Search for dissertations about: "sense-making"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 46 swedish dissertations containing the word sense-making.

  1. 1. Metaphor as a mode of interpretation : An essay on interactional and contextual sense-making processes, metaphorology, and verbal arts

    University dissertation from Uppsala : Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

    Author : Claes Entzenberg; Uppsala universitet.; [1998]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Aesthetics; context; contextualization; active determination; interpretation; linguistic item; metaphor; sense-making; understanding; Estetik; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Aesthetic subjects Aesthetics; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Estetiska ämnen Estetik; Aesthetics; estetik;

    Abstract : This essay is an attempt to assess the oddity and importance of metaphor, both viewed as inseparable, internal aspects of the metaphorical sense-making activity. To outline the "challenge" of metaphor, arguments are made against the traditional approaches to metaphor, namely the idea that metaphor is a thing, an entity out there in the discourse or text, whose meaning is embedded within its discrete units and parts. READ MORE

  2. 2. Growing old and still practising competitive sports An exploration of acting-space and sense-making processes among old women and men

    University dissertation from Umeå : Umeå Universitet

    Author : Josefin Eman; Umeå universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; aging; sports; gender; acting-space; sense making; old athletes; the process of growing old; sociologi; Sociology;

    Abstract : The thesis explores how the way athletically active old men and women make sense of their acting-space affects their participation in competitive sports and conversely how their participation in competitive sports affect their sense-making process and acting-space. It puts emphasis on the sociological point of intersection of three different research fields; sports science, critical gerontology and gender studies. READ MORE

  3. 3. Ambivalent Ambiguity? A study of how women with 'atypical' sex development make sense of female embodiment

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Lisa Guntram; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Sex; sex development; ‘atypical’ sex development; female embodiment; adolescence; women; Sweden; uterine and vaginal agenesis; Turner syndrome; intersex; DSD; qualitative methodologies; sense-making; narratives; norms; normality; heteronormativity; resistance; relations; sexual practice; diagnosis; treatment; critique; Kön; könsutveckling; kvinnlig kroppslighet; ”otypisk” könsutveckling; normalitet; tonår; kvinnor; Sverige; MRKH syndrom; uterus och vaginal agenesi; Turner syndrom; intersex; DSD; meningskapande; relationer; kvalitativ metod; narrativ; normalitet; heteronormativitet; sexuell praktik; normer; ifrågasättande; diagnos; behandling; kritik;

    Abstract : Against a backdrop of feminist and social scientific research on sex, female embodiment, and normality this thesis aims to discern how young women, who in adolescence have learned that their bodies are developing in ways considered ‘atypical’ for the female sex, make sense of their bodies and their situation. In focus are the ways in which the women make sense of and negotiate female embodiment; how they, particularly in stories about their interactions with others, position their embodied selves; and how norms and beliefs about sexed embodiment, heterosexual practice, and in/fertility are strengthened and challenged in the interviewees’ sense-making. READ MORE

  4. 4. Utopian-driven projektive research exploring the field of Metaurbanism

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Nel Janssens; [2012]
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Worlding; Urbanisation; Sense-making; Meta-Urbanism; Theory-through-design; Unsettlement; Poetic knowledge building; Imagineering; Utopia-Driven Projective Research; Projectivity;

    Abstract : In this thesis a design-based approach is developed to address the issue of reconceptualising urbanisation. The approach is called utopia-driven projective research and is the result of a process of reflection on a number of conceptual design projects the author participated in. READ MORE

  5. 5. Identity Across Borders A Study in the "IKEA-World"

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Miriam Salzer; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [1994]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Organizational identity; organizational culture; sense-making; image; IKEA; across borders; global identity; local spheres; national culture; ethnography;

    Abstract : How do people construct shared views of what the organization is all about in the international, complex; company? Within a cultural perspective, organizational identity can be tmderstood as organizational members' shared views and definitions of the organization. As people make sense of actions, events, decisions, etc. READ MORE