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Adman, P., Bergquist, A.-K., Bonnedahl, K. J., Eckerberg, K., Eimermann, M., Enlund, D., . . . Örestig, J. (2019). DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”. Dagens Nyheter
Open this publication in new window or tab >>DN Debatt. 171 forskare: ”Vi vuxna bör också klimatprotestera”
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2019 (Swedish)In: Dagens Nyheter, ISSN 1101-2447, , p. 1Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Vuxna bör följa uppmaningen från ungdomarna i Fridays for future-rörelsen och protestera eftersom det politiska ledarskapet är otillräckligt. Omfattande och långvariga påtryckningar från hela samhället behövs för att få de politiskt ansvariga att utöva det ledarskap som klimatkrisen kräver, skriver 171 forskare i samhällsvetenskap och humaniora.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2019. p. 1
Keywords
klimatpolitik
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163587 (URN)
Note

Debattartikel som 171 human- och samhällsvetenskapliga forskare har undertecknat.

Alla som undertecknat har inte listats som författare i denna post

Available from: 2019-09-26 Created: 2019-09-26 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B. & Lundgren, A. S. (2019). Morality of discontent: The constitution of political establishment in the Swedish rural press. Sociologia Ruralis, 59(2), 314-328
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Morality of discontent: The constitution of political establishment in the Swedish rural press
2019 (English)In: Sociologia Ruralis, ISSN 0038-0199, E-ISSN 1467-9523, Vol. 59, no 2, p. 314-328Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Swedish media regularly indicate that people's confidence in politicians is low. This distrust in or discontent with politicians is often related to rural politics. This paper focuses on the populist tendencies in the representations of politicians in the Swedish rural press during the parliamentary election year of 2014. A discourse analysis of the press material illustrates three closely related and critical themes; politicians are regarded as being urban centred, as doing anything for power, and as acting in an autocratic manner and misusing their power. The discourse analysis also reveals how the critical press material is linked to a moral geography relating space to a specific moral order. Drawing on theories on rural populism, the article shows how the media's references to a rural‐based victimhood, and to an alleged inequality between urbanity and rurality, can morally legitimate and bluntly express their contempt for 'scandalous' politicians, and they can present their critique as rational and justified.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2019
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158162 (URN)10.1111/soru.12226 (DOI)000465146600007 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1584
Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-15 Last updated: 2019-05-28Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, A. S. & Nilsson, B. (2018). Civil outrage: emotion, space and identity in legitimisations of rural protest. Emotion, Space and Society, 26, 16-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Civil outrage: emotion, space and identity in legitimisations of rural protest
2018 (English)In: Emotion, Space and Society, ISSN 1755-4586, E-ISSN 1878-0040, Vol. 26, p. 16-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-145686 (URN)10.1016/j.emospa.2017.12.001 (DOI)000425899200003 ()2-s2.0-85038095000 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-03-14 Created: 2018-03-14 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B. (2018). Djurstudier, kritiska perspektiv, "rapid ethnography" och hjältehundar. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, 27(3-4), 25-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Djurstudier, kritiska perspektiv, "rapid ethnography" och hjältehundar
2018 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 27, no 3-4, p. 25-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2018
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-159830 (URN)
Available from: 2019-06-10 Created: 2019-06-10 Last updated: 2019-07-05Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B. & Lundgren, A. S. (2018). 'For a living countryside': political rhetoric about Swedish rural areas. European Urban and Regional Studies, 25(1), 72-84
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'For a living countryside': political rhetoric about Swedish rural areas
2018 (English)In: European Urban and Regional Studies, ISSN 0969-7764, E-ISSN 1461-7145, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 72-84Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The expression ‘a living countryside’ is often used to characterize the goal of Swedish rural politics. In this article the use of the expression in 170 non-government bills related to Swedish rural politics is analysed using discourse theory. On a general level, the expression was found to be empty of meaning and open for use by different and often opposing political parties proposing different and sometimes antagonistic measures. However, there were aspects of it that flirted with positively charged notions of Swedish national identity. It was also clear that the discursive struggle for a living countryside was also part of a party-political struggle. Further, the fantasy of a living countryside performed an ideological function in that it under-communicated how rural areas are generally and structurally subordinated to urban centres in ways that reach far beyond easily performed measures and political party quarrels.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
discourse theory, ideological fantasy, living countryside, logic of rurality, rural politics, rurality
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128088 (URN)10.1177/0969776416679216 (DOI)000419885500006 ()2-s2.0-85040519196 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Rural moral: mening, mobilisering och medborgarskap i initiativ för hållbar norrländsk landsbygd
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1584
Available from: 2016-11-22 Created: 2016-11-22 Last updated: 2018-09-19Bibliographically approved
Carlsson, E., Carbin, M. & Nilsson, B. (2018). Från realism till post-sanning och tillbaka igen?: Nyhetsbransch, museer och högre utbildning mot fejkade nyheter och faktaresistens. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift (1-2), 39-48
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Från realism till post-sanning och tillbaka igen?: Nyhetsbransch, museer och högre utbildning mot fejkade nyheter och faktaresistens
2018 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 1-2, p. 39-48Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

From realism to post truth? News, museums and higher education against fake news and fact resistance

Recently, the problem with fake news, fact resistance and the growing digital, global circulation of disinformation have caused debates and worries, and posed a challenge for several institutions of knowledge in society. In this article, we discuss how the news industry, museums and higher education confront the challenges of the ‘post truth’ era. We can see a mobilization by these institutions in Sweden: The news industry has initiated so-called fact checking sites, the major museums create exhibitions about false news and educate youth in digital literacy and many universities have launched initiatives to legitimize scientific knowledge production, thereby safeguarding professional authority. However, these initiatives are faced with dilemmas concerning how concepts of knowledge, truth and facts are negotiated and understood. This article discusses such epistemological issues in general, and focuses in particular on the risk of falling into the trap of so called neorigorism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: , 2018
Keywords
fake news, fact resistance, post truth, neorigorism
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
media and communication studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155061 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B. (2018). Meanings of ‘The Local’ in a Swedish Rural Development Organization: All Sweden Shall Live!. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 13(2), 39-56
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Meanings of ‘The Local’ in a Swedish Rural Development Organization: All Sweden Shall Live!
2018 (English)In: Journal of Rural and Community Development, ISSN 1712-8277, E-ISSN 1712-8277, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 39-56Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Organized rural development in Sweden can be described at two levels; a local level with a large number of local actors organized in a so-called village-action movement, and a national level where political parties and the government present different suggestions on how to develop rural areas. However, characteristic for Sweden is also a close relationship between these two levels and a bottom-up perspective encouraging local initiatives, which is exemplified by All Sweden Shall Live (ASSL); a general rural development organization characterized by both policy-making ambitions and support of local development projects. A central but also ambiguous concept in the organization ASSL’s campaigns and ideology is ‘the local,’ and with discourse theory, as a point of departure, this case-study examines how different meanings of ‘the local’ are used to advocate investments in local perspectives and local measures. Special attention is directed towards how meanings of ‘the local’ form a ‘fantasy,’ an emotional and ideological worldview, and how this worldview is of importance in the organization’s self-legitimization and for its potential as an agent of political mobilization. While ASSL is a Swedish organization, the subject is of general relevance because ideological investments in both ‘the local’ and ‘the regional’ are common, for example, in processes of relocalization—local responses to globalization—and in arguments about the importance of localities and regions in a global economy. Furthermore, the paper illustrates how such investments can have unexpected effects such as the transfer of responsibility for rural development from the government to local actors.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rural Development Institute, Brandon University, 2018
Keywords
rural development, local, discourse theory, ideological fantasy, urban norm
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148302 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-06-01 Created: 2018-06-01 Last updated: 2018-08-17Bibliographically approved
Logdberg, U., Nilsson, B. & Kostenius, C. (2018). "Thinking about the future, what's gonna happen?": How young people in Sweden who neither work nor study perceive life experiences in relation to health and well-being. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 13(1), Article ID 1422662.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Thinking about the future, what's gonna happen?": How young people in Sweden who neither work nor study perceive life experiences in relation to health and well-being
2018 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 13, no 1, article id 1422662Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore how young people in Sweden who neither work nor study perceive life experiences in relation to health and well-being.

Methods: A task-based interview technique was used and data was analysed with qualitative content analysis. Interviews were conducted with 16 participants aged 16-20 who were unemployed and not eligible for upper secondary school, or who had dropped out of school.

Results: Three themes emerged from the analysis illustrating how the young people perceive their life experiences in relation to health and well-being: Struggling with hardships in the absence of caring connections, Feeling good when closely connected to others, and Being forced to question what has been taken for granted. Each theme consists of 2-3 subthemes.

Conclusion: Based on the young people's narrated experiences health can be understood as: something that is created in relation to others and in relation to the social and cultural context; as something dynamic and changeable; as the ability to adapt and respond to challenges; and finally as something existing on a collective as well as an individual level. Implications for school, social services and health promotion initiatives are discussed, with an emphasis on working with young people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
health, health promotion, NEET, social exclusion, inclusion, qualitative study, well-being, young people
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144840 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2017.1422662 (DOI)000423213000001 ()29336705 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B. (2017). Biographical notes: Beatriz Lindqvist, Professor at Södertörn University. Ethnologia Scandinavica, 47
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Biographical notes: Beatriz Lindqvist, Professor at Södertörn University
2017 (English)In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, Vol. 47, p. -174Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur, 2017
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139498 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-15 Created: 2017-09-15 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Öhman, A. & Nilsson, B. (Eds.). (2017). Brännpunkt Norrland: perspektiv på en region i förändring. Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Brännpunkt Norrland: perspektiv på en region i förändring
2017 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017. p. 262
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
National Category
Human Geography History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-133819 (URN)978-91-7327-223-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
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