Search for dissertations about: "women"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 4085 swedish dissertations containing the word women.

  1. 1. Watching women, falling women : Power and dialogue in three novels by Margaret Atwood

    Author : Katarina Gregersdotter; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Atwood; cyborg; dialogics; dualism; falling; femininity; feminism; friendship; gender studies; literature analysis; mobility; place; power; storytelling; watching; water; women;

    Abstract :  This study examines the three novelsCat s Eye, The Robber Bride, and Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood. It focuses on the female characters and their relationships to each other: Their friendships are formed in a patriarchally structured environment and are therefore arenas for defending and controlling the norms of such a structure. READ MORE

  2. 2. Women-to-women diplomacy : the pursuit of feminist peace in Georgia and Myanmar

    Author : Magda Cardenas; Elisabeth Olivius; Anna Jarstad; Marjaana Jauhola; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Women’s activism; gender equality; feminist peace; agency; bottom-up peacebuilding; Georgia; Myanmar; women-to-women diplomacy; Kvinnors aktivism; jämställdhet; feministisk fred; fredsbyggande på gräsrotsnivå; Georgia; Myanmar; kvinnor-till-kvinnor diplomati; freds- och konfliktforskning; Peace and Conflict Research;

    Abstract : Why and how do women engage in peacebuilding efforts across conflict divides? This dissertation coins a novel concept, women-to-women diplomacy – or W2WD – to explore women’s peace activism in Georgia and Myanmar. W2WD consists of three components: 1) the promotion of women’s agency as a key aspect of mobilisation and peacebuilding practices; 2) women’s own experiences of conflict as a basis for bridging divides; and 3) women’s visions of gender equality as a fundamental part of peace. READ MORE

  3. 3. Rural Women in Bangladesh : The Legal Status of Women and the Relationship between NGOs and Religious Groups

    Author : Abdel Baten Miaji; Centrum för teologi och religionsvetenskap; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; NGOs; Islamology; Women in Bangladesh; nongovernment institutions; Gender; Rural Bangladesh; Qur an; Legal status of women; Islamists; Bangladeshi girls; Bangladesh; Village women; Islam; Women; Hadith; History of Religion;

    Abstract : Bangladesh is one of the largest Muslim countries in the world. In spite of political turmoil, frequent natural disasters and widespread corruption it has, in less than four decades after its birth as an independent state, gained visible success in human development - especially the education of women and girls, family planning and health, and microcredit to the poor. READ MORE

  4. 4. Pain among women : Prospective population studies from a biopsychosocial perspective on pain

    Author : Johanna Thomtén; Örjan Sundin; Joaquim J. F. Soares; Bo Melin; Mittuniversitetet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; psychosocial factors; pain; socio-economic status; quality of life; burnout; women;

    Abstract : This thesis focuses on the role of different psychosocial factors in the course of pain over time in a general population sample of women in Sweden. The main aim was to identify and quantify such factors as predictors of pain, pain-related disability and quality of life within a biopsychosocial framework for the understanding of the pain experience over time. READ MORE

  5. 5. Take a Walk on the Wild Side : The Behaviour, Attitude and Identity of Women Approached by Satyrs on Attic Red-Figure Vases from 530 to 400 BC

    Author : Anna Lindblom; Gunnel Ekroth; Judith M. Barringer; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Attic vase-painting; red-figure; women; satyrs; Dionysian women; Dionysian attributes; nakedness; hetaira; maenads; nymphs; movement; women in rest; women reclining; body care; sex; Archaeology; classical; Arkeologi; klassisk; antikens kultur och samhällsliv; Classical Archaeology and Ancient History;

    Abstract : This study examines the behaviour, attitude and identity of women approached by satyrs on Attic red-figure vases from 530 to 400 BC and in particular how modern conceptions have influenced earlier interpretations of these women. In order to illustrate the diversity of the interactions between women and satyrs, five motifs have been chosen for study – Movement, Rest, Reclining, Body care and Sex. READ MORE