Search for dissertations about: "popular culture"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 227 swedish dissertations containing the words popular culture.

  1. 1. Culture Unbound: Americanization and Everyday Life in Sweden

    Author : Thomas O'Dell; Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; ethnology; Cultural anthropology; Sweden; Americanization; Culture; Modernity; Everyday Life; Transnational Cultural Processes; Globalization; Flow; Center Periphery; American Cars; Raggare; Counter-culture; Hippies; Kulturantropologi; etnologi;

    Abstract : This book investigates the significance processes of Americanization have had in shaping and influencing the form and content of everyday life in Sweden. However, rather than simply viewing Americanization as an irresistible homogenizing force, it is argued that to the extent that Swedish everyday life has been Americanized, it has been Americanized in a very Swedish way. READ MORE

  2. 2. Unleashing Science Popularisation: Studies on Science as Popular Culture

    Author : Andreas Gunnarsson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : science popularisation; popular culture; public understanding of science; science and the media;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to broaden the concept of science popularisation. It argues that the conventional view of popularisation as the public communication of appropriately simplified versions of established facts to lay audiences fails to capture the multifaceted nature of popularisation practices through which science and popular culture are recombined. READ MORE

  3. 3. Reconfiguring the Hero’s Journey – The Monomyth in Contemporary Popular Culture

    Author : Houman Sadri; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; archetypes; comics; hero s journey; literary criticism; popular culture; YA literature;

    Abstract : Den här avhandlingen analyserar hur den så kallade hjälteresan eller monomyten gestaltas i samtida texter och media. Det övergripande syftet är att undersöka vilken giltighet och relevans strukturen som skapades av Joseph Campbell i The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) har inom engelskspråkig populärkultur. READ MORE

  4. 4. Comforting an orphaned nation : Representations of international adoption and adopted Koreans in Korean popular culture

    Author : Tobias Hübinette; Staffan Rosén; Lars Lindström; Koen De Ceuster; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Korean studies; international adoption; adopted Koreans; postcolonial studies; cultural studies; nationalism; diaspora; representation; popular culture; reconciliation; Koreanology; Koreanologi;

    Abstract : This is a study of popular cultural representations of international adoption and adopted Koreans in Western countries. The study is carried out from a postcolonial perspective and uses a cultural studies reading of four feature films and four popular songs as primary sources. READ MORE

  5. 5. (Re)producing a periphery : popular representations of the Swedish North

    Author : Madeleine Eriksson; Urban Lindgren; Gunnar Malmberg; Aina Tollefsen; Victoria Lawson; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Representations; internal orientalism; modernity; Norrland; Sweden; news media; popular culture; place marketing; narrative identities; Human geography; economic geography; Kulturgeografi; ekonomisk geografi; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : The discourse on Norrland (literally ‘North land’ in English) as essentially ‘different’ has been(re)produced in literature, politics and science for as long as the idea of ‘Norrland’ has existed. Thus,when investigating the discourse that constructs the identity of Norrland in opposition to a Swedishnational identity, it is important to connect these representations to their contemporary (andchanging) political-economic contexts. READ MORE