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  • Standing Rock Religion(s): Ceremonies, Social Media, and Music Videos 

    Johnson, Greg; Kraft, Siv Ellen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-08-29)
    This article addresses emergent religious formations at protest scenes in the broader context of indigenous organization and identity-building. Our central example is the Standing Rock protest in North Dakota, 2016–2017, a local encampment-based event that quickly expanded into an international indigenous peoples’ movement. We argue that religion was a key register in the camps, during direct ...
  • Standing on the sacred: Ceremony, discourse, and resistance in the fight against the black snake 

    Johnson, Greg; Kraft, Siv Ellen (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-04)
  • Open Access as publication method at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, UiT. A feasibility study conducted among academics at the faculty to determine usage and consensus regarding Open Access publishing practices 

    Grenersen, Sivert Martin Myrvang (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-11-04)
    This master thesis explores the landscape of scholarly publishing by presenting a study done at the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (HSL) at UiT the Arctic University of Norway to assess publication practices and attitudes with the focus being on Open Access (OA). For this study, 444 journal publications from the faculty in 2016 and 2017 were analyzed alongside a survey asking ...
  • The loss of feminine gender in Norwegian: a dialect comparison 

    Busterud, Guro; Lohndal, Terje; Rodina, Yulia; Westergaard, Marit (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-07-08)
    It is well known that grammatical gender systems may change historically. Previous research has documented loss of the feminine gender in several Norwegian dialects, including those spoken in Oslo and Tromsø (Lødrup in Maal og Minne 2:120–136, 2011; Rodina and Westergaard in J Ger Linguist 27(2):145–187 2015). In these dialects, the change is characterized by replacement of the feminine indefinite ...
  • Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, historia setentrional de Miguel de Cervantes: Estado de la cuestión y su actualidad para hispanistas nórdicos 

    Davenport, Randi Lise (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-21)
    Miguel de Cervantes’ posthumous novel, <i>Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda, historia setentrional</i>, published in 1617, has in the past decades received renewed attention from Cervantes scholars. This article gives an overview of the main perspectives of current research at the 400<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the novel that the author himself considered his literary testament. It concludes ...
  • On the status of Concordantia Temporum in Spanish: An experimental approach 

    Guajardo, Gustavo Ariel; Goodall, Grant (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-10-23)
    Subjunctive clauses in Spanish are traditionally claimed to obey Concordantia Temporum (CT), an agreement in tense between the matrix and subjunctive clauses. Treating this phenomenon literally as agreement is problematic, so an analysis in which CT falls out from general principles of tense interpretation, as in Laca (2010a), is very attractive. Nevertheless, this analysis seems to make some <i>prima ...
  • The Reformation and the linguistic situation in Norway 

    Mørck, Endre (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-08-05)
    The article gives a short account of the development of the spoken language from Old Norwegian to Modern Norwegian, the transition from Norwegian to Danish as the written language in Norway and the language of the church around the Reformation. It is argued that the changes in the spoken language were a long-term development completed, on the whole, at the time of the Reformation, that the transition ...
  • «Relasjoner betyr mye - jeg ønsker å ha en god relasjon til elevene, men føler ofte at jeg kan komme til kort». Tre faglæreres tanker omkring arbeid med relasjonsdannelse 

    Enoksen, Guro (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-11-04)
    Masteroppgavens tema belyser faglærerens arbeid med relasjonsdannelse til sine elever og da med fokus på elevenes læringsutbytte. Relasjonskompetanse fremstår som et sentralt tema i skolen og som det arbeides mye med. Motivasjonen for å gjennomføre akkurat denne studien baserer seg i all hovedsak på en praksiserfaring jeg har med meg fra utdanningen. I tillegg til denne erfaringen, har jeg sett på ...
  • Editorial: Developmental, modal, and pathological variation-linguistic and cognitive profiles for speakers of linguistically proximal languages and varieties 

    Grohmann, Kleanthes K.; Kambanaros, Maria; Leivada, Evelina (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-09-24)
  • Language lateralisation measured across linguistic and national boundaries 

    Hausmann, Markus; Brysbaert, Marc; van der Haegen, Lise; Lewald, Jörg; Specht, Karsten; Hirnstein, Marco; Willemin, Julie; Barton, Jack; Buchilly, Delia; Chmetz, Florian; Roch, Maja; Brederoo, Sanne; Dael, Nele; Mohr, Christine (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2018-11-03)
    The visual half-field technique has been shown to be a reliable and valid neuropsychological measurement of language lateralisation, typically showing higher accuracy and faster correct responses for linguistic stimuli presented in the right visual field (RVF) than left visual field (LVF). The RVF advantage corresponds to the well-known dominance of the left hemisphere (LH) in processing language(s). ...
  • Mindre styring og mer autonomi? En studie av Kunnskapsdepartementets tildelingsbrev til universitet og høgskoler i Nord-Norge, i perioden 2006-2014 

    Vangdal, Kari (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2014-11-17)
    Temaet for denne oppgaven er balanseforholdet mellom behovet for statlig styring og autonomi i underliggende virksomhet. På den ene siden eksisterer et generelt ønske om å delegere oppgaver, myndighet og ansvar, men på den andre siden finnes det et markant behov for å sikre at de som blir tildelt større og mer omfattende autonomi faktisk er i stand til å innfri de krav som stilles til offentlige ...
  • How Peacekeepers Succeed: Investigating the Dynamics of UN Peacekeeping Missions 

    Sagaidak, Andrej (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-05-15)
    By sending peacekeeping and observer missions to the world’s troubled spots over the past seventy years, the United Nations (UN) has devoted its attention and resources to promoting living standards and human rights throughout the world. Despite this, the peacekeeping missions often fail to establish peace in a turbulent region. What dynamics play into the strategy of the peacekeepers? How can a ...
  • Manufacturing Consent in Video Games—The Hegemonic Memory Politics of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015) 

    Hammar, Emil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-11-11)
    In this article I argue that the structural conditions of global capitalism and postcolonialism encourage game developers to rearticulate hegemonic memory politics and suppress subaltern identities. This claim is corroborated via an application of Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky’s propaganda model to the Japanese-developed video game Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. This case study highlights ...
  • The Political Economy of Historical Digital Games 

    Lundedal Hammar, Emil (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel, 2017-11-12)
  • Religious Mahbär in Ethiopia: Ritual Elements, Dynamics, and Challenges 

    Flemmen, Anne Britt; Zenebe, Mulumebet (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2016-11-09)
    This article explores the religious association <i>mahbär</i>, also called <i>tsïwwa</i>, in Ethiopia. Data from lay practitioners as well as priests show that religious mahbär has many religious as well as social functions. It is a ritual with long traditions in the Ethiopian Orthodox <i>Täwahedo</i> Church. The authors show that what characterizes mahbär as a ritual is its unusual richness, ...
  • Child second language acquisition without communication 

    Kalstad, Pål Hunstad (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-08-30)
    This thesis investigates child second language acquisition without communication. This is a case study of a Norwegian four-year-old girl who has acquired English only by watching television. It is interesting to investigate language acquisition through television as language is argued to be a social phenomenon. It is predicted that the child, Lucy, will have no problems acquiring English structures ...
  • Google or privacy, the inevitable trade-off 

    Mohammad, Haydar Jasem (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-09-16)
    This paper investigates the privacy awareness of a group of Norwegian Google users and their understanding of the personal data Google amasses from them. The study also investigates the trade-off between Google services and privacy. A convergent/mixed design method is used in survey research, where qualitative and quantitative data is collected at the same time. For this purpose, a semi-structured ...
  • Bruk av telekommunikasjonsrobot på universitet. Materialisme, relasjoner og personvern 

    Johansen, Karoline (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2018-11-02)
    Teknologi er en stor del av menneskers hverdag. Denne oppgaven vil med en materialistisk tilnærming til medieforskning se nærmere på fjernstudenters bruk av telekommunikasjonsrobot for å delta i undervisning når de ikke har mulighet til å fysisk møte opp. Den ser nærmere på hvordan teknologien muliggjør ulik bruk, og hvordan den er lagt opp til å brukes. Ved å se på roboten gjennom et teknologisk ...
  • Investigating long-term human ecodynamics in the European Arctic: Towards an integrated multi-scalar analysis of early and mid Holocene cultural, environmental and palaeodemographic sequences in Finnmark County, Northern Norway 

    Damm, Charlotte Brysting; Skandfer, Marianne; Jørgensen, Erlend Kirkeng; Sjøgren, Per Johan E; Vollan, Kenneth Webb Berg; Jordan, Peter (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2019-02-26)
    Most parts of the Circumpolar Arctic have only discontinuous evidence for long-term human settlement. In contrast, Northern Norway has an unbroken archaeological record that extends back to the early Holocene. Numerous high-resolution archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records have been generated by commercial excavations and surveys, offering archaeologists unique opportunities to investigate ...
  • From Community Gardens to Hybrid Hydroponics: The evolution of northern greenhouses and Arctic gardening 

    Sipola, Saara Marjatta (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2019-06-03)
    The past and current connections between indigenous peoples and global food production is complicated and multi-dimensional. Agro-ecology and sustainability, as strategies to alleviate global food production problems and, in this case, food insecurity, are consistent with indigenous communities’ traditional food harvesting practices. Historically, their sustainable food systems and culinary traditions ...

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