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Carlén, Margareta
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Miscevic, D. & Carlén, M. (2021). Berättelser om arbetsvillkoren i hemtjänsten i Borås stad.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Berättelser om arbetsvillkoren i hemtjänsten i Borås stad
2021 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
The Human Perspective in Care
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-27304 (URN)
Available from: 2022-01-18 Created: 2022-01-18 Last updated: 2022-01-18Bibliographically approved
Flisbäck, M. & Carlén, M. (2021). Livspolitik och existentiell mening i ett alternativsamhälle på landsbygden: Exemplet Uddebo. Sociologisk forskning, 58(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Livspolitik och existentiell mening i ett alternativsamhälle på landsbygden: Exemplet Uddebo
2021 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 58, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Artikeln handlar om den betydelse existentiell mening har för utvecklingen av ett ekonomiskt, socialt och ekologiskt hållbart alternativsamhälle på landsbygden. I artikeln analyseras 15 individers berättelser om konkreta praktiker och gemensamma insatser i formandet av en existentiellt meningsfull vardag på en plats med cirkulär ekonomi, självförsörjning och arbetskritiska attityder. Analysen inramas av ett existenssociologiskt perspektiv och Becks tanke om ”frihetens barn”, som i en andra modernitet försöker att ta vara på de möjligheter som kan uppstå i ett samhälle som i övrigt mest erbjuder risker och osäkerhet. Genom att utveckla ett ”livspolitiskt” förhållningssätt, bortom konsumtionssamhällets överflöd och arbetssamhällets plikter, vill intervjupersonerna både uppnå ett meningsfullt liv i nuet och bygga ett hållbart lokalsamhälle där resurser tillvaratas för kommande generationer. Målet är att till skillnad från upplevelsen av meningslöshet i det kapitalistiska arbetssamhället skapa existentiell mening på en plats där de kan bestämma över sin egen tid och finna kollektiva lösningar på individuella problem. Strävan efter att etablera ett sådant postkapitalistiskt samhälle medför dock även dilemman och interna konflikter kring organiserings- och finansieringsmöjligheter.

Keywords
livspolitik, alternativsamhälle på landsbygden, hållbarhet, existentiell mening, Frihetens barn
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
The Human Perspective in Care
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-27528 (URN)10.37062/sf.58.23258 (DOI)000760284400003 ()2-s2.0-85126138699 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Hybrida organisationer som verktyg för hållbar platsutveckling
Available from: 2022-02-25 Created: 2022-02-25 Last updated: 2024-02-01Bibliographically approved
Puaca, G. & Carlén, M. (2018). Hela Väster: Utvärdering av ett skolutvecklingsprojekt i Borås stad. Borås: Stema
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hela Väster: Utvärdering av ett skolutvecklingsprojekt i Borås stad
2018 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Stema, 2018. p. 46
Series
Rapport från FoU Sjuhärad Välfärd ; 37
Series
Rapport nr 37, 2018
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-15127 (URN)978-91-85025-33-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-09-26 Created: 2018-09-26 Last updated: 2018-09-27Bibliographically approved
Puaca, G., Theandersson, C. & Carlén, M. (2017). Resisting consumerist rationalities in higher vocational education. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 15(1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resisting consumerist rationalities in higher vocational education
2017 (English)In: The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, ISSN 2051-0969, E-ISSN 1740-2743, Vol. 15, no 1Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Swedish higher education policy is currently moving toward consumption ideals that focus on promoting the efficiency and economic viability of student choices. This paper scrutinizes students’ practical considerations when making decisions regarding their education and future occupations and the choice rationalities and motives that these reflect. This issue is empirically investigated via a semi-structured questionnaire (n = 322) distributed to students from seven vocational Swedish human resource management (HRM) university programs. Vocational university programs like HRM are a significant growth sector in higher education. What is unclear, however, is whether these forms of education reinforce a desired policy ambition toward consumerist subjectivity among choice agents. The results of the study do not exclusively or even primarily express consumerist subjectivity. By vitalizing Pierre Bourdieu’s term “reasonable”, an organic form of reasoning becomes apparent that does not separate intrinsic dimensions of learning, knowledge, or personal and social concerns from merit and economic compensation. Moreover, the results indicate that security and interpersonal distinctions relating to professional alignment are situated in the forefront of the expressed motives for these educational choices.

Keywords
Higher vocational education, consumer, choice agents, neoliberal policy, Pierre Bourdieu
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-11894 (URN)000404658900010 ()2-s2.0-85016281094 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2017-02-10 Created: 2017-02-10 Last updated: 2018-12-07Bibliographically approved
Puaca, G. & Carlén, M. (2017). Vem bestämmer spelplanen?: Striden om högre Utbildning. In: Marcus Agnafors (Ed.), Universitet AB: Om kommodifiering, marknad och akademi (pp. 117-137). Göteborg: Daidalos
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vem bestämmer spelplanen?: Striden om högre Utbildning
2017 (Swedish)In: Universitet AB: Om kommodifiering, marknad och akademi / [ed] Marcus Agnafors, Göteborg: Daidalos, 2017, p. 117-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Daidalos, 2017
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-12934 (URN)978-91-7173-523-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-10-26 Created: 2017-10-26 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
Carlén, M. (2015). Modeinkubatorn som nationell  utvecklingsnod för mode och design. Borås: Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Modeinkubatorn som nationell  utvecklingsnod för mode och design
2015 (Swedish)Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Borås: Högskolan i Borås, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Textiles and Fashion (Design)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-193 (URN)978-91-87525-61-2 (ISBN)978-91-87525-62-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-06-08 Created: 2015-06-08 Last updated: 2016-01-25Bibliographically approved
Puaca, G., Theandersson, C. & Carlén, M. (2014). Neoliberal Rationalities in Swedish Vocational Higher Education. In: : . Paper presented at XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology. Facing an unequal world: Challenges for global sociology, 13-19 July, 2014, Yokohama, Japan.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Neoliberal Rationalities in Swedish Vocational Higher Education
2014 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The increasing function of universities as institutions for mass education might affect democracy and the universities' contribution to society. Students as choice-agents need to be involved in these processes. This paper scrutinises how students’ practical considerations for choices in education and future occupations correspond to policy objectives of socially productive educational choices. These objectives currently follow neoliberal rationalities regarding how to divide the responsibilities between the state and its citizens. In this context, choice-agents have to learn to identify themselves as economic subjects able to cope with economic transformation. The aim of our research is to examine the correspondence between educational policy objectives and students’ educational choices in practice. The research questions posed are to what extent students’ choices and motives reflect a (neoliberal) instrumentality? Is there a resistance against such rationalities in students’ actual choice-strategies? This issue is empirically investigated via a semi-structured questionnaire (n=322) with students from 7 vocational Swedish Human Resource programs in higher education. The case of higher education programme was seen as relevant, since weak professional university programs tend to stimulate rationalities amongst students that ritualise the role of education in terms of its formal credentials. Vocational programs are also a significant growth sector in higher education, with large proportions of non-traditional students. What is unclear, however, is whether these forms of education reinforce a desired policy ambition with regard to instrumental choices in education. These are policy rationalities that are questioned in the paper from a choice agency approach. The results of the study point to patterns where students tend to resist instrumentality and integrate their decisions in education as reflexive and relative autonomous personal projects in relation to the recognized social powers of the labor market.

Keywords
Neoliberal rationalities, choice-agents, vocational higher education, Sociology
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7341 (URN)2320/14657 (Local ID)2320/14657 (Archive number)2320/14657 (OAI)
Conference
XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology. Facing an unequal world: Challenges for global sociology, 13-19 July, 2014, Yokohama, Japan
Note

Paper presented at the International Sociological Association’s World Congress of Sociology 13-19 July 2014, Yokohama, Japan

Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-03-01Bibliographically approved
Carlén, M., Löfström, M. & Theandersson, C. (2014). Utvärdering av Närvårdssamverkan Södra Älvsborg. Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av Närvårdssamverkan Södra Älvsborg
2014 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Borås, 2014
Series
Rapport från FoU Sjuhärad Välfärd ; 34
Keywords
Organisering, Ledarskap, implementering, Samverkan, Offentlig förvaltning
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4631 (URN)2320/14277 (Local ID)978-91-85025-30-5 (ISBN)2320/14277 (Archive number)2320/14277 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17
Carlén, M., Esbjörnson, S. & Löfström, M. (2013). Utvärdering av Närvårdssamverkan Södra Älvsborg: Delrapport 1. Högskolan i Borås
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Utvärdering av Närvårdssamverkan Södra Älvsborg: Delrapport 1
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Högskolan i Borås, 2013
Keywords
Evaluatin, Health and social care, Organization for cooperation
National Category
Social Sciences Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-4657 (URN)2320/14663 (Local ID)2320/14663 (Archive number)2320/14663 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-12-17 Created: 2015-12-17 Last updated: 2018-01-10
Beach, D. & Carlén, M. (2009). New partnerships: new interests: an ethnographic investigation some of the effects of employer involvement in trade union education. The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 7(1), 342-363
Open this publication in new window or tab >>New partnerships: new interests: an ethnographic investigation some of the effects of employer involvement in trade union education
2009 (English)In: The Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, ISSN 2051-0969, E-ISSN 1740-2743, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 342-363Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institute for Education Policy Studies, 2009
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-2582 (URN)2320/5015 (Local ID)2320/5015 (Archive number)2320/5015 (OAI)
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-11-23Bibliographically approved
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