Search for dissertations about: "American"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 456 swedish dissertations containing the word American.

  1. 1. American Dervish: Making Mevlevism in the United States of America

    Author : Simon Sorgenfrei; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Sufism; Mevlevi Sufism; Esotericism; Performance; Ritual; Islam; Women and Religion; Rumi; Mevlevi Order of America;

    Abstract : In the late 1970s, the Turkish Mevlevi Sufi sheikh Süleyman Dede arrived from Konya, Turkey, in the United States. There he initiated a number of individuals primarily belonging to American esoteric groups as sheikhs in the Mevlevi order, known in Euro-America as the whirling dervishes. READ MORE

  2. 2. Becoming Swedish-American : The construction of an ethnic identity in the Augustana Synod, 1860-1917

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Dag Blanck; Uppsala universitet.; [1997]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History; Historia; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects History subjects; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Historieämnen; Historia; History;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines the construction of an ethnic identity in the Swedish-American community around the turn of the century 1900. It takes its starting points in discussions of the nature of ethnic identity, the role of ethnic leadership, and the process of nation-building and nationalism in 19th-century Europe and America. READ MORE

  3. 3. Building American entrepreneurs : male commercial selves and the road to success in the US 1873-1914

    University dissertation from Brighton : University of Sussex

    Author : Björn Kjellander; [2005]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; entrepreneur; United States; narrative; literary realism; literary naturalism; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects History subjects Economic history; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Historieämnen Ekonomisk historia; History of science and ideas; Idé- o lärdomshistoria; Aesthetic subjects Literature; Estetiska ämnen Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : The thesis investigates the origins of the American entrepreneur, what popularly has been called the self-made man. It traces the building of the self-made man as a commercial ideal self, leading to the narratives of US entrepreneurship and the road to ‘success’. READ MORE

  4. 4. Envisioning American women : The roads to communal identity in novels by women of color

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Maria Mårdberg; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : This study explores the representation of female identity formation in ten novels, published between the late 1960s and the late 1980s, by American women of color Paula Gunn Allen, Sandra Cisneros, Maxine Hong Kingston, Paule Marshall, Louise Meriwether, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Sarah Wright. The motivation for such a selection is based on the novels' shared formal and thematic characteristics, as well as on political affinities in the emphasis on the forces marginalizing their non-white female protagonists. READ MORE

  5. 5. The transience of American Swedish

    University dissertation from Lund University Press

    Author : Staffan Klintborg; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; transfer; pragmatic markers; nonce-borrowing; markedness; language loss; language death; language attrition; language alternation; divergence; convergence; continuum; contact linguistics; codeswitching; avoidance; American Swedish; automaticity; triggering; English language and literature; Engelska språk och litteratur ;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns two languages in contact: English and Swedish. It is based on interviews with Swedes who came to North America with the last major wave of emigration. READ MORE