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They've got an absolute army of women behind them: the formation of a women's cooperative constellation in contemporary Scotland. (2022)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. 2022. They've got an absolute army of women behind them: the formation of a women's cooperative constellation in contemporary Scotland. Scottish affairs [online], 31(1), pages 1-20. Available from: https://doi.org/10.3366/scot.2022.0394

This study argues that a new women's cooperative constellation has been established in Scotland around the issue of the Scottish Government's proposed reforms of the Gender Recognition Act. This constellation includes women politicians, researchers,... Read More about They've got an absolute army of women behind them: the formation of a women's cooperative constellation in contemporary Scotland..

It's what the suffragettes would have wanted: the construction of the suffragists and suffragettes on Mumsnet. (2022)
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PEDERSEN, S. [2022]. It's what the suffragettes would have wanted: the construction of the suffragists and suffragettes on Mumsnet. Feminist media studies [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/14680777.2022.2032788

The image of the historical campaign for votes for women is continually reinvigorated and reinvested with meaning by later feminists. An investigation into the ways in which the campaign is framed on the UK online parenting forum Mumsnet demonstrates... Read More about It's what the suffragettes would have wanted: the construction of the suffragists and suffragettes on Mumsnet..

Saying the unsayable: the online expression of mothers' anger during a pandemic. (2022)
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PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2022. Saying the unsayable: the online expression of mothers' anger during a pandemic. Feminism and psychology [online], 32(2), pages 246-264. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1177/09593535221074131

This article investigates key triggers for mothers' anger during the COVID-19 pandemic and some of the positive and negative consequences of its expression online. It uses the UK online parenting forum Mumsnet as a research context and source of data... Read More about Saying the unsayable: the online expression of mothers' anger during a pandemic..

Women's use and abuse of the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic on Mumsnet. (2021)
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PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2021. Women's use and abuse of the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic on Mumsnet. Digital journalism [online], Latest Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2021.1967768

This article analyses news sources used by women to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic on the UK parenting website Mumsnet. By using a non-political online ‘third space’ aimed at women, Mumsnetters are able to avoid the aggression women face when they att... Read More about Women's use and abuse of the news media during the COVID-19 pandemic on Mumsnet..

Practical, everyday feminism: mothers, politicians, and Mumsnet. (2020)
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PEDERSEN, S. 2021. Practical, everyday feminism: mothers, politicians, and Mumsnet. Women's history review [online], 30(3), pages 509-519. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2020.1860281

This Viewpoint positions the contemporary UK parenting website Mumsnet within the wider history of mothers' organisations' interactions with politics and politicians over the last 100 years. While the politicisation of motherhood is nothing new, and... Read More about Practical, everyday feminism: mothers, politicians, and Mumsnet..

Caroline Phillips: balancing life as a journalist and a suffragette in a Scottish city. (2020)
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PEDERSEN, S. 2020. Caroline Phillips: balancing life as a journalist and a suffragette in a Scottish city. Women's history review [online], 29(6): the women's suffrage campaign in Britain and Ireland: new perspectives, pages 940-954. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2020.1745401

© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Aberdeen Art Gallery holds a unique collection in the history of the Scottish women’s suffrage movement: the correspondence of Caroline Phillips, journalist and honorary secretary of the... Read More about Caroline Phillips: balancing life as a journalist and a suffragette in a Scottish city..

Citizen journalism: an analysis of news representation in the coverage of Bhutannewsservice.com. (2019)
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RAI, N., PEDERSEN, S. and SMITH, F. 2019. Citizen journalism: an analysis of news representation in the coverage of Bhutannewsservice.com. Journal of communication: media watch [online], 10(2), pages 294-308. Available from: https://doi.org/10.15655/mw/2019/v10i2/49640

This article analyses the discussion of nationality and ethnicity on a Bhutanese citizen journalism site which is particularly used by members of the Lhotshampa ethnic group. Many of the citizen journalists are based outside Bhutan, either in refugee... Read More about Citizen journalism: an analysis of news representation in the coverage of Bhutannewsservice.com..

Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. (2018)
Journal Article
PEDERSEN, S. and PEACH, A. 2019. Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century. Journal of design history [online], 32(3), pages 263-279. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1093/jdh/epy046

Few have heard of Orkney tweed today, but in the mid-twentieth century it was as well known as Harris Tweed, and praised for its soft and light characteristics. This article investigates the rise and fall of Orkney tweed and suggests that its decline... Read More about Highland romance or Viking saga? The contradictory branding of Orkney Tweed in the twentieth century..

Citizen curation in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet. (2017)
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PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2018. Citizen curation in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet. Digital journalism [online], 6(5), pages 545-562. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/21670811.2017.1399806

In an era of fake news and concerns about social-media bubbles, we consider how participants in online discussions on the UK parenting website Mumsnet assess the validity and potential subjectivity of news information sources. Building on previous wo... Read More about Citizen curation in online discussions of Donald Trump's presidency: sharing the news on Mumsnet..

Public perceptions of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. (2017)
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OKE, A., PEDERSEN, S. and MCDONALD, S. 2017. Public perceptions of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland. Social business [online], 7(2), pages 127-154. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1362/204440817x14970183958041

Purpose: This article analyses the comments of consumers concerning the introduction of a minimum charge on single-use carrier bags in Scotland through the Single Use Carrier Bags Charge (Scotland) Regulations 2014. Research Methods: The data analyse... Read More about Public perceptions of the introduction of the single-use carrier bags charge in Scotland..

The appy for a happy pappy: expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps. (2017)
Journal Article
THOMAS, G.M., LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2018. The appy for a happy pappy: expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps. Journal of gender studies [online], 27(7), pages 759-770. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2017.1301813

Many mobile software applications ('apps') related to pregnancy have been developed for the global market, yet little research has explored how expectant or new fathers are represented in such technologies. Drawing on a critical discourse analysis of... Read More about The appy for a happy pappy: expectant fatherhood and pregnancy apps..

Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. (2017)
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PEDERSEN, S. 2018. Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War. Women's history review [online], 27(4), pages 534-550. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/09612025.2017.1292620

This article analyses the coverage of the suffrage movement in Scottish newspapers during the First World War. Suspension of militant action and a re-focus on women's war work did not mean the complete disappearance of the suffrage campaign from news... Read More about Suffragettes and the Scottish press during the First World War..

The good, the bad and the 'good enough' mother on the UK parenting forum Mumsnet. (2016)
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PEDERSEN, S. 2016. The good, the bad and the 'good enough' mother on the UK parenting forum Mumsnet. Women's studies international forum [online], 59, pages 32-38. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2016.09.004

The article investigates the conceptualisation of the good and bad mother from the point of view of users of the UK parenting website Mumsnet, which offers the opportunity to assess the dominant ideologies of motherhood at play in contemporary middle... Read More about The good, the bad and the 'good enough' mother on the UK parenting forum Mumsnet..

Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society. (2016)
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LUPTON, D., PEDERSEN, S. and THOMAS, G.M. 2016. Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society. Sociology compass [online], 10(8), pages 730-743. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12398

Parents have accessed websites, online discussion forums and blogs for advice, information and support since the early days of the World Wide Web. In this article, we review the literature in sociology and related social research addressing the ways... Read More about Parenting and digital media: from the early days of the web to contemporary digital society..

Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. (2016)
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PEDERSEN, S. 2018. Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders. Journalism studies [online], 19(5), pages 709-725. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2016.1200953

Celebrity culture and the personalisation of both politics and the media in the last few decades has exacerbated the media's focus on the appearance of women politicians. However, this article argues that we can see a similar approach to women politi... Read More about Press response to women politicians: a comparative study of suffragettes and contemporary Scottish Parliament leaders..

What are you feeling right now? Communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet. (2016)
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PEDERSEN, S. and LUPTON, D. 2018. What are you feeling right now? Communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet. Emotion, space and society [online], 26, pages 57-63. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.emospa.2016.05.001

In this article, we present an analysis of how communities of maternal feeling are configured by users on the discussion boards of Mumsnet, a popular British online parenting forum. A search was conducted to find threads with the phrase 'I feel' in t... Read More about What are you feeling right now? Communities of maternal feeling on Mumsnet..

An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. (2016)
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LUPTON, D. and PEDERSEN, S. 2016. An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps. Women and birth [online], 29(4), pages 368-375. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wombi.2016.01.008

Background There are now many pregnancy and parenting apps available on the market for both pregnancy and parenting. Aims To investigate how Australian women use pregnancy and parenting apps, their attitudes about the information provided and data pr... Read More about An Australian survey of women's use of pregnancy and parenting apps..

Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. (2015)
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PEDERSEN, S. 2015. Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland. Women's history: the journal of the women's history network [online], 2(2), pages 16-20. Available from: http://womenshistorynetwork.org/womens-history-summer-2015/

My son's primary school class recently undertook a project on the First World War. One of the topics that the children could choose to study was 'Women in the War' and the usual subjects were included - nurses, VADs, munitionettes and the women's aux... Read More about Ladies 'doing their bit' for the war effort in the north-east of Scotland..

The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. (2014)
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PEDERSEN, S., BURNETT, S., SMITH, R. and GRINNALL, A. 2014. The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere. New technology, work and employment [online], 29(2), pages 160-176. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/ntwe.12028

This article investigates the concept of influence within a group of police work-bloggers. During the period studied (2007-2013), three influential police bloggers, well-known within the small and tightly knit UK police blogosphere, abruptly ended th... Read More about The impact of the cessation of blogs within the UK police blogosphere..

Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. (2014)
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SMITH, R., PEDERSEN, S. and BURNETT, S. 2014. Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling. Folklore [online], 125(2), pages 218-237. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1080/0015587X.2014.913853

For police officers, much of the working day consists of telling stories about everyday policing and events. Although the study of narrative and storytelling in organizational contexts is an expanding area of research, the same cannot be said of the... Read More about Towards an organizational folklore of policing: the storied nature of policing and the police use of storytelling..