Search for dissertations about: "social semiotics"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 43 swedish dissertations containing the words social semiotics.

  1. 1. Cold water politics : The maritime strategy and geopolitics of the northern front

    Author : Ola Tunander; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Security Politics; Semiotics; Geopolitics; Naval Strategy; US Maritime Strategy; Submarines; Scandinavia; Barents Sea; Norwegian Sea; Diplomatic Signals; INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS; TVÄRVETENSKAPLIGA FORSKNINGSOMRÅDEN;

    Abstract : The dissertation deals with the strategic field of force dominating the Northern waters. Instead of an emphasis on the declared policies of the various nations, the focus here is on geopolitics, technological change and on US and Soviet military strategies influencing the security policies of the Nordic region. READ MORE

  2. 2. No Heroics, Please : Mapping Deceased Donation Practices in a Catalan Hospital

    Author : Sara Bea; Gillian Haddow; Stephen Kemp; UK The University of Edinburgh Science Technology and Innovation Studies; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Deceased; organ donation;

    Abstract : This thesis presents an in-depth ethnographic mapping of deceased donation in a Catalan hospital. A unique site in terms of leading edge technoscientific practices, high rates of donation and its consolidated specialised team of transplant coordinators (TCs). READ MORE

  3. 3. “The World at Your Fingertips if You Know the Computer”: Agency, Information and Communication Technologies and Disability

    Author : Rebecka Näslund; Elisabeth Berg; Åsa Gardelli; Sisse Finken; Luleå tekniska universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Agency; Disability; Information and Communication Technologies; Intra-action; Material-discursive; Material Semiotics; Modes of ordering; Situated knowledges; Arbetsvetenskap; Human Work Science;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the relationships between agency, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and people with disability (in various ages). The aim has been to create an understanding by describing and analysing, and as such, to develop knowledge of how people with disabilities experience agency, ICT, and disability in their everyday lives. READ MORE

  4. 4. Exploring the Role of Visualization in Climate Change Communication – an Audience Perspective

    Author : Anne Gammelgaard Ballantyne; Victoria Wibeck; Tina-Simone Schmid Neset; Björn-Ola Linnér; Irene Lorenzoni; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Climate visualization; Climate change communication; Meaning; Lay audiences; Focus group interviews; Social semiotics; Klimatvisualisering; Klimatkommunikation; Meningsskapande; Allmänheten; Fokusgruppsstudier;

    Abstract : Climate change communication is a topical and relevant issue, and it is widely acknowledged that public communication about causes, impacts and action alternatives is integral to addressing the challenges of the changing climate. Climate visualization concerns the communication of climate information and data through the use of different information technologies and different modes of visual representation. READ MORE

  5. 5. Tracing Wolves : Materiality, Effect and Difference

    Author : Andrew Mitchell; Mark Graham; Bengt G. Karlsson; Samantha Hurn; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Wolf; trace; materiality; effect; difference; transspecies; post-human; material-semiotic; human-animal; Social Anthropology; socialantropologi;

    Abstract : As wolves are seldom seen in Scandinavia, Tracing Wolves utilises the ‘trace’ as both a theoretical and methodological tool to aid comprehension of what a wolf is and what a wolf does. Consequently, this enquiry examines human-wolf practices, such as tracking, genetic analysis, GPS tracking, hunting, and wolf necropsies, via which Scandinavian wolves in Sweden manifest. READ MORE