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  • 1.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Språk och medier, Japanska.
    From Buenos Aires to Finland and Japan: The tango's unusual migration2014Inngår i: List of Abstracts for Conference Transcultural Identity Constructions in a Changing World, Dalarna University, Sweden, April 2-4, 2014, 2014, 19-20 s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In Finland, thousands of miles away from Buenos Aires, people crowd the dance floors of restaurants and dance halls nightly to dance to tango music, while the tango has also caught the heart of the people on the other side of the world in Japan. The popularity of the tango in both Finland and Japan, however, is not very well known to the outside world.

    Though some scholars have stated that the tango reflects the personality, mentality and identity of the Finnish and Japanese people, this may only be partially true. Moreover, it is difficult to generalize what the Finnish or Japanese personality is. I argue that the tango's success in these two countries also has significant connections to historical and social factors. As being a dancer myself, I also believe that the 'liminality' (originally a term borrowed from Arnold van Gennep's formulation of rites de passage) of tango dancing plays an important role in these two nations that went through difficult struggles to recover from the damage caused by the war. “The liminal phase is considered sacred, anomalous, abnormal and dangerous, while the  pre- and post-liminal phases are normal and a profane state of being (Selänniemi 1996) and “the regular occurrence of sacred-profane alternations mark important periods of social life or even provide the measure of the passage of time itself”(Leach 1961).

    In this paper, I will discuss motives and paths of how a culture travels, settles and shapes into a new form, using the tango as an example.

  • 2.
    Aida Niendorf, Mariya
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Japanska.
    Intercultural communicative competence: the challenges and implications of teaching Japanese politeness strategies to Swedish learners of Japanese2015Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Teaching communicative competence is extremely important in language instruction. One can avoid embarrassing situations and conflicts caused by misunderstandings if she/he understands the differences in intercultural pragmatics. Politeness discourse varies in complexity according to social distance, relative power between the speakers, and situations. The data I have collected during the past 6 years indicates that Swedish learners of Japanese often do not see the necessity of learning the polite/honorific discourse and often view these negatively as Swedish society is one of the most egalitarian in the world. As a consequence, Swedish students often fail to utilize appropriate politeness strategies when speaking in Japanese. However, it is important to point out to foreign language learners that cultural and social norms are not interchangeable and that one must adapt to the language one is using and the culture one is in. Thus Swedish Learners of Japanese should consider politeness discourse as a part of the rules of the language rather than something that can be modified based on one’s opinion.

    The current study investigates the differences in politeness strategies between Swedish and Japanese discourse. Student surveys and analysis of students’ errors have revealed clear differences in the use of politeness strategies in Swedish and in Japanese context. While the politeness, respect, and formality are closely intertwined in Japanese; the Swedes perceive respect and politeness as separate matters. It is also found that while the Japanese are inclined to using verbal politeness strategies, the Swedes express their respect more through non-verbal actions or behaviors. Various Japanese and Swedish utterances have also been examined to determine the Discourse Politeness Default suggested by Usami (2006) in order to systematize the politeness strategies in ways similar to grammatical rules.

                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                          

  • 3.
    Berg, Martin
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle, Centrum för samhällsanalys (CESAM).
    Improve me! 100 days of wristband guidance2015Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Body monitoring devices are increasingly turning into machines that not only track personal activity but also provide suggestions on how to lead a life that is assumed to be continuously improved. By measuring, interpreting and correlating various data sources, these devices are assumed to provide an understanding that goes beyond everyday self knowledge. Although these devices most certainly can provide information on how to run faster or sleep better, it remains unclear how it feels to gain a deeper understanding of oneself by means of a technological device. This paper approaches this question in an auto-ethnographic study (by the author of this paper) where the Jawbone UP wristband and the ”Smart Coach” insight and coaching ”engine” will be used and the suggestions for improvement slavishly followed during 100 days. This system crunches personal data in various ways in order to provide ”actionable insights and uniquely personalized guidance” (jawbone.com).

  • 4.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för film och litteratur (IFL).
    Creating heritage and memory: digital film archives as sites of knowledge production2017Inngår i: From Dust to Dawn : Archival Studies After the Archival Turn: Uppsala 15–17 November 2017, Uppsala University, 2017, 13-13 s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Situated at the intersection of archivology, film studies and memory studies, my paper offers critical perspectives on the archive as a site of knowledge production. It investigates the construction of audiovisual heritage in digital film archives, based on my research project “The Cultural Heritage of Moving Images” (VR, 2016–2018). Drawing on theorizations of the archive by Foucault and Derrida, I regard the archive as an agent in its own right. In order to challenge the ongoing tendencies in film studies to focus on the preservation of film stock, my talk will foreground the role of the archivist as a curator. In my paper I will examine the use of metadata for the creation of a polyvocal cultural memory.

  • 5.
    Brunow, Dagmar
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för film och litteratur (IFL).
    Who has the right to the memory of the city?: Appropriating mediated memories in times of gentrification2017Inngår i: Creating the city : Identity, memory and participation: Malmö 9–10 February 2017 : Conference program, 2017, 29-29 s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Situated at the interface of memory studies and film studies, my research looks at the ways mediated transcultural memories travel through different, often conflicting discursive contexts. How does cultural memory tie in with processes of gentrification? My paper argues that mediated regional and transcultural memories are mobilized by different – and often conflicting – stakeholders, for instance the heritage industries, official politics of city branding or antigentrification struggles. Drawing on my case study of Manchester‘s contemporary politics of city branding, I will outline modes of appropriating cultural memory in times of urban reconstruction. My paper will look at the power relations involved in adapting (white homosocial) postpunk memories into the self- fashioning of Manchester as a creative city. I argue that subcultural or popular memories are not emancipatory per se, but can easily tie into neoliberal politics. This has been possible, among others, because Manchester’s postpunk memory culture has excluded feminist and queer positions as well as the recollections of Black and Asian Britons. In short, while travelling through various transmedia contexts, Manchester's postpunk memories have been streamlined memories in favour of consent instead of celebrating difference.

  • 6.
    Eriksson, Jonnie
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle, Kontext & kulturgränser (KK).
    Diffractions of the Digital: Godard and the Kinetics of the History-Image2015Inngår i: In the flow – People, Media, Materialities: ACSIS conference 15-17 June 2015, Norrköping / [ed] Johanna Dahlin & Tove Andersson, Norrköping: ACSIS, Linköpings universitet , 2015, 127-128 s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    As exemplified by Eloge de l'amour (2001), Jean-Luc Godard's work after Histoire(s) du cinéma (1988–98) – which critiqued cinema's treatment of its contemporary cultural and oplitical history, – has made use of digital technology in order to explore the remaining potential of the medium after its purported demise and ethical failure. By drawing on concepts from Gilles Deleuze and Karen Barad, this paper aims to elucidate the techno-aesthetic conditions of Godard's implied method of imaging the dual flux of temporality: becoming history and becoming future. In this diffracting process, Godard's late films embody the present condition of visual culture as it splits between past and future from the point of a present crisis of its material conditions of representation. Neither virtual reality nor classical realism, a diffractive method of digital filmmaking explores the new materiality of motion pictures. 

  • 7.
    Eriksson, Jonnie
    Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle, Centrum för lärande, kultur och samhälle (CLKS), Språk, kultur och samhälle.
    Filming a New Earth: Ecopolitical Imagination in Cinema and Deleuze's Geophilosophy of Utopia2017Inngår i: ACSIS 2017: Sessions, Panels & Abstracts, 2017, 7-7 s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper explores the concept of utopia in Gilles Deleuze’s philosophy and its significance for cinema, placing his and Félix Guattari’s “geophilosophy” in the context of posthumanist ecocriticism. It relocates the notion of utopia from out of a paradigm of political fiction and speculations of a possible social progress, towards Deleuze & Guattari’s ideas of a geography and topology of time as conditions for creative thought. Considering the importance of the concepts of becoming and virtuality in this philosophy, a utopian image is no mere speculation or representation, but a force of creation. Deleuze’s notion that philosophers and artists share the task of resisting the present in creatively thinking “a new people” and “a new earth” can be developed to view film as a medium for re-imagining nature, creating a new set of earth-images or geosigns for future thought. 

  • 8.
    Fornäs, Johan
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för kultur och lärande, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap.
    Hidden Assumptions and Implicit Normative Conclusions: a Constructivist Critique of the Research on Eastern Euro-visions : Narratives of Europe in the ESC2014Inngår i: Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations : 5th European Communication Conference : 12-15 November, Lisboa, Portugal : Book of Abstracts, Universidade Lusófona , 2014, 267- s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The European Union is looking for new narratives of Europe. But which was the old one and was there really just one? Do narratives of Europe in the so-called ‘new’ east Europe offer alternatives for redefining European identity? In order to approach these issues, this paper looks at how Europe is narrated in east European popular music, focusing the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC).

    A wide range of symbols struggle for identifying or signifying Europe (Fornäs 2012). The post-1989 EU enlargement has intensified such redefinition efforts. Popular music offers a fascinating field for such narrative identifications, with the ESC as an influential arena, linking cultural, social and political discourses. Music matters (Hesmondhalgh 2013) to people on many influential levels, combining emotive pleasure with social interaction in ways that offer rich resources for identifying practices. Being perhaps the most successful pan-European venture, the ESC is therefore an excellent source for investigating narratives of Europe.

    Written within an interdisciplinary project on east European ‘Narratives of Europe’, this paper analyses songs from ESC finals since 1989. Using a methodological model for analysing narratives, inspired by Genette (1972/1980), Ricoeur (1981) and Ryan (2004), it looks for who acts in a narrative (setup), what happens in which order (process), how or in what format the story is told (mode) and what identity it constructs for Europe (meaning).

    More than 70 songs were chosen, 40 of them from east Europe. Preliminary results in­dicate an overwhelming dominance of one master narrative of redemptive resur­rection, with a set of sub-variants. In other contexts than the ESC, popular songs may depict Europe as an eternally happy place or as falling from greatness into misery, but the ESC format strongly favours a narrative where Europe had a glorious past but then has been deeply torn by internal strife, wars and suffering, from which it now finally will recover by uniting in mutual co-operation and love. Some variants say little or nothing about the initial golden age, some less triumphantly place the resurrection as a dream for the future, and some east European song narratives add freedom from oppression to peace after internal war as core values, but the master narrative is never really abandoned.

    This resurrection narrative resonates with the founding myth expressed in EU’s key symbols. The inclusion of former Soviet Bloc countries into the European integration process has given new impetus to those founding narratives, and the ESC’s east European narratives indicate important continuities between the old and the new.

    While offering a methodological example of narrative analysis of media texts in the seldom-studied format of televised popular music, the paper also contributes to the understanding of how east European voices construct Europe’s history and future in the processes of transformation that challenge inherited ideas of what Europe means.

  • 9.
    Foss Lindblad, Rita
    Högskolan i Borås, Akademin för bibliotek, information, pedagogik och IT.
    The Imagined Real of Sweden: Utopias with/out hopes2016Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 10.
    Goldenzwaig, Gregory
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap. Moscow State University, Russia.
    Promoting Music on the Russian Social Media: Who Is Doing The Job?2012Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    To find new forms for music promotion is an important effort to support both established companies and new entrepreneurs. Russian online music and media landscape is nowadays more diverse than ever. The audience involvement in promoting music on the social media results in decreasing costs for the industry, reaching wider audiences, connecting live and online activities. At the same time, the pleasure driven audience involvement relies on time and energy investment. The presentation sheds light on the practices of users’ activities in music promotion on VKontakte and other relevant Russian SNS.

  • 11.
    Hjortfors, Lis-Marie
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Centrum för samisk forskning (CeSam). Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för språkstudier.
    Laestadianismens importance for Sami identity in the Lule Sami area2016Inngår i: Gränser, mobilitet och mobilisering: Boundaries, mobility and mobilisation : Nationell konferens för genusforskning = Swedish conference for gender research / [ed] Silje Lundgren, Maja Lundqvist, Björn Pernrud, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusforskning , 2016, 113-114 s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 12.
    Ho, Hang Kei
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Kulturgeografiska institutionen.
    Hong Kong at a crossroad: Exploring its changing relationship with China and the West through foreign real estate investment, education and consumption practice2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    It has been eighteen years since Hong Kong's sovereignty was transferred from Britain to back to mainland China. Although Hong Kong was promised that its autonomy and way of life would remain unchanged for fifty years until 2047, the ongoing political uncertainty and the influx of the underprivileged as well as super-rich mainland Chinese have impacted Hongkongers' everyday life. Some Hongkongers have welcomed the wealth and opportunities that the mainland Chinese bring to the Special Administrative Region, whilst others have been less approving of their lack of respect for Hong Kong's culture and society. Moreover, the recent Umbrella Movement that took place in September 2014 has further challenged the identity of Hong Kong citizens in which they are even more concerned, confused and consternated about their future.

    This working paper examines the ways that Hongkongers deal with internal and external uncertainties through the way they invest in foreign real estates, decide on their children's education and everyday consumption practices.

    This research draws on my previous doctoral work on the geographies of consumption in Hong Kong and my current postdoctoral research on the way that Hong Kong investors purchase residential properties in the UK and other parts of the world. This paper provides a snapshot of 2015's Hong Kong and how Hongkongers confront the conflicting relationship between the consumption of western values and their traditional Chinese identity.

  • 13.
    Holfve Sabel, Mary-Anne
    Högskolan i Borås, Akademin för bibliotek, information, pedagogik och IT.
    Modified Attitudes Towards School, Teacher And Peers Are Found In Networks Of Mixed Ethnicity2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 14.
    Holfve Sabel, Mary-Anne
    et al.
    Högskolan i Borås, Akademin för bibliotek, information, pedagogik och IT.
    Orlenius, Kennert
    Högskolan i Borås, Akademin för bibliotek, information, pedagogik och IT.
    Gaini, Firouz
    Norwegian Centre for Child Research (NOSEB) Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
    Ethical Attitudes Among Young People In Late Modernity2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 15.
    Höglund, Johan
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för språk (SPR).
    Digital Humanities and Games Research Across the Disciplines2016Inngår i: International Symposium on Digital Humanities: Växjö 7-8 November 2016 : Book of Abstracts, Växjö: Linnaeus University , 2016, 35-36 s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The effect of violent computer games on individuals and on society has been the object of a great number of studies reaching across different disciplines, including traditional Humanities, International Relations Studies, and Psychology. Unfortunately, studies conducted within one discipline pay very limited attention to research conducted in other fields. Thus, important research data is rarely shared. The reasons for this lack of cross-disciplinary consideration can be attributed to many different factors. Humanities oriented research is often published in journals other than IR studies, or psychological studies. The various fields engaged in this type of research also employ different methodologies that highlight different aspect while obscuring others. Finally, the research is funded by different agencies, with different agendas. 

    This presentation first describes the current situation through studies belonging to the Humanities, International Relations Studies and Psychology. These studies share an interest in the computer game genre commonly known as the First Person Shooter (FPS), a violent game genre where the gamer controls an armed avatar and observes the game world through a first-person perspective. The presentation discusses how the general research context (funding body, audience, problem formulation), the theoretical framework, and the methodologies of the different studies inform the research. Here, it is noted that Humanities research is often state-sponsored and conducted within Humanities departments or by one of few DH research centres that exist globally. Since the late 1990s, Humanities research has either focussed on discussing how participatory digital games function differently from other forms of culture such as literature or film (see Juul 2005, Malliet 2007), or it has conducted an often Foucauldian or Baudrillardian interrogation of the games, discussing them as deeply ideological spaces (Wark 2007). The methodological tools employed by this research are virtually always qualitative and hermeneutic. International Relations research also comes out of state-sponsored or private universities, but is sometimes connected to organisations such as the Institute of World Politics. Following the cultural turn of IR during the last two decades (Van Veeren 2009), this research has become increasingly attentive to the way that military games engage with global politics and future military conflict. The focus of game studies conducted within the confines of IR studies is thus the way in which the FPS imagines future global conflict. This research is often qualitative and does discuss the narratives and discourses of the games, but it also employs interviews and quantitative methods to investigate how gamers’s ideas about global relations are affected by the games (Zamaróczy 2016). Finally, psychological research into violent games comes from a large number of funding bodies, from state-run universities to private foundations, the health care sector, and the US Department of Defence (DoD) (Höglund 2008). The research produced by these various agencies focuses primarily on to what extent violent games produce violent behaviour or not (Anderson et al., 2002), but it also includes studies on how games can train soldiers before combat or help treat veterans suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (Rizzo et al 2006). The link between violent computer games and aggressive behaviour is notoriously difficult to study in laboratory experiments, and a few alternative ways of assessing the relationship have been suggested (Sauer and Nova 2015). Even so, this research is firmly quantitative and often disregards the qualitative aspect.

    The question that the presentation will address in relation to these studies is how these different fields may benefit from cross-disciplinary exchange. The presentation suggests that by considering results gained in psychological studies, and by making some use of the quantitative and laboratory methods common in this discipline, the humanities or IR researcher would be in a considerably better position to discuss the effect that the FPS has on the individual. In other words, broadening the disciplinary perspective would make it possible to consider not only the ideological, political and aesthetic content of the material, but also how gamers actually respond to the material. Similarly, humanities and IR related research could help researchers working in the field of psychology to ask more relevant and precise questions that take into consideration the qualitative content of a particular game before examining its effects in a laboratory setting. In other words, by considering humanities and IR research, the simple question if games encourage aggression in gamers may be rephrased into the more complex question if games encourage aggression against particular groups in society, or support state aggression against certain nationalities. This discussion may be of interest to scholars conducting research on digital games, but it may also be of general interest to Digital Humanities since the formation of games research takes place in the crossroads of several different disciplines. 

    REFERENCES

    Anderson, C. A, B. J. Bushman. (2002) Violent Video Games and Hostile Expectations: A Test of the General Aggression Model. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 28.12): 1679-1686.

    Höglund, J. (2008). Electronic Empire: Orientalism Revisited in the Military Shooter. Game Studies. 8.1. http://gamestudies.org/0801/articles/hoeglund

    Juul, J. (2005). Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds, Cambridge: The MIT Press,

    Malliet, Steven. (2007).  Adapting the Principles of Ludology to the Method of Video Game Content Analysis. Game Studies 7.1. http://gamestudies.org/0701/articles/malliet

    Rizzo. A, J, et al. (2006). A Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy Application for Iraq War Military Personnel with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: From Training to Toy to Treatment. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Novel Approaches to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. IOS Press, Washington D.C., 235-250

    Sauer, J. D, A Drummond, and N. Nova. (2015). Violent video games: The effects of narrative context and reward structure on in-game and postgame aggression. Journal of Experimental Psychology Applied. 21.3. 205-214.

    Van Veeren, Es. (2009). The ‘Cultural Turn’ in International Relations: Making Sense of World Politics.  E-International Relations. May 10. http://www.e-ir.info/2009/05/10/the-‘cultural-turn’-in-international-relations-making-sense-of-world-politics/. 

    Wark, M. (2007). Gamer Theory. Cambridge, Harvard University Press.

    Zamaróczy, N de. (2016). Are We What We Play? Global Politics in Historical Strategy Computer Games. International Studies Perspectives. 0.1, 1–20.

  • 16.
    Höglund, Johan
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för språk (SPR).
    The First Person Shooter: Narrating Your Own Imperial Adventure2017Inngår i: International Society for the Study of narrative: 2017 Narrative Conference, Lexington Kentucky, 2017Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    “The First Person Shooter: Narrating Your Own Imperial Adventure” notes that recent scholarship understands games such as the Call of Duty: Black Ops series as a form of imperial primer similar to the late-Victorian British imperial adventure narratives. With this in mind, the paper addresses the apparent conflict between game rules and narrative that have concerned scholars since the inception of the field of game studies in the 1990s. Thus, the paper attempts to address the question how game rules, defined as the limitations and possibilities of the game world, interact with the narrative that structures the progress of the game. Are the game rules an extension of the narrative, or do the rules allow for a manipulation of this same narrative?

  • 17.
    Höglund, Johan
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för språk (SPR).
    Wither the Past: The US Slasher and New Nordic Horror2017Inngår i: The Twenty-Fifth Biennial Conference of the Nordic Association for American Studies, SDU, Odense, May 22-24, 2017: American Colors : Across the Disciplinary Spectrum, 2017Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The wildly popular genre of Nordic Noir has been seen to elucidate ‘dark aspects of the welfare state model’ and to ‘portray violence and human darkness as “normal” parts of contemporary life’ (Brodén 2008). Crucial to this reading of Nordic Noir is the notion that the welfare state is premised on a Nordic modernity that furtively supported eugenics, colonialism and predatory capitalism (Keskinen et al 2009, Naum and Nordin 2013). Influenced by this trend, new Nordic Gothic in general, and Nordic B-Movie Gothic in particular, can also be seen to interrogate the demise of the welfare state and to open up society to the possibility of senseless violence. Increasingly, the Nordic gothic B-movie industry is now finding purchase for the bloody narratives that were successful in the US during the late 70’s and 80’s, and which were during this period largely banned in Sweden and other European countries.

    From this vantage point, the present chapter examines the violent B-movie gothic of Swedish director Sonny Laguna. Inspired by, and frequently referencing, US splatter and gore cinema, Laguna explores a Nordic geographic and social context with the help of US gore and slasher cinema. Frequently set in the cabin endemic to low-budget US horror, the terror that rises to rend bodies asunder in Laguna’s films is located in a complex historical past. Madness (2010) portrays the emigrant Swede (canonized in Swedish national literature) as monstrous redneck, and Blood Runs Cold (2011) and Wither (2012) allow horror to ascend from a Swedish mythological, underground past. Thus, Laguna’s movies show a present that, in gothic fashion, is rent asunder by a past that refuses to forget the violence and injustice whitewashed by historiography, and which demands terrible retribution exacted on the society that has neglected it. 

    Brodén, Daniel. Folkhemmets skuggbilder, Stockholm: Ekholm & Tegebjer, 2008.

    Keskinen, Suvi, Salla Tuori, Sari Irni and Diana Mulinari. Ed. Complying with Colonialism: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Nordic Region, Farnham: Ashgate 2009.

    Naum, Magdalena och Jonas M. Nordin. Ed. Scandinavian Colonialism and the Rise of Modernity: Small Time Agents in a Global Arena, New York: Springer, 2013.

  • 18.
    Höglund, Johan
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för språk (SPR).
    “You’re a terrorist, that’s why I’m doing it to you”: Torture and Discipline in Zero Dark Thirty2014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The introduction to Foucault’s study Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison describes the public execution of Robert-François Damiens who in 1757 attempted to assassinate King Louis XV of France. Foucault describes how Damiens had the flesh of his body torn from his chest, arms and legs with red-hot pinchers, how sulphur, lead and boiling oil was poured into his wounds, and how his body was drawn apart by four horses assisted by his executioner, until only his dismembered torso remained to be burnt at the stake.

     

    Foucault’s revolutionary thesis is that in the decades that follow, discipline ceased to be a public spectacle. While this tremendously important observation has revolutionized our understanding of the operations of discourse, power and institutions in our society, it has become increasingly obvious that the practices Foucault describes as essentially pre-modern in fact never disappeared. Steven Pierce and Anupama Rao show in Discipline and the Other Body (2006) that torture was routinely used to discipline the subaltern in the European colonies during the nineteenth century. In reconstruction US, black Americans were tortured and mutilated, sometimes in front of crowds of thousands, in ways that directly recall the treatment of Damiens in 1757. In 2004, images from the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were made public and circulated in the press, on television and on the Internet.

     

    From this perspective, it is not strange that torture has retained a central position in literature and film concerned with the meeting between the (imperial) state and its enemies. In Rudyard Kipling’s 1890 short story “The Mark of the Beast,” the narrator applies red-hot iron to the strung-up body of a literally faceless Indian leper who has cursed one of his friends. In D. W. Griffith’s racist epic Birth of a Nation (1915), the freedman Gus is castrated (in an eventually censored scene) and then murdered by the budding Ku Klux Klan for desiring a white woman.

     

    With this history in mind, the present paper examines Katherine Bigelow’s controversial movie Zero Dark Thirty. Torture is a brutal practice in Bigelow’s movie, but within the dramatic structure of the film, which opens with authentic sound recordings from the World Trade Centre and ends with the retributive killing of Osama bin Laden, it comes across as a deplorable but essential tool for justice. At the same time, the film often makes it clear, as in the title to this paper, that a certain category of people must be tortured. The fact that public torture and execution have continued to be a way to discipline the enemies of the imperial state indicates that these enemies are not perceived as possible to control with the aid of discourse or social institutions. As with Damiens, their transgressions, real or imaginary, must be manifested on their bodies as a lesson that cannot be misunderstood. Thus, this paper argues that torture is not only a current practice, it is also imagined by contemporary culture as a necessary form of violence designed to maintain the impossibly porous borders between metropol and periphery.

  • 19.
    Hübinette, Tobias
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för språk, litteratur och interkultur.
    Nordic whiteness at play in a contemporary Swedish context2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 20.
    Inose, Hiroko
    et al.
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Japanska.
    Aronsson, Mattias
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Franska.
    Fjordevik, Anneli
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Tyska.
    Fan activities applied to online university education2016Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The presentation discusses a possible way of adapting internet fan activities to the academic level online education. At the Dalarna University (Sweden), which is specialized in online education, there was a three-year project called “Informal Learning Environment”, which explored the educational aspects of fan activities, and the possible ways to apply them in language (French, German, Japanese, Portuguese) and literature courses.

    The educational effects of fan activities are mentioned by various authors (e.g. James Paul Gee), and we focused on two activities, Fan Fiction and Scanlation.

    In the Fan Fiction exercise, the students in French and German Literature had an introduction on Fan Fiction, then were asked to choose one of the literary works studied during the semester, and write a short fictional story based on it. Each student uploaded his/her text to the learning platform and then received peer-feedback from others.

    In the Scanlation exercise, a group work was designed for the Translation course (Japanese-English translation). Students formed groups of threes and fours and each group translated two different chapters from Shisso Nikki, a manga by Hideo Aduma. They had two weeks to work together, and then the translations were uploaded to the learning platform. Each student then gave comment and feedback to the chapters translated by other groups.

    In all courses, students were asked to evaluate the activities afterwards. The evaluation focused on if they enjoyed the activity, what they learned, and what the peer-feedback meant to them. Since we teach only online courses, the web-based interaction becomes very central. This is also the case in fan communities. Therefore, our hypothesis is that connecting fan activities with web-based teaching may be a way to develop and improve the formal academic learning environment.

  • 21.
    Johansson, Sofia
    et al.
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för kultur och lärande, Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap.
    Werner, Ann
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för kultur och lärande, Genusvetenskap.
    Articulations of Gender and Nation in Music Use in Stockholm and Moscow2013Inngår i: [Conference] Music, Gender & Difference: Intersectional and postcolonial perspectives on musical fields, Vienna, October 10-12, 2013: Books of abstracts, Wien, 2013, 85- s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research has shown that uses of media technologies (Gray 1992, Lally 2002) as well as music consumption (DeNora 2000) are gendered practices, while scholars have also emphasized how national context and ideas about nation, ethnicity and race play into the uses of media technologies (Miller & Slater 2000) and music cultures (Roy 2010).  Drawing on such analyses, this paper investigates contemporary practices in music use from an intersectional feminist perspective. It takes as its starting point the Internet as a core music platform, which is transforming listening modes and potentially also meanings of music.

    Posing questions about how to understand emerging trends in music use in relation to music as a gendered and place-bound practice, the paper presents one part of a larger study of music use online among young adults in Stockholm and Moscow. The study is ongoing and is conducted by the presenters and their colleagues. Analyzing focus group interviews with young adult men and women, the paper explores how – primarily – gender and nation is articulated (Hall 1996) in the talk about music and online media technologies. Through discussions about their favorite music as well as their favorite media to use when listening to music, and how music is intricately intertwined in their social networks, the participants display ideas about themselves in a context of gender, place, ethnicity and race. We argue that the way they listen to music and use media technology such as Spotify and Last FM can be understood as interplaying with the process of articulation of gender and nation, and that this articulation may differ between different places.  

  • 22.
    Jonasson, Kalle
    Malmö University.
    K and The 'Lob'2011Inngår i: EASS, Umeå, 2011Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    A recurring theme in critical sport studies is the issue of whether the element of competition -- measuring, comparing and ranking performances (Loland 2002) – in sports is fascistoid (Tännsjö 2000, 2001), and, whether sports constrains the potential of human movement, and its creativity, rather then enhancing it (Eichberg 2010). In this essay, I will argue that the element of competition is vital for the creativity of movement-potential in sports. Still, the alleged ‘fascistoid’ or ‘creativity constraining’ element could be ‘hi-jacked’. As an example of this kind of hi-jacking, an autoethnographical (Chang 2008) account of my participation in recreational table-tennis will be seen through a process-philosophical lens. Deleuze’s conceptual pair ‘minor’ and ‘major’ (Bene & Deleuze, 1979; Deleuze & Guattari, 1986) will in the essay be extended to sport. The argument is that prolonging elements in athletic contests could be understood as ‘minor sport’, which in the essay is exemplified by defensive strokes, like chops and lobs, in table-tennis. ‘Major sport’, then, is understood as equivalent with ’the structural goal of sport’, namely, to produce winners by comparing, ranking and measuring bodily performances (Loland 2002). As a table-tennis player in the corporative/recreational series, my way of playing has rendered different conceptions among the other players, ranging from joyful to provoked. This manner could be described with ‘minor’ actions like ‘suspending the game’, ´delaying the outcome’, and ‘never having learned to smash’. When contestants are equivalent in competence and desire to win, competitions tend to produce ‘sweet tension of uncertainty of outcome’ (Loland 2002). My way of playing is directed towards maximizing the ‘sweet tension of uncertainty’. Hereby focus is shifted from sport as context where winners are produced, towards sport as a context where ‘sweet tension’ is produced. This stance combines the benefits of both protagonists and antagonists of competition.

  • 23.
    Jørgensen, Finn Arne
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Institutionen för idé- och samhällsstudier.
    Cabin Porn for Digital Humanists2013Inngår i: Infrastructure, Space and Media: A Book from the Media Places Symposium in Umeå December 5-7, 2012, Peter Wallenberg Foundation , 2013, 53-54 s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 24.
    Jørgensen, Kristine
    et al.
    University of Bergen.
    Sandqvist, Ulf
    Umeå universitet, Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för geografi och ekonomisk historia, Ekonomisk historia.
    Sotamaa, Olli
    University of Tampere.
    Tyni, Heikki
    University of Tampere.
    From Hobbyism to Industry. Tracing the Historical Origins of the Nordic Game Industry2013Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 25.
    Kotkina, Irina
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    “Etnogenez” Eurasian Science Fiction Project: Bio-Politics and Ethno-Vitalism in Contemporary Russian Utopianism2014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 26.
    Kotkina, Irina
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Eurasianism as a New Instrument of Cultural Politics2013Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Nowadays Eurasianism is gradually transformed from a philosophical doctrine known only to experts into cultural and political practice. The attempts of reintegration of the former Soviet Union made by Kremlin encourage population to reflect on the historical mission of Russia and its ‘civilizational’ identity. Vladimir Putin in his article published in “Izvestya” in October 2011 made clear division between the supporters and opponents of the Eurasian Union. Russia’s contemporary Minister of Culture, Vladimir Medinsky, warmly supports the idea of the Eurasian integration and even called it the major “macro-task” of Russia. In his writings and documents of his ministry, Medinsky actively entertains the idea of Eurasian union and considers Eurasianism one of the most fruitful doctrines aiming at Russian inner and foreign politics.  In my presentation I am going to analyze the recent documents and statements of the Ministry of Culture concerning Eurasianism as a force of cultural and political re-integration of Russia with former Soviet territories and other neighboring countries.

  • 27.
    Kotkina, Irina
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Russian Ministry of Culture between 'Effective Management' and the 'Ministry of Truth': New Policy towards Arts and Culture in Russia 20142014Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 28.
    Kotkina, Irina
    Södertörns högskola, Centrum för Östersjö- och Östeuropaforskning (CBEES).
    Utopia of Russian Culturalness: Re-branding Russian Identity2013Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 29.
    Lentina, Alda Maria
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Portugisiska.
    Breviário do Brasil de Agustina Bessa-Luís: uma Poética da Relação2017Inngår i: XXVI Congresso Internacional da ABRAPLIP “Ensino e pesquisa da literatura portuguesa no Brasil e no mundo”, realizado na Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR), em Curitiba (BRASIL), entre os dias 02 e 06 de outubro de 2017., 2017Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [pt]

    Propomo-nos analisar o diário de viagem, Breviário do Brasil (1991), no qual a autora portuguesa, Agustina Bessa-Luís, explora as relações Luso-brasileiras. Uma relação que, segundo Anamaria Filizola, se constrói entre “ressentimento/fascínio” e “o que nos aproxima” e na qual a literatura desempenha um papel preponderante para “preencher os silêncios”, reativando a memória do passado e revelando um conhecimento partilhado. O nosso trabalho tentará abordar este diário de viagem à luz das ideias desenvolvidas por Edourad Glissant com o conceito de “poética da relação”, enquadrando-o também no que Gisele Sapiro e Pascale Casanova, entre outros, definem como uma “Literatura-mundo”.

  • 30.
    Lindström, Kati
    Filosofi och historia, KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Filosofi och teknikhistoria, Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö.
    On Dogs, Aurora and Ships: Bipolar Imagination in Japan2017Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Japan is a relative newcomer in the Arctic politics as it has no territorial claims in the Arctic, nor an early history of Arctic expeditions. Instead, modernizing Japan focused its attention to Antarctica from as early as 1910. Today, Japan is showing increasing interest in Arctic politics and management, insisting that important decisions should not be taken only by the Arctic States and the Arctic Ocean coastal States. The Japanese government view is that the Arctic “should be recognized as a part of the common heritage of mankind. The international community should protect this area and use it for peaceful purposes”. Japan explains its polar interests by being a maritime country and although the country’s main activities in the polar regions pertain to scientific research, many consider Japan’s real motivation to be in the potential Northern shipping routes. Accordingly, the Arctic figures in the government documents as empty fields of water, ice and hidden treasures, subjected to international scientific research and management – quite like the Antarctic. Indigenous people are almost invisible. I will present an ongoing research project into the commonalities in the Japanese imagination of the two poles. Through the analyses of museum exhibits and other cultural phenomena, I will discuss a variety of images where the perception of the two poles gets blurred, notably the Japanese obsession with Aurora borealis, snow fields, but also the moving bodies of icebreakers, whales – and dogs. A telling example is the story of 15 Japanese Karafuto breed dogs whose tragic fate after the first Japanese Antarctic overwinter camp has become the dominant cultural narrative of polar research. The block-buster movie of the expedition, “Tales of Antarctica”, is largely shot in the Canadian Arctic and it can be argued that the origin of the dogs in the former Northern territories of Japan (Sakhalin) helps to project Japan as a place with deep cultural ties to Arctic

  • 31.
    Lindström, Kati
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Filosofi och teknikhistoria, Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö. University of Tartu.
    Semiotic study of landscapes between bodies and representations2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 32.
    Lindström, Kati
    et al.
    KTH, Skolan för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad (ABE), Filosofi och teknikhistoria, Historiska studier av teknik, vetenskap och miljö. University of Tartu.
    Nugin, Raili
    Tallinn University.
    Palang, Hannes
    Tallinn University.
    Jaago, Tiiu
    University of Tartu.
    Kannike, Anu
    Kull, Kalevi
    Printsmann, Anu
    Siim, Pihla Maria
    Piirirohkus ja mälu: (Memory and multiplicity of boundaries)2014Inngår i: Eesti kultuuri süvamehhanismid / [ed] Tasa, Monika; Rumm, Kaija, 2014, 13- s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 33.
    Pettersson, Åsa
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Bildproduktion.
    Måste barn alltid lära sig av barnkulturen?2014Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [sv]

    Detta paper, tar sin utgångspunkt i min avhandling TV for Children (Pettersson, 2013), och studerar hur diskurser om lärande är inkorporerade i TV för barn. Den tvärvetenskapliga teoretiska grunden för studien utgörs av TV studier (ex. Ellis, 2006, Corner, 1999; Lury, 2005), Barndoms studier (ex. James, Jenks and Prout, 1998; Kehily, 2008; Lee, 2001) och Visuell kultur (ex. Mitchell, 2005; Rose, 2001; Sparrman, 2002) för att diskutera hur barn representeras, visualiseras och tilltalas som lärande individer i public service TV-program för barn. Materialet som studeras är public service TV program sända för barn under 1980, 1992 och 2007 av SVT och UR och analysen fokuserar på hur föreställningar om barn ständigt är länkade till föreställningar om lärande i dessa program. Frågor som diskuteras är om barn trots att de konstrueras som sociala aktörer i programmen också i och med att de genomgående ska lära sig saker kommer att betraktas som otillräckliga. Här blir relationen barn-TV central då den i sig också bygger på diskursiva föreställningar. Samhällsdiskurser fokuserar ofta på TV och barn som en riskabel relation, i en sådan diskurs blir det omöjligt att skapa public service TV för barn som bygger på underhållning utan programmen för barn kommer att legitimeras med ett lärande tilltal och innehåll. Detta ger en barnkultur som bygger på vuxna förväntningar och förhoppningar mer än en barnkultur som bygger på vad barn själva anser sig vilja ha.

  • 34.
    Premat, Christophe
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Romanska och klassiska institutionen.
    Digital resilience and civic engagement : the case of France after the terror attack in Nice (14 July 2016)2017Inngår i: Digital democracy: Critical Perspectives in the Age of Big Data, 2017Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The traumatic event has this peculiar faculty to activate a strong memory experience. The people can exactly know what they did a day when a terror attack happened. There is a collec- tive memory process which is not limited to witnesses nor bystanders. The aim of the project is to analyze live memories on Web 2.0 and study how social links are built under these circumstances. If the traditional media base their work on digital live experiences, it can be worth analyzing how these pieces of memory are reintegrated into a collective storytelling process. The mediatic echo is prevailing in the collection of these pieces of memory. The use of images (iconic forms) / symbols / texts is important to deal with collective trauma. The authorities elaborated speci c codes of con- duct with an attention to the victims, which includes categories of people more or less concerned by the attacks. Evaluating the traumatic impact is the most dif cult task of of cial authorities. We would like to analyze the collective integration of digital pieces of memory by medias around the terror attacks in Nice. The acceleration of violence, the over ow of images created a feeling of brutality. This is why it is all the more important to question how the authorities react by producing a form of digital resilience. We would like to know whether an of cial discourse on victims reac- tivates feelings of solidarity and an identi cation to the core values of society or if it encourages a form of disruption of the social link (hatred, creation of scapegoat). The social networks will be the main references as you can have an exploration of different connections and transfers of data, information, fake news, feelings of fears. A database constituted of accounts explicitly expressing a feeling or a reaction will be built. 

  • 35.
    Premat, Christophe
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Romanska och klassiska institutionen.
    Har Frankrikes kulturella diplomati nått sitt mål i Sverige?2015Inngår i: Litteraturförmedlare i Sverige från 1945 till våra dagar: Hur går det till när skönlitteratur skriven på franska, spanska och italienska förmedlas till svenska läsare? Symposiet handlar om de aktörer som ser till att litteraturen cirkulerar internationellt: förlagsredaktörer, översättare, litterära agenter, kritiker, kulturattachéer, forskare och lärare. Dessa ofta förbisedda personer,som Pierre Bourdieu kallade för ”grindvakter”, avgör vilka författarskap och skönlitterära verk som tillåts passera de osynliga gränserna mellan språk, länder och kulturer och är därmed centrala medskapare till världslitteraturen., 2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [sv]

    I slutet av 1930-talet satsade Franska staten på en kulturell diplomati i Sverige. Målet var att vinna svenska elitens sympatier för att begränsa det tyska inflytande i det svenska samhället. Det var då Frankrikes legation i Stockholm identifierade nyckelpersoner dvs. förmedlare för att förstärka det franska inflytande i det svenska samhället. År 1937 grundades Franska institutet som skulle ha en ny roll efter andra världskrigen. Syftet är att analysera Frankrikes kulturella diplomati i slutet av 1930-talet och efter andra världskriget för att förstå hur Frankrike utvecklade franskvänliga kretsar i Sverige.

  • 36.
    Purcell-Sjölund, Anita
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Humaniora och medier, Engelska.
    Laffing wif ’n at da Fob, paht hooz da Fob? A discussion of the comedy performances of The Laughing Samoans in New Zealand: (Laughing with and at the Fob, but who's the Fob?)2013Inngår i: The Stockholm 2013 Metaphor Festival, Stockholm University, 29 - 31 August 2013: Conference proceedings book, 2013, 64-65 s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    The Laughing Samoans is a comedy duo comprising New Zealand-born Samoan comedian Tofiga Fepulea’i, and Samoan-born actor Etuati Ete. Having performed throughout the Pacific region, The Laughing Samoans over-exaggerate and mock Samoan immigrants’ interaction with the New Zealand Pakeha (NZ-Europeans) as well as among Samoans, who are the fastest-growing immigrant group in New Zealand.

    In the Samoan culture, comic theatre is known as faleaitu (‘house of spirits’). Faleaitudeals with tensions and conflicts in the Samoan community by providing a comic mirror for the community. Fa’a Samoa (Samoan culture) is a chief-based system, wherein open criticism is discouraged. Hereniko (1994) explained that in faleaitu, actors are clowns and are seen as possessed by a spirit which criticises Samoan chiefs and institutions. Faleaitu is reminiscent of Bakhtin’s (1984) concept of the carnival, using masking and dissembling to turn the social world inside out to reconstruct social relations. The Laughing Samoans portray stereotypes of Samoans as educationally, economically, and socially backwards, in other words FOB (an importer’s acronym for “free on board”). Applied to Pacific Island immigrants, FOB became an acronym for “fresh off the boat” and is the derogatory equivalent to the term “nigger” applied to AfroAmericans.

    In their comedy sketches as a type of faleaitu, The Laughing Samoans enact the stereotypes of Samoans as well as mock Samoans’ attempts to mimic Pakeha. In their performances, The Laughing Samoans speak a variety of English called Pasifika (Pacific) English. Some of the characteristics of Pasifika English are a heavy island (Samoan) accent, slurred pronunciation of English, the mistaken use of prepositions, and switching of sentence word-order. Dominant in The Laughing Samoans’ use of Pasifika English are features such as puns, homonyms, and clichés to create (mis)communication with Pakeha characters and critically comment on aspects of Fa’a Samoa.

    An analysis of The Laughing Samoans’ performances indicates that what is going on is what Balme (2007:182) called reverse colonial mimicry, thereby contradicting Bhabha’s (1994:85-92) concept of mimicry, which may be described as reinforcing colonial cultural dominance. Through their use of Pasifika English and their mock faafafine (cross-dressing), The Laughing Samoans imitate the ways Pakeha as the dominant cultural group see themselves. In some comedy sketches the power and cultural dynamics are realigned and shifted so that Pakehabecome the FOB. In addition, The Laughing Samoans mocked the essentialist attitude many Samoan immigrants have of Fa’a Samoa, an attitude which results in the bastardisation of fundamental cultural values. Suggested in some comedy sketches of The Laughing Samoans is a fluid and contextual definition of the essence of Samoan in an immigrant destination country.

    References:

    Bakhtin, Mikhail. 1984. Rabelais and His World (Tr. Hélène Iswolsky). Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Balme, Christopher. 2007. Pacific Performances. Theatricality and cross-cultural encounter in the South Seas. Hampshire and New York: Palgrave MacMillan.

    Bhabha, Homi. 1994. The Location of Culture. New York: Routledge.

    Hereniko, Vilsoni. 1994. “Clowning as Political Commentary: Polynesia, then and now,” in The Contemporary Pacific 6:1, 1–28.

  • 37.
    Rindzeviciute, Egle
    Centre d’Études Européennes at Sciences Po, France.
    Exhibiting Soviet Deportations in the Lithuanian Museums2013Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 38.
    Rodéhn, Cecilia
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Centrum för genusvetenskap.
    Displaying anglophile whiteness2012Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 39.
    Rodéhn, Cecilia
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Centrum för genusvetenskap.
    Museum education – embodies practices and corporal movements2013Inngår i: I rörelse / On the Move / [ed] Johanna Dahlin & Tove Andersson, 2013, 91-92 s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    This study investigates the museum educators’ teaching as embodied practices and as corporal movements imbued with political and cultural connotations. Museum education is often examined from the perspective of how visitors learn and consider museum education or exhibitions but the practitioners’ perspective is seldom analyzed. Thus this study seeks to explore the practical situation as acted out and explained by museum educators. The aim is to theorize the embodied knowledge imbedded in the teaching by investigate it as something that ‘is performance. ‘Is performance’ refers to a distinct bounded event marked by context conventions, usage and traditions. It also aims to investigate how museum educators act out institutional and political norms and values ‘as performances’. Furthermore it seeks to understand museum educators’ teaching as repeated and rehearsed actions performed across time and space. The study is based on participant observation and qualitative semi-structured interviews with museum educators at the Historical Museum (Stockholm, Sweden) during the fall of 2012.

  • 40. Rodéhn, Cecilia
    Theorizing democratisation of heritage2012Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
  • 41.
    Samuelsson, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Centrum för genusvetenskap.
    Cars, motoring and sustainable movement(s)2013Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Modern society can be said to be a "car society" since it has been designed to fit the needs of the private car. This paper discusses the relation between cars, mobility, planning and sustainability in cultural perspectives. It discuss the historical roots and contemporary landscape of car culture and the sociocultural factors that reproduce it, such as planning and infrastructure (urban-rural-traffic); the car as sign of status, adulthood, flexibility, masculinity, and the car as "space of one’s own" in embodied habits. In recent years, cars and mobility have been subject to several studies and interdisciplinary research projects. Many of these highlight the ambivalent position of the car: on the one hand as symbol of individual freedom, mobility and speed, but on the other as the source of problems as fatal accidents, pollution, smog, noise, congestion, road rage, barrier creation, unjust land use, erosion of natural cultural heritage, reduced bodily exercise/movement, hazardous particles and not at least climate change. An important point is the gap between science and policy: for decades research has problematised increased motoring, and with the goals to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, most research and government agencies says that driving need to reduce. In spite of this motorized mobility is reinforced on local, national and global level. However we can initiatives around the world that that challenge "car-normativity", which will be discussed. What kinds of mobility and movements are sustainable for humans, other beings and the world?

  • 42.
    Samuelsson, Anna
    Uppsala universitet, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Historisk-filosofiska fakulteten, Centrum för genusvetenskap.
    (Re)moving Bodies in Museums2013Inngår i: I rörelse / On the Move, 2013, 60-61 s.Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The paper revolves around cases of movements and re-movements of animal and human bodies in museums, mirroring ideological movements and changes, movements of the (physical but non-living) bodies in time and space as well as representations of time and space, also in meta-exhibitions about historical exhibitions. The focus lies on the non-living bodies in natural history museums, i.e. stuffed animals, skeletons, anatomical preparations and models but this does not exclude the living, breathing, moving, feeling and thinking bodies that gaze at the dead. The paper is part of the project Zoo/mbies and Nature Morte: Bodies in Museums of Natural History 1800–2007, in which museums in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Uppsala and London are explored. It also relates to the question of how heritage is constructed and transformed, and how the nature/culture-dualism still forms these constructions.

  • 43.
    Schihalejev, Olga
    Södertörns högskola, Institutionen för historia och samtidsstudier, Religionsvetenskap. Tartu University.
    What makes you happy? Drawings of 10-years old children in Estonia and Sweden2016Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Research project "Cultural and religious diversity in primary school" investigates the pupil’s experience of cultural and religious diversity in selected schools from Sweden and Estonia,  structural factors on that experience and the effect of variation in age and family tradition. The countries represent different experiences of cultural and religious diversity.

    The research applies mixed methods approach. Surveys are carried out with both quantitative and qualitative components. Questionnaire data from pupils (special questionnaires for 3rd, 6th and 9th grade, it is 9-10, 12-13 and 15-16 year old pupils) is supplemented with interviews of a small number of the pupils, their teachers and parents.

    The paper analyses 3rd graders drawings about what makes them happy. The dawings were part  of the questionnaire about cultural and religious diversity in their everyday experience and at school. The paper answers the question, what values can be found in drawings of boys and girls aged 9-10 from different religious and ethnic backgrounds in two different countries.

  • 44.
    Shildrick, Margrit
    Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för tema, Tema Genus. Linköpings universitet, Filosofiska fakulteten.
    Hard graft: Living on after heart transplantation2012Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 45.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för musik och bild (MB).
    Communicating emotions and pain in the digital age2013Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    Photographs showing words cut into the skin constitute a special category of images of self-cutting that can be seen on the internet today. The words are often related to anger, suffering and agony. As I showed in a quantitative study that included over 6 000 six thousand self-injury images, cutting words into one’s own skin might be quite common among self-injurers. Approximately fifteen per cent of the images in the study depicted words mediated through lacerations, blood and scars.

    This material raises important questions about how emotions and feelings are experienced and manifested in different modes. Self-cutting involves both the visual perceived cuts and the nerve transmitted nociceptive experiences of pain. Manifestations that are perceivable by the cutter themselves. But what happens when these manifestations are photographed and published on worldwide networks, and thus become part of collective experiences? These experience are becoming the discursive tool for the production of and negotiations about the meaning of self-cutting (for instance in self-injury communities) in particular but also about the meaning of bodies, emotions and pain on a more general level.

    In this paper I will argue that the media involved in this production of meaning are integrated with each other – they are in symbiosis – to use Varga’s typology. This symbiosis becomes part of a unification of individual bodies that are interacting with each other and thus creating a collective body, with a collective understanding of its emotions and pains. During this process, the individual physical experience of a body is united with a virtual body experience through the interface of the screen. This is a unification that will probably reconstruct the meaning of emotion and pain in the digital age.

  • 46.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    et al.
    Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora (FKH), Institutionen för musik och bild (MB).
    Johansson, Anna
    Umeå universitet.
    The girl in the corner: aesthetics of suffering in a digitalized space2013Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    The Internet may provide the means for otherwise marginalized groups – such as young people with mental ill health – to make their voices heard in public, and online representations have therefore become an important source for studying how emotions are conceptualized and communicated in these groups. In an ongoing study of YouTube video montages on the subject of self-injury, we have found one emblematic and frequently occuring character: a girl sitting alone in a corner, on the floor, with drawn up knees and head bent down. This image is widely spread, not only on YouTube but also on blogs, discussion forums and websites. Together with her likewise sitting ‘sisters’ – the girl on the swing, the girl on the pier and on the railway track – she is taken to represent young people’s suffering: unhappiness, pain, misery. Our paper sets out to explore how these images are deployed as signifiers of suffering in online contexts. Particular focus is on the ways in which the aesthetics of suffering is circulated and reinterpreted through the digital, where search engines and other media-specific affordances play an important part. We argue further that these examples contribute to an aestheticization of suffering that often seem to emanate from the rejection of conventional ideals and hegemonic definitions of normality; the embracing of suffering might, thus, be used as a strategy for achieving social distinction. Also, we suggest in our paper that the girl in the corner and other representations may be seen as facilitating certain structures of feeling and emotional identifications, especially as regards gender.

  • 47.
    Stub Nybelius, Marit
    Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Utbildning, hälsa och samhälle, Idrotts- och hälsovetenskap. Malmö Högskola.
    Japan strengthens the Olympic value of Nordic skiing2013Inngår i: Program & Abstract book: ISHPES Congress: 14th Congress of the International society for the history of physical education and sport, 2013, 59-60 s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
  • 48.
    Sule, Francoise
    et al.
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Romanska och klassiska institutionen.
    Premat, Christophe
    Stockholms universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Romanska och klassiska institutionen.
    Rita Mestokosho, Innu Poet in Multilingual Edition2016Inngår i: Abstracts: Panel 5. The Treatment of History in Canadian Literature, 2016Konferansepaper (Fagfellevurdert)
    Abstract [en]

    In his Nobel speech on 7th December 2008 Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio declared that literature had become a weapon in the service of the expression of cultural identity. He referred more specifically to the Innu writer Rita Mestokosho and to her commitment to the protection of a certain way of life. Rita Mestokosho is born in 1966 in Ekuanitshit Innu territory where she is still living today. Her first book of poetry Eshi Uapataman Nukum ( How I perceive life , Grandmother) was published in 1995. Republished in Sweden in 2010 in a bilingual edition. Her latest book Née de la pluie et de la terre was published in 2014 by Editions Bruno Doucey. As a member of the Innu council, Rita Mestokosho acts as a communicator for her community and is very much involved in cultural and educational projects. "I am Innu, and Innu means human being. We are almost 15.000 Innus, split into 11 communities, 2 in Labrador with English as their second language, 9 in Quebec with French as their second language. We live between 2 worlds, the modern and the traditional. Finding a balance between them is not easy because our traditional land is always threatened by the bigger forest-industries, the dams for hydro-energy and the mines. Our life and survival are linked to the survival of the rivers, the forest and the lakes. Writing in a language, in the French language is also a necessity. It enables us to reach a wider audience for expressing our fears in a poetical way." The communities of Pessamit, Essipit, la Romaine, Mashteuiatsh, Matimekosh, Mingan, Natahsquan, Pakuashipi, Uashat Maliotenam  which are the 9 communities in Quebec compose what Rita M. names the Innu " nation ". Rita M. represents indeed a small cultural minority but literature enables her to speak with a universal voice as her poems are published in a multilingual edition. We would like to present here how the fight for the survival of the Innu community reflects the rise of a political native awareness in Québec. We will refer to the interviews we had with Rita Mestokosho during her 2 visits to Stockholm in 2009 and 2014 and to the articles we wrote for the Quebec magazine  Littoral/ Côte ouest ( GRÉNOC groupe de recherche sur la l’écriture nord-côtière) 

  • 49.
    Wallin Wictorin, Margareta
    Karlstads universitet, Fakulteten för humaniora och samhällsvetenskap (from 2013), Institutionen för samhälls- och kulturvetenskap.
    The Swedish Comics Miracle: Imagining Future in Swedish Comics Anthologies2015Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the beginning of the 21st century the Swedish comics field has expanded significantly. Today comics and graphic novels are influential in the public cultural debate. Albums and books are sold in bookstores, reviewed in the cultural fora and get a lot of attention in all kinds of media. Young people create visual stories and some of them are political, while other are more epic. Both categories contain examples that address questions about the future.

     

    Many of these comics are published in Swedish anthologies, such as Galago, which has existed as a forum for alternative comics since 1980. Started by a collective of comics artists, it has been bought and sold several times. Still it has produced some of the most artistic Swedish comics ever. Another creative collective in the comic field in Sweden is Dotterbolaget (The Subsidiary, but in Swedish literally meaning The Daughter Company), which published an anthology with the same name in 2009. Between 2011 and 2014 Utopi Magasin published mainly Swedish comics with epic ambitions and character. The comics field in Sweden is expanding, and the phenomenon has been paid attention to abroad. Since 2001 C’est Bon Anthology presents Swedish comics artist to an international audience four times a year. More recent additions are From the Shadow of the Northern Lights I and II, containing comics by artists from the alternative scene in Sweden. Examples of comics creators in these anthologies are Sara Granér, Lotta Sjöberg, Liv Strömquist, Mattias Elftorp and Mats Jonsson.

     

    The paper analyses a sample of comics assembled from these anthologies, and discusses how they explore the idea of the future. We argue that many of these comics problematise visions of the future through a critical perspective on the neoliberal ideology in the Swedish debate and society. The criticisms are often based on a gender and class analysis. Different kinds of humour, such as irony, satire and black comedy, are important strategies in the visual as well as the verbal narratives. Deterrent and alternative visualizations of the future are presented with a humorous twist, sometimes by telling one version in words and another in images. The paper describes and analyses the visual and verbal narratives, how the mise en scène is designed in the single panels and how visual and verbal conventions are used (Groensteen 1999 and Kukkonen 2013).

  • 50.
    Winroth, Ann Cristin
    Umeå universitet, Humanistiska fakulteten, Kultur och medier.
    Töltkultur bland svenska islandshästaktörer: en undersökning av islandshästens naturliga och kulturliga betydelser2005Inngår i: Nationell forskarkonferens för kulturstudier: Norrköping, 13-15 juni 2005 / [ed] konferensansvarig: Johan Fornäs, konferensorganisatör: Bodil Axelsson, Norrköping: ACSIS Linköpings universitet , 2005, 29- s.Konferansepaper (Annet vitenskapelig)
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