Department of Sociology

News archive for Department of Sociology

PhD candidate Katharina Sass has published an article on representative worker participation in Norway and Sweeden.
Professor Liv Syltevik contributes with an article in the latest issues of "The History of the Family" skrevet av Liv Syltevik.
Postdoc Miia Bask and co-authors from Sweden and Finland have published a chapter in “Gender Differences in Aspirations and Attainment - A Life Course Perspective” edited by Ingrid Schoon and Jacquelynne S. Eccles, Cambridge University Press.
Karen Christensen, University of Bergen, Norway and Ingrid Guldvik, Lillehammer University College, Norway are authors of the new book "Migrant Care Workers - Searching for New Horizons" out now on Ashgate
Alf Gunvald Nilsen, associate professor at the Department of Sociology, and the Irish sociologist Laurence Cox have published an excerpt from their new book, We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism (Pluto Press),
In this article Post. Doc Miia Bask and her co-writer Mikael Bask (Uppsala University) examins if the Matthew effect, or Matthew mechanism, was present in the artificial cultural market Music Lab when social influence between individuals was allowed, and contrary, if this was not the case when social influence was not allowed.
Professor Atle Møen har publiched an article titled "Interpretations and critiques of modernity - A review of Peter Wagner: Modernity: understanding the present".
Alf Gunvald Nilsen, associate professor at the Department of Sociology, has co-authored the book We Make Our Own History: Marxism and Social Movements in the Twilight of Neoliberalism (Pluto Press, August 2014), with Laurence Cox, a sociologist based at the National University of Ireland in Maynooth.
Post Doc Miia Bask has published the article "Externalising and internalising problem behaviour among Swedish adolescent boys and girls" in the latest issue of International Journal of Social Welfare.
The paper emphasises the importance of an historical, intergenerational approach in sociological research. Lives need to be understood in the contexts of particular times and places.
The book "Child Care in a Globalising World: perspectives from Ghana" got a good rewiew in the last issue of the journal AFRICA (Cambridge University Press). The departments own professor emerita Kari Wærness has co-edited the book.
New special issue of "International Journal of Social Research Methodology" in honor of Professor Julia Brannen
Anja M. S. Ariansen at The Department of Sociology and Arnstein Mykletun has published a new study that investigates whether higher average age at first delivery increase gender differences in sickness absence.
Circumstances for jobless persons under the age of 25 in Sweden, Finland and Norway have changed dramatically the last 15 years. Many have become poor.
Associate professor Alf G. Nilsen is the new representative for the University of Bergen to the India Nordic Centre.
The case study "Disability, Independence and Care in the United Kingdom and Norway: An International Social Research Methods Case Study", carried out by Professor Karen Christensen is included as a learning case in the SAGE research methoods database.
Non-Western immigrants in Norway have more sickness absence than other immigrants and native Norwegians. Measured in wages, income, and positions of authority, non-Western immigrants have less favourable jobs.