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Giritli Nygren, KatarinaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-5337-3287
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Nyhlén, S. & Giritli Nygren, K. (2019). 'It's about gender equality and all that stuff...': enacting policies on gender-based violence into everyday preventive work in rural Sweden. Journal of Gender-based Violence, 3(3), 355-371
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'It's about gender equality and all that stuff...': enacting policies on gender-based violence into everyday preventive work in rural Sweden
2019 (English)In: Journal of Gender-based Violence, ISSN 2398-6808, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 355-371Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing from the experiences gained from a research project focusing on gender-based violence (GBV) in rural Sweden, this paper focuses on how government policies aimed at addressing GBV against girls and young women are enacted, translated and contested at the regional and local level. In previous studies the regional level is seldom focused on, and we know very little of the connection between the local and regional levels. The paper is based on analysis of interviews with key policy actors at the regional and local levels, including school personnel. Departing from policy enactment combined with institutional ethnography, the paper explores how policies on GBV are translated into prevention activities, but also how the different actors enact the policy in relation to the institutional setting and professional role. The analysis also shows how the enactment is entangled in understandings of gender, race, equality and traditions. The analysis makes the different power relations visible, and the production of power in policy is better understood, as it highlights how some dimensions are given priority in relation to others.

Keywords
gender-based violence, institutional ethnography, policy enactment
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37744 (URN)10.1332/239868019X15627570242841 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-11-20 Created: 2019-11-20 Last updated: 2019-11-20Bibliographically approved
Öhman, S., Olofsson, A. & Giritli Nygren, K. (2018). A Methodological Strategy for Exploring Intersecting Inequalities: An Example from Sweden. Zhurnal Issledovanii Sotsial'noi Politiki / The Journal of Social Policy Studies, 16(3), 501-516
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A Methodological Strategy for Exploring Intersecting Inequalities: An Example from Sweden
2018 (English)In: Zhurnal Issledovanii Sotsial'noi Politiki / The Journal of Social Policy Studies, ISSN 1727-0634, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 501-516Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores the complex patterns of inequality in Sweden from an intersectional standpoint by developing a methodological strategy using data from quantitative national survey material. Intersectionality stands in contrast to the inductive and hypothesis-testing approaches, which tend to reproduce categories as having an essential and stable meaning. It is generally acknowledged that quantitative approaches to intersectionality are rare or in development. Quantitative analyses tend to disregard some of the theoretical cornerstones of intersectionality: in particular, the relational and fluid character of categories. This may be why intersectionality researchers tend to reject quantitative approaches altogether. To address this dilemma, Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) is applied as a means of linking objective structures to subjective experiences, and it is argued that this methodology is well suited to detecting and capturing social spaces of privilege and oppression. The result shows that this kind of quantitative approach to intersectional analysis can facilitate the exploration of inequalities and positions of privilege across populations and globally at particular times, as well as contributing to ontological and epistemological perspectives on intersectionality. By exploring what the category is said to describe and how these parts relate to other sub-categories, especially about time and place settings and their intersections, we were able to identify relationships between structures of oppression and subjective experiences at a particular time and in a particular place, which is important in understanding both inequalities and positions of privilege. These analyses not only illuminate the hegemonic structures of power that create subordinated and privileged positions but also help us to theorize the non-linear and stochastic relations between and within these positions. This methodological advance also has important implications for social policy.

Keywords
Intersectionality, Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA), Quantitative intersectional analysis
National Category
Social Sciences Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34737 (URN)10.17323/727-0634-2018-16-3-501-516 (DOI)000445954700008 ()2-s2.0-85055174575 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-18 Created: 2018-10-18 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K., Martinsson, L. & Mulinari, D. (2018). Gender Equality and Beyond: At the Crossroads of Neoliberalism, Anti-Gender Movements, "European" Values, and Normative Reiterations in the Nordic Model. Social Inclusion, 6(4), 1-7
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender Equality and Beyond: At the Crossroads of Neoliberalism, Anti-Gender Movements, "European" Values, and Normative Reiterations in the Nordic Model
2018 (English)In: Social Inclusion, ISSN 2183-2803, E-ISSN 2183-2803, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 1-7Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The social-democratic-inspired "Nordic model", with its agenda for gender equality, has been an important example for the development of political interventions to transform society but at the same time, it has functioned as an emerging gender normalising and stabilising structure. In the last decade it has also become the focus of antigender movements and ethno-nationalistic parties both as emblematic for the Nordic nations as well as a threat that must be destroyed to save the nation. This issue will elaborate further on gender equality as a node, a floating signifier in powerful and often contradictory discourses. We are inspired by scholarships of hope in a dialogue with articles that search for realistic utopias that might be considered to be "beyond gender equality". The included articles engage with the messiness and crossroads of gender equality in relation to the work-line, territories, neo-liberalism, religion, the crisis of solidarity and the success of anti-genderism agenda.

Keywords
anti-genderism, gender equality, neo-liberalism, racism
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35162 (URN)10.17645/si.v6i4.1799 (DOI)000450926100001 ()2-s2.0-85064166015 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-12-11 Created: 2018-12-11 Last updated: 2019-05-24Bibliographically approved
Nyhlén, S., Giritli Nygren, K., Olofsson, A. & Bergström, J. (2018). Human Security, Risk and Sustainability in the Swedish Policy for the Arctic. In: Kamrul Hossain, Jose Miguel Roncero Martin and Anna Petrétei (Ed.), Human and Societal Security in the Cirumpolar Arctic: Local and Indigenous Communities (pp. 76-99). Brill Academic Publishers
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Human Security, Risk and Sustainability in the Swedish Policy for the Arctic
2018 (English)In: Human and Societal Security in the Cirumpolar Arctic: Local and Indigenous Communities / [ed] Kamrul Hossain, Jose Miguel Roncero Martin and Anna Petrétei, Brill Academic Publishers, 2018, p. 76-99Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Although four million people live and work in the Arctic, it has become a ‘new’ place to discover and secure for the nation-states and companies that want to explore how to exploit newly available resources and territory as the ice melts. We have witnessed an increase in policies regarding the Arctic from many European and other countries throughout the last decade or more. Sweden became the last of the so-called Arctic states to launch a policy for the Arctic in 2011, and this chapter analyses this policy from a critical perspective. A seemingly ‘neutral’ language may characterize policies, but deriving from a feminist intersectional risk analysis, we argue that policy analysis is a key task for understanding contemporary power structures. By identifying enabling discourses, mobilizing metaphors and underlying assumptions, this analysis shows how Sweden’s policy produces normative constructions of environmental risks anchored in time- and context-dependent beliefs. The strategy adapts to and uses the dominant discourses about the Arctic; it puts risks such as climate change, energy shortage, and human and societal security in the centre while simultaneously positioning Sweden as having the best solutions for managing these risks in a sustainable way. The notion of security drifts towards risk management through arguments about developing and applying sustainable practices, and the strategy uses a language that echoes the language used in stories about conquests and colonial exploration of the Arctic written centuries ago.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Brill Academic Publishers, 2018
Series
Studies in Polar Law, ISSN 2589-6822
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35293 (URN)10.1163/9789004363045_005 (DOI)978-90-04-36304-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2018-12-19Bibliographically approved
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.

Keywords
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)000427950500004 ()
Available from: 2018-02-19 Created: 2018-02-19 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically 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: 2019-01-31Bibliographically approved
Fatty, M., Giritli Nygren, K. & Nyhlén, S. (2018). (O)kodade rum för rörelse: En analys av hinder och möjligheter för inkluderande spontanaktivitetsanläggningar. Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>(O)kodade rum för rörelse: En analys av hinder och möjligheter för inkluderande spontanaktivitetsanläggningar
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mid Sweden University, 2018. p. 31
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35297 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-01-11Bibliographically approved
Olofsson, A., Giritli Nygren, K. & Öhman, S. (2018). Teoría interseccional de riesgo en un mundo ambivalente. In: Rubio Carriquiriborde, Ignacio (Ed.), Sociología del riesgo: Marcos y aplicaciones (pp. 81-99). Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Teoría interseccional de riesgo en un mundo ambivalente
2018 (Spanish)In: Sociología del riesgo: Marcos y aplicaciones / [ed] Rubio Carriquiriborde, Ignacio, Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México , 2018, p. 81-99Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 2018
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34119 (URN)978-607-30-0577-7 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-07-06 Created: 2018-07-06 Last updated: 2018-10-04Bibliographically approved
Brännström, L., Giritli Nygren, K., Nyhlén, S. & Gillander Gådin, K. (2018). TGRAN: A Transnational Study of the Intersections of Rurality, Gender and violence Against Women. In: : . Paper presented at Circles within Circles: Transnational Perspectives on Youth-led Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Montebello, Quebec, 8-11 July, 2018.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>TGRAN: A Transnational Study of the Intersections of Rurality, Gender and violence Against Women
2018 (English)Conference paper, Poster (with or without abstract) (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35244 (URN)
Conference
Circles within Circles: Transnational Perspectives on Youth-led Approaches to Addressing Gender-Based Violence, Montebello, Quebec, 8-11 July, 2018
Available from: 2018-12-17 Created: 2018-12-17 Last updated: 2018-12-17Bibliographically approved
Söderberg, E., Nyhlén, S., Gillander Gådin, K. & Giritli Nygren, K. (2018). The place of girls?: Collective memory work in the study of portrayals of rural girlhood in Swedish child and youth literature. In: Visual Encounters in the Study of Rural Childhoods: (pp. 109-122). Rutgers University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The place of girls?: Collective memory work in the study of portrayals of rural girlhood in Swedish child and youth literature
2018 (English)In: Visual Encounters in the Study of Rural Childhoods, Rutgers University Press, 2018, p. 109-122Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Rutgers University Press, 2018
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35146 (URN)2-s2.0-85057107182 (Scopus ID)978-0-8135-8818-6 (ISBN)9780813588162 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-12-10 Created: 2018-12-10 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
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