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Riskfyllt vatten: Hur individen skapar förståelse av oväntad parasitförekomst i dricksvattnet
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (Risk and Crisis Research Center, RCR)
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Sciences. (Risk and Crisis Research Center, RCR)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-9527-989X
2012 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 49, no 1, 5-24 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This quick response study was carried out with the aim to study how individuals made sense of the outbreak of the parasite Cryptosporidium in the drinking water in Ostersund. In total 24 interviews were made with people in Ostersund. The result shows that the interviewees related to social as well as spatial dimensions when they made sense of this risky situation, which can be understood in relation to the concept of sensemaking of risk. Six groups among the interviewees emerged in the analysis, illustrating how different aspects of the risk where focused in the process of sensemaking. Further, the study shows that the process of sensemaking was built upon direct as well as indirect social relations, where the interviewees made sense of the risk by relating to people who were close to them as well as to people to whom they had no personal relation. These indirect social relations were defined as: elderly, children and people in other countries, which also points at the fact that the interviewees made sense of the risk in a global context. Finally, the results suggest that social relations could be further explored in future studies in sensemaking of risk.

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2012. Vol. 49, no 1, 5-24 p.
Keyword [en]
Cryptosporidium, Quick response study, Schütz, Sensemaking of risk, Social relations
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17188Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84879611176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-17188DiVA: diva2:559662
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Fulltext in Swedish. There is an abstract in English. English title: How the individual makes sense of unexpected parasites in the drinking water.

Available from: 2012-10-10 Created: 2012-10-10 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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