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  • 1.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lund University, Lund, Sverige.
    A health education in Top Shape - governing and communication strategies in the edutainment series of Top Shape2013In: International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC), ISSN 1947-315X, E-ISSN 1947-3168, no 2, p. 22-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary society is often described as a “learning society”, in which citizens are educated to reflect on and evaluate their well- being and lifestyles. In school, this is done through assessments: ratings and evaluations, in working life through staff appraisals and health evaluations, and in everyday life, media is used for self-assessments. Focus in this article is on the later. Mass media has become an increasingly common tool to produce and promote knowledge about health and lifestyle. In various edutainment programs experts and coaches supports participants to improve their lives in one way or another. In this article I will focus on the series “Toppform” (Top shape) broadcasted on Swedish television in 2008. Top Shape is one of the health and lifestyle TV- series that use coordinated communication channels to interact with its viewers. Parallel with the program being broadcasted on television, it is also represented with material on the Internet. This study focuses on the material that is represented on the website of the TV-series, which also contains material used for teaching in school settings. By that, the material constitutes an interesting encounter between entertainment, school education and public health education and is therefore fruitful to study from a perspective of health communication. I adopt a critical discourse analytic approach, in which power relations and the constitution of social practices are in focus.

  • 2.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Att objektivera sin subjektivitet2006In: Etik i forskningens vardag / [ed] Anna-Liisa Närvänen & Elisabet Näsman, Norrköping: Linköpings universitet , 2006, p. 157-172Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Bibliografi: Forskning om integration2011Report (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Birgitta Odén: Äldre genom tiderna. Åldrande och äldrepolitik som en historiker ser det2013In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 96, no 1, p. 56-58Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Diskurs2011In: Perspektiv på turism och resande / [ed] Josefina Syssner, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2011, 1, p. 37-56Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Education and Television in Great Shape2011In: Geneva, 7-10 September 2011. ESA 10th Conference, Social Relations in Turbulens Times: Abstract Book, Geneva, 2011, p. 235-235Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    En sannskyldig gudagåva2018In: På liv & död: Kulturen 2019 / [ed] Mats Engström, Lund: Kulturen , 2018, p. 82-96Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 8.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Institutionen för Hälsa, vård och samhälle, Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    En skola i toppform!2012In: Fostran av framtidens medborgare: Normer och praktiker bortom välfärdsstaten / [ed] Kenneth Petersson, Magnus Dahlstedt, Birgitta Plymouth, Lund: Sekel Bokförlag, 2012, p. 37-58Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Centre for Aging and Supportive Environments, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Governmentality as a genealogical toolbox in historical analysis2013In: European Education: Issues and Studies, ISSN 1056-4934, E-ISSN 1944-7086, Vol. 45, no 4, p. 61-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to show how governmentality may be used to analyze historical events and discourses, and how this historical analysis can be used as a perspective to problematize contemporary discourses. The example used in this article is from my research on life-extension handbooks published in Sweden 1700-1930, and by this I stress handbooks as a noninstitutional educative arena. I am advocating governmentality as a toolbox to analyze how various forms of power operate and how different levels of power integrate and conflict in this arena. In doing so, I recommend governmentality as a critical and empirical approach to analyze various forms of power relations and governance. I exemplify the flexibility of the toolbox by using genealogy and governmentality in combination with linguistic tools from Critical Discourse Analysis and Norman Fairclough. In this way, I want to stress the critical gaze and the importance of situation in time and space by arguing for greater respect for the variants of the concepts of genealogy and governmentality. © 2013 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

  • 10.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Konsten att leva länge: föreställningar om livets förlängning i handböcker 1700-19302007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Drömmen om evigt liv och evig ungdom är inte ny. Föreställningarna om vägen dit är ungefär desamma idag som för 300 år sedan. Men de tekniska möjligheterna har vidgat gränserna.Att förbli ung, eller åtminstone se ung ut, är ett ideal som växer sig allt starkare. Åldrande och död ska bekämpas, att hålla sig ung och att leva länge är viktigt. Det gäller att träna och sköta sin hälsa.Det kan förefalla vara ett modernt ideal, men det är det inte. Människans kamp för att förlänga livet, och drömmen om evig ungdom, har rötter långt bak i historien. Uppfattningarna om hur man ska nå dit har också stått sig förvånansvärt väl genom tiderna.- Grunden i de praktiska råden är sig lika från 1700-talet och fram till våra dagar. Det handlar om att äta och dricka måttligt, leva naturligt, sova ordentligt, motionera, leva lantliv och andas frisk luft, säger Janicke Andersson, som disputerar vid Tema äldre och åldrande, Linköpings universitet. Hon har studerat historiska handböcker om hur man förlänger livet och jämfört dem med dagens debatt och rådgivningsböcker.

    På 1700-talet var uppfattningen att människan hade en optimal ålder, ända upp till 250 år (som sades vara patriarkernas ålder) och att vi hade degenererat och därför levde betydligt kortare. Det borde gå att uppnå den optimala åldern igen genom att leva rätt.Idag finns ingen bortre gräns för hur länge vi tror oss kunna leva. Inrättningar som Immortality institute, Life extension institute och föreningar som Transhumanisterna arbetar för ett längre eller t o m evigt liv här på jorden. Med transplantationskirurgi kan vi byta ut utnötta kroppsdelar, hormoninjektioner och piller ska bromsa åldrandet, och döda kan frysas ned i förhoppning om att tinas upp igen den dag det blir tekniskt möjligt att få liv i dem.Att sköta sin hälsa och sträva efter att leva länge har blivit en fråga om moral. Budskapet är att med rätt livsstil går det att förhindra åldrandet och behålla sitt unga utseende. Skröplighet blir därför ett tecken på moraliska brister. Själva livsförloppet har blivit ett personligt projekt som handlar om självkontroll och självdisciplin. Det gäller inte bara att leva länge, utan också att leva aktivt. Successfull ageing och Active ageing är rörelser i tiden.”Hur man åldras styr man själv. Det är på dig det beror hur du hanterar situationen” heter det i en modern handbok.Tidigare användes religionen för att underbygga detta budskap. Endast som god kristen kunde man uppnå ett långt liv. Idag har hälsorörelser övertagit mycket av denna gamla retorik. De populära stenåldersdieterna, exempelvis, bygger på uppfattningen att vi har förlorat ett paradisiskt tillstånd, Edens lustgård, som vi kan hitta tillbaka till.

    Vi vill uppnå det eviga livet, men vi vill göra det här på jorden och själva bestämma spelreglerna, skriver Janicke Andersson. 

  • 11.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Life Extension a Result of Life Long Learning?2007In: SYMPOSIUM 6: Education and Individualising Technologies, 2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 12.
    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.

  • 13.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Pensionärsjävlar – revolt mot eller ett upprepande av negativa ålderskoder?2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 3/4, p. 247-266Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Old bastard – rebellion against or a repetition of negative age codes?

    In contemporary media and scientific contexts, it has become increasingly popular to launch today’s elderly as different from previous generations of older people, especially emphasized is that today’s elderly will have more attitude and set higher demands on society. The TVseries Pensionärsjävlar is based on this idea of today’s and tomorrow’s elderly as different and more rebellious than previous generations. The purpose of this article is to analyze and discuss how age and age codes are used as a prerequisite for, but also are challenged in the series. The result shows that chronological age is almost absent in the series, instead age coding is performed by physical attributes and verbal acts. Most common attributes are those connected to decreased functionality, such as walker, wheelchair, walking stick etcetera. The most common taboo joked about is sexuality, and other common themes are decreased functionality, child/youth- like behavior and traffic. In the article I discuss how these themes and attributes are negotiated in relation to age.

  • 14.
    Andersson, Janicke
    CASE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Senior bastards - rebellion against or a repetition of negative age codes?2015In: IAGG-ER 8th Congress Dublin 2015 - Unlocking the Demographic Dividend: Congress Abstracts, The Irish Gerontological Society , 2015, Vol. 6, p. 319-319Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In contemporary media and scientific contexts, it has become increasingly popular to launch today's elderly as different from previous generations of older people, especially emphasized is that today's elderly will have more attitude and set higher demands on society. The TV- series “Pensionärsjävlar” (Senior bastards) is based on this idea of today's and tomorrow's elderly as different and more rebellious than previous generations. The purpose of this presentation is to analyze and discuss how age and age codes are used as a prerequisite for, but also are challenged in the series. The result builds on a study of the Swedish TV-series Senior bastards that was broadcasted in 2010. The theoretical perspective implies age as a social construction of performativity and interaction. The result shows that chronological age is almost absent in the series, instead age coding is performed by physical attributes and verbal acts. Most common attributes are those connected to decreased functionality, such as walker, wheelchair, walking stick etcetera. The most common taboo joked about is sexuality, and other common themes are decreased functionality, child/youth like behavior and traffic. In the presentation I discuss how these themes and attributes are negotiated in relation to positive and negative age codes. © Irish Gerontological Society, 2015

  • 15.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Successful Dying? Older Adults Reflection on Finitude of Life and Strategies to Cope with Ageing2019Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study, I have followed a group of older adults (the oldest born 1925 and the youngest 1946) through a total of 6 focus group events to highlight how older people relate to their own aging in aspects of temporality and the finitude of life. In total, 5 women and 9 men attended the focus groups. Themes for the focus groups have been: “Popular and public beliefs about aging”, “Older, Senior, Old”, “Breakpoints in Life”, “My Aging”, “Recap”. Finitude proved to be something that all informants reflected on virtually daily and in several dimensions. The informants also expressed the feeling that there were aspects of, in particular, the bodily aging, which they felt were beyond their control. Here the statements follow the same reasoning as has been shown in previous studies on the aging body as divided into an interior body and an exterior body. The lack of control was combined with strategies to take control over their future ageing. Self-governing strategies such as exercising and being active physically as well as cognitive was used to increase the number of healthy years. Other ways of taking control were about future written instructions to healthcare professionals and related people about how to be cared for in the final stages of life and the drastic alternative of euthanasia. The chosen strategies, and the will to take control over ageing as well as dying made the boundaries of successful ageing expand to also include strategies for successful dying.

  • 16.
    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.

  • 17.
    Andersson, Janicke
    CASE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    The meaning of care. The social construction of care for elderly people2016In: Community, Work and Family, ISSN 1366-8803, E-ISSN 1469-3615, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 125-127Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 18. Andersson, Janicke
    Tänk på döden2009In: Åldrande, åldersordning, ålderism / [ed] Håkan Jönson, Linköping: Linköpings universitet , 2009, p. 222-237Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Åldrande och historia2011In: Att leva med tiden: Samhälls- och kulturanalytiska perspektiv på ålder och åldrande / [ed] Janicke Andersson, Mirjaliisa Lukkarinen Kvist, Magnus Nilsson och Anna-Liisa Närvänen, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2011, p. 35-48Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Åldrande och normalitet – från självdisciplinering till självpresentation2011In: Att leva med tiden: Samhälls- och kulturanalytiska perspektiv på ålder och åldrande / [ed] Janicke Andersson, Mirjaliisa Lukkarinen Kvist, Magnus Nilsson och Anna-Liisa Närvänen,, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2011, p. 49-62Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 21.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Halmstad University, School of Health and Welfare, Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
    Åldrandets historia2019In: Nio-fem : tidskrift om arbetsliv & profession, ISSN 2001-9688, no 2, p. 20-25Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 22.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Anbäcken, Els-Marie
    Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Community profile for the Swedish field: Norrköping2008In: Older People in an international local context: The cases of Japan and Sweden / [ed] Els-Marie Anbäcken & Yasuhito Kinoshita, Stockholm: Vårdalstiftelsen , 2008, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Age Negotiation and Active Bodies at Senior Camps in Sweden2016In: The Futures we want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a better World: 10-14 July 2016, Vienna, Austria, Book of Abstracts, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the beginning of 2000 senior camps have been established on several places in Sweden, with the purpose to decrease social exclusion and improve health amongst elderly people. These senior camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be old” 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 findings from part study 2, that is, how age is performed and made meaningful at senior camps. The data consists of ethnographical field notes collected from two central senior camps. We are going to show examples of  how and when the participators use “age negotiation” and “perform age” in social relations at senior camps and discuss how this negotiation can be interpreted relative to societal norms about older people and health and what is considered “age appropriate”; but also how the seniors use age performance to object to images of older people or to claim their independence.  In the perfomance of age the body and functionality becomes central and bodies are compared, evaluated and discussed in relation to age and ageing.

  • 24.
    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.

  • 25.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    CASE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    CASE, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    Dept. of Ars and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Pensioneer camps - about doing age and making difference2015In: IAGG-ER 8th Congress Dublin 2015 - Unlocking the Demographic Dividend: Congress Abstracts, The Irish Gerontological Society , 2015, Vol. 6, p. 337-337Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    "Pensioneer camps", summer camps aimed at older people, has for some years been established in several locations in Sweden. What unites the camps is the claimed positive effect they have for older people's health and quality of life. The stay is said to break isolation and lead to new habits and friendships that endure. This multidisciplinary study focuses on the phenomenon "Pensioneer camp" with the overall aim to study its health and life enhancing potential. Pensioneer camps are examined from a structural cultural-historical perspective focusing on the discourses in action, from an ethnographic perspective, focusing on identity construction and performance of age and from an activity perspective, focusing on quality of life and health in everyday life before and after the camp stay. Key issues are: What impact have older or more general discourses of "summer camp" on the activities? What age coded practices are made possible and how is age performed? How is the camp experienced by the elderly and it can be said to have any long-lasting impact in their lives after their stay? By studying both the individual, cultural and organizational aspects in relation to Pensioneer camps it enables both in- depth scientific knowledge of older people's quality of life and health in general, and, recommendations for future local investment in Pensioneer camps in terms of possibilities and limitations. © Irish Gerontological Society, 2015

  • 26.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Where seniors becomes like children again. Senior camps in Swedish media discourse2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Äldrekollo - om vuxenhet och barnslighet och den villkorade friheten2017In: Introduktion till kritiska åldersstudier / [ed] Clary Krekula & Barbro Johansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 211-224Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 28.
    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. 

  • 29.
    Andersson, Janicke
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Närvänen, Anna-Liisa
    Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Förkroppsligad, genderiserad ålder2011In: Att leva med tiden: Samhälls- och kulturanalytiska perspektiv på ålder och åldrande / [ed] Janicke Andersson, Mirjaliisa Lukkarinen Kvist, Magnus Nilsson och Anna-Liisa Närvänen, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2011, p. 63-78Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    et al.
    Department of Health Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    Department of Cultural Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Department of Health Care Sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    The Use of Occupations to Challenge Perceptions of Age at a Senior Camp2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Senior camps have been established with the purpose to decrease social exclusion and improve health amongst elderly people. These senior camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be old” in relation to functional abilities, activity, participation and health.Method:Eight persons who participated in a senior camp were interviewed in their homes before and after the stay. The data was analysed using a narrative case-centred approach.

    Results: Seniors going to the camp were looking forward to meet friends and do things they did not commonly do. The pace at the camp, just being and not doing much, was appreciated by some while others whished for more organized activities. Being together with others, including eating together, talking and even sharing rooms was appreciated. Being close to nature was described to contribute both to peace of mind and to become spirited and strong, feelings that persisted after returning home. Being at a camp close to nature and the serving of traditional food was linked to memories from the childhood.

    Conclusion: Occupations were used both to consolidate and to challenge perceptions of age at the camp. The stay contributed to a feeling of belonging and experiences of doing during the camp and being in nature influenced the participants’ everyday life.

    Application to Practice: The experience of pace and place at the camp was important for a successful stay that could contribute to wellbeing. This presentation will elaborate on how occupations were used to challenge perceptions of age.

  • 31.
    Elvstrand, Helene
    et al.
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Lärande, Estetik, Naturvetenskap (LEN). Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Jansson, Magnus
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier, Lärande, Estetik, Naturvetenskap (LEN). Linköpings universitet, Linköping, Sverige.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Medicinska fakulteten, Lunds universitet, Lund, Sweden.
    Dialogens paradoxer2014Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Hösten 2010 sökte Linköpings universitet, projektet Samverkan, Integration och Kunskap, SIK-projektet, medel från Europeiska integrationsfonden till ett projekt dels med syfte att systematisera de erfarenheter och resultat som dragits av projekt inom ramen för fondens arbete, och dels erbjuda processtöd till projekten i olika former. Rapporten Dialogens paradoxer är ett led i detta arbete och bygger på data som insamlats i Integrationsfondens projektverksamhet och analyserats av SIK-projektet.

    Rapporten, Dialogens paradoxer, innehåller en bakgrundsteckning och problematisering av centrala begrepp i relation till interkulturell dialog men är framförallt en beskrivning av projekts erfarenheter av att arbeta med dialog som arbetsmetod. Det empiriska materialet i rapporten består av observationer och intervjuer från tio projekt som beviljats medel från Integrationsfonden. De deltagande projekten har arbetat med integrationsfrämjande åtgärder på olika sätt. Bland projekten återfinns de som haft dialog som huvudsakligt syfte, men även projekt som i sitt syfte angett att deras arbete bygger på andra angreppsätt. Vad dessa projekt har gemensamt är att interkulturell och eller interreligiös dialog, i någon form ändå återfinns hos alla projekt, oavsett om det är ett centralt angreppssätt eller inte. Därmed finns det i datamaterialet, exempel på dialog även om det inte är den åtgärd projektet har sökt medel för.

    Rapportens resultat inleds med en redovisning av målet för dialog som arbetsverktyg. Vidare diskuteras hinder och möjligheter för dialogarbetet. Analysen utmynnar i ett antal paradoxer som vi funnit som centrala för att förstå dialogens möjligheter och svårigheter.

  • 32.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    et al.
    Department of cultural sciences, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Centre for Ageing and Supportive Environments, Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    How Can We Understand Senior Camps in Relation to Social Policies and Images of Ageing?2016In: The futures we want: Global sociology and the struggles for a better world, 2016, p. 511-511Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the beginning of 2000 senior camps have been established on several places in Sweden,with the purpose to decrease social exclusion and improve health amongst old people. These senior camps build on notions of what it means to age and to ”be old” in relation to activity, health, functional abilities and participation in society. In addition, the camps are firmly grounded in cultural norms on how to “do camps”, and what is important values for well-being, often connected to nostalgia and national icons. 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, that is, the cultural and historical meaning of senior camps.The data consists of material from the camps and interviews with directors for the senior camps.  We will frame senior camps in a cultural context and discuss them in relation to discourses of active ageing and care. Furthermore, we will show examples of how the organisation of, and the rhetoric surrounding senior camps is similar to the child camp tradition in Sweden  where culture, the idea of nature, activity and governing becomes central issues. What structural and ideological values about age and “Swedishness” are made visible in these utterances? We will discuss this in relation to our findings. 

  • 33.
    Nilsson, Gabriella
    et al.
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Ekstam, Lisa
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lunds universitet, Lund, Sverige.
    "Här händer nästan mirakel" Äldrekollot som fenomen, görandet av ålder under vistelsen och kollots implikationer för äldres hälsa och livskvalitet2016Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Where "miracle" happens. Senior camps, doing age and implications for older people's health and quality of life: Summer camps for older people - senior camps - has in various forms been established around Sweden, not least since the early 2000s. They are usually arranged in a natural setting that will allow staying outdoors and the days alternate between planned group activities and free time. Recurrent is the positive effect senior camps are de-scribed to have on the participants' health, wellbeing and quality of life. The stay at a senior camp is said to break a socially exclusive everyday life and lead to new habits and long-term friendships. Summer camps are usually associated with children and childhood, where urban children are given an opportunity to get out of the country and play, swim and breathe fresh air. In this report it is discussed how these associations affect how senior camps are organized and experienced?

  • 34.
    Nitta, Masako
    et al.
    Sapporo Gakuin University, Ebetsu, Japan.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
    Local policy and active ageing: Cross-cultural micro ethnography in local gymnastic groups for older people in Sweden and Japan2008In: Older people in an international local context: The cases of Japan and Sweden / [ed] Else-Marie Anbäcken & Yasuhito Kinoshita, Stockholm: Vårdalstiftelsen , 2008, 1, p. 256-264Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Österlind, Jane
    et al.
    School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden & Department of Palliative Care Research, Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hansebo, Görel
    Department of Palliative Care Research, Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    Ternestedt, Britt-Marie
    Department of Palliative Care Research, Ersta Sköndal University College, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Hellström, Ingrid
    Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
    A discourse of silence: professional carers reasoning about death and dying in nursing homes2011In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 529-544Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Nursing homes are a setting in which death and dying is common. How death and dying is articulated and the actions that take place in a nursing home constitute a discourse that guides the staff in their work. The aim of this study was to explore the discourse of death and dying in nursing homes from the perspective and understanding of the staff. The study draws on Foucault's discourse analysis. Data are from five focus-group discussions held with 28 staff of four different nursing homes in Sweden. The findings show that the discourse had three characteristics: (a) dying was silent and silenced, (b) emotions were pushed into the background, and (c) attentiveness to death arose after the moment of the elderly person's death. The structure of the discourse was characterised by a movement between two positions, avoiding and confronting death, the main focus being on avoidance. The articulation and practices of silence highlight a need to regard dying as a process that requires attention. One way to ensure appropriate attention could be to instil the philosophy of palliative care in nursing homes, including training and support for the staff in their work. The study demonstrates that nursing-home staff need more knowledge and support to enable them to feel that they do a good job.

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