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  • 1.
    Appelkvist, Rolf
    et al.
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Edberg, Frida
    University of Borås, School of Business and IT.
    Malm, Annika
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Breddad rekrytering och breddat deltagande: underlag för handlingsplan2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Since 2001 the Swedish Higher Education institutions have been required by the government to produce action plans for widened recruitment and widened participation. The current action plan for the University of Borås covers the years 2009-2012. In 2010 the University of Borås appointed a committee to prepare a new action plan for widened recruitment and widened participation. This committee was complemented by an Advisory Board. Both the Committee and the Advisory Board have taken a proactive and strategic role in helping to build capacity across the university to widen participation. The Committee and the Advisory Board have been mentored and advised by Professor John Storan, University of East London, who has worked extensively in Sweden and is recognised as a leading expert in widening participation in the UK. In 2011 the Board commissioned an internal data report to broaden its understanding of the profile of students. The report will feed into the new action plan. The Student Union delegate in the Advisory Board, Frida Edberg, was employed to undertake field work on diversity among the students for the report and also explore how these matters were dealt with at the different schools of the university. This work was supervised by Annika Malm, coordinator of the Committee and the Advisory Board, and Rolf Appelkvist. Joint editing with contributions from the Board was a vital part of the process with the final version which has been edited by Rolf Appelkvist. The report covers the following issues: • Students geographical descent • Students ethnical origin/background • Student exchange with other countries • Students social background • Non-completions • Student with disabilities • Gender distributions within the university • Induction activities for new students • Results from the first course/courses • How is the work done at different schools and what can be done – recommendations GEOGRAPHICAL BACKGROUND Most of the students come from the Västra Götalands-region where Borås is situated (figure 1, p. 3). A substantial proportion of the students come from Göteborg, the largest city in the region. There has been a conception at the university that the students from Göteborg mostly come from the suburbs with lower socio-economic status. This seems to be contradicted by the findings (figure 2, p. 4). However the data only tells us from where the students come, not the socio-economic level of each student.   STUDENTS ETHNICAL BACKGROUND Twenty-one percent of the students at the University are either born abroad or have one or two parents with non-Swedish origin (figure 3, p. 5). This is in line with the corresponding proportion in the Swedish population. STUDENT EXCHANGE WITH OTHER COUNTRIES One important part of ethnical diversity is the amount of incoming exchange students and free-movers. One condition for this is that many Swedish students enough chooses to study abroad for a period. However the imbalance in favor of incoming students is quite large (figure 4, p. 6). This means that because of recent regulations from the government the amount of out-going students needs to be increased to make it possible to maintain a high proportion of incoming students. SOCIAL BACKGROUND – PARENTS´ EDUCATIONAL LEVEL There has been a widely shared conception at the University that the students’ socio-economic distribution has been similar to the distribution in the Swedish population. This is changing. Obviously the proportion of students of parents with lower educational background is decreasing while students with parents of higher educational background are increasing in proportion (figure 5, p. 7). Even though the University of Borås still reach a fairly good proportion of students from families with lower educational background, there seems to be a slight tendency that this proportion is getting lower than the national proportion. NON-COMPLETIONS No investigations on the reasons for non-completion have been made at the university as a whole. There are data on this at the national level which indicate gender differences and some schools at the university try to investigate in the matter. STUDENTS WITH FUNCTIONAL DISABILITIES The University works actively to support students with functional disabilities. Student Service at Library and Learning Resources is mainly responsible for this work. Their main task is to support students in order to make them continue and complete their studies. They are thereby especially working with widened participation. Higher Education institutions can get additional funding for pedagogical support to students with functional disabilities, which are confirmed by a medical certification. The number of students that applied for and got extra support is increasing while the number of students who do not apply is decreasing. However support to students with temporary functional disabilities is not covered by this support, each institution has to finance such support within its own budget. GENDER DISTRIBUTION WITHIN THE UNIVERSITY OF BORÅS There is a large imbalance in gender distribution within the university compared to the total Higher Education sector in Sweden. This is largely due to the mix of educational programmes offered at the university. The gender distribution of the specific educational programmes reflects the imbalances within the intended professions in the Swedish society. Gender imbalances are a complex issue at many levels but a Higher Education Institution still has to contribute to influence these in a direction toward less imbalances. In the report the situation at the dominant educational programmes at each school is described. At the School of Health, the School of Textile, the School of Education and Behavioural Science and the School of Library and Information Science female students are dominating while there is a better balance at the School of Business and IT and at the School of Engineering male students are dominating. All schools use students of both sexes in marketing their educational programmes. Small changes in a favoured direction can be noted but the imbalances are still very large. INTRODUCTION ACTIVITIES Before the students begin at the university they get written information about the university and 2011 they also got information about the services offered by Student Service. During the first three weeks of introduction this is supplemented by oral information at several occasions. The first two days at the university and all afternoons during these three weeks are filled with activities whose purpose is to make the students informed about the university, their school and their educational programme but also to further fellowship among the students and with the staff. These activities are managed by the student union. Most educational programmes offer a first course that not only give an introduction to the entire programme but also gives a fair picture of different academic activities that can be expected during the coming studies. Academic writing, study techniques are introduced in many of these courses. The retention rate during these first courses is fairly high except at programmes given as distance studies. CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS The introductory activities should be considered further as there are students who find some of them not very interesting. A lot of students do not participate, partly because they are commuting, to a large extent from Göteborg. The activities could be broadened to meet the demands of different student groups, not only the traditional young single students. Also the university must continuously evaluate the information given during this period as there always are students not reached by it. Maybe the university and its schools should participate more in the introductory activities. Most students seems to be content with the introductory courses but more emphasis could be put on informing them about how to do when you fail with an assignment, with an exam etc. Maybe a mobile application could be built to make it easier for the newcomer to navigate in their studies. The university could consider following up all non-completions on the first course/courses. A closer co-operation between the schools and Student Service is recommended. The proportion of students from lower educated homes is fairly high at the university but a slight tendency to getting closer to the imbalance in recruiting such students that is common at the large universities can be seen. This needs to be considered continuously. There is a fairly good representation of students with other ethnical backgrounds at the university but this has to be kept up actively, e.g. by language support. Also the university needs to continue its efforts to convince Swedish students to study abroad in countries outside the European Higher Education area to give room for more incoming exchange students. The university could give more education to its staff on functional disabilities in order to prevent prejudice regarding these students´ capabilities. Student Service should keep on sending information in advance about their services offered. Also students with functional disabilities could be offered a possibility to meet with the staff at the centre in advance, even before they know if they have been accepted to their applied for programme or not, all to avoid queuing during the first weeks of the academic year. Alternatively resources of the coordinator for students with functional disabilities could be increased.

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  • 2.
    Berggren Torell, Viveka
    University of Borås, Swedish School of Textiles.
    "It must be a little more close fitting...: On football clothes' contributions to constructions of femininity2012Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 3. Binfa, Lorena
    et al.
    Robertson, Eva
    University of Borås, School of Health Science.
    Ransjö-Arvidson, Anna-Berit
    Chilean Women's Reflections About Womanhood and Sexuality During Midlife in a Swedish or Chilean Context2009In: Health Care for Women International, ISSN 0739-9332, E-ISSN 1096-4665, Vol. 30, no 12, p. 1093-1110Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In order to learn about Chilean women's reflections about womanhood and sexuality during midlife, we held focus group discussions (FGDs) with middle-aged Chilean women living in Stockholm, Sweden, or in Santiago, Chile. We used thematic content analysis for the qualitative data. Emerging themes follow; societal expectations on women, perceptions about sexual relationships, and women's social stigmatization. The women had since childhood been strongly influenced by a gender-imbalanced world, which had made them socially, economically, and biologically at higher risk for exploitation during life. More focus should be directed to middle-aged women's life situation and promotion of gender equity in society.

  • 4.
    Disa, Bergnehr
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Henriksson Wahlström, Helena
    Uppsala universitet.
    Between “lone” and “solo”: Representations of single motherhood in Swedish newspapers2018Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden the public and political debate on lone mothers (Sv. ensamstående) has been more or less absent in the past 50 years. Due to available and subsidised childcare, most lone parents have paid employment, hence single mothers have not been depicted as moral and financial burdens on society. Furthermore, mainstream political discourses in Sweden favour the "gender neutral" term parent (förälder) over gendered terms like mother and father. Nonetheless, the single parent is strongly gendered statistically speaking, as the majority of children whose parents are separated reside exclusively or predominantly with the mother.

    Although not politically stigmatized, single mothers as a statistical category face particular adversities. Swedish research focuses on general disadvantages in health and private economy for lone mothers compared to partnered families, representing the group as particularly vulnerable and in need ofsupport. Interview studies show a more varied picture, but often centre on the mothers' relation to the social services, and/or their strategies to provide financially for their families, adding to the image of lone motherhood as problematic. Thus, the research typically depicts the lone mother family as troubled.

    The present paper analyses representations of single mothers in contemporary Sweden. It draws upon articles published in the four major daily newspapers, which are central in setting the national news agenda, hence impacting upon a Swedish "national imaginary". We focus on the years 2015-2017, a time characterized by high levels of single parenthood due to separation/divorce/never in relationship with other bio-parent, but also by dramatically increased migration as well as new legislation regarding single women's access to IVF treatment and what in English is sometimes termed "solo" motherhood. Given the growing ethnic diversity of the population, the growing visibility of sexual diversity and achieved rights for Lgbtq people, and the growing socioeconomic inequality in Sweden in the twenty- first century, we are interested in exploring what kinds of diversity we see in these representations in terms of class, sexuality and ethnicity. We investigate whether lone/single/solo mothers are represented as troubled or socially vulnerable, or whether other discourses of motherhood are activated in media representations. 

  • 5.
    Foss Lindblad, Rita
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Feministiska studier av vetenskap2016In: En introduktion till genusvetenskapliga begrepp / [ed] Anna Lundberg & Ann Werner, Göteborg: Nationella sekretariatet för genusfoskning , 2016Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Grzelec, Anna
    University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
    Doing gender equality and undoing gender inequality—A practice theory perspective2022In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Many of the efforts made by organizations to deal with gender inequalities fail to have the desired impact. This is not only because these efforts are undermined by individu-als who disagree with them, nor because individuals do not perceive gender inequalities to be a problem. Rather, the issue is that gender equality practices may be embedded in an organizational context where other practices counteract gender equality. By means of a 17-month-long ethnographic study conducted at a technical university in Sweden, the interaction between gender equality practices and gender inequality practices has been identified. It is shown that gender equality practices are themselves based on either questionable assumptions (e.g., that increasing the number of women in senior roles will make a difference), or in an attempt to avoid blaming the victim, on reducing the salience of gendered categorization from which gendered inequali-ties can be adequately challenged. By focusing on the nexus of practices that move beyond equality work, two practices that undermine gender equality work have been identified, that is, a data-driven approach to change work and a pref-erence for simple solutions. The conclusion drawn alerts us to the fact that even practices that do not seem related to gender equality work can have an impact on the success or failure of the gender equality work of the organization. This in turn may imply that the institutionalized underpinnings of the organization need to be changed, for example, the belief that more data will help us to find more solutions, or that there are practices out there that can be implemented to wash away gender inequality.

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  • 7.
    Holm, Ann-Sofie
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Teacher co-constructing pupil gender identities2007Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Holm, Ann-Sofie
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Teachers co-constructing pupil gender identities2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Nordén, Per
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    När släktskap får betydelse: regnbågsbarn berättar2022In: Barn i fritidshem / [ed] Lago, Lina & Elvstrand, Helene, Stockholm: Liber, 2022, p. 148-160Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Om boken: 

    Boken fokuserar på barns perspektiv på olika aspekter av fritidshemmets verksamhet och på hur lärare i fritidshem arbetar med barns perspektiv som utgångspunkt. I bokens första del berörs fritidshemmets fysiska miljö, övergångar och sociala relationer. Vidare berörs olikheter i barns erfarenheter i relation till fritidshemmets och familjers skilda förutsättningar. Bokens andra del berör områdena media, delaktighet och fritidshemmets roll i förhållande till bildning och trygghet.

    Boken vidgar bilden av fritidshemmets verksamhet med fokus på barns egna perspektiv. Barnperspektivet är starkt framskrivet i läroplanen. Aktiviteter i fritidshem ska formas på ett sätt som både utgår från och utmanar barn med utgångspunkt i deras faktiska erfarenheter. Det är även en viktig utgångspunkt i FN:s barnkonvention.

    Boken vänder sig till grundlärarstudenter med inriktning mot fritidshem och redan yrkesverksam personal i fritidshem.

  • 10.
    Odenbring, Ylva
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Gender Constructions in Children's Verbal and Bodily Interactions2011Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ABSTRACT: The paper aims to discuss gender constructions, as they emerge in interaction at the micro level (Stokoe, 2000) in children’s verbal and bodily interactions. (Goodwin, 2000a, 2000b; ten Have, 2005; Schegloff, 1996). Within gender research there is still a lack of studies that discuss the importance of non-verbal actions, why I also want to highlight this. Theoretically the paper takes its point of departure on gender constructions as they occur in interaction. Depending of context, gender appears in various ways and changes over time (Connell, 2002; Skeggs, 2007; Thorne, 2005). Gender relations may consist of different patterns and thereby include different sorts of dichotomies and hierarchies between and within the sexes (Connell, 2006/2002; Thorne, 2005). In the analysis the theoretical understanding of the body is of importance. Bodies are not merely objects in social practises; they are also agents (Connell, 2002). According to Goodwin (2006), talking and gesticulating are different sign systems that function as different communicative recourses and the two sign systems are linked together and organised in order to create actions. Verbal and non-verbal actions create different kind of resources that are of importance of human’s interaction. Depending of context and activity the language and body have different meanings and impact. Our actions have to be understand as ongoing processes, during the time things are happening new things that are said or done become relevant while others become less important (Goodwin, 2000b). The analysis takes its starting point from conversation analysis (CA) where two separate video recordings, one from a preschool and one from a school class in the first grade, are analysed. The children in the preschool are attending their last year in preschool and are five years old and the children in the first grade are seven years of age. The data under investigation from the preschool is a single video sequence where a group of children are playing a ring game based on the fairy tale the Sleeping Beauty together with their preschool teacher. During the ring game different kind of verbal and non-verbal actions are expressed in terms of gender constructions. The analysis of the video sequence from the first grade focus on the verbal and non-verbal actions between two boys while they are lying on the floor. Over all the analysis shows that children’s verbal and non-verbal actions are important recourses of how gender is expressed. Depending of context this is expressed differently and cause different kind of reactions in terms of gender.

  • 11.
    Odenbring, Ylva
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Gränsöverskridare i förskoleklassen: konstruktioner av kön i barns vardag2012In: Paideia, ISSN 1904-9633, Vol. 4, no 4, p. 19-28Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Barns vardag är på många sätt mångfacetterad, inte minst när det gäller konstruktioner av kön. I artikeln studeras konstruktioner av kön i termer av hur barns gränsöverskridande agerande framträder lokalt i en förskoleklass i Sverige.

  • 12.
    Odenbring, Ylva
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    "I want to be the Sleeping Beauty!" Preschool children´s constructions of gender2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Odenbring, Ylva
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Ordning och reda och kön2011In: Förskoletidningen, ISSN 1402-7135, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 35-39Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Artikeln visar på hur ordning och reda är en del i hur kön konstrueras i interaktion mellan barn och pedagoger i två förskoleklasser.

  • 14.
    Odenbring, Ylva
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Previous empirical gender research among young children2006Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 15.
    Palmqvist, Lina
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Cripping time in eldercare: waiting for the home care service2022In: European Journal of Social Work, ISSN 1369-1457, E-ISSN 1468-2664Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Through an ethnographic study of older people's experiences of the home care service organised by a large Swedish municipality, this article shows how care users are affected by the neoliberal governing of eldercare and of age itself. The article explores how fragmentation and standardisation, driven by the quest for cost reduction, redirect the time and needs of care users so that they align with market logic. One of the central experiences of the interviewed care users is the day-to-day uncertainty of waiting for the home care service, with the consequence that the care user's bodily integrity and self-determination are compromised. Drawing from a theoretical framework of the sociology of time, care ethics, and critical disability studies, five different time-regimes are identified: clock-time, care-time, everyday-time, body-time and crip-time. The article argues that the concept of crip-time needs to be added to the analysis; it captures overlooked aspects of bodily temporality that are crucial to conceptualise for understanding what the effects are when the needs of ageing bodies are measured according to ableist assumptions and the neoliberal premise that all forms of time can be streamlined.

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  • 16.
    Palmqvist, Lina
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Nyliberaliseringens konsekvenser i äldreomsorgen2019In: Röda rummet, ISSN 1403-3844, no 4-5, p. 18-19Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Skandinavien och Sverige har beskrivits som en testplats för marknadsanpassade styrformer. För omsorgsrelationer har nyliberaliseringen medfört att klass kommit att spela en allt större roll. Samtidigt som personer ur över- och medelklassen har resurser att köpa omsorgstjänster på RUT-marknaden ökar det obetalda omsorgsarbetet från familj och vänner inom arbetarklassen. Lina Palmqvist ger en inblick i hur denna storskaliga ekonomiska och politiska förändring har omvandlat omsorgsrelationer och hur den upplevs i vardagen.

  • 17.
    Palmqvist, Lina
    Department of Cultural Sciences, Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg.
    Ålderdom, omsorg och makt.: Gamlas situation och omsorgsrelationer i nyliberala tider2020Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation examines the status of old age and the nature of elderly care in Sweden, where the welfare state is being transformed through neoliberalism. The overall aim is to study old age as identity and lived experience, and how caring relationships condition the lives of the elderly. The dissertation’s empirical base consists of an ethnographic field study carried out in Gothenburg, Sweden, during the years 2014-2017. In total eighteen women and five men between the ages of sixty and ninety-five participated in the study. Fourteen of the informants are primarily care users and nine of them are informal caregivers. Here elderly care is understood as a broad practice that includes both formal care performed by professional staff, and informal care performed by relatives. The approach is grounded in phenomenology, which centers on personal and bodily experience, and individual interpretations of lived situations. Methodologically the study is informed by Marxist-inspired feminist standpoint theory, where the analysis of the personal and the individual are seen as relating to common conditions. This dissertation combines care research within disability and feminist studies, thereby contributing to a power-conscious analysis in which the complexity of care emerges. Old people are socially constructed as deserving welfare subjects through their merits as working citizens. However, in the realm of actual welfare services this group is very much affected by contemporary neoliberal austerity policies. On the basis of the empirical material this dissertation argues that this dissonance risks creating antagonistic conflicts between different subordinate groups where age, generation, gender, racialization and class become demarcation lines. Another conclusion is that neoliberal governance of the formal organization of elderly care redirects care work to users, and highlights freedom of choice as a goal, while at the same time undermining real opportunities for users’ agency and societal participation. In Home Help Services users’ routines are reshaped according to the planning and work schedules of the organization. An expression of this is how waiting characterizes the everyday lives of users. Waiting means that users are being exposed as one person in a queue of people who need help, but also that they are exposed to their care needs.The material shows that waiting for help can lead to increased impairments but also create new ones. Through the use of assistive- and medical technology these disabling effects are rectified. In this way users’ body time is disciplined and redirected according to the neoliberal clock time of the Home Help Service organization. The study shows how the re-domestication of care, that has followed in the wake of neoliberal austerity, affects old people in an extensive way. Informal caregivers talk about a day to day situation where they need to be on constant stand by, ready to assist. These informants have tried to extend care relationships around their loved ones by arranging needs assessments, but without receiving the assistance they need. The municipally-run family care centers, that all of these informants attend, offer them recognition and to some extent help with the administration of their care work. This study suggests that family support attends to the symptoms of this problem, instead of addressing its root causes. Indeed, there is reason to ask whether the increased recognition and current forms of redistribution concerning relatives that provide care—where family support centers play a significant role—risks legitimizing the re-domestication of elderly care, rather than contributing to more equal and fair care relations.

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  • 18.
    Palmqvist, Lina
    et al.
    University of Borås, Faculty of Caring Science, Work Life and Social Welfare.
    Johansson Wilén, Evelina
    Örebro universitet.
    Sundhall, Jeanette
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Snåriga sårbarheter i nyliberala tider: Om relationen mellan sårbarhet, agens och nyliberalism2019In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, ISSN ISSN 1654-5443, Vol. 40, no 1, p. 49-69Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A central question within contemporary gender studies is how vulnerability can be understood in more positive and politically progressive terms, rather than being posed as the opposite of resistance. the attempt to redefine vulnerability is especially present in the work of contemporary vulnerability scholars, in their pursuit to analyze and resist neo-liberal ideals and neo-liberal politics. this approach has, however, been criticized by scholars who find the tools provided by vulnerability scholars too closely tied to the neo-liberal ideals that they have set out to oppose. With the help of two empirical studies, focused on children and old people’s political agency within a swedish context, this article elaborates on how vulnerability studies supplies/does not supply sufficient tools to study inequalities within a neo-liberal framework. the article further argues that the political significance of vulnerability, and the political efficacy of using vulnerability as a political starting point, is highly context bound and suggests that there are other, potentially more politically radical, points of departure.

  • 19.
    Pierce, Rachel
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Pioneers and Feminisms: The Swedish Suffrage Movement as Archival Boundary Object2020In: Digital Culture & Society, ISSN 2364-2114, E-ISSN 2364-2122, Vol. 6, no 2, p. 87-114Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Feminist historiography is rife with debates about the nature and boundaries of women’s movements. Arguments over who to call an activist or a feminist sit at the heart of these definitional debates, which provide the groundwork for how scholars understand contem-porary feminisms. Given the heated nature of ongoing disputes over the complicated identity politics of feminism and its archives, it is sur-prising that scholars have afforded so little attention to the technical infrastructure that defines and provides access to digitized primary source material, which is increasingly the foundation for contem-porary historical research. Metadata plays an outsized role in these definitions, especially for photographic material that cannot be made word-searchable but is favored by digitizers because of its popularity.

    This article uses qualitative content analysis to examine how two digital archives define the Swedish suffrage movement – a histori-cally contested concept, here understood through the theory of Susan Leigh Star as a “boundary object” subject to “interpretive flexibility”. The study uses keywords attached to photographic material from the the National Resource Library for Gender Studies (KvinnSam) and metadata within the related Swedish Women’s Biographical Lexicon platform for women’s biographies. The findings indicate that the hier-archies of archival organization do not disappear with individual document digitization and description. Instead, the silences built into physical archives are redefined in digital collections, obscuring the tensions between individual and movement feminisms, as well as the contested nature of movement boundaries.

  • 20.
    Pierce, Rachel
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    "The Female Gaze?" Postmodernism and the Search for Women in the Digitized Photographic Collections of Swedish Memory Institutions2019In: Open Information Science, ISSN 2451-1781, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 61-75Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Both the photograph and digitization are often defined as democratizing forces. But neither exists outside the system of power dynamics that structure art, history, and cultural heritage. This article uses postmodernist theorization of knowledge hierarchies in the archive developed by archival scholars Terry Cook and Joan Schwartz to examine the gendered nature of metadata and data connected to digitized photographic material available on the platforms of the three major Swedish memory institutions: the Royal Library, the Nordic Museum, and the National Archives. Given that digitized photographs require the addition of machine-readable data and metadata to be findable, this information demonstrates the extent to which digitization staffs have consciously thought about the visibility of gender in their online collections. The research questions of this article are thus twofold: (1) to what extend have Swedish memory institutions embraced a postmodern approach to the archive in their photography digitization projects, and (2) has this approach resulted in the greater visibility of women-oriented material? The findings indicate that Swedish institutions have adopted postmodernist thinking about archival flexibility to varying degrees, but none have thought thoroughly about increasing the visibility of woman-oriented material.

  • 21.
    Zimmerman, Fredrik
    University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
    Klass, etnicitet och kön: en introduktion för lärare2021 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Forskning visar att social bakgrund, kön och var man bor har betydelse för elevers möjligheter att lyckas i skolan och livet. I ett samhälle där ekonomiska, sociala och kulturella skillnader ökar alltmer har skolan ett viktigt uppdrag i att erbjuda alla elever en likvärdig utbildning och att sträva efter att uppväga skillnader i elevers förutsättningar och bakgrund. Boken Klass, etnicitet och kön ger lärare en ökad förståelse för elevers skilda sociala villkor men också verktyg för hur man som lärare kan arbeta för en mer likvärdig skola.Boken vänder sig främst till personer verksamma i skolan men kan också läsas av alla som intresserar sig för lärande och ungas socio­ekonomiska villkor.

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    Öhrn, Elisabet
    University of Borås, School of Education and Behavioural Science.
    Challenging sexism? Gender and ethnicity in secondary school2006Conference paper (Refereed)
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