Search for dissertations about: "cultural history"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 363 swedish dissertations containing the words cultural history.

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Media Studies, Stockholm University

    Author : Lauren Downing Peters; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; 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. National Relations : Public diplomacy, national identity and the Swedish Institute 1945-1970

    University dissertation from Lund : Nordic Academic Press

    Author : Nikolas Glover; Stockholms universitet.; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Swedish Institute; public diplomacy; cultural diplomacy; Sweden; history; twentieth century; national identity; nationalism; image of Sweden; Swedishness; communication history; propaganda; cultural exchange; foreign policy; cultural policy; Cold War; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects History subjects History; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Historieämnen Historia; historia; History;

    Abstract : This thesis considers the first twenty-five years of the semi-governmental Swedish Institute for Cultural Exchange with Foreign Countries. Specifically, this is done through an analysis of the Institute’s funding, its policy discussions and its produced materials. READ MORE

  3. 3. Lost in Transformation : A critical study of two South African museums

    University dissertation from Pietermaritzburg : University of KwaZulu-Natal

    Author : Cecilia Rodéhn; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; South Africa; museum; exhibition; collection; apartheid; the transformation; democracy; space; place; time; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Cultural heritage and cultural production; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Kulturarv och kulturproduktion; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects History subjects History; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Historieämnen Historia; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology Cultural anthropology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi Kulturantropologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Social anthropology ethnography; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Socialantrolopologi etnografi; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS Ethnicity; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN Etnicitet; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Archaeology subjects African and comparative archaelogy; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Arkeologiämnen Afrikansk och jämförande arkeologi; Historia; History; Archaeology; Arkeologi; Etnologi; Ethnology; Kulturantropologi; Cultural Anthropology; Social and Economic Geography; Kulturgeografi; Cardiology; Kardiologi;

    Abstract : In this dissertation Transformation, as understood in South Africa, is investigated in the ‘Natal Museum’ and the ‘Msunduzi Museum Incorporating the Voortrekker Complex’ in terms of socio-political structures, the museum as a place, its collections and displays. I have emphasised the ethnographical perspective and analysed it by using key concepts such as new museology, time, space and place. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Science of Unique Events : Max Weber's Methodology of the Cultural Sciences

    University dissertation from Uppsala University, Uppsala

    Author : Ola Agevall; Växjö universitet.; Uppsala universitet.; [1999]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SOCIAL SCIENCES Social sciences Sociology; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP Socialvetenskap Sociologi; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects History subjects History of science; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Historieämnen Vetenskapshistoria; Philosophy subjects Theory of science; Filosofiämnen Vetenskapsteori; Sociology; Sociologi; Science of Univque Events; Infinite manifod; Governing point of view; History; Cultural Science; Value relations; historical individual; Objective possibility; Adequate cause; Ideal type; Sociology; sociologi; Science of unique events; governing point of view; history; cultural science; value relations; objective possibility; adequate cause; ideal type;

    Abstract : Max-Weber's methodological essays, published-posthumously as Gesammelte Aufsätze zur Wissenschaftslehre, continue to attract scholarly attention. They also continue to pose formidable problems to a modern reader. READ MORE

  5. 5. Heroes and Victims : The Holocaust in Israeli Historical Consciousness

    University dissertation from Department of History, Lund university

    Author : Mikael Tossavainen; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2006]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Jewish-Gentile relations; victimhood; heroism; Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day; press; use of history; historical culture; historical consciousness; Israel; Holocaust; History; Historia; Contemporary history since 1914 ; Nutidshistoria från 1914 ;

    Abstract : The interest in the Holocaust has been growing continuously over the last decades, and this study deals with how the Holocaust has been perceived, interpreted and used in an Israeli context. The central theoretical concept in this study is historical consciousness, and the aim is to analyze the place of the Holocaust in Israeli historical consciousness. READ MORE