Per Wisselgren

Contact Information

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Position:

Universitetslektor

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Works at:

Sociology

Roles:

Programme Co-ordinator

Address:

Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

Visiting Address:

Hus Y, Beteendevetarhuset

Tel:

+46 90 786 55 17

Email:

per.wisselgren@umu.seEmail 1

Per.Wisselgren@soc.umu.seEmail 2

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Web Page:

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Presentation

Per Wisselgren is Associate Professor (Docent) of Sociology and Programme Coordinator of Library and Information Science. He received his PhD in History of Science and Ideas from Umeå University in 2000. Before coming to the Department of Sociology in 2009, he was a postdoc at the Swedish Institute for Studies in Education and Research (SISTER), Stockholm, and researcher at the Department of History of Science and Ideas, Uppsala University. He has been a visiting scholar at the University of Sussex, the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), London South Bank University, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, the University of Potsdam and Uppsala STS Center.

Per is currently working on two research projects, one on "Alva Myrdal and Cold War International Social Science" (funded by RJ) and the other one on "Bibliotekskonsulenterna och det svenska bibliotekssystemets formering" (a pilot study funded by SBF). Courses taught include "Social Science in Context", "History and Sociology of Libraries", and "Global Sociology". 

Per is also Steering Committee member of the Research Committee on the History of Sociology (RCHS) of the International Sociological Association (ISA) and member of the Group for Strategic Collection of Deposit Copies of the National Library of Sweden. In 2013 he was awarded the Katrin Fridjonsdottir Memorial Prize in the Sociology of Knowledge.

Keywords: history and sociology of the social sciences; library and information science; science and technology studies; sociology of knowledge; historical sociology; global sociology.

Recent books (2011-)

Hansson, J. & Wisselgren, P. (eds) (2018), Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: Utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession. Lund: BTJ Förlag, 314 pp.

Wisselgren, P. (2015), The Social Scientific Gaze: The Social Question and the Rise of Academic Social Science in Sweden. London & New York: Routledge, 277 pp. Reviews: Serendipities; Contemporary Sociology; Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences.

Danell, R., Larsson, A. & Wisselgren, P. (eds) (2013), Social Science in Context: Historical, Sociological, and Global Perspectives. Lund: Nordic Academic Press [& internationally distributed by Independent Publishers Group], 288 pp. Reviews: The Sociological ReviewContemporary SociologyInternational SociologyPublic Understandig of Science.

Berg, A., Florin, C., & Wisselgren, P. (eds) (2011), Par i vetenskap och politik: Intellektuella äktenskap i moderniteten [Couples in Science and Politics: Intellectual Marriages in Modernity]. Umeå: Boréa bokförlag, 476 pp.

Ekström, A., Jülich, S., Lundgren, F., & Wisselgren, P. (eds) (2011), History of Participatory Media: Politics and Publics, 1750-2000. New York & London: Routledge, 192 pp.

Publications

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Hansson, Joacim
Wisselgren, Per

Bibliotekarier i teori och praktik: utbildningsperspektiv på en unik profession

2018

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Wisselgren, Per

Jane Addams and the contemporary Swedish social entrepreneurial scene: reflections on the gendered making of social knowledge

2018

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Hansson, Joacim
Hedemark, Åse
Kjellman, Ulrika; et al.

Profession, utbildning, forskning: biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap för en stärkt bibliotekarieprofession

2018

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Wisselgren, Per

Bibliotekarieutbildning och bibliotekspraktik: en professionshistorisk triangulering

2018

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Hansson, Joacim
Wisselgren, Per

Inledning

2018

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Wisselgren, Per

Tobias Dalberg, Mot lärdomens topp: Svenska humanisters och samhällsvetares ursprung, utbildning och yrkesbana under 1900-talets första hälft
Nordic Journal of Educational History, 5(1)

2018

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Wisselgren, Per

A Historical Account of Danish Sociology: A Troubled Perspective
Acta Sociologica, 60(3): 286-287

2017

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Wisselgren, Per

From Utopian One-worldism to Geopolitical Intergovernmentalism: UNESCO's Department of Social Sciences as an International Boundary Organization, 1946-1955
Serendipities: Journal for the Sociology and History of the Social Sciences, 2(2): 148-182

2017

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Wisselgren, Per

The social scientific gaze: the social question and the rise of academic social science in Sweden

2015

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Larsson, Anna
Wisselgren, Per

Introduction: contextualizing social science

2013

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