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Nilsén, Å. (2019). Civilsamhället – En framtida potential. Tidnskriften Stad (24), 37-37
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2019 (Swedish)In: Tidnskriften Stad, ISSN 2001-631X, no 24, p. 37-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Alnarp: Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Movium, 2019
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39479 (URN)
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-08-30Bibliographically approved
Nilsén, Å. (2018). En jämlik dystopi. Stad - debatt och reflexion om urbana landskap (23), 8-8
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2018 (Swedish)In: Stad - debatt och reflexion om urbana landskap, ISSN 2001-631x, no 23, p. 8-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Alnarp: Tankesmedjan Movium, 2018
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39480 (URN)
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-08-12
Nilsén, Å. (2018). Ethical consequences of the sociological classics. In: : . Paper presented at Nordiska sommaruniversitetet, sommarsession, Fårö, Sverige, 29 juli - 5 augusti, 2018.
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2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ethical consequences of the sociological classics In this paper I would like to challenge the ethical position taken by the sociological classics and conceptualize the present as ethical differentiated partly as a consequence of the classics positions.Ethics are the starting point for most sociological thinking historically. For Durkheim (1893) the question asked by philosophers on what kind of ethics should guide us in our actions was altered into investigate what ethics are guiding our actions. Weber (1914) did the distinction between different actions where only the value-oriented rational social action related actively to ethical dimensions. Had their basic question not been what is influencing action (Durkheim) alt. what do one recognize as having influence on ones actions (Weber) but instead what are the ethical consequences of ones actions, the sociological task would have been very different, in terms of ethical positioning.However, with this focus by the classics on what influence the social have on ones actions, the groundwork was paved for what I call an ethical differentiation when it comes to the social consequences of ones actions: different social influence result in different social actions, with different ethical consequences.

National Category
Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39483 (URN)
Conference
Nordiska sommaruniversitetet, sommarsession, Fårö, Sverige, 29 juli - 5 augusti, 2018
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-09-09
Nilsén, Å. (2016). Ethical Differentiation and the Sociological Canon. In: : . Paper presented at Social Theory Conference, European Sociological Association (Research Network 29), Rethinking Social Change, Barcelona, Spain, August 29-30, 2016.
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2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Ethical Differentiation and the Sociological Canon. The topic of this paper is a critical reading of the sociological canon (Durkheim, Weber, Simmel) from the perspective of what knowledge is produced of the ethical dimensions of social relations. The reading is inspired by a current discussion on the basic feature of social interaction: competition or cooperation. With the concept of ethical differentiation I try to describe the multiple ethical positions signifying the classical sociologists as a consequence of their distinction between distant and close social relations.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-39482 (URN)
Conference
Social Theory Conference, European Sociological Association (Research Network 29), Rethinking Social Change, Barcelona, Spain, August 29-30, 2016
Available from: 2019-05-27 Created: 2019-05-27 Last updated: 2019-10-01Bibliographically approved
Staland Nyman, C. & Nilsén, Å. (2016). Perspectives on health and well-being in social sciences. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 11, Article ID 31468.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Perspectives on health and well-being in social sciences
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 11, article id 31468Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Järfälla: Co-Action Publishing, 2016
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-30861 (URN)10.3402/qhw.v11.31468 (DOI)000396164500001 ()2-s2.0-84982711434 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-05-11 Created: 2016-05-11 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Nilsén, Å. (2016). Societal Ethics in Merleau-Ponty: Three Attempts to Form an Ethics on the Phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty. In: Giorgio Baruchella, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff & Asger Sørensen (Ed.), Ethics, Democracy and Markets: Nordic Perspectives on World Problems (pp. 55-65). Köpenhamn: NSU Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Societal Ethics in Merleau-Ponty: Three Attempts to Form an Ethics on the Phenomenology of Maurice Merleau-Ponty
2016 (English)In: Ethics, Democracy and Markets: Nordic Perspectives on World Problems / [ed] Giorgio Baruchella, Jacob Dahl Rendtorff & Asger Sørensen, Köpenhamn: NSU Press, 2016, p. 55-65Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this chapter is to investigate, out of three examples, the possible formation of a societal ethics upon the phenomenology of Merleau-Ponty and how these examples relate necessarily to the societal dimension. For an ethics to qualify as a societal ethics it has to be derived from a practice and be related to or address social problems in this practice (Cortese, 2004). The three examples are: Maurice Hamington’s (2004) attempt to form an ethics upon embodiment; Michael Yeo’s (1992) ethics beyond the philosophy of identity; and Simone de Beauvoir’s (1948) ethics of ambiguity. Out of the three, Hamington’s attempt is the most successful one, since it is based on the encounter with the Other and includes a consideration of the influence of social institutions on the encounter. Yeo’s and de Beauvoir’s attempts lack a genuine societal dimension.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Köpenhamn: NSU Press, 2016
National Category
Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-31797 (URN)978-87-87564-94-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-08-18 Created: 2016-08-18 Last updated: 2016-09-22Bibliographically approved
Nilsén, Å. (2014). The Practice of Control in Risk Activities. In: Facing un Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology: Book of Abstracts. Paper presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014 (pp. 701-701). [S.l.]: International Sociological Association, ISA
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Practice of Control in Risk Activities
2014 (English)In: Facing un Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology: Book of Abstracts, [S.l.]: International Sociological Association, ISA , 2014, p. 701-701Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In this paper I would like to challenge the dominating understanding of voluntary risk-taking as activities with a focus on risk (Lyng 2005). Instead I am arguing for a shift in focus from risk to control, which is the outcome of a successful interaction with risk. Based on a case study from scuba diving, I analyse the practice of control as what Foucault (1988) calls a “technology of the self”. With this shift in focus to control, participants in risk activities are understood as practicing a dominating ideal in the neo-liberal society, where the individual is increasingly supposed to be responsible and in control of his/her own life (Simon 2002).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
[S.l.]: International Sociological Association, ISA, 2014
Keywords
Control, risk, Technology of the self
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-27247 (URN)
Conference
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13-19, 2014
Available from: 2014-12-13 Created: 2014-12-13 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Nilsén, Å. (2013). Creativity in the Research Process: Accompanying Aristotle on a scuba diving excursion in the Red Sea. In: Nordicum-Mediterraneum: . Paper presented at The winter symposium of the Nordic Summer University held in Akureyri, Iceland, March 1st-3rd, 2013. Akureyri: The University of Akureyri
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Creativity in the Research Process: Accompanying Aristotle on a scuba diving excursion in the Red Sea
2013 (English)In: Nordicum-Mediterraneum, Akureyri: The University of Akureyri , 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper investigates creativity as an attitude on demand from the researcher in a special situation in the research process. The situation occurs when the collected data does not coinside with the antecipated result. Hans Joas understanding of creative action is abolished for the adaptation of the Aristotelian concept of practical wisdom (phronesis) as the foundation for the attitude. The data has to be analysed with the unique and particular in focus in order for new connections and relations to be revealed. An attitude concentrated on revealing the particular in the data is necessary. From there a new attitude takes over that focuses the general on behalf of the particular. The research process is exposed in a parallell text on Scuba diving.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Akureyri: The University of Akureyri, 2013
Series
Nordicum-Mediterraneum - Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies, ISSN 1670-6242 ; 8 (2)
Keywords
Creativity, Research Process, Phronesis, Scuba-diving, Creative Action
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23903 (URN)
Conference
The winter symposium of the Nordic Summer University held in Akureyri, Iceland, March 1st-3rd, 2013
Available from: 2013-11-04 Created: 2013-11-04 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Nilsén, Å. (2013). Fältanteckningar: På utflykt med sportdykare. Idrottsforum.org
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2013 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org, ISSN 1652-7224Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Idrottsvetenskap, Lärarutbildningen, Malmö högskola, 2013
Keywords
Etnografi, sportdykning, utflykt
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-23905 (URN)
Note

Publicerad 2013-10-03

Available from: 2013-11-04 Created: 2013-11-04 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
Nilsén, Å. (2013). Norsk avhandling om risksporter erbjuder sociologiskt drivna förklaringsmodeller [Review]. Idrottsforum.org
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2013 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org, ISSN 1652-7224Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Idrottsvetenskap, Lärarutbildningen, Malmö högskola, 2013
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-24136 (URN)
Note

Publicerad 29 november 2013

Available from: 2013-12-09 Created: 2013-12-09 Last updated: 2018-03-22Bibliographically approved
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