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Kaun, A. & Stiernstedt, F. (2020). Prison media work: from manual labor to the work of being tracked. Media Culture and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prison media work: from manual labor to the work of being tracked
2020 (English)In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Incarcerated individuals have long contributed to crucial societal infrastructures. Frombeing leased work force building the railway in the United States to constructing canalsystems in Sweden, prisoners’ labor has been widespread as an important part ofvalue production. Part of the labor conducted by incarcerated people is related tothe production, repair, and maintenance of media devices and media infrastructuresconstituting what we call prison media work. In this article, we trace the changinglogics of prison media work historically since the inception of the modern prison at theturn of the 20th century. Based on archival material, interviews, and field observations,we outline a shift from physical manual labor toward the work of being tracked thatis constitutive of surveillance capitalism in- and outside of the prison. We argue thatprison media work holds an ambiguous position combining elements of exploitationand rehabilitation, but most importantly it is a dystopian magnifying glass of media workunder surveillance capitalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
cheap labor, heterotopia, marginalized media workers, media work, prisons, surveillance capitalism, Sweden
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-40253 (URN)10.1177/0163443719899809 (DOI)000517314600001 ()
Available from: 2020-02-21 Created: 2020-02-21 Last updated: 2020-03-19Bibliographically approved
Lindell, J., Jakobsson, P. & Stiernstedt, F. (2020). The field of television production: Genesis, structure and position-takings. Poetics (Amsterdam. Print)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The field of television production: Genesis, structure and position-takings
2020 (English)In: Poetics (Amsterdam. Print), ISSN 0304-422X, E-ISSN 1872-7514Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

As a leading scholar of the social conditions of cultural production, Pierre Bourdieu had little to say about large-scale media production. This study, however, brings the theoretical-empirical program that underpins studies of fields of cultural production within the Bourdieusian tradition to bear upon the Swedish field of television production. Two research questions are posed. First, what is the structure of the field of television production—what are the main hierarchies that divide agents in the field? Second, how do positions in the field correspond to agents’ ways of orienting themselves—how are various position-takings distributed in the field? These questions are answered with a multiple correspondence analysis with agents in the Swedish field of television production (n = 378). The field of television production is structured, first, along an incumbent-challenger axis; and second, according to an axis separating public service broadcasters and journalists rich on cultural capital from commercial broadcasters involved in drama and entertainment production. These dynamics, along with the position-takings assumed by agents in the field, are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2020
Keywords
Television production, Cultural production, Bourdieu, Field theory, Multiple correspondence analysis, Public service
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39843 (URN)10.1016/j.poetic.2019.101432 (DOI)2-s2.0-85077359025 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014–1204
Available from: 2020-01-14 Created: 2020-01-14 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Stiernstedt, F. & Jakobsson, P. (2019). Defusing the male working class: Populist politics and reality television. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(5-6), 545-562
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Defusing the male working class: Populist politics and reality television
2019 (English)In: European Journal of Cultural Studies, ISSN 1367-5494, E-ISSN 1460-3551, Vol. 22, no 5-6, p. 545-562Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents an analysis of the makeover reality show Real Men, which was broadcast on Swedish television in 2016. The analysis shows that Real Men – like other shows of its genre – functions as a form of ‘governmentality’ through which forms of neoliberal subjectivity are propagated and pedagogically enforced on ‘bad subjects’. However, the show surpasses the genre conventions by questioning the authority of the norms and values (i.e. middle-class, cosmopolitan and urban values) that are being propagated and in letting the values held by the working-class men on the show eventually be victorious and accepted within the narrative. The purpose of this article is to try to make sense of a popular cultural artefact such as Real Men against the background of the crisis of legitimacy for the neoliberal ideology and the rise of (right-wing) populism, and to try to understand how the forms and genres of popular culture transform and respond to this changing political context. © The Author(s) 2018.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
Cosmopolitanism, masculinity, neoliberalism, populism, reality TV, social class
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36508 (URN)10.1177/1367549418786423 (DOI)000487056100004 ()2-s2.0-85053397637 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1204
Available from: 2018-10-09 Created: 2018-10-09 Last updated: 2019-10-10Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A. & Stiernstedt, F. (2019). Doing time / Time Done: Exploring the temporalities of datafication in the Smart Prison. In: Maren Hartmann; Elizabeth Prommer, Karin Deckner, Stephan Görland (Ed.), Mediated Time: Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age (pp. 129-147). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Doing time / Time Done: Exploring the temporalities of datafication in the Smart Prison
2019 (English)In: Mediated Time: Perspectives on Time in a Digital Age / [ed] Maren Hartmann; Elizabeth Prommer, Karin Deckner, Stephan Görland, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, p. 129-147Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39389 (URN)9783030249502 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-11-14 Created: 2019-11-14 Last updated: 2019-12-09Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, P. & Stiernstedt, F. (Eds.). (2019). Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin
2019 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Den tionde april 2019 fyllde professor Göran Bolin 60 år. Vänner och kollegor inom medie- och kommunikationsvetenskapen i Sverige och utomlands tog tillfället i akt och förärade honom denna bok.

Bidragen i boken tar upp en rad olika teman och ämnen som på olika sätt anknyter till Görans gärning: Här återfinns texter om mediegenerationer, medialisering, fält och kulturell produktion och vår förhoppning är att den återger något av den spännvidd som finns i dagens medievetenskapliga forskning. Vi hoppas också att bokens kapitel i någon mening fångar den slags medievetenskap som vi uppfattar att Göran står för: En medievetenskap som kombinerar samhällsvetenskapliga och humanistiska traditioner, en empirisk, kritisk forskning som närmar sig tidens stora frågor med ett historiskt grundat och teoretiskt välinformerat perspektiv.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019. p. 245 Edition: 1
Series
Mediestudier vid Södertörns högskola, ISSN 1650-6162 ; 2019:1
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37913 (URN)978-91-88663-62-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-24 Created: 2019-04-24 Last updated: 2019-04-26Bibliographically approved
Stiernstedt, F. (2019). Fängelse, arbete, medier. In: Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt (Ed.), Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin (pp. 187-206). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fängelse, arbete, medier
2019 (Swedish)In: Fritt från fältet: Om medier, generationer och värden. Festskrift till Göran Bolin / [ed] Peter Jakobsson; Fredrik Stiernstedt, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2019, p. 187-206Chapter 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-38061 (URN)978-91-88663-62-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-25 Created: 2019-04-25 Last updated: 2019-04-25Bibliographically approved
Stiernstedt, F. & Golovko, I. (2019). Volunteering as Media Work: The Case of the Eurovision Song Contest. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 11(2), 231-251
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Volunteering as Media Work: The Case of the Eurovision Song Contest
2019 (English)In: Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, ISSN 2000-1525, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 11, no 2, p. 231-251Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores volunteering in relation to the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC), which took place in Stockholm in 2016 and in Kyiv in 2017, with the aim of shedding light on volunteering as a form of “media work”. Following from this, the article aims to problematize the theoretical concept of free labour and analyse the symbolic exchanges and currencies involved in employing a “free” labour force. Through interviews with volunteers, this article explores what volunteers at huge media events do, how their work is organized, and what motivates them. The empirical basis for this article is an interview study with volunteers and volunteer organizers of the ESC in Stockholm (May 2016) and in Kyiv (May 2017), complemented with a document analysis of volunteer guidebooks and organizational reports. The article shows that eventfulness is an essential part of what volunteer labour brings to an event such as the ESC. It is also a key element in the production of economic value: eventfulness is a currency that expresses the value of the event itself and is a key feature of place branding. Furthermore, eventfulness – along with the feeling of being a part of an event, of something bigger, as it unfolds in time – is a key feature of the motivation for the volunteers who contribute with unpaid labour. As such, eventfulness can also be understood as a form of currency or symbolic capital that forms the main remuneration or “wage” earned by volunteers at an event such as the ESC.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2019
Keywords
media work; volunteering; free labour; Eurovision Song Contest
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-39046 (URN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2014-00784
Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-09-26Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, P. & Stiernstedt, F. (2018). Arbetarklassens symboliska utplåning i medelklassens medier. Stockholm: Katalys – Institut för facklig idéutveckling
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetarklassens symboliska utplåning i medelklassens medier
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I denna rapport redovisas resultat från den existerande forskningen – både i Sverige och internationellt – kring relationerna mellan samhällsklass och medier. Bland annat ser vi att arbetarklassen är kraftigt underrepresenterad och osynliggjord – den undanhålls både röst och erkännande – i svenska medier och att avsaknaden av representation i medierna kan leda till en (berättigad) känsla av osynliggörande som i sin tur kan ligga till grund för ett avståndstagande från medierna. Vidare ser vi att klasserna är betydligt mer ”segregerade” i televisionens genresystem i dag än vad som var fallet för 35 år sedan; arbetarklassen har i det närmaste försvunnit från nyheter och faktaprogram och återfinns istället huvudsakligen i film, drama och reality-program. Just reality-tv ger dramatisk form till dominerande ideologier som på samma gång exploaterar klass – för att skapa narrativ dramatik – och förnekar eller undertrycker frågan om klass och klasskonflikter. Inte minst gestaltas personer från arbetarklassen på ett stereotypt, nedsättande och hånfullt sätt. Avsaknad av röst och erkännande kan blockera formeringen av klassidentitet och minska arbetarrörelsens möjligheter att organisera sig och formera sig för politisk kamp. Vad gör dagens svenska arbetarrörelse på detta område?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Katalys – Institut för facklig idéutveckling, 2018. p. 35
Series
Katalys ; 42
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34964 (URN)
Available from: 2018-05-16 Created: 2018-05-16 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Jakobsson, P. & Stiernstedt, F. (2018). Naturalizing Social Class as a Moral Category on Swedish Mainstream Television. Nordicom Review, 39(1), 81-94
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Naturalizing Social Class as a Moral Category on Swedish Mainstream Television
2018 (English)In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 81-94Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper presents an analysis of how social class is constructed as a moral category on Swedish mainstream television. Practices of categorisation by the media is an important area of study since these practices are part of a process of co-construction of social categories that are offered to media users as cognitive tools and frames for navigating the social landscape. Based on a content analysis of television in Sweden, we show that the medium of television categorises people appearing on television along the social divisions of class and constructs class as a moral category, with a lower moral value assigned to the working class in comparison to the middle and upper class

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordicom, 2018
Keywords
class, ideology, categorisation, valuation, content analysis
National Category
Media Studies
Research subject
Critical and Cultural Theory
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34337 (URN)10.2478/nor-2018-0003 (DOI)000433247600006 ()2-s2.0-85047100927 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01204
Available from: 2018-01-23 Created: 2018-01-23 Last updated: 2020-03-26Bibliographically approved
Kaun, A., Stiernstedt, F. & Jakobsson, P. (2018). Politisera, sociologisera, historisera AI! (1ed.). In: Daniel Akenine & Jonas Stier (Ed.), Människor och AI: En bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva (pp. 48-56). Stockholm: Books on Demand
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Politisera, sociologisera, historisera AI!
2018 (Swedish)In: Människor och AI: En bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva / [ed] Daniel Akenine & Jonas Stier, Stockholm: Books on Demand , 2018, 1, p. 48-56Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Books on Demand, 2018 Edition: 1
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36934 (URN)9789178517213 (ISBN)
Note

Specialutgåva för Internetdagarna 2018

Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2018-12-12Bibliographically approved
Projects
Boarderlands: Experiences and Organising of Internships in the Swedish Media Industry. [2014-00784_Forte]; Södertörn University; Publications
Stiernstedt, F. & Golovko, I. (2019). Volunteering as Media Work: The Case of the Eurovision Song Contest. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research, 11(2), 231-251
Class on Television [2014-01204_VR]; Södertörn University; Publications
Stiernstedt, F. & Jakobsson, P. (2019). Defusing the male working class: Populist politics and reality television. European Journal of Cultural Studies, 22(5-6), 545-562Stiernstedt, F. & Jakobsson, P. (2017). Watching reality from a distance: Class, genre and reality television. Media Culture and Society, 39(5), 697-714
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