Search for dissertations about: "oral traditions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words oral traditions.

  1. 1. Historyscapes in Alor : Approaching indigenous history in Eastern Indonesia

    Author : Emilie Wellfelt; Gunlög Fur; Hans Hägerdal; Antoinette Schapper; Timo Kaartinen; Linnéuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Alor; Indonesia; historyscapes; uses of history; history-making; ethno-history; indigenous history; oral traditions; oral history; Historia; History;

    Abstract : This thesis deals with history and history-making practices in Alor, a small island in southeastern Indonesia. As in all of Indonesia, the people of Alor have experienced European colonialism, and after independence, a period of centralised, authoritarian rule under the New Order (1965-1998). READ MORE

  2. 2. Inside the Guru's Gate : Ritual Uses of Texts among the Sikhs in Varanasi

    Author : Kristina Myrvold; Tord Olsson; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; anthropomorfism; personification; liturgies; ritual practices; religious worship; sacred places; gurdwara; migration; counter-narrative; emic historiography; speech act theory; ritual studies; oral tradition; performance studies; guru; holy scriptures; Adi Granth; Guru Granth; Benares; Varanasi; Punjab; Sikhism; Sikhs; Religious Studies and Theology; Religion och teologi; social agency; Övriga religioner; Humanities; Humaniora; rites of passage; festivals; rites of affliction; Other Religions; religious education; Religionsvetenskap; Study of Religions;

    Abstract : Summary: For religious Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib is a holy scripture which enshrines ontologically divine words and the teaching and revelatory experiences of historical human Gurus. Simultaneously the Sikhs have taken the concept of a sacred scripture much further than any other religious community by treating the Guru Granth Sahib as a living Guru invested with spiritual authority and agency to guide humans and establish relationships to the divine. READ MORE

  3. 3. A Landscape of Left-Overs : Changing Conceptions of Place and Environment among Mi'kmaq Indians of Eastern Canada

    Author : Anne-Christine Hornborg; Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; animism; traditional ecological knowledge; biocentrism; ecological ethics; environmental relations; being-in-the-world; lifeworlds; phenomenology; power; oral tradition; Kluskap; culture hero; tradition; Canada; Mi’kmaq Indians; Nova Scotia; sacred places; landscape; nature vs. culture; Cultural anthropology; ethnology; Kulturantropologi; etnologi; Canadian Mi kmaq Indians; human-environmental relations; ecocosmology; traditionalism; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : This dissertation seeks to explore historical changes in the lifeworld of the Mi’kmaq Indians of Eastern Canada. The Mi’kmaq culture hero Kluskap here serves as a key persona in discussing issues such as traditions, changing conceptions of land, and human-environmental relations. READ MORE

  4. 4. Narrating in early childhood education as a responsive, re-creative, and remembering practice

    Author : Agneta Pihl; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : Oral storytelling; re-telling; narrative remembering; preschool; children;

    Abstract : The interest of the present thesis concerns how children orally retell stories they have been told. This research is carried out in dialogue with two classic research traditions in developmental psychology: one regarding whether children understand, and take into account when communicating, that others have different experience and understanding than themselves, and one regarding remembering conceptualized as a creative and sense-making practice. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Orphic Voice : T. S. Eliot and the Mallarmean Quest for Meaning

    Author : Åke Strandberg; Ronald Bush; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; English language; Engelska; English language; Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This thesis explores certain common denominators in the work of T. S. Eliot and the French symbolist poets. READ MORE