Search for dissertations about: "Senegal"

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

  1. 1. Multiple meanings of female initiation. "Circumcision" among Jola Women in Lower Casamance, Senegal

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Liselott (Lisen) Dellenborg; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2007]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Senegal; Lower Casamance; Kalounaye; Jola; initiation; female circumcision; genital cutting; identity; gender; moherhood; Islam; ethnicity; agency; social change;

    Abstract : This anthropological study examines the meanings and practices of female "circumcision" and initiation in relation to identity and social change in contemporary Muslim Jola society, Senegal, West Africa. During the 20th century, clitoridectomy spread - allegedly as part of Islam - and became essential for a Jola woman's identity as a "real" woman and mother, and an important aspect of the women's initiation ritual. READ MORE

  2. 2. Uniting Against Autocrats : Opposition Coordination, Turnovers and Democratization by Elections

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Michael Wahman; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Democratization; authoritarianism; election; party; opposition; coalition; ethnic; Africa; Kenya; Ghana; Senegal;

    Abstract : As counter intuitive as it might sound, autocracy without elections is a rare combination today. Elections do not constitute democracy, but they can promote democratization. This dissertation studies the process of democratization through elections, focusing on the effect of opposition coordination. READ MORE

  3. 3. Human genetic factors involved in immunity to Plasmodium falciparum infection

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Wenner-Grens institut för experimentell biologi

    Author : Manijeh Vafa Homann; Stockholms universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Plasmodium falciparum; Malaria; Immunity; Ethnic groups; Mali; Senegal; Genetic factors; IL-4; IL-10; Polymorphism; MOI; RBC variants; NATURAL SCIENCES Biology Cell and molecular biology Immunology; NATURVETENSKAP Biologi Cell- och molekylärbiologi Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : This study investigated the associations between IL-4 -590 C/T and IL-10 -1087 A/G polymorphisms and malariometric indexes in the Fulani and the Dogon ethnic groups living in sympatry in Mali and differing in susceptibility to malaria. The correlations between antibodies level and parasitological data as well as splenomegaly were assessed. READ MORE

  4. 4. State Capacity and Development in Francophone West Africa

    University dissertation from Media-Tryck, Lund University, Sweden

    Author : Jens Andersson; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2018-05-04]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; State capacity; Colonialism; Africa; Economic development; France;

    Abstract : This thesis proposes a unique quantitative investigation of the long-term development of modern states in Sub-Saharan Africa. This is done by measuring and analysing the dynamic history of tax revenue, as a key measure of the capacity of the state, and development in four countries in francophone West Africa – Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger and Senegal – over the long 20th century. READ MORE

  5. 5. Immunological characteristics of recombinant fragments of the Plasmodium falciparum blood-stage antigen Pf332

    University dissertation from Stockholm : The Wenner-Gren Institute, Stockholm University

    Author : Halima A. Balogun; Stockholms universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Plasmodium falciparum; Pf332; antibodies; immunity; growth inhibition; MEDICINE Microbiology; immunology; infectious diseases Immunology; MEDICIN Mikrobiologi; immunologi; infektionssjukdomar Immunologi; immunologi; Immunology;

    Abstract : Effective malaria vaccine might help improve control strategies against malaria, but the complexity of interactions between the parasite and its hosts poses challenges. The asexual blood stage P. falciparum antigen Pf332 has potentials as one of the proteins in understanding the complex host-parasite interactions. READ MORE