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Alvinius, Aida, DocentORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-5070-4979
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Alvinius, A. & Holmberg, A. (2023). Blaming and shaming in the shadow structure: individual resistance towards genderequality work as expressions of social conflict. Feminist Media Studies, 23(1), 83-100
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Blaming and shaming in the shadow structure: individual resistance towards genderequality work as expressions of social conflict
2023 (English)In: Feminist Media Studies, ISSN 1468-0777, E-ISSN 1471-5902, Vol. 23, no 1, p. 83-100Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores individual resistance related to a military organization’s gender equality work as expressed in online contexts. Resistance is explained as expressions of wider social conflicts, grounded in experiences of threats towards military masculinities, challenged by societal and political transformation processes perceived as feminine. The data consists of defence-related blogs and comments. A thematic analysis finds that individual resistance can be understood as blaming and shaming strategies. Five sub-themes are identified: blaming the “feminised” organization, blaming and shaming women’s abilities to serve, individualisation of structural problems, verbal violence and violations, and objectification of men working with and supporting gender equality initiatives. The analysis exemplifies how social conflict is transferred to organizations through individual resistance. As gender equality policies are questioned, organizations need to confront resistance also within the online context.

Keywords
individual resistance, gender equality, military, shadow structure, online context
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10293 (URN)10.1080/14680777.2021.1973062 (DOI)000695973400001 ()
Available from: 2021-09-15 Created: 2021-09-15 Last updated: 2023-06-20Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A. & Holmberg, A. (2023). External, non-governmental resistance in relation to interstate war: an analytical framework. European Security, 1-19
Open this publication in new window or tab >>External, non-governmental resistance in relation to interstate war: an analytical framework
2023 (English)In: European Security, ISSN 0966-2839, E-ISSN 1746-1545, p. 1-19Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The Russian war against Ukraine in February 2022, unleashed an unprecedented wave of non-governmental, external resistance directed against Russia. In many ways, previous literature on war and resistance does not capture the characteristics of this phenomenon. Besides noting the presence of civilian war protests outside of the warzone, most research has focused on internal resistance during war. In this article, we draw on a wider array of resistance literature and present an analytical framework that allows us to capture the broad elements of non-governmental, external resistance during war – including the power-resistance nexus at work. The analytical framework sorts the various kinds of resisters, it categorises the form of resistance and the targets pursued. The usefulness of the analytical framework is demonstrated through an exploration of empirical examples and illustrations drawn from media reports gathered during the first 10 days of the war in Ukraine. It is concluded that new analytical tools are necessary in order to capture non-governmental, external resistance during war as it is waged in Europe in the 2020s.

Keywords
Ukraine; Russian occupation; non-governmental external resistance; analytical framework; power-resistance nexus
National Category
Political Science
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12099 (URN)10.1080/09662839.2023.2284747 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-05
Holmberg, A., Holmberg, M. & Alvinius, A. (2023). Människans sociala relationer med djur: En utmaning för totalförsvaret?. Sociologisk forskning, 59(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Människans sociala relationer med djur: En utmaning för totalförsvaret?
2023 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, E-ISSN 2002-066X, Vol. 59, no 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Kriget i Ukraina har redan fått många återverkningar, även i samhällen som inte direkt skakas av de fruktansvärda krigshandlingarna. I traditionella och sociala medier funderar människor kring vad som skulle hända om det blev krig i Sverige och hur detta skulle påverka vår vardag och våra relationer. En ofta förbisedd fråga i detta sammanhang är relationen mellan människor och djur. I denna artikel diskuteras hur totalförsvaret som samhällsorganisation och verksamhet kan utmanas av 2020-talets normer om förhållandet mellan människor och djur och djurs status som säkerhetssubjekt. Mot bakgrund av den traditionella totalförsvarstanken presenterar vi ett antal områden där djurens relationer med människor kan tänkas väcka frågor och komma i konflikt med delar av totalförsvaret: synen på säkerhet, juridiken i kris och krig samt utvecklingen av den sociala relationen mellan människor och djur. Artikeln avslutas med tankar kring hur ett totalförsvar som inkluderar djur skulle kunna se ut samt kring hur dagens totalförsvar i så fall skulle behöva förändras.

Keywords
försvarspolitik, totalförsvar, djur, människa-djur studier, Ukraina
National Category
Public Administration Studies Political Science
Research subject
Political Science; Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11480 (URN)10.37062/sf.59.24243 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-03-10 Created: 2023-03-10 Last updated: 2023-06-09Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Nilsson, S., Sjölén, C. & Larsson, G. (2023). Organizational Changes and their Presumptive Effect on the Military Families. Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, 6(1), 225-238
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational Changes and their Presumptive Effect on the Military Families
2023 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Military Studies, ISSN 2596-3856, Vol. 6, no 1, p. 225-238Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates the role of work-life balance in a recent relocation decision made by the Swedish Armed Forces. Applying the “What is the problem represented to be?” (WPR) discourse analysis method to documents concerning budget submissions over a five-year period (2020–2024) and a relocation decision from 2017, this study identifies a common focus on the reduction of organizational vulnerability. The way the problem of organizational vulnerability is presented, however, neglects considerations of employees’ work-life balance and serves to make effects of organizational changes at the individual level invisible. Founded on a social constructivist perspective, the study therefore argues that this neglect of work-life balance in official discourse on organizational change may be counterproductive to the proposed aim of a reduction in organizational vulnerability.

Keywords
organizational change; budget submission; relocation; decision-making; military families; Carol Bacchi; WPR method
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12097 (URN)10.31374/sjms.188 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, A. & Alvinius, A. (2023). Organizational resistance through organizing principles: the case of gender equality in the military. Gender in Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Organizational resistance through organizing principles: the case of gender equality in the military
2023 (English)In: Gender in Management, ISSN 1754-2413, E-ISSN 1754-2421Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Purpose – Previous studies show that the implementation of gender equality encounters resistance inmilitary organizations, but it is often invisible or seen as confined to anonymous structures or troubledindividuals. This paper aims to show how the Swedish Armed Forces (SAF) use organizational principles toresist implementing gender equality measures.Design/methodology/approach – The study is a qualitative analysis of discursive strategies in theSAF’s 2013–2018 annual reports to government.Findings – The organizing principles of instrumentality and distance, while existing in parallel with genderequality efforts, actually pursue logics that prevents the SAF from implementing gender equality. The principle ofinstrumentality in this context means that gender equality in the SAF is of secondary interest to organizationalmembers. The principle of distancing from the problem includes strategies that alienate female from male officers.Originality/value – The contribution of this paper is the finding that the use of organizing principlesrepresents conscious organizational resistance to gender equality efforts. This kind of use needs to be revealedand criticized to change military organizations.Keywords Organizational resistance, Discursive strategies, Gender equality, Organizing principle,Military organizationPaper type Research paper 

Keywords
Organizational resistance, Discursive strategies, Gender equality, Organizing principle, Military organization
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Political Science; Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12100 (URN)10.1108/gm-05-2022-0180 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-05
Larsson, G., Alvinius, A., Bakken, B. & Hoerem, T. (2023). Social psychological aspects of inter-organizational collaboration in a total defense context: a literature review. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 31(3), 693-709
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social psychological aspects of inter-organizational collaboration in a total defense context: a literature review
2023 (English)In: International Journal of Organizational Analysis, ISSN 1934-8835, E-ISSN 1758-8561, Vol. 31, no 3, p. 693-709Article, review/survey (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose

This paper aims to systematically review the extant research on social psychological aspects of civil-military inter-organizational collaboration, particularly in a total defense context.

Design/methodology/approach

A systematic scoping studies review was performed. Peer-reviewed articles were searched in PsycInfo and Sociological Abstracts. Inclusion criteria were met by 25 articles.

Findings

Four higher-order categories with underpinning categories were derived in the analysis. They were modeled as follows: antecedent conditions affect, informal processes and practical efforts, which, in turn, affect inter-organizational trust and collaboration. These higher-order categories are all influenced by formal organizational aspects and the society in which they are found.

Research limitations/implications

The existing literature covering the chosen study focus is limited. Further studies are needed and the presented model can serve as a road map. Practical implications A series of questions derived from the categories of the model is presented. The questions are included as a tool for practical reflection for collaborating actors in common education, training or exercise settings or in after-action reviews.

Originality/value

The focus on social psychological aspects of civil-military inter-organizational collaboration, particularly in a total defense context, is new. The suggested relationship between superior themes adds knowledge to a research field dominated by sociological and political science approaches.

Keywords
civil-military, inter-organizational collaboration, total defense, leadership, social psychological, scoping review
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden; Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-10357 (URN)10.1108/IJOA-02-2021-2626 (DOI)000686571900001 ()
Available from: 2021-10-07 Created: 2021-10-07 Last updated: 2023-08-15Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A., Borglund, A. & Larsson, G. (2023). Tematisk analys: Din handbok till fascinerande vetenskap. Lund: Studentlitteratur AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tematisk analys: Din handbok till fascinerande vetenskap
2023 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Vill du använda dig av tematisk analys i din forskning eller uppsats, men vet inte riktigt hur det går till? Här får du hjälp – hands-on! Tematisk analys är en av de mest använda metoderna vid analys av data som genereras från intervjuer, litteratur och officiella dokument. Men trots att metoden är så populär har det hittills saknats en lärobok på svenska som särskilt fokuserar på den tematiska analysens olika steg. Den här boken behandlar alla delar vid undersökningar och uppsatsskrivande som tar sin utgångspunkt i tematisk analys, och på så sätt kompletterar den mer generella metodböcker. Den fungerar också som stöd för lärare vid handledning av examensarbeten på alla nivåer. Boken är av praktisk karaktär och innehåller ett stort antal illustrerande exempel och steg-för-steg-instruktioner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2023. p. 136
Keywords
tematisk analys, kvalitativ metod, självständigt arbete, kvalitativ forskning
National Category
Social Sciences Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-12098 (URN)9789144151021 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-04 Created: 2024-01-04 Last updated: 2024-01-08Bibliographically approved
Holmberg, A. & Alvinius, A. (2022). Children as a new climate precariat: A conceptual proposition. Current Sociology, 70(5), 781-797
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Children as a new climate precariat: A conceptual proposition
2022 (English)In: Current Sociology, ISSN 0011-3921, E-ISSN 1461-7064, Vol. 70, no 5, p. 781-797Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article proposes that children constitute a new climate precariat. This conceptualization contributes to a more comprehensive theoretical understanding of the vulnerability of children in relation to the climate crisis. Previous literature tends to treat climate change in an abstract fashion that renders today’s children invisible. Climate precarity consists of three main elements of vulnerability: temporality problems, insecurity and an identity vacuum. In relation to temporality and security, children are suffering from the potential loss of a sustainable future, which spurs the need for urgent action and constant consciousness – in the present. World leaders’ inaction creates an uncertainty regarding whom should be held responsible for taking action in guaranteeing children the future which climate change is at risk of depriving them. The concept of climate precarity could be used to explain children’s collective action in relation to the climate crisis. Children’s concerns in relation to the climate crisis suggest that agency and empowerment are spurred through their resistance towards these vulnerabilities.

Keywords
agency, children, climate crisis, climate precariat, security, vulnerability
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Ledarskap under påfrestande förhållanden
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-9699 (URN)10.1177/0011392120975461 (DOI)
Available from: 2021-02-03 Created: 2021-02-03 Last updated: 2022-08-02Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A. & Starrin, B. (2022). Hotet mot det sociala självet till följd av covid-19 pandemin – En sonderande analys. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 28(3-4), 67-86
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hotet mot det sociala självet till följd av covid-19 pandemin – En sonderande analys
2022 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, E-ISSN 2002-343X, Vol. 28, no 3-4, p. 67-86Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

I samband med covid-19 pandemins utbredning tvingades arbetsgivare ställa om sina verksamheter. Pandemin blev en sjukvårdskatastrof men också en kris med sociala och emotionella konsekvenser för arbetstagare. Syftet med denna artikel, som har ett emotionssociologiskt perspektiv, är att sondera förekomsten av hot mot det sociala självet inom arbetslivet som tar sig uttryck i termer som signalerar skam eller skamrelaterade känslor och beteenden, som kan kopplas till pandemin. Hotet mot det sociala självet kan vara avsiktligt eller oavsiktligt och bestå av beteenden och gester som upplevs som nedsättande och i termer av mobbning, kränkningar, förödmjukelser, trakasserier eller organisatoriska ingrepp och förändringar. 

Abstract [en]

In connection with Covid-19 pandemic, employers were forced to change their behavior and adjust to new working life challenges. Firstly, the pandemic became a healthcare disaster, and secondly a crisis with social and emotional consequences for workers. The purpose of this article is to investigate the presence of threats to the social self in the working life context. We are looking for shame or shame-related feelings and behaviors, which can be linked to the pandemic. The threat to the social self can be intentional or unintentional and consist of behaviors and gestures that are perceived as derogatory and in terms of bullying, violations, humiliations, harassment, or organizational changes. 

Keywords
arbetsmiljö, covid-19, emotionssociologi, skam och stigma, hot mot det sociala självet
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11266 (URN)
Note

TILLKÄNNAGIVANDE

Författaordningen är alfabetisk och vi använder praxis där vi tillämpar två ”försteförfattare” i denna studie. Båda författarna har genom samarbete bidragit lika mycket till studiens idéer, design, analyser skrivande samt diskussion. Vi tackar docent Arita Holmberg för värdefulla kommentarer på manuskriptet.    

Available from: 2023-01-09 Created: 2023-01-09 Last updated: 2023-02-02Bibliographically approved
Alvinius, A. & Starrin, B. (2022). Hotet mot det sociala självet till följd av covid-19 pandemin - en sonderande analys. Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, 28(3-4), 67-86, Article ID https://journals.lub.lu.se/aoa/article/view/23896.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hotet mot det sociala självet till följd av covid-19 pandemin - en sonderande analys
2022 (Swedish)In: Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, ISSN 1400-9692, E-ISSN 2002-343X, Vol. 28, no 3-4, p. 67-86, article id https://journals.lub.lu.se/aoa/article/view/23896Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In connection with the Covid-19 pandemic, employers were forced to change their behavior and adjust to new working life challenges. Firstly, the pandemic became a healthcare disaster and secondly a crisis with social and emotional consequences for workers. The purpose of this article is to investigate the presence of threats to the social self in the working life context. We are looking for shame or shame-related feelings and behaviors, which can be linked to the pandemic. The threat to the social self can be intentional or unintentional and consist of behaviors and gestures that are perceived as derogatory and in terms of bullying, violations, humiliations, harassment or organizational changes. 

Keywords
arbetsmiljö, covid-19, emotionssociologi, skam och stigma, hot mot det sociala självet
National Category
Social Sciences Social Work
Research subject
Leadership and Command & Control
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-11608 (URN)
Available from: 2023-06-17 Created: 2023-06-17 Last updated: 2023-08-28Bibliographically approved
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