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Berner, B. (2019). Sanningen om faderskapet, via blodet [The truth about fatherhood, via the blood]: ”Lösaktiga kvinnor”, blodgruppsundersökningar och faderskapsmål 1917–1949 [”Loose women”, blood group analysis and paternity cases 1917–1949]. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 139(1), 34-67
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sanningen om faderskapet, via blodet [The truth about fatherhood, via the blood]: ”Lösaktiga kvinnor”, blodgruppsundersökningar och faderskapsmål 1917–1949 [”Loose women”, blood group analysis and paternity cases 1917–1949]
2019 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 139, no 1, p. 34-67Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

I artikeln undersöks hur vetenskaplig kunskap om blodgruppers nedärvning infogadesi politiska beslut och rättsliga överväganden om påstått faderskap från1920-talets mitt och framåt. Syftet var att skapa rättvisa för kanske felaktigt utpekadefäder till utomäktenskapliga barn och därmed avföra ett uppfattat socialtproblem från dagordningen. Blodanalysens vetenskapliga och rättsliga bevisvärdevar dock omdiskuterat. Dess införande innebar en biologisering av synen på faderskap,och en ökad betydelse av medicinsk expertis i rättsliga beslut.

Abstract [en]

From the mid-1920s, scientific knowledge about the heredity of blood groups was introduced into politics and court cases about disputed paternity in Sweden. The aim was to protect men who, perhaps wrongly, had been singled out as fathers of extramarital children. In 1917 a Swedish law that stated that all children should have a recognized father who should also pay for the child’s support was adopted. If the alleged father refused to acknowledge the child, the case would go to court. The court decided the case on information that the couple had had intercourse at a time when the child could have been conceived. In such case the man was deemed the likely father. The law was seen as a great step forward for unmarried mothers and their children.

In the mid-1920s, an animated debate questioned the provision of the law that gave women the right to single out a particular man as the father under oath. It was argued that ”loose women” would select a particular man among several possible fathers to receive the highest possible allowance. The new technique of blood group analysis was seen by experts and left-wing and women’s movement actors as a possible and objective means to determine the truth and save the law.

Based on the concept of technopolitics and on theories of the social construction of a social problem – in this case men’s presumed lack of legal protection – and of ”loose women” as a risk object, the article discusses the controversies around the scientific validity of the blood group tests and the efforts to make scientific evidence be counted in court. It documents the steps towards a parliamentary decision that would lead to a 1933 law, among the first in the world to make blood tests mandatory for women in court cases about disputed paternity. The analysis is based on contemporary media, official investigations and statistics, and cases that reached the Supreme Court. The article discusses the contradictory notions within science and the law about what would count as evidence and truth, and locates the Swedish experience in an international context, comparing the very different roles of expert knowledge in court proceedings in different countries. The example of blood group analysis in disputed paternity cases shows how biotechnology was introduced into the contested terrain of interwar sexual, family and welfare politics, contributing to the biologization of the notion of fatherhood and to an increasing use of medical expertise in court.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2019
Keywords
Sweden, interwar years, disputed paternity, extramarital children, blood group analysis, paternity suits, technopolitics, gender relations
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-156232 (URN)000462100100003 ()
Available from: 2019-04-08 Created: 2019-04-08 Last updated: 2019-04-15Bibliographically approved
Berner, B. (2015). Det ligger i blodet?: Vetenskap och ideologi i mellankrigstidens blodgruppsundersökningar. Ikaros. Tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen., 12(4), 22-26
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det ligger i blodet?: Vetenskap och ideologi i mellankrigstidens blodgruppsundersökningar
2015 (Swedish)In: Ikaros. Tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen., ISSN 1796-1998, Vol. 12, no 4, p. 22-26Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo: , 2015
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences Medical and Health Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126352 (URN)
Available from: 2016-03-22 Created: 2016-03-22 Last updated: 2016-04-11
Berner, B. (2015). Review of Åsa Broberg, Utbildning på gränsen mellan skola och arbete: Pedagogisk förändring i svensk yrkesutbildning 1918–1971 [Review]. Nordic Journal of Educational History, 2(2), 69-73
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Review of Åsa Broberg, Utbildning på gränsen mellan skola och arbete: Pedagogisk förändring i svensk yrkesutbildning 1918–1971
2015 (English)In: Nordic Journal of Educational History, ISSN 2001-7766, E-ISSN 2001-9076, Vol. 2, no 2, p. 69-73Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå, Sweden: Nordic Journal of Educational History, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123989 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-16 Created: 2016-01-16 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Berner, B. (2015). Women in Industrial Research – A Complicated History: Review of Renate Tobies et al (eds) Women in Industrial Research [Review]. Neue Politische Literatur, 60(1), 133-134
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Women in Industrial Research – A Complicated History: Review of Renate Tobies et al (eds) Women in Industrial Research
2015 (English)In: Neue Politische Literatur, ISSN 0028-3320, Vol. 60, no 1, p. 133-134Article, book review (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Frankfurt Am Main, Germany: Peter Lang GmbH, 2015
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123990 (URN)
Available from: 2016-01-16 Created: 2016-01-16 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
Berner, B. (2014). De sociologiska utmaningarna - då och nu.. In: Gunnar Andersson, Thomas, Brante och Christofer Edling (Ed.), Det personliga är sociologiskt: 14 professorer om svensk sociologi (pp. 131-143). Stockholm: Liber
Open this publication in new window or tab >>De sociologiska utmaningarna - då och nu.
2014 (Swedish)In: Det personliga är sociologiskt: 14 professorer om svensk sociologi / [ed] Gunnar Andersson, Thomas, Brante och Christofer Edling, Stockholm: Liber, 2014, p. 131-143Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

”Sociologin är inte på väg någonstans av sig självt utan vi styr den med våra val och med vad vi gör och avstår från att göra. Skulle jag sörja om sociologin upphörde, om bara exempelvis ämnena kulturgeografi, ekonomi, psykologi och statskunskap fanns kvar?” (Hedvig Ekerwald) Akademiska ämnen samlar ibland ihop sig till återblickar. Erfarna företrädare för ämnet sammanfattar och värderar dess historia och föreslår möjliga framtida vägar i en antologi. I denna specialutgåva av Sociologisk Forskning, i samarbete med Liber, publiceras 14 framstående sociologers beskrivningar av ämnets utvecklingsförlopp tillsammans med den parallella formeringen av deras egna akademiska habitus. Genom personligt hållna betraktelser – en slags akademiska självbiografier – tecknar boken en bred bild av ämnets histo¬ria och nuvarande villkor, en bild från vilken den svenska sociologin kan ta avstamp och blicka framåt."

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Liber, 2014
Series
Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342 ; 2014:3-4
Keywords
Sociologi
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113119 (URN)978-91-47-11503-7 (ISBN)
Note

Specialnummer av Sociologisk forskning, nr 3-4 2014.

Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2015-01-27
Berner, B. & Samuelsson, T. (2014). Effektivare vård på distans med multidisciplinära medicinska videokonferenser?. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 20(4), 23-37
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effektivare vård på distans med multidisciplinära medicinska videokonferenser?
2014 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 23-37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Användning av telemedicin förväntas möjliggöra access till expertråd oavsett var patienten eller läkaren befinner sig geografiskt. I artikeln analyseras, utifrån intervjuer med specialistläkare vid ett universitetssjukhus, hur en form av telemedicin, multidisciplinära videokonferenser mellan olika sjukhus, påverkar beslut och relationer i vården. Begrepp som ”artikuleringsarbete”, ”tyst integrering” och ”skript” används för att förstå beslutsfattandet på distans. Artikeln visar att effektivitet i vården kan tolkas på olika sätt, tar upp hur samarbete mellan specialområden uppfattas samt visar på ambivalenser vad gäller centralisering eller decentralisering av medicinsk kunskap mellan sjukhus med teknikens hjälp.

National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology) Other Medical Sciences Social Anthropology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-113118 (URN)
Available from: 2015-01-09 Created: 2015-01-09 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Berner, B. (2014). Eftertankar: paradoxer och moraliteter. Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, 23(2), 72-76
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Eftertankar: paradoxer och moraliteter
2014 (Swedish)In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 23, no 2, p. 72-76Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article highlights themes and paradoxes foundin the issue’s articles about everyday academic“savoir-faire”. One paradox concerns the oxymoroniccharacter of the topic: is academic savoirfaireto be seen as hands-on theory or as theoreticalsleights of hand? The second paradox depictsacademic life and routines as intensely individual,even narcissistic, and social and altruistic. A thirdparadox concerns the high prevalence – and evennecessity – of emotions in what are supposed to berational academic practices and environments.These paradoxes can be seen as containing an implicitmoral diagnosis of the current state of affairswithin Swedish academia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Föreningen Kulturella perspektiv, 2014
Keywords
paradoxes, morality, academic savoir-faire, individual/collective, emotions/ rationality
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-107914 (URN)
Available from: 2014-06-23 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05
Berner, B. & Dussauge, I. (2014). Introduktion: Perspektiv på fransk genusforskning. In: Berner, Boel & Dussauge, Isabelle (Ed.), Kön, kropp, materialitet: Perspektiv från fransk genusforskning (pp. 11-28). Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduktion: Perspektiv på fransk genusforskning
2014 (Swedish)In: Kön, kropp, materialitet: Perspektiv från fransk genusforskning / [ed] Berner, Boel & Dussauge, Isabelle, Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2014, p. 11-28Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2014
Series
Pandora, ISSN 1404-000X ; 22
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104107 (URN)978-91-7924-261-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-02-06 Last updated: 2017-05-14
Berner, B. & Dussauge, I. (Eds.). (2014). Kön, kropp, materialitet: Perspektiv från fransk genusforskning. Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kön, kropp, materialitet: Perspektiv från fransk genusforskning
2014 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Arkiv förlag & tidskrift, 2014. p. 249
Series
Pandora, ISSN 1404-000X ; 22
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-104100 (URN)978-91-7924-261-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-06 Created: 2014-02-06 Last updated: 2014-02-17Bibliographically approved
Berner, B. (2014). Technology. In: William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall and Stella R. Quah (Ed.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society: . Wiley-Blackwell
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Technology
2014 (English)In: The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society / [ed] William C. Cockerham, Robert Dingwall and Stella R. Quah, Wiley-Blackwell, 2014Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Clinical practice, health care provision, and medical research cannot be performed without the help of a large variety of medical technologies, from neonatal technologies to technologies of aging and terminal care. Many are the results of recent technoscientific innovations in molecular biology or computer science, or of combinations of biotechnology and information technology. They are used for maintaining bodies with the help of machines, pills, devices, and “foreign” tissues and organs; for representing and visualizing bodies; and for reproductive purposes, both as contraceptive techniques and as techniques for infertility treatment, testing, and screening. Medical technologies evolve within social and political networks. They circulate globally in an international “technoscape” of medicines, devices, machines, procedures, and understandings. Their use may alter existing practices, cultures, and institutional structures, but they are also shaped by them and by a multitude of different actors, including medical professionals, regulators, multinational companies, and patient communities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
Keywords
body; health care; medical anthropology; medical sociology; technology
National Category
Sociology Health Sciences Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-106241 (URN)10.1002/9781118410868 (DOI)9781118410868 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-04-29 Created: 2014-04-29 Last updated: 2015-03-02
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