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  • Svalbard through the prism of Russian media. A discourse and cognitive perspective 

    Obukhova, Anna (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2024-05-31)
    The permanent economic and scientific presence of Russia and Norway in the Svalbard archipelago involves both cooperation and diplomatic tensions. The purpose of this thesis is to contribute to clarifying the Russian view of Svalbard by examining Russian media perceptions of the archipelago. The study covers a sample of Russian mainstream federal and north-western regional media outlets and investigates ...
  • The Morung Express: Naganess, indigeneity and religion 

    Moitra, Aheli (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2024-03-22)
    This dissertation focuses on The Morung Express, a newspaper in Nagaland State, India, established by human rights activists in 2005. With a strong interest in indigenous issues, the newspaper presents itself as an alternative to mainstream media in India and claims to be guided by the historical experiences of the Naga people. This study examines a particular period in the newspaper’s life (2020-2023) ...
  • The Ethos of the Environment - A Metaphysics of Man and Nature for the Anthropocene 

    Wasrud, Morten (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2024-03-18)
    The Anthropocene is a new geological epoch suggested to replace the now 12,000-year-old running Holocene, in response to the growing awareness of anthropogenic impact on the Earth system. Since the introduction by Paul J. Crutzen in 2000, the geological term has also caught on as a major topic in the environmental humanities. By analyzing the way in which the Anthropocene have been interpreted by ...
  • The many faces of “možno” in Russian and across Slavic: Corpus investigation of constructions with the modal možno 

    Zhamaletdinova, Elmira (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2024-02-23)
    <p>Modality encompasses various dimensions, including semantics, syntax, pragmatics, and discourse. Traditionally, research on modality in a specific language has focused either on examining broad domains, such as possibility or necessity, encompassing all linguistic means that constitute them, or on studying the most grammaticalized modal words. This dissertation explores the properties of the ...
  • ‘PISA effects’ on Norwegian education. A critical realist perspective 

    Bringeland, Terje André (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2024-02-09)
    <p>The objective of the thesis is to examine, from a critical realist perspective and by using Margaret Archer’s conceptual framework, possible effects that the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test has on the Norwegian education system and on school personnel. The intention has been to reconceptualise the notion of ‘PISA effects’ both at the systemic (macro) and individual ...
  • Healthcare Delivery and Emergency Preparedness on Svalbard: A Study of Norwegian and Russian Practices and Cooperation 

    Wæhler, Turid Austin (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2024-01-26)
    The aim of this thesis is to explore Norwegian and Russian approaches to healthcare delivery and emergency preparedness on Svalbard and to examine potential effects from a closer cooperation. The methods were interdisciplinary. A systematic review was performed to assess studies about health on Svalbard (article 1). Thereafter, a literary analysis explored concepts of health and illness in Norwegian ...
  • Mastering the Arctic? Political Culture and colonialism in the Russian Far North 

    Hodgson, Kara Kathleen (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-12-13)
    This case study of colonialism in the Russian Arctic asks (1) Why is Moscow attempting to (re)colonize its Arctic region? (2) How can we understand the relationship between the Russian state and its Arctic region/residents? (3) What are the foundations of this relationship and how entrenched are they? It finds that internal and resource colonialism are occurring, that Moscow’s current colonialist ...
  • Pushing Normative Change from the Bottom Up. Indigenous Peoples Organizations and Recognition of Indigenous Peoples Rights in Russia 

    Peeters, Marina Goloviznina (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-12-08)
    Indigenous peoples and their organizations (IPOs) in the Arctic region and worldwide use international norms to hold governments and extractive corporations accountable for violations of Indigenous peoples’ rights. However, IPOs in undemocratic states face greater obstacles in engaging with these norms, given the government’s limited responsiveness to arguments based on international laws on the ...
  • Kvensk kulturarv og museumsformidling. Strategier, spenninger og betydninger 

    Øyen, Gyrid (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-12-05)
    Denne avhandlingen undersøker formidling av kvensk kulturarv ved Vadsø museum – Ruija kvenmuseum. Gjennom tre analyser tar jeg leseren med inn i museets arbeid, med intensjon om å få frem prosesser som museet, ansatte og brukere står i, når kulturarv som særlig knyttes til den nasjonale minoriteten skal formidles. Museumsformidling er operasjonalisert som et samspill mellom museets representant(er) ...
  • Rettigheter og representasjon. Institusjonelle begrensninger og muligheter for urfolks selvbestemmelse 

    Falch, Torvald (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-11-30)
    Abstract: The dissertation Rights and representation is a qualitative analysis of constraints and opportunities in developing indigenous political communities and institutions that exercise self-determination. The dissertation is a theoretical-empirical analysis based on the understanding that institutions shape actions, while at the same time there are opportunities for agency within the institutional ...
  • Barns rett til familieliv etter omsorgsovertakelse. En analyse av Barneverns- og Helsenemndas vekting og fortolkning 

    Gerdts-Andresen, Tina (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-11-02)
    This thesis explores how the child’s right to family life after a care order is issued safeguarded in care orders. The thesis consists of four studies: Three studies that analyze County Social Welfare Board decisions from period 1. July 2018 to 31. December 2019, and one study that provides an overview of research on how the child’s view is weighted in court proceedings, based on a database search ...
  • Materiality, Monstrosity, and Queer Ecology: An Archaeology of Failure 

    Godin, Geneviève (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-10-31)
    This project delves into the phenomenon of unruly material legacies in the Anthropocene and develops what we may call a contemporary archaeology of failure. It is first and foremost grounded in the idea that things which have been discarded, abandoned, or lost, yet refused to disappear can be said to have failed. Building on this premise, I then reflect on the unintended and unwanted masses of things ...
  • Up the downstream: Contributing mechanisms to the persistence of health inequalities in Norway 

    Svalestuen, Sigbjørn (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-09-22)
    <p>This dissertation aims to expand on the current empirical knowledge of and theoretical mechanisms in the social determinants of health. Specifically, it investigates the mechanisms by which social root causes generate health outcomes in order to assess within-state health inequalities in high-income countries such as Norway. It emphasizes the effect of material and immaterial resources that result ...
  • Vestiges of a Previous Industrial Age: A Contemporary Archaeology of Twentieth Century Single Industrial Mining Regions in the Far North 

    Venovcevs, Anatolijs (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-09-15)
    <p>This thesis aims to develop archaeological understandings of mining communities and sites in three (sub-)Arctic regions in Norway (Sør-Varanger), Canada (western Labrador), and Russia (Kola Peninsula), all of which underwent rapid industrial colonisation during the twentieth century. Today the regions continue as resource peripheries despite economic, social, and political changes that made the ...
  • Reading Comprehension in L2 Italian: Connecting Psycholinguistic Research and Pedagogical Practice 

    Festi, Francesca (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-09-07)
    This dissertation explores reading comprehension abilities with a special focus on language minority bilingual children (LMBC). This population is often found to display lower scores than their monolingual peers and this gap in performance can negatively affect their future educational experience. Our goal was to shed light on the origins of these comprehension difficulties. To do so, we carried out ...
  • Turisme med omsorg for sted: en studie av reiselivs- og stedsutvikling i Lofoten og Ilulissat 

    Cabrera, Astrid Maria (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-08-25)
    Turisme er en av verdens hurtigst voksende næringer og en betydelig drivkraft i lokale endringsprosesser. I Arktis har reiselivet vokst betraktelig de siste ti årene, og i takt med veksten, har også utfordringene blitt flere. Denne avhandlinga går inn i konflikter og paradokser i reiselivs-og stedsutviklinga i Ilulissat på vestkysten av Grønland, og i Lofoten nordvest i Norge. Dette er små lokalsamfunn ...
  • Talking Back to Art Museum Practices: Seeing Public Art Museums in Norway Through the Lens of Institutional Critique, Feminism and Decoloniality 

    Gullickson, Charis Ann (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-08-24)
    The aim of this dissertation is to question art museum practices and the predisposition to regard state-funded art museums in Norway as "neutral" institutions. Neutrality is notoriously difficult to define, one possible definition could be “not being engaged, or decided, on either side of an issue” (Evans et al. 2020, 19). The question surrounding neutrality in museums is a complex one. Museum ...
  • Aspect and Meaning in the Russian Future Tense: Corpus and Experimental Investigations 

    Kosheleva, Daria (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-06-26)
    This dissertation is a study of the Russian future tense within the framework of cognitive linguistics. In this dissertation I focus on the distribution of the perfective and imperfective future forms, their future and non-future meanings, and the use of the future tense verb forms by both native and non-native speakers. In the Russian tense-aspect system, it is reasonable to operate with markedness ...
  • What Makes us Act? On the Potentials of Exercises in Live Art Education and Performances 

    Valkoinen, Kristina Junttila (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-03-28)
    This thesis is focusing on the exercise as an event in live art, participatory art and live art education. The thesis looks at the potential of exercises to facilitate for an inclusive space and the unknown future. The thesis consists of four peer-reviewed published articles and a summary article (“kappe” in Norwegian). The studies are practice-led research, using a diffractive analysis, based on ...
  • Illness and the Scandinavian Gothic: Unnatural Illness Narratives in Scandinavian Fiction 

    Mikalsen, Paula Ryggvik (Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2023-03-07)
    Denne avhandlingen analyserer tre samtidsromaner, Mats Strandbergs "Hemmet", Ragnar Hovlands "Ei vinterreise" og Olga Ravns "Celestine". Romanene behandler ulike sykdomsmotiv, og undersøkelsen viste at selv om romanene varierer i sjanger, språk, og eksperimentell narrasjon, er ulike sykdommer fremstilt gjennom samme troper og motiv, mer bestemt besettelse, forfølgelse, og hjemsøkelse. Jeg har lest ...

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