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Johansson, K., Andersson, E., Johansson, M. & Lidestav, G. (2019). Conditioned openings and restraints: The meaning‐making of women professionals breaking into the male‐dominated sector of forestry. Gender, Work and Organization
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Conditioned openings and restraints: The meaning‐making of women professionals breaking into the male‐dominated sector of forestry
2019 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

This article addresses how women forestry professionals articulate and interpret their experiences of being a woman and a professional in the male‐dominated context of forestry. The findings suggest that the entrance of women into forestry has created openings as well as restraints within the dominant discourses of forestry organizations. Gendered constructions of skills and a workplace culture described as built on homosocial values cause women to feel questioned and disadvantaged. At the same time, women are valued for their perceived capacity to perform relational‐based aspects of forestry work and as a means to reduce gender segregation. We conclude that while these openings are conditioned by discourses of gender differences and masculine privileges, they provide women, to some extent, with subjectivity and organizational space that, with time, may challenge the dominant and gendered discourses of forestry organizations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
forestry, gender segregation, male‐dominated industries, skills, women
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75768 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12403 (DOI)000480923700001 ()
Available from: 2019-08-29 Created: 2019-08-29 Last updated: 2019-09-06
Lindberg, M., Johansson, K., Karlberg, H. & Balogh, J. (2019). Place Innovative Synergies for City Center Attractiveness: A Matter of Experiencing Retail and Retailing Experiences. Urban Planning, 04(01), 91-105
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Place Innovative Synergies for City Center Attractiveness: A Matter of Experiencing Retail and Retailing Experiences
2019 (English)In: Urban Planning, ISSN 2183-7635, Vol. 04, no 01, p. 91-105Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

By investigating the occurrence of place innovative synergies between retail and tourism in a small-sized Swedish city, this article advances knowledge on how city center attractiveness can be enforced in a rural context with competing online shopping and suburban/out-of-town shopping centers. Previous studies of city center attractiveness, place innovation, and social innovation help distinguish innovative intertwinement of correlated trends of experiencing retail and retailing experiences, augmenting customer experiences through place-based characteristics. Interviews, workshops, and participatory observations with entrepreneurs, business promoters, and municipality representatives reveal three dimensions of place innovative synergies in city center attractiveness: 1) innovative variance in city center retail and tourism, 2) innovative interwovenness between the city center identity and its configuration, content, and communication, and 3) innovative interaction between retailers and tourism entrepreneurs in city center events. A key question is whether synergies in temporal events and everyday commerce are sufficiently combined, in order to engender encompassing renewal.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cogitatio, 2019
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Design; Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-72422 (URN)10.17645/up.v4i1.1640 (DOI)000456690900009 ()2-s2.0-85067067620 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The R&D Fund of the Swedish Tourism & Hospitality Industry (BFUF)Swedish Retail and Wholesale Development Council
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-02-11 (inah)

Available from: 2019-01-01 Created: 2019-01-01 Last updated: 2019-06-28Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, M., Johansson, K., Karlberg, H. & Balogh, J. (2019). Platsinnovativa synergier för attraktiva stadskärnor. In: Algehed, J., Eneqvist, E., Jensen, C., Lööf, J. (Ed.), Innovation och stadsutveckling: En forskningsantologi om organiseringsutmaningar för stad och kommun (pp. 189-200). Göteborg: RISE
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Platsinnovativa synergier för attraktiva stadskärnor
2019 (Swedish)In: Innovation och stadsutveckling: En forskningsantologi om organiseringsutmaningar för stad och kommun / [ed] Algehed, J., Eneqvist, E., Jensen, C., Lööf, J., Göteborg: RISE , 2019, p. 189-200Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Ett annat perspektiv på hållbarhet är att synliggöra och ta vara på en plats befintliga och unika värden. Johanna Balogh, Kristina Johansson, Helena Karlberg, Malin Lindberg och Helena Karlberg utgår i kapitlet Platsinnovativa synergier för attraktiva stadskärnor från tidigare forskning om platsinnovation, som är ett begrepp och koncept för att förstå och planera nytänkande helhetsutveckling av attraktiva städer, besöksmål och andra sorters platser. Här är Kiruna och Piteå i fokus, och frågan hur kommuner, näringsliv och andra nyckelaktörer aktivt kan skapa upplevelser genom att väva samman stadens olika komponenter, processer och intressenter på ett nytänkande sätt. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: RISE, 2019
Keywords
Innovation, platsinnovation, stadsutveckling
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-76469 (URN)978-91-89049-08-6 (ISBN)
Funder
The R&D Fund of the Swedish Tourism & Hospitality Industry (BFUF)
Available from: 2019-10-22 Created: 2019-10-22 Last updated: 2019-10-22
Johansson, K., Andersson, E., Johansson, M. & Lidestav, G. (2019). The Discursive Resistance of Men to Gender-equality Interventions: Negotiating “Unjustness”and “Unnecessity”in Swedish Forestry. Men and Masculinities, 22(2), 177-196
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Discursive Resistance of Men to Gender-equality Interventions: Negotiating “Unjustness”and “Unnecessity”in Swedish Forestry
2019 (English)In: Men and Masculinities, ISSN 1097-184X, E-ISSN 1552-6828, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 177-196Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article adds to the understanding of men’s discursive resistance in relation to gender-equality interventions at work. Using Swedish men forestry professionals as the empirical base, the result shows how discursive resistance were performative acts, part of the construction of the same gender-equality interventions and organizational contexts that they were perceived to describe. In this case, direct opposition to gender equality provided a limited discursive position and sets of logics available in practice. Instead, the possibilities to renegotiate gender-equality interventions as unjust and unnecessary required, we conclude that the industry’s ambition to hire and promote more women was perceived to have led to the use of affirmative action and the disruption of meritocratic principles and that the problems of gender equality were placed in the traditional forestry and among “prejudiced old men,” as oppose to the more “modern” and “women friendly” forestry of today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2019
Keywords
masculinity, discursive resistance, gender-equality intervention, men's resistance, Swedish forestry
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Human Work Sciences; Industrial Design
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-63432 (URN)10.1177/1097184X17706400 (DOI)000468978800003 ()2-s2.0-85065864144 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2019;Nivå 2;2019-06-20 (johcin)

Available from: 2017-05-18 Created: 2017-05-18 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved
Johansson, M., Johansson, K. & Andersson, E. (2018). #Metoo in the Swedish forest sector: testimonies from harassed women on sexualised forms of male control. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 33(5), 419-425
Open this publication in new window or tab >>#Metoo in the Swedish forest sector: testimonies from harassed women on sexualised forms of male control
2018 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, ISSN 0282-7581, E-ISSN 1651-1891, Vol. 33, no 5, p. 419-425Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study adds to the literature on the gendered culture of the forest sector by examining testimonies of sexual harassment in relation to the gendering of forestry-related competence and organisations and the consequences that the sexualisation of social relations in organisations has, mainly for women. The empirical base of the study comprised testimonies within the campaign #slutavverkat published on Instagram to highlight experiences of sexual harassment of women in the Swedish forest sector. Qualitative content analysis of the testimonies suggested that the situations described in the testimonies in #slutavverkat comprise controlling actions that diminish women's power in the forest sector. Sexualised forms of male control and harassment thus work to remind women that they are first and foremost a representation of women, rather than of forestry professions and knowledge. In that sense, sexualised forms of male control and harassment are part of, rather than deviating from, the overall gendering of forestry as a men-dominated sphere. The study adds to organisational understandings and policy developments on discrimination and harassment and suggests that researchers and policy-makers interested in reducing inequality in forestry need to pay more attention to issues of harassment and sexualisation of social relations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2018
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Industrial Design; Human Work Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-68930 (URN)10.1080/02827581.2018.1474248 (DOI)000433155900002 ()2-s2.0-85047144415 (Scopus ID)
Note

Validerad;2018;Nivå 2;2018-05-28 (svasva)

Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2018-08-16Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. (2016). ‘In a Male Workplace, Things Would Never Be Like This’: Using Gendered Notions to Neutralize Conflicts in a Swedish Supermarket (ed.). Gender, Work and Organization, 23(5), 505-517
Open this publication in new window or tab >>‘In a Male Workplace, Things Would Never Be Like This’: Using Gendered Notions to Neutralize Conflicts in a Swedish Supermarket
2016 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 23, no 5, p. 505-517Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study concerns the ‘practising of gender neutrality’ and the organizational practices that contribute to the creation of gendered notions in a relation of mutual constitution. Based on a case study of one Swedish supermarket, I investigate the gendered notions present in the descriptions of the supermarket activities by relating them to the organization of the work and the gendered and aged employment structure of the supermarket. The findings suggest that the problems which, according to gendered notions were grounded in the nature of men and women, could be related to organizational practices. It was concluded that specific notions of gender were used to neutralize potential conflicts and to make them into a non-issue for the organization. This study also contributes insights to the discussions surrounding the intersection of age and gender in organizations, and skills and learning in retail work.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8447 (URN)10.1111/gwao.12137 (DOI)000385518600004 ()2-s2.0-84979210368 (Scopus ID)6f50933f-20ef-40ad-bd7d-e08e6e207e0a (Local ID)6f50933f-20ef-40ad-bd7d-e08e6e207e0a (Archive number)6f50933f-20ef-40ad-bd7d-e08e6e207e0a (OAI)
Note

Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20160815 (krijoh)

Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. (2016). Making gender–work practicable: situating men's reconstruction of ‘women's job’ in a Swedish supermarket's micro-politics (ed.). Paper presented at . Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 23(4), 451-466
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Making gender–work practicable: situating men's reconstruction of ‘women's job’ in a Swedish supermarket's micro-politics
2016 (English)In: Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, ISSN 0966-369X, E-ISSN 1360-0524, Vol. 23, no 4, p. 451-466Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Based on empirical data from one Swedish supermarket, this article argues that men's reconstructing of ‘women's work’ in accordance with a masculinised sense of self what Simpson (2004, ‘Masculinity at Work: The Experience of Men in Female Dominated Occupations’, Work, Employment & Society 18, no 2: 349–368) calls ‘gender–work’ is not limited to individual men's perceptions and creations of self. Rather, by investigating the gendered boundary work in which the manager and other workers engage, this study shows how these reconstructions are legitimised and made practicable by organisational micro-politics. By emphasising the specific skills required by ‘their’ department – produce – the male workers distanced themselves from the routine and standardised stocking that dominated the work performed at the supermarket. This notion that working in the produce department required specialised knowledge was legitimised by the manager and the organisation of work at the supermarket. While at times, other workers (most of them women) challenged the boundaries of the produce department, they simultaneously re-established those boundaries by glossing over potential conflicts and maintaining equal treatment existed within the organisation.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-10419 (URN)10.1080/0966369X.2015.1013450 (DOI)000370514200001 ()2-s2.0-84957840067 (Scopus ID)9394ea52-7652-41cf-a369-2edbc8d56aa5 (Local ID)9394ea52-7652-41cf-a369-2edbc8d56aa5 (Archive number)9394ea52-7652-41cf-a369-2edbc8d56aa5 (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2016; Nivå 2; 20150226 (krijoh)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Lindberg, M., Johansson, K., Johansson, M., Lidestav, G., Andersson, E. & Österlind, H. (2016). Projekt: Inkluderande tillväxt i skogssektorn genom innovativ samverkan. Paper presented at .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Projekt: Inkluderande tillväxt i skogssektorn genom innovativ samverkan
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2016 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Projektet syftar till att skapa inkluderande tillväxt i Norr- och Västerbottens skogssektor genom innovativ samverkan mellan näringsliv, akademi och samhälle i utveckling och utbyte av kunskaper, erfarenheter och metoder för jämställdhet och jämlikhet.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology; Human Work Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-36150 (URN)88c50e4d-64c5-4998-8c6b-eb2bea6ed80a (Local ID)88c50e4d-64c5-4998-8c6b-eb2bea6ed80a (Archive number)88c50e4d-64c5-4998-8c6b-eb2bea6ed80a (OAI)
Note

Projekt: Från macho till modern: Jämställdhet i skogsbrukets arbetsorganisationer; Finansieringskälla: Other public support (public); Forskningsprogram: Europeiska regionala utvecklingsfonden; Internetadress: http://eu.tillvaxtverket.se/; Belopp: 1 788 190,00 Svenska kronor; Finansieringskälla: Other public support (public); Forskningsprogram: Länsstyrelsen i Norrbotten; Belopp: 393 402,00 Svenska kronor; Finansieringskälla: Other public support (public); Forskningsprogram: Region Västerbotten; Belopp: 393 402,00 Svenska kronor; Status: Pågående; Period: 01/09/2015 → 31/08/2017

Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. & Lundgren, A. S. (2015). Gendering boundary work: exploring excluded spaces in supermarket job rotation (ed.). Paper presented at . Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 22(2), 188-204
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gendering boundary work: exploring excluded spaces in supermarket job rotation
2015 (English)In: Gender, Place and Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, ISSN 0966-369X, E-ISSN 1360-0524, Vol. 22, no 2, p. 188-204Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article explores the establishment of gendering divides in organisations by bridging Hernes' (2004) typologies of physical, social and mental boundary work with notions on the practice of gender as negotiated in everyday organisational activities. In the investigated Swedish supermarket, the pre-store, a narrow, front-stage space in which only women worked, was excluded from the job rotation that otherwise dominated the organisation of work in the store. This study examines: (1) how and on what grounds the divides of the pre-store were established in the supermarket and (2) how spatial divides were incorporated into the practice of gender and work in the supermarket. The findings suggest that the divides that are visible through the exclusion of the pre-store from the job rotation involved not only the allocation of work and space but also multiple and complex physical, social and mental spatial negotiations undertaken by both employees and managers. Together, these factors neutralised the divides as an aspect of the activities. First, the notion that gender was irrelevant for organisational decisions makes gender a non-issue for the organisation of the pre-store activities. Second, the notion that women and men are essentially different provided a ground for explaining why, despite being an organisational non-issue, work and workers were in fact organised along gendered lines in the supermarket. The study contributes with qualitative insights regarding the micro-political practices that make gender into a neutralised non-issue in organisations and, in particular, the intertwinement of spatial practices and negotiations.

National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-8325 (URN)10.1080/0966369X.2013.879107 (DOI)000349024500003 ()2-s2.0-84937251976 (Scopus ID)6d5555e1-7ab9-44a9-a268-8d1809c2223d (Local ID)6d5555e1-7ab9-44a9-a268-8d1809c2223d (Archive number)6d5555e1-7ab9-44a9-a268-8d1809c2223d (OAI)
Note
Validerad; 2015; Nivå 2; 20140213 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2018-07-10Bibliographically approved
Johansson, K. (2015). Handelsarbetets materialitet (ed.). Paper presented at FALF- forum för arbetslivsforskning : Arbetslivets förhållanden och villkor- mellan kontinuitet och förändring 10/06/2015 - 12/06/2015. 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 >>Handelsarbetets materialitet
2015 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject
Gender and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-27084 (URN)0666b904-d8d0-4f2d-8328-fd493310fb61 (Local ID)0666b904-d8d0-4f2d-8328-fd493310fb61 (Archive number)0666b904-d8d0-4f2d-8328-fd493310fb61 (OAI)
Conference
FALF- forum för arbetslivsforskning : Arbetslivets förhållanden och villkor- mellan kontinuitet och förändring 10/06/2015 - 12/06/2015
Note
Godkänd; 2015; 20150630 (andbra)Available from: 2016-09-30 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2018-05-16Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-3865-796x

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