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Wickström, A. & Lind, J. (2024). Relatability, consumerism, and legitimated advice: Mental health talk by female social media influencers. Learning, Media & Technology
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Relatability, consumerism, and legitimated advice: Mental health talk by female social media influencers
2024 (English)In: Learning, Media & Technology, ISSN 1743-9884, E-ISSN 1743-9892Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Social media influencers (SMIs) who publish content on mental health play a vital role in the lives of teenage girls. To examine what kind of mental health advice SMIs give, we interviewed teenage girls and identified SMIs that regularly post content on mental health. The indexing of their YouTube videos (n=234) shows that the advice includes calls to self-improvement; work on the body; and seeking help. Our analysis demonstrates that working strategically to uphold their fame, the SMIs balance the roles of expert and friend; turn consumption into mental health advice; and gain legitimacy via collaborations with health organisations. The logic specific to social media requires an additional layer in the interpretation of mental health content in SMI videos. While reciprocity and support between SMI and follower are enabled, the inclusion of such content is also strategically beneficial for the SMI as it contributes to increase her perceived authenticity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
Keywords
social media influencers, mental health advice, teenage girls, relatability, ethnography for the internet
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-203926 (URN)10.1080/17439884.2024.2363238 (DOI)
Projects
Apps and downs: Psykisk hälsa och tonårsflickors förståelse av budskapet i sociala medier
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2020-00140
Available from: 2024-05-30 Created: 2024-05-30 Last updated: 2024-05-31
Lind, J. & Wickström, A. (2024). Representations of mental health and mental health problems in content published by female social media influencers. International journal of cultural studies, 27(2), 217-233
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Representations of mental health and mental health problems in content published by female social media influencers
2024 (English)In: International journal of cultural studies, ISSN 1367-8779, E-ISSN 1460-356X, Vol. 27, no 2, p. 217-233Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

When social media influencers (SMIs) describe their experiences of mental health problems, they contribute to the circulation of representations of mental health. The aim of this article is to analyse the ways of talking about mental health problems that are made accessible to a wider audience through the YouTube videos published by four Swedish female SMIs. Our analysis shows that much content related to mental health contains traces of, and contributes to discourses informed by, positive psychology. Mostly, mental health problems are represented as manageable, if only the individual assumes responsibility for her mental wellbeing, but a few videos also contain displays of negativity and resignation. In addition to avoiding association with the unattractiveness associated with negativity, the four SMIs navigate expectations placed on them to encourage confidence and self-love while at the same time expressing modesty. The result is representations of mental health that are multi-layered and complex.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2024
Keywords
discourses of positive psychology, ethnography for the internet, mental health management, performance of authenticity, social media influencers, teenage girls
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-199027 (URN)10.1177/13678779231210583 (DOI)001092705900001 ()2-s2.0-85175378264 (Scopus ID)
Projects
Apps and downs: Psykisk hälsa och tonårsflickors förståelse av budskapet i sociala medier
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2020-00140
Note

Funding: Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare [2020-00140]

Available from: 2023-11-07 Created: 2023-11-07 Last updated: 2024-05-06Bibliographically approved
Wickström, A. (2022). Glappet i berättelsen om ungas psykiska hälsa: Symtom som screeningverktyg. In: Wickström, Anette; Morberg Jämterud, Sofia; Zeiler, Kristin (Ed.), Screeningens mångsidighet: Dess möjligheter och utmaningar (pp. 27-47). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Glappet i berättelsen om ungas psykiska hälsa: Symtom som screeningverktyg
2022 (Swedish)In: Screeningens mångsidighet: Dess möjligheter och utmaningar / [ed] Wickström, Anette; Morberg Jämterud, Sofia; Zeiler, Kristin, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022, p. 27-47Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-185969 (URN)9789188909862 (ISBN)9789188909879 (ISBN)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-00129Swedish Research Council, 2016-00784
Available from: 2022-06-16 Created: 2022-06-16 Last updated: 2023-04-05
Wickström, A., Morberg Jämterud, S. & Zeiler, K. (2022). Inledning. In: Wickström, Anette; Morberg Jämterud, Sofia; Zeiler, Kristin (Ed.), Screeningens mångsidighet: Dess möjligheter och utmaningar (pp. 9-25). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Inledning
2022 (Swedish)In: Screeningens mångsidighet: Dess möjligheter och utmaningar / [ed] Wickström, Anette; Morberg Jämterud, Sofia; Zeiler, Kristin, Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022, p. 9-25Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022
Keywords
Patienters erfarenheter, screeningpraktiker, aktörsperspektiv, normer, sårbarhet, osäkerhet, risk
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-185968 (URN)9789188909862 (ISBN)9789188909879 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-00784
Available from: 2022-06-16 Created: 2022-06-16 Last updated: 2023-04-05
Bruno de Sousa, A. & Wickström, A. (2022). Material and relational challenges of home-based renal care: a parental perspective on child chronic kidney disease. International Journal of Care and Caring, 6(4), 547-563
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Material and relational challenges of home-based renal care: a parental perspective on child chronic kidney disease
2022 (English)In: International Journal of Care and Caring, ISSN 2397-8821, E-ISSN 2397-883X , Vol. 6, no 4, p. 547-563Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Caring for a child with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires parents to reorganise mundane routines and develop advanced technical skills. Parents’ strategies used to meet these challenges need greater understanding. This article takes inspiration from phenomenology of practice and material culture studies to analyse interviews with parents in Portugal. It shows that, although home-based care leads to worsened social inequities, parents use the available financial and human resources to manage the situation and create normality. While they experience becoming confined and close relationships are strained, the mundane practices and social relations of care bring hope and meaning to the family.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Bristol, United Kingdom: Policy Press, 2022
Keywords
paediatric chronic kidney disease, home-based renal care, phenomenology of practice, materialities of care
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-180999 (URN)10.1332/239788221X16316492108700 (DOI)000912904400006 ()
Note

Funding: Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program on Dynamics of Health and Welfare, Phoenix JDP Erasmus; Linkoeping University, LEcoles des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales; Universidade de Evora and Escola Nacional de Saude Publica/UNL, Lisbon, Portugal [2012-1727]

Available from: 2021-11-15 Created: 2021-11-15 Last updated: 2023-03-02Bibliographically approved
Bruno de Sousa, A., Goes, A. R. & Wickström, A. (2022). Readiness parenting: practices of care by parents of children with chronic kidney disease in Portugal. Families, Relationships and Societies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Readiness parenting: practices of care by parents of children with chronic kidney disease in Portugal
2022 (English)In: Families, Relationships and Societies, ISSN 2046-7435, E-ISSN 2046-7443Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Parents of a child with chronic kidney disease (CKD) must safely perform advanced care and treatment while at the same time allowing the child some freedom and maintaining everyday parenting and family tasks. Drawing on interviews with primary caregivers of children with CKD in Portugal, we examine the context of raising a child with CKD and how the parents practise their parenthood. The study takes inspiration from parenting studies and child studies and explores how good parenthood is constructed. Based on thematic analysis, three core themes emerged: protecting the child, involving the child in their treatment, and transferring responsibility. The transformation of life-limiting circumstances into a life that worked well for both parents and their child represents what we call ‘readiness parenting’. Assessing risks, supporting the child’s autonomy, and relating to social norms required constant vigilance and readjustments as well as negotiations about parental responsibility.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Policy Press, 2022
Keywords
childhood chronic kidney disease (CKD); parent interviews; care practices; readiness parenting; interdependence
National Category
Nursing
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-184053 (URN)10.1332/204674321x16463025919528 (DOI)000886863300001 ()
Note

Funding: Phoenix Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Program on Dynamics of Health and Welfare;  [2012-1727]

Available from: 2022-04-04 Created: 2022-04-04 Last updated: 2022-12-06
Wickström, A., Morberg Jämterud, S. & Zeiler, K. (Eds.). (2022). Screeningens mångsidighet: dess möjligheter och utmaningar (1ed.). Lund: Nordic Academic Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Screeningens mångsidighet: dess möjligheter och utmaningar
2022 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Vad får vi egentligen veta när vi genomgår medicinsk screening? Hur upplever vi erbjudandet om testning eller att genomgå screening?

Det är några av frågorna som diskuteras i Screeningens mångsidighet. Texterna utgår från såväl människors erfarenheter av screening som forskning och vetenskapliga diskussioner. Skribenterna gör nedslag kring exempelvis nationella screeningprogram som mammografi och gynekologiskt cellprov, men också screening för prostatacancer, kognitiv svikt och covid–19. Även hälsoenkäter som screeningverktyg och screening av genetiska anlag som kan leda till sjukdom hos barn lyfts fram.

I sina studier belyser författarna existentiella, etiska och socio–kulturella aspekter av olika screeningpraktiker. De visar på utmaningar som oro, osäkerhet, hur risk skapas och vad den gör med en människa. Tankar kring screeningens tidsmässiga perspektiv och den väntan som uppstår blir viktiga.

Författarna är alla verksamma inom medicinsk humaniora som undersöker människors sjukdomserfarenheter och vardagliga möten med medicinska praktiker. I den här boken fokuserar de vad screening gör med oss som individer och vilka utmaningar vårt samhälle ställs inför i det sjukdomsförebyggande arbetet.

MedverkandeMartin GunnarsonBjørn HofmannEricka JohnsonLisa LindénSofia Morberg JämterudMarit SolbjørAnette WickströmKristin Zeiler

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Nordic Academic Press, 2022. p. 187 Edition: 1
Keywords
medicinsk humaniora
National Category
Humanities and the Arts Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-185660 (URN)9789188909862 (ISBN)9789188909879 (ISBN)
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-00784
Note

2023-03-28 Efter godkännande från förlaget parallellpubliceras boken.

Available from: 2022-06-07 Created: 2022-06-07 Last updated: 2023-04-05Bibliographically approved
Wickström, A. & Zeiler, K. (2021). The Performativity of Surveys: Teenagers’ Meaning-making of the ‘Health Behavior in School-aged Children Survey’ in Sweden. Children & society, 35(3), 428-444
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Performativity of Surveys: Teenagers’ Meaning-making of the ‘Health Behavior in School-aged Children Survey’ in Sweden
2021 (English)In: Children & society, ISSN 0951-0605, E-ISSN 1099-0860, Vol. 35, no 3, p. 428-444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) survey contains scales intended to measure life satisfaction, mental health problems, and socioeconomic status. This article takes inspiration from science and technology studies (STS) and analyse the survey as performative. It also examines subjective meaning-making through an analysis of interviews with 15-year-old teenagers. It shows how the survey enacts the subject position of an accountable teenager and how teenagers experience the survey as sending a message about how one should live. While some teenagers experience this as positive, others narrate feelings of shame. This could be interpreted as a way for them to be accountable for themselves.

Keywords
health surveys, teenagers, performativity, meaning-making, constructions of childhood
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-172347 (URN)10.1111/chso.12425 (DOI)000605188400001 ()
Projects
A Feminist Analysis of Medical Screening
Funder
Swedish Research Council, 2016-00784Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2016-00129
Note

Funding agencies: This research was supported by the Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare (Reg. No. 2016-00129) and the Swedish Research Council (Reg. No. 2016-00784).

Available from: 2021-01-07 Created: 2021-01-07 Last updated: 2022-03-16
Wickström, A. (2021). Up and down and sideways: Collaboration, friction and ethnographic representations of orthodontics for children. Ethnography, 22(1), 14-30
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Up and down and sideways: Collaboration, friction and ethnographic representations of orthodontics for children
2021 (English)In: Ethnography, ISSN 1466-1381, E-ISSN 1741-2714, Vol. 22, no 1, p. 14-30Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this article, I discuss collaboration and my experiences of involving orthodontists when representing orthodontic practice. Drawing on an ethnographic study with children and young people getting fixed appliances, the aim is to understand the politics of the practitioners’ receptions of the research result. First, I explore the power balance involved in researching expertise in general. Studying up and down and sideways in a multidirectional collaboration, I demonstrate that direct focus on the practitioners’ reactions to the ethnographic representations can reveal the political and social processes in institutions that deeply affect the lives of children. Secondly, the ethnographic examples show the specific changing conditions within the field of orthodontics that influenced how my analysis was received by the orthodontists. I argue that the result of collaboration, in the form of both agreement and friction, serves as knowledge about the burning questions of the institutional network under study.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2021
Keywords
collaboration, power dimensions, ethnographic representations, friction, orthodontics, children and young people, health and esthetics, politics of audience receptions, studying experts
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-154810 (URN)10.1177/1466138119829155 (DOI)000628233700003 ()
Funder
Swedish Research Council, Reg. No. 435-2011-1220, Reg No. 421-2012.992
Note

Funding: Swedish Research CouncilSwedish Research CouncilEuropean Commission [435-2011-1220, 421-2012.992]

Available from: 2019-02-28 Created: 2019-02-28 Last updated: 2021-04-09Bibliographically approved
Reichenpfader, U., Wickström, A., Abrandt Dahlgren, M. & Carlfjord, S. (2020). 'In the hospital all is taken care of': A practice-theoretical approach to understand patients' medication use. Sociology of Health and Illness, 42(1), 50-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>'In the hospital all is taken care of': A practice-theoretical approach to understand patients' medication use
2020 (English)In: Sociology of Health and Illness, ISSN 0141-9889, Vol. 42, no 1, p. 50-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Drawing from case examples of medication review implementation in three hospital settings in Sweden, this article examines patients’ medication use. Based on a practice theory approach and utilising data from interviews with patients and participant observation, we reconstruct three practices of everyday medication use centring on accepting, challenging or appropriating medication orders. This article argues that patients’ medication practices are embedded in wider practice arrangements that afford different modes of agency. Reconceptualising patients’ medication use from a practice‐based perspective revealed the meaning‐making, order‐producing and identity‐forming features of these practices. Also, we illustrated how different modes of agency were achieved in patients’ medication practices, suggesting a fluidity of both the meanings attached to and the identities related to medication use. Our findings have practical implications as these practices of medication use can be transformed when altering the arrangements they are embedded in, thus going beyond the clinical encounter.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc., 2020
Keywords
practice theory, medication use, qualitative methods, hospital ethnography, agency
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-161290 (URN)10.1111/1467-9566.12985 (DOI)000506959200004 ()31423622 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85070810146 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Forte, Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare, 2014-4657Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS), 476971, 568651Region Östergötland, 533151, 626451
Note

Funding agencies: Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and WelfareSwedish Research CouncilSwedish Research Council for Health Working Life & Welfare (Forte) [2014-4657]; Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden [568651, 476971]; County Council of Ostergotl

Available from: 2019-10-29 Created: 2019-10-29 Last updated: 2021-04-28Bibliographically approved
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-0587-3399

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