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  • 151.
    Olaussen, Maria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Language and Literature.
    "We, too, are racists:" Finding Post-Colonialism in the Margins.: Review of Complying with Colonialism: Gender, Race and Ethnicity in the Nordic Region.Suvi Kskinen, Salla Tuori & Diana Mulinari (Eds). Farnham: Ashgate, 2009.2010In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 61-65Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 152.
    Olausson, Maria
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
    Lindström, Camilla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health, Social Work and Behavioural Sciences, School of Education, Psychology and Sport Science.
     "Vilken snygg overall och sen tar vi dina coola vantar.":  En observationsstudie om pedagogers bemötande av barn i förskolan ur ett genusperspektiv2010Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med studien var att observera pedagogers verbala och icke verbala bemötande av flickor och pojkar. Vi ville ta reda om bemötandet av flickor och pojkar skiljde sig åt utifrån de traditionella könsmönstren. Vi har gjort en kvalitativ studie som bygger på observationer som har gjorts på tre olika förskolor i södra Sverige. I observationerna som vi genomförde låg huvudfokus på pedagogerna. Observationerna har gjorts med videokamera och vi förde även anteckningar. Vårt resultat visar på att pedagogernas bemötande av flickor respektive pojkar inte var så utpräglat enligt de traditionella könsmönstren, dock fann vi skillnader utifrån bemötandet av pedagogerna gentemot flickor och pojkar. Flickorna får till övervägande delen klara sig själva i tamburen då det gäller av- och påklädning. Vissa pojkar fick mer närhet samtidigt som flickorna i högre grad inte fick det. När det gäller tillsägelser fanns skillnader då pojkarna fick mer direkta tillsägelser, medan flickorna fick mer resonerande tillsägelser. Det förekom även tillfällen då pedagogerna utmanade tankarna om att det inte går att resonera med pojkar, då pedagogen vid en konfliktsituation löste den genom att resonera med både flickan och pojken utan att skuldbelägga någon av dem. Ett annat exempel var då en pedagog blev tillfrågad av barnen om utomhusaktiviteter. Pedagogen gjorde då ingen skillnad på barnen utifrån kön, utan föreslog att de kunde plocka fram grävskopan och öppna "byggen". Övervägande delen av resultatet visar på att det kan ha skett en förändring av pedagogernas bemötande när det gäller de tidigare fasta könsrollerna i samhället.

  • 153.
    Olsson, Linda
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Johansson, Ulrica
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Genus i förskolan: En undersökning om hur man som pedagog kan arbeta i förskolan utifrån ett genusperspektiv2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 poäng / 15 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Huvudsyftet med vår undersökning var att ta reda på hur man som pedagog i förskolan kan arbeta utifrån ett genusperspektiv, vilka uppfattningar pedagogerna har om genus och hur man som pedagog kan arbeta mer konkret utifrån ett genusperspektiv. För att ta reda på detta användes en kvalitativ undersökning som bestod av intervjuer. Åtta pedagoger intervjuades som alla är verksamma i förskolan och som arbetar på ett medvetet sätt ur ett genusperspektiv. Resultatet visar på att pedagoger har olika definitioner om vad genus är och betyder. Utifrån intervjuerna kom det fram olika förhållningssätt och olika arbetssätt som pedagogerna använder sig av i sitt genusarbete. Något som alla pedagoger bidrar med till resultatet är att pedagogerna tänker på hur man bemöter barnen, använder sitt språk och hur man utformar den fysiska miljön.

  • 154.
    Palm, Viktoria
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
    Genusperspektiv på barnavårdsutredningar: En kvalitativ studie om socialsekreterares erfarenheter av att ta hänsyn till könsperspektiv i utredningsarbete av barn och unga2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study was to examine social worker’s own experiences of dealing with gender perspectives in child welfare cases. With a constructionist perspective, this study is based on a qualitative approach with semi-structured interviews. Six social workers were asked to reflect on their work and their methodology, and how it relates to gender perspectives when assessing children and adolescents in child welfare services.The result shows that there is a lack of control and review that children are given a gender neutral treatment. It also shows that there was no explicit protocol for how to take a gender perspective into account when assessing children and adolescents needs of welfare services. The respondents find that the BBIC-model offers support for applying a gender neural approach to their work. Moreover, the social workers feel they treat all children and adolescents equally, despite the lack of protocol. Dedicated time for reflection and specific support for gender perspective in BBIC is missed, and a high workload means that more organizational support is needed to improve the use of gender perspectives in child welfare cases.

  • 155.
    Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Concurrences in Postcolonial Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, and Engagements2018Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The concept of concurrences is a blanket term for challenging dominating statements of the past and present. Concurrent stories have varying claims to reality and fiction, as well as different, diverging, and at times competing claims to society, culture, identity, and historical past. Dominant Western narrations about colonial power relationships are challenged by alternative sources such as heritage objects and oral traditions, enabling the voice of minorities or subaltern groups to be heard. Concurrences in Postcolonial Research is about capturing multiple voices and multiple temporalities. As such, it is both a relational and dynamic methodology and a theoretical perspective that undergirds the multiple workings of power, uncovering asymmetrical power relations. Interdisciplinary in nature, this anthology is the outcome of scholarship from the humanities and social sciences with an interest in the multiple temporality of postcolonial issues and engagements in various places across the world.

  • 156.
    Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis
    Noble Philanthropic NGO, Cameroon.
    Gendered identity and anti-female genital cutting (FGC) activism among the Ejaghams, Cameroon2010In: Arts and Social Sciences Journal, ISSN 2151-6200, E-ISSN 2151-6200, Vol. 1, p. 1-16, article id ASSJ-15Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper is a critical appraisal of NGO activism against female genital cutting (FGC) practices among Ejagham communities in Southwest Cameroon. The paper argues that by framing female circumcision as a ‘‘harmful traditional practice’’, local anti-female circumcision activists (NGOs and their external allies), using educational, health, legal awareness and human rights-based approaches, have produced mixed results, thereby re-inforcing resistance among cultural hardliners. Their demonization of culture and failure to address the local context of these practices tends rather, to reify and re-inscribe the practice as central to Ejagham cultural identity, personhood and femininity. Although tension is absolutely central not only to any attempt to stop the practice but probably to the processes involved in the practices themselves, I maintain that a community-led, ‘Positive Deviance Approach’ could be a way forward towards the eventual eradication of FGC.

  • 157.
    Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Homosexuality as ''UnAfrican'': Heteronormativity, Power, and Ambivalence in Cameroon2018In: Concurrences in Postcolonial Research: Perspectives, Methodologies, and Engagements / [ed] Ngambouk Vitalis Pemunta, Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2018, p. 125-174Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In 2006, Cameroon was rocked by an anti-gay crusade when some tabloids beamed their searchlight on more than 50 of the country´s prominent figures for homosexuality. The denunciation campaign against homosexuality set in motion a furious national debate on gay rights in the country. This paper examines the Cameroon government´s ambivalence to LGBT relationships and the simultaneous entanglement of same-sex relationships with power and social mobility. Same-sex relationships involving the powerful, is part of human rights—“the right to a private life”. However, when it involves the poor, it is criminalized, and considered as a threat to national identity and sovereignty. Homosexual relationships by the former are reportedly intertwined with occultic powers and serve as a gateway to social mobility in the country´s sociopolitical landscape. Framed in terms of African nationalism—a national identity inscribed on women´s bodies since they are charged with biological reproduction, the public resistance of Cameroon´s leaders to same-sex relationships is a veil to produce a counter hegemonic discourse against the perceived intrusion of western values as well as to deflect Western attention from profligacy, human rights violations, long stays in power, and unbridled corruption. Cast against the anti-democracy discourse of the 1990s, the anti-same-sex discourse feeds into larger narratives about resistance to perceived western values and the double appropriation of political homophobia by various social actors.

  • 158.
    Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis
    Central European University.
    Intersubjectivity and Power in Ethnographic Research.2010In: Qualitative Research Journal, ISSN 1443-9883, Vol. 10, no 2, p. 3-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper discusses my perceived positionality in an ethnographic research project on the contentious issue of female circumcision in Southwest Cameroon. My bicultural identity as a Western‐trained, African anthropologist is associated with power because of my perceived alliance with the ‘Whiteman’ (western, rational, scientific knowledge) showing how the anti‐female circumcision campaigns based on discursive practices of mortality and the harmful health effect paradigm have backlashed, suggesting the need to re‐evaluate and be aware of power dynamics between practicing and nonpracticing societies in the construction of the diverse reality of female circumcision. The ritual practice should rather be seen as opened to both rationalisation and modernisation, suggesting that there can be a synergy between local and global, rational science.

  • 159.
    Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis
    Central European University, Hungary.
    Resistance against the eradication of female circumcision and the political economy of underdevelopment in Cameroon2012In: Gender, Technology and Development, ISSN 0971-8524, E-ISSN 0973-0656, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 223-245Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article examines resistance to the eradication of the ritual practice of female circumcision in the enclaves populated by the Ejagham people in Southwest Cameroon. Based on ethnographic fieldwork, this study shows how in the face of abject poverty and institutionalized state marginalization, resistance to opponents of female circumcision becomes a placemaking project. It demonstrates that the social arrangement sustaining female circumcision has been kept in place by conditions of poverty, underdevelopment, and dependency as well as by local gendered discourses of respectability, honor, and reciprocity among kin and community. Within this system of inequality, women use ritual female circumcision as a powerful tool for negotiating with patriarchy. By focusing on health alone, antifemale circumcision interventions by both the state and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) miss the point even as this practice is increasingly becoming a human, social, gender rights, and development issue. The article suggests that for health education to be successful, it must take cognizance of the local needs met by female circumcision so as to empower the people as dialogic partners in development and not ostracize the target population.

  • 160.
    Pemunta, Ngambouk Vitalis
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
    Alubafi, Mathias Fubah
    Human Sciences Research Council in Pretoria, South Africa.
    The social context of widowhood rites and women’s human rights in Cameroon2016In: Cogent Social Sciences, E-ISSN 2331-1886, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 1-17, article id 1234671Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since the United Nations Decade for Women (1975–1985) gender-based violence (GBV) has increasingly received global attention and eventuated in the earmarking of June 23rd, 2011 as the first-ever International Widow’s Day. This case study examines the social logic of superstitious beliefs and associated fears sustaining the dehumanizing practice of widowhood rites and practices (WRP) with its negative consequences on women’s well-being among the Balengou of Western Cameroon. It argues that WRP should be understood through the double process of disavowal and projection, “false consciousness” and as a “patriarchal bargain”. It argues for the strengthening of women’s rights through gender-neutral marriage, succession and inheritance legislation based on notions of equality and social justice between the sexes, the harmonization and humanization of WRP, and an intersectionalist approach to GBV and development.

  • 161.
    Persson, Marie
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Elwér, Sara
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Genus och jämställdhet i förskolan: - Hur några pedagoger arbetar med och tänker kring genus och jämställdhet2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    En utgångspunkt för vårt arbete har varit det som står skrivet i förskolans läroplan, att vuxnas

    förväntningar och krav skapar traditionella könsmönster och könsroller. Förskolan ska

    motverka dessa genom att flickor och pojkar ska ges samma möjligheter att pröva och utveckla

    förmågor och intressen (Utbildningsdepartementet 1998). Vårt syfte med det här arbetet har

    varit att undersöka hur pedagoger i förskolan arbetar med genus och jämställdhet. Arbetet

    bygger på en kvalitativ undersökning, då vi vill få fram respondenternas åsikter och

    uppfattningar. För att få svar på våra frågeställningar gjordes åtta semistrukturerade intervjuer.

    Undersökningen har visat att pedagogerna på de båda förskolorna arbetar olika med genus. En

    förskola arbetar medvetet med genus och jämställdhet genom exempelvis flick- och

    pojkgrupper samt genom diskussion och reflektion i arbetslaget och i barngruppen. Den andra

    förskolan arbetar inte uttalat med genus och jämställdhet. Personalen reflekterar enskilt över sitt

    eget bemötande gentemot barnen samt lyfter frågor kring genus och jämställdhet när barnen har

    frågor kring ämnet. Trots det här visade det sig att de flesta pedagoger hade liknande tankar

    kring genus och jämställdhet. De pedagoger som deltog i undersökningen var överens om att

    det behövs mer tid och kunskap kring genus och jämställdhet för att kunna arbeta medvetet med

    det.

  • 162.
    Persson Waye, Kerstin
    et al.
    University of Gothenburg.
    Fredriksson, Sofie
    University of Gothenburg.
    Torén, Kjell
    University of Gothenburg.
    Schömer, Eva
    University of Gothenburg.
    Genusperspektiv på arbetsskada vid bullerexponering och hörselskada2016In: Book of abstracts: FALF 2016, Mittuniversitetet , 2016, p. 27-27Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ett inkluderande och hållbart arbetsliv bör vara könsneutralt och genusmedvetet vid bedömning av riskexponeringar och hälsorisker. Forskning inom Arbets- och miljömedicin, Göteborgs universitet, indikerar att personal inom kvinnodominerade yrken såsom skola, hälso- och sjukvård rapporterar hörselskador av annan karaktär än vad som kan förväntas. En möjlig orsak är att ljudmiljön inom dessa kvinnodominerade yrken till skillnad från t ex industribuller orsakas av mänsklig aktivitet, är kommunikationsintensiv och mycket oregelbunden med plötsliga starka ljud. Pågående analyser visar att rapportering av hyperakusis är fördubblad för förskollärare jämfört med en kontrollgrupp. Vetenskaplig evidens för samband mellan buller och hörselskada är till stor del baserad på forskning inom mansdominerade yrken. Det är troligt att den typ av bullerexponering som återfinns inom traditionellt manliga yrken och de symptom som rapporteras av exponerade i dessa miljöer utgör normen för hur en bullerskada bedöms. Det föranleder frågeställningen om bedömning av arbetsskadeanmälningar som rör hörselskada skiljer sig åt mellan kvinnodominerade och mansdominerade yrken. Projektet utgår från tesen att beviljande av arbetsskada utgör en viktig signal om skadans betydelse och kostnader för individ och samhälle. En låg beviljningsgrad leder till negativ återkoppling för individen och på sikt berörda yrkeskategorier som minskar incitament till att anmäla. Vi tror även att förekomst av anmälningar är en viktig påverkansfaktor för intensitet av det systematiska arbetsmiljöarbetet och tillsynen. Hypotesen är att beviljande av arbetsskada påverkas av kunskap men även av informella strukturer. Vi planerar undersöka om och i sådant fall vilka skillnader i beviljandegrad för hörselrelaterade sjukdomar och symptom som finns mellan kvinnor och män, med hänsyn tagen till yrke. Kvaliteten i bedömningsunderlaget från arbetsplatsinspektioner och medicinskt underlag granskas med avseende på underlagets omfattning och grad av vetenskaplig evidens. Vidare undersöks om det i huvudsak är exponeringsbedömning, symptombedömning eller samband däremellan som föranleder avslag på arbetsskadeanmälan.

  • 163.
    Petersson, Henrik
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Finns det allmänna och/eller pedagogiska skillnader mellan manliga och kvinnliga lärare?: En kvantitativ och kvalitativ undersökning av gymnasieelever i och utan behov av särskilt stöd2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie hade som mål att undersöka, med hjälp av 111 slumpmässigt utvalda svenska gymnasieelever genom användandet av en enkät och individuella intervjuer, huruvida det kan tänkas existera gemensamma tankegångar angående allmänna och/eller pedagogiska könsskillnader mellan för- och/eller grundskolelärare. Om så är fallet, skulle dessa potentiella könsskillnader kunna påverka elevers studiemotivation och/eller studieresultat negativt? Tidigare forskning hävdar det. Gymnasieelever både i och utan behov av särskilt stöd blev tillfrågade i enkäten men endast elever i behov av särskilt stöd intervjuades. Anledningen till detta var för att se om den höga majoriteten av kvinnliga specialpedagoger och speciallärare i Sverige, vilket är 93% (Göransson, Lindqvist, Klang, Magnusson & Nilholm, 2015), möjligtvis skulle kunna påverka elevernas studiemotivation och/eller studieresultat negativt, och då framförallt pojkar. Enligt socialt konstruerade normer och värderingar gällande kön och genus lär vi oss redan i barndomen att män och kvinnor är annorlunda på olika sätt och vis (Butler, 1990). Denna studie strävade efter att ta reda på huruvida dagens ungdomar och snart arbetsföra vuxna delade några av dessa stereotypiska synsätt på kön och genus genom att låta dem se tillbaka på sina egna, tidigare lärare på för- och/eller grundskolenivå. Resultatet visar att ett fåtal gymnasieelever skulle kunna ha stereotypiska tankar gällande könsskillnader på sina tidigare och nuvarande lärare men den stora majoriteten av gymnasieeleverna menar att de inte dömer en lärare baserat på dess kön utan hävdar istället att de avgörande faktorerna är lärarnas personlighet och pedagogiska lämplighet. 

  • 164.
    Platzer, Ellinor
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences. Sociologi.
    Maria Stanfors: Mellan arbete och familj. Ett dilemma för kvinnor i 1900-talets Sverige.: En recension2008In: Tidskrift för genusvetenskap: Tema Välfärdsstaten, ISSN 1654-5443, no 1, p. 105-106Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 165.
    Ristenvik, Maria
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    Läroböcker i historia för gymnasiet- ur ett genusperspektiv: - En studie av läroböcker i historia för gymnasiet mellan år 1957-20042008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Föreliggande uppsats är en komparativ studie vilken behandlar genusperspektiv i läroböcker i historia för gymnasieskolan i en tidsperiod från 1950 talet fram till början på 2000 talet. Syftet med uppsatsen har varit att undersöka hur man framställer och integrerar kvinnan i läroböcker i ämnet historia för gymnasieskolanmellan år 1957-2004. De frågor som ställts är hur kvinnan framställs och integreras i läroböckerna och om man kan urskilja genusperspektiv i läroplaner och på vilket sätt dessa intentioner i så fall appliceras och realiseras i läroböckerna? Tanken har varit att fånga in det tidsbundna i skolans värderingar rörande detta tema. Genomgång av läroböckerna har följt två teman vilka är genusperspektiv och läroplaner. Materialet är sex stycken historieläroböcker för gymnasieskolan har placerats i en genustrappa som Michael Nilsson i sin rapport Historia ur ett genusperspektiv- En granskning av genusaspekterna i ämnet historia vid Linköpings universitet (2004) har använt i sin studie. Läroböckerna är utgivna på olika förlag och ingen av läroböckerna har ensamma författare. Under tema läroplaner undersöktes huruvida man kan urskilja genusperspektiv i läroplaner och på vilket sätt dessa intentioner i så fall applicerats och realiserats i läroböckerna. Undersökningen har även byggt på de mål som finns i läroplaner för aktuell period. Målet har varit att fånga in det tidsbundna i skolans värderingar samt belysa eventuella förändringar. Gymnasieskolans utveckling har belysts och givit uppsatsen dess historiska ram. Uppsatsens långa tidsperspektiv ger en insikt om historiens tidsbundenhet, och gör oss medvetna om dåtiden och framförallt vår samtid och det samhälle vi lever. De läroplaner som har tagits fram under åren har på olika sätt intresserat sig för genusperspektiv. Ingen av de analyserade läroböckerna når upp till steg 1 i genustrappan. Förändringar genom årtiondena har kunnat skönjas, dock representerar läroböckerna i stora drag en historieskrivning som lämnar kvinnorna utanför.

  • 166.
    Rosén, Ulla
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Gamla plikter och nya krav.: En studie om egendom, kvinnosyn och äldreomsorg i det svenska agrarsamhället 1815-1939.2004Book (Other academic)
  • 167.
    Rosén, Ulla
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Huslig ekonomi och obetalt hemarbete.: Om hemkonsulentverksamhet och konstruktionen av kvinnors sociala medborgarskap i Sverige under första hälften av 1900-talet.2009In: Arbetarhistoria idag.: Rapport från arbetarhistorikermötet i landskrona i maj 2007. / [ed] Magnus Olofsson, Landskrona: Centrum för Arbetarhistoria , 2009, 1, p. 123-137Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 168.
    Rosén, Ulla
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
    ’Rational Solution to the Laundry Issue’: Policy and Research for Day-to-Day life in the Welfare State.2010In: Science for Welfare and Warfare: : The Swedish Innovation System after World War II. / [ed] Johan Gribbe, Per Lundin and Niklas Stenlås, Sagamore Beach, MA: Science History Publications Ltd., 2010, p. 213-234Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 169.
    Rosén, Ulla
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities. Historia.
    The Subject's Duties and the Citizen's Demands: On Changes in Elder Care in Swedish Agrarian Society, 1815-19392008In: Journal of Family History, ISSN 0363-1990, E-ISSN 1552-5473, Vol. 33, no 1, p. 81-95Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Abstract

    The performance of elder care, both public efforts and family-based, in two socio-economically very different settings are examined. The author argues that there were connections between an area’s socio-economic structure and the way elder care was organized. Until 1920 elder care was governed by traditional patriarchal values found in both areas. Elderly people with some resources could more easily obtain public support than those who had nothing. Also a gender dimension was visible as men but not women were allowed reproductive support. Women had to work because of their class position, not because of their sex. The growing welfare state blurred the distinction between the private and the public sphere as old age security shifted from a family duty to a civil right. This shift, linked to democratization, occurred more slowly in the region of landless tenants and farm workers, which also were the more patriarchal dominated area.

  • 170.
    Rosén, Ulla
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Tvätterskan, tvättmaskinen och folkhemmet.: Om tvätt som kvinnoarbete och tvättningens mekanisering.1993In: Historisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0018-263X, E-ISSN 1504-2944, no 2, p. 227-244Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 171.
    Rosén, Ulla
    et al.
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Humanities.
    Härnsten, Gunilla
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education.
    The gender order of knowledge.: Everyday life in a welfare state2009In: Learning/Work.: Turning work and learning inside out. / [ed] Linda Cooper and Shirley Walters, Cape Town: Human Sciences Research Council , 2009, p. 220-234Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 172.
    Schömer, Eva
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Genusvetenskapliga perspektiv på rätten2009In: En bok om genus: nyfikenhet, nytänkande, nytta, Växjö: Växjö University Press , 2009, 1, p. 207-234Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I ”Genusvetenskapliga perspektiv på rätten” gör Eva Schömer en analys av de båda begreppen jämställdhet och jämlikhet mot bakgrund av den nya diskrimineringslagen från 2009. Schömer menar att den nya lagen tyvärr inte ger ett samlat skydd mot diskriminering. Snarare gör den intryck av ett splittrat och tämligen ostrukturerat hopkok av skilda former av diskriminering, visserligen sammanförda i en ny lag. Hon understryker att det onekligen är positivt att diskrimineringsbegreppet har utvidgats från att, som tidigare var fallet, endast omfatta indirekt och direkt diskriminering till att i dag även inkludera trakasserier, sexuella trakasserier och instruktion om att diskriminera samt att könsöverskridande identitet eller uttryck och ålder har fogats till listan över diskrimineringsgrunder. Men att detta inte kan uppväga bristen på reglering när det gäller det förebyggande aktiva mångfaldsarbetet. Genom en nyläsning av jämställdhetsbegreppet visar Schömer att detta begrepp, som egentligen var tänkt som en väg bort från det problematiska jämlikhetsbegreppet, är kodat av vithet. Avslutningsvis skriver Schömer att hon oroar sig över att diskrimineringslagen kan komma att leda till att underordnade gruppers ställning inte alls stärks genom lagen utan att den i stället kommer att leda till att grupper ställs mot varandra och jämförs för att därmed slås ut. På så sätt har möjligheten att skapa en jämställt jämlik rättsutveckling också gått om intet.

  • 173.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Lund University.
    Intersektionalitet som verktyg för att motverka diskriminering i arbetslivet2017In: Feminism för allas lika värde: Storsjöteatern, söndag 5 mars 2017, 2017Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 174.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Intersektionella aspekter på diskriminering2017In: Högre seminariet Mittuniversitetet, 2017Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 175.
    Schömer, Eva
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics. Lund University.
    Jämställdhetens dilemman2003In: Mer än bara kvinnor och än: Feministiska perspektiv på genus, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2003, 1, p. 89-118Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 176.
    Schömer, Eva
    Lund University.
    Limits of legal research methodology floor: ceiling and walls of glass – everyday life of ethnical discrimination in Sweden2016In: Festskrift till Karsten Åström / [ed] Karl Dahlstrand, Lund: Juristförlaget, Lund, 2016, 1Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 177.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Lund University.
    Multiple discrimination at work: Gaining entry to the Swedish workforce2016In: Sociologia del Diritto, ISSN 0390-0851, Vol. XLIII, no 2, p. 117-138Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 178.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Multiple discrimination at work: gaining entry to the Swedish workforce2016Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the role played by the law in personal experiences of marginalization from Swedish society from the perspective of sociology of law through the framework of intersectionality. Like many legal issues, discrimination dwells in the world of everyday life, work life, and society. While most of the social sciences deploy a varied array of methods and methodological approaches, across a wide range of problems, the field of legal scholarship usually confines itself to just one method: the so-called legal dogmatic method. The author argues for an expanded methodology of jurisprudence when it comes to the area of anti-discrimination, since acts of discrimination ultimately violate not the rights of their immediate victim, but also the rights of all people who find themselves in similar situations. When a court finds a specific act – say, the use of a racial slur – not discriminatory in a particular context, it can easily lead to a public perception that racial slurs are not discriminatory in general. This creates a mechanism by which people who do not ‘look like everyone else’ – people of colour, people who wear headscarves, people who come from regions that get bad press – come to be excluded from society. To tear down the walls around discrimination victims, we will have to extend and refine the traditional legal dogmatic method. One way to begin might be if the rulings of the Labour Court could take into account more than just ‘black letter law’, the law in books. The Court might seek to understand how their rulings will be received and what signals they will send to society about law in action

  • 179.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    Personlig assistans - arbetsmiljö och arbetsvillkor2017Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 180.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Lund University.
    Personlig assistans – en arbetsrättslig limbo2017In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 24-40Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln belyser hur personliga assistenter upplever sin arbetsmiljö och vilka möjligheter de anser sig ha, att påverka sina arbetsförhållanden utifrån ett rättssociologiskt perspektiv. Författaren länkar personliga assistenters arbetslivserfarenheter med några av de juridiska förutsättningarna, som gäller vid arbete i annans hem. Syftet är att utveckla förståelsen för vad som händer vid dessa möten, då människor och juridik korsar varandra på ett arbetsrättsligt område, som i det närmsta verkar befinna sig i ett slags arbetsrättsligt ingenmansland. I artikeln diskuteras bland annat hur brukares och assistenters intressen kan tillgodoses, utan att den enas rättigheter inte kränker den andres? 

  • 181.
    Schömer, Eva
    Växjö University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management and Economics.
    Reglerna kring och inställningen till frivillig jämställdhetsmärkning av produkter och tjänster :: delbetänkande / av FRIJA - Utredningen om frivillig jämställdhetsmärkning av produkter och tjänster - SOU 2001:92001 (ed. 1)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 182.
    Schömer, Eva
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Lund University.
    Rättsliga aspekter på möten mellan jämlikhet, jämställdhet och mångfald2014In: Att bryta innanförskapet: kritiska perspektiv på jämställdhet och mångfald i akademin / [ed] Kerstin Sandell, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2014, 1, p. 27-59Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 183.
    Schömer, Eva
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics. Lund University.
    Olsson, Linnéa
    Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Management Accounting and Logistics.
    I skärningspunkten av arbetsmiljö och socialrätt: Arbetsmiljöproblematiken vid arbete i annans hem i form av hemtjänst eller personlig assistans2017In: Festskrift till Ann Numhauser-Henning / [ed] Mia Rönnmar, Jenny Julén Votinius, Lund: Juristförlaget, Lund, 2017, p. 751-760Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 184.
    Sefyrin, Johanna
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Elovaara, Pirjo
    Blekinge Institute of Technology.
    Mörtberg, Christina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
    Feminist Technoscience as a Resource for Working with Science Practices: a Critical Approach, and Gender Equality in Swedish Higher IT Educations2018In: This Changes Everything - ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do?: HCC13 2018 / [ed] David Kreps, Charles Ess, Louise Leenen, Kai Kimppa, Springer, 2018, p. 221-231Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Science is according to the Swedish legislation for higher education (Högskoleförordningen) a central quality aim for higher educations. In the Swedish Higher Education Authority’s (UKÄ) new quality assurance system, the integration of gender equality is one of several quality aspects that are being measured. This paper concerns a planned study with the aim to explore how feminist technoscience can contribute to challenging existing science practices, and a critical approach, while at the same time work as a theoretical resource for the integration of gender equality in Swedish higher IT educations. Feminist technoscience makes possible critical questions about scientific practices in both educational contexts and in work life, about researchers’ positioning, about consequences, and about power issues. Posing such questions is central in IT educations, since we live in a society in which digital technologies increasingly constitute preconditions for a working reality, and both reproduce existing structures and form new patterns. In this reality it is central to ask whether current science practices are enough, and how feminist technoscience can make a difference, in those educations that produce the IT experts of the tomorrow. The study will be conducted as a qualitative field study with a focus on how teachers and students in Swedish higher IT educations practice science and a critical approach, and feminist technoscience in their educations.

  • 185.
    Silander, Charlotte
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Content and practice of Academic work: A gender perspective on the academic career2013Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Previous research on gender equality in Higher Education indicates that women do not leave academia to a greater extent than men, but their academic career tend to be slower. This paper examines how the content and practice of academic work may differ between men and women in different disciplines. How do men and women spend time on teaching research, administration and scientific tasks? Are there differences concerning leadership assignments and scientific mission between gender and discipline? The study is based on data from a larger study of two faculties at a large Swedish university. The results show large differences between men and women concerning activity in scientific missions meanwhile differences concerning leadership assignments. In both faculties, women on teaching positions have a higher proportion of research in their employment than men, but the gender gap is small. The conclusion is that the vertical mobility can be analyzed in terms of scientific production. Future research should specially focus on the gender dimensions of the context in the academic scientific production.

  • 186.
    Silander, Charlotte
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Gender equality policy2019In: Smart, sustainable and inclusive growth: Political entrepreneurship for a prosperous Europe / [ed] Charlie Karlsson, Daniel Silander & Brigitte Pircher, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, p. 185-205Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 187.
    Silander, Charlotte
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    Haake, Ulrika
    Umeå universitet.
    Lindberg, Leif
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of pedagogy.
    The different worlds of academia: a horizontal analysis of gender equality in Swedish higher education2013In: Higher Education, ISSN 0018-1560, E-ISSN 1573-174X, Vol. 66, no 2, p. 173-188Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Women are underrepresented in advanced positions in higher education in Europe. This study takes a horizontal perspective and focuses on the relationship between gender and discipline in order to combine research on gender in higher education with theories of disciplinary differences in academic cultures. The study points out substantial differences between disciplines in gender composition, specifically, the probability of a person leaving academia after earning a doctor’s degree and various attitudes towards gender equality work. Our approach, which is based on quantitative longitudinal as well as qualitative research methods, has yielded a more complex and contradictory picture of gender equality in higher education than have vertical cross-sectional studies.

  • 188.
    Silander, Charlotte
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Pedagogy and Learning.
    Reizel, Liza
    Institute for Social Research, Norway.
    Pietiälä, Maria
    Helsinki University, Finland.
    Drange, Ida
    Institute for Social Research, Norway.
    National Frameworks for Gender Equality in Nordic Higher Education2018Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 189.
    Smirthwaite, Goldina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Lundström, Mats
    Lund University.
    Swahnberg, Katarina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Doctors Doing Gender at Eye Clinics: Gender Constructions in Relation to Waiting Times for Cataract Extractions in Sweden2017In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 107-125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Why do eye clinics differ in their waiting times for women's and men's access to cataract extraction (CE)/gra starroperation? Taking a doing-gender perspective as the starting point, this study explores how gender constructions embedded in Swedish eye clinics contribute to longer waiting times for women than for men. Focus group interviews were conducted with doctors at two Swedish eye clinics: one with a larger and another with a smaller than average gender difference in waiting times for CE. Several differences were found between the clinics regarding how gender was constructed: Women and men were constructed as different with respect to ascribed traits such as assertiveness and care-seeking behaviour. Their need for visual acuity in working life was perceived as different by the doctors, and the study indicates differences between the clinics regarding their interest and awareness concerning issues related to inequity, reflected in the dissimilar prevalence of jokes with racist and misogynist connotations at the two clinics.

  • 190.
    Smirthwaite, Goldina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Swahnberg, Katarina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Comparing critical realism and situated knowledges approaches in research on (in)equity in health care: an exploration of their implications2018In: Gender, feminism and critical realism: exchanges, challenges, synergies / [ed] Lena Gunnarsson, Angela Martinez Dy & Michiel van Ingen, Routledge, 2018, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 191.
    Smirthwaite, Goldina
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Swahnberg, Katarina
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Health and Caring Sciences.
    Comparing Critical Realism and the Situated Knowledges Approach in Research on (In)equity in Health Care: An Exploration of their Implications2016In: Journal of Critical Realism, ISSN 1476-7430, E-ISSN 1572-5138, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 476-493Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article compares knowledge claims within critical realism and the situated knowledges approach, and will discuss the implications of adopting these two perspectives in research on inequity in health care. The concept of medical gender bias, as well as two empirical studies on inequity among patients waiting for cataract extractions in Sweden, will be used in order to illustrate the different implications of adopting a critical realist or a situated knowledges perspective. The article suggests that the latter of these two perspectives is compatible with critical realist claims about epistemic relativism, but that it is much harder to combine with the concept of judgmental rationality, at least in so far as this rationality is not treated as being situated itself. The article will also claim that critical realism and the situated knowledges approach emphasize different implications concerning responsibility during processes of knowledge production. Finally, it will suggest that the adoption of a critical realist-based intersectional ontology, in combination with a greater emphasis on the fact that researchers are always situated in various ways, is a fruitful starting point for grounding studies on inequity in health care.

  • 192.
    Steinbock, Eliza
    et al.
    Leiden University, The Netherlands.
    Sczcygielska, MariannaCentral European University, Hungary.Wagner, AnthonyLinnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    Tranimacies: intimate links between animal and trans* studies2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 193.
    Steinbock, Eliza
    et al.
    Leiden University, The Netherlands.
    Szczygielska, Marianna
    Central European University, Hungary.
    Wagner, Anthony
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Design.
    THINKING LINKING2017In: Angelaki, ISSN 0969-725X, E-ISSN 1469-2899, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 1-10Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 194.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    Ellie’s first time: constructing self-cutting in a teen drama2018In: Journal of Gender Studies, ISSN 0958-9236, E-ISSN 1465-3869, Vol. 27, no 5, p. 574-588Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Self-cutting attracted a growing interest in society during the 1990s and the early 2000s, and this was reflected in a similar increase in media during this period. In this article, the example of Ellie Nash’s self-cutting in the teen drama Degrassi: The Next Generation is used to investigate articulations of the phenomenon during this period. The starting point is that self-cutting, a behaviour that previously had mostly been connected to masculinity, had to be rearticulated to fit into already established constitutions of femininity. If this was not possible, self-cutting could only be understood as a radical and aggressive behaviour easily connected to movements such as Riot Grrrls that emerged during the same period. With the help of formal and narrative methods, and discourse theory, the scene that includes Ellie’s first cut is analysed. The results of the analysis show that themes such as success, control, family and alternative culture framed self-cutting as being executed by girls who are fragile and vulnerable but also sensible. Even if the things that led up to Ellie’s self-cutting were presented as structural problems, the solution for her was individual conversational therapy, which fitted with the hegemonic neoliberal values that dominated this period.

  • 195.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    I’m fine: Gender and modest displays of mental distress2017In: HumaNetten, E-ISSN 1403-2279, no 38, p. 167-179Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article I will provide examples of intermedial representations of emotions and feelings that consists ofimages and texts appearing in the same visual field in a meme, that has here has been called the I'm-fine meme. I will argue that this meme can be understood as a sign in a discourse that articulates mental distress in a way that limits the possible ways in which girls and young women can express their experiences of bad feelings.

    The purpose of this study is to examine examples of gendered articulations of mental distress in a special meme, that I name the ‘I'm-fine meme’. It is a meme spread through different internet platforms that combines the text ‘I'm fine’ with an image or images and sometimes also additional texts. It is usually published in an image format (in this case often as jpg/jpeg or png). The I’m-fine meme is characterised by juxtaposing the positive message with contradictive representations of mental distress in textual or image forms. As all internet memes it is characterised by evolving and transforming through mutations or remixes during as it spreads over the internet (Knobel & Lankshear 2005:13–14). In focus are intermedial memes that combine text content with image content. The questions I am asking are as follows: What kinds of articulations of mental distress are found in the I’m-fine meme? Do these articulations follow a genderedbinarism? If so, which attributes of mental distress are connected to gendered coded bodies?

  • 196.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    Ingmari, flickan och jag: Hans T Sternudd läser Simone de Beauvoir2013In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, no 2-3, p. 52-54Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 197.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    Skärande subjekt i svensk dagspress 1981-20022018In: Plats för makt: En vänbok till Monika Edgren / [ed] Ulrika Holgersson, Helena Tolvhed, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2018, p. 277-292Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 198.
    Sternudd, Hans T.
    et al.
    Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Music and Art.
    Johansson, Anna
    HUMlab, Umeå University.
    The Girl in the Corner: Aesthetics of Suffering in a Digitalized Space2015In: Narratives of Suffering: Meaning and Experience in a Transcultural Approach / [ed] Lolita Guimarães Guerra, Jose A. Nicdao, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2015, p. 105-115Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Internet may provide the means for otherwise marginalized groups – such asyoung people with mental health problems – to make their voices heard in public,and online representations are therefore an important source for studying howemotions are conceptualized and communicated in these groups. In an on-goingstudy of YouTube video montages on the subject of self-injury, we have found oneemblematic and frequently occurring character: a girl sitting alone in a corner, onthe floor, with drawn up knees and head bent down. Images of this character arewidespread, 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 pierand on the railway track – she is taken to represent young people’s unhappiness, painand misery. Our chapter sets out to explore in greater detail how this characteremerges as a signifier of gendered suffering in online contexts. We argue that itcontributes to an aestheticization of suffering that often seems to emanate from therejection of conventional ideals and hegemonic definitions of normality; theembracing of suffering might, thus, be used as a strategy for achieving socialdistinction. Also, we suggest in our chapter that the girl in the corner and similarrepresentations may be seen as facilitating certain emotional identifications,especially as regards gender.

  • 199.
    Stomberg, Patrik
    et al.
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Olander, Magnus
    University of Kalmar, School of Human Sciences.
    Genusmedveten undervisning: Lärares och elevers syn på ämnet idrott och hälsa ur ett genusperspektiv.2008Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 15 poäng / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Denna undersökning gjordes under en veckors tid på två gymnasieskolor. Syftet var att genom intervjuer med lärare och elever se hur de upplever ämnet idrott och hälsa ur ett genusperspektiv, samt att jämföra deras upplevelser med varandra. Vi har i vår bakgrund lutat oss mycket mot Yvonne Hirdman och hennes teorier om genus.

    Resultatet visar att lärare tror sig behandla tjejer och killar på olika sätt, medan elever inte upplever det så. Däremot upplever eleverna att undervisningen är upplagd för killar genom de aktiviteter som används. Detta anser inte lärarna som istället tycker sig variera undervisningen och nivåanpassa den - något som eleverna inte tycker att lärarna lyckas med.

  • 200.
    Sundin, Elisabeth
    et al.
    Linköping University.
    Tillmar, Malin
    Linköping University.
    Masculinisation of the public sector: Local level studies of public sector outsourcing in elder care2010In: International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1756-6266, E-ISSN 1756-6274, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 49-67Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purpose – The paper aims to explore the consequences of new public management (NPM) inspired reforms in general and outsourcing of traditional public sector responsibilities in Sweden to private organizations in particular. At centre stage are the roles of entrepreneurs, women-owned small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and socially constructed paradigms of gender in this process. The paper's aim is to explore, through a local-level case study, the currently ongoing process of gendering and regendering in a female-dominated sector. This is done by a qualitative real-time study of the introduction of a customer-choice system in elder care in a Swedish municipality.

    Design/methodology/approach – The formal decision in Spring 2008 to introduce a “customer-choice model” into home-based elderly care in the municipality is the formal starting point of the research. The authors are given full access to all relevant information and informants including all questions and suggestions from the potential suppliers who were applying to be “authorized and certified suppliers”. Interviews are the main method but also written material like applications and newspaper articles and “letters to the editor” are studied.

    Findings – The outcome of the changes are, from the decision-makers point of view, disappointing. The consequences so far of the customer-choice system, that have been examined here, can be labelled increased masculinism or even a masculinization of the elderly care sector. Whether the polarization is a presage of the process to come is too early to tell. If so, the masculinization observed in this paper extends along three dimensions: governing logic, leadership and ownership. These gender consequences are not those expected or intended by the leading local actors.

    Research limitations/implications – The study is made in an ongoing process. The politicians are making changes aiming at making better working conditions for SMEs and former employees especially women. It is therefore important to follow up what is going to happen in the future. Comparisons with other municipalities and other regimes, nationally and internationally, would also be valuable.

    Practical implications – In this case, the practical implications are, almost, the same as the research implications.

    Originality/value – The real-time research design is used focusing on what is happening in practise at the lower organizational levels of an organizational “experiment” of this kind make this paper unusual and valuable both for researchers and practioners.

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