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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Bengt
    Arbetslivscentrum, Stockholm.
    Det gick som det gick. Om inre logik, särskilt i organisationer1994In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Whatever happened, happened. Some notes on inner logic, especially in organizations

    The notion that social events partly arise as a consequence of inner logic, i.e. that patterns and structures emerge outside of, or even in opposition against, plans and goals is a common element in social science. Inner logic is a summary term for social processes developing autonomously, i.e. without any individual or group intending them. Organizations quite often contain inner-logic processes. If, as this author maintains, fruitful organization theory has to build on rationalistic assumptions, how then do we handle instances of inner logic? A first step may be to break up the traditional link between structuralism and functionalism, maintaining the former and rejecting the latter. Organizations are intentionally dynamic, i.e. depend on order and predictability. To the extent that inner-logic processes appear in organizations, they should be analysed as confrontations between opposing rationalities rather than as spontaneous reactions of a ”system” . Also, frequently recurring organizational forms such as hierarchy are more fruitfully regarded as e.g. transaction-cost outcomes rather than as functional responses to system needs. Rationalism and structuralism are compatible, rationalism and functionalism are not.

  • 2.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå tekniska universitet.
    Kön görs även i moderna organisationer2004In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 3-10Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Abrahamsson, Lena
    Luleå University of Technology, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences, Human Work Science.
    Kön görs även i moderna organisationer2004In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 41, no 1, p. 3-10Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Explores realities between theoretical & practical developments in the advancement of gender equality in professional organizations. Gender inequality, understood to be a hindrance to the ultimate potential advance of any organization, has long been the target of theories & approaches aiming to help organizations restructure to allow for optimal gender equality & integration performance. However, it is often the case that even when these theories move beyond the rhetorical & into the realm of real institution, their ideal is not fully realized because of factors that make for only a partial implementation & therefore permit old ways of thinking to compromise the envisioned restructuring. In any such restructuring, both masculine & feminine roles undergo a change of definition & thus of application toward assignments that have stereotypically been predominantly associated with a given gender. Some of the facets of these mutations are detailed here. To potentiate a thorough change in gender roles & equality that would benefit both men & women as well as the organizations they work for, it is imperative to encourage further work that gains a deeper recognition of the actual symbols, structures, & practices that impact gender difference in all technical & organizational dimensions

  • 4.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Max Webers Freiburger Antrittsrede: Om migrationsprocesser, social urbäddning och social förändring2001In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 38, no 3-4, p. 148-177Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Max Weber in Freiburg. On migration, disembedding and social change

    This article sets out to introduce the central topics in Max Weber’s inauguration lecture in Freiburg. It is argued that the central, but largely implicit, argument in Weber’s lecture concerns the transformation from a patriarchal to a capitalist mode of employment. Upon this interpretation, Max Weber’s objective is to explain specific migration processes in terms of a configuration of causes, where the social disembedding of rural labour is the key factor.

  • 5.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Redaktionens förord2002In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 39, no 3-4, p. 4-8Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Redaktionens förord2002In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 39, no 2, p. 4-7Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Redaktionens förord2003In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 4-7Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Redaktionens förord2002In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 39, no 1, p. 4-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Redaktionens förord2001In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 4-6-Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Agevall, Ola
    Växjö universitet.
    Redaktionens förord2001In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 38, no 3-4, p. 4-7Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Agevall, Ola
    Högskolan i Växjö.
    Weber, kausaliteten och oändligheten1994In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 57-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Weber, causality and infinity

    While it is widely acknowledged that Max Weber was a neo-kantian of some sort, comparatively little has been done to trace down how this affects other parts of his work. This article argues that Weber’s theory of causality can be viewed as an answer to problems evolving from his neo-kantian framework. The aim of the article becomes twofold. First, to give an exposition of Weber’s theory of causality, and second to use this piece of theory as an example of how parts of Weber’s methodology are designed to solve problems posed by the neo-kantian framework. The neo-kantian framework referred to can be summarized in the theses that (I) reality offers an infinite plenitude, and (II) that there is nothing in reality itself that can present us with its interpretation. Taken together, these theses result in the necessity for the subject to make a selection from the infinite reality. These theses are applied to the problem of selecting causes from the infinite causal chain. In order to solve this problem, Weber takes recourse to the adequate cause theory, a variant of jurisprudential theory founded by Johannes von Kries. The last part of the article gives an exposition of some of the basic characteristics and consequences of adequate cause theory.

  • 12.
    Ahlbeck-Rehn, Jutta
    Kvinnovetenskap, Åbo Akademi.
    Underkuvade kunskaper och genealogins möjligheter2010In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 25-48Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Subjugated knowledges and the possibilities of genealogy

    The article explores the possibilities of “voicing” marginalized subjects by analyzing letters written by female mental patients in the beginning of the twentieth century. Following Michel Foucault, genealogy is here used as a means to explore and reclaim subjugated knowledges, i.e. knowledges that have been dismissed, distorted, disqualified and put aside by more powerful and ultimately victorious knowledge claims, in this case the psychiatric discourse. Historically oriented research on madness has often explored medical and cultural discourses and representations, as these correspond to sources that can be easily found in archives. This also means that mental patients’ own narratives and texts have been more difficult to trace, partly due to the paucity of available documentation. Herein lies a challenge: how can we represent these subjects, whose stories are inevitably always already captured and filtered by authorities, without portraying them either as passive victims or reducing them to effects of power networks? The article thus ponders research ethics, the question of Otherness and the power of representations. The difficulties in representing female patients’ “own”voices are discussed, yet the article points to the necessity of taking voices that are simultaneously in the margins and in the centre of more powerful discourses, seriously as objects of knowledge. The article argues that “the insurrection of subjugated knowledges”, i.e. bringing back such knowledges as represented here by mental patients’ narratives, opens us otherpossibilities of knowledge. Hence, mental patients’ letters are seen as important “fractures” in the official and legitimized knowledge of madness, offering alternative understandings of both committed individuals and the psychiatric discourse itself.

  • 13.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Landahl, Joakim
    Institutionen för pedagogik och didaktik, Stockholm University.
    Mode, senmodernitet, identitet2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 129-144Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A common discussion in the late modern era is the role that tradition plays concerning individual

    identity. This forms a background to our article that focuses on consumer culture and

    one of its characteristics – fashion. To what extent does consumer culture and fashion contribute

    to the undermining of traditions, and how does this affect individual identity? We

    discuss two interpretations of consumption in shaping individual identity: the first interpretation

    maintains that by consumption individuals obtain an increasing freedom of choicemaking

    them free from the power of tradition, and thereby responsible for their lifestyle

    choices. According to the second interpretation, the free choice is illusory. This choiceis

    strongly influenced by factors such as social class and producers’ manipulative skills. Contrasting

    classical social theorists with contemporary fashion theory we argue that late modern

    fashion is characterized by quick changes and pluralism that often stand in contrast to

    tradition. We further discuss the increased importance of taste and new diffusion patterns

    as signs of a more individualized fashion, and discuss neo-tribalism as a post-traditional kind

    of community.

  • 14.
    Ahrne, Göran
    Stockholms universitet.
    Delvis människa, delvis organisation1993In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 59-78Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Partly human, partly organization

    In this article the phenomenon of organization is discussed and its consequences for the understanding of human actions and human choices are examined. Affiliation to organizations are found to be both restrictions on and preconditions for most human action. In this connection families are regarded as organizations as well as enterprises, voluntary associations and states. Human action is primarily action on behalf of organizations where individuals are partly human, partly organization. To understand the meaning of action on behalf of organization it is important to realize that people rarely choose their organizational affiliation. People are selected. This means that actions on behalf of organizations cannot be regarded as expressions of individual choices. Actions on behalf of organizations are generally characterized by a dual involvement.

  • 15.
    Ahrne, Göran
    Stockholms universitet.
    Organiseringen av det civila samhället1994In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 31, no 2, p. 38-45Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The organization of civil society

    The three societal spheres state, market and civil society are compared from an organizational perspective. A state is a certain kind of organization with compulsory affiliation. The state is an empirical category that is fairly easy to describe. A market is made up of the interaction of several organizations in exchange. Most actors on a market are people acting on behalf of organizations. Also states are present in markets buying arms for example, or as employers on the labour market. There are several kinds of organization mentioned in connection with civil society such as voluntary associations, social movements and networks. It is concluded that the organizations of civil society are not very persistent. Moreover the notion of civil society is not more incompatible with the state than with other organizational arrangements. As a conclusion it is argued that it is more relevant to understand social processes in terms of types of organization that in terms of states, markets and civil society.

  • 16. Ahrne, Göran
    Sociologisk Forskning för femtio år sedan2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 1, p. 69-74Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Ahrne, Göran
    Stockholms universitet.
    Upptäckten av det globala2007In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 68-76Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Ahrne, Göran
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Upptäckten av det globala2007In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 44, no 1, p. 69-76Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 19. Ahrne, Göran
    Vad hände på åttiotalet?1997In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 34, no 1-2, p. 269-282Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Ahrne, Göran
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet.
    Papakostas, Apostolis
    Södertörns högskola.
    Behövs medlemmarna?2003In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 3-10Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 21. Ahrne, Göran
    et al.
    Papakostas, Apostolis
    Södertörn University College, Avdelning 4, Sociology.
    Behövs medlemmarna?2003In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 3, p. 3-10Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 22. Ahrne, Göran
    et al.
    Papakostas, Apostolis
    Södertörn University College, Avdelning 4, Sociology.
    Behövs medlemmarna?: Kommentar2003In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 4, p. 42-43Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå universitet.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå universitet.
    Vem är den ekonomiske brottslingen?: En jämförelse mellan länder och brottstyper2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 25-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Who is the economic criminal? A comparison between countries and types of crime

    In white collar crime research two particularly competing definitions (Sutherland versus the Revisionists) have dominated the field during the last two decades. Sutherland’s definition states that the sociodemographic profile is homogeneous (entrepreneur with high education and high or regular income), despite type of white collar crime or context. The definition given by the Revisionists states that white collar criminals’ demographic profile is heterogeneous (everyone can be convicted for white collar crime). As a consequence of this divided definitional approach we have a contradictive outcome of who the white collar criminal is. Our purpose is to investigate the qualification of the two definitions by analyzing heterogeneity/ homogeneity based on crime type and national context. The investigation is based on seven countries from the EES 2004 (European Social Survey). We use four types of crime. The results show a rather homogeneous demographic profile but there is also a certain substantial heterogeneity depending on kinds of crime and context. The results altogether indicate that the Revisionists’ definition is more correct in its description of the white collar criminal than Sutherland’s definition. The demographic profile of the white collar criminal seems to be more complex than a profile confined to just one social category would be and the contextual factor has an impact on the variety of the demographic profile. An important task for future research is to hold the door open for further demographic investigations depending on the type of crime and country that the study is based on. 

  • 24.
    Alalehto, Tage
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Larsson, Daniel
    Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Vem är den ekonomiske brottslingen?: En jämförelse mellan länder och brottstyper2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 1, p. 25-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Who is the economic criminal? A comparison between countries and types of crime In white collar crime research two particularly competing definitions (Sutherland versus the Revisionists) have dominated the field during the last two decades. Sutherland's definition states that the sociodemographic profile is homogeneous (entrepreneur with high education and high or regular income), despite type of white collar crime or context. The definition given by the Revisionists states that white collar criminals' demographic profile is heterogeneous (everyone can be convicted for white collar crime). As a consequence of this divided definitional approach we have a contradictive outcome of who the white collar criminal is. Our purpose is to investigate the qualification of the two definitions by analyzing heterogeneity/homogeneity based on crime type and national context. The investigation is based on seven countries from the EES 2004 (European Social Survey). We use four types of crime. The results show a rather homogeneous demographic profile but there is also a certain substantial heterogeneity depending on kinds of crime and context. The results altogether indicate that the Revisionists' definition is more correct in its description of the white collar criminal than Sutherland's definition. The demographic profile of the white collar criminal seems to be more complex than a profile confined to just one social category would be and the contextual factor has an impact on the variety of the demographic profile. An important task for future research is to hold the door open for further demographic investigations depending on the type of crime and country that the study is based on.

  • 25.
    Alasuutari, Pertti
    University of Tampere, Finland.
    The relevance of qualitative research2007In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 58-64Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Alkvist, Lars-Erik
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    Emile Durkheim: a biography2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 3-4, p. 353-355Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Alkvist, Lars-Erik
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    Introduction to the three volumes of Marx's Capital2014In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 169-171Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Alkvist, Lars-Erik
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    Marcel Fournier (2013) Émile Durkheim: A biography2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 3/4, p. 353-355Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Alkvist, Lars-Erik
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    Michael Heinrich, Introduktion till de tre volymerna av Marx Kapitalet.2014In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 169-171Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 30.
    Alkvist, Lars-Erik
    Dalarna University, School of Education, Health and Social Studies, Sociology.
    Mikael Holmqvist, Djursholm: Sveriges ledarsamhälle. Stockholm: Atlantis, 20152016In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 3, p. 323-325Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Allwood, Carl Martin
    Lunds universitet.
    Barns minnesprestationer i rättsprocessen2005In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 42, no 4, p. 21-27Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Almquist, Ylva B
    et al.
    Stockholm University; Karolinska Institutet.
    Modin, Bitte
    Stockholm University; Karolinska Institutet.
    Popular peers and firstborn siblings are better off2017In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 313-317Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ is an idiom that ultimately is reflected in the reproduction of inequality patterns across generations. Representatives of the child’s own generation, such as siblings and peers, may however play a key role by either reinforcing or counteracting this reproduction. Based on a Stockholm cohort now approaching retirement, we explore whether the inheritance of parents’ misfortunes, here reflected through poverty, varies in strength depending on the cohort members’ position in the sibship or peer group.

  • 33.
    Almquist, Ylva B.
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
    Modin, Bitte
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS).
    Popular peers and firstborn siblings are better off2017In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 313-317Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ‘The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’ is an idiom that ultimately is reflected in the reproduction of inequality patterns across generations. Representatives of the child’s own generation, such as siblings and peers, may however play a key role by either reinforcing or counteracting this reproduction. Based on a Stockholm cohort now approaching retirement, we explore whether the inheritance of parents’ misfortunes, here reflected through poverty, varies in strength depending on the cohort members’ position in the sibship or peer group.

  • 34.
    Alsarve [Ahlberg], Jenny
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
    Boye, Katarina
    Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences. Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI), Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Inte bara jämställdhet: beslutet om föräldraledighet, moderskaps- och faderskapsideal och idéer om barns bästa2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 103-128Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    On the basis of 40 semi-structured interviews, this study discusses decision making processes regarding parental leave among nascent first-time middle-class parents in Sweden. We analyze motives and ideas behind the couples' plans and decisions and how decisions on parental leave were made. We furthermore show how the decision making processes can be discussed in relation to the institutional context. The results show that ideals and norms of gender equality are accompanied by gendered divisions of work and care and a partially traditional view on motherhood and fatherhood. Contrary to previous studies, we do not find a clear link between gender equal ideals and explicit negotiations. An equal division of parental leave is, in some couples, taken for granted to such an extent that the decision on how to divide the leave is taken implicitly rather than explicitly. Decisions on division of parental leave are not isolated processes. Rather, ideals and norms around motherhood, fatherhood, gender equality and not least what is 'in the best interest of the child' constitute part of the context in which these decision making processes take place.

  • 35. Alsarve, Jenny
    et al.
    Boye, Katarina
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
    Inte bara jämställdhet: Beslutet om föräldraledighet, moderskaps- och faderskapsideal och idéer om barns bästa2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 103-128Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Alsarve, Jenny
    et al.
    Örebro universitet.
    Boye, Katarina
    Stockholms universitet.
    Inte bara jämställdhet: Beslutet om föräldraledighet, moderskaps- och faderskapsidealoch idéer om barns bästa2012In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 2, p. 103-128Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    More than gender equality. Decisions on parental leave and ideals around motherhood, fatherhood and the best interest of the child

    On the basis of 40 semi-structured interviews, this study discusses decision making processes regarding parental leave among nascent first-time middle-class parents in Sweden. We analyze motives and ideas behind the couples’ plans and decisions and how decisions on parental leave were made. We furthermore show how the decision making processes can be discussed in relation to the institutional context. The results show that ideals and norms of gender equality are accompanied by gendered divisions of work and care and a partially traditional view on motherhood and fatherhood. Contrary to previous studies, we do not find a clear link between gender equal ideals and explicit negotiations. An equal division of parental leave is, in some couples, taken for granted to such an extent that the decision on how to divide the leave is taken implicitly rather than explicitly. Decisions on division of parental leave are not isolated processes. Rather, ideals and norms around motherhood, fatherhood, gender equality and not least what is ‘in the best interest of the child’ constitute part of the context in which these decision making processes take place.

  • 37.
    Alvesson, Mats
    et al.
    Företagsekonomiska Institutionen i Lund och Göteborg.
    Kärreman, Dan
    Företagsekonomiska Institutionen i Lund och Göteborg.
    Att synliggöra organisation eller ”Arne Weise har fan inte sålt nånting”. Löpsedelsmöte på Aftonpressen1995In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 32, no 3, p. 3-42Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to illuminate certain cultural aspects of the work of an evening newspaper (working style, ways of thinking, assumptions about the business, its objectives, perceptions of the readership) as well as how communication in group situations contributes to the social construction of organizations in terms of objectives, meaning and style. The paper will also address the issues of play, emotions and pleasure on work. It is argued that a situational focus, when studying organizations and other social phenomena, provides a less constrained understanding of the object than predominant systemic approaches. The situation, as studied and discussed here, is a monthly meeting between managers and news bill editors of an evening newspaper where sales and the content of news bills are evaluated. It is concluded that, while the premise for the meeting (the casual relation between sales and news bill layout) guides the conversation, the meeting primarily operates as an emotional arena where excitement and pleasure are produced under game-like circumstances. This allows the participants to address, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, questions such as:

    Who are we? How do we look upon ourselves? Who are our customers? What ’needs’ shall we satisify? What is important and good? What is central? How do we work? How do we think about certain things?

    While some answers are provided and reinforced, the main outcome of the meeting is the possibility, however restricted, to pose these questions and play with them. Thus, the participants manage to establish a zone with considerable degrees of freedom; free from committments but not free from remainders of who they are or ought to be.

  • 38.
    Andersson, Anton
    et al.
    Stockholm University.
    Edling, Christofer
    Lunds University.
    Rydgren, Jens
    Stockholm University.
    "In Sweden we shake hands" - but are we really2017In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 377-381Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Motivated by a recent controversy over handshaking, a survey of the personal networks of young Swedes (n=2244) is used to describe greeting practices across social class, gender, immigrant background, and geographic location. While greeting practices in the sample are fairly uniform, there are also important differences. Handshaking is predominantly used by respondents with an immigrant background, men and women distinguish between greetings depending on the gender of the person they are greeting, and greeting practices differ between northern and southern Sweden as well as between rural and urban areas.

  • 39.
    Andersson, Anton
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Edling, Christofer
    Rydgren, Jens
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    In Sweden we shake hands - but are we really?2017In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 377-381Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Motivated by a recent controversy over handshaking, a survey of the personal networks of young Swedes (n=2244) is used to describe greeting practices across social class, gender, immigrant background, and geographic location. While greeting practices in the sample are fairly uniform, there are also important differences. Handshaking is predominantly used by respondents with an immigrant background, men and women distinguish between greetings depending on the gender of the person they are greeting, and greeting practices differ between northern and southern Sweden as well as between rural and urban areas.

  • 40.
    Andersson Cederholm, Erika
    et al.
    Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap, Lunds universitet.
    Sjöholm, Carina
    Institutionen för service management och tjänstevetenskap, Lunds universitet.
    Att leva och sälja sin dröm: Livsstilsföretagaren mellan familjeliv, marknadoch politisk retorik2014In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 51, no 2, p. 137-156Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Living and selling a dream: Lifestyle entrepreneurship in the intersection between family, market and political rhetoric

    The article focuses on lifestyle entrepreneurship, characterised by a balancing work between personal lifestyle motives and economic motives. It builds on a qualitative study of business owners who have realized a life dream of starting a countryside business in the tourism and hospitality industry in Sweden. Through the notion of ”balancing work”, the analysis focuses on the tension between a personal life sphere and a market. In particular, the analysis highlights how the notion of ”the life dream” emerges as a narrative practice of self-realization, simultaneously as it is offered as an experience product. The analysis demonstrates how the entrepreneurs balance between personal stories of togetherness and marketing practices, between images of right and wrong commodification, and between constraining working conditions and a popular image of the successful entrepreneur, reinforced by a political discourse on rural entrepreneurship. It is concluded that balancing work between personal identities and economic practices is a practice of valuation, offering new insights into working conditions and markets situated in the intersection between markets and personal life spheres.

  • 41. Andersson, Ewa
    Ge mig nåt som känns!: Uppfattningar om framgång bland svenska oberoende skivbolag2008In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 45, no 2, p. 71-75Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 42. Andersson, Gunnar
    et al.
    Eliasson-Lappalainen, Rosmari
    Hallberg, Margareta
    Kärfve, Eva
    Lindberg, Mats
    Olofsson, Gunnar
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Studies.
    Sunesson, Sune
    Svensson, Lennart
    Minnesord: Thomas Brante 1947–20162016In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 437-442Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Andersson, Janicke
    Lunds universitet.
    Pensionärsjävlar: revolt mot eller ett upprepande av negativa ålderskoder?2013In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 50, no 3-4, p. 247-266Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Old bastard – rebellion against or a repetition of negative age codes?

    In contemporary media and scientific contexts, it has become increasingly popular to launch today’s elderly as different from previous generations of older people, especially emphasized is that today’s elderly will have more attitude and set higher demands on society. The TV-series Pensionärsjävlar is based on this idea of today’s and tomorrow’s elderly as different and more rebellious than previous generations. The purpose of this article is to analyze and discuss how age and age codes are used as a prerequisite for, but also are challenged in the series. The result shows that chronological age is almost absent in the series, instead age coding is performed by physical attributes and verbal acts. Most common attributes are those connected to decreased functionality, such as walker, wheelchair, walking stick etcetera. The most common taboo joked about is sexuality, and other common themes are decreased functionality,child/youth- like behavior and traffic. In the article I discuss how these themes and attributes are negotiated in relation to age.  

  • 44.
    Andersson, Malinda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Boundaries of Belonging. Transnational Adoption and the Significance of Origin in Swedish Official Rhetoric2008In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 3, p. 56-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article explores how the category of 'transnational adoptees' in Sweden is constructed in two Official Government Reports (SOU). The article is inspired by poststructuralist perspectives on welfare and social categorization, and draws from a postcolonial and feminist theoretical framework. 'Transnational adoptees' as a category is understood as constituted through discourse, and given meaning in different contexts. In the reports, a fundamental importance is attached to the fact that individuals with a background as transnationally adopted have been separated from their birth family and Country of birth. It is argued that mental problems and a split identity are consequences to be expected from the separation. (Re)connection to the origin is therefore considered to be crucial for the well-being of the group. The article concludes that this line of reasoning is based on a specific logic of blood and roots, in which 'transnational adoptees' are understood as belonging to their countries of birth, rather than Sweden. The logic of blood and roots can be read as a form of racialized othering, but also as a discursive exclusion of 'transnational adoptees' from Sweden as an imagined, national community.

  • 45.
    Andersson, Malinda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Social positions: an overview2010In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 47, no 3, p. 83-85Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Andersson, Malinda
    Uppsala universitet.
    Tillhörighetens gränser: Internationell adoption och ursprungets betydelse i svensk utredningsretorik2008In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 45, no 3, p. 56-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Boundaries of belonging: transnational adoption and the significance of origin in Swedish official rhetoric

    This article explores how the category of ‘transnational adoptees’ in Sweden is constructed in two Official Government Reports (SOU). The article is inspired by poststructuralist perspectives on welfare and social categorization, and draws from a postcolonial and feminist theoretical framework. ‘Transnational adoptees’ as a category is understood as constituted through discourse, and given meaning in different contexts. In the reports, a fundamental importance is attached to the fact that individuals with a background as transnationally adopted have been separated from their birth family and country of birth. It is argued that mental problems and a split identity are consequences to be expected from the separation. (Re)connection to the origin is therefore considered to be crucial for the well-being of the group. The article concludes that this line of reasoning is based on a specific logic of blood and roots, in which ‘transnational adoptees’ are understood as belonging to their countries of birth, rather than Sweden. The logic of blood and roots can be read as a form of racialized othering, but also as a discursive exclusion of ‘transnational adoptees’ from Sweden as an imagined, national community.

  • 47.
    Andersson, Malinda
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Tillhörighetens gränser: Internationell adoption och ursprungets betydelse i svensk utredningsretorik2008In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, no 3, p. 57-76Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Annaniassen, Erling
    NOVA.
    Korporatisme og boligregimer - en begreppsanalyse2004In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 41, no 4, p. 27-34Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Anttila, Clint A
    Mitthögskolan.
    Paradigmkrig och fred: om argumentationsanalysen som integrerande grund inom socialvetenskap1995In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 32, no 4, p. 58-85Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Paradigm war and peace: argumentation analysis as a basis for integration

    This article shows that argumentation theory can serve as a fruitful methodological basis for empirical research in social science. Choosing this methodological perspective makes it possible to integrate criticism and methods, deriving from opposing positions in the so called paradigm wars, into a rational discourse. This is illustrated by means of an example of social work research concerning traumatic experiences and distinct phases in the process of recovery.

  • 50.
    Anttila, Sten T
    Fjällforskningsinstitutet i Östersund.
    Att förhålla sig till tidigare forskning: ett argumentationsanalytiskt perspektiv1998In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 31-55Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The problem of how to relate to previous research in the research process is severe when normal science has not been established, e.g. as in the case of sociology and as in certain fields of inter-disciplinary research. Yet, this problem has been more or less neglected in methodological textbooks. Under non-normal circumstances the reasoning is often very complex and it may be difficult to determine which literature is relevant to relate to and how this should be done. Thus, an explicit and systematic strategy is needed to make the problem more comprehensible. It is argued that argument analysis (cf. critical thinking) can serve this purpose. In addition, a hypothesis concerning the importance of the cognitive dimension in soft sciences is outlined.

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