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Johan Nilsson


Background

Johan is a trained anthropologist with a Joint Masters from Stockholm University and NUI Maynooth. His previous research dealt with refined wine consumption in the Dublin area. He has also worked in business intelligence in Stockholm, undertaking international qualitative studies and transnational fieldwork.

Research Interersts

Among many other things Johan is interested in the intersection of STS, anthropology, and market studies. He is interested in issues of knowledge making and its implications for markets and consumers. He has previously dealt with issues of consumer practices, and has come to grow interested in pragmatic and constructivist approaches to epistemology such as epistemic culture, epistemography, and their implications for performativity, as well as traditional anthropological methods.

Keywords

Epistemography, Knowledge making, Epistemic culture, Market Studies, Market research, Consumers, Performativity

Current projects

Johan’s PhD project ”Constructing Consumers” is an ethnographic study of market researchers and how they make knowledge about markets. This is of interest as a way to better understand how objects of knowledge such as markets and consumers result from research practices such as questionnaires, and focus groups.

Publications

  • Nilsson, Johan, and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson. "Epistemologies in the Wild: Local Knowledge and the Notion of Performativity." Journal of Marketing Management  (2015).
  • Haywood, Gordon, Johan Nilsson, Michael Franklin, Paul Gilbert, Linus Johansson Krafve, Lisa Linden, Mark MacGillivray, and Robert Meckin. "Valuation Studies: A Collaborative Valuation in Practice." Valuation Studies 2, no. 1 (2014): 71-85.

Nilsson, Johan. "Studying Consumers? Recent Social Science Interest in Market Research." edited by Technology and Social Change

 

Epistemography, Knowledge making, Epistemic culture, Market Studies, Market research, Consumers, Performativity

Current projects

Johan’s PhD project ”Constructing Consumers” is an ethnographic study of market researchers and how they make knowledge about markets. This is of interest as a way to better understand how objects of knowledge such as markets and consumers result from research practices such as questionnaires, and focus groups.

Publications

  • Nilsson, Johan, and Claes-Fredrik Helgesson. "Epistemologies in the Wild: Local Knowledge and the Notion of Performativity." Journal of Marketing Management  (2015).
  • Haywood, Gordon, Johan Nilsson, Michael Franklin, Paul Gilbert, Linus Johansson Krafve, Lisa Linden, Mark MacGillivray, and Robert Meckin. "Valuation Studies: A Collaborative Valuation in Practice." Valuation Studies 2, no. 1 (2014): 71-85.
  • Nilsson, Johan. "Studying Consumers? Recent Social Science Interest in Market Research." edited by Technology and Social Change Department of Thematic Studies. Linköping: Linköping University Press, 2013.
  • Drinking Civilisation: Wine in Ireland. Master thesis. Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University 2010.

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PHD STUDENT

Telephone: +46 (0)13 28 22 64
Fax: +46 (0)13 28 44 61

E-mail: johan.nilsson@liu.se

Address:
Department of Thematic Studies -
Technology and Social Change
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping

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