Search for dissertations about: "contemporary issues"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 166 swedish dissertations containing the words contemporary issues.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Language Ideologies and Minority Language Policies in Sweden : historical and contemporary perspectives

    Author : Maria Wingstedt; Marilyn Martin-Jones; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Linguistic minorities; Minoritetsspråk; tvåspråkighetsforskning; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis concerns the nature and functioning of language ideologies in Sweden, principally as regards beliefs and attitudes of the majority group towards minority language issues. This includes a study of the history of Sweden's minority language policies towards the Saami and the Finnish-speaking Tornedalians. READ MORE

  3. 3. Tinnitus in Context : A Contemporary Contextual Behavioral Approach

    Author : Hugo Hesser; Gerhard Andersson; Lance McCracken; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Tinnitus; acceptance; cognitive behavioral therapy; experiential avoidance; acceptance and commitment therapy;

    Abstract : Tinnitus is the experience of sounds in the ears without any external auditory source and is a common, debilitating, chronic symptom for which we have yet to develop sufficiently efficacious interventions. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has evolved over the last 20 years to become the most empirically supported treatment for treating the adverse effects of tinnitus. READ MORE

  4. 4. Death Online in Contemporary Russia : Memory, Forgetting 
and the Connective Presence of Mourning on the Internet

    Author : Katerina Linden; Amanda Lagerkvist; Ylva Ekström; Anna Reading; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; existential media studies; virtual ethnography; death online; digital memory studies; connective presence; Dasein; default amnesia; Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and Communication Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores the ways in which online technologies transform communal commemoration and grief practices in the Russian-speaking world, and what the existential implications of these changes are for individuals and society. This aim is rooted in the theoretical framework of existential media studies complemented by digital memory studies and death online studies. READ MORE

  5. 5. Lives on Wheels : Caravan Homes in Contemporary Europe

    Author : Hege Høyer Leivestad; Bengt Karlsson; Tim Cresswell; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Home; Materiality; Material Culture; Mobility; Europe; socialantropologi; Social Anthropology;

    Abstract : In the public imaginary the caravan has time and again been associated with stigmatised groups in society. Nevertheless, this vehicle-home has held a visible position in Western Europe’s leisure landscape in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries as a potent symbol of working-class tourism. READ MORE