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  • 1.
    Abdallah, Abdallah Said
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Ikonomidis, Pavlos Vaso
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    ungdomar i socialt utsatta områden: En studie om hur ungdomar upplever deras bostadsområde och framtidsmöjligheter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to investigate how young people perceive living in a social vulnerable area, how they perceive the media image as well as what constraints and opportunities the housing area implies for their future.

    To answer our questions, we have used qualitative semistructured interviews with six adolescents in the social vulnerable Stockholm suburb Tensta. Theories that we have used in the processing of data collection are recognition theory and the stigma theory of Goffman.

    The results of the interviews show that the adolescents enjoys living in the area despite the neglected media image of Tensta. Their own perception of the area differs from the perceived media image. At the same time, adolescents realized that their own future goals are not limited by the area in which they live, but governed by the individual's own will to succeed.

  • 2.
    Almqvist, Anna-Lena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Duvander, Ann-Zofie
    Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Changes in gender equality?: Swedish fathers’ parental leave,division of childcare and housework2014In: Journal of Family Studies, ISSN 1322-9400, Vol. 20, no 1, p. 19-27Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is well known for its family policy and this study explores whether fathers’ parental leave is related to later division of childcare and housework. Two materials were used; a panel survey (2003, 2009) and an interview study (2008). Respondents in the survey had their first child between the waves and the interview-study focused on parents of 2–3 year olds. The survey is analyzed by logistic regression and the interviews by grounded theory. The results indicate that when fathers took long leave parents shared both household tasks and childcare more equally after the leave. Higher expectations of sharing childcare is related to a higher share of divided childcare once becoming parents, although it seems that some tasks are more often shared than others. When the father took long leave both parents mention that the child relates to the father as much as the mother in everyday life.

  • 3.
    Almqvist, Anna-Lena
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Kaufman, Gayle
    Davidson College, North Carolina, USA.
    What  Work-Family Conflicts Do Fathers Experience in Sweden and in the United States?2016In: Balancing Work and Family in a Changing Society: The Fathers' Perspective / [ed] Isabella Crespi, Elisabetta Ruspini, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 1, p. 176-189Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter investigated Swedish and US fathers’ experiences of work-family conflict, possible solutions, and actual changes to their work situation in relation to becoming a parent. The Swedish data were drawn from interviews completed in 2008 with 16 fathers with a child born in 2005 or 2006. The US data came from interviews conducted between 2005 and 2007 with 26 fathers with at least one child age five or younger. The Swedish semi-structured interviews were analyzed according to grounded theory. In terms of conflicts, half of the Swedish fathers mention time pressures or stress, with some referring to work-life balance as a puzzle. Findings indicate that the US fathers think that they work too much overtime as well as shift hours, and they also mention arguments with their partner about responsibility at home. At the same time, a majority of both US and Swedish fathers emphasize family as a priority over work. In terms of possible solutions, a common theme among Swedish fathers is to mention that ideal work hours would be less than their current hours, with some wishing for a shorter work week (e.g., 4 days) and others a shorter work day (e.g., 6 hours). US fathers most commonly wish for a more flexible work-life situation. In terms of actual changes, several fathers adjust their work lives in response to their family life. Among Swedish fathers, the most common changes involve working fewer hours, adjusting their start and end times, and taking advantage of flexible hours. Swedish fathers also emphasize trading off with their partners, including ‘shift parenting.’ As for US fathers, some have changed their job to be more at home, some changed from working three shifts and some fathers solved the situation by intense work during a limited time.

  • 4.
    Andersson, Catarina
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Larsson, Elin
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    En bricka i spelet - med livet som insats: En kvalitativ intervjustudie om spelmissbrukares upplevelser2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Gambling with money comes in different forms and have become a part of many people's everyday lives, unfortunately not everyone can handle the game. Compulsive gambling affects the person who has a constant search for money and playing time, that gives consequences and feelings that are difficult to manage. The addiction affects people in the environment as employers, friends, family, children and others who all become part of an addiction. This qualitative study intends to study how a person enters a gambling addiction, how the person maintains a life as a compulsive gambler and how the person enter the abuse. Our purpose of the study is to gain a deeper understanding and to identify what emotions the addiction brings. We have conducted in-depth interviews with eight people and the interpretation and analysis has been hermeneutic. Through our analysis seven themes have been distinguished interest in the game at an early age, entry into gambling addiction, anxiety, guilt and shame, escapism, changes in the identity and behavior, relationships and interactions and finally strategies. We have taken note of the arrest of eight stories and found that compulsive gambling entails serious consequences for the individual but also for people in the surroundings. Compulsive gambling is important to highlight and promote in the community as it is a growing problem that affects many and it is often a hidden addiction.

  • 5.
    Aytar, Osman
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Involuntary Marriages From a Human Rights Perspective: Towards an Analytical Framework2018In: The Journal of Mesopotamian Studies, ISSN 2147-6659, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 95-120Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to develop an analytical framework for understanding involuntary marriages from a human rights perspective based on the United Nations’ human rights conventions and the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The empirical material used as a basis for an analytical framework consists of 16 thematic open-ended interviews with Kurds in Sweden. A total of eight of the 16 respondents were below 18 years of age when they married. The results from these interviews show that the majority of interviewees’ marriages are arranged. The results also show that the reasons behind these marriages and the consequences of them are complex and go beyond being mere expressions of gender roles. In addition to the fathers who typically have greater influence than the mothers do, there are differences in power and influence among women as well, such as mothers’ power over daughters and step-mothers’ power over step-daughters. Therefore, there is a need for new and wider perspectives on involuntary marriages, and the analytical framework developed in this article is a part of such a purpose.

  • 6.
    Bergman, Cecilia
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Inte bara en hund: en kvalitativ studie kring vardagen för en assistanshundsförare2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 7.
    Bergman, Marie
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Segerberg, Fredrik
    "det här är min plats, där jag får skriva rakt från hjärtat": en grundad teori om de centrala aspekterna av och omkring krisbloggande2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When people suffer from a traumatic crisis that destroys their lives, they are forced to try and

    rebuild their everyday lives again. Some do this by writing blogs about their thoughts and

    feelings regarding the crisis. Why is it that so many people choose to display their suffering

    in a public forum? With the help of grounded theory, we investigate the most central aspects

    of blogging about traumatic crises in order to create a greater understanding of this contemporary

    phenomenon. Through interviews and the study of blogs, it is revealed that the people

    behind the blogs are able to make their voices heard on their own terms, to spread their story

    and to reflect on their own journey. This, alongside the support they recieve through the

    feedback from their readers, make them experience increased well-being. With the help of

    selected parts from Giddens' theory on modernity, we place the phenomenon of cirisis blogs

    in a comtemporary context and through Frank's theories regarding narratives, we explain how

    important it is to create and share stories for people affected by some form of crisis.

  • 8.
    Bursell, Moa
    et al.
    Inst Futures Study, Box 591, SE-10131 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Jansson, Fredrik
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication, Educational Sciences and Mathematics. Stockholm Univ, Ctr Cultural Evolut, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden..
    Diversity preferences among employees and ethnoracial workplace segregation2018In: Social Science Research, ISSN 0049-089X, E-ISSN 1096-0317, Vol. 74, p. 62-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ethno-racial workplace segregation increases already existing ethno-racial inequality. While previous research has identified discriminatory employers as drivers of workplace segregation, this study addresses the role of the employees. Sociological and social psychological theory suggest that people prefer to surround themselves with people who positively confirm their social identity or who contribute with higher group status. Through web-based surveys, we measure employee attitudes and preferences concerning ethno-racial workplace diversity, to what extent they differ by ethnicity/race, and if they contain intersectional patterns. Thereafter, we use simulation models to analyze the consequences for workplace segregation that these preferences would have, if realized. The main survey results showed that all ethno-racial groups favored their own in-group as colleagues, especially European Americans. As a secondary choice, the respondents preferred the out-group with the highest labor market status. Intersectional patterns were identified, as minority women were preferred as colleagues over minority men. Our simulation model, based on the results of two surveys on stated vs. indirectly revealed preferences, showed that employee preferences were at best not diverse enough to desegregate workplaces. When based on the most common preferences (i.e. excluding a few outliers), the simulations even suggested that these preferences can cause segregation. We relate these findings to Schelling's model of segregation.

  • 9.
    CERNERUD, LARS
    The Nordic School of Public Health, Goteborg.
    Height and Social Mobility: A study of the height of 10 year olds in relation to socio-economic backgrund and type of formal schooling1995In: Scandinavian Journal of Social Medicine, ISSN 0300-8037, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 28-31Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on a representative sample of Stockholm schoolchildren born in 1943, the association between the height at 10 years of age and the selection to higher and lower education at the same age was examined for upper and lower social groups defined by the father's occupational status. The hypothesis that there is a link between height and change of social position even among children was examined. Upwardly mobile boys (lower class boys selected for higher education) were taller than those staying in their social position. Downwardly mobile boys (higher class boys selected only for elementary education) were smaller than those remaining in their social position. The same tendency was found for girls - although not statistically significant.

  • 10.
    Ehn, Micael
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Temporal Discounting Leads to Social StratificationManuscript (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Social stratification is present in all modern societies. Do income dif-ferences simply reflect inherited differences in individual abilities and re-sources? If not, why does not everyone choose strategies that lead to highincome? This paper shows that the psychological phenomenon known astemporal discounting will lead to differences in educational attainmentand therefore social stratification in any society where the demand forworkers with a higher level of education is higher than for those witha lower level. The model is used to predict income differences betweenpeople with and without college education in seven developed countries,based only on official statistics of the cost and length of college education.The model explains 93 percent of the variance, strongly suggesting thattemporal discounting is a major factor behind income differences.

  • 11.
    Ehn, Micael
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Education, Culture and Communication.
    Stymne, Anna-Carin
    Institutionen för arkeologi och antikens kultur, Stockholms Universitet.
    Theoretic and Empirical studies of Division of Labor and Specialization: An interdisciplinary surveyManuscript (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The extensive division of labor in human societies is one of the aspects that make them unique. There are many areas which are influenced by this division. The most obvious one might be the economy, where division of labor yields much higher production. However, as we will show in this survey, a lot of other areas which affect society are influenced by division of labor, such as population size and density, technology, trade, accumulation of knowledge, social stratification, political organization, and institutions. Even the size of the family is argued to be linked to division of labor and specialization.This review will discuss how specialization evolved, including both theoretical and empirical studies from several disciplines. We will also study different kinds of specialization, as well as how and in which areas specialization has an influence.

  • 12.
    Francia, Guadalupe
    et al.
    Uppsala university, Sweden.
    Moreno Herrera, Lazaro
    Stockholms universitet.
    Sweden: Priority Education Policies in Times of Decentralisation and Individualisation2012In: Education Policies and Inequalities in  Europe / [ed] D. Frandji, J.M Pincemin, M. Demeuse, D. Greger and J-Y Rochex, London UK: Palgrave Mcmillan , 2012, december, p. 259-287Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Fredriksson, Michaela
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Rekryterarens perspektiv: Hänsyn vid valet av kandidater2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Using gut instinct as assessment base in recruitment processes are considered outdated and research indicates that it results in discrimination and recruiting the wrong candidates. Instead competency-based recruitment should be used, to increase diversity. The aim was to study what recruiters consider are most important when choosing employees as well as what impact their gut instinct has in the selection. The perception of twelve recruiters has been analysed with qualitative content analysis. Results shows that different assessment bases are used and there’s a difference between industries. In some industries, personality and intelligence tests are used while other industries prefer presence or a fit into the team. Gut instinct has an impact on all recruitment processes and can lead to both discrimination and a good match between the person and the service, highly dependent on the recruiter’s experience in the profession. The assessment is more objective the more assessment bases used.

  • 14.
    Furulind, Maria
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Balazsi, Sofia
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Att utmana och leka med stereotypiska könsuttryck: En netnografisk studie om framställandet av kvinnokroppen av kända kvinnor på Instagram2019Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Sociala medier har i det senmoderna samhället växt sig stort och blivit en vardag i många individers liv. På Instagram publiceras dagligen inlägg med olika syften vilka ofta inte uppfattas medvetet. Med denna studie fokuserar vi på hur svenska kända kvinnor framställer kvinnokroppen på Instagram. Hur de utifrån olika ställningstaganden tar upp feministiska synpunkter, utmanar det västerländska kroppsidealet och hur de vill vara med och bredda synen den normativa kvinnokroppen. Vi har utgått från den digitala tidskriften för unga kvinnor, Veckorevyn, som i januari 2017, publicerade en lista med “25 kända kvinnor du borde följa på Instagram”. Utifrån denna lista valde vi sedan ut de sex kvinnor som var svenska för att analysera bild och tillhörande text. För att uppnå studiens syfte, att synliggöra hur kvinnokroppen konstrueras och förmedlas av de sex kända kvinnorna har vi använt oss av en netnografisk metodansats med semiotisk analysmetod. Resultatet visar att de kända kvinnorna gör ställningstaganden som syftar till att ge utrymme för att omvärdera och utmana det normativa könsroller som vi upplever finns i dagens samhälle. Ett omvärderande av de värderingar som finns i det senmoderna samhället, menar vi skulle kunna leda till att acceptansen kring kvinnans kropp ska expandera och skapa en ny bild av vad som är normativt inom det västerländska skönhetsidealet och könsneutralisera stereotypiska könsuttryck som tillskrivs kvinna som kön. 

  • 15.
    Grundström, Joakim
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Wingårdh, Wilhelm
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    "Alla jag känner har jag lärt känna via min stream": En studie om individers upplevelser av att streama via Twitch2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den stora tillgängligheten till Internet har inneburit att allt fler människor börjat kommunicera och interagera online, både via sociala medier och onlinespel. Antalet nya plattformar där människor med samma intresse kan mötas och interagera ökar hela tiden. En av alla dessa plattformar är Twitch där individer kan välja att sända live när de spelar dator- och tv-spel medan andra kan välja att agera publik. Utifrån grundad teori undersöker vi hur personer upplever att streama via Twitch och vilka de mest centrala aspekterna av detta är i syfte att öka förståelsen kring detta relativt nya fenomen. Genom intervjuer, frågeformulär och observationer lyfter studien fram hur dessa personer upplever bland annat gemenskap, krav, frustration och näthat genom streamingen. Resultatet visar bland annat på att det är upplevelsen av gemenskap som är det mest centrala inom fenomenet och i de flesta fall det som gör att personerna väljer att ägna sig åt streaming. Utifrån Giddens teori om det senmoderna samhället kopplas fenomenet till ett nutida sammanhang och med Goffmans teorier om roller belyses samspelet mellan streamarna och deras tittare.

  • 16.
    Hallin, Adam
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Fritzsson, Evelina
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Göra, inte känna: En fenomenologisk studie om mäns upplevelser av maskulinitet2018Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    Hjalmarsson, Mattias
    Mälardalen University, School of Sustainable Development of Society and Technology.
    Fotbollssupportrar: Supporterperspektiv2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats beskriver den verklighet fotbollssupportrar lever i. Fem supportrar ger sina syner på deras omgivning och jämförandet mellan att vara ett fotbollsfan och en huligan. Fotbollssupportrarna har fått ge sina åsikter på det allmänna inom läktarkulturen och supporterskapet. Främst har ämnen som supporterskap, huliganism, deras egen betydelse samt den svenska läktarkulturen diskuterats och förvandlats till spännande svar. Med hjälp av Grundad teori har jag samlat det empiriska in materialet och bearbetat dessa intervjuer samt analyserat dessa steg för steg. Slutligen har det gett mig en uppsats som berättar varför supportrarna bråkar, om säkerheten på arenorna och även deras uppfattning om att vara en supporter.

    Syftet har varit att få en insikt i supporterskapet och jag förväntar mig att uppsatsen skall ge supporterkritiker och andra intresserade utomstående andra perspektiv och ökad förståelse. Vidare kan även uppsatsen fungera som ett komplement eller en bas för framtida nationell forskning kring ämnet.

  • 18.
    Iversen, Clara
    Uppsala universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Making Questions and Answers Work: Negotiating Participation in Interview Interaction2013Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The current thesis explores conditions for participation in interview interaction. Drawing on the ethnomethodological idea that knowledge is central to participation in social situations, it examines how interview participants navigate knowledge and competence claims and the institutional and moral implications of these claims. The data consists of, in total, 97 audio-recorded interviews conducted as part of a national Swedish evaluation of support interventions for children exposed to violence. In three studies, I use discursive psychology and conversation analysis to explicate how interview participants in interaction (1) contribute to and negotiate institutional constraints and (2) manage rights and responsibilities related to knowledge.

    The findings of study I and study II show that child interviewees actively cooperate with as well as resist the constraints of interview questions. However, the children’s opportunities for participation in this institutional context are limited by two factors: (1) recordability; that is, the focus on generating recordable responses and (2) problematic assumptions underpinning questions and the interpretation of interview answers. Apart from restricting children’s rights to formulate their experiences, these factors can lead interviewers to miss opportunities to gain important information. Also related to institutional constraints, study III shows how the ideal of model consistency is prioritized over service-user participation. Thus, the three studies show how different practices relevant to institutional agendas may hinder participation.

    Moreover, the findings contribute to an understanding of how issues of knowledge are managed in the interviews. Study II suggests the importance of the concept of believability to refer to people’s rights and responsibilities to draw conclusions about others’ thoughts. And the findings of study III demonstrate how, in evaluation interviews with social workers, children’s access to their own thoughts and feelings are based on a notion of predetermined participation; that is, constructed as contingent on wanting what the institutional setting offers. Thus, child service users’ low epistemic status, compared to the social workers, trumps their epistemic access to their own minds. These conclusions, about recordability, believability, and predetermined participation, are based on interaction with or about children. However, I argue that the findings relate to interviewees and service users in general. By demonstrating the structuring power of interactive practices, the thesis extends our understanding of conditions for participation in the institutional setting of social research interviews.

     

  • 19.
    Janwald, Paulina
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Rosenblad, Linnéa
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Flyktig normalitet: Psykofarmaka i vardagslivet2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 20.
    Lind, Petra
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Nordqvist, Cecilia
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Ett barnfritt livsval: en studie om frivilit barnlösa2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med vår studie är att undersöka frivilligt barnlösa i en svensk kontext. Med grundad teori som metod har vi satt fokus på individernas egna upplevelser kring livsvalet. Tidigare forskning har främst fokuserat på heterosexuella kvinnor samt frågor som handlar om val kontra omständigheter kring beslutet att inte skaffa barn. Den har även kommit att handla om köns- samt rådande samhällsnormer. Forskning inom området är till största del internationell och det finns endast ett fåtal svenska studier om valet av att inte skaffa barn.Vi valde att intervjua nio stycken respondenter för vår studie, där samtliga uppgav sig vara frivilligt barnlösa. För att utvidga urvalet från att enbart handla om heterosexuella kvinnor valde vi således att undersöka individer med olika kön, sexuell läggning samt civilstånd. I den inledande fasen valde vi, förutom personliga intervjuer, även ett urval av intervjuer som vi fick genom en publicerad artikelserie i Dagens Nyheter. Detta med anledning till att utöka data för en större empirisk grund att bygga en teori på. Efter analys av insamlat material stod våra kategorier klara då vi såg att dessa individer ständigt reflekterar över sitt val, både hur det uppfattas av sig själva samt hur det upplevs av omgivningen. Det visade sig att dessa individer upplever sig som ansvarstagande och frihetstörstande men att valet också leder till upplevelsen av att vara en avvikare. Valet har därmed bidragit till att dessa individer blir ifrågasatta men också att de själva ifrågasätter rådande normer, vilket gav upphov till vår kärnkategori den ständigt reflekterande människan samt våra underkategorier, den reflexiva friheten, det reflexiva valet, det reflexiva ansvaret samt den reflexiva normbrytaren.Den teoretiska anknytning vi använt oss av är Anthony Giddens teori om det moderna samhällets uppkomst och dess dynamik, där han talar om tre element, åtskiljande av tid och rum, urbäddning av sociala institutioner, det rena förhållandet samt institutionell reflexivitet. Den tidigare forskningen vi använt oss av för att sedan relatera till vårt resultat har vi delat in i teman, Frivilligt barnlös – val eller omständigheter, brott mot sociala normer, definition av begreppet samt kroppens språk.

  • 21.
    Mahoro, Lisa
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Youssef, Miranda
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Att värdera är att avancera: En kvalitativ studie om hur kvinnor på toppositioner förklarar sin framgång2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 22.
    Medina, Eduardo
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Jämställdhetsintegrering av grönstrukturplanen genom sociotopkartering: En studie om användningen av grönområden i Västerås2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie har utförts inom ramarna för arbetet med Västerås stads nya grönstrukturplan. Syftet är att kartlägga och värdera grönområdenas sociala värden med fokus på jämställdhet. Genom att kartlägga könsrelaterade aspekter i bruket av grönområden i fyra olika stadsdelar försöker studien att genom sociotopkartering, intervjuer och observationer bidra till utvecklingen av en jämställdhetsintegrerad grönstrukturplan och jämställda offentliga miljöer.

    Resultatet visar att de flesta brukare av grönområdena är kvinnor, en överrepresentation som till stor del kan bero på att kvinnors liv fortfarande präglas av traditionellt könsrelaterade sociala mönster. Kvinnorna gillar naturen i grönområdena i större utsträckning än männen gör och kvinnorna är också överlag mer nöjda med områdena. De två vanligaste anledningarna till att människor inte besöker grönområdena är att de känner att det inte ligger nära deras hem eller att de inte är intresserade av att besöka en park överhuvudtaget. De flesta besökare till parkerna bor dock nära grönområdet och tar sig dit inom tio minuter, avstånd som anses bidra till en god stadsmiljö. De flesta brukare som ingår i studien känner sig trygga i grönområdena. Närvaro av andra människor och att det finns bostäder i närheten har stor inverkan på denna upplevelse.

    I studien framkommer också att upprustning av grönområdena kan vara en värdefull satsning i ett jämställdhetsperspektiv, något som skulle kunna bidra till ett mer jämställt bruk av dem. En satsning på mer naturliga lekplatser och på upprustning som stimulerar till familjeaktiviteter skulle inte endast bidra till mer jämställda grönområdesmiljöer utan även lägga grunden för ökad naturkontakt och förståelse för naturmiljön.

  • 23.
    Morell, Ildiko Asztalos
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Gender Equality: An intersectional analysis with focus on Roma women in Hungarian NGOs2015In: Baltic Worlds, ISSN 2000-2955, Vol. 8, no 304, p. 34-46Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    http://balticworlds.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Ildiko-Asztalos-morell.pdf

    I will focus on the ways that agents of NGOs engaged with Roma and/or women’s recognition struggles can be classified, and how these constructions make sense of the conditions forming the lives of Roma women and furthermore how Roma women’s interests are positioned. Detacting the intersecting aspects of ethnic-, gender-, and class-based relations that constitute Roma women’s position, I seek to identify which segments of the complex of relations different NGOs articulate as central. I aim to explore whether Roma women’s NGOs can be seen as more reflexive of the intersectional complexity of Roma women’s relations compared to Roma and women’s organizations.

  • 24.
    Redmalm, David
    Örebro universitet, Sweden.
    Christian Abrahamsson, Fredrik Palm, Sverre Wide (red.): Sociologik: tio essäer om socialitet och tänkande2011In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 48, no 4, p. 75-78Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Redmalm, David
    Uppsala universitet, Sweden.
    The Topsy-Turvy Centaur: The Production of Human Bodies and Equine Minds in Riding Schools2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This presentation is based on preliminary findings from an ethnographic study of adult pupils at riding schools. The study is part of the research project Intimate Sociality: Practice and Identity in Collective Housing, Human-Animal Relations and Couple Dancing, based at The Institute for Future Studies (project leader: Maria Törnqvist). The study explores the kind of intimacy that pupils strive for and often find at riding schools in relation to human and equine animals. Intimate sociality at riding schools is brief and momentary: during and in connection to riding classes the participants share experiences of a wide range of events and emotions, but the discussions and social relations at the schools are generally left behind when the pupils return home. Nevertheless, riding school interactions between humans and horses have a deeper resonance in the lives of the pupils. As part of their education, the pupils learn to control their bodies. This control means that the pupils start to pay attention to their own physical being, rather than their thoughts, in contrast to the usual emphasis on the cerebral in their everyday lives. In this way, the riders let their bodies take control of their minds, rather than the other way around. Further, to attune their bodies to the horses they ride, it becomes crucial to ascribe a mind and personhood to the horses. This turns the widespread idea of the horse and rider as a centaur with a horse’s body and a human mind literally upside down. In the empirical material—both during observations and in interviews—the rider is emphasized as body, while the horse is emphasized as a minded being. I discuss this peculiar creature—the topsy-turvy centaur—in relation to Michel Foucualt’s conceptualization of power and Charlotte Perkin Gilman’s use of the figure of the horse in her theorization of inequality, and suggest that this figure challenges not only ideals related to contemporary capitalist society, but also ideals associated with being human. However, while leisure riding opens up for certain subversive possibilities for the riding human, it is not necessarily the same for the horses involved. This is also recognized by the pupils in the study: they continuously orient to the inequality between humans and horses in the way they talk about themselves, other humans, and the horses they ride.

  • 26.
    Rozenveld, Marc
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Heinonen, Tapio
    Mälardalen University, School of Business, Society and Engineering.
    Challenges facing the advertising world in the digital era:  A comparison between Dutch and Swedish advertising agencies2013Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Date:

    June 7th of 2013

    Level:

    Master thesis in marketing, 15 ECTS

    Institution:

    School of Business, Society and Engineering, Mälardalen University

    Authors:

    Tapio Heinonen & Marc Rozenveld

    18

    thof November 1988 & 16th

    of June 1990

    Title:

    Challenges facing the advertising world in the digital era.

    Subtitle:

    A comparison between Dutch and Swedish advertising agencies.

    Tutor:

    Peter Selegård

    Keywords:

    media logic, advertising industry, advertising agencies, advertising and digital marketing

    Research question:

    How are professionals in advertising agencies in Sweden and the Netherlands experiencing and addressing the challenges of the on-going Internet era?

    Purpose:

    The purpose of this research, its primary concern, is both descriptive and predictive: to examine the challenges of the evolving digital era faced upon the advertising world, especially the advertising agencies and their professionals. It is focused on the way professionals behave and adjust to this fast changing environment. In order to shed light on this, a model provided and re-interpreted by Deuze is used as a fundament in this research.

    Method:

    The qualitative study is based on secondary data from books and articles within the subject of advertising. Interviews, conducted in Sweden and the Netherlands, are used as a source of primary data. Throughout the research, an interpretative approach is the main methodological stance.

  • 27.
    Sendi, Nafal
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Stödboende - En bro mellan individ och samhälle: En kvalitativ studie av ensamkommande unga vuxnas upplevelser av boendeformen stödboende2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28.
    Stier, Jonas
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    Proffsliv och karriärslut: En sociologisk studie av identitet2005Book (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Thérese Lindermann, Lindermann
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    En samvaro bortom gränser: En etnografisk studie om Communitydance2014Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I Sverige är det fåtal studier som berört vad dans, som inte kräver några förkunskaper, kan tillföra i människors liv. Denna studie riktar sig därför till Communitydance, vilket bjuder in en mångfald av människor oavsett tidigare erfarenhet att dansa tillsammans. I denna studie undersöks delprojektet kvinnodans, som utgör en del av ett Communityprojekt i Västerås. Studiens syfte har varit att beskriva och förstå vad deltagandet i kvinnodans betyder för kvinnorna som deltar. Utifrån deltagande observationer och fokusgruppsintervjuer beträffas resultat som beskriver såväl processen i dansen som dess upplevda effekter. Processen i dansen utgår från interaktionsövningar förankrade i närvaro och emotioner. De upplevda effekterna som deltagandet i dansen fört med sig visar sig vara av betydelse både på individ- och gruppnivå. Deltagandet i dansen är något som visat sig få en transformativ inverkan på såväl samvaron som självkänslan. Det framgår att deltagandet i dansen har ett starkt existentiellt värde som kan påverka synen på det förflutna, nuet och framtiden. Processen i dansen diskuteras utifrån ett emotionssociologiskt perspektiv, medan de upplevda effekterna diskuteras med stöd från ett existentiellt och feministiskt perspektiv.

     

     

  • 30.
    Warnes, A.M.
    et al.
    University of Sheffield, UK.
    Friedrich, K.
    Martin-Luther-Univ. Halle-Wittenberg, Wittenberg, Germany .
    Kellaher, L.
    London Metropolitan University, London, UK.
    Torres, Sandra
    Mälardalen University, Department of Social Sciences.
    The diversity and welfare of older migrants in Europe2004In: Ageing and society, ISSN 0144-686X, Vol. 24, no 3, p. 307-326Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper sets the scene and provides a conceptual framework for the articles in this special issue. They present the findings of research on European residents who have reached or are on the threshold of old age and whose current circumstances have been strongly influenced by a migration across an international border. Such 'older migrants' are scattered throughout Europe and they have especially diverse characteristics. They include some of the most deprived and socially excluded, and some of the most affluent and accomplished, but all to a greater or lesser extent arc disadvantaged through an interaction between social policies and their 'otherness' by living in a foreign country. Some claim attention through the severity of their unmet health and welfare needs and poor capacity to access advice and treatment, while the affluent groups are of great interest to social gerontology because of their enterprising, developmental and positive approaches to old age. They include among the most innovative of the latest generation of older people, who pursue new combinations of family responsibilities, leisure pursuits and income generation. The paper proposes that the concept 'human capital' summarises variations in preparedness for old age, that is, the resources by which people cope with demands for income, roles, treatment, care and support. A typology of the 'welfare position' of international migrants in contemporary Europe is presented.

  • 31.
    Wernesjö, Ulrika
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, Health and Welfare.
    Landing in a rural village: Home and belonging from the perspectives of unaccompanied young refugees2015In: Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, ISSN 1070-289X, E-ISSN 1547-3384, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 451-467Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how unaccompanied young refugees living in a rural village in Sweden make sense of home and belonging. From a post-structuralist approach, belonging and home are understood as ongoing processes that are negotiated with others, and via processes of othering and racialisation. This article demonstrates that the form of housing available, together with experiences of social exclusion in the village, may contribute to othering and thus challenge their feelings of home and belonging. However, they do construct some kinds of belonging and feelings of home based on social relationships and places that they have access to.

  • 32.
    Westerdahl, Emmy
    et al.
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Yacoub, Karin
    Mälardalen University, School of Health, Care and Social Welfare.
    Datoranvändning: En diskursanalys av medias attityder till dator och surfplatta2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The essay is a discourse analysis of the media's attitudes toward computing. The aim is to compare what the media is really saying about the usage of tablets, computers and compare it to what the research is saying. In addition, it examines what the media says about socialization. We analyze the newspapers Dagens Nyheter and Expressen and will first compare these two together and see what attitudes that emerge, and then seek similarities and differences with the previous research and theories including socialization learning, attitudes and consumption. Conclusions we can draw is that Expressen has a more negative attitude towards the use of computers while the Dagens Nyheter has a more positive attitude, but is also more objective to what they write about. The research writing a more positive attitude to mainly surf boards within the school as a teaching tool, but is not as positive for high computer use during leisure time, as it may cause health problems or socialization disorders. The media write more articles critical of tablets in schools, because they claim that these are detrimental to learning. Expressen urge that the computer should be used only at home. Joint research and the media is how they write about the effects of computer usage, but the differences lies in how they describe that the personal and social development is affected by computers and tablet use.

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