20 - Transnational reconciliation processes along the Rhine in the shadow of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant

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1 Stockholm University

In June 2017, I made a documentation of websites produced by the Ministries of Defence in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, respectively. The focus was on how these sites introduced military service to potential new recruits. The material includ-ed both practical information presentinclud-ed in a plain and straightforward manner, and vivid and elaborated representations of what it can be like to undergo military training, and of the various aspects that can make military service attractive for the individual.

In this paper, I will expand the documentation by revisiting the four sites, almost a year various resources to work, in order to present a complex mixture of ethics, imperatives, expectations, and feelings. I suppose that the representations are crafted in order to, among other things, uphold and underpin the legitimacy of the institution of national de-fence. In addition, though, I propose that they can teach us something important about the

-ular kind of materiality, presenting its own challenges for cultural analysis.

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rehabilitation of the Alsatian forced conscripts in the German army when returning to reconciliation processes engaged on a political level between Germany and France.

Here, I will examine how WWII legacies affected the cross-border anti-nuclear activi-ties. Using oral history and interviews to provide insight into how the protagonists sub-jectively perceive their agency, I will examine in which extend the contestation against the construction of nuclear power plants in the region was a way to re-appropriate a lo-cal identity, still in struggle with the legacies of WWII. Was antinuclear protest a means of positioning protest above and beyond power of states, allowing activists to transcend national interest? Were the antinuclear protests a way to reconcile the inhabitants of this region and reinforce the local identity around a common goal? Did the cooperation be-tween inhabitants of the three countries open a space to transcend the legacy of WWII by cooperating for a common future.

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Christopher Martin1

1 Lund University / Halmstad University, Sweden

As the news, trade magazines, and a considerable amount of automative advertising reminds us, for better or for worse, self-driving cars are coming. A few dystopic fears of hacked vehicles driving their helpless drivers off the road are more than matched by promoters with images of a bright future of commuter vehicles shooting down the highway while a busy businessperson works comfortably, and without concern, on their laptop. But perhaps lost in this swirl of captivating images and discussions about autonomous drive technology is the question of whether the day-to-day experience of driving automatically is strictly the provenance of the future. Many drivers are already able to relate to the

experience of traveling along a comfortably familiar stretch of road only to suddenly realize they have been driving without any seeming awareness of how they got to where they now are, as though they have been operating a complex piece of machinery on ‘auto-pilot’.

Inspired by phenomenological theory, and empirically grounded in an ethnographic study of driving, this paper will seek to explore how drivers can come to learn and develop an ability to utilize the skills that enable many to feel as though they are at times already driving automatically. Furthermore, it will show some of the implications that the usage of this acquired skill has on how a drive can come to be experienced; for instance whether

Reflecting and Overcoming Shifting and Intersecting Methodological

Dilemmas in Ethnographical Research

Fataneh Farahani1, René León Rosales2, Maryam Adjam3

1 Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden

2 Mångkulturellt centrum, Stockholm, Sweden

3 Nordic Museum, Stockholm, Sweden

methodological challenges that they have faced during their ethnographic studies, par-how researchers encounter problems as well as par-how those methodological dilemmas methodology, theory and dissemination. The methodological and ethical concerns that interest us include but are not limited to:

Studying how positions are created and negotiated through method Studying shifting current social and political issues

Studying intersectional power relations Studying archival material

Studying vulnerable and/or privileged groups Studying as an insider and/or as an outsider

Studying ways of representing vs ways of experiencing

Methodological dilemmas in combining different types of research material Methodological dilemmas concerning comparative studies

Methodological dilemmas concerning institutional and organisational studies Methodological dilemmas concerning narrative analyses

ethnographical research René León Rosales1

1 Mångkulturellt centrum

René León Rosales has during the last years been documenting and writ-ing on the Swedish “Förortsrörelsen”, an urban social justice movement composed by networks and organizations initiated by young postmigrant activists from the most deprived urban areas in Sweden. León-Rosales has through ethnographic research fol-lowed key activists within this social movement, in particular activists within the orga-nization Megafonen, one of the central orgaorga-nizations within the Förortsrörelsen. He has investigated different aspects of their activism, such as the collective learning processes making possible the emergence of a political subjectivity as activist within the move-doing ethnographic research following a social movement, dilemmas related to truth Emphasis will here be given to analyses showing the tension between the logics of aca-demic knowledge production and the dynamics of activism within a social movement.

ethnographical research Dr. Sheila Young1

1 Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen

No matter how prepared you are, how much thought and preparation you dilemmas for the researcher. This paper will look at one such dilemma – how to cope with aggressive behaviour – faced during my doctoral research into hen parties in the North of Scotland. I had expected drunkenness, and boisterous behaviour, but I had

general. In this paper, I will describe the events leading up to this aggression, and the

notions on gender and on the discipline of Folklore.

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