Projects per year
Research Strategy for SAGA – Sociological Analysis; basic and applied research.
SAGA is a sociological research group based at the Department of Sociology and Social Work, Aalborg University. SAGA purpose is to shed light on sociological problems and phenomenons of contemporary society. The research questions of SAGA relates to questions on identity, normality and deviance. The research group embraces micro-sociological research of the everyday life; constructions of identity; meaning and diagnosis of contemporary culture.
Theory and methods of SAGA.
SAGA is a multidisciplinary research group that applies theories from cultural studies, social psychology, criminology and philosophy. The research group has a high expertise within the field of micro sociology and sociology of emotions. This is reflected in teaching and publications of the group.
The research group values methodological curiosity in studies of the multiplicity of everyday life and living, creation and constructions of identity. The research group is characterized by qualitative approaches based within a phenomenological or hermeneutical paradigm e.g. sociological ethnography, observations, narrative analysis of interviews, video analysis and analysis of documents. SAGA prioritizes sociological sensitivity and openness in exploring sociological problems. The members of the research group have a common interest in empirical findings analyzed from explorative approaches.
SAGA’s research areas
Social pathologies and the culture of diagnosis (Anders Petersen)
Crime and deviance; violence and sexual violence (Marie Bruvik Heinskou, Inger Glavind Bo)
Sociology of emotions and micro-sociology; Research in grief, hope, anger, love, sex and shame are strong fields of research (Inger Glavind Bo, Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Marie Bruvik Heinskou, Louise Lund Thomsen, Vibeke Poulsen Graven)
Sociology of death and sorrow (Michael Hviid Jacobsen, Anders Petersen, Vibeke Poulsen Graven, Louise Lund Holm Thomsen)
Social constructions of identity in modernity (Anders Petersen, Inger Glavind Bo, Michael Hviid Jakobsen, Marie Bruvik Heinskou)
Multidimensional perspectives on social class, inequality, education and health (Trond Beldo, Louise Lund Holm Thomsen)
Communication and Social Impact
The actuality of the research topics in SAGA entails a wide range of communication activities. SAGA values research that influences broad areas of society eg. discussions on law and law changes in criminal law; counselling and public campaigning. The members of the research group value participation in news and debates through written and spoken media and through speaks and panels. The communication strategy of the research group is broad and aims at reaching both national and international academia.
- The Faculty of Social Sciences - Associate Professor
- Department of Sociology and Social Work - Associate Professor
- Sociological Analysis – General and Applied Research
- The Faculty of Social Sciences - Ph.D. Fellow, PhD Fellow
- Department of Sociology and Social Work - Ph.D. Fellow, PhD Fellow
- Sociological Analysis – General and Applied Research - Ph.D. Student
15/05/2019 → 14/05/2022
Riis, O., Tonboe, J. & Jacobsen, M. H.
19/05/2010 → …
Research Output per year
'Clap alomg if you feel like a room without a roof': Understanding the pursuit of happiness as ideologyPetersen, A., 2020, I N. Hill, S. Brinkmann, & A. Petersen (red.), Critical Happiness Studies (s. 35-48). London: Routledge.. Routledge, p. 35-47 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceeding › Book chapter › Research › peer-review
Prize: Other prizes
Anders Petersen (Recipient), 15 Feb 2017
Prize: Educational prizes
Activities per year
Besøg og udvekslings seminar mellem Universitetet Sørøst-Norge og Institut for sociologi og socialt arbejde, Aalborg Universitet. : Fremtidig samarbejdsinteresseMette Rømer (Organizer), Maja Lis Lundemark Andersen (Participant), Annette Olesen (Participant), Trond Beldo Klausen (Participant), Marlene Spanger (Participant)
Activity: Attending an event › Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars