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Pettersson, Helena
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Gonsalves, A. J., Danielsson, A. & Pettersson, H. (2016). Masculinities and experimental practices in physics: the view from three case studies. Physical Review Special Topics : Physics Education Research, 12(2), Article ID UNSP 020120.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Masculinities and experimental practices in physics: the view from three case studies
2016 (English)In: Physical Review Special Topics : Physics Education Research, ISSN 1554-9178, E-ISSN 1554-9178, Vol. 12, no 2, UNSP 020120Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

[This paper is part of the Focused Collection on Gender in Physics.] This article analyzes masculinity and experimental practices within three different physics communities. This work is premised on the understanding that the discipline of physics is not only dominated by men, but also is laden with masculine connotations on a symbolical level, and that this limited and limiting construction of physics has made it difficult for many women to find a place in the discipline. Consequently, we argue that in order to further the understanding of gender dynamics within physics communities and enrich the current understandings about the lack of women in physics, perspectives from masculinity studies are crucial. The article draws on three different ethnographic case studies dealing with undergraduate students, graduate students, and research scientists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Physical Society, 2016
Keyword
Physics, ethnography, masculinity
National Category
Educational Sciences Gender Studies
Research subject
Ethnology; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111660 (URN)10.1103/PhysRevPhysEducRes.12.020120 (DOI)000393396900018 ()
Available from: 2015-11-19 Created: 2015-11-19 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Wolanik Boström, K., Pettersson, H. & Öhlander, M. (2015). Expatriate experiences of Swedish medical professionals: opportunities and barriers in international mobility. In: IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NCCR – On the Move, 
“Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities” Geneva, 25-27 June 2015: . Paper presented at IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NCCR – On the Move, 
“Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities” Geneva, 25-27 June 2015. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Expatriate experiences of Swedish medical professionals: opportunities and barriers in international mobility
2015 (English)In: IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NCCR – On the Move, 
“Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities” Geneva, 25-27 June 2015, 2015Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In our paper, we discuss international mobility of highly skilled professionals in the Swedish medical field: specialized physicians and medical molecular biologists and who had been trained and worked in Sweden, but spent some time working abroad and returned to Sweden. Our aim is to analyse the returners’ narratives about experiences of (repeated) mobility. We will present their incentives to move to another country and the not always smooth process of organizing the prolonged stay abroad. There are family considerations – with both hardships on and benefits for family life, there are practical issues to solve and economic obstacles. The expatriates reflect also on the knowledge gained during work in different settings, e.g. about organisational and national cultures and how international mobility affects the life trajectory. The expat mobility in the medical field will be presented through our three sub projects, focusing on: 1. Molecular biologists depended on international mobility for successful research, 2. Specialist physicians involved in both research and clinical practice, where mobility is more optional, but encouraged 3. Specialised physicians working as volunteers for international organisations, often under difficult circumstances, making it difficult to e.g. bring a family with them. The study is based on ethnographic methods, primary in-depth interviews. Cultural analysis is combined with theories on knowledge, materiality, Bourdieu’s theory of capital, gender and ethnicity perspective.

National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107914 (URN)
Conference
IMISCOE 12th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
NCCR – On the Move, 
“Right, Democracy and Migration – Challenges and Opportunities” Geneva, 25-27 June 2015
Projects
What is the use of internationalization in the medical field?
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2015-08-30 Created: 2015-08-30 Last updated: 2016-11-02
Pettersson, H. (2015). From genius to gender? Going from "a culture of noculture" to queering physics and beyond.. In: : . Paper presented at Wissenschaft im Wandel: GenderDynamiken in Hochschule und Forschung am Beispiel der Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, Deutschland, 25. - 26. Juni 2015. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From genius to gender? Going from "a culture of noculture" to queering physics and beyond.
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Gender Studies Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107775 (URN)
Conference
Wissenschaft im Wandel: GenderDynamiken in Hochschule und Forschung am Beispiel der Physik, Technische Universität Berlin, Deutschland, 25. - 26. Juni 2015
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2015-12-02Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, H. (2015). Making masculinity in experimental physics: embodiment, experimental practices, and mobility. In: : . Paper presented at Gender and Diversity Studies in a European Perspective 8-10 January 2015, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making masculinity in experimental physics: embodiment, experimental practices, and mobility
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107774 (URN)
Conference
Gender and Diversity Studies in a European Perspective 8-10 January 2015, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Kleve
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2015-11-26Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, H. (2015). Mobility for career and competition? Knowledge, genderand research internationalization.. In: Researchers crossing borders: transnational scientific mobility. Paper presented at Researchers crossing borders: Transnational scientific mobility, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-11 September 2015 (pp. 22-22). .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mobility for career and competition? Knowledge, genderand research internationalization.
2015 (English)In: Researchers crossing borders: transnational scientific mobility, 2015, 22-22 p.Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107780 (URN)
Conference
Researchers crossing borders: Transnational scientific mobility, Lisbon University, Lisbon, Portugal, 10-11 September 2015
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2015-12-18Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, H. (2015). Research Cooperation, Fictive Kinship, and International Knowledge Transfer among Scientists. In: : . Paper presented at 33rd Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference Copenhagen August 18-21 2015 (pp. 78-78). .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Research Cooperation, Fictive Kinship, and International Knowledge Transfer among Scientists
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The focus of the paper is how junior scientists’ use their peer’s network when applying for positions abroad in order to develop their scientific training. The study is based on ethnographic fieldwork with in depth interviews and observations at a plant science institute. The informants are at different career stages from Europe. Academic mobility across domestic organizations and global networks is an important topic in today’s discussion of knowledge circulation and its economical consequences. An aim with the peer’s network is to establish junior scientists in to a new scientific community. The junior plant scientists must learn and gain new scientific skills and achievements. They also form strong relationships with the peer and the fellow lab members, especially at a similar career stage. Gained scientific skills and an extended scientific family are central resources for the junior scientist’s career development. The concept “fictive kinship” is used to catch power and loyalty relations between people and groups that are not by blood bound to each other. As a family in a traditional, biological sense with inheritance of both power relations and material goods, there are informal leadership, symbolic capital, lab resources and machines to be inherited. The data collection is based on ethnographic field work with in depth interviews and observations.

National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107778 (URN)
Conference
33rd Nordic Ethnology and Folklore Conference Copenhagen August 18-21 2015
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2016-06-03Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, H. (2015). Research cooperation, learning processes, and trust among plant scientists: fictive kinship, academic mobility, and scientists' careers. In: Donald Opitz, Staffan Bergwik & Brigitte van Tiggelen (Ed.), Domesticity in the making of modern science: (pp. 241-258). Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Research cooperation, learning processes, and trust among plant scientists: fictive kinship, academic mobility, and scientists' careers
2015 (English)In: Domesticity in the making of modern science / [ed] Donald Opitz, Staffan Bergwik & Brigitte van Tiggelen, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, 241-258 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
National Category
Communication Studies Sociology Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107773 (URN)978-1-137-49272-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-08-28 Created: 2015-08-28 Last updated: 2015-12-14Bibliographically approved
Wolanik Boström, K., Öhlander, M. & Pettersson, H. (2015). Swedish Highly Skilled International “Returners” in the Medical Field: A cultural analysis of transnational experiences and transfer of knowledge and skills. In: : . Paper presented at 33 Ethnology and folkloristic conference, August 18-21, 2015. Copenhagen University. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Swedish Highly Skilled International “Returners” in the Medical Field: A cultural analysis of transnational experiences and transfer of knowledge and skills
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In our paper, we discuss international mobility of highly skilled professionals in the Swedish medical field: medical molecular biologists and physicians who had been trained and worked in Sweden, then spent some time working abroad and returned to Sweden. The aim is to study the returners’ reflections about mobility, the knowledge gained during work in different settings and possibilities to apply the newly gained knowledge and experiences at Swedish working places. This is investigated through three sub projects, focusing on: 1. Molecular biologists, depended on international mobility for successful research, 2. Specialist physicians, involved in both research and clinical practice, for whom mobility is supposed to enhance both, 3. Specialised physicians working as volunteers for international organisations, gaining skills on work under difficult circumstances and with limited resources. The study is based on ethnographic methods, primary in-depth interviews. Cultural analysis is combined with theories on knowledge, Bourdieu’s theory of capital and gender perspective. In the presentation, we shall focus on the concept of knowledge and skills; what knowledge is gained through international mobility and how is it made use of and recognized at the Swedish work places?

Keyword
highly skilled mobility, workplace culture, medical field, knowledge
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107916 (URN)
Conference
33 Ethnology and folkloristic conference, August 18-21, 2015. Copenhagen University
Projects
What is the use of internationalization in the medical field?
Available from: 2015-08-30 Created: 2015-08-30 Last updated: 2016-01-15Bibliographically approved
Pettersson, H. (2014). Mobilitet för karriär och konkurrens?: Kunskap, kön och forskningsinternationalisering. In: : . Paper presented at G14: Att utmana makten Umeå universitet 26-28 november 2014. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mobilitet för karriär och konkurrens?: Kunskap, kön och forskningsinternationalisering
2014 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107933 (URN)
Conference
G14: Att utmana makten Umeå universitet 26-28 november 2014
Available from: 2015-08-31 Created: 2015-08-31 Last updated: 2015-08-31
Pettersson, H. (2013). Between curiosity and demand: Mobile Knowledge, embodiment, and the establishment of a big science site. In: : . Paper presented at The 4S Annual Meeting October 9-12 2013 San Diego. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between curiosity and demand: Mobile Knowledge, embodiment, and the establishment of a big science site
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Keyword
Curiosity, culture, big science, academic mobility, physics
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-81949 (URN)
Conference
The 4S Annual Meeting October 9-12 2013 San Diego
Available from: 2013-10-24 Created: 2013-10-24 Last updated: 2013-11-08Bibliographically approved
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