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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
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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
Eriksson, M., Tollefsen, A. & Lundgren, A. S. (2019). From blueberry cakes to labor strikes: Negotiating “legitimate labor” and “ethical food” in supply chains. Geoforum (105), 43-53
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From blueberry cakes to labor strikes: Negotiating “legitimate labor” and “ethical food” in supply chains
2019 (English)In: Geoforum, ISSN 0016-7185, E-ISSN 1872-9398, no 105, p. 43-53Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Swedish wild-berry industry has become increasingly dependent on migrant workers. As the world market's demand for health and food ingredients increased, Swedish forest berries are exported to China to become nutraceutical products, while most berries consumed in Sweden now are imported cultivated berries. These changing geographies of production and consumption have resulted in a system of supply chains, that reproduce and manage difference between groups of workers and thus, make it difficult to safeguard labor rights. Moreover, this new“global standard” has great impacts on the cultural and political meanings of food. The aim of this paper is to study new emerging practices within the industry and to shed light on the production of representations of certain types of workers and work, and how this relate to supply chain capitalism. From the starting point of narratives collected within the different nodes of the supply chain, the paper focuses on the production, distribution and consumption of berry products as means to address how meanings of work and berries are negotiated. A specific focus is put on the narrated events during and after a strike where migrant workers tried to fight for better wages and living conditions. The workers not only lost the battle, but they were also expelled from Sweden without being paid. The work of the pickers and their agency is disconnected from discourses of labor and from Swedish laws and regulations, and the injustice is further justified and obscured through the lens of memories and nostalgia among Swedish consumers of berries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2019
Keywords
Supply chains, Labor migration, Labor rights, Food (berries), Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-163600 (URN)10.1016/j.geoforum.2019.07.003 (DOI)000483639700005 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2019-09-28 Created: 2019-09-28 Last updated: 2019-11-28Bibliographically approved
Leu, T., Eriksson, M. & Müller, D. (2018). More than just a job: exploring the meanings of tourism work among indigenous Sámi tourist entrepreneurs. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 26(8), 1468-1482
Open this publication in new window or tab >>More than just a job: exploring the meanings of tourism work among indigenous Sámi tourist entrepreneurs
2018 (English)In: Journal of Sustainable Tourism, ISSN 0966-9582, E-ISSN 1747-7646, Vol. 26, no 8, p. 1468-1482Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In northern Sweden, the positive effects of tourism involvement by Sámi Indigenous people are mostly shown in terms of employment, yet at times have been shown to go beyond economic ones and include other equally important benefits. Only when all components are seen at the same time can we get a true understanding of tourism as a livelihood strategy. This paper uses a sustainable rural livelihoods approach to investigate the different roles and meanings of tourism among Sámi tourist entrepreneurs in northern Sweden. It does so using data from 13 semi-structured interviews with Sámi Indigenous tourist entrepreneurs. The results indicate that there are many goals and objectives tourism jobs serve among Sámi Indigenous people in the Swedish north. For example, the tourism business is at times seen as a more sustainable way of using reindeer. Tourism was also a way for Sámi to express themselves and keep certain traditions alive. Another leading conclusion relates to tourist entrepreneurs as cultural ambassadors for Sámi issues. By presenting factual information about Sámi people, challenging stereotypes and by making others aware of the many hardships reindeer herders face, Sámi tourist entrepreneurs attribute to their work meanings that are social, cultural and even political.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
Keywords
sustainable livelihoods, sustainable tourism, indigenous, reindeer herders, Sámi, Sweden
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-146937 (URN)10.1080/09669582.2018.1466894 (DOI)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, 2012.0193
Note

Originally included in thesis in manuscript form

Available from: 2018-04-24 Created: 2018-04-24 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M. & Tollefsen, A. (2018). The production of the rural landscape and its labour: the development of supply chain capitalism in the Swedish berry industry. Bulletin of Geography. Socio-Economic Series, 40(40), 68-81
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The production of the rural landscape and its labour: the development of supply chain capitalism in the Swedish berry industry
2018 (English)In: Bulletin of Geography. Socio-Economic Series, ISSN 1732-4254, E-ISSN 2083-8298, Vol. 40, no 40, p. 68-81Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Increased commercial interest in wild berries in Northern Sweden's resource periphery has connected places and people to a global berry supply chain that produces goods for world markets. As a part of a wider global food chain, every link in this chain is deeply insecure and partly marked by secrecy and mystification. Contemporary representations of the Norrlandic landscape tend to obscure and hide economic conflicts and power relations connected to resource exploitation and corporate concentration, neglecting workers and local communities. This paper examines how globalization, neoliberal policies and the development of supply chain capitalism drive changes in labour markets and migration policies, which in turn shape/and are shaped by both material and immaterial aspects of the Norrlandic landscape. While many studies of global food chains have focused on abstract patterns of chain governance, business economics and logistics, we analyse the wild berry industry by centring on migrant workers and the production of a distinct spatiality through interconnectedness and historical conjuncture, with a starting point in a particular place in the interior of Norrland. We thereby contribute to a different narrative of the Norrlandic landscape, making visible power and labour relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
De Gruyter Open, 2018
Keywords
labour, landscape, Sweden, rural, supply chain capitalism
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-150863 (URN)10.2478/bog-2018-0015 (DOI)000436521000005 ()2-s2.0-85051712363 (Scopus ID)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-09-03 Created: 2018-09-03 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M. (2017). Narratives of Mobility and Modernity: Representations of Places and People Among Young Adults in Sweden. Population, Space and Place, 23(2), Article ID e2002.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Narratives of Mobility and Modernity: Representations of Places and People Among Young Adults in Sweden
2017 (English)In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 23, no 2, article id e2002Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to analyse young adults' experiences of moving and the role of identity narratives; how intersecting and multiple identities are constructed through their mobility; and the significance of space and representations of space and place in the processes of subject formation. The focus of this paper is on stories of mobility and the representations of one of many European rural peripheries: the Swedish North. The narratives offer alternative ways of thinking of the urban and the rural; people desire and belong across the places of migration. Even so, the hegemonic neoliberal understanding of the city as progress is reproduced by the informants, while at the same time some of them describe the rural as progressive for valuing the immaterial things people today have forgotten. These narratives can be viewed as ways of both reproducing and resisting the neoliberal understanding of the 'need to be mobile'.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2017
Keywords
narratives, (im)mobilities, modernity
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112465 (URN)10.1002/psp.2002 (DOI)000397261300010 ()881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Ehrström, P. & Eriksson, M. (Eds.). (2015). Bottniska trästäder. Vasa: Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet
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2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Det är mycket mera som förenar än åtskiljer bottniska trästäder från varandra. Denna antologi samlar artiklar från flera städer kring Bottniska viken, från Norrbotten, Västerbotten och Österbotten. Gemensamt är bland annat att det på 1960- och 1970-talen revs värdefulla trähusmiljöer som ersattes med moderna byggnader. De städer och stadsdelar som ingår i Bottniska trästäder delar också likartade erfarenheter av att utgöra geografisk periferi och står på 2010-talet inför likartade utmaningar vad gäller det byggda kulturarvets framtid. Fyra av artiklarna behandlar vad som hänt sedan 1970-talet med den gamla trähusbebyggelsen i Skellefteå, Piteå, Öjebyn och Luleå. Det finländska materialet uppvisar en större tidsmässig, geografisk och tematisk spännvidd. Kaskö exemplifierar en trästad som i praktiken har bevarats intakt medan Neristan i Karleby utgör en bevarad trähusmiljö i staden. Brändö i Vasa uppvisar enbart en delvis bevarad trähusstadsdel, där byggnadsskyddet återigen utmanas. Bottniska trästäder hoppas väcka intresse för, och diskussion om, stadsomvandling och vikten av att värna det byggda kulturarvet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Vasa: Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet, 2015
Series
Bottniska studier, ISSN 0473-8063 ; 2
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112488 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M. & Tollefsen, A. (2015). New figurations of labor in gendered global circuits: migrant workers in the forest berry industry in Norrland, Sweden. In: Stine Thidemann Faber and Helene Pristed Nielsen (Ed.), Remapping gender, place and mobility: global confluences and local particularities in Nordic peripheries (pp. 127-142). Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New figurations of labor in gendered global circuits: migrant workers in the forest berry industry in Norrland, Sweden
2015 (English)In: Remapping gender, place and mobility: global confluences and local particularities in Nordic peripheries / [ed] Stine Thidemann Faber and Helene Pristed Nielsen, Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2015, p. 127-142Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Contemporary global processes of industrialisation in Asia and de-industrialisation in the rural periphery of Scandinavia produce connections and new figurations of labour that need to be studied in order to tell effective stories about our contemporary world. While urbanisation, industrialisation and labour struggles and organization are increasingly taking place in East Asia (Therborn 2013), some groups of workers engage in international labour migrations to the natural resource based economies of rural Northern Sweden. These industries depend heavily on, primarily, male migrant workers. The ‘coeval multiplicity’ and ‘radical contemporaneity’ (Massey 2005) of rural-urban changes in Asia and transformations in the peripheries of Scandinavia link in complex ways the lives of Asian migrant workers to the rural North of Sweden, through for instance, global production networks and supply chains, and social networks and recruitments by intermediaries. The purpose of this study is, by way of studying representations in media, examine globalist strategies within these rural areas as we argue these areas both function as contrasts, and make up important modernization projects for the global capital and globalist planning (Tsing, 2000). Furthermore, global processes make certain futures possible for different places and people and these processes are transforming relations of class, gender and race/ethnicity. Hence, by analysing the narratives of workers and different actors in natural resource based industries in northern Sweden, we examine the new figurations of labour and the ways in which international labour migrants are implicated in these new figurations; through their everyday practices of work, family life and political agency. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate, 2015
Series
Gender in a Global/Local World
Keywords
Gender, globalization, equality, nationalism, Scandinavia
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102980 (URN)881251 (Local ID)978-1-4724-2969-8 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Projects
Transnationell migration inom skogsbärbranschen, arbetsmarknadens avreglering och nya rumsliga representationer
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2011-0244
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2015-05-13 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M., Samuelsson, J. & Tollefsen, A. (2015). Platsens (natur)resurser och ortshierarkins logik. Provins, 4(34), 44-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Platsens (natur)resurser och ortshierarkins logik
2015 (Swedish)In: Provins, ISSN 0280-9974, Vol. 4, no 34, p. 44-51Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Norrländska Litteratursällskapet, 2015
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-112489 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-08 Created: 2015-12-08 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M., Priested Nielsen, H. & Paulgaard, G. (2015). The internal other: reproducing and reworking center and periphery. In: Stine Thidemann Faber and Helene Pristed Nielsen (Ed.), Remapping gender, place and mobility: global confluences and local particularities in Nordic Peripheries (pp. 37-52). Hants, England: Ashgate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The internal other: reproducing and reworking center and periphery
2015 (English)In: Remapping gender, place and mobility: global confluences and local particularities in Nordic Peripheries / [ed] Stine Thidemann Faber and Helene Pristed Nielsen, Hants, England: Ashgate, 2015, p. 37-52Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter contains a critical discussion of constructions of centre and periphery in a Nordic context. Specifically, it takes its starting point in media representations of northernmost Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and discusses how discursive constructions of these geographic localities contribute to a co-production of a presumably egalitarian and forward-looking Nordic centre (i.e. the national capital regions). Relying on Said´s notion of Othering (1978), the chapter presents a post-colonial reading of productions of ‘internal others’ in a Nordic context – internal others who are delegated to the geographic as well as the social margins of the presumably modern, gender equal and future oriented Nordic welfare state. Despite widely diverging geographic and demographic realities in the three regions debated in this chapter, they arguably share a territorial stigma (Wacquant 1996; 2007), which may take various expressions either through exoticising or romantising these localities, or presenting them as the last strongholds of xenophobes and bigots within an otherwise open-minded and progressive Nordic welfare state.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hants, England: Ashgate, 2015
Series
Gender in a Global/Local World
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102984 (URN)881251 (Local ID)9781472429698 (ISBN)9781472429704 (ISBN)9781472429711 (ISBN)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2011-0244
Available from: 2015-05-13 Created: 2015-05-13 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Eriksson, M. & Eriksson, R. (2014). Staden på kartan. Provins, 33(1), 37-39
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Staden på kartan
2014 (Swedish)In: Provins, ISSN 0280-9974, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 37-39Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

För Umeå har utmärkelsen till kulturhuvudstad 2014 till stor del handlat om att bygga vidare på ett redan vitalt kulturliv, att försöka bli ännu bättre. Staden har genomgått snabba förändringar inför detta år, på ytan utan såväl som på djupet. Vad innebär dessa förändringar? Vad ska ett kulturhuvudstadsår vara och för vem? Kulturgeograferna Madeleine Eriksson och Rikard Eriksson skriver om Kulturhuvudstaden Umeå och om vad den kulturdrivna entreprenörsandan vill skapa för slags samhälle. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Norrländska litteratursällskapet, 2014
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-87108 (URN)881251 (Local ID)881251 (Archive number)881251 (OAI)
Available from: 2014-03-19 Created: 2014-03-19 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
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