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  • 1001.
    Viklund, Ellen
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Att vara ung och delaktig: En studie av kommunalanställdas arbete för unga och unga vuxna i Norrbotten2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    It is a necessity that young people have the will to live and engage themselves in Norrbotten in order for the county to grow and develop. To encourage young people’s right to participation and influence is, under the Government’s proposal regarding youth politics, a contributing factor when it comes to young people wanting to stay in or move to the county. The structural factor which affects how young people’s right to participation and influence is organized on a municipal level is the main purpose of this study. The empirical material, on which the study is based, comes from qualitative interviews with municipal employees from all of Norrbotten’s 14 municipalities. All of the employees work with young people’s participation and influence in some form. The study shows that the municipalities work with the area in different ways. This is due to factors such as financial means, geographical distances and demographic challenges. In Sweden there is no national regulatory system when it comes to organizing work being done regarding youth politics. The lack of a regulatory system causes the responsibility to fall onto a local and municipal level. This study shows that the municipalities which have been able to incorporate work done by nonprofit organizations or project managers in the area, in their organizations have been very successful. By doing so the municipalities have been able to spend less financial resources whilst having more time to develop methods for dialogue with the young. Another important factor is the work concerning change of attitude, both in adults and through them the young. The future of the county of Norrbotten needs proud citizens, both young and adult in order to be able to grow and develop. Through dialogues and exchange of experience between young and adults who are proud of their county Norrbotten will be a place where young people want to live in.

  • 1002.
    Vikström, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Fantomsmärtor eller växtvärk?: Om förutsättningarna att spela livemusik i postkulturhuvudstaden Umeå2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When performing music in front of a live audience place factors in greatly, both for musicians and audiences. It is often something most people don’t think of, but it’s essential for having a memorable and safe experience, according to your expectations as either musician or audience member. But what happens when there is a disconnection between place and musician/audience?

    In 2014 the city of Umeå was announced as that years European capital of culture. To get that title the municipality of Umeå had used the cities great number of active musicians to be rewarded with the title of capital of culture. However, these local musicians did not get to take part in this celebration and were unrepresented in the year long program. Also, in combination with the lack of representation, a couple of beloved  local venues used for live music where either moved away from central Umeå or closed down. This led to a period of musicians either having a hard time to play live shows, or playing liveshows on stages where they could perform their music as intended. The lack of an obvious scene for live music also led to difficulties of attracting audiences because of having shows in places around town where people never had experienced live music before.

     

    Keywords: Local music, music scenes, place, representation, culture politics.

  • 1003.
    Vikström, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    "Hela länet som sin hemstad": Om statlig kulturpolitik och konstvärldar i Västernorrlands län2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The swedish state have as of late seemingly distanced themselves from the cultural politics regarding painting- and sculpture artists. Since the implementation of “samverkansmodellen”, a plan to regionalise the culture politics and the distribution of economic resources to the different countys of Sweden, the state has increasingly been hesitant to make any decisions regarding the painting- and sculpture artists. While the interest in art and culture has increased in Sweden the last couple of years, the welfare and social safety of artists has been on a decline.At the same time Sweden’s art worlds revolves around the big city regions of Stockholm county, Västra Götaland and Skåne. In the shadow of these counties I have met with artists from the northern part of Sweden known as “Norrland”, specifically in the county of Västernorrland. Through interviews I study how they both relate to being a working artist in the cultural periphery, and how they relate to the politics and economics that comes with the occupation, and what benefits and negatives they see in the locality of the region of Västernorrland. Keywords: Art worlds, culture politics, centre-periphery, place, working environment.

  • 1004.
    Vikström, Lotta (Marie-Christine)
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Population Studies (CPS). Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Historical Studies.
    Women Migrants in a Swedish Sawmill Town: The Socio-Spatial Paths of Single Women Migrants Heading for Sundsvall in the 1870s2001In: Nordic demography in history and present-day society / [ed] Lars-Göran Tedebrand and Peter Sköld, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2001, p. 367-384Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1005.
    von der Heiden, Gregor
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Modern Languages. Tyska.
    Wer zu spät kommt, den bestraft der Wartende: Zur Funktion des Wartens in zwischenmenschlicher Verständigung2003Book (Refereed)
  • 1006.
    Wallenå, Josefine
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    En helt vanlig gamer: En kvalitativ analys av bemötandet av kvinnor i CS:GO2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    An ordinary gamer - a qualitative analysis of the treatment of women in CS:GO is an essay with the aim to examine the treatment of women who play CS:GO, and the influence of the response and to highlight the player interaction and communication in the game and its influence on the individual. With questions concerning treatment, the consequences of treatment and future interest in gaming and the gaming industry, the paper examines how a selection of women look at the treatment they receive in CS:GO. The essay also focuses on player interaction and communication in the game, and examines the importance of communication in the game, and the impact on the individual.

    To analyze the result, gender theories regarding femininity, masculinity, queer, gender hierarchy and patriarchal structures was used. The study was conducted with 10 qualitative interviews of girls aged 14-24 years who play or have played CS:GO. The study also uses a more ethnographic method where I play the game to observe the communication, treatment and response at close range.

    The result show a broad picture of the response to that woman gets, and contains stories about the good, bad and neutral approach. The results also show that the treatment is something very subjective and different for all individuals. Furthermore, the results also shows patriarchal structures within the game and how men use power and violence in order to organize women. Regarding communication and play interaction, is it through interviews and observations clear that communication plays an important role in the game and affect the individual to either play better or worse depending on what type of response and treatment the player gets.

    Conclusions are that women that play CS:GO are treated in different ways, some take it more personally than other and some are affected bigger than other. Some women choose not to play the game or only play with friends while other choose to play with an anonymous profile and to distort their voice.

  • 1007.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Döden i souvenirbutiken: Kvarlevor som kult och kuriosa2013In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 2, p. 20-26Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Death in the souvenir shop: Mortal remains as cult and curiosities

    Museums, heritage production and Christian relics all deal with and are built on death in various aspects. Transferring an everyday object into the museum sphere can be regarded as an intentional death, a rebirth to a new identity and a new context. Relics are the byproducts of death, given a new life as subject to religious veneration. When inscribed in yet another context of heritage, musealisation and tourism, they can once again be regarded as dead and resurrected to a new life and identity. When saintly bones journey from human life through death, sacredness, political power and tourism, to something for sale in the souvenir shop, is it layer upon layer of death – or an endless chain of resurrections and new lives?

  • 1008.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Helighet på museum2012In: Tidskriften Evangelium, ISSN 2001-6808, no 2Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 1009.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Helighet på museum2013In: Strukturer, arvet, prästen, avförtrollning: Texter ur tidskriften Evangelium 2012-2013 / [ed] Sofia Lilly Jönsson, Gaudete , 2013Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 1010.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. Högskolan på Gotland, projektet Kulturarvspolitik.
    Kulturarv: ikon för en sekulariserad tid2006In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 15, no 3, p. 67-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines how the term 'holiness' can be applied to the discussion about cultural heritage, and raises the question whether cultural heritage might even have substituted institutionalized religion as an object of devotion in a secularized society. A comparison between the religious field and the heritage field is performed by studying two specific examples, the Trinity icon by Andrej Rublev and the medieval wall surrounding the city of Visby, Sweden. Different aspects of these examples are examined, such as Creating distance - creating intimacy; Pedagogical example - The real thing; Who is the subject, who's zoomin' who?; The bless and to petrify; Between preservation and use, form and function. The parallells between the religious field and the heritage field end up in a conclusion that 'holiness' needs to be re-introduced as a factor - not least in a time and society of increasing cultural diversity.

  • 1011.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    Umeå University.
    Religion in Museums: Euthanized Sacredness, in the Beholder’s Eye, or a Multi-Tool for Shifting Needs?: Three suggested models to discuss how museums affect sacredness2018In: Museology and the Sacred. Papers for discussion / [ed] François Mairesse, Paris: ICOFOM (International committee for museology) , 2018, p. 223-228Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    What happens when religion in the shape of objects imbued with religious meaning is transformed into cultural heritage? What values are added, what are lost, and who is the performing agent? These questions concern what museums do to objects connected to religion, calling for a meditated use of terms such as holy, sacred, religious, and spiritual (all employed in recent research and policy documents by, for example, UNESCO, while in many cases as interchangeable). This paper suggests three models to understand the processes of heritagisation of religion and the factors and agents involved, starting from a historical background in European, in particular Italian, Early Modernity. A frequently used scholarly model depicts the museum as a killing of previous identities, and the objects as provided with entirely new identities, and lives, as museum objects. This view brings on dramatic effects for sacred objects, how they are handled and narrated in the museum, and possibly on how they are viewed by the visitors. The use or not of information signs before sacred objects in museums is an aspect on this matter. The second model is the hybrid identity, where a museum object can be said to possess two authentic identities simultaneously, depending on the views and beliefs of the beholder: authentic sacredness, or authentic art object and evidence of history. This view may fit well with the focus on the individual in our time. The third model presented is based on the two previous ones, and suggests a hybridity not only in identities or living/dead, but defined by the uses of the objects. Even musealized objects can, as in the cases of religious treasuries or of certain religious images in museums, shift identity between museum object, object of devotion (to be carried in processions or used in rituals), legitimization symbol (bishops’ ordinations etc), and, historically, as a monetary reserve to be sold if needed. The identity of the object shifts, also in practice of being looked at behind glass or being used and touched, depending on the use currently applied to it. A distinction between cultual use and cultural use is relevant for this model. I argue that these different approaches to sacred objects in museum pose different museological challenges and possibilities, and also ascribes different agencies to museum staff as well as to the visitors.

  • 1012.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Barbierato, Federico
    Università di Verona.
    Omne malum ab Aquilone: images of the evil North in early modern Italy and their impact on cross-religious encounters2018In: Visions of North in premodern Europe / [ed] Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum, Turnhout: Brepols, 2018, p. 265-286Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Destructive, infertile, intellectually inferior, and the home of witches and werewolves. A northern visitor to southern Europe in the early modern period travelled — willingly or not — into a world imbued with forceful associations related to the North that were well estab- lished, historically rooted, and alive in the minds of the people in the South. These concepts, mythological images, and archetypes were well known also by the northerners themselves, and were, contrary to what one might expect, not merely a yoke of negative expectations but also in some cases cleverly used to enhance certain aspects of a constructed image or a desired reputation. This article wishes to bring forth some of these images, and give examples of how they were used and affected in particular the religious relations between North and South in the post-Reformation period.

  • 1013.
    Wangefelt Ström, Helena
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Thurfjell, David
    Webb, James
    Kjellsdotter Rydinger, Maria
    History Unfolds: Andligt kulturarv - Religion, mångfald och museer2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Andligt kulturarv – Religion, mångfald och museer. I de flesta museisamlingar finns föremål från olika religioner. På Historiska museet finns t ex en stor samling medeltida kyrkokonst. Sverige är ett sekulariserat land, hur påverkar det religiösa kulturarvet oss idag? Och vilken roll kan museer spela i diskussioner om de existentiella utmaningar som samhället står inför idag? Vilka frågor och ställningstaganden är viktiga? Medverkande: David Thurfjell, professor i religionsvetenskap vid Södertörns högskola, James Webb, konstnär, Maria Kjellsdotter Rydinger, präst och projektledare för ”Tillsammans för Sverige”, samt Helena Wangefelt Ström, forskare i museologi vid Umeå universitet.

  • 1014.
    Webb, Lewis
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    A Place at the Altar: Priestesses in Republican Rome2017In: Classical Review, ISSN 0009-840X, E-ISSN 1464-3561, Vol. 67, no 2, p. 468-470Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 1015.
    Webb, Lewis
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. University of Gothenburg.
    Inter imperium sine fine: Thule and Hyperborea in Roman literature2018In: Visions of North in premodern Europe / [ed] Dolly Jørgensen and Virginia Langum, Brepols, 2018, p. 35-58Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1016.
    Webb, Lewis
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Shame transfigured: Slut-shaming from Rome to cyberspace2015In: First Monday, ISSN 1396-0466, E-ISSN 1396-0466, Vol. 20, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Slut-shaming, the public exposure and shaming of individuals for their (perceived or actual) sexual behavior, is rife on the Internet; it primarily affects women, and it too often has tragic outcomes. Slut-shaming is not new, but a form of cultural suppression of female sexuality that has been practiced since antiquity. In this paper, I historicize this phenomenon, by comparing and contrasting cases of slut-shaming from the Roman Republic with recent cases on the Internet, and I maintain that the focus of this slut-shaming, namely sexual virtue, has remained the same over time, but that the unregulated nature of the Internet has increased its scope and impact. A central contention of this paper is that women have been complicit in this slut-shaming; they have shamed other women for their sexual behavior, and have done so because it conferred social benefits on them. We will see that men and women have used the Internet to perpetuate and maintain the cultural suppression of female sexuality, and expose women to increased scrutiny over their sexual behavior.

  • 1017.
    Webb, Lewis
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. UGPS.
    Tarpeia: Workings of a Roman Myth2017In: Classical Review, ISSN 0009-840X, E-ISSN 1464-3561, Vol. 67, no 1, p. 189-191Article, book review (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Quicksilver Tarpeia darts and flits across the pages of this immensely learned volume, her form and myth protean. From Fabius Pictor’s greedy girl to Plutarch’s multifarious figure, Welch (W.) traces instantiations of the Tarpeia myth (TM) in text, silver, and stone, revealing that these tellings are fundamentally about belonging in and under Rome. The volume comprises an introduction and initial background chapter, nine chapters in three parts, a brief conclusion, an appendix of ‘treasonous girls’, and closes with two indexes (locorum and general). The three parts, ‘Tarpeia, Ethnicity, and Being Roman in the Republic’, ‘Tarpeia and the Caesars: From Republic to Empire’ and ‘Tarpeia from the Outside In: Greek Sources and the Roman Empire’, map the shifting contours of the TM from the late third century BCE to the mid-second century CE. Throughout, W. underlines the powerful flexibility and utility of the TM for the teller, marking the ways in which it spoke variously to ancient ‘ethics, gender, ethnicity, political authority, language, conquest, and tradition’ (p. 285). This volume, appropriate for readers who are advanced undergraduates or beyond, evolved from W.’s doctoral research on Propertius (p. xi), and is itself a monumentum to Tarpeia. It will serve henceforth as a foundational text on Tarpeia and her myth, augmenting G. Dumézil’s Tarpeia: Essais de philologie comparative indo-européene [1947], Z. Gansiniec’s Tarpeia: The Making of a Myth [1949], and A. Semioli’s Tarpeia e la presenza Sabina di Roma arcaica [2010]. By ensuring that each chapter of the volume is self-contained, W. has written this volume in such a way that readers can pick and choose, but only a complete reading will reveal Tarpeia’s variegated life in Greco-Roman antiquity.

  • 1018.
    Wede, Ina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Historiebruk på Gammlia2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka historiebruk på Västerbottens museums uteområde Gammlia för att se vilken historia som berättas. Frågeställningarna lyder:

    –    Hur skildras de valda tidsepokerna på Gammlia?

    –    Vems historia berättas och på vilket sätt?

    –    I den historia som berättas, vilka klassperspektiv är med?

     

    Mina teoretiska utgångspunkter är Peter Aronssons och Erika Sandströms teorier om historiekultur, historiebruk och historiemedvetande. Jag har besökt Gammlia och analyserat de kulturhistoriska miljöerna ur klassperspektiv, studerat litteratur på ämnet historiebruk och har under sommaren 2015 arbetat som guide på Gammlia. Jag har även tagit del av styrdokument som fastslår museets vision och mål för uteområdet. Sedan beskriver jag även i korthet Gammlia ur tillgänglighetsperspektiv samt vilka planer och eventuella förändringar av området som finns för framtiden.

    Det finns en bevarandeproblematik i och med att det inte är möjligt att bevara allt och inte heller att visa allt samtidigt på ett museum. Ett fåtal miljöer på Gammlia får därför symbolisera livet i Västerbotten under 1800-1900-talen i stort. Tidsepokerna som gestaltas på Gammlia är just nu (ca) 1850-tal, 1910-tal och 1930-tal. Epokerna skildras genom de kulturhistoriska miljöerna i form av byggnader och inredning, tidsenliga kläder som bärs av guiderna som befolkar gårdarna, guidade visningar och tidsresor i pedagogiskt syfte.

    Historiekulturen på Gammlia består av de miljöer och föremål samt den information som besökarna möter på platsen. Till historiekulturen räknas även berättelser, folklore och historiska hantverk. Historiebruket utgörs av att historiekulturens delar (här miljöerna, inredningen, berättelserna och tidsenliga kläder) används i meningsskapande syfte. Historien sätts in i ett sammanhang och länkar samman då med idag. Historiemedvetandet finns hos besökarna och utgörs av de uppfattningar som dessa har om historien. Detta historiemedvetande kan bidra till att skapa en förväntningshorisont, d.v.s. de förväntningar och/eller farhågor inför framtiden som historiebruket frammanar.

    Historiskt sett har museers samlingar i allmänhet präglats av äldre tiders föreställningar om att det unika och estetiskt tilltalande var mest värt att bevara. Detta har bidragit till att byggnader och föremål med anknytning till samhällets högre stånd har blivit bevarade i större utsträckning än lägre stånds byggnader och föremål. På Gammlia finns en byggnad, Tegsstugan, som härrör från äldre tiders fattigvård, men som under sin tid på museet aldrig varit inredd som den fattigstuga den en gång var. Däremot finns från museets sida planer på att inreda byggnaden som fattigstuga igen, något som skulle bredda klassperspektivet på Gammlia.

  • 1019.
    Wendt, Sofia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Att ställa ut folk: Rasbiologi på Stockholmsutställningen 19302017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1020. West, Karen
    et al.
    Lundgren, Anna Sofia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Välfärdsfantasier: personalisering av offentlig service i Storbritannien2015In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 2, p. 24-33Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article shows how personalisation in the UK has become part of a particular public service reform trajectory, in which it is argued that the threat of an ageing population makes it imperative to transform public services if the welfare state is not to collapse the welfare state. Personalisation is also the means by which it is thought that public service users can be empowered to make individual choices. The article describes the concrete emergence of a personalisation model and focuses then on the fantasmatic dimension of the ideology of personalisation in order to account for its grip to date. This requires more than a simply deconstructive critique of policy ideas but an examination of the co-construction of and libidinal investment in social projects.

  • 1021. West, Karen
    et al.
    Sjöstedt Landén, Angelika
    Lundgren, Anna Sofia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Ljuslinder, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Bringing an ethnographic sensibility to post-structuralist discourse theory: What does it consist of and what can it add?2014Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 1022.
    Westberg, Peter
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Winters Cross: A game2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Keith Jackson gets a mysterious phone call begging him to come to the fictitious town Winters cross because of his brother. He meets different characters during the game that corresponds Keith’s conscious. Keith goes deeper inside the town, remembering more and more disturbing events of his life and repressed memories.

     

    This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

  • 1023.
    Westblad Frennesson, Karin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
    Feedback eller inte
 - i den praktiska processen: Elevers föreställningar om feedback i bildundervisningen2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om feedback i en praktisk process, närmare bestämt under bildundervisningens pågående arbete. Undersökningens fokus har varit elevers föreställningar om feedback i bildundervisningen och på vilka sätt elevers upplevelse av feedback kan förstås och relateras till deras lärande. De frågeställningar som studien ämnar besvara är: Hur beskriver elever olika typer av feedback? Vad är kännetecknande för feedbacksituationer i ämnet bild? och Hur använder elever den feedback de får i bildundervisningen?. Elevintervjuer och observationer har användas som metod för insamling av empiri. Tjugo elever, i årskurs 8, har intervjuats och observationer har genomförts vid nio tillfällen, i två klasser i södra Sverige. Analysen, som utgår ifrån ett fenomenografiskt perspektiv av feedback-fenomenet, visar på ett rikt resultat då feedback uppfattas på en rad olika sätt av elever. Studiens resultat i form av fem kategorier, i vilken föreställningen om feedback kunnat urskiljas, har skapats av såväl muntlig som skriftlig feedback samt vad som styr användningen av den. De tre huvudmotiv som verkar styra elevers användning av feedback är: resultat, arbetsinsats och konstnärlig integritet. Denna studie föreslår att elever, i stort, upplever de råd och utmaningar de får i bildundervisningen som just feedback och betydelsefulla givare är såväl kamrater som lärare.

  • 1024.
    Westergren, Sophia
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    "Typical Swedish!": En analys av hur svenskhet presenteras i Sveriges Televisions Allt För Sverige2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In the tv-series Allt för Sverige ten American participants travel around Sweden, learning about the country’s costums and culture, while competing to win the grand prize – a meet-and-greet with their long-lost Swedish relatives. Allt för Sverige is one of many tv-shows that discuss nationality and Swedish culture in a Swedish television context, and figures as an example for this discourse analysis. The analysis mainly focuses on the description of Sweden and what’s described as Swedish and nonSwedish. I’ve also distinguish themes in the portrayal of Sweden and Swedes. The theoretical framework for the analysis is discourse analysis, and focus on how the tv-show Allt för Sverige reproduce and defines nationalism and stereotypes. The study shows that Allt för Sverige promotes Sweden as a beautiful country, with a special national identity and a set of unique and strong national symbols, of which remembers the viewer of their identity and homeland. Although, Allt för Sverige sometimes presents a common bond between Swedes and the contestants, they often separate the two - presenting them as polar opposites ,and point out that the Americans never can live up to the norm and be “typical Swedish”.

  • 1025.
    Westin, Jonathan
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg.
    Foka, AnnaHUMlab, University of Umeå.Chapman, AdamUniversity of Gothenburg.
    Challenge the past / diversify the future: Proceedings of the International Conference: Centre for Digital Humanities at Gothenburg University2015Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Challenge the Past / Diversify the Future is a multidisciplinary conference for scholars and practitioners who study the implementation and potential of visual and multi-sensory representations to challenge and diversify our understanding of history and culture. This volume contains an overview of all the presentations.

  • 1026. Westin, Jonathan
    et al.
    Foka, Anna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Chapman, Adam
    Humanising places: exposing histories of the disenfranchised through augmented reality2018In: International Journal of Heritage Studies (IJHS), ISSN 1352-7258, E-ISSN 1470-3610, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 283-286Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 1027.
    Westling, Peter
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Samlingsutveckling på svenska länsmuseer2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1028.
    WibergÖstman, Sara
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
    Barns intresse för bild: ...och lärares förståelse för bildämnets betydelse2012Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Med mitt examensarbete vill jag undersöka om eleverna i årskurs 6 och 9 på den skola jag arbetar tycker att bildämnet är intressant och roligt och om de har förståelse för varför vi har bild i skolan. Jag vill även undersöka hur lärares uppfattning om elevernas intresse för ämnet är. Kvalitativa intervjuer har genomförts med tolv elever i årskurs 6 och 9, tre flickor och tre pojkar i varje årskurs och jag har intervjuat tre pedagoger med varierande utbildning i bildämnet. Genom intervjuerna har jag undersökt vad eleverna tycker om ämnet och om de vet varför vi har ämnet i skolan. Lärarna har jag frågat hur de upplever elevernas intresse för bild och hur de förklarar varför vi har ämnet i skolan. Resultatet av intervjuerna visade att eleverna upplever ämnet som roligt men inte så viktigt i jämförelse med andra ämnen. Lärarna upplever att de yngre eleverna i högre utsträckning tycker att ämnet är roligt och att det varierar hur man förklarar ämnets relevans i skolan. I diskussionen anges orsakerna till hur eleverna upplever ämnet som roligt men inte viktigt, vilket kan bero på att många elever inte vet varför vi har bild i skolan.Sökord: ämne,

  • 1029.
    Wiechel, Pernilla
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
    Vägar till skulpturalt språk och rumskänsla: Gymnasielärares uppfattningar om didaktik   för tredimensionellt skapande i ämnet Bild2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med mitt arbete är att synliggöra vilka uppfattningar några lärare på gymnasiets estetiska program har om sin undervisning i tredimensionellt skapande i ämnet Bild. Studien beskriver också tredimensionellt skapande som ett språk bland andra språk som elever kan erövra, med stöd i konstnärlig forskning. Jag söker svar på tre forskningsfrågor. Vilken vikt uttalar lärarna att de lägger vid handens möte med materialet? Hur förhåller sig lärarna till att eleverna arbetar i grupp och tar del av andras läroprocesser i tredimensionellt skapande? Hur beskriver lärarna att de tar hand om elevernas kritiska moment i sina läroprocesser? Som datainsamlingsmetod har jag använt kvalitativa intervjuer. Empirin har tolkats utifrån ett hermeneutiskt synsätt där uttolkarens förförståelse spelar roll för mötet med empirin. Lärarnas uttalanden har sedan sammanställts till sex diskurser, enligt en socialkonstruktivistisk diskursmodell. Resultatet visar att eleverna enligt lärarnas utsagor har stora brister i sina spatiala förmågor då de kommer till skolan. Lärarna uttalar också att de är kluvna mellan att se eleverna som måluppfyllande eller som individer på väg mot ett konstnärligt eller praktisk yrke. Lärarna uttrycker att de uppvärderar ett lärande i grupp samt ett där skapande utifrån olika materials egenskaper är centralt. För att utveckla elevernas spatiala förmåga uttalar lärarna att de ger riktade hantverksuppgifter. Genom att balansera lust och utmaning uppger lärarna att de didaktiskt kan hantera de långa hantverkspass som krävs.

  • 1030.
    Wikström, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Fantomsmärtor eller växtvärk?: Om förutsättningarna att spela lokal popmusik live i postkultur-huvudstaden Umeå.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In 2014 the city of Umeå was initiated as European capital of culture (ECoC). In applications to get the title the municipality of Umeå had used the cities great number of musicians. However, these local musicians were strangely absent in the year long program. Also, in combination with the lack of representation, a couple of beloved local venues used for live music were either moved away from central Umeå or closed down, which led to dissent among local musicians.The aim of this study was to analyse how local musicians in interviews described the conditions of playing live music in Umeå. I was also interested in how they talked about the city as a renowned music town, post-ECoC.Through my interviews I found out that many of my informants missed a specific local venue that was shut down during, but not because of, the ECoC year of 2014. This sense of place and the loss of it were of major importance for my interviewees, as it had a great effect on how they felt about ECoC 2014. I also performed an observation of a liveshow to see how place mattered to the audience and musicians.

  • 1031.
    William-Olsson, Siri
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Konsten i Kyrkan: En museologisk redogörelse över konstens roll i kyrkan, samt kyrkans roll som utställningsarena för modern konst2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 1032.
    Winroth, Ann Cristin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Töltkultur bland svenska islandshästaktörer: en undersökning av islandshästens naturliga och kulturliga betydelser2005In: Nationell forskarkonferens för kulturstudier: Norrköping, 13-15 juni 2005 / [ed] konferensansvarig: Johan Fornäs, konferensorganisatör: Bodil Axelsson, Norrköping: ACSIS Linköpings universitet , 2005, p. 29-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 1033.
    Winroth, AnnCristin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Boteberättelser: En etnologisk studie av boteprocesser och det omprövande patientskapet2004Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis analyse how life-histories are expressed and reformulated in connection to a life crisis of ill health. The study is based on ten interviews with people who in connection with ill health have made use of treatments within both orthodox medicine and complementary medicine and who have also developed various forms of self-treatment. The overall aim is, with a point of departure in the concepts health, healing and trust, to analyse narratives as a practice through which the respondents create identity and a life-context. The signifi cance of constructing the (auto)biography of the healing narrative – a form of narrative and performative act – runs as the main thread through the thesis. This act makes up the practice that is recurrently discussed in several of the thesis’ chapters and is synonymously termed the telling of healing narratives or or to narrate health and healing. The analysis of the narrative’s The analysis of the narrative’s healing main themes is mirrored in the order of the chapters. The study is broadly thematic and structured as a generalised healing process beginning with upheaval, continuing with crisis and social drama, and further to the endeavour of expressing values and judgements in a public context.

    The interview themes of self-treatment and alternative treatment have occasioned the investigation into what an ethno-medical perspective can bring to analyses of people’s experiences of ill health in an everyday medical context. One of the points of having the concept ethno-medicine as a starting point is that every practice or narrative formation is ascribed with a potential for interpretation in its creation of knowledge. Another chapter deals with two themes of identity and life-history construction in the practice of healing narratives – the need for a chronology and reappraised perspectives on body, health and lifestyle. Healing narratives can be understood as a genre of life-historical narratives where life is often described as a linear course of events. A model by the anthropologist Victor Turner on the course and content of social drama is used as a comment to analyses of three respondents’ narratives in another chapter. A drama can be understood as a tragic course of events, based on an accident or an upsetting incident that roughly revolves around event/crisis, chaos and the striving for restoration. The concept of other journals is then used to make visible the everyday medical administrative practice and refers to the documentation used in the form of collected documents, written notes, and diaries. As an unexpected part of healing processes, the necessity of familiarising oneself with rules, laws and health insurance systems in order to be able to claim one’s rights is brought forward.

    The social transformation process of various care practices in society makes up both a context and a commonly occurring theme in the narratives that the thesis is based upon. A modern health culture that gains strength from loosely composed social movements exerts infl uence on all levels of society. With an increased individual responsibility, the need grows to fi nd one’s own healing strategies and to create one’s own life-history in narratives that mirror this transformation in an everyday context. Healing narratives can be seen as a form of evaluation of health-care practices where experiences of treatment and notions of health and cure and healing are concretised.

  • 1034.
    Wittgren, Bengt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    ABM-sektorns idé utifrån ABM-folket och dess utbildning2005In: Om ABM: en antologi om samverkan mellan arkiv, bibliotek och museer / [ed] Märta Molin och Bengt Wittgren, Härnösand: ABM resurs, länsmuseet Västernorrland , 2005, p. 93-106Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1035.
    Wittgren, Bengt
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Katalogen – nyckeln till museernas kunskap?: Om dokumentation och kunskapskultur i museer2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In the 1990s, the MLA sector – archives, libraries, museums – was defined as a comprehensive sector. One of the reasons for this was the belief that the digitizing of institutional collections and catalogues would provide a seamless access to the cultural heritage for the general public. No one would any longer need to know in which institution a certain object was kept; everything would be available on the Internet.

    The questions in this dissertation depart from the expectations in the late 1900s aimed at the available systems in the MLA sector for the management and storage of information and at knowledge maintained in such systems. My point of departure is the idea that access to collections in the MLA sector – real or digital – is made possible through the catalogues. It is in the catalogues that the sector orders data and preserves knowledge collected about the objects. My most important conclusions deal with the management and production of knowledge in the sector. The data systems generally used in the MLA sector lack the indulgence needed to accommodate inherent variability of information. Systems must be based on exact sorting, uniform terminology and classification without deviations in spelling or interpretation.

    Furthermore, international projects and systems presuppose distinct translations between national terminologies and international classification systems to work for information retrievals.

    This is not the case with the museum systems here investigated, in opposition to, primarily, the libraries. The museum systems are characterised as distinctive instead of following uniformity principles and national or international taxonomies.

    An important conclusion about knowledge processing and knowledge production in the MLA sector is that the value of compiling digitalised data from many museums is limited. It is not possible to realize the political goal other than at a superficial level.

    The conclusions in a comparison between the three professional groups are that in the beginning of the 21th century an extensive part of the antiquarians confirm a thought style, according to Ludwik Fleck, which has another direction than that of archivists and librarians. Throughout the 20th century or in the last decades of the 20th century the two latter groups professionalised their roles both through changes in education and through new professional requirements which led to positions and attitudes in their work other than what happened in the museum sector. Museums are mainly research institutions with members of staff who in many respects lack a focus on increased accessibility of collections. Challenges formulated for museums of cultural history by the cultural politics of the 1970s have not been answered with great flexibility.

    The investigation in this dissertation demonstrates that archives, libraries and museums in many respects continue to pursue activities according to a thought style which was formed during the first half of the 20th century. Their positions in society, their administrational practice and expectations from the general public constitute stabilising and preserving factors. The MLA sector is not as comprehensive as the policy makers want to believe.

  • 1036.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Berättade liv, berättat Polen: en etnologisk studie av hur högutbildade polacker gestaltar identitet och samhälle2005Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The study takes its point of departure in the notions of life story, narrativity and context. It is based on extensive life story interviews with well-educated professionals in Poland – academics, teachers, managers, physicians, artists – during the period of transformation (or transition) from ”real socialism” to democracy and a market economy. The aim is to analyse the multilayered process of constructing a personal identity, as the narrators interweave stories about their lives with images of history and society. The central approach is narrative analysis, focusing on the interview interaction as well as the wider cultural, societal and political context in which the self-presentation takes place, and which it simultaneously creates. Concepts of cultural and paradigmatic narratives are combined with a gender perspective and selected terms from Pierre Bourdieus theory of practice. The narrators’ life experiences are shaped and evaluated in an implicit dialogue with cultural narratives of ideal biographies, professional careers, gender roles and family models in Poland during socialism and the transformation. In family background stories, the ancestors’ gendered biographies are depicted in relation to the underlying paradigm of the romantic-patriotic tradition. In childhood stories, the evaluation models used are psychological, social and based on political correctedness. The interviewees often shape their nostalgic, bitter and ambivalent memories against a background of the power relations between the family and the state, using nostalgia, dark rhetorics and a well-established genre of coping strategies during the socialism. In narratives about formal school-education during the socialist period, two paradigms are seen as highly incongruous: the intellectual-elitistic tradition and the socialistic citizen-schooling. Also stories of being a part of both formal and oppositional organisations and networks are told. In narratives about careers and working life, the pride in doing a good work is prevalent, but the narrators also depict complications in the professional paradigm due to the proliferation of politicised and informal power relations; en influence still lasting during the transformation period. The troubled issues of legitimacy, status and economy are discussed. In stories about close relationships, there is an underlying paradigm of love, marrital happiness and being a good parent, even though the stories follow a variety of plots. The evaluations become complex and sometimes contradictory. By presenting their life-experience in a proud, ambivalent, defensive or ironic way, the narrators reproduce, deconstruct and challenge the dominant cultural narratives, shaping their unique personal paradigms.

  • 1037.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Migrationsberättelser i samspel2014In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 4, p. 12-21Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

     Migration narratives in interplay

    This article takes an interview with two Polish specialist physicians, a married couple currently living and working in Sweden, as a point of departure for exploration of a co-narration of experiences of migration and hybridisation. A narrative support is offered both within the couple and by the researcher and the evaluation of a story is often strengthened by a shared laughter. The analysis focuses how ”narrative sparkles” are evoked by the decision to leave Poland, the feeling of linguistic and cultural hybridisation, the predicaments of marking status in the right way and the ambivalence of belonging to both a highly respected social stratum and the category of ”immigrants”.

  • 1038.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Opowiadania o karierze: zawodowe paradygmaty i gra dystynkcji2012In: Nowe kierunki w organizacji i zarządzaniu: organizacje, konteksty, procesy zarządzania / [ed] Beata Glinka, Monika Kostera, Warszawa: Wolters Kluwer, 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1039.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Opowieść paradygmatyczna, pole, kapitały i gra dystynkcji w opowiadaniach o karierze.2008In: Nowe kierunki w zarzadzaniu.: Podrecznik akademicki / [ed] Monika Koster, Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne , 2008, p. 511-529Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1040.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    The Hard-Working Hero/ine among Phantoms, Donors and Dark Forces: on Mythical Features in Polish Organizational Imagination2008In: Organizational Olympians: Heroes and Heroines of Organizational Myths / [ed] Monika Kostera, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008, p. 132-141Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 1041.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    The migrant interview: the researcher as migrant studying sideways2016In: Cross-cultural interviewing: feminist experiences and reflections / [ed] Gabriele Griffin, London: Routledge, 2016, p. 173-191Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    There is a growing strand of work on qualitative 'insider' research on migration and mobility, e.g. where migrants who have become researchers interview either other migrants from the same country of origin, or return to their country of origin to do research there. This kind of insider research involves particular methodological conditions, especially when it means studying 'sideways', where the power relations are negotiated in complex ways (e.g. Farahani, 2007; Voloder and Kirpitchenko, 2014; see also Ganga and Scott, 2006; Temple and Koterba, 2009; Ghorashi and Moghissi, 2010). In this chapter, I use two sets of extensive, narrative interviews with highly skilled Polish professionals to discuss certain methodological issues that arise in 'sideways migrant interviewing', e.g. interviewing both as a migrant and interviewing people of similar socio-cultural status as myself. The interviews in question were a) migrant-to-'non-migrant' interviews in Poland in the late 1990s; and b) diasporic migrant-to-migrant interviews in Sweden in the early 2010s. I discuss how the researcher may use her biographical experiences as a tool both in collecting data and for gaining a deeper understanding of the issues to be investigated, and how her shifting positioning may be used to secure and enrich data.

  • 1042.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Berättande: uttryck, samspel, förhandling2014In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 2-3Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 1043.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Expatriate experiences of Swedish medical professionals: opportunities and barriers in international mobility2015Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In our paper, we discuss international mobility of highly skilled professionals in the Swedish medical field: specialized physicians and medical molecular biologists and who had been trained and worked in Sweden, but spent some time working abroad and returned to Sweden. Our aim is to analyse the returners’ narratives about experiences of (repeated) mobility. We will present their incentives to move to another country and the not always smooth process of organizing the prolonged stay abroad. There are family considerations – with both hardships on and benefits for family life, there are practical issues to solve and economic obstacles. The expatriates reflect also on the knowledge gained during work in different settings, e.g. about organisational and national cultures and how international mobility affects the life trajectory. The expat mobility in the medical field will be presented through our three sub projects, focusing on: 1. Molecular biologists depended on international mobility for successful research, 2. Specialist physicians involved in both research and clinical practice, where mobility is more optional, but encouraged 3. Specialised physicians working as volunteers for international organisations, often under difficult circumstances, making it difficult to e.g. bring a family with them. The study is based on ethnographic methods, primary in-depth interviews. Cultural analysis is combined with theories on knowledge, materiality, Bourdieu’s theory of capital, gender and ethnicity perspective.

  • 1044.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Södertörns högskola.
    En utsatt elit?: etiska överväganden i en studie om polska läkare i den svenska vården2012In: Etiska dilemman: forskningsdeltagande, samtycke och utsatthet / [ed] Kalman, Hildur & Lövgren, Veronica, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2012, p. 87-99Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 1045.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Södertörns högskola.
    Ett samtal om samförståndsblinkningar och solskenshistorier2011In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 3-4, p. 80-82Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 1046.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Familjetajming och parentetisk dislokalisering2016In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 3-4Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article discusses how a “family timing” may be a crucial factor in highly skilled international mobility. It is based on narrative interviews with Swedish physicians and molecular biologists. In the stories, the family often creates a kind of inertia and complication for working abroad. The interviewees’ dreams of career development, learning new theories and methods or “making a difference” in the world must be negotiated with a partner pursuing his/her own career, as well as the rest of the family. But mobility is also regarded as an amazing opportunity for the whole family to learn about new cultural and social contexts, even though the prolonged stay abroad means both hardships and benefits and there are a lot of logistics and practicalities to take care of. In many stories, the"parethetic displacement" abroad influences gender roles and the ideals of dual careers, equal relationship and a respectful parenthood, vital parts of the image of Swedish middle class.

  • 1047.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Mobile physicians making sense of culture(s): on mobile everyday ethnography2015In: Ethnologia Europaea, ISSN 0425-4597, E-ISSN 1604-3030, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 7-24Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article, emerging from a study of mobile Polish physicians currently working in Sweden, explores the doctors’ ethnography-like descriptions applying the categories of knowledge usually employed by the researchers. The primary material consists of 21 interviews. The term mobile everyday ethnography points out the particular epistemological condition induced by occupational mobility: a tendency to explore and describe settings and behaviours in cultural terms, oscillating between an insider’s knowledge and an outsider’s estrangement. Some recurrent themes in the interviews concerning cultural frictions are presented, followed by a discussion of the specificity of mobile everyday ethnography: its basis in the pragmatics of everyday life, the predominant usage of the popular notion of “culture” and the professional self being the focal point. 

  • 1048.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Institutionen för genus, kultur och historia, Södertörns Högskola.
    Polska läkare i Sverige: om läkarroll, status och kulturella processer2011In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 88, no 3, p. 273-281Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article presents an analysis on Polish-born doctors’ experiences of changes of status and cultural variations in connection to their migration to Sweden. The point of departure is two work-life interviews with Polish doctors who are currently working in Sweden. The medical field in which the doctors dwell can be understood as mainly transnational, where knowledge and competences are acknowledged on a nation-exceeding level, but there are also national sub-fields with specific norms and traditions. The interviews show that the high social status connected to the profession cannot be easily translated from Polish to Swedish context. Both professional status and the manoeuvre space in the work-place are influenced by cultural difference.

  • 1049.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Re-negotiating Symbolic Capital, Status, and Knowledge: Polish Physicians in Sweden2015In: Rethinking Ethnography in Central Europe / [ed] Hana Cervinkova, Michal Buchowski, Zdenek Uherek, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, p. 41-57Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter explores what happens when well-educated, highly skilled professionals leave their country of origin to work abroad to make use of their skills and competences in another organizational framework and cultural context. Do they experience any limits regarding the acknowledgement of their seemingly transnational competences and diplomas? What kind of obstacles do they meet and what are their strategies for reestablishing professionalism and status in a new setting? We present the results from our ethnographic study “Polish Doctors in Swedish Medical Care”  as a point of departure for a Bourdieu-inspired discussion on negotiations regarding symbolic capital in another national medical field (cf. Bourdieu 1984, 1988) and the conditions and limitations of transnational mobility of symbolic capital.

  • 1050.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Yrkesvardag mellan friktion och integration: Polskfödda läkare i Sverige2018In: Högutbildade migranter i Sverige / [ed] Maja Povrzanovic Frykman & Magnus Öhlander, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2018, p. 157-170Chapter in book (Other academic)
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