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  • 1.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Avatar as Second Suit: Power and Participation in Virtual Work2017In: Games and Culture: A Journal of Interactive Media, ISSN 1555-4120, E-ISSN 1555-4139Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article provides an analysis of the experiences of user–avatar relations and interaction of people who work in a virtual world. Earlier research often claims that relationships between users and their avatars are, by nature, strong and intense. By analyzing individuals who conducted paid labor in a number of public institutions in a virtual world, this article argues that the frame of work heavily influenced the professional users’ experiences of using an avatar. The user–avatar relationship was mainly related to how and why the user entered the virtual world, their position in their off-line and online workplaces and, as a result, related to aspects of power and control over the framing of the online arena. Because of these factors, many of the professional users regarded their avatar more as a second suit than, as has often been argued, a second self.

  • 2.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Avatar as second suit: Power and participation in virtual work2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Digital distinctions: Mechanisms of difference in digital media use2015In: MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research, ISSN 0900-9671, E-ISSN 1901-9726, Vol. 31, no 58, p. 30-48Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article aims to understand the distinctive mechanisms of digital media use, seen in relation to cultural practices at large. The empirical material is a survey study of university students at the Business Administration, Media and Communication Stud-ies, Political Science and Philosophy departments at Södertörn University, Sweden. The empirical analysis deals with the students’ digital media use and preferences, and how these are related to their broader cultural practices and preferences. Spe-cific attention is paid to the webpages the students mention in the survey, and how these are distributed among the groups. By showing detailed information on these areas, the mechanisms of difference of digital media use are revealed.

  • 4.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Disputationen som akademisk ritual2008In: JMG årsbok: 2007, Göteborg: Institutionen för journalistik och masskomminikation (JMG) vid Göteborgs universitet , 2008Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Ethics and morality beyond the Actor-Network: Doing the right thing in an algorithmic culture2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The growing governance and authority of algorithms and the rapid emergence of the ‘Internet of Things’, has intensified attention to the relationship between humans and machines, and to the ethics of everyday life with technologies. This raises a lot of questions: How should we live with technologies? Can humans make decisions? The question on the authority of humans is clearly debatable. In this paper I discuss the underlying premises for the ethical standpoint of Actor Network Theory (ANT) and explore other existing alternatives. I begin by looking into the basic premises of ANT, and the assumptions of ‘the human’ and of ethics it comprises. I then explore the notion of a ‘disclosive’ ethics and continue by penetrating the relation between agency and ethics in ANT. Following from this I discuss various different approaches to ethics, and how we can still keep a human notion of ethics in an algorithmic culture.

  • 6.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Etnografi online: Att förstå och analysera Internetkulturer2011In: Många möjliga metoder / [ed] Katrine Fangen, Ann-Mari Sellerberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2011, 1, p. 117-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Faraway, So Close!: Proximity and distance in ethnography online2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Faraway, so close!: Proximity and distance in ethnography online2014In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675, Vol. 36, no 6, p. 862-877Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article argues for a revised importance of distance, besides the much emphasized closeness, in the debate on and use of ethnographic methods in online environments. When returning to the founding fathers of ethnographic methods, distance is often put forward as a core aspect of ethnographic methods, something widely forgotten, or even rejected, in the current debate in the field. Space has been restructured by digital media technologies, and the spatial and temporal proximity of digital  media cultures present new challenges for research methodologies. Based on the author’s own experiences of ethnographic fieldwork in digital cultures, and with Henri Lefebvre’s theory of everyday life as a rhythm as vantage point, it is here argued that  distance, dialectically interlinked with closeness and proximity, should be given further attention in current research and debate on ethnographic methods used online.

  • 9.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Faraway, So Close!: Proximity and Distance in Ethnography Online2018In: Contemporary Approaches to Ethnographic Research: Volume 3: Digital Ethnography: Researching Online Worlds / [ed] Kahryn Hughes, Jerry Coulton, John Goodwin, and Jason Hughes, New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2018Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Framing space: media and the intersection of work and leisure2006In: Geographies of communication: the spatial turn in media studies / [ed] Jesper Falkheimer & André Jansson, Göteborg: Nordicom , 2006, p. 189-204Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Imagined used modes: Media morality in everyday life2012In: International journal of cultural studies, ISSN 1367-8779, E-ISSN 1460-356X, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 181-196Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Imagined user modes and the moral of everyday life2008Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Janne Seppänen & Esa Väliverronen: Mediesamhället2013In: Nordicom Information, ISSN 0349-5949, no 1-2Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 14.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Medier i vardagen - relationen till arbete och fritid2002In: Det våras för politiken: trettiotvå artiklar om politik, medier och samhälle : SOM-undersökningen 2001 / [ed] Sören Holmberg och Lennart Weibull, Göteborg: SOM-institutet, Univ. , 2002, p. 275-289Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 15. Bengtsson, Stina
    Mediernas vardagsrum: om medieanvändning och moral i vardagslivet2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 3, Media and Communication Studies.
    Personvalet och journalisterna: 16 journalister om det första svenska personvalet 19982000Report (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Sensorial Organization as an Ethics of Space: Digital Media in Everyday Life2018In: Media and Communication, ISSN 2083-5701, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 39-45Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 18.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Språken förenar (ännu) på nordisk konferens2005In: JMG årsbok: 2005, Göteborg: Institutionen för journalistik och masskomminikation (JMG) vid Göteborgs universitet , 2005Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 3, Media and Communication Studies.
    Stadsdelarna - dit många vände sig2000In: Göteborgsbranden 1998: en studie om kommunikation, rykten och förtroende / [ed] Larsåke Larsson & Stig Arne Nohrstedt, Stockholm: Styrelsen för psykologiskt försvar , 2000, p. 75-97Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Symbolic spaces of everyday life: work and leisure at home2006In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 119-132Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents an analysis of the role of the media in the symbolic construction of work and leisure at home. Dealing with individuals who represent a post-industrial and cultural labour market and who work mainly at home, the analysis focuses upon the ritual transformations of everyday life and the role of the media within it. Leaning on social interactionist Erwin Goffman and his concepts of regions and frames, as well as a dimension of the materiality of culture, this analysis combines a perspective on media use as ritual, transformations in everyday life and the organization of material space. From this perspective, the discussion penetrates the symbolic dimension of media use in defining borders of behaviour and activities in relations to work and leisure at home.

  • 21.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Temporalt limbo: ESC 2002 och tiden2002In: Hello Europe! Tallinn calling!: Eurovision Song Contest 2002 som mediehändelse / [ed] Staffan Ericson, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2002, 1 uppl., p. 81-95Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    The presentation of self in a virtual world: Working in Second Life2016In: Virtual Workers and the Global Labour Market / [ed] Juliet Webster and Keith Randle, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 1, p. 219-237Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 23.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    The producer as vendor: Producing public space in a virtual world2013In: Producing the internet: Critical perspectives of social media / [ed] Tobias Olsson, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2013, p. 165-184Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 24.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    The right to the citi(zen): Producing urban space in commercial media environments2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    The Right to the Citi(zen): Urban Spaces in Commercial Media Environments2016In: Space and Culture, ISSN 1206-3312, E-ISSN 1552-8308, Vol. 19, no 4, p. 478-489Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following the publication of Henri Lefebvre’s book Le Droit à la ville (1968), a debate has emerged regarding the neoliberal takeover of urban spaces and activism. Nonetheless, in the past 10 years, we have seen the continuous expansion of public space via social networking media and, today, most public institutions in Western states use social networking sites to communicate with their “citizens.” Although there are many serious problems associated with this takeover, little has been said about them so far. In this article, I address the contribution of The right to the city to this debate by analyzing a public institution which tried to establish communication with its “citizens” in an urban space in a virtual world. My analysis concludes that the users of this new media platform did not regard themselves as citizens when they were dwelling in this urban space online, but instead saw themselves as the consumers they were addressed as in this environment.

  • 26.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    The uncomfortable TV-viewer: on work, identity and watching television2002In: Fjernsyn mellom h¢y og lav kultur / [ed] Staffan Ericson & Espen Ytreberg, Kristiansand: Høyskoleforlaget , 2002, p. 205-232Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Ungdomskulturens don Quijote-dimension: medier och kulturell smak i Estland och Sverige2006In: Locus, ISSN 1100-3197, no 1, p. 19-31Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    På samma sätt som skillnaden mellan hur don Quijote såg på världen och hur den verkligen var beskaffad, finns en skillnad i ungdomskulturen mellan föreställningar om verkligheten och verkligheten som den faktiskt ser ut. Artikelförfattaren tar avstamp i Pierre Bourdieus tankar om hur smak för viss slags kultur kan dröja kvar trots att samhället förändras radikalt. En sådan förändring kan dagens ungdomar i Estland sägas ha varit med om. De var barn när helt andra förutsättningar rådde för medier och kultur i deras land. Vad tycker då ungdomar i Estland är bra film och litteratur? Och hur förhåller sig deras smak till svenska ungdomars preferenser?

  • 28.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Vardagens symboliska rum: hemmet, medierna och vardagens transformationer2007In: Nordicom-information, ISSN 0349-5949, no 4, p. 35-46Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 29.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Virtual nation branding: The Swedish embassy in Second Life2011In: Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, ISSN 1941-8477, E-ISSN 1941-8477, Vol. 4, no 2, p. 1-26Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Virtual Technologies of the Nation-State: State Administration in Second Life2012In: Cultural Technologies: The Shaping of Culture in Media and Society / [ed] Göran Bolin, London: Routledge, 2012, p. 170-188Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 31.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Bolin, Göran
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Forsman, Michael
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Jakobsson, Peter
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Johansson, Sofia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Ståhlberg, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Medielandskap och mediekultur: en introduktion till medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap2016 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 32.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Bolin, Göran
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Forsman, Michael
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Jakobsson, Peter
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Johansson, Sofia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Ståhlberg, Per
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Medielandskap och mediekultur: En introduktion till medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap2017 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Johansson, Bengt
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Mediemoral i en digital värld2015In: Fragment / [ed] Bergström, A, Johansson B, Oscarsson H, Oskarsson M, Göteborgs universitet: SOM-institutet , 2015, 1, p. 551-559Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Johansson, Bengt
    On-Line Life in a Commercialised World: The Commodification of Mediated Social Relations2016In: Blurring the Lines: Market-Driven and Democracy-Driven Freedom of Expression / [ed] Maria Edström, Andrew T. Kenyon & Eva-Maria Svensson, Göteborg: Nordicom, 2016, 1, p. 141-151Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Media usage has always included aspects of commodification. The media audience has been targeted as a recipient of advertising when watching (commercial) TV or reading newspapers. The advent of the Internet has further developed this commodification of the media audience. In many ways, everyday space is becoming more commercial in its organisation, citizens are being transformed into consumers and, in the long run, free speech conducted online is not free as it will be tracked, saved and used for commercial purposes. This chapter draws on a Swedish national representative survey asking re- spondents about their views on different aspects of commodification of their life online. The results indicate a rather sceptical view towards different forms of commodification related to Internet use among Swedish citizens. However, younger respondents, those with liberal market values and frequent Internet users embrace a more permissive view of a more commodified media environment. Two avenues are suggested for resisting such developments, targeting media producers and users. 

  • 35.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
    Johansson, Bengt
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Vi vantrivs i det kommersiella (ett litet tag till)2016In: Människorna, medierna och marknaden: Medieutredningens forskningsantologi om en demokrati i förändring / [ed] Oscar Westlund, Stockholm: Wolters Kluwer, 2016, p. 189-208Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Lundgren, Lars
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    The cultural logic of youth: media use and cultural preferences among students in Estonia and Sweden2005In: The Challenge of the Baltic Sea Region: culture, ecosystems, democracy / [ed] Göran Bolin, Monica Hammer, Frank-Michael Kirsch & Wojciech Szrubka, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola , 2005, p. 57-74Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    Lundgren, Lars
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Communication, Media and Communication Studies.
    The Don Quixote of youth culture: media use and cultural preferences among students in Estonia and Sweden2005Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How should youth culture be understood in the globalised world of today? How do patterns of cultural taste develop in societies undergoing fundamental change? This book presents a comparative analysis of media use and cultural preferences among students at the University of Tartu in Estonia and at Södertörn University College in Sweden. In some respects, the patterns found in the two countries converge, in others they diverge. Explanations for this are to be found both in the present living conditions and in social norms from the past.

  • 38.
    Lundgren, Lars
    et al.
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 3, Media and Communication Studies.
    Bengtsson, Stina
    Södertörn University, Avdelning 3, Media and Communication Studies.
    Youth culture - a matter of taste: media consumption and style in Estonia and Sweden2003In: Media research in progress: JMK conference contributions 2002, Stockholm: Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMK), Stockholm University , 2003Chapter in book (Other academic)
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