Our research

Books in the librarySödertörn University has professional, creative research environments that range over many disciplines and fields.

Our research has a contemporary focus united with an active and critical approach to the past. Many of the research groups and research projects strive to achieve a high level of contemporary and social relevance. The university's research generally has an international focus, even in subjects that traditionally examine their own national cultures and history. A key word is multidisciplinarity.

Publications

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Publications

Personality and Individual Differences 2018, 122 : 29-37.

Abstract Ambivalent sexism is a two-dimensional framework that assesses sexist and misogynous attitudes. The current corpus of research on such attitudes suggest that they are predicted by numerous variables, including religious beliefs, ideological variables, and men's facial hair. Most studies, however, have treated such predictors as if they are independent – inferring that zero-order correlations between sexism and its predictors are not confounded by omitted third variables. In the current work, we address ambivalent sexism using a large array of known correlates of sexist attitudes in two large and demographically diverse samples. We show that low empathic concern is the primary driver of hostile-, but not benevolent sexism (Study 1); that social dominance orientation, right-wing authoritarianism, religiosity, and low Openness and Agreeableness differentially predict ambivalent sexism (Study 2); along with male gender and low education level (Study 1 and 2). Contradicting an earlier finding, men's facial hair was not correlated with hostile sexism in either studies and a short full beard predicted lower scores on benevolent sexism in Study 2. Thus, we replicated the main findings from most previous research except for men's facial hair, and we also show the paths through which predictors of sexist attitudes exert their effects.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kahl Hellmer

Kirsti Jylhä

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Psychology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Hunger and Malnutrition as major challenges of the 21st Century. : World Scientific, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Priya Rampal

Ranjula Bali Swain

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Journal of Affective Disorders 2018, 226 : 332-338.

Background: Several studies have linked childhood hunger to an increased risk for later depression. However, as yet, there has been little research on this relation in adults of all ages or whether there are sex differences in this association. The current study examined these issues using data from a national population-based sample.Methods: Data were analyzed from 5095 adults aged 25–84 collected during the Estonian Health Interview Survey 2006. Information was obtained on the frequency of going to bed hungry in childhood and on depressive symptoms using the Emotional State Questionnaire (EST-Q). Logistic regression analysis was used to examine the association between hunger and depression while controlling for other demographic, socioeconomic and health-related variables.Results: In a fully adjusted model, going to bed hungry in childhood either sometimes or often was associated with significantly increased odds for adult depressive symptoms. When the analysis was stratified by sex the association was more evident in men where any frequency of childhood hunger was linked to adult depression while only women who had experienced hunger often had higher odds for depressive symptoms in the final model.Limitations: Data on childhood hunger were retrospectively reported and may have been affected by recall bias. We also lacked information on potentially relevant variables such as other childhood adversities that might have been important for the observed associations.Conclusion: Childhood hunger is associated with an increased risk for depressive symptoms among adults. Preventing hunger in childhood may be important for mental health across the life course.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Andrew Stickley

Mall Leinsalu

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

SCOHOSTSchool of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Fisheries, Quota, Management and Quota Transfer. Switzerland : Springer, 2018. 141-158.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Madeleine Bonow

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2018

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

In: Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. : Springer, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ranjula Bali Swain

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Economics

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Right of Access to Public Information. Heidelberg : Springer, 2018. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Patricia Jonason

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2018

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Public Law

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Ships and Maritime LandscapesQUICK FIND Use keywords to find the product you are looking for.Advanced SearchShips And Maritime Landscapes. Eelde : Barkhuis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan RönnbyNiklas Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Ships and Maritime Landscapes. Eelde : Barkhuis.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Johan RönnbyNiklas Eriksson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

In: Under the Sea. Cham : Springer, 2017. 53-63.

This chapter examines the benefits and constraints of collaboration between an archaeological research unit and a commercial company, using as examples joint research conducted by MARIS (Maritime Archaeological Research Institute at Södertörn University) and the Swedish commercial marine survey company MMT. The examples presented here included the detailed reconstruction by remote sensing of deeply submerged shipwrecks and the mapping and discovery of submerged archaeological landscapes and associated artefacts such as fish traps, which can then be examined more closely by archaeological divers. The benefits to archaeologists of collaborating with well-equipped commercial companies are obvious, but the benefits are mutual. The demands of archaeological research can generate new technological solutions that have commercial application, as well as producing results with wider educational and social benefits. Provided that archaeological investigations are embedded in the normal commercial operations of the company, such collaboration can be cost-effective for both parties, and is further enhanced by collaboration with film companies, which generates wider public interest and publicity for all concerned.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Joakim Holmlund

Björn Nilsson

Johan Rönnby

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

MARISSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Archaeology

Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

DIN 2017, 2 : 7-9.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Per FaxneldSimon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Strasbourg : Council of Europe Publishing, 2017.

Skriften Vägvisare redogör, med pedagogisk-teoretisk förankring och en rad ämnesdidaktiska exempel, hur studiet av religioner och icke-religiösa livsåskådningar kan utgöra ett väsentligt bidrag till interkulturell utbildning i Europas skolor. I en rekommendation 2008 från Europarådets ministerkommitté om religioners och icke-religiösa livsåskådningars dimension av interkulturell utbildning beskrevs utbildningsformens art och mål. Vägvisare erbjuder ett stöd till beslutsfattare,skolor (lärare, skolledare, huvudmän) och lärarutbildare i hanteringen av frågeställningar som rekommendationen kan ge upphov till i olika länder och skolsammanhang. Med omfattande feedback från utbildningsmyndigheter, lärare och lärarutbildare i Europarådets medlemsländer ger Vägvisare konkreta råd, till exempel hur begrepp som används i utbildningsformen kan förklaras, hur kompetenser för undervisning och lärande kan utvecklas och vilka didaktiska metoder som går att tillämpa, hur en “fredad zon” för elevdialog kan skapas i klassrummet, hur elever kan stöttas i analysen av medierepresentationer av religioner, hur icke-religiösa livsåskådningar kan diskuteras jämsides med det religiösa perspektivet, hur människorättsfrågor kan behandlas i relation till religions- och trosuppfattningsfrågor, hur kontakter kan skapas mellan skolor och skolsystem med organisationer, samfund, föreningar och myndigheter i det omgivande samhället. Vägvisare är ingen läroplan eller policyförklaring. Syftet är att erbjuda beslutsfattare, skolor och lärarutbildare i Europarådets medlemsländer, liksom andra intressenter inom verksamhetsfältet, verktyg att arbeta med frågor som uppstår i tolkningen av Europarådets rekommendation om religioners och andra livsåskådningars dimension i interkulturell utbildning, för att möta enskilda länders behov. Vägvisare är frukten av en internationell expertgrupps arbete inom Europarådet i samarbete med Europeiska Wergelandcentret.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Robert Jackson

Paul Moerman

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

The governance of the environmental and health problems that follow in the wake of globalised trade is one of the great contemporary challenges. One of these challenges is the management of chemical pollution and associated risks, and one sector facing this challenge is the textile industry, which has complex supply chains spread across continents. At the same time the role of actors on the playing field are changing and market actors are being called on to responsibly manage the issue of chemical risks and associated challenges. However, governance and control are often obstructed due to complexity and considerable knowledge uncertainty. This situation complicates responsibility-taking and makes it difficult to ascribe liabilities to specific actors, as it is not obvious who is responsible for what. This thesis is concerned with the process of how a group of market actors – private and public textile buyers – assume responsibility of chemical risks in their supply chains in a situation that is characterized by uncertainty and complexity. This thesis aims to contribute to an understanding of what happens when market actors are called on to manage the negative side effects of globalisation. The focus is on Swedish textile-buying private and public organisations. The thesis constructs an analytical model based on the key concepts responsible governance, responsibilisation, and responsible supply chain management (RSCM). The thesis explores the barriers, challenges and opportunities that exist for buyers seeking to assume RSCM and whether a process of responsibilisation can be observed in the textile sector. The thesis uses an exploratory approach and interviews, participatory observations and literature studies, as well as case studies to understand the process and to investigate barriers, challenges, opportunities. In summary, the thesis shows that a process of responsibilisation is ongoing on the organisational and sector levels. Further, it is shown that due to the complex structures of the chains, there are more barriers and challenges than opportunities for buyers striving for RSCM. However, it is argued that cooperation, stronger public and private policy, and a reflexive approach could be ways forward towards RSCM and increased responsibilisation in the textile sector.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magnus Boström

Natasja Börjeson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

Industrial Marketing Management 2017, : -.

Abstract Research shows that effective marketing and R&D interface is pivotal in a company’s new product development performance and future competitiveness. The increased popularity of social media promised to enhance interaction, collaboration, and networking between the two functions. However, there is limited knowledge regarding the key activities, infrastructure requirements, and potential benefits of social media in the marketing and R&D interface. This study aims to advance the current understanding of social media engagement strategies, which facilitates improved marketing and R&D interfaces and ultimately NPD performance for manufacturing companies. Based on a multiple-case study in two manufacturing companies, this study first presents the role of social media in facilitating improved marketing and R&D interface within a B2B context. Second, it presents the adoption process of the social media engagement strategy for an evolving marketing and R&D interface. The adoption process is divided into three phases, namely coordination, cooperation, and coproduction, to provide detailed insights regarding full-scale social media engagement. Taken together, the study provides novel insights into industrial marketing management literature by exemplifying the role of social media and proposing a systematic social engagement strategy for improved marketing and R&D interface in the manufacturing industry.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Koteshwar Chirumalla

Pejvak Oghazi

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Records Management Journal 2017, 27 (3): 275-285.

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to highlight the long-term preservation challenges that the Swedish private archives are faced with. In as much as they offer a complement to the public archives and hence offer a nuanced national narrative, they lack both financial and human resources to effectively deal with the digital information management environment. Design/methodology/approach: Participatory Action Research (PAR) was used to identify the challenges of long-term preservation together with the six private archives institutions that were involved in the collaboration. The collaboration was financially facilitated by the Södertörn University. PAR is defined as a systematic investigation, with the collaboration of those affected by the issue being studied, for the purposes of education and taking action or effecting social change. What is distinctive of PAR is the active involvement of people whose lives are affected by the phenomenon under study. Findings: The private archival institutions face long-term preservation challenges such as lack of a digital repository that would facilitate the capture, organization and management of digital records that are of different formats and in a dispersed environment. There are no stringent legal requirements to facilitate the creation and management of the records in a standardized way and the institutions fear that imposing such requirements might deter their clients from depositing archival materials with them. The institutions will also need to espouse the business-oriented archival descriptions where private organizations are concerned to identify relevant archival materials and to promote participatory archival descriptions that would allow the creators to tag their records with metadata. Digital information requires a proactive approach, that is, planning for the long-term preservation of the information before it is created. Private archives need to invest in education packages that will facilitate their clientele’s understanding of the challenges of digital long-term preservation. Research limitations/implications: The findings cannot be generalized to all private archival institutions, as it was only six institutions that participated, but the issues discussed are relevant to most archival institutions. Practical implications: A lot of research has been carried out in the area of long-term preservation, but researchers have not paid enough attention to the woes of the private archives. To sustain a nuanced national narrative, the private archives need all the support to be able to live up to their mission of preserving archives of the private sector that are not captured by the public archival institutions. This is important in a pluralistic society such as Sweden. Highlighting the challenges might enable the institutions to work towards finding common challenges. Social implications: The private archives are part of Sweden’s national heritage. Their preservation matters to the society as a whole and to enhancing the voices of the underrepresented. Originality/value: The literature review revealed that not much research has paid attention to the challenges being faced by the private archives. This paper, therefore, contributes to this knowledge gap. 

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Proscovia Svärd

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies

Archival Sciences


Research area for doctoral studies

-

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

-

In: The Baltic Sea Region: A Comprehensive Guide. Berlin : Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag GmbH, 2017. 115-168.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Joakim Ekman

Mai-Brith Schartau


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEESSchool of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Respons : recensionstidskrift för humaniora & samhällsvetenskap 2017, 5 : 36-39.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Markus Huss

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Critical and Cultural Theory

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

In: Handbuch der völkischen Wissenschaften. Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 2017. 1268-1277.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Norbert Götz

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Samtidshistoriska institutetSchool of Historical and Contemporary Studies

-


Research area for doctoral studies

Historical Studies

Baltic Worlds 2017, 10 (3): 96-96.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Thomas Lundén

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Uppsala : Länsbibliotek Uppsala, 2017. ( ; )

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Pamela Schultz Nybacka

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Business Administration

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Socialt arbete och socialpolitik. Stockholm : Studentlitteratur AB, 2017. 525-582.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
David Östlund

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History of Ideas

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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

-

Business Strategy and the Environment 2017, : -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Magnus Boström

Natasja Börjeson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

Yes
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe. Leiden : Brill Academic Publishers, 2017. 645-658.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Göran Larsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

DIN 2017, 2 : 10-42.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Per Faxneld

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

DIN 2017, 2 : 43-87.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Chaos. Dansk-norsk tidsskrift for religionhistoriske studier 2017, 66 : 31-64.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: The Routledge Handbook of Scandinavian Politics. London : Routledge, 2017. 147-160.

The Nordic states – Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland 1 – have provided fertile terrain for populism, which is understood here as a ‘thin’ ideology ‘that considers society to be ultimately separated into two homogenous and antagonistic groups – “the pure people” versus the “corrupt elite”, and which argues that politics should be an expression of the volonté générale’ (Mudde 2004: 543). Populism embraces an anti-establishment position and an idea of two homogenous groups that stand in an antagonistic relationship to one another: ‘the people’ and ‘the elite’. As an ‘empty container’, the ‘people’ can refer to the citizens (demos), ‘our people’ (ethnos) and the ‘ordinary people’ (the ‘common man’) (Canovan 1999). This thin-centred ideology can and ultimately must combine with other ideologies to develop into electorally attractive alternatives. Historically, populism has manifested itself in and married with different, ‘fuller’ ideologies. Consequently, populism can be left- and right-wing – and even agrarian populism.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Ann-Cathrine Jungar

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

European Planning Studies 2017, : 1-19.

In Sweden, local and regional planning practices are faced with the challenge of managing rapid growth in expansive urban regions. However, spatial planning should also contribute to the fulfilment of formalized sustainability objectives and support sustainable development. This includes addressing cross-cutting sustainability issues that transcend established administrative and territorial boundaries. Thus, the management of sustainability issues requires attention from actors at different levels, and challenges how contemporary planning practices plan for development. Based in the expansive Stockholm region, this study explores the cross-level interaction in spatial planning and decision-making and planning practitioners’ experiences and apprehensions of contemporary municipal planning practices with a focus on statutory plans to achieve sustainability targets and objectives. The results show that municipal planning organizations are under pressure because of rapid urban expansion. It is concluded that the role, format and content of statutory as well as informal planning instruments are decisive for the cross-level interaction between planning levels. Moreover, planning instruments find new trajectories resulting in mismatches in expectations from planners at adjacent planning levels. This influences the interplay and preconditions for achieving national and regional sustainability targets and objectives. © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

J. Högström

Monica Hammer

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

David Machin

Per Ledin

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Swedish

Research area for doctoral studies

-

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

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Iwo Nord

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Culture and Education
Gender Studies

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift 2017, 94 (2): 5-20.

I artikeln granskas förvaltningsrättens hantering av mål som rör tvångsvård för missbrukare, enligt lagen om vård av missbrukare i vissa fall (LVM), när klienten är en gravid kvinna. Enligt lagen ska rätten inte ta hänsyn till fostret eller graviditeten i sin bedömning, men rätten hänvisar ändå ofta till detta när de motiverar sitt beslut. Baserat på 98 domar analyseras sannolikheten att rätten ska omnämna graviditeten, och därmed tillmäta denna betydelse, utifrån egenskaper hos kvinnan och strukturella förhållanden avseende rättens sammansättning och rättsprocessen. Resultaten visar att graviditetslängd har betydelse – i sig och särskilt om hon var närvarande vid den muntliga förhandlingen. Domarens kön hade däremot ingen betydning för om graviditeten togs upp i rättens motivering. Avslutningsvis diskuteras den muntliga förhandlingens plats i rättsprocessen. Resultaten pekar på risken att denna ordning, som är en viktig del av den formella rättssäkerheten, kan bidra till att försvaga den materiella rättssäkerheten genom att ge större utrymme för känslor och hänsynstagande till potentiellt ovidkommande egenskaper och omständigheter. Dessutom kan en rättsprocess, som är en påfrestande form av konfliktlösning, vara särskilt belastande för redan utsatta människor. Slutligen diskuteras rättsprocessen utifrån ett delaktighetsperspektiv, med särskilt fokus på delaktighetens villkor.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Therese Reitan

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Academy of Public AdministrationSchool of Social Sciences

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: SIEF2017 13th Congress: Ways of Dwelling: Crisis - Craft – Creativity, Göttingen, Tyskland, March 26-30 2017. : .

Feeling at home? An emotion work perspective on involvement in a Christian youth organizationAuthor: Maria Zackariasson (Södertörn University)AbstractAs this paper will discuss, being active in a religious organization is not something automatically accepted or uncontroversial among young people in Sweden, a society which in several aspects is characterized by a high level of secularization. Still, a number of youths are engaged in Christian youth organizations, even though they do not necessarily come from religiously active homes. What contributes to their choice to become active in this kind of organization and what makes them want to stay active there? These are questions discussed in this paper, which is based on a qualitative research project about young people active in the Christian youth organization Equmenia in Sweden.The results from the project show that the experience of feeling at home, being able to be oneself and being part of a community where they felt everyone was accepted, were significant contributing factors for the youths' will to stay active in the organization. In the paper I use an emotion theoretical approach, with a focus on emotion work and everyday rituals and collective practices, to discuss how such an inclusive atmosphere and feeling of togetherness could be created. But also how such rituals and collective practices at times had the opposite effect, in the sense that they created atmospheres that could contribute to that certain situations and contexts were experienced as strange and unpleasant, and to that the youths felt out of place rather than at home.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Maria Zackariasson

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

Teacher Education

-


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

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 9-40.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 80-106.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Susanne Olsson

Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Aura. Tidskrift för akademiska studier av nyreligiositet 2017, 9 : 5-8.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Simon Sorgenfrei

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Comparative Religion

Research area for doctoral studies

-

In: Cultural Borders of Europe. New York, Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2017. 170-183.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jon Wittrock

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Political Science

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

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 2 (26): 2-10.

In this text we introduce this special issue of Kulturella perspektiv that addresses the relationship between ethnography and fiction. Could ethnographic fiction serve as an alternative way to communicate research results? Can it help us to reach other audiences outside of academia? How can fantasy and fiction help us in the quest for new knowledge? These are the main questions posed and answered in this introductory article where we highlight some important contributions to this field in ethnology and anthropology. Revisiting concepts such as Clifford Geertz 'thick descriptions' and 'faction' the article suggests that ethnographic fiction is part of a tradition in ethnographic work that problematize the division between fact and fiction, reason and affect, as well as objectivity and subjectivity. Scholars that work in the ethnographic tradition has long since acknowledged researchers' interpretations and subjectivity as a part of our knowledge production. Qualitative research in general, and ethnographic research in particular, would be impossible without an active research subject that thinks, feels and engages in the field of research. The article discusses examples of ethnographic research that engages with alternative ways of writing up the results and communicating the findings. We suggest that a creative approach to writing might reach a new and larger audience and help establish the importance of ethnographic work

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Jenny Ingridsdotter

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift 2017, 2 (26): 41-51.

This article is about ethnographic knowledge production, and is an investigation of the forms that knowledge production can take. The text consists of two separated parts; a contextualising introduction and a short story based on the material of ethnographic fieldwork. The aim is to highlight parts of human life that are hard to depict with traditional scholarly genres.   In the first part of the article – the introduction – the relation between subjectivity and objectivity in ethnographic research, and the blurred lines that often exist between the two, is used as a point of departure to argue for the use of ethnographic fiction in research processes. Concepts such as thick description and self-reflexivity are used in the discussion. Ethnographic fiction can have multiple meanings and is here understood as fiction based in ethnographic knowledge. This genre can be a means to highlight aspects that are excluded or toned down in more traditional academic texts. Ethnographic fiction can also be a means to communicate research results to other audiences than the ones that normally reads scholarly works.   The second part of the article consists of an example of ethnographic fiction in the form of a short story. The story is about a young boy named Issa, who grows up in a marginalised community and who leads a destructive life that eventually results in him being subjected to compulsory care. Issa is a fictional character with a real life role model in one of the authors’ research persons that were shot and killed only sixteen years old.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Kim Silow Kallenberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
Ethnology

Research area for doctoral studies

Annat forskningsområde

Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews 2017, : -.

As globalization and other pressures intensify the economic, social and biophysical connections between people and places, it seems likely that adaptation responses intended to ameliorate the impacts of climate change might end up shifting risks and vulnerability between people and places. Building on earlier conceptual work in maladaptation and other literature, this article explores the extent to which concerns about vulnerability redistribution have influenced different realms of adaptation practice. The review leads us to conclude that the potential for adaptation to redistribute risk or vulnerability is being given only sparse—and typically superficial—attention by practitioners. Concerns about ‘maladaptation’, and occasionally vulnerability redistribution specifically, are mentioned on the margins but do not significantly influence the way adaptation choices are made or evaluated by policy makers, project planners or international funds. In research, the conceptual work on maladaptation is yet to translate into a significant body of empirical literature on the distributional impacts of real-world adaptation activities, which we argue calls into question our current knowledge base about adaptation. These gaps are troubling, because a process of cascading adaptation endeavors globally seems likely to eventually re-distribute risks or vulnerabilities to communities that are already marginalized and vulnerable. We conclude by discussing the implications that the potential for vulnerability redistribution might have for the governance of adaptation processes, and offer some reflections on how research might contribute to addressing gaps in knowledge and in practice.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Aaron Atteridge

Elise Remling

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies
Environmental Science

Research area for doctoral studies

Environmental Studies

In: På väg. Lund : Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2017. -.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Apostolis Papakostas

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Social Sciences
Sociology

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (3): 530-532.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Erik Sjöberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (3): 524-529.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject

Lisa Öberg


Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

-

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (3): 482-483.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Birgitta Almgren

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

CBEES

-


Research area for doctoral studies

-

Historisk Tidskrift (S) 2017, 137 (1): 80-85.

AuthorPublishing yearSubject
Eva Blomberg

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe

No
2017

School/Centre

School of Historical and Contemporary Studies
History

Research area for doctoral studies

-

Year of publication

Research linked to the Baltic region and Eastern Europe