Search for dissertations about: "materiality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 114 swedish dissertations containing the word materiality.

  1. 1. Tracing Wolves : Materiality, Effect and Difference

    Author : Andrew Mitchell; Mark Graham; Bengt G. Karlsson; Samantha Hurn; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Wolf; trace; materiality; effect; difference; transspecies; post-human; material-semiotic; human-animal; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : As wolves are seldom seen in Scandinavia, Tracing Wolves utilises the ‘trace’ as both a theoretical and methodological tool to aid comprehension of what a wolf is and what a wolf does. Consequently, this enquiry examines human-wolf practices, such as tracking, genetic analysis, GPS tracking, hunting, and wolf necropsies, via which Scandinavian wolves in Sweden manifest. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Social Roles of Buildings : An Account of Materiality and Meaning in Urban Outcomes

    Author : Lauren Dean; Jens Rydgren; Charlotta Stern; Harvey Molotch; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Buildings; Building Types; Urban Studies; Materiality; Culture; Urban Forms; Urban Space; Reuse; Neighborhoods; Sociology of Buildings; Theory; Visual Methods; Historical Analysis; Santiago; Chile; Cités; Sociology; sociologi;

    Abstract : The dissertation explores the roles of buildings in urban social life. Buildings, as both a methodological tool and a research site, are valuable for understanding society. As a method, buildings allow access to various urban contexts. READ MORE

  3. 3. Travelling objects : modernity and materiality in British Colonial travel literature about Africa

    Author : Nicklas Hållen; Heidi Hansson; Stefan Helgesson; Tim Youngs; Nicklas Hållén; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; travel literature; Africa; modernity; materiality; material objects; things; commodity form; commodity culture; postcolonialism; Homi Bhabha; museums; exhibitions; colonialism; geography; space; trade; ethnography; the book; ambivalence; subject-object relations; fetishism; John Speke; Verney Cameron; Henry Stanley; Mary Kingsley; Ewart Grogan; Constance Larymore; Mary Hall; English language; Engelska språket; Literature; litteraturvetenskap; John Hanning Speke; Verney Lovett Cameron; Henry Morton Stanley; postcolonial theory; material culture; colonial discourse; English literature; Engelsk litteratur; Comparative literature; Litteraturvetenskap; Historia; History; Engelska med litteraturvetenskaplig inriktning;

    Abstract : This study examines the functions of objects in a selection of British colonial travel accounts about Africa. The works discussed were published between 1863 and 1908 and include travelogues by John Hanning Speke, Verney Lovett Cameron, Henry Morton Stanley, Mary Henrietta Kingsley, Ewart Scott Grogan, Mary Hall and Constance Larymore. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Performance of Participation in Russian Alternative Media : Discourse, Materiality and Affect in Grassroots Media Production in Contemporary Russia

    Author : Kirill Filimonov; Nico Carpentier; Jakob Svensson; Mats Edenius; Bart Cammaerts; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; discourse theory; performativity; participation; alternative media; journalism; state; materiality; affect;

    Abstract : This doctoral dissertation analyzes participation in alternative media, taking the reader to the Russia of the late 2010s. Bringing together discourse theory, media and communication studies and political theory, it approaches participation in media production through the lens of performativity. READ MORE

  5. 5. Spectral Jade : Materiality, Conceptualisation, and Value in the Myanmar-China Jadeite Trade

    Author : Henrik Möller; Sociologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; jade; china; Yunnan; Ruili; Myanmar; Kachin; borderland; Ethnicity; trade; Craft; markets; guanxi; masculinity; Materiality; ontology; Conceptual; nonhuman; Holism; analogism; Taoism; Nationalism; authenticity; Spirituality; Value; morality; ethnography; narratives;

    Abstract : Hosting a cultural history of 8.000 years in China, jade has seen a revival in China’s current era. Jadeite is the most expensive type of jade, and the vast majority of jadeite is mined in Myanmar’s Kachin State and sold in China.Spectral Jade is a study of trade, carving, and use of jadeite. READ MORE