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Eldh, Christer
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Eldh, C. (2004). Den riskfyllda gemenskapen: Att hantera säkerhet på ett passagerarfartyg. (Doctoral dissertation). Lund: Arkiv förlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Den riskfyllda gemenskapen: Att hantera säkerhet på ett passagerarfartyg
2004 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
The risk filled community : Handling safety on a passenger ship
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine how cultural processes and organisational conditions influence safety management in complex sociotechnical contexts. The object of investigation was a passenger ship where interviews and observations had been conducted for one year. The ambition was to understand definitions of risk and safety that arise on board the ship.

The study focuses on situations that are described and identified as risks, rather on "objective" risks. How are dangers and risks constructed, and whose interpretations are prioritised in safety management. Focus in the study was put on significance of different "communities of practice" and the way gender relations influenced the community spirit and cooperation aboard.

The study demonstrates that cultural processes are closely related to organisational structures and even affect the organization's practices and ability to deal with safety issues. A hierarchical organization cannot suddenly become equal. Furthermore, in these contexts, organizations have a tendency to be understood as gender-neutral, but women are still "the second sex" in organizations and continue to be reproduced as such. This study contributed to the understanding that the concepts of risk and safety are ideologically charged in a complex sociotechnical system.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag, 2004. p. 240
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 290
Keywords
cultural processes, organization, gender, risk, safety culture, passenger ship, safety management, passagerarfartyg, säkerhetsaspekter, riskhantering, risk, fartyg, kulturella aspekter
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22687 (URN)1981 (Local ID)91-7924-174-3 (ISBN)1981 (Archive number)1981 (OAI)
Public defence
2004-05-24, Hörsalen, Hus Key, Universitetsområdet Valla, Linköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
Supervisors
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
Eldh, C. (2001). "Remember, all racing at own risk " : föreställningar om risk och teknik i konstruktionen av maskulinitet. Fronesis, Mannen(8), 44-54
Open this publication in new window or tab >>"Remember, all racing at own risk " : föreställningar om risk och teknik i konstruktionen av maskulinitet
2001 (Swedish)In: Fronesis, ISSN 1404-2614, Vol. Mannen, no 8, p. 44-54Article in journal (Other academic) Published
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-34047 (URN)20557 (Local ID)20557 (Archive number)20557 (OAI)
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13
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