Search for dissertations about: "social conventions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 56 swedish dissertations containing the words social conventions.

  1. 1. Contextualising Constructions of Corporate Social Responsibility : Social Embeddedness in Discourse and Institutional Contexts

    Author : Brita Backlund Rambaree; Barbara Hobson; Charlotta Stern; Dima Jamali; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; corporate social responsibility; CSR; institutional theory; Foucault; context; embeddedness; institutions; new institutionalism; institutional complementarity; discursive institutionalism; institutional work; responsible investment; SRI; social constructionism; discourse; power; qualitative content analysis; self-reporting; abductive approach; interpretative repertoires; Sociology; sociologi; corporate social responsibility; CSR; institutional theory; Foucault; context; embeddedness; institutions; new institutionalism; institutional complementarity; discursive institutionalism; institutional work; responsible investment; SRI; social constructionism; discourse; power; qualitative content analysis; self-reporting; abductive approach; interpretative repertoires;

    Abstract : ‘Corporate social responsibility’ (CSR) and ‘socially responsible investment’ (SRI) have become predominant frameworks connecting business to society that have spread across the globe. They comprise a shared set of ideas and practices, such as those promoted in global reporting standards and by international organisations such as the UN Global Compact. READ MORE

  2. 2. Social scaling and children's graphic strategies : A comparative study of children's drawings in three cultures

    Author : Sven Andersson; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Children s drawings; Social scaling. Children s social worlds; Graphic strategies. Cultural variation. Representations; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : This cultural comparative study examines social scaling in children's drawings and whether children's formal graphic strategies follow the lines of traditional develop­mental stage models. Moreover, an attempt is made to develop methodological tools for comparative cultural research on children's social worlds. READ MORE

  3. 3. Negotiating Conventions : cleanliness, sustainability and everyday life

    Author : Tullia Jack; Sociologi; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; conventions; sustainability; everyday life; consumption; water; energy;

    Abstract : Cleanliness has seen a rapid increase in both developed and developing countries, along with a parallel rise in not only water and energy but also cleaning products consumed. Water and energy supply as well as dealing with waste are environmentally critical in securing a sustainable future. READ MORE

  4. 4. Life Cycle Thinking and Waste Policy : Between Science and Society

    Author : David Lazarevic; Maria Malmström; Nils Brandt; Nicolas Buclet; Karel Mulder; KTH; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Life cycle thinking; life cycle assessment; waste policy; waste hierarchy; coordination; conventions; legitimacy;

    Abstract : This study investigates the application of life cycle thinking (LCT) and life cycle assessment (LCA) in the field of waste management from perspectives based in the social sciences. LCT is explored through the theoretical construct of regimes, drawing theoretical resources from a combination of the ‘pragmatic turn’, the economics of conventions and transition theory. READ MORE

  5. 5. Material virtualities : Approaching online textual embodiment

    Author : Jenny Sunden; Jenny Sundén; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Embodiment; body; cyberfeminism; cyborg; subjectivity; virtuality; materiality; MUD; MOO; cybercultural studies; digital textuality; online ethnography; poststructuralist literary theory; queer theory; online interaction; Diskursanalys; språksociologi; cyberspace; queerteori; virtuell verklighet; MUD; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : While the Internet is often presented as a disembodied medium, various forms of bodily presence are continually introduced when people meet online. This study explores notions of embodiment in a particular text-based virtual world (here called WaterMOO) by investigating how bodies- always sexually specific- are created and rendered meaningful in online textual practices. READ MORE