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Borell, K. & Nilsson, M. (2019). Debatt: Samhällsvetenskaperna och den akademiska friheten i Turkiet: Massavskedanden, resignation och motstånd. Sociologisk forskning, 56(3-4), 311-317
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Debatt: Samhällsvetenskaperna och den akademiska friheten i Turkiet: Massavskedanden, resignation och motstånd
2019 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 56, no 3-4, p. 311-317Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Allvarliga kränkningar av den akademiska friheten förekommer idag i flera av Europarådets medlemsstater och det är ofta samhällsvetenskaperna som utgör måltavlan. Situationen är särskilt allvarlig i Turkiet där tusentals universitetslärare avskedats. Intervjuer med avskedade turkiska samhällsvetare och samhällsvetare som lever under hot om avsked ger en sammansatt bild: här finns både resignation och motstånd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2019
Keywords
akademisk frihet, Turkiet
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-46760 (URN)2-s2.0-85075116017 (Scopus ID)POA HLK 2019 (Local ID)POA HLK 2019 (Archive number)POA HLK 2019 (OAI)
Note

Debattartikel.

Available from: 2019-11-04 Created: 2019-11-04 Last updated: 2020-01-27Bibliographically approved
Borell, K., Nilsson, M. & Aktaş, V. (2019). Den akademiska friheten i Turkiet har snöpts. Sans Magasin, 1, 30-35
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den akademiska friheten i Turkiet har snöpts
2019 (Swedish)In: Sans Magasin, ISSN 2000-9690, Vol. 1, p. 30-35Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Fri tanke förlag, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42452 (URN)
Available from: 2019-01-07 Created: 2019-01-07 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Aktaş, V., Nilsson, M. & Borell, K. (2019). Social scientists under threat: Resistance and self-censorship in Turkish academia. British Journal of Educational Studies, 67(2), 169-186
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social scientists under threat: Resistance and self-censorship in Turkish academia
2019 (English)In: British Journal of Educational Studies, ISSN 0007-1005, E-ISSN 1467-8527, Vol. 67, no 2, p. 169-186Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Attacks on academic freedom in Turkey have become increasingly systematic in recent years and thousands of academics have been dismissed. This study reflects on the effects of this worsening repression through interviews with academics in the social sciences, both those dismissed and those still active in their profession. Although the dismissed academics are socially in a very precarious position, they are continuing their scholarly activities in alternative, underground forms. This resistance stands in contrast to the accommodation and self-censorship that seem, according to the interviewees, to prevail in university departments.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
academic freedom, Turkey, self-censorship, resistance
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41128 (URN)10.1080/00071005.2018.1502872 (DOI)000467732000003 ()2-s2.0-85052130568 (Scopus ID)HOA HHJ 2019,HOA HLK 2019 (Local ID)HOA HHJ 2019,HOA HLK 2019 (Archive number)HOA HHJ 2019,HOA HLK 2019 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-08-13 Created: 2018-08-13 Last updated: 2019-06-07Bibliographically approved
Aktaş, V., Nilsson, M., Borell, K. & Persson, R. S. (2019). Taking to the streets: A study of the street academy in Ankara. British Journal of Educational Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Taking to the streets: A study of the street academy in Ankara
2019 (English)In: British Journal of Educational Studies, ISSN 0007-1005, E-ISSN 1467-8527Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In wide-ranging attacks on academic freedom in Turkey in recent years, thousands of academics have lost their university positions. At the end of 2016 oppositional academics, many of whom were dismissed from their positions for having signed a peace petition, established a Street Academy as an alternative way to reach out to both students and the public in Ankara. In this study we analyse the experiences of these street academy lecturers from the perspective of Social Representation Theory. Our main aims were to explore teaching experience perceptions and representations and, in addition, also the opportunities and challenges generated by this alternative academy. Data consisted of semi-structured interviews with five female and five male street academy lecturers. The results of a qualitative thematic analysis revealed that the way participants explained their experiences could be organised into three major themes and several subordinate themes. One of the most salient results was that participating in the street Academy had become a way to defend academic freedom. More generally suggested results demonstrated that teaching in this new setting, outside of the universities and away from customised learning environments, was quite a novel experience. The possible implications of street academy lecturers? experiences are discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
academic freedom, Turkey, alternative academies
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47226 (URN)10.1080/00071005.2019.1708265 (DOI)000504945500001 ()2-s2.0-85078596775 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-01-03 Created: 2020-01-03 Last updated: 2020-02-18
Egonsdotter, G., Bengtsson, S., Israelsson, M. & Borell, K. (2018). Child protection and cultural awareness: Simulation-based learning. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Child protection and cultural awareness: Simulation-based learning
2018 (English)In: Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, ISSN 1531-3204, E-ISSN 1531-3212Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Social work educators have long struggled with the challenge of finding appropriate strategies for fostering cultural awareness among their students. The purpose of this study is to illustrate how a computer-based simulation, SimChild, can be used in teaching about child protection to enhance cultural awareness among students and expand their insight into how personal biases can affect professional practice. In SimChild, individual students can assume the role of social worker and then collectively discuss the patterns emerging after their individual assessments have been aggregated. This study, based primarily on focus group data, reflects testing conducted at three Swedish universities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
Keywords
Cultural awareness, simulation, child protection, ethnicity, social work education
National Category
Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-41050 (URN)10.1080/15313204.2018.1493013 (DOI)2-s2.0-85049936180 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-07-24 Created: 2018-07-24 Last updated: 2019-02-06
Westermark, Å. & Borell, K. (2018). Human service siting conflicts as social movements. Geoforum, 94, 107-109
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Human service siting conflicts as social movements
2018 (English)In: Geoforum, ISSN 0016-7185, E-ISSN 1872-9398, Vol. 94, p. 107-109Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

It is deeply ironic that the social movement perspective has so far scarcely been utilised to analyse local protests against establishments of human service enterprises, as the perspective was originally formulated in just such a context. The social movement approach could inject new vitality into a field of research that has become increasingly marginalised and enable human geographers and other social scientists to reconnect to the key issues of socio-spatial exclusion that were raised 30–40 years ago, but now with theoretically informed perspectives. At the same time, social movement research has much to gain from returning to the study of protest movements opposing the establishment of human service enterprises: they are local and thus typical of most social movements, and their success or failure, which lacks the ambiguity so often noted in social movement research, can be studied from a lifecycle perspective.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2018
Keywords
Framing, NIMBY, Social movements, Social services
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40022 (URN)10.1016/j.geoforum.2018.05.017 (DOI)000439537900012 ()2-s2.0-85047408159 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-06-08 Created: 2018-06-08 Last updated: 2018-08-28Bibliographically approved
Borell, K. & Westermark, Å. (2018). Siting of human services facilities and the not in my back yard phenomenon: a critical research review. Community Development Journal, 53(2), 246-262
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Siting of human services facilities and the not in my back yard phenomenon: a critical research review
2018 (English)In: Community Development Journal, ISSN 0010-3802, E-ISSN 1468-2656, Vol. 53, no 2, p. 246-262Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Current research on local siting conflicts are primarily about environmental threats. Following a boom during the two last decades of the 1900s, research on community opposition to the establishment of human services is a shrinking field with inadequate articulation and comparisons of various approaches. The aim of this research review is to critically scrutinize the first wave of research on local protests against human services and expose and contrast later approaches in order to lay the necessary groundwork for synthesis attempts. The first wave approach is characterized by its far-reaching generalization claims; all local protests against perceived social threats were seen as instances of Not In My Back Yard protests and as a function of general, hierarchically arranged attitudes toward client groups. By contrast, in later attempts to shed light upon neighbourhood protests, real life protests against the establishment of human services – not general attitudinal data – are focused upon. But the degree of contextualizing varies greatly within this more protest-centred research. The indirect approach is based on data that are collected in interviews with human service administrators and concern the extent and duration of neighbors’ protests, while in the direct approach the protests are studied as such, and especially issues having to do with the local protests’ ability to generate public support. In this article, the alternatives to the first wave of research on siting conflicts have been demonstrated for the first time and contrasted with each other. This is a necessary requirement and a first step for efforts to provide the syntheses that this research area so sorely needs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2018
Keywords
academic research, hierarchical system, local participation, not in my back yard response, planning theory, popular protest, research work, theoretical study, welfare provision
National Category
Sociology Social Work
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34235 (URN)10.1093/cdj/bsw039 (DOI)000430680600004 ()2-s2.0-85047926616 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-12-09 Created: 2016-12-09 Last updated: 2019-02-15Bibliographically approved
Connidis, I. A., Borell, K. & Ghazanfareeon Karlsson, S. (2017). Ambivalence and Living Apart Together in Later Life: A Critical Research Proposal. Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(5), 1404-1418
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ambivalence and Living Apart Together in Later Life: A Critical Research Proposal
2017 (English)In: Journal of Marriage and Family, ISSN 0022-2445, E-ISSN 1741-3737, Vol. 79, no 5, p. 1404-1418Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Most unattached older persons who would like an intimate partnership do not want to remarry or be in a marriage-like relationship. A growing trend is to live apart together (LAT) in an ongoing intimate relationship that does not include a common home. We address the debate about whether LAT constitutes a new form of intimate relationship in a critical assessment of research on LAT relationships that applies ambivalence and concepts from the life course perspective. We conclude that among older but not younger adults, LAT relationships are generally a stable alternative to living with a partner, negotiated in the context of current social institutions and arrangements. We propose research questions that address later life living apart together as an innovative alternative intimate relationship. We encourage comparative work on the unique challenges of later life living apart together, their implications for other family ties, and their connection to social and cultural arrangements.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2017
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36741 (URN)10.1111/jomf.12417 (DOI)000409317900012 ()2-s2.0-85028866633 (Scopus ID)HLKGlobalaIS, HHJSALVEIS (Local ID)HLKGlobalaIS, HHJSALVEIS (Archive number)HLKGlobalaIS, HHJSALVEIS (OAI)
Available from: 2017-07-18 Created: 2017-07-18 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Borell, K. (2017). Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity [Review]. International Sociology, 32(2), 250-252
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Elusive Jannah: The Somali Diaspora and a Borderless Muslim Identity
2017 (English)In: International Sociology, ISSN 0268-5809, E-ISSN 1461-7242, Vol. 32, no 2, p. 250-252Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2017
Keywords
Diaspora, Muslim identity, Somali diaspora
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36581 (URN)10.1177/0268580916687470 (DOI)000403233300026 ()
Available from: 2017-07-03 Created: 2017-07-03 Last updated: 2017-07-03Bibliographically approved
Josefsson, T., Nilsson, M. & Borell, K. (2017). Everyday resistance to violent radicalism and fundamentalism: Sufi strategies in Sweden. In: : . Paper presented at Seventh International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society: Understanding Globalism, Respecting Difference, April 17–18, London, UK.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday resistance to violent radicalism and fundamentalism: Sufi strategies in Sweden
2017 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Using qualitative interviews with representatives of Sufi communities in Sweden, the study directs attention toward the strategies developed byEuropean Muslims themselves in fighting violent radicalism and fundamentalism.

National Category
Religious Studies Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36742 (URN)
Conference
Seventh International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society: Understanding Globalism, Respecting Difference, April 17–18, London, UK
Available from: 2017-07-18 Created: 2017-07-18 Last updated: 2017-10-04Bibliographically approved
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