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Nicolosi, A., Laganà, V. R., Laven, D., Marcianò, C. & Skoglund, W. (2019). Consumer Habits of Local Food: Perspectives from Northern Sweden. Sustainability, 11(23), Article ID 6715.
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2019 (English)In: Sustainability, ISSN 2071-1050, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 11, no 23, article id 6715Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

International studies are dealing with the promotion of sustainable food systems more frequently. Additionally, places of purchase and sharing in the choice of food to be consumed have become a network system for families. The aim of this work is to analyse the preferences of Swedish consumers for local/artisanal cheeses and the purchase motivations that guide their choices. We also studied the role played by consumers’ favourite shopping locations (retail store, hypermarket, city market, supply chain). On the one hand, we examined the attractiveness and the power exercised by the various stores and on the other hand, we viewed the consumer in relation to the frequency of purchase, and the confidence with the sales points. We interviewed 200 people in the city of Östersund, highlighting habits, consumption preferences and reasons for purchasing. A multiple correspondence analysis explores the reasons behind the purchase preferences of the local ‘Källarlagrad getost’ artisan cheese from the Slow Food brand. The representations of social network analysis are used to show the complex articulations that influence the choices of consumers in terms of type of cheese purchased/consumed and places of purchase/consumption. The results showed that Swedish consumers, in the purchase of cheeses, have a loyalty point at the point of sale, follow the advice of the seller and are attentive to the reputation of the product. Those who buy Källarlagrad getost are sensitive to safety, appreciate artisan cheeses and choose them for their versatility, have a strong connection with the territory and wish to contribute to supporting the local economy. Knowing these characteristics and preferences of Swedish consumers living in a city in the north of the country is important for marketing activities and for promoting tourism and sustainable gastronomy

Keywords
consumer habits, food markets, local cheese, social network analysis (SNA), multiple correspondence analysis (MCA)
National Category
Business Administration Food Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37804 (URN)
Available from: 2019-11-27 Created: 2019-11-27 Last updated: 2019-11-27Bibliographically approved
Sjölander-Lindqvist, A., Skoglund, W. & Laven, D. (2019). Craft beer – building social terroir through connecting people, place and business. Journal of Place Management and Development
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Place Management and Development, ISSN 1753-8335, E-ISSN 1753-8343Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose – This paper aims to propose the concept of social terroir to help navigate phenomenological and epistemological conditions of small-scale food entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach – This study used a qualitative research approach and was implemented in the peripheral region of Jämtland in northern Sweden. The study interrogated the ambitions of craft brewers when starting up, their long-term goals and visions, including questions about the reason for starting up a brewery, how the different brewers cooperate and how and why the products are designed and labelled the way they are.

Findings – This study shows that the production of craft beer is an inherently social practice that is part of a particular sociocultural milieu. This milieu informs production in distinct and interrelated ways: through connecting to place and locality in the different aspects of production and marketing, through cooperation to develop production and overcome barriers, and through embedding their work in sustainability discourses.

Originality/value – The study addresses how, in the context of craft beer, terroir or taste of place, is a matter of social ties to place and community–social terroir. What is novel is the way in which social terroir becomes a critical ingredient in the production of craft beer. This illustrates how small-scale food production and gastronomic efforts can link people, places and businesses.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019
Keywords
Practice, Creative economy, Craft beer, Entreprenuership, Social terroir
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-36888 (URN)10.1108/JPMD-01-2019-0001 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-08-19 Created: 2019-08-19 Last updated: 2019-08-19Bibliographically approved
Shepherd, J. & Laven, D. (2019). Providing counter-narratives: the positive role of hostels in the Israeli-Palestinian context. Tourism Geographies, 1-24
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Providing counter-narratives: the positive role of hostels in the Israeli-Palestinian context
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, p. 1-24Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Previous research suggests that tourism has a role to play in challenging the destructive dominant narratives of the IsraeliPalestinian context – discourses that traditionally have, and still do, revolve around sectarianism, Othering and violence. Our case study focuses on a hostel in the Palestinian city of Ramallah that boldly attempts to challenge the way tourists view the IsraeliPalestinian context and Palestine as a tourism destination. We examine how the hostel attempts to achieve this and the ways in which being a hostel (as opposed to a hotel) helps its guests with this reframing through in-depth qualitative interviews conducted on-site with members of the hostel management and staff, and through participant observation conducted by the researchers in Ramallah. Findings shed light on the hostel’s ability to enable Israelis and Palestinians to cooperate within tourism, and how Palestine has much more to offer tourists than conflict-related tourism, thus challenging the master narratives of the region which have suggested quite the contrary. A key finding is the hostel’s on-going attempt to remove ignorance about the situation in the region and promote fact-based learning. The results also suggest that the very characteristics of a hostel assist in achieving this mission through the intimate interactions that are inherent in a hostel setting. Hostels can, therefore, be part of a wider approach to ensuring tourism is used to promote alternative, positive narratives of contested space, as opposed to promoting division and externalising the conflict, as is so often the case

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Palestine, Israel, Ramallah, tourism, backpackers, hostels, contested space, peace, cross-cultural understanding
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-37357 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2019.1669215 (DOI)000487649100001 ()
Available from: 2019-09-25 Created: 2019-09-25 Last updated: 2019-11-12Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, W. & Laven, D. (2018). Cultura, Creatività E Agenda Di Sostenibilità: L'Esperienza Di Östersund Nella Rete Delle Città Creative Dell'UNESCO. LaborEst (17), 10-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultura, Creatività E Agenda Di Sostenibilità: L'Esperienza Di Östersund Nella Rete Delle Città Creative Dell'UNESCO
2018 (Italian)In: LaborEst, ISSN 1973-7688, no 17, p. 10-14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Culture, Creativity, and the Sustainability Agenda: the Experience of Östersund in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network

During the last decade, cities around the world have promoted creativity as a resource for regeneration and new development. As a result, a number of efforts have emerged around this theme and many cities today seek to identify themselves as “creative hubs”. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is one example of a network of cities that attempts to use creativity as a mechanism to achieve sustainable growth and development as envisioned by Agenda 2030. The network has grown rapidly since its inception in 2004 and now has 180 members worldwide that have all adopted the UCCN guidelines and directives. In this paper, the authors explore the connections between membership in the network and implementation of sustainable development goals. The paper uses the northern Swedish city of Östersund as a case study, which has been an active member of the UCCN since 2010. Study findings indicate that membership in the UCCN has enabled Östersund to advance sustainability discourse at a regional level, as well as improved practice in a limited sense. At the same time, findings also identify a number of challenges for integrating sustainability objectives at the regional level as well as directly into the UCCN.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Mediterranea University Press, 2018
Keywords
Creative Cities, Sustainable Development, UNESCO, Östersund
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35387 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved
De Jong, A., Palladino, M., Puig, R. G., Romeo, G., Fava, N., Cafiero, C., . . . Sjölander-Lindqvist, A. (2018). Gastronomy Tourism: An Interdisciplinary Literature Review of Research Areas, Disciplines, and Dynamics. Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism, 3(2), 131-146
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2018 (English)In: Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism, ISSN 2169-2971, E-ISSN 2169-298X, Vol. 3, no 2, p. 131-146Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Residing with the exponential growth of gastronomy tourism research, a number of review articles have examined the relationship of gastronomy and tourism from distinct thematic and disciplinary perspectives. What remains absent is a comprehensive overview that encapsulates the interdisciplinary dimensions of this area of research. In response, this study comprehensively investigates gastronomy tourism literature utilizing a network and content analysis, with an aim to map the main subject areas concerned with gastronomy tourism and relations between varying subject areas. In doing so, themes determining gastronomy tourism and focus for future exploration are identified. The review findings suggest that the trajectory of gastronomy tourism research is characterized by the dominance of "tourism, leisure, and hospitality management" and "geography, planning, and development." Three recommendations are proposed to assist development of gastronomy tourism research: increased dialogue across subject areas, development of critical and theoretical approaches, and greater engagement with sustainability debates.

Keywords
Literature review, Interdisciplinary research, Research areas, Content analysis, Network analysis, Sustainability
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34286 (URN)10.3727/216929718X15281329212243 (DOI)
Available from: 2018-08-22 Created: 2018-08-22 Last updated: 2019-11-26Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, W. & Laven, D. (2018). Utilizing Culture and Creativity for Sustainable Development: Reflections on the City of Östersund’s Membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. In: Francesco Calabrò, Lucia Della Spina, Carmelina Bevilacqua (Ed.), Francesco Calabrò, Lucia Della Spina, Carmelina Bevilacqua (Ed.), New Metropolitan Perspectives: Local Knowledge and Innovation Dynamics Towards Territory Attractiveness Through the Implementation of Horizon/E2020/Agenda2030 – Volume 2. Paper presented at ISHT 2018, 3rd International New Metropolitan Perspectives, Reggio Calabria, 22-25 May, 2018 (pp. 398-405). Cham: Springer, 101
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utilizing Culture and Creativity for Sustainable Development: Reflections on the City of Östersund’s Membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network
2018 (English)In: New Metropolitan Perspectives: Local Knowledge and Innovation Dynamics Towards Territory Attractiveness Through the Implementation of Horizon/E2020/Agenda2030 – Volume 2 / [ed] Francesco Calabrò, Lucia Della Spina, Carmelina Bevilacqua, Cham: Springer, 2018, Vol. 101, p. 398-405Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Within the last few years, cities around the world have promoted creativity as a new resource for driving future development. As a result, a number of networks have emerged around this theme. The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) is one such network that attempts to use creativity as a mechanism to achieve sustainable growth and development. The network has grown rapidly since its inception in 2004 and now has 180 members worldwide, all of which have adopted the UCCN guidelines and directives. In this paper, the authors explore if and how cities use their membership to implement sustainable development goals. The paper uses the northern Swedish city of Östersund as a case study, which has been an active member of the UCCN since 2010. Study findings indicate that membership in the UCCN has enabled Östersund to advance sustainability discourse at a regional level, as well as improve practice in a limited sense. At the same time, findings also identify a number of challenges for integrating sustainability objectives into the UCCN.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2018
Series
Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, ISSN 2190-3018, E-ISSN 2190-3026 ; 101
Keywords
Creative cities, Sustainable development, UNESCO, Östersund
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33851 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-92102-0_42 (DOI)000460948500042 ()2-s2.0-85048058373 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)978-3-319-92102-0 (ISBN)978-3-319-92101-3 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Conference
ISHT 2018, 3rd International New Metropolitan Perspectives, Reggio Calabria, 22-25 May, 2018
Available from: 2018-06-19 Created: 2018-06-19 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved
Walters, D., Laven, D. & Davis, P. (Eds.). (2017). Heritage and peacebuilding. Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Heritage and peacebuilding
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Case-studies of whether and how heritage can be used to bring about reconciliation. This volume explores one of the most critical issues of our time: whether heritage can contribute to a more peaceful society and future. It reflects a core belief that heritage can provide solutions to reconciling peoples and demonstrates the amount of significant work being carried out internationally. Based round the core themes of new and emerging ideas around heritage and peace, heritage and peace-building in practice, and heritage, peace-building and sites, the twenty contributions seek to raise perceptions and understanding of heritage-based peace-building practices. Responding to the emphasis placed on conflict, war and memorialization, they reflect exploratory yet significant steps towards reclaiming the history, theory, and practice of peacebuilding as serious issues for heritage in contemporary society. The geographical scope of the book includes contributions from Europe, notably the Balkans and Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and Kenya. Diana Walters is an International Heritage Consultant and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter; Daniel Laven is Associate Professor of Human Geography, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography/European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid Sweden University; Peter Davis is Emeritus Professor of Museology, Newcastle University. Contributors: Tatjana Cvjeticanin, Peter Davis, Jonathan Eaton, David Fleming, Seth Frankel, Timothy Gachanga, Alon Gelbman, Felicity Gibling, Will Glendinning, Elaine Heumann Gurian, Lejla Hadzic, Feras Hammami, Lotte Hughes, Bosse Lagerqvist, Daniel Laven, Bernadette Lynch, Elena Monicelli, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Saleem H. Ali, Sultan Somjee, Peter Stone, Michèle Taylor, Peter van den Dungen, Alda Vezic, Jasper Visser, Diana Walters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2017. p. 255
Series
Heritage matters, ISSN 1756-4832 ; Vol. 21
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30659 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)978-1-78327-216-7 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
Walters, D., Laven, D. & Davis, P. (2017). Introduction. In: Diana Walters, Daniel Laven and Peter Davis (Ed.), Heritage and peacebuilding: (pp. 1-4). Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer
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2017 (English)In: Heritage and peacebuilding / [ed] Diana Walters, Daniel Laven and Peter Davis, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2017, p. 1-4Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2017
Series
Heritage matters, ISSN 1756-4832 ; Vol. 21
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30671 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)9781783272167 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
Laven, D. & Shamma, L. (2017). Kulturarv som arena för dialog: Israel-Palestina-konflikten betraktad ur konstens och samhälls-vetenskapens perspektiv. In: : . Paper presented at Vårkonferensen 2017 SVÅRA SAMTAL: Dialog genom kulturarv, Östersund, 8-9 februari, 2017.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kulturarv som arena för dialog: Israel-Palestina-konflikten betraktad ur konstens och samhälls-vetenskapens perspektiv
2017 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30089 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Conference
Vårkonferensen 2017 SVÅRA SAMTAL: Dialog genom kulturarv, Östersund, 8-9 februari, 2017
Note

Presentationen hölls på engelska.

Available from: 2017-02-09 Created: 2017-02-09 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
Hammami, F. & Laven, D. (2017). Rethinking heritage from peace: reflections from the Palestinian-Israeli context. In: Diana Walters, Daniel Laven and Peter Davis (Ed.), Heritage and peacebuilding: (pp. 137-148). Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rethinking heritage from peace: reflections from the Palestinian-Israeli context
2017 (English)In: Heritage and peacebuilding / [ed] Diana Walters, Daniel Laven and Peter Davis, Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2017, p. 137-148Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Case-studies of whether and how heritage can be used to bring about reconciliation. This volume explores one of the most critical issues of our time: whether heritage can contribute to a more peaceful society and future. It reflects a core belief that heritage can provide solutions to reconciling peoples and demonstrates the amount of significant work being carried out internationally. Based round the core themes of new and emerging ideas around heritage and peace, heritage and peace-building in practice, and heritage, peace-building and sites, the twenty contributions seek to raise perceptions and understanding of heritage-based peace-building practices. Responding to the emphasis placed on conflict, war and memorialization, they reflect exploratory yet significant steps towards reclaiming the history, theory, and practice of peacebuilding as serious issues for heritage in contemporary society. The geographical scope of the book includes contributions from Europe, notably the Balkans and Northern Ireland, the Middle East, and Kenya. Diana Walters is an International Heritage Consultant and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Exeter; Daniel Laven is Associate Professor of Human Geography, Department of Tourism Studies and Geography/European Tourism Research Institute (ETOUR), Mid Sweden University; Peter Davis is Emeritus Professor of Museology, Newcastle University. Contributors: Tatjana Cvjeticanin, Peter Davis, Jonathan Eaton, David Fleming, Seth Frankel, Timothy Gachanga, Alon Gelbman, Felicity Gibling, Will Glendinning, Elaine Heumann Gurian, Lejla Hadzic, Feras Hammami, Lotte Hughes, Bosse Lagerqvist, Daniel Laven, Bernadette Lynch, Elena Monicelli, Yongtanit Pimonsathean, Saleem H. Ali, Sultan Somjee, Peter Stone, Michèle Taylor, Peter van den Dungen, Alda Vezic, Jasper Visser, Diana Walters.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2017
Series
Heritage matters, ISSN 1756-4832 ; Vol. 21
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Social Anthropology Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30668 (URN)ETOUR (Local ID)9781783272167 (ISBN)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-04-27 Created: 2017-04-27 Last updated: 2017-08-10Bibliographically approved
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