Search for dissertations about: "secularization"

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

  1. 1. What Counts as Religion in Sociology? : The Problem of Religiosity in Sociological Methodology

    Author : Erika Willander; Sandra Torres; Jørgen Straarup; Sverker Sikström; James A Beckford; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; sociology of religion; theory and method; religious affiliation; religious beliefs; religious practice; religious mainstream; sacred; religiosity; spirituality; secularization; Sweden; Sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to contribute to the ongoing critical discussion within the sociology of religion by focusing on the seldom considered perspective of methodology. As such, it consists of a theoretical part that problematizes the ways in which religion has been analyzed, and an empirical part that develops how religiosity can be approached in sociological studies. READ MORE

  2. 2. Immortality through Art: The Evolution of a Decadent Theme in Four Novels within and beyond the Fin de Siècle

    Author : Tia Stajic Löfgren; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : decadence in literature; immortality-through-art theme; secularization; art; mortality; love;

    Abstract : Abstract Stajic Löfgren, Tia. Immortality through Art: The Evolution of a Decadent Theme in Four Novels within and beyond the Fin de Siècle. University of Gothenburg: Department of Languages and Literatures, 2012. READ MORE

  3. 3. Public Religions in Swedish Media : A Study of Religious Actors on Three Newspaper Debate Pages 2001-2011

    Author : Marta Axner; Mia Lövheim; Anders Sjöborg; Knut Lundby; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; religion; media; public sphere; public religion; content analysis; mixed-methods; media logic; public debate; secularization; post-secular; mediatization; Sociology of Religion; Religionssociologi;

    Abstract : This study addresses issues concerning religion in the public sphere, brought about by the debates over the perceived resurgence of religion and the post-secular. The aim is to analyze the participation of religious actors in the public, using three newspaper debate pages as the empirical material. READ MORE

  4. 4. Claiming Knowledge: Strategies of Epistemology from Theosophy to the New Age

    Author : Olav Hammer; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; discourse; anthroposophy; discursive strategy; disembedding; emic historiography; globalization; late modernity; movement text; New Age; reflexivity; religious experience; scientism; secularization; sociocognitive analysis; tradition; theosophy; Theology; Western esotericism; Teologi;

    Abstract : The study addresses the question of how religious creativity in the West manages to adapt to the forces of modernity. The empirical data are drawn from a set of historically and thematically related movements, from late nineteenth century theosophy to the contemporary New Age.The dissertation is divided into three main sections. READ MORE

  5. 5. Lyckans betydelse : sekularisering, sensibilisering och individualisering i svenska skillingtryck 1750–1850

    Author : Anna Nilsson Hammar; Historia; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; sensibilitet; sensibilisering; sekularisering; förnöjsamhet; dygd; lycklig; lycksalighet; lycka; anthropology; cosmology; chapbooks; begriffsgeschichte; conceptual history; individualization; sensibilization; sensibility; secularization; moral; religion; virtue; blessedness; felicity; happiness; bliss; individualisering; begreppshistoria; Koselleck; skillingtryck; kosmologi; världsbild; antropologi; människosyn;

    Abstract : This dissertation takes its departure from the methodology of German Begriffsgeschichte and sets out to explore the use of the concept of happiness in Swedish chapbooks (skillingtryck).The period considered, 1750-1850, frames the transition from early modern to modern society, a time that has often been labeled Sattelzeit or Schwellenzeit. READ MORE