspects of ethics as well as safety should be taken into account in meetings with patients and clients. The purpose was to increase the understanding of how staff in inpatient and institutional settings relate to the perspectives of good care and safety simultaneously in daily meetings with young clients and patients, especially in aggressive situations. The participants were staff who worked with youngsters on a daily basis at two institutions run by the National Board of Institutional Care (SiS) and a child and adolescent psychiatric clinic. The research questions were: 1) Which values can be found in the staff’s narratives about meetings with youngsters?, 2) How do staff describe the sequence of events in incidents of violence at their workplace?, and 3) How do staff describe their work with prevention and management of violence? Data collection was done through individual interviews, focus group interviews and questionnaires based on the Critical Incident Technique method. Interviews were analyzed with qualitative content analysis. Three themes of staff values emerged in the analysis: 1) From rule to relationship, an experienced movement from a rule-based to a more individualized care, 2) Ways to manage power and responsibility, thoughts about structure and pedagogics, and 3) An institution with a conscious culture, the importance of belonging to a supportive team with common basic views and an open climate. The staff described various kinds of incidents of violence and some of these incidents had serious consequences like seclusion of youngsters and staff injuries causing need for medical care. A need for more education, improved routines and organizational support was expressed. The work to prevent violence included individually detecting risks and, if necessary, communicating with other staff members when assessing these risks. Threats were reported as common but hard to cope with when directed towards a specific staff member and his or her family. The staff stressed the need, after a serious incident, to process what happened with colleagues and youngsters concerned. The colleagues were seen as the most important support, and there were some descriptions of shortcomings in the follow-up routines of violent incidents.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Veikko Pelto-Piri

Karin Engström

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter 2017, 20 (1): 18-48.

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

-

Architecture and Culture 2017, 5 (3): 401-405.

NUESTRAS MADRES is an artwork by the art collective IDA performed at the AHRA Architecture and Feminisms Conference (2016), which consisted of a collective ritual and a poetry reading. The ritual created a safe space where a group of participants sat around a table taking turns in sharing their stories about their mothers while embroidering their names on a single tablecloth. These were synthesized into a poem and presented the following day. IDA investigates issues in private and public space connected to knowledge production and gender normativity. Even though the role of mothers and their knowledge is usually connected to the private sphere, the knowledge of our mothers and their mothers shared en la mesa - over the table - is important in the construction of political subjects. How has this knowledge helped us survive in society as women, queer, indigenous, working class, Muslim, immigrant - as human beings?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

E. Burga


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

-

Studier i Pædagogisk Filosofi 2017, 6 (1): 25-38.

Taking its point of departure in the connotations to war and violence inherent in what is here called the ‘language of crisis’ (Jantzen), the purpose of this article is to explore what it might mean to reassess the language of educational change and policy reform in the imagery of natality and birth (Arendt). If the task in a ‘crisis’ is to fight against the crisis, effectively and forcefully, the argument of the paper is that the root metaphors of natality and birth puts into play an imagery that makes possible a relational language for educational change and reform. If the language we use has performative consequences, the question explored is what a ‘language of natality’ can make possible as a language of struggle for education.

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: Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 49-75.

This chapter explores the relation between Heidegger, Rudolf Bultmann and Hans Jonas, through the figure of Paul. Bultmann was Heidegger’s friend and colleague from Marburg who used an existential ontology to reinvent Lutheran theology. Hans Jonas was a student of both of them, who left Germany for USA in 1933. For Heidegger, Paul was a voice of original facticity and historicity, but also a source for his choice of National Socialism and anti-Judaism. For Bultmann, Paul and Christianity served as a defence against totalitarian temptations. Jonas’s return to Paul in his later years is both a response to Heidegger’s betrayal and a celebration of his original interpretation in a reinvention of Paul as a Jewish existential thinker. © The Author(s) 2017.

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: Heidegger's Black Notebooks and the Future of Theology. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 191-210.

Departing from a reading of the Black Notes, I will present and discuss Heidegger’s apocalyptical vision at the basis of his concept of the History of Being. I will follow his figuration of the end as endless end and its relation to the thoughts of the other beginning as the main point in his conflictive relation to theology and Christianity and compare to his later thoughts on the end, presented in the later essay about the end of philosophy and the task of thinking. This discussion about the Apocalypse of Heidegger is in my view an important path to understand both his Anti-Semitism and anti-Christianism. © The Author(s) 2017.

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: Mission Afghanistan. [Stockholm] : CSMS, Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society : The Swedish Association for Military history, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lotta Tillberg

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

-

[Stockholm] : CSMS, Swedish Centre for Studies of Armed Forces and Society : The Swedish Association for Military history, 2017.

Every soldier has a story. They have, in their professional and everyday lives, gained experience from many different areas. The soldiers we meet in this book have ended up in various places and situations and have encountered people with dissimilar values and different kinds of knowledge. They have been in numerous situations and have visited a variety of places. Their involvement in different contexts has taught them how concepts are shaped in interaction with others. Their prosperity and adversity have enabled them over time to develop military professionalism based on memories, experience and knowledge. All of this has formed them into the unique individuals and professionals they are today. Still, the question remains: what and how can we learn from these examples?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Peter Tillberg

Lotta Tillberg

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

-

Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research 2017, 9 (3): 335-341.

This paper is an expression of the social anthropologist's frustration with not being there, and an attempt to deal with my own chronic disciplinary identity crisis and my "it's complicated" relationship with participant observation.1 I have worked for a long time now in an interdisciplinary setting, and although I sometimes characterize myself as an interdisciplinary bastard, I have retained a rather strong identification as an anthropologist. This identification is perhaps paradoxical as one of my main reasons for applying to an interdisciplinary PhD program was to get away from social anthropology. As a master's student, I became increasingly frustrated with anthropology and its insistence on ethnographic fieldwork as the one (and only) way to do research. I remember my annoyance with my supervisor's question, 'but how is this anthropology' as she was reading my proposals, until I finally included a passage on participant observation, which appeased her. I remember reading master's thesis upon master's thesis where it seemed to me that participant observation was actually quite ill-suited for investigating the issues at hand. And then, finally, I remember my relief when one of our professors tried to instil in us, that there are 'other ways of knowing about the world' than participant observation. I came to my PhD studies with a thematic I wanted to study: the memory and commemoration of the Second World War in Russia. It was a topic I far from exhausted in my master's thesis, and a doctoral dissertation later I could easily devote a few more years to it. I also had a vague idea on how to go about studying it. Participant observation was to be a part of it, but I did not envisage it as the main part. Through serendipity, I happened upon the search for fallen soldiers, and ended up doing far more anthropological fieldwork than I would ever have imagined. It was quite literally field work, where I took part in work on the former battlefields to locate the remains of soldiers, fallen but often officially listed as missing in action. It was heavy, dirty, cold (or sometimes too hot) and very participatory, even hands-on. It was in many ways life-changing; allowing me close. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johanna Dahlin

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

-

Division/Review 2017, 17 : 54-.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jakob Staberg

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: Leda med tillit. Stockholm : Idealist förlag, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Lotta Tillberg

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

-

Samlaren 2017, 38 : 104-122.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sam Holmqvist


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

-

Ikaros, tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen 2017, 14 (2): 37-39.

Ett projekt som inleddes som en studie i nation branding i Ukraina kom efter Majdanrevolten 2013-14 att övergå i en undersökning av hur ukrainska myndigheter och medier hanterar information i konflikten mellan Ukraina och Ryssland. Ryssland antas ha en mäktig propagandaapparat, men hur agerar Ukraina i informationskriget mot Ryssland?

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per Ståhlberg

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: Estetiska uttryck och barns rättigheter i utbildning. Malmö : Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2017. 113-131.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Isak Benyamine

Liza Haglund

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: (Mis)Understanding Political Participation. Abingdon : Routledge, 2017. 181-195.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

J. Uldam

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

-

Revolutionary Russia 2017, 30 (2): 247-267.

Studies on Soviet culture have treated the aesthetics of the sublime predominantly in terms of the Soviet sublime as manifested in Stalinist culture. This article will argue that the sublime cannot, in its impact on Soviet aesthetics, be delimited to imperial representations. The aesthetics of the sublime in Romanticism and its continuation into modernism in European Literatures arose from a problematization of the very notion of representation in art, in the mind and in politics. The legacy of this aesthetics in Soviet literature can be linked to the paradoxical quest for a means of representing or writing the breakdown in the understanding of the world that occurred after the Revolution. As will be shown in examples from 1920s Soviet literature, the people appear as an immense natural force that demands a different means of presentation.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Tora Lane

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Kindergarten heute 2017, 47 (9): 10-14.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christine Farhan

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: Lychnos. Göteborg : Lärdomshistoriska Samfundet, 2017. 11-26.

One of the most original voices in British post-revolutionary philosophy belongs to the third Earl of Shaftesbury (1671–1713). Rather than supporting the Hobbesian and Lockean idea of modern political society as an artificially formed creation, Shaftesbury perceives society as a beneficial outcome of nature and natural rationality. Shaftes­bury’s understanding of natural society is furthermore entwined with aesthetic mat­ters. The aim of the following article is twofold. First, due to the fact that Shaftesbury’s ideas rarely are analysed in any detail by Swedish scholars, it offers an introduction to Shaftesbury’s take on the complex relation between society and poetry to readers of eighteenth-century intellectual history in general, and readers of the history of literature in particular. Second, given that Shaftesbury is frequently regarded as the first modern advocate of aesthetic autonomy, I wish to problematize such an account by showing how Shaftesbury opposes the idea that poetry holds an instrumental value for society, while he simultaneously maintains the inseparability of poetical truth, artistic whole, and political naturalism. As this article shows, the Promethean myth of creativity is central for Shaftesbury’s understanding of the relation between society and poetry.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karl Axelsson

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: Digital Technologies and Generational Identity. Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2017. 23-36.

Introduction Time and again, it is said that we are living in an era of rapid technological change, or even one of increased acceleration (Rosa, 2013 [2005]). This idea of accelerating technological change, especially that involving media technologies, also serves as a basis for contemporary theories of ‘media generations’. These theories argue that in contrast to previous generations who were socialised into print media culture, those born over the past 50−60 years have seen a much more rapid transformation of technologies, impacting more strongly on the formation of generational identity. According to Gary Gumpert and Robert Cathcart, the faster pace of technological change leads to the formation of distinct media generations.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Göran Bolin

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

-

Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society 2017, 40 (4): 7-8.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta RotaruKimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Newsletter of the Gypsy Lore Society 2017, 40 (2): 5-6.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Julieta RotaruKimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Dialog-Pheniben 2017, 23 : 22-33.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Vienna : European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, 2017. ( ; )

During the last decade, Roma from Eastern Europe have moved to other countries of the European Union as a response to the complex forms of exclusion and poverty they face in their countries of origin. Such movement also became visible in Finland from 2004, and sparked considerable public discussion. The majority of the Roma EU migrants face challenges in accessing the right to residency in Finland, which also affects the fulfilment of their key civil, political, economic and social rights.The present report provides an overview of the participatory action research, Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI), which was implemented in Helsinki from November 2015 to 31 October 2016. The research worked with Roma EU citizens’ communities, most of whom lacked the right to residency in Helsinki. The aim was to generate knowledge and practices about their everyday experiences of exclusions and inclusion as regarding various areas of life. The project engaged Roma communities and local stakeholders in planning, implementing and evaluating community interventions. Sets of local interventions were implemented in the areas of generating income and employment, women’s participation and mobilisation, anti-Gypsyism, and community action. Data on the human rights situation of the Roma migrants and their experiences of exclusion was collected through participatory observation, participatory photography, focus groups and interviews.The key exclusions that Roma EU mobile citizens emphasised during the research included: the scarcity of income-generating activities and the challenges in accessing the labour market in Finland, in the home countries and generally in Europe; the lack of housing in Finland versus the difficulties registering one’s house in the country of origin; harassment in public spaces; and ethnic profiling.Participatory research and participatory community interventions can provide tools for the engagement of the Roma in the process of community and local actions – engagement that is tremendous for sustainable change. For LERI Helsinki, the flexibility of the research structure and the LERI’s culture of ‘learning by doing’ were central to realising successful interventions. The solid knowledge on the local social, economic and political context also positively affected the project’s implementation. On the other hand, the research identified that, in order to engage the communities in genuine participatory processes at all stages of project implementation, it required a resolute and sustained effort to train and strengthen the local capacity of the communities.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Anca Enache

Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Beyond the Roma Holocaust. Krakow : Universitas, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Das amen godi pala Lev Čerenkov. Romani historija, čhib taj kultura. Graz : Grazer Linguistische Monographien / GLMGRAZER ROMANI PUBLIKATIONEN, 2017. 221-237.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Kimmo Granqvist

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Education

Research area for doctoral studies

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Medijska Istrazivanja 2017, 23 (2): 133-153.

The purpose of this article is to analyze some recent changes in labor market policy and labor law in order to show how changes in this kind of regulation have had consequences for work in the media industries. Even though a considerable amount of research has been performed on media work during the last decade, it is quite uncommon within critical media studies to relate such research to policy and regulation. The point I want to make with this article is that the increasing precariousness and de-professionalization that are occurring within media work, as documented in previous research, must be understood against a background of policy change and political decisions, rather than only being seen as an effect of economic or technological shifts within the media industry. This article hence contributes to the current knowledge of the relationship between labor market policy and the media industry in Sweden; as such, it more generally contributes to the current knowledge of such a relationship in a Nordic welfare state, with all its specifi cities and differences from other parts of Europe and the world. Nevertheless, the results and discussions in this article are related – and relevant – to more general European tendencies in the area of labor market policy as it relates to the media.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Fredrik Stiernstedt

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

Europe-Asia Studies 2017, 69 (10): 1678-1680.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Glen Grant

Olena Podolian

Roman Horbyk


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
Media and Communication StudiesPolitical Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Tolfte nationella konferensen i svenska med didaktisk inriktning. Karlstad : Nationella nätverket för svenska med didaktisk inriktning.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Christine Farhan

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: Dauerkämpfe. Frankfurt/Main : Campus Verlag, 2017. 111-121.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Teresa Kulawik

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

-

In: The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 653-669.

In The Passions of the Soul (1649) Descartes discarded the Stoic idea that affects are primarily to be dealt with from a moral framework through the application of reason. Instead, he considered affects and emotions neither as good nor bad, but as part of the “aesthetic machine” of the body and as aspects of the soul. What is new is not the concept that emotions, sensations, or affects can be conjoined to the acquisition to new knowledge. After all, this is what Aristotle argued already in the Poetics . What is new is rather the fact that Descartes defines this kind of knowledge in relation to modern epistemology. Revisiting the question of mind–body dualism, Descartes in The  Passions argues that affects may change both our perception of the world and our thoughts about it. The agitation of the mind is not necessarily detrimental to thought; on the contrary, it may enhance or refine  it. Arts that produce emotions allow us to experience new sensations that stimulate the mind. To this end, we need art and literature. By exploring how the theater, fables and poetry may evoke emotions, we can learn what passions are, what they do to us, and how they may serve to produce new knowledge.

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: Handbuch Literatur & Psychoanalyse. Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2017. 305-319.

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: Mediestudiers årsbok. Stockholm : Institutet för mediestudier, 2017. 32-73.

Allt färre journalister producerar innehållet i det dagliga nyhetsflödet. De senaste två åren har redaktionerna krympt med sju procent, totalt ca 370 färre journalister producerar nyheter 2017 jämfört med 2015 på de 150 redaktioner som svarat på årets studie av de redaktionella villkoren för svensk nyhetsjournalistik.Men utvecklingen är ojämn. De stora regionala dagstidningarna har tappat nästan var femte journalist på två år, minus 18 procent. Storstadstidningar har lyckats behålla sina redaktioner bättre, bara en minskning med några få procent. Inom public service stärker både SVT och SR sina redaktioner med fler journalister och större resurser.Trots detta är det fortfarande dagspressen som har de största resurserna för nyhetsproduktion – tre av fyra journalister som arbetar med nyheter finns på kommersiella medieföretag, de allra flesta på redaktioner med sin ekonomiska tyngdpunkt i papperstidningen.Även om det blir färre redaktionella medarbetare, så är det fler journalister inblandade i produktionen av varje enskilt nyhetsflöde. Redaktionerna förvandlas till noder i nätverk där innehåll flödar mellan utgåvorna – inom koncernerna och från utomstående producenter som nyhetsbyråer och produktionsbolag. Genom denna nätverksproduktion kan medierna delvis kompensera de minskade resurserna. Gemensamma ”fabriker” för sidproduktion, webbdeskar och innehåll som ”recyclas” i många tidningar är några exempel.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Gunnar Nygren

Karolina Olga Nord


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
JournalismMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society

Språk & Stil 2017, 27 : 189-220.

To stand out as modern is an ambition shared by many Swedish public authorities. In the Swedish Transport Administration modernity is a core value, and the word modern is used frequently in the Administration’s strategic as well as informal organizational communication. The aim of this study is to complement earlier studies of strategic documents codifying organizational core values in the Swedish public sector, by focusing on co-workers’ sense-making in relation to buzzwords. This study is at the same time a discourse-analytical and social-semiotic concept analysis, focusing on the concept modern in a specific organizational context. The research questions are: How (in terms of use of communicative strategies) do co-workers in the Transport Administration make sense of the word modern? What content do they ascribe to the word, and what image of the authority does this create? To answer these questions discussions with three focus groups were arranged, transcribed and analyzed. The results show that the co-workers used both semiotic and material resources to make sense of the word modern. Some of the communicative strategies used were metaphors, direct quotations, comparisons, contrasts, legitimations and definitions. Furthermore, in the focus groups meaning was created interdiscursively and in an interplay between different contexts, resulting in the Swedish Transport Administration appearing as an organization trapped between partially conflicting discourses. In other words, the Swedish Transport Administration stands out as a public authority which partially tries to emulate a company.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hanna Sofia Rehnberg

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: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Michael Forsman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education

Teacher Education

Media and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

Studies in the Educational Sciences

In: . : .

Digitaliseringens omvandlingar har jämförts med alfabetiseringens (Goody & Watt 1963), och skiftet mellan 1800- och 1900-talens ”nedskrivningssystem” (Kittler 2012). Konsekvenserna för skolan är i så fall betydande. Medan skolans medieekologi (Erixon 2014) traditionellt utgår från alfabetisering, boken och ”den typografiska människan” (McLuhan 1962), vistas den idag av skolan fostrade medborgaren (Dewey 1916/1999) i en online/offline värld av smarta telefoner, internet, sociala medier (Boyd 2014, Forsman 2014, Turkle 2011). Skolans uppgift att reproducera kunskaps- och värdegrunder över generationer (Bourdieu & Passeron 2008) utmanas i grunden, om elevernas färdigheter i informationssamhällets tekniker överträffar lärargenerationens (Österud 2004).Under de senaste 10–15 åren har skolpolitiska aktörer (kommuner, lärarfack, SKL) samverkat med kommersiella intressenter (Apple, Google, läromedelsförlag) i satsningar på IKT (informations- och kommunikationsteknologi): en läroplatta per elev (Grönlund 2013), implementering av lärplattformar, online-undervisning, molntjänster, e-läromedel, och utvecklande av ”morgondagens klassrum”. Därtill har Digitaliseringskommissioner i olika omgångar betonat vikten av en ökad digitalisering av skolan. Skolans (medie)literacitet(er) (Bagga-Gupta 2013) har även knutits till frågor om demokrati, yttrandefrihet och källkritik, under begreppet medie- och informationskunnighet (MIK); genom riktlinjer från Unesco (Wilson 2011 m.fl.) och en ”MIK-läroplan” för lärarutbildning (Carlsson 2013, 2014). En översikt (Forsman/Statens medieråd 2014) visar dock att både IKT- och MIK-området präglas av historisk omedvetenhet och brist på oberoende forskning, samt inga eller svaga strukturer för långsiktighet inom området i landets lärarutbildningar, snarare har aktörerna inom området länge varit projektfinansierade ”eldsjälar” eller externa organisationer.Nu börjar myndigheter som Statens medieråd och organisationer som Surfa Lugnt eller andra alltmer ta över ”MIK-området” medan ”IKT” och implementeringen av digitala och nätverksbundna undervisningsteknologier präglas av medie- och IT-företag som tillhandahåller och har inflytande över plattformar, nätverk, hårdvaror, program, lärarfortbildning, utvecklandet av pedagogiska online modeller, virtuella klassrum etc. Därmed blir kunskapsintresset inom både MIK som IKT gärna policyorienterat, presentistiskt och kortsiktigt, och mediesynen såväl deterministisk (teknik är grunden till social förändring) som instrumentell (teknik är ”i sig” neutral). Kritik har också riktats mot den ideologi som ligger bakom skolans digitaliseringen (Selwyn 2014) och även ”MIK-paradigmet” har kritiserats, för att vara nyliberalt och individualiserande (Drotner et.al. 2017, Wallis & Buckingham 2013). Annan kritik gäller avsaknaden av perspektiv på materiella och infrastrukturella dimensioner av skolans digitalisering och samhällets medialisering.Skola och utbildning är en mångmiljardmarknad och en samhällelig infrastruktur och sålunda högintressant för ”Info Tech Giants” som Apple, Google och andra vars affäsmodeller bygger på kapitaliseringen av kommunikativa aktiviteter, sökningar, och innehållsproduktioner som användare av plattformar och nätverk står för; vilket brukar knytas till begrepp som free labor, connectivity och plattformization (van Dijck 2013, Fuchs 2015). Hur kan och bör det offentliga skolsys§temet förhålla sig till dessa mekanismer? Är ett ökat fokus på multi-literacitet och multi-modalitet (Kress 2010) svaret? Eller kan kritisk (medie)literacitet (c.f. Kellner & Share 2007) inom ramen för en längre tradition av bildning (jfr. Livingstone et.al 2008) vara en motkraft? Kanske kan det mer instrumentella begreppet ”digital kompetens” visa vägen?Under 2016 gjorde Skolverket (2015:01153) tillägg i Lgr 11 för att ytterligare betona vikten av digitalisering. Häri ges begreppet ”digital kompetens” en framskjuten plats. Detta är ett begrepp som har använts länge inom OECD och EU och som har sin plats inom nyliberal styrning (governance) och educational-management. Ur ett mer kritisk och historicerande perspektiv kan ”digital kompetens” förstås som en form för temporalisering och politisk styrning i skapandet av socio-teknologiska framtidsbilder (jfr. Jasanoff 2015).Målet med min presentation är att med hjälp av Kosellecks (1985/2004) “historiska semantik” följa “digital kompetens” som ett led i synkroniseringen av korporativa intressen med svensk läroplan. I detta kombinerar jag medialiseringsteori (Hepp, 2012, Lundby, 2014) och läroplansteori (ex. Popkewitz, 2015) med en kritisk förståelse av digitaliseringen av utbildning och undervisning (Selwyn 2014). Jag avslutar med att fråga om det instrumentella övertagandet av utbildning kan mötas av en icke- individualiserad syn på literacitet, kommunikation och kritiskt tänkande, med rötter i Dewey och progressiv pedagogik (jfr. Gordon & Mihailidis, 2016).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Michael Forsman

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: The revolutionary imaginary. : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Michael Forsman

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: Beyond stereotypes?. Gothenburg : Nordicom, 2017. 193-202.

This article describes how Swedish teens use selfies for gendered self-representation in online peer-to-peer communication. The aim of the article is to critically question and add on to the extensive tradition of studies of large scale mass mediated stereotypes, by looking at how gender selfie stereotypes are produced and performed in social media through the interaction and participation of school children. The article combines constructionist perspectives on representation and gender with social semiotics. Based on empirical data from focus group interviews with student from grade 7 in four Stockholm schools (N=41) the article show that the way the selfie genre is played out and negotiated among teens is marked by gender stereotypes. These stereotypes are used to confirm a dualistic separation of sexes, the subordination of women, and a heteronormative order for sexuality, but also used for “stereotype vitalization” where prevailing gender norms are renegotiated, jested and mocked.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Michael Forsman

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

Filosofisk Tidskrift 2017, : 26-38.

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Literacy and Numeracy Studies 2017, 25 (1): 4-19.

The study examines online searching as a digital health literacy practice and focuses on parents of children with congenital heart defects. Over the period of four years, we have conducted interviews with couples at different stages of pregnancy or parenthood and have encouraged them to reflect on their literacy practices when receiving a heart defect diagnosis, during the remaining time of their pregnancy and when living with a child with a heart defect. We have also read and analysed health blogs written by parents and focused on extracts where literacy events are described. Searching for information and support online is one of the most frequent practices amongst the participants in the study. The aim of this paper is therefore to highlight the complexity of looking for information online in order to take health decisions and provide care to a child with congenital illness. Based on what parents say they do when searching online, we focus on three main paths to knowledge: looking for medical facts, looking for other parents’ experiences and looking for practical information. We discuss digital health literacy practices as complex activities that often involve parents in the diagnosis and in the child’s medical care to such an extent that parents build up knowledge and become experts, not only in finding information and support but in talking and writing about their child’s illness. We also problematise the notion of trustworthy health information and show how facts and opinions often go hand in hand in platforms where health issues are discussed. Finally, we show some of the affordances and restrictions inherent in using the internet as a source for meaning making and learning about children’s health. The results reinforce our understanding of the socially framed nature of health literacy and make us focus on the digital as an additional important aspect in the practice of health literacy.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Theres Bellander

Zoe Nikolaidou

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: The End of the World. London : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. 235-256.

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

Stockholm : Stockholms läns landsting, 2017. ( ; )

Föreliggande rapport är en inventering över pågående och nyligen avslutade forskningsprojekt i Stockholms län som på olika sätt relaterar till begreppet kulturella och kreativa näringar (KKN).Begreppet kulturella och kreativa näringar kommer ur en viss historisk kontext och relaterar till specifika politiska fält. Dessa ges en kort bakgrund innan författarba ringar in hur man valt att förstå och arbeta med begreppet inom uppdraget. De projekt som ingår i rapporten, pågick eller avslutades under perioden från 1 januari 2015 till 30 juni 2017. De är antingen finansierade av de etablerade forskningsfinansiärerna eller utförda inom ramen för lärosätenas fakultetsmedel eller medel för konstnärlig utveckling. Se ytterligare detaljering och avgränsningar i introduktionen.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Karolina Uggla

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

-

Högre Utbildning 2017, 2 : 77-90.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Wolrath-Söderberg

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

-

Studi Slavistici 2017, 14 : 67-89.

Righting the Writing. The Power Dynamic of Soviet Ukraine Language Policies and Reforms in the 1920s-1930s The first post-revolutionary decades became decisive for the development of the Ukrainian language, national culture and identity. The Ukrainian language, previously subject to a number of bans, finally entered the stage of intensive status and corpus planning. Thanks to this, it became a decisive factor in the rivalry between different forms of statehood vying on the Ukrainian territory after 1917. At the same time, the status upgrade and broader public use called for the standardisation of the language. The first practical steps towards the unification of different orthographic traditions were undertaken from 1918 to 1921. The turbulence of civil war, however, determined the failure of comprehensive language reform. Calls for linguistic unification gained new force in the second half of the 1920s: with the introduction of Ukrainizacija, the local variant of the all-Union nationalities policy of korenizacija introduced in 1923, the Ukrainian language was acknowledged as the means to the republic’s Sovietisation. This was part and parcel of the Soviet "affirmative action empire" (Terry Martin) which had to contain the 1917-1921 rise of nationalism of the empire’s minorities. Locally, the elites had to negotiate their own interests and the centre’s demands. How exactly do the debates on the "correct" codification of the language and the actual steps towards different ideals reflect the changing power dynamic between the centre and the republics in the interbellum ussr This is the problem this study sets out to tackle using the example of Soviet Ukraine. The paper explores the link between language and politics in Soviet Ukraine in the 1920s and 1930s. While examining the political preconditions for the language policies in Ukraine, significant attention will also be devoted to the specifics of the 1928 spelling reform and its reception by the general public in Ukraine and abroad. In general, it is argued that in the Soviet Union language was often used as a tool of political consolidation, and the power struggle between different visions of the future of the republics can be seen in debates and reforms of language. Hence, the correlation between Soviet language policies and the subsequent Sovietisation (or Russification) is highlighted. The subsequent debates around the status of the Ukrainian language, its orthography and vocabulary exposed the unbridgeable differences between the political elites in the republic and powers in Moscow. The draft of the new orthography was thoroughly discussed by academics and linguists, representing different parts of Ukraine and the final draft was publicly discussed republic-wide. The spelling reform, adopted in 1929, can rightly be regarded as one of the greatest achievements of Ukrainizacija. This newly-acquired status was significantly challenged by the centralisation drive of the Moscow party leadership. This orthography, widely known as ’skrypnykivka’ (after the then Commissar for Education Mykola Skrypnyk) or ’Charkiv orthography’ was attacked for its attempts to dissociate the Ukrainian language from Russian and ’westernise’ the language. After 1933, the main principles of the spelling reform were labelled ’nationalistic’. The reform was quickly abandoned. Furthermore, after 1937, all the corpus planning attempts were geared towards ’purifying’ the Ukrainian language from foreign influence, when Russian equivalents and cognates were introduced or prioritised. © 2017 Author(s).

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

O. Palko

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

-

Lambda Nordica 2017, 22 (4): 133-137.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ulla Manns

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

-

In: Dynamics of Mediatization. London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 315-332.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Andreas Hepp

Göran Bolin

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

London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

This volume sheds light on the underlying dynamics of mediatization, disentangling the actual unfolding of mediatization processes. The wide adoption and deep embedding of digital media and technology brings new questions to mediatization studies: how can we grasp this ‘deep mediatization’? In which way should we develop existing approaches of mediatization to analyse such dynamics? What are the consequences of this for theorising and empirically studying mediatization?  By using these questions as a starting point, this book presents an innovative and original collection that is dedicated to both the underlying dynamics of mediatization and recent dynamics related to digital media.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Oliver Driessens

Göran Bolin

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

Kritiker: nordisk tidskrift för litterär kritik och essäistik 2017, 45-46 : 11-16.

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: Tolfte nationella konferensen i svenska med didaktisk inriktning. Karlstad : Nationella nätverket för svenska med didaktisk inriktning.

Den elfte artikeln tar upp lärarstudenter med inriktning förskoleklass till årskurs 3 och deras skrivprocesser. Mer exakt tar sig författarna an examensarbeten, som ställer krav på vetenskaplighet samtidigt som de ska vara relevanta för lärargärningen. Att lyckas med det besvärliga examensarbetet innebär inte minst att kunna hantera skrivandet, som sker under lång tid och utanför lektionssalar och seminarierum. Hort och Ledin tar avstamp i forskningsfältet academic literacies (ACLITS) för att visa hur de komplexa skrivprocesserna kan se ut. Det innebär att de utgår från ett situerat perspektiv och från de sociala praktikersom studenterna förhåller sig till. Författarna betonar materialiteten i skrivandet och låter de tre framgångsrika studenter som följts i studien till största delen själva skapa empirin och delge den till forskarna. Särskilt utgår Hort och Ledin från det de kallar olika textverktyg. De skiljer mellan den framväxande måltexten (uppsatsen) och stödtexter, vilka är de textverktyg som tas i bruk för att reflektera och skriva vidare.Ett huvudresultat är att studenterna skiljer sig åt. Eli använder många stödtexter, vilket främjar ett kritiskt-analytiskt perspektiv. Sanna och Benji använder inte stödtexter lika mycket, även om Sanna i delar av arbetet låter måltexten fungera som stödtext. Eli och Benji utmärks av tydliga globala skrivstrategier, dvs. de har blicken riktad mot slutprodukten, medan Sanna oftare fastnar i det lokala, i vissa formuleringar. Resultaten visar sammantaget att skrivandet av examensarbeten, även för framgångsrika skribenter, tar tid och kräver enstrategiskt upplagd skrivprocess.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Sofia Hort

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: Modernitetens uttryck och avtryck. Åbo : Föreningen Granskaren, 2017. 241-250.

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

In: När skiftet äger rum. Stockholm : Tankesmedjan Tiden, 2017. 153-186.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
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

-

Work, Employment and Society 2017, 31 (6): 954-971.

When encountering problems and dissatisfaction in the workplace, employees may choose between three strategies: voice; exit; or silence. Using survey data and interview material from a study of employees in an elderly care organization in Sweden, this article investigates the workers' perceptions of the eligibility and prospects of these strategies and which individual characteristics and situational factors might affect them. The focus is on racialized workers (operationalized through their region of birth) who, according to earlier studies, are less likely than other employees to choose voice behaviour. Contrary to some earlier studies, the results here attribute such a propensity to the importance of power differences across racial hierarchies' rather than to differences in cultural values. Individuals in this (racialized) category have a lower occupational status, earn less and experience less favourable relationships with their managers.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Alireza Behtoui

Soheyla Yazdanpanah

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

-

In: Vem är rädd för Lacan?. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 217-255.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Nicholas Smith

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: Vem är rädd för Lacan?. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 105-133.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jakob Staberg

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: Vem är rädd för Lacan?. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 257-283.

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: Vem är rädd för Lacan?. Hägersten : TankeKraft Förlag, 2017. 47-75.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Erik Bryngelsson

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
Cecilia SjöholmErik Bryngelsson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
AestheticsPhilosophy

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 42-60.

The article suggests a comparative reading of the art and art theory of the artists Hilma af Klint and Ivan Aguéli, as well as of their position in the art historical narration.

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: Retracing the Past. Santa Cruz, California : International Association for Aesthetics, 2017. 29-41.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Camilla Flodin

Karl Axelsson

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

In: En modern myndighet. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 113-145.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Hanna Sofia Rehnberg

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: Neues Licht auf Ellen Key Quo vadis Europa?. Frankfurt am Main : Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Claudia Lindén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Comparative Literature

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Health, Risk and Society 2017, 19 (7-8): 351-368.

Western culture can be seen as permeated by risk-consciousness. In particular, parents are under scrutiny in their roles as risk managers. In this article, we address parental experiences of children more at risk than other children, children with food allergy, and the management of allergy risk in everyday life. Drawing on a notion of risk as ‘situated’ in local everyday life, we argue that a further exploration of parental understandings of child food allergy risk would benefit from an analysis of studies across different local contexts. In this article, we draw on a secondary qualitative cross-cultural analysis of interview data from several studies of parents in Sweden and Scotland through 2006–2010, which focused on parents’ understandings of the nature of food allergy and the children’s management of the allergy risk. We found some common themes in the different data sets. First, parents depicted food allergy as life-threatening, a ‘death risk’ lurking in the background, more or less constantly present in different everyday situations, amounting to an existential condition in parenting. Second, they talked about food allergy risk as a relational phenomenon, meaning that the risk emerged in the encounter between the young person’s individual competence to manage allergy risk and the understandings of allergy risk in others – thus depending on contexts and interaction between several actors. Finally, the analysis showed that unpredictability and risk in constant flux are the prominent aspects of living with food allergy. We also discussed the ways risk and trust are related, as well as how the involvement of others can be seen as both a risk and a safeguard. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

A. Worth

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

-

Aiolos: Tidskrift för litteratur teori och estetik 2017, 57-58 : 123-128.

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: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 37-58.

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

Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap 2017, 3 : 32-34.

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

Dixikon 2017, 27 november : -.

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

In: Samtider. Göteborg : Daidalos, 2017. 327-344.

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

: Södertörns högskola, 2017.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Paromita Chakrabarti

Yulia Gradskova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Huddinge : Södertörns högskola, 2017. (Förvaltningsakademin ; 14)

Många har saker att säga om Trafikverket, men vad säger trafikverkarna själva? I denna rapport kommer myndighetens chefer och medarbetare till tals.De berättar om stolthet, kompetens och engagemang, men också om en brist på helhetssyn och om upplevelsen av att det inte är tillräckligt högt i tak i organisationen. De resonerar om den balansgång som följer av att vara en myndighet och att samtidigt likna ett företag, och om dragkampen mellan det ”det hårda” och ”det mjuka”.Genom en väv av röster, sammanställda och tolkade med hjälp av narratologi och teori om organisationskultur, skapas en övergripande berättelse om Trafikverket i ett tidigt skede i den unga myndighetens historia.

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

-

In: Känslornas revolution. Stockholm : Appell förlag, 2017. 183-212.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Yulia Gradskova

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

Historical Studies

In: Språk och norm. Uppsala : ASLA: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap.

De flesta svenska landsting rekryterar aktivt läkare, framför allt specialister, i andra länder. Hela 58 procent av de läkare som fick sin svenska läkarlegitimation 2014 var utbildade i ett annat land. Vårt forskningsprojekt berör läkare som rekryterats från Öst-och Sydeuropa och som får intensivutbildning i svenska i Polen, innan de börjar sina anställningar i Sverige. Det övergripande syftet med projektet är att undersöka hur en yrkesrelaterad språkutbildning som äger rum utanför målspråksmiljön förbereder deltagarna för mötet med svenskt arbetsliv. Inledningsvis har vi undersökt utbildningen på plats i Polen vid tre tillfällen för att få svar på frågor som hur språkutbildningen förbereder för arbetet på ett nytt arbetsspråk och vilka kommunikativa färdigheter som tränas. Senare, efter att läkarna påbörjat sina anställningar i Sverige, kommer vi att undersöka hur väl förberedda de är inför de kommunikativa utmaningar de ställs inför i mötet med den svenska sjukvården.  I denna delstudie fokuserar vi på läkarnas förväntningar om sitt arbetsliv i Sverige och deras föreställningar om vad bytet av arbetsspråk kan innebära. Vi intresserar oss för hur deras tidigare erfarenheter från arbete som läkare kan överföras till den nya kontexten och hur deras erfarenheter kan tillämpas på ett nytt språk. Materialet består av intervjuer och fokusgruppssamtal som genomförts med läkarna i slutet av deras språkutbildning, där de utbyter tankar om läkarens samtalskompetens (interaktionskompetens) och hur sådan utvecklas. Visst material från intervjuer med läkare som hunnit påbörja sitt arbete i Sverige ingår också.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Mihaela Oana Romanitan

Ingela TykessonLinda Kahlin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Språktidningen 2017, 5 : 34-35.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Milles

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: Mechanisms of Tolerance. Stockholm : The Living History Forum, 2017. 256-276.

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

-

In: Anti-gender campaigns in Europe. London and New York : Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017. 175-194.

This paper examines the mobilization against “gender” which has spread across Poland since 2012, pointing to both local specificities and links to the transnational context. It is shown that while Polish anti-genderism is part of a boarder transnational trend (a fact long invisible to most of Poland’s liberal defenders of gender), some aspects of this phenomenon are indeed locally embedded. The campaign has consisted of many initiatives undertaken by the Catholic Church and conservative groups to fight gender equality education and legislation, sexual and reproductive rights, as well as the very use of the term “gender” in policy documents and public discourse. Polish anti-gender campaigners claim that their aim is to protect the Polish family (especially children) against feminists and the “homosexual lobby”; to defend authentic Polish cultural values (which are equated with Catholic values) against the foreign influence of the corrupt West and liberal European Union. Targets include sexual education, ratification of the Istanbul Convention and gender equality policies more broadly. The authors argue that the current wave of anti-gender mobilization in Poland is not business as usual or another wave of conservative backlash, but a new ideological and political configuration, which successfully combines the local and the transnational, making possible a politically effective mass movement. We argue that the success of anti-gender mobilization can be explained by its leaders’ skillful references to ordinary people’s dignity and their identity as an oppressed majority. Anti-genderism consistently presents itself as an effort to defend authentic indigenous values against foreign forces and corrupt elites – a discourse which we interpret as a variant of right-wing appropriation of the anti-colonial frame. What may be construed as an Eastern European peculiarity is that in the region gender tends to be discredited as totalitarian ideology as exemplified by the following statement made in 2013 by Polish Bishop Tadeusz Pieronek: “Gender ideology is worse than communism and Nazism put together”. While the contested policies are coming from the West and are presented as Western impositions, genderism itself is seen as a vast project of social engineering rooted in Marxism and comparable to Stalinism. This tension or ambivalence persists in many of the documents and statements examined here: genderism is demonized as a cultural imposition a foreign body that is Western and Eastern at the same time.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Agnieszka Graff

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

-

Global Dialogue 2017, 7 (1): -.

Gender matters in global politics. After the US elections, we know this better than ever: the mass appeal of Trump’s blatant misogyny is just a part of the problem. Populism in the US and elsewhere feeds not only on economic instability and fear, but also on anxieties around gender relations, (homo)sexuality and reproduction. In country after country, critiques of what conservatives (especially Catholics) term “gender” or “genderism” – gender equality policies, sex education, LGBTQ and reproductive rights – have helped to mobilize men as well as women, paving the way for populist leaders. This article argues that while opposition to feminism and gender equality policies is not new, the current upsurge marks a departure from the previous neoconservative paradigm: social conservatism is now explicitly linked to hostility towards global capital.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Agnieszka Graff

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

-

Southern Literary Review 2017, November 16 : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kerstin Shands


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
English

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Baltic Worlds 2017, X (3): 53-62.

The article provides a closer reading of Walter Benjamin’s essays Experience and Poverty and Moscow, by juxtaposing the records of his visit to Russia in 1926–1927 with the author’s reflections on the nature of the transformations in the urban space of an early Soviet city. By using the dystopian image of Mickey Mouse as the desired inhabitant of modernity introduced by Benjamin in Experience and Poverty, Seits gives the allegorical and comparative interpretation to the substantial changes in the living space of Moscow that were witnessed by Walter Benjamin.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Irina Seits

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Culture and Education
Aesthetics

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

HumaNetten 2017, 38 : 128-140.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Ida Melander

Jessica HolmdahlKarin Milles

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

HumaNetten 2017, 38 : 26-39.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Karin Milles

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: Reconsidering class. : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 255-272.

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

-

Societies 2017, 7 (21): 1-11.

This paper explores the potential for cultural gerontology to extend its ideas of diversity in aging experiences by opening space to rethink conceptions of successful aging futures. We propose a ‘queering’ of aging futures that disrupts the ways that expectations of a good later life and happy aging are seen to adhere to some bodies and subjectivities over others. Drawing on feminist, queer, and crip theories, we build on existing critiques of ‘successful aging’ to interrogate the assumptions of heteronormativity, able-bodiedness and able-mindedness that shape the dividing lines between success and failure in aging, and which inform attempts to ‘repair’ damaged futures. Conclusions suggest that recognizing diversity in successful aging futures is important in shaping responses to the challenges of aging societies, and presents an opportunity for critical cultural gerontology to join with its theoretical allies in imagining more inclusive alternatives.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Barbara L. Marshall

Linn Sandberg

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

-

In: Rebellious parents. Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2017. 113-144.

This chapter examines fathers’ activism in contemporary Poland, focusing on the ways in which activists frame the problem, their claims and expected outcomes, and on the specificity of the fathers’ activism in a post-socialist context in comparison to other cultural and political environments. The authors apply analytical tools of social movement theory, specifically the notion of framing, which is defined as a process of interpretation and meaning production in a given political, cultural and social context. Three main frames that the Polish activists have employed are distinguished: 1) “misogynist” frame which highlights fathers’ rights as men rights, 2) “state violence” frame which focus on fathers rights as citizens, and 3) “equality” frame which stresses fathers’ engagement as part of a gender equality agenda. Each of these types of self-representation and arguments combines to a different degree transnational and local discourses on fathering, masculinity, and the family, which reflects the hybrid nature of contemporary discourses and ideals of fathering. The empirical illustration of the analysis is derived from a case-study of fathers' activism in Poland between 2012 and 2014.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Renata Hryciuk

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

-

In: Civil society revisited. New York : Berghahn Books, 2017. 314-324.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta Korolczuk

Kerstin 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: Civil society revisited. New York : Berghahn Books, 2017. 1-35.

The text argues that a re-assessment of the post-socialist civil societies in general and Polish civil society in particular is called for on both empirical and theoretical grounds. For the purpose of such re-thinking, the authors address critically the way in which civil society has been conceptualized in the post-socialist context, with special focus on Poland; and, secondly, discuss the limitations of the common indicators used to assess the strength and character of the civil societies in the region. It is argued that there are forms of collective action that have tended to escape observers’ lenses for theoretical, methodological as well as normative and ideological reasons. Consequently, the authors calls attention to the exclusionary practices entailed in the “making up” of civil societies in the region, revealing how the concept of civil society as commonly applied in political discourses as well as empirical research in fact excludes many forms of social activism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Elzbieta Korolczuk

Kerstin 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: Rebellious parents. Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2017. 1-30.

This chapter introduces the readers to the theme of a broad range of parental movements that have emerged in contemporary Central-Eastern Europe and Russia over the past two decades. Examples of such movements include social mobilizations of conservative parental groups against legal and discursive changes that would affect gender equality in Ukraine and Russia, Czech parents opposing mandatory vaccination of children, and fathers’ groups in Poland and the Czech Republic focusing on custody rights. Parental activism is increasingly visible and influential, but it has been the subject of relatively little research to date. The aim is to rectify this by analyzing representative cases of parental movements in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia, with the hope to enrich and explain the current interpretations of social activism and civil society in the postcommunist region, which is often associated with a low level of social engagement and weak civil society, and to offer new conceptualization of mothers’ and fathers’ activism that may be applicable in other geographical contexts. The introduction to the collection of essays aims to fill a gap in the scholarship on civil society and social movements that is both empirical and theoretical, presenting an entirely new set of observations on the developments in contemporary parental activism in Central-Eastern Europe and Russia and proposing new conceptualizations of civic activism and civil society.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Katalin Fábián

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

-

Bloomington and Indianapolis : Indiana University Press, 2017.

Parental movements are strengthening around the world and often spark tense personal and political debate. With an emphasis on Russia and Central and Eastern Europe, this collection analyzes formal organizations as well as informal networks and online platforms which mobilize parents to advocate for change on a grassroots level. In doing so, the work collected here explores the interactions between the politics, everyday life, and social activism of mothers and fathers. From fathers’ rights movements to natural childbirth to vaccination debates, these essays provide new insight into the identities and strategies applied by these movements as they confront local ideals of gender and family with global ideologies. “This is an excellent collection with conceptual and methodological unity and high quality contributions that are thoroughly researched.... The work makes a real contribution to the field (both theoretically and empirically), challenges stereotypes, and presents new areas of valuable research.” — Nanette Funk, coeditor of Gender Politics and Post-Communism: Reflections from Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union “We see here evidence of engaged citizens, not directly challenging political leaders about broad economic or political policies, but seeking to change public atti¬tudes to vital issues facing people in their everyday lives as parents. ...This is very much a contribution to scholarship and knowledge. We just don’t know about this type of activism.” —David Ost, author of The Defeat of Solidarity: Anger and Politics in Postcommunist Europe

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Katalin Fábián

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

-

In: Cultural Identities, National Borders. Göteborg : Centrum för Europaforskning, 2017. 7-20.

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: Tiden. Nyhamnsläge : Gyllenstiernska Krapperupsstiftelsen i samarbete med Makadam, 2017. 33-41.

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

-

Högre Utbildning 2017, 7 (2): 35-39.

Den här texten handlar om ett högskolepedagogiskt samarbete som syftat till att skapa en ämnesintegrerad introduktion i akademiskt skrivande för polisstudenter vid Södertörns högskola. I texten beskrivs hur samarbetet har sett ut och vad som har fått introduktionen att leva kvar i programmet. Vi diskuterar utmaningar som uppstått och avslutar med några råd till den som vill genomföra liknande satsningar och samarbeten.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Anders NordströmHedda SöderlundhTherese Lind

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Police Education

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Språk och norm. Language and norms. Uppsala : ASLA: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Jan Hjalmarsson

Kajsa SköldvallMaria Eklund HeinonenZoe Nikolaidou

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: . : .

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ekaterina KalininaLiudmila Voronova

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and EducationSchool of Social Sciences
JournalismMedia and Communication Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

This study focuses on mediated representations of Europe during Euromaidan and the subsequent Ukraine–Russia crisis, analysing empirical material from Ukraine, Poland and Russia. The material includes articles from nine newspapers, diverse in terms of political and journalistic orientation, as well as interviews with journalists, foreign policymakers and experts, drawing also on relevant policy documents as well as online and historical sources.The material is examined from the following vantage points: Michel Foucault’s discursive theory of power, postcolonial theory, Jürgen Habermas’s theory of the public sphere, Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory, Jacques Derrida’s hauntology and Ernesto Laclau’s concept of the empty signifier. The methods of analysis include conceptual history (Reinhart Koselleck), critical linguistics and qualitative discourse analysis (a discourse-historical approach inspired by the Vienna school) and quantitative content analysis (in Klaus Krippendorff’s interpretation).The national narratives of Europe in Ukraine, Russia and Poland are characterised by a dependence on the West. Historically, these narratives vacillated between idealising admiration, materialist pragmatics and geopolitical demonising. They have been present in each country to some extent, intertwined with their own identification.These discourses of Europe were rekindled and developed on during Euromaidan (2013–2014). Nine major Ukrainian, Russian and Polish newspapers with diverse orientations struggled to define Europe as a continent, as the EU or as a set of values. Political orientation defined attitude; liberal publications in all three countries focused on the positives whereas conservative and business newspapers were more critical of Europe. There were, however, divergent national patterns. Coverage in Ukraine was positive mostly, in Russia more negative and the Polish perception significantly polarised.During and after Euromaidan, Ukrainian journalists used their powerful Europe-as-values concept to actively intervene in the political field and promote it in official foreign policy. This was enabled by abandoning journalistic neutrality. By comparison, Russian and Polish journalists were more dependent on the foreign policy narratives dispensed by political elites and more constrained in their social practice.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Johan Fornäs

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

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. 147-163.

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

In: Varför språkvetenskap?. Lund : Studentlitteratur AB, 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 Korolczuk

Kerstin 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

-

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

-

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.

This essay is an attempt to interpret Mikhail Bakhtin’s working notes in a new way, by reading them as instances of fragmented writing produced in exile during the war. To capture the specific way Bakhtin’s thinking reveals itself in a difficult relationship with writing, I read these pieces through the prism of critical categories suggested by Maurice Blanchot in his book The Writing of the Disaster (1980). By means of comparative reading of these two quite disparate authors, I hope to demonstrate that the very fragmentariness of Bakhtin’s writing, a well as its unfinished and ”un-worked” character, opens it up for critical reflection.  The fragments in question should be read as exilic theory rather than merely biographic data or preliminary materials that suffer, not surprisingly, from intellectual and writerly incompleteness. This essay also discusses ambiguities in Bakhtin the asyndetic writer (a stylistic trait especially difficult to solve in translation) as methodologically central for an understanding of his philosophy of history and language.

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

Critical and Cultural Theory

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
English

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

Policy & Internet 2017, 9 (4): 374-394.

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

-

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

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 Förlag, 2017. 135-161.

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

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