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Brännström, L., Nyhlén, S. & Gillander Gådin, K. (2020). “You are so ugly, you whore”- girls in rural Sweden discuss and address gendered violence. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 15(1), Article ID 1695308.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>“You are so ugly, you whore”- girls in rural Sweden discuss and address gendered violence
2020 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, ISSN 1748-2623, E-ISSN 1748-2631, Vol. 15, no 1, article id 1695308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Girls face gendered violence on an everyday basis, and this may have severe health consequences. Purpose: The aim of this study was to learn about gendered violence facing girls in rural Sweden in their everyday life, as it is experienced by the girls themselves. Method: Using the photovoice method, we worked with 35 girls in an upper secondary school, aged between 16 and 20, to explore how they navigated social spaces and developed strategies for increased safety. Results: Thematic analysis revealed two main themes (constant fear and strategies) and four sub themes (fear of being raped, fear of being labelled and excluded, being “appropriately” sexually active, and appearance and performance for increased feelings of safety). Conclusion: We considered how gendered violence facing girls led to fear and marginalization in a range of situations and interactions. Consequently, girls occupied significantly smaller social spaces compared to boys, and we argue that this was reproduced and upheld through everyday practices informed by hegemonic masculinity and performativity.

Keywords
Hegemonic masculinity, performativity, sexual violence, sexual harassment, adolescence, gender norms
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38089 (URN)10.1080/17482631.2019.1695308 (DOI)2-s2.0-85076406791 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-01-10
Alirani, G., Giritli Nygren, K. & Nyhlén, S. (2019). "Det är inte så lätt och samtidigt, det är inte så svårt": Slutrapport från projektet: Ökade kunskaper om Östersunds kommuns integrationsservice. Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Det är inte så lätt och samtidigt, det är inte så svårt": Slutrapport från projektet: Ökade kunskaper om Östersunds kommuns integrationsservice
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med studien har varit att  skapa kunskap om hur användarna av Östersunds kommuns integrationsinsatser för nyanlända upplevs av användarna själva. Eftersom insatserna från integrationsservice varierar beroende på hur den nyanlända har kommit till kommunen har urvalet av informanter skett utifrån kategorierna: anläggningsboende (ABO), eget boende (EBO), anhöriginvandrad eller kvotflykting. Avsikten med studien är att dess resultat ska kunna användas för att utveckla integrationsservice verksamhet. Östersunds kommun har valt att organisera en del av integrationsarbetet med nyanlända genom integrationsservice.  Det innebär att integrationsservice har ett särskilt ansvar för mottagandet av nyanlända kommunplacerade flyktingar som kommit genom anvisning från Migrationsverkets anläggningsboende (ABO) eller som kvotflykting. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sundsvall: Mittuniversitetet, 2019. p. 34
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37745 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-20 Created: 2019-11-20 Last updated: 2019-12-19Bibliographically approved
Nyhlén, S. & Gidlund, K. L. (2019). Everything’ disappears …: reflexive design and norm-critical intervention in the digitalization of cultural heritage. Information, Communication and Society, 22(10), 1361-1375
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everything’ disappears …: reflexive design and norm-critical intervention in the digitalization of cultural heritage
2019 (English)In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462, Vol. 22, no 10, p. 1361-1375Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to narrative trends, digitalization has the potential todeconstruct both power structures and practices of exclusion insociety. What we argue here is that this deconstruction is not theresult of digitalization alone, it is dependent on how digitalizationis done. On the contrary, digitalization has often resulted inreproduction instead of transformation and deconstruction, i.e.digitalization tend to uphold practices instead of challengingthem. Being slightly more provocative, what becomes digitalizedis often what we can easily capture and understand. Similarly,when we open up for an increased participation in the creation ofdigital artifacts (sometimes expressed as demand-driven, citizencentered,or participatory development), those participating indigitalization are often already known; the use of alreadyestablished contact channels making them easy to reach andconnect with. Such logics raise questions about the intersectionsof norms and power and the potential transformative character ofdigitalization. The aim of this paper is to, through a theoreticalframework combining critical information systems, policyenactment and norm critical design, introduce a reflexive designmethod to gently provoke norms. We analyze the need tointervene in the everyday practices of digitalization. This is donein an empirical case study of the making of a regional digitalcultural heritage portal. The results indicate that digitalizationneeds norm critical interventions to change existing practices andprevent norm reproduction. Otherwise, as in this case of thedigitalization of cultural heritage, digitalization runs the risk ofstrengthening existing power structures and excluding practicesinstead of challenging them.

Keywords
Politics, ICTs, identity
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-32721 (URN)10.1080/1369118X.2018.1424922 (DOI)000487244200001 ()2-s2.0-85040984558 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-19 Created: 2018-01-19 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Giritli Nygren, K., Nyhlén, S. & Öhman, P. (2019). Hållbart samhällsbyggande: om (o)möjligheten att förena olika hållbarhetsdimensioner.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hållbart samhällsbyggande: om (o)möjligheten att förena olika hållbarhetsdimensioner
2019 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37747 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-20 Created: 2019-11-20 Last updated: 2020-01-30
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
Nyhlén, S. & Gidlund, K. L. (2019). Lost in Translation: How Policy Enactment Get Stuck in the Digital Fix. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, 22(02), 295-311
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lost in Translation: How Policy Enactment Get Stuck in the Digital Fix
2019 (English)In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, Vol. 22, no 02, p. 295-311Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to narrative trends, digitalization has the potential to deconstruct existing power structures and increase participation and democracy in society; however, we will argue, it is unable to accomplish these changes on its own. Specifically, the deconstruction of existing structures cannot happen through digitalization alone; instead, these results depend on how digitalization is done. It is important to focus on understanding what happens in the digitalization process, what is transformed, as well as when it is done, and by whom. We will, therefore, combine a policy enactment framework with a critical analytical framework of digitalization to create a possibility to address the institutional power aspects of digitalization in a specific setting i.e., cultural heritage. We do this by analyzing how policy enactment, which is a way to understand policymaking as a process of organizational interpretations and translations by diverse policy actors, affects the construction of cultural heritage. The results show how digitalization easily becomes a process that is unable to question, it tends to engulf all other values, and cultural heritage is turned into meta-data, getting ‘clicks’ on the internet and attracting tourists to the region.

Keywords
Policy Enactment, Digitalization, Cultural Policy, Cultural Heritage
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-38097 (URN)10.18261/issn.2000-8325/-2019-02-06 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G., Nyhlén, J., Nyhlén, S. & Qvist, M. (2019). Marknadsreformer innebär stora utmaningar.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Marknadsreformer innebär stora utmaningar
2019 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Series
Publikt
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37951 (URN)
Available from: 2019-12-10 Created: 2019-12-10 Last updated: 2019-12-11Bibliographically approved
Lidén, G., Nyhlén, J. & Nyhlén, S. (2019). Neoliberal Steering in Swedish Integration Policy: the Rise and Fall of Introduction Guides. Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, 23(1), 23-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neoliberal Steering in Swedish Integration Policy: the Rise and Fall of Introduction Guides
2019 (English)In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 23-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In the past decades, many policy sectors within European countries have encountered political reforms of neoliberal character. One of the key shifts has been the reorientation of public employment services that has been enforced, for example, through the establishment of what have been denoted as quasi-markets. Simultaneously with the rise of quasi-markets, welfare policy as a whole, including integration policy, has beenincreasingly oriented toward “activation”, with its focus on the individual’s obligationsand duties in relation to welfare services. These circumstances pose particular challenges to those charged with the governance of welfare services due to increasingly complex requirements for collaboration and control involving a multitude of actors. The reform is an example of a hybrid system where for- and non-profit actors compete for the“customer”, in this case, the newly arrived immigrant. This article focuses on the changes in Swedish integration reform as an archetype of these changes and studies a clearly defined case study. Empirically, this study draws from both documents and interviews. The article illustrates an unregulated and ill-monitored policy containing a model that comprises mixed modes of steering. The governance of the reform bears traits from both centralist and cooperative forms of governance and, thereby, involves competing philosophies of steering.

National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35294 (URN)
Available from: 2018-12-19 Created: 2018-12-19 Last updated: 2019-03-15
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
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
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