Martin Danielsson

Martin Danielsson

Participant in 2009
Work history * Project Assistant, Växjö University (2004)
* Administrative Project Assistant, Lund University (2006)
* Auxiliary Research Assistant, Växjö University (2006-08)
* Doctoral Student, Halmstad University (2008-13)
* Deputy Senior Lecturer, Halmstad University (2013-15)
* Senior Lecturer, Halmstad University (2015-)
Study history * Bachelor Degree, Media and Communication Studies, Växjö University, 2005
* Doctoral Degree, Media and Communication Studies, Jönköping University, 2014
Publications * Danielsson, M. (2016). In the peripheries of network society: digital media in economically deprived families with children in Sweden. ECREA European Communication Conference, Prague 2016

* Lindell, J. & M. Danielsson (2016). Trading cultural capital for cosmopolitan capital: Media practice as reconversion work in a globalizing world. 66th ICA Annual Conference: Communicating with Power, Fukuoka, Japan 2016.

* Sundin, E., L. Andersson, M. Hallén & M. Danielsson (2016). Local images of health and lifestyle: free newspapers, community-construction and the “healthy city”. ECREA Pre-Conference: Dealing with the Local: Proximity and Community, Prague, Czech Republic 2016

* Lindell, J. & M. Danielsson (2015). ”And like that I'm talking to a girl from China, you know”: Cultural capital and the classification of media as avenues of cosmopolitan cultivation. GeoMedia 2015: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds, Karlstad University, Karlstad 2015.

* Lindell, J. & M. Danielsson (2014). (Mediated) cosmopolitanism as symbolic violence. Cosmopolitanism and the Margins: An international symposium on Voice, Space and Citizenship, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm 2014.

* Danielsson, M. (2014). Digitala distinktioner. Klass och kontinuitet i unga mäns vardagliga mediepraktiker. Dissertation. Jönköping: Jönköping University.

* Danielsson, M. & U. Sjöberg (2012). Fritid och digitala medier. I Tebelius, U. (red.) Fritid i senmoderna samhällen. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

* Danielsson, M. (2012). Bortom den ”digitala generationen”: En reflektion kring studiet av ungas medievanor. I Carlsson, U. (red.) Barn och ungas medieanvändning i nätverkssamhället. Gothenburg: Nordicom.

* Danielsson, M. (2012). New media, habitus and the problem of voice: The case of young men in Sweden. New Media and the Public Sphere, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen 2012.

* Abalo, E., M. Danielsson, H. Johansson & T. Olsson (2012). Emerging Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion in the Era of E-governance: A Study of Users of ’Swedish Public Employment Service’ on the Internet. I Dhar, R.K. & P. Rana (red.) Media in the Swirl. New Delhi: Pentagon Press.

* Danielsson, M. (2011). Digital Media as Classified and Classifying: The Case of Young Men in Sweden. Platform: Journal of Media and Communication, YECREA Special Issue (November): 57-71.

* Danielsson, M. (2010). On the Classified and Classifying Consumption of Digital Media: Initial Findings from a Comparative Case Study of Young Men in Sweden. ECREA European Communication Conference, Hamburg 2010.

* Abalo, E., M. Danielsson, H. Johansson & T. Olsson (2010). Digital inkludering eller exkludering? Arbetslösas användning av Arbetsförmedlingens webbplats. I Hjort, T., P. Lalander & R. Nilsson (red.) Den ifrågasatte medborgaren: Om utsatta gruppers relation till välfärdssystemen. Växjö: MiV, Linnaeus University.

* Abalo, E., M. Danielsson, H. Johansson & T. Olsson (2008). Emerging patterns of inclusion and exclusion in the era of e-government: A study of users of ’Swedish Public Employment Service’ on the internet. IAMCR World Congress, Stockholm 2008.

* Salonen, T., E. Abalo & M. Danielsson (2008). Myndighet frågar medborgare: Brukarundersökningar i offentlig verksamhet. Report. Växjö: Växjö University Press.

* Abalo, E. & M. Danielsson (2008). Olika publiker, olika livsstilar: Om idrott, kultur och regional utveckling. Report. Växjö: Växjö University.

* Abalo, E. & M. Danielsson (2008). Digitalisering och social exklusion: Om medborgares användning av och attityder till Arbetsförmedlingens digitala tjänster. Report. Växjö: Växjö University Press.

* Olsson, T. & M. Danielsson (2007). Webbplatser som medborgerliga resurser: En explorativ studie av den politiska webben. Report. Lund: Media and Communication Studies, Lund University.

* Danielsson, M. & L. Axelsson (2007). Ungdomars användning av nya medier: En forskningsöversikt. Report. Växjö: Växjö University.

* Abalo, E. & M. Danielsson (2006). Om aktiva herrar för aktiva herrar: mediesporten och dess publik., 2006-01-18.

* Abalo, E. & M. Danielsson (2004). Förenaren och utestängaren: Om mediesportkonsumtion och sportpreferenser. Report. Växjö: Växjö University.

Phd Projects


Digital Inequality among Young People in Sweden? Social Class, Masculinity and the Everyday Embeddedness of the Internet

The Internet is often ascribed with and celebrated for the various democratizing effects it has on society. Likewise, young people are often thought of as being at the forefront of these changes. Popular rhetoric implies that the ‘digital generation’ exclusively makes use of the new technology in the most active, creative and – above all – participatory ways. In the light of these discourses, which reproduce not only simplistic ideas about the relation between technology and society, but also generalizing, essentializing and exoticizing notions of young people, there is clearly a need for critical inquiries, looking at how the internet is appropriated within different socio-cultural contexts, characterized by certain power relations. My PhD project is inspired partly by the theoretical framework of Pierre Bourdieu (including concepts such as ‘habitus’, ‘field’, ‘symbolic capital’, ‘symbolic violence’, etc.) and partly by the social shaping of technology school of thought. The project aims to explore the ways in which Swedish boys of 16–18 years, from working class and middle class homes located in contrasting socio-cultural contexts, perceive, relate to and make use of the internet as a potentially capital-enhancing and differentiating technology. Consequently, the project primarily seeks to explore social class as a factor shaping the ways in which young boys think about and relate to the Internet, which might be understood in terms of social reproduction and social change. However, social class cannot be understood without reference to other factors, for example gender and geographical location. Hence, in order to gain a better understanding of young people’s relationship with the Internet, the ways in which class-related practices interact with gender processes as well as with place-related experiences need to be examined. In other words, the project starts from an intersectional understanding of social power. Methodological inspiration comes mainly from ethnography, which in this case means that qualitative methods such as individual in-depth, semi-structured interviews will be combined with focus group interviews for collecting the empirical material. Thus, my project builds upon the idea that in order to understand the meaning of the Internet for young boys, one has to take their (socially structured) everyday lives as a point of departure. Growing up in working class homes and middle class homes in contrasting socio-cultural contexts may produce diverse readings of the technology and various ways of thinking and acting in relation to the Internet.


Dissertation title Digitala distinktioner. Klass och kontinuitet i unga mäns vardagliga mediepraktiker [Digital Distinctions. Class and Continuity in Young Men's Everyday Media Practices]
Dissertation ISBN 978-91-628-9117-6
Year of defence 2014
Link to dissertation

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