Search for dissertations about: "materiality"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 110 swedish dissertations containing the word materiality.

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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : The Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University

    Author : Andrew Mitchell; Mark Graham; Bengt G. Karlsson; Samantha Hurn; [2018]
    Keywords : 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

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Sociology, Stockholm University

    Author : Lauren Dean; Jens Rydgren; Charlotta Stern; Harvey Molotch; [2017]
    Keywords : 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

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University. Department of Language Studies

    Author : Nicklas Hållen; Heidi Hansson; Stefan Helgesson; Tim Youngs; [2011]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; 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; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; Literature; litteraturvetenskap;

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

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Henrik Möller; [2019-11-18]
    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

  5. 5. Interaction as existential practice An explorative study of Mark C. Taylor’s philosophical project and its potential consequences for Human-Computer Interaction

    University dissertation from KTH Royal Institute of Technology

    Author : Henrik Åhman; Ann Lantz; Anders Hedman; Jeffrey Bardzell; [2016]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; Human-Computer Interaction; Materiality; The self; Interaction; HCI theory; Mark C. Taylor; Poststructuralism; Postmodernism; Philosophy; Complexity theory; Existential practices; Friedrich Nietzsche; Människa-Datorinteraktion; Materialitet; Självet; Interaktion; MDI teori; Mark C. Taylor; Poststrukturalism; Postmodernism; Filosofi; Komplexitetsteori; Existentiella praktiker; Friedrich Nietzsche; Människa-datorinteraktion; Human-computer Interaction;

    Abstract : This thesis discusses the potential consequences of applying the philosophy of Mark C. Taylor to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).The first part of the thesis comprises a study focusing on two discursive trends in contemporary HCI, materiality and the self, and how these discourses describe interaction. READ MORE