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  • 1.
    Eskner Skoger, Ulrika
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Lindberg, Lene
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Betydelser av kön i svensk utvecklingspsykologi: från 80-tal till 2000-talManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här artikeln undersöker framställningen av flickor och pojkar i svenska läroböcker i utvecklingspsykologi, och om samhällsförändringen mot ökad jämställdhet återspeglas i dessa. Utifrån ett diskurspsykologiskt och social­konstruktionistiskt förhållningssätt har samtida läroböcker i utvecklings­psykologi jämförts med en lärobok från 1980-talet. Vi beskriver  två teman i den äldre boken som återkommer i de samtida böckerna. För det första att skillnader mellan könen fortfarande utgör dominerande tankeram i beskriv­ningarna av barns utveckling. För det andra att kulturella aspekters inverkan på barns utveckling till stor del saknas, vilket leder till att de biologiska förklaring­arna dominerar, trots tydliga intentioner hos författarna i inled­ningarna till böckerna att omfatta kritiska och kulturella perspektiv i den kunskap som ska förmedlas. När texten övergår till mer specifika beskriv­ningar av barns utveckling upphör till stor del talet om utvecklings­psykologi i relation till samhälleliga värderingar. I samband med detta tycks en värde­mässig förskjutning ske. När kön beskrivs som en individuell faktor utan förankring i kultur, skapas ett företräde för att förstå skillnader mellan könen som ”av naturen givna”. När kulturella aspekter av kön och psykisk utveckling/ohälsa osynliggörs, riskerar man att stänga för tankegångar om möjligheten till förändring. Därmed riskerar man även att stänga för många jämställdhetsargument. Vi lyfter slutligen fram tanken om ”den neutrala förmedlaren” som bidragande till att denna värdemässiga förskjutning sker och lämnas så oproblematiserad i texterna.

  • 2.
    Eskner Skoger, Ulrika
    et al.
    Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden och Institutionen för psykologi, Umeå universitet, Umeå, Sweden.
    Lindberg, Lene
    Karolinska institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Neutrality, gender stereotypes, and analytical voids: The ideals and practices of Swedish child psychologists2011In: Feminism and Psychology, ISSN 0959-3535, E-ISSN 1461-7161, Vol. 21, no 3, p. 372-392Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article reports a study of the meanings of gender that are active in Swedish child psychologists’ narratives about their practice. The analysis is informed by constructionist and discourse-psychological approaches. We identify and describe four different interpretative repertoires: a repertoire of neutrality and equal treatment, based on a liberal political vision of equality in combination with a neutral knowledge ideal; an individualizing repertoire that focuses on individual differences and symptoms, and reduces the impact of context for children's problems; a repertoire of gender-specific characteristics, in which notions of fundamental internal differences between girls and boys are central when assessing what is normal; and a repertoire of gender-specific expectations, focusing on how girls and boys are raised differently. The repertoires were often used unreflectingly, and narratives tended to slide between the different meanings of gender, often ending in accounts of individualizing and symptom-focused treatments. In the analysis, these patterns are brought into a more general discussion of the limited, and limiting, analytical tools that these psychologists relied on in their work. Since their analytical tools stop short of the societal level, gendered patterns of power are left outside of their understanding of ‘the psychological’. As a consequence, it would appear that these psychologists adopt treatment strategies focused on gender-stereotypical adjustment to socially expected behaviors.

  • 3.
    Eskner Skoger, Ulrika
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Centre for Epidemiology and Community Medicine (CES), Sweden.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    What makes feminist knowledge legitimate for therapists?: A study of Swedish child psychotherapists2015In: Feminism and Psychology, ISSN 0959-3535, E-ISSN 1461-7161, Vol. 25, no 4, p. 489-505Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigated what it is like to be a feminist clinical psychologist in a country with a long commitment to gender equality. We studied how two Swedish clinical child psychologists committed to promoting gender equality talked about issues of gender and inequality in their clinical work. We identified three interpretative repertoires that formed the basis of these clinicians’ talk about gender and gender equality: a repertoire built on ideas about basic inherent differences between boys and girls, but nonetheless valuing boys and girls equally; a repertoire emphasizing similar treatment, built on the assumption that gender is of no importance, and that everybody has equal value; and a repertoire built on views of girls and boys as unequally valued by society at large. Both clinicians drew upon all three repertoires. However, they used the repertoires in starkly different ways depending on whether they assumed that knowledge that presupposes gendered power structures can be considered legitimate professional knowledge.

  • 4. Haavind, Hanne
    et al.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Women's Studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Editor´s Introduction: Special issue of feminism and psycology in the context of Nordic welfare ideologies and policies2005In: Feminism & Psycology: An international Juornal, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 229-237Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Haavind, Hanne
    et al.
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Feminism, psycology and identyty transformations in the Nordic countries2005In: Feminism and Psychology, ISSN 0959-3535, E-ISSN 1461-7161, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 236-247Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Contemporary relations between feminism and psychology in the Nordiccountries have their origins in feminist critique similar to that in other westerncountries. There are also some distinctive features, however, especially seen in ahistorical perspective. In this commentary, we describe both commonalities anddistinctive features and focus on how they have interacted with the ways thatfeminists working in and around psychology have produced knowledge. In doingthis, we trace the developments historically from the 1950s, when psychologywas first established as an academic discipline in the Nordic countries. Aselsewhere, Nordic feminist scholarship in psychology has been built on a combinationof political concern and scholarly critique that initially produced researchfocusing mainly on women and on links between social and personal changes forwomen. A focus on men developed later.

    We start at the time of the early sex-role debates among politicians andscholars. These early debates, beginning in earnest after World War II, lasted wellinto the 1970s and resulted in some characteristic research strategies. Next, wemove to Nordic feminist conceptualizations of the psychology of care, andof gender as negotiated in interpersonal relations. Then, ways of researchinggenerational transfer and transformation of gender patterns are in focus, followedby studies of gendered identity negotiations in increasingly new identity landscapes.

  • 6. Haavind, Hanne
    et al.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Women's Studies.
    The Nordic countries - Welfare paradise for women and children?2005In: Feminism & Psycology: An International Journal, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 229-237Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 7. Haavind, Hanne
    et al.
    Thorne, Barrie
    Hollway, Wendy
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    "Because nobody likes Chinese girls”: Intersecting identities and emotional experiences of subordination and resistance in school life2015In: Childhood, ISSN 0907-5682, E-ISSN 1461-7013, Vol. 22, no 3, p. 300-315Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How do emotions enter into children’s negotiated understandings and situated uses of categories of identity? This question guided a revisit to an ethnographic study of a multi-cultural context in Oakland, California. A focus group discussion among four Chinese American girls just graduating from elementary school and an interviewer, also Chinese American, was chosen for closer study. This secondary analysis focuses on how the girls engaged in school events and how in the interview they shared experiences of being excluded and rejected by peers. Thus, both reports about life in school and lived life in the group discussion were analyzed in ways that followed the girls’ individual and collective emotional dynamics. Emotional tension between using and being used by categories drove their stories about belonging, exclusion and subordination, and resistance. The girls’ handling of social identities in relation to language use, required activities, and girly appearance in school demonstrated how they were able to draw on an eclectic and intersecting mix of categories. In the containing setting of the focus group, the girls processed their raw emotional experience of being taunted and humiliated. In the process they could challenge and destabilize the meanings attached to the categories of identity used against them. Therefore, intersectional analyses cannot take any specific meanings of social categories such as gender, ethnicity/race, and age, as the starting points. Rather, in each specific instance, the meanings of social categories will emerge as the results of the analysis.

  • 8.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Conflict, danger and difference: Nordic heterosexual couples converse about gender equality and fairness2008In: Critical studies of gender equalities: Nordic dislocations, dilemmas and contradictions, Göteborg: Makadam , 2008, p. 161-179Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Genusperspektiv på psykologi2005In: Vår tids psykologi, Natur och Kultur, Stockholm , 2005, p. 595-616Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Psychology. Centre for Women's Studies.
    Hon, han och hemmet: Genuspsykologiska perspektiv på vardagslivet i nordiska barnfamiljer2006Book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Könets deprimerande betydelser: Genusteoretiska granskningar av forskning om depression och kön2005In: Depressionens Janusansikte - biologi och genus i samspel, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2005Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Könstillhörighet: förklaringar, normer, betydelser2019 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Making up (new) women: conceptions of women in the history of the Swedish welfare state2013In: Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden / [ed] Åsa Gunnarsson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013, 1, p. 234-254Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Women's Studies.
    Psykologi och kön: från könsskillnader till genusperspektiv2003Book (Other academic)
  • 15.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Psychology.
    The Rhetoric of Inequality: Nordic Women and Men Argue against Sharing House-work2008In: NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender research, ISSN 0803-8740, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 79-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyses anti-equality talk in heterosexual couples who participated in a Nordic study of daily life in families with children. A substantial proportion of the interviewees—women as well as men—argued against “more equality” in their relationship and in society in general. Their arguments show several similarities to sexist attitudes expressed in all-male conversations. Using the analytical tools of feminist discursive psychology, the article considers in the first place the cultural resources that these couples recruited to support their arguments. Seven interpretative repertoires were identified and illustrated, including “practical considerations”, gendered and gender-neutral individualism, individual differences and sex differences, motherhood, and the primacy of domestic peace. Secondly, inspired by conversation analysis, the article details common rhetorical techniques of “fact construction” that speakers use in their narratives to gain credibility for anti-equality sentiment. The focus is on how the speakers used descriptions and explanations in ways that construct anti-equality opinions as “facts” based on seemingly objective observations, thus serving to further de-legitimate equality arguments

  • 16.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Vardagens könsinnebörder under förhandling: om arbete, familj och produktion av kvinnlighet1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this study was Swedish women's experiences of their everyday lives as lived between the demands of work and family. Twenty female civil servants were interviewed six times each over a three and a half year period when their work places underwent organizational changes.

    One purpose of the study was to investigate how women while managing everyday demands reproduce or transform the meanings of gender in their own lives. A second purpose was to discuss the impact of these processes on women's self-understandings and ways of relating to power and issues of gender equality, as well as the meanings of "femininity" in their lives.

    The repeated semi-structured interviews were analysed using two qualitative approaches: the first focused on the ways individual women understood and negotiated their everyday lives. It yielded four main areas of negotiation: the personal biography as a dynamic context in which a woman understands her experiences; the balancing between work and family generally managed by women; women's often somewhat ambiguous personal fit at work; and the striving for subject positions at work. In the second approach discourse analysis was used to study how gender is locally reproduced or transformed from personal experiences set in specific discursive contexts. Modes of understanding were in focus; i.e. the different ways women may integrate experiences as parts of their sense of self, depending mainly on social positionings. Important discursive themes were the women's self-presentations, their experiences of gender equality and power differentials, and their ways of relating to femininity.

    The dissertation also discusses the types of psychological theory best suited to the historically changeable contents of "femininity", in contrast to its more stable relational qualitites of subordination vs. superordination, and argues for theory situated in a feminist social constructionist framework.

  • 17.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Värdet av disciplinär otrohet för psykologer med rättvisepatos: psykologi och genusvetenskap i spänningsfyllda och berikande samspel2016In: Senior Psykologen, Vol. 19, no 3, p. 5-6Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Women, men, and all the other categories: Psychologies for theorizing human diversity2011In: Nordic Psychology, ISSN 1901-2276, E-ISSN 1904-0016, Vol. 63, no 2, p. 88-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article looks at psychological theory and research that aims to capture and study human diversity in new ways. Human diversity, increasingly framed in terms of intersectionality – focusing the mutual interrelatedness of central social categorizations such as gender, ethnicity/race, social class and sexualit(ies) – has recently come more forcefully onto the research agenda for psychologists. The article argues that for psychological research to be able to usefully theorize and study diversity in everyday lives, it needs to find new ways to incorporate the impact on individual lives of both large and small sociocultural, and sometimes political, contexts into research. Gender studies within psychology, as well as cross-disciplinary gender studies, have developed bodies of theory and empirical research about many diversity issues that can give helpful contributions to such developments of psychological theory and research.

  • 19.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Haavind, Hanne
    Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
    Feminist Approaches to Psychology in the Nordic Countries: The Fates of Feminism in Psychology in Modern Welfare Societies2011In: Handbook of International Feminisms: Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture, and Rights / [ed] Alexandra Rutherford, Rose Capdevila, Vindhya Undurti, Ingrid Palmary, Springer-Verlag New York, 2011, p. 151-174Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Nordic welfare states – Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – declared gender equality as a political ambition at an early stage. Consequently, research that documented the living conditions of women and their subordination in public and private social arenas has received some institutional and financial support. This chapter describes the development of feminist psychology within this context and the situation of feminist academics in psychology. Space for feminist thinking was slow to develop inside the academic psychology discipline, and feminist psychological research was mainly done in cross-disciplinary collaborations. Many Nordic feminist psychology researchers have studied how gendered meanings are negotiated in ongoing social affairs, often with a special focus on issues of power in interpersonal relationships. Further, feminists in the psychology discipline have critiqued mainstream psychology's reliance on gendered norms and distinctions and suggested psychological approaches that can better fathom gender and other diversity issues.

  • 20.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Doing interview-based qualitative research: a learner's guide2015Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    For many students, the experience of learning about and using qualitative methods can be bewildering. This book is an accessible step-by-step guide to conducting interview-based qualitative research projects. The authors discuss the 'hows' and 'whys' of qualitative research, showing readers the practices as well as the principles behind them. The book first describes how to formulate research questions suited to qualitative inquiry. It then discusses in detail how to select and invite research participants into a study and how to design and carry out good interviews. It next presents several ways to analyze interviews and provides readers with many worked examples of analyses. It also discusses how to synthesize findings and how to present them. Doing Interview-based Qualitative Research equips readers in disciplines such as psychology, sociology, education, counseling, nursing, and public health with the knowledge and skills necessary to embark on their own projects.

  • 21.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Femisms, psychologies, and the study of social life2017In: The Palgrave handbook of critical social psychology / [ed] Brendan Gough, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, 1, p. 17-35Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    A key goal of feminists in psychology has been to understand and challenge social relations of inequality, privilege, and oppression. Several orienting assumptions of mainstream psychology present obstacles to achieving this goal. For example, one assumption is internalism — focusing on inner motives, traits, and capacities as the determinants of human behaviour, while ignoring the sociocultural context. Another is universalism — the assumption that psychological theories and explanations can hold for all people everywhere and at all times. The chapter also reviews the history of feminism in psychology and provides an overview of methods and practices utilized by feminist psychologists.

  • 22.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA.
    Gender and Culture in Psychology: Theories and Practices2012Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gender and Culture in Psychology introduces readers to new approaches to the psychological study of gender that bring together feminist psychology, socio-cultural psychology, discursive psychology and critical psychology. It presents research and theory that embed human action in social, cultural and interpersonal contexts. The book provides conceptual tools for thinking about gender, social categorization, human meaning and culture. It also describes a family of interpretative research methods, which focus on rich talk and everyday activities, and provides a close-in view of how interpretative research proceeds. The latter portion of the book showcases innovative projects in the psychology of gender that investigate topics of concern to scholars and feminist activists: young teens' encounters with heterosexual norms; male-female couples' negotiating the sharing of housework and childcare; sexual coercion and violence in male-female relationships; the cultural politics of women's weight and eating concerns; psychiatric labelling of psychological suffering; and feminism in psychotherapy"--.

  • 23.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Swarthmore College, USA.
    Genus och kultur i psykologi: Teorier och tillämpningar2010 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Jämställdhet, kulturella skillnader och samhälleliga orättvisor har debatterats flitigt under de senaste decennierna. Inom psykologiämnet har en ökad kunskap om genus, etnicitet, sexualiteter och andra sociala kategorier växt fram. Boken går igenom och diskuterar grunderna inom dessa nyskapande psykologiska teorier och metoder: kulturpsykologi, feministisk psykologi och kritisk psykologi. Författarna ger också närbilder av psykologisk forskning inom dessa fält, med fokus på det praktiska genomförandet av forskning och på de bidrag till tolkande forskning som diskursiv psykologi har gett. De ger exempel på tillämpningar inom områden som flickors och pojkars utveckling till vuxna, ojämställdhet och identitet i heterosexuella pars vardag, sexuellt tvång i heterosexuella möten, de kulturella sammanhangen kring kvinnors ätstörningar samt feministisk kritik och nyskapande av psykoterapeutiska metoder.

    Boken vänder sig främst till psykologistudenter och studerande inom psykoterapiutbildningar samt socionomutbildningen.

  • 24.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Swarthmore College, USA.
    Kön og kultur i psykologien: Teori og praksis2012 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Department of Psychology, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
    Setting the stage: gender, sex, and sexualities in psychology2018In: Gender, sex, and sexualities: Psychological perspectives / [ed] Nancy Kimberly Dess, Jeanne Marecek, Leslie C. Bell, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018, p. 3-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter lays the groundwork for navigating psychological scholarship on gender, sex, and sexualities. It presents some central concepts in these fields, as well as tools for thinking about and asking questions about these concepts and their use. The chapter begins with a discussion of social categories and categorization and then moves to a focus on sex categories. Next is an examination of three concepts that psychologists employ with great frequency, but with varying and sometimes ambiguous meanings: gender, difference, and "the social." The closing section offers a series of questions to guide students as they read books and articles on gender, sex, and sexualities.

  • 26.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Marecek, Jeanne
    Swarthmore College, USA.
    Sociocultural means to feminist ends: Discursive and constructionist psychologies of gender2010In: The sociocultural turn in psychology: The contextual emergence of mind and self / [ed] Suzanne R Kirschner and Jack Martin, Columbia: University Press , 2010, 1, p. 88-110Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Magnusson, Eva
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Rönnblom, MalinUmeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).Silius, Harriet
    Critical Studies of Gender Equalities: Nordic Dislocations, Dilemmas and Contradictions2008Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 28. Marecek, Jeanne
    et al.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Qualitative inquiry in feminist psychology2017In: APA handbook of the psychology of women.: Vol. 1. History, theory, and battlegrounds / [ed] Cheryl B. Travis & Jacquelyn W. White, Washington, DC, USA: American Psychological Association (APA), 2017, 1, p. 109-126Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Norberg, Monika
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Thyme, Karin Egberg
    Åström, Sture
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Institutionen för Omvårdnad, kultur och hälsa, Universitet West, Trollhättan.
    Lindh, Jack
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Öster, Inger
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy.
    Breast Cancer Survivorship: Intersecting Gendered Discourses in a 5-Year Follow-Up Study2015In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 36, no 5, p. 617-633Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we present a follow-up study of women's interview narratives about life five to seven years after a breast cancer operation. The women had taken part in a study during the six-month post-operation period. Art therapy contributed to well-being, including strengthening personal boundaries. In the new study, interview analysis informed by critical discursive psychology indicated three problematic discourses that the women still struggled with several years after the operation: the female survivor, the "good woman", individual responsibility. We concluded that many women with a history of breast cancer need support several years after their medical treatment is finished.

  • 30.
    Silfver, Ann-Louise
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Berge, Britt-Marie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Wickman, Kim
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Widding, Ulrika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Educating Parents: A critical encounter between Swedish government parent support and parent’s narratives2011In: Changing the Future Educating about Gender, Exeter: Exeter University , 2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The main purpose of this study is to explore constructions of family and parenthood in Swedish contemporary parent support initiatives. We focus on government policy; municipal support initiatives; media representations of parenthood; parents’ narratives, and online activities. A discourse analytical perspective will guide the study. We draw on notions of how discourses form actions and boundaries in government’s parent support initiatives and in narratives of parents. The governmentality concept will be used to analyse processes of governance at state and individual levels (Foucault 1991). For policy analysis a “What’s the problem represented to be” approach (2009) will be used addressing how problems are constructed in policy, and how representations of problems bring about effects. Since issues of parenthood are saturated by ideas of e.g. gender, sexual orientation and dis-/ability, the study will be informed by theories of social categorizations (Butler 1990/1999; Connell 2009; Young 1997) and how these categories intersect (Crenshaw 1994; Yuval-Davies 2006). Research states Swedish parent support mainly addresses women/mothers (Bremberg,  004). There also seems to be a bias where “parents” are mainly represented by ethnic Swedish, well educated, urban, heterosexual nuclear families (Sarkadi 2009). Since parent education primarily has been studied from a medical perspective, there certainly is a need for educational researchers to study these programs and those involved, from a pedagogical and psychological perspective.

  • 31.
    Svensk, Ann-Christine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences.
    Öster, Inger
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Egberg Thyme, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Women's Studies.
    Sjödin, Marie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Eisemann, Martin
    Department of Psychology, University of Tromsøe, Tromsøe, Norway.
    Åström, Sture
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Lindh, Jack
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Art therapy improves experienced quality of life among women undergoing treatment for breast cancer: A randomized controlled study2009In: European Journal of Cancer Care, ISSN 0961-5423, E-ISSN 1365-2354, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 69-77Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Women with breast cancer are naturally exposed to strain related to diagnosis and treatment, and this influences their experienced quality of life (QoL). The present paper reports the effect, with regard to QoL aspects, of an art therapy intervention among 41 women undergoing radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer. The women were randomized to an intervention group with individual art therapy sessions for 1 h/week (n = 20), or to a control group (n = 21). The WHOQOL-BREF and EORTC Quality of Life Questionnaire-BR23, were used for QoL assessment, and administrated on three measurement occasions, before the start of radiotherapy and 2 and 6 months later. The results indicate an overall improvement in QoL aspects among women in the intervention group. A significant increase in total health, total QoL, physical health and psychological health was observed in the art therapy group. A significant positive difference within the art therapy group was also seen, concerning future perspectives, body image and systemic therapy side effects. The present study provides strong support for the use of art therapy to improve QoL for women undergoing radiotherapy treatment for breast cancer.

  • 32.
    Öster, Inger
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Women's Studies.
    Egberg Thyme, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
    Lindh, Jack
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences.
    Åström, Sture
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Art therapy for women with breast cancer: the therapeutic concequences of boundary strenghtening2007In: The arts in psychotherapy, ISSN 0197-4556, E-ISSN 1873-5878, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 277-288Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Between 2001 and 2004, 42 women with breast cancer (20 women in the study group and 22 women in the control group) participated in an intervention study involving art therapy. This article elaborates on previous quantitative results, taking a discursive approach and drawing on gender theories in analyzing the women's use of interpretative repertoires in interviews and diaries and their answers on single items of the Coping Resources Inventory (CRI). The aim was to inquire into whether and, if so, how and with what consequences women with breast cancer who participated in art therapy improved their access to beneficial cultural interpretative repertoires, compared to a control group. The results showed a connection between participation in art therapy, talking about protecting one's own boundaries, and scoring higher on the CRI compared to the control group. There was also a connection between the control group, repertoire conflicts, and lower scores on the CRI. Our interpretation is that art therapy became a tool the women could use to distinguish cultural understandings about boundaries and, through image making and reflections, to give higher legitimacy to their own interpretations and experience.

  • 33.
    Öster, Inger
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational Therapy.
    Tavelin, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Edberg Thyme, Karin
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Isaksson, Ulf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Lindh, Jack
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences.
    Åström, Sture
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Art therapy during radiotherapy – A five-year follow-up study with women diagnosed with breast cancer2014In: The arts in psychotherapy, ISSN 0197-4556, E-ISSN 1873-5878, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Follow-up studies on art therapy are lacking. In a randomised art therapy intervention study from 2001 to 2004 with women with breast cancer, results showed that patients benefitted from participating in art therapy for up to four months after the intervention. The aim of this study was to describe the coping resources and quality of life amongst women treated for breast cancer five to seven years after participating in individual art therapy during radiotherapy as compared to a control group. In 2009, thirty-seven women, 18 from the intervention group and 19 from the control group, answered questionnaires about their coping resources and quality of life. The results showed no significant difference between the groups regarding their coping resources or quality of life, except for an unexpected significantly lower score in the domain 'Social relations' in the study group as compared to baseline, at the time of the follow up. However, our study from 2001 to 2004 supports various positive effects of art therapy within six months of participation as compared to a control group. Consequently, attending art therapy during the treatment period for breast cancer can be of great importance to support health, coping and quality of life in a short-term perspective.

  • 34.
    Öster, Inger
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Tavelin, Björn
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Egberg Thyme, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Psychiatry.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Isaksson, Ulf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Lindh, Jack
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Åström, Sture
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Art therapy during radiotherapy: a five-year follow-up study with women diagnosed with breast cancer2014In: The arts in psychotherapy, ISSN 0197-4556, E-ISSN 1873-5878, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 36-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Follow-up studies on art therapy are lacking. In a randomised art therapy intervention study from 2001-2004 with women with breast cancer, results showed that patients benefitted from participating in art therapy for up to at least four months after the intervention. The aim of this study was to describe the coping resources and quality of life amongst women treated for breast cancer five - seven years after participating in individual art therapy during radiotherapy as compared to a control group. In 2009, thirty-seven women, 18 from the intervention group and 19 from the control group, answered questionnaires about their coping resources and quality of life. The results showed no significant difference between the groups regarding their coping resources or quality of life, except for an unexpected significantly lower score in the domain ‘Social relations’ in the study group as compared to baseline, at the time of the follow up. However, our study from 2001–2004 supports various positive effects of art therapy within six months of participation as compared to a control group. Consequently, attending art therapy during the treatment period for breast cancer can be of great importance to support health, coping and quality of life in a short-term perspective.

  • 35.
    Öster, Inger
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Åström, Sture
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Lindh, Jack
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiation Sciences, Oncology.
    Magnusson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
    Women with breast cancer and gendered limits and boundaries: Art therapy as a safe space for enacting alternative subject positions2009In: The arts in psychotherapy, ISSN 0197-4556, E-ISSN 1873-5878, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 29-38Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article takes its starting point from certain results from our randomized study on art therapy with women with breast cancer. Previous results from this study showed significant benefits on coping, quality of life, and symptoms for women who participated in an art therapy intervention. Analyses of interviews and diaries showed that especially women from the intervention group had distanced themselves from traditionally gendered understandings about cultural limits and boundaries. The aim of this study was to gain further knowledge about how women with breast cancer who participated in the art therapy intervention gave meaning to the gendered limits and boundaries in their daily lives, and to trace their trajectories, in therapy, towards helpful management of restraining boundaries. When analyzing the women's verbal reflections on the therapy sessions, we discerned five subject positions, defining them as follows: being someone who reacts to violation attempts; actively connecting body and self; actively locating oneself and moving forward; being in a position to see important connections throughout life; and being able to acknowledge and harbour conflicting emotions. The results of the study suggest that art therapy served as a tool that helped the women to get access to subject positions that enabled them to protect and strengthen their boundaries. This involved challenging dominating discourses and reacting against perceived boundary violations. Art therapy offered a personal, physical, and pictorial “safe space” with opportunities to deal with complex existential experiences and issues, and also make important connections throughout life. Looking back and summarizing important experiences acted as a way to prepare oneself for the future and moving forward.

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