Search for dissertations about: "cultural conventions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words cultural conventions.

  1. 1. Stoutwear and the Discourses of Disorder : Constructing the Fat, Female Body in American Fashion in the Age of Standardization, 1915-1930

    Author : Lauren Downing Peters; Klas Nyberg; Caroline Evans; Hazel Clark; Andrea Kollnitz; Reina Lewis; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; American history; consumer culture; cultural history; design; discourse; dress history; fashion; fashion history; fashion magazines; fat; identity; Michel Foucault; modernism; modernity; plus-size; self-fashioning; technology; the body; women; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines how fashion media discourses created the conditions through which the fat, female body was both known and constructed within the context of the early large-size garment industry in the United States, or what between the years 1915 and 1930 was known as “stoutwear.” Drawing on a wide array of media sources, including women’s and fashion magazines, trade journals, catalogs and style guides, and employing Michel Foucault’s archaeological method, the dissertation examines the productive nature of fashion discourse in the construction and constitution of the fleshy body, or how the discourses of stoutwear brought order to the disorderly, fat, female body. READ MORE

  2. 2. Conceptions and artefacts : Children's understanding of the earth in the presence of visual representations

    Author : Karin Ehrlén; Ola Halldén; Stella Vosniadou; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conceptual understanding; cultural conventions; visual representations; Education; Pedagogik; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : The studies in this thesis explore children’s understanding of the earth when presented with visual representations. The conceptual understanding is related to cognitive contexts as well as the physical and cultural state. Pictures and models, as communicative tools, are associated with both cognition and culture. READ MORE

  3. 3. Making sense of TV-narratives : Children's readings of a fairy tale

    Author : Ingegerd Rydin; Karin Aronsson; Sonja Livingstone; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Television; media reception; the fairy tale genre; narrative coherence; cultural and narrative codes; identification; the qualitative interview; child drawings; cultural dispositions; media literacy; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN; qualitative interviews;

    Abstract : The present study deals with young children's' reading and reception of television fiction. Theoretically, the study is inter-disciplinary, combining text-reader oriented approaches within literature theory and sociocultural approaches within psychology and sociology. READ MORE

  4. 4. Moving Images of Literature : Transformations of Literature in Contemporary Video and Film Installation Art

    Author : Tanja von Dahlern; Johan Prof.; Paula Docent; Jesper Olsson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Transformation; Adaptation; Intermediality; Cultural Memory; Video and Film Installation; Literature; Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study aims to contribute to a better understanding of the many engagements with literature beyond the literary field. More specifically, it studies different ways of staging and transforming literature in video and film installation since the 1990s. READ MORE

  5. 5. Persian Orthography : Modification or Changeover? (1850-2000)

    Author : Forogh Hashabeiky; Bo Utas; Carina Jahani; Éva Jeremiás; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; Iranian languages; Persian; Persian orthography; Arabic alphabet; modification; changeover; romanization; orthographic conventions; bound and unbound writing; Iranska språk - allmänt; Iranska språk; Iranian Languages;

    Abstract : The present study provides a description of the standardization process of Persian orthography since the introduction of the Arabic alphabet, with a focus on this process in modern times (1850-2000). Using theories related to orthography standardization as its background, this work seeks an explanation for the prolonged standardization process of Persian orthography, and presents the frameworks within which this standardization has been carried out. READ MORE