Search for dissertations about: "Actor-Network Theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 54 swedish dissertations containing the words Actor-Network Theory.

  1. 1. Breakdowns, overlaps and ambivalence an Actor-network theory study of the Swedish preschool curriculum

    University dissertation from Stockholm University : Department of Child and Youth Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Emilie Moberg; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Curriculum; preschool; actor-network theory; texts; children; materiality; Early Childhood Education; förskoledidaktik;

    Abstract : Within the discipline of early childhood education research, the present study will focus on the Swedish preschool curriculum text, using a sociomaterial approach offered by Actor-network theory (ANT). The study adopts ethnographic methods, foremost participant observations in a preschool, to generate knowledge of how the curriculum text comes to act through moments in the everyday preschool work. READ MORE

  2. 2. Actors in Collaboration Sociotechnical Influence on Practice-Research Collaboration

    University dissertation from Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap/Bibliotekshögskolan Högskolan i Borås och Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Marisa Ponti; Högskolan i Borås.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; actor-network theory; collaborative work; information science; practice-research gap; socio-technical paradigm; virtual organisation; Actor-Network Theory; Collaborative Work; Information Science; Practice-Research Gap; Socio-technical Paradigm; Virtual Organization;

    Abstract : There has long been a concern about the research-practice gap within Library and Information Science (LIS). Several authors have highlighted the disconnection between the world of professional practice, interested in service and information system development, and the world of the academy, focused on the development of theory and the progress of the discipline. READ MORE

  3. 3. Pluripotent Circulations: Analyzing Articulations of Stem Cells in the USA, prior to 2001

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Morten Sager; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Actor-Network Theory; meta-theory; obligatory point of passage; boundary objects; sociotechnical reality; articulations; human embryonic stem cells; spare embryos; pluripotency;

    Abstract : In this thesis, stem cell research and politics in the USA are analyzed by using actor-network theory (ANT). Here ANT is put to work on largely textual materials, often directly from US political settings, such as Congressional debates and national panels. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Field of Veiled Continuities Studies in the Methodology and Theory of Educational Research

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Education, Stockholm University

    Author : Corrado Matta; Stockholms universitet.; [2017]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Methodology of Educational Research; Educational Theory; Educational Philosohy; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Causal Explanations of Actions; Qualtative Methods; Scientific Representation; Learning; Actor Network Theory; Ontic Structural Realism; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : Empirical educational research enjoys a methodological and theoretical debate that is characterized by a number of unresolved and lively debated controversies. This compilation thesis is an attempt to contribute to this debate using the toolbox of philosophy of science.The thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four essays. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Quantification of Society. A Study of a Swedish Research Institute and Survey-Based Social Science

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Christopher Kullenberg; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; quantification; survey; social sciences; SOM Institute; epistemic practice; center of calculation; Actor-Network theory; welfare state;

    Abstract : This thesis is concerned with the contemporary history of quantitative surveys in Sweden. The core epistemic practice of constructing surveys is examined empirically through a case study of the SOM Institute (Samhälle, Opinion, Medier) at University of Gothenburg. The SOM Institute has performed surveys in Sweden since 1986. READ MORE