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Stier, Jonas, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-7832-2155
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Llena, C. Z., Stier, J. & Gray, B. (2023). Conclusion: The future of (meta)crisis: from anxiety and the culture of fear to hope, solidarity, and the culture of resilience?. In: Llena, C.Z; Stier, J.; Gray, B (Ed.), Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe: (pp. 224-232). Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conclusion: The future of (meta)crisis: from anxiety and the culture of fear to hope, solidarity, and the culture of resilience?
2023 (English)In: Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe / [ed] Llena, C.Z; Stier, J.; Gray, B, Taylor & Francis, 2023, p. 224-232Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This concluding chapter reflects on the knowledge drawn from the multidisciplinary examination of the twenty-first-century discourses of fear and anxiety in the European context relating to the intertwined narratives of crises that characterise the first two decades of the century. The analysis considers how key terms relating to current perceptions of crisis—permacrisis, polycrisis, and metacrisis—are entwined, while still pointing to certain unique aspects that often relate to, on the one hand, the degree of complexity of how crisis is defined and, on the other, how narratives of crisis shape and are shaped by the “affective atmospheres” (Anderson, 2009) in which they unfold. This chapter considers how the culture of fear and anxiety and its emotional responses have extended beyond scholarly and political considerations to be pervasive in the public domain. In line with recent theoretical and scholarly considerations, this chapter propounds that complex, interrelated disciplinary approaches are required to confront the societal, individual and emotional challenges posed by the socioecological crisis and its myriad consequences. Such an approach is propounded as being most effective in developing a culture of solidarity and resilience, as the basis to navigate the current challenges without being overpowered by the culture of fear in the purported “age of anxiety.”

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63899 (URN)10.4324/9781003290254-14 (DOI)2-s2.0-85163438599 (Scopus ID)9781000916836 (ISBN)9781032268606 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-07-19 Created: 2023-07-19 Last updated: 2023-07-19Bibliographically approved
Llena, C. Z., Stier, J. & Gray, B. (2023). Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe. Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe
2023 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The accruement of crises over the last two decades, with their particular manifestations in the European context, has evoked the feeling of living in exceptional times, as captured in the recurrent claim that we live in the "age of anxiety." The main aim of this collection is to analyse, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the causes and consequences of the current dominance of the discourse of fear, anxiety, and crisis through the experience of distinct and often interdependent moral panics in twenty-first-century Europe. With its multidisciplinary approach, this volume sheds light on the need to view the interrelationship between different crises and their associated affects as crucial in attaining a more nuanced understanding of the aetiology and effects of the current "age of anxiety." This multidisciplinary scrutiny of the interrelationship of twenty-first-century fears, anxiety and crises signals an original engagement with these complex phenomena in order to make their emergence and profound effects on contemporary society more comprehensible. The timeliness of the thematic focus and the rigorous in-depth analyses make this collection relevant to students and academics within the fields of sociology, literary and cultural studies, political science and anthropology, as well as to those in European studies and global studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023. p. 244
Series
Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63896 (URN)10.4324/9781003290254 (DOI)2-s2.0-85163473977 (Scopus ID)9781000916836 (ISBN)9781032268606 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-07-19 Created: 2023-07-19 Last updated: 2023-07-19Bibliographically approved
Zamorano Llena, C., Stier, J. & Gray, B. (Eds.). (2023). Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe. Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe
2023 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The accruement of crises over the last two decades, with their particular manifestations in the European context, has evoked the feeling of living in exceptional times, as captured in the recurrent claim that we live in the "age of anxiety." The main aim of this collection is to analyse, from a multidisciplinary perspective, the causes and consequences of the current dominance of the discourse of fear, anxiety, and crisis through the experience of distinct and often interdependent moral panics in twenty-first-century Europe.

With its multidisciplinary approach, this volume sheds light on the need to view the interrelationship between different crises and their associated affects as crucial in attaining a more nuanced understanding of the aetiology and effects of the current "age of anxiety." This multidisciplinary scrutiny of the interrelationship of twenty-first-century fears, anxiety and crises signals an original engagement with these complex phenomena in order to make their emergence and profound effects on contemporary society more comprehensible.

The timeliness of the thematic focus and the rigorous in-depth analyses make this collection relevant to students and academics within the fields of sociology, literary and cultural studies, political science and anthropology, as well as to those in European studies and global studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2023
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64245 (URN)9781032268606 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-09-13 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Riddersporre, B., Kjällander, S. & Stier, J. (Eds.). (2023). Den utbildningsvetenskapliga kärnan för förskolan. Natur och kultur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den utbildningsvetenskapliga kärnan för förskolan
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Natur och kultur, 2023
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64925 (URN)9789127464872 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-04 Created: 2023-12-04 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, D., Elvén, M., Nilsson, K. W., von Heideken Wågert, P., Stier, J., Dahlen, M. & Kerstis, B. (2023). How Have Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, Changed during the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Swedish Repeated Cross-Sectional Design Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(4), 3642-3642
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How Have Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior, Changed during the COVID-19 Pandemic? A Swedish Repeated Cross-Sectional Design Study
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2023 (English)In: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, ISSN 1661-7827, E-ISSN 1660-4601, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 3642-3642Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior (SB) affect people’s physical and mental health. The aim was to examine changes in PA and SB in a Swedish population: at three time points: 2019, 2020, and 2022, i.e., before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-pandemic PA and SB, i.e., 2019, were assessed retrospectively in 2020. Associations between PA and SB with sex, age, occupation, COVID-19 history, weight change, health, and life satisfaction were also examined. The design was repeated cross-sectionally. The main findings demonstrate the PA levels decreased between 2019 and 2020, and between 2019 and 2022, but not between 2020 and 2022. The SB increase was most evident between 2019 and 2020. Between 2020 and 2022, results showed a decrease in SB, but SB did not reach pre-pandemic levels. Both sexes decreased their PA over time. Although men reported more PA sex, they did not have any association with PA changes. Two age groups, 19–29 years and 65–79 years, decreased their PA over time. Both PA and SB were associated with COVID-19, occupation, age, life satisfaction, health, and weight change. This study underlines the importance of monitoring changes in PA and SB as they have relevance for health and well-being. There is a risk that the levels of PA and SB do not return to pre-pandemic levels in the population.

National Category
Medical and Health Sciences
Research subject
Physiotherapy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-62022 (URN)10.3390/ijerph20043642 (DOI)36834336 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85148964455 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-03-05 Created: 2023-03-05 Last updated: 2023-03-08Bibliographically approved
Llena, C. Z., Stier, J. & Gray, B. (2023). Introduction: Fear, anxiety, and crisis. Europe and emotions in the twenty-first century. In: Llena, C.Z; Stier, J.; Gray, B (Ed.), Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe: (pp. 1-19). Taylor & Francis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction: Fear, anxiety, and crisis. Europe and emotions in the twenty-first century
2023 (English)In: Crisis and the Culture of Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Europe / [ed] Llena, C.Z; Stier, J.; Gray, B, Taylor & Francis, 2023, p. 1-19Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter defines the main features of the core concepts in the collection, namely the dominant discourses of fear, anxiety, and crisis in a twenty-first-century global and, particularly, European context. To do so, it situates the study of these public emotions within the theoretical context of the turn to affects and emotions. One of the innovative aspects of this chapter is that it provides a succinct overview of the recent ascent of the scholarly interest in emotions and affects and distinguishes between these two turns, unlike the current trend which tends to conflate them as synonyms of essentially the same phenomenon. The chapter also identifies what is distinct about the present “culture of fear” and its relationship with the public spread of anxiety. In terms of the discourse of crisis, it is associated with the concept of “moral panics,” which despite its conceptualisation almost five decades ago is still recognised as a pertinent term to analyse affective responses to contemporary crises, such as those relating to COVID-19 or climate change. The introduction concludes with a presentation of the rationale and a presentation of the internal coherence of the collection.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-63900 (URN)10.4324/9781003290254-1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85163418631 (Scopus ID)9781000916836 (ISBN)9781032268606 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-07-19 Created: 2023-07-19 Last updated: 2023-07-19Bibliographically approved
Akenine, D. & Stier, J. (Eds.). (2023). Människor och AI - fem år senare : en bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva. Stockholm: BoD - Books on Demand
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Människor och AI - fem år senare : en bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: BoD - Books on Demand, 2023. p. 75
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64247 (URN)9789180802864 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-09-13 Created: 2023-09-13 Last updated: 2023-09-13Bibliographically approved
Akenine, D. & Stier, J. (Eds.). (2023). Människor och AI: fem år senare - en bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva. Book on Demand
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Människor och AI: fem år senare - en bok om artificiell intelligens och oss själva
2023 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Book on Demand, 2023. p. 76
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64923 (URN)9789180802864 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-12-04 Created: 2023-12-04 Last updated: 2023-12-04Bibliographically approved
Wahlström, E., Landerdahl Stridsberg, S., Larsson, C. & Stier, J. (2023). School health professionals' understanding of culture: a scoping review protocol. BMJ Open, 13(11), Article ID e077134.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>School health professionals' understanding of culture: a scoping review protocol
2023 (English)In: BMJ Open, E-ISSN 2044-6055, Vol. 13, no 11, article id e077134Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 Introduction:  Culture is highlighted in previous research as important in encounters where health professionals and children do not share a language or culture. In these encounters, culture is described as mainly related to the child, whereas the health professionals' understanding of their own culture as impacting the encounter tends to be left out. To clarify how culture is understood and conceptualised among professionals, it is of relevance to collate previous research on health professionals' understanding of culture. In the scoping review that this protocol describes, we aim to focus on the context of the school health services, being a context accessible to many children in their everyday life. The aim of the review will be to identify, describe and analyse previous research concerning school health professionals' (ie, school nurses, school social workers, school doctors and school psychologists) understanding of culture.

 Methods and analysis:  This scoping review will be guided by the methodology described by Peters et al and Khalil et al. Searches will be conducted in Scopus, PubMed, Cinahl Plus, SocIndex, Sociological Abstracts, Social Services Abstracts, APA PsycInfo, APA PsycArticles, Web of Science and Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts (ASSIA). Any published scientific papers focusing on school health professionals' understanding of culture (conceptualised through a variety of related terms) and school health services conducted within the last 10 years (2013-2023) will be included. Two reviewers will independently screen all titles and abstracts for inclusion. Two reviewers will conduct the screening of full-text documents and the extraction of information. Qualitative content analysis as well as discourse analysis will be employed.

 Ethics and dissemination:  Ethical approval is not required for this study. The findings will be disseminated through peer review publication as well as presentation at conferences and to relevant stakeholders.

Keywords
Adolescent, Community child health, Health Equity, PUBLIC HEALTH, Primary Health Care, Schools
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-64901 (URN)10.1136/bmjopen-2023-077134 (DOI)38000829 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85177763931 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-11-30 Created: 2023-11-30 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Lövenmark [Åberg] [Engström], A., Stier, J. & Blomberg, H. (2023). The establishing of subject positions in Swedish news media discourses during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Media Culture and Society
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The establishing of subject positions in Swedish news media discourses during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
2023 (English)In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the global media since 2020. To a large extent, it isvia the news media that the public has learned about the risks, levels of danger, governmentalregulations and mandatory actions. This article highlights the subject positions constructedby the Swedish news media from January 2020 to February 2021 in reports about thepandemic. The result shows that citizens can be active-passive or solitary solidarity, thesepositions appeal to individual accountability, thus potentially shaping and fostering citizensin line with the Swedish government’s wider response to the pandemic. The news media’simages are of self-regulated citizens who govern and discipline themselves and othersaccording to the current discourses, all of which simultaneously evoke fear, togethernessand hope. The ideological dilemmas for citizens are whether to be active-passive or, ifnecessary, switch to the solitary solidarity subject position.

Keywords
discourse analysis, ideological dilemma, news media, pandemic, subject position, Sweden
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Research subject
Public Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-61935 (URN)10.1177/01634437221147636 (DOI)000913898000001 ()2-s2.0-85146600265 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-02-17 Created: 2023-02-17 Last updated: 2024-01-09Bibliographically approved
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