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Lundgren, Anna SofiaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8758-5704
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Lindberg, J. & Lundgren, A. S. (2019). Positioning the ageing subject: articulations of choice in Swedish and UK health and social care. Policy Studies, 1-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Positioning the ageing subject: articulations of choice in Swedish and UK health and social care
2019 (English)In: Policy Studies, ISSN 0144-2872, E-ISSN 1470-1006, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

What happens when similar measures are being introduced in different national contexts? This article studies the ways in which patient choice has been articulated in public and official reports on health care in the two contexts of Sweden and the UK, whose welfare systems are typically comprehended as different. Specific interest is directed towards the construction of patient positions, and policy documents are analyzed using discourse theory. The results show many similarities between the national contexts; choice is primarily articulated with individuality, autonomy, consumption, and responsibility, as well as with support from state agencies, and patient choice is relentlessly normalized as the way forward. But there are also important differences that reveal that the presuppositions differ, for example, when pinpointing the stakeholders of patient choice reforms and how the different policies work to take the well-known edges off of patient choice ideology.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Ageing, choice policy, welfare regimes, discourse, healthcare policy
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-158161 (URN)10.1080/01442872.2019.1599839 (DOI)000466230000001 ()
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, Dnr 2013-2056
Available from: 2019-04-15 Created: 2019-04-15 Last updated: 2019-05-20
Lundgren, A. S., Liliequist, E. & Sjöstedt Landén, A. (2018). Between activity and solidarity: comprehending retirement and extendedworking lives in Swedish rural areas. Journal of Aging Studies, 44, 1-8
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Between activity and solidarity: comprehending retirement and extendedworking lives in Swedish rural areas
2018 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 44, p. 1-8Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The expected costs of population ageing have generally led to perceived needs to postpone the age of retirement. Drawing on 20 semi-structured interviews, the aim of this paper is to describe the ways that the possibility of an extended working life is comprehended by persons over the age of 60 living in sparsely populated areas in northern Sweden. While defining themselves as active, the interviewees argued strongly in favour of the right to retire. What are often described as opposing retiree subject positions healthy and active vs. vulnerable and dependent were partly transgressed in the interviews. The interviewees performed a solidarity that had the potential of including their future selves as possible objects of solidarity. Another important result was that in comprehending the possibility of an extended working life, morally charged notions of geographic place became central.

Keywords
Extended working life, Retirement, Ageing, Moral geography
National Category
Ethnology Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142019 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2017.11.002 (DOI)000428974600001 ()29502784 (PubMedID)
Projects
Paths to healthy and active ageing
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, (Dnr 2013-2056
Available from: 2017-11-16 Created: 2017-11-16 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically 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
Lundgren, A. S. & Lundholm, E. (2018). ”De som är 65 tror att pensionärsföreningarna är för gamlingar”.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”De som är 65 tror att pensionärsföreningarna är för gamlingar”
2018 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract
Publisher
p. 4
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-148303 (URN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare
Note

Artikeln ingår i tidskriften Äldre i centrum.

Available from: 2018-06-01 Created: 2018-06-01 Last updated: 2018-06-13
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
Nilsson, I. & Lundgren, A. S. (2018). Meaning-making around experiences in interventions: Identifying meaningfulness in a group based occupational therapy intervention targeting older people. Ageing & Society, 38(9), 1887-1911
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Meaning-making around experiences in interventions: Identifying meaningfulness in a group based occupational therapy intervention targeting older people
2018 (English)In: Ageing & Society, ISSN 0144-686X, E-ISSN 1469-1779, Vol. 38, no 9, p. 1887-1911Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

There is a need to understand the underlying mechanisms at work within health promotion and occupational therapy interventions. The aim of this article was, therefore, to explore and describe how the participants of a group-based occupational therapy intervention with positive health outcomes created meaning of and around their experiences of the intervention. The studied intervention was part of the evaluation of a single-blinded, exploratory randomised controlled trial of three different interventions. A total of 19 participants between 77 and 82 years of age with experiences from the group-based intervention were interviewed, and the transcribed interviews were analysed from a constructivist approach. The results showed five different perspectives of meaning, including enjoyment, usefulness, togetherness, respect for individuality and self-reflection. Based on our findings, we argue that the possibility of getting information, sharing with others and having fun, and the ability to adjust the activities in the intervention so that they met the individual's needs, created meaning for the participants. Moreover, meeting with others supported the participants’ perspectives of themselves. The results are discussed in relation to the pervasive discourse of successful ageing, including how it was present but also challenged within the participants’ accounts of the intervention.

National Category
Occupational Therapy Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132200 (URN)10.1017/S0144686X17000344 (DOI)000441011200007 ()
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, (Dnr 2013-2056
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2018-10-26Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, A. S. (2017). Befolkningen åldras: starka diskurser om svaga regioner?. In: Anders Öhman & Bo Nilsson (Ed.), Brännpunkt Norrland: perspektiv på en region i förändring (pp. 140-164). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Befolkningen åldras: starka diskurser om svaga regioner?
2017 (Swedish)In: Brännpunkt Norrland: perspektiv på en region i förändring / [ed] Anders Öhman & Bo Nilsson, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017, p. 140-164Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-107904 (URN)978-91-7327-223-0 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2009-2157
Available from: 2015-08-29 Created: 2015-08-29 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, A. S. & Johansson, A. (2017). Digital rurality: producing the countryside in online struggles for rural survival. Journal of Rural Studies, 51, 73-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digital rurality: producing the countryside in online struggles for rural survival
2017 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 51, p. 73-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Interest in the rural has increased in Sweden during the last decades and the rural has become increasingly present as an object of politics, not least in social media. While social media have been recognised for their significance for social movements generally, less is written about how to understand rural movements online. The aim of this article is to study how politics of the rural is performed in and through social media. Seven Sweden-based Facebook accounts were studied using discourse theory. Three different discourses were identified – a discourse of mobilising action, a discourse of re-representation and a discourse of frustration. Of these, we specifically highlight how the focus on urban norms and the practice of performative re-representation constituted the digital arenas as spaces where people who identified with rural areas were linked together, had their experiences and opinions acknowledged and their rural identities not only re-constituted, but recognised and valued. We also show how the different discourses in turn produced two opposing notions of rural areas: as dying or as alive. These two notions worked to structure the politics of the rural in different ways.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2017
Keywords
Rurality, Social media, Politics of the rural, Identity, Discourse
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131831 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.02.001 (DOI)000401392400007 ()2-s2.0-85012978063 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2018-06-15Bibliographically approved
Ljuslinder, K. & Lundgren, A. S. (2017). ”I trust what’s written but I don’t think it’s good”: old age pensioners’ persistency in the practice of obtaining information from the news media. MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research (63), 9-27
Open this publication in new window or tab >>”I trust what’s written but I don’t think it’s good”: old age pensioners’ persistency in the practice of obtaining information from the news media
2017 (English)In: MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, ISSN 0900-9671, E-ISSN 1901-9726, no 63, p. 9-27Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In spite of the fact that we are living in a digital era the position of traditional news media as the fi rst chosen source of information has not been altered. Th is is especially true when it comes to older persons. What are the reasons for this persistency? Th is article gives an account of how older persons refl ect on whether and why they believe in, and trust, news press reporting and their reasons for acquiring news from traditional news media. Using a discourse theoretical logics approach we found that whether or not the informants believed in and trusted the news they all referred to an overarching fantasy stating that it is a right and an obligation of an ideal citizen to update oneself of the surrounding world via the news media. We also found social habits to be crucial for the informants’ practice of obtaining information from the news media.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Society of Media researchers In Denmark, 2017
National Category
Media and Communications Ethnology
Research subject
medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132182 (URN)10.7146/mediekultur.v33i63.24698 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-03-06 Created: 2017-03-06 Last updated: 2018-10-15Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, A. S. (2017). Recension av Gränsland: Svensk ungdomsvård mellan vård och straff [Review]. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift (3), 163-166
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av Gränsland: Svensk ungdomsvård mellan vård och straff
2017 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 3, p. 163-166Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-139902 (URN)
Available from: 2017-09-26 Created: 2017-09-26 Last updated: 2018-06-09
Projects
The baby-boomers retire. Cultural beliefs and social effects of an ageing population. [2009-02157_VR]; Umeå UniversityRural morality: meaning, mobilisation and citizenship in initiatives for a sustainable rural Swedish North. [2014-01584_VR]; Umeå UniversityDigital landscapes of care: The digitalisation of Swedish health care and its significance for older patients in rural areas [2017-00666_Forte]; Umeå UniversityRural resilience: Ethnographic perspectives on voluntary practices in rural Norrland [2018-01582_VR]; Umeå University
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