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Gelfgren, Stefan, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-1873-9666
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Gelfgren, S. (2024). Att kommunicera kyrka i en tid av minoritetsblivande. In: Sven Thidevall (Ed.), Allt har sin tid: folkkyrka under omvandling (pp. 101-116). Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att kommunicera kyrka i en tid av minoritetsblivande
2024 (Swedish)In: Allt har sin tid: folkkyrka under omvandling / [ed] Sven Thidevall, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2024, p. 101-116Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter deals with the Church of Sweden’s digital communication.The focus is on how to be a church in a digital age. The chapter is primarily examining and discussing how digital communicationis perceived and discussed in terms of need, possibilities and limitations. The concrete “how” of this communication in the different online channels is not of particular interest here.

Today, the church has developed its web presence through for example websites, blogs and social media channels. The main argument for being online is the importance of being where people are. It is argued that when people (in general) tend to spend more and more time online, the church should be online too. This is in line with the idea that the Church of Sweden is a folk church. The web gives the church the possibility to be present all over the country, and beyond – and this is seen as part of its mission.

The informants describe the necessity for the church to be online, and how online communication opens up possibilities to reach new people. Simultaneously, concerns are expressed that online communication might make the idea of the folk church more difficult to maintain, because people are given the possibility of picking and choosing only certain parts of church life.

One challenge, expressed by the informants, is to organise communication work in tandem with established church structures. However, informants have seen the work of communication officers (and their likes) gradually becoming closer to, and partly integrated into, everyday work within the church structure.

Digital communication is here to stay, and consequently, the church must work out how best to harbour the possibilities of digital tools, while acknowledging and learning from the difficulties and consequences.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2024
Series
Stiftelsen Sverige och kristen tro, skriftserien ; 31
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
sociology of religion
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-219900 (URN)9789177772705 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-23 Created: 2024-01-23 Last updated: 2024-01-24
Gelfgren, S., Cocq, C., Enbom, J. & Samuelsson, L. (2023). Afterword: future directions for surveillance in practice and research. In: Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom (Ed.), Everyday life in the culture of surveillance: (pp. 205-211). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afterword: future directions for surveillance in practice and research
2023 (English)In: Everyday life in the culture of surveillance / [ed] Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom, Nordicom, 2023, p. 205-211Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The contributions in this book shed light on the complexity of surveillance in a digital age and problematise power relations between the many actors involved in the development and performance of surveillance culture. More and more actors and practices play an increasing role in our contemporary digitalised society, and the chapters show how people negotiate surveillance in their use of digital media, often knowingly leaving digital footprints, and sometimes trying to avoid surveillance. The digital transformation will continue in the foreseeable future. The coordination and analysis of data is viewed by many government agencies, corporations, and other actors as important tools for improving public administration, health, and economic growth. For this development to be legitimate, it is important that hard values, such as technical and legal developments, and soft values, such as ethical and cultural values, are taken into consideration. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
Keywords
surveillance culture, digital transformation, counter-practices, data regulation, cybersecurity
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206403 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732-a (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 20016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Gelfgren, S. (2023). Att kartlägga bönhusen i Luleå stift – en inblick i stiftets kyrkohistoria. In: Daniel Lindmark (Ed.), Där möten äger rum: om bönhusen i övre Norrland (pp. 27-64). Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att kartlägga bönhusen i Luleå stift – en inblick i stiftets kyrkohistoria
2023 (Swedish)In: Där möten äger rum: om bönhusen i övre Norrland / [ed] Daniel Lindmark, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2023, p. 27-64Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2023
Series
Skrifter från Luleå stiftshistoriska sällskap ; 12
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
sociology of religion; digital humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-218091 (URN)9789177772583 (ISBN)
Note

Antologin ingår även i skriftserien Religion i Norrland; 5

Available from: 2023-12-15 Created: 2023-12-15 Last updated: 2024-02-20Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, L., Cocq, C., Gelfgren, S. & Enbom, J. (Eds.). (2023). Everyday life in the culture of surveillance. Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday life in the culture of surveillance
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Over the recent decades, the possibilities to surveil people have increased and been refined with the ongoing digital transformation of society. Surveillance can now go in any direction, and various forms of online surveillance saturate most people’s lives, which are increasingly lived in digital environments.

To understand this situation and nuance the contemporary discussions about surveillance – not least in the highly digitalised context of the Nordic countries – we must adopt cultural and ethical perspectives in studying people’s attitudes, motives, and behaviours. The “culture of surveillance”, to borrow David Lyon’s term, is a culture where questions about privacy and publicness, and rights and benefits, are once again brought to the fore.

This anthology takes up this challenge, with contributions from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical frameworks that discuss and shed light on the complexity of contemporary surveillance and thus problematise power relations between the many actors involved in the development and performance of surveillance culture. The contributions highlight how more and more actors and practices play a part in our increasingly digitalised society.

The book is an outcome of the research project "iAccept: Soft surveillance – between acceptance and resistance", financed by the Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The anthology’s editors are project members, all based at Umeå University, Sweden: Lars Samuelsson, associate professor of philosophy; Coppélie Cocq, professor of Sámi studies and digital humanities; Stefan Gelfgren, associate professor of sociology of religion; and Jesper Enbom, associate professor of media studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023. p. 211
Keywords
surveillance culture, online surveillance, digital transformation, ethics of surveillance, digital humanities, surveillance, digitalisation, data-driven
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206400 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732 (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Wallenberg Foundations, MAW 2016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-05-12Bibliographically approved
Gelfgren, S. (2023). How the nineteenth-century evangelical revival strengthened faith and undermined Christendom: a Swedish case. Temenos, 59(2), 157-180
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How the nineteenth-century evangelical revival strengthened faith and undermined Christendom: a Swedish case
2023 (English)In: Temenos, ISSN 0497-1817, E-ISSN 2342-7256, Vol. 59, no 2, p. 157-180Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article deals with the paradoxical relationship between thenineteenth-century Evangelical Revival and secularization. It is arguedhere that the revival and its worldview played a role in increasingpluralism and choice in the nineteenth century – a process often relatedto secularization. The Evangelical movement both attempted to op-pose modernity and rationalism and emphasized religious freedom,voluntarism, and individualism. It therefore induced and popularizedself-reflection, doubt, and deconversion. It also favoured religiousdemocracy in opposition to a state-imposed religious monopoly (atleast in northern Europe). Furthermore, by dividing people into be-lievers and nonbelievers, it emphasized religious polarization. Thiscontributed to an undermining of established religious structures,fragmenting and pluralizing the religious landscape and giving peoplethe option to abstain completely from religious commitment. TheSwedish confessional (inner mission) revivalist denomination Evan-geliska Fosterlands-Stiftelsen (EFS – approx. the Swedish Evangeli-cal Mission Society), founded in 1856, is used as a case. The popularliterature they published and distributed manifested an evangelicalworldview. In this article four themes, based on the popular literature,are used to study empirically the changing role of religion in relationto nineteenth-century revivalism: ‘the dualistic worldview’; ‘conver-sion’; ‘activism’; and ‘self-reflection’.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Finnish Society for the Study of Religion, 2023
Keywords
secularisation, modernity, revivalism, evangelicalism, church history
National Category
Religious Studies History of Religions
Research subject
sociology of religion; church history; studies of churches and denominations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-218274 (URN)10.33356/temenos.112471 (DOI)2-s2.0-85182657059 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-12-19 Created: 2023-12-19 Last updated: 2024-02-13Bibliographically approved
Gelfgren, S. (2023). Humlab - från vision till verkstad (2ed.). In: Alf Arvidsson; Lars-Erik Edlund; Elena Lindholm; Per Melander; Christer Nordlund (Ed.), Humaniora: om humanistiska fakulteten vid Umeå universitet (pp. 159-160). Umeå: Umeå universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Humlab - från vision till verkstad
2023 (Swedish)In: Humaniora: om humanistiska fakulteten vid Umeå universitet / [ed] Alf Arvidsson; Lars-Erik Edlund; Elena Lindholm; Per Melander; Christer Nordlund, Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2023, 2, p. 159-160Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 2023 Edition: 2
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject
digital humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208551 (URN)9789178559640 (ISBN)9789178559657 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-05-26 Created: 2023-05-26 Last updated: 2023-07-18Bibliographically approved
Bassimir, A.-M. & Gelfgren, S. (2023). Introduction: keeping the faith in protestant periodical cultures. In: Anja-Maria Bassimir; Stefan Gelfgren (Ed.), Protestant periodicals in transition: from the twentieth century to the digital age (pp. 1-24). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: keeping the faith in protestant periodical cultures
2023 (English)In: Protestant periodicals in transition: from the twentieth century to the digital age / [ed] Anja-Maria Bassimir; Stefan Gelfgren, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023, p. 1-24Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023
Series
Studies in periodical cultures, ISSN 2589-9899 ; 4
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
digital humanities; sociology of religion; studies of churches and denominations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-213815 (URN)10.1163/9789004678156_002 (DOI)9789004548350 (ISBN)9789004678156 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-29 Created: 2023-08-29 Last updated: 2023-10-19Bibliographically approved
Gelfgren, S., Cocq, C., Samuelsson, L. & Enbom, J. (2023). Introduction: the complex web of everyday surveillance. In: Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom (Ed.), Everyday life in the culture of surveillance: (pp. 9-20). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: the complex web of everyday surveillance
2023 (English)In: Everyday life in the culture of surveillance / [ed] Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom, Nordicom, 2023, p. 9-20Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The possibilities to surveil people have increased and been further refined with the implementation of digital communication over the last couple of decades, and with the ongoing process of digital transformation, surveillance can now go in any direction, leaving a label such as “surveillance state” somewhat outdated. Corporations and governmental organisations may surveil people, people may surveil each other, and surveillance may take place in subtle ways that are difficult for the surveilled to detect. In David Lyon’s terms, we are living in a “culture of surveillance”, a culture that surrounds and affects our everyday life. Today, it is of utmost relevance to study people’s attitudes, motives, and behaviours in relation to the fact that we live in a culture of surveillance. This includes the need for cultural and ethical perspectives to understand and nuanced contemporary discussions on surveillance, not least in the highly digitalised context of the Nordic countries. The chapters in this anthology address these issues from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical frameworks.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
Keywords
surveillance, surveillance culture, digitalisation, data-driven, digital transformation
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206402 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732-i (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 2016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, L., Cocq, C., Gelfgren, S. & Enbom, J. (2023). Preface. In: Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom (Ed.), Everyday life in the culture of surveillance: (pp. 6-8). Nordicom
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Preface
2023 (English)In: Everyday life in the culture of surveillance / [ed] Lars Samuelsson; Coppélie Cocq; Stefan Gelfgren; Jesper Enbom, Nordicom, 2023, p. 6-8Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2023
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-206401 (URN)10.48335/9789188855732-p (DOI)978-91-88855-72-5 (ISBN)978-91-88855-73-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation, MAW 2016.0092
Available from: 2023-04-04 Created: 2023-04-04 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Bassimir, A.-M. & Gelfgren, S. (Eds.). (2023). Protestant periodicals in transition: from the twentieth century to the digital age. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Protestant periodicals in transition: from the twentieth century to the digital age
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Protestant Periodicals in Transition: From the Twentieth Century to the Digital Age demarcates the field of religious periodical studies by offering a range of historical and contemporary case studies from different Protestant traditions drawn from various regions of the world. Taking religion, periodicals, and their cultures seriously, this volume focuses not only on content but on the people, processes, networks, technologies, and economics involved in periodical publishing. Case studies explore the role of the Protestant magazine in defining, policing, and extending the boundaries of religious communities, of engaging with and influencing the surrounding society through political activism and lifestyle advice, and adapting to and sometimes spearheading technological changes to keep relevant in changing times. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2023. p. 264
Series
Studies in periodical cultures, ISSN 2589-9899 ; 4
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
digital humanities; sociology of religion; studies of churches and denominations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-213814 (URN)10.1163/9789004678156 (DOI)9789004548350 (ISBN)9789004678156 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-29 Created: 2023-08-29 Last updated: 2023-10-19Bibliographically approved
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Opitz, R., Strawhacker, C., Buckland, P. I., Cothren, J., Dawson, T., Dugmore, A., . . . Thompson, P. (2021). A Lockpick's Guide to dataARC: Designing Infrastructures and Building Communities to Enable Transdisciplinary Research. Internet Archaeology, 56
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