Search for dissertations about: "United States of America"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 37 swedish dissertations containing the words United States of America.

  1. 1. Immigration, security and the public debate on US language policy : A critical discourse analysis of language attitudes in the United States of America

    Author : Soraya Tharani; Anna-Brita Stenström; Malmö högskola; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; national identity; societal security; language policy; ethnolinguistic conflict; human rights; language rights; ethnicity; multilingualism; immigration; critical discourse analysis; language attitudes; English language; Spanish language; United States; Språkpolitik – Förenta staterna Invandringspolitik – Förenta staterna;

    Abstract : The narrative of the United States is of a "nation of immigrants" in which the language shift patterns of earlier ethnolinguistic groups have tended towards linguistic assimilation through English. In recent years, however, changes in the demographic landscape and language maintenance by non-English speaking immigrants, particularly Hispanics, have been perceived as threats and have led to calls for an official English language policy. READ MORE

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

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

    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

  3. 3. The Political Use of Force : Beyond National Security Considerations as a Source of American Foreign Policy

    Author : Mikael Blomdahl; Jan Hallenberg; Jonas Tallberg; Erik Noreen; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; The United States of America; the presidential use of force; foreign policy analysis; realism; domestic politics; the diversionary theory of war; decision-making.; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : In addressing the question of what explains the tendency of the presidents of the United States to use military force on many occasions to solve international problems the realist perspective has been strongly dominant in political science. This study sets out to address and challenge whether what may be called realist privilege still qualifies as an understanding of this American phenomenon. READ MORE

  4. 4. Border-Crossing Commemorations : Entangled Histories of Swedish Settling in America

    Author : Adam Hjorthén; Mats Hallenberg; Dag Blanck; Ulf Zander; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; History; commemoration; border-crossing; entanglement; New Sweden Tercentenary; Swedish Pioneer Centennial; settler colonialism; race; modernity; pioneering; migration; transnational; Sweden; the United States; Delaware; Pennsylvania; Swedish America; historia; History;

    Abstract : Different groups from both sides of the Atlantic have since the 1930s come together to commemorate histories of Swedish settling in America. They have celebrated the founding of the New Sweden colony in the Delaware Valley (1638–1655), and the mid-nineteenth-century arrival of Swedish pioneers in the Mississippi Valley. READ MORE

  5. 5. Fredrika Bremer and the Writing of America

    Author : Laurel Ann Lofsvold; Litteraturvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; General and comparative literature; women; slavery; homes; America; Catharine M. Sedgwick; Anne C. Lynch; James Russell Lowell; Margaret Fuller; Ralph Waldo Emerson; A. J. Downing; Lydia Maria Child; Frederick Douglass; Harriet Beecher Stowe; Fredrika Bremer; literature criticism; literary theory; Allmän och jämförande litteratur; litteraturkritik; litteraturteori;

    Abstract : Hemmen i den nya verlden(1853-4) is novelist Fredrika Bremer's 3-volume travel diary in letter form, a literary account of her two years' travel in the United States and Cuba. Bremer wove, into the America she "wrote," a number of American authors and their works. Novelist Catharine Sedgwick and poet and socialite Anne C. READ MORE