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Sensing Traditional Music Through Sweden's Zorn Badge: Precarious Musical Value and Ritual Orientation
Karin Eriksson
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 226 s.
Studia Musicologica Upsaliensia Nova Series 28

This thesis investigates the multiple and contested spaces of belonging that may be evoked by ritualised musical performance. It makes an ethnographic case study of the Zorn Badge Auditions in Sweden, in which musicians play before a jury in the hope of being awarded a Zorn Badge and a prestigious but also contested title: Riksspelman... [läs mer]

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A Century of Swedish Gustavian Style: Art History, Cultural Heritage and Neoclassical Revivals from the 1890s to the 1990s
Hedvig Mårdh
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 407 s.
Ars Suetica 24

This is a study of the intersection between art historical theory and practice, and cultural heritage, where the revivals and mediations of the neoclassical Gustavian style have been used as a platform for further exploration. In relation to this, the use and changing meanings of the concepts authenticity and style have been examined. The research has a historiographical and multidisciplinary character, drawing on the fields of art history, critical heritage studies and design history... [läs mer]

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Strategic Colonels: The Discretion of Swedish Force Commanders in Afghanistan 2006–2013
Magnus Johnsson
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 282 s.
Skrifter utgivna av Statsvetenskapliga föreningen i Uppsala 198

This dissertation examines the role of military officers as policy implementers by investigating the discretion of Swedish force commanders in the multinational military campaign in Afghanistan between 2006 and 2013. By developing an analytical framework that takes both an outside-in and an inside-out perspective, and that encompasses both the objective implications that structural factors project on force commanders as well as their subjective perceptions of those structural factors, and applying that framework to a range of official documents as well as unique interview data, the thesis describes the discretion that force commanders have had in interpreting, choosing and shaping their mission and concept of operations... [läs mer]

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Death and the Self: A Metaphysical Investigation of the Rationality of Afterlife Beliefs in the Contemporary Intellectual Climate
Johan Eddebo
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 206 s.
Uppsala Studies in Philosophy of Religion 3

This dissertation's purpose is to test the hypothesis that beliefs in the possibility of post-mortem survival can be rationally held within the context of the contemporary scientific and philosophical environment. In terms of criteria of rationality, a basic evidentialism is assumed, such that propositions which are sufficiently supported by the available evidence can be rationally held. With regard to the compatibility with contemporary science and philosophy, it follows as a further criterion that the relevant evidence must be satisfactorily anchored within the framework of these traditions... [läs mer]

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Avkoppling och analys: Empiriska perspektiv på läsarattityder och litterär kompetens hos svenska 18-åringar
Olle Nordberg
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 285 s.
Skrifter utgivna av Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen vid Uppsala universitet, 49

Hur de nya medievanorna påverkar unga människors skönlitterära läsning är en fråga som engagerar. I PISA-resultatens svallvågor har den diskuterats och debatterats flitigt under hela 2000-talet. Parallellt med denna debatt har även litteraturläsningens legitimering och plats inom skolans svenskämne varit föremål för diskussioner. Den sammantagna bilden av tonåringars attityder till litteraturläsning och av deras förmåga att läsa fiktionslitteratur har varit relativt dyster under den period av intensiv digitalisering som pågått under de senaste 15 åren. I Olle Nordbergs doktorsavhandling undersöks området på delvis nya sätt där tonåringar från olika utbildningsprogram inom gymnasieskolan har fått rika möjligheter att utveckla sina tankar om läsning och litteratur. Tre empiriska undersökningar genomförs med olika metoder, men med områdena attityd och kompetens gemensamt i fokus. Resultaten från dessa studier stöder och fördjupar varandra. De relateras även till litteraturdidaktiska perspektiv kopplade till gymnasieskolans svenskämne. I många avseenden visar sig då de medverkande 18-åringarnas litteraturläsning framträda i ett annat och mer positivt ljus än i den stereotypa bild som ofta förmedlats.

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Ironins skiftningar — jagets förvandlingar: Om romantisk ironi och subjektets paradox i texter av P. D. A. Atterbom
Katarina Båth
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 328 s.
Skrifter utgivna av Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen vid Uppsala universitet, 48

This dissertation explores the intimate relationship between irony and romantic subjectivity, by drawing on feminist psychoanalytical theory, via an examination of the shiftings of irony, and humor, in the works of the Swedish romanticist P. D. A. Atterbom (1790–1855). It looks at the critical role played by irony in the formation of Romantic subjectivity, and explores irony’s potential to undermine dualistically gendered notions of subject-object relations. For Atterbom, irony is an aesthetic concept closely related to drama, informed not only by German Romantic-ironic theorists such as Friedrich Schlegel and Jean Paul, but also by the works of Shakespeare, Ludwig Tieck, and E. T. A. Hoffmann... [läs mer]

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Löfte, tvist och försoning: Politikens spelregler i 1300-talets Norden
August Aronsson
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 156 s.
Studia Historica Upsaliensia, 257

This thesis aims to explain how politics in 14th century Scandinavia were structured by a set of rules or norms of conduct – rules which were neither codified nor enforced by any outside agency, yet had a very real impact on the patterns by which political action was conducted... [läs mer]

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Stable Media in the Age of Revolutions: Depictions of Economic Matters in British and Swedish State Newspapers, 1770–1820
Sarah Linden Pasay
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 254 s.
Uppsala Studies in Economic History, 108

The dissertation examines how economic matters were depicted between 1770 and 1820 in two European kingdoms. Britain and Sweden are studied during this Age of Revolutions from the state’s perspective; state-managed newspapers are examined, one from Britain, the London Gazette, and two from Sweden, Stockholms Post-Tidningar and Inrikes Tidningar... [läs mer]

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Walking the Plank of the Entrepreneurial University: The little spin-out that could?
Nina Fowler
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2017, 212 s.
Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Science and Technology, 130

Creating spinout companies (USOs) from university research is one focus of innovation policy. The phenomenon features in two main fields of enquiry: academic entrepreneurship studies, and literature on academic capitalism and the entrepreneurial university. Studies have explored the academic entrepreneur, the development stages of these nascent ventures, and the tools universities can provide to encourage and assist in the spinout process. This literature is however limited in that it is overwhelmingly concerned with resources, and little is known about how the USO relates to the parent research institution over time... [läs mer]

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