Search for dissertations about: "rural transformation"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 39 swedish dissertations containing the words rural transformation.

  1. 1. From Rural Gift to Urban Commodity : Traditional Medicinal Knowledge and Socio-spatial Transformation in the Eastern Lake Victoria Region

    Author : Ouma Anne; Gunnar Malmberg; Aina Tollefsen; Linda Helgesson; Stacey Langwick; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Eastern Lake Victoria Region; Traditional Medicinal knowledge; Traditional Healers; Youth; Inter-generational learning processes; commodification and commercialization; gift; Socio-spatial transformation; rural-urban; gender; Social and Economic Geography; kulturgeografi;

    Abstract : As we celebrate all the dynamic and dramatic improvements in human health care in the 21st century, life in much of Africa begins with and is sustained with the support of traditional medicinal knowledge. Research on traditional medicinal knowledge (TMK) is extensive, but rather few studies have been written about Traditional Healers' (THs') own perceptions about TMK and practices in relation to changing societal dynamics. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Role of Adult Literacy in Transforming the Lives of Women in Rural India: Overcoming Gender Inequalities : Comparative case studies in Bhilwara District Rajasthan & Howrah District West Bengal India

    Author : Khaleda Gani Dutt; Vinayagum Chinapah; Ulf Fredriksson; Kalimili Sujatha; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; adult literacy; empowerment; transformation; rural women; caste; marginalized; internationell och jämförande pedagogik; International and Comparative Education;

    Abstract : The Indian diaspora is woven around castes, languages, dialects, religions- a young nation boasting of an ancient civilization in which inequalities are deeply ingrained in its culture and traditions. Although vital government interventions have succeeded in increasing the literacy rate of women in both urban and rural areas general household characteristics such as income, caste, occupation and education attainments of parents still continue to determine access, attendance, completion and learning outcomes of girls and women from severely disadvantaged communities. READ MORE

  3. 3. Small town, big move : Constructions of place in transiting mining communities

    Author : Eugenia Segerstedt; Lena Abrahamsson; Mats Jakobsson; Kristina Johansson; Gry Paulgaard; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; construction of place; Gällivare; Kiruna; transformation; rural studies; urban change; Arbetsvetenskap; Human Work Sciences;

    Abstract : The dissertation accounts for construction of place in mining communities as they undergo a major urban transformation. In the 2010s, urban centres in the northern Sweden mining communities of Gällivare and Kiruna entered a new execution phase of a large-scale transformation precipitated by ground subsidence caused by mining activities, a transformation that continues. READ MORE

  4. 4. The Institutional Root of China's Rural Industry and Gradual Reform

    Author : Xiaolin Pei; Ekonomisk-historiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; inter-specific resources; collective benefits; management of common property; township-village governments TVGs ; township-village enterprises TVEs ; rural industry; household responsibility system HRS ; China s gradual transition from plan to market; larger rural sector; the collective land system; Social and economic history; Ekonomisk och social historia;

    Abstract : China's transition from planned to market economy is at present one of the topics most discussed among researchers. According to almost any version of mainstream property rights theory, the rapid privatization or what has been described as the "East European model" basically represents the correct approach to transformation, while the gradual transition, or the "Chinese model", should represent a recipe for economic disaster. READ MORE

  5. 5. Learning to be at a distance : structural and educational change in the digitalization of medical education

    Author : Fanny Pettersson; Anders D. Olofsson; Tor Söderström; Christina Ljungberg; Andreas Lund; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Distance education; medical education; medical program; regionalized medical program; rural clinical school; digitalization; digital technologies; technology-enhanced learning; TEL; cultural-historical activity theory; CHAT; transition; transformation; conflicts; contradictions; dominant- non-dominant activities; levels of learning; pedagogik; Education;

    Abstract : As an expression of current challenges faced by contemporary societies, past decades have witnessed heavy demands for higher education to change and transform. One key question here has been the increased digitalization of higher education. READ MORE