Search for dissertations about: "culture studies"

Showing result 6 - 10 of 1202 swedish dissertations containing the words culture studies.

  1. 6. A Poetics of Virtuality

    Author : Thommy Eriksson; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; computer games; movie making; augmented reality; virtuality; computer graphics; Stephen Baxter; William Gibson; virtual worlds; science fiction; production culture; virtual reality;

    Abstract : How is virtuality represented in fiction, and what does that say about our anticipations and fears about what the virtual is and will be? This text, a poetics of virtuality, explores fictional representations of virtuality, primarily in movies and literature, but also in media productions done by the author. The aim is to study the dream of virtuality. READ MORE

  2. 7. Oscar Night in Hollywood : Fashioning the Red-Carpet from the Roosevelt Hotel to International Media

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

    Author : Elizabeth Castaldo Lundén; Stockholms universitet.; [2018]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Red-Carpet; Academy Awards; Oscars; Fashion; Oscarcast; Epiphenomena; Red-Carpet Treatment; Celebrity Culture; Hollywood Royalty; Stars; Glamour; Media History; Hollywood Designers; Edith Head; Fashion Expert; Fashion Consultant; Best- and Worst- Dressed List; Public Relations; Endorsement; Americana; Television; pseudo-event; media event; vortextuality; modevetenskap; Fashion Studies;

    Abstract : This study investigates the red-carpet phenomenon from a historical perspective, seeking to understand how the Academy Awards’ red-carpet became the most prominent fashion show in media culture. The connections between Hollywood and the fashion industry predate the inception of the ceremony, and so does the role of Hollywood actresses as trendsetters. READ MORE

  3. 8. Uncontainable Life A Biophilosophy of Bioart

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Marietta Radomska; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Bioart; uncontainable life; the non living; death; continental philosophy; feminist theory; Deleuze and Guattari studies; posthumanist feminism; critical life studies; animal studies; gender; bioscience; biotechnology; matter; assemblage; affect; human nonhuman relations.; Biokonst; otyglat liv; the non living; död; kontinental filosofi; feministisk teori; studier av Deleuze och Guattari; posthumanistisk feminism; kritiska livsstudier; djurstudier; genus; biovetenskap; bioteknologi; materia; assemblage; affekt; mänskliga icke-mänskliga relationer;

    Abstract : Uncontainable Life: A Biophilosophy of Bioart investigates the ways in which thinking through the contemporary hybrid artistico-scientific practices of bioart is a biophilosophical practice, one that contributes to a more nuanced understanding of life than we encounter in mainstream academic discourse. When examined from a Deleuzian feminist perspective and in dialogue with contemporary bioscience, bioartistic projects reveal the inadequacy of asking about life’s essence. READ MORE

  4. 9. Chinatown Film Culture : The Appearance of Cinema in San Francisco’s Chinese Neighborhood, 1906-1915

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

    Author : Kim Khavar Fahlstedt; Stockholms universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Film history; early cinema; local film history; Chinese-American history; transnational cinema; orientalism; urban studies; San Francisco; Chinatown; Sid Grauman; Cinema Studies; filmvetenskap;

    Abstract : This study investigates film culture in San Francisco's Chinatown between the years 1906 and 1915. While Chinatowns have figured in several studies of representation in classical Hollywood cinema, it has rarely been approached as a place where film culture actually happened. READ MORE

  5. 10. Blurring the Colonial Binary Turn-of-the-Century Transnational Entertainment in Southeast Asia

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis

    Author : Nadi Tofighian; Stockholms universitet.; [2013]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; colonial history; early cinema; film history; distribution; transnational networks; entertainment culture; Southeast Asia; Singapore; postcolonial theory; colonial discourse; ethnicity; race; whiteness; Cinema Studies; filmvetenskap;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines and writes the early history of distribution and exhibition of moving images in Southeast Asia by observing the intersection of transnational itinerant entertainment and colonialism. It is a cultural history of turn-of-the-century Southeast Asia, and focuses on the movement of films, people, and amusements across oceans and national borders. READ MORE