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  • Female Russian migrants in Norway and their stories about International Women’s Day 

    Wara, Tatiana; Munkejord, Mai Camilla (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-09)
    Although political relations between Russia and Norway have softened over the years, the symbolic boundaries persist. In this article, we illustrate how Russian female migrants in Northern Norway relate to these symbolic boundaries. Thus, perspectives from the phenomenology of the body and critical phenomenology are used to analyze qualitative data on how Russian female migrants experience the ...
  • Learning to aspire, aspiring to subvert: Namibian San youths' narratives about the future as mimetic work of resistance 

    Ninkova, Velina; Paksi, Attila (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-03-06)
    This article examines Namibian San youths’ aspirations about the future. Based on 170 essays, the analysis shows that disadvantaged San students aspire for future lives radically different from the lives of their families. We argue that San students have acquired the repertoire of “the good Namibian citizen” as a form of resistance through mimesis. These assertions create an opening for the projection ...
  • Exploring student teachers’ development of intercultural understanding in teacher education practic 

    Steele, Annfrid Rosøy; Leming, Tove (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-02-28)
    Teachers’ intercultural understanding has a growing importance in teacher education. In a society with more diverse classrooms, there is an increasing need for teachers with a broad intercultural understanding. Student teachers who have had school practice in different cultural settings have a broader understanding of their multicultural pupils and are better equipped for related challenges and ...
  • A narratological approach to witchcraft trial records: creating experience 

    Toivo, Raisa Maria; Willumsen, Liv Helene (Journal article; Tidsskriftartikkel; Peer reviewed, 2022-01-20)
    The article uses narratology as a tool to examine the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials in Finland and the area of Finnmark, Northern Norway, to analyse how experience as a category of knowledge and expression surfaces in original court records. This article focuses on courtroom discourse in witchcraft trials: the interrogation, what the accused confessed to in terms of ideas about witchcraft, ...
  • Exploring Globalized Scenarios: The Case of Two Organizations in Venice, VeniSIA and Venywhere, that Aim at Contrasting Through Remote Work the Depopulation of Its Historic Centre 

    Vavassori, Anna (Mastergradsoppgave; Master thesis, 2022-05-31)
    Although Venice has always been a popular tourist destination, the phenomenon has increased strongly in recent decades, leading to numerous protests from locals. Along with the increase in daily visitors, there have been a series of difficulties for citizens, from overcrowded public transport to the proliferation of souvenir shops, restaurants, and hotels. Many public properties have been sold by ...
  • The Polarization of the French society: a study of the Yellow Vests movement 

    Valentin, Justine Victoria (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    On November 17th, 2018, French people, wearing a yellow security vest, came together in the streets of the big cities and on the roundabouts of the country towns. This movement stood out as particularly violent, on the part of the Yellow Vests, especially in Paris, and by severe repression on the part of the government. What was then called the Yellow Vests movement highlighted Social Polarization, ...
  • Selvmord og sosial integrasjon i vår tid. En kvantitativ studie av selvmordstilbøyelighet i Norge 

    Atladóttir, Elìn (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-06-13)
    Selvmordsraten er fremdeles høy i Norge, selv med velferdsstat og gode støtteordninger. I denne oppgaven undersøkes selvmord i forhold til sosial integrasjon i Norge i dag, ved hjelp av aggregerte data på kommunenivå og tidligere forskning. I tillegg vil Durkheims bidrag fra tidlig 1900-tall være til nytte for å undersøke selvmord mellom kommuner i forhold til sosial integrasjon og modernitetsbevegelsen. ...
  • Rupture: Exposing the Instability of a State Apparatus Through Poetic Descriptions of a Natural World 

    Dwyer, William F. III (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-23)
    The thesis uses the critical lens of Deleuze and Guattari on the poetry of George Gordon Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Bobby Sands to illustrate the way natural elements deconstruct the power of a state apparatus by exposing it as a temporary social construct. I argue that literature creates the idea of a nation by perpetuating narratives that divide the world into borders; conversely, literature ...
  • Man skal være dannet skjønt det er forbannet - Dannelsessyn i religionsundervisningen i lys av Charles Taylor 

    Simonsen, Jarl-Roar (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-19)
    I denne oppgaven skal jeg ta for meg endringene rundt forståelsen av dannelse i religionsfaget i norsk skole, og belyse dette med utgangspunkt i tankene til den kanadiske filosofen Charles Taylor. Jeg vil særlig se nærmere på utviklingen av religionsfaget i norsk skole fra 1990 til i dag og stille meg spørsmål om hvilke endringer i forståelsen av dannelse man kan spore i relevante offentlige dokumenter ...
  • These Monstrous, Decadent New Women. Exploring the Death of Dangerous Femininities in the Fin de Siècle 

    Jupiter, Michael Xavier Andrew (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    Engagement with the Gothic often brings readers into the realms of the unknown and that which is difficult to represent. In this thesis, I intend to convey to you the fin de siècle’s fascination with representing powerful women as monstrous, something that was analogous with the representations of the New Woman. Whilst there has been much research and discussions around the subject of gender in late ...
  • The Conscious Collective. An exploration of Orwell’s Representations of Individualism within Authoritarian Societies 

    Valderhaug, Petter (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    This master’s thesis examines the prolific author George Orwell’s representation of the struggles associated with individualism within authoritarian regimes. By drawing on Hannah Arendt’s Responsibility and Judgement, a discussion of the Eichmann trials, and the responsibilities of the German people, this thesis establishes a theoretical framework. This framework is used to discuss the responsibilities ...
  • Preventing radicalisation through reading fiction How reading North of Dawn or The Lines We Cross can teach adolescents intercultural competence and build resilience against radicalisation 

    Wijgaart-Van Dijk, Karsten Olav (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-14)
    The following thesis aims to look at how reading Nuruddin Farah´s North of Dawn and Randa Abdel-Fattah´s The Lines We Cross can create resilience to radicalisation and violent extremism. Building on the concepts of deep reading, vicarious experiences and theories on preventative work, this thesis will show how literature that examines radicalisation in a critical light can show the importance of ...
  • Facilitating For a Conscious Awareness of Oneself Through Literature. Using 2001: A Space Odyssey as a facilitator in the classroom for enhancing student’s perspective taking and capacity to mentally time travel 

    Skare, Vebjørn Elvemo (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    This thesis aims to show how literature can be used to facilitate a deeper understanding of ourselves and our imaginative mind, inside and outside the classroom. The novel that will be used as an example is Arthur C. Clarke’s renowned 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). The novel revolves around Clarke’s worldview and prospections about the future, musing on the existential questions which have puzzled ...
  • Et lite kommunalt bibliotek mot en global pandemi 

    Bærø, Anna (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-16)
    This thesis deals with Karlsøy Municipality, and its local public library and how it has fared during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Through my research methods, conversations with employees and personal experiences at the library, has revealed that there are several aspects of the library that stands out in comparison to larger libraries. For this thesis, I have considered several methods, some ...
  • Havmannen – om omgivelsenes betydning i betrakterens møte med skulptur i natur 

    Lande, Anja Kathrine (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-12)
    Oppgaven handler om Havmannen, en skulptur av den engelske kunstneren, Antony Gormley, og hvordan den som skulptur i natur forholder seg til omgivelsene. I oppgaven ses det på hvordan omgivelser og landskap kan være deltagende i betrakterens møte med skulpturen og på hvordan skulptur kan framheve omgivelsene -like mye som omgivelsene kan framheve skulpturen. Hva vi ser når vi betrakter en skulptur ...
  • El aspecto léxico en los adjetivos derivados en -ble 

    Rebollo Martínez, César (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-06)
    Resumen: La morfología se ocupa del estudio de los procesos a través de los que se expande el vocabulario de una lengua. Este estudio surge con el objetivo de explorar el papel que desempeña el aspecto léxico en las adjetivalizaciones deverbales en -ble. Para ello se han extraido ejemplos de verbos y adjetivos derivados de corpus lingüísticos que recopilan casos del uso en medios online de todos ...
  • A hundred years of assimilation: Context of Kurdish people in the field education 

    Karataş, Mazlum (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-31)
    This research aims to question how the Kurdish people is affected by the assimilation policies starting from the 1923 until today. It aims to explain how the education system serves the assimilation policies and how and for what reasons the Kurdish language and culture are being destroyed. The thesis provides reasons why Kurdish language and literature do not develop. In order to explain these ...
  • The Impact Of Covid-19 Pandemic on Education for Indigenous People In Uganda A Case Study of Karamojong Community 

    Brenda, Babirye (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-31)
    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak from 2019 has impacted education systems of many countries around the world. Efforts to contain COVID-19 have led to the closure of schools in more than 100 countries worldwide. This situation has also left over one billion learners out of school. For marginalized communities such as indigenous people, the situation has been worse. This study investigated the ...
  • Carcross/Tagish First Nation Water Governance: Remembering the Way 

    Bretzlaff, Kent (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-15)
    Carcross/Tagish First Nation (C/TFN) governs their traditional lands via self-determination, sovereign rights, and modern treaties. C/TFN’s Traditional Territory is comprised of a vast amount of water. As stewards, C/TFN continues to maintain sacred, and reciprocal relationships between land and water, within a cosmology (Ha Kus Teyea) which does not perceive a separation between people, land, and ...
  • Community Involvement in Mine Remediation: Insights from Northwest Territories, Canada 

    Hoefer, Hannah L. (Master thesis; Mastergradsoppgave, 2022-05-30)
    Across Canada and the Northwest Territories (NWT), abandoned mines have held their place as literal and figurative memories of historical mining malpractices, with mine closure and remediation in Northern areas gaining traction in Canada to bring environmental, economic, and social restitution from years of neglect and land misuse. However, the focus on technical aspects of mine closure have ...

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