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  • 401.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Refugees, global governance and the local politics of violence against women2017In: Gender, violence, refugees / [ed] Susanne Buckley-Zistel and Ulrike Krause, Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2017, p. 58-77Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter explores how violence against women is represented and approached in humanitarian aid to refugees. Drawing on an analysis of key humanitarian policy texts and case studies of efforts to address violence in refugee camps in Thailand and Bangladesh, the analysis demonstrates that a representation of violence against women as an expression of the 'underdevelopment' of refugee communities has gained prominence in humanitarian policy and practice. Consequently, changing the cultural norms and practices of refugees as to 'develop' them is seen as the main solution. However, this chapter shows that this approach has generated conflicts and resistance, and sometimes obstructed rather than advanced struggles for refugee women's rights.

  • 402.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Refugees, Humanitarian Aid, and Gender Equality as a Governing Tool2016Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 403.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Time to go home? The conflictual politics of diaspora return in the Burmese women's movement2019In: Asian Ethnicity, ISSN 1463-1369, E-ISSN 1469-2953, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 148-167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The initiation of political reforms and a peace process in Myanmar has fundamentally altered the conditions for Burmese diasporic politics, and diaspora groups that have mobilized in Myanmar’s neighbouring countries are beginning to return. This article explores how return to Myanmar is debated within the Burmese women’s movement, a significant and internationally renowned segment of the Burmese diaspora. Does return represent the fulfilment of diasporic dreams; a pragmatic choice in response to less than ideal circumstances; or a threat to the very identity and the feminist politics of the women’s movement? Contrasting these competing perspectives, the analysis offers insights into the ongoing negotiations and difficult choices involved in return, and reveals the process of return as highly conflictual and contentious. In particular, the analysis sheds light on the gendered dimensions of diaspora activism and return, demonstrating how opportunities for women's activism are challenged, debated and reshaped in relation to return.

  • 404.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    (Un)Governable Subjects: The Limits of Refugee Participation in the Promotion of Gender Equality in Humanitarian Aid2014In: The Journal of Refugee Studies, ISSN 0951-6328, E-ISSN 1471-6925, Vol. 27, no 1, p. 42-61Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In humanitarian aid to refugees, participatory and community-based approaches are today strongly emphasized as the path towards more efficient protection and assistance. Participation and community mobilization are particularly constructed as a vehicle for the promotion of gender equality. This paper explores how participatory and community-based approaches are used in efforts to promote gender equality in humanitarian aid to Burmese refugees in Thailand and Bangladesh. Refugees in Bangladesh, especially women, are problematized as passive and dependent due to their alleged lack of 'community spirit' and participation. In contrast, the political activism of refugee leaders and women's organizations in Thailand is represented as problematic, illegitimate and unruly. While refugees in Bangladesh do not participate enough, it appears that the refugees in Thailand participate too much. Drawing on interviews with humanitarian workers, this paper examines this paradox through a governmentality perspective, draws out the meanings attached to the concept of participation in humanitarian policy and practice and shows how participation is employed in the government of refugees.

  • 405.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Hedström, Jenny
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Militarized Nationalism as a Platform for Feminist Mobilization?: The Case of the Exiled Burmese Women’s Movement2019In: Women's Studies: International Forum, ISSN 0277-5395, E-ISSN 1879-243X, Vol. 76, article id 102263Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Feminist scholars have convincingly demonstrated how militarism and nationalism rely on the (re)production of gendered hierarchies. As a result, feminism is often assumed to be at odds with these political projects. In this article, we demonstrate that this is not always and not necessarily the case: in contrast, militarized nationalism may even constitute fertile ground for the mobilization of feminist organization and activism. We make this argument drawing on an in-depth case study of the emergence and evolution of an exiled Burmese women's movement from within armed ethno-nationalist struggles in the borderlands of Myanmar. Drawing on interviews with women activists, we examine when and how militarized nationalism can provide a space from which feminist agendas can be articulated and successfully pursued. This case demonstrates that militarized nationalism does not only have the potential to mobilize women's participation, but can provide a platform for feminist organization and activism that transcends, challenges, and eventually reshapes militarized nationalist projects in ways that advance women's rights and equality. These findings call into question generalized assumptions about the conflictual relationship between feminism, militarism and nationalism, and contributes to advance feminist debates about women's mobilization in contexts of armed conflicts and nationalist struggles.

  • 406.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
    Rönnblom, Malin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Feminism i företagsform? Konsultbranschen som en arena för jämställdhetsarbete.2017In: Tidsskrift for kjønnsforskning, ISSN 0809-6341, E-ISSN 1891-1781, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 73-94Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sverige betraktas ofta, av andra liksom av sig själv, som ett av världens mest jämställda länder och hamnar också alltid i toppen av FN:s och OECD:s jämställdhetsrankingar. Sedan mitten av nittiotalet har jämställdhetsintegrering varit den officiella strategin för det svenska jämställdhetsarbetet, men trots detta startas det fortfarande projekt för att komma igång med detta arbete. I denna artikel problematiseras det svenska jämställdhetsarbetet mot bakgrund av politikens förändrade styrformer där marknadsstyrning i hög utsträckning kommit att dominera det offentliga och där «den rätta kunskapen» allt mer har kommit att ersätta politiska intressemotsättningar. Syftet är att utforska vad som händer med jämställdhetspolitikens innehåll när den inordnas i marknadsbaserade former för styrning och detta görs genom att studera jämställdhetskonsulters arbete. Det empiriska materialet består av elva telefonintervjuer med jämställdhetskonsulter, samt en genomgång av ett tjugotal konsultföretags hemsidor. Intervjuerna fokuserar hur intervjupersonerna upplevde arbetet som konsult; deras drivkrafter, motiv och argument; samt hur de såg på arbetets effekter, möjligheter och begränsningar. Materialet har analyserats med inspiration av governmentalityanalys och med ett särskilt fokus på hur jämställdhetskonsultens position samt jämställdhetsbegreppets betydelse konstrueras.

  • 407.
    Olivius, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Rönnblom, Malin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    In the business of feminism: consultants as Sweden’s new gender-equality workers2019In: European Journal of Politics and Gender, ISSN 2515-1088, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 75-92Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Gender-equality work in Sweden is increasingly carried out by private consultancy firms. In this article, we explore the rationalities that govern Swedish market-based gender-equality policy through an analysis of the subject positions that are made available to gender-equality consultants. The article is an adapted version of our published work in Swedish. We analyse what types of agency these positions enable and preclude, as well as how they shape the meaning of gender equality and the content of gender-equality work. While market logics constrain the space for critical analysis and cause gender equality to be subordinated to other goals, consultants nevertheless find ways to resist these tendencies in pursuit of transformative change.

  • 408.
    Olofsson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    20 år med idrott och genus2009In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 4-6Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 409.
    Olofsson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
    Har kvinnorna en sportslig chans?: den svenska idrottsrörelsen och kvinnorna under 1900-talet1989Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines the conditions of womens´s participation in organized sport. The Swedish Sport Confederation and the two associations with the largest number of female members, the Swedish Gymnastics Federation and the Swedish Football Association, have been studied. Gymnastics is a traditional sport for women and is mainly a fitness sport. Soccer is a competitive sport and a new sport for women. The discussions and decisions of the sports associations regarding women and sport have been analyzed through studies of official documents, minutes and debates. An interview study with female leaders in gymnastics and soccer completes the analysis of the documents.

    Women represent just over a third of the members of the sports movement. Women participate in fewer sports than men. They only dominate in non-competitive and in aesthetic sports. According to this study there is no female sport or womens´sport - apart from gymnastics - only male sport with female participants.

    The attitude of the sports movement is that women and men are different but the form and rules of competitive sport are based on equality. The social gender system and thus mens´control over womens´ participation in sport is obvious in the sport movement. Three female counterstrategies have been identified: in the beginning of the 20th century female gymnastics coaches developed a form of gymnastics for women based on the ideology of peculiarity; in the 1970s women claimed equality with men for their breakthrough into soccer; in the 1980s women try to combine the ideologies of equality and peculiarity through male sport behaviour and the accentuation of traditional femininity. Womens´subordinate position in the sports movement is reflected in the lower valuation of womens´sport performances. Sport is an essential part of male character building. The motives of health have always been emphasized for women. The official ideology has in recent years passed on to a general accentuation of the aspects of health, which has facilitated womens´participation in sport. This is contradicted by the development of top-level sport and its manifestations in the form of for example drug-taking.

  • 410.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology.
    A momentary lapse of identity and control: Straddling male collaborations with professional instruments2009In: Journal of Men's Studies, ISSN 1060-8265, E-ISSN 1933-0251, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 129-144Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines the tragic accidents that occurred in Montana and in Colorado where a total of 27 fire fighters lost their lives. While the encompassing interest concerns men operating in male dominated working sites and how homosociality is contingent on artifactual utility, the article specifically discloses the organizational dynamics found among the perished fire fighters and the homosocial practices that may have contributed to the tragic outcomes of these disasters. Not only does homosociality embrace dominance, competitive activities and friendship; it also includes material aspects, which is why the study allocates an understanding of the intimacy between artifacts and performances of masculinity. A theoretical aim of this study advocates collaborative practices between masculinity studies and actor-network theory (ANT). In order to disclose how materiality fosters demonstrations of masculinity and homosocial performances, this article draws on the previously mentioned disasters in the U.S. Additionally interviews with retired fire fighters in a Swedish town provide supplementary sources of information.

  • 411.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Cut out to handle a ladder?: Age, experience and acts of commemoration2011In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 5-20Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article is based on an ethnographic account of an association of retired fire fighters in the northern parts of Sweden. The intention is to outline how acts of storytelling and commemoration are paramount to aging in that they give a rite of passage to a particular process of aging. By this I suggest that my informants engaged in acts of commemoration in order to conflate age with experience. Investigating the interconnection between the aged fire fighters, their joint practices of storytelling and their preferences for certain tools rather than others this article proposes a revivified understanding of how the profession as a fire fighter is open to continuous modifications. The relation between different generations of fire fighters, as expressed in many of the joint narrations, showed that their exercises were masculinized and de-masculinized in tandem with the employment of professional tools. Scrutiny of the technological changes subsequently discloses a generational shift, which in turn encourages certain exercises whilst dismissing others. As the undertakings of a fire fighter rely on the instrumental utility the technological shifts contribute to fortifying differences between the age groups of the fire fighters.

  • 412.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    “It is unmanly to drive using the first gear?”: Driving as an embodied performance in multiple forms.2009In: Current strands of thought and work in progress at the division for Gender and Technology, Luleå tekniska universitet, 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 413.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology.
    Negotiating figurations for feminist methodologies.: A manifest for the fl@neur2008In: Graduate Journal of Social Science, ISSN 1572-3763, E-ISSN 1572-3763, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 71-93Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 414.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Normativa strömmar och underliggande motstånd: om fluiditet, läckage och kvinnors kroppar2016In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 28-48Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 415.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Luleå University of Technology.
    "Om du är rädd kan du få sitta bredvid mig /.../ och hålla /.../ handen.": Infantilisering och homosociala omsorgspraktiker inom brandkårens operativa verksamhet.2012In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 1-2, p. 115-136Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 416.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    'Stray dogs and women are prohibited in the sentry': on the spatial effects of firefighters' homosocial practices2016In: Masculinities, gender equality and crisis management. / [ed] Mathias Ericson and Ulf Mellström, London and New York: Routledge, 2016, p. 81-90Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 417.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Institutionen för arbetsvetenskap, avdelningen för genus och teknik, Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Taking place - augmenting space: Spatial diffusion in times of technological change2010Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 418.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    The profession of fire fighting is about teamwork, it is about trusting each other”: Masculine enactments and generational discrepancies within the Swedish fire service2013In: Culture, Society & Masculinity, ISSN 1941-5583 (Print), 1941-5591 (Online), Vol. 5, no 1, p. 75-88Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Dissecting the iconic image of the male firefighter this article offers an understanding of how housing preferences and instrumental use are componential to the professional identity of retired firefighters. Drawing on an ethnographic account at a fire station in Luleå, a small town in the Northern parts of Sweden, the intention is to show how retired firefighters performed masculinity, not through embodied viability, but through housing preferences and instrumental use. Distancing themselves from the residential areas and the instrumental management of their professional heirs, the retired firefighters were thus able to retain their status, despite the fact that they were no longer active as firefighters. Exploring the masculine enactments of the retired firefighters, this article seeks to highlight the dynamic of change within the fire service. In doing so, the intention is to provide a deeper understanding of the temporary constructions of masculine values and ideals that pervade this organization.

  • 419.
    Olofsson, Jennie
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Var är alla män?: Att ta plats och äga rum inom den svenska filmbranschen2011Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 420.
    Olsson, Josefin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Det befriande ansvarets paradox: En genusvetenskaplig studie av detfeministiska jämlikhetsinitiativet #killmiddag2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Currently, men’s responsibility is the focus of much of the public talk on gender equality in Sweden.This has given rise to a number of organisations carrying the overall ambition to include menin what has traditionally been regarded as a women´s issue. One of these initiatives is called #killmiddag,”dinner for guys”, and can be understood as a call out for men to get together and have intimateconversations with each other in order to free themselves from destructive masculinitynorms. In this thesis, the feminist equality initiative #killmiddag is scrutinized with the aim to findwhat possibilities and restraints the initiative might give rise to in regards to issues connected togender equality. The empirical material consists of the initiatives conversational guides and instructionsalong with a number of press articles published between the years of 2016-2018. In order toanalyze this material, specifically the role of conversations, experience and emotions this thesis usesresearch about therapeutic discourse and how this is linked to contemporary ideals about intimacy.This analysis focuses on how problems and solutions are articulated discursively, and how categorieslike ”gender equality” is filled with meaning. Using research concerning the effects of marketbasedforms of governing, my goal is to further contribute to a discussion about what happens with”gender equality” when market rationalities come to replace conflicting interests in politics. Assistedby a poststructuralist approach this thesis highlights some of the problems in using personalexperience as a source of objective knowledge, and how the use of emotions and intimacy, withtheir inbuilt epistemological fragility, might not necessarily be considered apt when striving for politicalchange.

  • 421.
    Overud, Johanna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Integration to segregation: activating women workers in 1960s Swedish labour market programmes, from centre to periphery2013In: Tracing the women-friendly welfare state: gendered politics of everyday life in Sweden / [ed] Åsa Gunnarsson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2013, 1, p. 193-213Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 422.
    Overud, Johanna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Minnet av Kiruna: tid, historia och representation av en stad i omvandling2019In: Creating the city: identity, memory and participation : conference proceedings / [ed] Pål Brunnström & Ragnhild Claesson, Malmö: Malmö universitet , 2019, p. 218-236Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 423.
    Overud, Johanna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Kvist, Elin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Gender equality through full employment: an intersectional analysis of the special labour market initiatives of BRYT and RUT in Sweden2013Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 424.
    Overud, Johanna
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Kvist, Elin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Sörensson, Erika
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History. Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Lokala arbetsmarknadsstrategier, globala migrationsrörelser och statlig styrning i norrländsk glesbygd2016In: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, p. 138-139Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 425.
    Persson, Per Andreas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Jämställdhet är vägen framåt: Metaforanalys av begreppet jämställdhet i politiska tal avStefan Löfven (2012-2018)2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 426.
    Persson, Åsa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Konstituerade kön i mytologisk allegori: En diskursiv läsning av Olof Rudbecks Atlantica2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The intention of this essay is to inquire into the (re-)constitution of gendered/sexed identities in a gothicistic discourse. The used material is the work Atlantica, chapter 5, vol. 2, written by the Swedish historian/Medical professor Olof Rudbeck. I have chosen this chapter for its description of mythological characters relationship with the earth, the sun and the moon. A description based on a concept of strength and reproduction as gendered characteristics. How does gendered subjects positions appear in Rudbecks rewriting of mythology? How can these gendered positions transcend and what are the limits of this transcendence? How can this transcendence be understood in the text? I have used Judith Butlers theories about performativity, gender as a subjection that makes us more or less understandable as humans, constituted by structural frames. I have also used Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffes discourse analysis, both as a theory and a method, to located subjects positions as “the warrior” and ”the reproduction/parenting”. The warrior is coded by a nationalistic thought of a gothic inheritance, a position that is framed with constituted masculinity. Characters described as female can take this position but will still be understood as female. Characters describes as males that fail to stay in this position transcend into a position as females. This transcendence is by Rudbeck described with the term “hermaphrodite” as an allegorical description rather than an actual position.

  • 427.
    Persson, Åsa
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History.
    (Re-)producing gender by readings of the hand: a critical analysis of digit ratio2016In: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, p. 139-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 428.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Boundaries of masculinity and plasma physics: toward an understanding of the making of masculinities in experimental physics2013In: Transforming substance: gender in material sciences / [ed] Helene Götschel, Uppsala: Uppsala Science Press , 2013, p. 57-81Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 429.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    From genius to gender? Going from "a culture of noculture" to queering physics and beyond.2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 430.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Gender and Transnational Plant Scientists: Negotiating academic mobility, career commitments and private life2011In: Gender, ISSN 1868-7245, Vol. 1, p. 99-116Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 431.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Gender, femininity and masculinities in oral histories and laboratory culture among plasma physicis2009Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 432.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Internationalisering: en bekönad kullerbytta?2009In: Genusperspektiv, ISSN 1652-3768, no 4, p. 7-7Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 433.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Making masculinity in experimental physics: embodiment, experimental practices, and mobility2015Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 434.
    Pettersson, Helena
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    "Vi måste problematisera de krav som dagens forskning ställer"2011In: Genusperspektiv, ISSN 1652-3768, no 3-4, p. 12-12Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 435.
    Pettersson, Helena
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Cambridge University.
    Gonsalves, Alison
    University of Montreal.
    Embodied practices in the physics laboratory2011Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 436.
    Pettersson-Strömbäck, Anita
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
    Gender transition in the Swedish mining industry: challenges and opportunities2016In: International Journal of Circumpolar Health, ISSN 1239-9736, E-ISSN 2242-3982, Vol. 75, p. 17-17, article id 33200Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 437.
    Peuravaara, Kamilla
    Uppsala universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Stirrbara kroppar: Unga kvinnor med intellektuell funktionsnedsättning och deras erfarenheter och upplevelser av kritiska blickar i en gymnasieskola2017In: Intra, ISSN 1102-4143, no 3Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 438. Phillips, Susan P.
    et al.
    Hammarstrom, Anne
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS). Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine.
    Relative Health Effects of Education, Socioeconomic Status and Domestic Gender Inequity in Sweden: A Cohort Study2011In: PLoS ONE, ISSN 1932-6203, E-ISSN 1932-6203, Vol. 6, no 6, article id e21722Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Introduction: Limited existing research on gender inequities suggests that for men workplace atmosphere shapes wellbeing while women are less susceptible to socioeconomic or work status but vulnerable to home inequities. Methods: Using the 2007 Northern Swedish Cohort (n = 773) we identified relative contributions of perceived gender inequities in relationships, financial strain, and education to self-reported health to determine whether controlling for sex, examining interactions between sex and other social variables, or sex-disaggregating data yielded most information about sex differences. Results and Discussion: Men had lower education but also less financial strain, and experienced less gender inequity. Overall, low education and financial strain detracted from health. However, sex-disaggregated data showed this to be true for women, whereas for men only gender inequity at home affected health. In the relatively egalitarian Swedish environment where women more readily enter all work arenas and men often provide parenting, traditional primacy of the home environment (for women) and the work environment (for men) in shaping health is reversing such that perceived domestic gender inequity has a significant health impact on men, while for women only education and financial strain are contributory. These outcomes were identified only when data were sex-disaggregated.

  • 439.
    Piroth, Johanna
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    From #MeToo to a Culture of Consent?: Discourses regarding the #MeToo movement, the Consent law and perceptionsof gendered violence in public media in Sweden2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 440.
    Pylkkänen, Anu
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Law. Åbo universitet.
    Regleringen av nära relationer: en fråga om sexualitet eller omsorg?2011In: På vei: kjønn og rett i Norden / [ed] Eva-Maria Svensson, Ulrika Andersson, Hege Braekhus, Monica Burman, Anne Hellum, Stine Jørgensen, Anu Pylkkänen, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2011, p. 230-247Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 441.
    Reichwaldt, Kai
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Snapshots from Between: Non-binary identity construction on Instagram2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Though technically not a new phenomenon historically or geographically, non-binary identities arestarting to be more visible in Sweden, and have become a topic of both discussion concerninghuman rights and anti-discriminatory practices, but also mockery. In this thesis I wanted to have acloser look at how Swedish people identifying as neither wholly male nor female presentthemselves on social media in text and image, as well as how they describe the resistance they meetin regards to their identity and choices of presentation. Its theoretical basis lies in works of JudithButler, Jack Halberstam and Lee Edelman to examine which societal structures the subjects of thisstudy have to relate to. The source of my empirical material are ten Instagram accounts, which wereanalysed via an integrated discourse psychology/discourse theory approach. During the period ofmaterial collection, an incident in the shape of a public debate concerning trans questions had aconsiderable impact on the lives of the subjects of this study, consequentially making it a significanttheme of the thesis. The results show the difficulty of trying to hold a balance between or outsidethe gender and/or sex binary in a society which only recognizes male and female, as well as theconflicts of identity which can arise when one’s gender identity clashes with other importantpersonal values.

  • 442.
    Reichwaldt, Kai
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Som att kämpa mot ett spöke: Om den outtalade längdnormen2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As early as 1970 the term ”heightism” was coined by sociologist Saul Feldman. Butvery little research has been done on general height discrimination other than in terms of what ismeans for men to be short in regards to career and romantic relations.This thesis is an attempt to investigate the experiences of nine noticably below average heightpeople from Sweden by means of qualitative reflexive interviews, with the theoretical framework offenomenology, and analytical tools taken from literature about heightism itself, but also works onweight discrimination and crip theory. Via thematic analysis I worked out two main focus areas: ”ToDeviate from Norms” and ”Integrity – Safe and Unsafe Rooms”, where I by examples from thesepeople's daily lives illustrate how they experience their shortness intersecting with body, gender andethnicity norms, considering their treatment by others and their reactions to this treatment.

  • 443.
    Risberg, Gunilla
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Hamberg, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Johansson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Gender perspective in medicine: a vital part of medical scientific rationality. A useful model for comprehending structures and hierarchies within medical science.2006In: BMC Medicine, ISSN 1741-7015, E-ISSN 1741-7015, no 4, p. 20-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: During the past few decades, research has reported gender bias in various areas of clinical and academic medicine. To prevent such bias, a gender perspective in medicine has been requested, but difficulties and resistance have been reported from implementation attempts. Our study aimed at analysing this resistance in relation to what is considered good medical research.

    METHOD: We used a theoretical model, based on scientific competition, to understand the structures of scientific medicine and how they might influence the resistance to a gender perspective in medicine. The model was originally introduced to discuss how pluralism improves rationality in the social sciences.

    RESULTS: The model provided a way to conceptualise different fields of research in medicine: basic research, applied research, medical philosophy, and 'empowering' research. It clarified how various research approaches within medicine relate to each other, and how they differ and compete. It also indicated why there might be conflicts between them: basic and applied research performed within the biomedical framework have higher status than gender research and other research approaches that are performed within divergent research paradigms.

    CONCLUSION: This hierarchy within medical research contributes to the resistance to a gender perspective, causing gender bias and making medical scientific rationality suboptimal. We recommend that the theoretical model can be applied in a wider medical context when different and hierarchically arranged research traditions are in conflict. In this way, the model might contribute to shape a medical community where scientific pluralism is acknowledged to enlarge, not to disturb, the scientific rationality of medicine.

  • 444.
    Risberg, Gunilla
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Johansson, Eva E.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Hamberg, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    "Important...but of low status": male education leaders´ views on gender in medicine2011In: Medical Education, ISSN 0308-0110, E-ISSN 1365-2923, Vol. 45, no 6, p. 613-624Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Objectives The implementation of and communication about matters associated with gender in medical education have been predominantly perceived as women's issues. This study aimed to explore attitudes towards and experiences of gender-related issues among key male members of faculties of medicine.

    Methods We conducted semi-structured interviews with 20 male education leaders from the six medical schools in Sweden. The interviews were analysed qualitatively using a modified grounded theory approach.

    Results The core category -'important... but of low status'- reflects ambivalent attitudes towards gender-related issues in medicine among male education leaders. All informants were able to articulate why gender matters. As doctors, they saw gender as a determinant of health and, as bystanders, they had witnessed inequalities and the wasting of women's competence. However, they had doubts about gender-related issues and found them to be overemphasised. Gender education was seen as a threat to medical school curricula as a consequence of the time and space it requires. Gender-related issues were considered to be unscientifically presented, to mostly concern women's issues and to tend to involve 'male bashing' (i.e. gender issues were often labelled as ideological and political). Interviewees asked for facts and knowledge, but questioned specific lessons and gender theory. Experiences of structural constraints, such as prejudice, hierarchies and homosociality, were presented, making gender education difficult and downgrading it.

    Conclusions The results indicate that male faculty leaders embrace the importance of gender-related issues, but do not necessarily recognise or defend their impact on an area of significant knowledge and competence in medicine. To change this and to engage more men in gender education, faculty measures are needed to counteract prejudice and to upgrade the time allocation, merits and status of gender implementation work. Based on our findings, we present and discuss possible ways to interest more men and to improve gender education in medicine.

  • 445.
    Risberg, Gunilla
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Johansson, Eva
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine. Centre for Gender Excellence, research programme Challenging Gender, Umeå University, Umeå, SE-90187, Sweden.
    Westman, Göran
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine.
    Hamberg, Katarina
    Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Family Medicine. Centre for Gender Excellence, research programme Challenging Gender, Umeå University, Umeå, SE-90187, Sweden.
    Attitudes toward and experiences of gender issues among physician teachers: a survey study conducted at a university teaching hospital in Sweden2008In: BMC Medical Education, ISSN 1472-6920, E-ISSN 1472-6920, Vol. 8, article id 10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    BACKGROUND: Gender issues are important to address during medical education, however research about the implementation of gender in medical curricula reports that there are obstacles. The aim of this study was to explore physician teachers' attitudes to gender issues.

    METHODS: As part of a questionnaire, physician teachers at Umeå University in Sweden were given open-ended questions about explanations for and asked to write examples why they found gender important or not. The 1 469 comments from the 243 respondents (78 women, 165 men) were analyzed by way of content analysis. The proportion of comments made by men and women in each category was compared.

    RESULTS: We found three themes in our analysis: Understandings of gender, problems connected with gender and approaches to gender. Gender was associated with differences between women and men regarding behaviour and disease, as well as with inequality of life conditions. Problems connected with gender included: delicate situations involving investigations of intimate body parts or sexual attraction, different expectations on male and female physicians and students, and difficulty fully understanding the experience of people of the opposite sex. The three approaches to gender that appeared in the comments were: 1) avoidance, implying that the importance of gender in professional relationships was recognized but minimized by comparing gender with aspects, such as personality and neutrality; 2) simplification, implying that gender related problems were easy to address, or already solved; and 3) awareness, implying that the respondent was interested in gender issues or had some insights in research about gender. Only a few individuals described gender as an area of competence and knowledge. There were comments from men and women in all categories, but there were differences in the relative weight for some categories. For example, recognizing gender inequities was more pronounced in the comments from women and avoidance more common in comments from men.

    CONCLUSION: The surveyed physician teachers gave many examples of gender-related problems in medical work and education, but comments describing gender as an area of competence and knowledge were few. Approaches to gender characterized by avoidance and simplification suggest that faculty development programs on gender need to address and reflect on attitudes as well as knowledge.

  • 446. Rosenbeck, Bente
    Care or Control: Unmarried Mothers in Denmark Between 1900 and 19502000In: Sex, State and Society: Comparative Perspectives on the History of Sexuality / [ed] Lars-Göran Tedebrand, Umeå: Nyheternas Tryckeri KB i Umeå , 2000, p. 181-193Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 447.
    Rosqvist, Hanna Bertilsdotter
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Desiring difference, desiring similarity: narratives on sexual interaction between boys and men in the Swedish homosexual press 1954-19862012In: Sexualities, ISSN 1363-4607, E-ISSN 1461-7382, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 117-138Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article explores talk about young men and relations between younger and older men in the homonormative rhetorical context of the Swedish homosexual press from the 1950s through the 1980s. The discussion is related to meanings of sexuality for the sake of pleasure (the pleasure ideal) and sexuality for the sake of love (the love ideal). Meanings of sexual relations between boys and men are nuanced in the homosexual press: by providing a variety of descriptions of sexual desire between men and boys, representing the boy as someone who can take both an active subject position and a passive object position in the relationship, and by separating homosexual practices from paedophilic practices. An earlier homonormative ideal or at least a socially sanctioned possibility of relationships between men and boys, as a less equal couple and partner ideal, is gradually replaced though, by a more equal couple and partner ideal based on an expectation of similarity.

  • 448.
    Rosén, Matilda
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    DET LYCKLIGA LIVET PÅ INSTAGRAM: En diskursanalys av influencers konstruerande av lycka2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Female influencers have during the last years reached great success on social media, they are popular and influential with a lot of followers who they have a close bond with. Therefore, they are frequently used as a third part of corporate marketing strategies. The content on social media have however been criticised for only presenting an edited and happy picture of life. Thereby, the purpose of this study was to analyse the five biggest influencers in Sweden and their self-representation concerning happiness on Instagram. More specifically to study how happiness is constructed discursively. The study was based on posts published during 2018 and was conducted through a discourse analysis inspired by Laclau and Mouffe, focusing on happiness as an empty signifier. The theoretical starting point of this essay was based on Ahmed´s (2010) argumentations about happiness, Gill´s (2007) understanding of postfeminism and Hochschild´s (2003) comprehension of feelings as a part of labour. The results showed that happiness was both expressed as a process and as a state of mind, where happiness either could be reached through change and improvement or by loving yourself just the way you are. The results also showed that happiness was used as a tool within their self-representation in order to market products and services. Furthermore, their relationships were constructed as an ideal for a happy life. Finally, setbacks and problems were expressed as an opportunity to grow and learn in order to experience greater happiness in the future.

  • 449.
    Rönnblom, Malin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS). Karlstad University.
    Analysing power at play: (re-)doing an analytics of the political in an era of governance2017In: Gender, governance and feminist post-structuralist analysis: missing in action? / [ed] Christine M. Hudson, Malin Rönnblom and Katherine Teghtsoonian, Routledge, 2017, p. 162-180Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 450.
    Rönnblom, Malin
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS).
    Bending towards growth: discursive constructions of gender equality in an era of governance and neoliberalism2009In: The discursive politics of gender equality: stretching, bending and policymaking / [ed] Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier, Mieke Verloo, London: Routledge, 2009, 1, p. 105-120Chapter in book (Other academic)
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