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  • 1. Aalbers, M.
    et al.
    Christophers, Brett
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Centring Housing in Political Economy2014In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 373-394Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2. Aalbers, Manuel B.
    et al.
    Christophers, Brett
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    The Housing Question under Capitalist Political Economies2014In: Housing, Theory and Society, ISSN 1403-6096, E-ISSN 1651-2278, Vol. 31, no 4, p. 422-428Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This short article is a reply to four commentaries that were written in response to our paper "Centering Housing in Political Economy". Rather than discussing each of the commentaries separately, we have chosen to distil and discuss four themes that appear important both to the commentators and to us: theory and abstraction; land rent; mortgage securitization; and the role of the state. Our discussion of theory advances the claim that theories and frameworks that take not only the economics of housing but also its politics, history, geography and institutions seriously can in principle be commensurate under the critical realist ontology suggested by two of our commentators. Our discussion of securitization adds to the existing literature on the theorization of the spatial fix and the circuits of capital. Finally, in reconsidering the housing question in political economy, we argue that you cannot today come to grips with the laws of the latter without factoring in on the centrality of the former.

  • 3.
    Abbasian, Saeid
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Integration på egen hand: En studie av invandrade kvinnoföretagare i Sverige2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The principal aim of this thesis is to discover and analyse the motives that make immigrant women start their own businesses in Sweden and to investigate whether this is a way to achieve integration in working life. The empirical material consists of two types of interviews. One type consisted of interviews with five experts on labour market issues, and the other of interviews with 16 female entrepreneurs of Iranian, Chilean and Turkish origin having their own business in the Greater Stockholm region. Results from the first set of interviews indicate that female immigrants who independently start their enterprise rely mainly on their own resources of power and abilities. They are either women with class resources such as higher educations, previous work experience, language abilities and economic savings, or young women with certificates from high schools or universities. The social environment where they grew up, the gender structure and gender roles in the family before and after immigration and time of residence in Sweden also influence the extent to which women immigrants can act independently. According to the experience of the experts, the motives for starting their business are either different structural reasons, e.g. unemployment, lack of suitable or well-paying jobs, lay-offs etc, or personal reasons such as having a meaningful occupation, to support the family, to earn money of their own, to be independent from men and strive for a better standard of living etc.

    Results from the second set of interviews indicate that the most important resource these women have used when establishing their businesses is class resources such as education and adequate training, different types of work experiences, human capital and in addition to this economic savings. For many of the women in this sample different structural reasons, like unemployment, lack of good job opportunities, discrimination on work places, merge with personal reasons such as strivings to achieve independence, being one’s own boss, to realize one’s plans and ambitions, when starting their business. Independent entrepreneurship is a good way for immigrant women to be integrated in working life especially if they start within certain branches. These are branches in which the women have appropriate university education or vocational training, previous work experience or which correspond to their personal interests. In addition immigrant women become more integrated if an education received abroad is treated as equivalent to the parallel Swedish education or degree. A further factor promoting integration is if they can fully exploit their capacities when developing their own businesses. These conditions help them to feel much more satisfaction in working life as women identify themselves with their actual profession and feel that they have found the “right place” for themselves in the society.

  • 4.
    Abbasian, Saeid
    et al.
    Högskolan i Jönköping.
    Larsson, Stefan
    Gnosjö kommun.
    Attityder till upplevelseindustri och turism i Gnosjöregionen: Ett interaktivt FOU arbete2009In: Generator/Malmö'09/: Session: SKAPA: Förändra hela regionen!, 2009Conference paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Abrahamsson, Christian
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Units outside the University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Maktens vinkel/vinkelns makt2008In: Glänta, Vol. 1-2, no Felande länkarArticle in journal (Other scientific)
  • 6.
    Abrahamsson, Christian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Paradoxal or a grin without a cat2007In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 89B, no 4, p. 381-383Article, review/survey (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Abrahamsson, Christian
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Units outside the University, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    School of Geography.
    Images – screens, brains and bodies2008Conference paper (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Moving from the ontological question ”what is an image?” to the more performative, or ontogenetic, question “what can an image do?” this paper will discuss how non-representational theory could offer new ways to approach the materialities of the image.

    Drawing upon Gilles Deleuze’s writings on the cinematic image, Charles Sanders Peirce’s semiotics and Henri Bergson’s writings on duration and memory this paper is interested in how images configure thought. Behind this argument lies the idea that there is more to information and communication than traditional systems of representation suggest. What we will focus on in this paper is some of the practical problems, as well as the benefits, of conceptualising images as something other than representational.

    The paper will outline a discussion which focuses on three images – screens, brains and bodies. An underlying aim of this paper is to ask the much broader question: what would happen to the hyphen of geo-graphy if we were to take Deleuze’s call to create a thought without an image serious?

  • 8.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Compost politics:: experimenting with togetherness in vermicomposting2014In: Environmental humanities, ISSN 2201-1919, E-ISSN 2201-1919, no 1, p. 125-148Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Emerging from the question of how to live together with our planet, more-than-human approaches to interspecies relations have often presented ‘cozy’ versions of conviviality (Whatmore 2002; Haraway 2008; Hinchliffe 2010). This was usually set against a (supposedly) exclusionary politics of nature, in a move that betrayed a still largely humanist ethics. From the focus on friendly companions, to the attention to practices of care or living-together, the notion of companion species and their entanglements with humans has been polarized towards a pleasant and ‘nice’ version of coexistence. But, dealing with composting, it becomes clear that relations with the environment are never so neat and clean. What are, then, the modes of being together with the ‘dirty’ side of the ‘green’? What practices emerge at the mundane interstices of the ‘big picture’ of a functional ecology? Wasting, eating, rotting, consuming, transforming and becoming-with are brought together in a variety of ways in practices of composting-with earthworms. Reporting on our own and others' attempts to ‘live-together’ with earthworms, this paper tracks the non-relations and asymmetries of the transformations of more-than-human materialities inside (and outside) domestic composting bins. We argue that the example of living-together with dung earthworms sheds light on the interplays between attachment and detachment (Candea 2010), shifting the notion of conviviality from a green and comfortable ‘democratic collective’ (Latour 2004) to a messy, yet constantly productive and on-going coexistence.

  • 9.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Empiricist interventions:: Strategy and tactics on the ontopolitical battlefield2012In: Science & Technology Studies, E-ISSN 2243-4690, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 52-70Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent papers by prominent scholars in science and technology studies (notably John Law and Bruno Latour) have crystallized a fundamental disagreement about the scope and purpose of intervention in actor-network theory or what we here choose to bracket as empirical philosophy. While the precept of agnostic description is taken as a given, the desired eff ects of such descriptions are highly debated: Is the goal to interfere with the singularity of the real through the enactment of multiple and possibly confl icting ontologies? Or is it (also) to craft new and comprehensive common worlds supported by notions of due process and parliamentary procedure? In this paper we think about this disagreement as a question of research strategy (a normative discord about the desirable outcome of an intervention) in order to assess its implications for research tactics (a descriptive accord about the practical crafting of an adequate account). A key point here is to challenge the impermeability of such a division and show how the strategic dispute, if to be taken seriously, invariably spills over to swamp the level of tactics. To illustrate this point, we draw upon materials from our recent doctoral research projects and to facilitate the discussion we make two deliberate caricatures: Firstly, we operate with a simplifi ed history of actor-network theory in which a strategy of epistemological critique has been replaced by two contending agendas for ontological intervention. Secondly, we address these two contending agendas as distinct options which map on to the positions of our two main interlocutors. In doing so, it becomes possible to compare their respective tactical implications as we work through two examples of what might constitute an empiricist intervention.

  • 10.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Foods2014In: The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities / [ed] Peter Adey; David Bissell; Kevin Hannam; Peter Merriman; Mimi Sheller, London: Routledge, 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a book that explores global transportations and mobilities, food definitely deserves to be included.1 Over the last few decades, the total mileage that food travels across the globe – difficult to imagine, let alone calculate – has not just risen, but also become increasingly contested ( Jackson et al., 2006). Many decry that all in all food travels far too far. But how does it do so? How does it move across the globe? The answer is: in many different ways. It moves out and it moves in. It moves fresh and it moves cooked. It moves as ingredients and as a recipe. The implication is that, more often than not, on any single plate many places come together. Here, we will illustrate the topological complexity of ordinary meals by presenting a mundane but intricate case: that of Pizza Hawaii.

  • 11.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Peter, Jackson (Contributor)
    Hayes-Conroy, Allison (Contributor)
    Sandover, Rebecca (Contributor)
    Sheller, Mimi (Contributor)
    Henderson, Heike (Contributor)
    Hallet, Lucius (Contributor)
    Imai, Shoko (Contributor)
    Maye, Damian (Contributor)
    Hill, Ann (Contributor)
    Food's cultural geographies:: Texture, creativity and publics2013In: The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography / [ed] Johnson, N.; Schein, R.; Winders, J., Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, p. 343-354Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    In conversation with the body conveniently known as Stelarc2007In: Cultural Geographies, ISSN 1474-4740, E-ISSN 1477-0881, Vol. 14, no 1, p. 293-308Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 13.
    Abrahamsson, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    The limits of the body:: boundaries, capacities, thresholds2011In: Social & cultural geography (Print), ISSN 1464-9365, E-ISSN 1470-1197, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 331-338Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 14.
    Adam, Åhlin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Kommunal platsmarknadsföring och invånarnas roll: En studie om Knivsta kommun2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie behandlar kommunal platsmarknadsföring med utgångspunkt i Knivsta kommun. Flera teorier om platsmarknadsföring tas upp. Bland annat om invånarnas betydande roll i platsmarknadsföringen och tidigare exempel på lyckade och mindre lyckade platsmarknadsföringskampanjer. Genom att intervjua representanter för Knivsta kommun och ett antal av kommunens invånare, skapades en överblick av platsmarknadsföringen i området. Resultatet visar att Knivsta kommun har en tydlig vision om vart de vill komma i framtiden, vilket innebär en del förändringar som till exempel att växa från att vara en liten pendlarkommun och villastad, till att bli mer av en småstad. Dessutom framhävs en vilja att etablera flera företag inom kommunen. Om Knivsta kommuns planer på förändring inte får stöd av kommunens egna invånare riskerar planerna att misslyckas. De tillfrågade invånarna i Knivsta kommun ger indikationer på en positiv inställning till kommunens framtidsplaner. Men i vissa frågor som Knivsta kommuns planerade förändring till att bli en småstad är stödet mindre och en mer grundläggande undersökning av kommunens invånare vore därför intressant.

  • 15.
    Adamek, Michel
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Apples väg till framgång: Bakomliggande faktorer till varför Apple lyckats2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 16.
    Adamsson, Karolin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Delad yta, dubbel yta?: En studie om Dragarbrunnsgatan i Uppsala utifrån konceptet shared space2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 17.
    af Trolle, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Vision om en blandad stad: En komperativ studie av den sociala blandningspolitiken i Stockholm och Uppsala2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom empirisk insamling av material från kommunala styrdokument och intervjuer ämnar denna uppsats att undersöka vilka visioner som genomsyrar den kommunala planeringen i Stockholm och Uppsala för att motverka boendesegregation. Uppsatsen studerar om idén att skapa variation i upplåtelseformer i bostadsområden finns i Stockholm stad och Uppsala kommun för att skapa blandning och därmed motverka segregation. Fokus läggs också på vilka medel och åtgärder de båda kommunerna har för att uppnå sina visioner, samt vilken geografisk nivå kommunerna tänker att en blandning ska ske. Genom att undersöka två kommuners blandningsambitioner kan skillnader och likheter studeras för att få en mer övergripande bild av hur segregationsproblemet hanteras. Resultaten av studien visar att det finns en vision att variera upplåtelseformerna i bostadsområdena i båda kommunerna för att motverka segregationen. Ambitionen i både Stockholm stad och Uppsala kommun är att ett blandat boende ska skapas i hela staden. Dock finns många hinder som står i vägen som riskerar att motverka kommunernas blandningsambitioner.  

  • 18.
    Aggesund, Pamela
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Nyliberal planering och hållbar stadsutveckling: En studie av hur nyliberal planering kan bidra till hållbar stadsutveckling i Stockholms stad2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Den här uppsatsen redovisar en kvalitativ studie som har gjorts av nyliberal planering och hållbar stadsutveckling i Stockholms stad. Genom att studera plan- och visionsdokument utfärdade av staden är syftet med undersökningen att utreda hur nyliberal planering kan förenas med hållbar stadsutveckling. I undersökningen ingår också att utreda vad hållbar stadsutveckling faktiskt innebär utifrån olika perspektiv på hållbar utveckling, perspektiven som studeras är ekologisk modernisering, traditionell ekologi, miljörättviseperspektivet samt social hållbarhet. Resultatet av undersökningen visar att för att hållbar stadsutveckling ska vara ett resultat av nyliberal planering krävs att utvecklingen samtidigt bidrar till ekonomisk tillväxt alternativt stärker stadens konkurrenskraft.  Det innebär att nyliberal planering är lättare att förena med hållbar stadsutveckling såsom det förstås inom ekologisk modernisering men också att hållbar stadsutveckling såsom det förstås inom traditionell ekologi samt social hållbarhet åtminstone till viss del kan förenas med nyliberal planering. Utifrån ett miljörättviseperspektiv visar sig nyliberal planering vara svårare att förena med hållbar stadsutveckling. Resultatet visar också att nyliberal planering inte på ett fullvärdigt sätt kan bidra till en hållbar stadsutveckling. För att alla aspekter inom hållbar utveckling ska tillgodoses krävs något mer än nyliberal planering.

  • 19.
    Ahlin, Alexander
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Framställningen av Kina i geografiläroböcker: En kvalitativ textanalys2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med denna studie var att analysera hur en utomeuropeisk kultur, Kina, framställs i läroböcker i geografi för grundskolans senare år. Studien utgick från Edward Saids teori om orientalism. I studien togs tidigare läroboksforskning upp, vars resultat visar på att det förekommer stereotyper, fördomar och förenklingar i läroböcker. I tidigare forskning visas också på hur både elever och lärare ofta uppfattar läroböcker som objektiv faktakälla. För att besvara studiens syfte så skapades frågeställningar om, och i sådant fall på vilket sätt, det gick att se spår av orientalism och traditionell gestaltning av Kina, dess kultur och befolkning i läroböckerna. Studien använde sig av metoden kvalitativ textanalys som innebär en närläsning och tolkning av texterna som är föremål för analysen. Resultaten från analysen visar att det går att tolka spår av orientalism i läroböckerna. Resultaten bekräftar därmed delvis resultat som tidigare forskning visat. Resultaten öppnar för vidare och fortsatt analys av läroböcker, exempelvis i större omfattning eller över andra skolämnen för att avgöra om liknande resultat går att få och att därmed en generalisering av resultaten kan göras av läroböcker i ett större perspektiv. 

  • 20.
    Ahlin, Emma
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Fysisk planering som främjar hållbart beteende: En studie om hur samhällsplanering kan främja hållbart beteende i Nyhamnen2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att granska om den fysiska planeringen i Nyhamnen kan leda till en hållbar stadsutveckling, genom att undersöka huruvida kommunen planerar för att upprätthålla ett hållbart beteende hos invånarna. Undersökningen ägde rum med hjälp av metoderna backcasting och dokumentanalys av Nyhamnens officiella dokument. Studien undersökte hur kommunen planerar för ett bilfritt samhälle, hur den förenklar sopsortering samt möjliggör närodling och om den ökar möjligheterna till delningsekonomier istället för överkonsumtion. Backcasting går ut på att man lägger fram en framtida vision och sedan ser vilka vägar man behöver ta därifrån för att komma till idag, således ser man vilka vägar man behöver ta för att komma från dagsläget till den önskade framtida visionen. Framtidsvisionen grundades på de mål kommunen satt upp för Nyhamnen. Resultatet visar på att den fysiska planeringen främjar huruvida invånarna har ett hållbart beteende eller inte. Den fysiska planeringen främjar eller hämmar individens val i vardagen. Nyhamnen kan ge sina invånare goda chanser till ett hållbart beteende, men att kommunen för Nyhamnen har några åtgärder att ta i beaktande för att det ska bli fullt troligt.

  • 21.
    Ahlmark, Peter
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Sjökvist, Philip
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Mobiltelefonen som multimedium: En fallstudie om mobiltelefonanvändande hos gymnasieungdomar i Uppsala2009Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 22.
    Ahltorp, Olivia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Hållbarhet i det svenska lantbruket: Vad krävs för att möjliggöra en omställning?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna uppsats undersöks möjliga vägar mot hållbarhet i det svenska lantbruket. Med utgångspunkt i att rådande industriella jordbrukssystem inte är hållbara har åsikter och tankar samlats in från personer med erfarenhet av lantbruk kopplat till yrkesbakgrund inom forskning, ekonomi, politik och praktisk tillämpning. Två tidigare studier används som underlag för att lyfta fram perspektiv från småskaliga, ekologiska lantbrukare. Resultatet visar att det finns många och skiftande åsikter kring vad hållbarhet i det svenska lantbruket innebär samt hur den kan påverkas. Viktigt är att ta hänsyn till såväl sociala som ekonomiska och ekologiska aspekter. I många fall går det att hitta gemensamma lösningar för att uppnå önskvärda tillstånd. Ökad användning av marginalmarker, slutna kretslopp av näringsämnen och samarbete med naturliga ekosystem är några viktiga faktorer. För att möjliggöra en omställning krävs såväl politiska som ekonomiska riktlinjer. Rådande ekonomiska system med fokus på tillväxt utgör ett hinder, då stora produktionsvolymer värderas högt på bekostnad av andra icke-monetära värden så som biologisk mångfald och ekosystemtjänster. 

  • 23.
    Ahrens, Jill
    et al.
    Univ Sussex, Sussex Ctr Migrat Res, Brighton, E Sussex, England.;Univ Oslo, Dept Sociol & Human Geog, Oslo, Norway..
    Kelly, Melissa
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research. Univ Orange Free State, Dept Sociol, Bloemfontein, South Africa..
    van Liempt, Ilse
    Univ Utrecht, Dept Urban Geog, Utrecht, Netherlands..
    Free Movement?: The Onward Migration of EU Citizens Born in Somalia, Iran, and Nigeria2016In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 84-98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Research into the mobility of European Union (EU) citizens has contributed to a better understanding of the social effects of European integration. A growing body of literature highlights that naturalised third-country nationals are also making use of their 'freedomof movement'. This paper proposes a typology of 'new EU citizens' who onward migrate between member states. It draws on relevant statistics and qualitative empirical research carried out with Dutch-Somalis, Swedish-Iranians, and German-Nigerians who relocated to the UK. In contrast to research with native-born EU movers, our findings indicate that the majority of naturalised EU citizens onward migrated as a result of the discrimination and racism they experienced in their previous place of residence. In this paper, we conceptualise the interactions of integration and transnationalism as a potential trigger for onward migration. We illustrate how onward migrants are able to complete certain aspects of their integration process in a second member state. Moreover, we show how migrants maintain transnational ties across several destinations and therefore contribute to a broader understanding of transnationalism.

  • 24.
    Akarcay, Pinar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Multi-Voiced Language in ‘Society of Democracy’:: Harmony Far Beyond Being Human2018In: International Journal of Language Academy (IJLA), Vol. 6, no 3Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Akarcay, Pinar
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Neo-Liberal Public Provision in Nordic Countries:: Case of Senior Housing Services2018In: Journal of Social and Humanities Sciences Research, Vol. 5, no 18Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Alarcón, Mathias
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Persson, Madeleine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Att cykla fritt är stort, att cykla sikkert är större : En jämförande studie om säker cykelinfrastruktur i Stockholm och Köpenhamn2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Studien syftar till att kvalitativt undersöka och jämföra cykelinfrastrukturen i Stockholm och Köpenhamn och hur de  arbetar  för  att  uppnå  högre  säkerhet  för  cyklister.  Arbetet  bygger  på  tre  metoder,  textanalys  av  städernas kommunala  styrdokument  för  en  säkrare  cykelstad,  intervjuer  samt  observationer.  Studien  visar  att  städerna historiskt sett har haft olika prioriteringar då Stockholm utvecklade bilvägar och kollektivtrafik vid inträdet av motorfordon, medan Köpenhamn prioriterade cykeln. Båda städerna satsar på att förbättra säkerheten för cyklister, men Köpenhamn ligger mer i framkant med sin vägutformning jämfört med Stockholm. Olika cykelpassager är olika säkra där ett upphöjt cykelspår är mer säkert än streckat cykelfält. Korsningar är en kritisk punkt för cyklister och  genom  färgmarkerad  cykelled  och  cykelbox  blir  den  säkrare.  Det  är  viktigt  att  kommunerna  prioriterar cyklisterna vid dåligt väder och underlag såsom halka, eftersom det ökar risken för olycka för cyklisterna. Andra viktiga åtgärder är cykelbroar och att begränsa bilars hastighet.

  • 27.
    Aldskogius, Maj
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences.
    Population Change and Urban Growth: A Study of Large and Medium-Sized Urban Regions in Sweden1970In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. B 52, no 2, p. 131-140Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Alm Fjellborg, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Uppsala University.
    Housing tenure and residential mobility in Stockholm 1990-20142018Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this thesis the links between housing tenure, income and selective, segregation generating, residential mobility are explored. The development of these links is analysed against the background of housing regime changes in Stockholm between 1990 and 2014. Housing policy changes in Sweden, and Stockholm, promote ownership through, for instance, housing tenure conversions and the tax-system. What this development means for residential mobility trends and may mean for ethnic and economic segregation is explored in three articles. Paper 1 contrasts two time periods and provides an analysis of residential mobility and economic sorting. It is shown that the socioeconomic composition of movers is relatively stable over time while the increasingly owner dominated housing market in Stockholm contributes to stronger socio-spatial residential patterns through the strengthened economic sorting of movers across the whole income scale. Paper 2 has a focus on ethnic and socioeconomic differences in out-mobility from poor neighbourhoods. The findings indicate that foreign background residents are dependent upon housing wealth and income to be able to leave poor neighbourhoods when they move, while the Swedish background group has a variety of resources at their disposal when they move. Paper 3 analyses how housing tenure affects moving, and movers' destinations, in neighbourhoods with high concentrations of non-western foreign-born residents in Stockholm. By comparing two cohorts (1993-2000 and 2001-2008) it is analysed how this relationship develops over time. Housing tenure and income do not seem to be pivotal for who moves, but increasingly important for where movers end up. Results display ethnic differences and how the changing housing market in Stockholm reproduces ethnic segregation. Two main conclusions from the thesis are that (i) the changing housing regime in Stockholm produces stronger economic sorting of movers – this has been affected by the geographically, socioeconomically and ethnically uneven gains from the housing market transformations experienced over the last three decades. (ii) The residential mobility patterns and the economic stratification of residential mobility opportunities that the reconfiguration of Stockholm’s housing market gives rise to increases the economic, political and social marginalization of neighbourhoods characterized by low income levels and high shares of foreign-born residents. Combating ethnic segregation is today even more closely related to the socioeconomic differences between the foreign-born and native-born parts of the population.

    List of papers
    1. Residential mobility and spatial sorting in Stockholm 1990-2014: The changing importance of housing tenure and income
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Residential mobility and spatial sorting in Stockholm 1990-2014: The changing importance of housing tenure and income
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper an analysis of residential mobility and sorting by income in Stockholm is carried out. The study contrasts two periods: one (1990-2001) characterised by recovery after the economic crisis in 1991-1992 and one (2002-2014) characterised by large changes to the housing stock composition. With the use of a longitudinal full population data set, it is shown that the socioeconomic composition of movers is relatively stable over time, while the economic sorting of movers increases. People with low income are increasingly likely to move into low-income neighbourhoods, whether they move into the rental or owner segments of the housing market. Those who own their housing unit and mid- to high-income earners increasingly avoid moving to low-income neighbourhoods. The paper concludes that the increasingly owner-dominated housing market in Stockholm contributes to stronger socio-spatial residential patterns through the economic sorting of movers across the whole income scale. 

    Keywords
    Residential mobility, housing tenure, spatial sorting, Stockholm
    National Category
    Human Geography
    Research subject
    Social and Economic Geography
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-363443 (URN)
    Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2018-10-26
    2. Leaving poor neighbourhoods: the role of income and housing tenure
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leaving poor neighbourhoods: the role of income and housing tenure
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To date, few studies have adopted a particular focus on the role of housing tenure when analysing ethnic and socioeconomic differences in out-mobility from poor neighbourhoods. This study contributes to filling this gap. The paper uses a full population data set covering every individual residing in the capital region of Sweden during the period 2006-2008. The findings indicate that those with foreign background are dependent on housing wealth and higher income to be able to leave poor neighbourhoods when moving, while native Swedes seem to be less constrained by income. The results warrant efforts to broaden mix policy beyond the discussion on housing tenure if policy-makers want to counteract the ethnic and socioeconomic imbalances of residential mobility upholding segregation.

    Keywords
    selective mobility, poor neighbourhoods, segregation, housing tenure, Stockholm
    National Category
    Human Geography
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364228 (URN)
    Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2018-10-26
    3. Out-mobility from Stockholm’s foreign-born concentration neighbourhoods – a study of two cohorts
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Out-mobility from Stockholm’s foreign-born concentration neighbourhoods – a study of two cohorts
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study the central theme is how housing tenure affects moving from neighbourhoods with high concentrations of non-western foreign-born residents in Stockholm and, by comparing two cohorts (1993-2000 and 2001-2008), how this relationship between housing tenure, ethnic background and residential mobility develops over time. Attention is also given to the sorting of movers. The findings disclose that housing tenure’s effect on moving marginally varies between neighbourhood types, and earlier existing differences between housing tenures are reduced over time. Out-mobility destination data suggest that owning is important, and increasingly important, for moving towards areas with fewer non-western foreign-born residents. The findings show that housing tenure mix as a policy tool to counteract high mobility frequencies in distressed neighbourhoods is losing strength. Results indicate how the increasingly owner-dominated housing market in Stockholm reproduces ethnic segregation through stronger residential sorting by income and housing tenure. 

    National Category
    Human Geography
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-364255 (URN)
    Available from: 2018-10-24 Created: 2018-10-24 Last updated: 2018-10-26
  • 29.
    Alm Fjellborg, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Uppsala University.
    Leaving poor neighbourhoods: the role of income and housing tenureManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    To date, few studies have adopted a particular focus on the role of housing tenure when analysing ethnic and socioeconomic differences in out-mobility from poor neighbourhoods. This study contributes to filling this gap. The paper uses a full population data set covering every individual residing in the capital region of Sweden during the period 2006-2008. The findings indicate that those with foreign background are dependent on housing wealth and higher income to be able to leave poor neighbourhoods when moving, while native Swedes seem to be less constrained by income. The results warrant efforts to broaden mix policy beyond the discussion on housing tenure if policy-makers want to counteract the ethnic and socioeconomic imbalances of residential mobility upholding segregation.

  • 30.
    Alm Fjellborg, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Uppsala University.
    Out-mobility from Stockholm’s foreign-born concentration neighbourhoods – a study of two cohortsManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this study the central theme is how housing tenure affects moving from neighbourhoods with high concentrations of non-western foreign-born residents in Stockholm and, by comparing two cohorts (1993-2000 and 2001-2008), how this relationship between housing tenure, ethnic background and residential mobility develops over time. Attention is also given to the sorting of movers. The findings disclose that housing tenure’s effect on moving marginally varies between neighbourhood types, and earlier existing differences between housing tenures are reduced over time. Out-mobility destination data suggest that owning is important, and increasingly important, for moving towards areas with fewer non-western foreign-born residents. The findings show that housing tenure mix as a policy tool to counteract high mobility frequencies in distressed neighbourhoods is losing strength. Results indicate how the increasingly owner-dominated housing market in Stockholm reproduces ethnic segregation through stronger residential sorting by income and housing tenure. 

  • 31.
    Alm Fjellborg, Andreas
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. Uppsala University.
    Residential mobility and spatial sorting in Stockholm 1990-2014: The changing importance of housing tenure and incomeManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    In this paper an analysis of residential mobility and sorting by income in Stockholm is carried out. The study contrasts two periods: one (1990-2001) characterised by recovery after the economic crisis in 1991-1992 and one (2002-2014) characterised by large changes to the housing stock composition. With the use of a longitudinal full population data set, it is shown that the socioeconomic composition of movers is relatively stable over time, while the economic sorting of movers increases. People with low income are increasingly likely to move into low-income neighbourhoods, whether they move into the rental or owner segments of the housing market. Those who own their housing unit and mid- to high-income earners increasingly avoid moving to low-income neighbourhoods. The paper concludes that the increasingly owner-dominated housing market in Stockholm contributes to stronger socio-spatial residential patterns through the economic sorting of movers across the whole income scale. 

  • 32.
    Almgren, Edvin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Värderingssystem inom fastighetsförvaltning: En kvalitativ studie över förvaltningen av specialenheter i Uppsala kommun2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker de motstridigheter och de enhälligheter som existerar mellan de två värderingssystemen som styr beslutsfattandet vid förvaltningen av fastigheter, det vill säga det ekonomiska och det sociala värderingssystemet. Detta studeras genom en undersökning av huruvida förvärvsarbetande inom kommunalt ägda bolag i Uppsala kommun kan vidta specifika åtgärder som skapar både ekonomiska och sociala värden vid förvaltningen av specialenheter. Specialenheter har valts som studieobjekt eftersom dessa typer av fastigheter ockuperas av samhällsnyttiga verksamheter. Specialenheter borde därmed förvaltas utifrån ett socialt värderingssystem och de exemplifierar sålunda den fastighetsförvaltning som antas utföras inom den offentliga sektorn som helhet. Uppsatsen genomfördes via en kvalitativ metodik. Detta innebar att författaren intervjuade förvärvsarbetande som har till uppgift att förvalta specialenheter. Författaren fann via de intervjuer som denne genomförde att ekonomiska och sociala värden ibland kan skapas enhälligt vid förvaltningen av specialenheter, medan det i andra fall inte är möjligt. Författarens slutsats utgörs av att den geografiska kontexten som specialenheterna befinner sig inom avgör huruvida ekonomiska och sociala värden kan skapas enhälligt eller inte via de förvaltningsåtgärder som vidtas på desamma. Således föreslår författaren att den offentliga sektorn bör fortsätta arbetet med att standardisera sociala värden så att en högre enhällighet mellan värderingssystemen kan uppnås. 

  • 33.
    Almlöf, Erik
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Tillgänglighetens frihet: En studie av Vägverkets måltolkning2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 34.
    Almquist, Isabelle
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Lindblom, Ellen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Framtidens miljöhjältar: En undersökning av hur Skolverkets läroplan igenkänns i barns uttryck kring miljö- och hållbarhetsfrågor2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna C-uppsats presenteras en kvalitativ fallstudie där barns sätt att uttrycka sig i miljöfrågor undersöks. Studien behandlar även barnens relation till naturen. För detta ändamål har fem barn ur en förskolegrupp intervjuats. Intervjuer har även gjorts med förskolepersonal i syfte att ge inblick i förskolans arbete med miljö- och hållbarhetsfrågor. Skolverkets perspektiv på vad barn ska förstå inom miljöfrågor synliggörs genom analyser av målen i Skolverkets läroplan för förskolan. Resultatet visar att läroplanens mål delvis kan igenkännas i barnens sätt att uttrycka sig om miljö och natur. Genom studien åskådliggörs även utmaningar och möjligheter kopplade till implementeringen av läroplanens miljörelaterade mål. Tidsbrist och svårigheter i att tolka läroplanen identifieras som de främsta utmaningarna för förskolepersonalen. Ur ett ECESD-perspektiv finns dock goda möjligheter att uppnå läroplanens mål med till synes enkla medel. Vidare behandlar studien problematiken i att översätta barns uttryck till ett mått på deras förståelse.

  • 35.
    Almstedt, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    En plats i planeringen: En studie av områden av riksintresse för det rörliga friluftslivet : [a study of areas of national importance for outdoor recreation]1998Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject of this study is physical planning for outdoor recreation - and the way outdoor recreation interplays and competes with other businesses. This thesis is a case-study of four areas of national importance in Sweden: Ljusnan, Indalsälven, Vindelälven och Kalixälven.

    The first aim of the study is to analyse the way the demand for outdoor recreation regarding the use of land and water is considered in physical planning as expressed in local planning documents. The study shows that outdoor recreation seen as a non-commercial activity is inferior in competing with other economic activities. It is in terms of tourism that outdoor recreation is given status on the local level.

    The second aim of the study, is to critically examine the criterions for classification of areas of national importance for outdoor recreation and to analyse the way these areas are used. This study shows that visitors to these areas do not visit them primarily because they were designated as areas of national importance for outdoorrecreation. In most cases the visitors had other objectives, for instance they were travelling through the area or they were visiting relatives or friends. The thesis therefore concludes that the use of recreational areas derives from random tourism.

    Distance and attractiveness of the area have been given as important criterions in the classification of an area as being of national importance for outdoor recreation. To evaluate the impact of distance and attractiveness on recreational travel, a log-linear analysis has been conducted. The results shows that both distance and attractiveness have a statistically measurable effect and therefore are able to explain part of the variations in visitor frequency.

  • 36.
    Alriksson, Anton
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Platsens förfall: En studie om platsidentitet i ett gruvsamhälle i förändring2015Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I norra Sverige ligger Malmberget, ett gruvsamhälle grundat i slutet av 1800-talet. Staden har växt upp runt gruvan,vilken även har fött staden. Sedan 1960-talet har dock gruvbrytningen tagit staden i anspråk, då malmådern som saktamen säkert förs till ytan, sträcker sig in under samhället. Brytningen har gjort stora delar av staden obeboelig på grundav rasrisk och under 2000-talet togs beslutet att helt och hållet avveckla samhället. Den här studien undersöker hurförlusten av platsen påverkar malmbergsbons platsidentitet, samt hur platsidentiteten påverkar inställningen till gruvansexpansion på bekostnad av samhället. Genom kvalitativa intervjuer med invånare på orten studeras platsidentiteten iMalmberget. Intervjuerna analyseras med hjälp av Glynis Breakwells identitetsprocess teori samt Ben Marsh teori omplatsidentitet. Studien visar att platsidentiteten påverkas av de förändringar som sker på grund av gruvans verksamhet,samtidigt som platsidentiteten i gruvsamhället möjliggör förändringen.

  • 37.
    Al-Sálehi, Robin Rushdi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography. 199401246138.
    Att skapa social hållbarhet: Fastighetsägaren Hemsös möjligheter och restriktioner för att skapa ett mer levande och självförsörjande stadsrum2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Att skapa hållbara städer är ett av de viktigaste målen idag för att tackla problem som rör ekologiska, ekonomiska och sociala frågor i vår värld. Syftet med denna uppsats är att visa hur ägare av det fysiska rummet i städer, nämligen fastighetsägare, har möjligheter men också restriktioner för att påverka. Genom att lösa sociala problem i städer, med cirkulärt ekonomiska verksamheter i fastigheterna, kan vi komma närmare att uppnå Jane Jacobs bild av en levande och demokratisk stad där människor själva bidrar till en hållbar stadsutveckling. För att kunna förstå fastighetsägarnas möjligheter och restriktioner, i detta fall Hemsö fastighets AB, har intervjuer genomförts med Vd:n som fastställer riktlinjerna i företaget, men även andra medarbetare, för att få en bild av deras handlingsutrymme. Dessa möjligheter och restriktioner diskuteras sedan utifrån Jacobs teorier för en stadsutveckling som i denna uppsats anses vara ett socialt hållbar sätt och exemplifieras med cirkulärt ekonomiska verksamheter för att visa hur detta även leder till en hållbar stadsutveckling. Resultatet visade att restriktionerna är detaljplaner, hyresavtal, bygglov och företagets lönsamhetskrav. Den visade också på många möjligheter och en vilja att vara hållbara. Problemet som visat sig är bristen på kunskapen om hur det kan ske.

  • 38.
    Amauta, Gisslandi
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Rörelsemönster i det offentliga rummet: En jämförelse av kvinnor och mäns rörelsemönster i Luthagen, Uppsala2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Det offentliga rummet kan definieras av tillgänglighet, användbarhet, dit offentliga kontakter äger rum och transport utförs. Teorin menar dock att det offentliga rummet inte används enhetligt av samtliga individer. Därför är studiens syfte att undersöka kvinnor och mäns rörelsemönster samt att undersöka på vilket sätt utvalda faktorer influerar respondenternas rörelsemönster i bostadsområdet Luthagen i Uppsala. Studien utgjordes av fyra respondenter, två kvinnor och två män där semistrukturerade kvalitativa intervjuer genomförts. Ytterligare metod som använts var en dagboksmetod där information framställdes från kartdagböcker för att lokalisera precisa rörelsemönster. Det teoretiska ramverk som användes var till största delen kvalitativ men omfattades även av kvantitativ ansats. Studien tyder på att rörelsemönstret ter sig likvärdigt mellan kvinnor och män i Luthagen Uppsala. Däremot utförs transporten varierat beroende av tid och rum. Studien tyder på att trygghet, risker, rädsla och frihet var faktorer som influerade upplevelsen och rörelsemönstret i stadsdelen. Viss könsspecifika skillnader kunde identifieras annars förekom individuella likheter och skillnader. Således förefall likheter och skillnader verka i relation med tid och rum. 

  • 39. Amcoff, Jan
    Befolkningens geografiska omfördelning i Sverige i början av 2000-talet2015In: Urbanisering: Utmaningar för kommuner med växande och minskande befolkning, Stockholm: SKL , 2015, p. 8-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Do Rural Districts Die When Their Schools Close?: Evidence from Sweden around 2000.2012In: Educational Planning, ISSN 0315-9388, Vol. 20, no 3, p. 47-60Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    At the beginning of the twenty-first century, the continued existence of many rural schools is being threatened. It has often been suggested that the closure of a rural school renders the area it serves less attractive, and can prejudice in-migration and encourage out-migration as the school is often expected to have more functions than the mere provision of basic education. In this paper, using, geographically detailed population data, no significant such effects on migration patterns can be demonstrated, either in the immediate surroundings of the school or in its wider catchment area. These results remain even if the migrants being considered are limited to families with children (a group expected to be particularly affected by school closures).

  • 41.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Food deserts in Sweden?: Access to food retail in 1998 and 20082017In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, Vol. 99, no 1, p. 94-105Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Using an approach that is as unprejudiced as possible, this study sets out to examine people's access to food shops in Sweden. The focus is particularly on disadvantaged groups in the population, since it has been suggested that their increased frequency of welfare diseases (e.g. obesity or diabetes) may be explained by deficient access to healthy foods. It is established that disadvantaged groups generally have shorter distances to food shops than the general population. Disadvantaged groups are also not hit harder than others by changes in accessibility. Nonetheless, it is possible to identify a number of geographical concentrations of disadvantaged people with longer than average distances to the nearest food shop. Besides that, access to car(s) appears to be higher in the types of areas where the distance to food shops tends to be longer.

  • 42.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Hur bra fungerar SAMS-områdena i studier av grannskapseffekter?: En studie av SAMS-områdenas homogenitet2012In: Socialvetenskaplig tidskrift, ISSN 1104-1420, Vol. 19, no 2, p. 93-115Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How well do SAMS work in studies of neighbourhood effects?

    Abstract

    The subdivision of Sweden into small areas (SAMS) was launched in 1994 and is presented by Statistics Sweden as bringing about in homogenous residential areas. It has been widely used for research purposes ever since. One of the most common fields of research to use SAMS is research on neighborhood effects. The purpose of this study is to estimate how homogenous the SAMS-areas really are. Therefore, each and every SAMS-area has been classified according to its most common type of housing, where after their degree of homogeneity has been calculated as standardized entropy. On average, the areas do not turn out to appear as very homogenous. A reference subdivision is defined by setting out from each and every populated 100m-grid square and its neighboring squares. By comparing the SAMS-areas with this reference, it can be made clear that a heterogeneous realty might explain the low level of homogeneity of SAMS-areas in city-centres, whereas in outer parts of cities and outside them, the low homogeneity of the SAMS-areas is rather a consequence of an insufficient subdivision. This is also obvious from overlaying the SAMS-borders onto satellite images. However, there are huge regional variations which can be explained by the construction of the subdivision. The results of this study points at a need and possibilities to construct a new nationwide subdivision of Sweden into small homogenous areas. Conclusions based on the SAMS-subdivision concerning issues such as neighborhood effects need to be drawn with caution.

  • 43.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Samtida bosättning på svensk landsbygd2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study has two main aims. First, to describe population change and the growth of housingstock in the Swedish countryside. Secondly, to find possible explanations for these changes. The countryside is understood as the livingmilieu outside the builtup cities and localities (urban places).

    In line with the first aim, data on the population within and outside Swedish localities 1970-1 995, and individual data on the dwellings outside localities in East Central Sweden, are analysed. In line with the second aim the data on dwellings are supplemented by socioeconomic and demographic data on their residents.

    The study shows that the population outside built-up localities has been growing, particularly in the areas surrounding bigger cities. This is primarily due to an influx of families with children. Although many of them have converted existing second-homes into permanent dwellings, the dwelling-stock is growing even faster than the population. That is primarily due to young people leaving home.

    A British-inspired possible explanation based on the attractive force of the middle-class image of the rural idyll is rejected on empirical grounds. The same goes for an explanation in terms of low-budget detached housing. Explanations emphasising the reduced geographical restrictions on rural living (e. g. improved commuting possibilities) seem to fit the empirical data better. That does also implies that the attractions of the countryside as a living milieu should be sought for further back in history than in recent time. Sweden is a recently urbanised country where many people still have personal ties to a farmstead or village. It has also been argued that the national culture, for a number of reasons, is oriented towards nature and the rural.

  • 44.
    Amcoff, Jan
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    The geographical redistribution of retail outlets in Sweden 1998–20082016In: International Review of Retail Distribution & Consumer Research, ISSN 0959-3969, E-ISSN 1466-4402, Vol. 26, no 3, p. 242-259Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Detailed descriptive data are used to analyse the geographical redistribution of different kinds of retail. It is shown that in 2008, town centres generally still had a strong position as retail centres, although many small towns (including their centres) had been depleted of their retailers during the previous 10 years. Locations in built-up areas, outside of retail agglomerations, seem to be most affected by ‘shop death’. A diffuse tendency to dispersion, countering the general trend towards concentration, can be observed in rural areas. Shops specialised in durable goods are leaving town centres everywhere, no matter whether large out-of-town developments are established or not. There are also indications that the customer base necessary for a shop to make a profit has increased. These findings fit well with established explanations and underpin the insight that the growth of out-of-town developments is a symptom of restructuring forces, rather than a cause of restructuring.

  • 45.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Möller, Peter
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Westholm, Erik
    SLU.
    The (un)importance of the closure of village shops to rural migration patterns2011In: International Review of Retail Distribution & Consumer Research, ISSN 0959-3969, E-ISSN 1466-4402, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 129-143Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Kulturgeografiska inst, Lunds universitet.
    Back to the city: internal return migration to metropolitan regions in Sweden2013In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 10, p. 2477-2494Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Longitudinal microdata on the Swedish population, 1990-2006, are used to examine the numbers and characteristics of internal return migrants, emphasizing Sweden's three largest cities. Our study indicates that metropolitan regions are gaining population from net return migration, which thus carries people in the same direction as does most internal migration. Evidence also indicates that returnees to metropolitan regions are more likely to stay permanently than are migrants returning elsewhere. Furthermore, return migrants to metropolitan regions are distinguished from other return migrants in ways that emphasize the advantages of these regions, higher incomes and levels of education being among the pronounced attributes. However, metro-bound returnees do not have as many children as do other return migrants.

  • 47.
    Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Lund Univ, Dept Human & Econ Geog, Lund, Sweden.;Lund Univ, CIRCLE, Lund, Sweden..
    Is the Tied Returnee Male or Female?: The Trailing Spouse Thesis Reconsidered2015In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 21, no 8, p. 872-881Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A common finding of 30-40 years of family migration studies worldwide is that such migration primarily benefits the careers of men in couples but generally damages the women's careers. Findings have recently become more nuanced as the research focus has broadened, hinting that families returning to one spouse's region of previous residence might deviate from this general observation of men as gainers. The present research demonstrates that when families migrate to regions where one spouse has previously lived, it is the female spouse who tends to return, the male spouse (and children, if any) accompanying her as a trailing spouse. This result also holds when restricting attention to those few families in which the female spouse experiences the greatest income increase by moving. There is no evidence of a tradeoff between returning to a region of previous residence and career development. The findings suggest that women compensate for the slighter economic gains with greater non-monetary gains.

  • 48. Amcoff, Jan
    et al.
    Niedomysl, Thomas
    Institutet för framtidsstudier.
    Why return migrants return: survey evidence of motives for internal return migration in Sweden2011In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 17, no 5, p. 656-673Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Ander, Love
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social and Economic Geography.
    Den svenska dagligvarutillgängligheten: Skillnader i den svenska befolkningens avstånd till dagligvaruhandeln2010Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 50.
    Anderson, Avery
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Interrogating the Cityscape and Exclusion:Insights on Urban Humanitarianism from a Resilience Perspective2019Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
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