Search for dissertations about: "Historical Studies"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 763 swedish dissertations containing the words Historical Studies.

  1. 1. Significant history and historical orientation : Ugandan students narrate their historical pasts

    Author : Ulrik Holmberg; Martin Stolare; Kenneth Nordgren; Paul Zanazanian; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; historical learning; history education; History education in Uganda; historical consciousness; historical orientation; upper secondary school; narrative; national narrative; History; Historia;

    Abstract : In 2012, Uganda celebrated 50 years of independence. The postcolonial era in the country has been marked by political turmoil and civil wars. Uganda, like many other postcolonial states in Africa, cannot be described as an ethnically or culturally homogenous state. READ MORE

  2. 2. Oscar Night in Hollywood : Fashioning the Red-Carpet from the Roosevelt Hotel to International Media

    Author : Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén; Jan Olsson; Mary R. Desjardins; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; Red-Carpet; Academy Awards; Oscars; Fashion; Oscarcast; Epiphenomena; Red-Carpet Treatment; Celebrity Culture; Hollywood Royalty; Stars; Glamour; Media History; Hollywood Designers; Edith Head; Fashion Expert; Fashion Consultant; Best- and Worst- Dressed List; Public Relations; Endorsement; Americana; Television; pseudo-event; media event; vortextuality; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This study investigates the red-carpet phenomenon from a historical perspective, seeking to understand how the Academy Awards’ red-carpet became the most prominent fashion show in media culture. The connections between Hollywood and the fashion industry predate the inception of the ceremony, and so does the role of Hollywood actresses as trendsetters. READ MORE

  3. 3. Grammatological Studies : Writing and its Relation to Speech

    Author : John Sören Pettersson; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Writing systems; alphabet; decipherment; nonverbal phonetisation; teachers education;

    Abstract : This work addresses the problem of how writing is related to speech and how our notions of language are related to writing principles such as ‘the alphabetic principle’. The target of the study is the concept of ‘phonography’ (sound-writing, sometimes called ‘glottography’). READ MORE

  4. 4. "Not So Simple" : Reassessing 1951, G.B. Giorgini and the launch of Italian fashion

    Author : Chiara Faggella; Louise Wallenberg; Alessandra Vaccari; Stephen Gundle; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Italian fashion; Giovanni Battista Giorgini; Commissionaire; Fashion Buyer; Italian couture; Italian handicrafts; Italy at Work; Italian High Fashion Show; Florence fashion; Pitti Immagine; Italian studies; Postwar Italy; Occupation of Italy; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation aims to shed light on the circumstances that allowed Italy to become a reputable country of origin in the international fashion market. In particular, my contribution to the historiography of Italian fashion is a reassessment of the role played by Giovanni Battista Giorgini, whose involvement with the fashion and handicraft industries has not been fully investigated by scholars so far. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder : Constructing the Fat, Female Body in American Fashion in the Age of Standardization, 1915-1930

    Author : Lauren Downing Peters; Klas Nyberg; Caroline Evans; Hazel Clark; Andrea Kollnitz; Reina Lewis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; American history; consumer culture; cultural history; design; discourse; dress history; fashion; fashion history; fashion magazines; fat; identity; Michel Foucault; modernism; modernity; plus-size; self-fashioning; technology; the body; women; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines how fashion media discourses created the conditions through which the fat, female body was both known and constructed within the context of the early large-size garment industry in the United States, or what between the years 1915 and 1930 was known as “stoutwear.” Drawing on a wide array of media sources, including women’s and fashion magazines, trade journals, catalogs and style guides, and employing Michel Foucault’s archaeological method, the dissertation examines the productive nature of fashion discourse in the construction and constitution of the fleshy body, or how the discourses of stoutwear brought order to the disorderly, fat, female body. READ MORE