Search for dissertations about: "Suburbia"

Found 4 swedish dissertations containing the word Suburbia.

  1. 1. Suburbia Rewritten : Masculinity and Affect in Contemporary American Literature

    Author : Ola Jönsson; Danuta Fjellestad; Helena Wahlström Henriksson; Heinz Ickstadt; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Suburbia; affect; masculinity; domophobia; masculinity in crisis; separate spheres; fatherhood; Joyce Carol Oates; Rick Moody; Philip Roth; John Updike; Richard Yates; John Cheever.; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : Suburbia has made a powerful return in American literature of the past two decades. This renaissance of suburban fictional narrative bears the signum of alienated, anxious, and resentful white middle-class men in gray flannel suits that has remained since the formative postwar period of the 1950s and 1960s. READ MORE

  2. 2. Off the grid

    Author : Mike Bode; Staffan Schmidt; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; artistic research; visual concepts; situated image; dialogue; ecological and political engagement; off grid living; housing estate suburbia; travel; self-definition; community; institution; isomorphic; lived third space;

    Abstract : Off the grid is an artistic research thesis which puts a Swedish housing estate in a video interview dialogue with homeowners in the Northeastern US through focusing on three topics: travel, self-definition, and community. Based on the situated, visual and conceptual image the project merges seemingly incompatible experiences: eight residents in Husby, an immigrant community outside Stockholm, and eight households not connected to the utility grid, in upstate areas of New England and New York State – and two artistic researchers at University of Gothenburg. READ MORE

  3. 3. Compact sprawl : Exploring public open space and contradictions in urban density

    Author : Alexander Ståhle; Lars Marcus; Michael Batty; KTH; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Spatial morphology; Urban design; Public open space; Urban density; Landscape planning; Architecture; Arkitektur;

    Abstract : Twentieth century urbanization has left a tremendous footprint on the globe. It is generally speaking a spread out fragmented suburban and exurban landscape continuously growing according to what has been called sprawl-like development, increasing energy and automobile dependency, challenging urban sustainability. READ MORE

  4. 4. Outdoor Mobility, Place and Older People - Everyday Mobilities in later Life in a Swedish Neighbourhood

    Author : Vanessa Stjernborg; Trafik och väg; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Motility; Social participation; Social sustainability; Suburb; Transition; Urban fear; Wellbeing;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis is to offer an understanding of everyday mobilities outdoors among older persons from a place- and context-dependent perspective. The emphasis is to take a gentle approach towards an overall perspective with consideration to physical aspects (like the home neighbourhood), social aspects (like social networks and social participation) and mental aspects (like place images, mental maps and fear of crime). READ MORE