Search for dissertations about: "old"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 1962 swedish dissertations containing the word old.

  1. 1. Growing old and still practising competitive sports An exploration of acting-space and sense-making processes among old women and men

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Josefin Eman; Carita Bengs; Annette Schnabel; Gertrud Pfister; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; aging; sports; gender; acting-space; sense making; old athletes; the process of growing old; sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : The thesis explores how the way athletically active old men and women make sense of their acting-space affects their participation in competitive sports and conversely how their participation in competitive sports affect their sense-making process and acting-space. It puts emphasis on the sociological point of intersection of three different research fields; sports science, critical gerontology and gender studies. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Old World Journey National Identity in Four American Novels from 1960 to 1973

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Eva Zetterberg Pettersson; Elisabeth Herion-Sarafidis; Rolf Lundén; Fredrik Christian Brögger; [2005]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Erica Jong; William Styron; Mary McCarthy; John A. Williams; Birds of America; Fear of Flying; Set This House on Fire; The Man Who Cried I Am; international novel; journey narrative; European journey; nationalism; national identity; Old World; Europe ; America ; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket;

    Abstract : A commonly held assumption among literary critics is that the motif of the European journey is exhausted in American literature in the post-World-War-II period. Challenging this view, the present study claims that the Old World journey narrative lives on, but in new guises, and that it continues to be a forum for the discussion of American national identity. READ MORE

  3. 3. Stroke and depression in very old age

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå University

    Author : Carl Hörnsten; Yngve Gustafson; Hugo Lövheim; Bo Norrving; [2016]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; stroke; depression; very old; oldest old; epidemiology; mortality; risk factors; systolic blood pressure; diastolic blood pressure; atrial fibrillation; geriatric depression scale; geriatrik; Geriatrics;

    Abstract : Background The prevalence and incidence of stroke are known to increase with age, which, combined with demographic change, means that very old patients with stroke are a growing patient group. Risk factors for incident stroke among very old people have not been widely investigated. READ MORE

  4. 4. On vision in old age. A longitudinal study of subjects 70 to 97 years old

    University dissertation from Göteborg

    Author : Birgitta Bergman; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2003]
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; elderly; hearing impairment; intervention; longitudinal study; ocular disorders; old; risk factors; visual ability; visual acuity VA ;

    Abstract : Aims. The main purpose of this study was to investigate different aspects of vision and visual function in old people, like change in vision and visual ability, to study the natural course of eye diseases, assess needs of visual intervention, investigate risk factors for ocular disorders late in life, and also to investigate coexistence between visual and hearing impairments. READ MORE

  5. 5. Stories of Old The Imagined West and the Crisis of Historical Symbology in the 1970s

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Mattias Bolkéus Blom; [1999]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Engelska; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Languages and linguistics Other Germanic languages English language; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Språkvetenskap Övriga germanska språk Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : For all the criticism that has been leveled against cultural representations of the American West, ideas of the westward expansion and its significance have remained powerful impulses for the negotiation of history and identity. Such notions of the past, and the cultural symbology with which they can be expressed, are more or less available to writers and other cultural agents for employment in political, cultural, or literary discourse. READ MORE