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  • 301.
    Pakiam Eliason, Barbro
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    2000-talets änglasymbol: en djupanalys2002Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The contemporary angel-symbol is deeply rooted in our cultural history, with connotations and implications leading to that inner transitional space where all creative activity takes place. This essay investigates the history of the depiction of angels, visions of angels both ancient and modern, and includes psychological aspects of symbols as such. A closer look at surrounding symbols of angels will hopefully result in a greater understanding of the role of the angel-symbol within the context of visual culture, seen in the light of our own symbolic universe.

  • 302.
    Pakiam Eliason, Barbro
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Brudkronor i Tjust: koncept, symbol, funktion2003Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay comprises a study of the bridal crowns of Tjust, with respect to their national history, concept and aspect of mythological symbol. The tradition of bearing the parochial bridal crown is closely associated with religious medieval politics, and has also come to include elements of superstition and folklore. Attention is paid to these aspects dealing with the position of the bridal crown within current forms of tradition and culture and the impact on brides of this day and age. As the tradition of Church-owned bridal crowns is intrinsic to this country, and especially in the area of which Tjust is a part, possible solutions to the continued tradition are investigated.

  • 303.
    Pargman, Daniel
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Code begets community: On social and technical aspects of managing a virtual community2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    What is reality beyond the hype of virtual communities on the Internet? This Ph. D. thesis is based on three and a half years of studies in a Swedish-speaking adventure mud - a text-based virtual reality system. The focus is not primarily on the players, but on the administrators and on the work to make this virtual community work.

    A point of departure is that that SvenskMud can be seen as many things at the same time: a game, a computer program and a hobby. SvenskMud is an expression of a partisan, grass-roots initiative. It is not endorsed or supported by a powerful organization. All work is voluntary and unpaid and all usage is free. The values that SvenskMud endorse are the values of its creators and guardians - not of vendors who try to please an audience at any cost.

    An important characteristic of virtual communmes is that social concerns become difficult to separate from technical practices. Social and technical jssues interact and co-evolve in such intimate ways that they often merge in a mud. Management of the social system is done through computer code. During specific and favorable conditions, such computer code can indeed beget community. It is these circumstances that this work attempts to elucidate.

  • 304.
    Peolsson, Michael
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Att beskriva kronisk smärta: en lärprocess2000Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sammanfattningsvis syftar denna uppsats till att studera hur patienter beskriver sin smärta samt på vilka sätt de beskriver hur de utforskar sin smärta i vardagen. Jag vill med dessa beskrivningar som bakgrund lyfta fram patienters egen lärprocess om sin smärta. Avhandlingen syftar vidare till att diskutera hur vårdgivare kan lära sig av patienters smärtbeskrivningar. I detta sammanhang vill jag lyfta fram några begrepp som kan belysa hur patienterna i mina studier delger vad jag tolkar som smärtupplevelser.

    List of papers
    1. Experiencing and Knowing Pain: Patients’ Perspectives
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiencing and Knowing Pain: Patients’ Perspectives
    2000 (English)In: Advances in Physiotherapy, ISSN 1403-8196, E-ISSN 1651-1948, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 146-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on patients’ accounts of chronic pain and the manner in which they communicate their experiences. The data have been generated through interviews with chronic pain patients undergoing treatment for their problems. The results show that patients develop a set of discursive markers by means of which they are able to make distinctions between different kinds of pain. These distinctions are made with respect to pain qualities and pain localizations in the body. Further, a majority of the patients report that one pain generally transforms into another. This subjectively perceived patterning we refer to as pain transformations and these, in turn, contain different pain phases. Most patients report pains as dynamic and tients report pains as dynamic and stable and consistent sensation. The results also show that some patients identify certain pain phases as precursors of more severe phases, and that they use this knowledge as a means for taking preventive actions. Since experiencing pain often involves a discursive element gaining linguistic control over one’s pain provides the person with an important resource for dealing with pain

    Keywords
    pain communication, pain discrimination, pain learning, pain localization, pain quality, pain phase, pain transformation
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79050 (URN)10.1080/140381900750063409 (DOI)
    Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
    2. Living with chronic pain: A dynamic learning process
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living with chronic pain: A dynamic learning process
    2000 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 114-125Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on how patients describe and manage their pain in their everyday life. The data consist of interviews with 37 patients undergoing treatment for chronic pain. The study focuses on how experiences of pain are mediated and interpreted with the help of the individual's discursive resources. It is argued that this kind of resource is important in constituting a structure of relations between a suffering person, pain and context. In the analysis of the material a four-step procedure was used, including both formal and content-related aspects. It was found that the patients describe chronic pain as a dynamic phenomenon. Patients learn about their pain by actively constituting relations among themselves, the pain and their activities. For the patients, chronic pain is a structured phenomenon. Patients often describe how pain is initiated, worsens and is alleviated. Patients thereby learn to distinguish different figures in their pain, which they are able to relate to in their management of pain. This suggests that a life in pain could be seen as an apprenticeship process. The heart of the matter in this process is learning to become sensitive to and flexible towards variations in the pain and potential pain triggers in the environment. This knowledge is important, as mastering pain is a balancing act between inner resources and environmental circumstances.

    Keywords
    apprenticeship, communication, coping, chronic pain, dynamic, language, learning, patient perspective
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22853 (URN)10.1080/110381200300006069 (DOI)2193 (Local ID)2193 (Archive number)2193 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
  • 305.
    Peolsson, Michael
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Smärtans mosaik: kommunikation och lärande om långvarig smärta2001Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis focuses on how people, living with long-term pain, exploreand communicate their pain, by way of speech as a means for producingrelations between themselves, the. pain and everyday activities. The datamaterial consists of focused research interviews with patients undergoingtreatment for their pain at a pain clinic. The thesis takes as a point ofdeparture that people living with pain in various situations need tocommunicate their pain experiences which posits the person in acommunicational dilemma giving_ shape to a multi-dimensionalexperience. Different kinds of communicative resources are used in thesecommunication situations, verbal and figurative talk together withgestures. It is argued that learning about one's pain could be described as an apprenticeship process, which concerns as well the relations between the afflicted person and the her/his pain as how these relations are to be communicated. An important result is that mastering one's pain is about an on-going, situated, searching and communicative practice.

    List of papers
    1. Living with chronic pain: A dynamic learning process
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Living with chronic pain: A dynamic learning process
    2000 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 114-125Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on how patients describe and manage their pain in their everyday life. The data consist of interviews with 37 patients undergoing treatment for chronic pain. The study focuses on how experiences of pain are mediated and interpreted with the help of the individual's discursive resources. It is argued that this kind of resource is important in constituting a structure of relations between a suffering person, pain and context. In the analysis of the material a four-step procedure was used, including both formal and content-related aspects. It was found that the patients describe chronic pain as a dynamic phenomenon. Patients learn about their pain by actively constituting relations among themselves, the pain and their activities. For the patients, chronic pain is a structured phenomenon. Patients often describe how pain is initiated, worsens and is alleviated. Patients thereby learn to distinguish different figures in their pain, which they are able to relate to in their management of pain. This suggests that a life in pain could be seen as an apprenticeship process. The heart of the matter in this process is learning to become sensitive to and flexible towards variations in the pain and potential pain triggers in the environment. This knowledge is important, as mastering pain is a balancing act between inner resources and environmental circumstances.

    Keywords
    apprenticeship, communication, coping, chronic pain, dynamic, language, learning, patient perspective
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22853 (URN)10.1080/110381200300006069 (DOI)2193 (Local ID)2193 (Archive number)2193 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
    2. Experiencing and Knowing Pain: Patients’ Perspectives
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Experiencing and Knowing Pain: Patients’ Perspectives
    2000 (English)In: Advances in Physiotherapy, ISSN 1403-8196, E-ISSN 1651-1948, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 146-155Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on patients’ accounts of chronic pain and the manner in which they communicate their experiences. The data have been generated through interviews with chronic pain patients undergoing treatment for their problems. The results show that patients develop a set of discursive markers by means of which they are able to make distinctions between different kinds of pain. These distinctions are made with respect to pain qualities and pain localizations in the body. Further, a majority of the patients report that one pain generally transforms into another. This subjectively perceived patterning we refer to as pain transformations and these, in turn, contain different pain phases. Most patients report pains as dynamic and tients report pains as dynamic and stable and consistent sensation. The results also show that some patients identify certain pain phases as precursors of more severe phases, and that they use this knowledge as a means for taking preventive actions. Since experiencing pain often involves a discursive element gaining linguistic control over one’s pain provides the person with an important resource for dealing with pain

    Keywords
    pain communication, pain discrimination, pain learning, pain localization, pain quality, pain phase, pain transformation
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79050 (URN)10.1080/140381900750063409 (DOI)
    Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
    3. The Metaphors for pain: a study of pain metaphors as communication
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Metaphors for pain: a study of pain metaphors as communication
    (English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    When describing pain the spoken language one is used to is often inadequate. This article takes as departure this communicative problem. The datamaterial consists of semi-structured interviews with thirty-seven patients undergoing treatment for their chronic pain.The metaphor consists of two parts or domains: the domain to be described and the domain from which a description is borrowed. 145 metaphors were identified in the data material. The analysis concernedboth the domains, their relationship and the metaphor's communicative function. The results shows that different types of 'linguisticimages' were used to describe pain, and that the relationship between the two domains were of two kinds: experiential and semantic,respectively. Further, five communicative functions of the metaphorical talk were found: a comparative, structuring, contextulising,problematising and interactive, function respectively. It is argued that professional caregivers by metaphorical talk could acquire indirect access to fragment of patients' experiences of pain, create interactivity and compliance.

    Keywords
    pain, metaphor, communication, patient description, patient counseling
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79052 (URN)
    Available from: 2012-06-28 Created: 2012-06-28 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
    4. Pain Gestures: The Orchestration of Talk and Body Gestures
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pain Gestures: The Orchestration of Talk and Body Gestures
    2002 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1363-4593, E-ISSN 1461-7196, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 325-345Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article is about the use and function of gestures in pain communication. More specifically how we can communicate an internal bodily experience like pain with the help of gestures. This is of great importance both in everyday situations and in medical consultations of various types. Our focus in this article is on the issues of the gesture as a communicative resource, how verbal and nonverbal communicative resources are related to each other and in what way gestures contribute to the structure of different types of pain. Thirty-seven patients have been interviewed about their pain experiences and the main result is that several communicative modalities are interwoven in the pain accounts. Three different functions of gestures were identified: the pointing, iconic and symbolic functions. The clinical relevance of this approach to gestures in pain communication is to take note of the intricate interplay of different communicative resources used in the pain description, and to emphasize both verbal and nonverbal interaction in the clinical conversation as a resource in the care situation.

    Keywords
    gesture, interaction, nonverbal, pain
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22857 (URN)10.1177/136345930200600305 (DOI)2198 (Local ID)2198 (Archive number)2198 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
  • 306.
    Peolsson, Michael
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The Metaphors for pain: a study of pain metaphors as communicationManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    When describing pain the spoken language one is used to is often inadequate. This article takes as departure this communicative problem. The datamaterial consists of semi-structured interviews with thirty-seven patients undergoing treatment for their chronic pain.The metaphor consists of two parts or domains: the domain to be described and the domain from which a description is borrowed. 145 metaphors were identified in the data material. The analysis concernedboth the domains, their relationship and the metaphor's communicative function. The results shows that different types of 'linguisticimages' were used to describe pain, and that the relationship between the two domains were of two kinds: experiential and semantic,respectively. Further, five communicative functions of the metaphorical talk were found: a comparative, structuring, contextulising,problematising and interactive, function respectively. It is argued that professional caregivers by metaphorical talk could acquire indirect access to fragment of patients' experiences of pain, create interactivity and compliance.

  • 307.
    Peolsson, Michael
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hydén, Lars-Christer
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sätterlund-Larsson, U.
    Trollhättan | Uddevalla University, Vänersborg, Sweden.
    Living with chronic pain: A dynamic learning process2000In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 114-125Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study focuses on how patients describe and manage their pain in their everyday life. The data consist of interviews with 37 patients undergoing treatment for chronic pain. The study focuses on how experiences of pain are mediated and interpreted with the help of the individual's discursive resources. It is argued that this kind of resource is important in constituting a structure of relations between a suffering person, pain and context. In the analysis of the material a four-step procedure was used, including both formal and content-related aspects. It was found that the patients describe chronic pain as a dynamic phenomenon. Patients learn about their pain by actively constituting relations among themselves, the pain and their activities. For the patients, chronic pain is a structured phenomenon. Patients often describe how pain is initiated, worsens and is alleviated. Patients thereby learn to distinguish different figures in their pain, which they are able to relate to in their management of pain. This suggests that a life in pain could be seen as an apprenticeship process. The heart of the matter in this process is learning to become sensitive to and flexible towards variations in the pain and potential pain triggers in the environment. This knowledge is important, as mastering pain is a balancing act between inner resources and environmental circumstances.

  • 308.
    Peolsson, Michael
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Säljö, Roger
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sätterlund Larsson, U.
    Trollhättan | Uddevalla University, Vänersborg, Sweden.
    Experiencing and Knowing Pain: Patients’ Perspectives2000In: Advances in Physiotherapy, ISSN 1403-8196, E-ISSN 1651-1948, Vol. 2, no 4, p. 146-155Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on patients’ accounts of chronic pain and the manner in which they communicate their experiences. The data have been generated through interviews with chronic pain patients undergoing treatment for their problems. The results show that patients develop a set of discursive markers by means of which they are able to make distinctions between different kinds of pain. These distinctions are made with respect to pain qualities and pain localizations in the body. Further, a majority of the patients report that one pain generally transforms into another. This subjectively perceived patterning we refer to as pain transformations and these, in turn, contain different pain phases. Most patients report pains as dynamic and tients report pains as dynamic and stable and consistent sensation. The results also show that some patients identify certain pain phases as precursors of more severe phases, and that they use this knowledge as a means for taking preventive actions. Since experiencing pain often involves a discursive element gaining linguistic control over one’s pain provides the person with an important resource for dealing with pain

  • 309.
    Persson Thunqvist, Daniel
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Samtal för arbete: Kommunikativa verksamheter i kommunala ungdomsprojekt2003Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis is an ethnographic exploration of young unemployed people's encounters with three municipal youth projects in Sweden. The overall aim of the study, is to investigate the communicativeactivities and institutional practices that make up the daily life routines in the youth projects. The data were collected through ethnographic fieldwork in three municipal youth projects, along with taperecordingsof different types of communicative activities, including social guidance talks, lectures, group discussions and simulated job-interviews. The analyses draw upon the concept of communicative activity (kommunikativ verksamhet) and focus such issues as frarning/defmition of situation, communicative goals, activity roles, social identity and footing. Examination of these activities reveals howthe young people, the project leaders as well as the counsellors deal with different social and communicative dilemmas. The analyses attend questions of how different types of communicative activitiesfunction as practices of a socialization process that aims to change the young people's attitudes toward work and education, and daily habits by offering as well as training desirable social identities, such as a"good employee", "active and competent job-seeker", "student", or "active democratic citizen". At the same time, the analyses highlight the young people's strategies for resisting these organizational goals.Participants do not sustain a unified defmition of the situation and activities involve complexities and hybridities on several levels. It is argued that a dynamic conception of joint construction of meaning,frames and institutional practice, is particularly applicable to complex communicative activities, such as those taking place within the youth projects. This approach also cast doubts on assumptions that ascribe fixed situational definitions and activity roles to what we do in, and across, interactional encounters.

  • 310.
    Petersson, Gunilla
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Arbetsskadeförsäkring: Politik, byråkrati och expertis1995Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim of the thesis is to study work injuries insurance as an individual insurance scheme and as part of the Swedish welfare state. Here, the question of work injuries insurance is studied at two levels, partly the political discourse within which the laws that regulate compensation for work injuries have been drawn up and partly the administrative discourse whitin which this legislation is applied. The aim is to contribute towards a clarification of the perceptions, assupmtions and conceptions underlying the distinction between work injuries and other injuries as well as the reasoning and pictures of reality which have been regarded as justifying a special insurance sheme for these injuries.

    The study of the political discours stretches from the first bill for insurance covering work-related injuries in 1884 to the general election in Sweden 1994. The analysis takes as its starting-point two central questions; should there be a special insurance scheme for work injuries and if so, what form should it take? The empirical materal consists of parliamentary publications, such as bills, committee reports and official reports, as well as magazine articles. One of the conclusions reached by the study is that work has a very strong position in the political discourse. Here, there also exists a solid link between work as the cause of injury and personal responsibility and, as a concequence of this, work injuries are ascribed a special moral status in comparison with other injuries and illnesses.

    The study of how the work injuries insurance scheme is applied i based on a review of 27 work injuries cases which were decided in accordance with the Work Injuries Insurance Act in 1990. The empirical material consists of social insurance office documents related to these work injuries cases. The analysis has focused on establishing how the relationship between work and injury is determined. One conclusion reached in the study is that the administrative practice and the injured persons often have differing conceptions in a work injury case. Among other things, this concems the question of whether the injury should be regarded as being work related or not, but also the fact that there are also different conceptions of how the relationship between work and injuryshould be determined.

    An additional conclusion drawn from the study of the two levels is that work injuries insurance can be seen as a discourse where different practices such as politics, bureaucracy and expertise meet, confront each other and interact, This results in a state of dependence between the different practices which regulates the relationship between them and, at the same time, gives rise to an interal dynamic whitin the discourse.

  • 311.
    Pettersson, Rune
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Wærn, Yvonne
    Linköpings universitet.
    On Web Based Learning - Experience from Teaching and Learning Online2003In: Literacy Association. The 34th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association. Breckenridge, Colorado, USA, October 1 - 5,2002, Loretta: International Visual Literacy Association , 2003, p. 193-198Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 312.
    Porathe, Tomas
    et al.
    Mälardalens högskola.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    From Portolan Charts To Virtual Beacons; An Historic Overview Of Mediated Communication At Sea2004In: 34th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy,2003, 2004, p. 132-141Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 313.
    Reimers, Eva
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Dopet som kult och kultur: Bilder av dopet i dopsamtal och föräldraintervjuer1995Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    This study of Swedish secularisation and religiousness presents analyses of discourses related to the ritual of infant baptism. The aim of the study is to shed light upon the ambiguous image of Swedish religiousness. On the one hand, Sweden is regarded as one of the most secularised countries in the world. On the other hand, more than 90% of the inhabitants are members of the Church of Sweden, and participate in life-cycle rites such as infant baptism, weddings and funerals. Through discourse analyses of baptismal conversations and interviews with parents and priests the study shows how people verbally construct the practice of infant baptism as a meaningful and important event in their lives. These analyses shed light upon the conception of Swedish secularisation.lle analyses show that people, who by themselves and others are considered secularised, participate in and make use of a rite in the same way as people participate in and make use of corresponding rites in societies that are not considered to be secularised. Different discourse strategies employed by the priests are interpreted as being related to different theological views of the nature of Christian faith. Explicitly and implicitly expressed basic conceptions indicate an ambiguous picture of basic views in connection with baptism. These views are discussed in the light of the two aspects of the Church of Sweden as a carrier of both cult and culture, of both Christian faith and fundamental social values and practices. The positive evaluation of the Church of Sweden is connected to the cultural aspect of the Church of Sweden, and the negative evaluation to the cultic aspect. The basic accounting practices employed by priests and parishioners reflect a high value of honesty and authenticity. These norms can be related to the tension in infant baptism between the cultic and the cultural aspect. The study shows that Sweden is secularised in the sense that values such as personal responsibility, freedom and authenticity are highly valued, not only by people at large, but also by the Church of Sweden. Sweden is also secularised in the sense that Christian faith is understood, not as trust, but as personal intellectual conviction. On the other hand, the way people participate in and make use of the ritual of infant baptism show that they do this in a fundamentally religious way; that is as an act of integration, loyalty and trust. The religious discourses are secularised, but not the religious practices. 

  • 314. Reuterskiöld Wagner, Christina
    et al.
    Nettelbladt, Ulrika
    Sahlén, Birgitta
    Nilholm, Claes
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Conversation versus narration in pre-school children with language impairment2000In: International journal of language and communication disorders, ISSN 1368-2822, E-ISSN 1460-6984, Vol. 35, no 1, p. 83-93Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The study focuses on two elicitation methods for language sampling in children with language impairment: conversion and narration. It has been noted in other studies on different clinical groups that language elicited in different speaking contexts varies in aspects such as MLU, fluency and syntactic complexity. The purpose of this study was to compare genre effects on different aspects of language production in a group of pre-school children with language impairment. The results show that there are differences in language production during conversation compared with narration. Intelligibility and fluency were found to be higher in conversation than in narration, whereas MLU in words was higher in narration. The narrative task elicited more phrasal expansions and grammatical morphemes per utterance than the conversation. However, the children used more complex verb forms in conversation than in narration. The results are discussed in relation to recent research.

  • 315.
    Richt, Bengt
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Mellan två världar: Om konflikten mellan livets krav och doktorns önskningar. Lärdomar från familjer med ett diabetessjukt barn.1992Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Compliance is a prerequisite of the patient's recovery, and also closely in accord with the medical profession's own interests. Non-compliance is a familiar as well as a common phenomenon, but its causes has remained obscure. The present study endeavours to answer the question what these causes are. Starting from a critique of earlier research the study lays a new foundation for the understanding of noncompliance. A phenomenological framework is introduced and used in a qualitative study of a number of diabetes-stricken families and their everyday life. The onset of insulin dependent diabetes is considered to be a disruptiveevent, and a host of tasks confronting the afflicted families are isolated and analysed, together with the strategies used to adapt to the changed situation.

    Given the extent of the problems confronting the afflicted persons, non-compliance appears in a new and (as it where) explained light. It is not because people are uninterested, ignorant or ineducable that they deviate from biomedical advise. No, it is because of the fact that chronic illness involves so much more than a biomedical disturbance. Followingfrom this conclusion the concept of "lived illness" is introduced as a parallell to the biomedical concept of illness, and is asserted to be an equally meaningful definition of what illness actually is. How can this meaning have been overlooked. The answer which is given is based on the concept of "institutional blocking out"". By institutional blocking out ismeant not only the blocking out that is a direct consequence of the institutions basic system of ideas, but also the blocking out deriving from the totality of actual circumstances and processes whereby the institution's constitutive system of ideas is produced and reproduced.

  • 316.
    Sachs, Lisbeth
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Alfabetisering: en fråga om kultur och tänkande1986Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Culture and thought in the acquisition of literacy is a study of Turkish rural migrant women in a suburb of Stockholm. It is an anthropological description of the process of becoming literate, of the functions that are served by the ability to read and write, and of the way this ability is used in everyday life.

    The report demonstrates that the women's evaluation of and motivation, opportunities and resources for different forms of communication are influenced not only by their social history but also by factors in their new environment.

    This description gives some insight in to the women's domestic and social experiences which helps us to a better understanding of their thoughts and actions in the class room, the literacy course and working life. It helps us to distinguish the elements of continuity and change in their language use.

  • 317.
    Sandén, Inger
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Att drabbas av testikelcancer: En studie av män med behandlad testikelcancer och deras anhöriga2000Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the thesis is to describe and analyse men's experience of testicular cancer, the interaction with caregivers during the course of the disease and in the subsequent medical care process and the attitude of close relatives during this period and how they describe their life during the medical care process.

    The results reported in article I describe, on the basis of audio-taped dialogues between patients and physicians and interviews between patients and physicians, the impact the medical care program SWENOTECA has on the interaction between patient and physician and on how the patients experience their disease and the follow-up of care and treatment. As a result of the medical care program SWENOTECA, oncological care and treatment is framed in a structured care context which gives the patients a perspective of the future and very much influences their sense of safety and security. Article II describes how, in interviews, men reconstructed their discovery of a testicular tumour, how they express their thoughts about and attitudes towards cancer. The men have a functionally oriented approach to their body, which means that the ability to work and carry out their day-to-day duties is a more important sign that they are not ill than are individual physical changes in an organ. In article III, the audio-taped dialogues between patients and physicians have been analysed in order to determine how routinization in the dialogue affects the patient's ability to talk about sensitive subjects and bring up questions and problems on his own initiative. A consequence of the routinised medical care context is that follow-up consultations between patients and physicians focus on restoring trust in the value of the check-ups and the prospects of the disease being cured. In article IV, interviews with close relatives of men treated for testicular cancer are analysed. In these interviews, the parties discussed how cancer affected family life and daily routines as well as how relationships and closeness developed and what the future held. Testicular cancer is something that very much affects the men's close relatives. They do not regard themselves, or are regarded by others, as people with needs of their own and the sorrow and fear they feel results in social isolation during the period of the disease.

    List of papers
    1. The Swenoteca Medical Care Program as a Resource for Patients and Physicians
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Swenoteca Medical Care Program as a Resource for Patients and Physicians
    2002 (English)In: Vård i Norden, ISSN 0107-4083, E-ISSN 1890-4238, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 33-37Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The overall aim is to investigate, from a communicative and interactive perspective, how physicians use the medical care program in dialogues with patients, and how patients use the program when they talk about their treatment and the disease, testicular cancer. Data consist of 23 patient-physician consultations and 23 interviews. The analysis was performed in stages. The results show that the physicians use the medical care program as an instrument in the dialogues and a structure for information when a patient is about to embark on a round of continued treatment after his operation. When the physician presents the course of treatment to the patient, he gives SWENOTECA as the reason for the choice. During the follow-up consultations, SWENOTECA is used as a basic framework for what should be checked from a medical point of view and as a structure to ensure that the checkups are performed. The medical care program seems to exert a strong influence on the men’s accounts during the interviews in terms of the medical terminology they use and as a structure for the course of the disease and for giving them a perspective of the future as well as hope.

    Keywords
    patient-physician interaction, communication, testicular cancer, medical care program
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-79287 (URN)
    Available from: 2012-07-09 Created: 2012-07-09 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
    2. An interview study of men discovering testicular cancer
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>An interview study of men discovering testicular cancer
    2000 (English)In: Cancer Nursing, ISSN 0162-220X, E-ISSN 1538-9804, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 304-309Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    Testicular cancer affects men between 15 and 45 years old. The aim of this study was to show how men with testicular cancer discover their cancer, react to physical changes, and take action. In the follow-vp phase, 21 who had undergone surgery for testicular cancer were interviewed. The results show clearly that the men focus on their physical pain. The progress from the discovery of changes in the testicular glands to medical care can be divided into three phases. In the first phase, "something has happened," the men consider the changes and try to define the reasons. In the second phase, "facing the situation," they consider the situation and decide whether to talk to someone. In the third phase, "seeking medical help," it is a question of seeking help and being confronted by the medical diagnosis. In terms of time, the progression in the current study took from 1 day to 1 year. The men sought help when complications arose that made normal daily functions difficult. Six of the men suspected that the cause of their problems was cancer. Almost half of the participants in this study, including the six who suspected cancer, did not talk to anyone before they decided to seek medical help. The men who did talk to Other people did not seek medical help any more quickly than the other men. None of the men routinely inspected their bodies.

    Keywords
    communication, seeking medical help, self-detection, testicular cancer
    National Category
    Natural Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-49475 (URN)10939178 (PubMedID)
    Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved
    3. Routinization and sensitivity: Interaction in oncological follow-up consultations
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Routinization and sensitivity: Interaction in oncological follow-up consultations
    2001 (English)In: Health, ISSN 1363-4593, E-ISSN 1461-7196, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 139-163Article in journal (Other academic) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The empirical data of this study were gathered in the form of audio-taped recordings of dialogues between 21 patients, who had had operations for testicular cancer and three physicians during follow-up consultations. The aim is to inquire into how routine practices affect the goals of checking up the medical conditions and providing patients with reassurance, and how practices affect the treatment of sensitive topics and the patients’ possibilities of bringing up their own problems are affected. The results show that the routines built up by the medical care programme are used as recurrent opportunities for the parties to confirm that the situation is under control and as resources when they talk about the sensitive topics of sexuality and fertility. How the routinization affected the patients’ possibilities of bringing up their own problems cannot be fully determined. Of the 50 initiatives by patients to present their problems, only nine did so solely on their own initiative.

    Keywords
    doctor–patient interaction, oncological, routinization, sensitivity
    National Category
    Medical and Health Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-25488 (URN)10.1177/136345930100500201 (DOI)9934 (Local ID)9934 (Archive number)9934 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-13Bibliographically approved
    4. How everyday life is affected: An interview study of relatives of men suffering from testicular cancer
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>How everyday life is affected: An interview study of relatives of men suffering from testicular cancer
    2002 (English)In: Journal of psychosocial oncology, ISSN 0734-7332, E-ISSN 1540-7586, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 27-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to describe, by means of explorative interviews, the experiences of relatives of male family members suffering from testicular cancer. The central questions concerned how the disease and its treatment affected the life of the family, how its daily routines were affected, the form of relationships and closeness during the period of the disease, and how the future was given shape. The results revealed four main themes presented by the relatives during the interviews: the disease and its course, normalization, the long-term consequences of the disease, and the social network. The results showed that relatives of men suffering from cancer live in a vulnerable situation characterized by social isolation.

    Keywords
    Close relatives, cancer, men, testicular cancer, family life
    National Category
    Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-22861 (URN)10.1300/J077v20n02_02 (DOI)2202 (Local ID)2202 (Archive number)2202 (OAI)
    Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved
  • 318.
    Sandén, Inger
    et al.
    Department of Nursing, Trollhättan-Uddevalla University.
    Hydén, Lars-Christer
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    How everyday life is affected: An interview study of relatives of men suffering from testicular cancer2002In: Journal of psychosocial oncology, ISSN 0734-7332, E-ISSN 1540-7586, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 27-44Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this study was to describe, by means of explorative interviews, the experiences of relatives of male family members suffering from testicular cancer. The central questions concerned how the disease and its treatment affected the life of the family, how its daily routines were affected, the form of relationships and closeness during the period of the disease, and how the future was given shape. The results revealed four main themes presented by the relatives during the interviews: the disease and its course, normalization, the long-term consequences of the disease, and the social network. The results showed that relatives of men suffering from cancer live in a vulnerable situation characterized by social isolation.

  • 319.
    Sandén, Inger
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Linell, Per
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Starkhammar, Hans
    Östergötlands Läns Landsting, Centre of Surgery and Oncology, Department of Oncology UHL. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
    Sätterlund Larsson, Ullabeth
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Routinization and sensitivity: Interaction in oncological follow-up consultations2001In: Health, ISSN 1363-4593, E-ISSN 1461-7196, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 139-163Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The empirical data of this study were gathered in the form of audio-taped recordings of dialogues between 21 patients, who had had operations for testicular cancer and three physicians during follow-up consultations. The aim is to inquire into how routine practices affect the goals of checking up the medical conditions and providing patients with reassurance, and how practices affect the treatment of sensitive topics and the patients’ possibilities of bringing up their own problems are affected. The results show that the routines built up by the medical care programme are used as recurrent opportunities for the parties to confirm that the situation is under control and as resources when they talk about the sensitive topics of sexuality and fertility. How the routinization affected the patients’ possibilities of bringing up their own problems cannot be fully determined. Of the 50 initiatives by patients to present their problems, only nine did so solely on their own initiative.

  • 320.
    Sandén, Inger
    et al.
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sätterlund Larsson, Ullabeth
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Eriksson, Charli
    National Institute of Public Health, Stockholm, Sweden.
    An interview study of men discovering testicular cancer2000In: Cancer Nursing, ISSN 0162-220X, E-ISSN 1538-9804, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 304-309Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Testicular cancer affects men between 15 and 45 years old. The aim of this study was to show how men with testicular cancer discover their cancer, react to physical changes, and take action. In the follow-vp phase, 21 who had undergone surgery for testicular cancer were interviewed. The results show clearly that the men focus on their physical pain. The progress from the discovery of changes in the testicular glands to medical care can be divided into three phases. In the first phase, "something has happened," the men consider the changes and try to define the reasons. In the second phase, "facing the situation," they consider the situation and decide whether to talk to someone. In the third phase, "seeking medical help," it is a question of seeking help and being confronted by the medical diagnosis. In terms of time, the progression in the current study took from 1 day to 1 year. The men sought help when complications arose that made normal daily functions difficult. Six of the men suspected that the cause of their problems was cancer. Almost half of the participants in this study, including the six who suspected cancer, did not talk to anyone before they decided to seek medical help. The men who did talk to Other people did not seek medical help any more quickly than the other men. None of the men routinely inspected their bodies.

  • 321.
    Seifarth, Sofia
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Den iscensatta maskeraden: Om framställningar och vanställanden i dokusåpor2006In: Det vanställda ordet: Om den svåra konsten att värna sin integritet / [ed] Martin Kylhammar och Jean-François Battail, Stockholm: Carlssons , 2006, 1, p. 114-129Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

       Boken handlar om den svåra konsten att värna sin personliga integritet i förhållande till modernitetens centrala maktinstitutioner: masskomm unikation, vetenskap och politik. Boken diskuterar och analyserar vår utsatthet i det moderna. Ytterst gäller denna diskussion den moderna d emokratins grundfrågor. En rad framstående forskare medverkar

  • 322.
    Seifarth, Sofia
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Faran att halka i en dokusåpa2002In: Östgöta Correspondenten, ISSN 1104-0394, Vol. 2002-12-07Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 323.
    Seifarth, Sofia
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Från desarmering till utlösning under ansvar: Sex- och samlevnadsundervisning i skolradion 1954-19742005In: Frigörare?: Moderna svenska samhällsdrömmar / [ed] Martin Kylhammar, Michael Godhe, Stockholm: Carlssons , 2005, 1, p. 221-250Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Författarna skriver om svenska samhällsdrömmar efter andra världskriget. Vilka visioner finns om det goda samhället och vad står de för? Vilka personer engagerar sig i nuet för framtidens skull? Frigörare är personer, saker och ting som gjort anspråk på att befria oss och hjälpa oss att skapa ett bättre samhälle.

  • 324.
    Seifarth, Sofia
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Kropp, knopp, själ och samhälle. En kartläggning av frågeprogram i svensk radio 1945-19752007Report (Other academic)
  • 325.
    Severinson Eklundh, Kerstin
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Dialogue processes in computer-mediated communication: a study of letters in the COM system1986Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis concerns the basic communicative potentials of a new communications medium: computer-based communication systems. The computer medium has properties which makes it possible to carry out an interactive dialogue, although messages are written and there is a delay between successive contributions. However, the substantially reduced possibilities of giving and-receiving feedback in the medium have the consequence that the norms of comparable spoken dialogues no longer hold. This is also contradicted by the potential for infonnation overflow in the system. A main purpose of the thesis has been to assess the structural properties of a computer-mediated dialogue with special consideration of the role of feedback.

    As a point of departure, an outline of a theory of language games is given as a basis for analyzing human dialogues. Further, the notion of feedback in spoken discourse is discussed with reference to an earlier study of communication via different spoken media. In this context, the particular importance of feedback for the interactivity of a dialogue is considered.

    A study is presented which concerns letters (private messages) produced whitin the COM system. The data for the dialogue analysis were obtained from 11 COM users and comprised 450 complete dialogues. In order to study the attitudes of users to the computer as a medium, interviews have been carried out with the users who provided the data, and a questionnaire svrvey including these users as well as 40 other experienced users.

    The results of the dialogue analysis show that there are important structural differences beween computer-mediated dialogues and a spoken dialogue face-to-face. The computer dialogues have a structure which is collapsed compared to the number of levels in a spoken dialogue, and independent feedback moves giving confinnation and evaluation of previous contributions are largely missing. This means that a prototypical question-answer exchange is 2-part instead of 3-part.

    An investigation of questioning strategies shows, however, that computer-mediated letters mostly employ a simple, unplanned language partly reminiscent of a spoken dialogue. The management of several simultaneous topics seems to give rise to conflicts between written and spoken nouns, and topics are often dropped, presumably as a result of the rapidity of the medium.

    The interviews and questionnaire survey confirm that the medium is preferable used as a fast way of carrying out an interactive dialogue, and that most users taking part in the study do not primarily seek to take advantage of the technical possibilities of the system for increasing the efficiency of communication.

    The integrated analysis of letters and interviews/questionnaire leads to a discussion on the consequences of the diminished feedback opportunities and on the properties of the computer medium as compared to other forms of writing and speaking. A model is proposed which posits two basic modes of interaction in the medium, and which makes possible a distinction between different patterns of usage. Some consequences of the study for the education of users are briefly discussed.

  • 326.
    Severinson Eklundh, Kerstin
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The Notion of Language Game: A Natural Unit of Dialogue and Discourse1983Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The study of dialogue is a relatively new area for linguistic research. Only ten years ago, linguists were mostly occupied with the analysis of sentences and their internal structure on various levels. In other disciplines, however, such as sociology, anthropology and philosophy, discourse has been a frequent object of study in investigations concerning the role of language in human activities from different perspectives.

    In this paper, I will argue that the notion of language game, introduced by Wittgenstein and discussed by many others, is the natural candidate for such a unit. The game concept is, if we make it somewhat precise , very general and covers central properties of social action (cf.  Lyttkens 1981). Many authors have already begun to explore that concept for the purpose of studying dialogue (see e .g. Mann , Moore and Levivn 1977 , Levinson1979). Others use concepts that are in some respects equivalent to the game concept (see e.g. the discussion below of Reichman 's context space theory).

  • 327.
    Sjölander-Hovorka, Angela
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Schnittstelle Vernissage: Die Besucher als Wegbereiter und Multiplikatoren zeitgenössischer Kunst1991Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    How does art become Art? What is it that actually happens when a work of art is presented, as such, at an opening and gets accepted as Art? Who arc the actors, the decision makers, how do they interact, how does the self-structuring, selfgenerating, intricate system work that governs the interface between art and non-art? What is the importance and influence of the artists, the gallery owners, the art writers in journals and newspapers, the mass media, the visitors to the openings?

    Research in this area has so far mostly concerned art preferences, or the function of art as a social distinction marker. But the process through which the decision is made whether a particular object is accepted as art, - or rejected as such - has received much less attention. Subject of this thesis is the transition, in the interface between private and public, through the interaction of a loosely knit, fluctuating, self-structuring network of many different actors, national and international. The emphasis is on the starting point of the process, i.e. the opening, more precisely such openings where new, hitherto unknown art and/orartists are presented. At such openings, the visitors have no way of finding out beforehand what they are supposed to think, and have to fonn opinions on their own. This makes the situation very different from that in a museum, or in a gallery presenting already established art.

    The main empirical material of the thesis consists of a number of extensive interviews with influential professionals and connoisseurs ln the art scene in Stockholm and- as a comparison- Vienna. The results of a questionnaire, answered by visitors to openings, are also included. A picture emerges where the opening is seen as a focal point for the ongoing discourse on new art, where professionals, but also interested and informed amateurs, meet and interact.

    There is a quite extensive consensus in judgements of the new art, though such judgements are almost never a topic of the actual opening conversations. No such consensus exists, however, when work is presented that tries to break the prevailing ideas about art, and the openings and their audience consequently do not have a decisive role regarding the acceptance or rejection of such, in a real sense, innovative art. Thus, a main function of openings is to funnel and focus the ongoing discourse and discussion by bringing together many different agents and actors in the art world, in a situation that gives a good - and unobtrusive - opportunity for a constant cross-checking within a much wider network, a network that ultimately decides if a new piece of art is to be accepted- or not.

  • 328.
    Sjöström, Stefan
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Party or patient?: Discursive practices relating to coercion in psychiatric and legal settings1997Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The subject matter of this study is professional discourse concerning psychiatric assessments, particularly those relating to compulsory care. Discursive practices in two institutional settings are compared, namely a psychiatric clinic and an administrative court.

    In Sweden, psychiatric coercion is regulated in the Compulsory Psychiatric Care Act (Sw: LPT), introduced in 1992. This new law was designed to improve patients' legal rights. The most important change was the introduction of obligatory court hearings to try psychiatrists' decisions to apply compulsory care. An important aim of the study is to investigate how psychiatric cases are recontextualised in the new legal setting.

    Eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork was carried out at two psychiatric units: an emergency/admission unit and a closed, so called LPT unit. In court, fourteen LPT hearings were audiotaped.

    At the clinic, staff to a large extent use vernacular terminology to describe patients. Furthermore, personal knowledge of each patient is an important interpretative framework. The meaning of descriptions depends on the local context. The discourse at the clinic often follows a circular logic: one has to assume illness in order to construe descriptions of symptoms as indications of illness. When clinicians apply legal criteria, their primary concern is to act according to a clinical conception of what is in the best interests of the patient. Occasionally, they may set aside what they believe is required by law in order to conform to clinical priorities. Thus, staff often seek informal solutions to clinical problems. To clinicians, LPT may also become a tool to solve certain organisational problems related to, for example, issues of transferring patients.

    In LPT court hearings, the patient is formally an adverse party to a chief psychiatrist. The analysis suggests, however, that the status of patient becomes crucial also in the court discourse. Several features, which can be associated with a clinical understanding of cases as patients, are adopted by the legal professionals, e.g. an assumption of illness and a tendency by public defenders not to take an adversarial approach. As a consequence, the function of court hearings to independently evaluate psychiatric decisions may be questioned.

  • 329.
    Sparrman, Anna
    et al.
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies.
    Cromdal, JakobLinköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Child Studies.Evaldsson, Ann-CaritaLinköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Adelswärd, VivekaLinköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Den väsentliga vardagen: Några diskursanalytiska perspektiv på tal, text och bild.2009Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Det handlar om hur människor i olika sammanhang samspelar och skapar mening. Gemensamt för bokens skribenter är att de är eller har varit doktorander för professor Karin Aronsson vid Institutionen Barn och tema Kommunikation, vid Linköpings universitet. Sedan mitten av 1980-talet har institutionen erbjudit en dynamisk forskningsmiljö för personer med intresse för samtal, kulturella uttryck och socialt liv i och utanför institutionella sammanhang. Boken vänder sig till studenter, lärare, forskare samt praktiker med intresse för samtal, kulturella utryck och andra vardagliga fenomen som t.ex. tolkade samtal, flerspråkighet, visuell kultur, kamratrelationer, läsning, bildanvändning, grupparbete, etc. Kapitlen i boken kan med fördel användas såväl inom utbildning, arbetsliv som på fritiden för att fördjupa förståelsen av igenkännbara vardagliga fenomen och öka kunskapen om dessa fenomens komplexitet och mångfacetterade betydelser.

  • 330.
    Sunden, Jenny
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Material virtualities: Approaching online textual embodiment2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    While the Internet is often presented as a disembodied medium, various forms of bodily presence are continually introduced when people meet online. This study explores notions of embodiment in a particular text-based virtual world (here called WaterMOO) by investigating how bodies- always sexually specific- are created and rendered meaningful in online textual practices. What does it mean to be embodied online? What are the conditions of cyber-subjectivity? The argument is situated in thegrowing field of online ethnography, taking as a point of departure two years of online 'fieldwork'. Letting field sessions along with contemporary feminist and queer theory serve as a backdrop, online embodiment turns out to be located in a borderland between typists and textual machine bodies, speaking and writing, physicality and imagination.

    In contrast to the myth of cyberspace as a disengaged, free universe for transgender performances, textual bodies in WaterMOO are not only unmistakably human, but unmistakably human-gendered. A MOO provides its inhabitants with a fictive world open to play and imagination, but one that is also a networked social space quite different from imaginary worlds of fiction. On the other hand, these social encounters are always textual mediations, clearly drawing on literary conventions andnarrative structures that render them open to comparisons with other literary phenomenon.

    If initially, online textuality was seen as the ultimate realization of postmodern literary theory, this study incorporates an awareness of how acts of writing and reading are always confronted with the techno-cultural restrictions of the medium. Physical bodies do not only exist as textual figurations in online narratives, but 'the body typing' is itself indispensable to the creation of virtual bodies. The WaterMOO studyshows the need to shift the emphasis in poststructuralist literary theory - away from its engagement with textual 'surfaces' toward a theory of textuality as always materially and sexually engraved. The discussion arrives at an alternative cyberfeminist subject in terms of a she-cyborg. The she-cyborg is a figure of thought, but also a lived reality in various online spaces. She shows how (female) typists and their virtual body doubles are never full separated from each other, but rather infused with feminist politics embedded in collectivities of difference.

  • 331.
    Sveningsson, Malin
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Creating a sense of community: Experiences from a Swedish web chat2001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Internet has opened up a wide range of new ways of socializing with other individuals. This is an explorative study, where the ultimate purpose can be described as to find out what web chat as activity is about. This was done through two and a half years of observations in a Swedish web chat room, and through interviews with fourteen Swedish web chat users.

    In web chat, users gather around subjects of conversation and activities, of which some are playful and some serious, some strictly realistic while others involve made up elements. Web chat is a dynamic and constantly shifting discourse, in which the participants make innovative use of the language, which altogether forms a bricolage of various styles and genres. Important characteristics are those of play, performance, presentation of self and support.

    A theme that turned out to be central in both interviews and observations is regular chat users' sense of community, which is expressed through their views of self and others, their activities, their communicative styles, and their values, ideals and norms of behavior. My analyses therefore mainly rely on theories of'community' and Goffman's theories of social interaction.

    In my data, issues of inclusion and exclusion and the drawing of boundaries against other types of users were also apparent. Boundaries mark the beginning and the end of a community, but are also the positions where the members of a community become aware of their community and what distinguishes it from others. For a sense of community to exist, something has to exist outside of it. In this way, exclusion is a prerequisite for the community to exist, and the members of a community need outsiders in order to become insiders.

  • 332.
    Svensson, Cai
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Att ge mening åt skönlitteratur: om barns och ungdoms utveckling till läsare1988Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The general aim of this report has been to review the intemational research in the fields of the empirical study of literature and other fields of relevance to the teaching of literature. The theoretical frame of reference reflects the social-constructivist orientations of A. Schutz and P. L. Berger & T. Luckmann and the similar theories of S. Fish and D. Bleich. The report deals with the development of literary interpretive and evaluative ability, reading interests, reading motivation, and literary awareness. Implications for the teaching of literature are also considered. The book includes an annotated bibliography.

  • 333.
    Svensson, Cai
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Barns och ungdomars läsning: Problemöversikt och förslag till forskning1989Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att den här rapporten har blivit skriven beror på flera faktorer. Systematisk forskning om barn- och ungdomslitteraturens användningssammanhang har sedan lång tid tillbaka varit ett försummat inslag i litteraturvetenskapen. Tiden förefaller nu av många orsaker mogen för initierandet av forskning med dylik inriktning.

    Den tvärvetenskapliga miljön vid Institutionen för Tema vid universitetet i Linköping har efter nio års verksamhet skapat sällsport lyckliga betingelser för en pragmatiskt orienterad litteraturforskning. Särskilt gäller detta för Tema Kommunikation, där merparten av den nödvändiga kompetensen finns företrädd. De inflytelser jag mottagit i denna miljö har på ett avgörande sätt präglat min uppfattning om hur barn- och ungdomslitteraturforskning bör bedrivas. Föreliggande rapport kan ses som en fördjupning och utvidgning av inslag i Tema Kommunikations programförklaring Kommunikation mellan människor (Hansson, Janson, Linell & Sjölander, 1979).

    Särskilda kurser på akademisk nivå med sikte just på barns och ungdomars läsning har under senare år inrättats vid våra universitet. De är (eller borde åtminstone vara) vitala inslag i den nya lärarutbildningen. För att dessa kurser inte helt skall omineras av reguljära internanalytiska studier och kunskapsstoff behövs ett komplement av det slag som presenteras i föreliggande rapport. Dessutom finns i rapporten rikligt med uppslag till forskningsuppgifter som kan komma till användning som seminarie- och specialarbetsuppgifter på olika nivåer i grundutbildningen.

    Att en översikt av föreliggande slag är av nöden har jag insett efter mina kontakter med lärare och lärarutbildare i olika sammanhang. Just den typ av rön och förslag till forskning som här kommer att framläggas har genomgående efterlysts. Projektet

    Forskning och svenskundervisning har försökt att tillgodose denna efterfrågan med utgivandet av en skriftserie med samma namn. Ytterligare publikationer inom serien kan påräknas. Det är glädjande att kunna konstatera att efterfrågan på dessa skrifter har varit stor och att de har kommit till konstruktiv och systematisk användning i bl a fortbildningssammanhang. Det är min förhoppning att denna problemöversikt skall röna samma mottagande.

  • 334.
    Svensson, Cai
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Index eller intresse?: om läsbarhet, adaptation och barns läsning1989Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Ärendet med denna framställning har varit att kritiskt granska läsbarhetsformler och dessas tillämpning på barnboksmaterial. Ett grundantagande har då varit att statistiska läsbarhetsberäkningar fortfarande tillämpas i många olika sammanhang och att de ävenledes missbrukas för syften som är oförenliga med deras bakomliggande principer.

    Ett flertal begränsningar hos läsbarhetsformlema har påtalats genom åren, inte minst av upphovsmännen själva. Formlerna mäter endast skrivandets stilistiska aspekt, och gör det med en viss felmarginal samt är inget mått på god stil. Ett mekaniskt utnyttjande av läsbarhetsformler kan i stället rent av få till följd effekter som är motsatta de avsedda. Dessutom har det inte kunnat påvisas att formlerna har ett klart och allmänt samband med förståelseuppgifter av olika slag. Det kan följaktligen fortfarande anses tveksamt om formlerna verkligen mäter det som de är avsedda att mäta.

    Andra invändningar har kommit från lingvister som främst reagerat mot att adaptörer och andra som litar till läsbarhetsformler inte betraktar texter som sammanhängande helheter, diskurser. Ett resultat härav har blivit att faktorer som tydligheten i sambandet mellan satser, tema och fokus, pragmatiska aspekter, underförstådda slutsatser som krävs av läsaren samt påståendenas kunskapsteoretiska status har undervärderats eller negligerats.

    Liksom lingvisternas kritik kan litteraturvetarnas betraktas som framförd utifrån ett holistiskt-syntetiskt perspektiv till skillnad från ett reduktionistiskt-analytiskt. Litterära texter kränks i sin integritet om förståelsen av dem reduceras till en fråga om ord- och meningslängd. En rad andra faktorer måste beaktas, t ex komposition, synvinkel, bildspråk, rytm och ljud. Och detta gäller inte minst för barn- och ungdomslitteraturen som under senare år utvecklats mot mer konstnärliga och seriöst litterära framställningsformer. Läsning av litteratur är en total upplevelse som innefattar en texts samtliga aspekter. Läsbarhetsforrnler bör - om nu sådana alls skall tillämpas på skönlitterärt material - utvecklas i en riktning som beaktar en djupare litterär förståelse av denna valör.

    Pedagoger har i sina invändningar siktat in sig på tendensen att till varje pris "undanröja hinder" för unga läsare. Detta menar man svär mot naturliga inlärningsprocesser, för att inte säga livet självt. Främmande ord t ex lär man sig naturligast och bäst i ett autentiskt språkflöde. Tillrättalagda texter riskerar också att tråka ut läsarna och kan få dem att vända sig bort från läsaktiviteter. Om motivation och intresse förs in i bilden kan man anta att barn som upplever texter som mänskligt meningsfulla läser dessa även om de enligt läsbarhetsberäkningarna ligger utom räckhåll för dem.

    Textanalyser av adapterat material och motsvarande original har uppdagat att utbyte av ovanliga ord mot vanligare och nedbrytande av långa meningar till korta, vilket är gängse bearbetningsåtgärder utifrån läsbarhetsformlemas antaganden, ofta leder till försämrade texter. Det adapterade materialet tenderar att bli mindre specifikt och därmed ointressantare, mindre klart i de logiska relationerna mellan satser och därmed svårförståeligare.

    Dessa resultat från textanalyser bekräftas av en läsarundersökning. Barn föredrar originalmaterial framför adapterat material och förstår originalberättelserna lika bra som de adapterade.

    Slutsatserna av allt detta blir bl a att det förefaller klokt att utnyttja läsbarhetsformler och adaptationer med måtta och eftertanke, att i stället lita mer till autentiskt material och naturliga kommunikationssituationer som inslag i undervisningsmetodiken. I synnerhet bör man undvika att tillämpa läsbarhetsformlernas antaganden vid bearbetning av texter. En sådan användning svär mot antagandena bakom formlerna och kan få till följd ointressanta och mindre begripliga texter.

  • 335.
    Svensson, Cai
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Om koummunikation. 1: Ett urval föredrag från tema-K:s symposium den 25-26 maj 19821982Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    On Communication, 1. Selected papers from a seminar arranged by the Department of Cornrnunication studies, May 25-26, 1982. Department of Cornrnunication Studies, University of Linköping, SIC 3.

    This report contains six papers presented at an interdisciplinary seminar arranged by the Department of Cornrnunication studies, University of Linköping, on May 25-26, 1982.

    Three areas were discussed: "Communication and cornrnunication problems" , "Cornrnunication and devel opment" and "Language, metaphor and visual representation".

  • 336.
    Svensson, Cai
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The construction of poetic meaning: A cultural-developmental study of symbolic and non-symbolic strategies in the interpretation of contemporary poetry1985Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The general aim of this research has been to study children's and adolescents' construction of poetic meaning. The theoretical frame of reference reflects the social-constructivist and phenomenologically influenced orientations of A. Schutz and P. L. Berger & T. Luckmann andthe related theories of S. Fish and D. Bleich. P. Bourdieu's theory of art perception and D. R. Olson 's theories of cognitive development provide essential elements of the cultural-developmental approach practiced.

    The main study is designed to assess children's and adolescents' spontaneous interpretations of potentially sympolic poetry against the background of their aesthetic reasoning capacity and functional predispositions in the form of varius effects of the borne literary environment. The data base consists of transcribed structured and semi-structured individual interviews with 72 pupils equally divided between three age-levels: 11, 14 and 18. The interviews were supplemented with a questionnaire concerning functional predispositions.

    Three general hypotheses were tested: I. The number of interpretive responses, including syrnbolic interpretations, increase with age and the degree of cultivated disposition. II. The capacity for meta-aesthetic reasoning (literary awareness) becomes increasingly advanced with ageand the degree of cultivated disposition. III. Readers with a high reasoning capacity are likely to respond symbolically whereas readers with a low reasoning capacity tend to respond literally.

    The hypotheses were confirmed. The number of interpretive responses, including symbolic interpretations, increased significantly with age. A high degree of cultivated disposition (taletelling habits of the home, reading of fiction, and depth of intention in reading) emerged as predictors of performance on the symbol interpretation task. In addition it was possible to categorize the symbolic respanses according to the level of appropriation and sources of syrnbolic meaning. Various norms and strategies in the construction of poetic rueaning were discerned and described.

    In a follow-up study was tested the hypothesis that poetic-graphic arrangement raises expectations of figurative or symbolic meanings in the text, and that this sensitivity to the poetic typography increases with age. The experiment was designed as a class-room administered questionnaire and comprised 144 pupils equally divided between groups of 11-, 14- and 18-yearolds, who were required to interpret in writing three contemporary poems. One half of the subjects were presented the poems in original versions, the other half the same poems typographically rearranged into "prose". The resulting data were analyzed with respect to the number of figurative and symbolic interpretations elicited.The capacity for meta-aesthetic reasoning unfolded significantly with age and the degree of cultivated disposition. A development towards increased relativism was also demonstrated. There was a significant association between the subjects' performances on the symbol interpretation task and the reasoning tasks, and between skill in interpreting symbols and use of aesthetic vocabulary.

    The hypothesis was partly confirmed. Graphic arrangement had no effect in the group of eleven-year-olds, a significant effect among the fourteen-year-olds and a certain though nonsignificant effect in the oldest group.

    The results of the two studies are discussed as indicating that predisposing experiences like early repeated exposure to the literary medium in the form of fairy tales, stories, songs, etc. results in a tendency to attach value to works of literature and in anability to appropriate them by means of basic norms, strategies and generic categories. Such a cultivated disposition is related to a regular and keen reading of fiction later in childhood and adolescence. This reading in turn and together with early acquaintance with fairy tales, etc. functions as a prerequisite for the appropriation of more advanced w orks of literature and for formal, systematic schooling as regards literature.

  • 337.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Barn Bilder och Bildning1993Report (Other academic)
  • 338.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Bildberättelser: sju texter till Bengt Lärkner2006Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Utvecklingen vid Linköpings universitet alltsedan högskolans start år 1970 handlar i hög grad om hur enskilda lärare och forskare genom engagerade och kompetenta insatser efterhand lyckats att förädla och utveckla den 1967 inrättade filialen till Stockholms universitet till en alltmer fullödig filosofisk fakultet. Det första årets 600 studenter fördelade på ett- och tvåbetygskurser i sju ämnen är att jämföra med dagens 11.000 studenter upp till fakultetens magisternivåer inom en mängd ämnesområden samt nära 400 doktorander.

    Under 1970-talet intog den strategiska frågan om tillgång till resurser för forskning och forskarutbildning den centrala platsen på fakultetens dagordning. Dess arbete kröntes med framgång när man våren 1975 fick regeringens uppdrag att återkomma med ett förslag till en ”tvärvetenskaplig och tematiskt organiserad forskning inom flera fakultetsområden”, ett uppdrag som samtidigt öppnade för statsmakternas beslut att 1975 ge Linköpings högskola status av universitet (LiU).

    När förberedelserna för starten 1980 av temainriktad forskning och forskarutbildning gick in i sitt slutskede aktualiserde fakulteten behoven av en vidgning av dess ämnesuppsättning. År 1979 föreslog man i rapporten ”Bygg Vidare” en utbyggnad med 16 nya ämnen och en breddning av några redan befintliga. I den förstnämnda gruppen ingick ämnet ”bildvetenskap”, ett ämne som ansågs angeläget såväl från grund- och fortbildningsperspektiv som utifrån omsorgen om humanioras lokala forskningsanknytning.

    Tack vare en anslagsfinansierad utökning av antalet platser på  kulturvetarlinjen, vartill kom resurser avsatta för en 1977 inrättad enstaka kurs, ”Ting och Bild”, kunde LiU i samverkan med Folkuniversitetet 1985 utlysa ett universitetslektorat i bildvetenskap. I juli samma år hade man lyckan att till tjänsten rekrytera Bengt Lärkner, en person som i sin gärning vid LiU mycket väl knyter an till fakultetens inledningsvis nämnda pionjärer.

    Under nu gångna tjugo år har Bengt framgångsrikt lett uppbyggnaden, etableringen och utvecklingen av sitt ämne, numera benämnt  ”Konstvetenskap och visuell kommunikation.” Flerfaldigt uppmärksammad och belönad för sina utmärkta pedagogiska kvaliteter har han svarat och svarar alltjämt för centrala insatser både som studierektor i sitt ämne, som planeringsansvarig för och lärare inom kulturvetarprogrammet och som verksam inom ramen för universitetets tredje uppgift. Placerad vid den samhällsvetenskapliga institutionen var han en viktig kugge i olika delar av dess verksamhet och i det utvecklande samspelet med filosofer, historiker, kulturgeografer, religionsvetare, sociologer och statsvetare. Mycket tack vare hans insatser blev det ämnesövergripande projektet ”Tidernas Europa” en synnerligen utvecklande samt för alla inblandade högst minnesvärd och stor framgång.

    Genom en ändrad institutionsstruktur kom flera ämnen att slås samman med Institutionen för Tema 1996, där ämnet blev en avdelning associerat till tema Kommunikation. Idag ger avdelningen kurser i konstvetenskap på A- till D-nivå samt sedan några år tillbaks en kurs med rubriken Visuell kultur 20p. Förutom detta medverkar avdelningen med kursdelar i flera program på olika fakulteter inom universitetet.

    Denna bok har undertiteln: Sju texter till Bengt Lärkner. Texterna är författade av personer som på olika sätt varit delaktiga i ämnets utveckling under dessa 20 år: professor Lena Johannesson, Konst- och bildvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs universitet, tidigare professor vid tema Kommunikation; universitetslektor Jan Willner, Institutionen för Religion och Kultur (LiU); universitetslektor Yvonne Eriksson, Konst- och bildvetenskapliga institutionen, Göteborgs universitet, tidigare doktorand vid tema Kommunikation; fil mag Mikael Carlsson, tidigare timlärare vid avdelningen; fil mag Dietmar Mölk, tidigare timlärare vid avdelningen; Anna Bryntorp, doktorand vid tema Mat; Bengt Erik Eriksson, professor vid tema Mat, prodekanus vid filosofiska fakulteten.

    Linköping mars 2006

    Christer Knuthammar

    Gary Svensson

  • 339.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Den tidiga monitorkonsten: TV-experiment i Sverige2006In: Konst som rörlig bild: från Diagonalsymfonin till Whiteout / [ed] Astrid Söderbergh Widding, Stockholm: Bokförlaget Langenskiöld , 2006, p. 95-128Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 340.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Det digitala projektet: exempel på digital teknik, dess införande och förekomst vid svenska konsthögskolor mellan åren 1986 - 19962006 (ed. 2)Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    I denna rapport kommer jag att fokusera på hur den digitala tekniken utvecklades och kommunicerades i konstnärlig utbildning mellan 1986 och 1996. Varför, kan man fråga sig, är just dessa tio år intressanta? Det finns många svar på den frågan men jag nöjer mig med att inledningsvis ge exempel dels på teknikutvecklingen och dels på media- och kommunikationsutvecklingen.

    Syftet med min studie har varit att undersöka utvecklingstendenser inom utbildningsväsendet och bidra till en ökad förståelse för de premisser under vilka digital konst under den rubricerade tiden togs omhand och kommunicerades - främst med fokus på kursverksamheten vid de statliga konsthögskolorna. jag vill här i korthet nämna några texter som jaghaft nytta av i detta arbete. En studie som fokuserar på samtida digitala konst är Christiane Pauls Digtal Art (2003). Pauls undersökning behandlar utveckli ngen från 1980-talet fram till ca 2000. Här finns samma distinktion mellan digital teknik som verktyg och som medium som jag själv försökte skrivafram i Digitala pionjärer men med färskare exempel. Christiane Paul är adjungerad Curator vid New Media Arts, Whitney Museum of American Art i New York.

  • 341.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Digitala pionjärer: Datorkonstens introduktion i Sverige2000Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this thesis is to study Computer Art in Sweden from 1966 to 1986. The first Swedish artists who used computers in their work appeared during this period and the art arena was technically transposed into something new and infrequently scrutinised. The origins of Swedish Computer Art came from various avant-garde groups and individuals, some of them encouraged and influenced by associated artists' experiences abroad. In the late sixties and early seventies Sweden was at the forefront of art development in new media.

    The initial part of the study approaches some of the more general issues - how the development of graphical user-interface design moves along with the aesthetics that appear in the context of the art forum. The problems are dealt with in an overview of Swedish artists: Beck & Jung, Lars-Gunnar Bodin, Wolfgang Huebner, Sven Hoglund(Sven Inge de Moner),Ann-Charlotte Johannesson, Sture Johannesson,Jan W Morthenson,Torsten Ridell and Ture Sjolander. Some of the most important technicians are presented, and some of them created Computer Art themselves, for instance Göran Sundqvist.

    From different viewpoints an outline of Swedish Computer Art history is presented combined with a discussion of the similarities between the art arena during this period and the digital revolution that followed. The art arena was to become linked not only to exhibition halls, art galleries or museums; artists of new media could just as well be presented in other forums, e.g. design work, the consulting computer sector of commerce,television, or video. The analysis includes a discussion of art structure, contents, dematerialization and cultural resonance. In relation to these notions, terms and theories of visuality and communication are discussed.

  • 342.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Elektronhjärnan och den svenska efterkrigskonsten - tre utopiska anslag2005In: Frigörare?, Stockholm: Carlsson , 2005, p. 80-95Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 343.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    I en elektronisk tradition2000Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 344.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Konst och Teknik: symposium om nya medier Norrköping 18 oktober 20042005Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Att konstnärer under lång tid experimenterat med och varit nyfikna på ny teknik är väl känt. Många är de konstnärer som bjudit in sig själva i nära sarnarbeten med ingenjörer, och många är även de konstruktörer av ny teknik som sökt sig till konsten for att testa och pressa teknikens gränser.

    I dag befinner vi oss återigen i en ny tid och ännu en ny teknik har kornmit att ta en allt starkare ställning som tolkningsfåreträdare. En teknik som tillsammans med ett innehåll och hur det gestaltas ratt beteckningen Nya Medier. Konsten möter tekniken och tekniken möter konsten: vad skapas, vad konstrueras och vad kan hända när nya digitala i realtid återgivna gestaltningar flyttas från de gamla rummen och de invanda arenorna? Vad händer när det nya når långt rortorn de begrepp om vad som går att se, vad som går att ta på och vad som går att fårstå får konsten, får ingenjören och får publiken?

    Symposiet som i foljande text presenteras blev frågornas egen trampolin på vilken tre perspektiv ställdes att ta sats ifrån: ett tillbakablickande, ett som beskrev nuläget och ett framåtblickande. Konsthögskolor, konstnärer, forskare och utbildare inom fålten konst och vetenskap och konst och teknikbjöds in att ställa sig på trampolinen för ett forsta våghalsigt hopp. Ett hopp som korn att handla om att samla nationell erfarenhet och kornpetens i utövandet och utforskandet av hur vi vill, hur vi kan och hur vi inte kan och inte vill nyttja den nya digitala kulturens estetik.

    Ulrica Stjernqvist

    Projektkoordinator i gestaltning vid NVIS

    Stockholrn augusti 2005

  • 345.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies, Art and Visual Communication . Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Konstarter i samverkan2007In: Paul Raymond Gregory: ur Tolkiens värld = from the world of Tolkien / [ed] Lars Edelholm, Stockholm: Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde , 2007, p. 10-22Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 346.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Om Alice i Underlandet och den politiska konstens negativa dialektik1998Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 347.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Om upprinnelsen till den digitala konsten1999In: Bilder och Internet - Konst- och bildvetenskapliga instututionens skriftserie nr 6, Göteborg: Göteborgs universitet , 1999Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 348.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    Om Åke Hodell och den verbala hjärntvätten2001Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 349.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    On Computer Art in Sweden2001Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 350.
    Svensson, Gary
    Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, The Tema Institute, Department of Communications Studies.
    On the origins of digital art1999Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
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