Kristin Wiksell

Kristin Wiksell
Karlstads Universitet · Department of Social and Psychological Studies

PhD

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Introduction
My present research focuses on how worker cooperatives, mainly in the private sector in Sweden, construct and organize themselves with a potential to contribute to social change in relation to a dominance of capitalist logics in the surrounding society. This includes an exploration of the relation between power and resistance and elucidates the possibilities and challenges of organizing for social change within the very context resistance is directed against.

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The article examines how members of worker cooperatives articulated friendship as resistance against capitalist work relations. This elucidates relatively unexplored links between research on workplace friendships and resistance studies. Based on interviews with members from small Swedish worker co-ops, the analysis shows that the co-ops hinged the...
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When people around the globe are increasingly confronted with the challenges of rising economic inequalities and declining democratization, often associated with the spread of globalized capitalism, it becomes difficult to defend a position of business as usual. Worker co-ops are economic associations equally owned and democratically governed by wo...
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This special issue addresses the connections and crossroads between knowledge and resistance. In the current political landscape, such a research endeavour is both topical and needed. Social media platforms, like Facebook, and the development of new technologies have made it possible to spread disinformation through political channels, which has la...
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This article explores worker cooperatives’ possibilities and challenges of knowledge-making through constructive resistance within the capitalist market economy. Based on qualitative material from five Swedish worker co-ops, the analysis reveals that the co-ops’ constructive resistance encompasses knowledge-making by setting an example – that it is...
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"The logics of capitalist temporality dominate western society today. Drawing on Barbara Adam’s work, we explore two important dimensions of this dominant temporality. Standardised and abstract clock time involves a detachment from seasons and the life-world, closely related to the commodification of time exemplified by expressions like ”time is mo...
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This article investigates the eventual performance of critical resistance to neoliberal capitalism in the discourse of a marketing campaign that promotes the organisational form of cooperatives. Through discourse analysis, this article shows that the performed resistance activity in the campaign discourse is non-critical resistance since the domina...

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The research concerns how worker cooperatives, mainly in the private sector in Sweden, construct and organize themselves with a potential to contribute to social change in relation to a dominance of capitalist logics in the surrounding society. This includes an exploration of the relation between power and resistance from a Foucauldian perspective on discourse and social change, and elucidates the possibilities and challenges of organizing for social change within the very context resistance is directed against.