Search for dissertations about: "myth"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 87 swedish dissertations containing the word myth.

  1. 1. Myth Aestheticization

    Author : Ileyha Dagalp; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; aestheticization; myth-making; enchantment; aesthetic work; past- themed consumption; cultural branding; aesthetics;

    Abstract : This thesis theorizes the process of myth aestheticization for marketing and consumption. A concept of myth aestheticization springs from a simple yet complex idea: What if something is not “aesthetic” in and by itself, but it is made “aesthetic”? This thesis would like to refine the argument that aestheticization entails a process that typically translates myths into beautiful, sublime ideals and (re-)produces as something beautiful and/or sublime by brands and consumers, is a way through which consumer culture operates. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Participation Myth : outcomes of participatory constitution building processes on democracy

    Author : Abrak Saati; Malin E. Wimelius; Isabell Schierenbeck; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; participatory constitution building processes; participation; peacebuilding; post-conflict; transitioning states; democracy; democratization; Kenya; Zimbabwe; statskunskap; political science;

    Abstract : Since the early 1990s a growing number of constitution building processes in countries transitioning from authoritarian rule or recovering from war or severe institutional crisis have involved public participation. This increase stems from an assumption made by many peacebuilding scholars and practitioners that public participation in constitution building will lead to higher levels of democracy. READ MORE

  3. 3. The extended voice : Instances of myth in the Indo-European corpus

    Author : Peter Jackson; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Indo-European poetics; Vedic religion; Greek religion; pre-Christian Scandinavian religion; myth; oral tradition; oral literature; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; Religion Theology; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; History Of Religions; religionshistoria;

    Abstract : Proceeding from the presence of recurrent, poetic phrases and verbal collocations in early texts composed in Indo-European languages, this study is an attempt to elucidate some fundamental problems of myth, tradition and culture. The scholarly study of Indo-European religions and mythology-initiated during the 19th century and proceeding up to modem times with varying success-has often been devoted to the task of restoring a homogeneous system of Indo-European religious beliefs by searching for deep-seated reflexes of such a system in the historically attainable cultures. READ MORE

  4. 4. Poiski Rusi nevidimoj. Kitezskaja legenda v russkoj kul'ture. 1843-1940

    Author : Irina Karlsohn; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Russian literature; the Kitezh legend; myth; Old Believers; N. Rimsky-Korsakov; symbolism; А. Bely; the Petersburg myth; the myth of Holy Russia; N. Kliuev;

    Abstract : This doctoral dissertation examines the legend of the invisible city of Kitezh, its development and the role that it played in Russian culture between the years 1843 and 1940. It was during this period that the original folk legend was discovered by the Russian intelligentsia and transformed into a new myth about Russia. READ MORE

  5. 5. Ḥusayn, the Mediator : A structural Analysis of the Karbalā´ Drama according to Abū Ja`far Muḥammad b. Jarīr al-Ṭabarī (d. 310/923)

    Author : Torsten Hylén; Mattias Gardell; Gudmar Aneer; Ingvild Saelid Gilhus; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religion; Historiography; History and myth; History; Husayn Ibn Ali 629C–680 ; Islam; Karbala Iraq ; Levi-Strauss Claude; Mediator theology ; Myth; Shiites; Structuralism; Tabari 838C–923; Religionsvetenskap Teologi; History Of Religions; religionshistoria; Lévi-Strauss Claude;

    Abstract : The present study has a twofold purpose: Firstly, it is an analysis of the Karbalā´ Drama—i.e. the death of Ḥusayn b. `Alī in the hands of an army which had been sent out by the Umayyad authorities, at Karbalā´ in 60/680—as it is retold by the Muslim jurist and historiographer Abū Ja`far Muḥammad b. READ MORE