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Berg, L. & Carbin, M. (2018). Troubling solidarity: anti-racist protest in a digitalized time. Women's Studies Quarterly, 46(3-4), 120-136
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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
Berg, L. (2017). Du skall älska dig själv: om kultur och subjekt i samtida anti-janteböcker. In: Anders Johansson och Maria Jönsson (Ed.), Du skall inte tro att du är något: om Jantelagens aktualitet (pp. 59-86). Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Du skall älska dig själv: om kultur och subjekt i samtida anti-janteböcker
2017 (Swedish)In: Du skall inte tro att du är något: om Jantelagens aktualitet / [ed] Anders Johansson och Maria Jönsson, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017, p. 59-86Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017
Series
Serie Akademi, ISSN 1653-9575
Keywords
självhjälpsböcker, jantelagen, subjekt, självhjälpsindustri, personlig utveckling, alternativ självhjälpslitteratur
National Category
Ethnology Gender Studies
Research subject
Ethnology; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128339 (URN)9789173272308 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-03-04 Created: 2017-03-04 Last updated: 2018-09-28Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2017). Postkoloniala studier. In: Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Magnus Öhlander (Ed.), Tillämpad kulturteori: (pp. 273-292). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Postkoloniala studier
2017 (Swedish)In: Tillämpad kulturteori / [ed] Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Magnus Öhlander, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 273-292Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017
National Category
Gender Studies Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128337 (URN)9789144110707 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-01 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. (2017). Recension av David Gunnarsson, Gäst i Sverige. Sanningsregimer, villkorade själv(re)presentationer och nationell tillhörighet vid moskévisningar i Stockholm [Review]. RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, 100(1), 38-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Recension av David Gunnarsson, Gäst i Sverige. Sanningsregimer, villkorade själv(re)presentationer och nationell tillhörighet vid moskévisningar i Stockholm
2017 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 100, no 1, p. 38-41Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kungl. Gustav Adolfskademien för svensk folkkultur, 2017
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-132894 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-23 Created: 2017-03-23 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Berg, L., Lundahl, M. & Martinsson, L. (2016). Sekulariteter: förstahet genom religion och kön. Kvinder, Køn og Forskning (4), 7-19
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2016 (Swedish)In: Kvinder, Køn og Forskning, ISSN 0907-6182, E-ISSN 2245-6937, no 4, p. 7-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Secularities – firstness through religion and gender

In this article we explore how the positing religion as other simultaneously makes secularism a firstness. How does actors use and embodies secularism and reproduce it as an objective and neutral space – a firstness. The secular subject is being represented as free and rational in contrast to an imagined religious, traditional, and often Muslim other. By studying Swedish contemporary debates about freedom of speech, veils, gender equality, and the in/tolerant society, we aim to unpack how secularism is done in a Swedish neoliberal contemporary context. Inspired by Talal Asad, we wish to contribute to the undermining of the tightly knit weave of secularism, reason and critique in Western discourse.

Keywords
Sekularitet, förstahet, intersektion, slöja, terrorist, svenskhet
National Category
Other Social Sciences Other Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128338 (URN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2016-12-01 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. & Lundahl, M. (2016). (Un-)veiling the west: Burkini-gate, Princess Hijab and dressing as struggle for postsecular integration. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 8(3), 263-283
Open this publication in new window or tab >>(Un-)veiling the west: Burkini-gate, Princess Hijab and dressing as struggle for postsecular integration
2016 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 8, no 3, p. 263-283Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ban of the burkini in the summer of 2016 in France is the latest stage in a long political history, where the French depreciation or fear of the veil, and of Islam, has come to play a more significant role since the end of the cold war. Unveiling female bodies at the beach in Nice expose conditioned values of the French republic. In this context, drawing black veils on public advertisements becomes a performative act commenting on consumerism, religion, secularity, and the imagined Muslim woman. In this article we discuss freedom and integration in "third spaces" via an analysis of "hijabisation" in street art and the official reactions against certain types of beachwear. In line with Talal Asad (2006) we want to raise the issue on how the secular state addresses the pain of people who are obliged to give up part of their religious identity to become acceptable. Race-thinking was once an explicit part of celebrated values like modernity, secularity, democracy and human rights. However, the fact that the idea of races has been erased from articulations of Western nations and international bodies does not mean that traces of race-thinking in the heritage from the enlightenment are gone. By following Princess Hijab and the "Burkini-gate" a nationalist fantasy intertwined with the idea of the secular state reveals itself and acts of un/dressing emerge as signs of integration revealing a challenged imperialist paradigm.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2016
Keywords
Veils, Un/veiling, France, Secularity, Burkini-gate, Princess Hijab, Integration, Freedom
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations Gender Studies
Research subject
genusvetenskap; History Of Sciences and Ideas; Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-131238 (URN)10.3384/cu.2000.1525.1683263 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2017-02-09 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2018-06-09Bibliographically approved
Ohlsson, A., Berg, L., Ljungberg, H., Söderman, K. & Stålnacke, B.-M. (2015). Heart Rate Distribution during Training and a Domestic League Game in Swedish Elite Female Soccer Players. Annals of Sports Medicine and Research, 2(4), Article ID 1025.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heart Rate Distribution during Training and a Domestic League Game in Swedish Elite Female Soccer Players
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2015 (English)In: Annals of Sports Medicine and Research, ISSN 2379-0571, Vol. 2, no 4, article id 1025Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Soccer is a complex sport with high cardiovascular demands. Preparation for the demands of competition often involves game-simulation practice. This is supposed to improve the physiological adaptions. The main purpose of this study was to compare heart rate (HR) distribution among elite female soccer players during in-season training sessions and a game. Methods: Fifteen players were observed during three regular training sessions, and at a domestic league game using Polar Team2 HR monitors. HR was categorized into HR zones to compare intensities of each activity observed. Results: HR values were significantly higher during the game (HRmean: 168±9 beats per minute (bpm), HRpeak: 189±8 bpm) than during training (HRmean: 134±11 bpm, HRpeak: 183±9 bpm, p<0.001). Players spent 55% of the game and 11% of the total training time at high intensity (HR above 90% of HRpeak, p<0.001).HRmean and HRpeak were significantly higher in the first half compared with the second half of the game (p<0.05). Conclusion: The present study demonstrates higher HR values and longer duration at high intensity during game play in comparison with training, which indicates higher demands on the players' internal load during the game. Thus, the results suggest the need to include high intensity exercise sessions during training.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
JSciMed Central, 2015
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-105675 (URN)
Available from: 2015-06-27 Created: 2015-06-27 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
Berg, L. & Carbin, M. (2013). Turister i andras känslor?: Med slöjan som plattform.. Bang (4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Turister i andras känslor?: Med slöjan som plattform.
2013 (Swedish)In: Bang, ISSN 1102-4593, no 4Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Föreningen Bang, 2013
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
Research subject
genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-99808 (URN)
Available from: 2016-12-01 Created: 2015-02-13 Last updated: 2018-06-09
Berg, L. (2012). Berg, Linda, 2012. “On sticky positions and tricky decisions within hbtqi-discourses in Central America”. In: : . Paper presented at 8th European Feminist Research Conference 2012, Central European University, Budapest. Umeå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Berg, Linda, 2012. “On sticky positions and tricky decisions within hbtqi-discourses in Central America”
2012 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: , 2012
National Category
Other Humanities
Research subject
Ethnology; genusvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128334 (URN)
Conference
8th European Feminist Research Conference 2012, Central European University, Budapest
Available from: 2016-12-01 Created: 2016-12-01 Last updated: 2018-06-09
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