Search for dissertations about: "secularism"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the word secularism.

  1. 1. “Everybody Welcome to France” : Secularism, Governmentality & Fantasy in the French Republic 2003-2011

    Author : Per-Erik Nilsson; Mattias Gardell; Joan W. Scott; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; France; republic; nation; integration; assimilation; nationalism; secularism; secularist; secularization; laïcité; Islam; other; veil; identity; tolerance; freedom of conscience; gender equality; citizenship; critical religion; discourse; discourse analysis; illiberalism; republicanism; Religionshistoria; History of Religions; Statskunskap; Political Science;

    Abstract : What does it mean to be “secular”? How are “secular” identities constructed and negotiated? How can one understand that “secularism” has become an important marker of identity for nationalistic forces in Europe?In the dissertation “Everybody, Welcome to France” the author sets out to inquire into the topic of secularism and national identity in contemporary France. The specific research question is how France has been articulated as a “secular” republic in political speech and legislative text in 2003-2011 and how this articulation relates to conceptions of “nation”, “integration”, and “citizenship”. READ MORE

  2. 2. Religious Education in Contemporary Pluralistic Sweden

    University dissertation from Göteborg : Göteborgs universitet

    Author : Karin Kittelmann Flensner; Kerstin von Brömssen; Signild Risenfors; Judith Everington; [2015]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Religious Education; secularism; spirituality; nationalism; Swedishness; education; ethnography; classroom observation; discourse analysis; Utbildningsvetenskap; Educational science;

    Abstract : In the mandatory, integrative and non-confessional school subject of Religious Education in Sweden, all students are taught together regardless of religious or secular affiliation. The overall aim of this thesis is to explore and analyse how Religious Education (RE) can be socially constructed in the upper secondary school classroom practice in the pluralistic context of contemporary Sweden. READ MORE

  3. 3. In Search of Caravans Lost . Iranian Intellectuals and Nationalist Discourse in the Inter-War Years

    University dissertation from Rouzbeh Parsi

    Author : Rouzbeh Parsi; [2009]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Europe; historical sociology; discourse theory; modernity; Iran; education; gender; Koselleck; secularism; journals; intellectuals; Foucault; nationalism; conceptual history; Skinner; Rüsen;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines the characteristics of Iranian nationalist discourse between the World Wars. By looking at texts of intellectuals, men and women, published in three journals (Iranshahr, Name-ye Farangestan, and Ayandeh) in the 1920s this study maps the content of nationalist discourse and to what extent this discourse allows for dissonance. READ MORE

  4. 4. "I am walking in my city" The Production of Locality in Githa Hariharan’s In Times of Siege, Vikram Chandra’s Love and Longing in Bombay, and Amit Chaudhuri’s Freedom Song

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

    Author : Anna Stibe; Åke Bergvall; Mark Troy; Nahem Yousaf; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Arjun Appadurai; Githa Hariharan; Vikram Chandra; Amit Chaudhuri; the production of locality; work of the imagination; agency; haunting; storytelling; secularism; Indian English literature; cities.; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : At the center of this study are three Indian novels with an urban setting and dealing with political and social issues of the 1990s: Githa Hariharan’s In Times of Siege (2003), Vikram Chandra’s Love and Longing in Bombay (1997) and Amit Chaudhuri’s Freedom Song (1998). The Delhi of In Times of Siege is portrayed as a city infused with power but haunted by a troubled past that is brought to the present by a dissenting professor of history. READ MORE

  5. 5. Liberal Intellectuals and Human Rights in the Turkish Public Sphere : Contestation and Pragmatism from the 1990s to the AKP-era

    University dissertation from Karlstad : Karlstads universitet

    Author : Andrea Karlsson; [2017-05-29]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Turkey; intellectuals; human rights; rights claiming; rights claims; liberal; AKP; secularism; Armenian Genocide; Kurdish conflict; cultural trauma; nationalism; Claude Lefort; democracy; discursive community; nationalism;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines the public interventions, rhetoric, and actions of liberal intellectuals in Turkey between the early 1990sand 2012 regarding the rights of Kurdish and Islamic actors and restrictions on discussing the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Theanalysis of diverse texts published by the interconnected intellectuals – newspaper columns, academic articles, policy papers,reports, and manifestos – and the institutions they used shows how an effective counter-public could take shape in relation to thestate and to dominant publics. READ MORE