åse Strandbu

åse Strandbu
Norwegian School of Sport Sciences · Culture and Society

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Publications (43)
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Research has shown that athletes are divided in their assessment of possibly sexualising behaviours from coaches towards athletes. How they arrive at their conclusions has received less attention—yet it is crucial to understand as a basis for safeguarding measures. Using video-elicitation focus group interviews with sport students, we zoomed in on...
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This article explores an important measure in current prevention policies in sport: guidelines against sexual harassment and abuse. Because little is known about how people involved in sport understand and relate to such guidelines, it fills a gap in current research on sexual harassment and abuse prevention in sport. We draw on ‘video elicitation’...
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Youth sports are both unifying and dividing, and two of the many paradoxes in youth sports are discussed in this chapter. The first is sports as fun and play – while being highly controlled and structured. The second paradox is youth sports as an arena for competition – and for inclusion and belonging. We address the meaning of sports, and especial...
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The topic of this article is sport and gender. We focus on football – which today is the most popular sport among both girls and boys in Norway. At the same time, it is highly gendered at the elite level. Women’s football is often portrayed as secondary compared to men’s football. This is a key ingredient in the “metanarrative” of women’s football...
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Growing up in a family with an affinity for sports increases the likelihood of participating in club-organised sports. Few studies to date have addressed whether the importance of family sport culture is stable or changes during the teenage years. This article examines the association between family sport culture and participation in club-organised...
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Sports researchers often examine the subject of youth quitting sports through quantitative surveys using fixed-choice questionnaires. In this paper, we analyze 1,248 descriptions offered by youth in the survey Young in Oslo 2018 when asked to explain why they had left organized sports. We examine their reasons for opting out of sports and how diffe...
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In this paper, we use data from focus group interviews with young athletes to explore their thinking about coach-athlete sexual relationships (CASRs). Our aim is to further the understanding of the ambivalence surrounding CASRs in the sports field, which are simultaneously viewed as ethically problematic and acceptable – at least when they involve...
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Formalisation of safeguarding in sport occurs in increasingly diverse contexts to address abuse of athletes and promote ‘safe sport’. Moreover, safeguarding policies are occasionally integrated in transnational Sport for Development (SfD) partnerships as a condition for funding. In this article, we draw from social movement theory to explore politi...
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This article draws attention to safety concerns affecting young people in the setting of organized sport in Zambia. Our primary aim is to explore ways in which aspects of sport culture may constitute a threat to athlete safety. Secondly, we try to understand sport-specific safety concerns in light of more general concerns for young people’s safety...
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This paper examines the participation of minority and majority youth in organized sport based on the Young in Oslo 2015 survey (response rate: 72%, N = 9.774). Four possible explanations of the minority–majority gap are introduced: (i) culture, (ii) religion, (iii) discrimination/racism and (iv) class and socio-economic resources. Class and religio...
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Recently parental involvement in youth sport has intensified, challenging the understanding of youth sports as an arena where adolescents can develop their identity and autonomy. On this background, our study explores how adolescents understand and negotiate their parents’ involvement in sport and how they define ideal and undesirable forms of pare...
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I denne artikkelen undersøker vi den klassebaserte rekrutteringen til ungdomsidretten i Norge over en 60 års periode. Vi har analysert tilgjengelige publikasjoner om klasseforskjeller i ungdoms idrettsdeltakelse, og vi har satt denne analysen inn i en teoretisk og historisk sammenheng. Spørsmålene vi stiller er hvordan sammenhengen mellom idrettsde...
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In everyday communication, participants can critically explore their understanding of morally complex phenomena. There has been little effort within the social sciences to provide insight into whether and how athletes communicate among themselves about morally contested topics. This study attempts to fill this gap in the literature. Through focus g...
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Recent decades have seen the growth of various strands of right-wing populist political orientations, where populism and critique of immigration policies have been central. These ideological developments have caused concern for the legitimacy of social and political institutions. The question explored in this paper, based on Norwegian survey data,...
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Sport is a malleable phenomenon: it is not obvious what might be contentious about sports and how sports eventually turn into political questions. For years, there had been discussions on whether the city of Oslo should make a bid for the Winter Olympics 2022. In 2012, it was decided that the issue should be the topic for an advisory referendum in...
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As part of an ethnographic study on young people and learning (the knowledge in motion across contexts of learning project, set in Norway), we interviewed a diverse sample of parents of young teenagers, many of whom were active in organized sports. The parents described their level of involvement in sport in a way that contrasted sharply to our own...
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This paper explores the role of reflexivity in habituation by contrasting the learning of aerobics and basketball with the acquisition of gendered bodily skills. The discussion is inspired by the paper So, how did Bourdieu learn to play tennis? Habitus, consciousness and habituation, by Noble and Watkins (2003), which represents a fruitful contribu...
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Studies from several countries show that girls with an immigrant background participate in organized sports to a lesser extent than other young people. Barriers related to culture and religion serve in many of these studies as explanations. In this article we suggest that the notions of culture and religion in this field of studies could be elabora...
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The study investigates how body ideals are discussed and conceptualized among groups of Norwegian youth. Altogether 48 girls and 15 boys, most aged 17 years, took part in nine focus groups, in order to study subcultural body ideals. Major differences were found between east-end and west-end boys (representing socioeconomic differences), where the f...
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In September 2010, a Nature Index giving information on status and trends in biodiversity in nine larger ecosystems in Norway was presented. In the article, the authors ask how Norwegian youth politicians framed, i.e. articulated, the topic of biodiversity after being introduced to this new information. To answer this question, focus group intervie...
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This study explores how body ideals are discussed among adolescent boys and girls in 5 mixed-gender focus groups (n = 37). The ways in which boys and girls talk about bodies differed clearly within the focus group conversations as well as in the everyday situations described in the interviews. The boys were more concrete in their description of ide...
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In the course of less than 100 years, children's sport in the Scandinavian countries has been going through a remarkable transition. By the turn of the twentieth century, voluntary sport participation was primarily an adult domain, and children's opportunities for participation were generally limited to a small selection of sports and primarily thr...
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The present study set out to use qualitative interviews in an effort to understand why young people from highly educated groups, especially from ‘non-productive’ sectors of the economy (public services, teaching, ete.), are found to have a rela-tively strong affmity to the environmental movement. Young people aged 15–20, who were members of organiz...
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The present study examines changes in adolescents' body image over a 10-year period. Both satisfaction with appearance in general, and satisfaction with different aspects of appearance (e.g., face, muscle tone, and weight) are considered. We analyzed data from two general population studies of 13-19-year-old Norwegians, "Young in Norway 1992" (N =...
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The article has two closely connected aims. The first is to illuminate some embodied aspects of identity that might contribute to the understanding of the underrepresentation of girls with immigrant parents in sports clubs. The second, and most important aim, is to discuss some recent identity theories. Roughly speaking two approaches dominate stud...
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The experience of gender identity in relation to exercise and sport participation is discussed in this essay on the basis of interviews with young women in a non-elite basketball team in Norway. We conclude that skills and values previously identified as masculine tend not to be at conflict with general gender scripts for young women. Girls' partic...
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Based on a survey of three cohorts of youth in Oslo, aged 14–16 (N = 11 425), the relevance of gender, class, cultural capital and political orientation to developing a pro-environmental orientation and joining an environmental organization was analysed. Cultural capital appeared to be of importance for developing strong environmental concern as we...
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Norsk institutt for oppvekst, velferd og aldring (NOVA) asa.strandbu@nova.no Abstract This article discusses the relevance of Giddens' notion of identities as self-reflexive, and methodological challenges in empirical work inspired by this notion of identity. The argument is that a strict reading of Gid-dens' notion of self-identity with its cognit...

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How and what do young people learn when they participate in organized sports or in online communities? What characterises learning that takes place in family activities and mealtime conversations? Can teachers make use of such out-of school learning, and will it make school learning more engaging for students? These are some of the questions that motivate the research project KnowMo.
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