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  • 1.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Artefakters betydelsepotentialer: En presentation av den sociosemiotiska etnografin som teori och metod2012In: Nordisk socialsemiotik: Pædagogiske, multimodale og sprogvidenskabelige landvindinger / [ed] Thomas Hestbæk Andersen & Morten Boeriis, Odense: Syddansk Universitetsforlag, 2012, p. 59-88Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    I kapitlet introduceras den sociosemiotiska etnografin som teori och metod genom analyser av olika typer av artefakter: bord från Ikea och texter och andra artefakter som yngre barn använder hemma och i skolan. Artefakternas betydelsepotentialer betraktas dels som teoretiska, dels som aktualiserade. De förra har att göra med de mer systematiska och designrelaterade betydelserna och de senare med de betydelser som verkliga användare av artefakterna väljer att aktualisera i olika situationer. Denna distinktion har metodologiska implikationer för den sociosemiotiska etnografin: både design och användning av artefakterna måste analyseras, även om tyngdpunkten kan ligga på det ena eller det andra. I kapitlet diskuteras hur Ikea-bordsstudien främst är designorienterad samtidigt som den också tar in användning av borden och hur de placeras i verkliga hem. Studien av barnens artefakter och texter tar främst upp användning i olika kontexter, men deras design analyseras också.

    Resultaten visar hur Ikea-bord har utvecklade teoretiska betydelsepotentialer, främst när det gäller interpersonella betydelser och sådana som har att göra med exponering av andra artefakter. Analysen visar också hur användare av borden kan välja att lyfta fram eller tona ned dessa betydelsepotentialer. Beträffande barnens texter och artefakter så visar kapitlet bl.a. att intressen och diskurser från hemmet kan kopplas till skoldiskurser genom att artefakterna och texterna flyttas från den ena kontexten till den andra, inte minst med hjälp av datorer. Detta kan ha positiva effekter för barnens utvecklande av multimodal literacy.

  • 2.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Att göra barn till konsumenter: Språkhandlingar för utbyte av varor och tjänster i reklam i Kalle Anka & C:o under fyra decennier2007In: Språkets roll och räckvidd: Festskrift till Staffan Hellberg den 18 februari 2007, Almqvist & Wiksell International, Stockholm , 2007, p. 44-53Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 3.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Bild och text i annonser2006In: Textvård: Att läsa, skriva och bedöma texter, Norstedts akademiska förlag, Stockholm , 2006, p. 141-Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 4.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Bilden, skriften och modelläsaren2004In: Språkvård, ISSN 0038-8440, Vol. 40, no 3, p. 4-8Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 5.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Book review: DAVID MACHIN, Introduction to Multimodal Analysis.2008In: Visual Communication, ISSN 1470-3572, E-ISSN 1741-3214, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 123-127Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 6.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Den visuella texten: Multimodal analys i praktiken2009 (ed. 1)Book (Other academic)
  • 7.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Modelläsare i svensk tidskriftsreklam: Erbjudanden om olika typer av konsumerande identiteter2004In: Svenskans beskrivning: Förhandlingar vid tjugosjätte sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Uppsala den 25-26 oktober 2002, 2004, p. 87-96Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 8.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Multimodality2012In: Handbook of Pragmatics Online / [ed] Jan-Ola Östman, Jef Verschueren, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2012Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 9.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Places and Spaces for Multimodal Writing in ‘One-to-One’ Computing2015In: Multimodality in Writing: The State of the Art in Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy / [ed] Arlene Archer, Esther Breuer, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2015, p. 204-230Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In ‘one-to-one’ computing, schools provide learners with individual laptops. This chapter presents an analysis of how such laptops are used for writing and text creation by students in two secondary schools. The chapter is framed by a theoretical interest in the interconnections between uses of ‘one-to-one’ laptops in physical places, the virtual spaces they may ‘open up’, and their uses for performing semiotic actions. The results point to differences and possible inequalities in terms of how students perceive and use the semiotic potentials of the laptops as a means for engaging with and acting on the world through writing in combination with other semiotic modes.

  • 10.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Ploughing the Field of Higher Education: An Interview with Gunther Kress2016In: Multimodality in Higher Education / [ed] Arlene Archer, Esther Odilia Breuer, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2016, 1, p. 21-30Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Professor Gunther Kress is one of the international leading researchers in the fields of multimodality, social semiotics, discourse analysis, genre studies and education. He has published widely in these fields, and has a new book out in 2016: Multimodality, learning and communication: A social semiotic frame (written together with Jeff Bezemer). Kress has supervised more than 60 PhD researchers over the years, an experience that he draws upon in the chapter ‘Researching in conditions of provisionality: Reflecting on the PhD in the digital and multimodal era’ (2012). Anders Björkvall met up with him in London in order to discuss a number of topics, ranging from the broader challenges of higher education today to the relation between theory and methodology in the PhD.

  • 11.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Practical function and meaning: a case study of Ikea tables2014In: The Routledge Handbook of Multimodal Analysis / [ed] Carey Jewitt, London & New York: Routledge, 2014, 2. rev. uppl., p. 342-353Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Practical function and meaning: A case study of IKEA tables2009In: The Routledge handbook of multimodal analysis, London & New York: Routledge , 2009, p. 242-252Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 13.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Practices of visual communication in a primary school classroom: digital image collection as a potential semiotic mode2014In: Classroom Discourse, ISSN 1946-3014, E-ISSN 1946-3022, Vol. 5, no 1, p. 22-37Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    ‘One-to-one’ computing projects in which learners work with individual laptops or tablets across subjects are rapidly increasing in number. One aspect of this is that as the laptops give access to the Internet; digital images and texts – potentially from all over the globe – move into the classroom in an unprecedented manner. The paper presents an analysis of specific classroom practices involving seven- to eight-year-olds: the collecting of digital images and their use as semiotic resources in the creation of multimodal texts. The aim is to describe the children’s digital image collections as more or less mode-like – that is, as a more or less systematically organised set of resources for making meaning. The methodology is described as social semiotic ethnography, combining semiotic analysis of images and texts with ethnographic understandings of the personal histories and interests of participants. The paper concludes that there are obvious practices in the classroom in which the children use their image collections in a mode-like way, such as categorising images according to semantic criteria, using them for display of identities in the classroom and systematically using them when designing multimodal texts, expressing both simple denotational meanings and more complex connotational semiotic potentials. Another conclusion is that the children’s image collections have untapped learning potentials, for example regarding critical reflections on how images create meaning, which could form the foundation for concrete learning activities in the classroom.

  • 14.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Social identities offered in Swedish magazine advertising2007In: Critical discourse analysis of media texts, Universitat de València, València , 2007, p. 234-244Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The consumer culture of late modernity, the gender system, and the concept of the model reader are taken as points of departure for the analysis of identities offered in Swedish magazine ads. The model readers are regarded as socially motivated identities that are offered to the empirical readers of the ads. On the one hand, the model readers are treated as textual realisations of the consumer culture and the gender system and, on the other, as varying with respect to target group. The multimodal textual composition of the ads as well as ideational and interpersonal meanings are analysed along with intertextual and interdiscursive relations.

    One major result is that the model readers in the ads with male target groups tend to be already active, successful and leadership-oriented, whereas model readers in ads with female target groups tend to be more passive, and need the product to adjust or improve themselves.

  • 15.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Svensk barnmatsmärkning: En diskursanalytisk studie av märkningens design och tillgänglighet2000Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    The report reviews a study of the design and accessibility of Swedish baby food labels for infant formula, gruel, and baby porridge. As the study was carried out within an EU-project in which four other European countries participated, comparisons with results from these countries are made. The final chapter of the report contains recommendations for the improvement of the accessibility of the Swedish labels.

    The theoretical approach to accessibility is that of discourse analysis. For this reason, the study incorporates the producers of the labels, i.e. the manufacturers and the advertising agencies, the linguistic and semiotic construction of the labels themselves, and the readers of the labels.

    Only a few potential accessibility problems on the labels were identified in the label analysis. This result was confirmed by a consumer study, in which it was concluded that the labels caused no major accessibility problems to the average consumer. However, parents that were not native speakers of Swedish tended to think that the labels were more difficult to understand than native speakers of Swedish.

    Further, the analysis of the labels showed that the gruel and porridge labels tend, with a few exceptions, to be more sales oriented than the infant formula labels. The comparisons with results from the other EU-countries showed that the Swedish labels as a whole contained fewer commercial and potentially misleading features than the labels from the other countries.

  • 16.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Svensk barnmatsmärknings tillgänglighet ur ett diskursanalytiskt perspektiv2000In: Scandinavian Journal of Nutrition/Näringsforskning, ISSN 1102-6480, Vol. 44, no 4, p. 169-172Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Svenska barnmatsförpackningar som informations- och reklambärare2001In: Svenskans beskrivning: Förhandlingar vid tjugofjärde sammankomsten för svenskans beskrivning, Linköping den 22–23 oktober 1999, 2001, p. 17-31Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    The article reviews an analysis of the textual construction of Swedish baby food labels for infant formula, gruel and baby porridge. The analysis was performed as part of an EU-project called "Design and accessibility of baby food labelling from the consumer’s point of view" in which, in addition to Sweden, four other European countries participated.

    Swedish and European labelling legislation forms the foundation for the analysis. Certain information, such as a list of ingredients and preparation instructions, is obligatory on the labels, while other information is prohibited. Examples of prohibited information include pictures or text, which may idealise the use of the product, on infant formula labels.

    The methodological approach in the article is partly discourse analytical, because the labels are related to a number of contexts, and partly semiotic, because of the multimodal character of the labels.

    It is revealed that there are differences concerning the choice of words and pictures on the labels in the three different product categories. The Swedish gruel and porridge labels tend, with a few exceptions, to be more sales oriented than the infant formula labels, including, for example, a more frequent use of emotive and evaluative words, and a larger number of pictures of smiling parents and babies.

  • 18.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Swedish baby food labels from a discourse analysis perspective2001In: Language for special purposes: perspectives for the new millenium: Vol. 2: LSP in academic discourse and in the fields of law, business and medicine, 2001, p. 806–814-Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 19.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Text- och resursorientering inom multimodalitetsforskningen: En teoretisk diskussion om förklaringsvärden2012In: Språk och stil, ISSN 1101-1165, E-ISSN 2002-4010, Vol. 22:1, no 1, p. 135-161Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses the explanatory value of two theoretical orientations within multimodal research on texts and communication, and it explores the potential benefits of combining them. Firstly, the multimodal text (involving other semiotic modes than language) can be taken as a point of departure for the analysis and understanding of meaning making. This has been a common approach within text and discourse analysis. Secondly, there is an orientation toward the multimodal resources being employed when people make meaning, placing the interests of sign-/text-makers and processes of text creation just as much in focus as the textual products that emerge from them.

    The discussions in the article primarily make reference to the broader framework of social semiotic multimodality research, taking the theoretical assumptions made in Kress & van Leeuwen’s influential book Reading images: The grammar of visual design (2006) as one important point of departure. In particular, research categorised under the tentative labels of multimodal discourse analysis, social semiotic multimodal analysis and multimodal interactional analysis is reviewed and related to the status the authors ascribe to texts and semiotic resources. The text analytical implications of text and resource orientations and combinations of the two are finally illustrated by a sample analysis of multimodal texts created by children in educational contexts.

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  • 20.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    The business of turning children into consumers: A diachronic analysis of the symbolic exchange of goods and services in advertisements in a Swedish comic book2008In: Bridging Discourses: ASFLA 2007 online proceedings, 2008Conference paper (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The child as a consumer is not a new concept but a changing one. This paper discusses the development of discourses around Swedish child consumers during the 20th century. The data comprise advertisements from the Swedish comic book Donald Duck & Co from the 1940s through the 1980s. The methodology is inspired by the systemic functional linguistic view of basic speech functions; an analysis of how child readers are incorporated in the symbolic exchange of goods and services through the use of commands and offers is presented. One finding is that child readers of early texts are ascribed little power over their own consumption. They are commanded and/or offered a chance to ‘compete’, to ‘win’, and to ‘mail’, but rarely to make direct consumer decisions. In the 1980s, a more competent child consumer can be discerned, commanded to ‘buy’ and to make independent consumer decisions.

  • 21.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Visuell textanalys2012In: Textens mening och makt: Metodbok i samhällsvetenskaplig text- och diskursanalys / [ed] Göran Bergström & Kristina Boréus, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2012, 3, p. 307-351Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Archer, Arlene
    Ecologies of ‘upcycling’ as design for learning in Higher Education2016In: Short papers, 2016, p. 7-12Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    As society changes, new ways of understanding and using existing semiotic resources are needed. This study looks at artefacts from a social semiotic perspective in order to explore the concepts of ‘recycling’ and ‘upcycling’ and their relevance for pedagogy in Higher Education. We look at recycling in terms of ‘texts’ and employ methodological tools from multimodal discourse analysis. ‘Recycling’ involves converting materials from one product to create a different product with a different function, without necessarily adding any type of value. In ‘upcycling’, economic, aesthetic or functional value is always added. ‘Upcycling’ can thus be understood as a process of recontextualization of semiotic resources, in both spatio-linguistic and sensory terms. This paper looks at how resources are recontextualized as part of global ecologies of production and consumption. Then, we explore these insights in the pedagogical domain, looking at possible implications of the principles of ‘upcycling’ and value adding through design as a means for educating global critical citizens.

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  • 23.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Charlotte, Engblom
    Högskolan i Gävle.
    Flerspråkighet och multimodalitet som lärandepotential2010In: Flerspråkighet, identitet och lärande: Skola i ett föränderligt perspektiv / [ed] N. Musk & Å. Wedin, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 2010, 1, p. 193-214Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Dagens barn lever i ett mångfasetterat textlandskap och de flesta kommer tidigt i kontakt med olika sätt att hantera text. Barnen skriver med penna och papper eller via datorn och mobilen. De hanterar också text vid dataspelande och tevetittande. Texthanteringen sker i olika miljöer: i det egna hemmet, i kompisars hem, i skolan och för många barn på flera olika språk. Vi vet att dagens barn kommer att behöva använda och producera text på många olika sätt i framtiden. Vi vet också att flerspråkigheten är en resurs som såväl individen som samhället behöver ta vara på och utveckla. I kapitlet diskuteras hur flerspråkiga barns totala litteracitet kan utgöra en värdefull lärandepotential i skolan.

  • 24.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Engblom, Charlotte
    Att skapa mening är att lära: Datorer och yngre barns textanvändning2012In: Resultatdialog 2012, Stockholm: Vetenskapsrådet , 2012, p. 48-57Conference paper (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Yngre barn, i detta fall 7‐  och 8‐ åringar, använder datorer både i skolan och hemma. I så kallade ”en till en”‐projekt har varje barn en dator i skolan, och huvuddelen av undervisningen är knuten till denna dator. Projektet visar hur kopplingar mellan det som barnen gör med datorer hemma och i skolan, och mellan självvalda och lärarinitierade aktiviteter i klassrummet, kan ha underutnyttjad potential för lärande. Dessutom diskuteras principer för hur yngre barns texter där skrift, bild och grafik blandas kan bedömas. Ett barn barn kan till exempel skapa julkänsla i en text genom samspelet mellan färger och skrift, medan andra förlitar sig helt på skriften.

  • 25.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Engblom, Charlotte
    Finns det nytta med nöje?: Barns självvalda skärmbaserade textaktiviteter som resurs för lärande i skolan2007In: Ett vidgat textbegrepp, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 26.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Engblom, Charlotte
    Högskolan i Gävle.
    Young children’s exploration of semiotic resources during unofficial computer activities in the classroom2010In: Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, ISSN 1468-7984, E-ISSN 1741-2919, Vol. 10, no 3, p. 271-293Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The article describes and discusses the learning potential of unofficial techno-literacy activities in the classroom with regards to Swedish 7–8-year-olds’ exploration of semiotic resources when interacting with computers. In classroom contexts where every child works with his or her own computer, such activities tend to take up a substantial amount of time. The children have access to a wide range of sites and programs and show an interest in discovering these resources. The article thus explores a previously often neglected site for learning, located in the official classroom context but involving self-chosen activities with contemporary technology. In terms of theory and methodology, social semiotic ethnography is introduced into the field of young children’s techno-literacies. It is illustrated how a social semiotic approach allows for a more detailed analysis of the semiotic resources, whereas ethnographic data are necessary for an understanding of how such resources are put to use.

     

  • 27.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Gunnarsson, Britt-Louise
    Design and accessibility of baby-food labels from the consumer's point of view: Swedish report2000Report (Other academic)
  • 28.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism.
    Jacquet, Ewa
    Skrivande och textskapande med datorer i högstadiet: Ett ekologiskt perspektiv på möjligheter och utmaningar med ”en-till-en”-projekt2014In: Viden om Læsning, ISSN 1902-3472, E-ISSN 2245-2761, no 16, p. 19-27Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Då individuella datorer delas ut till elever för att användas för skrivande och lärande i allmänhet brukar man tala om ”en-till-en”-projekt: en dator per elev. I den här artikeln diskuterar författarna hur ett ekologiskt perspektiv på bärbara datorer i relation till fysiska och virtuella platser (t.ex. bloggar eller andra webbsidor) kan ge sätt att tänka kring textskapande och lärande i ”en-till-en”-miljöer. Resonemangen illustreras med exempel från elever från två svenska högstadieskolor i en kommun i Stockholmsområdet. Artikeln lyfter fram den skrivpedagogiska potential som datorn har när det gäller gränsöverskridande textskapande.

  • 29.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Järlehed, Johan
    Kullenberg, Christopher
    Nielsen, Helle Lykke
    Nord, Andreas
    Rosendal, Tove
    Van Meerbergen, Sara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Dutch.
    Westberg, Gustav
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
    Slutrapport anslagstavlan: Forskarfredags massexperiment 20162017Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 30.
    Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Scandinavian Languages.
    Karlsson, Anna-Malin
    Södertörns högskola.
    The materiality of discourses and the semiotics of materials: A social perspective on the meaning potentials of written texts and furniture2011In: Semiotica, ISSN 0037-1998, E-ISSN 1613-3692, Vol. 187, no 1-4, p. 141-165Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Based on two studies of different meaning-making phenomena, post-it notes and furniture, this paper highlights the role of materiality in everyday semiosis. A perspective on the semiotics of material artifacts is adopted, in which the “social” in combination with the specific affordances of materials are crucial for meaning-making. Partially in opposition to a Saussurean view of the semiotic sign, it is argued that materiality in itself contributes to meaning-making, through discourses and activity types. This paper contributes to the theoretical and the methodological dialogue between social semiotics and other approaches in the wider field of semiotic research.

  • 31. Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Van Meerbergen, Sara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German, Dutch.
    Westberg, Gustav
    Anslagstavlan: Vägvisare till det lokala lärandets semiotiska landskap?2019In: Svenskans beskrivning 36: Förhandlingar vid trettiosjätte sammankomsten, Uppsala 25–27 oktober 2017 / [ed] Marco Bianchi, David Håkansson, Björn Melander, Linda Pfister, Maria Westman, Carin Östman, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2019, p. 37-52Conference paper (Refereed)
  • 32. Björkvall, Anders
    et al.
    Van Meerbergen, Sara
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Slavic and Baltic Studies, Finnish, Dutch, and German.
    Westberg, Gustav
    Feeling safe while being surveilled: The spatial semiotics of affect at international airports2023In: Social Semiotics, ISSN 1035-0330, E-ISSN 1470-1219, Vol. 33, p. 209-231Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Departing from Lefebvre’s work on the social production of space, this paper explores the intersection between perceived and lived space from the perspective of spatial discourse analysis. Empirically, the paper studies how the spatiality of international airports performs affective discursive work and establishes prerequisites for air travelers’ feelings of being “in control” and “excited” vs. feelings of being “controlled” and “surveilled”. The concept of binding is applied in order to understand how affect is spatially afforded at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Vienna International Airport. The analysis reveals that alternations between bound and unbound spaces construe the airports as distinctly ideological sites with different affective potentials. Accordingly, this article adds to the understanding of how airport atmospheres are construed by means of spatial resources such as the height, depth, and shape of walls and ceilings and by the transparency and opaqueness of the built material, as well as by more dynamic elements such as carpets, colors, signage, and retractable belt barriers.

  • 33.
    Jacquet, Ewa
    et al.
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Language Education.
    Björkvall, Anders
    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism.
    Att göra mångfalden synlig för språkläraren: Etnografin som verktyg för att relevantgöra och bedöma högstadieelevers språkförmågor2014In: Mångfaldens möjligheter: Litteratur- och språkdidaktik i Norden / [ed] Peter Andersson, Per Holmberg, Anna Lyngfelt, Anna Nordenstam, Olle Widhe, Göteborg: Nätverket för svenska med didaktisk inriktning (SMDI) , 2014, p. 215-236Chapter in book (Refereed)
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    Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Swedish Language and Multilingualism, Scandinavian Languages.
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