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Liv Åsa-Maria Sunnercrantz

Liv Sunnercrantz

Faculty of Social Sciences

Department of Media and Social Sciences
Bio
Liv Sunnercrantz has multifaceted research interests. Her main contributions relate to post-foundationalist discourse theory, rhetorical-performative analysis, and the sociology of intellectuals. She has done empirical studies on the debate on privatization in Sweden, neoliberalism, and populism in the Nordic countries. She is interested in knowledge production, practices of meaning making and implementation of post-foundational theory in empirical social research. Liv's background includes a PhD in Sociology and a MA in Gender studies from Lund University, Sweden. She studied agenda setting, interpretive privilege, hegemony, and intellectuals in her PhD project (Hegemony and the Intellectual Function: Medialised Public Discourse on Privatisation in Sweden 1988-1993, Doctoral Dissertation, Sociology, Lund University, 2017). The analysis focuses on the medialised debate on privatisation in Sweden during the crisis years of 1988 to 1993. By combining post-Marxist discourse theory and rhetorical political analysis she develops a rhetorical-performative analysis. To make sense of meaning-making struggles, dominance, and interpretative privilege in the debate - the notion of 'intellectuals' was reconceptualised through a critique of conventional perspectives and an empirically grounded analysis. By examining the processes, practices, and strategies involved, the study shows how a hegemonic struggle unfolds around the meaning of 'privatisation'. The thesis contributes to the theoretical development concerning hegemony and intellectuals. Since 2017 she has expanded her research interest into populism and populist rhetoric, particularly in the Scandinavian context- Her post-doctoral research project is located in the intersection of sociology of knowledge and science, the sociology of intellectuals and organisational sociology. It deals with issues regarding knowledge transference, mentoring, and the freedom to think in PhD education/research today. She is an engaged scholar also in the public sphere, discussing populism, neoliberalism, and changes in Swedish media and politics. Together with Hande Eslen-Ziya and other colleagues from IMS and the Centre for gender studies, she has formed the research group on Populism, Anti-Gender and Democracy Ongoing research: Pågående forskning "Researching Mentoring Relationships in Academia: How is Creativity Enabled and Fostered across Generations, Disciplines and Institutional Contexts" (Postdoc project, 2019-2022) Populism in the Nordic countries, Sweden especially.
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Publications
  • Vitenskapelige publikasjoner
    • Palonen, Emilia; Sunnercrantz, Liv

      (2021)

      Nordic populists as hegemony challengers. I: The Nordic economic social and political model : Challenges in the 21st century.

      Routledge

      ISBN 9780367134754.

      s.153-176.

      DOI: 10.4324/9780429026690-8

    • Sunnercrantz, Liv

      (2021)

      Hur högern vann debatten : Nyliberal hegemoni i privatiseringsfrågan. I: Klass i Sverige : Ojämlikheten makten och politiken i det 21 århundradet .

      Arkiv Förlag

      ISBN 9789179243487.

      s.181-201.

    • Sunnercrantz, Liv

      (2020)

      Vom Gegner lernen : Der anti-etatistische und nicht-nationalistische Populismus der neoliberalen Rechten in Schweden. I: Populismus Diskurs Staat.

      Nomos

      ISBN 9783848776900.

      s.167-189.

      DOI: 10.5771/9783748920885-167

  • Bøker og kapitler
    • Sunnercrantz, Liv

      (2017)

      Hegemony and the intellectual function.

  • Formidling
    • Sunnercrantz, Liv; Ahrne, Göran; Alfonsson, Johan; Allern, Sigurd; Andersson, Hampus; Bäckman, Olof; Broström, Lovisa; Börjesson, Mattias; Gerin, Enna; Felipe, Estrada Dörner; Hogstedt, Christer; Jakobsson, Peter; Jordansson, Birgitta; Kallifatides, Markus; Lane, Linda; Nergaard, Anders; Nilsson, Magnus; Nyberg, Mikael; Odeberg, Elinor; Olofsson, Gunnar; Pollack, Ester; Romhed, Rune; Skyrman, Viktor; Sjöberg, Stefan; Stiernstedt, Fredrik; Stigendal, Mikael; Suhonen, Daniel; Svensson, Lotta; Therborn, Göran; Vallström, Mikael; Weithz, Jesper; Wingborg, Mats; Östergren, Per-Olof

      (2021)

      Ojämlikheten fördjupas i det svenska klassamhället.

      Dagens nyheter

      ISSN 1101-2447.

    • Sunnercrantz, Liv

      (2020)

      Ideologiernas återkomst.

    • Engebretsen, Elisabeth Lund; Gressgård, Randi Elin; Myong, Lene; Sunnercrantz, Liv Åsa-Maria

      (2020)

      Ytringsfrihetens ansvarlighet: En samtale om akademia og akademikeres rolle i samfunnet .

  • Kunstnerisk produksjon
  • Kommersialisering
  • Cristin hovedlogo, Cristin current research information system in Norway