Dansk Sociologi 2021-12-08T13:26:40+00:00 Lene El Mongy Open Journal Systems <p>Dansk Sociologi publicerer originalartikler, oversigtsartikler (”reviews”), boganmeldelser, essays, faglige kommentarer og debatindlæg, der har sociologisk relevans.</p> Redaktørens forord 2021-12-08T13:26:40+00:00 Thomas Olesen 2020-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Dansk Sociologi The McDonaldization of the Danish Police 2021-12-08T13:26:25+00:00 Adam Diderichsen <p>Using Ritzer’s McDonaldization theory, this article argues that the dominant trend in recent Danish police history has been ideals of efficiency, computability, predictability and control. However, it is clear that the question of political power is important when analyzing the McDonaldization of the Danish police, given its central role in the exercise of state power. I therefore argue that the McDonaldization of the Danish police marks a transformation of bureaucratic rule characterized by a shift from a legal to an economic interpretation of the central ideals of bureaucracy.</p> 2020-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Dansk Sociologi Health Literacy as a Socio-cultural Resource for Health 2021-12-08T13:26:13+00:00 Carsten Kronborg Bak <p>The purpose of this article is to introduce the concept of ‘health literacy’ for a sociologically interested readership. In recent years, the concept has gained greater international attention in research circles, at the World Health Organization (WHO) and among health authorities in several European countries. However, interest in the concept among Danish health authorities is modest; here interest has been in research and concept development by health science researchers. Health literacy is regarded as a ‘social determinant’ in health that can help reduce social inequality in health during the coming years. It is my belief that<br>sociological theories and analyses could contribute to a favorable development of the concept. The article argues that the concept should be embedded in sociological theory, and understood as a ‘sociocultural’ resource for health, rather than an individual, rational behavior focusing on the individual’s ability to find, understand, assess and use health information. Bourdieu’s capital interactions and especially social and cultural capital together with Cockerham’s collective lifestyle theory contribute to an understanding of health literacy as a socio-cultural resource in health. The article incorporates findings from various empirical studies of how health literacy is disseminated in social networks and how cultural capital and collective lifestyle influence health literacy.</p> 2020-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Dansk Sociologi Studenteroprøret på sociologi. Fagkritik og pædagogisk fornyelse 2021-12-08T13:25:57+00:00 Finn Hansson 2020-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Dansk Sociologi Anmeldelser 2021-12-08T13:25:44+00:00 Anders Blok Brian Benjamin Hansen 2020-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2020 Dansk Sociologi