Search for dissertations about: "Amazonia"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 14 swedish dissertations containing the word Amazonia.

  1. 1. I Am Tsunki : Gender and Shamanism among the Shuar of Western Amazonia

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Marie Perruchon; Uppsala universitet.; [2003]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Cultural anthropology; Shuar; gender; shamanism; Amazonia; missionaries; spirits; animism; anthropology of the everyday; complementarity; discourses; entheogenic experience; Kulturantropologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : In this work, Perruchon brings together what is generally treated as two distinct domains of analysis: gender and shamanism. She investigates the relationship between gender and achievement of power through the shaman’s role in Shuar society. READ MORE

  2. 2. Nature and Culture in Prehistoric Amazonia : Using G.I.S. to reconstruct ancient ethnogenetic processes from archaeology, linguistics, geography, and ethnohistory

    University dissertation from Human Ecology Division, Lund University

    Author : Love Eriksen; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Amazonia; archaeology; linguistics; anthropology; geography; ethnohistory; Arawak; GIS; ethnogenesis; terra preta; pre-Columbian; ethnicity; regional exchange system; material culture;

    Abstract : This thesis investigates the socio-cultural and linguistic development of pre-Columbian Amazonia, with a particular focus on the period between 500 BC and AD 1500. In assembling and analyzing data from archaeology, linguistics, ethnohistory, ethnography, and geography in a Geographical Information System (G.I.S. READ MORE

  3. 3. The implementation of international regimes : The case of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mikael Román; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Political science; International Regimes; Implementation; Results; Policy Analysis; Amazonia; Environment; Development; National Security; Statsvetenskap; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Political science; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Statsvetenskap; statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : The dissertation seeks to discern the political and administrative factors that determine the results of international environment and development policies. On the one hand, it makes a contribution to the broader theoretical debate on international regimes by combining regime theory and theories on domestic policy results into an integrated framework for the analysis of international policy results (theoretical objective). READ MORE

  4. 4. Personhood and human-spirit relations among the Yuracaré of the Bolivian Amazon

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis

    Author : Annica Djup; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Amazonia; Bolivia; Yuracaré; personhood; soul; body; gender; human-spirit-relations; cosmology; animism.;

    Abstract : This anthropological dissertation is based on fieldwork carried out among Yuracaré people in the Bolivian Amazon. The study explores local conceptions of personhood and human-spirit relations by looking into Yuracaré life cycle practices and associated ideas, particularly in connection with birth, girls’ initiation (menarche), illness and death. READ MORE

  5. 5. Influence of Sea Surface Temperature on Rainfall and Runof in Northeastern South America: Analysis and Modeling

    University dissertation from Department of Water Resources Engineering, Lund Institute of Technology, Lund University

    Author : Cintia Bertacchi Uvo; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; kartografi; marklära; geomorfologi; Fysisk geografi; climatology; pedology; cartography; Physical geography; geomorphology; sea surface temperature; rainfall-runoff; Amazonia; precipitation; Northeast Brazil; klimatologi; Geophysics; physical oceanography; meteorology; Geofysik; fysisk oceanografi; meteorologi; Hydrogeology; geographical and geological engineering; Hydrogeologi; teknisk geologi; teknisk geografi;

    Abstract : This work represents an amalgam of a group of studies with the purpose of understanding the influence of the Pacific and Atlantic sea surface temperature on precipitation and river discharge in Northeastern South America. Sea surface temperature is a good representative of phenomena such as ENSO that, in turn, cause worldwide climate variability. READ MORE