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Lundgren, Anna SofiaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8758-5704
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Lundgren, A. S. & Ljuslinder, K. (2024). "County residents take on the fight": Representing rural resilience. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 16(1), 14-39
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2024 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 14-39Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Celebrations of local volunteering as a way to cope with cutbacks are frequent. Not least are such celebrations apparent within the media, where descriptions of local initiatives are sometimes seen as the solutions to downward spiralling trends in Swedish rural areas. The paper explores the media production of meaning around rural resilience as they covered initiatives where rural populations mobilised to ‘save’ threatened local service for their supposed public interest. Using the concepts of ‘patchy resilience’ and ‘cruel optimism’, the paper points at how the representations attach rural areas and identities to a stereotypical rural imagery while also representing a resilience ideal that risks glorifying neoliberal responsibilisation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2024
Keywords
rural studies, media representations, rural resilience, volunteer initiatives
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology; media and communication studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-222393 (URN)10.3384/cu.4285 (DOI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, dnr 2018-01582
Available from: 2024-03-15 Created: 2024-03-15 Last updated: 2024-03-18Bibliographically approved
Näsman, M., Bergquist, A.-K., Björling, N., Eriksson, M., Liliequist, E., Lindmark, M., . . . Eriksson, R. (2023). A promised land? First summary of the research program. Umeå: Umeå University
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2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This document lays out the background for the research program “A promised land? Drivers, challenges and opportunities related to the (green) industrialization of Northern Sweden,” (nr. M22-0029) awarded by the Swedish Riksbankens Jubileumsfond’s in 2022. The document summarizes work in progress and may therefore be updated and republished in different versions according to the requirements of the program. 

This interdisciplinary program aims to understand the economic, social, and political challenges and opportunities of the ongoing industrial transformation in northern Sweden. A key element of the program is to identify drivers, obstacles, and preconditions in a historical, present, and forward-looking process-perspective. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå University, 2023. p. 4
Series
CERUM rapport, ISSN 0282-0277 ; 78
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Economic History Economics Ethnology Human Geography Economic Geography Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-218238 (URN)978-91-8070-259-1 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, M22-0029
Available from: 2023-12-18 Created: 2023-12-18 Last updated: 2024-01-10Bibliographically approved
Nordin, T., Lundgren, A. S. & Nilsson, I. (2023). Constructing loneliness: home care providers' notions of older adults' social needs and the possibilities of the home care profession to support social participation. Journal of Aging Studies, 65, Article ID 101130.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Constructing loneliness: home care providers' notions of older adults' social needs and the possibilities of the home care profession to support social participation
2023 (English)In: Journal of Aging Studies, ISSN 0890-4065, E-ISSN 1879-193X, Vol. 65, article id 101130Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Quality of care is determined not only by political decisions but also by how those policies are understood and managed by professionals when put into action. Home care services, the most common form of elder care in Sweden today, should include social support, which is very important for health and wellbeing. And yet, support for social participation seems to be lacking. Understanding prevalent social constructs and their possible impacts on focus and content of social practice in home care could reveal ways to address social support in home care. Therefore, this article highlights how professionals in home care provision talk about older home care recipients' loneliness and social needs, and how these repertoires are related to professionals' opportunities and obligations to support those social needs. The study included 22 persons from different professions in home care provision, from two municipalities in northern Sweden. Nine individual interviews and four group interviews were conducted, recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using a discourse psychology approach. The results show two interpretative repertoires in which notions of otherness and likeness guided definitions and support regarding loneliness, social needs, and social support. This study reveals assumptions that underpin and structure the practices of home care. As the interpretative repertoires provided differing and partly opposing views on how to provide social support and combat loneliness, it seems important to also address the broader issues of professional identities and how loneliness is defined and approached.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Home care services, Occupational therapy, Discourse analysis, Interpretative repertoire, Older adults, Aging
National Category
Occupational Therapy Ethnology Nursing
Research subject
Occupational therapy; Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-205993 (URN)10.1016/j.jaging.2023.101130 (DOI)000952643200001 ()2-s2.0-85150042171 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-07089
Available from: 2023-03-26 Created: 2023-03-26 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Rapo, E., Johansson, E., Jonsson, F., Hörnsten, Å., Lundgren, A. S. & Nilsson, I. (2023). Critical components of social prescribing programmes with a focus on older adults - a systematic review. Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, 41(3), 326-342
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2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 41, no 3, p. 326-342Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Aims: The aim of this study was to identify and evaluate critical components within social prescribing programmes that can impact loneliness, health, or well-being among older adults.

Methods: A systematic review with a narrative synthesis was conducted by systematically searching five databases. A total of 1193 hits were identified, screened, and assessed. Twelve studies were included, with data being extracted and deductively analysed in an iterative manner and then tabulated together with outcomes in order to find common narratives.

Results: Three critical components were identified: Assessment before prescription, matching participants with relevant activities, and individualised support from link worker. These critical components seemed important for the success of social prescribing programmes since they had an impact on loneliness, health, and well-being. All together, these results highlight the importance of person-centeredness in the prescribing process.

Conclusions: The three critical components identified may prove useful in further research, evaluation, or implementation of social prescribing programmes. Important aspects for further evaluation are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
loneliness, older adults, person-centred care, primary healthcare, Social prescribing
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-212498 (URN)10.1080/02813432.2023.2237078 (DOI)001032194000001 ()37485982 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85165571862 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-01 Created: 2023-08-01 Last updated: 2023-09-29Bibliographically approved
Lundgren, A. S. & Nilsson, B. (2023). "For the good of the village": volunteer initiatives and rural resilience. Journal of Rural Studies, 102, Article ID 103104.
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2023 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 102, article id 103104Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As a consequence of cutbacks in the welfare sector, rural populations have reacted to their situation by taking over and operating activities that are threatened by closures, such as schools, grocery stores and health centres, for themselves. Such initiatives are often referred to as examples of rural resilience. Drawing on interviews, this paper explores participants' narratives about rural initiatives aiming to retain and develop local welfare and community services. It pays specific heed to how notions of resilience reside within the narratives – the ideological convictions and challenges they entail, and the practices they make (im)possible. The study shows that participants’ narratives about resilient villages and initiatives indirectly support the neoliberal rural policy focus on regional responsibility to create growth. It argues that, in order to understand the appeal of the neoliberal positions and practices that resilience thinking proved to entail, it is important to recognise the intersections of space and identity, and to explore the local spatial experiences and imageries in relation to which resilience practices appear desirable and necessary, as well as the specific rural identities that resilience discourse supports.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2023
Keywords
Rural resilience, Rural identity, Volunteering, Entrepreneurialism, Neoliberalism
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-213833 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2023.103104 (DOI)2-s2.0-85168850942 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2023-08-30 Created: 2023-08-30 Last updated: 2023-09-06Bibliographically approved
Berg, L., Lundgren, A. S. & Jönsson, M. (2022). Balansreceptet: konsten att hantera hormoner i självhjälpslitteraturens hormonberättelser: [The Balance Recipe: The Art of Managing Menopause in Self-help Literature's Hormone stories]. Kvinder, Køn og Forskning, 34(2), 11-26
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2022 (Swedish)In: Kvinder, Køn og Forskning, ISSN 0907-6182, E-ISSN 2245-6937, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 11-26Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The balance recipe: the art of managing menopause in the hormone stories of self-help literature 

In recent years, menopause as a phase of transformation has received great media attention in a Swedish context. It is then not only specifically concerning the time when menstruation ceases – but about a longer period of time when female bodies undergo an adjustment with a focus on hormonal changes. In books such as Hormonstark (Hormone strong) (2020), Perimenopower (2018) and Livet med klimakteriet (Life with Menopause) (2020), the stressed reader in the middle of the career receives knowledge, tips, ideas and inspiring stories about how to deal with the fluctuating hormones that are said to affect the body during menopause. In this article, we start from these books with a poststructuralist feminist perspective on narratives and body control on the hormone stories of self-help literature. The aim is to explore how the literature represents women's menopause and hormonal bodies in a broader sense, and how women are encouraged to act in relation to this. The results show that hormone narratives may have feminist potential, but that they primarily make menopause an individual rather than structural matter. Further, they also reveal a close resemblance between the hormonal narratives and a biocapitalist contemporary, with an aging female body as a lucrative threat.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Copenhagen: Københavns Universitet, 2022
Keywords
hormone narratives, self-help, menopause, body control, biocapitalism , hormonberättelser, självhjälp, klimakteriet, kroppskontroll, biokapitalism
National Category
Gender Studies Ethnology General Literature Studies
Research subject
gender studies; Ethnology; Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-201833 (URN)10.7146/kkf.v34i1.129048 (DOI)2-s2.0-85166197401 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2020-01220
Available from: 2023-02-15 Created: 2023-02-15 Last updated: 2023-08-15Bibliographically approved
Berg, L. & Lundgren, A. S. (2022). Det talas om hormoner. In: Bo Nilsson; Anna Sofia Lundgren; Susanne Holst (Ed.), Formbundet, formbart!: Vänbok till Alf Arvidsson (pp. 65-73). Umeå: Insitutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet
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2022 (Swedish)In: Formbundet, formbart!: Vänbok till Alf Arvidsson / [ed] Bo Nilsson; Anna Sofia Lundgren; Susanne Holst, Umeå: Insitutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2022, p. 65-73Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Insitutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet, 2022
Series
Etnologiska skrifter, ISSN 1103-6516 ; 76
Keywords
Hormoner, kvinnopolitik, feminism, berättelser
National Category
Ethnology Gender Studies
Research subject
gender studies; Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-196215 (URN)9789178558292 (ISBN)9789178558308 (ISBN)
Projects
2020-01220/Vetenskapsrådet/Det är hormonerna. Kvinnor i transition genom berättelser om hormoner.
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2020-01220
Available from: 2022-06-09 Created: 2022-06-09 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B., Lundgren, A. S. & Holst, S. (Eds.). (2022). Formbundet, formbart!: Vänbok till Alf Arvidsson. Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet
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2022 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet, 2022. p. 128
Series
Etnologiska skrifter, ISSN 1103-6516 ; 76
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-196224 (URN)9789178558292 (ISBN)9789178558308 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-06-09 Created: 2022-06-09 Last updated: 2022-06-13Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, B., Lundgren, A. S. & Holst, S. (2022). Inledning. In: Bo Nilsson; Anna Sofia Lundgren; Susanne Holst (Ed.), Formbundet, formbart!: Vänbok till Alf Arvidsson (pp. 5-11). Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet
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2022 (Swedish)In: Formbundet, formbart!: Vänbok till Alf Arvidsson / [ed] Bo Nilsson; Anna Sofia Lundgren; Susanne Holst, Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet , 2022, p. 5-11Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaper, Umeå universitet, 2022
Series
Etnologiska skrifter, ISSN 1103-6516 ; 76
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-196228 (URN)9789178558292 (ISBN)9789178558308 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-06-09 Created: 2022-06-09 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, J. & Lundgren, A. S. (2022). The affective atmosphere of rural life and digital healthcare: understanding older persons' engagement in eHealth services. Journal of Rural Studies (95), 77-85
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2022 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, no 95, p. 77-85Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The implementation of digital healthcare technologies—eHealth—is presented as a solution to increasing costs, demographic changes, and quality issues in rural healthcare. Employing the concept of affective atmospheres, this article uses interviews to explore the emotional aspects of digital healthcare among rural persons of advanced age. Our results suggest that participants were clearly influenced by an affective atmosphere that was deeply embedded in spatial imageries as well as in notions of old age. Strong feelings of resignation, necessity, low entitlement, and defiance tended to encourage participants’ wishes for local face-to-face healthcare to translate into viewing eHealth solutions as positive. This also meant that participants came to enact neoliberal identities of “active ageing”. In conclusion, the concept of affective atmospheres highlights how human subjects and digital materialities interact in the production of human emotional responses to digital healthcare technologies, and emphasises how the conditions and shared imageries of geographic space and age are active components in that process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2022
Keywords
Affective atmospheres, eHealth, Digital healthcare, Rural healthcare, Old age
National Category
Ethnology
Research subject
Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-198720 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2022.07.020 (DOI)000848078800008 ()2-s2.0-85136197296 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2017-00666EU, Horizon 2020, 643850
Available from: 2022-08-19 Created: 2022-08-19 Last updated: 2023-09-05Bibliographically approved
Projects
The baby-boomers retire. Cultural beliefs and social effects of an ageing population. [2009-02157_VR]; Umeå UniversityRural morality: meaning, mobilisation and citizenship in initiatives for a sustainable rural Swedish North. [2014-01584_VR]; Umeå University; Publications
Berg, L. & Lundgren, A. S. (2021). We were here, and we still are: negotiations of political space through unsanctioned art (1ed.). In: Erika Alm; Linda Berg; Mikela Lundahl Hero; Anna Johansson; Pia Laskar; Lena Martinsson; Diana Mulinari; Cathrin Wasshede (Ed.), Pluralistic struggles in gender, sexuality and coloniality: challenging Swedish exceptionalism (pp. 49-80). London: Palgrave MacmillanLundgren, A. S. (2020). "För att vi ska kunna leva... överleva!": frivilligengagemang som rurala motståndspraktiker?. In: Anna Sofia Lundgren (Ed.), Makt, moral, motstånd: engagemang för norrländska landsbygder (pp. 51-77). Umeå: Umeå universitetLundgren, A. S. (2020). Introduktion. In: Anna Sofia Lundgren (Ed.), Makt, moral, motstånd: engagemang för norrländska landsbygder (pp. 5-25). Umeå: Umeå universitetLundgren, A. S. (Ed.). (2020). Makt, moral, motstånd: engagemang för norrländska landsbygder. Umeå: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för kultur- och medievetenskaperLundgren, A. S. & Liliequist, E. (2020). Utmana och bekräfta: andra bilder av landsbygder?. In: Anna Sofia Lundgren (Ed.), Makt, moral, motstånd: engagemang för norrländska landsbygder (pp. 165-183). Umeå: Umeå universitetEriksson, M., Tollefsen, A. & Lundgren, A. S. (2019). From blueberry cakes to labor strikes: Negotiating “legitimate labor” and “ethical food” in supply chains. Geoforum (105), 43-53
Digital landscapes of care: The digitalisation of Swedish health care and its significance for older patients in rural areas [2017-00666_Forte]; Umeå University; Publications
Lindberg, J. & Lundgren, A. S. (2022). The affective atmosphere of rural life and digital healthcare: understanding older persons' engagement in eHealth services. Journal of Rural Studies (95), 77-85Rasi, P., Lindberg, J. & Airola, E. (2021). Older service users’ experiences of learning to use eHealth applications in sparsely populated healthcare settings in Northern Sweden and Finland. Educational gerontology, 47(1), 25-35Lundgren, A. S., Lindberg, J. & Carlsson, E. (2021). "Within the hour" and "wherever you are": Exploring the promises of digital healthcare apps. Journal of Digital Social Research (JDSR), 3(3), 32-59
Rural resilience: Ethnographic perspectives on voluntary practices in rural Norrland [2018-01582_VR]; Umeå University; Publications
Lundgren, A. S. & Ljuslinder, K. (2024). "County residents take on the fight": Representing rural resilience. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 16(1), 14-39Lundgren, A. S. & Nilsson, B. (2023). "For the good of the village": volunteer initiatives and rural resilience. Journal of Rural Studies, 102, Article ID 103104. Lundgren, A. S. & Sjöstedt, A. (2020). Frivilligengagemang och motståndspraktiker: Landsbygder, genus och protester i Norrlands inland. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 41(4), 39-59
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