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Berg, A. & Ekelund, R. (2023). Begäret efter att se på historia. Historisk Tidskrift, 143(4), 501-503
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Begäret efter att se på historia
2023 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0345-469X, E-ISSN 2002-4827, Vol. 143, no 4, p. 501-503Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2023
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66122 (URN)001147902100001 ()
Available from: 2024-02-26 Created: 2024-02-26 Last updated: 2024-02-26Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. & Ekelund, R. (2023). Behövs egentligen Historisk tidskrift?: [Redaktörerna har ordet]. Historisk Tidskrift, 143(3), 287-288
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Behövs egentligen Historisk tidskrift?: [Redaktörerna har ordet]
2023 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0345-469X, E-ISSN 2002-4827, Vol. 143, no 3, p. 287-288Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2023
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63568 (URN)001076243800001 ()
Available from: 2023-11-10 Created: 2023-11-10 Last updated: 2023-12-22Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. (2023). Connective Memory. In: Lucas M. Bietti; Martin Pogacar (Ed.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Memory Studies: . Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Connective Memory
2023 (English)In: The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Memory Studies / [ed] Lucas M. Bietti; Martin Pogacar, Palgrave Macmillan, 2023Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The concept of connective memory highlights how memories are shaped by connections between people, objects, media, and institutions. It derives from the growing discussions on how technological and digital developments affect contemporary memory culture and, in particular, from Andrew Hoskins’ conceptualization of a “connective turn” and a “new memory ecology.” Connective memory is both a methodological and an analytical tool as it inspires memory studies to explore memory by tracing and analyzing how different interactional trajectories intersect with and compete against each other. The concept is thusly designed to challenge ideas of “individual memories” and the binaries of individual and collective and active and passive. Even though the concept of connective memory is closely tied to technological and digital developments, it is important to note that it inspires memory research to investigate both online and offline connections. Connective memory has also been an influential concept in José van Dijck’s more wide-ranging conceptualization of a “culture of connectivity.” Her conceptualization not only engages with remembering but also deals with the connected society as a whole, and it provides a critical perspective on technology and social media platforms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2023
Keywords
Andrew Hoskins, Connectivity, Culture of connectivity, Digital memory, Media memory, The connective turn
National Category
History Cultural Studies Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62048 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-93789-8_72-1 (DOI)978-3-030-93789-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-08-22 Created: 2023-08-22 Last updated: 2023-09-01Bibliographically approved
Berg, A. & Ekelund, R. (2023). Redaktörerna [sic!] har ordet. Historisk Tidsskrift, 143(2), 135-136
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Redaktörerna [sic!] har ordet
2023 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidsskrift, ISSN 0018-263X, E-ISSN 1504-2944, Vol. 143, no 2, p. 135-136Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska historiska föreningen, 2023
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64390 (URN)001076238800001 ()
Available from: 2023-12-13 Created: 2023-12-13 Last updated: 2023-12-13Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. & Jansson, K. H. (2022). En empirisk historia [An empirical history]. Historisk Tidskrift, 142(3), 307-319
Open this publication in new window or tab >>En empirisk historia [An empirical history]
2022 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift, ISSN 0345-469X, E-ISSN 2002-4827, Vol. 142, no 3, p. 307-319Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Historiska Föreningen, 2022
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-58328 (URN)000898820200002 ()
Available from: 2023-02-24 Created: 2023-02-24 Last updated: 2023-12-22Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. (2022). Fascination, nostalgia, and knowledge desire in digital memory culture: Emotions and mood work in retrospective Facebook groups. Memory Studies, 15(5), 1248-1262
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fascination, nostalgia, and knowledge desire in digital memory culture: Emotions and mood work in retrospective Facebook groups
2022 (English)In: Memory Studies, ISSN 1750-6980, E-ISSN 1750-6999, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 1248-1262Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article explores how emotions are practised within retrospective Facebook groups and how these practices are shaped by the logics of the interface. Theoretical inspiration is drawn from Ahmed’s discussions on emotions and mood work and the study is based on netnographic fieldwork involving six retrospective Facebook groups. Overall, a positive emotional relationship with the past is practised and the analysis illustrates that three interrelated mood works are found in the groups; fascination, nostalgia and knowledge desire. The analysis of these indicate that Facebook’s interface directs the members towards fragmented interactions which produces a memory culture that is more focused on brief and general, rather than elaborate and specific, accounts of the past. I conclude by discussing how the emotional practices within the retrospective Facebook groups creates a double-edged sword; at the same time as they offer a sense of positive emotional belonging for likeminded members, they also risk producing simplified notions of the past that feeds into retrotopian tendencies of the present.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SAGE Open, 2022
Keywords
digital memory culture, emotions, Facebook, memory, mood work
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-51462 (URN)10.1177/17506980221094517 (DOI)000798384700001 ()2-s2.0-85130421290 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Crafoord Foundation, 2493
Available from: 2022-05-13 Created: 2022-05-13 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. (2022). Instant Memories?: Reflections on the Connective Turn and Digital Memory Practices within Retrospective Facebook Groups. In: Joakim Glaser, Julia Håkansson, Martin Lund & Emma Lundin (Ed.), Cross-Sections: Historical Perspectives from Malmö University: [Tvärsnitt: Historiska Perspektiv från Malmö Universitet] (pp. 65-82). Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Instant Memories?: Reflections on the Connective Turn and Digital Memory Practices within Retrospective Facebook Groups
2022 (English)In: Cross-Sections: Historical Perspectives from Malmö University: [Tvärsnitt: Historiska Perspektiv från Malmö Universitet] / [ed] Joakim Glaser, Julia Håkansson, Martin Lund & Emma Lundin, Malmö universitet, 2022, p. 65-82Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2022
Series
Skrifter med historiska perspektiv, ISSN 1652-2761 ; 28
Keywords
digital memory, Facebook, connective turn, new memory ecology, digital history culture
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-50411 (URN)9789178772513 (ISBN)9789178772520 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-03-03 Created: 2022-03-03 Last updated: 2022-03-03Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. (2022). Retrospective Sanctuaries: Investigating Conflicts in Retrospective Facebook Groups. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 14(2), 61-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Retrospective Sanctuaries: Investigating Conflicts in Retrospective Facebook Groups
2022 (English)In: Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 61-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article investigates conflicts in retrospective Facebook groups, i.e., groups created with a particular interest and focus on the past, to analyse how members of these groups understand the past and how they negotiate, resist and challenge each other’s notions of the past. The data comes from a netnographic fieldwork within six such retrospective groups. Theoretical inspiration is drawn from Actor-Network-Theory (Harrison 2013, Latour 2005). The analysis thusly focuses on human (the members of the groups) as well as non-human actors (the operative logic of Facebook) and study how these produce associations between the past and the present. An overall result of the study is that the retrospective Facebook groups are not characterised by conflict. Instead, they are produced as places of sanctuary, where associations with the past becomes a basis for a nostalgic feel-good culture. However, the analysis also shows that the sanctuaries build on the production of a discontinuity and a conflict between the past and the present. Using Boym’s concept of ruinophilia, as well as Bauman’s concept of retrotopia, the article discusses how the conflicted discontinuity between the past and the present produces an us-and-them relationship where group members can come together in a nostalgic as well as a critical care for the world as it (in their perspectives) was supposed to be. The analysis also illustrates how members’ use of sources and references becomes a mere stylistic performance of authority, as the operative logic of Facebook not only enables but also constrains group interactions, reducing the members’ possibilities of having profound interactions and negotiations based on their memories and notions of the past. The article hereby contributes to the emerging research on digital memories in general, and memory work on Facebook in particular.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2022
Keywords
Digital memory, Connective memory, Digital heritage, Nostalgia, Disputes, Authority, social media, Facebook
National Category
History Cultural Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-55463 (URN)10.3384/cu.3946 (DOI)
Funder
The Crafoord Foundation, 2493
Available from: 2022-10-21 Created: 2022-10-21 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. (2020). Scandia Introducerar: Digital Memory Studies. Scandia, 86(2), 119-135
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Scandia Introducerar: Digital Memory Studies
2020 (Swedish)In: Scandia, ISSN 0036-5483, Vol. 86, no 2, p. 119-135Article, review/survey (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Denna 'Scandia introducerar' presenterar inriktningen 'digital memory studies' inom det större forskningsfältet 'memory studies', men även hur den berör digital historia och mediahistoria. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stiftelsen Scandia, 2020
Keywords
memory studies, digital memory studies, memory cultures
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40512 (URN)10.47868/scandia.v86i2.22296 (DOI)000612477700007 ()
Funder
The Crafoord Foundation, 20180963
Available from: 2021-02-08 Created: 2021-02-08 Last updated: 2022-08-19Bibliographically approved
Ekelund, R. (2020). Young Feminist Men Finding their Way: On young Swedish Men’s Experiences of and Orientations in Feminist Settings. Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, 12(3), 506-526
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Young Feminist Men Finding their Way: On young Swedish Men’s Experiences of and Orientations in Feminist Settings
2020 (English)In: Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, E-ISSN 2000-1525, Vol. 12, no 3, p. 506-526Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Men and feminism is a contentious topic. In theoretical discussions as well as in previous studies, men and feminism have been described as an oxymoron, that being a man and a feminist is a border land position and that it entails experiences of so-called gender vertigo or gender limbo. Still, there are men who identify themselves as feminists and engage in feminist settings, parties and organizations. In this article, I aim to explore how masculinity is constructed and shaped within feminism. The article is based on qualitative interviews with nine young feminist men in Sweden. Using Sara Ahmed’s queer phenomenology and the concepts of disorientation and reorientation, I analyse how the interviewees experience themselves as men and feminists and how they navigate within their feminist settings. The analysis illustrates that in contrast to previous research, the interviewees articulate an assuredness in their position as men and feminists. However, being a man and a feminist is still a somewhat disorienting position that promotes reflexive journeys through which the interviewees seek to elaborate a sensitive, perceptive and “softer” masculinity. Feminism can be seen as a way of doing masculinity, and the ways in which the interviewees (re)orient themselves in their feminist settings can be understood as processes of masculinity construction. These reorientations position the interviewees in the background of their feminist settings, where they carry out what I call political housekeeping and men-feminism. From this position, they also adopt a perspective of a theoretical as well as temporal distance and articulate themselves as actors in the history of feminism. Thus, the article highlights that feminist men can seek out a masculinity that is positioned in the background yet still experience themselves as subjects in the feminist struggle.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping University Electronic Press, 2020
Keywords
Men, masculinity, masculinities, feminism, queer phenomenology
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40505 (URN)10.3384/cu.v12i3.3241 (DOI)2-s2.0-85101175747 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-02-08 Created: 2021-02-08 Last updated: 2024-07-04Bibliographically approved
Projects
History online; Malmö University, Faculty of Education and Society (LS), Department of Society, Culture and Identity (SKI); Publications
Ekelund, R. (2022). Fascination, nostalgia, and knowledge desire in digital memory culture: Emotions and mood work in retrospective Facebook groups. Memory Studies, 15(5), 1248-1262Ekelund, R. (2022). Instant Memories?: Reflections on the Connective Turn and Digital Memory Practices within Retrospective Facebook Groups. In: Joakim Glaser, Julia Håkansson, Martin Lund & Emma Lundin (Ed.), Cross-Sections: Historical Perspectives from Malmö University: [Tvärsnitt: Historiska Perspektiv från Malmö Universitet] (pp. 65-82). Malmö universitet
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-2951-5799

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