Search for dissertations about: "symbolic capital"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 22 swedish dissertations containing the words symbolic capital.

  1. 1. Invisible voices understanding the sociocultural influences on adult migrantsʼ second language learning and communicative interaction

    University dissertation from Malmö/Linköping : Malmö University/Linköpings University, [Department of Social and Welfare Studies]

    Author : Mozhgan Zachrison; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; Malmö University.; Malmö University.; [2014]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Adult migrants; second language learning; communicative interaction; sociocultural context; life-world; habitus; symbolic capital; social capital; Svenska som främmande språk; Andraspråksinlärning; Kommunikationssociologi; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Humanities Social Sciences; adult migrants;

    Abstract : This dissertation is a qualitative study exploring the sociocultural influences on adult migrants’ second language learning and the communicative interaction through which they use the language. Guided by a theoretical perspective based on the concepts of life-world, habitus, social capital, symbolic honor, game, and the idea of the interrelatedness of learning and using a second language, this study aims to understand how migrants’ everyday life context, attachments to the home country, and ethnic affiliations affect the motivation for and attitude towards learning and using Swedish as a second language. READ MORE

  2. 2. In Between Cultures Franco-American Encounters in the Work of Edith Wharton

    University dissertation from Linköping : Linköping University Electronic Press

    Author : Maria Strääf; Linköpings universitet.; Linköpings universitet.; [2008]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; American literature; capital; economic; cultural; social and symbolic; cultural encounter; Edith Wharton; hybridity; in-betweenness; mimicry; narratology; nineteenth-century literature; twentieth-century literature; otherness; women’s literature; Amerikansk litteratur; Edith Wharton; hybriditet; in-betweenness mellanskap ; kapital: ekonomiskt; kulturellt; socialt and symboliskt; kulturmöte; kvinnolitteratur; 1800-tals litteratur; 1900-tals litteratur; mimicry; narratologi; otherness ”den andre” ; HUMANITIES and RELIGION Aesthetic subjects Literature; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Estetiska ämnen Litteraturvetenskap;

    Abstract : This thesis is a study of how the American author Edith Wharton (1862-1937) in a number of novels and short stories written between 1876 and 1937 depicts cultural encounters between Americans and Europeans, mostly Frenchmen. Chiefly concerned with Fast and Loose, “The Last Asset”, Madame de Treymes, “Les Metteurs en Scène”, The Custom of the Country and The Age of Innocence, each of which articulates ideas relevant to the theme investigated, the thesis also contains a supplementary discussion of The Reef, The Glimpses of the Moon, The Mother’s Recompense and The Buccaneers. READ MORE

  3. 3. Not the Whole Story : The Impact of the Church, Traditional Religion and Society on the Individual and Collective Perceptions of HIV in Swaziland

    University dissertation from Lund University

    Author : Gunilla Hallonsten; Lunds universitet.; Lund University.; [2012]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HIV; AIDS; gender; churches; traditional religion; focus groups; Swaziland; southern Africa; symbolic power; symbolic violence; male dominance; HIV-related stigmatization; silence; denial; mis-recognition.;

    Abstract : The thesis is an attempt to contribute to a critical discussion around the discourses that characterize HIV in southern Africa in general, and in Swaziland in particular. The aim of the study is to explore and visualize the experiences of HIV-positive Swazi Christians in church and society, as well as an attempt to explain these experiences with the contributions of key informants and the Swazi tradition. READ MORE

  4. 4. Threat Construction inside Bureaucracy A Bourdieusian Study of the European Commission and the Framing of Irregular Immigration 1974-2009

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Political Science, Stockholm University

    Author : Monica Svantesson; Försvarshögskolan.; Stockholms universitet.; [2014]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Statsvetenskap med inriktning mot strategi och säkerhetspolitik; Threat construction; securitization; bureaucracy; European Commission; irregular immigration; Bourdieu; Framing; Field; Capital; Habitus; statsvetenskap; Political Science; Threat Construction; Securitization; Bureaucracy; Irregular Immigration;

    Abstract : This dissertation examines how we construct security threats. Theoretically, it contributes to the literature on securitization and threat construction, which has hitherto overlooked how influential bureaucracies that – in contrast to the police and the military – have little to gain from widened threat perceptions, may still contribute to threat construction. READ MORE

  5. 5. Boundaries, believers and bodies a cultural analysis of a multidisciplinary research community

    University dissertation from Umeå : Kultur och medier

    Author : Helena Pettersson; Umeå universitet.; [2007]
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Culture; ethnographic method; research; technology; boundary object work; symbolic capital; technoromanticism; future; speed; creativity; reality; dystopia; focal things; trading; multidisciplinary; gender; reflexivity; HUMANITIES and RELIGION History and philosophy subjects Ethnology; HUMANIORA och RELIGIONSVETENSKAP Historisk-filosofiska ämnen Etnologi;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to analyze the construction of research culture and collaboration within the research studio Tools for Creativity, one node in the larger Interactive Institute. This studio is an arena that in today’s society is associated with boundary crossing, dynamics and variability: An environment with high-tech equipment, a staff equipped with diverse skills, and a flexible approach with the ambition of developing innovative tools based on ICT to strengthen human creativity. READ MORE