Search for dissertations about: "actor-network theory"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 59 swedish dissertations containing the words actor-network theory.

  1. 1. Breakdowns, overlaps and ambivalence : an Actor-network theory study of the Swedish preschool curriculum

    Author : Emilie Moberg; Hillevi Lenz Taguchi; Francis Lee; Cathy Burnett; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Curriculum; preschool; actor-network theory; texts; children; materiality; Early Childhood Education; förskoledidaktik;

    Abstract : Within the discipline of early childhood education research, the present study will focus on the Swedish preschool curriculum text, using a sociomaterial approach offered by Actor-network theory (ANT). The study adopts ethnographic methods, foremost participant observations in a preschool, to generate knowledge of how the curriculum text comes to act through moments in the everyday preschool work. READ MORE

  2. 2. Actors in Collaboration : Sociotechnical Influence on Practice-Research Collaboration

    Author : Marisa Ponti; Högskolan i Borås; Gothenburg University; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; actor-network theory; collaborative work; information science; practice-research gap; socio-technical paradigm; virtual organisation; Actor-Network Theory; Collaborative Work; Information Science; Practice-Research Gap; Socio-technical Paradigm; Virtual Organization;

    Abstract : There has long been a concern about the research-practice gap within Library and Information Science (LIS). Several authors have highlighted the disconnection between the world of professional practice, interested in service and information system development, and the world of the academy, focused on the development of theory and the progress of the discipline. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Field of Veiled Continuities : Studies in the Methodology and Theory of Educational Research

    Author : Corrado Matta; Klas Roth; Anna-Lena Kempe; Till Grüne-Yanoff; Harold Kincaid; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Methodology of Educational Research; Educational Theory; Educational Philosohy; Philosophy of the Social Sciences; Causal Explanations of Actions; Qualtative Methods; Scientific Representation; Learning; Actor Network Theory; Ontic Structural Realism; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : Empirical educational research enjoys a methodological and theoretical debate that is characterized by a number of unresolved and lively debated controversies. This compilation thesis is an attempt to contribute to this debate using the toolbox of philosophy of science.The thesis consists of an introductory chapter and four essays. READ MORE

  4. 4. Unleashing Animal-Computer Interaction : A Theoretical Investigation of the “I” in ACI

    Author : Fredrik Aspling; Oskar Juhlin; Clara Mancini; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Animal-Computer Interaction; Multispecies Ethnography; Theory; Theoretical Pluralism; Actor-Network Theory; Ethnomethodology; Rhetorics; Kinesthetic Empathy; Man-Machine-Interaction MMI ; människa-maskin-interaktion MMI ;

    Abstract : Non-human animals have had a long co-existence and relationship with human culture and society, and we interact with them in a number of ways, and for various reasons. Their involvement in technology can be traced back more than half a century, initially restricted to scientific contexts, for example, for the study of animal behavior, cognition, or language learning abilities. READ MORE

  5. 5. Sociotechnical Knowledge. An Operationalised Approach to Localised Infrastructure Planning and Sustainable Urban Development

    Author : Jaan-Henrik Kain; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; process; critical realism; sociotechnical; strategic choice approach; sustainable development; practice; action; social construction; decision-making; capital; implementation; infrastructure; urban; actor network theory; local; systems theory; design; partnerships; planning;

    Abstract : In processes of urban infrastructural reconfiguration, there is a counterproductive tension between tendencies of de-monopolisation and market liberalisation, on the one hand, and ambitions for sustainable urban development, drawing on Keynesian reformism and ecological modernisation, on the other. In this thesis, the aim is to overcome this tension and to facilitate a concrete operationalisation of the notion &'sustainable urban development' within concrete and localised processes of planning, design, decision-making and implementation. READ MORE