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Electronically mediated health-communication : uses of text-based media
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2008-04)
This project has focused on why and how people are using the Internet for healthissues. The studies involve collection of descriptive survey data aimed at determining the characteristics of the participants, what characterizes the use of online discussion forums for mental health, and the communication patterns of these forums. Based on these data the objective has been to establish an understanding ...
Peasant women between oilpalms and bananas : Coto Sur, Costa Rica.
(Doctoral thesis; Doktorgradsavhandling, 2007)
Coto Sur on the Costa Rican’ Pacific coast had, for about fifty years been dominated by banana plantations, owned and run by the United Fruit Co, when they withdrew and closed the plantation in the first half of the 1970s. Former banana workers and landless peasants invaded the decayed banana plantations and the state Land Development Agency (IDA) got involved in a tremendous a rural reform process ...