Search for dissertations about: "home thesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1232 swedish dissertations containing the words home thesis.

  1. 1. A sustainable home? Reconceptualizing home in a low-impact society

    Author : Pernilla Hagbert; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; social practices; transition; low-impact; home; housing; sustainability;

    Abstract : This thesis addresses the environmental and socio-economic impact of modern ways of living, focusing on home-related concepts and practices for transitions to a less environmentally harmful and more socially just society. Exploring diverse conceptualizations of a sustainable home, the aim is to broaden discourses on less resource-intensive ways of living and residing. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ergonomics at Home Design for Safe Living and Home Care

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Jenny Hjalmarson; KTH.; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Ergonomics; aging; work posture; four-wheeled walker; home care worker; living at home; accessibility;

    Abstract : The home should represent safety and security for the person who lives there, and this is an important factor for independence and autonomy in very old age. With aging populations, the needs for long-term care increase, care provided by spouses and/or from the growing home care sector. Injuries among these groups are common. READ MORE

  3. 3. Interpreting the Sustainable Home - Bridging Discourses on Home and Sustainability in the Housing Sector

    University dissertation from Stockholm : KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Pernilla Hagbert; [2014]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sustainability; systems approach; housing development; domestic resource use; home; residential design; architecture;

    Abstract : How we design, build and maintain our homes are increasingly seen as instrumental to the environmental, social and financial impact of the built environment. By examining perspectives on and interpretations of sustainability in housing development, with a focus on discourses within the Swedish housing sector, the aim of this Licentiate thesis is to explore and provide an account of contemporary conceptualizations of the sustainable home. READ MORE

  4. 4. Status Spotting- A Consumer Cultural Exploration into Ordinary Status Consumption of "Home" and Home Aesthetics

    University dissertation from Lund Institute of Economic Research

    Author : Sofia Ulver; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Status; Consumers; Home; Aesthetics; lifestyle; Status Consumption; Marketing; Consumer Culture; Globalization;

    Abstract : When lumping the notions of “status” and “consumption” together, people often think of expensive brands, conspicuous luxury, bling-bling and spectacular extravaganza. Not least in the case of the “home,” such associations go to Hollywood stars, spacious mansions, famous architects, swimming pools, and high-priced furniture design frenzy. READ MORE

  5. 5. Explaining occupational disorders and work ability among home care workers

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Lotta Dellve; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Occupational diseases; work injury; musculoskeletal; sick leave; retirement; work ability; home care; home care service; home health aides; nursing personnel;

    Abstract : The overall aim of this thesis was to investigate what factors and conditions contribute to explain the incidences of reported occupational disorders (occupational injuries and work-related diseases and symptoms) and work ability (long-term work ability, long-term sick leave and disability pension) among home care workers (HCWs).Factors at three levels were investigated in this thesis: the macro-organisational level, the workplace level and the individual level. READ MORE