Search for dissertations about: "imagined communities"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 8 swedish dissertations containing the words imagined communities.

  1. 1. beloved communities : Solidarity and difference in fiction by Michael Ondaatje, Toni Morrison, and Joy Kogawa

    Author : Elizabeth Kella; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; engelska;

    Abstract : Since the civil rights era, the concept of community has become increasingly politicizedin the US and Canada. Inextricably entangled in the new social movements andmulticulturalism of the 1980s and 1990s, community tends to be either much malignedor exaggeratedly extolled in the literary, cultural, and political discourses in which itfigures so prominently. READ MORE

  2. 2. In transit : aspects of transculturalism in Janice Kulyk Keefer's travels

    Author : Elisabeth Mårald; Sven-Johan Spånberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; transculturalism; ethnicity; the postcolonial discourse; travels; tourism; imagology; Imagined Communities; environment; Bakhtin s dialogic theories; cultural studies;

    Abstract : Transculturalism refers to how cultural barriers are transcended and how cultures meet. Because the transcultural perspective reflects hitherto unrepresented spaces, it revises and innovates literary canons. This study investigates aspects of transculturalism in texts dealing with travel by the Canadian writer Janice Kulyk Keefer. READ MORE

  3. 3. Nationalising Culture : The Reorganisation of National Culture in Swedish Cultural Policy 1970–2002

    Author : Tobias Harding; Erling Bjurström; Svante Beckman; Per Mangset; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; cultural policy; Sweden; nation-state; imagined communities; neo-institutionalism; path dependency; separation of church and state; universal values; particular values; ethnic nations; state-framed nations; kulturpolitik; Sverige; nationalstat; föreställd gemenskap; nyinstitutionalism; stigberoende; kyrka-stat-frågan; universella värden; partikulära värden; etnisk nationsuppfattning; statsinramad nationsuppfattning; Cultural heritage and cultural production; Kulturarv och kulturproduktion;

    Abstract : By comparative analysis of Swedish cultural policy (including art policy, heritage policy and Church policy) during the Riksdag periods of 1970-73, 1991-94, 1994-98 and 1998-2002 the relationship between cultural policy and the concept of the nation as a homogenous cultural community (defined by either an ethnic or a state-framed concept) is explored. Neoinstitutional analysis of cultural policy as an organisational field is combined with analysis of how the nation is conceived as an imagined community, and what values it strives to uphold to show how these values and concepts are institutionalised in its cultural policy and how this supports the legitimacy of the State as a nation-state. READ MORE

  4. 4. Small town, big move : Constructions of place in transiting mining communities

    Author : Eugenia Segerstedt; Lena Abrahamsson; Mats Jakobsson; Kristina Johansson; Gry Paulgaard; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; construction of place; Gällivare; Kiruna; transformation; rural studies; urban change; Arbetsvetenskap; Human Work Sciences;

    Abstract : The dissertation accounts for construction of place in mining communities as they undergo a major urban transformation. In the 2010s, urban centres in the northern Sweden mining communities of Gällivare and Kiruna entered a new execution phase of a large-scale transformation precipitated by ground subsidence caused by mining activities, a transformation that continues. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Cosmopolitan Mythology : A Study of Cosmopolitan Storytelling on Netflix

    Author : Carl Ritter; Sven Ross; Bo Florin; Göran Bolin; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap; Media and Communication Studies;

    Abstract : There has in recent decades been a cosmopolitan turn in the social sciences and humanities. Earlier studies have examined how media narratives facilitate cosmopolitan engagement with “the Other”, but the role of fictional entertainment is insufficiently explored. READ MORE