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Mattsson, K. (2023). Att lära av den Andra?: Transformativt lärande i svenska gymnasieelevers berättelser om en utbildningsresa till Kenya. Utbildning och Demokrati, 32(1), 5-25
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att lära av den Andra?: Transformativt lärande i svenska gymnasieelevers berättelser om en utbildningsresa till Kenya
2023 (Swedish)In: Utbildning och Demokrati, ISSN 1102-6472, E-ISSN 2001-7316, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 5-25Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Learning from “The Other”? Transformative learning in Swedish high school students’ narratives from an educational trip to Kenya. The study explores transformative learning in a group of Swedish high school students’ shared narratives about an educational trip to Kenya. The understanding of transformative learning is inspired by a discourse analytical approach, which emphasizes the use of discursive frameworks and repertoires for making sense of experiences. The analysis shows that the participants express a desire to learn from ‘the Other’, which is associated with a critical examination of their own ways of thinking. Moreover, the image of ‘the other’ is complex. On the one hand, it is constructed as a generalized image of the exotic other and reproduces notions of ‘the noble savage’. On the other hand, the image of ‘the other’ is also framed by a liberal discourse of individualism and tolerance. Finally, the narratives also entail constructions of similarity, which indicates a more radical renegotiation of previous discursive frames and blurs the borders between us and them.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro Universitet, 2023
Keywords
Educational travel, the Other, transformative learning, discourse analysis
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52757 (URN)10.48059/uod.v32i1.2102 (DOI)
Note

Ingår i projektet: Resa för att lära? – globalisering, internationella fältresor och transformativt lärande. Finansierat genom forskningsbidrag från Lärarutbildningen vid Södertörns högskola.

Available from: 2023-11-21 Created: 2023-11-21 Last updated: 2023-11-21Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2023). Tourism, whiteness and colonial continuity. In: Rikke Andreassen; Catrin Lundström; Suvi Keskinen; Shirley Anne Tate (Ed.), The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies: (pp. 78-88). Oxon: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tourism, whiteness and colonial continuity
2023 (English)In: The Routledge International Handbook of New Critical Race and Whiteness Studies / [ed] Rikke Andreassen; Catrin Lundström; Suvi Keskinen; Shirley Anne Tate, Oxon: Routledge, 2023, p. 78-88Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter describes the close relationship between international tourism and whiteness. Mattsson shows how whiteness plays a significant role as a silent norm that operates through a rhetorical silence in many tourist contexts in the transnational sphere. Through new critical whiteness studies perspectives, Mattsson sketches out the contours of an emerging research field that explicitly explores and theorises the importance of whiteness and race in contemporary tourism. The chapter shows how different ways of travelling and going on holiday entail different logics of whiteness and race formations, and how race and whiteness interacts with other social orders such as class, gender and sexuality in the tourist sphere. The chapter demonstrates how whiteness works as a structuring principle in contemporary tourism, but also that different logics of whiteness are prominent in different tourist segments. Theoretically, Mattsson frames the significance of whiteness in tourism as an underlying and integrated dimension of contemporary tourism, in order to explore different dimensions of the colonial continuity of tourism, particularly how colonial spaces, discourses and subjectivities are reproduced, modified and adapted to prevailing conditions in different tourist segments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxon: Routledge, 2023
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-52178 (URN)2-s2.0-85163990373 (Scopus ID)9781003120612 (ISBN)9780367637699 (ISBN)9780367637712 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-08-25Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2022). Exploring the world together: The colonial continuity of family adventure travel. Tourist Studies, 22(1), 3-20
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the world together: The colonial continuity of family adventure travel
2022 (English)In: Tourist Studies, ISSN 1468-7976, E-ISSN 1741-3206, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 3-20Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article examines notions of family holidays in the marketing of family adventure travel, a small but growing segment of the alternative tourism sector in Sweden. In family adventure travel, the family vacation is oriented toward exotic destinations in the Global South. The analysis is conducted through a multimodal discourse analysis of web-based marketing material from seven Swedish travel agencies. It shows that the travel style of family adventure travel is constructed through a novel discourse, filled with overlapping meanings of family life, authenticity, and adventure. The article offers a unique approach to family tourism research by theorizing family adventure travel from a post-colonial perspective. It demonstrates how family adventure travel entails a colonial continuity, where notions of exploring and discovering the world become reproduced and re-negotiated in the context of family tourism. In the marketing of family adventure travel, the family vacation is reimagined as a journey of discovery.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2022
Keywords
family adventure travel, family tourism, colonial continuity, multi-modal discourse analysis, post-colonial tourism research, travel style, tourism marketing
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46210 (URN)10.1177/14687976211035958 (DOI)000680642800001 ()2-s2.0-85111741219 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-08-18 Created: 2021-08-18 Last updated: 2022-03-16Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2020). Genus och vithet i den intersektionella vändningen / TGV nr 1–2 2010. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, 41(1-2), 109-126
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genus och vithet i den intersektionella vändningen / TGV nr 1–2 2010
2020 (Swedish)In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 41, no 1-2, p. 109-126Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala universitet, 2020
Keywords
Genus, vithet, intersektionalitet, Sverige
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46646 (URN)
Note

Återutgivning i jubileumsnummer KVT/TGV 40 år! 1980–2020. Tidigare publicerad: Mattsson, K. (2010). Genus och vithet i den intersektionella vändningen. Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, (1–2), ss. 6–22.

Available from: 2021-10-28 Created: 2021-10-28 Last updated: 2021-11-05Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2016). “A Sense of Africa”: On Colonial Emotional Geographies in Ethnic Tourism. In: Mekonnen Tesfahuney; Katarina Schough (Ed.), Privileged Mobilities: Tourism as World Ordering (pp. 81-96). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“A Sense of Africa”: On Colonial Emotional Geographies in Ethnic Tourism
2016 (English)In: Privileged Mobilities: Tourism as World Ordering / [ed] Mekonnen Tesfahuney; Katarina Schough, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, p. 81-96Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
Keywords
Ethnic tourism, The Tourist Gaze, Emotions, Geography
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46649 (URN)978-1-4438-8678-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-10-28 Created: 2021-10-28 Last updated: 2021-10-28Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2016). Holiday Utopias: The Gendered and Racialized Spaces of All-Inclusive Tourism. In: Mekonnen Tesfahuney; Katarina Schough (Ed.), Privileged Mobilities: Tourism as World Ordering (pp. 67-80). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Holiday Utopias: The Gendered and Racialized Spaces of All-Inclusive Tourism
2016 (English)In: Privileged Mobilities: Tourism as World Ordering / [ed] Mekonnen Tesfahuney; Katarina Schough, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016, p. 67-80Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016
Keywords
Family tourism, All inclusive, Gender, Race, Space
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46648 (URN)978-1-4438-8678-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-10-28 Created: 2021-10-28 Last updated: 2021-10-28Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2016). Turistisk vithet och begäret till den andra. Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Turistisk vithet och begäret till den andra
2016 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hägersten: Tankekraft förlag, 2016. p. 117
Keywords
Ethnic turism, Whiteness, postcolonial theory, the other, Etnisk turism, vithet, postkoloniala teori, den andra
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46622 (URN)978-91-88203-14-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-10-27 Created: 2021-10-27 Last updated: 2021-10-28Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2014). Vit rasism. In: Nick Jones (Ed.), Bryt upp!: Om etik och rasism. Lund: BTJ Förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vit rasism
2014 (Swedish)In: Bryt upp!: Om etik och rasism / [ed] Nick Jones, Lund: BTJ Förlag , 2014Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: BTJ Förlag, 2014
Keywords
Vithet, rasism, Svenskhet, Sverige
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46650 (URN)9789170187759 (ISBN)
Note

Tidigare publicerad i Mattsson K. & Lindberg, I. red. (2004). Rasismer i Europa : kontinuitet och förändring : rapport från forskarseminariet 5 november 2003. Stockholm: Agora.

Available from: 2021-10-28 Created: 2021-10-28 Last updated: 2021-10-28Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2010). Afrikakänsla. In: Mekonnen Tesfahuney; Katarina Schough (Ed.), Det globala reseprivilegiet: (pp. 93-108). Lund: Sekel Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Afrikakänsla
2010 (Swedish)In: Det globala reseprivilegiet / [ed] Mekonnen Tesfahuney; Katarina Schough, Lund: Sekel Bokförlag, 2010, p. 93-108Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Sekel Bokförlag, 2010
Keywords
Etnisk turism, turistblicken, känslor, geografi
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46651 (URN)9789185767632 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-10-28 Created: 2021-10-28 Last updated: 2022-12-22Bibliographically approved
Mattsson, K. (2010). "Farmor har varit i regnskogen": om genus, ålder och resande. In: Fanny Ambjörnsson; Maria Jönsson (Ed.), Livslinjer: berättelser om ålder, genus och sexualitet. Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, S. 72-92
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Farmor har varit i regnskogen": om genus, ålder och resande
2010 (Swedish)In: Livslinjer: berättelser om ålder, genus och sexualitet / [ed] Fanny Ambjörnsson; Maria Jönsson, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2010, Vol. S. 72-92Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2010
Keywords
Genus, ålder, resande
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-46627 (URN)9789170610899 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-10-27 Created: 2021-10-27 Last updated: 2021-10-28Bibliographically approved
Projects
Cruising the Baltic Sea: Nation, Gender and Sexuality in pleasure-based ferry traffic between Finland, Åland and Sweden [22-PR2-0009_OS]; Södertörn University
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-2032-0058

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