Search for dissertations about: "contemporary Stockholm"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 100 swedish dissertations containing the words contemporary Stockholm.

  1. 1. "This is all fake, this is all plastic, this is me" : An ethnographic study of the interrelations between style, sexuality and gender in contemporary Stockholm

    Author : Philip Warkander; Anu Koivunen; Louise Wallenberg; Lena Martinsson; Agnes Rocamora; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; style; gender; sexuality; queer; contemporary Stockholm; fashion; networks; bricolage; power; assemblages; sartorial practices; ethnography; wardrobe studies; actor-network theory; performativity; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation investigates the processes and effects involved in the production of styles in contemporary Stockholm. Particular focus is given to materialization processes regarding gender and sexuality. READ MORE

  2. 2. We Call upon the Author : Contemporary Biofiction and Fyodor Dostoevsky

    Author : Henrik Christensen; Elisabeth Wåghäll Nivre; Jørgen Bruhn; Susanna Witt; Frederick White; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; Biofiction; contemporary biofiction; Fyodor Dostoevsky; biopic; biographical novel; intermediality; transmediality; Zarkhi; Tsypkin; Coetzee; Vapnyar; Khotinenko; différance; ideology; gender; post-colonialism; hyperreality; phenomenology; ethics; slaviska språk; Slavic Languages;

    Abstract : This thesis studies fictional representations of Fyodor Dostoevsky in contemporary biofiction. The aim of the study is to present an intermedial theoretical framework for biofiction, a genre defined as fictional biographical and often metafictional narratives in which a biographical subject serves as the focal point for the story or plays a role integral to the narrative. READ MORE

  3. 3. Between Militarism and Technocratic Governance : State Formation in Contemporary Uganda

    Author : Anders Sjögren; Björn Beckman; Abdul Raufu Mustapha; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; state formation; civil society; militarism; governance; regimes; informalisation; public sector reform; health care; local politics; Masaka; Uganda; Political science; Statsvetenskap; Political Science; statsvetenskap;

    Abstract : State-civil society relations in Africa have during recent decades been transformed in the context of economic liberalisation and state reform. This study explores state-civil society relations in contemporary Uganda, from 1986 to the present, in order to illustrate and explain the scope for and capacity of different social forces to create access to and democratise the state. READ MORE

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

    Author : Galina Lindquist; Don Handelman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Social anthropology; 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. Cannabis discourses in contemporary Sweden : Continuity and change

    Author : Josefin Månsson; Mats Ekendahl; Alexandra Bogren; Sveinung Sandberg; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; cannabis; Sweden; discourse; social construction; prohibition; legalization; de-criminalization; internet; online; media; professional; symposia; socialt arbete; Social Work;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to study how cannabis is constructed in contemporary Sweden, which policy responses are promoted as rational, and how international cannabis trends are received in this context. The four papers are the result of analyzing empirical material from three different sub-studies: 1) a qualitative study of online discussions about cannabis and drug policy, 2) a qualitative and comparative study of print media articles from 2002 and 2012, and 3) a qualitative study of oral presentations from cannabis information symposia. READ MORE