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  • 1.
    Aasen, Alex
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Game Design.
    Brate Sjögren, Johanna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Game Design.
    Improving female character design: Visually enhancing a female character’s personality and role in games  through combing fashion- and game design2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This report started with the guideline project that revolved around two problems in the game industry, the hypersexualization of female characters and their stereotypical designs in games, and a wish to solve these problems. Fashion was chosen as a new approach to solving them and the question formulation for the guideline project was: how can we incorporate fashion in order to strengthen a female characters personality, role and overall design in games? 

    Three methods were used; firstly a systematic literature review to gather knowledge about the fashion industry as well as the game industry’s character design process. Secondly, the creation of the guideline, “The design handbook – how to improve female character design”, which would serve by presenting a solution to the problem. Thirdly, qualitative interviews to test whether or not the guideline could serve as a possible solution against the problems of sexist and stereotypical designs and if it could overall improve female character design in games.   

    The results of the qualitative interviews deemed the project a success; nine out of ten interviewees answered that it would serve as a solution against the problem of both hypersexualization and stereotypical designs. The results of the guideline project and the interviews answered the bachelor’s thesis’ question formulation about how to improve female character design through fashion in the following way:  

    • Be inclusive. The priority should be to design interesting characters, regardless of gender.
    •  Know who your character is. Give the character a complex and interesting personality and design with that personality in mind; it should be strengthened through all the other design choices (be it color, silhouette or outfit details).  
    • Make it believable. The outfit needs to work like a second narrator and should not contradict the setting, the personality or the character’s role.  
  • 2.
    Abdellatif, Amal
    et al.
    Accounting & Financial Management Department Faculty of Business and Law Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne UK.
    Aldossari, Maryam
    University of Edinburgh Edinburgh UK.
    Boncori, Ilaria
    University of Essex Colchester UK.
    Callahan, Jamie
    Leadership & HRD Northumbria University Newcastle upon Tyne UK.
    Na Ayudhya, Uracha Chatrakul
    School of Business, Economics, and Informatics University of London London UK.
    Chaudhry, Sara
    University of Edinburgh Business School Edinburgh UK.
    Kivinen, Nina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, Industrial Engineering and Management.
    Sarah Liu, Shan‐Jan
    University of Edinburgh Edinburgh UK.
    Utoft, Ea Høg
    Danish Centre for Studies in Research and Research Policy Aarhus University Aarhus Denmark.
    Vershinina, Natalia
    Audencia Business School Nantes France.
    Yarrow, Emily
    Portsmouth Business School Portsmouth UK.
    Pullen, Alison
    Macquarie University Sydney, New South Wales Australia.
    Breaking the mold: Working through our differences to vocalize the sound of change2021In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 28, no 5, p. 1956-1979Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper orchestrates alterethnographical reflections in which we, women, polyphonically document, celebrate and vocalize the sound of change. This change is represented in Kamala Harris's appointment as the first woman, woman of color, and South Asian American as the US Vice President, breaking new boundaries of political leadership, and harvesting new gains for women in leadership and power more broadly. With feminist awareness and curiosity, we organize and mobilize individual texts into a multivocal paper as a way to write solidarity between women. Recognizing our intersectional differences, and power differentials inherent in our different positions in academic hierarchies, we unite to write about our collective concerns regarding gendered, racialised, classed social relations. Coming together across intersectional differences in a writing community has been a vehicle to speak, relate, share, and voice our feelings and thoughts to document this historic moment and build a momentum to fulfill our hopes for social change. As feminists, we accept our responsibility to make this history written, rather than manipulated or erased, by breaking the mold in the form of multi-layered embodied texts to expand writing and doing research differently through re/writing otherness.

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  • 3. Adams, Melinda
    et al.
    Smrek, Michal
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government.
    Making Institutions and Context Count: How Useful Is Feminist Institutionalism in Explaining Male Dominance in Politics?2018In: Politics & Gender, ISSN 1743-923X, E-ISSN 1743-9248, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 271-276Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    While the same formal candidate selection rules are generally in place throughout a state, there is often intracountry variation in male descriptive overrepresentation. To explain this variation, scholars cannot focus exclusively on women (e.g., how do women respond to formal institutional opportunities?) or femininity (e.g., how do norms governing appropriate female behavior affect women's odds of being selected as a candidate?). Rather, scholars must attend to the ways that informal norms regarding masculinity operate across space and time within a country. Drawing on the insights of feminist institutionalism, this essay examines two intracountry sources of variation in candidate selection: the spatial urban-rural divide and temporal differences between first-time recruitment and renomination. While the formal candidate selection rules are uniform, informal institutions vary depending on where and when we look, leading to different levels of male overrepresentation.

  • 4.
    af Klintberg, Tilde
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Man kan inte vara tyst och skrika samtidigt.: En genusvetenskaplig analys av medicinsk forskning om flickors/kvinnors sena ADHD-diagnostisering.2023Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats är en litteraturstudie där jag har analyserat sammanställningar av medicinsk forskning om flickors/kvinnors sena ADHD-diagnostisering ur ett genusvetenskapligt perspektiv. Judith Butlers tankar om genusperformativitet, Yvonne Hirdmans teori om genussystemet samt Nancy Tuanas feministiska epistemologi utgör de teoretiska utgångspunkterna. Analysen utgår från teman som avhandlar psykisk ohälsa, internalisering och självkänsla, samt identifiering och utredning. Resultaten visar att föreställningar om genus har en avgörande roll gällande flickors/kvinnors förutsättningar inom ADHD-diagnostisering, och även förödande konsekvenser. 

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  • 5.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Challenging popular myths of sex, gender and biology2013Collection (editor) (Refereed)
  • 6.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gender and queer perspectives on Evolutionary Biology2010In: Never mind the gap!: Gendering Science in Transgressive Encounters / [ed] M. Blomqvist & E. Ensmyr, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University. , 2010, p. 143-171Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Nature queer, vers un point de vue non-normatif sur la diversité biologique.2013In: Le sexe biologique - Anthologie historique et critique Volume 1, Femelles et Mâles ? Histoire naturelle des (deux) sexes / [ed] Thierry Hoquet, Editions Hermann, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Queer nature: towards a non-normative perspective on biological diversity2009In: Body Claims, 2009Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Queering animal sexual behavior in biology textbooks2013In: Confero: Essays on education, philosophy and politics, E-ISSN 2001-4562, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 46-89Article in journal (Refereed)
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  • 10.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Sexual selection revisited– towards a gender-neutral theory and practise: A Response to Vandermassen’s Sexual Selection, A Tale of Male Bias and Feminist Denial2007In: The European Journal of Women's Studies, ISSN 1350-5068, E-ISSN 1461-7420, Vol. 14, no 4, p. 341-348Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In a recent issue of this journal, Vandermassen suggested that feminists should include sexual selection theory and evolutionary psychology in a unifying theory of human nature. In response, this article aims to offer some insight into the development of sexual selection theory, to caution against Vandermassen’s unreserved assimilation and to promote the opposite ongoing integration – an inclusion of gender perspectives into evolutionary biology. In society today, opinions about maintaining traditional sex roles are often put forward on the basis of what is natural and how animals behave. However, the natural sciences have proved to be pervaded by gendered values and interests; Darwin’s theory of sexual selection has been criticized for being male biased, and partly due to the unwillingness of Darwin’s scientific contemporaries to accept female choice, research has been overwhelmingly focused on males. More recently, theory has become less gender biased and research has come to include a large variety of issues not present in the first version of the theory. However, there is a need to increase the awareness of gender bias in order to develop a gender-neutral evolutionary biology.

  • 11.
    Ah-King, Malin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Toy story: En vetenskaplig kritik av forskningom apors leksakspreferenser2009In: Tidskrift för genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, no 1, p. 45-63Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Biological sex differences have long been used as argumentsjustifying male dominance and sexist oppression. Animal studies ofsex differences are used to claim that human sex roles have a longevolutionary history. For example, in a study of toy preferences invervet monkeys, the authors conclude that sex-differentiatedobject preferences arose early in human evolution. In this paper Iscrutinize the study and reveal that both the hypotheses, theperformed preference tests and the conclusions drawn are flawed.In the study, the authors hypothesise that male vervets shouldprefer a ball and a car based on the human hunter-gathererhypothesis. Men are suggested to be selected for navigatingabilities useful for hunting and women for nurturing babies. Thishypothesis is then transferred to vervets which is a tree-livingspecies, subsisting of a mainly vegetarian diet, where skills such asnavigating in space ought to be necessary for survival - in bothmales and females. Furthermore, the presentation of toys isconducted in groups, individual interactions with a toy is taken as apreference for the sex of that individual. Therefore it is impossibleto derive individual preferences from these tests. Vervets arematrilinear with females sometimes being dominant to males. Froman animal behaviour framework, I would interpret the preferencesas an interaction between individuals. Perhaps low-rankedindividuals approach new objects first, as they may be dangerous.The results are interpreted and presented with graphs and picturesin order to tell the convincing story about sex differences in toypreference that the authors wanted to find, but there is no support tfor these conclusions.Hence, from the evidence presented in this study, we cannotconclude that human sex-differentiated toy preferences date morethan 23 million years back in time.

  • 12.
    Ah-King, Malin
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Barron, Andrew B.
    Herberstein, Marie E.
    Genital Evolution: Why Are Females Still Understudied?2014In: PLoS biology, ISSN 1544-9173, E-ISSN 1545-7885, Vol. 12, no 5, p. e1001851-Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The diversity, variability, and apparent rapid evolution of animal genitalia are a vivid focus of research in evolutionary biology, and studies exploring genitalia have dramatically increased over the past decade. These studies, however, exhibit a strong male bias, which has worsened since 2000, despite the fact that this bias has been explicitly pointed out in the past. Early critics argued that previous investigators too often considered only males and their genitalia, while overlooking female genitalia or physiology. Our analysis of the literature shows that overall this male bias has worsened with time. The degree of bias is not consistent between subdisciplines: studies of the lock-and-key hypothesis have been the most male focused, while studies of cryptic female choice usually consider both sexes. The degree of bias also differed across taxonomic groups, but did not associate with the ease of study of male and female genital characteristics. We argue that the persisting male bias in this field cannot solely be explained by anatomical sex differences influencing accessibility. Rather the bias reflects enduring assumptions about the dominant role of males in sex, and invariant female genitalia. New research highlights how rapidly female genital traits can evolve, and how complex coevolutionary dynamics between males and females can shape genital structures. We argue that understanding genital evolution is hampered by an outdated single-sex bias.

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  • 13.
    Ahlgren, Thea
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Intellektuella horor och Daddy’s Girls: – om skeva flickor, femininitet och sexualitet i Sara Stridsbergs pjäs Valerie Jean Solanas ska bli president i Amerika2020Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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  • 14.
    Ahmad, Abeer Salah
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Women's and Children's Health, International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH).
    Development Assistance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR): Descriptive analysis of disbursements by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) for 2010-2018 using a developed tracking model2020Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: After 25 years from the International Conference on Population and Development in Beijing, women and adolescents around the world are still not able to access Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services. Investing in development assistance is viewed as a way of improving access to SRHR and attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. However, there is limited knowledge of how aid is disbursed, and there is a lack of well-defined SRHR categories that can guide aid interventions.

    Aim: To contribute to the understanding of SRHR disbursements of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) through developing a comprehensive SRHR aid tracking model. 

    Methods: A model that categorises SRHR was developed (The Intervention Comprehensive SRHR Intervention Tracker “ICIT”). Then, Sida’s disbursements for 2010-2018 were analysed and categorised using the ICIT model and Guttmacher Essential Package of Intervention (GEPI).

    Result: SRHR disbursements have been increasing reaching to MSEK 1603 in 2018. Disbursements to sexual health-related infectious diseases have been dramatically decreasing while disbursements allocated to combat gender-based violence are increasing. However,  SRHR-related non-communicable diseases were the least targeted. Finally, the ICIT model included categories that were missing in GEPI.

    Conclusion: Sida’s disbursements have covered a wide variety of SRHR services; however, further research is recommended to study the least funded areas. Also, the study highlighted the need to improve SRHR aid reporting. The ICIT model analysed SRHR fund in a more comprehensive approach than GEPI; however, its limitations need further validation which might guide future tracking models.

  • 15.
    Ahmed, Ali
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS). Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan, ELNU.
    Andersson, Lina
    Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan, ELNU.
    Hammarstedt, Mats
    Linnéuniversitetet, Ekonomihögskolan, ELNU.
    Perceptions of gay, lesbian, and heterosexual domestic violence among undergraduates in Sweden2012Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper presents an experimental study of perceptions about gay, lesbian, and heterosexual domestic violence in Sweden. More than 1,000 participants were asked to read one out of eight possible fictitious scenarios of domestic violence in married couple relationships and subsequently respond to a questionnaire. Sexual orientation, victims’ and batterers’ gender, and severity of the violence varied across the different scenarios. The clearest result of this study was that participants perceived domestic violence to be significantly more serious when a man battered his wife than in any other case (i.e., when a woman battered her husband, when a gay man battered his husband, or when a lesbian woman battered her wife). In all types of relationships, participants matched their perceptions of domestic violence to the level of severity of the violence and participants with more negative attitudes toward women perceived domestic violence as less serious. Female participants were more concerned about lesbian domestic violence than male participants. Attitudes toward gays and lesbians mattered little for the perceptions of domestic violence.

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  • 16.
    Ahonen, Pasi
    et al.
    Univ Essex, Colchester, Essex, England.
    Blomberg, Annika
    Univ Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Doerr, Katherine
    Univ Texas Austin, Austin, TX 78712 USA.
    Einola, Katja
    Hanken Sch Econ, Helsinki, Finland.
    Elkina, Anna
    Univ Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Gao, Grace
    Northumbria Univ, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England.
    Hambleton, Jennifer
    Univ Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada.
    Helin, Jenny
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Huopalainen, Astrid
    Åbo Akad Univ, Turku, Finland.
    Johannsen, Bjørn Friis
    Univ Coll Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
    Johansson, Janet
    Linnea Univ, Växjö, Sweden.
    Jääskeläinen, Pauliina
    Univ Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
    Kaasila-Pakanen, Anna-Liisa
    Univ Oulu, Oulu, Finland.
    Kivinen, Nina
    Åbo Akad Univ, Turku, Finland.
    Mandalaki, Emmanouela
    NEOMA Business Sch, Mont St Aignan, France.
    Meriläinen, Susan
    Univ Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
    Pullen, Alison
    Macquarie Univ, N Ryde, NSW, Australia.
    Salmela, Tarja
    Univ Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland.
    Satama, Suvi
    Univ Turku, Turku, Finland.
    Tienari, Janne
    Hanken Sch Econ, Helsinki, Finland.
    Wickström, Alice
    Aalto Univ, Espoo, Finland.
    Zhang, Ling Eleanor
    Loughborough Univ London, London, England.
    Writing resistance together2020In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 27, no 4, p. 447-470Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This piece of writing is a joint initiative by the participants in the Gender, Work and Organization writing workshop organized in Helsinki, Finland, in June 2019. This is a particular form of writing differently. We engage in collective writing and embody what it means to write resistance to established academic practices and conventions together. This is a form of emancipatory initiative where we care for each other as writers and as human beings. There are many author voices and we aim to keep the text open and dialogical. As such, this piece of writing is about suppressed thoughts and feelings that our collective picket line allows us to express. In order to maintain the open-ended nature of the text, and perhaps also to retain some 'dirtiness' that is essential to writing, the article has not been language checked throughout by a native speaker of English.

  • 17.
    Akarcay, Pinar
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for Housing and Urban Research.
    Ak, Gökhan
    Woman of “Democratic” Participation2018Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Role of woman in making life more democratic is crystal-clear if one believes in "democratic" democracy. This means that all around the world today, there are many Republics with democracy implementations in them. However, most of them is 'so-called' democracies; because firstly, being a republic does not mean being a democracy, and secondly and more importantly, being a democratic state does not mean being a democ-racy since -in our thinking- democracy should for sure comprise of liking and respecting each other, being tolerant and showing empathy and good-will. This kind of democracy could be a "democratic" democracy then. Otherwise accomplishing theo-retical basis and needs of democracy written in literature, such as free elections, free press, right for being elected etc. will not become a real democracy. Thus, role of woman in making life more democratic is so important to consider. This is due to the fact that women's full participation in national and local politics, in the economy, in academia and the media is fundamental to democracy and essential to the achievement of sustainable development and peace in all contexts -during peace, through conflict and post-conflict, and during political transitions. If a political system neglects women's participation, if it evades accountability for women's rights, it fails half of its citizens. Indeed, true democracy is based on the realization of human rights and gender equality. If one of these falters, so do the others.

  • 18. Alenius Wallin, Linn
    et al.
    Goedecke, Klara
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    With a little help from my friends: Gender and intimacy in two friendship research projects2016In: LIR.journal, E-ISSN 2001-2489, no 7, p. 55-73Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Friendship is an undertheorized but increasingly important relationship in late modernity. In this article, the authors present findings from two ongoing research projects about friendship, gender and age in contemporary Sweden. They argue that discourses about gender and friendship are very relevant for how friendship is conceptualized both among men and women, but that the well-known ideas about men’s inability and women’s capacity to be close friends ought to be problematized further, from feminist perspectives. Furthermore, they discuss friendships practices, problematizing the frequent equation of friendship and “deep”, intimate dialogues. Intimate dialogues are important but may overshadow other friendship practices, like various kinds of support, but the authors show that support is negotiated in relation to ideas of ideal friendship, permeated by reciprocity and equality. The authors call for further feminist research about friendship, arguing that a feminist perspective can destabilize gendered dichotomies and make it possible to problematize power relations, vulnerabilities and exclusions in friendships.

  • 19.
    Alexandersson, Tatjana
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Mötet med en myndighet: En diskursanalys av hur biståndshandläggare bedömer vård till funktionshindrade barn och ungdomar i Uppsala Kommun.2007Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 20.
    Alinia, Minoo
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    Gendered experiences of homeland, identity and belonging among the Kurdish diaspora2014In: Negotiating Identities in Scandinavia: Women, Migration, and the Diaspora / [ed] Akman, Haci, New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books, 2014, p. 109-124Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Alinia, Minoo
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
    On Black Feminist Thought: thinking oppression and resistance through intersectional paradigm2015In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 38, no 13, p. 2334-2340Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Located in African American women's everyday and historical experiences of oppression and resistance, black feminist epistemology and critical social theory, Patricia Hill Collins raises the intellectual level in all these arenas. Developed through a dynamic interaction with black women's everyday struggles, black feminist thought is important not only for its contribution to critical social theories and methodologies, but also for providing important knowledge for the use of social justice movements. It uses intersectional analysis to shed light on the relationships between the structural, symbolic and everyday aspects of domination and individual and collective struggles in various domains of social life. Collins offers an interpretive framework for understanding the experiences of African American women. However, the significance of black feminist thought reaches far beyond US and black American communities. This article is a reading of Collins's concept of intersectionality, the relationship between oppression and resistance, and the politics of empowerment.

  • 22.
    Alinia, Minoo
    Department of Social Sciences, Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden.
    White ignorance, race and feminist politics in Sweden2020In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356, Vol. 43, no 16, p. 249-267Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the Swedish government’s policy document on a feministpolicy to reduce and prevent men’s violence against women. Permeated byracial ignorance and politics of difference this document systematically andconsistently excludes and ignores racial and ethnic power structures and theirconsequences in migrant minorities’ daily lives and experience. The articleraises questions about why some knowledge is silenced or abandoned whilesome is embraced and encouraged. Within a wider intersectional framework,and through critical race theory and ignorance studies, it investigates theknowledge produced in the government document and the way itreproduces, maintains, and normalizes racial otherness and social exclusion.

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  • 23.
    Allvin, Elin
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Om skeva vampyrer, Riktiga Pojkar och dåliga (monster)flickor: En skev/queerteoretisk studie av Bill och Sookie i Charlaine Harris Dead Until Dark2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay takes a closer look at femininity/masculinity, sexuality and queer time and place in Charlaine Harris’ novel Dead Until Dark (2001). The essay’s theoretical framework consists of queer theory and skev theory. Skev is a Swedish word that translates loosely into strange or twisted. Skev theory has queer roots but is used to search for and question forms of normativity other than sexuality. This essay examines Bill and Sookie, the two main characters in Dead Until Dark, with the main aim of analyzing the different ways in which they are portrayed that makes them challenge (and sometimes confirm) norms concerning femininity/masculinity, sexuality and the use of  time and place. The analysis talks about Proper Girls and Proper Boys and how Sookie and Bill may or may not be able and/or willing to be Proper. Monsters and how being a monster impacts Bill’s and Sookie’s Properness is also central to the analysis. In short the essay shows that Bill and Sookie exist in a state of (in)betweenness and that this makes their characters subversive in that they are both skeva. 

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    Elin Allvin - Om skeva vampyrer, Riktiga Pojkar och dåliga (monster)flickor: En skev/queerteoretisk studie av Bill och Sookie i Charlaine Harris Dead Until Dark
  • 24.
    Almgren, Nina
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Husligt arbete eller metallarbete?: Kvinnosakkunniga och Statens arbetsmarknadskommission i Sverige 1946-19472002In: Kvinnor tar plats: Arbetsmarknad och industriarbete på 1900-talet, Stockholm: Arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek , 2002, p. 61-75Chapter in book (Other scientific)
  • 25.
    Almgren, Nina
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Industri- eller vårdarbete eller bådadera?: Kvinnoorganisationer och efterkrigsplanering 1943-19442000In: Arbetarhistoria: Meddelande från Arbetarrörelsens arkiv och bibliotek, ISSN 0281-7446, Vol. 95-96, no 3-4, p. 26-31Article in journal (Other scientific)
  • 26.
    Almgren, Nina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Norrbin, Camilla
    Kvinnors intressen och strategier i statlig politik2000In: Køn, religion og kvinder i bevægelse: Konferencerapport fra det VI. Nordiske kvindehistorikermøde Tisvildeleje 12. – 15. august 1999, 2000, p. 160-189Conference paper (Other scientific)
  • 27.
    Andersson, Anneli
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
    Vi blev antagligen för många: Könskränkande behandling i akademisk miljö2007Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study is to further the theoretical understanding of gender harassment. I suggest an approach and a theoretical model that answers the question of how to understand and describe gender harassment both in terms of specific actions taken against an individual because of gender and the combined actions that constitute a gender harassment process. Due to the fact that gender harassment takes place in a structure and that the perpetrator needs structural support to be able to harass, the model considers existing power relationships at the workplace, i.e. how gender harassment reflects the distribution of power and structural behaviour of men and women. As my empirical material indicate aggressive behaviour and fear it is crucial to raise the issue of violence and to consider to what extent gender harassment is expressed av violence in the workplace. The empirical material contains broad-based and in-depth narratives about a kind of situation that is not well defined in the extant literature or elsewhere. It is essentially unknown whether gender harassment takes place to the same extent as sexual harassment. Even though quite a few narratives about daily working life bear witness of such situations they have remained largely undefined and little understood. In the present study, a combination of feministic organization theory about powerstructures at the workplace and violence theory is used to broaden the picture and to develop an instrument for understanding narratives about gender harassment. The results from the analysis, drawing upon material from practical gender equality work at a university and four in-depth interviews with victims of gender harassment, suggest that a combination of feministic organization theory and violence theory is fruitful for understanding the phenomenon of gender harassment. It is suggested that the proposed theoretical model offers a first but important step towards identifying and preventing gender harassment at the workplace. 

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  • 28.
    Andersson, Bo
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Andersson, Carina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Romance Languages.
    Norberg, Ulf
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, German.
    Norén, Coco
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Languages, Department of Modern Languages, Romance Languages.
    "När jag får min lön, tänker min fru köpa en ny hatt.": Granskning av övningsmaterialen i Franska A och Tyska A ur ett genusperspektiv2005Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det här är en rapport av projektet Granskning och omarbetning av övningsmaterial för språkfärdighetsträning på Franska A och Tyska A ur ett genusperspektiv. Rapporten innehåller en granskning av grammatiska övningar och en diskussion av olika aspekter som kan ses som problematiska utifrån ett genusperspektiv: sexuellt innehåll, patriarkaliska strukturer, könsstereotyper, statistisk snedfördelning mellan kvinnor och män. Rapporten är gemensamt författad av fyra medarbetare vid Institutionen för moderna språk. Carina Andersson och Ulf Norberg har utfört undersökningarna och genomfört enkäten för det franska och tyska materialet. Bo Andersson har lagt grunder för den teoretiska och metodiska diskussionen kring genusperspektivet. Coco Norén har, förutom att initiera och samordna projektet, ansvarat för det redaktionella arbetet.

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  • 29.
    Andersson, Catrine
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Autonomi och subversitet: Om den svenska biteorins utveckling som forskningsområde.2003Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 30.
    Andersson, Daniel
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Är Woke fortfarande Woke?: En analys av förändrade trender i social rättvisa och identitetspolitik2024Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna uppsats undersöker den pågående debatten kring "woke"-begreppet och dess roll i det svenska samhället genom en tvärvetenskaplig djupanalys av 10 svenska nyhetsartiklar, från Aftonbladet, Expressen, Svenska Dagbladet och Dagens Nyheter. Studien använder både kvantitativa och kvalitativa metoder för att analysera frekvensen, mönster och teman i begreppets användning över tid och en analys av ”woke”-begreppet uppfattningar och innebörd i olika sociala sammanhang. Studien använder sig av olika teoretiska perspektiv och ramverk, vilket ger en mångfald av tolkningar och åsikter kring begreppet ”Woke”. 

    Studien betonar betydelsen av att integrera olika perspektiv för att få en djupare förståelse av begreppet, därigenom används centrala teorier inom genusvetenskapen, såsom intersektionalitetsteorin och performativitets-teorin. En djupare analys kommer inkludera en mer känslomässig dimension, där teorier såsom Ahmeds "culture politics of emotions" och begreppet "sticky objects" kommer belysa hur "woke"-begreppet mobiliserar känslor och kopplingen till bredare samhällsrörelser. 

    Resultaten visar att "woke" har blivit en central term i den offentliga diskursen och har polariserat samhället, vilket försvårar öppen dialog och samarbete. Studie visar på en fördjupad förståelse för "woke"-debatten och dess komplexitet, vilket bidrar till en ökad insikt i dess roll och implikationer för samhället. 

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  • 31.
    Andersson, Gudrun
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of History.
    Too anxious to please: Moralising gender in fashion magazines in the early nineteenth century2020In: History of Retailing and Consumption, ISSN 2373-518X, E-ISSN 2373-5171, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 216-244Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The turn of the nineteenth century witnessed a rise in fashion and ladies’ magazines across Europe. With an emerging consumer culture and the rise of the middle class, these magazines offer glimpses into important societal changes. A new gender order was being established, and magazines were one area where developing gender values were articulated. Setting out from the Swedish magazine Magasin för konst, nyheter och moder, this article analyses gender-related values, focusing on the importance of being fashionable and on amorous liaisons and marriages. The results show a distinct ambiguity in values, with contradictory images of women’s ideal behaviour, and the international influence on the making of a Swedish middle class.

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  • 32.
    Andersson, Helen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Ethics. Lunds universitet.
    Att böjas efter genus - eller den maskerad vi kallar identitet: Om Judith Butlers performativa genusteori1995In: Aktuellt om kvinnoforskning, ISSN 1104-795X, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 3-5, 16Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 33.
    Andersson, Helen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Ethics.
    Rec av Rosi Braidotti, Patterns of Dissonance. A Study of Women in Contemporary Philosophy1993In: Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, ISSN 0039-6761, no 1, p. 37-40Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 34.
    Andersson, Helen
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology, Studies in Faith and Ideologies, Ethics. Etik.
    Rec av Seyla Benhabib, Situating the Self; Judith Butler, Gender Trouble; Drucilla Cornell, Beyond Ethical Accomodation1993In: Svensk teologisk kvartalskrift, ISSN 0039-6761, no 3, p. 144-147Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Andersson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussénius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Elmgren, Maja
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Engström, Susanne
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Blomqvist, Martha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Scantlebury, Kathryn
    University of Delaware.
    Hasse, Cathrine
    DPU - Danmarks institut for Pædagogik og Uddannelse.
    In the borderland between academic disciplines and school science – feminist perspectives on science teacher education2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Andersson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussénius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Elmgren, Maja
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström, Physical Chemistry.
    Engström, Susanne
    Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan.
    Blomqvist, Martha
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Scantlebury, Kathryn
    University of Delaware.
    Hasse, Cathrine
    DPU - Danmarks institut for Pædagogik og Uddannelse.
    Science faculty as teacher educators: a feminist perspective2016Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Andersson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussenius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gustafsson, Christina
    Institutionen för pedagogik, didaktik och psykologi, Högskolan i Gävle.
    Gender Theory as a Tool for Analysing Science Teaching2009In: Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, ISSN 0742-051X, E-ISSN 1879-2480, Vol. 25, no 2, p. 336-343Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines to what extent experienced teachers are aware of gender issues in the science classroom. It also explores how an introduction to gender theory might alter this awareness. Teachers wrote their reflections about a real classroom situation. They were then asked to analyse the same situation after having read texts that discussed gender theory concepts. The fourteen teachers' understanding about gender and society were challenged. Some teachers were able to analyse the case differently by applying gender theory, others discussed the case on a more general level, while one teacher showed signs of resistance regarding gender theory.

  • 38.
    Andersson, Maj-Britt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Förr var vi utsatta, nu är vi glamour: Recension av Vladimir Luxurias bok Chi ha paura della muccassasina? Il mio mondo in discoteca e viceversa.2008In: Lambda Nordica, ISSN 1100-2573, E-ISSN 2001-7286, Vol. 13, no 1-2, p. 113-117Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Andersson, Maj-Britt
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
    Varför hålls Agnes Andersson tillbaka?2008In: Lambda Nordica, ISSN 1100-2573, E-ISSN 2001-7286, Vol. 13, no 3, p. 58-68Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article presents the photographers Mathilda Ranch (1860-1938) in the town of Varberg in the south of Sweden and Agnes Andersson (1865-1958) in the parish of Alfta in north of Sweden. In their lifetime Sweden was changing into the industrial era introducing new professions beyond gender connotations. Individuals desiring independence found new lifestyles. Ranch and Andersson both lived in their own houses and never married. As photographers they lived in a modern zone where they could reject a compulsory heteronormative partnership. In Varberg, people said that Mathilda Ranch did not like men, due to her inferior social position as an unmarried woman. In Alfta, there was a silence concerning the familylife of Agnes Andersson although her "foster daughter" took over the atelier. Agnes Andersson is an appreciated photographer and parishoner, but as "Mathilda" in Varberg often intimately diminished as "Agnes" and far from fame outside Alfta. Why is Agnes Andersson held back?

  • 40.
    Andersson, Måns Sverker
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gendering animals: Representation, identification and the demise of simplicity2006In: NIKK magasin, ISSN 1502-1521, no 3, p. 12-15Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Several of Darwins ideas about evolution have taken time permeate in to main stream biology. One of them was the idea about the sexually active female. During the last thirty years androcentrism and schematic thinking on sex has been challenged by gender perspectives and modern behavioral ecology but a lot remains to be done. There is much suggesting that in particular the study and transgression of the boundary between theories on gender and sexual selection might produce surprising counter knowledge.

  • 41.
    Andersson, Måns Sverker
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research. Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Animal Ecology.
    Genusperspektiv på beteendens evolutionära genetik2006In: Dialoger mellan kön och genus, 2006Chapter in book (Other (popular scientific, debate etc.))
    Abstract [en]

    Psykologen Virginia Valian talar om traditionell kategorisering baserad på kön (gender schemas). Man har med experiment tydligt kunnat visa att sådana kategoriseringar påverkar vår perception radikalt. Studier visar till exempel att försöks¬personer som ställs inför uppgiften att uppskatta mäns och kvinnors längd regelmässigt underskattar kvinnors längd. Föga förvånande så bär vi med oss dessa könskategorier även när vi studerar djur och evolution.

    Den ornitologiskt kunnige som slår upp sparvhök i Bonniers Alla Europas fåglar i färg slås av att honan avbildas som likstor med hanen trots att honorna i verkligheten är mycket större. Tvärtemot vad fågelboken antyder så är det lättare att missta en sparvhökshona för hanen hos den större duvhöken, än för hanen av den egna arten. Det här är en typ av reproduktion av könsstereotyp och missvisande information som är vanlig i den ornitologiska litteraturen.

    Ornitologin i sin tur är intimt kopplad till och uppvisar strukturella likheter med den del av evolutionsbiologin som får allt större inflytande på vår förståelse av beteenden, beteendeekologin.

    Beteendeekologiska teorier och resultat kan innebära en revolution för tänkandet kring kön och könsbundna egenskaper. Att plocka isär och återuppbygga könsbegreppen har delvis varit nödvändigt, i synnerhet för de som studerar vad vi kallar ”sexuell selektion”. Därför har genusperspektiven stora möjligheter att kunna bidra med insikter viktiga för både teoribildningen och det praktiska vetenskapliga hantverket.

  • 42.
    Andersson, Måns Sverker
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research. Teknisk-naturvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Animal Ecology.
    Eliasson, Miriam
    Karolinska Institutet.
    Hur görs djur?: Könsstereotyper och androcentrism i studier av andra arter än Homo sapiens.2006In: Kvinovetenskaplig Tidskrift, no 2-3, p. 65-76Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The field of evolutionary ecology in general and behavioural ecology in particular is often regarded as an androcentric science where sexual stereotypes pervade. In this article we review some of the evidence for this notion and suggest that behavioural ecology still is suffering from such gender bias. The criticism so far has mainly been centred on how these problems affect the understanding of humans. Here focus on how it can produce misconceptions of animals and animal behaviour. In particular we discuss why gender perspectives are relevant to theory production, experiment design and the choice of study species. We also suggest that sexual stereotypes and androcentrism are not a necessary part of behavioural ecology, and that the field has the potential of producing knowledge that could revolutionize some of the thinking around sex and gender.

  • 43.
    Andersson, Staffan
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics.
    Johansson, Anders
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Physics Didactics. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    “You’re viewed in a different way”– intersecting norms in science and technology education2016Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Much concern is given to increasing participation of “minorities” in Science and Technology. Simultaneously, research shows how these areas can appear hostile to people outside the norm. However, formation of and inte- ractions with the norm is complex and occur in the intersection of various aspects, such as gender and program belonging.

    To explore the dynamics of unequal treatment in science and technology, we have analysed reports of negative experiences from students at a Swedish research university. 3123 students responded to web-based questionnaires about educational experiences in 2012 and 2014. Negative experiences were reported by 14% of the female respondents and 7% of the male re- spondents.

    Qualitative analysis of answers about negative experiences identified more than two thirds of the responses as regarding how students are perceived, valued and treated, primarily in relation to gender and programme belonging. Female students were positioned as less knowledgeable and therefore needing and receiving more, often unwanted, help than their peers. Responses related to the expected masculinity of science and technology were more than four times as common among female respondents. Students in “non- traditional” programmes were perceived as having lower status and mee- ting unfair treatment. These programs often recruit larger fractions of female students and, consistently, responses regarding program status was three times more common among female respondents.

    Our study illustrates how normative factors affect higher education experiences in science and technology, especially for female students, who may be subject to unequal treatment both as women and as students on non- traditional programmes.

  • 44.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Biologi under lupp.: Hierarkier, strategier och skevheter2018In: Tidskrift för Genusvetenskap, ISSN 1654-5443, E-ISSN 2001-1377, Vol. 39, no 4, p. 53-74Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study examines conceptions about the biology discipline and its practices, which are explicitly and implicitly presented in biology environments at Swedish universities. The empirical material has been obtained through “shadowing” and interviewing biologists and is analyzed with inspiration from Gee’s discourse analysis. The overall biology discourse consists of a number of sub-discourses, which sometimes express tensions between each other. One of these is the discourse of superior research with competitive, high performance, heavily equipped environments – a discourse which is in opposition to teaching activities. Another sub-discourse concerns the successful strategic biologist, and this discourse is in tension with the discourse of the enthusiastic, devoted, nature-loving biologist. The meritocratic discourse characterized by competence, knowledge and talent supposedly without the influence of gender, ethnicity, or class, contrasts, in its turn, with the discourse of the gendered practice that is visible in the material. These different sub-discourses are more or less inclusive for different individuals, something which can be observed in the gendered practices.

  • 45.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussenius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Chafing borderlands – pre-service teachers' meetings with different cultures in their education.2012Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    What is science in preschool and what do teachers have to know to empower the children?2014In: Cultural Studies of Science Education, ISSN 1871-1502, E-ISSN 1871-1510, Vol. 9, no 2, p. 275-296Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article we problematize the purpose of teaching science in preschool and the competences preschool teachers need in order to conduct science activities in the classroom. The empirical data were collected through an action research project with five preschool and primary school teachers (K-6). In the first section of this paper we use one situation, a floating–sinking experiment, as an illustration of how two different epistemological perspectives generate different foci on which kind of science teaching competences can be fruitful in preschool settings. In the first perspective, the central goal of science teaching is the development of the children’s conceptual understanding. With this perspective, we found that the science activities with children were unsuccessful, because their thoughts about concepts did not develop as expected, the situation even enhanced a‘‘misconception’’ concerning density. Moreover, the teacher was unsuccessful in supportingthe children’s conceptual learning. The second perspective uses a feminist approach that scrutinizes science, where we investigate if the floating–sinking activity contributes to a feeling of participation in a scientific context for the children and if so how the teacher promotes this inclusion. This second perspective showed that the children’s scientific proficiency benefited from the situation; they had a positive experience with density which was reinforced by the teacher. The children discovered that they had power over their own learning by using an experimental approach. On the basis of these findings, we conclude that there are competences other than subject matter knowledge that are also important when preschool teachers engage children in scientific activities. Through process-oriented work with the teacher group, we identified four concrete skills: paying attention to and using children’s previous experiences; capturing unexpected things that happen at the moment they occur; asking questions that challenge the children and that stimulate further investigation; creating a situated presence, that is, ‘‘remaining’’ in the situation and listening to the children and their explanations. We discuss possible ways to move preschool teachers away from their feelings of inadequacy and poor self-confidence in teaching science by reinforcing this kind of pedagogical content knowledge.

  • 47.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussenius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Scantlebury, Kathryn
    University of Delaware.
    Critiquing science, thinking gender in science teacher education2014Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussenius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Scantlebury, Kathryn
    University of Delaware.
    Chafing borderlands – Student teachers' meeting with feminist critique in science courses2013Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 49.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussenius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Elmgren, Maja
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Ångström.
    Engström, Susanne
    KTH.
    Norström, Per
    Lärarutbildares naturvetenskap under lupp -: en studie i gränslandet mellan ämnesdiscipliner och skolämnen2019In: Resultatdialog 2019 / [ed] Vetenskapsrådet, Stockholm: Swedish Research Council, Vetenskapsrådet , 2019, p. 10-13Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Universitetslärare i biologi, fysik och kemi lägger ingen större vikt vid att det finns lärarstudenter bland eleverna och deras uppfattning om ämnesdidaktik är diffus. Ofta sätter instrumenttunga laboratorier osynliga ramar för vad som är legitimt att fokusera. Studenter med annat fokus riskerar att stötas ut. Kulturen på institutionerna gör att ämneslärarstudenter matas med budskap om att undervisning är något underordnat – vilket sannolikt påverkar deras syn på utbildningsval, självbild och framtida yrkesroll som specialister på just undervisning. Vi har studerat lärarutbildares syn på sina ämnen och hur denna manifesteras i utbildningen.

  • 50.
    Anderssson, Kristina
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Hussenius, Anita
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Gullberg, Annica
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research. Högskolan i Gävle.
    Danielsson, Anna
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research.
    Scantlebury, Kathryn
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Centre for Gender Research. University of Delaware.
    Chafing borderlands: Obstacles for Science Teaching and Learning in Teacher Education2014Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    A major Western concern is that young people avoid science and technology programs. At various times, and in different countries, governments, funding agencies and businesses have made large investments in recruitment campaigns with the objective to increase students’ interest and attract new groups of students to these disciplines. In particular, girls and women have been the target group for many of these campaigns. The assumption is that if young people understood how exciting and interesting science is, they would choose these subjects. In other words, the problem is that young people "don’t understand what is best for their own good".  In addition, research has shown that primary and pre-school student teachers often feel alienated by science education (Appleton & Kindt 2002) and that it may be difficult for these students to reconcile the role of teacher of young children with the role of science teacher in their identity formation (Danielsson & Warwick 2012).

     

    However, feminist science educators suggest that students’ lack of interest is caused by character and image of the disciplines (Brickhouse 2001; Scantlebury 2012). Feminist philosophers’ of science have challenged the view of natural sciences as objective, and argue that knowledge production is human activities that are socially and culturally situated (Haraway 1988; Harding 1986). A noted problem with science is its elitist image. Science is portrayed as difficult and demanding, and as requiring a special talent from those who study or engage with the discipline. A feminist pedagogical stance is to visualize and discuss cultural, social, and historical dimensions of science. This has also proved advantageous for the acquiring of science content knowledge (Sible et al 2006). Therefore, we argue, that one important aspect of science teacher education is to problematize science (education), e.g. by including feminist critiques of science (Capobianco 2007; Mayberry 1998).

    In this paper we explore the impact of a feminist teaching intervention within teacher education, focusing on the research question: What occurs when students are situated in the encounter between feminist critique of natural sciences and teacher education? What kind of obstacles can be identified and how will these effect pre-service teachers’ pedagogy of science?

     

    The intervention, data collection and analysis

    In an ongoing research and intervention project we are studying how an increased awareness of gender issues in science and in science teaching among student teachers influences their identities as teachers, and their teaching of science. We have followed a cohort of approximately 120 pre-service teachers (early years to lower secondary) from two universities in Sweden, through their first year of science courses. As an integral part of these science courses our intervention has introduced critical perspectives on gender and science as related to the culture of science and a feminist critique of the sciences. The project as a whole is framed theoretically by Hirdman's (1990) and Harding's (1986) theories of gender order in society, where gender is constituted on different levels: the structural, the symbolic and the individual (Harding 1986; Hirdman 1990; Rubin 1975). Hirdman (1990) describes this pattern from two perspectives: first, the separation of the two sexes and second, the superior status of the male standard. The formation of gender consolidates differences between the sexes and the female gender is always subordinate the male one, independent of status, class, time, and space.

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