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Sätre, A. (2024). Female football supporters in Malmö: the struggle for space. Soccer & Society, 25(1), 111-125
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2024 (English)In: Soccer & Society, ISSN 1466-0970, E-ISSN 1743-9590, Vol. 25, no 1, p. 111-125Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the lived experiences of female football supporters in Malmö. It aims to gain a deeper understanding of how female supporters relate to space and take place in the stands. Ten supporters organized in the separatist female supporter group Malmösystrar (Malmö Sisters) were interviewed. A feminist analysis was carried out using Beverley Skeggs’ theoretical understanding of gender as a social position through the concepts of space and femininity. The results show how female supporters express femininity and masculinity to gain power. Female supporters are marginalized through their social position of being women. To take space, female supporters tactically oppose feminism. Femininity is not a capital on the stands to gain power. However, when female supporters organize and their power increases, they express more femininity in looks and more masculinity in behaviour compared to before.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62130 (URN)10.1080/14660970.2023.2247357 (DOI)001049852300001 ()2-s2.0-85168091933 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2023-08-25 Created: 2023-08-25 Last updated: 2024-01-04Bibliographically approved
Radmann, A. & Sätre, A. (2024). Female Sports Journalists: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same. Media and Communication, 12, 1-16
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Female Sports Journalists: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same
2024 (English)In: Media and Communication, E-ISSN 2183-2439, Vol. 12, p. 1-16Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article aims to explore the experiences of female sports journalists in Sweden from a gender perspective. The theoretical framework is inspired by Yvonne Hirdman’s understanding of gender in a binary system and R. W. Connell’s definition of hegemonic masculinity. Data consist of 10 semi-structured interviews with the most prominent female sports journalists in Sweden. The sports journalists in this study express that there has been a change in the media industry, resulting in a better understanding of women’s working conditions within the industry. Even so, the work is still grounded in a culture signified by hegemonic masculinity, where women need to find their own strategies to build a successful career, handle harassment, and cope with other gender-related challenges.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cogitatio, 2024
Keywords
female sports journalism, gender, harassment, hegemonic masculinity, new media landscape, working conditions
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-67800 (URN)10.17645/mac.8200 (DOI)
Available from: 2024-05-31 Created: 2024-05-31 Last updated: 2024-05-31Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg, S., Kronborg, M., Sätre, A., Radmann, A., Torell Palmquist, G. & Andersson, P. (2024). Pro-Environmental Transformation of the Equine Sector-Facilitators and Challenges. Animals, 14(6), Article ID 915.
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2024 (English)In: Animals, E-ISSN 2076-2615, Vol. 14, no 6, article id 915Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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To improve horse welfare and ensure a sustainable equestrian future, we need to understand human behavior in relation to the challenges of the sector. This article maps and analyzes how individuals within the equine sector in Sweden and Norway define environmental challenges. An analysis based on a model for behavior change (the COM-B model) shows that there is a capacity for change, and that skills and knowledge exist, but that some individuals desire more information and a deeper understanding of the issues at hand. Physical constraints such as location, resources, and time seem challenging for individual actors to influence. Economic factors are also identified as impediments to transformation. Cultural norms related to orderliness within stables, although not directly addressing ecological challenges, might serve as a foundation for promoting environmental initiatives that will also improve horse welfare.

Abstract

To improve horse welfare and ensure a sustainable equestrian future, we need to understand human behavior in relation to the challenges of the sector. The purpose of this paper is to map and analyze how individuals within the equine sector in Sweden and Norway define the environmental challenges they are faced with and how these are related to questions about horse welfare. A mixed-methods parallel design was used. The data consist of survey answers and semi-structured interviews. The survey, responded to by 697 Swedish and Norwegian participants, ensured statistical validity and power through a sample size calculation yielding approximately 385 participants. To deepen the understanding, 36 semi structured interviews with Swedish and Norwegian interviewees were conducted. An analysis of convergencies and divergencies between the data sets provided robust insights into the perceptions and behaviors within the equine sector in Sweden and Norway. The findings show that the equine sector has cultivated a stronger environmental commitment over the last 15 years (Svala, 2008). However, many participants express a perceived lack of influence on this transformation. The COM-B model (Michie, Van Stralen & West, 2011; Michie, Atkins & West, 2014) and previous research on 'thinking structures on climate delay' (Wormbs & Wolrath, 2023) are used to interpret the data. The analysis indicates that there is an overall capacity for change, and that skills and knowledge exist, but some individuals desire more information and a deeper understanding of the issues at hand. Higher barriers to change were found in the opportunity component, where physical constraints such as location, resources, and time seem challenging for individual actors to influence. Economic factors are also identified as impediments to transformation. Cultural norms related to orderliness within stables, although not directly addressing ecological nor ethical challenges, might serve as a foundation for promoting environmental initiatives that will also improve horse welfare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2024
Keywords
equine sector, environmental challenges, COM-B model, horse welfare
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-66910 (URN)10.3390/ani14060915 (DOI)001191709900001 ()38540013 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85188720216 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2024-04-25 Created: 2024-04-25 Last updated: 2024-04-25Bibliographically approved
Hedenborg, S., Kronborg, M., Sätre, A., Radmann, A. & Andersson, P. (2023). Hästsportens miljöarbete: Viljan finns – men också stora utmaningar. Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum (231024)
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2023 (Swedish)In: Idrottsforum.org/Nordic sport science forum, ISSN 1652-7224, no 231024Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med den här artikeln är att kartlägga och analysera hur personer inom hästsporten i Sverige och Norge definierar hästsportens miljöutmaningar, samt att, enligt COM-B-modellen, identifiera förmågor, möjligheter och motivation för att utveckla en mer miljömässigt hållbar hästsektor. Undersökningen är baserad på en enkät som besvarats av 697 personer. Sammanfattningsvis kan vi konstatera att hästsektorn utvecklat ett starkare miljöengagemang än man hade för 15 år sedan (jämf Svala 2008). Samtidigt upplever många att de saknar möjlighet att påverka. En analys av svaren med hjälp av COM-B-modellen (jämf Mitchie et al, 2011; Mitchie et al., 2014) visar att förmåga (Capability) till förändring och kunskap finns (även om det finns personer som önskar mer kunskap). Men om vi studerar komponenten möjlighet (Opportunity), ser det ut att finnas högre hinder för förändring. Fysiska möjligheter såsom plats, resurser och tid framstår som svåra att påverka för den enskilda aktören. Även ekonomiska faktorer pekas ut som hinder för förändring. Möjligheterna handlar även om kulturella normer. Här kan finnas en lösning. Stall och stallbacken utmärker sig inte som en nedskräpad plats om man exempelvis jämför med städer eller vägrenar, men nedskräpning skulle kunna innebära ett slags allmän oordning. I stallet förväntas alla hålla ordning på sina saker och på gemensamma utrymmen. Även om den här ordningssamheten inte i första hand berör det vi i vanliga fall menar med ekologiska utmaningar kanske den kan vara något att bygga på när det gäller miljöarbetet. 

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this article is to map and analyze how people within equestrian sports in Sweden and Norway define the environmental challenges of the sport, as well as, with a starting point in the COM-B model, identify capabilities, opportunities, and motivation to develop a more environmentally sustainable horse sector. The study is based on a questionnaire answered by 697 people. In summary, the horse sector has developed a stronger environmental commitment than it had 15 years ago (cf. Svala 2008). At the same time, many of the informants feel that they lack the opportunity to influence. An analysis of the answers using the COM-B model (cf. Mitchie et al., 2011; Mitchie et al., 2014) shows that the capability (C) for change exists (even if there are people who wish for more knowledge). In relation to the opportunity (O) component, however, there appear to be higher barriers to change. Physical opportunities, such as location, resources and time appear to be difficult for the individual agent to influence and economic factors are also pointed out as obstacles. The opportunity component also includes cultural norms, which may be used to overcome some challenges. The stable does not stand out as a littered place if you compare, for example, with cities or roads, but littering could mean a kind of general disorder. In the stables, everyone is expected to keep their belongings and common areas in order. Even if this orderliness does not primarily concern what we usually mean by ecological challenges, perhaps it can be something to build on when it comes to environmental sustainability work in equestrian sports.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2023
National Category
Sport and Fitness Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-63807 (URN)
Projects
Ridskolan som framtida lärandecenter
Funder
Stiftelsen HästforskningMistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
Available from: 2023-11-22 Created: 2023-11-22 Last updated: 2023-12-07Bibliographically approved
Organisations
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ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0009-0006-5969-2445

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