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Coe, A.-B. & Sandberg, L. (2019). Gender beliefs as a dimension of tactical choice: the 'Take Back the Night' march in Sweden. Social Movement Studies, 18(5), 622-638
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender beliefs as a dimension of tactical choice: the 'Take Back the Night' march in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829, Vol. 18, no 5, p. 622-638Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Two main explanations of tactical choice among social movements are repertoires of contention and characteristics of collective actors. Feminist theorizing suggests another dimension of tactical choice: the role of gender beliefs. This paper examines the relationship between these three explanations by drawing on a qualitative study that explored how activist groups in Sweden selected the 'Take Back the Night' (TBTN) march as a tactic. Begun in the 1970s, the TBTN march has been performed around the world, usually on central city streets at nighttime, to protest gender violence in spaces presumed to be gender neutral and safe for women. Our findings resulted in three themes that captured how activist groups selected it as a tactic: a routine performance in publicly visible urban settings, alignment with preferred forms of feminist organizing, and refusal of normalized fear and violence in the seemingly safe city. Each theme corresponded to one of the three explanations and shed light on a different dimension of tactical choice. We propose three heuristic tools for identifying these dimensions: making claims, enacting claims and reclaiming spaces. The different dimensions relate to distinct conceptions of power: centralized authority, movement agency and gender power relations respectively.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Gender beliefs, feminism, organizational forms, repertoires of contention, tactics
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Research subject
gender studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158361 (URN)10.1080/14742837.2019.1599280 (DOI)000466109900001 ()
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 2012.0211
Available from: 2019-04-26 Created: 2019-04-26 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C. & Sandberg, L. (2019). Narrating the Gender-equal City – Doing Gender-equality in the Swedish European Capital of Culture Umeå2014. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 11(1), 30-52
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narrating the Gender-equal City – Doing Gender-equality in the Swedish European Capital of Culture Umeå2014
2019 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 11, no 1, p. 30-52Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a powerful narrative of Umeå as a progressive, gender-equal, tolerant citywhich has been important in relation to the investments in culture that the cityhas made, including the European Capital of Culture Year 2014. Viewing the cityas process, as negotiated and contested representation, we study how narratives ofgender-equality figure throughout Capital of Culture year, Umeå2014, and in theprojects that were part of it. We examine how the talk about gender-equality interactswith notions of place and how they are interconnected with each other. Weare interested in what happens with a major cultural project when gender-equalityis emphasized as one of the key values, at the same time as the meaning andcontent of this concept is not specified. Studying official documents and municipalwebpages concerning Umeå as European Capital of Culture, applications forco-funding of cultural projects and news articles, we scrutinize how gender-equalityis used and given meaning by looking at the way it is operationalized bothby the city officials and by those engaging in cultural activities. Gender equalitybecame something that was highlighted in the bid to become European Capitalof Culture and in the making of the programme for the year, and stories aboutthe Umeå2014’s success in implementing a gender-equality perspective have beenrepeated and woven together into a yet another narrative of Umeå. They becamepart of an ongoing negotiation of the city’s identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019
Keywords
gender-equality, European Capital of Culture, narrative, city, place identity
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science; gender studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158706 (URN)
Projects
Co-creating Participation? Contradictory perspectives Of the European Capital of Culture, umeå2014
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 942-2015-552
Available from: 2019-05-07 Created: 2019-05-07 Last updated: 2019-05-08Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C., Sandberg, L. & Schmauch, U. (2019). Respectable Subjects in ‘The Social Garden’: Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion in Umeå’s Planning and Preparation to Become ECOC 2014 (1ed.). In: Kowalski, K. Piekarska-Duraj, L & Törnquist-Plewa, B (Ed.), Narrating Otherness in Poland and Sweden: European Heritage as a Discourse of Inclusion and Exclusion (pp. 77-100). Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Respectable Subjects in ‘The Social Garden’: Processes of Inclusion and Exclusion in Umeå’s Planning and Preparation to Become ECOC 2014
2019 (English)In: Narrating Otherness in Poland and Sweden: European Heritage as a Discourse of Inclusion and Exclusion / [ed] Kowalski, K. Piekarska-Duraj, L & Törnquist-Plewa, B, Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019, 1, p. 77-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berlin: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Studies in European Integration, State and Society, ISSN 2193-2352 ; 5
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163625 (URN)978-3-631-78392-4 (ISBN)978-3-631-78411-2 (ISBN)978-3-631-78412-9 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 942-2015-552
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-09-30
Hudson, C., Sandberg, L. & Schmauch, U. (2018). A place for culture? Building an Alternative House of Culture in the context of the 2014 European Capital of Culture in Umeå, Sweden. Participations, 15(2), 170-188
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A place for culture? Building an Alternative House of Culture in the context of the 2014 European Capital of Culture in Umeå, Sweden
2018 (English)In: Participations, ISSN 1749-8716, E-ISSN 1749-8716, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 170-188Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the context of Umeå2014 as European Capital of Culture (ECOC) where the ideal of the inclusive co-creation of culture formed a central part of the programme, we explore the rise, fall and aftermath of an alternative house of culture – Lokstallarna (the Engine Sheds). In its ECOC bid, Umeå stressed its strong alternative, grassroots tradition and ‘Do-It-Yourself’ culture. However, these groups increasingly questioned the inclusiveness of the participatory process around the development and implementation of the programme for the ECOC year. We study one of these alternative movements which occupied disused engine sheds with the aim of turning them into a house of culture ‘for all’ as a counter to the Umeå2014 programme. The focus is on the narrative of Lokstallarna and the creation of an alternative house of culture both from the point of view of those actively involved in its creation and in the local media coverage. We have collected a variety of empirical materials, both on and offline. We approach Lokstallarna as a form of place-based resistance where meanings of activism, culture and the city are negotiated and contested. The ECOC Year in Umeå opened up the opportunity to negotiate both culture and place.

Keywords
co-creation, culture, European Capital of Culture, power relations, alternative grassroots culture, Umeå2014
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153865 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 942-2015-552
Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Rönnblom, M. & Sandberg, L. (2017). Görandet av den jämställda staden: Projektpolitikens förändringspotential. Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, 119(3), 413-439
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Görandet av den jämställda staden: Projektpolitikens förändringspotential
2017 (Swedish)In: Statsvetenskaplig Tidskrift, ISSN 0039-0747, Vol. 119, no 3, p. 413-439Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on present planning projects in the city of Umeå, Sweden, we will in this paper study how imaginaries of the gender equal city is presented, filled with meaning and used in place marketing with the overall ambition to discuss the possibilities and pitfalls of what we call the gender equality planning strategy. The aim of the paper is to discuss the possibilities for changing gendered power relations, as well as other power relations related to class, race and sexuality through an analysis of local initiatives for a good city. The material consists of a case study with a focuson planning projects aiming at creating equal cities, such as improving accessibility in public space, gender aware analyses of the city’s symbols and decorations etc., and includes analyses of interviews, policy documents and media reports. The theoretical framework draws on the discussion of politicization and de-politicisation(Mouffe 2005) in relation to neo-liberal forms of rule where place-making and place-branding are rationalities that risk moving conflicting dimensions in society outside both planning and politics overall.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fahlbeckska stiftelsen, 2017
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146656 (URN)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW 2012.0211
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2018-06-14Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, L., Brandén, J., Rönnblom, M., Coe, A.-B. & Hudson, C. (2017). Rädsla och trygghet i ord och handling. Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rädsla och trygghet i ord och handling
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2017. p. 50
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146661 (URN)978-91-7601-818-7 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus Wallenbergs Foundation for International Scientific Collaboration, MMW 2012.0211
Available from: 2018-04-16 Created: 2018-04-16 Last updated: 2019-08-28Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C., Sandberg, L. & Schmauch, U. (2017). The co-creation (of) culture?: The case of Umeå, European Capital of Culture 2014. European Planning Studies, 25(9), 1538-1555
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The co-creation (of) culture?: The case of Umeå, European Capital of Culture 2014
2017 (English)In: European Planning Studies, ISSN 0965-4313, E-ISSN 1469-5944, Vol. 25, no 9, p. 1538-1555Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Culture is often promoted as crucial in efforts to achieve economic growth and social cohesion. In recent debates, greater attention has been directed at the importance of culture in creating democratic and just cities. Drawing on theories concerning participation, we study the processes of citizen participation in the creation of culture in relation to the European Capital of Culture in Umea in Northern Sweden. The city has been praised for its focus on participation and the co-creation' of culture. We scrutinize the idea of co-creation, how it is filled with meaning by different actors, the way it is operationalized by city officials and cultural actors/practitioners and the possibilities for public participation and the power relationships at play in the city. We conclude that culture tends to be depoliticized and turned into an arena available for all on supposedly equal terms and ignores the very unequal terms on which different actors participate. It ignores how power relations affect and construct who gets to speak and be heard; that there are conflicting meanings of culture and co-creation and how power influences whose definition of culture is accepted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017
Keywords
Co-creation, democratic participation, culture, European capital of culture, power relations
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-137892 (URN)10.1080/09654313.2017.1327032 (DOI)000404932100004 ()
Available from: 2017-08-03 Created: 2017-08-03 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Coe, A.-B. & Sandberg, L. (2016). Att ta plats/att ta tillbaka plats: att mobilisera för en trygg stad. In: Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud (Ed.), Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research. Paper presented at Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016 (pp. 97-98). Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att ta plats/att ta tillbaka plats: att mobilisera för en trygg stad
2016 (Swedish)In: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, p. 97-98Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134376 (URN)
Conference
Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016
Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, L., Hudson, C. & Schmauch, U. (2016). Den progressiva, jämställda staden och den "manliga" kulturens företräde. In: Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud (Ed.), Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research. Paper presented at Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016 (pp. 144-145). Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den progressiva, jämställda staden och den "manliga" kulturens företräde
2016 (Swedish)In: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, p. 144-145Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning, 2016
National Category
Political Science Sociology Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134388 (URN)
Conference
Nationell konferens för genusforskning [Swedish Conference for Gender Research], Linköping, Sweden, 23-25 november 2016
Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Sandberg, L. & Rönnblom, M. (2016). Imagining the ideal city, planning the gender-equal city in Umeå, Sweden. Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 23(12), 1750-1762
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Imagining the ideal city, planning the gender-equal city in Umeå, Sweden
2016 (English)In: Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, ISSN 0966-369X, E-ISSN 1360-0524, Vol. 23, no 12, p. 1750-1762Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Focusing on imaginaries of the ideal city is an important method to illustrate the power of ideas, imagination, representations and even visions, and how these dimensions influence the way in which cities are organized and lived. In this article, we argue that one current and important city imaginary in a Swedish context is the gender-equal city. In this imaginary, the gender-equal city becomes a symbol for the open, tolerant, bustling, safe city, a city aiming to attract the middle and creative classes. However, at the same time, the imaginary of the ideal, gender-equal city is highly ambiguous. This ambiguity will be discussed throughout the article. Based on present planning projects in the city of Umeå in Sweden, we will discuss how the imaginary of the gender-equal city is presented, filled with meaning and used in place marketing, with the overall ambition of discussing the possibilities and pitfalls of what we call the gender-equality planning strategy. The aim of the article is to study how the city of Umeå is acting to create a gender-equal city and what kind of imaginaries these practices build on. The material consists primarily of a case study focusing on projects that aim to create an equal city, and also includes analyses of policy documents and media reports. This study illustrates how imaginaries are produced through local projects and different imaginaries provide different spaces for politicizing gendered power relations.

Abstract [es]

Imaginar la ciudad ideal, planear la ciudad géneroigualitaria en Umeå, Suecia

RESUMEN

Centrarse en los imaginarios de una ciudad ideal es un método importante para ilustrar el poder de las ideas, la imaginación, las representaciones e incluso las visiones, y cómo estas dimensiones influyen sobre la forma en que están organizadas y son vividas las ciudades. En este artículo, sostenemos que un imaginario actual e importante de la ciudad en un contexto sueco es la ciudad género-igualitaria. En este imaginario, la ciudad género-igualitaria se vuelve un símbolo para la ciudad abierta, tolerante, bulliciosa y segura, una ciudad que apunta a atraer a las clases medias y creativas. Sin embargo, al mismo tiempo, el imaginario de la ciudad ideal y género-igualitaria es altamente ambiguo. Esta ambigüedad será discutida a lo largo del artículo. Basado en los proyectos actuales de planificación en la ciudad de Umeå en Suecia, analizaremos cómo se presenta el imaginario de la ciudad géneroigualitaria, cómo se llena de significado y es utilizado para el márketing dellugar, con el propósito general de discutir las posibilidades y dificultades de lo que llamamos la estrategia de planificación de la igualdad de género. El objetivo del artículo es estudiar cómo la ciudad de Umeå analiza crear una ciudad género-igualitaria y sobre qué tipos de imaginarios se construyen estas prácticas. El material consiste principalmente de un estudio de caso centrado en proyectos que apuntan a crear una ciudad igualitaria, y también incluye un análisis de documentos públicos e informes de medios. Este estudio ilustra cómo los imaginarios son producidos a través de proyectos locales y diferentes imaginarios proveen distintos imaginarios para politizar las relaciones de poder generizadas.

Abstract [zh]

在瑞典于默奥想像一座理想的城市,规划性别平等的城市

摘要

聚焦理想城市的想像,是描绘概念、想像、再现甚至是愿景的力量,以 及这些面向如何影响城市组织和生活的方式之重要方法。我们于本文中 主张,在瑞典的脉络中,当前一种重要的城市想像便是性别平等的城 市。在此般想像中,性别平等的城市成为开放、容忍、熙攘、安全城市 的象徵——一个旨在吸引中产与创意阶级的城市。但于此同时,理想且 性别平等的城市之想像是高度模稜两可的。此般模稜两可之处将于本文 通篇进行讨论。我们将根据瑞典于默奥城市当前的规划方案,探讨性别 平等城市的想像如何呈现、注入意义并应用于地方行销,并以探讨我们 所谓的性别平等规划策略的可能性与陷阱做为总体目标。本文的目标在 于研究于默尔城市如何行动,以创造性别平等的城市,以及这些实践是 建构在什麽样的想像之上。研究材料主要包含一个聚焦旨在创造平等城 市的计画之案例研究,并同时包含对于政策档案及媒体报导的分析。本 研究描绘想像如何透过地方计画进行生产,以及不同的想像如何提供不 同的空间,对性别化的权力关係进行政治化。

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2016
Keywords
Urban imaginary, gender, planning projects, gendered power relations, gender-equal city, 城市想像, 性别, 规划方案, 性别化的权力关係, 性别平等的城市, Imaginario urbano, género, proyectos de planificación, relaciones de poder generizadas, ciudad género-igualitaria
National Category
Gender Studies Cultural Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap; Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-130070 (URN)10.1080/0966369X.2016.1249346 (DOI)000392834200009 ()2-s2.0-84994173173 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Rädsla och trygghet i ord och handling
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW 2012.0211
Available from: 2017-01-11 Created: 2017-01-11 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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