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Fornäs, J. (2023). Tältprojektets utopiska spår. alba.nu (9 maj)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tältprojektets utopiska spår
2023 (Swedish)In: alba.nu, no 9 majArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Keywords
fria teatergrupper, genreöverskridande, musikrörelsen, musikteater, politisk teater, Tältprojektet
National Category
Performing Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-51545 (URN)
Available from: 2023-05-25 Created: 2023-05-25 Last updated: 2023-05-25Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2022). Estudos culturais: Atravessando fronteiras, defendendo distinções. In: Luís Henrique Sacchi dos Santos; Lodenir Becker Karnopp; Maria Lúcia Castagna Wortmann (Ed.), O que são estudos culturais hoje?: Diferentes praticantes retomam a pergunta do International Journal of Cultural Studies (pp. 57-78). São Paulo: Pimenta Cultural
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Estudos culturais: Atravessando fronteiras, defendendo distinções
2022 (Portuguese)In: O que são estudos culturais hoje?: Diferentes praticantes retomam a pergunta do International Journal of Cultural Studies / [ed] Luís Henrique Sacchi dos Santos; Lodenir Becker Karnopp; Maria Lúcia Castagna Wortmann, São Paulo: Pimenta Cultural , 2022, p. 57-78Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

To identify a set of defining traits and goals of the cultural studies field is the task of this intervention. It begins by investigating how leading actors in this field today define it: the Association for Cultural Studies and the journals Cultural Studies, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and the Inter- Asian Cultural Studies. Three main tropes are identified: diversity, contextualisation and critique. Each of them have partly succeeded but other aims remain unfulfilled. Two central tasks are formulated. First, cultural studies needs a reinforced critical reflexivity to explain what it is and why it is needed as a driving force for interactive diversity, contextualising meaning making and communicative critique. Second, the field needs to be on high alert, stepping forward and responding fast and loud to the current totalitarian threats against sustainable and resilient academic knowledge production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
São Paulo: Pimenta Cultural, 2022
Keywords
cultural studies, concept of culture, critique, diversity, reflexivity, identity, knowledge production, research, academia
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-50583 (URN)9786559396054 (ISBN)
Note

Translated article: 

Fornäs, J. (2020). Cultural studies : Crossing borders, defending distinctions. International journal of cultural studies, 23(3), pp. 298–309, doi:10.1177/1367877919891443.

Available from: 2023-01-10 Created: 2023-01-10 Last updated: 2023-01-10Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2022). Karl Marx: dialektisk samhällskritik. In: Lisa Eklund ; Bo Isenberg (Ed.), Sociologins klassiker: Upptäckter och återupptäckter (pp. 69-84). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Karl Marx: dialektisk samhällskritik
2022 (Swedish)In: Sociologins klassiker: Upptäckter och återupptäckter / [ed] Lisa Eklund ; Bo Isenberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022, p. 69-84Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2022
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47842 (URN)9789144141060 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-16 Created: 2021-12-16 Last updated: 2022-01-31Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2021). Strömningar: Ett liv bland andra. Göteborg: Korpen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Strömningar: Ett liv bland andra
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Korpen, 2021. p. 417
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-47843 (URN)9789189401211 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-16 Created: 2021-12-16 Last updated: 2022-01-31Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2021). Vi tar kulturtempen på partiprogrammen. Dagens Arena (2021-03-18)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vi tar kulturtempen på partiprogrammen
2021 (Swedish)In: Dagens Arena, no 2021-03-18Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Föreningen Arena, 2021
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-44598 (URN)
Available from: 2021-03-19 Created: 2021-03-19 Last updated: 2021-03-19Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2020). Cultural studies: Crossing borders, defending distinctions. International journal of cultural studies, 23(3), 298-309
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural studies: Crossing borders, defending distinctions
2020 (English)In: International journal of cultural studies, ISSN 1367-8779, E-ISSN 1460-356X, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 298-309Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To identify a set of defining traits and goals of the cultural studies field is the task of this intervention. It begins by investigating how leading actors in this field today define it: the Association for Cultural Studies and the journals Cultural Studies, the European Journal of Cultural Studies, the International Journal of Cultural Studies, and Inter-Asian Cultural Studies. Three main tropes are identified: diversity, contextualization and critique. Each of them has partly succeeded but other aims remain unfulfilled. Two central tasks are formulated. First, cultural studies needs a reinforced critical reflexivity to explain what it is and why it is needed as a driving force for interactive diversity, contextualizing meaning making and communicative critique. Second, the field needs to be on high alert, stepping forward and responding fast and loud to the current totalitarian threats against sustainable and resilient academic knowledge production. © The Author(s) 2020.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
academia, concept of culture, critique, cultural studies, diversity, identity, knowledge production, reflexivity, research
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40314 (URN)10.1177/1367877919891443 (DOI)000513396300001 ()2-s2.0-85079700816 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-03-04 Created: 2020-03-04 Last updated: 2020-04-14Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2020). Hermeneutics. In: Michael Filimowicz & Veronika Tzankova (Ed.), Reimagining Communication: Meaning (pp. 27-47). New York: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hermeneutics
2020 (English)In: Reimagining Communication: Meaning / [ed] Michael Filimowicz & Veronika Tzankova, New York: Routledge, 2020, p. 27-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Hermeneutics is a philosophical reflection on interpretation: how people make meaning, for instance, when reading books or looking at pictures. This chapter first defines interpretation, explains why it is central to any reimagining of communication, and clarifies its relations to neighboring concepts like meaning, culture and communication. Then follows a discussion of key assumptions and themes of interpretation theory, including how to locate and reconstruct meaning. Third, a brief historical overview over different hermeneutic contributions traces the transition from the Romanticist tradition with Schleiermacher and Dilthey through Heidegger and Gadamer to the critical hermeneutics of Paul Ricoeur, which is particularly suitable for a theory of communication in the contemporary media age. The hermeneutic circle, expanded to a spiral of interpretation, is then presented as a model of how meaning is made – but also of how it is studied. The chapter concludes with some words on the limits of interpretation, responding to antihermeneutic challenges from posthumanists and new materialists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York: Routledge, 2020
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40890 (URN)9781138542884 (ISBN)9781138542860 (ISBN)9781351007924 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-06-09 Created: 2020-06-09 Last updated: 2020-06-09Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2020). Stuart Hall: Kodning och avkodning (1973). In: Stina Bengtsson; Staffan Ericson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Medievetenskapens idétraditioner: (pp. 181-196). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stuart Hall: Kodning och avkodning (1973)
2020 (Swedish)In: Medievetenskapens idétraditioner / [ed] Stina Bengtsson; Staffan Ericson; Fredrik Stiernstedt, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020, p. 181-196Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2020
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40476 (URN)9789144130712 (ISBN)
Available from: 2020-04-06 Created: 2020-04-06 Last updated: 2020-04-06Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2020). Symbols and narratives of Europe: Three tropes. Punctum: International journal of semiotics, 6(2), 85-100
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Symbols and narratives of Europe: Three tropes
2020 (English)In: Punctum: International journal of semiotics, E-ISSN 2459-2943, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 85-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Throughout history, attempts have been made to identify Europe as a geographical, political, social, and cultural entity. Recent efforts to establish key symbols and narratives of Europe have focused on a set of central signifying elements, even if there is a wide and contradictory range of ways to define, structure, and interpret them. An introductory remark on the current debate on the need for renewed European self-reflection paves the way for some conceptual clarifications of my approach to concepts like culture, meaning, identity and mediation. A methodological reflection accompanies this on how to use semiotic tools in cultural studies based on critical hermeneutics. The concept of culture used here is based on the signifying practice of mediating meaning-making, linking imagination to communication in a triangular dynamic between texts, subjects, and contexts. Examples are given from two research projects on a broad and diverse range of European symbols and narratives, illustrating such interpretive research results. European identifications are crystallized and spun around three dominant tropes: supreme universality, resurrection from division, and communicative mobility. Their intricate tensions and interrelations attest to how deeply Europe remains a highly contested and dynamic meaning cluster.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2020
Keywords
Europe, culture, meaning, identity, mediation, symbol, narrative
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-44452 (URN)10.18680/hss.2020.0022 (DOI)2-s2.0-85102879984 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-03-02 Created: 2021-03-02 Last updated: 2021-03-30Bibliographically approved
Fornäs, J. (2019). Notes on media, culture and resilience. In: Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin (pp. 207-218). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Notes on media, culture and resilience
2019 (English)In: Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin / [ed] Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019, p. 207-218Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019
Series
Mediestudier vid Södertörns högskola, ISSN 1650-6162 ; 2019:1
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38062 (URN)978-91-88663-62-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25 Last updated: 2019-04-26Bibliographically approved
Projects
Narratives of Europe: Perspectives from its North-East Periphery [A004-2011_OSS]; Södertörn University; Publications
Kaun, A. & Murru, M. F. (2018). Narrative mediation of the Occupy movement: A case study of Stockholm and Latvia. In: Laura Basu ; Steve Schifferes ; Sophie Knowles (Ed.), Media and austerity: Comparative perspectives (pp. 226-236). Abingdon: RoutledgeFornäs, J. (2017). A cultural perspective on European borders. In: Mats Andrén, Thomas Lindkvist, Ingmar Söhrman, Katharina Vajta (Ed.), Cultural Identities, National Borders: (pp. 7-20). Göteborg: Centrum för EuropaforskningCederberg, C. (2017). Europe as identity and ideal: Reading Barroso’s ‘New Narrative’ heretically alongside Hegel, Husserl and Patočka. In: Johan Fornäs (Ed.), Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half (pp. 35-61). Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Fornäs, J. (2017). Europe faces Europe: An introduction. In: Johan Fornäs (Ed.), Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half (pp. 1-34). Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Fornäs, J. (Ed.). (2017). Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half. Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Fornäs, J. (2017). Euro-visions: East European narratives in televised popular music. In: Johan Fornäs (Ed.), Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half (pp. 179-235). Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Kaun, A. (2017). Narrating protest: Silenced stories of Europe in Occupy Stockholm and Occupy Latvia. In: Johan Fornäs (Ed.), Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half (pp. 133-151). Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Horbyk, R. (2017). Narratives at war: Representations of Europe in news media of Ukraine, Russia and Poland during Euromaidan. In: Johan Fornäs (Ed.), Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half (pp. 93-132). Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Wadstein MacLeod, K. (2017). The resilience of the periphery: Narrating Europe through curatorial strategies. In: Johan Fornäs (Ed.), Europe Faces Europe: Narratives From Its Eastern Half (pp. 153-177). Bristol: Intellect Ltd.Kaun, A. & Jurkane-Hobein, I. (2016). Occupy Narratives in Sweden and Latvia: How Mainstream Media tell the Story of a Movement. Interactions: Studies in Communication & Culture, 7(1), 23-39
Rethinking Cultural Theory [SAB15-0164:1_RJ]; Södertörn University; Publications
Fornäs, J. (2017). Defending culture: conceptual foundations and contemporary debate. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
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