Essays about: "modern history"

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  1. 1. Understanding Brexit - mainstream and counterpoint within the United Kingdom

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för globala studier

    Author : Ragnar Hansson; [2020-02-27]
    Keywords : Brexit; Counterpoint; European Union; Gibraltar; Ideology; Mainstream; Northern Ireland; Scotland; United Kingdom; Qualitative content analysis;

    Abstract : The referendum on Brexit in 2016 revealed a divide within the United Kingdom, with England and Wales voting in favour of leaving the EU, while Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Gibraltar voted remain. The thesis analyses Brexit through a theoretical framework within Development Theory elaborated by Hettne. READ MORE

  2. 2. Calibration of Breast Cancer Natural History Models Using Approximate Bayesian Computation

    University essay from KTH/Matematisk statistik

    Author : Oscar Bergqvist; [2020]
    Keywords : Approximate Bayesian Computation; ABC; breast cancer natural history models; random effects; Bayesian statistics; likelihood-free inference; Approximate Bayesian computation; ABC; natural history models för bröstcancer; random effects; bayesiansk statistik; likelihood-fri inferens;

    Abstract : Natural history models for breast cancer describe the unobservable disease progression. These models can either be fitted using likelihood-based estimation to data on individual tumour characteristics, or calibrated to fit statistics at a population level. READ MORE

  3. 3. National identity in Sonia Nimr’s children’s book Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Tarek Darwich; [2020]
    Keywords : Anderson; National identity; nationalism; Children’s Literature; Palestinian; imagined communities; Sonia Nimr; Wondrous Journey in strange lands; Arab; history; fiction.;

    Abstract : In this thesis, depending on Benedict Anderson’s Studies of nationalism in his book The Imagined Communities, I will prove that in her historical fiction for children, Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands, the Palestinian writer Sonia Nimr is reviving and reforming Arab national identity. Anderson identifies the nation as a group imagined by its members; the people who perceive and identify themselves as equal members in this group. READ MORE

  4. 4. Water Politics in a Water-Scarce Landscape : Examining the Groundwater Debate in California’s Central Valley

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för arkeologi och antik historia

    Author : Ayesha Ali; [2020]
    Keywords : Political Ecology; Water law; Groundwater; California; Agriculture; Climate Change;

    Abstract : The history of California is in many ways a story about water, and the outsized effect that droughts, floods, and seasonal precipitation rates have had on the political and economic development of the state over the past 170 years.  This thesis uses discourse analysis of historical and ongoing negotiations that have been presented in federal and state reports, narratives, case laws and legislation to explore how the discourse around water politics has been shaped in the state. READ MORE

  5. 5. Translating History of Fashion on Screen : A study of Piero Tosi’s costumes in Senso and their power of divulgation as historiophoty

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Modevetenskap

    Author : Flora Ferrara; [2020]
    Keywords : History of fashion; costume; film; adaptation; historiophoty; Piero Tosi; historical accuracy; 1860s; literature; intersemiotic translation;

    Abstract : The aim of this thesis is to demonstrate that historical costumes can be a valid tool to crystallize and disseminate visual knowledge about fashion and dress history. In the specific, this thesis argues that the screen representation of dress and fashion of the 1860s in the adaptation Senso (1954) provides an evocative contextualization of their past use and meaning for modern viewers. READ MORE