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Carstensen, G., Rosberg, B., McKee, K. & Åberg, A. C. (2019). Before evening falls: Perspectives of a good old age and healthy ageing among oldest-old Swedish men. Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), 82, 35-44
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Before evening falls: Perspectives of a good old age and healthy ageing among oldest-old Swedish men
2019 (English)In: Archives of gerontology and geriatrics (Print), ISSN 0167-4943, E-ISSN 1872-6976, Vol. 82, p. 35-44Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The late life experiences of men in the oldest-old age group have been under-researched, and their perspectives on ageing successfully neglected. This study explored the perspectives of oldest-old Swedish men on what a ‘good old age’ and ageing successfully meant to them. A purposive sample of 17 men, aged 85-90 years, was drawn from the Uppsala Longitudinal Study of Adult Men. An interview guide explored participants’ perspectives on their ageing experiences and how they viewed ageing successfully. Participants were interviewed twice, with 1–2 weeks between interviews, and both interviews were recorded and transcribed. Content analysis identified four themes: i) Adaptation, concerning the ability to adapt to growing old with increasing limitations; ii) Sustaining Independence, related to financial resources and good health as the foundation for independence; iii) Belongingness, representing close relationships, established friendships, and the significance of the spouse; and iv) Perspectives of Time, also a common thread in all themes, in which past life experiences create an existential link between the past, the present and the future, establishing continuity of the self and enhancing life satisfaction. The participants presented themselves as active agents involved in maintaining meaning and achieving life satisfaction; a process related to the ability to manage changes in life. Our findings have resonance with models of healthy or successful ageing, but also diverge in important ways, since such models do not consider the significance of an individual’s life history for their present well-being, and primarily conceptualise health as an outcome, rather than as a resource.

Keywords
Life satisfactionhealthy agingOlder audultsMenContinuityAdaptationIndependenceBelongingnessTime
National Category
Nursing
Research subject
Health and Welfare
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-29320 (URN)10.1016/j.archger.2019.01.002 (DOI)000463134900006 ()30711841 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85060768267 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-01-22 Created: 2019-01-22 Last updated: 2019-04-23Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. & Dahlberg, L. (2017). Court Interpreting as Emotional Work: A Pilot Study in Swedish Law Courts. No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice (14), 45-64
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Court Interpreting as Emotional Work: A Pilot Study in Swedish Law Courts
2017 (English)In: No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice, ISSN 1797-2264, no 14, p. 45-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-25860 (URN)
Available from: 2017-08-25 Created: 2017-08-25 Last updated: 2017-08-25Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. & Dahlberg, L. (2016). En intervjustudie om rättstolkning i domstol. Ny juridik, 4(16), 107-123
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En intervjustudie om rättstolkning i domstol
2016 (Swedish)In: Ny juridik, ISSN 1400-3007, Vol. 4, no 16, p. 107-123Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Svenska är språket som ska talas i domstol i Sverige. Sedan 2013 måste domstolar använda sig av auktoriserade tolkar om en eller flera av parterna i ett mål inte talar svenska. I dagsläget råder det brist på auktoriserade tolkar, det finns enligt uppgift bara drygt 200 rättstolkar i Sverige. Att inte använda en specialutbildad tolk innebär stora risker för rättssäkerheten; om tolken inte är insatt i ämnet eller har bristfälliga kunskaper i juridisk terminologi är risken stor att tolkningen blir fel. I denna artikel av fil. dr Gunilla Carstensen1 och professor Leif Dahlberg2 presenteras en intervjustudie med domare, advokater och rättstolkar om hur villkoren för tolkning ser ut, vilka valideringsmetoder som finns och hur tolkning i domstol kan förbättras.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2016
National Category
Law
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-24040 (URN)
Available from: 2017-01-30 Created: 2017-01-30 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G., Frank, A. & Wide, J. (2016). Leva som man lär?: En studie av spänningsfältet mellan genusvetande och genusgörande. Sociologisk forskning, 54(4), 397-419
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Leva som man lär?: En studie av spänningsfältet mellan genusvetande och genusgörande
2016 (Swedish)In: Sociologisk forskning, ISSN 0038-0342, Vol. 54, no 4, p. 397-419Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Practice as you preach? Gender scholars’ reflections on practising gender theory

Being a gender scholar – to what extent is it possible to practice as you preach? This study investigates how gender scholars relate to using and practicing theoretical knowledge on gender.Ten in-depth interviews are conducted with gender scholars at Swedish universities. A semi-structured interview guide, based on ambitions, possibilities and obstacles regarding using theoretical knowledge in practice, is used. The results indicate that being a gender scholar is a highly reflective project, since it involves turning your gender theoretical gaze towards yourself. Practicing as you preach seems to be interpreted as undoing gender. Attempts to undo gender are said to be hindered by gender normative structures rendering gender scholar women and gender scholar men different possibilities to practice the undoing of gender. The analysis show that gender scholars perform a balancing act by adding some expressions for the opposite gender to their everyday doings and their physical appearance, thus combining a doing with an undoing of gender. The pace and force of change in these doings and undoings are rather small. Nevertheless, small as they may be, these steps are interpreted as part of a strategy to change gender normative structures, making possible yet other and freer gender performances.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Falun: Sveriges Sociologförbund, 2016
Keywords
gender knowledge, gender scholar, doing gender, undoing gender, reflexivity
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-23599 (URN)000391905900004 ()
Note

Sociologisk Forsknings digitala arkiv

Available from: 2016-12-16 Created: 2016-12-16 Last updated: 2017-11-27Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. (2016). Sexual harassment reconsidered: The forgotten grey zone. NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 24(4), 267-280
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sexual harassment reconsidered: The forgotten grey zone
2016 (English)In: NORA: Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, ISSN 0803-8740, E-ISSN 1502-394X, Vol. 24, no 4, p. 267-280Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2016
Keywords
sexual harassment, gender equality, subjective, objective, grey zone
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Intercultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-24662 (URN)10.1080/08038740.2017.1292314 (DOI)
Available from: 2017-03-29 Created: 2017-03-29 Last updated: 2017-11-29Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. (2013). Initiation into engineering: stability and change in gender orders. International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 5(2), 127-148
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Initiation into engineering: stability and change in gender orders
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, ISSN 2040-0748, E-ISSN 2040-0748, Vol. 5, no 2, p. 127-148Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines processes of doing gender during the initiation of students into engineering programs at university level in Sweden. The article draws on interviews with students, focusing on their understandings of gender. The aim is to explore difficulties with and challenges to traditional gender roles in an academic male dominated arena, by using theories of doing and undoing gender. The empirical material reveals the initiation period or ‘reception’ as a phenomenon both reinforcing and challenging traditional orders. The attempts to challenge norms meet resistance, revealing two paradoxes and one dilemma. In the first paradox the formal purpose of the reception (inclusion) is partly at odds with its informal consequence (exclusion of deviations). The second paradox concerns the contradictory effects of the reception. Even though the reception ensures participation of women, it reinforces existing hierarchies including gender inequality. This results in a dilemma, since in order to protect individual safety, there is a taboo on harassing women which then reproduces stable gender stereotypes. So while harassment taints the respect senior students must earn during the reception, the fact that female students exist in the engineering field challenges the established order and opens the way for change.

Keywords
doing gender; engineering; initiation; gender equality; academia; paradoxes
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-19121 (URN)
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. (2013). Tradition and equality in engineering: an analysis of initiation rites, male dominance and change in academia. In: Liisa Husu (Ed.), GEXcel Work in Progress Report Vol XVIII: Proceedings from GEXcel Themes 11-12: conference of workshops 20-21 October 2011. Paper presented at International GEXcel Conference, Gender Paradoxes in Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s). Change, Excellence and Interventions, Örebro University, 20-21 October 2011. Örebro University: CFS Report Series
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Tradition and equality in engineering: an analysis of initiation rites, male dominance and change in academia
2013 (English)In: GEXcel Work in Progress Report Vol XVIII: Proceedings from GEXcel Themes 11-12: conference of workshops 20-21 October 2011, Örebro University: CFS Report Series , 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro University: CFS Report Series, 2013
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-19122 (URN)9789176689509 (ISBN)9789175195667 (ISBN)
Conference
International GEXcel Conference, Gender Paradoxes in Changing Academic and Scientific Organisation(s). Change, Excellence and Interventions, Örebro University, 20-21 October 2011
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-09-03Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. (2012). Gråzoner och sexuella trakasserier: Reflektioner kring gränsdragningar och jämställdhet i arbetslivet. In: Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson (Ed.), Privat på jobbet: Diskussioner om etik, lag och normer kring sexköp och porrkonsumtion kopplat till statlig tjänst. Stockholm: KRUS
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gråzoner och sexuella trakasserier: Reflektioner kring gränsdragningar och jämställdhet i arbetslivet
2012 (Swedish)In: Privat på jobbet: Diskussioner om etik, lag och normer kring sexköp och porrkonsumtion kopplat till statlig tjänst / [ed] Susanne Wigorts Yngvesson, Stockholm: KRUS , 2012Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KRUS, 2012
National Category
Sociology
Research subject
Kultur, identitet och gestaltning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-19124 (URN)
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-08-31Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. (2011). En föreställning om föreställningar: En genuskritisk sociologisk granskning av reccemottagningen på civilingenjörsprogrammet vid Uppsala universitet. Uppsala
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En föreställning om föreställningar: En genuskritisk sociologisk granskning av reccemottagningen på civilingenjörsprogrammet vid Uppsala universitet
2011 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: , 2011. p. 30
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-19125 (URN)
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-09-02Bibliographically approved
Carstensen, G. (2008). Hbt-perspektiv och undervisning: Pedagogiska förhållningssätt och tips för lärare. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hbt-perspektiv och undervisning: Pedagogiska förhållningssätt och tips för lärare
2008 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2008. p. 31
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:du-19129 (URN)9789150619713 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-08-26 Created: 2015-08-26 Last updated: 2015-09-02Bibliographically approved
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