In this article, published in the Journal of Culinary Science & Technology, Haldor Byrkjeflot, Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen & Silviya Svejenova examine the process of creation of new Nordic cuisine (NNC) as a culinary innovation.
To read more about the article and to download the full article for those with institutional access visit the Journal of Culinary Science & Technology website
Abdulkader Saleh Mohammad, senior research fellow at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography, presents in this book an analysis of the identity of the agro-pastoral Saho community in Eritrea, which was cemented during centuries of confrontation with Abyssinian rulers and by their rebellion against external domination.
For more information visit www.lit-verlag.de
Lena Magnusson Turner and Terje Wessel have, in a new article, analysed relocation in Oslo, Norway, between 1998 and 2008 for members of ten minority groups along three overlapping dimensions: upwards in the neighbourhood hierarchy, outwards from the inner city to all suburbs, and westwards from a less affluent to a more affluent part of the region.
Read their results and the resulting discussion on the discrepancy between spatial assimilation theory and the results in Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography
Grete Brochmann and Elena Jurado are the editors of a new book about European immigration policy. In this book, leading immigration experts question the effectiveness of countries selecting immigrants on the basis of national interests. Besides efforts to regulate the flow and rights of immigrants, they argue that governments across Europe need to devise labour market, welfare and immigration policies in a more integrated fashion.
Learn more at www.ibtauris.com
How we read a text decides to a large degree the conclusions we draw. Sveinung Sandberg demonstrates in this article how Anders Behring Breivik’s manifesto can be analysed from four different narrative traditions. Which tradition one chooses will affect one’s judgement of Breivik’s political and criminal responsibility for his acts. This article further develops a theoretical framework of narrative criminology. The main argument is that offenders’ stories need to be analysed as agency conditioned by culture and context.
Read more at Sage Journals
Anne Lise Ellingsæter, An-Magritt Jensen og Merete Lie are the editors of a new book, The Social Meaning of Children and Fertility Change in Europe, which shifts the attention from fertility decline in Europe to why people do have children, asking what children mean to them.
In addition, Anne Lise Ellingsæter and Eirin Pedersen have authored the chapter, "Economic Risk, Fertility and the Welfare State: Understanding Individual Rationales".
Read more at routledge.com
I antologien The Costs of Children. Parenting and Democracy in Contemporary Europe, nylig publisert på forlaget Edward Elgar, har Anne Lise Ellingsæter bidratt med artikkelen Childcare Politics and the Norwegian Fertility ‘Machine’. Arnlaug Leira har bidratt med artikkelen Valuation of Children and Childcare.
Les mer på www.e-elgar.com
Edited by Kristian Stokke and Olle Törnquist "this book provides vauable insights on how democracy can be deepened and made to serve the interests of working people without sacrificing economic growth. The point of departure is Nordic social democracy, but the challenges of economic development, institution building and political mobilization in the Global South provide the context for understanding the book's core concern of transformative politics."
Read more about the book at www.palgrave.com
This volume edited by Chandra Lekha Sriram, Jemima García-Godos, Johanna Herman and Olga Martin-Ortega examines the complex relationship between peacebuilding and transitional justice through the lenses of the increased emphasis on victim-centred approaches to justice and the widespread practices of disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) of excombatants.
More about this book at www.taylorandfrancis.com
Edited by Mark Luccarelli and Per Gunnar Røe this volume offers a critical assessment of the urban environmental policy making approach to the development of Oslo. It describes the limitations and opportunities inherent in 'green Oslo' and suggests the need for much broader integrative approaches. It concludes by highlighting lessons which other cities might learn from Oslo.
You can read more about the book at ashgate.com
Arnlaug Leira is one of three editors of this two volume collection of articles on family policies.
‘A genuinely international and hugely valuable collection of papers on one of the most important strands in modern social policy scholarship. It also has a powerful editorial introduction that is likely to become a standard reference point.’ – Howard Glennester, London School of Economics, UK
Learn more at Edward Elgar Publishing
Magne Flemmen har skrevet en ny artikkel i tidsskriftet Sociology.
This article seeks to identify the internal divisions within the ‘upper class’ of Norway, defined as comprising different types of property owners, top executives and business managers. Bourdieu’s concepts of social space and forms of capital are applied to construct a social space of the Norwegian economic upper class by subjecting 12 indicators of capital to Multiple Correspondence Analysis. Central issues in the sociology of elites and upper classes are addressed, including the role of educational credentials in upper class reproduction, and the salience of divisions by social origin. The article reveals a maintained division between owners and employees (managers, executives, business professionals) in an age of ‘financialisation’. Furthermore, the divisions established are related to the segmentation of the upper class by occupation and industry.
Artikkelen kan leses i Sociology
I etnografisk forskning er det stor avstand mellom det som skrives i lærebøker og det som skjer i feltet. Spesielt i studier av vold- og rusmiljø er det mange erfaringer som aldri når fram til leserne. Informasjon holdes tilbake for å beskytte utsatte grupper, men også for å beskytte forskeren. Sveinung Sandberg og Heith Copes (University of Alabama) har nylig publisert artikkelen “Speaking With Ethnographers: The challenges of researching drug dealers and offenders”. Under løfte om anonymitet forteller 15 etnografer om erfaringer knyttet til rekruttering og betaling av informanter, vold under feltarbeid, bruk av legale og illegale rusmidler og kontakt med etiske komiteer. De tar også opp generelle problemer i kvalitativt datainnsamling. Artikkelen konkluderer med et ønske om mer åpenhet og argumenterer for at forskere bør forberedes bedre på utfordringer knyttet til etnografisk feltarbeid.
Du kan lese artikkelen i Journal of Drug Issues
Willy Pedersen og Sveinung Sandberg har publisert en artikkel i Sociology of Health & Illness. Studien er basert på inngående intervjuer med 100 brukere av cannabis. Stoffet ble brukt for å oppnå rus, men også terapeutisk mot lidelser som multippel sclerose og revmatisme, dessuten mot søvnproblemer og for å slappe av. All bruk var illegal,og det identifiseres strategier som brukes for å aksept for medisinsk bruk av stoffet. Medisinske bruksformer av cannabis har hatt kraftig økende oppslutning i USA, men i Norge har dette fortsatt liten aksept fra myndighetene. Derimot ser det ut til at det i cannabis-subkulturene nå utvikler seg en ny tendens som beskrives som medikalisering av vanlige livsproblemer.
Les mer på Sociology of Health & Illness
Anne Krogstad har sammen med Aagoth Storvik skrevet en artikkel i Historical Reflections der kvinnelige politiske ledere i Norge og Frankrike sammenliknes. Artikkelen viser hvordan kvinnelige politikere nedtoner, tilpasser seg og utfordrer nasjonale og kulturelle repertoarer for politisk lederskap (henholdsvis "effortless superiority" og "conspicuous modesty") i perioden 1980-2010. Lavrisikostrategier gjør det lettere for kvinner å entre politikken. Markering av ulikhet er mer risikabelt, men kan samtidig virke nytt og innovativt. Gjennom nye strategier med bruk av glamour og ironisk femininitet viser norske politikerkvinner at det er mulig å kombinere kvinnelig sensualitet og politisk makt uten nødvendigvis å bli vurdert negativt.
Artikkelen kan leses i Historical Reflections.
Anne Lise Ellingsæter has published an article in Journal of Social Policy. The article examines political struggles over the extension of parental leave earmarked for fathers in Norway. Three rival ideational policy paradigms are identified: fathers’ right to care and mothers’ right to breastfeed compete among quota protagonists, while ‘choice’ is advocated by quota antagonists. Quota protagonists guided by the mothers’ rights paradigm have been the most successful, but persistent, ideational tensions are rendering future developments uncertain.
Read more at Journal of Social Policy
Ingar Brattbakk and Terje Wessel have published this article in Urban Studies. The question at the centre of the article relates to individual development among adolescents: does the social composition of the neighbourhood affect the socioeconomic status later in life?
More information and an online version of the article are available at Urban Studies
Grete Brochmann and Anniken Hagelund have edited and contributed to the book Immigration Policy and the Scandinavian Welfare State 1945-2010.
Torben Hviid Nielsen and Kenneth Dahlgren have contributed to the Monitoring Policy and Research Activities on Science in Society in Europe (MASIS) - Final synthesis report.
Associate professor Marianne Millstein in collaboration with David Jordhus-Lier has written the article 'Making Communities Work? Casual Labour Practices and Local Civil Society Dynamics in Delft, Cape Town' in the journal Journal of Southern African Studies
The article can be downloaded from the journal's website
Professor Fredrik Engelstad has written the chapter «The Assignment of Political Office by Lot» In Lotteries in Public Life. A Reader, edited by Peter Stone.
Jon Rogstad and Viggo Vestel have written an article published in Social Movement Studies on how young Norwegians of immigrant background express their political engagement through asethetic performances and the potential this has for collective action.
Associate Professor Katrine Fangen at Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo, and Professor Ann Mari Sellerberg at Department of Sociology, Lund University in Sweden, have edited the anthology, Mange ulike metoder (Many Different Methods). The book is published simultaneously in Norway and Sweden by Gyldendal Akademisk and Förlaget Studentliteratur, and is now available in Norwegian books stores.