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Johanna Arnesson

Senior lecturer

Johanna Arnesson
Senior lecturer
johanna.arnesson@gu.se

Postal Address: Box 720, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 41122 Göteborg


Department of Sociology and Work Science (More Information)
Box 720
405 30 Göteborg
www.socav.gu.se
socav@socav.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4764
Visiting Address: Skanstorget 18 , 411 22 Göteborg

About Johanna Arnesson

I am employed as senior lecturer at the Department of Sociology and Work Science during the spring term of 2020, a position that includes Bachelor's thesis supervision and examination. In parallel with this, I am writing a research overview on media and gender equality in Sweden, on behalf of the Swedish Gender Equality Agency.

I have previously been employed as a lecturer in Media and Communication at JMG, as well as as a doctoral student at the same department during 2013-2018. I have studied Media and Communication at undergraduate and graduate level at Stockholm University (JMK), as well as Gender Studies at Södertörn University. I have also worked in the non-profit sector for many years.

Research Areas

My research is situated at the intersection of marketing and political communication, which means that I join a growing field in strategic communication that focuses more on socio-cultural aspects and consequences of advertising, branding, and public relations, than strictly organisational. I am also interested in cultural studies, popular culture, subcultures and issues related to media, communication and identity. Methodologically, I have mostly worked with various forms of critical discourse analysis, but also other forms of qualitative text analysis (rhetoric, semiotics, narratives, etc.).

I have always had an interest in what happens when the political and the commercial meet, partly in terms of possible expansion of political engagement, and partly in terms of how such convergence can change or shift the understanding of political issues and political participation. This interest is exemplified in my doctoral thesis, FASHIONABLE POLITICS The discursive construction of ethical consumerism in corporate communications, news media, and social media (2018) which examines how the idea of ethical consumerism is discursively constructed by various actors in the Swedish fashion industry. My main interest in the dissertation has been to analyse commercial organisations as political actors, as well as the discursive struggles manifested in organisational communication, journalism and social media, when it comes to sustainability, equality and global development in relation to consumption.

Teaching

Currently teaching on the course SC1502 Degree project for a candidate in sociology, mainly with thesis supervision and examination.

Has previously taught undergraduate degree in Media and Communication Studies, JMG, and been course coordinator for the courses Introduction to Media and Communication Studies and Perspective on Media and Communication. 

Latest publications

Doing Good by Looking Good: Discourses of Ethical Fashion and Fashionable Ethics in the Swedish Press
Johanna Arnesson
6th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines Conference, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

(Re)styling ethical consumers: Sustainable fashion in contemporary consumer capitalism
Johanna Arnesson
Capitalism, Culture and the Media. Leeds, United Kingdom: 7-8 September, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

Making Difference in the Supermarket: The Role of Identity in Mediated Ethical Consumerism
Johanna Arnesson
ECREA's 5th European Communication Conference 'Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations’. Lisbon, Portugal: 12-15 Novemberg , Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

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2018

2016

Doing Good by Looking Good: Discourses of Ethical Fashion and Fashionable Ethics in the Swedish Press
Johanna Arnesson
6th Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines Conference, Conference contribution 2016
Conference contribution

2015

(Re)styling ethical consumers: Sustainable fashion in contemporary consumer capitalism
Johanna Arnesson
Capitalism, Culture and the Media. Leeds, United Kingdom: 7-8 September, Conference contribution 2015
Conference contribution

2014

Making Difference in the Supermarket: The Role of Identity in Mediated Ethical Consumerism
Johanna Arnesson
ECREA's 5th European Communication Conference 'Communication for Empowerment: Citizens, Markets, Innovations’. Lisbon, Portugal: 12-15 Novemberg , Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution

Showing 1 - 5 of 5

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