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  • 101.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Postkoloniala studier2017In: Tillämpad kulturteori / [ed] Jenny Gunnarsson Payne, Magnus Öhlander, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2017, p. 273-292Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 102.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Recension av David Gunnarsson, Gäst i Sverige. Sanningsregimer, villkorade själv(re)presentationer och nationell tillhörighet vid moskévisningar i Stockholm2017In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 100, no 1, p. 38-41Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 103.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Solidaritet och representation: En analys av artiklar om utsatta arbeterskor i nicaraguanska frihandelszoner2005Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    NICARAGUANSKA PÅ SVENSKA – EN REPRESENTATION AV UTSATTHET?

    I svensk allmänmedia finns ingen fördjupad bevakning av händelser i kontinenter som Latinamerika och Afrika. Katastrof eller exotism utgör regel snarare än undantag i bilderna från många delar av världen, däribland Nicaragua. När svenska biståndsarbetare tjänstgör i Nicaragua förväntas de förmedla kunskap om landet till Sverige. I artiklar och resebrev artikuleras berättelser om regionen.

    Biståndsarbetares skildringar av landet handlar i stor utsträckning om att teckna ”fattigdomens ansikten”, ofta i kontrast till Sverige. Att synliggöra och skapa intresse för världens orättvisor är en del av organisationernas mål med informationsarbetet. Men representationer av utsatthet repeterar samtidigt gränser för föreställningar om liv i denna region. I efterföljande paper har jag för avsikt att undersöka (o)möjligheten att skapa alternativa bilder av Nicaragua. En central fråga kommer att vara: Är det görligt att informera om landet till svenska läsare utan att reproducera stereotyper? Texten knyter an till teorier om översättning, identitet och postkolonialitet.

  • 104.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Stamhustru: Om eurocentriska myter, kön och ”personlig utveckling” i teveserien Ett annat sätt att leva2012In: Om ras och vithet i det samtida Sverige / [ed] Tobias Hübinette, Helena Hörnfeldt, Fataneh Farahani & René León Rosales, Tumba: Mångkulturellt centrums förlag , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 105.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Ethnology.
    Testimonio and representation: An analysis of articles about women workers in Nicaraguan free trade zones2005In: Politics conference: Sixth Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory ‘Difference, borders, others’, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The following presentation discusses representation and testimonio in Swedish information on Nicaraguan women workers that has been produced by so called ‘development workers’. In Spanish the word testimonio is literally translated as ‘testimony’, as in the act of testifying or bearing witness in a legal or religious sense. In articles such as “The slave market in Nicaragua is growing” and “Karla – an ordinary robot” the journalist and development worker, Victoria Myrén, translates and mediates stories by women workers in Nicaraguan free trade zones for Swedish speaking readers. The articles express a sense of urgency to communicate experiences of repression and a desire to represent the way marginalized positions are used to legitimate capitalist recolonizing. In an attempt to demonstrate the suffering of women within the free trade zones, the articles position the reader as a jury in a courtroom listening to close descriptions of violations. The story of Karla Manzanares (translated and mediated by Myrén) depicts colonial domination, economic exploitation, sexism and racism.

    In this paper I argue that by speaking out, re-establishing a ‘voice’, Karla is also re-inscribing a subordinate position in society. The contradictions inherent in the project of representing the subaltern and simultaneously deconstructing the discourses that constitute the subaltern are evident. As Gayatri Spivak has pointed out, the recovery of the ‘voice’ of the subaltern also entails its erasure, since the mode of representation given in testimonio is no longer located in the space of subalternity but is instead more like a ‘ventriloquist’s dummy’.

    Karla’s written destiny stand for something inhuman happening in a country far away. The image of the tragic woman worker capture our fears. Like a safe place to contain horrible things in the world, she becomes a projection of desire for the solution of insoluble conflicts. These stories about Karla and other women workers are emancipatory actions yet they also act as surfaces of projection for desire, disgust and anger. This paper therefore explores the fine balance between mediating testimonios and reconstructing an image of Nicaraguan woman as the Other, as a negative mirror to the idea of white, western (Swedish) women.

  • 106.
    Berg, Linda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    The emotional engineer: Emotional control and troublesome rests in contemporary Swedish self-help books2012In: Relational Concepts in Medicine / [ed] Mario Deng, Federico Raia and Maria Vaccarella, Oxford: ID-press , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 107.
    Berg, Linda
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Carbin, Maria
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Solidariska selfies: anti-rasistiskt engagemang i en digitaliserad samtid2015In: Digital politik: sociala medier, deltagande och engagemang / [ed] Eric Carlsson, Simon Lindgren, Bo Nilsson, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2015, p. 113-130Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 108.
    Berg, Linda
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Ethnology. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Hernborg, Emma
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Ethnology. Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Nursing.
    Mot nya gränser: Kulturanalytiska perspektiv på sjuksköterskeyrket2001Report (Other academic)
  • 109.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Elisabeth Wollin Elhouar: tillhör vi Sveriges framtid? En etnologisk studie av vardag och hållbarhet i norrländsk glesbygd2015In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 2-3, p. 118-121Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 110.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    En fenomenologisk kuluranalys: Jonas Frykman, Berörd. Plats, kropp och ting i fenomenologisk kulturanalys2013In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 3-4, p. 62-63Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 111.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Fläsklådan och Kärringträtan: Platsnamn och hemmahörande2013In: Hembygden i Medelpad och Ångermanland, ISSN 1100-0554, no 4, p. 7-Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 112.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Kropp, ting och göranden: Om att bo i arbetarkasernernas spiselrum2014In: Bebyggelsehistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0349-2834, Vol. 68, p. 46-60Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 113.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Kroppskontakt när beröringstabu råder: Ungdomars umgängesliv i bondesamhället2015In: Hembygden i Medelpad och Ångermanland, ISSN 2000-6470, no 1, p. -9Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 114.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Radical changes of familiar surroundings: Challenges from the new and the strange2014In: Landscape as a factor in creating identity / [ed] Wojciech Bedyński, István Povedák, Warszava: Visegrad , 2014, p. 93-102Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Several wind power companies plan to build wind farms in a forest region in the interior of mid Sweden. So far, one wind farm is built and in operation. The projects will incorporate almost 500 wind turbines within an area of over 100 square kilometres, each of them up to 170 meters in height. This means that large industrial estates are emerging "in the middle of wilderness". As a consequence, the wind turbines will be widely visible. Fortunately, it may seem, the area is sparsely populated but people live permanently in the area even though they are few. Approximately 450 persons will be able to see wind turbines from their homes. However, radical changes in the local environment are not a new occurrence for the residents. During the previous century and earlier, the forest has been the object for systematic exploitation by the forest industry. Periodically sections of the forest are clear-cut according to a predetermined schedule. For the residents, this means they will sooner or later witness that the forest visible from their dwellings, at least in part, will be devastated and disappear.

    The discussion in the article is limited to the very sight of this visual field, or landscape, i.e., to the material world of forests and mountains that people daily and routinely may see from their homesteads. In this continuous encounter with the surrounding landscape in the place they call their own, people come to know, trust, and relate to it in such a way that they feel a familiarity to it. In other words, the landscape plays an important role in the constitution of their self-identity. This raises the question: what happens to people if this landscape to which they feel so belonged is suddenly changed, or in the worst case, is destroyed?

    As part of a recently started fieldwork in the area I plan, among other issues, to explore how people relate to changes in the forest landscape as viewed from the place where they dwell and call home. As previously noted, these changes deal with clear-cut areas, and recently also with wind turbines which appear or will appear as new and strange phenomena in their lifeworld. Drawing on my own sensorial impressions from being there, which also includes conversations with residents in the area, in this article I will pay special attention to how the locals, and I myself, on common existential human grounds, actually experience and visually interact with this alterity.

    Following the anthropologist Michael Jackson in his reasoning on how human beings treat and manage new technology (2005:111-141), I will use an existential-phenomenological approach to elucidate how people’s attitude to changes in the physical environment of their dwelling places are linked to human anxieties about the strange, the new and the other. I will argue that the relationship between humans and the surrounding landscape is to be considered social and reciprocal in character, as between subjects. Like the interaction with another person, forest landscapes have the potential to become a part of us or being separated from us, as an alien other.

  • 115.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Rädda sig från intet2013In: Millennium: Åtta genusvetenskapliga läsningar av den svenska välfärdsstaten genom Stieg Larssons Millennium-triologi / [ed] Siv Fahlgren, Anders Johansson, Eva Söderberg, Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, Forum för genusvetenskap , 2013, p. 37-48Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 116.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Sågverkssamhället och arbetarbefolkningen: möjligheter och begränsningar att vidga livsutrymmet2015In: Sågad skog för välstånd: Den svenska sågverksindustrins historia 1850‑2010 / [ed] Ronny Svensson, Stockholm: Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, 2015, p. 453-481Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 117.
    Berglund-Lake, Håkan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Åtskillnad eller samhörighet: jag och naturen2014In: Naturen för mig: nutida röster och kulturella perspektiv / [ed] Lina Midholm, Katarina Saltzman, Göteborg: Institutet för språk och folkminnen, Dialekt-, ortnamns- och folkminnesarkivet i Göteborg, 2014, p. 37-45Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Under min gymnasietid hade jag som sommarjobb att röja skog. Det blev en daglig tävlan med mig själv riktad mot björksly och taniga granar. Det var ett stycke natur som skulle slås ned och besegras med syfte att öka ackordstillägget. Efter ett par timmars arbete brukade jag ta en matpaus. Lätt lutad mot ett träd och med blicken mot skogsbeklädda åsar i fjärran minns jag hur jag, särskilt under soliga dagar, kunde liksom insupa hela omgivningen, ljuset, dofterna, värmen, och utlämna mig till den natur som jag befann mig mitt i. Detta illustrerar ett tudelat och motsägelsefullt förhållande till naturen som jag tror alla människor har, att i vissa stunder uppleva sig vara ett med den, i andra stunder uppleva sig vara separerad från den, med möjlighet att bemästra, omvandla eller förstöra den. Artikeln reflekterar kring denna kluvenhet och motsägelse i vår relation till naturen.

  • 118.
    Bergman, Emma
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Blattar, Svennar och Kommunalråd: En kulturanalytisk studie för Södertälje kommun om Offer, Förövare och situationella identiteter2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I min uppsats diskuterar jag identiteter som situationella. Specifikt problematiserar jag användandet av kategoriseringar som grundar sig på etnicitet. Jag diskuterar även de Offer- och Förövaridentiteter jag kunnat finna i mina informanters berättelser om deras liv och livssituation.

    Först kommer det inledande kapitel där jag presenterar mitt syfte med uppsatsen och beskriver mina teoretiska utgångspunkter, vilka är; etnicitet, Vi och De andra, maktperspektiv, kategoriseringars konsekvenser, ”hen”, Förövar- och Offeridentitet och subjektskonstruktioner. I det första kapitlet beskriver jag även mina metodiska utgångspunkter och tillvägagångssätt. Här presenterar och beskriver jag också mina informanter och stadsdelarna jag fältarbetat i.

    Under Den situationella identiteten problematiseras och diskuteras den situationella identiteten genom att visa på citat från mina informanter och hur de har talat om sig själva. Under detta kapitel visar jag hur informanternas etniska identitet skiftar beroende på vilka De andra i talet är, och att detta påverkar sin gruppidentitet, det vill säga Vi.

    Efter det kommer jag in på diskussionen om Offer- och Förövaridentiteter. Här diskuterar jag Offrets vara eller icke vara, hur informanterna via sitt tal och min tillskrivning kan definieras som Offer under den rådande samhällsdiskursen. Jag problematiserar även Förövaridentiteten, vem som har rätt till definition och hur ambivalent Offret är i denna relation. Dessutom problematiserar jag Förövarens yrkesroll och densammas Offeridentitet.

    I det fjärde och avslutande kapitlet samlar jag ihop trådarna, diskuterar, sammanför och problematiserar det jag i de tidigare kapitlen tagit upp. Jag kommer in på integration, alienation och vad Södertälje kommun bör arbeta med och fundera över. Denna del i uppsatsen är fristående från ett specifikt ämne och hanterar snarare både den situationella identiteten samt Offer- och Förövaridentiteten under samma diskussion.

  • 119.
    Bergvall, Clas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Liv, lust och mening: om krukväxters kulturella betydelser2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about the way people describe thoughts and feelings in connection with indoor plants. Adopting a broader perspective it could be said that it is a study of the relation between people and their material surroundings. The objective is to analyse how relations to things, in this case potted plants, affect the way people look at their place, life and own identity. In this respect indoor plants are a challenging basis for such a study. They belong to those common things that may seem to be far away from what really matters. Having no necessary and instrumental purpose they are in principle open to ascription of almost any kind. In fact the rationale for having them is often the mere feeling that they ought to be there.

    And today indoor plants are really a very obvious part of Swedish homes. This was not always so but as the 20th century went on they were to be found in most homes. On average one can expect to see about thirty different plants when entering a typical Swedish home. In order to investigate the impact of these on people’s lives I use a variety of different sources ranging from archives to interviews.

    The overall structure of discourses about pot plants tend to overlap, to some extent regardless of time and place. The way feelings concerning indoor plants were described in the beginning of the last century coincides with how people today express their opinions when thinking of pot plants in their own homes. Further on this is echoed more publicly in connection with the marketing of flowers. The kind of meaning and themes associated with indoor plants thus appear natural.

    But in spite of this there is a strong personal component in the actual content of each individual story and this makes them unique. This also allows for a possibility to express individuality within a common framework. In this way pot plants make a contribution to the process of shaping individuals. The importance of this is even more obvious as people in describing their indoor plants simultaneously are describing their own lives in a kaleidoscopic way. In a seemingly effortless way a continuous and unifying self seems be present. Even though the cultural study of pot plants might be justified in itself these implications of an existential perspective makes it even more exciting.

  • 120. Bevelander, Pieter
    et al.
    Hjerm, Mikael
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    The religious affiliation and anti-Semitism of secondary school-age Swedish youths: an analysis of survey data from 2003 and 20092015In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 38, no 15, p. 2705-2721Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Not only Swedish studies, but also several international studies, claim an increase in anti-Semitic attitudes in recent decades. As prejudice is acquired in the early years of socialization, and/or is innate and fairly stable over the life cycle, examining adolescents’ attitudes is vitally important. Hence, by controlling for individual demographic and socio-economic background factors, we study two interrelated questions: Has anti-Semitism among Swedish secondary school-age youths changed between 2003 and 2009? Are changes equal across groups, with a specific focus on religious groups? Using two unique cross-section surveys of secondary school-age students in Sweden for the years 2003 and 2009, we try to address the above questions. Our analysis shows, in contrast to the views of the general public and other related studies, that anti-Semitism has decreased slightly during the examined period. Moreover, the study finds a variation in anti-Semitism by religious affiliation: it has increased among Muslim youth, but remains stable in other groups.

  • 121.
    Bhatt, Robert
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Ge mig ett kök och du ska få tillbaks en avhandling!: Informella utrymmens metodologiska betydelse vid etnografiska studier av arbetsplatser2012In: Mitt i metoden: kulturvetenskapliga reflektioner / [ed] Bo Nilsson & Anna Sofia Lundgren, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2012, p. 27-36Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 122.
    Brännlund, Isabelle
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies.
    Påtvingade omställningar och det minskade utrymmet för anpassning: om rennäring, anpassning och kolonialism2012In: Bårjås, ISSN 1502-0002, p. 16-24Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 123.
    Brännström, Christin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Fredagsmys - Varför det?En undersökning om upplevelsen av meningsfullhet och påverkan.2015Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 124. Bulgakova, Tatiana
    et al.
    Sundström, Olle
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of historical, philosophical and religious studies. Umeå University, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University.
    Repression of shamans and shamanism in Khabarovsk Krai: 1920s to the early 1950s2017In: Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Stalin's Soviet Union: New Dimensions of Research / [ed] Andrej Kotljarchuk & Olle Sundström, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, p. 225-262Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 125.
    Carlsson, Eric
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Innan döden inträffar: övervakningsbilder och brottsjournalistik2013In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 2, p. 8-13Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the construction of death in popular media's use of surveillance footage, and more specifically images depicting the time before death occurs. There are many explanations why these kinds of images of death seem to fit the media format: They are assumed to be authentic; they potentially produces a point of identification for spectators; and finally they represent the time before it is all too late – before death occurs. Hence, they paradoxically represent also hope.

  • 126.
    Ciesielska, Malgorzata
    et al.
    University of Teesside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom.
    Wolanik Boström, Katarzyna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Öhlander, Magnus
    Södertörns högskola.
    Obserwacja2012In: Badania jakościowe: metody i narzędzia / [ed] Dariusz Jemielniak, Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 2012, p. 42-68Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 127.
    Cocq, Coppélie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    From the Árran to the Internet: Sami Storytelling in Digital Environments2013In: Oral Tradition, ISSN 0883-5365, E-ISSN 1542-4308, Vol. 28, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By examining instances of adaptation of Sami tales and legends to digital environments, this essay investigates new premises and challenges for the emergence of traditional narratives. The Internet is approached as a place of creation and negotiation for traditional storytelling, and this study illustrates how the potential of the Internet must be nuanced and interpreted in relation to offline practices regarding such materials and traditions.

  • 128.
    Cocq, Coppélie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Indigenous voices on the web: folksonomies and endangered languages2015In: Journal of American Folklore, ISSN 0021-8715, E-ISSN 1535-1882, Vol. 128, no 509, p. 273-285Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Examining categories created by Sami users on Twitter, this article investigates the advantages and limits of global social media for a small localized group. Folksonomies illustrate the empowering potential of Twitter as a site of performance for continuity of cultural practices, vernacular expressions, and "artistic communication in small groups" (Ben-Amos 1971).

  • 129.
    Cocq, Coppélie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Recension: Atlantic Currents. Essays on Lore, Literature and Language. Red: Bo Almqvist och Liam Mac Mathuna. 2013. Dublin: University College Dublin Press.2014In: Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, ISSN 0066-8176, Vol. 70, p. 179-181Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 130.
    Cocq, Coppélie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Traditionella kunskaper och forskningstraditioner: samisk folklore som politiskt verktyg och ideologiskt vapen2015In: Sápmi i ord och bild: en antologi. 1 / [ed] Andersson, Kajsa, Västra Frölunda: On Line , 2015, p. 540-553Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 131.
    Danielsson, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Skräckskönt: en etnologisk studie2006Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the present study is to explore how horror movie fans use the films to gain access to certain emotions, and the discussions to which the movies give rise. Through this, I hope to attain a deeper understanding of how the horror movie fan chooses to view the genre. While horror movie fans experience a raft of emotions as they watch, this is not the whole story; they also reflect upon these emotions and question certain responses, eg. why laugh at one form of violence but not the next, or how can one killer elicit empathy in the viewer while others do not. In order to understand this popular genre I have based my thesis mainly on interviews with the actual horror film fan, here represented by 9 women and 11 men.

    Special emphasis in the theoretical body is placed on Bakhtin’s notion of the grotesque, a ”world turned upside-down”, and dialogical truth. The horror movie fan might be described in the same fashion – as someone who through the films he watches sees and acknowledges an alternative cultural system which is otherwise suppressed. They can experiment with ideas of other kinds of rules, norms and hierarchies than those already in place in society.

    The horror movie fans talk about special themes as more important than others, and these “key symbols” have helped in constructing the thesis. I have for that reason formed the analysis in the region of emotions like fear, disgust and desires, but also more intellectual discussions on film violence and evil. It is clear that a controlled sense of fear is one of the main forces sparking the initial interest the informants felt for horror and urging them forward in their quest for more. It is also clear that feelings of disgust the horror movies evoke are a part of the fans’ discussions about the world and the evil therein. The horror movie fans speak about evil as something inherent in everyone, and something which must be acknowledged in order to live a “full” life.

    Despite of all this I consider pure enjoyment and entertainment to be the very foundation of their shared interest, and that the horror movie fans try to make strong distinctions between “fact” and “fiction”. These conscious distinctions could also be one of the reasons that the fans find these types of movies entertaining. Those who are incapable to make these clear distinctions are therefore, more or less, unable to see the purpose of the fascination with horror narratives.

  • 132.
    Drugge, Anna-Lill
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research.
    Ethics in indigenous research: past experiences - future challenges2016Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethics in research related to Indigenous peoples has, over recent decades, been increasingly discussed in a global context. Decolonizing theories and methods have gained legitimacy and prestige, and Indigenous scholarship has challenged mainstream research by adding novel perspectives and critical standpoints that encourage researchers of all origins to reflect upon their own positions within the colonial academic and social structures in which they work. This development has taken different directions and occurred at different speeds depending on local, regional and national settings. In a Swedish Sami research context, we are now in a time when it is clear that things are moving and discussions on research ethics are taking place on a more regular basis. This publication is one example of that. In Sweden, it is the first one in English that addresses ethics in Sami and indigenous research and this will, hopefully, facilitate collaborations, comparisons and discussions on an international scale.

    The book is based on some of the contributions to the international workshop Ethics in Indigenous Research, Past Experiences – Future Challenges that was held in Umeå in March 2014. The workshop gathered together around fifty scholars from different parts of Sápmi and abroad, and aimed to move forward Indigenous research ethics in Sweden by highlighting and addressing research ethics related to the Sami and Indigenous research field. It is hoped that this book will serve as an inspiration, a critique, and an illustration of where discussions are heading in a Nordic, and more specifically, Swedish context. It is intended to function as a foundation for future ethical discussions at different levels, in national and international settings both within and outside academia.

  • 133.
    Drugge, Anna-Lill
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research.
    Introduction2016In: Ethics in indigenous research: past experiences - future research / [ed] Anna-Lill Drugge, Umeå: Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research , 2016, 1, p. 9-17Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 134.
    Drugge, Anna-Lill
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research.
    Brännlund, Isabelle
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Sami Research. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Challenging the mainstream through parrhesiastic theory and practice2016In: Ethics in indigenous research: past experiences - future research / [ed] Anna-Lill Drugge, Umeå: Vaartoe - Centre for Sami Research , 2016, 1, p. 105-116Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 135. DuBois, Thomas A.
    Borg Mesch: The Role of a Culture Broker in Picturing the North2014In: Journal of Northern Studies, ISSN 1654-5915, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 45-70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper examines the role of Borg Mesch (1869–1956) in the development of a nascent tourist industry in the North of Sweden. The concept of culture broker is used to clarify Mesch’s varying activities as a photographer, outfitter, and guide in relation to two different clienteles: Swedes from the south of the country and international tourists from England and elsewhere. The history of Svenska Turistföreningen (the Swedish Tourist Association) in facilitating tourist activities in northern regions is described.

  • 136.
    Edlund, Ann-Catrine
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Haugen, SusanneUmeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Människor som skriver: Perspektiv på vardagligt skriftbruk och identitet2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Antologin ”Människor som skriver”är ett resultat av den tvärvetenskapliga och nordiska samverkan som ägt rum inom nätverket ”Vardagligt skriftbruk. Diakrona perspektiv på literacy i Sverige och övriga Norden” som åren 2009–2012 finansierats av Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

    I antologin problematiseras samband mellan vardagligt skriftbruk och identitet – framför allt ur ett historiskt perspektiv, men även ur ett samtida didaktiskt perspektiv. De flesta artiklarna diskuterar vardagligt skrivande i en svenskspråkig kontext. Två av de skrifthistoriska studierna behandlar dessutom en isländsk respektive en finsk språkkontext. Författarna kommer från skilda ämnen: språkvetenskap, litteraturvetenskap, historia, musiketnologi och didaktik.

  • 137.
    Edlund, Lars-Erik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Akademiens högtidssammankomst 6 november 2016: Hälsningsord av preses2017In: Saga och sed: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademiens årsbok, ISSN 0586-5360, p. 5-10Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 138.
    Edlund, Lars-Erik
    Umeå University, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University.
    Ortnamn och identitetsprocesser. Diskussionen kring några samiska ortnamn i Västerbotten.2017In: Norna-rapporter, ISSN 0346-6728, Vol. 94, p. 195-230Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Toponyms and identity processes. Discussions on some Saami toponyms in Västerbotten, northern Sweden.

     The implementation of the Swedish minority policy has implied that the national minority languages spoken in an area have come to be visualised more than before. This exposure signals the value of the minority languages. The commission to the Swedish Transport Administration (‘Trafikverket’) implies strengthening the work with displaying toponyms in minority languages, since the toponyms are regarded as a valuable part of the cultural heritage. But what minority language toponyms should be put on the road signs parallel with the Swedish names? And what reactions could a toponym in a minority language cause?

    In an ongoing research project at Umeå University, ‘Naming and Narrating Places: Empowering Saami Traditions and Identities through Popular Place-Making Processes,’ the work with strengthening the use of the Saami toponyms and the reactions that this work cause is analysed. In this article is focused on three toponyms: Ubmeje (for Umeå), Likssjuo/Liksjoe (for Lycksele) and Birjevahne/Döörte/Kraapohke (for Dorotea). These examples illustrate complicated questions that arise in the work with the toponyms in the minority languages and the identity processes associated with them.

  • 139.
    Edvinsson, Sören
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Demographic and Ageing Research (CEDAR).
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Sweden: demography and ethnology in the north2016In: Encyclopedia of the Barents region: vol. 2, N-Y / [ed] Mats-Olov Olsson, Fredrick Backman, Alexey Golubev, Björn Norlin, Lars Ohlsson, Oslo: Pax Forlag, 2016, p. 351-356Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 140.
    Egan Sjölander, Annika
    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.
    The Most Significant Prize!: The use of the Nobel Prize as a boundary object at universities with laureates2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 141.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Att fånga det undflyende: kulturanalytiskt bricolage som metod2011In: Många olika metoder / [ed] Ann-Mari Sellerberg och Katrine Fangen, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2011, p. 203-216Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 142.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Blandade känslor i akademin2006Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 143.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Bygga hus, bygga berättelser: Om kropp, språk och materialitet2010In: Berättande och materialitet, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 144.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Bygga, skriva, bygga: om att pendla mellan olika göromål2010In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, Vol. 93, no 4, p. 210-220Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Two old houses by the sea have made me an enthusiastic do-it-yourself man, performing manual work of different kinds. Switching between writing and manual DIY can be experienced as moving between separate realities, where body and mind are employed in different ways. Using autoethnography as a starting point I observe myself performing manual tasks, using various tools. Being an acting subject as well as an observed object I then try to capture complex events in written words. In this process the differences as well as the similarities between building and writing become clearer. For example, the questions of involvement, troubleshooting and aesthetics are crucial in both activities. You have to be mentally present, think hard and be concerned about the look of your result. The reality of manual work is linguistically organized. It is symbolically constructed, learned and communicated. Accomplishing DIY-projects you also need to acquire a tacit knowledge residing in your body. This tension or cooperation between hands, tools and brain seems to be more evident in manual work than in writing. Another difference is that in DIY there are ready-made answers. While building, for example a wood shed, mostly is a linear process where you pretty well in advance know the result, writing can take you almost anywhere. But in the end, switching between these activities, using different tools and senses, has integrated them with each other in everyday life as repeated struggles to create something valid.

  • 145.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Den bortvända kvinnan: om subjektivitet i tolkningar av ett bildmotiv2010In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 36-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Averted Woman – Subjectivity in Interpretations of Pictures

    Having collected seventy-six photographs and paintings of women seen from behind the author is reflecting on the meaning of this motive. Why have the photographers and the painters, mostly men from four centuries, chosen to represent the women by their backs? Are the women just (secretly) observed from behind, or are they actively turning away from the gaze of the onlooker? The author decides for the second interpretation and makes a connection to experiences of averted women in his own childhood and marriages. The conclusive question is: How subjective may a cultural researcher be doing reflexive interpretations?

  • 146.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    DIY ethnography: Ways of doing and describing manual work2010In: Irregular Ethnography, 2010Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 147.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Doing-it-yourself: autoethnography of manual work2011In: Ethnologia Europaea, ISSN 0425-4597, E-ISSN 1604-3030, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 53-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Autoethnography is a method for cultural research where you are using your own experiences, as a starting point or as examples of more general conditions. You are both the subject and the object of observation. Recently I tried this method in a Do-It-Yourself project, writing field-notes while working as a home fixer with hammer, screw driver and other tools. I found it to be rather tricky to describe manual work with regard to both body and mind. I also reflected on some differences and similarities between writing and DIY. The purpose of self-narrative experiments like this is to improve fieldwork and cultural analysis. By practicing autoethnography you may learn more about the research process and become more conscious of what is going on when you are doing observations and interpreting them.

  • 148.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Ethnology.
    Etnologin i Sverige2008Report (Other academic)
  • 149.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    "Hos mig kommer du alltid finnas kvar": monumentaliseringens uttrycksformer2007In: Minnesmärken: att tolka det förflutna och besvärja framtiden / [ed] Jonas Frykman & Billy Ehn, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2007, p. 341-364Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 150.
    Ehn, Billy
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Luft under vingarna: om tidsrymder och temposkiftningar2009In: Tidens termik: i hastighetens tidevarv, Umeå: Boréa , 2009Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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