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  • 1.
    Aasmundsen, Hans Geir
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.
    Pentecostalism, Globalisation and Society in Contemporary Argentina2013Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In Argentina, Pentecostalism had a breakthrough in the early 1980s, and today more than 10 per cent of the population are Pentecostals. The revival coincided with a socio-political transformation of Argentinean society. After half a century of dictatorships and Peronism, democracy was restored, and structural changes paved the way for a certain “autonomisation” of politics, law, economy, science and religion. The "new" form of society that developed resembles what in this study is called a Western model, which to a large degree is currently being diffused on a global scale. This work examines the new religious sphere and how Pentecostals relate to society at large, and the political and judicial sphere in particular.

    Social systems theory and an idea of communication as constitutive of social spheres, such as religious, political and judicial ones, form the theoretical foundation for the study. Methods that have been used are fieldwork, interviews and analyses of written material. It is concluded that evangelisation and transformation are of major concern to Pentecostals in contemporary Argentina and that this follows a global trend. Evangelisation has always been important to, even a hallmark of, Pentecostalism. What has become as important is the urge for transformation, of the individual, the family and society. This leads to increased socio-political engagement. However, Pentecostals do not have a “fixed” idea of how society should be organised, i.e., they do not yet have a full-fledged political theology, a public theology or what could be called a Pentecostal ideology. This is mainly because they experience a lack of “compatibility” between the Pentecostal and the political communication. Their approaches to socio-political concerns seem to be based on an understanding of certain “values” as the fundamental building block of society.

  • 2.
    Aasmundsen, Hans-Geir
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Study of religions.
    Contemporary Pentecostal-Catholic encounters in Argentina2009In: Global Pentecostalism: Encounters with other Religious Traditions / [ed] David Westerlund, London: I. B. Tauris , 2009, p. 243-259Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Abbaszadeh, Sepideh
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    The Sunshine Necklace: A design inquiry study about digital jewellery and wearable technology for empowerment in sexual harassment situations2018Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses a design exploration focusing on interactive jewellery and wearable computing that could affect sexual harassment in social contexts in everyday life. Drawing on a design inquiry study that lead to the creation of an interactive and digital necklace named Sunshine, which is a personal alarm connected to an emergency center, this paper focuses on how a piece of digital jewellery can contribute to women’s empowerment in relation to sexual harassment. The functionality of Sunshine is based on a device that will be activated when the user presses a button on the necklace and an alert with the location of the user will be sent to an alarm center. The users press the button when in danger or exposed to violence and/or abuse. This study so forth addresses a design exploration of a piece of jewellery that can be seen as a symbol for women’s safety, unity and equality. The combination of digital technology and fashion design demonstrate that people can be brought together and especially be empowering in social contexts where sexual harassment might be a part of women’s everyday life.

  • 4.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Study of religions.
    Especially Loved by Allah: Muslim and LGBTQ in Istanbul2011In: Temenos, ISSN 0497-1817, E-ISSN 2342-7256, Vol. 47, no 1, p. 61-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article builds on ethnographic fieldwork within the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Queer) milieu of Istanbul. It is based on material collected through participant observation and semi-structured interviews with people who at the same time self-identify as practicing Muslims and have romantic and sexual relations with people of their own sex. The protagonist of the article is a pious Muslim woman who can be placed in the category of LGBTQ Muslims who do not seek coherence and are not involved in a reinterpretation of their Islamic tradition. The article explores the complex ways in which this woman handles the potential conflicts between her sex life and her religious beliefs, and points specifically to the way she supports herself on the firm belief that Allah loves and protects her.

  • 5.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions. Göteborgs universitet.
    Living Simultaneity: On religion among semi-secular Swedes2015Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis aims at contributing to a critical discussion on the supposedly far-reaching secularity of Sweden on the one hand, and on the incongruence and inconsistency of lived religion on the other. At the center are people referred to as semi-secular Swedes – a group that is often neglected in the study of religion. These people do not go to church or get involved in any other alternative organized spiritual activities, neither are they actively opposed to religion or entirely indifferent to it. Most of them describe the ways they are – or are not – religious as in line with the majority patterns in Swedish society.

    The study is qualitative in method and the material has been gathered through interviews and a questionnaire. It offers a close reading of 28 semi-secular Swedes’ ways of talking about and relating to religion, particularly in reference to their everyday lives and their own experiences, and it analyzes the material with a focus on incongruences.

    By exploring how the term religion is employed vernacularly by the respondents, the study pinpoints one particular feature in the material, namely simultaneity. The concept of simultaneity is descriptive and puts emphasis on a ‘both and’ approach in (1) the way the respondents ascribe meaning to the term religion, (2) how they talk about themselves in relation to different religious designations, and (3) how they interpret experiences that they single out as ‘out-of-the-ordinary’. These simultaneities are explained and theorized through analyses focusing on intersubjective and discursive processes.

    In relation to theorizing on religion and religious people this study offers empirical material that nuance a dichotomous understanding of ‘the religious’ and ‘the secular’. In relation to methodology it is argued that the salience of simultaneity in the material shows that when patterns of religiosity among semi-secular Swedes are studied there is a need to be attentive to expressions of complexity, contradiction and incongruity.

  • 6.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.
    Multiplicity of religious self-descriptions among semi-secular Swedes2015In: Abstract Book: XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the Interna-tional Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), Erfurt, Germany, August 23-29, 2015, 2015, p. 280-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 7.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.
    New Religiosity in Contemporary Sweden: The Dalarna Study in National and International Context2017In: Temenos, ISSN 0497-1817, E-ISSN 2342-7256, Vol. 53, no 1, p. 184-186Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 8.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Study of religions.
    Queer jihad: HBT-muslimer i väst2008In: Svensk religionshistorisk årsskrift, ISSN 0283-0302, Vol. 15, no 2006-2007, p. 120-137Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 9.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Study of religions.
    Ramadan på ålderns höst2009In: Ramadan: en svensk tradition / [ed] Jenny Berglund & Simon Sorgenfrei, Lund: Arcus , 2009, p. 67-78Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 10.
    af Burén, Ann
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Study of Religions.
    Sweden. Blurring boundaries: Patterns of contemporary religiosity2017In: Religion and Secularism in the European Union: State of Affairs and Current Debates / [ed] Jan Nelis; Caroline Sägesser; Jean-Philippe Schreiber, Bruxelles: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017, p. 181-186Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Afshar, Tabassum
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
    "Det hade ju varit värre om det var gris": en jämförande studie om matreglerna inom islam2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här uppsatsen grundas på intervjuer med nio olika muslimer som praktiserar olika i frågan om matregler. Uppsatsens syfte är öka att förståelsen för de skillnader som finns vad gäller hur muslimer förhåller sig till sin religions matregler. Fokus har legat på alkohol- och grisförbudet.

    Resultatet har analyserats utifrån Anthony Giddens socialisationsteori samt diskuterats i förhållande till tidigare islamforskares förklaringar till dessa förbud. Resultatet visar att informanterna förhåller sig olika till alkohol och grisförbudet och att det framförallt beror på huruvida de har socialiserats in i att inte äta eller dricka de livsmedel, som uppsatsen behandlar, under sin barndom.

  • 12. Agamben, Giorgio
    et al.
    Rancière, Jacques
    Badiou, Alain
    Nancy, Jean-Luc
    Bensaid, Daniel
    Zizek, Slavoj
    Brown, Wendy
    Ross, Kristin
    Vad innebär det att vara demokrat?2010Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Finns det någon mening med att kalla sig "demokrat" i en samtid där praktiskt taget alla kallar sig demokrater? Kan ett begrepp som tycks kunna betyda både allt och inget fortfarande ha ett meningsfullt politiskt innehåll? I föreliggande bok åtar sig några av vår tids mest namnkunniga politiska teoretiker att besvara denna provokativa fråga. Svaren de presenterar formuleras utifrån skilda utgångspunkter och leder i flera fall till helt olika slutsatser. Samtidigt förenas de alla av ett gemensamt grundantagande: "demokrati" kan inte vara namnet på en redan förverkligad samhällsmodell eller en metod för att med jämna mellanrum utse politiska ledare. Tvärtom fortsätter demokratibegreppet att vara föremål för kamp och fungera som kärna åt politikens mest centrala frågor.

  • 13.
    Ahlm, Daniel
    Södertörn University College, School of Gender, Culture and History.
    Xeper-i-Set: En studie i Temple of Sets ideologisk relation gentemot fornegyptisk religion2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Hur uppfattar Temple of Set sin relation till den fornegyptiska religionen och vilka aspekter anser de att deras moderna ockultism har gemensamt med eller har utvecklats från denna?

  • 14.
    Akca, Uljana
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication.
    Att övervinna det mänskliga: En läsning av återkomsttanken i Nietzsches Så talade Zarathustra i ljuset av Heideggers kritik2010Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to discuss the meaning of the human and its possible overcoming in Friedrich Nietzsche’s doctrine of the eternal recurrence of the same, with Martin Heidegger’s readings of Nietzsche as point of departure.

    According to Heidegger, Nietzsche’s doctrine of the eternal recurrence of the same represents the end of occidental metaphysical thinking. The thought concludes a thinking of being as the presence of beings, where the original question of being was never developed out of its own ground.

    But at the heart of this interpretation, often considered “violent”, lies the question of whether man is able to think being out of his finitude. This is the question I will unfold, through a reading of Nietzsche’s thought of the eternal recurrence of the same, as it is presented in his Thus spoke Zarathustra, as an attempt to think beings in their being beyond a “humanization” of them, expressed in transcendental aims, purposes and categories. This attempt, I argue, is essentially bound up with a comportment toward the human self as the finite and the corporal. In this sense the human being in its finitude and corporeality is thefocus and the basis for the search for “the overman”.

    But this focus on man, as he who can overcome himself, is at the same time a focus that canbe said to lead man away from himself, in not asking the deeper question about what it means to be this human being.

    I will furthermore consider the tragic as the theme where this question of the overcoming of the human comes to the fore; the dionysic-tragic reveals both a view of man as the being that is mastered by the abyss that underlies this world, and therefore mastered by his finitude - and as the being who can master this same abyss, in thinking it as one with the human self.

    The purpose is not to take a position for or against Heidegger’s reading, but to develop a discussion between Heidegger and Nietzsche about the human self as always being both the closed and the open, and about the ways in which human thinking can approach this.

     

     

  • 15.
    Akkawi, Jamil
    Södertörn University College, Lärarutbildningen.
    Islam i religionsboken: Framställningen av islam och muslimer i två religionsböcker för gymnasiet2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The main objective of this research was to examine description of Islam in two different schoolbooks about religion. The rapport starts with an introduction of the subject and discusses the background of the topic. After the presentation, aims, and the questions I present my methods and material used in this research. Following the method and material is earlier research where I mention some of the previous rapports and results of researchers within the discourse. The theory used to investigate the text is postcolonial and the orientalism theory presented by Edward Said.

    The intention of the research was to answer if the books representation contributed to an oriental description of Islam and Muslims and to see how the text and pictures where used and structured. Similar researches have been presented earlier but this rapport handles a completely new book and a reedited book. The first book is written by Lars-Göran Alm and is called “Religionskunskap A” this book has been published before and is commonly used in schools all around Sweden. The other book is written by Olov Jansson and Linda Karlsson and is called “Religionskunskap A, en mosaik” and had its first release in 2009. The result shows that the book written by Alm represents a more oriental description and the text structure leaves the reader sometimes confused and wanting more. Alm chooses to bring up subjects like Islamism and circumcision of girls but both books mentioned a willingness of Shia Muslims to commit suicidal bombings. Alm left out more spiritual aspects like religious holidays and Sufism. The other book written by Jansson and Karlsson had some tendencies to an oriental description of Islam but not in the same extent as Alm. Jansson and Karlsson also gave a clearer representation of a Swedish context, which made the religion more present and not as distant as Alm. Both books used pictures to complement the text and in most cases in Alms book the pictures were images of places and persons in other continents and countries then Europe and Sweden.

  • 16.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    Södertörn University, School of Political Science, Economics and Law, The German Studies Research Centre.
    Latin i Arboga2004In: Årsbok / Hembygdsföreningen Arboga minne, ISSN 0440-680X, p. 102-114Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Almgren, Birgitta
    et al.
    Södertörn University College, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), The German Studies Research Unit.
    Hecker-Stampehl, Jan
    Piper, Ernst
    Alfred Rosenberg und die Nordische Gesellschaft: Der ’nordische Gedanke’in Theorie und Praxis2008In: NORDEUROPAforum, ISSN 1863-639X, E-ISSN 1863-639X, no 2, p. 7-51Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This contribution traces the emergence, Gleichschaltung, expansion and demise of the Nordische Gesellschaft [Nordic Society] with a special focus on its leading protagonist Alfred Rosenberg. In the beginning of the article, the history of ideas and the organisational foundations of the society are being set as a background. In the main part of the text the Nordische Gesellschaft’s activity during the “Third Reich” and under Rosenberg’s auspices is being analysed. Sources used comprise both archival material as well as the NG’s own publications.

  • 18.
    Alsterdal, Lotte
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Säkerhet och osäkerhet i rörelsen: tankar om förskolepraktik och förskollärarutbildning2016In: Inifrån och utifrån: Om praktisk kunskap på förskolan / [ed] Lotte Alsterdal, Maria Pröckl, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2016, p. 391-419Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Ambagtsheer, Frederike
    et al.
    Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    Gunnarson, Martin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    de Jong, Jessica
    Central Division of the National Police, the Netherlands.
    Lundin, Susanne
    Lund University.
    van Balen, Linde
    Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    Orr, Zvika
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
    Byström, Ingela
    Lund University.
    Weimar, Willem
    Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal: A Case Study Report2016In: Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal: Results and Recommendations / [ed] Frederike Ambagtsheer & Willem Weimar, Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Ambagtsheer, Frederike
    et al.
    Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    Gunnarson, Martin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    van Balen, Linde
    Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    Ivanovski, Ninoslav
    University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia.
    Lundin, Susanne
    Lund University.
    Byström, Ingela
    Lund University.
    Weimar, Willem
    Erasmus MC University Hospital Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
    Organ Recipients who Paid for Kidney Transplantation abroad: A Report2016In: Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal: Results and Recommendations / [ed] Frederike Ambagtsheer & Willem Weimar, Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers, 2016Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 21. Anderson, Allan H.
    et al.
    Westerlund, David
    Södertörn University, School of Gender, Culture and History, Study of religions.
    Den världsvida pentekostalismen2012Book (Other academic)
  • 22. Andersson Cederholm, Erika
    et al.
    Björck, AmelieSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.Jennbert, KristinaLönngren, Ann-Sofie
    Exploring the Animal Turn: Human-animal relations in Science, Society and Culture2014Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Andersson, Christoph
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Stasis skugga faller över Växjö stift2016In: Dagen, ISSN 1652-5264, no 2016-04-01, p. 10-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    De kallades för Doktorn, Ingolf, Hiller och Orio­n. Bakom täcknamnen dolde sig höga östtyska kyrkofö­reträdare. Alla var involverade i Växjö stifts utbytesprogram med kyrkan i DDR – och samarbetade med den östtyska säkerhetspolisen Stasi. Dess främsta mål var att stoppa stiftet i Småland från att stödja kristna regimkritiker i öst.

  • 24.
    Andersson, Erik
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies.
    Historiebruk och historiemedvetande i Venezuelas Förenade Socialistiska Partis Libro Rojo2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis examines the use of history, historical narratives and the relation to Venezuelan historical consciousness in Libro Rojo, a publication of The Unified Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV). It consists of four parts: an introduction, a declaration of principles, statutes and finally what is called the programmatical bases (bases programaticas) of the party.

    A starting point for this thesis is that this is an under prioritized area of research about the Bolivarian revolution in Venezuela. It aims to show the centrality of history in these fundamental documents of the biggest left-wing party in Latin America.

    The thesis finds that symbolically charged historical figures – mainly national icons of Venezuela´s struggle for national liberation - are mobilized to back up contemporary aspirations and influence public perception of what kind of future is possible and desirable. Libro Rojo structures the relationship between past, present and future in order to influence historical consciousness.

    It also finds that Libro Rojo constructs a vision of socialism which aims to show that the ideas and actions of Venezuela´s symbolically charged historical figures are compatible with the ideas of 19th and 20th century western Marxism. An illustration of this is the reference to Peruvian Marxist José Carlos Mariáteguí and his saying that socialism on the American continent can neither be an imitation nor a copy of foreign models, but a heroic creation of the people. Furthermore in Libro Rojo, the ideas of liberation theology, Christianity as well as "all universal and humanist thought" are evoked as foundations for the contemporary aspirations of the PSUV.

    The present is situated within a context of contemporary history in which themes such as the struggle of the peoples against neoliberalism and the threats to the survival of humanity due to climate changes, economic crisis and war are central. It describes a near future in which humanity will have a choice: between its salvation and flourishing through socialism, or its extinction through world capitalism.

  • 25.
    Andersson, Ken
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    I ett ombonat rum2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    I hope this scientific essay can shed som light over how guilt kan appear at a school, primarily for those working as fritidslärare. Fritidslärare come often in close contact with special needs children.In the story I shall recount a case where I have taken the roll of carer and helping an extroverted pupil through his schoolday. He spends most of his time outside the classrum and is mostly with a special needs teacher. Generally his day is filled with rewards and punishment; methods that I find myself uncomfortable with. On one of these schooldays I find myself giving up on him. I see myself ignoring him, taking out my cell phone while he watches a film on the computer. In this situation I feel guilt. Do I have a bad moral standard or am I just acting in accordance with the situation? The question of how I deal with this guilt and what shape the guilt takes are two of the questions I pose to myself. I have made use of the Algerian author and philosopher Albert Camus and his theory of the absurd and the lack of freedom in our lives and how the absurd always stands in the way of total freedom. If we are aware of its existence then we can live with it and minimize its effect upon us. I will also refer to his novel The Fall (2007) in which the protagonist has long managed to avoid guilt and judgement. He comes to feel discomfort after an incident that he identifies as feelings of guilt. The guilt can be both collective and individual. In my text I shall concentrate on individual guilt. I, as an individual teacher, have my version of the truth whilst those around me have another. What does this imply? I also treat the mechanisms of control within the school that manifest themselves through reward and punishment.

  • 26.
    Andersson, Petra
    Chalmers tekniska högskola / Göteborgs universitet.
    Du säger ingenting - men du pratar hela tiden2010In: Kentauren: om interaktion mellan häst och människa / [ed] Jonna Bornemark, Ulla Ekström von Essen, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2010, p. 28-39Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Andersson, Petra
    Göteborgs universitet.
    En hästbok om män och kvinnor, om maskulinitet och femininitet, och om makt2014In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 24 aprilArticle, book review (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Andersson, Petra
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Humanity and nature: towards a consistent holistic environmental ethics2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Andersson, Petra
    Chalmers tekniska högskola / Göteborgs universitet.
    Ingen riktig sport?2010In: Kentauren: om interaktion mellan häst och människa / [ed] Jonna Bornemark, Ulla Ekström von Essen, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2010, p. 92-107Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Andersson, Petra
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Natur och kultur -€“ aldrig mötas de två?2010In: Samhällsförändringar och vården av natur och kultur: en debattskrift om natur- och kulturmiljövårdens utveckling under 100 år : rapport från Riksantikvarieämbetet / [ed] Leif Gren, Stockholm: Riksantikvarieämbetet, 2010, p. 65-69Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31. Andersson, Petra
    Naturligt = bra?: Funderingar över ett värdeladdat begrepp2009In: Naturen som symbol för den goda barndomen / [ed] Gunilla Halldén, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Andersson, Petra
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Om genusmakt, genusroller och genusnormativitet inom ridsporten2014In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 4 marsArticle, book review (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Andersson, Petra
    Chalmers tekniska högskola / Göteborgs universitet.
    Vad kan en ryttare veta?2010In: Kentauren: om interaktion mellan häst och människa / [ed] Jonna Bornemark, Ulla Ekström von Essen, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2010, p. 108-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Andersson, Petra
    Chalmers tekniska högskola.
    Återvinning av metaller ur elektronik och annat svårt avfall2010In: Åter Vinnare för Industrin 2010 / [ed] Kjell-Arne Larsson, Stockholm: Rekord media och produktion , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Andersson, Petra
    et al.
    Chalmers tekniska högskola.
    Radovic, Susanne
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Tuffa män och moderliga kvinnor till häst2011In: Svensk Idrottsforskning: Organ för Centrum för Idrottsforskning, ISSN 1103-4629, no 2, p. 11-15Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Andersson Schwarz, Jonas
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Bloggen som annex till akademin: En skådeplats för kunskapande och vänskapande2015In: Universitetet som medium / [ed] Matts Lindström, Adam Wickberg Månsson, Lund: Mediehistoria, Lunds universitet , 2015, p. 109-134Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 37.
    Andersson, Tommy
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Livets skillnader: Heidegger, djuret och vetenskapen2014Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay constitutes an attempt to expose, with reference to contemporary animal research, the limits of Martin Heidegger’s concept of the being of animality in Die Grundbegriffe der Metaphysik (1929/30) and to propose some possible ways to think, within the philosophical style of this particular work, the being of those animals that most distinctly transcends Heidegger’s concept. The essay seeks to address the following question: Do the results of contemporary animal research expose ways of being within animality that withdrawal from Heidegger’s concept of the being of animality in general, and if so, how should we think these new ways of animal being? The motivation to ask this question, I argue, are immanent to Heidegger’s thinking in at least three ways: 1) Because of his standpoint that philosophy cannot, in any meaningful way, create an ontological concept of animality without an orientation towards the results of the positive sciences; 2) Because of the unfinished and tentative character of Heidegger’s analysis, a character that is such that it should be seen, according to Heidegger himself, as an essential point of departure for further thinking; 3) Because of Heidegger’s view that the being of the animal are such that it involves the withdrawal of this very being from any originary access, a withdrawal that necessitates an infinite return to the question concerning the being of the animal. The essay wants to be a continuation of lines that are present in Heidegger’s open-ended thought on this theme rather than to be an external critique that approach the text, which is most often the case, as a closed point of view which we are forced to affirm or reject. Motivated by these immanent reasons, I attempt to set up a dialogue between Heidegger’s way of thinking the animal and that scientific evidence that has become available since Heidegger wrote his text in the late 20s’. The paradigmatic change in the scientific view of animals that constitute this time period has philosophical consequences, I argue, and I attempt to flesh them out as follows: Contemporary animal research motivates the ontological conclusion that many species withdrawal from the meaning of Heidegger’s concept of the animal in general, and thereby necessitates a philosophical response to this, namely to create – at least as a first step toward a full-blown philosophical and ontological recognition of the differentiated animality of animals – a new concept of the being of those particular animals who most clearly show themselves, both in the new scientific evidence and to our phenomenological experience, as being different to that Heidegger claim them to be. I suggest, with reference to Heidegger’s thesis of the animal as ”poor in world”, that the being of these animals is better understood as otherworldly worlds within the world of human world forming. The being of these animals are to be seen as otherworldly worlds insofar they are what they seem to be, namely alien subject’s that have some sort of access to being, an access that differs from the openness of human Dasein in some profound and ungraspable sense, but that nonetheless suggests itself in the results of contemporary research. In this way I seek to sketch out a thought that let the otherness of these animals shine forth in a radicalized manner from out of their very nearness to the human way of being. The ontological recognition of these beings, I can thus conclude, enrich our world with their woundrous presence while at the same time exposing, with novel acuteness, the finitude of this world. Uttermost, I propose in an forward-looking reflection, these animals turn us toward the discovery of that world that we share with them, here named as the elemental world, as an crucial question for philosophy today and as a theme for further research.

  • 38.
    Andersson, Tommy
    Södertörn University.
    Otherworldly worlds: Rethinking animality with and beyond Martin Heidegger2017In: Studia Phænomenologica, ISSN 1582-5647, E-ISSN 2069-0061, Vol. 17, p. 57-81Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    By setting up a dialogue with contemporary animal research the essay attempts, on the one hand, to expose the limits of Martin Heidegger's concept of animality in The Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics, and, on the other hand, to propose some new ways of thinking the being of those animals that most distinctly show themselves as being other than Heidegger's claims. I suggest, with reference to Heidegger's thesis of the animal as "poor in world," that the being of the cognitively most complex animals is better understood in terms of otherworldly worlds within the world of human world forming. With this concept I aim to develop and continue, rather than criticize, Heidegger's way of thinking the being of animals and deepen the productive relationship between science and philosophy that Heidegger proposed in this work.

  • 39. Andersson, Ulla
    et al.
    Elisson, GöranThurfjell, DavidSödertörn University, Avdelning 3, Study of religions.
    Vi har ju mötts förr2003Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 40.
    Andén, Lovisa
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Uppsala universitet.
    Litteratur och erfarenhet i Merleau-Pontys läsning av Proust, Valéry och Stendhal2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to explore the relation between literary expression and experience in Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy. The principal focus is Merleau-Ponty’s investigations into literature, in two of his first courses at Collège de France, 1953- 1954: Sur le problème de la parole (On the Problem of Speech) and Recherches sur l’usage littéraire du langage (Research on the Literary Use of Language). While the former remains unpublished, the latter was finally published in 2013. At the time of his premature death, Merleau-Ponty left thousands of pages of working notes. They were supposed to contribute to a major philosophical work, the planned title of which was Être et monde (Being and world). Merleau-Ponty had planned to undertake an extensive examination of language in the last part of the work. However, in the absence of this text, the courses on literary language afford us the possibility of sketching the direction that this research might have taken.

    The examination of literary language use is, for Merleau-Ponty, made possible by an understanding of language found in Ferdinand de Saussure’s linguistics. Merleau-Ponty’s interpretation of Saussurean linguistics anticipates the structuralist reading that was later to dominate the intellectual scene. Instead of reading the linguistics of Saussure in opposition to phenomenology, he finds in the former an ally that allows him to think Husserlian phenomenology further.

    In the course notes, Merleau-Ponty explores the relation between sensible experience and linguistic expressions through close readings of Proust, Valéry and Stendhal. In the writing of Marcel Proust, he finds a writer that perpetually examines his experience, searching for expressions that are capable of bringing it forth. In Stendhal’s writing, Merleau-Ponty finds a literary method that makes the world appear through the “small true facts” that describe it. Finally, in Paul Valéry’s poetic writing he finds a writer superimposing words over other words, in order to create new significations. In their literary writing he finds a capacity to seize the world anew, beyond our habitual preconceptions of it, thus bringing us closer to the experience we already perceive.

  • 41.
    Antar, Susan
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Kristen ortodoxi i svenska läroböcker: En analys av framställningen av ortodoxi i fyra läroböcker innan den nya läroplanen. LGR11 och GY11 och fyra efter2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to gain understanding of orthodox Christianity in Swedish educational material. The aim was to compare the presentation of orthodox Christianity towards pupils before the new curriculum and after. With the help of an analytical approach by Bergström and Boreu ́s and the interpretation strategy by Quentin Skinner, I have studied material used in school for the subject religion. I have limited my educational material in one way. The material that I have chosen is produced from the year 2003 until 2012. The goal is to recognize how orthodox Christianity is presented to Swedish pupil ́s. The result will contain a discussion about the ways a specific religion is represented in school, what kind of picture is created for this religion and if there is a difference in these presentations in a period of time.

  • 42. Aristoteles,
    Fysik2017Book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Arketeg, Åsa
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics.
    Poetics and Contemporaneity2018In: Conference Aesthetics, Contemporaneity, Art, Aarhus: Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies , 2018, p. 31-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this talk, I will address aspects of temporality in poetics. I will argue, that temporality characterizes a certain use of poetics that seems to be the opposite of poetics as it ap- pears for example in literary theory. I will argue, however, that while feminist criticism sometimes use poetics as a means to oppose encompassing theoretical frameworks, it nevertheless integrates the traditional use of poetics since self-reflexivity is an important aspect here. In this regard, poetics rather emerges as a framework for thinking than a framework that defines thinking. In this sense poetics takes place in the contemporary, that is, in the making of theoretical and artistic practices. In the first part of the talk, I will discuss how the self-reflexive aspect unfolds in relation to the rejection of encompassing theoreti- cal frameworks in feminist criticism. In the second part of the talk, I will address the Ameri- can poet Lyn Hejinian’s notion of a poetics that is characterized as ”a thinking on”. This characterization is based on the stress on form in poetic language that Hejinian traces back to Russian formalism. I will claim, that this is another example of the temporal aspect of poetics, as this ”thinking on” takes place in the contemporary.

  • 44.
    Arketeg, Åsa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics.
    Freyr, Kamilla
    Oslo Metropolitan University, Norge.
    Tonight no poetry will serve – A Memory Wound2018In: NSEParis 2018 Abstracts, 2018Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The title of our paper alluds to a poem by the American writer Adrienne Rich. The poem suggests the sublime capacity of art to effect change, while at the same time acknowledging that art also can be ineffectual in the face of despair. The history of public art is fraught with controversy, and this fact is also addressed by a number of researchers in our field. As the philosopher Hilde Hein writes ”we go to private art, but public art is come upon,” referring to public art as ”unwanted art” (2006, 55). Our project is not concerned with the controversy of public art, but with a topic that we believe is under-theorized in our field, namely how the social and ethical meaning of memorials and public art are reproduced as a discourse. We argue, that there is a Post Witness Art discourse that reproduce the idea that art must bear wittness to catastrophic events, even when the people that are effected by these events opposes the very existence of art. We will argue, that to look at Post Witness Art as part of a discourse that defines art as remembrance and mourning, means that we have to acknowledge that this discourse carries a certain language, words that in themselves manifest power. In our paper we ask, what does claims of democracy and inclusiveness mean when the art world is faced with opposition? What if there are situations were art simply is not the answer, as the title of Rich´s poem suggests? We will address these matters with a specific case in mind, namely Memory Wound. This is a memorial design by the Swedish artist Jonas Dahlberg, commisioned by Public Art Norway, in the aftermath of the horrific attacks at the government buildings and Utøya in Norway on the 22 of July 2011. The attacks claimed a total of 77 lives and hundreds were injured. With a ”wound that can never be healed” Dahlberg intended the design to “reflect the abrupt and permanent loss.” Dahlbergs design illustrates the loss in the presence of a cut – like an injury – and has a site/non-site logics that is a recurrent image in many contemporary memorials. In our paper, we will adress the collision between the people that live in the proximity to where Memory Wound were to be situated, and the advocators for the memorial, namely the art world. In an open letter an international group of acclaimed artists and curators appealed to the Norwegian government to ”be brave and allow Memory Wound to become a dignified place of healing”. This letter exhibits what we will adress as a tacit understanding of how public art should function, as a mediator between the private and the public. The arguments in favour of Memory Wound that came from the art world show, that there is an underlying assumption that art has a democratic and healing function, that is reflected by the words that are used. We will discuss the advocator’s arguments in the context of a post-habermasian notion of modernity and a “progressive reading on history” where freedom, autonomy and emancipation will be the result. In this research project we work together as a collaborative duo called arketeg.freyr, and this talk will consequently be presented as a combined effort.

  • 45. Assman, Aleida
    Impact and Resonance - Towards a Theory of Emotions in Cultural Memory: Plenary lecture at Södertörn University May 18, 20112011 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Axén, Albin
    Södertörn University College, The School of Culture and Communication.
    Thomas Kuhn och paradigmteorin idag: Från normal till postnormal vetenskap2008Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 points / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay describes the philosophy of science that Thomas Kuhn puts forth in his work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. The question is, does his description of the scientific paradigm work as well today as in the examples he gave in the book?

    The conclusion is that there are certain factors that make for a number of differences between science today and, for example in the seventeenth century. There is also a growing theory or vision of a post normal science laid developed by among others Jerome Ravetz. This theory or vision is an idea of a science close to peer-communities and fast as well as critical decisions involving opposite values.

  • 47.
    Azhgikhina, N.
    et al.
    Moscow State University, Russian Federation.
    Sandomirskaia, Irina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Bad girls, apocalyptic beasts, redemption: A tribute to Helena Goscilo2016In: Transgressive Women in Modern Russian and East European Cultures: From the Bad to the Blasphemous / [ed] Yana Hashamova , Beth Holmgren & Mark Lipovetsky, New York: Routledge, 2016, p. 192-208Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 48. Backman, Ylva
    et al.
    Haglund, Liza
    Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication, Education.
    Gardelli, Viktor
    Persson, Anders
    Philosophy with children: moral argumentation and the role of pictures2011In: Educating for complex thinking through philosophical inquiry: Models, advances, and proposals for the new millennium : Proceedings of the 14th ICPIC Conference. / [ed] Marina Santi, Stefano Oliverio, Padova: Liguori , 2011, p. 12 s.-Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this paper is to outline the disposition and results of a short-time pilot study (Backman, 2009) of pupils’ ability to express ethical arguments and of the role of pictures in ethical argumentation. There were 18 pupils, in the ages 7-8 years, that participated in the study, which was carried out in a school in the northern part of Sweden. In this paper, we begin by giving a short description of some relevant statements in the Swedish national curriculum and put this in relation to some previous research on philosophical inquiry with children. Then we continue by describing some of the project’s influences from philosophical practice and theoretical groundwork. After this, some methodological concerns and ethical considerations are referred. Finally, some results of the study are described and shortly discussed.

  • 49.
    Baldo Zagadou, Catarina
    Södertörn University, School of Communication, Media and it.
    Magasinets sköna, nya värld: Så förändras journalistiken i klivet från papper till surfplatta. En studie av Svenska Dagbladets Ipadmagasin Insikt2012Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Medievanorna förändras fort. Dagens mediekonsument kräver medier med ett ”rikt” utbud, med rörliga bilderoch musik, ungefär som i den smarta mobilen. Och produkten ska vara möjlig att ta med sig överallt, för det är juvad den nya teknologin vant oss vid. Ipaden erbjuder just detta. Många medieexperter menar att den är lösningenmed stort L för den krisande magasinsbranschen.Men hur förändras journalistiken i klivet från papper till Ipad? Det är vad min undersökning vill ge ett svar på.Den bygger på ett närstudium av de första åtta utgåvorna av Svenska Dagbladets Insikt, det mest utveckladeIpadmagasinet i Sverige just nu.Surfplattan är framför allt ett visuellt medium, men det ger också en totalupplevelse, på ett helt annat sätt än enpapperstidning. Flera sinnen stimuleras samtidigt, syn, hörsel, känsel. Texter kan vara praktiskt taget hur långasom helst här – men min studie visar att antalet bilder ökar ännu mer. I Insikt är det det rikt illustrerade ochtidlösa kulturreportaget med många interaktiva inslag som är särskilt gynnat. Mycket tyder också på att arbetetmed den nya plattformen har inspirerat till ökad lekfullhet och kreativitet på Svenska Dagbladets redaktion.

  • 50.
    Bartonek, Anders
    Södertörn University College, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Södertörn University College, School of Culture and Communication, Philosophy.
    Agamben och det verkliga undantagstillståndet2006In: Tidskrift för politisk filosofi, ISSN 1402-2710, no 2, p. 6-18Article in journal (Other academic)
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