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  • 1.
    Abdallah, Hiba
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Abdallah, Mariam
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Stereotypa manliga och kvinnliga egenskaper i We hunt the flame: En litteraturstudie ur ett genusperspektiv2022Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Hafsah Faizals We hunt the flame från 2019 är en roman vars berättelse utspelar sig i Arawiya, en värld inspirerad av Ancient Arabia (en värld som fanns innan Islams uppkomst). I berättelsen får vi följa Zafira, en 17-årig kvinna som på grund av samhällets normer får klä ut sig till man, en berömd jägare. Romanen belyser tydligt Arawiyas samhälleliga normer och vad som förväntas av det manliga respektive det kvinnliga könet. För att få chansen att rädda sin hemstad var enda alternativet för henne att klä ut sig till en man eftersom om någon hade vetat om hon var kvinna hade hennes prestationer och hjältelika gärningar blivit fråntagna henne.

    Syfte: Syftet med vårt arbete är att undersöka hur Zafira Bint Iskandar i We Hunt the Flame skildras utifrån ett genusperspektiv och de rådande könsnormerna i romanens värld. Vi ska undersöka om hon är en normbrytare eller inte.

    Teoretisk bakgrund: De teoretiska ramverken som ligger till grund för vårt arbete är Yvonne Hirdmans teori om genusordningen och Maria Nikolajevas motsatsschema.

    Metod: Den valda metoden för detta arbete är en närläsning, vi gör en karaktärsanalys på Zafira för att se hur hon framställs i boken, utifrån Hirdmans genusteori. Vidare stödjer vi oss på den kvalitativa tolkningsmetoden, det hermeneutiska synsättet, men även Nikolajevas motsatsschema.

    Resultat: Analysen visar att Arawiya är ett mansdominerat patriarkalt samhälle där kvinnan är underordnad mannen. Zafira får på grund av omständigheterna dölja sin könstillhörighet för att kunna försörja sin familj. Det gör hon genom att bete sig på ett stereotypiskt maskulint sätt. Genom våra teoretiska utgångspunkter har vi mött en kvinnlig karaktär som kritiserar ett samhälle som begränsar kvinnan, och som bryter mot stereotypiska egenskaper genom att agera på ett sätt som anses vara manligt. I Arawiya är kvinnors positioner begränsade där de inte kan exempelvis bli kalifens efterträdare eller styra ett land. Genom analysen får vi se tydligt hur Hirdmans genusordning bekräftas i Arawiya. Zafira beskrivs ha typiskt manligt kodade egenskaper som att vara självständig, stark, modig, beskyddande och folkets försörjare. Dessa manligt kodade egenskaper är det som stärker hennes mansroll som hon intar då. Trots detta så betyder det inte att hon inte framställs som kvinnlig, då hon gör det i viss mån. Hon betraktades vara sårbar och visar även rädsla vilket är en typiskt kvinnlig egenskap. Det vi har kommit fram till är att protagonisten Zafira Bint Iskandar uppvisar kritik mot genusordningen och bryter mot könsnormerna i Arawiya och faller framförallt i den manliga kategorin i stället för den kvinnliga.

  • 2.
    Adamson, Göran
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Was National Socialism Anti-Sex?: On Left-Wing Fantasies and Sex as the Dark Matter of Politics2017In: Society, ISSN 0147-2011, E-ISSN 1936-4725, Vol. 54, no 1, p. 23-28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Drawing on an extensive amount of work by other researchers, as well as some literary sources from the time, Goran Adamson discusses the widespread view that Nazism was anti-sex. Indeed, during Nazi rule homosexuality and street prostitution were persecuted, and Jews and “degenerates” were prevented from having sex (not merely by law, but by elimination). However, reported circumstances such as cheap access to condoms, a high number of pregnancies during party rallies, and quasi-religious cultivation of “the Germanic sexual instinct” would suggest that matters may have been much less restrictive for the majority of Germans. The idea of an overall Nazi anti-sex attitude may well have been constructed by intellectuals from the Freudian Left/Frankfurt School, especially their theories of an intimate connection between sexual repression and authoritarianism. Such views gained widespread popularity with the 68’ generation, and they were an essential reason why sexuality came to be considered the cure for all social evils. This overestimation of the significance of sexual liberation, and recent conservative reactions to it, constitute an important part of today’s political landscape.

  • 3.
    Adamson, Göran
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Why Do Right-Wing Populist Parties Prosper?: Twenty-One Suggestions to the Anti-Racist2019In: Society, ISSN 0147-2011, E-ISSN 1936-4725, Vol. 56, no 1, p. 47-58Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this piece, Goran Adamson argues that the anti-racist rhetoric is naive and dangerously counter-productive. In theory, they refer to populist parties fueling on the anti-racist elite’s outcries. In practise, however, the anti-racists have forgotten all about it, and seem to believe that right-wing populism will vanish if only it is told off. Shocked, anti-racists say populist parties gain voters despite having certain views. But nobody votes on a party despite its view. True to leftist sensationalism, anti-racists always talk about fascism within right-wing populist parties, thereby overlooking a wide array of other causes for voter appeal. Prone to instant aggression, anti-racists react with fury to any populist provocation, thereby contributing to the meteoric rise of contemporary populism in the West. Instead of conducting a proper analysis, anti-racists say how can people vote on these parties and so on - much like an anti-racist bourgeoisie. Anti-racists, Goran Adamson claims, seem to think knowledge of right-wing populism is compromising, as if you would be tainted by it. In fact, it is the other way around. Criticism requires knowledge - and an ignorant anti-racist might, in the long run, have no power to resist the allure of right-wing populism. People vote on right-wing populist parties, anti-racists maintain, because these people fail to understand. But they claim they do, even though they have reached other conclusions. The responsibility of the financial and political classes for provoking popular reactions is minimized, while the distress among ordinary people is belittled or moralized. The political class ignores a central leftist principle: social behavior has often political/economic explanations. As a direct result of multiculturalism, the pet theory among anti-racists, society’s underprivileged groups - domestic workers and migrants - are in constant conflict instead of uniting against globalization and neoliberal deregulation. This is called divide and rule. In their quest for ideological purity, any anti-EU sentiment, anti-racists claim, is right-wing extreme, hence driving scores of voters into the arms of right-wing populism. These parties are further boosted by the fact that anti-racists sneer at family values and cultural traditionalism. Vocal victims of EU’s austerity measures are dismissed as right-wingers, further fueling political polarization. Popular and populist, anti-racists maintain, is basically the same thing. As a result, democracy becomes politically tainted, and the anti-racist elites are the only safe-guard against unaccountable elites. Right-wing populists never cease to talk about our roots, while multiculturalists never stop talking about roots overseas. Save for that geographic detail, they are two branches of the politicalromantic tree. Right-wing populist parties prosper, but not despite anti-racist efforts, Goran Adamson argues, but as a result of them.

  • 4.
    Alm, Erika
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå, Sweden.
    Lundahl Hero, Mikael
    University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Laskar, Pia
    Department of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Martinsson, Lena
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg,Sweden.
    Mulinari, Diana
    University of Lund, Department of Gender Studies, Lund, Sweden.
    Wasshede, Cathrin
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    An Epilogue2021In: Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism / [ed] Alm, Erika; Berg, Linda; Lundahl Hero, Mikela; Johansson, Anna; Laskar, Pia; Martinsson, Lena; Mulinari, Diana; Wasshede, Cathrin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, p. 299-306Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    I den bästa av världar [In the best of worlds]Den bästa av dagar [The best of days]Vi slapp ju nazister [We did not have Nazis]Så vad ska vi klaga? [So what should we complain about?]

    In the above poem, trans* activist and spoken word poet Yolanda Aurora Bohm Ramirez (2018) both names the ways the lives of specific groups of people in Sweden are threatened by the increasing neo-Nazi violence and illuminates the response of the majoritarian population to these threats: their demands of silence where protest and criticism is made nearly impossible.

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  • 5.
    Alm, Erika
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå, Sweden.
    Lundahl Hero, Mikael
    University of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Laskar, Pia
    Department of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Martinsson, Lena
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg,Sweden.
    Mulinari, Diana
    University of Lund, Department of Gender Studies, Lund, Sweden.
    Wasshede, Cathrin
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Introduction2021In: Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism / [ed] Alm, Erika; Berg, Linda; Lundahl Hero, Mikela; Johansson, Anna; Laskar, Pia; Martinsson, Lena; Mulinari, Diana; Wasshede, Cathrin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this book is on the many far from predictable transformative political processes on gender, sexuality and coloniality that grow out of the broad range of bodies and actors engaged in politics outside the hegemonic order and in everyday activities. These processes are not conducted by states, governments or transnational nongovernmental organisations; rather, they are examples of politics in-between states, organisations and national imagined communities. In this first chapter we will introduce some of the main themes, regarding these processes we in our joint research programme have worked on over the last couple of years.

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  • 6.
    Alm, Erika
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Berg, LindaUmeå University, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå, Sweden.Lundahl Hero, MikaelUniversity of Gothenburg, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg, Sweden.Johansson, AnnaUniversity West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.Laskar, PiaDepartment of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.Martinsson, LenaUniversity of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg,Sweden.Mulinari, DianaUniversity of Lund, Department of Gender Studies, Lund, Sweden.Wasshede, CathrinUniversity of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism2021Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This open access book seeks to understand how politics is being made in a pluralistic sense, and explores how these political struggles are challenging and transforming gender, sexuality, and colonial norms. As researchers located in Sweden, a nation often cited as one of the most gender-equal and LGBTQ-tolerant nations, the contributions investigate political processes, decolonial struggles, and events beyond, nearby, and in between organizations, states, and national territories. The collection represents a variety of disciplines, and different theoretical conceptualizations of politics, feminist theory, and postcolonial and queer studies. Students and researchers with an interest of queer studies, gender studies, critical whiteness studies, and civil society studies will find this book an invaluable resource.

  • 7.
    Andreasson, Kristin
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    Ottosson, Theréce
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies. University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Pedagogy and Sociology.
    [Men det är ju så det borde vara...]: en kvalitativ studie om sex unga kvinnors förhållande till kvinnlighet2010Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to try to identify what young women see as typically female and how this affects them as individuals, focusing on the female body. How free or limited do they consider themselves to respond to prevailing ideals of beauty, to men and other women. Our questions are how young women construct femininity through the body and why? We do this by using a holistic gender perspective and with the help of key theoretical concepts; gender, normative femininity, heteronormativity, performance, freedom/power and the female body,. We have had a qualitative approach and we have done interviews with six girls in secondary school age. The material is processed and analyzed on the basis of the IPA model, which aims to build themes from the interviews. The themes we have stressed in the study are: Female with large F, To find balance, I want to be unique... (but in the right way), Get a good boyfriend and learn to socialize with girls, To be something for everyone and desire after impossibility and the road ahead. By letting our informant´s voices be made visible in our analysis, we have been able to answer the question of how they experience their own construction of femininity. What becomes visible in the analysis is the great knowledge and awareness which are among the girls on this subject. This shows the complexity that exists around young women today. More conclusions that can be drawn is that whichever way the woman construct her femininity gives different degrees of social status. Lack of freedom is not about the limited possibilities for action it is rather the impact the effectiveness of the choices made and the awareness of those who provide the experience of not being free. 

     

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  • 8.
    Bauer, Simon
    et al.
    Department of Swedish, Multilingualism, Language Technology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Milani, Tommaso M.
    Department of Swedish, Multilingualism, Language Technology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    von Brömssen, Kerstin
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Spehar, Andrea
    Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Gender equality in the name of the state: state feminism or femonationalism in civic orientation for newly arrived migrants in Sweden?2023In: Critical Discourse Studies, ISSN 1740-5904, E-ISSN 1740-5912Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article contributes to ongoing discussions in the social sciences about how to interpret the incorporation of gender equality into integration policies–is it a form of state feminism or femonationalism? Drawing upon intersectionality, we analyse how gender equality is presented, discussed and negotiated in relation to ethnicity and nationality in Sweden. Methodologically, we employ a bifocal lens that combines (1) a quantitative investigation of representations of civic orientation programmes in Swedish policy documents and mainstream media, and (2) a qualitative analysis of ethnographic data collected in six civic orientation courses–three in English and three in Arabic–in three large municipalities. Such a two-pronged approach, which connects policy and media discourses with interactions in civic orientation classes, offers a granular picture of the complex and often ambivalent intersections of ethnicity and gender in relation to migration in Sweden. Ultimately, the co-optation of feminist values brings with it the risk of warping feminism into a trait of national/ethnic distinctiveness. Crucially, femonationalism is not the prerogative of far-right parties but is already becoming institutionalised, informing both mainstream media and educational practices in a feminist state like Sweden

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  • 9.
    Beckman, Anita
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Psychology and organization studies.
    Re-imagining Work and Masculinity in a Postindustrial Society2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses the narratives of young working-class men, living in a small town in Sweden that is located outside the regions with economic growth. As in many other European countries, the rate of unemployment among Swedish youth is disproportionally high. Based upon material consisting of in-depth interviews with unemployed young men, the paper will analyze the changed meaning of masculinity in relation to work in a postindustrial society. Since working-class masculinity has traditionally been closely connected to wage labor and to the ability to provide for oneself as well as being the breadwinner of the family, the lack of resources that unemployment implies, means that masculinity and its relational implications must be re-imagined. The young men's narratives can thereby be seen to reflect social and cultural changes that have taken place on a structural level related to the labor market, the educational system, as well as the changed conditions for the formation of social identities. The intergenerational working-class culture on the one hand and neoliberal ideas permeating activities for the unemployed, such as training- and coaching-programs, on the other – serve as reference points for the young men's experience of subordination. In many ways the situation described was marked by deficiency and vulnerability, an effect of the social division of today, where the long-term unemployed are depicted as 'abject others' and even more so if placed in subordinated categories such as (non)working-class males, living in the back country. But what also can be traced in the young men's own narratives are some critical reflections and possible alternative ways of forming social identities and masculinities. This is furthermore related to different kinds of work ethics than the familiar one they have been socialized into when growing up and the other one that they have met as jobseekers.

  • 10.
    Berg, Linda
    et al.
    Umeå University, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå, Sweden.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Laskar, Pia
    Department of Research and Collections, National Historical Museums of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Martinsson, Lena
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Cultural Sciences, Gothenburg,Sweden.
    Mulinari, Diana
    University of Lund, Department of Gender Studies, Lund, Sweden.
    Wasshede, Cathrin
    University of Gothenburg, Department of Sociology and Work Science, Gothenburg, Sweden.
    Contesting Secularism: Religious and Secular Binary Through Memory Work2021In: Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism / [ed] Alm, Erika; Berg, Linda; Lundahl Hero, Mikela; Johansson, Anna; Laskar, Pia; Martinsson, Lena; Mulinari, Diana; Wasshede, Cathrin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, p. 269-297Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The notion of Sweden as a secular nation-state, or rather the linkage between notions of secularism and gender equality, is strong in public discourse. Within this frame, religion is located in a traditional past and often understood as a hindrance to liberal and modern values.In this chapter we focus on our own situatedness as feminist researchers living in Sweden and thereby explore how, where and why ideologies of secularism entangled with notions of European values and superiority become dominant. Inspired by the feminist tradition of memory work, an aim is to explore the boundary between the secular and the religious through our own experiences and from our location in Sweden. The aim is also to search for counter-memories, both in the doing of secular (gendered) selves as well as the ongoing production of the "religious other".

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  • 11.
    Bjärgö, Christian
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Hedström, Julia
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    "Fake it till you make it": En kvalitativ studie om unga mäns hantering av motgångar gällande känslohantering, jämställdhet och traditionella mansnormer2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie undersöktes unga mäns möjligheter och begränsningar att samtala med varandra om teman som partnerrelationer, känslor och jämställdhet och hur deras samtal med andra unga män kan bidra till att underlätta eller försvåra hanterandet av motgångar och utmaningar. Forskning visar att unga mäns positioner i samhället hotas av kvinnors ökade möjligheter vilket leder till motstånd som könsdiskriminering och förstärkning av traditionella mansroller. Den traditionella mansrollen kan dock vara skadlig för samhället, den är ohälsosam och drabbar män och deras omgivning.

    Studien bygger på kvalitativa fokusgruppsintervjuer med unga män på gymnasiet. Deltagarna var mellan 18 och år 23 med blandad programinriktning och blandad etnisk härkomst. Intervjuerna upptogs via diktafon och tematisk analys genomfördes på transkriberad empiri. Resultatet visade att unga män inte visar känslor och döljer dessa för omgivningen. I de unga männens reflektioner framkom hur de håller känslor inom sig, till den punkt då det är nödvändigt att berätta. Då anförtror de sig helst till en nära vän. De unga männen var negativt inställda till jämställdhet vilket skapade motstånd till jämställdhetsdiskursen. Det rådde en osäkerhet hos de unga männen angående deras position i samhället eftersom de hade en uppfattning om att unga män inte kunde vara sig själva eller uttrycka sina åsikter på grund av olika krav de ställdes inför. De unga männens möjligheter/begränsningar till motståndskrafter i framtiden är beroende av normerande diskurser som samhället producerar. Antingen förstärks en traditionell, eller så accepteras en mer jämställd mansroll. Unga män behövs och har en plats inom jämställdhetsarbetet.

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  • 12.
    Bodhall, Emma
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Johansson, Sara
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
    Men kan damen vara lite tyst: Att födas eller göras till flicka2012Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna undersökning är att fördjupa kunskapen om hur flickor bemöts i samspel med läraren. Bakgrunden till att vi valde att undersöka just detta är att det är ett intressant och aktuellt ämne i samhället idag med tanke på hendebatten som pågår. Vi är intresserade av att se hur det ser ut i en förskoleklass. Hur ska flickor vara enligt läraren, hur går det att se i förhållningssättet, accepteras flickorna som de är eller tillrättavisas de, eftersom de inte uppfyller de förväntningar som finns. Vi har valt att undersöka lärarens förhållningssätt gentemot flickorna, eftersom vi anser att det inte finns så mycket forskning om flickor i detta sammanhang och vi vill bidra till detta. Vi har lagt vårt fokus på att undersöka hur läraren förhåller sig till flickorna. Finns det underliggande normer i lärarens förhållningssätt, vilka förväntningar har läraren på flickorna, vad bryter mot normerna för hur flickor bör bete sig enligt läraren är exempel på frågor, som vi har fokuserat på. Vi har genomfört fyra videoobservationer i samlingstillfällen i en förskoleklass. Vi har valt att titta på lärarens förhållningssätt gentemot flickorna ur två olika synvinklar när vi analyserar videoobservationerna. De två analyssätt vi använt är dels teorin att människor föds till att vara flickor eller pojkar och att det finns en biologisk aspekt i könet. Detta kallas utvecklingspsykologi. Det andra analyssättet vi använt oss av innebär att barnen konstrueras till att vara flickor eller pojkar, vilket benämns socialkonstruktionism. Vi intresserar oss för att se hur lärarens samspel med flickorna kan se ut om vi analyserar det ur dessa synvinklar. Resultatet av vår studie visar att det finns vissa normer för hur flickor bör bete sig. De olika analyssätten vi använt för att titta på våra videoobservationer, "vi görs till flickor" och "vi föds till flickor" visar båda att det finns en tanke om att flickorna ska vara lugna, vänta på sin tur och inte prata rakt ut eller avbryta läraren. Det finns även i dessa olika synsätt att se på världen en tanke att flickor och pojkar är olika. Vi har enbart valt att analysera flickorna men det finns också en aspekt som inte går att bortse ifrån angående pojkarna, eftersom det förekommer pojkar i samlingen också. När vi analyserar genom synsättet att kön är konstruerat synliggörs, att läraren för in flickorna på den bana hen anser som det rätta sättet att vara som flicka. När är vi undersökte samma observationer på det sätt att det är en biologisk aspekt att flickorna föds till flickor så synliggörs lärarens förhållningssätt att det finns ett rätt och fel sätt för flickor att bete sig. Flickorna ska i detta synsätt vara som de blir födda till att vara. Om en flicka, som det händer i en av observationerna, avbryter läraren rättar denne till detta och menar, att det inte är rätt sätt för en flicka att bete sig. De olika synsätten "vi görs till flickor" och "vi föds till flickor" visar båda ett resultat som tyder på att normerna för hur flickor ska bete sig är starkt förankrade i hur samhället ser ut och hur det har sett ut genom historien. Flickorna ska inte bryta mot det feminina och om de försöker sig på att komma in på det maskulina tillrättavisas de.

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  • 13.
    Brownhill, Simon
    et al.
    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom .
    Warin, JoLancaster University, United Kingdom .Wernersson, IngaUniversity West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education: International perspectives on gender and care2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This stimulating book sets out to critically explore the notion of men, masculinities and teaching in early childhood education. It addresses the global pattern of gender, teaching and care where men are in the minority, and explores the notion that the greater involvement of men within teaching and associated professions has the potential to transform gender relations for future generations. International contributors raise critical questions about the construction of masculinities, the continuing reluctance of men to engage in this type of work, and the influence of political and public debates on the issue. Through this engaging discussion readers are asked to question whether this is something that we should care about, with key topics including: The roles of men in education and care Teachers’ beliefs, norms and values of gender equality The construction of male identities Gendered ideals, and children’s interpretations of gender. Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education brings together a refreshing and critical set of perspectives linked to an increasingly important educational debate and will be a valuable text for practitioners, professionals, policy makers and parents/carers. © 2016 Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin and Inga Wernersson. All rights reserved.

  • 14.
    Carlsson, Linnea
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Informatics.
    Briefing: Calling for a norm-critical perspective of digitalisation2021In: Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, procurement and law, ISSN 1751-4304Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A question that becomes important as the level of digitalisation increases in society and businesses is accounting for how one interprets digitalisation. There are positive examples of digitalisation in relation to gender, age and physical ability and how digital technologies can positively enhance a workplace, although the norm-critical perspective is seldom represented. A more dynamic perspective such as the norm-critical is needed to depict potential limiting structures or assumptions interpreted by digitalisation. This briefing paper takes on an interpretative approach using the Swedish manufacturing industry as a case to illustrate the perspectives related to gender, age and physical ability relative to digitalisation. The norm-critical perspective has formed the narrative and viewpoints presented in this paper. The aim is to highlight the norm-critical perspective as a potential analytical lens among researchers and industry professionals alike to understand how digitalisation is negotiated and given value and how digitalisation is manifested and interpreted to that given value. 

  • 15.
    Dahlborg Lyckhage, Elisabeth
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Advanced Nursing.
    Määttä, Sylvia
    The influence of gender in academia: a case study of a university college in Sweden2011In: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, ISSN 2040-7149, E-ISSN 2040-7157, ISSN 2040-7149, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 379-393Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The aim of this paper is to describe senior lecturers' experiences of and reflections on the influence of gender on their work and career possibilities.

    Design/methodology/approach – Eight informants, four female and four male university teachers, representing different schools at a Swedish university college were interviewed. A qualitative content method was used for analysis.

    Findings – The findings revealed that the lecturers at the university college had an experience of academic gender neutrality. The findings also pointed to experiences of gendered practice that had been internalized and made normal. It also revealed that the lecturers did not consider or reflect on the gap between experiences of and reflections on gender neutrality and gendered practice.

    Research limitations/implications – Even if the number of informants is small, the findings have something important to tell about the gap between gender-neutral academia and practice in academia.

    Originality/value – The findings imply that although the Swedish model of equality work has been successful in many ways, a confrontation on the micro-political level is required to achieve a gender equality workplace environment and to increase women's career possibilities.

  • 16.
    Granbom, Ingrid
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Teachers’ beliefs, norms and values of gender equality in pre-schools2015In: Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education: International perspectives on gender and care / [ed] Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin and Inga Wernersson, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2015, p. 83-91Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Herrman, Margaretha
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Johansson Bunting, Leona
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Wallin, Emmie
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Eriksson, Monica
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Mammor som kulturtolkar: En förstudie om invandrarkvinnors möten med skola i Västra Götaland2013Report (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Hjalmarsson, Marie
    et al.
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences.
    Kullgren, Carina
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Divison for Health, Culture and Educational Sciences. University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    Hur svårt kan det vara?: Jämställdhet i måleribranschen2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The painting trade is dominated by men, both concerning numbers and with regards to how the job as a painter is supposed to be performed. There doesn't have to be a problem with the actual performance of the job. But on the other hand problems arise when gender coded traditions hinder the necessary improvement of the trade and affect the working conditions for painters of all kinds. In daily work situations, men as well as women need to relate to the masculine norms of the trade. They all do it in different ways, consciously and subconsciously. But things are changing. The profession and the trade are in the middle of a transformation where traditional conceptions of gender are challenged. The number of educated female painters is increasing, and they have difficulties finding their place in the trade. There is no fast and simple solution of this gender equality problem, but there are methods available for how serious gender equality interventions can be carried out. Above all the problem demands interruptions of old patterns of thought and behaviour in order to make a change. This text presents results from an ethnographic study of the painting trade and shows how established patterns are defended as well as questioned in the daily work. The aim of the study is to understand how working conditions, competence and know-how, work organisation and division of labour, and management attitudes are related to conceptions of masculinity and femininity.

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  • 19.
    Högberg, Karin
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Media Production.
    Kvinnor som producenter2011In: Att göras till filmarbetare / [ed] Herrman, Margareta, Nora: Nya Doxa , 2011, p. 142-172Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Jezierska, Katarzyna
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Incredibly loud and extremely silent: Feminist foreign policy on Twitter: Feminist foreign policy on Twitter2021In: Cooperation and Conflict, ISSN 0010-8367, E-ISSN 1460-3691, Vol. 57, no 1, p. 84-107Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2014, Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy (FFP) was announced with a fanfare. This article critically interrogates how Sweden implements the FFP through digital diplomacy by investigating the extent of Sweden’s gender equality activities on Twitter since the introduction of the FFP and by tracing gendered online abuse in digital diplomacy. I focus on Swedish embassy tweets towards two countries where feminism is highly contested – Poland and Hungary. The theoretical inspiration comes from discursive approaches to the spoken and unspoken, enriched by feminist observations about the non-binary character of voice/silence. The method applied is gender driven quantitative and qualitative content analysis. The findings demonstrate that the FFP has not set any significant mark on digital diplomacy in the analyzed cases. The launching of the FFP went completely unnoticed and posts related to gender equality have actually decreased since 2014. There are no traces of ambassadors being subjected to gendered online abuse, but heavily xenophobic and paternalistic language is directed at Sweden as a representative of liberal policies.The article contributes to the literature on digital diplomacy by highlighting the (lack of) links between foreign policy and digital diplomacy and it addresses a gap by focusing on gender in digital diplomacy.

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  • 21.
    Jezierska, Katarzyna
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Towns, Ann
    Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Variations on shared themes: Branding the Nordics as gender equal2021In: Gender Equality and Nation Branding in the Nordic Region / [ed] Larsen, E., Moss, S.M., Sjelsbäck, I., Routledge, 2021, p. 39-61Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter is made up of five sections in which the people compare the Nordic countries in terms of the extent to which and how gender equality features on their nation-branding websites. It begins with a discussion of Denmark and Norway, which do the least to incorporate gender equality into the national brand, before moving on to Sweden, the gender-equality branding champion. In contrast with Sweden and Finland, as the people will show below, the claims about gender equality in Denmark are furthermore modest, presented as brief, matter-of-fact statements. Clearly, and in stark contrast with the Swedish brand, as the people will show below, gender equality is briefly mentioned but not featured in the branding narrative about Denmark. Norway seems to have started working towards a national brand earlier than neighbouring states, and yet these efforts never resulted in a coordinated brand platform or an institution charged with managing a Norwegian ‘brand’.

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  • 22.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Fat, Black and Unapologetic: Body Positive Activism Beyond White, Neoliberal Rights Discourses2021In: Pluralistic Struggles in Gender, Sexuality and Coloniality: Challenging Swedish Exceptionalism / [ed] Alm, Erika; Berg, Linda; Lundahl Hero, Mikela; Johansson, Anna; Laskar, Pia; Martinsson, Lena; Mulinari, Diana; Wasshede, Cathrin, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, p. 113-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Body positivity messages and practices are rapidly being spread transnationally, particularly in the form of digital activism, challenging oppressive body ideals and advocating for diversity and the acceptance of all body types. At the same time, however, the movement is increasingly being criticised for its commodification, how it goes hand in hand with neoliberalism and its lack of intersectional perspectives. This text investigates the potential of the expansion, redefinition and 'repoliticising' of body positivity beyond the white, neoliberal discourse. The analysis mainly dives into the texts and images of blogs by two body positive advocates, Leah Vernon and Stephanie Yeboah, who both identify as black and fat and who both address the issues of race and racism. It is suggested that through their body politics, they display how race and gender are intersected in the shaping of both body shaming and the production of 'proud' bodies, thus contributing to the situatedness of body positivity. The stance of being unapologetic in one's body—a central element of body positivity—is regarded as being reframed through the contestation of the whiteness privilege and racism.

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  • 23.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Feta män: Maskulinitet, makt och motstånd2017Book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Johansson, Markus
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Revelation of the social status, objectification and empowerment of women in popular music2022Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to see how the language in three songs constructs and represents women and men as two unequally positioned genders in society. The focus is on the revelations of women’s status, social and ideological processes, which women were subjected to, or they as agents participate in. For the present study, three different popular songs were analyzed by looking into different aspects of gender issues. The linguistic concepts semantic fields and semantic roles were applied to illustrate how women and men are portrayed differently, as well as to show how men and women’s social position differ. The findings show that songs are a source that represent and discuss different issues of gender,additionally, that women commonly are victimized, objectified and portrayed as powerless. The results also highlight how popular music reflects and reveals women’s social status and processes they go through (either positive or negative) in modern time

  • 25.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Eldén, Sara (2009). Konsten att lyckas som par: populärterapeutiska berättelser, individualisering och kön. Diss. Lund : Lunds universitet, 20092009In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, no 2, p. 63-65Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Familjeliv2009 (ed. 1.)Book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Johansson, Thomas
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Greiff, Geoffrey L. (2008) Buddy System : Understanding Male Friendship. Oxford: Oxford University Press2009In: Acta Sociologica, ISSN 0001-6993, E-ISSN 1502-3869, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 296-297Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Kassebaum, Silke
    et al.
    Otto-von-Guericke-Universität, Magdeburg, Germany (DEU).
    Granell, Magdalena
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Die Unvereinbarkeit von Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft als notwendiges biografisches Projekt: Eine persönliche Aufarbeitung zwischen Selbstreflexion, Orientierungssuche und dem Blick über den Tellerrand nach Schweden2020In: Mutterschaft und Wissenschaft: Die (Un-)Vereinbarkeit von Mutterbild und wissenschaftlicher Tätigkeit / [ed] Czerney, Sarah; Eckert, Lena; Martin, Silke, Springer, 2020, p. 203-221Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [de]

    Wissenschaftlerinnen mit Kind(ern) stehen vor einer paradoxen Vereinbarkeitsproblematik. Gegensätzliche Erwartungshaltungen und Idealvorstellungen, die strukturell verankert und darum von ihnen nicht aufzulösen sind, werden an sie herangetragen und beeinflussen ihre Karrierewege, ihre Paarbeziehungen und nicht zuletzt ihr Selbstverständnis als Mutter und als Wissenschaftlerin. Um sich an dieser paradoxen Vereinbarkeitsproblematik nicht aufzureiben, gar zu scheitern, müssen Frauen dazu in biografischen Reflexionsprozessen notwendigerweise eine innere Haltung entwickeln, um ganz selbstverständlich beides leben zu können. Welchen Einfluss ein internationaler Perspektivenwechsel für die Distanzierung von verinnerlichten Erwartungshaltungen und Idealvorstellungen hat und welches Potenzial sich daraus für neue biografische und berufsrelevante Orientierungsfiguren ergeben kann, wird anhand der biografischen Auseinandersetzung zum Vereinbarkeitsparadox einer deutschen Mutter im schwedischen Wissenschaftssystem nachgezeichnet.

  • 29.
    Laskar, Pia
    et al.
    The Royal Armoury Museum and the Swedish History Museum, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Johansson, Anna
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.
    Mulinari, Diana
    University of Lund, Gender Studies, Sweden.
    Decolonising the Rainbow Flag2016In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 192-217Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the article is to explore the location and the meaning given to the rainbow flag in places outside the hegemonic centre. Through three case studies in the global North and South, held together by a multi-ethnographic approach, as well as a certain theoretical tension between the rainbow flag as a boundary object and/or a floating signifier, we seek to study where the flag belongs, to whom it belongs, with particular focus on how. The three case studies, which are situated in a city in the Global South (Buenos Aires), in a conflict war zone in the Middle East (the West Bank) and in a racialised neighbourhood in the Global North (Sweden), share despite their diversity a peripheral location to hegemonic forms of knowledge production regimes. Central to our analysis is how the rainbow flag is given a multitude of original and radical different meanings that may challenge the colonial/Eurocentric notions which up to a certain extent are embedded in the rainbow flag. © 2009-2017 Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research. All rights reserved.

  • 30. Lundahl, Mikela
    Från genus till sexuell mångfald.2006In: Från Sapfo till Cyborg / [ed] Lennerhed Lena, Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag , 2006, p. 201-229Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Nehls, Eddy
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Holter, Øystein Gullvåg (red.) (2007). Män i rörelse: jämställdhet, förändring och social innovation i Norden. Stockholm: Gidlund2009In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, Vol. 39, p. 208-210Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Nehls, Eddy
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Lorentzen, Jørgen & Ekenstam, Claes (red.) (2006). Män i Norden: manlighet och modernitet 1840-1940. Möklinta: Gidlund2008In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 3, p. 176-178Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Nehls, Eddy
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Lorentzen, Jørgen & Ekenstam, Claes (red.) (2006). Män i Norden: manlighet och modernitet 1840-1940. Möklinta: Gidlund2009In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, Vol. 39, p. 221-223Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Nehls, Eddy
    University West, Department of Nursing, Health and Culture, Division of Health and Culture.
    Åsa Bengtsson: Nyktra kvinnor: Folkbildare, företagare och politiska aktörer: Vita Bandet 1890-1930. Makadam förlag, Göteborg/Stockholm 2012. 380s, ill. English summary. ISBN 978-91-7061-092-9.2013In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 2, p. 99-101Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Petrogiannis, Vasileios
    et al.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Urban Planing and Development.
    Freidenvall, Lenita
    Political Science, Stockholm’s University, Stockholm (SWE).
    Political rhetoric, identities, and dominant gender representations: hegemonic masculinity in service of pro-austerity rhetoric in Greek political discourse2022In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the construction of hegemonic masculinity in Greek political discourse, by analysing minutes from the Greek Parliament at the height of the economic crisis in 2010-2012. Based on Connell´s concept of hegemonic masculinity and the application of a discursive approach inspired by Laclau and Mouffe ([1985]. Hegemony and socialist strategy: Towards a radical democratic politics. London: Verso), the article asks: (1) which discourses constituted the rhetoric of Greek elite politicians regarding economic policies during the crisis and (2) which hegemonic concepts of masculinity and femininity did Greek elite politicians elaborate upon and discursively position themselves in. It also reflects on the implications of the gendered speeches of these elite politicians. The article shows how the rhetoric of elite politicians includes different identities normatively related to manhood. The article argues that the construction of these gender dominant gender representations in the political discourse has severe implications in terms of functioning as a means of justification of austerity measures in Greek economy with negative consequences for politics and society. It is also argued that by adopting elements of hegemonic masculinity, Greek elite politicians contribute to creating an image of a powerful man to whom citizens should adhere, hence reproducing the male (white and heterosexual) norm. 

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  • 36.
    Pherson, Tommy
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Tengelin, Ellinor
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Specialist Nursing programme.
    Genusnormer: normer som skapar kvinnor och män2015In: Jämlik vård: normmedvetna perspektiv / [ed] Dahlborg Lyckhage, Elisabeth, Lyckhage, Gunnar, Tengelin, Ellinor, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2015, 1, p. 107-126Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 37. Sjögren, Karin
    et al.
    Sandström, Kristina
    University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Industrial Engineering and Management, Electrical- and Mechanical Engineering.
    Johansson, Kristina
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division of Psychology, Pedagogy and Sociology.
    What gender barriers do students face in WIL placements?: A comparative study between WIL and Non- WIL Students in an international empirical study.2018In: VILÄR Abstraktbok / [ed] Kristina Johansson, Trollhättan: Högskolan Väst , 2018, p. 6-6Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In an earlier project (2014-2015) we found that young adults and specifically women was a exposed group when it came to reported psychological vulnerability. This triggered us to design for a new study to learn more about their sense of belonging in and out of study context. We plan to use a mixed methods approach with individual interviews, focus groups, and a broader online survey on students that are enrolled in WIL-programs, the student need to have completed at least a practicum or coop-period prior to participation in the research study. Our next steps will be to start the ethics protocols for both the University of Waterloo and the University of Toronto. Thereafter Scotland and Sweden apply for theirs. The research questions is: What gender challenges do WIL students face that impact their career identity, sense of belonging, work self-efficacy, overall wellbeing, sociability, and transition to full-time employment after graduation? What gender specific barriers impact WIL students' perceptions of being valued in the workplace (on the team, in meetings)? What gender specific barriers impact WIL students' perceptions of how employers perceive their technical competencies? What resources do WIL students perceive are available to them from their universities and employers to help overcome these barriers? In the interactive session we will discuss both the research questions/content and the methodological approaches.

  • 38.
    Sunnemark, Fredrik
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    The Boys, the Girls, and the Party: Representations of Gender and Rape Culture in Three Swedish Adolescent Films2018In: Rape Cultures and Survivors: An International Perspective / [ed] Inal, Tuba & Smith, Merril D., Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger, 2018, p. 1-185-1-209Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Towns, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Civilization, Nation and Gender in Interpretations of Male Violence Against Women in Sweden.2011In: Annual meeting of the International Studies Association 2011, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Towns, Ann
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    “Kön och våld på de kulturella slagfälten.”2011In: Workshop om kön och internationell politik, Stockholms universitet. / [ed] Maud Eduards, Fia Sundevall, Paulina de los Reyes, 2011Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Towns, Ann
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg (SWE).
    Bjarnegård, Elin
    Department of Government, Uppsala University, Uppsala (SWE).
    Jezierska, Katarzyna
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Urban Planing and Development.
    More Than a Label, Less Than a Revolution: Sweden’s Feminist Foreign Policy2023Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This report delivers a first systematic assessment of the implementation of the Swedish feminist foreign policy (FFP) over time and across policy areas, with a focus on bilateral development relations. The Swedish FFP was declared in 2014, as the first expressly feminist foreign policy in the world, which has since prompted a dozen other governments to follow suit. In addition to introducing feminist terminology at the highest level of foreign policy, the FFP was ground-breaking in Swedish foreign policy in at least two respects. For one, it was directed to all foreign policy areas of the foreign ministry. Whereas Swedish development policy had incorporated gender equality aims for decades, the FFP staked out a new direction for politics & security and for trade & promotion. Second, the FFP was to involve the entire foreign service and more, including not just the foreign ministry but also the public agencies executing foreign policy and the more than 100 embassies and delegations that represent Sweden in bilateral and multilateral fora around the world. A point of departure for this report is that policy is never selfexecuting. Original policy declarations need to be implemented, i.e. interpreted and put into concrete practice by civil servants in bureaucratic agencies and embassies that concretize and make something (or not) of policy aims. The overarching question at the center of this report is: given the incredibly complex Swedish foreign policy machinery, with well over one hundred relatively autonomous implementing actors in Sweden and around the world, what happened to the FFP in bilateral implementation practice? Were lofty declarations and feminist terminology converted into practical action? If so, in which policy areas and in what ways? The more specified questions are listed at the end of this summary, along with a brief answer to each question.  [. . . ]

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  • 42.
    Towns, Ann E.
    University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Divison of Law, Economics, Statistics and Politics.
    Carrying the load of civilisation: The status of women and challenged hierarchies2014In: Millennium: Journal of International Studies, ISSN 0305-8298, E-ISSN 1477-9021, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 595-613Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores some ways in which the condition of women has been articulated as a standard of civilisation, focusing on articulations by a range of European and non-European political thinkers and political actors in the 19th century and the present, two important periods marked by intense discussions of the status of women and civilisation. In short, the status of women is used by a broad range of actors to draw up civilisational boundaries and to mobilise for action. The standard also functions as an arena of contestation in which alternative visions of a good society are debated. However, whereas the alleged link between sexual equality and "the West" was highly disputed in the 19th century, this claim is much less contested today. The article ends with a discussion of the problematic implications of using the status of women as a standard of civilisation for feminisms around the world. © The Author(s) 2014.

  • 43.
    Viking, Tuija
    University West, Department of Health Sciences, Section for health promotion and care sciences.
    En studie om interprofessionellt lärande i teamarbete: Fallet med en 'best practice´ för tvångsvård2019Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det interprofessionella lärandet, IPL, i team har blivit ett populärt medel för att öka samarbete och kvalité i den sociala sektorn och hälso- och sjukvård. En alltmer specialiserad och fragmentiserad vård, som ofta genomförs i team, har lett till stor spridning av interprofessionell utbildning, IPE. Studerande och/eller medlemmar från olika professioner lär sig därmed, med, från och om varandra. Sådant lärande antas ske vid utbyte av och reflektion över varandras olika erfarenheter, perspektiv och kunskaper, d.v.s. professionella skillnader, och leda till förbättrad effektivitet och kvalitet i vården.

    Inom hälso- och sjukvårdsområdet har man dock bara i mindre skala undersökt vad IPL i etablerade team innebär och hur professionella skillnader påverkar lärandet. Denna licentiatuppsats hade som övergripande syfte att bidra med ökad kunskap inom detta område. Här studerades ett arbete, med kliniska riktlinjer för psykiatrisk tvångsvård, som skulle genomföras av ett interprofessionellt team. Huvudfrågan var hur teamet arbetade med riktlinjerna och hur professionella skillnader kom till uttryck och gav implikationer för IPL. Licentiatuppsatsen är en fallstudie. Undersökningen baseras dels på material (mötesprotokoll, mejlkommunikation, dokument och mediarapporter) från teamets tre-åriga arbete, dels nio intervjuer och en observation av seminariet där teammedlemmar presenterade de färdiga riktlinjerna. Studie 1 syftade till att undersöka hur teamet hanterade en kontrovers och hur de strategier som användes gav konsekvenser för interprofessionellt lärande. Studie 2 syftade till att studera hur teamet granskade kön/genus i arbetet med riktlinjerna och vilka implikationer det blev för riktlinjerna och för interprofessionellt lärande. Fokus här är därmed på ett lärande i ett "färdigt" team. Resultaten i studierna baseras på fallbeskrivning och narrativ analys. Fynden i studierna tolkades huvudsakligen utifrån sociokulturell teori och idéer och insikter från kontroversstudier (studie 1) och det genusvetenskapliga fältet (studie 2).

    Resultatet i studie 1 visade att kontroversen hanterades främst genom en kompromiss. Resultatet visar också hur lärandestrategier nyttjades vid användning av texter. Lärandet utmanades dock när maktstrategier användes genom hävdande av auktoritet snarare än utforskande av kunskapsläget.

    Resultatet i studie 2 visade hur kön/genus aktualiserades i en diskussion om könsskillnader i användning av tvångsbälten. I diskussionen användes professionsspecifika erfarenheter och kunskaper om kön/genus, vilket kan antas främjade IPL. Teamets lärande om komplexiteten kring kön/genus resulterade i riktlinjer som betonar makt och med fokus på den individuella patienten. Därmed ledde teamets analys och lärande relaterat till kön/genus paradoxalt till könsneutrala riktlinjer. Slutsatsen är att studierna, på olika sätt, visade förekomst av IPL och hur detta påverkades både positivt och negativt av professionella skillnader.

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  • 44.
    Warin, Jo
    et al.
    Lancaster University, United Kingdom.
    Wernersson, Inga
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Introduction2015In: Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education: International perspectives on gender and care / [ed] Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin and Inga Wernersson, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2015, p. 1-10Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Wernersson, Inga
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    More men?: Swedish arguments over four decades about ’missing men’ in ece and care2015In: Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education: International perspectives on gender and care / [ed] Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin and Inga Wernersson, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2015, p. 13-25Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Wernersson, Inga
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Om "pojkkris", jämställdhet och förakt för svaghet2014In: Skolan ut ur krisen: en forskarantologi om framtidens utbildningspolitik / [ed] Stenberg, Lina, Stockholm: Tankesmedjan Tiden , 2014, p. 29-41Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    ”Pojkkrisen”, pojkars lägre skolprestationer, verkar nästan ha blivit bortglömd i den stora ”kunskapskrisen”.  Inte heller är den specifikt svensk och har inte väckt lika häftiga reaktioner här som på en del andra håll. Förändrade könsskillnader i skolresultat kan inte förstås som ett till skolan begränsat fenomen, utan måste relateras till skeenden på strukturell och individuell nivå.  Både politisk intention och förändringar i övergripande strukturer har i vissa avseenden omformat genusordningen. Både den generella skolkrisen och ”pojkkrisen” rör sig runt ”kunskap” med den snäva innebörden ”skolämneskunskap” och relateras starkt till nationell och individuell ekonomisk stryka. Den sammanhållna obligatoriska skolan har även andra mål som handlar om många dimensioner av kunskap och förmåga att leva och fungera i ett samhälle. Jämlikhet och jämställdhet var från grundskolans start centrala mål och motiv för sådan kunskap. Ett problem i kriserna – både den generella och den specifika – verkar vara att ämneskunskap tenderar att presenteras som skolans enda mål, medan annan kunskap reduceras till ”stödfunktioner” (t ex ordning och reda).

    Flickors skolprestationer har under lång tid varit något bättre i genomsnitt än pojkars. När en rad hinder för flickors utveckling tagits bort blir detta försprång tydligare. Huvudskälet till flickornas fördelar är inte överlägsna intellektuella förutsättningar, utan sannolikt att flickorna arbetar mer effektivt med det som behövs för att klara skolan. Man talar om ”antipluggkultur” hos pojkarna, men den kan också beskrivas som en rädsla för individuellt misslyckande vilken strukturellt fungerar som försvar för en maskulin maktordning. Skräck och förakt för svaghet som en del av traditionell maskulinitet kan därmed ses som en verksam mekanism i ”pojkkrisen” – och som en ingrediens i ”kunskapskrisen”.

    Ett problem i arbete för jämställdhet – och jämlikhet – är att det är så mycket lättare att argumentera för en rörelse ”uppåt” i den hierarki man vill utplåna än motsvarande rörelse ”neråt”. Flickor kan i det existerande systemet att välja ”traditionellt manliga karriärvägar” och därmed nå positioner som inte var tillgängliga för ett par generationer sedan. Styrkan att använda sina möjligheter är lätt att hylla, men när vi gör det har vi samtidigt tappat bort en av kärnorna i jämställdhetstanken, att det är viktigt att platta ut hierarkin. Det går att bygga strukturer som långsiktigt motverkar snarare än förstärker denna tendens. Skolors elevsammansättning, former för undervisning och bedömning, tillgång till olika former av stöd kan utformas för att dämpa konkurrens och utslagning. Skolans utformning är dock ett uttryck för det samhälle den tjänar och därmed kan lösningen på problemen inte begränsas till skolan.

  • 47.
    Wernersson, Inga
    et al.
    University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages.
    Warin, Jo
    Lancaster University, United Kingdom.
    Brownhill, Simon
    University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
    Conclusions2015In: Men, Masculinities and Teaching in Early Childhood Education: International perspectives on gender and careSimon Brownhill, Jo Warin and Inga Wernersson / [ed] Simon Brownhill, Jo Warin and Inga Wernersson, Taylor and Francis Inc. , 2015, p. 130-137Chapter in book (Other academic)
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