Search for dissertations about: "SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 59 swedish dissertations containing the words SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography.

  1. 1. Ambiguous artefacts solar collectors in Swedish contexts : on processes of cultural modification

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

    Author : Annette Henning; Högskolan Dalarna.; Stockholms universitet.; [2000]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography Social anthropology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi Socialantropologi; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This is a book about solar collectors and the place of these artefacts in a political energy debate that has aroused strong feelings in Sweden during the last twenty-five years. It is a book about the hopes for a less polluted earth, which solar collectors have come to symbolise, and a book about the ways in which problems in utilising solar energy are culturally perceived. READ MORE

  2. 2. Bodies of vital matter: Notions of life force and transcendence in traditional southern Italy

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Per Binde; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [1999]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; socialanropologi; Italien; magi; övertro; social anthropology; Italy; symbolism; cosmology; Roman Catholicism; social organization; vitality; folk medicine; burial practices; death; cult of saints; the evil eye; witches;

    Abstract : Bodies of Vital Matter presents an innovative study that explores folk beliefs relating to the vital force of the human body and to the transcendence of the corporal. The time frame is the period from the unification of Italy to the Second World War. There are three principal themes of investigation. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ambiguity and the modern order: The Sathya Sai Baba movement in Malaysia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Socialantropologiska institutionen, GU

    Author : Alexandra Kent; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2000]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Malaysia; Sathya Sai Baba; religious movement; modernity; politics;

    Abstract : This study examines the Malaysian following of the contemporary Indian godman Sathya Sai Baba, a neo-Hindu guru famed for his miracle-working. This religious innovation has broad appeal among non-Malays, but attempts to formalise and control it have evolved within a middle-class subsection of the Indian community. READ MORE

  4. 4. Creating Safety in Air Traffic Control

    University dissertation from Lund : Arkiv

    Author : Johan M. Sanne; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Risk; safety; air traffic control; ethnography; schemes; rules; resources; cognitive; social; interaction; coordination; socio-technical systems; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi;

    Abstract : Is flying safe? Indeed it is -- statistics tell us that it is far more dangerous to drive a car or take the train. But flight safety does not just happen. Instead, as it is argued in this book, it is created by a well-developed air traffic control system that continues to be highly effective -- despite increasing volumes of traffic. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ageing in a changing society Elderly men and women in urban Sweden 1830-1930

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå universitet

    Author : Ann-Kristin Högman; Karlstads universitet.; Karlstads universitet.; Umeå universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; History; Historia; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Older people and ageing; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Äldre och åldrande; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Caring sciences Social welfare social pedagogics; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Vårdvetenskap Social omsorg socialpedagogik; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography Social anthropology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi Socialantropologi; omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning; omvårdnadsforskning med samhällsvetenskaplig inriktning; class; demography; family; gender; labour force participation; living arrangements; modernisation; Norrköping; old age; poor relief; Stockholm; Sundsvall;

    Abstract : This study deals with the impact of industrialisation and urbanisation on the living conditions of aged men and women. By studying labour force participation, savings and pensions, the role of the family, and the extent of dependency of aged men and women from a gender and class perspective, continuities and changes between pre-industrial and industrial times are examined. READ MORE