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Redmalm, D. (2019). A bifocal perspective on the riding school: On Lévinas and equine faces. In: Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen (Ed.), Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions (pp. 193-206). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A bifocal perspective on the riding school: On Lévinas and equine faces
2019 (English)In: Equine Cultures in Transition: Ethical Questions / [ed] Jonna Bornemark, Petra Andersson, Ulla Ekström von Essen, London: Routledge, 2019, p. 193-206Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Redmalm’s chapter, “A Bifocal Perspective on the Riding School: On Lévinas and Equine Faces” draws on Emmanuel Lévinas’ ethics to study the ambiguous relationship between horses and leisure riders in riding schools. For Lévinas, ethics begins in the face-to-face relationship. Being bifocal, horses do not “face” humans in an anthropomorphic sense; however, deeply meaningful relationships emerge from the embodied horse-human reciprocity. The encounters at the riding school opens up the possibility of recognizing a Lévinasian “face” in horses in a wide sense of the term, but the prevalent instrumental approach towards horses as learning tools obscures horses’ status as possible ethical others. The riding school thus creates a bifocal view of horses as both partners in embodied emphatic entanglement, and instruments that riders must learn to handle and control. The riding school as such works as an environment where these two opposing versions of the horse are accommodated so that the potential tension between the two perspectives is alleviated. Nevertheless, it is possible to imagine alternative human-horse relationships by focusing on the situations at riding schools where equine faces are allowed to emerge.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2019
Series
Routledge Advances in Sociology ; 256
Keywords
Animal studies, ethics, Donna Haraway, horses, human-animal studies, Emmanuel Lévinas, posthuman ethics, posthumanism, riding schools
National Category
Sociology Social Anthropology
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-376973 (URN)9781138549593 (ISBN)
Projects
Intimitetens sociala former
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1465
Available from: 2019-02-12 Created: 2019-02-12 Last updated: 2019-04-26Bibliographically approved
Redmalm, D. (2019). To make pets live, and to let them die: The biopolitics of pet keeping (1ed.). In: Tora Holmberg, Annika Jonsson, Fredrik Palm (Ed.), Death Matters: Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life (pp. 241-263). London: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>To make pets live, and to let them die: The biopolitics of pet keeping
2019 (English)In: Death Matters: Cultural Sociology of Mortal Life / [ed] Tora Holmberg, Annika Jonsson, Fredrik Palm, London: Palgrave Macmillan , 2019, 1, p. 241-263Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Pets are often considered to be friends or part of the nuclear family, and many pets are grieved when they die. But pets are also routinely bred in abundance, bought, sold, and euthanized when they are unwanted. The aim of this chapter is to suggest a way of understanding pet keeping in the light of pets’ paradoxical status between “grievable” and “killable.” It argues that the ambiguous conceptualization of the pet as an irreplaceable individual and as a consumable resource corresponds to a biopolitical rationale for breeding, buying, selling and killing pets. The chapter suggests that pet keeping can be regarded as a demarcated zone where biopolitical norms surrounding life and death can be played with, managed and reproduced.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019 Edition: 1
Keywords
Giorgio Agamben, animal studies, bereavement, biopolitics, biopower, Judith Butler, cats, companion animals, consumption, disciplinary power, dogs, Michel Foucault, grief, human-animal studies, pets, posthumanism, subject position, subjectification, subjectivity
National Category
Sociology Philosophy Social Anthropology
Research subject
Sociology; Philosophy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388321 (URN)978-3-030-11484-8 (ISBN)978-3-030-11485-5 (ISBN)
Projects
Intimitetens sociala former
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2014-1465
Available from: 2019-06-28 Created: 2019-06-28 Last updated: 2019-06-28
Schuurman, N. & Redmalm, D. (2019). Transgressing boundaries of grievability: Ambiguous emotions at pet cemeteries. Emotion, Space and Society, 31, 32-40
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transgressing boundaries of grievability: Ambiguous emotions at pet cemeteries
2019 (English)In: Emotion, Space and Society, ISSN 1755-4586, E-ISSN 1878-0040, Vol. 31, p. 32-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ELSEVIER SCI LTD, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-387974 (URN)10.1016/j.emospa.2019.03.006 (DOI)000469383500005 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1465
Available from: 2019-06-27 Created: 2019-06-27 Last updated: 2019-06-27Bibliographically approved
Redmalm, D. & Skoglund, A. (2018). Bringing one’s self to work and back again: The role of surprises in alternative entrepreneurship. In: European Group of Organization Studies: . Paper presented at EGOS: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected, July 5–7, 2018 Tallinn, Estonia.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Bringing one’s self to work and back again: The role of surprises in alternative entrepreneurship
2018 (English)In: European Group of Organization Studies, 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the increasing realization that boundaries are constructed in relation to certain “differences” that make up an organizational “inside” in relation to its “outside”, organizational scholars have intensified their studies of how identities are hosted and managed within organizations. Less known, however, is the wish of organizations to disrupt and destabilize their members’ subjectification to the organization by inviting them to with personally challenging experiences and curated surprises. To explore this type of intentional disruptions, we study a technology company that engages in a number of social issues only loosely connected to their main product, a digital presentation tool. We especially focus on one intervention: a yearly project in which the company’s employees renovate buildings in a community where most are Roma with low socio-economic status. 

Keywords
Alternative Entrepreneurship, employee, organization, subjectivity, surprises
National Category
Economics and Business Sociology
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-390563 (URN)
Conference
EGOS: Surprise in and around Organizations: Journeys to the Unexpected, July 5–7, 2018 Tallinn, Estonia
Funder
Ragnar Söderbergs stiftelse, E19/14
Available from: 2019-08-12 Created: 2019-08-12 Last updated: 2019-08-12Bibliographically approved
Törnqvist, M. (2018). Stunder av total sammansmältning: Essä i programboken för teaterföreställningen Ocean. Stockholm: Unga Klara
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Stunder av total sammansmältning: Essä i programboken för teaterföreställningen Ocean
2018 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Essä i programboken för teaterföreställningen Ocean. Pjäsen handlar om olika former av intimitet och utgår från forskningsprojektet "Intimitetens sociala former: Närhetspraktik och identitet i kollektivt boende, husdjursrelationer och pardans". Projektet, som finansieras av Vetenskapsrådet, undersöker kollektivboenden, relationen mellan människor och djur, ridskolor, stödgrupper för sexmissbrukare och dansentusiaster. Pjäsen inkluderar även ett särskilt fokus på relationer över nätet. Pjäsen är skriven och regisserad av Paula Stenström Öhman. Pjäsen kunde förverkligas bland annat tack vare ett anslag från Riksbankens jubileumsfond, genom projektet Sociologi för scen.

Place, publisher, year, pages
Stockholm: Unga Klara, 2018. p. 8
Keywords
Intimitet, teater, socialitet, relationer, identitet, digitalisering, sociala medier, internet, kollektivboende, husdjur, hästar, ridning, dans, dansband, tango, sexmissbruk, gruppterapi, Giorgio Agamben, Judith Butler, Sigmund Freud, Zygmunt Bauman
National Category
Sociology Performing Art Studies Gender Studies Pedagogy
Research subject
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-343884 (URN)
Projects
Intimitetens sociala formerSociologi för scen
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, KOM16-1384:1
Available from: 2018-03-02 Created: 2018-03-02 Last updated: 2018-03-02
Skoglund, A. & Redmalm, D. (2017). 'Doggy-biopolitics’: Governing via the First Dog. Organization, 24(2), 240-266
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'Doggy-biopolitics’: Governing via the First Dog
2017 (English)In: Organization, ISSN 1350-5084, E-ISSN 1461-7323, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 240-266Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Biopolitics, traditionally understood as management of the human population, has been extended to include nonhuman animal life and posthuman life. In this article, we turn to literatures that advance Foucauldian biopolitics to explore the mode of government enabled by the dog of the US presidential family – the First Dog called Bo Obama. With analytical focus on vitalisation efforts, we follow the construction of Bo in various outlets, such as the websites of the White House and an animal rights organisation. Bo’s microphysical escapades and the negotiation thereof show how contemporary biopolitics, which targets the vitality of the dog population, is linked to seductive neoliberal management techniques and subjectivities. We discuss ‘cuddly management’ in relation to Foucauldian scholarship within organisation and management studies and propose that the construction of Bo facilitates interspecies family norms and an empathic embrace of difference circumscribed by vitalisation efforts that we pinpoint as ‘doggy-biopolics'.

Keywords
Animal Studies, domestic animals, First Dog, management techniques, Michel Foucault, posthuman biopolitics, US governing
National Category
Engineering and Technology Sociology
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-304657 (URN)10.1177/1350508416666938 (DOI)000398040100006 ()
Available from: 2016-10-06 Created: 2016-10-06 Last updated: 2017-04-25Bibliographically approved
Skoglund, A. & Redmalm, D. (2016). ‘Doggy-Biopolitics’: Governing via the First Dog. In: : . Paper presented at Sociologidagarna 2016: Överskridande sociologi, 10-12 mars..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘Doggy-Biopolitics’: Governing via the First Dog
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Biopolitics, traditionally understood as management of the human population, has been extended to include nonhuman animal life and posthuman life. In this article we turn to these advancements of Foucauldian biopolitics to explore the mode of government enabled by the dog of the US presidential family—the First Dog called Bo Obama. We follow the construction of Bo in various outlets from well-known and less famous sources, as the websites of the White House and an animal rights organisation. Bo’s microphysical escapades in and around the White House show how posthuman biopolitics, which targets the vitality of the dog population, is linked to seductive neoliberal management techniques and subjectivities that enhance ‘cuddly management.’ Bo also facilitates a proliferation of interspecies family norms and an empathic embrace of difference. We thus suggest that Bo makes possible a mode of government nurtured by vitality, playfulness and posthuman norms, what we call ‘doggy-biopolitics.’

Keywords
Animal studies, posthuman biopolitics, Michel Foucault, First Dog, domestic animals, management techniques, US governing
National Category
Sociology Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-285900 (URN)
Conference
Sociologidagarna 2016: Överskridande sociologi, 10-12 mars.
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2017-12-19
Redmalm, D. (2016). Forskaren i gränslandet mellan nyhets- och nöjesmedia (1ed.). In: Inger K Holmström, Jonas Stier, Per Tillgren och Gunnel Östlund (Ed.), Samproduktionens retorik och praktik: - inom området hälsa och välfärd (pp. 209-220). Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Forskaren i gränslandet mellan nyhets- och nöjesmedia
2016 (Swedish)In: Samproduktionens retorik och praktik: - inom området hälsa och välfärd / [ed] Inger K Holmström, Jonas Stier, Per Tillgren och Gunnel Östlund, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016, 1, p. 209-220Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

I det här kapitlet kommer läsaren få ta del av ett forskningsresultats väg ut i etern och lära känna forskaren som gränsvarelse i spänningsfältet mellan nyhets- och nöjesmedia. När en forskare vill sprida ett forskningsresultat i massmedia sätter en samproduktionsprocess igång där slutprodukten, alltså nyhetsartikeln, förhandlas fram mellan forskare och journalist, och där de båda parterna värderar produkten på olika sätt. Ett forskningsresultat må vara en nyhet för forskaren, men det är inte alltid ett forskningsresultat har ett nyhetsvärde i journalistens ögon. Forskaren vill se sitt resultat spritt till en bredare publik med så lite förvanskning som möjligt. Journalisten fokuserar på läsbarhet och attraktionskraft. Det innebär att det journalistiska arbetet delvis handlar om nyhetens paketering, vilket i sin tur kan leda till att forskaren plötsligt befinner sig i en situation som hen inte har förutsett – till exempel med en chihuahua i famnen. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2016 Edition: 1
Keywords
Animal studies, chihuahuor, journalistik, Kultursociologi, Mary Douglas, människa-djur-studier
National Category
Sociology Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-285895 (URN)9789144114828 (ISBN)
Projects
Intimate Sociality: Practice and Identity in Collective Housing, Human-Animal Relations and Couple DancingIntimitetens sociala former: Närhetspraktik och identitet i kollektivt boende, husdjursrelationer och pardans
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 421-2014-1465
Available from: 2016-04-20 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2018-03-12
Redmalm, D. (2015). Pet grief: When is non-human life grievable?. Sociological Review, 63(1), 19-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pet grief: When is non-human life grievable?
2015 (English)In: Sociological Review, ISSN 0038-0261, E-ISSN 1467-954X, Vol. 63, no 1, p. 19-35Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study explores how pet owners grieve their pets and view their pets' transience. Drawing on Butler's notion of the differential allocation of grievability, I have analysed interviews with eighteen pet owners. Butler argues that grievability is made possible by a normative framework which allows for some human or human-like lives to be grieved, while other lives are rendered 'lose-able'. All the interviewed pet owners say that they are capable of grieving a non-human animal, but analysis suggests that they make their pets grievable and ungrievable by turns. I argue that by maintaining this ambivalence, the interviewees negotiate pets' inclusion in a human moral community while simultaneously defending human exceptionalism. The article concludes with a discussion of pet grief as a potentially destabilizing emotion. I suggest that grieving beings on the border between grievable human and lose-able animal - 'werewolves' according to Giorgio Agamben - may be a powerful way of challenging normative frameworks which arbitrarily render some human and non-human lives lose-able.

Keywords
Animal studies, Bereavement, Companion animals, Giorgio Agamben, Grief, Human-animal relations, Judith Butler, Loss, Mourning, Pets
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-261558 (URN)10.1111/1467-954X.12226 (DOI)000350250500002 ()2-s2.0-84923501197 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2015-03-09 Created: 2015-09-01 Last updated: 2017-12-04
Skoglund, A., Berglund, K. & Redmalm, D. (2015). Prezi’s cultivation of openness – A videography of ‘alternative entrepreneurship’. In: : . Paper presented at Organization Studies workshop on entrepreneurship and play, 21-23:rd of May, Chania, Greece..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Prezi’s cultivation of openness – A videography of ‘alternative entrepreneurship’
2015 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
National Category
Social Sciences Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Engineering Science with specialization in industrial engineering and management
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-260373 (URN)
Conference
Organization Studies workshop on entrepreneurship and play, 21-23:rd of May, Chania, Greece.
Available from: 2015-08-18 Created: 2015-08-18 Last updated: 2017-12-19
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-9902-1191

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