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Samuelsson, Anna
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Samuelsson, A. (2013). Cars, motoring and sustainable movement(s). In: : . Paper presented at Acsis (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden) conference 2013 On the Move, June 11-13, Session: (Auto)mobility, communication and spatial change. (pp. 86-86). Norrköping
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cars, motoring and sustainable movement(s)
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Modern society can be said to be a "car society" since it has been designed to fit the needs of the private car. This paper discusses the relation between cars, mobility, planning and sustainability in cultural perspectives. It discuss the historical roots and contemporary landscape of car culture and the sociocultural factors that reproduce it, such as planning and infrastructure (urban-rural-traffic); the car as sign of status, adulthood, flexibility, masculinity, and the car as "space of one’s own" in embodied habits. In recent years, cars and mobility have been subject to several studies and interdisciplinary research projects. Many of these highlight the ambivalent position of the car: on the one hand as symbol of individual freedom, mobility and speed, but on the other as the source of problems as fatal accidents, pollution, smog, noise, congestion, road rage, barrier creation, unjust land use, erosion of natural cultural heritage, reduced bodily exercise/movement, hazardous particles and not at least climate change. An important point is the gap between science and policy: for decades research has problematised increased motoring, and with the goals to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, most research and government agencies says that driving need to reduce. In spite of this motorized mobility is reinforced on local, national and global level. However we can initiatives around the world that that challenge "car-normativity", which will be discussed. What kinds of mobility and movements are sustainable for humans, other beings and the world?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norrköping: , 2013
Keyword
Car society, car-normativity, sustainable mobility, movement
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214880 (URN)978-91-7519-563-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Acsis (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden) conference 2013 On the Move, June 11-13, Session: (Auto)mobility, communication and spatial change.
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-30
Samuelsson, A. (2013). (Re)moving Bodies in Museums. In: I rörelse / On the Move: . Paper presented at Acsis (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden) conference 2013, On the move, Norrköping June 11-13, Session: Theorizing the becoming–heritage (pp. 60-61).
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2013 (English)In: I rörelse / On the Move, 2013, p. 60-61Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The paper revolves around cases of movements and re-movements of animal and human bodies in museums, mirroring ideological movements and changes, movements of the (physical but non-living) bodies in time and space as well as representations of time and space, also in meta-exhibitions about historical exhibitions. The focus lies on the non-living bodies in natural history museums, i.e. stuffed animals, skeletons, anatomical preparations and models but this does not exclude the living, breathing, moving, feeling and thinking bodies that gaze at the dead. The paper is part of the project Zoo/mbies and Nature Morte: Bodies in Museums of Natural History 1800–2007, in which museums in Stockholm, Copenhagen, Gothenburg, Uppsala and London are explored. It also relates to the question of how heritage is constructed and transformed, and how the nature/culture-dualism still forms these constructions.

Keyword
Movements and re-movements of animal and human bodies in museums
National Category
Cultural Studies
Research subject
History of Sciences and Ideas; Conservation (HGO); History of Art
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214527 (URN)978-91-7519-563-6 (ISBN)
Conference
Acsis (Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden) conference 2013, On the move, Norrköping June 11-13, Session: Theorizing the becoming–heritage
Projects
Zoo/mbies and Nature Morte: Bodies in Museums of Natural History 1800–2007
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P10-0681:1
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-01-15Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, A. (2013). Zoo/mbies i naturens teater: Visuella berättelser i naturhistoriska museer. In: Christine Sjöberg, Frøydi Laszlo, Hendrik Zeitler och Lars Dyrendom (Ed.), Handplockat: på utflykter i bildarkivet. Göteborg: Förlaget 284
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2013 (Swedish)In: Handplockat: på utflykter i bildarkivet / [ed] Christine Sjöberg, Frøydi Laszlo, Hendrik Zeitler och Lars Dyrendom, Göteborg: Förlaget 284 , 2013Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Förlaget 284, 2013
National Category
Humanities
Research subject
History of Art
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214355 (URN)9789197982221 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-09-11Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, A. (2012). Kritiska kultur- och naturarvsstudier: Rapport från Association of Critical Heritage Studies Inaugural Conference: Re/theorizing Heritage, Göteborg, Sverige, 5-8 Juni 2012. Nordisk Museologi (2), 121-127
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kritiska kultur- och naturarvsstudier: Rapport från Association of Critical Heritage Studies Inaugural Conference: Re/theorizing Heritage, Göteborg, Sverige, 5-8 Juni 2012
2012 (Swedish)In: Nordisk Museologi, ISSN 1103-8152, no 2, p. 121-127Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The inaugural conference of The Association of Critical Heritage Studies, on the theme of re-theorising heritage studies, took place in Gothenburg, Sweden in June 2012. It aimed to start interdisciplinary conversations that will serve to develop relevant theory across national borders and move away from the conventional understanding of heritage as objectively given places, objects and traditions. Instead heritage is to be regarded as something created in the interaction between different interests and power relations. This perspective was relatively consistent throughout the conference, where a wide range of topics were presented in more than 400 different papers. Concepts such as representation, “the other” and post-colonialism reflected the development of theory in this field over recent years, while considerations of relational ontology, body, affect and connection-seeking theorising were a signal of the development to come.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Aarhus: , 2012
Keyword
Critical heritage studies, constructivism, dualisms, nationalism, gender, landscape, post-colonialism, relationality, non-representational theory, hybrid forums
National Category
Cultural Studies Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Conservation (HGO); Sociology; History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214475 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Samuelsson, A. (2008). I naturens teater: Kultur- och miljösociologiska analyser av naturhistoriska utställningar och filmer. (Doctoral dissertation). Uppsala: Universitetsbiblioteket
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I naturens teater: Kultur- och miljösociologiska analyser av naturhistoriska utställningar och filmer
2008 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
In the Theatre of Nature : Analysis of Natural History Exhibitions and Films from the Perspective of Cultural and Environmental Sociology
Abstract [en]

This thesis is a study of constructions of reality in visual and textual representations in current exhibitions in the Swedish Museum of Natural History in Stockholm with comparisons to the Natural History Museum in Gothenburg and minor excursions to other museums. The study also includes seven giant screen films in Cosmonova: an IMAX theatre which is part of the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

The study consists of three parts: I. Historical and theoretical contextualisation: The emergence of museums is understood as an aspect of modernity and nature, and analytical concepts from semiotics, deconstruction and discourse analysis are presented and discussed. This part also includes a discussion of anthropomorphism and andropocentric stereotyping and a study of the emergence of the environmental question in society, science, museums and in the disciplines of sociology and cultural studies. II. Empirical analysis: Starting with questions what stories modern exhibitions in museums of natural history tell and how animals, bodies, humans and the environment are represented in the exhibitions and films I discuss different aspects of the dualism of nature and culture in relation to other dualisms such as animal/human, nature/society and ecology/economy. The dualism nature/culture that is expressed in exclusions of conventional signs for human culture is problematic from an environmental perspective. I pose the question of whether or not the marginalized phenomenon of the cabinet of curiosity that combine both “naturalia” and “artificialia” and displays phenomena classified as abnormal, can provide a key to narratives about co-evolution, environmental issues and variations in morphology and behaviour. III. Discussion: The potential for transcending the dualism of nature and culture, both theoretically-and practically-speaking, and particularly in relation to the environmental question, is discussed, as is the possibility that museums can be(come) reflexive sub-political arenas for dialogues between politics, science and people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Universitetsbiblioteket, 2008. p. 372
Keyword
exhibitions, nature/culture-dualism, museums of natural history, cultural environmental studies, museology, environmental sociology, deconstruction, human-animal-relations, andro- and anthropocentric stereotyping, semiotics, discourse analysis, rhetoric, display, representation, climate change.
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Sociology; History of Sciences and Ideas
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-9336 (URN)978-91-506-2028-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2008-11-21, IV, Universitetshuset, Uppsala, 13:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2008-10-31 Created: 2008-10-31 Last updated: 2012-11-06Bibliographically approved
Samuelsson, A. (2005). På vandring i naturens teater: Natur och kultur på naturhistoriska riksmuseet. In: Kulturstudier i Sverige. Nationell forskarkonferens 13-15 juni, 2005, Norrköping, Sweden: ACSIS konferenspapers.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>På vandring i naturens teater: Natur och kultur på naturhistoriska riksmuseet
2005 (Swedish)In: Kulturstudier i Sverige. Nationell forskarkonferens 13-15 juni, 2005, Norrköping, Sweden: ACSIS konferenspapers, 2005Conference paper, Published paper (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

Med utgångspunkt i en studie av Naturhistoriska riksmuseets samtida utställningar, samt museihistoriska tillbakablickar, diskuterar papret berättelser om naturens ordning och (re)produktionen av natur och kultur. Det analytiska perspektivet är semotiskt- dekonstruktivistiskt. En utgångspunkt är att distinktionen mellan natur (naturalia) och kultur (artificialia), vilken kommer till uttryck i både vetenskapernas och museernas indelningar, och i utställningarnas exkluderingar av konventionella tecken för människa och kultur, är problematisk då miljöproblemen kan sägas hända i skärningspunkten mellan dessa. Exempel på mer konkreta frågeställningar: Vilken roll spelar bildkonstens konstruktion av naturen? Hur framställs människan? Hur kommer ekologin in i utställningarna och i så fall vilken ekologi? Hur kommer kulturella värderingar och föreställningar om kön och normalitet till uttryck? Vad betyder kuriosans försvinnande….?

Keyword
Natur och kultur, naturhistoriska museer, natursyn
National Category
Sociology History of Ideas Other Humanities not elsewhere specified Ethnology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-76587 (URN)
Available from: 2006-03-04 Created: 2006-03-04
Samuelsson, A. (2004). Mellan tvetydighet och konvention: Om omsorgen i konsten. In: Att vara i omsorgens mitt (pp. 100). : Gidlunds, Värnamo
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan tvetydighet och konvention: Om omsorgen i konsten
2004 (Swedish)In: Att vara i omsorgens mitt, Gidlunds, Värnamo , 2004, p. 100-Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gidlunds, Värnamo, 2004
Keyword
Omsorg, konst, genus, makt, övervakning, ambivalens
National Category
Nursing Gender Studies Art History Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-76588 (URN)
Available from: 2006-03-04 Created: 2006-03-04 Last updated: 2014-01-30
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