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  • 51.
    Boström, Magnus
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Life Sciences.
    Klintman, Mikael
    Eco-standards, product labelling and green consumerism2008Book (Other academic)
  • 52.
    Boström, Magnus
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Rabe, Linn
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Rodela, Romina
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Environmental non-governmental organizations and transnational collaboration: The Baltic Sea and Adriatic-Ionian Sea regions2015In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 24, no 5, p. 762-787Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous studies of environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGO) have primarily taken place within a nation-state perspective without considering multiple levels of politics and governance. Because environmental problems are usually cross-border phenomena, environmental movements must develop transnational features to play constructive roles in politics and governance. This study contributes to the theorizing and study of transnationalization of ENGOs by illuminating the different regional conditions for this process. The conditions for ENGOs to develop transnational collaboration are explored by comparing ENGOs from six countries in two macro-regions: Sweden, Germany, and Poland in the Baltic Sea region, and Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia in the Adriatic-Ionian Sea region. Grounded in the literatures on social movement theory and ENGO transnationalization, the study identifies how different national, macro-regional, and European institutional structures shape the conditions under which ENGOs develop cross-border collaborations, and demonstrate the importance of long-term and dynamic interplay between processes that occur at the domestic and transnational levels.

  • 53. Boström, Magnus
    et al.
    Rodela, Romina
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Environmental Science.
    Developing Capacities for Sustained Transnational Environmental Activism2014In: Facing an unequal world: Challenges for global sociology: Book of abstracts, Yokohama, 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Most environmental problems are extremely long term and have cross-border implications. For environmental non-governmental organizations (ENGOs) to achieve significant impact on environmental governance cross-border and sustained activities are required. The purpose of the paper is to identify key barriers and possible pathways to develop sustained and transnationalenvironmental activism among ENGOs operating in strikingly different political contexts.  

    Our analysis is based on qualitative methodology and empirical analyses of ENGOs in six countries (Sweden, Germany, Poland, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia) and two regional contexts, the Baltic Sea and the Adriatic Sea regions. The study is based on document analyses and semi-structured interviews with representatives from 4-6 key ENGOs in each country. The theoretical framework departs primarily from social movement theory.

    The paper reveals intriguing similarities and differences between the countries regarding ENGOs' abilities to develop sustained and cross-border activism. We pay particular attention to differences in opportunity structures for resource mobilization. The last decades, the European Union (EU) has emerged as a key opportunity structure that in various ways facilitate cross-border collaboration and capacity building among ENGOs, particularly in Central and Eastern European (CEE) Countries. However, the EU also considerably shapes the conditions for ENGOs to set independent long-term agendas. With the exception of Germany and Sweden, ENGOs rely heavily on their ability to develop a "project mind-set", which in turn requires fund-raising skills and procedures. Also ENGOs in Germany and Sweden make use of public grants. However, the fact that they historically have been able to mobilize huge number of members/supporters –which is still extremely difficult particularly in post-communist countries - have profound implications for abilities to develop transnational and sustained environmental activism. We discuss the role of (dis)trust (institutional vs. family-based trust), political culture and historical legacies to analyze these remarkably different conditions for resource mobilization.

  • 54.
    Braafnäs, Lisa
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Hermansson Rivedal, Daniel
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Livsstilsmagasin och den sociala konstruktionen av manlighet2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to examine whether it is possible to find relevant differences in the presentation of the man over the time period from 1999 to 2011. If a change has occurred, we want to try to find out how it looks like. From a social constructivist approach and using conceptual explanations of gender, masculinity and homosociality, we intend to analyze the two Swedish lifestyle magazines Café and Slitz. We will take particular note of studies on mass media and its impact on people's everyday lives. The method used to enable us to further analyze the material is critical discourse analysis, which is to scrutinize the basic sentence context of the text. The material we assume is limited to all Café’s and Slitz’ editions from 1999. To see if changes are made, we analyze two editions of Café from 2010 and six from 2011, and six editions of Slitz from 2009 and three from 2011. Thus, our aim is to try to present an interesting picture of these multi-nuanced contextual and discursive aspects. The general results are as follows: in Slitz, we found no relevant difference, but in the Café, we find a discursive difference between 1999 to 2011. 

  • 55.
    Bross, David
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Främlingsfientlighet – en fråga om förlorare?: En kvantitativ studie kring teorin om modernitetens förlorare och dess applicerbarhet på dagens Sverige2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to examine if the modernization losers' thesis is applicable in Sweden today in regards to explaining differences in xenophobia. The material that is being examined is from the Swedish division of the European Social Survey round 7 from 2014. The results show some support for some parts of the theory, but are too complex to be generalized to the population. But the study show that education have a negative correlation with xenophobia, which is significant and therefore reliable. Problems with the study is, however, brought up and questioned and also the applicability of the theory which gives some guidelines to further and more specific studies.

  • 56.
    Burkart, Patrick
    et al.
    Texas A&M University.
    Andersson Schwarz, Jonas
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Post-Privacy and Ideology2014In: Media, Surveillance and Identity: Social Perspectives / [ed] André Jansson & Miyase Christensen, New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2014, p. 218-237Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    We offer reflections on the counter-discourse of “post-privacy” that has become prevalent among some net activists. The post-privacy position advocates the abandonment of privacy activism and personal privacy hygiene based on the conviction that digital privacy is both untenable and socially unrewarded. This laissez-faire attitude towards surveillance reveals deep anxieties about the loss of control over domains previously associated with autonomy, self-presentation and personal visibility. In our effort to make sense of post-privacy advocacy, we propose a framework within which post-privacy ideology is interpreted through the doxa and the praxis of maintaining personal online privacy under conditions of state and corporate surveillance.

  • 57.
    Bäckström Blomqvist, Max
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Dankemeier, Matilda
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    ”Men det är väl det här med tryggheten då […]”: En kvalitativ undersökning om sammanhållning, gemenskap och trygghet mellan fast och tillfälligt anställda.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Temporary employment has become more common on the labor market. In 1990, time-limited employments corresponded to 9 percent of all employments in Sweden. Today, time-limited employments account for 17.9 percent of the entire labor market. In this context, it is interesting to investigate how the occupational categories that employs temporary employees most, to investigate the employees' experiences of cohesion and community within these professions. The purpose of this study is to increase understanding of how cohesion is affected by the widespread use of temporary employment in these workplaces and to gain a deeper insight into the employees' perceived job security. Previous research talks about the importance of social relations between different groups and the importance of community in the workplace, and also highlights the difficulty of establishing contact and equal cohesion of employment. The theoretical starting points we have used are Guy Standing Precariat (2013) and Elias and Scotson The Established and the Outsiders (1999). The result of this study shows that the experience of occupational safety depends largely on our respondents' type of employment, however the result does not clearly indicate a difference between permanent and temporary employees in terms of cohesion and community experiences depends on the form of employment. Though, we have found several other explanations, such as work experience, for these differences.

  • 58.
    Carlson, Per
    Stockholms Universitet.
    An Unhealthy Decade: A sociological study of the state of public health in Russia 1990-19992000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
  • 59.
    Carlson, Per
    Mid Sweden University.
    Commentary: Russia's mortality crisis, alcohol and social transformation2009In: International Journal of Epidemiology, ISSN 0300-5771, E-ISSN 1464-3685, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 156-157Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 60.
    Carlson, Per
    Stockholms universitet.
    Educational differences in Self-Rated Health during the Russian Transition2000In: Social Science and Medicine, ISSN 0277-9536, E-ISSN 1873-5347, Vol. 51, no 9, p. 1363-74Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 61.
    Carlson, Per
    Stockholms universitet.
    Risk behaviours and self-rated health in Russia 19982001In: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, ISSN 0143-005X, E-ISSN 1470-2738, Vol. 55, no 11, p. 806-817Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 62.
    Carlson, Per
    Stockholms universitet.
    Self-perceived health in east and west Europe: Another European health divide1998In: Social Science and Medicine, ISSN 0277-9536, E-ISSN 1873-5347, Vol. 46, p. 1355-1366Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 63.
    Carlson, Per
    Stockholms universitet.
    Självskattad hälsa och vådliga beteenden i transitionens Ryssland2000In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 37, no 1, p. 150-179Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 64.
    Carlson, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 4, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition).
    Leifman, Håkan
    Center for Social Research on Alcohol and Drugs.
    Swedish crime trends and control policy2000In: Statistics on Alcohol, Drugs and Crime in the Baltic Sea Region / [ed] Leifman H, Henrichson N, Helsinki: NAD , 2000, p. 244-256Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Carlson, Per
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Mäkinen, llkka
    Stockholms universitet.
    Vågerö, Denny
    Stockholms universitet.
    Självmord, mord och kultur1994In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 31, p. 78-89Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 66.
    Carlson, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 4, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition). Stockholms universitet.
    Vågerö, Denny
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 4, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre on Health of Societies in Transition). Stockholms universitet.
    The social pattern of heavy drinking in Russia during transition: Evidence from Taganrog 19931998In: European Journal of Public Health, ISSN 1101-1262, E-ISSN 1464-360X, Vol. 8, no 4, p. 280-285Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 67.
    Carson, Marcus
    et al.
    Stockholm Environment Institute.
    Johannessen, Åse
    Stockholm Environment Institute.
    Beyene, Atakilte
    Stockholm Environment Institute.
    Remling, Elise
    Stockholm Environment Institute.
    Ruben, Cecilia
    Stockholm Environment Institute.
    Peter, Sophie
    Stockholm Environment Institute.
    Institutionalising gender equality in disaster risk reduction: DRR challenges and impacts on women and men, girls and boys in the context of a changing climate2013Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    While MSB has many years of experience of implementing environmental and gender perspectives in its humanitarian work; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation present a different set of opportunities and challenges. Thesefurther emphasise the inclusion of a social change component that overlaps somewhat with more conventional development work. MSB commissioned the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) to prepare this report, noting that women and men (as well as girls and boys) are affected differently by: i) the impacts of climate change, ii) efforts related to climate change adaptation (CCA), and iii) disaster risk reduction (DRR).

  • 68.
    Davidsson, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Tillitens stratifiering: En sociologisk studie om kapitalsammansättningens betydelse för unga vuxnas tillit till och krav på myndigheter2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to examine which mechanisms affect young adults' trust in authorities, with a focus on capital composition, and specifically cultural capital (education). Through this focus on capital, the study examines the underlying factors that affect what requirements that young adults feel that they can demand of/put on authorities. The data material has been collected through six interviews with young adults aged 20–30 who are, or during the past year have been, registered at the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen) in Stockholm, Sweden. The reference framework that formed the basis for the analysis consists of Pierre Bourdieu's capital theory and the concept of habitus, in addition to Max Weber's theories on status and accumulation of opportunities.

    The results of the study shows that capital composition correlates with trust level, but that the level of trust also relates to which extent an authority meets the expectations that exist around their services. Moreover, the results show that the level of trust correlates with the level of risk the young adult must take to trust authority. 

  • 69. Della Porta, Donatella
    Democracy is Not a Spectator Sport!: Spreading Democracy in the Anti-Austerity Movements2015 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 70.
    Edberg, Karin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Energilandskap i förändring: Inramningar av kontroversiella lokaliseringar på norra Gotland2018Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    New energy sources emerge and others are phased out. At the same time global energy demand remains. The siting of the physical structures that generate and distribute energy has an impact in the physical environment as well as in the social landscape before, during and after completion of such projects. It is relevant to investigate how the siting of new energy infrastructures is received. The overall aim of this PhD thesis in sociology is to contribute to an increased understanding of local handling of global energy dilemmas.

    In the thesis, controversial energy infrastructural siting is analysed. More specifically, how two such cases are understood and interpreted by different actors. The analysis is carried out through a theoretical framework based on frame analysis and social practice-theory. The study offers a sociologically based understanding of place and shows the importance of this understanding for attitudes towards the siting of energy infrastructures.

    The study includes two empirical cases from north-eastern Gotland, Sweden: The logistical work around the construction of a large-scale natural gas pipeline, and a planned, but never realized, siting of a wind power facility. The study was carried out through interviews, observations and text analysis.

    How do different actors combine and weigh different aspects against each other in their constructed frame? The results show that aspects beyond the local area are included in the frames and that they include relationships between different actors as well as change over time. The understanding is presented through an analysis of four aspects: place-related, transcending place, position and process. Together they capture the multi-dimensionality and complexity that characterize the siting of controversial facilities. The most successful framing strategy was “decoupling”, highlighting several different aspects, but keeping them separate.

    One of the strengths of the study is the inclusion of both strategic framings and framings made by those who are not an active part of the formal process. This offers a complex picture going beyond the policy level and shows that there is no single understanding within the “local community”. The thesis thus contributes to an extended understanding of how controversial facility siting is framed.

  • 71.
    Edberg, Karin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Tarasova, Ekaterina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Phasing out or phasing in: Framing the role of nuclear power in the Swedish energy transition2016In: Energy Research & Social Science, ISSN 2214-6296, E-ISSN 2214-6326, Vol. 13, p. 170-179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines how members of the Swedish Parliament framed nuclear energy in the 2010 debate on the future of nuclear power in Sweden in order to understand how politicians construct and contextualize their views on the role of nuclear energy in energy transitions. Our findings suggest that four themes could be identified in the debate and that these were formative for politicians in framing nuclear energy. Even though all political actors anticipate an energy transition towards a more sustainable system, different paths to advancing in this process were brought up in the debate, both with and without prolongation of the nuclear energy program. Our analysis suggests that framings of nuclear energy are closely related to the political ideologies of the parties in the Parliament because the two framings of nuclear energy correspond with the division of the Swedish Parliament into two political blocs. However, views on nuclear energy are not inherent to political ideologies but are constructed. This article thus integrates the politics of nuclear energy within the research on energy transitions.

  • 72.
    Eklind, Christoffer
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Albro, Daniella
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Stigmatisering och identitet: Hur sex ungdomar i Husby upplever sitt bostadsområde2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine how youth identity formation can be influenced by a stigmatized neighborhood. Therefore, we investigated how young people experience the medial representation of the residential area, and how it may affect their identity formation. The method was based on a qualitative approach where six young people were interviewed from the suburb Husby near Stockholm.Theories that have been applied in our analysis were Goffman's stigma theory, Ristilammis suburb discourse and a theory of “us and “them”. With these applications, we were able to identify how a stigmatized residential maintains and constructs youth identity formation.In summary, the results indicated that our respondents in the suburb of Husby were aware of the stigmatized image of their suburban is described. However differenced theirs own perception of the area in comparison with the assigned. The young people were concerned about the negative reputation of their location (suburb), but we noticed that the affinity outweighs this negativity.

  • 73.
    Eriksson, Linnea
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    af Trolle, Sofia
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    "Polisens larm: 50 gäng härjar i Stockholm": En kvalitativ textanalys av konstruktionen av kriminella nätverk2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines how criminal gangs are constructed in the swedish newspaper Aftonbladet using qualitative text analysis, in order to understand the discursive power reproduced on criminal gangs. The empirical data consist of 59 debate and news articles from Aftonbladet. It is analyzed on the basis of discourse theory, framing theory and dehumanization theory. The result shows that criminal gangs are constructed as a homogeneous group, special from other citizens. The distinction creates an idea of "us and them" where criminal gangs are objectified and attributed to traits such as constantly violent and with their own cultural values which can be understood as a way of dehumanizing them. They are constructed as strategic in their execution of criminal acts, which is a reason for the great political commitment about them. The linguistic selections politicians and media choose about criminal gangs frame them in particular ways, therefore politicians and the media possess power to describe them in certain ways which can lead to real consequences. Some political actions, like strict law policies have been more highlighted. It is framed as a solution to this kind of criminality.

  • 74.
    Ferlander, Sara
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    Shukhatovich, Violetta
    Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.
    Cоциальный капитал и депрессия в Беларуси [Social Capital and Depression in Belarus]: постановка проблемы [Setting the agenda]2017In: ЗДОРОВЬЕ НАСЕЛЕНИЯ: ПРОБЛЕМЫ И ПУТИ РЕШЕНИЯ [Health of the population: Problems and solutions]: Материалы международного научно-практического семинара, 18-19 мая 2017: СБОРНИК НАУЧНЫХ СТАТЕЙ, Minsk: Institute of Sociology of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus , 2017, p. 193-206Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 75.
    Forsberg, Håkan
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, History. Södertörn University, Teacher Education. Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier.
    Kampen om eleverna: Gymnasiefältet och skolmarknadens framväxt i Stockholm, 1987–20112015Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish educational reforms in the beginning of the 1990s, introducing a public-funded voucher system, free school choice and the right to run schools as commercial enterprises, had an important impact on upper secondary education. The Stockholm region, the most populous in Sweden, offered favourable conditions for the growth of a previously non-existent educational market. A massive expansion of independent schools took place, managed primarily by larger companies, along with the extensive marketing of profiled study programmes and the import of management models from the private sector. In 2011 alone, schools competed for 75 000 pupils representing an annual economic value of approximately 8.5 billion SEK.

    Covering the period 1988 to 2011, this thesis analyses the relationship between the educational market and upper secondary education as a social field structured by the educational strategies of social groups. Building on Bourdieu’s relational sociology, the study combines quantitative and qualitative methods, using correspondence analysis as a major analytical tool.

    While free school choice and the voucher system established a supply-demand relationship between schools and families and pupils, the analysis shows that the market has submitted to the same forces that structure the field of upper secondary education within which it unfolds, primarily the volume and composition of symbolic and other assets that students, families and schools possess. In fact, the social structure of the field of upper secondary education in Stockholm remains remarkably stable over time, opposing on the one hand female and male dominated education and on the other hand education with high social and scholarly recruitment to that with low. Euclidean clustering analysis unveils a complex social structure reflecting how the increasingly differentiated educational supply has adapted to the needs of various social groups. Elite schools, market-oriented schools and market-exposed schools develop different strategies in the battle over pupils. Competing amongst themselves for pupils rich in inherited and acquired capital, the elite schools withdraw from the openly market-oriented approach that characterises the other type of schools and instead opt for more subtle, long-term strategies for building up trust from their audience, involving investments in staff and other institutional assets.

  • 76.
    Forslycke, Maria
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Persson, Niklas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    ”Är hon inte nöjd så är jag inte bra”: En kvalitativ studie om unga kvinnor med en akademisk utbildning som tidigt i karriären blivit sjukskrivna på grund av psykisk ohälsa2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to investigate the underlying mechanisms behind mental illness of women. A limitation was made to young women with an academic education who early in their careers became sick because of mental illness. The theoretical framework for the study consisted of Karasek and Theorell’s demand, control and support model. In addition, Bauman's theory about identity was used as a supplement of the category of identity included in Karasek and Theorell’s model.In order to answer the research question, a qualitative approach was chosen consisting of five interviews with young women who have been on sick leave. The results show that the respondents had high demands and low control at their workplaces before they became sick. In addition, the respondents had good social support from colleagues and outside the workplace. The social support from managers varied and common for all respondents is that they did not use their complete social support weeks before they got sick. Regarding identity, the respondents have shown that they have a performance-based self-esteem. In the discussion, the results show that identity can affect women’s ability to use social support, which can contribute to mental illness.

  • 77.
    Frammin, Cornelia
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Paasila, Sofia
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Från virtuell till verklig trygghet: En undersökning om hur människor själva skapar trygghet när online-dating blir offline-dating2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the paper is to give a detailed description to provide a better understanding of what strategies women use when online dating and in real life. The purpose of the paper is to identify how women create a sense of security for themselves, to make the leap from online communication to meeting an unknown male in the real world. For those two unknown people to take the step to meet each other face to face, there should be a kind of trust between them, how it is created, and what factors it is that determines that a meeting in real life will take place. In this essay, it has applied a qualitative method along with six thematically open interviews in which the informants have been women aged 20-30 years. In order to analyze the empirical approach, Sztompkas and Giddens's theory of trust and security have been used together along side Goffmans concept of front and backstage and other concepts are included as well. An analysis of the empirical material was found, the results showing that women often use fairly common strategies to create security in itself. These were as such, selecting a meeting place that is public and collecting information about the person they are meeting in advance using other channels of social media such as Facebook,Tinder, etc. This indicates that there is a general underlying concern about who the person really is on the other side of the computer screen/mobile screen. It also shows that the women are consciously or subconsciously using strategies to build up a sense of security among themselves before meeting with an unknown male.

    Keywords: Back stage, front stage, online dating, offline, online, role, security, social interaction, Tinder och trust.

  • 78.
    Grönvik Möller, Ida
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Gustafsson, Malin
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Vägen till lojala medarbetare: En kvantitativ studie om intern employer branding2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate the attitudes towards the employer brand of an individualcompany from an employee perspective. By applying the Employer Attractiveness scale(EmpAt) (Berthon et al. 2005), it is investigated how the employees perception ofattractiveness of the employer varies depending on selected demographic components.Furthermore, the purpose is to establish whether a statistically significant relationship existsbetween employees loyalty and perception of the employer attractiveness. A quantitativeresearch method in terms of an online survey is used when collecting the data of the study,which is later analyzed using the statistical computer program SPSS. The results indicate thatthere are no significant demographic differences regarding the perceived attractiveness of theemployer. A strong positive correlation has been identified between the attractiveness of thestudied company and its employees loyalty. The results of the study are only applicable to theparticipating population, and cannot be generalized to a different population than the studyparticipatory.

  • 79.
    Gunnarsson Payne, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Ethnology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Mattering Kinship: Inheritance, biology and egg donation, between genetics and epigenetics2016In: Critical Kinship Studies / [ed] Charlotte Krolokke, Lene Myong, Stine W. Adrian, Tine Tjornhoj-Thomsen, London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2016, 1, p. 33-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 80.
    Gustavsson, Martin
    et al.
    Handelshögskolan i Stockholm.
    Börjesson, Mikael
    Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och utbildningsstudier.
    Edling, Marta
    Uppsala universitet, Historiska institutionen.
    Konstens omvända ekonomi: Tillgångar inom utbildningar och fält, 1938–20082012Book (Other academic)
  • 81. Holm, Ellinor
    ”I do not understand how any one, even females could like this atrocius rubbish piece of filmmaking”: En kvalitativ studie av hur subjektspositioner konstrueras i relation till Twilight igenom IMDB:s kommentarsfunktion.2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The present study investigates comments posted on IMDB, in an effort to shed light on how these comments create and navigate subject and object positions in relation to Twilight (2008)and its intended audience. In so doing, the study implements a Bourdieusian theoretical framework centered on habitus; field; cultural capital; symbolic violence, and taste. The study also draws on Connell’s theory of masculinities, utilizing the notion of hegemony in the study the aforementioned subject positions from an intersectional point of view. Through a thematic close reading, the present study finds that masculine subject positions are created and maintained in opposition to Twilight and its intended audience. Furthermore, these subject positions relied on symbolic violence in order to distance their position – which the study considers to be one of hegemonic masculinity – from the movie and its fans. Apart from gender, age also played a large part of this distancing process; young, irrational women were positioned as the polar opposite of the reasonable, masculine subject positions whose points of view were presented in the comments.

  • 82.
    Horbyk, Roman
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Mediated Europes: Discourse and Power in Ukraine, Russia and Poland During Euromaidan2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on mediated representations of Europe during Euromaidan and the subsequent Ukraine–Russia crisis, analysing empirical material from Ukraine, Poland and Russia. The material includes articles from nine newspapers, diverse in terms of political and journalistic orientation, as well as interviews with journalists, foreign policymakers and experts, drawing also on relevant policy documents as well as online and historical sources.

    The material is examined from the following vantage points: Michel Foucault’s discursive theory of power, postcolonial theory, Jürgen Habermas’s theory of the public sphere, Pierre Bourdieu’s field theory, Jacques Derrida’s hauntology and Ernesto Laclau’s concept of the empty signifier. The methods of analysis include conceptual history (Reinhart Koselleck), critical linguistics and qualitative discourse analysis (a discourse-historical approach inspired by the Vienna school) and quantitative content analysis (in Klaus Krippendorff’s interpretation).

    The national narratives of Europe in Ukraine, Russia and Poland are characterised by a dependence on the West. Historically, these narratives vacillated between idealising admiration, materialist pragmatics and geopolitical demonising. They have been present in each country to some extent, intertwined with their own identification.

    These discourses of Europe were rekindled and developed on during Euromaidan (2013–2014). Nine major Ukrainian, Russian and Polish newspapers with diverse orientations struggled to define Europe as a continent, as the EU or as a set of values. Political orientation defined attitude; liberal publications in all three countries focused on the positives whereas conservative and business newspapers were more critical of Europe. There were, however, divergent national patterns. Coverage in Ukraine was positive mostly, in Russia more negative and the Polish perception significantly polarised.

    During and after Euromaidan, Ukrainian journalists used their powerful Europe-as-values concept to actively intervene in the political field and promote it in official foreign policy. This was enabled by abandoning journalistic neutrality. By comparison, Russian and Polish journalists were more dependent on the foreign policy narratives dispensed by political elites and more constrained in their social practice.

  • 83.
    Ivarsson Westerberg, Anders
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Administrationssamhället och IT2013In: Allmänmedicin, ISSN 0281-3513, Vol. 34, no 3, p. 34-35Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 84.
    Jacobsen, Simone
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Att vara  chef på distans: En kvalitativ studie kring hur konsultchefer upplever sin yrkesroll 2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    As the modern business environment becomes increasingly dynamic, businesses have had to become more responsive to changes in the marketplace. This has led to the increasing prominence of employment agencies which is organizations that help businesses manage their shifting labor requirements by sourcing labor based of their clients’ needs. Consultant managers work for employment agencies to manage both the sourced labor the agency provides and the labor needs of the client organization. Managing the dual stakeholder interests of these two groups is an integral part of the consultant manager’s role. The purpose of this study is to analyze the role of a consultant manger and to identify if conflicts exist because of the dual interests of the two stakeholder groups and if so what these conflicts are and how consultant managers handle them. This study is qualitative and semi-structured, interviews were conducted with five consulting managers who are working in three different employment agencies in Stockholm. To analyze the empirical material Sennett’s (2000) theory about flexibility, parts of Goffman's (2009) dramaturgical perspective and the concept of "dual commitment" has been used as analytical tools. The result of the study has mainly shown us that consultant managers find it difficult to effectively manage the needs of their contracted labor force due to the separation of workplaces. We have also identified that it is hard for consultant managers to manage both of the interests of the clients and the workers since they sometimes conflict with each other. The study shows that in incidences of conflicts of interests, resolution is in most case biased towards the interest of the client organization to the detriment of the contracted labor.

  • 85.
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Löfmarck, Erik
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Ministerskandalen hösten 2006 i moralsociologisk belysning2010In: Känslan för det allmänna: Medborgarnas relation till staten och varandra / [ed] Jacobsson, Kerstin, Umeå: Boréa , 2010, p. 267-294Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 86.
    Jacobsson, Kerstin
    et al.
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Sörbom, Adrienne
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    After a Cycle of Contention: Post-Gothenburg Strategies of Left-Libertarian Activists in Sweden2015In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829, Vol. 14, no 6, p. 713-732Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article considers the strategic choices that radical activists face when a cycle of contention ends. It investigates the re-orientation of the autonomous anarchists or left-libertarian activist milieu in Sweden after the riots at the Gothenburg summit in 2001, which ended a cycle of anti-globalization protests in Sweden. The article identifies five strategies by which this activist milieu attempted to reconstruct collective agency, build a new alliance structure and renew the repertoire of contention: 1) rescaling and targeting of micro-politics; 2) moving from secluded to open communities; 3) rethinking collective agency with the help of a new movement theory; 4) reversing dominant discourses and opening up discursive space; and 5) redefining militancy and shelving of violent confrontation. The study builds on activist interviews and ethnographic research in Stockholm and Malmö.

  • 87.
    Johansson, Linn
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Den endimensionella etnicitetens reproduktion i en kommunal strategi2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to investigate if Botkyrka municipalitys policy Strategi för ett interkulturellt Botkyrka (Strategy for an intercultural Botkyrka), reproduce a previously discovered discourse about swedishness, etnicity and culture as something static and one-dimensional. How they tackle the challenge to n’either homogenise nor culturaly essentialise their citizens. This is examined with the use of a social constructivist approach on the strategy. By using this approach and with the frameworks from discourse analysis and governmentality, this study shows that despite rethinking in goals and course of action, the examined material follows the previously demonstrated discourse, through their use and articulation of the investigated concepts.  

     

  • 88.
    Jurkane-Hobein, Iveta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Uppsala universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    I Imagine You Here Now: Relationship Maintenance Strategies in Long-Distance Intimate Relationships2015Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Today, individuals can relatively easily meet and communicate with each other over great distances due to increased mobility and advances in communication technology. This also allows intimate relationships to be maintained over large geographical distances. Despite these developments, long-distance relationships (LDRs), i.e. intimate relationships maintained over geographical distance, remain understudied. The present thesis aims to fill this knowledge gap and investigates how intimate partners who live so far away from each other that they cannot meet every day make their relationship ongoing beyond face-to-face interaction.

    Theoretically, this study departs from a symbolic interactionist viewpoint that invites us to study phenomena from the actor’s perspective. Conceptually, the thesis builds on the recent development in sociology of intimate lives that sees intimacy as a relational quality that has to be worked on to be sustained, and that focuses on the practices that make a relationship a relationship. Empirically, the thesis is based upon 19 in-depth interviews with individuals from Latvia with long-distance relationship experience.

    The thesis consists of four articles. Article I studies the context in which LDRs in Latvia are maintained, focusing on the normative constraints that complicate LDR maintenance. Article II analyses how intimacy is practiced over geographical distance. Article III examines how long-distance partners manage the experience of the time they are together and the time they are geographically apart. Article IV explores the aspect of idealization in LDRs. Overall, the thesis argues for the critical role of imagination in relationship maintenance. The relationship maintenance strategies identified within the articles are imagination-based mediated communication (creating sensual/embodied intimacy, emotional intimacy, daily intimacy and imagined individual intimacy); time-work strategies that enable long-distance partners to deal with the spatiotemporal borders of the time together and the time apart; and creating bi-directional idealization. The thesis is also one of the few works in the field of intimate lives in Eastern Europe and analyses the normative complications that long-distance partners face in their relationship maintenance in Latvia.

  • 89.
    Jurkane-Hobein, Iveta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Uppsala universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    I Know that I Don’t Know: Bi-Directional Idealization in Long-Distance Relationships2015Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 90.
    Jurkane-Hobein, Iveta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS). Uppsala universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Imagining the absent partner: Intimacy and imagination in long-distance relationships2015In: Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, ISSN 1855-0541, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 223-241Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 91.
    Jurkane-Hobein, Iveta
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    When Less is More: On Time Work in Long-Distance Relationships2015In: Qualitative Sociology, ISSN 0162-0436, E-ISSN 1573-7837, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 185-203Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 92.
    Kalo, Sandy
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Ekwall, Kristina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Modern teknologi i dagens samhälle och revolutioner2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det vi vill undersöka i denna studie är huruvida de nya moderna kommunikationsmetoderna kan hjälpa till att påverka sociala åtgärder som sociala rörelser. Det visar sig att de sociala rörelserna är nära kopplade till användningen av modern kommunikationsteknik såsom exempelvis mobiltelefoni och användning av internet, specifikt sociala nätverkssajter, när vi studerar protesterna som pågår i både Syrien, men även resten av arabvärlden under denna tidsperiod. Detta visades även när vi genomförde våra observationer på webbsidorna som mobiliserar dessa möten. Det resultatet vi fick fram var att de nya kommunikationsmetoderna och den nya utvecklade tekniken har bidragit till de kollektiva åtgärderna mellan individerna, inte minst i Syrien men även resten av arabländerna, om inte resten av hela världen. Dessa tekniska metoder har bidragit till informationsspridningen kring de pågående upploppen i Syrien där de även har fått större möjligheter att organisera, dokumentera, mobilisera och även rekrytera medlemmar till de sociala åtgärderna. De nya sociala rörelserna kunde tidigare anses vara decentraliserade, tillplattade organisationer men som idag har utvecklats till att bli en helhet som utgör ett globalt mönster utifrån de sociala rörelserna som vi studerat i Syrien och arabvärlden.

  • 93.
    Karlberg, Eva
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    The Europeanisation of the Swedish Women's Movement: A Case study of the Swedish Women's Lobby and its Member organisations2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis investigates the Europeanisation of civil society at national level through a case study of the Swedish Women’s Lobby (SWL), an umbrella organisation which serves as the Swedish member of the Brussels-based European Women’s Lobby (EWL). Conceptualising umbrella organisations as ‘meta-organisations’, in Ahrne and Brunsson’s term, Europeanisation is seen as a process which imposes meta-organisational structures on domestic-level civil society. Based largely on semi-structured interviews, the aim of the study is thus to analyse in what ways the women’s movement in Sweden has been affected by the imposed meta-organisational structure. The findings show that while the SWL has been successful in establishing itself as the actor for the Swedish women’s movement, this success also brought with it some problems. The meta-organisational structure has had certain formalising and excluding effects, as well as bringing internal tensions due to overlapping activities and the desire to speak with one voice. Applying a meta-organisation perspective on the Europeanisation of domestic civil society is thus shown to be useful as it contributes an understanding of how the EU has an impact on inter-organisational relations among civil society organisations.

  • 94.
    Karlsson, Niklas
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Den identitetslösa anställningen: En kvalitativ undersökning om konsulter inom ekonomibranschen och deras arbetssituation2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose with this study, is to examine how consultants within the finance industry perceive their working role and their opportunities to influence their work situation. Furthermore, this study concerns whether the consultants experience any differences in how they are treated compared to permanent employees at the client company. The study has qualitative focus, where semi-structed interviews have been conducted with six consultants in the financial industry. Theoretical concepts from Herzberg (1993) and Elias and Scotson (2010) have been used to analyze the results. The result shows that the consultants in general are satisfied in their work roles, but deficiencies also became clear with reason in their form of employment as consultants. This is mainly evident in practical differences compared to permanent employees, where the consultants need to be more flexible to their colleagues and their staffing company. It also becomes clear how the consulting role is divided, where long-term missions are desirable for a better work situation. Shorter assignments often implicate that consultants get a lower autonomy in their work and faces a more socially exposed position, while longer assignments tend to lead consultants to be better integrated with the client company.

  • 95.
    Karström, Tobias
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Stymne, William
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Gentrifiering: En trendkänslig klasskamp2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to identify how the discourse about gentrification is produced in Swedish newspapers, where Södermalm in Stockholm is a typical example of a place that is considered to be gentrified. The study was conducted through critical discourse analysis, using Faircloughs guidelines and a theoretical framework consisting of sociological theories on urbanity and social stigmatization. The essay applies Georg Simmel’s and Pierre Bourdieu's theories on city life, habitus and cultural capital, Norbert Elias's view of established and outsiders and David Harvey's formulation of the right to the city. The analysis consists of ten newspaper articles published in the Swedish newspapers Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Nyheter, Metro, Mitt i Södermalm, and Svenska Dagbladet. The results indicate that gentrification is seen as a class-related urbanization process which takes shape through sales of rental units, the creation of a new middle class and popular cultural trends. The results also indicate that there is no uniform understanding of whether gentrification is negative or positive. Nevertheless there is an understanding that the district's economic change has altered the site, which is met with mixed responses.

  • 96.
    Kaya, Sinem
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Ali, Sliva
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Kriminalitet: En studie om faktorer som orsakar ett kriminellt liv bland unga män2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Criminality is a very normal problem that occurs between youths within today’s society. In this study we will be accentuating and therefore be focusing on how young men are living their lives with criminality. In this study we have analyzed the underlying factors for what the causes and reasons are for young men to be part of the criminal life. One basic and underlying factor is families, growth, friendships and economic resources. This is a qualitative study that consists of interviews with six young men between 15-20 years that have an ongoing criminal daily life. These interviews are then analyzed and evaluated through different sociological theories which have been presented through the study.

  • 97.
    Kimreus, Linn
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Löfving, Emil
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    ”Barnet är ju ändå det viktigaste. Företaget står inte och faller med mig.”: En studie om manliga mellanchefers förhållande till arbete och familj2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how male middle managers acted, in their efforts to balance work and family life. These two, time-consuming, parts of men's lives, both demand and influence them, in their ability to act. The method we have chosen is qualitative and we conducted interviews with five middle managers, in the Stockholm area. During the interview they got to talk about their roles as fathers and managers. We saw that social norms and business policies affected the men in their actions. To meet the requirements that these external factors put on them, they created strategies. We saw that they had a different number of approaches to choose from, depending on the demands they faced. How many strategies they could choose from were affected by their room for maneuver. We also saw that in some situations, when they were faced with similar problems, the men acted similarly, independently. We also found support for the fact that the men, to a greater extent than their wives, got paid for the work they did.

  • 98. Kislitsyna, Olga
    et al.
    Ferlander, Sara
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, SCOHOST (Stockholm Centre for Health and Social Change).
    РОЛЬ СОЦИАЛЬНЫХ ОТНОШЕНИЙ В ОБЪЯСНЕНИИ СОЦИАЛЬНО-ЭКОНОМИЧЕСКИХ РАЗЛИЧИЙ В СОСТОЯНИИ ЗДОРОВЬЯ РОССИЯН [The Role of Social Relations and Explaining Socio-Economic Health Disparities among Russians]2015In: Социальные Aспекты Здоровья Hаселения [Social Aspects of Population Health], ISSN 2071-5021, Vol. 4, no 44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Existence of systematic health differences between people with different socio-economic status has been confirmed by many studies. At the same time, social relations have been found to be an important determinant of health. Some scholars consider social relations as mediator between socioeconomic status and health. However, studies on this subject are scattered and inconsistent. At the same time, it remains unclear how social relations are distributed according to socio-economic status. The study, the results of which are presented in this work, is an attempt to examine relationship between socio-economic status, social relations and health.

    Purpose: The purposes of the study are: 1) to explore relationship between socio-economic status and social relations; 2) to confirm association between social relations and health; 3) to reveal whether social relations mediate association between socio-economic status and health.

    Methods: The study is based on data of the European Social Survey, Round 5. Statistical analysis was performed using logistic regression models. Three indicators were selected to measure social relations: presence of a family partner, confidentiality availability (presence of someone with whom it is possible to discuss intimate and personal matters) and social participation (communication with people for enjoyment rather than for reasons of work or duty). Socioeconomic status was assessed by the level of education, employment and financial situation. Self-rated health on a one-five scale was used as health (illness) indicator.

    Results: It was found out that socio-economically disadvantaged persons are at greater risk of social isolation, which, in turn, has negative effect on health. Social relations explain up to 21% of the socio-economic inequalities in self-rated health of the Russian people.

    Conclusions: The received results show the need to promote social support and social integration especially among people with low socio-economic status, which can contribute to reduce health inequalities.

  • 99.
    Kroné, Nelly
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Gauffin, Oscar
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    ”Jag jobbar inte hemma, men jag svarar ju på mail”: En kvalitativ studie om det gränslösa arbetets påverkan på arbetstagaren2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how white-collar workers are affected by working borderless, that is, work that is flexible in relation to time, space, and organizational borders. The research questions address the workers experience of the boundless work, how it affects their relationship between working life and private life, and how it affects their organizational and social work environment. The study is qualitative. Semi-structured interviews have been conducted with eight individuals working in white collar work with the possibility to work in other spatial forms than at their specific workplace. The theoretical framework chosen as a tool for analyzing the results is; Sennetts (2000) theory about flexibility, Karasek and Theorells (1990) Demand-Control-Support-model and parts of Goffmans (2014[1959]) dramaturgical perspective. The results show that the borderless work has both pros and cons for the employee, the benefits being that it can contribute to a better balance between working life and private life for the employee. The disadvantages mainly concern the prolongation of working hours and the fact that, with the new information and communication technology development, it may be difficult for the employee to distance himself from work. The results also show that within the borderless work there may be lack of clear requirements as well as control of the employee. When combined with a borderless working time, that can lead to a pressured situation for the employee.

  • 100. Kulawik, Teresa
    et al.
    Riedmüller, Barbara
    Europäische Perspektiven des Sozialstaates1992Collection (editor) (Other academic)
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