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Sternudd, H. T., Hörberg, U., Wagman, P. & Gunnarsson, A. B. (2023). A room of your own: Photographs of situations of well-being taken by patients suffering from a stress-related illness. Visual Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A room of your own: Photographs of situations of well-being taken by patients suffering from a stress-related illness
2023 (English)In: Visual Studies, ISSN 1472-586X, E-ISSN 1472-5878Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The study presented in this article is part of the project‘Finding Viability in Daily Life’. In the project, participantproducedphotographs of situations of well-being were usedin interviews. A knowledge gap was identified: mediaspecificaspects of photographic material used in relatedresearch were not considered. In this study, photographstaken by twelve women aged 27–54 with a stress-relatedillness were examined. The research questions was: Howare situations of well-being visually represented inphotographs produced by the participants in the project,and how are these situations described in words by theparticipants? The results show that a typical photographhad a balanced composition, depicted a closed space withisolated object/s situated close to the beholder, and wastaken from above. Indoor settings were more dominantthan outdoor ones. The outdoor settings showed an openspace and horizontal depictions more often than the indoorones. A typical photograph depicted an activity or objectsrelated to activities. By portraying calm and manageablespaces, the photographs visually suggested that qualitieslike balance and control are important aspects ofexperiencing well-being. These qualities of spaces forexperiencing well-being were confirmed in interviews withthe participants and by previous studies in the project.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2023
Keywords
auto-photography, media-specific, casual photography, everyday life
National Category
Occupational Therapy Art History
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science; Health and Caring Sciences; Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-125147 (URN)10.1080/1472586x.2023.2260354 (DOI)001080395000001 ()2-s2.0-85173892002 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Fotostödda samtal som behandlingsmetod för att främja hälsa och välbefinnande vid stressrelaterad ohälsa
Funder
Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS), FORSS-705371Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS), FORSS-940160
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Bibliografiskt granskad 

Available from: 2023-10-13 Created: 2023-10-13 Last updated: 2024-01-23
Sternudd, H. T. (2023). Red Rebel Brigade’s spaces for climate action. In: : . Paper presented at ental Emergencies Across Media Linnæus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies and Kalmar Art Museum..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Red Rebel Brigade’s spaces for climate action
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-123922 (URN)
Conference
ental Emergencies Across Media Linnæus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies and Kalmar Art Museum.
Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2023-09-04
Sternudd, H. T. (2023). Walking Wounded: Mediating self-cutting through images and texts. HumaNetten (51), 227-258
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Walking Wounded: Mediating self-cutting through images and texts
2023 (English)In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 51, p. 227-258Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

This study analyzes the roles of different media for one person who cuts himself. The material consists of images, photographs, and texts that depict and describe this person’s experience with self-cutting and the physical and emotional outcomes of the act. A previous study by the author showed how self-cutting can be a medium that mediates inner chaotic feelings by giving them a physical and visual form. The question for this study is how media can be used by a self-cutter to explore and make sense of the mutilating act. Central to this study is the performative character of harming yourself: how it changes a person’s understanding of themselves and their social status. Previous studies on how self-harmers describe their experiences have often overlooked the formal values of the medium involved and its special qualities. In this analysis, media affordances, that is, what meaning it is possible to express through the medium involved, is an important perspective. This study has a qualitative design: it focuses on one person’s production of images and written texts. The results of the analysis, which involves formal and content analytic methods, reveal different themes that were important for the person involved in the study: cutting made him an outcast from so called normal life but also gave him a new identity in an internet community for self-harmers. Control is a strong theme in the material; self-cutting gave the person involved a sense of control, both physically and socially. The analysis of media affordances shows that the images could mediate the experience of self-cutting better than the texts did. However, written texts provided a greater opportunity to reflect on the act than the images did. This article shows that studies of how self-cutters and self-harmers mediate their experiences are important for nderstanding their behavior.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Växjö: Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för konst och humaniora, 2023
Keywords
Self-cutting, media, mediation, performativity, affordance.
National Category
Visual Arts Art History
Research subject
Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-126122 (URN)10.15626/hn.20235113 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-12-22 Created: 2023-12-22 Last updated: 2024-01-17Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, B., Hörberg, U., Wagman, P., Holmberg, S., Holmgren, K. & Sternudd, H. T. (2022). Be WellTM – an intervention using photo-supported conversations to promote well-being in people living with stress-related illness. In: Caring in a changing world: . Paper presented at The 4th International NCCS & EACS Conference April 27th – 28th 2022 at Mälardalen University, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Be WellTM – an intervention using photo-supported conversations to promote well-being in people living with stress-related illness
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2022 (English)In: Caring in a changing world, 2022Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Background: Stress-related mental health illnesses are increasing in all ages. Be-WellTM is a health-promoting intervention intended for primary healthcare. Be-WellTM involves 12 sessions based on photo-supported conversations. Patients use their mobiles to photograph situations about well-being, and the photos are used as a starting point for dialogues with their therapist. Aim: The aims of this study are to evaluate the feasibility of Be-WellTM, and to compare the outcomes concerning health and well-being in the intervention group with those of a control group. Method: This ongoing study is conducted in Swedish primary healthcare. A total of 70 patients in working age, living with stress-related disorders will be recruited. The intervention group receive the intervention Be-WellTM in addition to care as usual, and the controls only receive care as usual. Prior to and directly after the intervention, and after 6 months, the participants complete questionnaires and take part in qualitative interviews about stress and well-being in their present life-situation and experiences from participating in Be-WellTM. Non-parametric and qualitative analysis will be used. Results: Twenty-nine of 35 participants have been recruited to the intervention and 28 of 35 participants to the control group. We will present the research design and preliminary outcomes from the baseline and follow-up data.Conclusion: If the intervention Be-WellTM is found to be feasible with positive outcomes, the health-promoting intervention Be-WellTM can be useful as a complementary intervention in primary healthcare for patients with stress-related illness. Implications for Caring in a changing world: Probably, photo-supported conversations may promote well-being to other patients in different life situations, but future research is warranted.

National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-112754 (URN)
Conference
The 4th International NCCS & EACS Conference April 27th – 28th 2022 at Mälardalen University, Sweden
Projects
Fotostödda samtal som behandlingsmetod för att främja hälsa och välbefinnande vid stressrelaterad ohälsa
Funder
Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS)
Note

Ej belagd 20220530

Available from: 2022-05-06 Created: 2022-05-06 Last updated: 2023-10-27Bibliographically approved
Sternudd, H. T. & Wallin Wictorin, M. (2022). Establishing Art History in the Twenty-First Century: Karlstad and Växjö. In: Johansson, Britt-Inger & Qvarnström, Ludwig (Ed.), Swedish art historiography: Institutionalization, identity, and practice (pp. 109-113). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Establishing Art History in the Twenty-First Century: Karlstad and Växjö
2022 (English)In: Swedish art historiography: Institutionalization, identity, and practice / [ed] Johansson, Britt-Inger & Qvarnström, Ludwig, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022, p. 109-113Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022
National Category
Art History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-117259 (URN)978-91-89361-17-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-11-14 Created: 2022-11-14 Last updated: 2023-05-02Bibliographically approved
Sternudd, H. T. (2022). Red Rebel Brigade artivism som omställningsberättelse: Om känslor och estetik i klimatmobilisering. In: : . Paper presented at Omställningsberättelser del 2 - ett kreativt symposium, Region Västmanland, Västerås..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Red Rebel Brigade artivism som omställningsberättelse: Om känslor och estetik i klimatmobilisering
2022 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Utifrån en studie om Red Rebel Brigades artivistiska framträdanden i samband med klimatdemonstrationer och -aktioner, diskuteras och problematiseras användandet av estetiska och emotionella uttryck i klimatmobiliseringar.

National Category
Visual Arts Performing Arts
Research subject
Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-117139 (URN)
Conference
Omställningsberättelser del 2 - ett kreativt symposium, Region Västmanland, Västerås.
Note

Ej belagd 20230221

Available from: 2022-10-27 Created: 2022-10-27 Last updated: 2023-10-23Bibliographically approved
Gunnarsson, B., Wagman, P., Sternudd, H. T., Holmberg, S., Holmgren, K. & Hörberg, U. (2021). A study protocol of the photo-supported conversations about the well-being intervention (Be Well™) for people with stress related disorders. BMC Psychology, 9(1), Article ID 123.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A study protocol of the photo-supported conversations about the well-being intervention (Be Well™) for people with stress related disorders
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2021 (English)In: BMC Psychology, E-ISSN 2050-7283, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background: Stress-related illnesses constitute a huge problem in society. The primary care services in Sweden form the first line of care whose role is to coordinate interventions for reducing symptoms, as well as health-promoting interventions. There is lack of knowledge concerning health-promoting interventions for these illnesses. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether photo-supported conversations about well-being (Be Well™) as an intervention, in addition to care as usual within the primary care services, improves health and well-being for patients with stressrelated illnesses. The intervention will be compared to a control group, who receive care as usual. A further aim is to conduct a process evaluation.

Methods/Design: This ongoing project has a quasi-experimental design, using quantitative and qualitative methods, and includes patients from primary care centres in two Swedish counties. Seventy patients, 20–67 years, with stress-related illnesses will be recruited. They constitute an intervention group, which receive the intervention together with care as usual, and a control group, which receive care as usual. The intervention, photo-supported conversations about well-being, involves 12 sessions. Care as usual entails medication, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and/or psychotherapy. Data collection is carried out at baseline, and outcomes are assessed directly after the intervention, as well as six months after completion of the intervention. The outcomes are evaluated based on factors related to health, well-being and everyday occupations. Furthermore, data concerning experiences of wellbeing and perceptions of the intervention will be collected in interviews. The therapists will also be interviewed about their experiences of performing the intervention. Data will be analysed with non-parametric statistics, and qualitative methodology.

Discussion: The project is based on the concept that focusing on well-being despite living with stress-related illness may positively impact health and well-being as well as activity-related aspects, and that photo-supported conversations about well-being can contribute a complement to other treatment and rehabilitation. A strength is the use of a wide range of methods: such as quantitative measures, photographs, and qualitative interviews with participants and therapists. The results will thus provide knowledge about potential effects of this health-promoting intervention.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Nature, 2021
Keywords
Activities in everyday life, Health promotion, Instrument, Interviews, Mental health, Photographs
National Category
Health Sciences
Research subject
Health and Caring Sciences, Caring Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-106219 (URN)10.1186/s40359-021-00625-3 (DOI)000688119700001 ()34419148 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85113192709 (Scopus ID)2021 (Local ID)2021 (Archive number)2021 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-08-23 Created: 2021-08-23 Last updated: 2021-09-03Bibliographically approved
Sternudd, H. T. (2020). Climate Anxiety on YouTube: Young people reflect on how to handle the climate crisis. Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, 24(2), 97-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Climate Anxiety on YouTube: Young people reflect on how to handle the climate crisis
2020 (English)In: Ekphrasis: Images, Cinema, Theory, Media, ISSN 2067-631X, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 97-123Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The material for this study is four YouTube videos that address climate anxiety publishedduring the 2010s and produced by young people. The videos were analysed from an ecocritical perspectiveusing a discourse theoretical framework and focusing on intermedial aspects. All of the videos inform aboutclimate change and suggest activities that will help to reduce it. In the articulation of the climate crisis,the most prominent elements are heat and that the changes are happening very quickly. All of the videosarticulate the fact that “we” caused the crisis. Generally, “we” includes all humanity, but it is sometimesmeant to refer more specifically to people in highly developed countries or people interested in maintainingthe status quo. The articulations of nature include elements such as justice and tranquillity. In a trope thatoften appears in the videos, human litter soils this idealised notion of nature. Cultural behaviours relate tooverconsumption and, in one case, cities as threatening, monstrous machines. The videos also presentalternative cultures and social behaviour in articulations of reaction and action in the face of the threat.Articulations of climate anxiety relate the condition to elements such as hopelessness and the feelingthat it is too late. However, the condition can be cured by inducing hope. Even though the producers agreeon the gravity of the situation, they do not generally include suggestions for radical change in their work.Instead, the message is that doing anything is better than doing nothing – even if the activity does not haveany effect on the climate. Usually, the focus is on individual activities, but some of the videos also focuson organised collective activities, such as demonstrationsor joining a group of like-minded people. Even so, the goalof these proposed activities is often making people withclimate anxiety feel bette

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Universitatea Babes-Bolyai, 2020
Keywords
climate anxiety, YouTube video, climate change communication, medicalisation.
National Category
Visual Arts Studies on Film
Research subject
Humanities, Visual Culture; Media Studies and Journalism, Media and Communication Science; Humanities, Film Studies; Humanities, Art science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-99627 (URN)10.24193/ekphrasis.24.6 (DOI)000599927900006 ()2-s2.0-85113999268 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Intermedial Ecocriticism
Available from: 2020-12-17 Created: 2020-12-17 Last updated: 2024-02-19Bibliographically approved
Sternudd, H. T. (2020). The Logic of Cutting Yourself: From Senseless Chaos to Signifying Order. In: Niklas Salmose;Lars Elleström (Ed.), Transmediations: Communication Across Media Borders (pp. 139-163). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Logic of Cutting Yourself: From Senseless Chaos to Signifying Order
2020 (English)In: Transmediations: Communication Across Media Borders / [ed] Niklas Salmose;Lars Elleström, London: Routledge, 2020, p. 139-163Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Self-cutting without suicidal intention is commonly understood as a way of coping with intensive and chaotic inner experiences. This chapter explores how inner experiences of chaos can be represented and communicated. Using a semiotic analytic method, three steps for making meaning of chaos, through mediation and transmediation, is sketched out. In the chapter, Elleström’s work on signs, mediation and transmediation, is used in combination with a sociocultural understanding of mediation as an act that creates meaning. The aim is to contribute to the understanding of why people cut themselves and why they continue to do so. Formulating a logic of why individuals cut themselves is an overarching goal in the study. The reasoning takes Tomkins’s notion of affect as an intense inner experience that needs to be articulated as a point of departure – an articulation that, according sociocultural theory, is achieved through mediation and transmediations. Through these processes, knowledge is gained which makes the affective experience manageable. In the analysis, examples are given of how different modes and media, with their particular capacities, can make knowledge possible. The result of the analysis shows how the qualities of basic media, such as text and imagery, give self-cutting meaning on a rudimentary level. But to achieve meaning on a more complex level, transmediation to a qualified medium is needed. In the example presented in the chapter, this medium is an internet-based forum, which appears in a sociocultural setting, in which the act of cutting yourself is made intelligible. The act is here connected to a general notion of mental ill health, of feeling bad – a socially communicable emotion. Hence self-cutting becomes a sign, a semiotic resource, for expressing overwhelming feelings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2020
Series
Routledge Studies in Multimodality
Keywords
transmediation, mediation, affect, discourse theory, NSSI, self-injury, self-cutting
National Category
Visual Arts Other Humanities
Research subject
Humanities, Visual Culture
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-90609 (URN)10.4324/9780429282775-8 (DOI)000527102100009 ()2-s2.0-85105132428 (Scopus ID)978-0-367-24486-6 (ISBN)978-0-429-28277-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-18 Created: 2019-12-18 Last updated: 2023-03-03Bibliographically approved
Sternudd, H. T. & Wallin Wictorin, M. (2019). Att etablera konstvetenskap i det 21:a århundradet: Exemplen Växjö och Karlstad. In: Hundra år av svensk konsthistoria – och sen?: 13-14 juni 2019, Humanistiska teatern, Campus Engelska parken, Uppsala. Paper presented at Hundra år av svensk konsthistoria – och sen? 13-14 juni 2019, Humanistiska teatern, Campus Engelska parken, Uppsala.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att etablera konstvetenskap i det 21:a århundradet: Exemplen Växjö och Karlstad
2019 (Swedish)In: Hundra år av svensk konsthistoria – och sen?: 13-14 juni 2019, Humanistiska teatern, Campus Engelska parken, Uppsala, 2019Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

1960-talets Sverige präglades av expansion och utbyggnad av viktiga samhällsinstitutioner och ökad efterfrågan på högre utbildning. Riksdag och regering beslutade att universitets-filialer skulle etableras i Karlstad, Linköping, Växjö och Örebro från 1967, så att den högre utbildningen skulle komma fler människor till del och fler delar av landet få tillgång till avancerad kunskap. Det dröjde ett tag innan denna utbyggnad kom det konstvetenskapliga ämnet till del. Det fanns dock efterfrågan från flera håll. Den expanderande lärarutbildningens inslag av bildpedagogik krävde konst- och bildkunniga lärare, designutbildningarna efterfrågade designhistorisk kunskap och de kulturhistoriska institutionerna mötte önskemål om utbildning i konsthistoria.I detta kapitel kommer vi att redogöra för hur ämnet konst- och bildvetenskap etablerades vid universiteten i Växjö och Karlstad vid det senaste millennieskiftet, det vill säga ca 100 år efter den första etableringen av ämnet i Sverige. Vi avser att diskutera de olika förutsättningar som rådde inom akademin och samhället, och jämföra hur de påverkade inriktning och möjlighet till profilering den första gången ämnet instiftades i Lund och Uppsala med den sista, i alla fall den senaste, gången, i Karlstad och Växjö.Vi avser att beskriva hur ämnena har vuxit fram inom de båda universiteten och hur de utvecklats. Vår text kommer att analysera hur organisatoriska strukturer på lärosätena och allianser med andra ämnen påverkade ämnena i såväl undervisnings- som forskningshänseende. Vi avser att beskriva hur likheter och skillnader mellan konstvetenskap och bildpedagogik breddade repertoaren av relevanta metoder och teorier, vilket var betydelsefullt för utvecklingen av mellanliggande områden såsom konstpedagogik. Samarbete med designutbildning gav konstvetarna praktisk förankring av teoretiska kunskaper och bidrog till de blivande designernas utveckling av historisk och teoretisk förståelse av sin yrkesmässiga verksamhet.Intresset för ämnets verksamhet inom regionala konst- och kulturorganisationer har också gett en god förankring inom arbetslivet, vilket också kan kopplas till studenternas deltagande i utbildningsprogram med stor samhällsrelevans.

National Category
Art History
Research subject
Humanities, Art science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-85563 (URN)
Conference
Hundra år av svensk konsthistoria – och sen? 13-14 juni 2019, Humanistiska teatern, Campus Engelska parken, Uppsala
Note

Ej belagd 200309

Available from: 2019-06-18 Created: 2019-06-18 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2071-349X

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