Search for dissertations about: "Urban anthropology"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 38 swedish dissertations containing the words Urban anthropology.

  1. 1. Call for Protection Situating Journalists in Post-Cold War Romania in a Global Media Development Discourse

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Urban Larssen; Karin Norman; David A. Kideckel; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; journalism; Romania; public sphere; development; NGO activism; protection; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography Social anthropology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi Socialantropologi; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This study deals with the development of journalism in post-Cold War Romania, and it does so with a particular interest in the transnational dimension this entails.Many NGOs and international organizations are currently seeking to monitor journalists’ situations in countries around the world, while at the same time aiming at having the whole world aligned with international standards of the journalistic profession. READ MORE

  2. 2. In Search of the State An Ethnography of Public Service Provision in Urban Niger

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Gabriella Körling; Sten Hagberg; Christian Lund; Mathieu Hilgers; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; the state; public services; healthcare; education; development; Niamey; Niger; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : This study explores public health and education provision in Niamey, the capital of Niger, by merging the ethnographic study of public services with an anthropological analysis of the state and of local politics. Based on anthropological fieldwork carried out in a group of neighbourhoods in the periphery of Niamey, the study highlights the political dimensions of public service provision in a local arena where international development interventions and national plans meet local realities and where a wide range of actors and institutions, dis-courses, meanings, and practices are mobilized in the offering of and the regulation of access to public services. READ MORE

  3. 3. Submitting to God: Women's islamization in urban Malaysia

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborg University

    Author : Sylva Frisk; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2004]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Malaysia; Islam; religious practice; gender; agency; subjectivity;

    Abstract : This anthropological study addresses issues of subjectivity and agency within the context of pious, Muslim, Malay women's religious practice in urban Malaysia. It investigaes how Malay women come to understand themselves as gendered, religious subjects and, thereby, explores the motivations and meanings that women ascribe to their emergent roles in the religious sphere and within the Islamization process. READ MORE

  4. 4. Shamanic performances on the urban scene : neo-shamanism in contemporary Sweden

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Galina Lindquist; Don Handelman; [1997]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography Social anthropology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi Socialantropologi; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : This study deals with neo-shamanism, a set of notions and techniques that originated in the non-Western tribal societies and, within the framework of New Age spirituality, were adapted for the life of contemporary urban dwellers. Neo-shamanic practices are based on consciousness-altering techniques, when the Self is perceived to leave the body, to journey in other realities and to interact with the spiritual beings, enlisting their help for social, psychological, and physical healing. READ MORE

  5. 5. Diaspora at Home? Wartime Mobilities in the Burkina Faso-Côte d'Ivoire Transnational Space

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Jesper Bjarnesen; Sten Hagberg; Mats Utas; Joseph Hellweg; [2013]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Wartime mobilities; home; transnational space; diaspora; urban anthropology; West Africa; conflict; return; migration; youth; intergenerational relations; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology;

    Abstract : In the period 1999-2007, more than half a million Burkinabe returned to Burkina Faso due to the persecution of immigrant labourers in neighbouring Côte d’Ivoire. Ultranationalist debates about the criteria for Ivorian citizenship had intensified during the 1990s and led to the scapegoating of immigrants in a political rhetoric centred on notions of autochthony and xenophobia. READ MORE