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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
medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-155061 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-14Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. & Carbin, M. (2018). Troubling solidarity: anti-racist protest in a digitalized time. Women's Studies Quarterly, 46(3-4), 120-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Troubling solidarity: anti-racist protest in a digitalized time
2018 (English)In: Women's Studies Quarterly, ISSN 0732-1562, E-ISSN 1934-1520, Vol. 46, no 3-4, p. 120-136Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Racist hate crimes have increased in Sweden since 2006 when reports started, but they have also been followed by a variety of protests. This article analyzes the so-called #HijabUppropet (#HijabOutcry), a call initiated by Muslim feminist activists in response to a racist attack on a Muslim woman, which encouraged all "sisters" in Sweden to temporarily veil themselves in solidarity. The hijab outcry was widely heard and both celebrated and debated. Drawing on postcolonial feminist theory, this article shows how the initial protest against racism was partly reduced to a matter of being for or against the veil and the right to choose. Despite intentions to normalize the veil, the flow of comments and pictures on social media turned veils into examples of odd, exotic, and beautiful elements that enrich Swedish culture. The white secular subject was again reinstalled as the ideal and it seemed as though Muslim women could not pass as agents of Swedish feminist solidarity. Yet, at the same time, the debate in the aftermath of the hijab outcry had the effect of initiating an uneasy feeling of not belonging among white non-Muslim participators. This was a feeling that might affect future acts of solidarity—confronting a Swedish context of secular pride and whiteness—where Muslim women must struggle to be recognized as political subjects.

National Category
Cultural Studies Political Science Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153609 (URN)10.1353/wsq.2018.0035 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-11-23 Created: 2018-11-23 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M., Overud, J. & Kvist, E. (2017). Feminism som lönearbete: om den svenska arbetslinjen och kvinnors frigörelse. Stockholm: Leopard förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminism som lönearbete: om den svenska arbetslinjen och kvinnors frigörelse
2017 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2017. p. 157
Keywords
arbete, feminism, arbetskritik
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136813 (URN)978-91-7343-648-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Kritiska studier av jämställdhet - att teoritisera politik och praktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-22 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M. & Jansson, M. (2017). Introduktion till politisk teori (1ed.). In: Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson (Ed.), Politik och kön: feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 35-51). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduktion till politisk teori
2017 (Swedish)In: Politik och kön: feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap / [ed] Lenita Freidenvall och Maria Jansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, 1, p. 35-51Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017 Edition: 1
Keywords
politisk teori, feminism, kön
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-142923 (URN)978-91-44-11776-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-13 Created: 2017-12-13 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M. & Jönsson, M. (2016). Den enes bröd, den andres...?: Om peer-review-systemet och framskrivandet av forskarsubjekt i akademiska utlåtanden. 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, 23-25 november 2016 (pp. 95-96). Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den enes bröd, den andres...?: Om peer-review-systemet och framskrivandet av forskarsubjekt i akademiska utlåtanden
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. 95-96Conference 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-134375 (URN)
Conference
Nationell konferens för genusforskning (Swedish conference for gender research), Linköping, 23-25 november 2016
Available from: 2017-05-04 Created: 2017-05-04 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M. (2016). Postcolonialism: theoretical and critical perspectives on (1ed.). In: Nancy A. Naples (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies: (pp. 1-6). New York: Wiley-Blackwell
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Postcolonialism: theoretical and critical perspectives on
2016 (English)In: The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies / [ed] Nancy A. Naples, New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016, 1, p. 1-6Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The term postcolonialism has been applied to signal a historical condition, an era, and also, perhaps most commonly, to describe critical perspectives or theories. When postcolonialism signals a critical theory, or perspective, it has come to mean interrogations of the knowledge production of the West. At the center of the analysis is a critique of how the Western self has been constructed, and how Western institutions have been producing knowledge about what they perceive to be other places, and other peoples, thereby constructing the center and the margins. In his groundbreaking work Orientalism, literary theorist Edward Said explores how the Western project of civilization, modernization, progress, and enlightenment is built upon the premise that there is some other (the Oriental) that is seen as the opposite. Orientalism can be characterized as a hegemonic discourse that builds upon the idea that European culture and identity are superior to all others. Postcolonial scholars scrutinize colonial discourses and decolonizing projects all over the world. Scholars like Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak have developed the work of Orientalism in various ways, by deconstructing identity and introducing class, gender, and global capitalism into the analysis of colonial discourse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Wiley-Blackwell, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
Colonialism, Orientalism, Postcolonial/Postcolonialism
National Category
Gender Studies Cultural Studies Political Science
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121363 (URN)10.1002/9781118663219.wbegss202 (DOI)9781118663219 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-01 Created: 2016-06-01 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M. (2015). Opening up a space for the political?: a study of diversity practitioners in Swedish academia. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 5(4), 177-184
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Opening up a space for the political?: a study of diversity practitioners in Swedish academia
2015 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 5, no 4, p. 177-184Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Analysing interviews with diversity practitioners at three Swedish universities, this article explores how diversity is deployed and the ways in which the articulations of practitioners might contribute to politicising issues of ethnicity and race. In the post-political era of New Public Management, audit technologies, quantification and bureaucratisation often render diversity apolitical, and deprive it of its political nature. These processes of depoliticisation tend to downplay political conflicts and ignore or even reinforce social hierarchies such as those based on norms of whiteness and middle-class masculinity. Paradoxically, in this interview study, it is shown how seemingly neutral, apolitical procedures such as mapping, counting and producing statistics led to debates that revealed underlying antagonisms, and opened up a space for rearticulating diversity that could provide a destabilisation of the whiteness of academia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Walter de Gruyter, 2015
Keywords
diversity, (de)politicization, whiteness, academia, interview study
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111291 (URN)10.1515/njmr-2015-0023 (DOI)
Available from: 2015-11-12 Created: 2015-11-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. & Carbin, M. (2015). Solidariska selfies: anti-rasistiskt engagemang i en digitaliserad samtid. In: Eric Carlsson, Simon Lindgren, Bo Nilsson (Ed.), Digital politik: sociala medier, deltagande och engagemang (pp. 113-130). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Solidariska selfies: anti-rasistiskt engagemang i en digitaliserad samtid
2015 (Swedish)In: Digital politik: sociala medier, deltagande och engagemang / [ed] Eric Carlsson, Simon Lindgren, Bo Nilsson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2015, p. 113-130Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2015
National Category
Political Science Ethnology Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111296 (URN)978-91-7173-457-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-11-12 Created: 2015-11-12 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Keisu, B.-I. & Carbin, M. (2014). Administrators or Critical Cynics?: A Study of Gender Equality Workers in Swedish Higher Education. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 22(3), 204-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Administrators or Critical Cynics?: A Study of Gender Equality Workers in Swedish Higher Education
2014 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 204-218Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gender equality workers have to perform a balancing act between feminist ideals for change and neo-liberal management trends. So-called audit discourses have gradually been introduced into Swedish universities, in line with an enterprise model. In this new context, the aim of our article is to investigate how gender equality workers at universities articulate gender equality and possibilities for change. What are their visions and strategies for achieving gender equality? This article is based on interviews with gender equality workers at three Swedish universities and explores how the legitimate gender equality worker is constructed. We found that there is a lack of visionary thinking among gender equality workers, which manifests itself in a sense that the distinction between visions and strategies has collapsed and technologies like auditing have become the vision. It seems that, whilst navigating between liberal feminist discourses and an increasingly neo-liberal setting, two positions are available for gender equality workers. The first is the "administrator", who asks for more tools and monitoring of gender equality, in order for the work to become more efficient and legitimate. The second position, the "critical cynic", makes scepticism and resistance to the increasing bureaucratization of gender equality work possible, but lacks alternative visions and strategies. Gender equality initiatives have thus become increasingly embedded in auditing technologies, and the possibilities for articulating alternatives or visionary ideals, beyond liberal values of anti-discrimination, seem limited.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2014
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-91048 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2014.916346 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-07-10 Created: 2014-07-10 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Carbin, M. (2014). Det problematiska systerskapet: Purpurfärgen och postkolonial feminism (2ed.). In: Katharina Tollin och Maria Törnqvist (Ed.), Feminism i rörliga bilder: (pp. 116-143). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det problematiska systerskapet: Purpurfärgen och postkolonial feminism
2014 (Swedish)In: Feminism i rörliga bilder / [ed] Katharina Tollin och Maria Törnqvist, Stockholm: Liber, 2014, 2, p. 116-143Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2014 Edition: 2
Keywords
feminism, genus, film, pedagogik, teori
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Other Humanities Media and Communications Pedagogy Gender Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap; Education; statskunskap; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-96450 (URN)978-91-47-11134-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-11-20 Created: 2014-11-20 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7878-4309

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