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Coe, A.-B. & Rönnblom, M. (2019). Collective caring: creating safety through interactions between young activist groups and young adults in Sweden. Journal of Youth Studies, 22(6), 839-855
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collective caring: creating safety through interactions between young activist groups and young adults in Sweden
2019 (English)In: Journal of Youth Studies, ISSN 1367-6261, E-ISSN 1469-9680, Vol. 22, no 6, p. 839-855Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Existing research explores safety among young adults as a complex phenomenon in diverse social spaces. Nonetheless, it largely approaches perceptions of unsafety and safety strategies as discrete individual action. In this paper, we show how safety is created through the social interactions between young activist groups and their main target or audience, young adults. Our study aimed to explore how young adults created meanings and actions of safety within their activism. Grounded Theory method was use to collect and analyze qualitative interviews with young adults often social change groups located in two medium-size cities inSweden. To interpret our findings, we drew upon interactionist concepts of shared definitions and joint action [Blumer, Herbert.1966. “Sociological Implications of the thought of George Herbert Mead.” American Journal of Sociology 71 (5): 535–544]. Shared definitions challenged narrow notions of unsafety by identifying uniform categories and harmful stereotypes as the source of the problem, and thereby locating constraints upon the capacity ofdifferent groups of young adults to define situations as (un)safe. Joint action combined an immediate response of moving to where young adults were with an enduring response of being there for young adults. Combined, these constituted an overarching social process of collective caring, which we linked to Isabel Lorey’s [2015. State of Insecurity. London: Verso] concept of practices of caring.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Activism, gender, interactionism, safety, social processes, youth
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153409 (URN)10.1080/13676261.2018.1546384 (DOI)000473444400007 ()
Projects
Fear and Safety in Policy and Practice: Overcoming Paradoxes in Local Planning
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 2012.0211
Available from: 2018-11-19 Created: 2018-11-19 Last updated: 2019-08-05Bibliographically approved
Olivius, E. & Rönnblom, M. (2019). In the business of feminism: consultants as Sweden’s new gender-equality workers. European Journal of Politics and Gender, 2(1), 75-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>In the business of feminism: consultants as Sweden’s new gender-equality workers
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Politics and Gender, ISSN 2515-1088, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 75-92Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Gender-equality work in Sweden is increasingly carried out by private consultancy firms. In this article, we explore the rationalities that govern Swedish market-based gender-equality policy through an analysis of the subject positions that are made available to gender-equality consultants. The article is an adapted version of our published work in Swedish. We analyse what types of agency these positions enable and preclude, as well as how they shape the meaning of gender equality and the content of gender-equality work. While market logics constrain the space for critical analysis and cause gender equality to be subordinated to other goals, consultants nevertheless find ways to resist these tendencies in pursuit of transformative change.

Keywords
Consultants, Gender equality, Governmentality, Market governance, Public policy, Sweden
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies) Gender Studies
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-162781 (URN)10.1332/251510819X15471289106103 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-08-28 Created: 2019-08-28 Last updated: 2019-10-08Bibliographically approved
Rönnblom, M. (2017). Analysing power at play: (re-)doing an analytics of the political in an era of governance. In: Christine M. Hudson, Malin Rönnblom and Katherine Teghtsoonian (Ed.), Gender, governance and feminist post-structuralist analysis: missing in action? (pp. 162-180). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Analysing power at play: (re-)doing an analytics of the political in an era of governance
2017 (English)In: Gender, governance and feminist post-structuralist analysis: missing in action? / [ed] Christine M. Hudson, Malin Rönnblom and Katherine Teghtsoonian, Routledge, 2017, p. 162-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017
Series
Routledge studies in gender and global politics
National Category
Gender Studies Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-140629 (URN)978-1-138-67409-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-13 Created: 2017-10-13 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Olivius, E. & Rönnblom, M. (2017). Feminism i företagsform? Konsultbranschen som en arena för jämställdhetsarbete.. Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, 41(1), 73-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminism i företagsform? Konsultbranschen som en arena för jämställdhetsarbete.
2017 (Swedish)In: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, ISSN 0809-6341, E-ISSN 1891-1781, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 73-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Sverige betraktas ofta, av andra liksom av sig själv, som ett av världens mest jämställda länder och hamnar också alltid i toppen av FN:s och OECD:s jämställdhetsrankingar. Sedan mitten av nittiotalet har jämställdhetsintegrering varit den officiella strategin för det svenska jämställdhetsarbetet, men trots detta startas det fortfarande projekt för att komma igång med detta arbete. I denna artikel problematiseras det svenska jämställdhetsarbetet mot bakgrund av politikens förändrade styrformer där marknadsstyrning i hög utsträckning kommit att dominera det offentliga och där «den rätta kunskapen» allt mer har kommit att ersätta politiska intressemotsättningar. Syftet är att utforska vad som händer med jämställdhetspolitikens innehåll när den inordnas i marknadsbaserade former för styrning och detta görs genom att studera jämställdhetskonsulters arbete. Det empiriska materialet består av elva telefonintervjuer med jämställdhetskonsulter, samt en genomgång av ett tjugotal konsultföretags hemsidor. Intervjuerna fokuserar hur intervjupersonerna upplevde arbetet som konsult; deras drivkrafter, motiv och argument; samt hur de såg på arbetets effekter, möjligheter och begränsningar. Materialet har analyserats med inspiration av governmentalityanalys och med ett särskilt fokus på hur jämställdhetskonsultens position samt jämställdhetsbegreppets betydelse konstrueras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 2017
Keywords
jämställdhet, konsulter, marknadsstyrning, styrningsmentalitet, offentligt entreprenörskap
National Category
Gender Studies Political Science
Research subject
genusvetenskap; statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-136586 (URN)10.18261/issn.1891-1781-2017-01-06 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-06-20 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C., Rönnblom, M. & Teghtsoonian, K. (Eds.). (2017). Gender, governance and feminist post-structuralist analysis: missing in action?. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender, governance and feminist post-structuralist analysis: missing in action?
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This edited volume presents critical scholarship analysing governance practices in diverse jurisdictions in Europe and North America, at multiple scales, and in relation to several different arenas of policy and practice. The contributors address shortcomings in the mainstream literature on governance within the discipline of political science.

The volume as a whole is marked by geographical and topical diversity. However, what the individual chapters have in common is that each considers whether and how gender, racialized identity, and/or other axes of marginalization are visible within the conceptualizations and/or practices of governance under discussion.

Drawing together insights and conceptual tools from both feminist and post-structuralist frameworks in analysing governance practices, this volume will be of great interest to scholars and graduates who engage with feminist and/or post-structural analysis of policy and governance. It will also be of use to critical policy scholars in anthropology, geography, sociology, and women's studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2017. p. 198
Series
Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics
Keywords
Governmentality, governance, feminist post-structuralist analysis, power
National Category
Political Science Gender Studies
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-138117 (URN)978-1-138-67409-7 (ISBN)978-1-31556-150-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-08-10 Created: 2017-08-10 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically 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
Rönnblom, M. (2017). Jämställdhetsintegrering. In: Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson (Ed.), Politik och kön: feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap (pp. 135-146). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Jämställdhetsintegrering
2017 (Swedish)In: Politik och kön: feministiska perspektiv på statsvetenskap / [ed] Lenita Freidenvall, Maria Jansson, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 135-146Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
National Category
Political Science Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-144179 (URN)978-91-44-11776-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-24 Created: 2018-01-24 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically 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
Alnebratt, K. & Rönnblom, M. (2016). Feminism som byråkrati: jämställdhetsintegrering som strategi. Stockholm: Leopard förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Feminism som byråkrati: jämställdhetsintegrering som strategi
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Feminism som byråkrati beskriver utvecklingen av svensk jämställdhetspolitik. Främst behandlas idén om jämställdhetsintegrering. En historieskrivning, men också en analys. Från början av 1990-talet fram till idag. Vilka frågor och krav har kunnat ställas inom ramen för denna politik? Och inte minst, vad har gjorts omöjligt?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Leopard förlag, 2016. p. 172
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-126784 (URN)978-91-7343-646-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Kritiska studier av jämställdhet - att teoritisera politik och praktik
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-10-14 Created: 2016-10-14 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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