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Spatial Reconfigurations and New Social Formations: the Contemporary Urban Context of Kerala
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-22)
Urbanisation and global relationships have had deep historical impacts all along the western coast of Indian peninsula in general and Kerala in particular. It is both inadequate and inaccurate to invest everything ‘urban’ ...
The Dynamics of changing perspectives: Identity politics, citizen rights and language among the deaf in Norway
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-30)
This thesis is centered around the two conflicting discourses on deafness. Deafness can be understood as both a medical and cultural terms. However, both these discourses are highly contested. This thesis aims at exploring ...
Bløming: stedstilhørighet og tradisjoner i en bygd i Hardanger
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-24)
Abstrakt I denne masteroppgaven har jeg studert stedstilhørighet og reproduksjon av tradisjoner i en bygd i Hardanger. Ved å kontekstualisere bøndenes arv av odelsgård og overføringen av gården til neste generasjon, viser ...
To be unemployed is not to be dependent. The politics of narratives surrounding unemployment
(Universitetet i Bergen (UiB), 2013-06-18)
Based on six months of fieldwork in London in the first half of 2012, this thesis aims to understand how unemployment is a situation that is understood in different ways based on political understanding and moral categories. ...
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-25)
This Master project is about different understandings of health and illness. Fieldwork was conducted at a holistic spa in Thailand, where the spa clientele was primarily women from Western countries. Several of the women ...
The Perfect Christian. An analysis of paradoxical aspects of charismatic christianity in the U.S.
(The University of Bergen, 2013-05-26)
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Women and Family in contemporary urban China; Contested female individualisation
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-15)
This thesis describes the lived experience of women in their 20s and 30s in Beijing in 2012 with relation to their families. Family is applied in a broad sense, including both natal and marital families. Through this ...
A Quest for Success in Urban China; a study of "young urban professionals" in Beijing
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-16)
In this thesis I examine how young urban professionals in Beijing relate to their experience of participating in the modern Chinese capitalist economy. Their experiences are seen along economic and social lines: from ...
Bandits of Mandiri : Analysis of a land occupation in Lore Lindu National Park, Indonesia
(The University of Bergen, 2013-12-17)
This thesis explores different perspectives concerning power, communication and masculine identities in relation to an illegal occupation in Lore Lindu National Park in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia. The occupation started ...
"Stuck in thorns". The effects of power on Liberian refugees in Guinea
(The University of Bergen, 2013-06-26)
Abstract This thesis is about refugees who fled from Liberia to Guinea to join the miserable sea of humanity" (Malkki 1996) from January 1990 when the Charles Taylor led a rebel war that began in December 1989. Essentially, ...