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Åsén Ekstrand, EvaORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2733-2139
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Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2021). Den brokiga berättelsen om Smålänningens Jul. In: Lyssnade Medierna på användarnas kritik?: . Stockholm: Svensk mediehistorisk förening
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2021 (Swedish)In: Lyssnade Medierna på användarnas kritik?, Stockholm: Svensk mediehistorisk förening , 2021Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svensk mediehistorisk förening, 2021
Series
Mediehistorisk årsbok, ISSN 0282-020X ; 2021
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-34586 (URN)
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Under utgivning

Available from: 2020-12-18 Created: 2020-12-18 Last updated: 2020-12-21Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2020). Sökande efter 'svenskhet' och 'folket' i Smålänningens Jul under beredskapstiden (1939-1945). Mediehistorisk tidsskrift, 34(2), 158-177
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2020 (Swedish)In: Mediehistorisk tidsskrift, E-ISSN 2464-4277, Vol. 34, no 2, p. 158-177Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Betydelserna av begreppen "svenskhet" och "svensk", liksom "folket" har skiftat historiskt i mediernaoch i den allmänna debatten. I den här studien av den årligen utgivna tidningen Smålänningens Jul (1924-), undersökerjag hur begreppen framställdes de första trettio åren, med betoning på beredskapstiden. Studien är begränsad till envisuell och intertextuell analys av omslagen och juldikterna. Konklusionen är att "en svensk" framställs som en personfrån Småland, som här förstås som metonym för Sverige. Svenskarna är fria, ärliga och hårt arbetande samt firar jul pålandet, inte i staden. I juletid bevarar "folket" familjetraditionerna framför firandet av Jesu födelse. Orostiderna i världenoch andra världskriget framställs som en avlägsen katastrof. De krigförande länderna omnämns inte och inte heller orsakerna till kriget. Max Webers heuristiska begrepp idealtyp föreslås som verktyg för att undersöka begreppen i media idag.

Abstract [en]

The meanings of the concepts "Swedishness" and "Swedish", as well as "the people" have changed historically in the media and in the general debate. In this study of the annually published magazine Smålänningens Jul (1924-), I examine how the concepts were presented in its first thirty years, with an emphasis on the war time period. The study is limited to a visual and intertextual analysis of the covers and the Christmas poems. The conclusion is that "a Swede" is portrayed as a person who preferably comes from the landscape Småland, which is perceived as a metonymy for the country of Sweden. Swedes are free, honest and hardworking and celebrate Christmas in the countryside, not in the city. At Christmas time, the "people" preserve the family traditions before the celebration of the birth of Jesus. The times of unrest and WWII is described as a distant catastrophe. The warring countries are not mentioned, nor are the causes of the war. Max Weber's heuristic concept of ideal type is proposed as a tool for examining the concepts in the media today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Norsk Mediehistorisk Forening, 2020
Keywords
Christmas magazine, Swedishness, intertextuality, WWII, jultidning, svenskhet, intertextualitet, beredskapsåren
National Category
History and Archaeology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-34585 (URN)
Available from: 2020-12-18 Created: 2020-12-18 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. & Findahl, O. (Eds.). (2018). Consuming the Environment 2017: Multidisciplinary approaches to urbanization and vulnerability. Paper presented at Consuming the Environment 2017, 3-5 December 2017, Gävle, Sweden. Gävle: Gävle University Press
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2018 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2018. p. 149
National Category
Media and Communications Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-26175 (URN)978-91-88145-23-9 (ISBN)
Conference
Consuming the Environment 2017, 3-5 December 2017, Gävle, Sweden
Available from: 2018-06-26 Created: 2018-06-26 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2017). Collective Memories of Chernobyl in Gävle (1ed.). In: Ulrika Serrander & Peder Thalén (Ed.), Kunskap Motstånd Möjlighet: Humanistisk forskning i dag (pp. 41-63). Halmstad: Molin & Sorgenfrei
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2017 (English)In: Kunskap Motstånd Möjlighet: Humanistisk forskning i dag / [ed] Ulrika Serrander & Peder Thalén, Halmstad: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2017, 1, p. 41-63Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Halmstad: Molin & Sorgenfrei, 2017 Edition: 1
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-25953 (URN)978-91-87515-99-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-08 Created: 2018-01-08 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2015). Collective memories of Chernobyl in Gävle, Sweden. In: Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication: . Paper presented at The 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment :'Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication', June 11-14, 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Collective memories of Chernobyl in Gävle, Sweden
2015 (English)In: Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication, 2015Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Collective memories of Chernobyl in Gävle, Sweden Eva Aasen Ekstrand Department of humanities, University of Gävle, Sweden, Eva.Ekstrand@hig.se Abstract Collective memories of past environmental disasters, which could possibly anticipate and prevent similar future accidents, according to the saying 'never again', can be assumed to stimulate advocacy. But when and in what way is it relevant at all to speak of collective memory? In April 1986 the Swedish town of Gävle suffered a rainstorm which carried Cecium 134 and 137 from the damaged nuclear power plant in Chernobyl, Ukraine. An area of 30 kilometers around Gävle was severely contaminated. Residents were informed by the authorities through media, although it took a few days for the residents to realize that they were exposed to invisible but dangerous radiation. The headlines wrote in large black letters on the casualties and that Sweden was threatened by disaster. This study is a synthesis of the results of a focus group doing “memory work” (Frigga Haug 1983) twentyseven years after the accident and analyses of oral and written memories that were collected by local players, the press and the local theater for the 25 year commemoration of the accident. In line with e.g. Witte’s Extended Parallel Process the memories act as witness to the lack of control over both the danger itself and of the respondents´ own fears. In the light of a broader historical and social context - of a dissolving industrial society- a collective memory begins to crystallize: of the residents as victims, of silent anxiety and of learned helplessness. The study's knowledge contribution is to recognize that collective memories as a potential counterforce requires some form of perceived efficacy. Keywords: Identity, learned helplessness, fear, storytelling, empowerment

Keywords
Identity, learned helplessness, danger control
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18622 (URN)
Conference
The 2015 Conference on Communication and Environment :'Bridging Divides: Spaces of Scholarship and Practice in Environmental Communication', June 11-14, 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA
Available from: 2014-12-19 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2014). Fotomontaget som politiskt vapen: Kaj Andersson i trettiotalets "Morgonbris". In: Anna Nordenstam (Ed.), Nya röster: svenska kvinnotidskrifter under 150 år (pp. 107-134). Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag
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2014 (Swedish)In: Nya röster: svenska kvinnotidskrifter under 150 år / [ed] Anna Nordenstam, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2014, p. 107-134Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2014
National Category
Languages and Literature
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-17295 (URN)9789178448920 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-07-16 Created: 2014-07-16 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2013). Den delade verkligheten som community: utgångspunkter för empiriska studier. In: Bengt Bengtsson & Eva Åsén Ekstrand (Ed.), Spår och spridning: perspektiv på internet (pp. 107-114). Gävle: Gävle University Press
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2013 (Swedish)In: Spår och spridning: perspektiv på internet / [ed] Bengt Bengtsson & Eva Åsén Ekstrand, Gävle: Gävle University Press , 2013, p. 107-114Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2013
Series
Mediestudier, Högskolan i Gävle ; 1
National Category
Social Psychology Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16313 (URN)9789197759243 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-11 Created: 2014-02-11 Last updated: 2022-12-08Bibliographically approved
Govender, E., Åsén Ekstrand, E., Dyll Myklebust, L., Pollock, J., Rijsdijk, L., Lim Khor, Y. & Cardey, S. (2013). Revisiting Entertainment Education in Theory and Practice: a transnational comparative study using Intersexions. In: : . Paper presented at IAMCR 2013 conference, Dublin, Ireland, 25-29 June 2013.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

HIV and AIDS is recognised as not only a global public health problem, but also as a problem that is  embedded in and influenced by cultural, social and economic factors. Conventional public health preventive interventions and awareness campaigns, focusing on improved knowledge and individual behavior change, have largely failed to reduce the transmission of HIV. This observation has required national and international health authorities as well as NGO´s in particularly affected areas, such as South Africa, to revisit how they communicate relevant, consistent and correct information about HIV and AIDS. Due to this global crisis, practitioners and theorists need to rethink about the creative application of communication strategies. Communication serves as a means to discuss health problems, and specific determinants of health with a final goal of “translation of science into practice” (Parvanta, 2011:84). One of the most promising communication approaches to address HIV and AIDS, and in South Africa more specifically, has been Entertainment Education (EE), a creative and engaging communication strategy used to bring about behavioural and social change mainly addressing development and health issues. EE, as a strategy, acknowledges that HIV and AIDS interventions must integrate both cultural and structural (social change) concerns. Yet, ambiguity surrounding how to design and implement culturally appropriate projects has made it more difficult to develop programmes in this manner. This study revisits perceptions of EE from a global audience perspective, using a South African developed EE television series, Intersexions, as a case study. The overall objective of the study is to explore what these perceptions can tell us about the application of EE in various countries and socio-economic and cultural contexts. Young people from Universities in Malaysia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, , the Netherlands and Sweden, between the age of 18-25 participated in focus group discussions after the screening of two episodes of Intersexions. The data collected from various countries offers empirical motives, using a mixed methods approach to revisit how we define EE, and how EE in practice can inform further theoretical developments in the field. The research employs an interpretivist approach and takes the form of a reception analysis of participant responses to the Intersexions episodes, and particularly from the media-culturalist perspective and media-materialist approach.

Keywords
Entertainment Education (EE)
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-17266 (URN)
Conference
IAMCR 2013 conference, Dublin, Ireland, 25-29 June 2013
Available from: 2014-07-07 Created: 2014-07-07 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Bengtsson, B. & Åsén Ekstrand, E. (Eds.). (2013). Spår och spridning: perspektiv på internet. Gävle: Gävle University Press
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2013 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Det tog 50 år innan internet började att mer allmänt användas. Femtio år tog det också för radion och televisionen. Hur skall man få en överblick och distans till det globala fenomen som just nu pågår och som vi alla är en del av? Ett sätt är att placera de nuvarande händelserna i ett längre perspektiv. Att dra trådarna bakåt och försöka se internet i ett något större sammanhang, för att både kunna upptäcka vad som är gemensamt med äldre medier och vad som är unikt för just internet.

Spår och spridning är de två nyckelord som fångar de olika perspektiv som författarna representerar. Humanistiska och samhällsvetenskapliga perspektiv, samtida och flydda tiders medieanvändning, i arkiv, film och i pressen. Nätet som både politisk arena och vardaglig förströelse. Hur ska vi se på det fenomen som vi kallar internet?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Gävle: Gävle University Press, 2013. p. 161
Series
Mediestudier, Högskolan i Gävle ; 1
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-16302 (URN)978-91-977592-4-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-02-10 Created: 2014-02-10 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
Åsén Ekstrand, E. (2013). Women's magazines: a research topic. In: : . Paper presented at NordMedia Conference, Oslo 8-11 August, 2013.
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2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Dom över död man (eng. Doom over dead man; 2012) the award-winning Swedish-Norwegian film about Torgny Segerstedt, directed by Jan Troell, raises the question about the Swedish resistance against Nazism during the thirties. Torgny Segerstedt, editor of Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfarts tidning GHT, (1872-1973) during World War II, has been praised for its defence of free speach.  Another critical voice, although not as well known, came from the editor Kaj Andersson in the Socialdemokratiska kvinnoförbundets, SSKF monthly magazine Morgonbris (1904- --). She used the modern photography  and photomontage as a rhetorical weapon in the anti-fascist criticism as well as in supporting the modern welfare state. She arranged a consumer campaign to modernize the Swedish homes and stimulate consumption. A comparison with an American dito is discussed. Studies of how women communicated politics via their magazines may bring new aspects of twentieth century publicity, thus a call is made for a more comprehensive study of research. A first step would be to scrutinize the various genre names in the archives and bibliographies, which obscures the field.

Keywords
Women press, thirties, anti!nazism, consumer campaign, genres
National Category
Media and Communications
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-14959 (URN)
Conference
NordMedia Conference, Oslo 8-11 August, 2013
Available from: 2013-08-06 Created: 2013-08-05 Last updated: 2020-12-18Bibliographically approved
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