Sociologisk Forskning 55:1 (2018)
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|Redaktörerna har ordet||s 3|||Fulltext| |||DiVA||
|Att studera den ekonomiska eliten: problem och utmaningar ||s 5 |||Fulltext|
Studying the Economic Elite – Problems and Challenges
This article presents my experiences of studying Djursholm as Sweden’s ”Leader Community” during 2010 through 2015. I address the relative lack of studies of the economic elite, which is a problem both for the sociological literature, and for public debate. The reason to why relatively few studies have been made of the economic elite, particularly in Sweden, has amongst others to do with a reputation of it as being hard to study, not at least due to this group's often social closure. By proposing examples from my own study, I try to describe how studies of the economic elites can be done with a view of generating more research of this anonymous yet influential group.
Keywords: economic elite, ethnography, Djursholm, power elite, leaders, leader community, consecration, consecracy
|Valet av utbildning på gymnasiemarknaden i socialt tillbakasatta områden ||s 23 |||Fulltext|
School Choice in Ethnically and Socioeconomically Heterogeneous Residential Areas
This article explores how young peoples´ strategies when choosing upper secondary education are marked by the segregation and marketization of education. Research is limited to five municipalities in southern Stockholm that are characterized by ethnically and socioeconomically heterogeneous residential areas. It is argued that the school choice of all pupils at upper secondary level in this region constitutes a socio-geographical space in which the school market is embedded and operates. This space is explored by means of specific multiple correspondence analyses (specific MCA). Using individual census data on all students in the designated municipalities from 2008, the differences between 4 421 pupils are investigated as regards their parents’ education, income, occupation, services, and national origin, as well as the pupils’ academic merits from comprehensive school. The analysis reveals that, despite a ‘free’ school choice and substantial geographical mobility, pupils’ choices are heavily restricted by local social and demographic conditions, not the least those connected to their acquired and inherited assets.
Keywords: school choice, segregation, school market, geometric data analysis, social space
|Mellan sekulära och religiösa förväntningar: Civilreligion på individnivå i Sverige ||s 53 |||Fulltext|
In-between Secular and Religious Expectations: Civil Religion at an Individual Level in Sweden
This article responds to recent calls for reconsidering the concept ‘civil religion’ to advance the understanding of how both religious and secular authorities shape individuals’ attitudes towards the religious. ‘Civil religion’ is defined as set of religious symbols and practices that can be studied at an individual level. The analysis utilized representative survey data collected in 2016–2017 in Sweden. Four basic forms of ‘civil religion’ were identified and justified in relation to expectations held by both religious and secular authorities in Sweden over time. The analysis showed that the identified forms of ‘civil religion’ differ in terms of social class, gender and age. The results are taken to raise further research questions about relationships between high socioeconomic status and criticism of religion and about low socioeconomic status and adherence to religious minorities in Sweden. In addition, it is stipulated that a civil religion approach to religious attitudes might shed new light on questions concerning contemporary covenants and shared ideas about the religious.
Keywords: Civil religion at an individual level, Religion and Politics in Sweden, Socioeconomic status
|Vem är teori? Ett normkritiskt pedagogiskt perspektiv på sociologisk teori ||s 75 |||Fulltext|
Who is theory? A norm-critical pedagogical perspective on sociological theory
Sociological theory is a central part of the sociology discipline, and courses on sociological theory are found on all levels of university teaching in sociology at Swedish universities. However, while sociologists have successfully uncovered power structures in various domains of social life, we have been more reluctant to examine our own teaching practices. In particular, sociological theory has been pinpointed as an area where men’s dominance often perseveres. This is in stark contrast to international research on exclusion and inclusion in processes of canon formation, which shows how there have always been important sociological theorists who have not been white men, but that they have been more or less written out of history. Drawing on such international research on inclusion and exclusion in the construction of sociological theory, as well as on norm-critical pedagogy, and on a mapping of the curriculum at one of Sweden’s universities, this article identifies key aspects in the quest for a more inclusive curriculum.
Keywords: canon, gender, norm-critical pedagogy, sociological theory, Sweden
|Kommentarer till ”Vem är teori?” ||s 93 |||Fulltext|
|An interview with Bridget Anderson ||s 99 |||Fulltext|
In the interview Anderson is discussing the migrant as a political and analytical category and the need to think across the categories of citizen and migrant to challenge the exclusion of the latter group – but also to highlight the interconnectedness of processes of social exclusion and marginalisation across the citizen/non-citizen divide. Anderson also reflects on current developments in Europe and the UK in regards of Brexit and the growing support for fascist and extreme right populist movements and political projects.
Keywords: migration, citizenship, welfare, racism, social justice
|Sociologförbundet har ordet||s 109|||Fulltext| |||DiVA||
Carly Elizabeth Schall, The Rise and Fall of the Miraculous Welfare Machine:Immigration and Social Democracy in the Twentieth-Centrury Sweden.New York: Cornell University Press, 2016.Recension av Kenneth Nelson
Diane Reay, Miseducation. Inequality, education and the working classes.Bristol: Policy Press, 2017Recension av Magnus Persson
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