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Udén, M. K. (2018). The novel feminist diffraction concept: Its application in fifty-one peer-reviewed papers. Luleå
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The novel feminist diffraction concept: Its application in fifty-one peer-reviewed papers
2018 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Diffraction,as conventionally defined, is a term for one among a number of wave phenomena.Since the 1990's, when it was introduced by Donna Haraway, it is also a concept within feminist methodology. While particularly the cyborg figure – the cybernetic organism – already in its mainstream scientific-technological scope involves both fantasy and innovation, the term diffraction is in its conventional meaning descriptive. This paper investigates the broad strokes of how the novel diffraction concept is taken in use. Fifty-one papers published in peer-reviewed journals from 2001 to June 2016. The results indicate that the opposition to traditional contemplation- i.e. reflection that Haraway sets as target when introducing the novel concept is the point around which the dynamics evolve.That far, the novel concept could be just any metaphor, like describing thinking things through as ‘reflecting’. Several authors however claim an interdisciplinary connotation, especially to physics. In the material investigated, every implementation and elaboration does not abide to the letter to each attribute in Haraway’s concept. The discovery of how dominant it nevertheless has become to do just that is an important result of this study. Haraway’s sketch of a mirror and a diffraction laboratory experiment is dealt with as was it a full description of wave theory, a complete representation that perfectly meshes with nature.  In a fair share of the material, Haraway’s invention of putting diffraction and reflection as metaphors for thinking in hierarchical opposition is literarily interpreted into physics.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Luleå: , 2018. p. 15
Series
Research report / Luleå University of Technology, ISSN 1402-1528
Keywords
Feminist technoscience, interdisciplinary communication, wave theory, feminist methodology, metaphors
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-70197 (URN)978-91-7790-188-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-08-03 Created: 2018-08-03 Last updated: 2018-09-21Bibliographically approved
Udén, M. K. (2017). Implementing feminist theory in engineering: obstacles within the gender studies tradition (ed.). European Journal of Engineering Education, 42(3), 336-348
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Implementing feminist theory in engineering: obstacles within the gender studies tradition
2017 (English)In: European Journal of Engineering Education, ISSN 0304-3797, E-ISSN 1469-5898, Vol. 42, no 3, p. 336-348Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Scholars have noted that there is hesitation to utilise findings from gender studies in engineering education. Issues within gender studies may be part of the matching problem. Debates concerning two concepts for new engineering paradigms are investigated: care and heterogeneity. Their appeals and the respective complications which they tend to be associated with are revisited. Two examples are explored in detail. The tensions revealed lead to the contents of technical work. More social sciences content in engineering education is sometimes suggested, as a way to support more humane approaches. But, if the calculations that decide how many bolts of what dimension are to be put where are ‘masculinist reductionism’, it still remains that someone will have to do those calculations. Is emphasis on social issues really what we want from engineers?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
engineering, ethics of care, Gender studies, heterogeneous engineering, rationality of care, Feministisk teori
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Effective innovation and organisation (AERI)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-6031 (URN)10.1080/03043797.2016.1209461 (DOI)000402983600009 ()2-s2.0-84978759435 (Scopus ID)43970e60-bacc-4164-ad28-fbf39a2679f5 (Local ID)43970e60-bacc-4164-ad28-fbf39a2679f5 (Archive number)43970e60-bacc-4164-ad28-fbf39a2679f5 (OAI)
Note

Validerad;2017;Nivå 2;2017-06-12 (andbra)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Kilu, R. H., Andersson, E., Sanda, M.-A. & Uden, M. (2017). Reflections on Organizational Barriers Vis-à-Vis Women Participation in Largescale Ghanaian Mines. International Journal of Business and Social Science
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reflections on Organizational Barriers Vis-à-Vis Women Participation in Largescale Ghanaian Mines
2017 (English)In: International Journal of Business and Social Science, ISSN 2219-1933, E-ISSN 2219-6021Article in journal (Refereed) Accepted
Abstract [en]

Writing from gender and organizational perspectives, this article reflects consciously with nuances upon varied effort working towards resolving the long existing binary barriers in the world of work. Working towards this goal, this article raises questions as to which organizational practices, processes, and procedures function to create participatory barriers to women in Ghanaian mine jobs. Adopting a mixed method design, the paper points to the culture of male dominance, gender biases, role models and mentorship constraints, unfriendly family work policies, and the relationship among women in male-dominated settings. These outcomes, according to the study, constitute a considerable concern for organizational development, with practical implications for industry, employment, labor relation practices, and public policy in Ghana. Therefore affirmative action among others is recommended for gender deconstruction, and promotion of gender democracy, an agenda for inclusivity, and a safety valve for poverty escapes and a compact for achieving gender equality in multinational Ghanaian mines. 

Keywords
gender, binary barriers, male-dominance, gender democracy, sustainable development, Ghanaian mines
National Category
Social Sciences Economics Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Marketing; Gender and Technology; Industrial Work Environment
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63359 (URN)
Available from: 2017-05-15 Created: 2017-05-15 Last updated: 2018-06-05
Kilu, R. H., Sanda, M.-A. & Udén, M. (2016). Investigating the Non-Gendered Recruitment Characteristics of Mining Firms in Ghana: The Role of Sociocultural, Psychosocial and Organizational Design Factors. Business and Management Quarterly Review, 7(3/4), 38-51
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Investigating the Non-Gendered Recruitment Characteristics of Mining Firms in Ghana: The Role of Sociocultural, Psychosocial and Organizational Design Factors
2016 (English)In: Business and Management Quarterly Review, ISSN 2180-2777, Vol. 7, no 3/4, p. 38-51Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper explores the influencing dynamics of psychosocial, cultural and organizational design factors on the non-gendered characteristics of employee recruitment in firms operating in the Ghanaian mining industry that constrains the employability of women. A conceptual framework linking psychosocial, cultural, and organizational design to recruitment processes was developed to guide the study. Quantitative data was collected in four mining firms in Ghana using a questionnaire. The collated data was firstly factor analyzed to establish the predictiveness of the conceptual model components’ indicators. This was followed by an analysis of the conceptual model for “model goodness fit” using the AMOS–based structural equation modeling approach. The results showed that the non-gendered characteristics of employees’ recruitment in mining firms in Ghana, constrains the employability of women, is influenced directly and positively by the firms organizational designs, which is in turn influenced directly by the firms’ psychosocial and sociocultural factors. The study also showed that the non-gendered recruitment characteristic of the firms is influenced indirectly, but positively by the firms’ psychosocial factors, and negatively by other sociocultural factors. By implication, the study provides knowledge that can be used to understand the rationale behind the non-gendered characteristics of employee recruitment in Ghanaian mines and the influencing roles of organizational design factors as well as psychosocial and cultural factors. Mining firms can use this knowledge in developing gendered recruitment policies to enhance future recruitment of all qualified human resource, irrespective of gender.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malaysia: , 2016
Keywords
Women, Recruitment characteristic, Organizational design, Psychosocial factors, Sociocultural factors, Ghanaian mining firms
National Category
Applied Psychology Social Work Social Psychology Business Administration Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Work Environment; Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-62857 (URN)
Projects
Rufai's Doctoral Research work
Note

Validerad; 2017; Nivå 1; 2017-04-04 (andbra)

Available from: 2017-04-03 Created: 2017-04-03 Last updated: 2019-09-11Bibliographically approved
Udén, M., Andersson, M. & Jansson, A. (2015). Vård- och omsorgspersonal medverkar i teknikutveckling modell: vägen till en rimlig modell (ed.). In: (Ed.), : . Paper presented at FALF- forum för arbetslivsforskning : Arbetslivets förhållanden och villkor- mellan kontinuitet och förändring 10/06/2015 - 12/06/2015.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vård- och omsorgspersonal medverkar i teknikutveckling modell: vägen till en rimlig modell
2015 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Användarmedverkan i teknikutveckling kan både ses utifrån demokratiska potentialer och som en kommersiell investering – ett sätt att förkorta ledtid från idé till produkt. Användarmedverkan kan också uppfattas som ett sätt att kvalitetssäkra en utvecklingsprocess. Inom vård och omsorg involveras idag vårdtagare, anhöriga och vårdgivare i en ”boom” kring eHälsa och digitala applikationer och tjänster för vård och omsorg. Det vi kallar en ”boom” kan förväntas sträcka sig över ett antal år innan branschen stabiliserats. Inom denna ”boom” har – med offentliga aktörer som påskyndare – ”användarmedverkan” i teknikutveckling från vård- och omsorgspersonalens sida närmast institutionaliserats. Frågan är, i tidens vurm för deltagande och bottom-upprocesser, hur ”användarens” intressen tillvaratas när deltagande blir en arbetsuppgift? Och vilka är ”användarens” intressen? Deltagande, även kallad interaktiv forskning (med flera begrepp) innehåller instruktioner för demokratiska förhållningssätt, som ger utrymme för den senare frågan att besvaras i varje konkret sammanhang. Men kriterierna för att tillämpa de här instruktionerna är inte med nödvändighet uppfyllda i den stora gruppen forsknings- och innovationsprojekt där personal ”på golvet” involveras. Med (semi)institutionaliseringen av deltagande metoder flyttar den springande punkten från att röra forsknings- och utvecklingsmetod till arbetsorganisation, och här specifikt hur vård- och omsorgspersonalens deltagande organiseras. Vi är här intresserade av hur ”medverkan” i teknikutveckling inom vård och omsorg hanteras idag – och hur den bör hanteras om man ser till vård/omsorgspersonalens intressen. Till att börja med är det värdefullt att skapa en plattform för problematisering, och syftet med vårt inlägg här är att föreslå en sådan modell.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-40131 (URN)f203109c-05ae-4a3f-ac98-77bb16c945e4 (Local ID)f203109c-05ae-4a3f-ac98-77bb16c945e4 (Archive number)f203109c-05ae-4a3f-ac98-77bb16c945e4 (OAI)
Conference
FALF- forum för arbetslivsforskning : Arbetslivets förhållanden och villkor- mellan kontinuitet och förändring 10/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
Note

Godkänd; 2015; 20150627 (marand)

Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-10-03 Last updated: 2018-02-13Bibliographically approved
Grasic, S. & Udén, M. (2014). Deploying an “Out of Space” Technology": A case study of non-human resistance (ed.). International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, 6(3), 48-65
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Deploying an “Out of Space” Technology": A case study of non-human resistance
2014 (English)In: International Journal of Actor-Network Theory and Technological Innovation, ISSN 1942-535X, E-ISSN 1942-5368, Vol. 6, no 3, p. 48-65Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study investigates how environments into which new technologies are introduced interact and interfere with the deployment process, the deployed technologies as well as the research conducted. The material that is used in this study draws from the N4C project development and deployment of Delay Tolerant Network (DTN) technology in the remote Arctic villages of Ritsem and Staloluokta. As the development of DTN technology prior to the deployment was conducted primarily in the laboratories, its usability and functionality still needed to be proven on the field of deployment. Here, Actor Network Theory (ANT) was employed to reveal how climate, flora, fauna and other elements present in the field of deployment interacted and interfered with, but more importantly, drove the technological development and the continued research work.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-2535 (URN)10.4018/ijantti.2014070103 (DOI)02891448-ad1b-4373-99bf-76046db2eee0 (Local ID)02891448-ad1b-4373-99bf-76046db2eee0 (Archive number)02891448-ad1b-4373-99bf-76046db2eee0 (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2014; 20140929 (samo)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2020-03-09Bibliographically approved
Gabrovšek, F., Grašič, B., Božnar, M. Z., Udén, M. & Elwyn, D. (2014). Karst show caves: How DTN technology as used in space assists automatic environmental monitoring and tourist protection - experiment in Postojna cave (ed.). Natural hazards and earth system sciences, 14(2), 443-457
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Karst show caves: How DTN technology as used in space assists automatic environmental monitoring and tourist protection - experiment in Postojna cave
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2014 (English)In: Natural hazards and earth system sciences, ISSN 1561-8633, E-ISSN 1684-9981, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 443-457Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper presents an experiment demonstrating a novel and successful application of delay- and disruption-tolerant networking (DTN) technology for automatic data transfer in a karst cave early warning and measuring system. The experiment took place inside the Postojna Cave in Slovenia, which is open to tourists. Several automatic meteorological measuring stations are set up inside the cave, as an adjunct to the surveillance infrastructure; the regular data transfer provided by the DTN technology allows the surveillance system to take on the role of an early warning system (EWS). One of the stations is set up alongside the railway tracks, which allows the tourist to travel inside the cave by train. The experiment was carried out by placing a DTN "data mule" (a DTN-enabled computer with WiFi connection) on the train and by upgrading the meteorological station with a DTN-enabled WiFi transmission system. When the data mule is in the wireless drive-by mode, it collects measurement data from the station over a period of several seconds as the train without stopping passes the stationary equipment, and delivers data at the final train station by the cave entrance. This paper describes an overview of the experimental equipment and organization allowing the use of a DTN system for data collection and an EWS inside karst caves where there is regular traffic of tourists and researchers.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5574 (URN)10.5194/nhess-14-443-2014 (DOI)000332336700020 ()2-s2.0-85006337656 (Scopus ID)3b49fb28-0605-4297-b6a3-e4927a8e7a2a (Local ID)3b49fb28-0605-4297-b6a3-e4927a8e7a2a (Archive number)3b49fb28-0605-4297-b6a3-e4927a8e7a2a (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2014; 20140210 (maud)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Udén, M. (2014). Kvinnorörelsens visioner och genusvetenskapens analys. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kvinnorörelsens visioner och genusvetenskapens analys
2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Skulle framtidens teknik bli annorlunda om kvinnors erfarenheter och visioner fick styra utvecklingen? En bättre formulering att arbeta efter, kan lyda ungefär: Kan kvinnorörelsens kritik av naturvetenskap och teknik användas för att förbättra och bygga på de teknikvetenskapliga metoderna? Det handlar om att undersöka vilka alternativa principer man kan arbeta efter, för att skapa nya tekniska rutiner, mallar och metoder.

Publisher
p. 2
Keywords
Interdisciplinary research areas - Gender, Ingenjörsvetenskap, kunskapsproduktion, Forum för kvinnor, Kvinnovetenskaplig tidsskrift, Tvärvetenskapliga forskningsområden - Genus
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-33385 (URN)2d58583b-f52c-4bb1-bd63-64c635599fbc (Local ID)2d58583b-f52c-4bb1-bd63-64c635599fbc (Archive number)2d58583b-f52c-4bb1-bd63-64c635599fbc (OAI)
Note

Godkänd; 2014; 20141107 (maud)

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-12-22Bibliographically approved
Udén, M. (2014). Projekt: Energiomställning för lokal ekonomisk utveckling. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projekt: Energiomställning för lokal ekonomisk utveckling
2014 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Projektet Energiomställning för lokal ekonomisk utveckling bygger vidare på erfarenheter av hållbar näringslivsutveckling hos såväl Nenet som LTU och tar vid där projektet NV Eko (Norrbottens och Västerbottens energi- och klimatoffensiv) slutade. Det specifika syftet är att öka den lokala/regionala kompetensen och initiativkraften i hållbar näringslivsutveckling med tydligt fokus på investeringar i förnybara energiprojekt och energieffektivisering. Något som förväntas ge positiva spridningseffekter i det regionala och lokala näringslivet. I projektet samarbetar Nenet med LTU och en upphandlad konsult, HKS Energy. Forskningsämnet Genus och teknik genom Maria Udén undersöker som en delmängd av LTUs insats, förutsättningarna för jämställdhetsintegrering.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36004 (URN)1f5a9e75-f3c0-4855-8311-502507f43d76 (Local ID)1f5a9e75-f3c0-4855-8311-502507f43d76 (Archive number)1f5a9e75-f3c0-4855-8311-502507f43d76 (OAI)
Note

Status: Pågående; Period: 01/07/2014 → …; Faktiskt slutdatum: 31/12/2014

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
Udén, M. & Martín, A. M. (2013). Future Internet scenarios to further the art of feminist technology creation (ed.). Paper presented at Equality, Growth and Innovation - In Theory and Practice : 09/10/2013 - 10/10/2013. Paper presented at Equality, Growth and Innovation - In Theory and Practice : 09/10/2013 - 10/10/2013.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Future Internet scenarios to further the art of feminist technology creation
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30064 (URN)3c277439-cc17-4285-bd2e-47ed24f743b5 (Local ID)3c277439-cc17-4285-bd2e-47ed24f743b5 (Archive number)3c277439-cc17-4285-bd2e-47ed24f743b5 (OAI)
Conference
Equality, Growth and Innovation - In Theory and Practice : 09/10/2013 - 10/10/2013
Note
Godkänd; 2013; 20150313 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2017-11-25Bibliographically approved
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