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  • 1.
    Alhasan, Iyad
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Gestaltning av cyborger i SF-filmer: En undersökning av två filmserier Blade Runner och Terminator2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 2.
    Allelin, Majsa
    Södertörn University, Huddinge, Sweden.
    Pathways to Aesthetic Education in a World of Profitability2022In: Young - Nordic Journal of Youth Research, ISSN 1103-3088, E-ISSN 1741-3222, Vol. 30, no 5, p. 490-510Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The cultural sector has become an important part of the ‘new economy’ and has affected artistic practices as well as the road to becoming an artist. By discussing two female students’ paths to aesthetic education, the article sheds light on some of the sociopolitical and economic conditions that students in transition between elementary and upper secondary school in Sweden encounter when entering aesthetic education with musical aspirations. The results give insight into the ways in which young people reason when entering a precarious sector that demands a high amount of personal investment and planning. It also shows the ways in which social class still plays a pivotal role in the choice of and reflection on educational goals. Further, the article discusses how creative desires can transcend the economic instrumental expectations that surround the world in which the students live. Thus, it provides a contemporary understanding of how young people navigate a world of profitability.

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  • 3.
    Andersson, Janicke
    SMI, Istitution for the study of Society and Welfare Norrköping, Sweden.
    Life extension as life long learning2009In: ESA 2009, European society or European societies?: Abstract Book, 2009, p. 65-65Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to examine some questions about knowledge and the concept of ?lifelong learning? raised during the work with my thesis. Questions to be discussed are whether everyday knowledge and information about how one ought to live in order to obtain a healthier and longer life can be viewed as a form of ?life long learning?. How can one interpret the field of life extension in aspects of education and governing strategies? With new technologies we are transforming the cyborg from the divergent to the normal. The study includes advisory literature from the 18th century till present times either written in, or translated to Swedish. In my thesis I explored discursive changes in conceptions of life course and ageing. In a sense life span embodies the boundaries of human existence, but furthermore, it symbolizes the system of reason of human existens in the name of the life-span. Hence, notions of the life span can reveal images and apprehensions of ageing and life itself. Meta level discourses of the life span provides information on apprehensions of the human existence. Historical handbooks, and literature on life-extension, provides interesting field for the study of ageing and humanity. My findings points out that we are approaching or constantly creating new ways of looking at and discipline the ageing process. The ageing process and the way to a longer life has become a field for educational strategies involving self technologies. Many of these technologies are founded on long lasting myths and legends that are constant even in contemporary advisory literature. The late modern model of advisory literature demands constant education and refection over life, identity and related fields. In this aspect our late modern lives have become a project of life long learning. Today we do not believe in pre-designated life-length we only believe in life extension. We do want the paradise but we want it here on earth, and we want to be in charge.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    The Genealogy of the Ageing Body2010In: XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology. Sociology on the Move: Gothenburg, Sweden 11 - 17 July, 2010. Conference Abstracts Prepared in Cooperation with CSA Sociological Abstracts / [ed] Leo P. Chall, Tyrone Nagai, Laurel Conly, Edwin Fontanilla, David Miller, Matthew Ruben, Karen Stevens, San Diego, CA: International Sociological Association , 2010, p. 17-17, article id 2010S00091Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The genealogy of the ageing body Introduction This text focus on the aging body, on its biology & its social representation. I want to highlight that the process of biological & physiological ageing are interesting to interpret on the basis of social, historical and cultural context. Aging is, after all, a twinning of many different dimensions in a complex structure of biology, culture, gender and social conditions. The biological aging would not be perceived as biological aging if we did not have an frame of understanding to interpret these bodily changes in relation to. But we also use the body to express something about ourselves. This makes the body an agent that may be of larger or smaller value depending on how it relates to the prevailing norms about what is productive and aesthetically desirable or acceptable. Methods & results The text provides a historical outlook at how the aging body is described in counselling materials from 1700s to contemporary material. The study is based on discourse analytic traditions with a focus on genealogy. As a result I will show examples of how the ageing body has been interpreted through different ages in time. I will show how ideals are created & on what perceptions they are built. Conclusions The conclusion is that today’s notions of the aging body is surrounded by myths & misconceptions that can be traced back several centuries. I intend to show how this heritage characterizes today’s notions of the aging body.

  • 5.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments (CASE) & Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, Lund, Sweden.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments (CASE) & Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Sweden, Lund, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Applying the World Café Method to Involve Users in an Interactive Analysis of Research Results2017In: Innovation in Aging, E-ISSN 2399-5300, Vol. 1, no S1, p. 749-750Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This presentation will discuss how the World Café method can be used to analyze data interactively together with users, in this case, organizers of senior camps. As part of the Senior Camp Study we were particularly interested in ways of “doing age” and how discourses on age influenced the organization of senior camps. The World Café was arranged with two main purposes: 1) involve users to discuss preliminary findings to validate and problematize the results; 2) use the discussions recorded during the World Café session as data to deepen the analysis. We experience that combining those two purposes was a challenge in the sense that the users were more keen on validating the results and explaining their standpoint than problematize around conceptions of age. We will elaborate and discuss this further in our presentation and also share our experiences of involving users in this stage of the research process. © The Authors 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Gerontological Society of America.

  • 6.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    How can we understand the phenomenon of senior camps and its activities?2016In: 23 NGK 2016. 23rd Nordic Congress of Gerontology. Tampere, Finland: Abstracts, Tampere, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Senior camps for as a summerstay or resort have been established on several places in Sweden. These camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be elderly” in relation to activity, health, functional abilities and participation in society. In a cross-scientific and holistic study at CASE, Lund university these senior camps have been studied from three perspectives 1) History of ideas. What is the cultural meaning of senior camps? 2) Ethnology: how is age made visible and important at senior camps? 3) Occupational Science: What are the individual social and health aspects of the senior camp? In this presentation we focus on the results from part study 1. The data consists of texts concerning senior camps as well as interviews with directors for the senior camps. The camps are pictured as places where “elderly people almost become children again”. Simultaneously these camps are inprinted with nostalgic ideas of “Swedishnes” and “The good Old Age”. What structural and ideological values are made visible in these utterances and activities? We will discuss the contextual and ideological conditions for senior camps in Sweden and their relations to the historical heritage to other forms of summer camps in Sweden. 

  • 7.
    Bengtsson, Hans
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Vinklade budskap: perspektiv på politisk kommunikation2015Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Innehållet i denna antologi bygger på studier som medarbetarna genomfört i olika sammanhang. I tre av fallen är det erfarenheter från genomförda doktorsavhandlingar som ligger till grund för respektive kapitel, i ett par fall är det pågående avhandlingsprojekt och i övriga fall andra projekt som rör politik och kommunikation. Som en röd tråd går tanken att de budskap som kommuniceras till oss som medborgare inte är neutrala och objektiva utan präglas av sändarna och andra involverade aktörer – alla budskap är mer eller mindre vinklade. Som mottagare är vi också präglade av den sociala och kulturella situation vi befinner oss i när vi tolkar de budskap som möter oss.I det inledande kapitlet fokuserar författaren på centrala begrepp som återkommer i antologin – politik, kommunikation och demokrati – och på några användbara samhällsvetenskapliga analysmodeller. Därefter följer kapitel om dels vetenskapens roll som politisk kommunikation, dels hur retoriken används över tid i politiska sammanhang. Att musik också är ett uttryckssätt och en kanal för politisk kommunikation visar en av författarna genom exempel från 1970-talspunken.I en andra del i antologin behandlas massmediernas roll ur olika perspektiv. Ett par kapitel behandlar medialiseringen av politiken respektive utvecklingen av sociala medier. Är medierna oberoende informationsförmedlare eller opinionsbildande aktörer? Vilken betydelse har internet i ett demokratiskt perspektiv? Viken roll spelar egentligen medierna i politiken? I ett kapitel redovisas morgontidningars publicering i ett genusperspektiv och i ett annat kapitel press- och tryckfriheten i Sverige under andra världskriget.Den tredje delen i antologin har såväl ett internationellt som ett nationellt perspektiv på genomförande av politiska processer. I ett kapitel diskuterar författaren tankesmedjornas roll i amerikansk politik. Därefter får vi inblick i vilket handlingsutrymme olika aktörer har i genomförandet av projekt finansierade av Europeiska socialfonden. I ett avslutande kapitel analyseras kommunikationen i ett styrelserum – uppfattar de förtroendevalda i ett kommunalt bostadsföretag sig som politiker eller som företagare?

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  • 8.
    Berg, Martin
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM).
    Improve me! 100 days of wristband guidance2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Body monitoring devices are increasingly turning into machines that not only track personal activity but also provide suggestions on how to lead a life that is assumed to be continuously improved. By measuring, interpreting and correlating various data sources, these devices are assumed to provide an understanding that goes beyond everyday self knowledge. Although these devices most certainly can provide information on how to run faster or sleep better, it remains unclear how it feels to gain a deeper understanding of oneself by means of a technological device. This paper approaches this question in an auto-ethnographic study (by the author of this paper) where the Jawbone UP wristband and the ”Smart Coach” insight and coaching ”engine” will be used and the suggestions for improvement slavishly followed during 100 days. This system crunches personal data in various ways in order to provide ”actionable insights and uniquely personalized guidance” (jawbone.com).

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  • 9. Berg, Martin
    et al.
    Pink, Sarah
    Fors, Vaike
    Automation in the Wild: exploring empathy2015In: Un/Certainty / [ed] Sarah Pink & Yoko Akama, Melbourne: RMIT University , 2015, p. 50-55Chapter in book (Other academic)
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  • 10.
    Bosnjak, Mathilda
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Kön, karaktär och berättare: En feministisk narratologisk undersökning av fyra Augustprisvinnande ungdomsromaner2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 11.
    Brönmark Riex, Emma
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Karlsson, Elizabeth
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET).
    Lost In Translation: Betydelsen av Kultur utifrån Nationalitet, Lingvistik samt Organisation i Multinationella Team2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As a result of globalization, multinational teams are being more frequently used in today´s businesses. This specific type of team can be described as heterogeneous when it comes to nationality and linguistics. The aim of this study was to explore the concept of multinational teams. This was made using culture as a main concept, and nationality, linguistics, and organizational culture in order to describe it. We intended to say something about how this type of team´s efficiency; when it comes to satisfaction and performance; was affected by national and linguistic heterogeneity within the team. While analyzing differences between the teams’ efficiency when it comes to satisfaction and performance, we also intended to say something about how organizational culture can affect this.

    This study was made by using a qualitative approach, with focus on a deductive way of doing it. Four different case studies were conducted in order to support this study. A total of seven different respondents where used in this study and their narratives are together with the theoretical framework the basis for this study´s analysis and conclusions.

    This study reveals that perceived efficiency when it comes to satisfaction and performance can be affected by national and linguistic heterogeneity among team members in multinational teams. It also suggests that organizational culture can be used in order to overshadow these differences among team members, and that this in turn affects the perceived efficiency. A straightforward answer regarding nationality, linguistic, and organizational culture´s influence on multinational team´s efficiency, was never given from the case studies. Instead, this seemed to vary from case to case. Two extremes were yet to be found. When nationality and linguistic heterogeneity were easy to observe, low efficiency was perceived in the multinational team. In contrast, when organizational culture was easy to observe, high efficiency was perceived within the multinational team. This suggests that organizational culture can override national and linguistic heterogeneity when it comes to creating high performance and satisfaction among members of multinational teams.

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  • 12.
    Castro, Emilia
    Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
    Industrilandskapet i Norrköping: Kunskaper, värden och väg till bevarande2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses the development on the protection of landscapes with old industries and how it nowadays is appreciated by the inhabitants. The overall aim of this study is to increase the knowledge about how the so called industrial landscape in Norrköping became a cultural heritage that the citizens want to protect. The study also aims to investigate the citizens´ knowledge about the industrial landscape in Norrköping, and what value they think that the place possesses. Data was collected by an information research and six qualitative interviews. The interviews where analysed by qualitative methods techniques. The results showed that the local citizens in Norrköping, find a lot of different values in the industrial landscape and see the place as an inportent area. Their knowledge about the place history was rather weak, but they did know the “basic facts”. However the citizens did have a lot of knowledge about the companies that existed in the industrial premises and what activities that can be undertaken in the area nowadays.

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  • 13.
    De Leeuw, Sonja
    et al.
    University of Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands.
    Rydin, Ingegerd
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM), Centre for Studies of Political Science, Communication and Media (CPKM).
    Diasporic Mediated Spaces2007In: Transnational Lives and the Media: Re-Imagining Diaspora / [ed] Olga G. Bailey, Myria Georgiou, Ramaswami Harindranath, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, p. 175-194Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Within the context of migration and globalisation of media, questions concerning the transformation of culture have become manifest among communication scholars. Due to alterations in the global political and economic order, such as deregulation of the media market, the media landscape has undergone extensive transformations during last decades of the twentieth century. Moreover, processes of decolonisation and post-colonisation, the opening of borders in Europe and the outbreak of wars, have led to increased migration movements and generated a flood of people, who for different reasons are looking for new places and new homes. Cultural communities are no longer fixed in particular geographical spaces. As a result we are facing what Hall has called ‘the global post-modern’ (1996), involving the possible shifts of power relations and cultural hierarchies that in particular apply to diaspora, people connected to a cultural community, now living dispersed. What interests us here are the processes of cultural transformation that are taking place within ‘the global post-modern’ where increasing numbers of people are negotiating their identities between continuity and change, between similarity and difference. In the new place, senses of homely belonging are necessarily being constructed with references to both the new place and to what has been left behind.

  • 14.
    Elsakka, Meryam
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Citaku, Valona
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Visionen om en blandstad: Förnyelseprojekt och deras påverkan i utvalda svenska miljonprogramsområden2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the thesis is to gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of the innovative development that takes place in connection with renewal projects in Swedish million program areas. The areas selected for the study are Råslätt in Jönköping, northeastern Gårdsten in Gothenburg, Drottninghög in Helsingborg and Karlslund in Landskrona with a focus on the Pilängen sub-area. The thesis is based on a qualitative content analysis with a hermeneutic scientific approach. The analysis is based on specific selected detailed plans for each area and the theoretical framework combines Edward Harris and Chauncy Ullman's theory of the multi-core model, Erik Clark's perspective on gentrification, Jane Jacobs' urban design theory which includes central concepts such as primary and secondary functions and the concept of “eyes on the street” and Jan Gehl's work Life Between Buildings, which includes “Gehl's three types of activities” and his perspective on safe environments. The results of the survey indicate that the planned changes that have been made visible in the plan proposals mainly have a striving for a sustainable and mixed city. But we can also conclude that there is a form of gentrification process going on that may include a generation of the development of the existing character of the million program areas into a more attractive district area. 

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  • 15.
    Eriksson, Jonnie
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
    Diffractions of the Digital: Godard and the Kinetics of the History-Image2015In: In the flow – People, Media, Materialities: ACSIS conference 15-17 June 2015, Norrköping / [ed] Johanna Dahlin & Tove Andersson, Norrköping: ACSIS, Linköpings universitet , 2015, p. 127-128Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    As exemplified by Eloge de l'amour (2001), Jean-Luc Godard's work after Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988–98) – which critiqued cinema's treatment of its contemporary cultural and oplitical history, – has made use of digital technology in order to explore the remaining potential of the medium after its purported demise and ethical failure. By drawing on concepts from Gilles Deleuze and Karen Barad, this paper aims to elucidate the techno-aesthetic conditions of Godard's implied method of imaging the dual flux of temporality: becoming history and becoming future. In this diffracting process, Godard's late films embody the present condition of visual culture as it splits between past and future from the point of a present crisis of its material conditions of representation. Neither virtual reality nor classical realism, a diffractive method of digital filmmaking explores the new materiality of motion pictures. 

  • 16.
    Eriksson, Jonnie
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Språk, kultur och samhälle.
    Filming a New Earth: Ecopolitical Imagination in Cinema and Deleuze's Geophilosophy of Utopia2017In: ACSIS 2017: Sessions, Panels & Abstracts, 2017, p. 7-7Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the concept of utopia in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and its significance for cinema, placing his and Félix Guattari’s “geophilosophy” in the context of posthumanist ecocriticism. It relocates the notion of utopia from out of a paradigm of political fiction and speculations of a possible social progress, towards Deleuze & Guattari’s ideas of a geography and topology of time as conditions for creative thought. Considering the importance of the concepts of becoming and virtuality in this philosophy, a utopian image is no mere speculation or representation, but a force of creation. Deleuze’s notion that philosophers and artists share the task of resisting the present in creatively thinking “a new people” and “a new earth” can be developed to view film as a medium for re-imagining nature, creating a new set of earth-images or geosigns for future thought. 

  • 17.
    Eriksson, Jonnie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Figures of Postwar Sliding: Utopia and Violence in the Extreme Sport Performances of James Bond2020In: Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2076-0760, Vol. 9, no 12, article id 223Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article investigates the utopian visions of extreme sports as a postwar phenomenon by contrasting it to the violence of the extreme sport practitioner par excellence in postwar/cold war cinema: James Bond. Continental philosophy and cultural studies furnish extreme sport as a manifold of wholesome, meaningful, sustainable, life-enhancing, and environmentally intimate practices, less orientated toward human rivalry than its traditional namesake. Certain attention is thus paid to the movement of sliding in extreme sports that thrive on powerful natural forces such as air, wind, snowy slopes, and big waves, creating an ambivalent field between mastery and letting oneself go. Sliding, or glissade, is treated as a “figure of thought” that Bond is mustered to embody and enact with his extreme athletic repertoire. The analysis of James Bond’s extreme sport sliding is contrasted to the musings of glissade philosophers such as Jean-Paul Sartre, Gilles Deleuze, and Michel Serres. It is concluded that if there is utopianism in James Bond’s extreme sport performances, it is in the sliding itself, while the attaining of that state is paved with violence towards everything material. The article reinforces the concept of the extreme in relation to sport as a processual tool, rather than a category describing a fixed set of characteristics adhering to a certain practice.© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.

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  • 18.
    Eriksson, Jonnie
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Nilson, Tomas
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Never-ending Stories: Constructing and Communicating Narratives of Modernity for Tjolöholm Castle2022Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to study how storytelling is used by Swedish country houses as a marketing strategy, to communicate the values and meaning of heritage, with the specific example of Tjolöholm Castle outside of Kungsbacka, Sweden.

    Our guiding questions revolve around the multiplicity of narrative modes that are actually or potentially present in such communication: What stories are told and what stories could be told? Also, how have stories been told and how can they be told, with regards to developments in technology and media? With this, we intend to show how different cultural and historical values are integrated into the estate, as a building and its environs, and communicated by various means, particularly with commercial interests in mind. The estate itself constitutes a mix of old and new, represented by the ambivalent emphasis on a retro-Tudor style contrasted with a focus on highly modern conveniences and technologies, as well as a blend of the foreign and the domestic, represented by the Britishness of the arts and crafts interior and the exterior gardens and landscape, bordering a typical Swedish seascape.

    The analysis will focus on two levels of storytelling: one a manifest level of commercial communication in guided tours and on the website in the present day, the other a hidden layer of the original intentions revealed by the historical records, such as the collection of letters from Blanche Dickson to the architect at the time of construction in the early 20th century. Stories can be made materially manifest through the architecture, the décor and the landscaping design, forming a remaining trace of the original conception of the country house, or they can be mediated through present day interpretations and appropriations in popular culture.

    A particular case in point is Lars von Trier’s film Melancholia (2011), which used the castle as its principal filming location and as a backdrop to its apocalyptic plot, and how the film was then employed as a marketing device on the castle’s website in collaboration with Gothenburg Film Festival; in this way, a new, external narrative is being added to the already multilayered story of Tjolöholm Castle. The built environment, its existing and its emergent narratives might then be seen as a historical palimpsest, where the past, present and future overlap in a continuing, maybe never-ending construction of stories. 

  • 19.
    Fors, Vaike
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Center for Social Analysis (CESAM).
    Teenagers’ multisensory routes for learning in the museum: Pedagogical affordances and constraints for dwelling in the museum2013In: The Senses & Society, ISSN 1745-8927, E-ISSN 1745-8935, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 268-289Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I draw on a study of sensory aspects of teenagers' use of digital media, how these sensory aspects are incorporated in emerging learning strategies, and the implications of this for the same teenagers' engagement in museums. My focus is on how an ethnographic approach that attends to the senses may enable a critical review of prevailing pedagogical ideas in museums. Recent developments in museum education have led to large investments in state-of-the-art technology to produce interactive, multisensory exhibits. However, the question of how teenagers respond to these campaigns remains rather under-researched. This article shows how habitual use of digital media in teenage everyday practice incorporates learning to appropriate other people's experiences and ideas through a configuration of vision, touch, motion, and imagination, thereby enhancing non-representational learning qualities such as affect and sensation. The implications of this sensory approach open up routes to differentiate pedagogical settings in museums that on a superficial level apply the same educational technologies, but since they are based in different sensorial belief systems, different conditions for learning unfold in their use. In developing this analysis I argue that through ethnographic attention to the senses we might advance theories of learning within museum education. © BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING PLC 2013.

  • 20.
    Fors, Vaike
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS).
    Pink, Sarah
    RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Pedagogy as Possibility: Health Interventions as Digital Openness2017In: Social Sciences - Socialiniai, ISSN 1392-0758, E-ISSN 2029-7319, Vol. 6, no 2Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we propose an approach to digital health tracking technologies that draws on design anthropology. This entails re-thinking the pedagogical importance of personal data as lying in how they participate in the constitution of new possibilities that enable people to learn about, and configure, their everyday health in new ways. There have been two dominant strands in traditional debates in the field of pedagogy: one that refers to processes of teaching people to do things in particular ways; and another that seeks to enable learning. The first of these corresponds with existing understandings of self-tracking technologies as either unsuccessful behavioural change devices, or as providing solutions to problems that do not necessarily exist. When seen as such, self-tracking technologies inevitably fail as forms of intervention towards better health. In this article we investigate what happens when we take the second strand—the notion of enabling learning as an incremental and emergent process—seriously as a mode of intervention towards health through self-tracking technologies. We show how such a shift in pedagogical understanding of the routes to knowing these technologies offer creates opportunities to move beyond simplistic ideas of behavioural change as the main application of digital body monitoring in everyday life. In what follows, we first demonstrate how the disjunctures that arise from this context emerge. We then outline a critical response to how learning through life-tracking has been conceptualised in research in health and human-computer interaction research. We offer an alternative response by drawing on a processual theory of learning and recent and emerging research in sociology, media studies, anthropology, and cognate disciplines. Then, drawing on ethnographic research, we argue for understanding learning through the production of personal data as involving emplaced and non-representational routes to knowing. This, we propose, requires a corresponding rethinking of the epistemological status of personal data and what kind of knowledge it can be claimed to produce. Finally, we take up the implications of this and advance the discussion through a design anthropological approach, through which we refigure the interventional potential of such technologies as lying in their capacity to create possibilities for experiential, and often unspoken, ways of embodied and emplaced knowing.

  • 21.
    Fransson, André
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Like a Prayer: En studie om hur religion skildras i populärkulturen med fokus på Madonna2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen var att undersöka hur kristendomen framställs i i populärmusik med Madonna som fokus. Som metod har jag genomfört videoanalyser av två av Madonnas musikvideos, Like a prayer och Oh Father. Teorin som använts är social konstruktivism som från början är presenterad av sociologiprofessorerna Peter L. Berger och Thomas Luckmann. Jag har även riktat fokus mot skolan då jag undersökt hur och i vilken utsträckning musik och musikvideos kan användas i utbildningssyfte. Enligt 2011 års läroplan står det att elevernas estetiska aspekter ska uppmärksammas och att bland annat musicerande ska vara inslag i skolans verksamhet. Teorin för detta är hämtad från Antal-Lundström som förespråkar en estetisk pedagogik för att nå ut till eleverna. Hypotesen har varit att med hjälp av musik kan man som lärare fånga och bibehålla elevernas intresse under lektionen. Utifrån det har ett förslag till lektionsplanering presenterats. I lgr 11:s kursplan för religionskunskap står det i det centrala innehållet att bland annat ska behandla hur olika livsfrågor skildras i populärkulturen. Min didaktiska slutsats är att musik och musikvideos kan lämpa sig bra som diskussionsunderlag i klassrummet inom ämnet religionskunskap. Min didaktiska slutsats är dock endast teoretisk då det inte har funnits tillfälle att testa detta i verkligheten. 

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  • 22.
    Fuchs, Helen
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    The Reception of the Halmstad Group in the 1930s2019In: A Cultural History of the Avant-Garde in the Nordic Countries 1925-1950 / [ed] Benedikt Hjartarson, Andrea Kollnitz, Per Stounbjerg and Tania Ørum, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, p. 241-256Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Early on, influential art historians and critics identified the Halmstad Group as an interesting Swedish example of international surrealism. Others made fun of a supposedly odd combination of international avant-garde trends and manifestations of such an off-centre locality as the city of Halmstad. Individually the artists were both identified and denied as surrealists, depending on how strictly they were compared to preconceived notions about international surrealism. The artists themselves tried to balance this with independence in order to claim a type of surrealism of their own.

  • 23.
    Fåhraeus, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Historicising Racialised Objects of Horror: The Black Renaissance Villain2020In: Villains and Heroes, or Villains as Heroes?: Essays on the Relationship between Villainy and Evil / [ed] Seaber, Luke, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2020, p. 89-93Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper argues that black stereotypes are not ahistorical but rather should be studied in a longer historical perspective because the types change according to political and social contexts. It illustrates this by presenting the contrasts between the Renaissance black villain and its appropriation and adaptation in the Restoration period. © Inter-Disciplinary Press 2010.

  • 24.
    Fåhraeus, Anna
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    "So You Thought We Would Go Away?": Confronting Shaming in Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour2018In: Queering Visual Cultures: Re-presenting Sexual Politics on Stage and Screen / [ed] Subashish Bhattacharjee, Montreal: Universitas Press , 2018, 1, p. 148-168Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Grozdanic, Nadja
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Doverdal, Laila
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Kommentera inte min kropp!: Youtubers syn på normativa kroppsideal.2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Media har en stor påverkan på samhällets kroppsideal då många strävar efter en idealisk kropp. På sociala medier är termer som body positivity och body shaming aktuella, därför har vi använt oss av dessa termer för att fördjupa oss i studien. Syftet med studien är att framhäva konsekvenserna av att bli body shamed, både fysiskt och psykiskt. Body positivity är ett positivt laddat ord då syftet är att man skall acceptera sig själv och inte påverkas av de ytliga normer samhället och media konstruerat. Body shaming är ett negativt laddat begrepp på sociala medier som påverkar många människor negativt mentalt då man utsätts för kränkningar på grund av sitt kroppsliga utseende. Youtube är ett stort nätverk där människor kan ta del av andras vardag och åsikter, som forskningsläge har vi valt att fokusera oss på youtubers och deras videos om kroppsideal. Vi analyserar kommentarer på videos för att komma fram till ett större urval om hur dessa ämnen påverkar individer.

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  • 26.
    Gustafsson, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
    Vad kultur gör: Om kultur, möten, förväntningar och förändring inom äldreomsorg2015Report (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien är att undersöka vad människor verksamma inom äldreomsorg, chefer, kulturutövare, personal och politiker, gör med kultur, och vad kultur gör med dem och med organisationerna de verkar i. Studien har genomförts i samarbete mellan Region Hallands Kulturförvaltning, Hallands bildningsförbund och Högskolan i Halmstad och har finansierats av Kulturrådet och Region Halland. Studien har genomförts i Hallands sex kommuner. Den metod som använts är etnografisk och består av intervjuer med politiker och personal på olika nivåer inom äldreomsorgen samt observationer och skriftligt material. Kultur syftar på människors estetiska yttringar, både skapandet och åtnjutandet av exempelvis konst, litteratur, teater, dans och musik. Äldreomsorg syftar på de insatser och verksamheter som finns i kommunerna. Dessa har delats in i förebyggande verksamheter som är öppna för alla äldre (som uppnått pensionsålder) och omvårdande verk-samhet som omfattar de äldre som har fått sina vård- och omsorgsbehov biståndsbedömda i form av hemtjänst eller på ett särskilt vårdboende.

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  • 27.
    Hidgård, Ellen
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Syla, Mirjeta
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Det individuella, det kollegiala och det organisatoriska: En diskursanalys av anställdas syn på sin arbetsplats vid Halmstads kommunledningsförvaltning2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic the world has changed in many ways. Organizations were left affected in ways that we could not have imagined. This study is a collaboration with the municipal management administration in Halmstad. The aim of this study is to investigate the employees view of their workplace at the municipal management administration in Halmstad by conducting a discourse analysis. The study has a qualitative approach based on seven semi- structured interviews of the employees at seven different departments at the municipal management administration. The identified discourses in this analysis are the life puzzle, digital technology and social interactions. The discourses were analyzed with social constructionist theory. The findings of the analysis show that there is a knowledge gap on how the employees at the municipal management administration in Halmstad conceive their workplace after the pandemic. The hybrid workplace is here to stay, but there is a wish for further knowledge and further research.

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  • 28.
    Hildebrand, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Språk, kultur och samhälle.
    Powerful matriarchs, warrior women, and sexy slaves: views of women in Viking reenactment2017Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is based on a specific occurrence at a Viking reenactment market in Sweden in the summer of 2016. The incident in question involved a group which has decided to recreate Viking slave trade. They visit Viking markets where they will capture female visitors and ’sell’ them; in this case, this resulted in a police report for assault and kidnapping. What interests me is the reactions among other reenactors, and what those reactions indicate about ambivalent views of gender among Viking reenactors.

    Many Viking reenactors assert that Viking society was one of gender equality. They are often keen to pick up new research which seems to support this idea, such as the possibility of female warriors among Vikings. Thus, the Viking age is seen as closer to contemporary ideals about equality than, for example, the Middle Ages, and also as a time of strong independent women. Still, there is a certain amount of ambivalence about this equality: Viking society is also seen as heteronormative, and gender roles are often presented as complementary and interdependent rather than affording equal opportunities for both genders. In this paper, I will explore the recreation of Viking gender roles and how this draws on and legitimises heteronormativity and both equal and unequal contemporary gender roles.

  • 29.
    Hildebrand, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Contexts and Cultural Boundaries (KK).
    The Rules of the Game: Re-Enactors and Fealty2012Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In re-enactment groups, fealty is often sworn and received, in imitation of a feudal world. The procedure is invested with various meanings, often with a clear desire to mark it both as significant and as different from life-long fealty. In the oaths, these boundaries are often explicitly set. I will investigate, through interviews, a number of issues surrounding the modern re-enactor's fealty, such as how the re-enactor understands medieval fealty; how this understanding colours their own experience of fealty, and how significant fealty is to their understanding of the Middle Ages.

  • 30.
    Holmgren, Max
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Subkulturens dialektik: En diskursiv studie i hur normcore åskådliggör subkulturens paradoxala ställning i den västerländska samtidskulturen (2010-tal)2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Objektet för denna uppsats är att, genom 2010-tals-fenomenet normcore, belysa hur det i en västerländsk samtidskontext (2010-tal) går att närma sig subkultursbegreppet. Normcore är en attityd vilken trendprognos-gruppen K-HOLE i sin rapport ”Youth mode: A Report on Freedom” (2013) presenteras som en anti-attityd, vilken utgår från anonymitet och anpassningsbarhet. Detta som en reaktion på ungdomens strävan efter originalitet och autenticitet. Istället för en coolhetsnorm där man sticker ut gestaltas denna coolhetsnorm snarare av att vara en del av grupp genom att smälta in; alltså en slags attack mot subkulturer inifrån. Genom en diskursanalys av dags- och tidskrifter behandlas normcore som ett flytande fenomen, vilket under dess snart femåriga livslängd (2018) konstruerats efter flertalet representationer. Denna diskursanalys av normcore ställs sedan i relation till tidigare forskning om hipsterdiskursen och subkulturbegreppet. Detta för att i uppsatsens kärna utveckla en teori om ”subkulturens dialektik” i en västerländsk samtidskontext (2010-tal).

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  • 31.
    Holmsten, Francis
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Att skulptera sin identitet: En kartläggning om hur två olika generationer använder digital teknik på Hallands Konstmuseum2022Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det är från ett socialkonstruktivistiskt perspektiv som uppsatsen tar upp frågan om hur generationer av unga och -gamla framhäver sin identitet med digital teknik på Hallands konstmuseum. Utifrån den yngre generationens sätt att använda sig av digital teknik, baserad på tidigare forskning har en jämförelse gjorts mot hur den äldre generationen framhäver sin identitet med digital teknik på Hallands konstmuseum. Den data som samlades in består av tolv dagars observation och deltagande observation samt en enkätundersökning på plats. Resultatet av analysen, antyder att sättet som generationerna fotografera såsom att dela och komponera sitt fotografi kan ha en påverkan på vart deras sociala nätverk historiskt sett har befunnit sig i, antingen i det fysiska eller digitala rummet.

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  • 32.
    Håkansson, Linnea
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Kvinnorna och klimatet i AI-revolutionen: En kvalitativ intervjustudie med personer inom AI-sektorn i Sverige, om vilka föreställningar om AI som finns i relation till genus och klimat2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Bakgrund: Sedan dess tidiga start på 60-talet växer idag Artificiell Intelligens (AI) i revolutionerande fart och används idag i områden från sjukvård, digitala klockor, domstolar, offentliga toaletter, preventivmedel eller till energisystem. Den breda implementeringen och data växer storslaget fram på marknaden. Men AI-tekniken bidrar även till att bland annat kvinnor drabbas av stereotypa könsroller som programmeras in, trots att kvinnor är de som 1) använder tekniken minst och 2) är underrepresenterade inom tech-sektorn. Ur ett etiskt perspektiv finns även andra problematiska svårigheter med AI i förhållande till dess utsläpp och påverkan på klimatet. Syfte: Syftet med arbetet är att studera vilka föreställningar om AI personer som är verksamma inom sektorn i Sverige har, med särskild hänsyn till genus och klimat. Frågeställning: Vilka föreställningar har personer verksamma inom AI-sektorn i relation till genus och klimat? Metod och teori: En kvalitativ metod har använts där halvstrukturerade intervjuer har gjorts med fyra personer. En kvalitativ innehållsanalys har gjorts vid analyserandet av intervjutranskriberingarna. I Analysen tillämpas Yvonne Hirdmans genusteori. Slutsats: AI diskursen med dess mestadels positiva konnotationer har ett stadigt grepp inom sektorn. Inget av de aktuella projekten som informanterna är verksamma i nu tillämpar något specifikt etiskt regelverk, bortsett från de etiska riktlinjer som varje enskild organisation som är involverad i projektet har. Det finns en viss medvetenhet om etikrelaterade problem med AI kopplat till genus och klimatförändringar, men inget större engagemang i att hantera det eller att granska egna utsläpp. Huvudfokus är hur AI kan tillämpas för att hantera olika samhällsutmaningar.

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  • 33.
    Johansson, Estelle
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Den saknade teaterpubliken: Om varför unga vuxna i Hallandsregionen inte går på teater. En textanalys om unga vuxnas kulturkonsumtion- och kulturvanor i Halland2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    This essay examines young adults' view of theater in Halland, their cultural habits, how they view culture and how they prefer to consume culture. The essay looks for the determining factors for what the young adults find interesting and decisive for them to visit a theater. The essay finds out whether the view of theater differs in young adults and middle-aged adults. This essay has used qualitative in-depth interviews with the aim of carrying out a text analysis to investigate the reason for how young adults view culture and theatre. The conclusion of the essay is that young adults like to go to the theater, the driving force is the content and the theater experience that attracts the most to a visit. It is as tempting to consume culture digitally as physically to achieve a cultural experience, young adults like to consume culture and theater both physically and digitally, while middle-aged adults prefer to consume culture and theater physically.

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  • 34.
    Johansson Wilén, Evelina
    et al.
    Örebro universitet, Örebro, Sverige.
    Wedin, Tomas
    Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Wilén, Carl
    Göteborgs Universitet, Göteborg, Sverige.
    Ideologikritikens återkomst2021In: Ideologikritik, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2021, p. 17-44Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Linnéuniversitetet, Växjö, Sverige.
    All men must surf: Review: Wheaton, Belinda. 2013. The cultural politics of lifestyle sports. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.2017In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 26Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 36.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö högskola, Malmö, Sverige.
    Parkour: En posthumanistisk idrott?2009In: Kultur~Natur: Konferens för kulturstudier i Sverige: Conference in Sweden 15–17 June 2009, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2009, Vol. 040, p. 161-167Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta paper belyser kultur~natur-temat ur ett idrottsfilosofiskt och idrottssociologiskt perspektiv. Texten behandlar det, för att vara en idrottsliknande verksamhet, relativt nyligen uppkomna kroppsliga och rörelseorienterade uttrycket Parkour–the Art of Movement.

    Parkour går ut på att så snabbt och effektivt som möjligt förflytta sig genom i stort sett vilka miljöer som helst; företrädesvis, om än inte uteslutande, i offentliga utomhusmiljöer. Detta, att den går att utöva på platser som tillhör de båda förment motsatta polerna kultur och natur, skiljer ut Parkour från de flesta andra idrotter, både moderna och postindustriella sådana. Problemområdet förstås med Johan Huizingas och Roger Caillois” klassiska” lek-och spel-teorier, enligt vilka ett kollektiv springer ur sina lekar och/eller att de senare tyder på (samt reproducerar) det förra.

    Främst diskuteras Parkour utifrån antropologen och vetenskapssociologen Bruno Latours teorier om” den moderna överenskommelsen”, vars nitiska uppdelning av världen i natur och kultur kommit att representera motsatsen till hållbar utveckling. Att förneka dessa polers isärhållning för vetenskapen kan ses som, vad Latour har uttryckt som, en” amodern” strävan. Detta anspråk kan också kallas posthumanistiskt. Om ett samhälle tyder på, springer ur eller reproduceras av sina idrotter, spel och lekar, bör följaktligen de moderna idrotterna granskas noggrant. Essän syftar till att diskutera idrott med Latours ”amoderna” begrepp och undersöker Parkour som en möjlig amodern idrott.

  • 37.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    ‘What [I] talk about when [I] am running’: Revetment Running, Ethnography and Econarratological Poetry2018In: The Ethnographic Edge - Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines, E-ISSN 2537-7426, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 9-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, nonhuman poetry is explored. Departing from an autoethnographic project based on audio recordings made while running on revetments, and which  discussed how to give voice to nonhuman actors the possibilities of nonhuman poetry, this text aims at taking it one step further by extracting poetry from the material. Ethnographically, this is discussed in terms of affect, and an 'ethnography to be'. Theoretically, the study has a posthumanist approach, with a specific focus on the econarratology of philosopher Michel Serres. The method and theory are are discussed in tandem in relation to what philospher Peter Sloterdijk has coined 'amphibian anthropology'. By stacking the bracketed words in my transcriptions, four poems emerge in which background sounds, contextual descriptions, corrections and bodily sounds form the content. Each poem is accompanied by a map made from smartphone screenshots. The prose is found to be evocative of the surroundings of the recording, and also resonating with the ideas of human language as derivative of what Serres calls the Great narrative, the story of universe and nature themselves. The proximity to water and rocks discernible in the experiment is seen as a result stemming from practicing the hope-oriented 'ethnography to be'.

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  • 38.
    Lindenfors, Patrik
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Lind, Johan
    Stockholms universitet.
    Jansson, Fredrik
    Stockholms universitet.
    Envall, Ida
    Stockholms universitet.
    Sandberg, Mikael
    Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).
    Enquist, Magnus
    Stockholms universitet.
    Unjustified assumptions of inheritance2010Other (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    An important difference between biological and cultural evolution is that biological inheritance is transmitted from parent to offspring (vertical transfer) whereas cultural information can be transmitted between any two individuals (horizontal and vertical transfer), and consequently between any two populations. The amount of horizontal transfer has been shown to be of importance for the reliability of results of phylogenetic methods in anthropology (3, 4, 5, 6). There is even evidence of horizontal transmission of language elements (7), rendering a reconstruction of the history of a single language element unreliable even on its own phylogeny.

    These issues are currently of intense interest , something that Currie et al. acknowledge but do not handle. No phylogeny for political organization has yet been found, but one may nevertheless exist. However, it is also possible that political organization has spread mainly by diffusion. Currie et al. discuss this and point out that their own simulation studies have shown that phylogenetic methods are robust in relation to realistic transmission scenarios (8) , without defining realistic. Neither do they clarify why their own simulations on continuous data provides contrary evidence to simulations on categorical data (10, 11) (political organization is categorical). Further, political organization is a single trait that may or may not be in agreement with any statistical pattern.

    The authors claim that political organization has a number of characteristics that makes diffusion unlikely. These combine to make political organization too complicated to diffuse. This assertion is untestable and not a sound scientific motivation for not empirically testing the possibility of horizontal transfers, e.g. with a test for phylogenetic signal (12, 13).

    There are many examples of diffusion of complex cultural traits. A relevant case concerns the spread of democracy. Democracy was virtually unimplemented in the 18th century. From this humble beginning it has spread and is today one of the most common forms of governance (14). Rather than having been inherited democracy has spread by diffusion. Observing behaviours of others and adopting successful traits, or adopting traits of successful individuals or societies, is common (15). To assume different rules for the spread of political complexity in Austronesia than those that have proven valid in the developed world is to assume that people who live in cultures other than our own use different criteria when evaluating cultural traits. This has not yet been shown.

    The unknown status of why any given cultural trait is present in any given ethnic group is a well-known problem in anthropology, having its own term: Galtons problem (16). One has to control for both horizontal transfer and common descent in order to make inferences about the presence of cultural traits. Phylogenetic methods have been imported from biology to correct for problems caused by common descent. Now, it seems, the problem of horizontal transfer is forgotten instead. This renders the results of Currie et al. unreliable.

  • 39.
    Lindmark, Jonny
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Skräck i verklighetens tecken: En semiotisk analys av våldsskildringars realism i Suspiria och Day of the Dead2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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    Syftet med denna uppsats är att analysera hur våld som skildras i film kan laddas med olika grader av realism och fiktion genom olika teman, tekniker och dramaturgi m.m. Den avser att undersöka hur dessa laddningar påverkar hur vi som mottagare uppfattar våldsskildringar, vad vi läser ut av dem och hur relationen mellan realism och icke-realism kan förstärka våra upplevelser av våldet.Genom att analysera skräckfilmerna Suspiria (1977) regisserad av Dario Argento och Day of the Dead (1985) av George A. Romero får vi en inblick i hur våldsskildringar inom skräckfilmsgenren kan ta olika former och påverkas av kontexten. Filmerna representerar viktiga verk av två av sin tids mest framstående regissörer inom genren och har sedan de släpptes levt vidare som kulturella avtryck inom den västerländska populärkulturen.Metoden består av kvalitativa analyser där filmernas handling presenteras för att ge en förståelse förde sammanhang som omgärdar de utvalda våldsskildringarna som lyfts fram. Därefter tolkas våldsskildringarna och deras kontext med stöd i semiotisk teori utifrån en tänkt tittares perspektiv. I analysen diskuteras hur narratologiska och tekniska tillvägagångssätt, material och miljöer kan påverka hur en tittare uppfattar våldet som mer eller mindre realistiskt/icke-realistiskt.

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  • 40.
    Lindwall, Tess
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Kvinnor och Gaming: Genus i World of Warcraft2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker genusskillnader i spelet World of Warcraft, om hur förutsättningarna ser ut, vad spelarna gör med dessa förutsättningar, samt hur detta reflekterar spelkulturen i spelet. Uppsatsen utgår från Judith Butlers genusteori om att könet är socialt konstruerat och upprätthålls genom en maktpolitisk struktur, samt genom språk och handlingar. Anita Sarkeesians diskussioner om kvinnliga stereotyper i spel tas upp för ett annat perspektiv i ämnet. Undersökningen består av en analys av bilder från spelet, samt en djupare diskussion där detta kopplas till tidigare forskning inom ämnet om spel, identitet och spelkultur.

    Resultatet är att det finns stora genusskillnader när spelaren skapar en karaktär, men färre skillnader i spelet i utseendet på utrustning. Däremot använder sig många spelare av verktyg i spelet för att objektifiera sina kvinnliga karaktärer. Det finns många icke spelbara karaktärer i typiskt maskulina roller, men många av de kvinnliga fienderna är objektifierade och deras sexualitet används som en skrämmande aspekt till skillnad från de manliga fienderna. Detta, i kombination med ett nedvärderande språk och manliga gate-keepers, speglar spelkulturen i helhet hur kvinnliga spelare inte är välkomna och hur kvinnliga karaktärer i spelet objektifieras.

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  • 41.
    Lögdberg, Ulrika
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare.
    Understanding young people’s well-being within a translocal everyday life: How health and well-being are experienced and conditioned in the daily school life of young people recently migrated to Sweden2022Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation deals with the relationship between young people’s health, everyday life, school, and migration. It is a compilation dissertation based on a comprehensive summary (kappa) and four empirical articles. With the school as a point of departure, the dissertation’s overarching aim is to explore everyday experiences of and conditions for health and well-being among young people who recently migrated to Sweden. Further, the aim is to illuminate and problematize the conditions and circumstances within which health is created and negotiated for this group of youths. The newly arrived youths’ experiences and conditions for health and well-being are analyzed through an overall social and cultural framework that emphasizes everyday life and micro-processes. At the same time, everyday experiences, social positionings, and material conditions, explored in the various studies, are linked to power processes. The individual’s room for agency in daily life depends on historical, structural, and relational conditions. In other words, health is related to power in various ways, which forms an extensive part of the dissertation’s analytical focus. The findings are based on three independent data collections, all with a qualitative, exploratory, and health-promoting approach. The study participants are males and females (16–20 years old) from Afghanistan, Syria, Somalia, Ethiopia, Burundi, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Palestine, Kosovo, and Greece. The overall findings show how the young people’s health and well-being are created and conditioned in relation to their relationally, spatially, and temporally situated life experiences, concerning their negotiations of migrant positions, and through their possibilities to matter in regard to the material conditions of the everyday life. By an overall social and cultural approach, emphasizing a translocal everyday life when exploring the conditions of health and well-being for young people recently arrived in Sweden, this dissertation contributes to an under-researched field at the intersection of young people’s everyday life, school, migration, and health.

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  • 42.
    Martini, Matilda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Ljungborg, Agnes
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Kampen mot sexuell exploatering av barn på nätet: En kvalitativ diskursanalys av ECPAT Sveriges verksamhetsberättelser2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    We live in a society where technology and the internet take up a lot of space in our day-to-day life, especially for children. This contributes to an accessibility that can be

    positive in many ways, but that also can lead to a lot of challenges. The aim of thisstudy is to examine the conditions of the non-profit children’s rights organizationECPAT Sweden’s preventive work against sexual exploitation of children online, byconducting a discourse analysis. The study has a qualitative approach and is based onECPAT Sweden’s activity reports between the years of 2005-2022. The identifieddiscourses are economic discourse, education discourse, law discourse, globaldiscourse, and technical discourse. The discourses are analysed with a discourse theoryinspired by Michel Foucault (1972). The results of the analysis show that the conditionsare characterised by both challenges and opportunities which are mainly defined by thetechnical development in society, attitudes towards the problem and children’s digitalreality, and collaborations with various institutions, civil society actors and the public.We noticed a lack in previous research addressing the commercialization of childpornography and payment methods, especially new ones, that are used to purchase childpornography online. Finally, further research within the subject of sexual exploitation ofchildren online is requested as it is a major and current social problem.

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  • 43.
    Mogren, Thomas
    Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
    Planering och zonering av friluftsliv och ekoturism: Kristianstad Vattenrike2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie beskriver jag problemet hur planering och zonering av destinationer för friluftsliv och ekoturism kan göras. Genom att utveckla och analysera teori och resultat abduktivt har analys och slutsats utvecklats med Kristianstad Vattenrike som utvalt studerat område. Kristianstad Vattenrike är ett av Sveriges fem biosfärområden och sträcker sig nästan över hela Kristianstad kommun med en mångfald av olika naturtyper. Som utnämnt biosfärområde ska man bidra till hållbar utveckling och utveckla området utefter ledorden bevara, utveckla och stödja och planera området i kärnområden, buffertzoner och utvecklingsområden.

    För att uppnå studiens syfte att abduktivt visa i teoretisk och analytisk växelverkan hur man kan planera och zonera en destination för friluftsliv och ekoturism så har jag valt att beskriva hur planering av friluftsliv kan göras, om zonering, om planering för ekoturism och rural turismutveckling. Dessa har utvecklats abduktivt med utvald kvalitativ metod för analys av en destination, Kristianstad Vattenrike, och hur det planeras i praktiken för eventuell zonering av friluftsliv och ekoturism enligt tre intervjuer och skriftliga källor om Kristianstad Vattenrike.

    I studiens resultat och analys analyseras tre frågeställningar för syftet: 1) Vilka förutsättningar för friluftsupplevelser och ekoturism erbjuder natur, landskap samt infrastruktur i Kristianstad Vattenrike?, 2) Hur planeras det för friluftsliv och ekoturism i Kristianstad Vattenrike? och 3) Varför ska zonering användas som medel för att planera hållbara destinationer för friluftsliv och ekoturism?

    Här beskrivs vilket brett utbud av naturtyper som erbjuds i ett friluftsliv som hela tiden utvecklas med behov och efterfrågan på området, men också med produktutveckling. Det beskrivs att de använt bl a plan för att utveckla badplatser inom Kristianstad Vattenrike som kan utvecklas generellt för friluftslivet. För ekoturism görs vissa näringslivssatsningar men inget som direkt lyckas inspirera till ett hållbart ansvarstagande för företag, men ett par uthålliga entreprenörer har lyckats med utveckling av säsonger för upplevelse av Vattenriket över året. Zonering som medel för planering av friluftsliv och ekoturism beskrivs och klargörs att det är en eftersatt modell i Sverige för planering av friluftsliv och ekoturism och även så i Kristianstad Vattenrike. Efter granskade resultat och analyser så dras slutsatser med studien att zonering behöver en svensk uttalad definition för att lättare kommuniceras och förstås för implementering som destinationer som Kristianstad Vattenrike skulle dra fördel av vid planering och zonering för friluftsliv och ekoturism.

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  • 44.
    Nilson, Tomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Ottenfelt Eliasson, PernillaAtrament Books, Laholm, Sverige.
    "Men här var det annorlunda": Undersökningar av Hallands kultur & kulturarv2021Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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  • 45.
    Nilson, Tomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Thorell, KristinaHalmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Lärande, Profession och Samhällsutveckling.
    Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Past, the Present and the Future2018Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This anthology describes heritage preservation, development and management from different theoretical views and disciplines. It integrates perspectives from history, human geography, archaeology, social anthropology and heritage conservation. The texts revolve around different dimension of culture and heritage via examples from varying contexts and locations. 

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  • 46.
    Nilson, Tomas
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Thorell, Kristina
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS).
    Introduction2018In: Cultural Heritage Preservation: The Past, the Present and the Future / [ed] T. Nilson & K. Thorell, Halmstad: Halmstad University Press, 2018, p. 9-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 47.
    Nilsson, Mathilda
    et al.
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Woodbride, Niclas
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    "En slöja är som ett iphone-skal, du skyddar det viktigaste du har": Hur kommer fördomar till uttryck i skolan?2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta examensarbete undersöker hur eventuella fördomar mot Islam och muslimer ser ut och hur dessa hanteras i skolan. Det genomfördes kvalitativa intervjuer med 6 elever och 3 lärare för att finna ett resultat. Studien visar att det förekommer situationer där fördomar spelar en roll i skolan. Den visar också att elever med muslimsk och icke-muslimsk bakgrund har olika tankar om vad dessa fördomar består av. Dessa fördomar ska inte påverka den situation elever befinner sig i skolan men som studien visar så förändrar de undervisningen trots allt. På grund av detta är det viktigt för lärare i alla sorters klasser att inte låta sina egna fördomar skina igenom och arbeta konstant med att försöka motverka de fördomar som resten av samhället enligt oss visar för eleverna. Studien undersöker vilka sätt lärare bäst kan genomföra detta på men också hur media påverkar fördomar och i förlängningen undervisningen.

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  • 48.
    Norberg, Malin
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Kreativitet före, under och efter en aktivitet i VR.: En fenomenologisk studie om den kreativa upplevelsen2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens syfte är att bidra med kunskap om det komplexa begreppet kreativitet. Utifrån ettfenomenologiskt perspektiv är det upplevelsen av kreativitet i en datorsimulerad virtuell miljö som är ifokus. Studien vilar på ett teoretiskt ramverk i Maurice Merleau-Pontys anda med tankar om attutgångspunkten för all vår kunskap, sinnesintryck och erfarenhet fås genom våra levande kroppar.I studien fick undersökningsgruppen bestående av fyra deltagare till uppgift att utan föreskrifter, på egenhand utan tidspress, skapa någonting i en virtuell miljö med hjälp av den grafiska programvaran Tilt Brush.Studien är kvalitativ och bygger på intervjuer före aktiviteten i VR, observationer under aktiviteten ochintervjuer efter aktiviteten i VR. Det empiriska materialet har analyserats enligt den deskriptivafenomenologiska metoden grundad av Amadeo Giorgio. Metoden har en tydlig förankring i denfenomenologiska filosofin och kännetecknas av att erhålla en sådan exakt beskrivning som möjligt av detundersökta fenomenet.Resultatet visar att de generella kännetecken som tillsammans formar upplevelsen av kreativitet går atturskilja via tre huvudteman: förändring i tid och rum, en förmåga och vitalitet. Utifrån det fenomenologiskaperspektivet i studien är det möjligt att urskilja en kreativ process som tar sig till uttryck enligt två teman:aktiv process eller koncentrerad process. Den aktiva processen utmärker sig hos deltagarna utan erfarenhetav VR och representerar en kreativ upplevelse med mycket kroppsliga rörelser, ett utforskande och ett skedeför att skaffa kunskap om verktyget. Den koncentrerade processen utmärker sig hos deltagarna mederfarenhet av verktyget och representera en kreativ upplevelse med mindre kroppsliga rörelser på en mindreyta. Studiens resultat bekräftar i många avseende mycket av den forskning som redan finns: ett fenomenmed en hög nivå av komplexitet i och med deltagarnas svårighet att definiera begreppet och prata om sinaupplevelser

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  • 49.
    Paradis, Emma
    Halmstad University, School of Education, Humanities and Social Science.
    Volontär- och biståndshjälp – hjälpande eller stjälpande?: En postkolonial analys av volontär- och biståndsbiografier2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I vår iver att hjälpa utvecklingsländer tror jag att vi eventuellt är med och på nytt skapar en maktposition gentemot utvecklingsländerna, en ny slags kolonisering. Kanske borde västvärlden ta ett steg tillbaka och först lära sig om andras kulturer och vara mer lyhörda inför vart och vilka behov som behövs, istället för att bara anta att de ska och vill bli en kopia av västerlandet.

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att utifrån en analys av tre självbiografiska verk få bredare kunskap om vilka former av påverkan som volontär- och biståndshjälp kan ha på mottagarländernas kultur samt att diskutera om volontär- och biståndshjälp indirekt upprätthåller västerlandets fortsatta globala maktposition   

    Min valda teori är postkolonialism med fokus på Saids Orientalism. Då postkolonialismen till viss del utgörs av språkliga maktstrukturer, har jag valt att utgå från metoden närläsning som går ut på att analysera språk och strukturer i litterära verk.

    Undersökningen visar att främst volontärhjälp påverkar mottagarländerna på ett negativt sätt och är med och bidrar till att bevara gamla koloniala strukturer. Biståndshjälpen är mer försiktig och påverkar inte i lika stor mån.

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  • 50.
    Pink, Sarah
    Halmstad University, School of Information Technology, Halmstad Embedded and Intelligent Systems Research (EIS). RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
    Situating everyday life: Practices and places2012Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The study of everyday life is fundamental to our understanding of modern society. This book provides a coherent, interdisciplinary way to engage with everyday activities and environments. Arguing for an innovative, ethnographic approach, it uses detailed examples, based in real world and digital research, to bring its theories to life. Sarah Pink focuses on the sensory, embodied, mobile, and mediated elements of practice and place as a route to understanding wider issues. By doing so, she convincingly outlines a robust theoretical and methodological approach to understanding contemporary everyday life and activism. © Sarah Pink 2012.

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