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  • publication . Article . 2010
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Sigrún Ólafdóttir; Jón Gunnar Bernburg;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    Research has shown that prejudice and negative attitudes toward those who are experiencing mental illness are widespread, but those attitudes reduce the quality of life and recovery of individuals experiencing such problems. In this article, we use a survey to evaluate ...

  • publication . Article . 2011
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Hermann Óskarsson;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    The aim of this paper is to study the emergence of a working class in Akureyri in the period 1860‒1940, when capitalist society was evolving in Icelandic society. The research is based on censuses and historical data and uses a research model based on the Marxist theory...

  • publication . Article . 2013
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Guðrún Pétursdóttir;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    The present study aims to find out the nature and effect of everyday prejudice and discrimination in Iceland. The sample consisted of 89 participants, 72 of whom were of foreign origin while the remaining 17 were Icelandic. A recording form was constructed where 15 exam...

  • publication . Article . 2012
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Guðbjörg Linda Rafnsdóttir; Margrét Þorvaldsdóttir;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    The main goal of the article is twofold. On the one hand to analyse the attitude towards gender quotas and gender balance in business management. On the other hand to understand which barriers women face on the way to top-level positions. We use three datasets; a teleph...

  • publication . Article . 2011
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Valdimar Briem; Tinna Halldórsóttir;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    This study examined the attitudes of 144 youths in Eastern Iceland 15-22 years of age to future residence in the area. Most were students at the local gymnasium at Egilsstaðir. The results indicate that well-being and plans for the future were determined mainly by sex, ...

  • publication . Article . 2011
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Guðmundur Oddsson;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    The goal of this study is to analyze how ideas of Icelandic classlessness manifest themselves in public discourse. The data used are first and foremost news items and articles from the national newspaper Morgunblaðið, from 1986 to 2007. Secondary data are also used for ...

  • publication . Article . 2013
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Grétar Þór Eyþórsson; Birgir Guðmundsson;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    In this article an attempt is made to clarify the concept of political equality and how it relates to democratic government. The authors relate that with the general discussion on constitutional change in Iceland. An attempt is made to assess whether a formal, numerical...

  • publication . Article . 2011
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Kristín Dýrfjörð;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    For the last decades neo-liberalism has been growing as a political ideology, globally as well as nationally. In Iceland the manifestation of neo-liberalism is mostly noticeable in discourses related to deregulation, accountability, choice, and privatization, both in th...

  • publication . Article . 2012
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Gyða Margrét Pétursdóttir;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association

    Femininity is socially constructed and takes different shapes in different social contexts. The article discusses emphasized femininity, a concept related to Connell‘s hegemonic masculinity, in the labour market and private life. The opposite of emphasized femininity is...

  • publication . Article . 2012
    Open Access Icelandic
    Authors:
    Ingi Rúnar Eðvarðsson; Þóroddur Bjarnason;
    Publisher: Icelandic Sociological Association
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