Essays about: "Modernity"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 130 essays containing the word Modernity.

  1. 1. Pokot Young Pastoralists at the Crossroads - Tradition, Modernity and Land Tenure Transformations in East Pokot, Kenya

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Maddalena Cirani; [2020-02-18]
    Keywords : Pastoralism; Youth; ASALs; Africa; East Pokot; Land tenure; Modernity; Tradition;

    Abstract : East Pokot, in North-Western Kenya, falls under the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands(ASALs) of the Sub-Saharan region. Due to the yearly prolonged dry seasons, pastoralismhas traditionally guaranteed the most reliable source of livelihood. READ MORE

  2. 2. The Politics of Preservation : Urban regeneration, identity formation and governance in the creation of Old Linköping open air museum, 1944–1967

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Historiska institutionen

    Author : Elsa Bane; [2020]
    Keywords : sanitization; modernity; modernism; welfare; urban identity; urban regime analysis; preservation;

    Abstract : The purpose of this thesis is to broaden and deepen the understanding of the urban regeneration and demolition processes taking place in Swedish cities between the 1940s and 1960s. Special attention is placed on how past and present layers of the city were used, conceptualized and legitimized by influential actors within the framework of urban governance. READ MORE

  3. 3. "Stuck in Hel Joseon"

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Sociologi

    Author : Ella Holttinen; [2020]
    Keywords : South Korea; Hel Joseon; millennials; compressed modernity; Confucianism; neoliberalism; human capital; achievement society; Social Sciences;

    Abstract : South Korea is well known for its development miracle: the nation has managed to develop from the state of extreme poverty to the World´s 12th largest economies in a period of five decades. However, the negative consequences and side effects of this rapid growth, and issues of the contemporary Korean society has been less discussed, especially from the perspective of the Korean youth. READ MORE

  4. 4. Resistance is Utile : a study of civil society organizing for public service regarding the Occupation of Sollefteå Hospital

    University essay from SLU/Dept. of Urban and Rural Development

    Author : Mimmi Andersson Johansen; [2020]
    Keywords : resistance; occupation; discourse; biopower; identification; cultural heritage;

    Abstract : The declining access to public service is a concern for most rural areas in Sweden. This study aims to understand how civil society organize in order to maintain public service with the example of the occupation of Sollefteå Hospital. The protest opposes the closure of acute health care wards, most notably the maternity ward. READ MORE

  5. 5. Beyond Modernity and Tradition: digital spaces for Sexuality Education in Kenya

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Afrikanska studier

    Author : Flaminia Rinaldi; [2020]
    Keywords : Modernity Tradition; Sexuality Education; Digital platforms; Inclusive dialogue; Bridging cultural differences; Ecology of knowledges;

    Abstract : The thesis carries out a critical examination of the problematic and complex dynamics aroused by the conceptual gap between the Modernity and Tradition, suggesting that such polarization is present in the way people think and talk about sex and sexuality in Kenya. Considering the difficulties of implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Kenyan secondary schools, the study questions the possibility of isolating and distancing different sexual values and attitudes, and supports instead the need for a different approach to teaching sexuality, capable of bridging those differences through an inclusive language. READ MORE