Essays about: "Modernity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 121 essays containing the word Modernity.

  1. 1. "Life is Chaos Now" : Water, Modernity and Changing Landscapes in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för kulturantropologi och etnologi

    Author : Anders Johansson; [2019]
    Keywords : Mekong; climate change; modernity; Vietnam; migration; markets; water; landscapes;

    Abstract : This study details the effects of climate change and market fluctuations on the rural district of Cu Lao Dung located in the Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam. Using theoretical concepts on modernity, the environment and water from researchers Arjun Appadurai, Tim Ingold and Veronica Strang I study the political ecology of the Delta. READ MORE

  2. 2. Digital wellbeing, according to Google

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Daniel Svensson; [2019]
    Keywords : Digital wellbeing; Google; technology; smartphones; science and technology studies; social shaping; Cultural Sciences;

    Abstract : In May 2018, Google presented a new initiative called Digital wellbeing at their annual developer conference, Google I/O. Digital wellbeing consists of part a new design philosophy guiding the company’s products, part a set of tools to improve people’s relationship with digital technology. READ MORE

  3. 3. The English and Swedish Languages’ Effect on Consumers’ Purchase Intention for Modernity-Related Products and Products Unrelated to Modernity

    University essay from Karlstads universitet/Handelshögskolan (from 2013)

    Author : Jakob Holmberg; [2019]
    Keywords : advertising; language; English; Swedish; purchase intention; modernity;

    Abstract : English is a global language which is associated with modernity and in advertising, English is used to associate products with modernity in the minds of the consumers. In non-English speaking countries, modernity-related products are more often advertised in English than products unrelated to modernity. READ MORE

  4. 4. “Nya gröna vågen”- the new back-to-the-landers : Growing new pathways to the future

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för geovetenskaper

    Author : Mattias Nitschke; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainable development; gröna vågen; nya gröna vågen; non-human; material practices; modernity; ontological turn; alternative food provisioning practices; physical surroundings; back-to-the-land; practice theory;

    Abstract : In the face of climate change, political instability, ecological destruction, extinction of species and other global issues humanity is facing, various studies are showing that a radical societal transformation is needed to avoid an ecological collapse. This thesis explores the contemporary social-environmental phenomenon “nya gröna vågen” (new-back-to-the-landers) in Sweden as a response to an urgent need for societal transformation as well as a resistance to the conventional modern society. READ MORE

  5. 5. Postcolonial Identity in Ireland: Hybridity, Third Space, and the Uncanny : in Hugo Hamilton’s THE SPECKLED PEOPLE A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood and THE SAILOR IN THE WARDROBE

    University essay from Högskolan i Halmstad/Akademin för lärande, humaniora och samhälle

    Author : Fredrik Johansson; [2019]
    Keywords : Postcolonialism; Identity; Ireland; Hybridity; Third Space; The Uncanny; Homi K. Bhabha; Hugo Hamilton;

    Abstract : This essay explores and investigates post-colonial identity in Ireland in Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People: A Memoir of a Half-Irish Childhood (2003) and The Sailor in the Wardrobe (2006). Relying primarily on Homi K. READ MORE