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  • 1.
    Abrahamsson, Mikael
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Bara jag ser till att göra mitt jobb": En hermeneutisk studie i uppfattningar kring tomt arbete2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 2.
    Adem, Jasmin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Khalaf, Linda Nidae
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Idioter väljer att sätta ord i våra munnar: En kvalitativ fokusgruppstudie om hur unga män med utländsk bakgrund från socioekonomiskt utsatta områden upplever massmedias rapportering2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie handlar om hur unga män med utländsk bakgrund bosatta i socioekonomisktutsatta områden upplever massmedia och dess föreställning gentemot området de bor i.

    Studien är kvalitativ genom fokusgruppsintervjuer och berör frågor om hur dessa unga mänmed utländsk bakgrund beskrivs, hur massmedia talar om socioekonomiskt utsatta områdensamt hur massmedia spelar en roll i rapporteringen av dessa ovanstående faktorer.

    Vi kom fram till att dessa unga män med utländsk bakgrund bosatta i socioekonomiskt utsattaområden upplever att massmedia målar upp och reproducerar en övervägande negativ bild avde och området de bor i. De talar mycket kring sina egna känslor och hur upplevelsernapåverkar dem samt hur de speglar sig i deras liv.

  • 3.
    Adlerteg, Hanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Vad gör en personalvetare?": Fyra påverkansfaktorer vid övergången från student till yrkesverkan2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 4.
    Adner, Cecilia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Attraktiva arbetsgivare: En studie i hur två företag förhåller sig till employer branding som företagsstrategi2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5.
    Ahl, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Mångfaldens utmaningar: En kvalitativ undersökning om hur tre bemanningsföretag arbetar med mångfald2006Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 6.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    et al.
    Högskolan i Gävle..
    Mella, Orlando
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Palm, Irving
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Darvishpour, Mehrdad
    Stockholm universitet; Mälardalens högskola..
    Mångfaldsbarometern: Tio år av attitydmätningar i Sverige2015Book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Ahmadi, Nader
    et al.
    Gävle Högskola.
    Ahmadi, Fereshteh
    Gävle Högskola.
    Cetrez, Önver A.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Psychology of Religions. Department of Theology, Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Erbil, Pilar
    Oncology Clinique, Humanite Psychiatry, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Religious meaning-making coping in Turkey: a study among cancer patients2016In: Illness, crisis and loss, ISSN 1054-1373, E-ISSN 1552-6968, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of the present project has been to carry out international studies on meaning-making coping among people who have been affected by cancer in a number of societies and, thereby, to try to understand the influence of culture on use of these coping methods. Five countries — Sweden, South Korea, China, Japan, and Turkey — are included in the project. Qualitative semistructured interviews have been conducted with persons with a cancer diagnosis. The research group in each country has used, as a foundation, the interview questions developed for the Swedish study. These questions were, however, modified to better suite the sociocultural context of each participating country. The results presented here concern only Turkey and are restricted to religious coping methods. The study consists of 25 cancer patients (18 females and 7 males) between 20 and 71 years of age. The results of the study in Turkey indicated that the RCOPE (Religious Coping) methods are highly relevant for the interviewees. A sociological analysis of the study made from a cultural perspective showed clearly the importance of the idea of being tolerant ( Sabr ) for patients when coping with the psychological problems brought about by cancer. The study made it clear that culture plays an essential role in the choice of coping methods.

  • 8. Ahrne, G.
    et al.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Brunsson, Nils
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    The Organization of Markets2015In: Organization Studies, ISSN 0170-8406, E-ISSN 1741-3044, Vol. 36, no 1, p. 7-27Article, review/survey (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Markets have sometimes been described as vastly different from and even opposite to formal organizations.But markets and organizations share a similarity as well. Both are organized – by the use of decisionson membership, rules, monitoring, sanctions or hierarchy. Market organization creates differencesamong markets, and specific dynamics, which can be explained by the actions and interactions of marketorganizers: profiteers, ‘others’, sellers and buyers. The concept of market organization is an analyticaltool, which can be used for analysing why and how markets are created, why they get their specific formand how they change.

  • 9. Aitken, Lynda
    et al.
    Griffin, Gabriele
    Gender Issues in Elder Abuse1996Book (Refereed)
  • 10.
    Allanson, Beatrice
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Man lär agera på ett sätt som min chef säger inger förtroende och aktning": En studie av hur yrkesrollen påverkar medarbetares beteende och känslor inom polisen2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 11.
    Allvin, Michael
    Stockholms universitet, Psykologiska institutionen, Enheten för arbets- och organisationspsykologi.
    Det individualiserade arbetet: Om modernitetens skilda praktiker1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 12.
    Alm, John
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Konstruktionen av arbete: Hur det talas och skrivs om arbete i två Svenska dagstidningar2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 13.
    Alm, John
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Why some companies make the leap and others don't: En diskursanalytisk granskning av boken Good to Great2009Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 14.
    Almerén Persson, Sofia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Vad man än tar för sig, så ska man göra det så jäkla bra": En diskurspsykologisk analys av konstruktionen av den duktiga flickan i litteratur och samtal2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 15.
    Almqvist Höddelius, Annika
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Holmgren Reichler, Petra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Horisontell och/eller vertikal kommunikation: En studie av förändringsarbetet på ett omvårdnadsboende vid byte av huvudman2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom en fallstudie av en organisationsförändring har vi studerat de anställdas upplevelse av kommunikation i samband med huvudmannabyte. Organisationsförändringen berör ett omvårdnadsboende för äldre som genom ett anbudsförfarande byter huvudman. Syftet med fallstudien var att beskriva och analysera kvalitativt olika uppfattningar om den förändring som organisationen genomgått. Frågeställningarna rör hur de anställda talar om hur kommunikationen på arbetsplatsen såg ut innan, under och efter byte av huvudman. Tidigare forskning pekar på vikten av att uppmärksamma både horisontell och vertikal kommunikation i en organisation samt hur en arbetsledning på bästa sätt kan få en engagerad och delaktig personal som inte upplever stress och oro. Med utgångspunkt i det har vi valt att utgå från diskursanalys. Vår avsikt var att studera hur en diskurs skapas inom den organisation fallstudien berör. Av den anledningen valde vi att använda oss av gruppintervjuer för att klargöra det som gruppen anser vara viktigt.

    Vad vår fallstudie ger för handen är att före den nye huvudmannens tillträde till organisationen förekom ett sätt att kommunicera. Vilket skedde i form av samtal och dialog, i vertikal- både uppifrån och ned samt horisontell form. Det respondenterna beskriver är, att de under den tiden kände sig delaktiga och ansvariga. Under övergången uppstod vad vi vill beskriva som ett diskursivt brott där kommunikationen inte nådde fram, under den tiden kom den horisontella kommunikationen att öka. Efter att den nye huvudmannen tillträtt kom kommunikationen främst att ske via dokument och papper. Det har inneburit en ökad vertikal kommunikation som främst går uppifrån och ned samt att den horisontella kommunikationen mellan de anställda har minskat. Det har för respondenterna inneburit ett bristande engagemang där de dels uttrycker en känsla av att bli idiotförklarad då de blir tilldelade arbetsuppgifter utan en dialog. Men även en avsaknad av bekräftelse, där de upplever sig som osynliga så länge de bara arbetar på.

  • 16.
    Almqvist Lundblad, Veronica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    DELAT LEDARSKAP: En uppsats om ett antal chefers upplevelser av delat ledarskap i praktiken2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    Almén, Joakim
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Ewald, Martin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Makt- och statusbalans mellan gammalt och nytt: En undersökning av Nordeas kundcenter och relationen med de "gamla" lokalkontoren ser ut idag.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att konsumenters beteende förändrats genom den tekniska utvecklingen är inget nytt. Idag ställs höga krav på tillgänglighet och dygnet-runt-service vilket leder till att många branscher i Sverige måste anpassa sig. En av de stora investerarna inom IT är bankerna och ett direkt resultat av denna satsning är att det idag läggs ned allt fler lokalkontor till förmån för centraliserade IT-lösningar, såsom kundcenterenheter. Frågan är hur personalen på befintliga lokalkontor och kundcenter upplever denna utveckling. I denna studie undersöks relationen mellan Nordeas lokalkontor och kundcenter, om det finns motstånd till den pågående förändringen och om makt- och statusförhållanden mellan enheterna förändrats. Då kundcenteryrket är starkt förknippat med låg status torde detta påverka hur man från lokalkontoren ser på dessa centraliserade enheter som främst jobbar genom telefon. Syftet med denna studie var att genom semistrukturerade intervjuer med chefer och medarbetare på kundcenter samt motsvarande chefer och medarbetare på lokalkontor inom Sveriges största bank, Nordea, undersöka upplevelsen av förändringen med bakgrund av den pågående omfördelningen av kunder och hur detta har påverkat de respektive enheterna. Analysen visar att maktbalansen är på väg att ändras till kundcenters fördel, dit alltmer resurser och ansvar fördelas, medan lokalkontorens roll inom organisationen är på väg att förändras. Statusen har förbättrats för kundcenter de senaste åren men är alltjämt fortfarande relativt låg i förhållande till lokalkontoren. Motstånd till denna förändring uppfattades i intervjuerna och nya strategier för att komma åt resursen, kunderna, från lokalkontoren var tydliga.

  • 18.
    Almén, Oscar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Burell, Mattias
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Social accountability as social movement outcome: Protests in a Chinese city2018In: Social Movement Studies, ISSN 1474-2837, E-ISSN 1474-2829Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Social accountability is a concept that has been used much in development studies and democratic theory to study informal ways for civil society to achieve social change and hold governments accountable. Surprisingly, it has been far less used in social movement scholarship and we argue that social accountability, understood as a combination of answerability, legal claim attainment, and sanction, is a useful way to examine social movement outcomes in China. Social accountability directs the focus of research towards the target of protest and not only whether the protest resulted in policy changes or not. Based on field work in 2013–2015, this article examines four cases of social protests in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. In line with previous research we find that when citizen claims accord with government policies and protesters are well-organized, local authorities tend to accommodate the protesters’ claims. However, answerability and sanction do not always follow the same pattern. Answerability can be relatively high also when legal claims are unsuccessful. This means that cases that are commonly seen as unsuccessful protests because the legal demands were not accommodated may still result in partial social accountability. In addition to the presentation of original empirical findings, the study makes a theoretical contribution by linking the two research fields of social movement and social accountability, which will be of interest to a wider scholarly audience.

  • 19.
    Anderberg, Ellinor
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Durkheim and the birth of economic sociology: Review2013In: International Journal of Social Economics, ISSN 0306-8293, E-ISSN 1758-6712, Vol. 40, no 8, p. 755-756Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 20.
    Andersson, Kristin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Eshed, Merav
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Kostymkvinnan vs Omslagsflickan: En studie i kvinnliga chefers upplevelser av ledarskap och kvinnorollen i dagens samhälle2005Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 21.
    Andersson Kurko, Saarah
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Kienberger, Vanessa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Ur en före detta kriminells ögon: en studie av före detta kriminellas livsberättelser2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to study how former criminals choose to portray themselves through their life- stories . We intend to study young former criminals, by listening to their lifestory. Through these stories, we want to find out which factors our respondents believe has been essential during their way through the criminal life and which turning points that have existed during this time. We chose the narrative method as a tool to seek answers to our question. The material was collected through interviews with nine former criminal youth, who are active in Unga KRIS. The theory used, has its roots in symbolic interactionism. The result has been that exclusion and attention at a young age, is an important factor as for many of our respondents. In older ages group dynamics and intoxicants are significant factors that led to the continuation of the criminal according to our respondents. Our respondents’ turning points have been found in various forms and lead to large differences in our respondents' lives. 

  • 22.
    Andersson, Sandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Arbetsmiljön på Försäkringskassan: Handläggares beskrivning av krav, kontroll, stöd och återhämtning i arbetet2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 23.
    Andersson, Sandra
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Ledarskap och arbetsmiljö: En kvalitativ studie om chefers påverkan på arbetsmiljö2007Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 24.
    Andric, Mia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Blom, Carl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Konstruktion av vetande: En studie av dagstidningars konstruktion av konflikten mellan Byggarbetareförbundet och Sveriges Byggindustrier under avtalsrörelsen 20162017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna studie undersöker vi hur sex svenska dagstidningar konstruerar vetande om konflikten mellan Byggarbetareförbundet och Byggindustrierna under avtalsrörelsen 2016. I tidigare forskning presenterar vi studier om media och dess inflytande och makt, dess kopplingar till den svenska staten och organisationer. Som teoretiskt ramverk använder vi Foucaults teorier om makt och vetande i denna studie. Undersökningsmetoden för studien är kvalitativ dokumentstudie med tematisk textanalys.

    De tidningar som undersökts i denna studie är Aftonbladet, Expressen, Dagens Nyheter, Dagens industri, Göteborgs-Posten och Svenska Dagbladet. Analysen av konflikten i de utvalda tidningarna visade dels att olika aktörer medverkande i konstruktionen av vetande om konflikten, och dels att det vetande som konstruerades i stor utsträckning var homogent men ändock inte fullständigt homogent vad gäller alla tidningar och aktörer. Konstruktionen av det vetande som presenteras i denna studie kan endast sägas vara representativt för de undersökta tidningarna.

  • 25.
    Anthin, Alexander
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    No Paris, No Impressionists: How Place Affects Collaborative Creativity2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this study is on creativity and how place can affect it. Previous research on the subject has provided many answers to how and why places affect creativity, much because of the fact that a place can be such many things: a work place, a university, a city, a country – the list is endless. Studies have as such provided different answers in regards to the impact place can have on creativity, because they have investigated the impact of different sorts of places. However, what these studies have failed to clarify or acknowledge is that places exist within the boundaries of other places, and are as such inseparable if one are to ultimately understand the impact place has had on a creative outcome. In order to address this problem I have divided the concept of place into three abstract and physical levels: macro, meso, and micro. By applying this perspective on the historical example of the emergence of the Impressionists in Paris, France during the latter half of the 19th century I was able to distinguish how France as a nation, Paris as a city, and buildings such as cafés, artistic studios, and museums all contributed in different, but equally important, ways to the formation, cohesion and creative output of the Impressionists. As such, this study serves as an example that shows how collaborative creativity emerges within the boundaries of several places positioned on different abstract and physical levels; thus, it is only when we combine the different ways that each of these places contribute to creative collaboration that we are able to make any conclusions in regards to the impact place has had on its formation and creative output.

  • 26.
    Arleskär, Martin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Broman, Frida
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Kvalitetsstämpeln: Arbetsmiljöarbete som legitimitetsskapare2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    When demands of the surrounding world increase organizations find new ways to be the most effective and legitimate. This applies to customers, employees, competitors and society as a whole. The aim of this bachelor thesis is to investigate how a public housing company1 handle issues concerning the work environment. The focus of this paper is to illustrate how the occupational safety and health work interacts with legitimacy-building factors, for example standardization. To explain this, we use neoinstitutional theory with its concepts we find relevant. This bachelor thesis is a qualitative study, consisting of document studies and interviews. By encoding the material our three initial questions were answered. The conclusions suggest the public housing company retain systematic routines when working with occupational safety and health. Further, according to us, the company executes a large part of their occupational safety and health work in order to maintain its legitimacy, although some is also carried out for reasons of efficiency. The introduction of a occupational health standard would not necessarily cause significant change in the organization's daily work routine, but give an increased focus on occupational health and safety work, which in turn could improve the work environment of the organization.

    1 Note that "public housing" in Sweden (allmännyttiga bostadsbolag)not is reserved for people under a certain income level. This form of housing tenure makes up 20% of all homes in Sweden.

  • 27.
    Arnell, Jennie
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Bogren, Hanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Vem ansvarar för min hälsa?: Några anställdas syn på ett företags hälsofrämjande arbete2005Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 28.
    Asai, Ryoko
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction.
    Social media as a tool for change2011In: The social impact of social computing / [ed] A. Bisset et al., Sheffield, UK: Sheffield Hallam University , 2011, p. 44-50Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Asai, Ryoko
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction.
    Kavathatzopoulos, Iordanis
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Division of Visual Information and Interaction. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Mathematics and Computer Science, Department of Information Technology, Computerized Image Analysis and Human-Computer Interaction.
    Social movement and social media2012In: Critique, democracy and philosophy in 21st century information society: Towards critical theories of social media / [ed] Christian Fuchs, 2012, p. 76-77Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How do social media affect the process of building a democratic society? Information and communication technology (ICT) made it possible for people to communicate beyond national borders and other obstacles. Social media in particular play an important role in creating a place where people communicate with each other, for example Facebook, MySpace, YouTube and so on. In other words, under these circumstances, social media function as the third place in addition to home and workplaces, which contributes not only to unite people in commu- nities but also to the resolution of various problems and crises. Therefore, the third place nurtures relationships and mutual trust under internet access conditions, and it is open for free discussions, and becomes a ground for democracy.

    In face-to-face communication, participants’ behavior is affected by social context cues, and users let their behavior adjust to particular communication manners. However, in online communicati- on, it is more difficult for participants to understand static and dynamic cues surrounding other participants compared to face-to-face communication. Because, in many cases, whereas social media makes it possible for users to communicate with others easily regardless of physical dis- tance, national boundaries and time difference, it limits the number of characters and the amount of data that they can post and use. However, participation in online communication, especially in social media, is seen as the key element in the recent trend toward democratization. In fact, millions of users send and receive a huge amount of information via social media in order to cultivate a relationship with others and strengthen mutual exchange beyond borders. Generally it is recognized that social media advance participation through exchanging information with minimal social context cues.

    However, communication through social media has some problems. Firstly, exchanged informa- tion via social media minimizes social context cues under severe restricted or censored internet access conditions; because simplified messages can be more understandable and impressive for other users in communicating. Therefore information tends to be extreme, and it could evoke a risk of group polarization. Secondly, in social media, information receivers gather fragmented information in borderless cyberspace, for any purpose. Following this they try to transform infor- mation into something they can understand, something closer to their own experience, or they try to perceive the feelings and experience of the senders of information. Through this process, users develop a sense of solidarity and share expectations and norms, which bring them together as one community. Therefore, social norms have a considerable influence on users in particular communities and advance self-stereotyping among them as solidarity and social identity are en- hanced. This situation carries the social risk of exclusion of others. Some people call Middle-east political change “Facebook revolution” or “twitter revolution” on the internet. Is this naming really pertinent? Indeed, social media has played an important role as “hub for information” and as the third place in political change. Still, social media has to contribute to the development of skills for dialog in order to achieve a really democratic society. 

  • 30.
    Ashir, Sahar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    "Låt mig leva i er värld, men på Mina villkor": En studie om motstånd hos personer med ADHD2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 31.
    Askersjö, Maria
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    I Skatteverkets tjänst - Rättssäkert och effektivt2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The fundamental values of the public administration are democracy, legal security and efficiency. This study examines how legal security and efficiency is mediated by the swedish tax agency, how the civil servants handle these demands and in which situations the civil servants must prioritize between these demands. In the chapter The public administration and the civil servants account is given for the theory and the previous research this study utilizes. The applied theory is Max Webers theory on bureaucracyand civil servants. Previous research depicts how the demands on legal security and efficiency are treated by the public administration and gives account for two reforms which have been implemented by the public administration during the last decades. The results of the study shows that the demands are mostly intermediated during meetings and that the civil servants have their education to help handle the demands. The situations in which the civil servants need to prioritize are in the usage of templates, mass handling and when looking for satisfactory statistics. In conclusion it can be stated that the legal security is assumed to be something the civil servants bring with them from their education and something they automatically apply due to their education. Efficiency, on the other hand, is something that needs to be taught, or rather, forced.

  • 32.
    Aspengren, Karl
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Världens roligaste sommarjobb!: En studie av Gröna Lunds arbetsgivarvarumärke2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 33.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Comment on ‘The Complex Market: Communications of Exchange, ObservingCompetitors, and Prices’ by Pascal Goeke and Evelyn Moser2018In: Sociologica, International Journal for Sociological Debate, ISSN 1971-8853, Vol. 12, no 1, p. 101-104Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 34.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Economic Sociology2011In: Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture / [ed] Southerton, Dale, USA: Sage Publications , 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 35.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Economic Sociology2011In: Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture / [ed] Southerton, Dale, London: Sage , 2011Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Fashion Photography2010In: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion : The Fashion industry in West Europe Vol. 8 West Europe, Part 3 / [ed] editor-in-Chief: Joanne B. Eicher, Oxford: Berg , 2010Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Forms of uncertainty reduction: decision, valuation, and contest2018In: Theory and society, ISSN 0304-2421, E-ISSN 1573-7853, Vol. 47, no 2, p. 133-149Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Uncertainty is an intriguing aspect of social life. Uncertainty is epistemic,future-oriented, and implies that we can neither predict nor foresee what will happenwhen acting. In cases in which no institutionalized certainty about future states exists,or can be generated, judgment is needed. This article presents the forms by whichuncertainty is reduced as a result of judgments made about different alternatives in aprocess involving several actors. This type of uncertainty may exist, for example, aboutwhich artist is the best, which offer in the market is more valuable, which football teamis better than all the rest, or which research proposal will get a grant. The result ofdifferent forms of uncertainty reduction is increased certainty concerning alternatives inrelation to one another, such as good and bad, rank lists, scores, quality assessment, andBwinner and losers.^ Based on the result, uncertainty is reduced and action is facilitated.The forms are structural and comprise roles; may be legitimate in a smaller or largerdomain; and may exist in all spheres of life, as exemplified in sports competitions, inlabor markets, and in the ranking of universities. Three forms of uncertainty reductionbased on judgment are identified in this article: (1) decision, made by an authority; (2)valuation, by means of which order arises as a result of actors ascribing values; and (3)contest, by which an order is the result of direct struggle.

  • 38.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Heidegger and socio-ontology: A sociological reading2013In: Journal of Classical Sociology, ISSN 1468-795X, E-ISSN 1741-2897, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 487-508Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper uses the work and employs the tools of the German philosopher Martin Heideggerto attempt to improve sociology. Heidegger’s thinking is employed primarily to undo a paradoxof sociology. Sociology focuses on the social, but starts with the assumption of essentially nonsocialegos that somehow generate a social world. This ‘egologism’ has caused sociology tooccupy itself with a number of pseudo-problems. We argue that Heidegger develops what we calla ‘socio-ontological’ approach, which means that human beings are always already social and dwelloriginarily in a social world. To present this ‘social foundation for sociology’ is the contribution ofthis paper.

  • 39. Aspers, Patrik
    Lars Ahlin: en kllassanalys2015In: Sociologi genom litteratur / [ed] Edling, Christofer, Lund: Arkiv , 2015, p. 21-30Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 40.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Markets2011 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives.

    Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being.

    This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.

  • 41.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Markets2011 (ed. 1)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Our lives have gradually become dominated by markets. They are not only at the heart of capitalistic economies all over the world, but also central in public debates. This insightful book brings together existing knowledge on markets from sociology, economics and anthropology, and systematically investigates the different forms of markets we encounter daily in our social lives.

    Aspers starts by defining what a market actually is, analyzing its essential elements as well as its necessary preconditions and varied consequences. An important theme in the book is that a whole host of markets are embedded within one other and in social life at large, and Aspers discusses these in the context of other forms of economic coordination, such as networks and organizations. Combining theory with empirical examples, the book cuts to the core of understanding how different markets function, the role they have played in history, and how they come into being.

    This accessible and theoretically rich book will be essential reading for upper-level students seeking to make sense of markets and their complex role in social life.

  • 42.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Markets in Fashion Spaces2013In: The Handbook of Fashion Studies / [ed] Sandy Black et.al., London: Bloomsbury , 2013, p. 215-227Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 43.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Marknader: En introduktion2014In: Ekonomisk Sociologi: En introduktion / [ed] Azarian, Reza; Daoud, Adel; Larsson, Bengt, Liber Stockholm: XXX , 2014, p. 89-107Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 44. Aspers, Patrik
    Märkte2015Book (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Nordic Sociology2014In: Routledge Handbook of European Sociology / [ed] S. Kionrodos and A-A. Kyrtsis, London: Routledge , 2014, p. 303-317Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Sociologiska institutionen.
    Orderly fashion: a sociology of markets2010Book (Refereed)
  • 47. Aspers, Patrik
    Performing Ontology2015In: Social Studies of Science, Vol. 45, no 3, p. 449-453Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ontology, and in particular, the so-called ontological turn, is the topic of a recent themed issue of Social Studies of Science (Volume 43, Issue 3, 2013). Ontology, or metaphysics, is in philosophy concerned with what there is, how it is, and forms of being. But to what is the science and technology studies researcher turning when he or she talks of ontology? It is argued that it is unclear what is gained by arguing that ontology also refers to constructed elements. The ‘ontological turn’ comes with the risk of creating a pseudo-debate or pseudo-activity, in which energy is used for no end, at the expense of empirical studies. This text rebuts the idea of an ontological turn as foreshadowed in the texts of the themed issue. It argues that there is no fundamental qualitative difference between the ontological turn and what we know as constructivism.

  • 48. Aspers, Patrik
    Phenomenological Identity Theory in Economic Sociology2015In: Re-Imagining Economic Sociology / [ed] Aspers, Patrik and Nigel Dodd, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 1, p. 252-274Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Quality and Temporality in Timber Markets2013In: Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets / [ed] Jens Beckert & Christine Musselin, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2013, p. 58-76Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 50.
    Aspers, Patrik
    Stockholms universitet, Stockholms centrum för forskning om offentlig sektor (SCORE).
    The Worth of Goods: Valuation and Pricing in the Economy2011Book (Refereed)
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