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  • 1.
    Aune, Kristin
    et al.
    Coventry University, UK.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Giorgi, Alberta
    University of Bergamo, Italy.
    Toldy, Teresa
    University Fernando Pessoa / CES - Coimbra University, Portuga.
    Utriainen, Terhi
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
    Is secularism bad for women?: La laïcité nuit-elle aux femmes?2017In: Social Compass, ISSN 0037-7686, E-ISSN 1461-7404, Vol. 1, no 32, p. 1-32Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 2.
    Campbell, Heidi
    et al.
    Department of Communication, Texas A&M University.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Introduction: Rethinking the online–offline connection in the study of religion online2011In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462, Vol. 14, no 8, p. 1083-1096Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Day, Abby
    et al.
    University of Kent.
    Lövheim, MiaUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology.
    Modernities, Memories, Mutations: Grace Davie and the Study of Religion2015Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Furseth, Inger
    et al.
    Univ Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
    Kuhle, Lene
    Aarhus Univ, Aarhus, Denmark.
    Lundby, Knut
    Univ Oslo, Oslo, Norway.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Religious Complexity in Nordic Public Spheres2019In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 71-90Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article studies empirically the complexity of religion in the public sphere by systematically comparing the five Nordic countries. Sociologists debate if current trends in the West point to secularization or a return of religion (deprivatization, desecularization, or post-secularity). By drawing on the social science complexity reference, this article offers a critique of current scholarship and introduces the concept of religious complexity. The empirical study asks how religion is regulated, debated, and negotiated in the state, the polity, the media, and civil society in the Nordic countries since the 1980s. It is based on multiple sources of data. The analysis shows several religious trends at different levels: A growing secularization at the individual level, and the deprivatization of religion in politics, the media, and civil society. The conclusion outlines the religious complexity in the Nordic countries and discusses possible explanations that link the different and seemingly inconsistent trends.

  • 5. Göran, Larsson
    et al.
    Lövheim, MiaUppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. religionssociologi.Linderman, AlfUppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. religionssociologi.
    Religion och medier: några perspektiv2006Collection (editor) (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Mötet mellan medier och religion är ett aktuellt ämne i dagens samhälls- och kulturliv liksom inom forskning och undervisning. Hur skildras religion i svenska nyhetsmedier? Hur använder religiösa företrädare medier som redskap för att kommunicera i dagens samhälle? Den här boken presenterar exempel på aktuell forskning om dessa och andra frågor. Texter är skrivna från flera olika perspektiv, av forskare med bakgrund inom olika vetenskapliga discipliner som religionssociologi, islamologi, medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap och bibelvetenskap, samt av journalister och präster med praktisk erfarenhet av frågorna.

    Syftet med antologi är att inspirera läsare till vidare reflektion över hur religion och medier fungerar, samspelar och förändras i det senmoderna samhället. Boken är främst avsedd för studenter inom religionsvetenskap, media och kommunikationsvetenskap och utbildning. Den är också intressant för pedagoger, ledare inom religiösa institutioner, journalister och informatörer.

  • 6.
    Hjarvard, Stig
    et al.
    Department of Media, Cognition and Communication University of Copenhagen.
    Lövheim, MiaUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Mediatization and Religion: Nordic Perspectives2012Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 7.
    Häger, Andreas
    et al.
    Åbo Akademi.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Religion som glömd (?) kategori i kulturstudier2007In: Kulturstudier i Sverige / [ed] Bodil Axelsson och Johan Fornäs, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2007, p. 273-290Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Klingenberg, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Religion i ungas liv: En introduktion2019In: Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala? / [ed] Klingenberg, Maria; Lövheim, Mia, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2019, 1, p. 11-27Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Klingenberg, Maria
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Lövheim, MiaUppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Unga och religion: Troende, ointresserade eller neutrala?2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 10.
    Lind, Anna-Sara
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Law, Department of Law.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Zackariasson, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Philosophy of Religion.
    Introduction – Religion, Law and Democracy: New Challenges for Society and Research2016In: Reconsidering Religion, Law, and Democracy: New Challenges for Society and Research / [ed] Lind, Anna-Sara, Lövheim, Mia, Zackariasson, Ulf, Nordic Academic Press, 2016, p. 7-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 11.
    Linderman, Alf G.
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Religionssociologi.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Religionssociologi.
    Internet, Religion and the Attribution of Social Trust2003In: Mediating Religion: Conversations in Media, Religion and Culture, T&T Clark/Continuum, Edinburgh, London & New York , 2003, p. 407-Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 12.
    Lundby, Knut
    et al.
    University of Oslo.
    Hjarvard, Stig
    University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Jernsletten, Haakon
    Religion Between Politics and Media: Conflicting Attitudes to Islam in Scandinavia2017In: Journal of Religion in Europe, ISSN 1874-8910, E-ISSN 1874-8929, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 437-456Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on a comparative project on media and religion across Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, this article analyzes relationships between religiosity and political attitudes in Scandinavia and how these connect with attitudes regarding the representation of Islam in various media. Data comes from population-wide surveys conducted in the three countries in April 2015. Most Scandinavians relate ‘religion’ with conflict, and half of the population perceives Islam as a threat to their national culture. Scandinavians thus perceive religion in terms of political tensions and predominantly feel that news media should serve a critical function towards Islam and religious conflicts. Finally, the results of the empirical analysis are discussed in view of the intertwined processes of politicization of Islam and mediatization of religion.

  • 13.
    Lundby, Knut
    et al.
    University of Oslo.
    Reintoft Christensen, Henrik
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Niemelä, Kati
    University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.
    Sjö, Sofia
    Åbo Academy, Åbo, Finland.
    Moberg, Marcus
    Danielsson, Arni Svanur
    Religion and the Media: Continuity, Complexity, and Mediatization2018In: Religious Complexity in the Public Sphere: Comparing Nordic Countries / [ed] Inger Furseth, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018, p. 137-191Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter begins with a presentation of the particular features of the Nordic media systems and their transformations since 1980. The following analyzes three forms of mediatized religion: journalism on religion (in major newspapers), religion in popular media (popular magazines and films), and religious media (religious programs in the public service broadcasting and the Internet presentations by the Nordic majority churches). The conclusions show no simple pattern of a decline or resurgence of the visibility of religion in the media. This chapter also asks what the media do to religion (mediatization theory), and concludes that the media genre has a profound impact on the representation of religion, which results in a complex pattern of increased diversity of topics and perspectives.

  • 14.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. religionssociologi.
    A Space set Apart?: Young People Exploring the Sacred on the Internet2005In: Implications of the Sacred in (Post)Modern Media, Nordicom, Göteborg , 2005, p. 274-Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Can the Internet function as a new kind of ‘transitional space’ for individuals seeking to construct meaning in an increasingly complex late modern society? In this chapter I have discussed whether some key features that underpin such anticipations in previous research can be applied to a popular Swedish web community “the Site”. The features that I chose to focus on were the Internet site as a space set apart from conditions that structure ‘normal’ life for young people in terms of restrictions of time and rules given by for example school and religious institutions in their local community. I also focused on how the ambiguity of social interaction in online interaction would open up new possibilities to destabilize and rethink social positions and conventions in “normal” life. The findings of my study show that we need a more critical and nuanced discussion of the anticipation that online interaction, due to its differences in cues for presenting and interpreting identity, can become a space for envisioning and perhaps enacting things in ways that challenge understandings of the sacred as mediated by conventional religious narratives. An Internet site, in order to function as a sacred space where young people can explore issues of ultimate meaning, must include possibilities to ‘restructure’ identities and ideas encountered in life outside the Internet, but also to ‘reintegrate’ the complexities and ambiguities of this life, in a structure of meaning and relevance to the individual. We need to study different kinds of Internet sites, and we also need to specify further what aspects of the online context that can contribute to establish an Internet site as such a space. Also, this chapter shows that we may benefit from approaching these experiences not only as set apart from ‘normal’ time and rules, but also as integrated in the everyday life of different groups of people.

  • 15.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    A Voice of Their Own: Young Muslim Women, Blogs and Religion2012In: Mediatization and Religion. : Nordic Perspectives / [ed] Hjarvard, Stig and Lövheim, Mia, Gothenburg: Nordicom, 2012Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 16.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Abby Day, 2017.: The Religious Lives of Older Laywomen. The Last Active Anglican Generation2018In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 31, no 1, p. 81-83Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 17.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Andrew McKinnon and Marta Trzebiatowska: Sociological Theory and the Question of Religion. Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series2017In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008, Vol. 30, no 1, p. 91-93Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Book review: E-religion: A Critical Appraisal of Religious Discourse on the World Wide Web2008In: Journal of Contemporary Religion, ISSN 1353-7903, E-ISSN 1469-9419, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 403-404Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Culture, Conflict and Constitutional right.: Representations of Religion in the Daily Press.2020In: Religion and European Society. : A Primer. / [ed] Benjamin Schewel and Erin K. Wilson, Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2020, p. 69-81Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter discusses the representation of religion in European daily press, mainly focusing on studies carried out in the Nordic countries and Britain from the 1980s to 2010. The results of these studies show similar tendencies with regard to changes in the representation of religion. The emergence of three main themes or frames; conflict, culture and constitutional rights, are discussed with reference to theories about increasing mediatization and a post-secular awareness of religion in European societies. The chapter argues that the new visibility of religion in the media over the past decades might not mean that religious institutions become more significant as social actors, but rather that religion becomes more significant as a social and political category for public discourse.  

  • 20.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Religionssociologi.
    From Quest for Truth to Being Oneself.: Recension av Inger Furseth (2007)2008In: Sosiologisk tidsskrift, ISSN 0804-0486, Vol. 16, no 2, p. 5-Article, book review (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 21.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology.
    Gendering media, religion and culture: key insights and new challenges2015In: Media, Religion and Gender in Europe / [ed] Miriam Diez Bosch and Jordi Sanchez Torrents, Barcelona, Universitat Ramon Lull: Blanquerna Observatory on Media, Religion and Culture , 2015, p. 7-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Religionssociologi.
    Hur mår du?: Ungas berättelser om hälsa2008In: Fokus 07: En analys av ungas hälsa och utsatthet, Ungdomsstyrelsen, Stockholm , 2008, p. 41-56Chapter in book (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Mia Lövheim har analyserat ungas egna berättelser om sin hälsa och vad det är som gör att de mår bra eller dåligt i livet. De är insamlade genom Ungdomsstyrelsens samarbete med nätgemenskapen Lunarstorm. Kapitlet ger en samlad presentation av dessa berättelser, med fokus på återkommande teman som nära relationer, skolan, fysisk hälsa, arbetslöshet och ekonomiska problem samt skillnader mellan unga män och kvinnors berättelser. Kapitlet tar också upp ungas strategier för att må bättre, och avslutas med en diskussion där berättelserna relateras till ungdomars situation i ett senmodernt samhälle.

  • 23.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Identity2013In: Digital Religion: Understanding Religious Practice in New Media Worlds / [ed] Heidi A. Campbell, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2013, p. 41-56Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Inledning2006In: Religion och medier: några perspektiv, Studentlitteratur, Lund , 2006, p. 11-20Chapter in book (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
  • 25.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Media and religion: – bridging ‘incompatible agendas’2018In: Foundations and futures in the sociology of religion / [ed] Luke Doggett; Alp Arat, London: Routledge, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Media, religion and gender: Key insights and future challenges2013In: Media, religion and gender: Key issues and new challenges / [ed] Mia Lövheim, Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2013, p. 183-195Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 27.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Media, religion and gender: Key issues and new challenges2013Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Mediatisation of religion: A critical appraisal2011In: Culture and Religion, ISSN 1475-5610, E-ISSN 1475-5629, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 153-166Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Media as a context for shaping religion in modern society has generally beenoverlooked in the mainstream sociology of religion. This article discusses therelevance of the thesis of a mediatisation of religion presented by StigHjarvard for studying religious transformation in a modern, Western society.Though the theory contributes to sociology of religion through its focus onhow the characteristics of modern mass media relate to the processes ofsecularisation, the narrow approach to religion and to the interplay betweenmodernisation and religion in the thesis so far limits its validity. This articlesuggests two starting points for the development of a theory to better graspthe implications of mediatisation of religion in the contemporary world; first,an understanding of religion that better acknowledges the complexities ofmodern religion and second, an understanding of mediatisation that alsoacknowledges the agency of religious actors to take part in the shaping ofmedia as well as modern society.

  • 29.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology.
    Mediatization: analyzing transformations of religion from a gender perspective2016In: Media Culture and Society, ISSN 0163-4437, E-ISSN 1460-3675, Vol. 38, no 1, p. 18-27Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Mediatization and Religion2014In: Mediatization of Communication / [ed] Knut Lundby, Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 2014, p. 547-571Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The latest decades have seen a growing recognition of the importance of media for contemporary religious life within studies of religion. This is connected to recent debates about the value of secularization theory for explaining changes in individual religiosity and in the public role of religion in modern society, and a broader interest in popular religious practices and material forms. Within the growing literature on religion and media, a more specific debate has developed concerning the theory of mediatization and religion. This debate was initiated in 2008 by Stig Hjarvard’s work on the mediatization of religion. This chapter sets out the background for the debate and presents the arguments and different approaches expressed in it, as well as some empirical applications of the theory. By highlighting distinctions between the categories “religion” and “media” and the relation between religion and processes of modernization, this debate brings up key issues in the fields of media and religion alike. The article closes with a discussion on how the mediatization of religion theory might be developing to better account for patterns and complexities in contemporary interactions between religion and media.

  • 31.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Negotiating Empathic Communication: Swedish female top-bloggers and their readers2013In: Feminist Media Studies, ISSN 1468-0777, E-ISSN 1471-5902, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 613-628Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The popularity of personal blogs has instigated a debate on how to define the type of communication taking place between the authors and readers of these blogs. Can it be considered as a dialogic form of communication, or should it rather be characterized as a form of communication with more self-centered aims and potentially commodifying implications? This article analyzes the case of top-ranked personal blogs written by young Swedish women in the year 2009. The popularity and commercial aspects of these blogs make them an interesting case through which to explore a presumed shift from what will be termed “empathic” to “phatic” communication in personal blogs. The article analyzes comments to postings in the blogs and ways in which the bloggers handle these comments and, using the theory of emotion work (Hochschild 1979, 2003), shows how young female top-bloggers negotiate between different communicative forms and purposes in their interaction with readers. In conclusion, the article argues that this communication should be seen as a form of dialogue confirming, but also re-constructing shared values and relations between young female bloggers and their readers.

  • 32.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Nätet - en plats för nya former av gemenskap?2002In: Internet, medier och kommunikation, Studentlitteratur, Lund , 2002, p. 381-Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 33.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Personal and Popular: The Case of Young Swedish Female Top-bloggers2011In: Nordicom Review, ISSN 1403-1108, E-ISSN 2001-5119, Vol. 32, no 1, p. 3-16Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While early blogging research focused on top-ranked blogs commenting on public events,recent research confirms that most blogs today concern the personal life of the blogger. Thepresent article focuses on a particular case of blogs that falls in between these categories.In Sweden, personal blogs written by young women have dominated the ranking lists ofthe most popular blogs during recent years. This new phenomenon is approached throughan analysis of the characteristics and content of 20 top-ranked blogs authored by youngwomen. Through their popularity, these bloggers have come to introduce commercial andprofessional aspects of blogging that challenge the conventions of personal blogs. The articleanalyses how the bloggers negotiate these conventions in self-presentations, postingsand relations to readers and how they seek to perform a self through the blog that integratesdifferent aspects of blogging. A crucial part of this process is identification with the genderconventions of “ordinary girls”.

  • 34.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Religion, Mediatization and ‘Complementary learning processes’ in Swedish Editorials2017In: Journal of Religion in Europe, ISSN 1874-8910, E-ISSN 1874-8929, Vol. 10, no 4, p. 366-383Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article analyzes positions and arguments in editorials from Swedish newspapers during the period of 1976–2010 regarding the place of religion in modern, democratic society. Starting from Habermas’ call for changes in European political discourse in a post-secular situation, the article analyzes whether signs of ‘complementary learning processes’ can be found in the editorials, where alternatives to a secularist understanding of religion are expressed. Findings suggest that mediatization through increased politicization of the daily press contributes to a re-articulation of the former secularist discourse in Swedish editorials. A salient theme in this alternative discourse is the tension between religious freedom and other citizen rights.

  • 35.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Religion på ledarsidan2017In: Religionen tur och retur: RJ's årsbok 2017/2018 / [ed] Jenny Björkman, Arne Jarrick, Göteborg, Stockholm: Makadam Förlag, 2017, p. 147-158Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Religious socialization in a media age2012In: Nordic Journal of Religion and Society, ISSN 0809-7291, E-ISSN 1890-7008Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Recent studies in the Nordic countries show that among younger generations the media is a more frequent arena than family and church for contacts with religious ideas and values. This situation challenges understandings of religious socialization as a process situated in and controlled by religious institutions as well as continuity of religious values, ideas and identity as the outcome of the process. This article argues for a development of conceptual tools to account for religious socialization as a process shaped by the dynamic between tradition and transformation, knowledge and skills, and religious and other institutions for symbolic communication in society. Drawing on recent discussions of the concepts of religious literacy and media literacy, the article proposes an inclusion of “religious media literacy” as a significant part of a future research agenda for understanding religious socialization in contemporary times.

  • 37.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Religiös identitet på Internet2003In: Talande tro: Ungdomar, religion och identitet, Studentlitteratur, Lund , 2003Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 38.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology.
    (Re)-Making a Difference: Religion, Mediatization and Gender2015In: Journal for Religion, Film and Media, Vol. 01, no 01, p. 45-56Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents and discusses how mediatisation as a theory can be used to analysetwo commercial videos, one promoting the organisation Catholics Come Home and theother Coca Cola. A core question in the current debate on mediatisation and religionconcerns if and how mediatisation changes not only the social forms of communicationabout religion but also the meaning of religion in society. The issue in focus for the analysisis whether these videos mirror attributes and roles traditionally associated with menand women within religious institutions or offer an alternative to these. By using genderas a lens, we can see that mediatisation challenges religious institutions to adapt theirnarratives and symbols to commercial media culture, but that also within this new settingsome traditional female gender norms seem to remain or even become reinforced

  • 39.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Sökare i cyberspace: Ungdomar och religion i ett modernt mediesamhälle2007Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [sv]

    Cyberspace har varit en del av vår verklighet de senaste tio åren, sedan internet på allvar fick genomslag i det svenska samhället. I Sökare i cyberspace beskriver och diskuterar Mia Lövheim unga människors sökande efter religion, mening och identitet i detta nya sammanhang. Med exempel och berättelser visar författaren att mångfalden är stor när det gäller ungas sätt att använda internet för att utforska religion och för att uttrycka tro och livsmening. Hon betonar också att frågan om vad Internet betyder för unga och för religion är mer komplex än de förväntningar och farhågor som uttryckts i de senaste årens diskussioner.

    Sökare i cyberspace vill ge ett bidrag till samtalet om möjligheter och utmaningar med Internet och den aktuella diskussionen om religion och tro i det svenska samhället.

    Boken vänder sig till pedagoger inom skolans värld och i kyrkor och samfund, till ungdomsledare, högskolestudenter och andra som intresserar sig för unga och deras livsfrågor.

    Mia Lövheim är religionssociolog med särskild inriktning på ungdomar och nya medier. Hon har sedan 1998 arbetat som lektor och forskare framförallt vid Teologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet, samt föreläst om ungdomar, religion och medier i kyrkor och samfund, folkbildningssammanhang och fortbildning för lärare och pedagoger.

  • 40.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    ‘The Swedish Condition’: Representations of Religion in the Swedish Press 1988–20182019In: Temenos, ISSN 0497-1817, E-ISSN 2342-7256, Vol. 55, no 2, p. 271-292Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to examine changes and continuities in thecoverage of religion in Swedish daily newspapers between 1988 and2018. Previous research has shown that Sweden in comparison withother Nordic countries is more secular in terms of its population’sreligious belief and practice, and more tolerant of immigration andreligious diversity. Against this background the article discusseswhether the representation of religion in four selected newspapersduring 2018 reveals a change with regard to trends identified in previous studies, covering the period between 1988 and 2008. It especiallyasks if such changes indicate the continuity of the ‘Swedish condition’,meaning a more tolerant approach to religious diversity as expressedin the daily press. The analysis shows that the coverage of religion inthe Swedish press during the period between 2008 and 2018 developsthrough parallel trends of the continued acknowledgement of religious diversity, a heightened focus on Islam and the public presenceof religion, and more contestation with regard to the political andsocial implications of this situation. In assessing these trends furtherstudy is needed concerning the interrelations between media representations of religious diversity and changes in other institutions inSwedish society such as politics, law, and education.

  • 41.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology.
    Une voix à elles : jeunes, musulmanes et blogueuses2015In: LE RELIGIEUX SUR INTERNET / [ed] Fabienne Duteil-Ogata, Isabelle Jonveaux, Liliane Kuczynskiet Sophie Nizard, Paris: L'Harmattan, 2015, p. 299-319Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Ungas religiositet:: tidigare forskning och nya frågor.2012In: Religion som resurs?: existentiella frågor och värderingar i unga svenskars liv / [ed] Mia Lövheim & Jonas Bromander, Skellefteå: Artos & Norma bokförlag, 2012, p. 77-106Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. religionssociologi.
    Ungdomars livsvillkor och värderingar: Sammanställning och diskussion av studier från 2000-talet2005Report (Other scientific)
    Abstract [en]

    Dagens tonåringar är födda i brytningsskedet mellan det som ibland brukar beskrivas som optimismens 1980-tal och krisens 1990-tal. Hur ser deras livsvillkor och attityder ut i början av 2000-talet? Vad upplever de som viktigt i livet, och vilka frågor bär de på? Målet för Svenska kyrkans konfirmandarbete är bland annat att ”vandra tillsammans” med unga under ”ett brytningsskede i deras liv”, att ge ”tillfälle att lyfta fram de frågor de själva bär på”, samt ”hjälp att uttrycka sin tro och sitt tvivel” (ur Riktlinjer 1994/2000). Denna rapport representerar ett delprojekt inom projektet ”Konfirmand i Svenska kyrkan”, som i augusti 2004 initierades av Svenska kyrkans avdelning för kyrkolivets utveckling. Delprojektets syfte är att, genom en sammanställning av aktuella undersökningar om ungdomars livssituation, bidra till ökad förståelse inom Svenska kyrkan för tonåringars livssituation i Sverige, och till fortsatt reflektion över kyrkans relation till den uppväxande generationen nu och i framtiden.

  • 44.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Virtually Boundless?: Youth Negotiating Tradition in Cyberspace2007In: Everyday Religion: Observing Modern Religious Lives, Oxford: Oxford University Press , 2007, p. 243-Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Sweden is often categorized as one of the most secularized and post modern countries in the world. The Internet has been described as the “epitome” of transformations of traditional religion in late modern society. This chapter analyzes how young people negotiate religious conventions in discussions of religion on the Internet. If there is a “test case” for the breakdown of religious conventions based on the traditionalized beliefs and practices of institutionalized religion and traditional modes of religious socialization, this would be it. The chapter argues that, despite these anticipations, the construction of religious identities even in the transient sites of late modern society, is not only a question of individual choice in a “spiritual marketplace” but also structured by religious authorities and conventions.

  • 45.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology. Religionssociologi.
    Young People, Religious Identity, and the Internet2004In: Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet, Routledge, New York, NY , 2004, p. 15-Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 46.
    Lövheim, Mia
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Young Womens blogs as ethical spaces2011In: Information, Communication and Society, ISSN 1369-118X, E-ISSN 1468-4462, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 338-354Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The increased visibility of personal blogs in the last decade has been lamented bysome scholars as a sign of increasing individualization and superficiality inpublic discourse. New media technology and culture blur boundaries and raisenew questions about personal and public issues, roles and responsibilities. In thisthey may also open up spaces for individual self-expression as well as collectivereflections on values and norms for interpersonal relations. This article exploreshow personal blogs written by some of the best known young Swedish female bloggerscan be seen as ‘ethical spaces’. Such spaces are formed in interaction between mediaproducers, texts and users, and have a performative character in that they contributeto expanding and negotiating social norms and cultural values in society. Throughan analysis of postings to and comments on the blogs, the article discusses the ethicalissues that are raised, and what connections between personal experiences and discourseson young women’s self-expression, social relations and position in society arebeing made. The analysis also shows how bloggers in various ways create ethicalspaces through performing roles as moderators, provocateurs or friends. Finally,the article argues that, despite the focus on personal issues, these blogs constituteperformative spaces that contribute to personal as well as public negotiations ofethics, values and norms in contemporary Sweden.

  • 47.
    Lövheim, Mia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Axner, Marta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Uppsala Religion and Society Research Centre.
    Mediatised Religion and Public Spheres: Current Approaches and New Questions2014In: Religion, Media, and Social Change / [ed] Kennet Granholm, Marcus Moberg, Sofia Sjö, London: Routledge, 2014, 1, p. 38-53Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Lövheim, Mia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology.
    Axner, Marta
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, The Centre for the Study of Religion and Society.
    Axelson, Tomas
    Högskolan Dalarna.
    Religion och medier2015In: Sociologiska perspektiv på religion i Sverige / [ed] Lövheim Mia, Nordin Magdalena, Malmö: Gleerups Utbildning AB, 2015, 1, p. 143-160Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Lövheim, Mia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Bromander, Jonas
    Religion som resurs?: Existentiella frågor och värderingar i unga svenskars liv2012Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Lövheim, Mia
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, The Social Sciences of Religion, Sociology of Religions.
    Campbell, Heidi A.
    Texas A&M University, USA..
    Considering critical methods and theoretical lenses in digital religion studies2017In: New Media and Society, ISSN 1461-4448, E-ISSN 1461-7315, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 5-14Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article introduces a special issue on critical methods and theoretical lenses in Digital Religion studies, through contextualising them within research trajectories found in this emerging field. By starting from the assertion that current fourth-wave of research on religion and the Internet, is focused on how religious actors negotiate the relationships between multiple spheres of their online and offline lives, article authors spotlight key theoretical discussions and methodological approaches occurring within this interdisciplinary area of inquiry. It concludes with notable methodological and theoretical challenges in need of further exploration. Together it demonstrates how religion is practiced and reimagined within digital media spaces, and how such analysis can contribute to broader understanding of the social and cultural changes new media technologies are facilitating within society.

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