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Lindblom, J. & Qaderi, J. (2017). Mass media's handling of scientific critique of Ritalin, concerta & strattcra: A social constructionist perspective on psychotropic agents. Sociologisk forskning, 54(3), 181-208
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mass media's handling of scientific critique of Ritalin, concerta & strattcra: A social constructionist perspective on psychotropic agents
2017 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 3, p. 181-208Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to examine how scientific critique of pharmacological treatment with Ritalin, Concerta and Strattera for ADHD (Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) is handled in eight of the largest newspapers in Sweden, 2002-2015 (n=183 articles). The media study explores the terminology used; the depiction of long-Term harmful effects; the actors given space to express their views; the attention displayed to alternative treatments; the representation of pharmaceutical studies; the role of news and debate articles; the significance of conflicts of interest; and whether ADHD is portrayed as a medical condition. The results show that mass media, in numerous ways, neglects or undermines the critique of pharmacological interventions for ADHD put forward in the scientific literature. In the article a social constructionist approach to psychotropic agents is developed, highlighting the significance of what the authors call "psy- chopharmacological elasticity." The concept illustrates that the boundary between medicines and harmful agents, such as drugs, is flexible from a scientific standpoint and depends on collective definitional processes in society.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sociologisk Forskning, 2017
Keywords
ADHD, Mass media, Medication, Ritalin, Social construction
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-37233 (URN)000413109300003 ()2-s2.0-85032223460 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-11-09 Created: 2017-11-09 Last updated: 2018-07-25Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. & Qaderi, J. (2017). Massmedias hantering av vetenskaplig kritik mot Ritalin, Concerta och Strattera: Ett socialkonstruktionistiskt perspektiv på psykofarmaka. Sociologisk forskning, 54(3), 181-208
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Massmedias hantering av vetenskaplig kritik mot Ritalin, Concerta och Strattera: Ett socialkonstruktionistiskt perspektiv på psykofarmaka
2017 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 3, p. 181-208Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
ADHD, Ritalin, mass media, discourse
National Category
Medical and Health Sciences Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-35009 (URN)
Available from: 2017-03-10 Created: 2017-03-10 Last updated: 2018-02-23Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. (2016). Deadly drugs and organized crime: How medicine industry has corrupted health care [Review]. Sociologisk forskning, 53(4), 455-458
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deadly drugs and organized crime: How medicine industry has corrupted health care
2016 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 455-458Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SOCIOLOGISK FORSKNING, 2016
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-40316 (URN)000391905900010 ()
Available from: 2018-07-27 Created: 2018-07-27 Last updated: 2018-07-27Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. (2016). Dödliga mediciner och organiserad brottslighet: Hur läkemedelsindustrin har korrumperat sjuk- och hälsovården [Review]. Sociologisk forskning, 53(4), 455-458
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dödliga mediciner och organiserad brottslighet: Hur läkemedelsindustrin har korrumperat sjuk- och hälsovården
2016 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 455-458Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Recension av:

Peter C. Gøtzsche, Dödliga mediciner och organiserad brottslighet: Hur läkemedelsindustrin har korrumperat sjuk- och hälsovården. Stockholm: Karneval förlag, 2015

National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34842 (URN)
Available from: 2017-02-09 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. (2015). Arbetsverktyg för relationsbyggande bemötande: Rapport av projektet Föräldrastöd (FÖRST). MKHV, Mälardalens kompetenscentrum för hälsa och välfärd
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arbetsverktyg för relationsbyggande bemötande: Rapport av projektet Föräldrastöd (FÖRST)
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MKHV, Mälardalens kompetenscentrum för hälsa och välfärd, 2015. p. 48
Keywords
Föräldrastöd, socialtjänsten, bemötande
National Category
Social Sciences Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject
Care Sciences; Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-28748 (URN)
Projects
FÖRST
Available from: 2015-08-22 Created: 2015-08-22 Last updated: 2017-10-31Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. (2015). Genre stratification and the mass media's neutralization of the critique of ADHD: A sociology of knowledge perspective. Sociologisk forskning, 52(1), 33-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genre stratification and the mass media's neutralization of the critique of ADHD: A sociology of knowledge perspective
2015 (English)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 33-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study examines how the Swedish mass media has dealt with the opposition against the neuropsychiatric diagnosis ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). Drawing on empirical data from eight of the largest newspapers in Sweden (n=778 articles) the study focuses on the scientific controversy of DAMP, 2000-2006. DAMP (Dysfunction in Attention, Motor Control and Perception) is a diagnostic term denoting difficulties similar to ADHD, and which was used in Sweden at the time of the controversy. The study uncovers the ideological role played by the mass media during the DAMP-controversy, and demonstrates the significance of genre. While the spokespersons for DAMP/ADHD were given exclusive and systematic access to the news genre, the forum of fact-production in the mass media, the critics of DAMP/ADHD were confined to arguing and expressing their opinions in the debate genre. Based on the various effects of genre differences a comprehensive analytical tool for the sociology of knowledge, called genre stratification, is developed in the study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SOCIOLOGISK FORSKNING, 2015
Keywords
mass media, scientific controversy, ADHD, genre, DAMP
National Category
Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-38146 (URN)000353178600003 ()2-s2.0-84928984692 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-22 Created: 2018-01-22 Last updated: 2019-01-28Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. (2015). Genrestratifiering och massmedias neutralisering av kritiken mot ADHD: Ett kunskapssociologiskt perspektiv. Sociologisk forskning, 52(1), 33-60
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Genrestratifiering och massmedias neutralisering av kritiken mot ADHD: Ett kunskapssociologiskt perspektiv
2015 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 52, no 1, p. 33-60Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Keywords
Genre, massmedia, ADHD, DAMP, kunskapssociologi
National Category
Media and Communications Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26480 (URN)
Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-11-07 Last updated: 2018-02-23Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. (2015). Robert Whitaker, "Pillerparadoxen: Varför lider fler och fler av psykiska problem när medicinerna bara blir bättre och bättre?" [Review]. Sociologisk forskning, 52(3), 310-313
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Robert Whitaker, "Pillerparadoxen: Varför lider fler och fler av psykiska problem när medicinerna bara blir bättre och bättre?"
2015 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 52, no 3, p. 310-313Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-29377 (URN)000361932000012 ()
Available from: 2015-10-23 Created: 2015-10-23 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Lindblom, J. & Jacobsson, K. (2014). A Deviance Perspective on Social Movements - The Case of Animal Rights Activism. Deviant behavior, 35(2), 133-151
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Deviance Perspective on Social Movements - The Case of Animal Rights Activism
2014 (English)In: Deviant behavior, ISSN 0163-9625, E-ISSN 1521-0456, Vol. 35, no 2, p. 133-151Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article outlines a theoretical framework for understanding deviance and deviance-management in a social movement context. Such a deviance perspective is useful because in striving for social change, activists challenge existing social norms and may readily be defined by their environments as “outsiders” or deviants. However, activists also differ from traditional deviant groups. The article therefore conceptualizes activists as “entrepreneurial deviants,” combining features of both moral entrepreneurs and deviants in society, as presented in Howard Becker's classical theory. It is argued that in order to understand the strategies of deviance-management performed by activists, traditional notions of “passing,” “techniques of neutralization,” and “subculture” must be complemented by the concepts of “confronting,” “techniques of idealization,” and the forming of a “transformative subculture.” Empirically, the article builds on a case study of animal rights activism in Sweden and the ways in which the activists counter stereotypes, which is interpreted as a form of deviance-management.

Keywords
Deviance, Becker, Morality
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-20102 (URN)10.1080/01639625.2013.834751 (DOI)000326307500004 ()2-s2.0-84887165516 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2007-8782
Available from: 2013-09-20 Created: 2013-07-04 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Torres, S., Lindblom, J. & Nordberg, C. (2014). Daily newspaper reporting on elderly care in Sweden and Finland: a quantitative content analysis of ethnicity- and migration-related issues. Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, 5, 1-21
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Daily newspaper reporting on elderly care in Sweden and Finland: a quantitative content analysis of ethnicity- and migration-related issues
2014 (English)In: Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, ISSN 2000-8023, E-ISSN 2000-8023, Vol. 5, p. 1-21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Media representations are important sources of information especially about contexts that people have limited access to (such as the one we address here, that is, elderly care). Representations of this also give us an insight into how ethnicity-, culture-, and migration-related issues are regarded. This article aims to shed light on media representations related to the nexus of elderly care, ethnicity, and migration in Sweden and Finland, given that the two countries have similar elderly care regimes but different migration regimes. The study uses quantitative content analysis to analyze all of the daily newspaper articles on elderly care that have touched upon these issues and have been published in one major newspaper in each country between 1995 and 2011 (N=347). In this article, we present the topics that these newspaper articles discuss; the elderly care actors that the articles focus on (i.e. whether the focus has been on elderly care recipients, elderly care providers or informal caregivers); the ethnic backgrounds of those who expressed themselves in the articles (i.e. whether the focus has been on the ethnic majority or on ethnic minorities); and the type of explanatory frameworks used in the daily press reporting in question. The article problematizes the media representations of ethnicity- and migration-related issues within the Swedish and Finnish elderly care sectors that the analysis has unveiled in relation to the debate on the challenges that the globalization of international migration poses to the elderly care sector.

Keywords
media representations, elderly care regimes, migration regimes, migrants, ethnicity, Sweden, Finland
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-26500 (URN)10.3402/vgi.v5.21260 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-11-09 Created: 2014-11-09 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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