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Giritli Nygren, KatarinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5337-3287
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Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2018). Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 8(1), 25-34
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lived Experiences of Changing Integration Policies:: Immigrant Narratives of Institutional Support and Labour Market Inclusion/Exclusion in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Migration Research, ISSN 1799-649X, E-ISSN 1799-649X, Vol. 8, no 1, p. 25-34Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study aims to map, locate and make visible the everyday experiences of newly arrived immigrants in government-sponsored integration activities and to trace how these experiences are linked to changes in policy. The study pays particular attention to the dynamic nature of integration and draws links between personal, organisational and policy domains while analysing shifting integration policies from the standpoint of immigrants. Swedish integration policy has undergone vast changes during recent years as the government implements one of the largest changes in Swedish history, beginning in 2010. With this came an emphasis on employment and workfare over welfare. Consequently, the rhetoric of integration in Sweden also changed from what in municipalities was called an introduction to a sense of establishment. By examining the subjective views of immigrants, we discuss the lived experiences of individuals who are subjected to and employed in different occupations due to various integration regimes.

Keyword
Immigrant biography, Integration policy, Sweden, Policy, Labour market
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32856 (URN)10.1515/njmr-2018-0009 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2018-03-29Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K., Olofsson, A., Pramanik, R. & Öhman, S. (2018). Mapping of Risk Perception and Assessment: Inspiring Methods for National Level Risk Mapping in Sweden. Stockholm: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping of Risk Perception and Assessment: Inspiring Methods for National Level Risk Mapping in Sweden
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Our modern society is exposed to multiple hazards and risks. To manage these successfully, it is important to have a good overview of the risks that potentially affect our society and how they are perceived and valued. This pilot study investigated possible ways of mapping and analysing risks that Swedish society and its inhabitants are exposed to and aware of. The aim was to capture complementary perspectives on accidents and crises, and to provide a point of departure for future planning and data collection strategies. To achieve this, previous studies are mapped and critically assessed and an example of a method of analysis is presented. The following questions have guided the work: 1) What methods are currently available to describe risks at a broader societal level? 2) What are the limitations, advantages and disadvantages of these existing methods? 3) Which of these methods are of relevance to Sweden? Summarizing previous studies, the report includes examples of methods, structures and data visualizations for mapping risks nationally or in larger regions. The report analyses 11 types of existing study or report as a source of inspiration and to scope existing gaps for potential improvement. The report makes recommendations for national level risk mapping in a Swedish context, supported by an empirical example.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Myndigheten för samhällsskydd och beredskap, 2018. p. 44
Series
MSB
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32761 (URN)978-91-7383-786-6 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, 20161001-20170131
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-04-11Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K. (2017). Bortom tillväxtstupet: en solidarisk omsorgsekonomi?. In: Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén (Ed.), Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier (pp. 141-141). Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bortom tillväxtstupet: en solidarisk omsorgsekonomi?
2017 (Swedish)In: Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier / [ed] Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University , 2017, p. 141-141Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2017
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 13
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32390 (URN)978-91-88527-37-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-11 Created: 2017-12-11 Last updated: 2017-12-11
Giritli Nygren, K., Öhman, S. & Olofsson, A. (2017). Doing and undoing risk: The mutual constitution of risk and heteronormativity in contemporary society. Journal of Risk Research, 20(3), 418-432
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Doing and undoing risk: The mutual constitution of risk and heteronormativity in contemporary society
2017 (English)In: Journal of Risk Research, ISSN 1366-9877, E-ISSN 1466-4461, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 418-432Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper develops the concepts of ‘doing’ and ‘undoing’ risk, a new approach to risk research that echoes the ‘doing gender’ of gender studies. In this way, we combine intersectional and risk theory and apply the new perspective to empirical material. To better explore the doing and undoing, or the performance, of risk, we will refer to practices that simultaneously (re)produce and hide socio-political norms and positions, played out in contemporary, hierarchical relations of power and knowledge. The aim is to develop a theoretical understanding of doing and undoing risk. The study makes use of transcripts from five focus group interviews with men and women, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of different ages living in Sweden to develop a theory of ‘doing risk’. The doing of risk of our informants takes place within the frame of a hegemonic heteronormativity. The way that risks are perceived and done in everyday life therefore always needs to be read within a frame of prevailing structures of power. This counts for all of us as we are all part of the hegemonic power structures and thereby are both subject to the intersecting doings of risk and performatively reproducing these power structures in practice.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2017
Keyword
doing risk, inequality, intersectionality, risk theory
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-26707 (URN)10.1080/13669877.2015.1088056 (DOI)000393801500007 ()2-s2.0-84945205806 (Scopus ID)
Note

Published online: 01 Oct 2015

Available from: 2015-12-21 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2017-12-01Bibliographically approved
Ek, J., Nyhlén, S. & Giritly Nygren, K. (2017). En kartläggning av hur kommuner i Västernorrland hanterar frågan med socialt utsatta EU-medborgare.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En kartläggning av hur kommuner i Västernorrland hanterar frågan med socialt utsatta EU-medborgare
2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30180 (URN)
Available from: 2017-02-16 Created: 2017-02-16 Last updated: 2017-02-16Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K. & Öhman, P. (2017). Framåtblickande förändringsorienterade fantasier. In: Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén (Ed.), Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier (pp. 132-133). Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Framåtblickande förändringsorienterade fantasier
2017 (Swedish)In: Hållbarhetens många ansikten: samtal, forskning och fantasier / [ed] Edith Andresen, Gustav Lidén, Sara Nyhlén, Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University , 2017, p. 132-133Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2017
Series
Genusstudier vid Mittuniversitetet, ISSN 1654-5753 ; 13
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32353 (URN)978-91-88527-37-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-12-08 Created: 2017-12-08 Last updated: 2017-12-08
Öhman, P., Giritli Nygren, K., Hörnberg, E., Lidén, G., Nyhlén, S., Sjöberg, I. & Wahlberg, O. (2017). Förstärkt stadsmiljö i Sundvall. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Förstärkt stadsmiljö i Sundvall
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2017 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2017
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30253 (URN)
Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-23 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K. & Nyhlén, S. (2017). Mapping the ruling relations of work in rural eldercare intersections of gender, digitalization and the centre-periphery divide. Journal of Rural Studies, 54, 337-343
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mapping the ruling relations of work in rural eldercare intersections of gender, digitalization and the centre-periphery divide
2017 (English)In: Journal of Rural Studies, ISSN 0743-0167, E-ISSN 1873-1392, Vol. 54, p. 337-343Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31893 (URN)10.1016/j.jrurstud.2017.07.002 (DOI)000411545000029 ()2-s2.0-85025096932 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-10-18 Created: 2017-10-18 Last updated: 2017-10-23Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K., Olofsson, A. & Öhman, S. (2017). Media Portrayals of Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Exploring the security/migration nexus through the gendering and racialization of risks in Sweden.. In: : . Paper presented at (Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities 13th ESA Conference ,Athens, Greece, 29.08.2017 – 01.09.2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Media Portrayals of Unaccompanied Child Refugees: Exploring the security/migration nexus through the gendering and racialization of risks in Sweden.
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to develop a theoretical understanding of how the discursive construction of risk in relation to the migration/security nexus is entangled with processes of othering. Within the Swedish discourse about unaccompanied refugee minors, and its relation to masculinity, racism, and nationalism, risk framing practices are playing a central role. In the Swedish context the word ‘immigrant’ is frequently discussed in terms of risk, and is often associated with discourses of integration, segregation, and ‘Outsiderhood’, especially for people with an origin in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. This type of discourses act through moral norms; however, the imperative of security measures as a response to risk is carried out in relation to collective subject positions of dangerous ‘others’ and/or (un)precarious lives.

Drawing on Hunt’s argument (2003) about the hybridity of moral discourses and discourses of risk, we argue that morally infused discourses of risk are central in order to understand the migrant/security nexus, used as a means to create difference and distinction. By analysing how risk is intertwined with the processes whereby age, gender and race, are constructed in relation to unaccompanied child refugees our analyses show how logics of risk are intersecting with discourses of the immigrant to produce a particular framing of these children as ‘at risk’ and/or ‘risky’. Unaccompanied refugees (boys) are constructed as potential threats, as terrorists among other things, while unaccompanied girls are seen as at risk of being abused among other things. The migrant/security nexus has specific gendered conceptions that gives rise to particular strategies designed to profile and manage those labelled as ‘risky’ and at risk which also reproduce the racist formations in the Swedish society.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32772 (URN)
Conference
(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities 13th ESA Conference ,Athens, Greece, 29.08.2017 – 01.09.2017
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K., Öhman, S. & Olofsson, A. (2017). Methods for National Level Risk Mapping . In: : . Paper presented at Risk and Security. Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)3rd Nordic Chapter Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, November 2-3, 2017..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Methods for National Level Risk Mapping
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Our modern society is exposed to multiple hazards and risks. In order to manage risks successfully, it is important to have a good overview of potential risks that our society is subject to and how they are perceived and valued. The aim of this paper is to investigate possible ways to map and analyse risks that the Swedish society and its inhabitants are exposed to and aware of. To achieve this, previous studies are mapped and critically assessed. The following questions have guided the work: What are the currently existing methods to describe risks on a broader societal level? What are the gaps of these currently existing methods, their advantages and disadvantages? What methods can be relevant for Sweden? The paper analyses previous studies including examples of methods, structure and visualization of data to map risk nationally or in larger regions. The paper concludes with recommendations applicable in Swedish context to prepare a national level risk mapping.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32774 (URN)
Conference
Risk and Security. Society for Risk Analysis (SRA)3rd Nordic Chapter Conference, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland, November 2-3, 2017.
Available from: 2018-01-31 Created: 2018-01-31 Last updated: 2018-02-02Bibliographically approved
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