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Landqvist, M. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2019). Drawing the Line between Sick and Healthy: Normality Constructions in Health Communication Contexts.. Health Communication, 1-11
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Drawing the Line between Sick and Healthy: Normality Constructions in Health Communication Contexts.
2019 (English)In: Health Communication, ISSN 1041-0236, E-ISSN 1532-7027, p. 1-11Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this paper we examine how traditional views of normality are negotiated, indorsed and resisted when talking about children with heart defects. Having as a starting point an ethnographic project that aimed to study knowledge construction when being pregnant or having a child with a heart defect, we focus on argumentation put forward by clinicians and parents in order to understand the forms that normality takes in relation to children's health and illness and the way that it is constructed argumentatively and linguistically. More specifically, we draw data from recorded doctor-patient consultations, ethnographic interviews and entries from family blogs and forums and focus on those instances where normality is negotiated as a means of providing a medical consultation or of taking and motivating decisions about the child's health and everyday life. The analysis is conducted by identifying content and logical topics in the data and showing how constructions of normality and alternative conceptions are constructed in discourse. Discourses are additionally related to discursive, semiotic framing and the realization of norms. Our results highlight a duality that is being painted both in the clinicians and in the parents' discourse when negotiating the illness and the accompanying risks in the child's everyday life. Some of the traditional norms being re-constructed and re-negotiated in the data are those of stigmatization, diversity, responsibility and freedom of choice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-38780 (URN)10.1080/10410236.2019.1652389 (DOI)000480914800001 ()31412724 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-850708892772-s2.0-85070889277 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Hälsolitteracitet och kunskapsbyggande i informationssamhället
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-01959
Available from: 2019-08-23 Created: 2019-08-23 Last updated: 2019-08-30Bibliographically approved
Bellander, T., Karlsson, A.-M. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2018). Blogging as a Health Literacy Practice: Identity construction and knowledge-building in the writing of parents of children with heart defect. In: Stina Hållsten & Zoe Nikolaidou (Ed.), Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Capturing linguistic and cultural diversities (pp. 127-151). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blogging as a Health Literacy Practice: Identity construction and knowledge-building in the writing of parents of children with heart defect
2018 (English)In: Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Capturing linguistic and cultural diversities / [ed] Stina Hållsten & Zoe Nikolaidou, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018, p. 127-151Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018
Series
Text- och samtalsstudier från Södertörns högskola ; 7
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36440 (URN)978-91-88663-39-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-27 Created: 2018-09-27 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved
Hållsten, S. & Nikolaidou, Z. (Eds.). (2018). Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Capturing Linguistic and Cultural Diversities (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Capturing Linguistic and Cultural Diversities
2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The term linguistic ethnography was introduced at the beginning of the millennium to describe a large number of studies that made use of ethnographic methods of data collection and analysis to talk about context when studying language use, practices and ideologies.

The six chapters in this edited collection were among the forty papers presented in the Sixth Conference on Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication, at Södertörn University in 2016 and they all have a focus on methodology. A preface is included written by Karin Tusting, convenor of the Linguistic Ethnography Forum at Lancaster University.

This volume is the seventh edition, and first to include contributions written in English, in the Södertörn Discourse Studies series (Text- och samtalsstudier) from Södertörn University.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2018. p. 153 Edition: 1
Series
Text- och samtalsstudier från Södertörns högskola ; 7
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34783 (URN)978-91-88663-39-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-03-26 Created: 2018-03-26 Last updated: 2018-07-18Bibliographically approved
Nikolaidou, Z. & Bellander, T. (2018). Health literacy as knowledge construction: Learning about health by expanding objects and crossing boundaries in networked activities. Learning, Culture and Social Interaction
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Health literacy as knowledge construction: Learning about health by expanding objects and crossing boundaries in networked activities
2018 (English)In: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, ISSN 2210-6561, E-ISSN 2210-657XArticle, review/survey (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this paper we examine health literacy as a set of practices that unfold in networked activity systems. Focusing on the literacy practices of pregnant couples and parents of children with heart defect, we show that they participate in multiple activities with the object of constructing knowledge about the child's condition. The contexts for these activities are doctor-patient consultations and the parents' online searching and sharing. The study builds on ethnographic interviews, recorded medical consultations and collection of texts from online forums, blogs and social media. An analysis based on literacy practices and activity theory shows that these activities enable parents' learning, but they can also be restricting as to the mediating tools they provide and the rules that dictate the tools. Additionally, the object of learning about heart defect is not always clearly formulated and stable but it keeps alternating and expanding. As a result, the parents cross boundaries between activities with different mediating tools, rules and communities and thereby different possibilities for learning. We show that doing health literacy is comprised by a set of recontextualised practices of looking for medical and experiential knowledge and it is by a combination of the two that meaningful learning is achieved.

Keywords
Health literacy, Activity theory, Expert knowledge, Experiential knowledge, Medical consultations, Social media
National Category
Pedagogical Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-36955 (URN)10.1016/j.lcsi.2018.11.003 (DOI)2-s2.0-85057735557 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council
Available from: 2018-12-12 Created: 2018-12-12 Last updated: 2018-12-20Bibliographically approved
Bellander, T. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2017). Building health knowledge online: Parents’ online information searching on congenital heart defects. Literacy and Numeracy Studies: An international journal in the education and training of adults, 25(1), 4-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Building health knowledge online: Parents’ online information searching on congenital heart defects
2017 (English)In: Literacy and Numeracy Studies: An international journal in the education and training of adults, ISSN 1441-0559, E-ISSN 1839-2903, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 4-19Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The study examines online searching as a digital health literacy practice and focuses on parents of children with congenital heart defects. Over the period of four years, we have conducted interviews with couples at different stages of pregnancy or parenthood and have encouraged them to reflect on their literacy practices when receiving a heart defect diagnosis, during the remaining time of their pregnancy and when living with a child with a heart defect. We have also read and analysed health blogs written by parents and focused on extracts where literacy events are described. Searching for information and support online is one of the most frequent practices amongst the participants in the study. The aim of this paper is therefore to highlight the complexity of looking for information online in order to take health decisions and provide care to a child with congenital illness. Based on what parents say they do when searching online, we focus on three main paths to knowledge: looking for medical facts, looking for other parents’ experiences and looking for practical information. We discuss digital health literacy practices as complex activities that often involve parents in the diagnosis and in the child’s medical care to such an extent that parents build up knowledge and become experts, not only in finding information and support but in talking and writing about their child’s illness. We also problematise the notion of trustworthy health information and show how facts and opinions often go hand in hand in platforms where health issues are discussed. Finally, we show some of the affordances and restrictions inherent in using the internet as a source for meaning making and learning about children’s health. The results reinforce our understanding of the socially framed nature of health literacy and make us focus on the digital as an additional important aspect in the practice of health literacy.

National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-34124 (URN)10.5130/lns.v25i1.5358 (DOI)000424746600002 ()
Available from: 2018-01-12 Created: 2018-01-12 Last updated: 2018-11-13Bibliographically approved
Hjalmarsson, J., Nikolaidou, Z., Sköldvall, K. & Eklund Heinonen, M. (2017). "Fan va grymma vi är" - effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande- effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande. In: Saga Bendegard; Ulla Melander Marttala; Maria Westman (Ed.), Språk och norm. Language and norms: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Uppsala universitet 21-22 april 2016. Papers from the ASLA Symposium at Uppsala University 21-22 April, 2016. Paper presented at Språk och norm. ASLA:s symposium, Uppsala universitet 21-22 april 2016 (pp. 37-44). Uppsala: ASLA: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Fan va grymma vi är" - effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande- effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande
2017 (Swedish)In: Språk och norm. Language and norms: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Uppsala universitet 21-22 april 2016. Papers from the ASLA Symposium at Uppsala University 21-22 April, 2016 / [ed] Saga Bendegard; Ulla Melander Marttala; Maria Westman, Uppsala: ASLA: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap , 2017, p. 37-44Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: ASLA: Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap, 2017
Series
ASLA:s skriftserie, ISSN 1100-5629 ; 26
Keywords
Språkstudier, Högre utbildning
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-33775 (URN)978-91-87884-26-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Språk och norm. ASLA:s symposium, Uppsala universitet 21-22 april 2016
Available from: 2017-11-29 Created: 2017-11-29 Last updated: 2017-12-27Bibliographically approved
Eklund Heinonen, M., Hjalmarsson, J., Sköldvall, K. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2016). Effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande. In: : . Paper presented at ASLA, Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap: Språk och norm, 21-22 april 2016.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande
2016 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

De senaste decenniernas breddade rekrytering till högre utbildning har lett till alltmer heterogena studentgrupper. Samtidigt har en offentlig debatt pågått med ett fokus på brister i studenters skrivande. Forskningsfältet academic literacies (Lea & Street 1998) ifrågasätter ett sådant ensidigt bristperspektiv och förespråkar istället fokus på skrivandets sociokulturella sammanhang. Litteracitet betraktas här som en kontextburen praktik (Barton 2004), som bäst tillägnas i autentiska och funktionella sammanhang (Gee 2012). Utifrån ett sådant synsätt ifrågasätts varför studenter oftast erbjuds separata insatser i det akademiska skrivandet, trots att stöd inom ämnesstudierna skulle vara mer framgångsrikt.  Forskningen om effekterna av sådan undervisning är dock fortfarande mycket begränsad.

Vårt forskningsprojekt syftar övergripande till att utforska effekter av ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande. Projektet ansluter till ett pågående högskolepedagogiskt utvecklingsarbete vid Södertörns högskola, där Utvecklingsenheten för högskolepedagogik och bildning, Biblioteket och Studieverkstan, som arbetar med olika typer av studie- och skrivstöd, samverkar med ett antal ämnen om ämnesintegrerad undervisning i akademiskt skrivande och informationssökning. Erfarenheterna visar att de flesta, både studenter och ämneslärare, i utvärderingar och reflektioner värdesätter undervisningen och menar att den påtagligt bidrar till studenternas skrivutveckling. I forskningsprojektet vill vi försöka få en djupare förståelse för vilka effekter som undervisningen ger. Under föredraget kommer vi att presentera en pilotstudie där vi analyserar studenttexter som är skrivna under och efter studenternas deltagande i den ämnesintegrerade skrivundervisningen.

 

Litteratur: Barton, D. & Hamilton, M. (1998). Local Literacies. Reading and Writing in one Community. London: Routledge.

 

Gee, J.P. (2012). Social Linguistics and Literacies – Ideology in Discourses. London: Routledge.

Lea M.R. & Street, B. (1998). Student writing in higher education. Studies in Higher Education, 23 (2): 3-35.

National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-29924 (URN)
Conference
ASLA, Svenska föreningen för tillämpad språkvetenskap: Språk och norm, 21-22 april 2016
Available from: 2016-04-28 Created: 2016-04-28 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, A.-M. & Nikolaidou, Z. (2016). The Textualization of Problem Handling: Lean Discourses Meet Professional Competence in Eldercare and the Manufacturing Industry. Written Communication, 33(3), 275-301
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Textualization of Problem Handling: Lean Discourses Meet Professional Competence in Eldercare and the Manufacturing Industry
2016 (English)In: Written Communication, ISSN 0741-0883, E-ISSN 1552-8472, Vol. 33, no 3, p. 275-301Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article reports on research addressing the role of incident reporting at the workplace as a textual representation of lean management techniques. It draws on text and discourse analysis as well as on ethnographic data, including interviews, recorded interaction, and observations, from two projects on workplace literacy in Sweden: a study in an eldercare facility and a study in a large factory. Analysis of the data set demonstrates striking similarities, both in the way incident reporting texts are structured and worded and in the literacy practices that contextualize them. Dominant characteristics in the texts are the absence of actors and the structured, process-based approach of problems and problem handling. The forms often generate conflicts in the ways workers are asked to textually represent an incident. In this article, we argue that lean thinking has penetrated texts and literacy practices of two considerably different workplaces, and this has a large impact on the way workers are instructed to think and act with regard to problem handling techniques.

Keywords
entextualization, incident report, lean production, linguistic ethnography, workplace literacy
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-30643 (URN)10.1177/0741088316653391 (DOI)000380273900002 ()2-s2.0-84977582573 (Scopus ID)
External cooperation:
Available from: 2016-07-20 Created: 2016-07-19 Last updated: 2018-05-30Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, J., Milles, K. & Nikolaidou, Z. (Eds.). (2015). Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar: Rapport från den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön (1ed.). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar: Rapport från den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön
2015 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Hur har den nordiska forskningen om språk och kön växt fram och hur ser fältet ut idag? Vilka är de teoretiska och metodiska utmaningar vi har att tackla i framtiden? Den åttonde nordiska konferensen om språk och kön ägde rum på Södertörns högskola den 10 och 11 oktober 2013 och ägnades åt dessa frågor.

I Könskonstruktioner och språkförändringar publiceras tio artiklar från konferensen. Volymen visar på den bredd som finns inom ämnet, men också på trender och tendenser som dagens forskare särskilt intresserar sig för. Ett starkt tema i konferensvolymen är feministisk språkpolitik, och fler artiklar rör det nya pronomenet hen. Men det finns också artiklar som berör forskningsfältets framväxt i Norden och mer framåtblickande bidrag om hur forskningen kan bli en del av den antidiskriminerande politiska aktivismen av idag.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2015. p. 207 Edition: 1
Series
Text- och samtalsstudier från Södertörns högskola ; 3
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-27690 (URN)978-91-87843-23-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-10 Created: 2015-06-10 Last updated: 2018-07-18Bibliographically approved
Nikolaidou, Z. (2015). Lean-generated documentation in the Swedish manufacturing industry. In: Kahlin, L.; Landqvist, M.; Tykesson, I. (Ed.), Språk och identitet: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Södertörns högskola 8–9 maj 2014. Paper presented at ASLA:s symposium, Huddinge, 8–9 maj. 2014. (pp. 107-121). Huddinge: Södertörns högskola / Association Suédoise de Linguistique Appliquée (ASLA)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lean-generated documentation in the Swedish manufacturing industry
2015 (English)In: Språk och identitet: Rapport från ASLA:s symposium, Södertörns högskola 8–9 maj 2014 / [ed] Kahlin, L.; Landqvist, M.; Tykesson, I., Huddinge: Södertörns högskola / Association Suédoise de Linguistique Appliquée (ASLA) , 2015, p. 107-121Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Södertörns högskola / Association Suédoise de Linguistique Appliquée (ASLA), 2015
Series
Text- och samtalsstudier från Södertörns högskola ; 5
Series
ASLA:s skriftserie, ISSN 1100-5629 ; 25
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-28416 (URN)978-91-87843-28-0 (ISBN)
Conference
ASLA:s symposium, Huddinge, 8–9 maj. 2014.
Available from: 2015-09-29 Created: 2015-09-29 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Projects
FIIP: Literacy and education at the workplace: The use of Swedish as a second language within the Swedish workplace [2009-02188_Forte]; Södertörn UniversityCo-construction and recontextualisation of migrants’ narratives in the asylum process [70/2016_OSS]; Södertörn University
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9383-3279

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