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Åsa Alftberg
lecturer

I am interested in how body and materiality create meaning in everyday life. My research concerns the concept of (dis)ability, and how certain bodies are considered as normal and others as deviant. I use ethnography to study experiences of hearing loss and how meaning is created and negotiated in the intersection of the body, hearing aids/technology and everyday soundscapes. Another research area is the ageing process, and how cultural beliefs and norms shape the experiences of ageing. For example, I study how older people's use of medicines affects the perception of the body, ageing and identity. I also conduct research on palliative care for frail older persons in nursing homes.


Contact details

E-mail:asa.alftberg@mah.se
Telephone:040-6657964
Visiting address: Citadellsvägen 7, Gäddan 8, Plan 5
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  • Publications

  • Selected publications from Malmö University Electronic Publishing.

    Alftberg, Åsa (2017) "Ett hälsosamt aktivt liv som ideal" Ikaros :Tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen;1, 8-9, Folkets bildningsförbund, ISSN 1796-1998, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
    Alftberg, Åsa, Bengtsen, Peter (2018) "The Sci-Fi Brain : Narratives in Neuroscience and Popular Culture" Culture Unbound : Journal of Current Cultural Research;1, 11-30, Linköpings universitet, ISSN 2000-1525, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Wallerstedt, Birgitta, Behm, Lina, Alftberg, Åsa, Sandgren, Anna, Benzein, Eva, Nilsen, Per, Ahlström, Gerd (2018) "Striking a Balance : A Qualitative Study of Next of Kin Participation in the Care of Older Persons in Nursing Homes in Sweden" Healthcare;2, 1-16, MDPI, ISSN 2227-9032, DOI [länk], URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Alftberg, Åsa, Ahlström, Gerd, Nilsen, Per, Behm, Lina, Sandgren, Anna, Benzein, Eva, Wallerstedt, Birgitta, Rasmussen, Birgit H (2018) "Conversations about Death and Dying with Older People : An Ethnographic Study in Nursing Homes" Healthcare;2, 63, MDPI, ISSN 2227-9032, Other 29899220, DOI [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Alftberg, Åsa (2017) "New objects, old age: the material culture of growing old" Ethnologia Fennica;, 23-34, Seurasaarisäätiö, ISSN 0355-1776,

    Monographs
    Alftberg, Åsa, Apelmo, Elisabet, Hansson, Kristofer (red./ed.) | (2016) "Ljud tar plats : funktionshinderperspektiv på ljudmiljöer" , 186, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, ISBN 978-91-981458-6-1, ISSN 2001-7510, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Chapters in Monographs
    Magnússon, Finnur (red./ed.) | Alftberg, Åsa (2018) Med hänsyn till ålder. Äldreomsorg och åldrande : från anhörigskap till krisberedskap., Studentlitteratur, 161-172, ISBN 978-91-44-12207-6,

    Salomonsson, Karin (red./ed.) | Alftberg, Åsa (2018) Det låsta skåpet : Gränser och medicinering inom äldreomsorgen.. Mitt och ditt : Etnologiska perspektiv på ägandets kulturella betydelse., Lunds universitet, Institutionen för kulturvetenskaper, 153-166, ISBN 978-91-983690-5-2, ISSN 2001-7529, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Hansson, Kristofer, Idvall, Markus (red./ed.) | Alftberg, Åsa, Rosenqvist, Johanna (2017) Meetings with complexity : Dementia and participation in art educational situations. Interpreting the brain in society : Cultural reflections on neuroscientific practices, Arkiv förlag, 109-126, ISBN 9789179242930,

    Alftberg, Åsa, Apelmo, Elisabet, Hansson, Kristofer (red./ed.) | Alftberg, Åsa, Apelmo, Elisabet, Hansson, Kristofer (2016) Inledning : ljudmiljöer, kulturella praktiker och hörselnedsättning. Ljud tar plats : funktionshinderperspektiv på ljudmiljöer, Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences, Lund University, 9-30, ISBN 978-91-981458-6-1, ISSN 2001-7510,

    Conference Contributions
    Hansson, Kristofer, Alftberg, Åsa, Apelmo, Elisabet (2017) "Sound takes place : Disability Perspective on Sound Environments" NNDR (Nordic Network on Disability Research) 14th Research Conference, (poster) (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Hansson, Kristofer, Alftberg, Åsa, Apelmo, Elisabet, Svensson, Matilda (2015) "Social, Cultural and Historical Aspects of Hearing Impairment : Identity and Modern Sound Environments." Nordic Network on Disability Research (NNDR) 13th Research conference, (poster) (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Reports
    Krantz, Oskar (red./ed.) | Alftberg, Åsa (2015) Ansvar och kontroll : levd erfarenhet av ljudmiljöer hos personer med kokleaimplantat. Department of Health and Welfare Studies, Faculty of Health and Society, Malmö University, 13, (PDF document) (application/pdf)

    Alftberg, Åsa (2015) Mellan vanor och faror : ett kulturanalytiskt perspektiv på äldre människors bruk av läkemedel.. Lund University, 1-37, URL [länk], (PDF document) (application/pdf)

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