Search for dissertations about: "Actor-network theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 61 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; Hillevi Lenz Taguchi; Francis Lee; Cathy Burnett; [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. 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

  3. 3. 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; Klas Roth; Anna-Lena Kempe; Till Grüne-Yanoff; Harold Kincaid; [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

  4. 4. Unleashing Animal-Computer Interaction A Theoretical Investigation of the “I” in ACI

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University

    Author : Fredrik Aspling; Oskar Juhlin; Clara Mancini; [2020]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Animal-Computer Interaction; Multispecies Ethnography; Theory; Theoretical Pluralism; Actor-Network Theory; Ethnomethodology; Rhetorics; Kinesthetic Empathy; Man-Machine-Interaction MMI ; människa-maskin-interaktion MMI ;

    Abstract : Non-human animals have had a long co-existence and relationship with human culture and society, and we interact with them in a number of ways, and for various reasons. Their involvement in technology can be traced back more than half a century, initially restricted to scientific contexts, for example, for the study of animal behavior, cognition, or language learning abilities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sociotechnical Knowledge. An Operationalised Approach to Localised Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Urban Development

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University

    Author : Jaan-Henrik Kain; [2003]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; process; critical realism; sociotechnical; strategic choice approach; sustainable development; practice; action; social construction; decision-making; capital; implementation; infrastructure; urban; actor network theory; local; systems theory; design; partnerships; planning;

    Abstract : In processes of urban infrastructural reconfiguration, there is a counterproductive tension between tendencies of de-monopolisation and market liberalisation, on the one hand, and ambitions for sustainable urban development, drawing on Keynesian reformism and ecological modernisation, on the other. In this thesis, the aim is to overcome this tension and to facilitate a concrete operationalisation of the notion &'sustainable urban development' within concrete and localised processes of planning, design, decision-making and implementation. READ MORE