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Nair, G., Olofsson, T., Nordlund, A. & Hudson, C. (2019). Comparative evaluation of city dwellers' perspectives on household energy use based on housing tenure: survey results from Northern Sweden (1ed.). In: Johansson, Dennis, Bagge, Hans, Wahlström, Åsa (Ed.), Dennis Johansson, Hans Bagge, and Åsa Wahlström (Ed.), Cold climate HVAC 2018: sustainable buildings in cold climates. Paper presented at 9th International Cold Climate Conference, Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna – Sweden 12-15, March 2018 (pp. 791-801). Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Comparative evaluation of city dwellers' perspectives on household energy use based on housing tenure: survey results from Northern Sweden
2019 (English)In: Cold climate HVAC 2018: sustainable buildings in cold climates / [ed] Dennis Johansson, Hans Bagge, and Åsa Wahlström, Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company, 2019, 1, p. 791-801Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The successful implementation of energy efficiency measures in the residential sector will depend to a large extent on the attitudes and perceptions of the end-users since they are the final decision maker. The tenure of the housing could influence the building occupants' perspectives on energy issues. In this study we conducted a comparative evaluation of perspectives on energy use of three categories of households: those living in single family houses, tenants and owners' of apartment. The analysis is based on responses to a mail-in questionnaire by approximately 650 residents in Umeå, Sweden. Majority of the respondents believed that their annual household energy use is less. Residents in single-family houses, as compared to the other two types of tenure of the housing, were more likely to believe their heat energy use as high and likely to take actions to reduce the energy use. Financial incentives such as subsidy or lower interest rate were preferred by most of single-family homeowners (45%) to motivate them to take actions to reduce energy use. While personalized information to reduce energy use and lower interest rate and reduced rent are preferred by more residents in the other two categories. The implications for promoting energy efficient measures based on housing tenure is discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Switzerland: Springer Publishing Company, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
Springer Proceedings in Energy, ISSN 2352-2534, E-ISSN 2352-2542
Keywords
Perception, Occupants, Energy efficiency
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-152727 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-00662-4_66 (DOI)978-3-030-00661-7 (ISBN)978-3-030-00662-4 (ISBN)
Conference
9th International Cold Climate Conference, Sustainable new and renovated buildings in cold climates, Kiruna – Sweden 12-15, March 2018
Available from: 2018-10-21 Created: 2018-10-21 Last updated: 2019-06-10Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C. (2019). Hell's Grannies and Crazy Ladies: Challenging the Precarization of Older Women. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hell's Grannies and Crazy Ladies: Challenging the Precarization of Older Women
2019 (English)In: Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, ISSN 1072-4745, E-ISSN 1468-2893Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Older women are often portrayed as particularly vulnerable and in need of protection, producing processes of ageist “othering” that deny agency, foster “appropriate” behaviors, and work to exclude them from everyday life. While not denying many women face a precarious situation in later life, some older women resist their subjectivation as vulnerable. Drawing on a concept of precarity as governmentality, older women’s acceptance and resistance to being characterized as “vulnerable” and in need of protection are explored in relation to focus group interviews with female pensioners in four Swedish municipalities.

Keywords
Precarity, governmentality, resistance, older women, Sweden
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
political science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163622 (URN)10.1093/sp/jxz030 (DOI)
Projects
Rädsla och trygghet i handling och ord
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation
Available from: 2019-09-30 Created: 2019-09-30 Last updated: 2019-10-14
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
Nordlund, A., Nair, G., Hudson, C. & Olofsson, T. (2018). Att utveckla en stadsdel på ett hållbart sätt: en fråga om energi, transporter och människor. Umeå: Transportforskningsenheten, Umeå Universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att utveckla en stadsdel på ett hållbart sätt: en fråga om energi, transporter och människor
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Transportforskningsenheten, Umeå Universitet, 2018. p. 59
Series
TRUM, ISSN 1403-6924 ; 2018:1
Keywords
Hållbar stadsutveckling, Universitetsstaden, Attityder och beteende, Energianvändning, Resbeteende, Åtgärder, Samhällsplanering
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-147957 (URN)
Projects
Umeå – En testbädd för hållbar stadsutveckling
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Available from: 2018-05-23 Created: 2018-05-23 Last updated: 2018-06-19Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C. (2018). Sharing fairly?: mobility, citizenship, and gender relations in two Swedish city-regions. Journal of Urban Affairs, 40(1), 82-97
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sharing fairly?: mobility, citizenship, and gender relations in two Swedish city-regions
2018 (English)In: Journal of Urban Affairs, ISSN 0735-2166, E-ISSN 1467-9906, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 82-97Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article focuses on the centrality of women's mobility in relation to urban citizenship and how this is influenced by the underlying gender relations. A theoretical framework is developed concerning mobility, citizenship and the gender contract. Focusing on the Swedish situation the relationship between gender, domestic work and commuting is discussed.  Drawing on theories concerning mobility and the concept of gender contract and using the findings from a questionnaire survey, these issues are explored in two Swedish city-regions, Göteborg and Umeå. Focus is on whether, when both in a couple are in paid employment and commute, a more egalitarian gender contract develops where the unpaid domestic work is shared more equally. It concludes that, irrespective of commuting, there continues to be a more traditional gender contract where, despite being in paid employment, the woman continues to be responsible for the brunt of the unpaid domestic labour with the exception of tasks relating to childcare. Here responsibility is more equally shared between both parents, reflecting a strong norm in Swedish society where fathers are also expected to be actively involved with their children.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, 2018
Keywords
City-regions, gender contract, mobility, citizenship
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Research subject
statskunskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112583 (URN)10.1111/juaf.12259 (DOI)000428787300006 ()
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond
Available from: 2015-12-10 Created: 2015-12-10 Last updated: 2018-06-07Bibliographically approved
Hudson, C. (2018). Visioning the future city?. In: : . Paper presented at AESOP Annual Congress, July 10-14 2018 Making Space for Hope.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Visioning the future city?
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

“To give up hope would be to accept that a desired future is not possible. Without hope, the future would become impossible” (Ahmed 2014:185).

Urban planning frequently involves creating visions of the future city, often as the ‘good’ place. Understanding the city as relational and always in a process of becoming (Massey 2005) suggests it should be amenable to re-imagination. However, changing the city’s physical form is relatively easy compared to changing the social relations, cultural meanings, traditions and norms in which that materiality is embedded (Plate & Rommes 2007).  Developing more inclusive cities requires ways of contesting the ‘straightjacket’ of accepted meanings and ways of being and imagine alternatives that give hope for the future. Utopias can be seen as experiments involving “imagination as a method, hope as a motivation, and social change as a goal” (Greenway 2002: 201). Feminist utopian thinking in particular concerns creating new conceptual spaces which open up possibilities for imagining different ways of conceptualising the past, present and future (Sargisson 1996). In the study reported here, transgressing alternatives of imagining the city drawn from feminist science fiction and utopian writings were presented to focus groups of women from different backgrounds in two Swedish cities. The aim was to encourage them to re-imagine their urban subjectivities, challenge the accepted ways of being and picture an ‘other’ city. The women’s visions reflected both acceptance and questioning of the city’s gendered norms and power relations and presented alternative future cities. 

National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-153867 (URN)
Conference
AESOP Annual Congress, July 10-14 2018 Making Space for Hope
Available from: 2018-12-05 Created: 2018-12-05 Last updated: 2018-12-05
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
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
Projects
Gender, Intersectionality and Regional Development [2008-05982_VR]; Umeå UniversitySwedish city-regions: Democracy, local citizenship and political institutions [P2008-0058:1-E_RJ]; Umeå UniversityCO-CREATING PARTICIPATION? - Contradictory perspectives of the European Capital of Culture, Umeå 2014 [2015-552_Formas]; Umeå University; Publications
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
Rural Refugee Reception ? a New Strategy for Municipal Survival? Managing Local Resistance While Working to Integrate Refugees in the Local Community [2016-00989_Forte]; Umeå University
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