Search for dissertations about: "conceptions of the body"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 27 swedish dissertations containing the words conceptions of the body.

  1. 1. Design And Body : Exploring Conceptions Of The Body In Fashion Design Processes

    Author : Faseeh Saleem; Högskolan i Borås; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Body alternatives; alternative body expressions; fashion design processes; conceptions of the body; design thinking; artistic research; fashion design education programmes;

    Abstract : The human body has been considered to be an active element and is a common starting point of fashion design processes. However, during these processes, understanding of the body and how it is used to design is often confined by the body’s standard spatial and structural characteristics. READ MORE

  2. 2. The institutionalisation of validation and the transformation of vocational knowledge : The case of admission into Vocational Teacher Education in Sweden

    Author : Maria C. Johansson; Per Lindqvist; Lazaro Moreno Herrera; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; agency; competence; institutional arrangements; institutional conditions; institutionalisation; validation; vocational knowledge; qualification framework; Pedagogics and Educational Sciences; Pedagogik och Utbildningsvetenskap;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis was to understand the validation of vocational knowledge prior to entry into vocational teacher education in Sweden with regard to conceptions and understandings of vocational knowledge, and also to understand how institutional conditions, such as ideas of how to organise validation, influence the content and form of the validation practice. From this aim the following research questions were developed: What ideas about the organisation of validation stand out in the policy and practice of validation? What conceptions and understandings of vocational knowledge is the organisation of validation built on and what do they entail? Who has the agency to describe and decide upon vocational knowledge in the policy and practice of validation? What institutional arrangements appear in the practice of validation?To conduct the studies in the thesis a multimethods approach was adopted, combining policy analysis and interviews. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Knowledgeable Parent : Ideologies of Communication in Swedish Health Discourse

    Author : Linnea Hanell; Mona Blåsjö; Anders Björkvall; Rodney H. Jones; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; child care; health communication; knowledge; language ideology; linguistic anthropology; mediated discourse analysis; parenting; sociolinguistics; the welfare state; föräldraskap; hälsokommunikation; kunskap; lingvistisk antropologi; medierad diskursanalys; sociolingvistik; språkideologi; välfärdsstaten; Scandinavian Languages; nordiska språk;

    Abstract : This thesis explores the communication of health knowledge among new parents in Sweden. Based on three separate studies, the thesis employs a selection of theoretical concepts and methodological approaches, mainly originating from mediated discourse analysis and linguistic anthropology. READ MORE

  4. 4. Changing conceptions of literacies, language and development : Implications for the provision of adult basic education in South Africa

    Author : Caroline Kerfoot; Christopher Stroud; Elsa Auerbach; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; adult literacy; adult basic education; agency; citizenship; critical applied linguistics; development; linguistic citizenship; multilingualism; reflexivity; resemiotisation; voice.; Languages and linguistics; Språkvetenskap; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This study aims to contribute to the growing body of knowledge on the circumstances under which adult education, in particular adult basic education, can support and occasionally initiate participatory development, social action and the realisation of citizenship rights. It traces developments in adult basic education in South Africa, and more specifically literacy and language learning, over the years 1981 to 2001, with reference to specific multilingual contexts in the Northern and Western Cape. READ MORE

  5. 5. Personhood and human-spirit relations among the Yuracaré of the Bolivian Amazon

    Author : Annica Djup; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; anthropology; Amazonia; Bolivia; Yuracaré; personhood; soul; body; gender; human-spirit-relations; cosmology; animism.;

    Abstract : This anthropological dissertation is based on fieldwork carried out among Yuracaré people in the Bolivian Amazon. The study explores local conceptions of personhood and human-spirit relations by looking into Yuracaré life cycle practices and associated ideas, particularly in connection with birth, girls’ initiation (menarche), illness and death. READ MORE