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  • Süllü, Zeynep
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Duru, Merve
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Hur är Generation Y som investerare?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The empirical data indicates that Generation Y generally has a very high average financial literacy. The rationality they exhibit in the mastery of financial information and tools does not affect their savings and investments. Instead, the investment behavior is given in expression by their character, but also demographic basis.

  • Watandost, Regina
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Dagstidningsartiklar som läromedel: En studie om potentiella svårigheter som mellanstadieelever kan möta när två olika dagstidningsartiklar väljs som läromedel för kemiundervisningen2016Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Martinez, Carlos
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Skersyte, Vaiva
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Business Studies.
    Subsidizing criteria and its impact on cultural and sports organizations in Stockholm2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    In this study we are going to analyse the criteria, on which Stockholm’s Municipality distribute public grants to cultural and sport organizations. Public funding is very importantfor many organisations, and even it is necessary for survival for some of the organisations. Although previous studies give some criticism for the criteria of the public funding. It is claimed that these criteria are not clear enough, or might have an impact on the activities in organisations. In order to achieve most objective results, we have used a qualitative research method, by interviewing representatives from cultural and sports sector. Study reviews the existing criteria of the local administrations in Stockholm for concession of financial support to the different organizations active in the field of culture and sports. Using as an argument the testimonies of the same actors involved in these areas, the study tries to find out the effects of those criteria on both social activities. During this study, new institutional theories, concerning legitimacy, decoupling and isomorphism, were used. The results of this study shows that the criteria are quite different for different types of organisations. They affect one organization and the other in a very different way. For cultural organizations the criteria havea direct effect, determining their future activities and projects. Although, for sportsorganizations the influence of the criteria is more an administrative routine that must becarried out, according to established standards.

  • Cederborg, Jenny
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Snöbohm, Sara
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Is there a relationship between economic growth and carbon dioxide emissions?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • von Seth, Oscar
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Avvikarnas oundvikliga öde: En queer läsning av Vilhelm Mobergs utvandrarserie med fokus på relationen mellan Robert och Arvid2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Vilhelm Moberg (1898–1973) was one of the most influential Swedish writers of his time. His epic The Emigrants with its four parts are among the most read Swedish novels of all time. The field of research about Moberg is large; despite this none of his works have been analyzed from a queer angle until now.

    The purpose of this master’s thesis (one year) is to do a queer reading of Moberg’s The Emigrants, focusing on the relationship between Robert and Arvid. The bond between these young farmhands has rarely been given attention within the research about Vilhelm Moberg; when it is mentioned in previous research, it’s perceived as camaraderie. My hypothesis is that, despite indications of a homophobic attitude in Moberg, it is possible to make visible a romantic love story between these men.

    In this thesis, a question regarding whether animals, animality or animal symbolism in the text makes the young men’s love story increasingly visible, is raised. The theme of bestiality in The Emigrants coincides with Arvid, and can be seen as a synonym for homosexuality. In combination with queer animal symbolism surrounding Robert, the men’s hidden desire and love is enhanced.

    The analysis highlights a dichotomy between masculinity and unmanliness that is portrayed through the relationship between Robert and his older brother Karl Oskar. The latter is being ascribed traditionally masculine traits, such as resilient character, individualism and physical ability for labor, whereas Robert is associated with unmanly attributes such as laziness, untrustworthiness, and an infantile longing for gold and riches. The analysis shows that Robert’s unmanliness, just as the bestiality theme, is a synonym for homosexuality.

    The question as to whether Moberg’s impression that homosexuality is an “unfortunate fate” has had consequences for to the portrayal of Robert and Arvid, permeates this analysis. The purpose has not been to smear Moberg but to highlight the paradox of his homophobic stance, since this thesis conclusively determines that he has written a beautiful love story involving two young men.

  • Björklund, Per
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    Polonis, Vanessa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences.
    När livsmedel och känslor bekänner färg: En studie om associationers betydlse vid valsituationer2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Intense competition in the food sector makes food-product design play a significant role in the consumers' choices. Product design includes a number of parameters among which the product's color is one of the factors that matters the most. Emotions are of high importance when choosing low-involvement products. The above assumptions indicate the purpose of this research that is to examine the meaning and correlation of associations between emotional attributes, colors and food-products, which the consumer subconctiously takes into consideration when choosing food-products. The theoretical framework for the research is based on a number of academic papers concerning emotional connections people have towards colors, as well as emotional connections when it comes to making a purchase. An experiment and a survey among 200 respondents have been carried out to investigate the phenomenon. The food product which became the survey objective was coffee and the studied colors were primary and secondary colors. The result clearly depicts there are associations between emotional attributes and various colors of food products, moreover, that one of the emotional attributes and one of the colors had a stronger interconnection than others. This leads to the conclusion that the associations between emotional attributes, colors and food products help consumers to make choices more effectively.

    Keywords: marketing, choice, associations, colors, emotions, emotial attributes, product design

  • Andersson, Josefin
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att osynliggöra det synliga: En studie om normer, könsidentitet och språk2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is to explore how well prepared educators at pre-schools are to receive children with another gender identity than their biological gender. The focus for the study lies on the discourses that exist in the pre-school regarding gender norms and how they become visible through the language educators use in the equal treatment plans, that are a part of the pre-schools value works, and in talks between educators.

    My research questions are:

    ·         How does pre-schools describe their work with children with another gender identity than their biological gender?

    ·         Which discourses regarding gender norms does the pre-schools equal treatment plans and group talks with educators show?

    To answer these questions, I have used the analyses of five equal treatment plans and two group talks.

    By analysing the equal treatment plans and the group talks with the four strategies for anti discrimatory education from Kumashiro, by letting the strategies make the discourses visible, I have come to the result that gender identity is made invisible in the pre-schools by the educators. The equal treatment plans contain descriptions of the discrimination grounds but not how the educators work with these in the daily workings with the children, and the educators describe gender instead of gender identity in the group talks. In my discussion and conclusion I reason about the causes for this in relation to previous research about norms around gender and gender identity in pre-schools. 

  • Hammarfeldt, Emma
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Nylund, Harald
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Journalism.
    Youtubers och Journalister: en kvalitativ studie om hur svenska Youtubers och journalister arbetar med innehåll på YouTube och i webb-TV2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen är att undersöka hur journalister i formatet webb-TV och Youtubers arbetar med innehåll i sina inslag och videor. Det empiriska materialet består av 50 inslag från fem utvalda plattformar för webb-TV respektive 50 videor från fem utvalda YouTube-kanaler som har analyserats utifrån ett kodschema. Det empiriska materialet består även av intervjuer med tre journalister och tre Youtubers. I en kvalitativ innehållsanalys fick två testpersoner, utifrån kodschemat med angivna definitioner, analysera totalt fyra videor, två webb-TV inslag och två YouTube-videor. Forskningsfrågorna till denna studie är ”hur ser innehållet ut på fem, av uppsatsförfattarna, valda YouTube-kanaler respektive fem plattformar för webb-TV?” samt ”vad kan journalister som arbetar i formatet webb-TV lära av Youtubers när det kommer till det innehållsmässiga?”

    Youtubers, till skillnad från journalister, är inte pålagda att göra en nyhetsvärdering av innehållet. De lyder inte under ett yrkesetiskt regelverk med samstämmiga krav på ett demokratiskt ansvar gentemot sin publik. Youtubers kan anpassa och utforma sitt material och därmed förmedla egna åsikter och värderingar i innehållet. Den här studien har även påvisat att Youtubers har en mer personlig kontakt med sina tittare, till skillnad från journalister, som förväntas producera innehåll som är objektivt, sakligt och informativt.

    För vidare forskning inom ämnet kan en enkätstudie genomföras i syfte att reda ut och undersöka hur tittarna själva vill involveras och på vilka sätt de föredrar att kommentera innehållet. För vidare forskning är det även av stort värde att lyfta fram fler kvinnliga journalisters och kvinnliga Youtubers röster och åsikter när det kommer till innehållet.

  • Public defence: 2017-03-17 10:00 MB505, Huddinge
    Obrenovic Johansson, Sanja
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Från kombifeminism till rörelse: Kvinnlig serbisk organisering i förändring2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This study is about seven women’s organizations in Belgrade, Serbia and their relations to domestic and international donors during the period 2003-2006. My main research questions focus on their choices of either domestic or international cooperation partners. How and why did the women organize themselves? What factors were essential when selecting donors? In what ways were the organizations influenced by donors?

    Through interviews, with organization representatives’ concepts such as gift and reciprocity, power and dependency, trust and mistrust and collective identity emerged.  These concepts were used as points of departure for developing deeper understanding of women organizations’ choice of cooperation partners.

    The women organizations’ basically had two alternatives for cooperation: cooperation with foreign donors which offered funds, organizational development and social networks. Alternately, cooperation with local donors, which offered the equivalent except for the organizational development. Cooperation with the foreign donor has resulted in more professional attitudes to the work that have been desired by other international donors. A result is that they can compete with other women’s organizations’ for international funding. Cooperation with local donors has led to fewer resources but more independent working practices. For these women organizations’ independence was important so they choose partners who, they felt more respected this allowing them to write articles or discuss gender in the media with little external influence. Regardless of the chosen donor the reciprocity is embedded in the relation between the donor and the receiver of aid, which in various ways is beneficial for both parties.

     

  • Niemann, Cajsa
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Academy of Public Administration.
    Tillitsbaserad styrning i statsförvaltningen: Kan Regeringskansliet visa vägen?2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Under 2016 har regeringen lanserat en tillitsreform och i denna rapport diskuteras ett empiriskt exempel på tillitsbaserad styrning i statsförvaltningen – rollerna i relationen mellan politiker och tjänstemän i Regeringskansliet. Denna relation har i en omfattande empirisk studie visat sig bygga på ett förtroende som byggs upp i interaktionen mellan politiker och tjänstemän. Förtroendet baseras på att de agerar i enlighet med de förväntningar de har på varandra. Rapporten är således ett bidrag till diskussionen om vad en tillitsbaserad styrning kan sägas innebära. Men den är även ett bidrag till diskussionen om styrningen och organiseringen av statsförvaltningen i mer generell bemärkelse.

  • Larson, Kate
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics. Linnéuniversitetet.
    Här kan inget bevaras: några utvikningar från Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schubacks tankar om sömnens filosofiska betydelse2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 421-428 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Björk, Ulrika
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Rahels dröm2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 413-420 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Lindén, Claudia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    Dickinson och smärtans temporalitet2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 391-400 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Svenaeus, Fredrik
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Empatins fenomenologi2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 379-388 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Cederberg, Carl
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Filosofi som lovtal till ...2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 319-323 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Karlholm, Dan
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, History and Theory of Art.
    Den möjliga bilden2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 265-273 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Hegardt, Johan
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, History and Theory of Art.
    Historiska museet och framtiden: Från Oscar Montelius typologiska tidsvågor till det goda samhället2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 255-264 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Sjöholm, Cecilia
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Aesthetics.
    More than – not enough: the approximation of the sketch2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 233-241 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Sandomirskaja, Irina
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Clarice and Photogeny, or, “Not Knowing the Concept of ‘Enough’”2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 199-209 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Lane, Tora
    Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES).
    Minnet av det lilla livet i 'Dzjan' av Andrej Platonov2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 175-183 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Selberg, Anna-Karin
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Den moderna Antigones hemlighet2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 163-174 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Reitan, Therese
    Statens institutionsstyrelse / Stockholms unversitet.
    Commitment without confinement: Outpatient compulsory care for substance abuse, and severe mental disorder in Sweden.2016In: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, ISSN 0160-2527, E-ISSN 1873-6386, Vol. 45, no March/April, 60-69 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In Sweden, a person with severe substance abuse or a severe mental disorder may be committed to compulsory care according to two different legislations. Both acts include an option of providing involuntary care outside the premises of an institution — care in other forms (COF) and compulsory community care (CCC), respectively. As co-occurring disorders are commonplace many individuals will be subject to both types of compulsory care. The structures of both legislations and their provisions for compulsory care in the community are therefore scrutinized and compared. Based on a distinction between “least restrictive” or “preventative” schemes the article compares COF and CCC in order to determine whether they serve different purposes. The analysis shows that COF and CCC both share the same avowed aims of reducing time spent in confinement and facilitating transition to voluntary care and the community. But they also serve different purposes, something which is reflected in disparate scopes, eligibility criteria, rules, and practices. Overall, COF was found to be a more “least restrictive” and CCC a more “preventative” scheme. The distinction is associated with COF being an established part of legislation on compulsory care for substance abuse with a universal scope and CCC being a recent addition to compulsory psychiatric care legislation with a selective character.

  • Reitan, Therese
    Stockholms universitet.
    Arguing the case: Committing pregnant substance abusers to compulsory care2016In: The international journal of alcohol and drug research, ISSN 1925-7066, Vol. 5, no 3, 131-139 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
  • Weigelt, Charlotta
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Sokrates exil2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 155-162 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Renqvist, Anna-Lena
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Tid i exil2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 143-153 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Strandberg, Gustav
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Existensens gerundium2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 133-142 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Bornemark, Jonna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Försvarstal för icke-vetandet: en Marciansk läsning av Nicholas Cusanus2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 107-120 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Ruin, Hans
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Epimeleia2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 91-100 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Kasprzak, Krystof
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Tankens skygghet och beundran som en filosofisk grundstämning2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 51-60 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Thor, Christoffer
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Otterstål, Fredrik
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Streamingtjänsternas inverkan på det linjära TV-tittandet: En undersökning om tittandemönster och värdet i tillsammanstittande2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this essay is to study whether streaming services has made a difference in the act of viewing linear TV together with others. The methods used in the research are: a focus group performed with six people, an email-interview with an expert in TV and a general survey used to define the user groups. The results shows that streaming services has had an impact on viewing patterns and also contributed with new ones. The Swedish consumer is more likely to use streaming services everyday except for Fridays, which can be attributed to a tradition called Fredagsmys (friday cosiness), co-viewing primetime TV on Fridays. Co-viewing TV is also affected by streaming services according to our studies, but not nearly as much as the viewing behaviours. We’re using a theory called Diffusion of Innovation to explain the usage of streaming services and why it has not been adopted by everyone as their main platform for viewing media. 

  • Ruin, Hans
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Bornemark, JonnaSödertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Centre for Studies in Practical Knowledge.
    Ad Marciam2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Genom sin distinkta röst och inriktning har Marcia Sá Cavalcante utvidgat det svenska filosofiska språket. I sina texter har hon förvandlat den i hennes eget fall fritt valda exilen till ett tema av större räckvidd. Hennes tänkande är inte bara ett ”lovtal till intet”, som titeln lyder på en av hennes böcker, utan också till mellanrummet, såväl det historiska, kulturella, språkliga och filosofiska mellanrum där förlust och ankomst alltid är sammanlänkade. Genom hennes närvaro har den svenska och nordiska filosofiska miljön blivit rikare, mer mångfacetterad och mer spännande. Hon har också breddat förståelsen för vad filosofi är och därmed utvidgat möjligheterna för vad som är möjligt inom nordisk filosofi. Men hennes inflytande hörs inte bara i norden, utan har även fått internationell genklang och sträcker sig långt utöver det egna ämnets gränser. Om detta vittnar flera av bidragen i denna bok. Det känns följdriktigt att få hylla denna sällsynt mångspråkiga och mångbegåvade filosof med en volym som både genom sin utformning och sitt innehåll utgör en mötesplats for många röster, språk, och uttrycksformer – inte bara filosofin, utan även litteraturen, konsten och musiken.

  • Nyberg, Robin
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Nordin, Tor
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Superlokalt i Strömsund: En studie av hyperlokala medier från ett medietekniskt perspektiv2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study originated in a discussion regarding an information vacuum in the Swedish countryside. The phenomenon hyperlocal media has been recognized to fill information gaps in the local community. The study examines through seven interviews how hyperlocal media channels are being used by media companies in rural areas. Results show that the media companies are unsure of how to react to a changing media climate where the conditions for the dissemination of information has changed. Hyperlocal media channels are used but the linguistic definition is still unknown for the media companies. It is above all new media companies who embraced the potential of hyperlocal media channels, although social platforms like Facebook have become an effective hyperlocal information and publishing channel for all media companies.

  • Grip, Anna
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
    Fat-shaming: En kritisk diskursanalys av hur fat-shaming realiseras språkligt på tre av Sveriges största internetforum2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this study is that, from a linguistic perspective, analyze how normalized performances by thick people is realized linguistically in three of Sweden's largest internet forums. Methodologically, this is done through a critical discourse analysis of 225 comments collected from Flashback forum, Familjelivs forum and Passagen Debatt. As this study has an emancipatory approach, I adopted theories based in social constructivism and feministic intersectionality. The results show that the writers on the forums categorize thick people as a unified socially deviant group, which they attribute to various negative qualities. Furthermore, the results illustrated that there is much more written about fat women in the forums in general and that these comments are generally more fat-shaming than those encountered regarding thick men. 

  • Hallsäter, Julia
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Bildning är ett måste för att man ska kunna leva ett sunt och rikt människoliv: En undersökning av Anna Sandströms pedagogiska synpunkter och ideer om syftet med flickors utbildning2016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Anna Sandström (1854- 1931) var lärare, grundare av en flickskola och en ansedd debattör i pedagogiska frågor i Stockholm på 1880-talet. I den här uppsatsen granskas två av hennes skrifter ”Gifva våra flickskolor berättigad anledning till missnöje” (1880) och Realism i undervisning eller Språkkunskap och bildning (1882).

     Syftet är att analysera hennes kritik av undervisningen i flickskolorna och hennes förbättringsförslag. Förslagen visar Sandströms bildningsideal och hennes mål för flickornas utbildning. För att få elevsynpunkter på den utbildning som formats av Anna Sandström har jag analyserat fyra uppsatser skrivna av avgångselever 1908 under rubriken ”Tankar vid slutet av min skoltid” och ytterligare fyra uppsatser från 1918 med titeln ”Inför slutet av min skoltid”.

    Metoden som använts är kvalitativ textanalys i två dimensioner som den beskrivits av Pär Widén i Handbok i kvalitativ textanalys. Den första dimensionen tar upp författarens intentioner med texten och den andra tar upp textens form och innehåll.

    Den teoretiska utgångspunkten är Ingela Schånbergs beskrivning av tidens kvinnoideal i Det dubbla budskapet: Kvinnors bildning och utbildning i Sverige under 1800- och 1900-talen. Hon beskriver två idealbilder för kvinnor: den religiöst - romantiska och den religiöst - nationella.

    Resultatet av analysen av Sandströms skolkritiska texter visar att hon ser möjligheter för flickskolor att var föregångare i skolutvecklingen. Pojkarnas utbildning på läroverken är hårdare reglerad och konservativ. Nackdelar i flickskolan som överdimensionerad grammatikundervisning var ett arv från läroverken, där grammatik ansågs vara träning i logik.

     Två grundpelare i Sandströms pedagogik är det hon kallar det reala och det ideala. Det reala är fakta och det ideala en moralisk fostran. Sandström har ett humanistiskt bildningsideal, som formuleras i allmänna termer.

    Hennes metodkritik är praktisk och konkret. Hon föreslår minskad grammatikundervisning, nya huvudämnen i flickskolan i stället för franskan, geografi och historia föreslås som huvudämnen. Metodprincipen ska vara att utgå ifrån det kända och därefter forma en regel och att ge djup i stället för att behandla många ämnen översiktligt.

    I elevuppsatserna tar eleverna upp önskan om att göra sin plikt och att göra nytta i samhället. Inställningen stämmer väl in på Schånbergs beskrivning av den religiöst- nationella bilden av kvinnans roll i samhället. Varken Sandström eller eleverna ger några konkreta svar på vad utbildningen ska användas till. Det Anna Sandström formulerar är att ge bildning och ideal.

  • Hajjaj, Rayan
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Winge, Jonatan
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Utbildning och ekonomisk tillväxt: En tvärsnittsanalys av sambandet mellan utbildning och ekonomisk tillväxt i utvecklingsländer2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Ekonomisk tillväxt intresserar såväl politiker som forskare och definieras som ökningen av ett lands bruttonationalprodukt (BNP) från en period till en annan. Då BNP anses vara ett mått på välstånd är ekonomisk tillväxt önskvärt (Investopedia, 2016). Forskningen kring sambandet mellan ekonomisk tillväxt och andra samhällsfenomen är gedigen. Ämnet har intresserat forskare länge och är än idag ett aktuellt forskningsområde. Utbildningens påverkan på den ekonomiska tillväxten är ett samband som analyserats flitigt inom nationalekonomin. Enligt teorin bör utbildning ha en positiv påverkan på den ekonomiska tillväxten. Empiriska studier har dock inte visat några konsekventa resultat och slutsatserna är skilda och många (Kyriacou, 1991; Pritchett, 2001).

    I dagsläget skiljer sig de ekonomiska förutsättningarna och levnadsstandarden mellan världens länder avsevärt. Skillnaderna bland annat i ekonomisk utveckling delar in länderna i industriländer respektive utvecklingsländer där det sistnämnda har sämre förutsättningar. Detta är problematiskt ur en rad olika synpunkter såväl ekonomiskt som socialt (Sida, 2009; Unicef, 2016).

    Syftet med denna uppsats är att analysera om det finns ett positiv samband mellan utbildning och den ekonomiska tillväxten i utvecklingsländer under en tioårsperiod. Hypotesen är att ju högre utbildningsnivå mätt i antal skolår desto högre tillväxt. Sambandet förväntas därför vara positivt. Utifrån uppsatsens syfte har följande frågeställningar formulerats:

     

    • Finns det ett positiv samband mellan antalet skolår oavsett utbildningsnivå och den ekonomiska tillväxten?
    • Finns det ett positivt samband mellan antalet skolår på eftergymnasial nivå och den ekonomiska tillväxten?

     

    För att besvara frågeställningen användes en regressionsanalys av typen Minsta kvadratmetoden. Data som inhämtades var tvärsnittsdata och analysen är därmed en tvärsnittanalys. Enligt regressionsresultatet finns det delvis positivt signifikanta samband redovisade som är kopplade till första frågeställningen. Även positivt signifikanta samband som är kopplade till andra frågeställningen är funna i denna undersökning.

  • Betzeki, Christina
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Swedan, Leyla
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Persuasive design som medel för miljövänligt agerande: En studie om hur funktioner i miljöfrämjande mobilapplikationer kan motivera användare att agera miljövänligt2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This study aims to investigate how an environmental mobile application can motivate users to act more eco-friendly by using persuasive design principles. In this study, we identify a set of key principles to consider when designing mobile persuasive technology in order to motivate and influence pro-environmental behavior change. We evaluated three existing mobile applications by using PSD design principles. After the evaluation, one mobile application was selected for usertesting, with a total of six participants. The participants received one week to get familiar with the application and its functionalities . Furthermore, the participants received a survey with general questions about their eco-friendly habits. The upcoming phase included the interview we conducted, which contained questions to bring forward the participants opinions about functions and motivation factors that could affect their usage of eco-friendly applications. The result showed that the design principles rewards, personalization, simulation, self-monitoring, normative influence, cooperation, social comparison, competition and reminders had the greatest influence on the users motivation to use the application and act eco-friendly. The reason of importance for the chosen design principles was mainly due to individual, social and practical factors.

  • Mattei, Pietro
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Stolica, Stefan
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    SoundCubes prototyp: Tillhandahålla ny stimulerande hörselträning för personer med hörselnedsättningar2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]
    • The aim of the present project was to create a functional sound-training prototype which may be useful for further development of training systems for individuals with impaired hearing. The idea is based on the concept of “The Music Puzzle” (Hansen et al. 2012). The prototype proposed here was termed SoundCubes and it is composed of three cubes with different motives (Fiducial markers) on four of the six sides. A soundtrack was divided into three parts and was assigned to the cubes. Each part was fragmented into four parties where the first playing an instrument until all the instruments could be heard. These parts were assigned to Fiducial markers on the four sides of the cube. The cubes are randomly placed horizontally in front of a camera attached to a computer. All of the four sides with a motive of the cubes will induce the reproduction of fragments of a soundtrack when exposed to the field of the camera thanks to the specific motives attached on it. Only one specific combination of the sides and horizontal order of the cubes will lead to the complete soundtrack instrumental components and to a clapping sound which signals the successful reproduction of the2initial soundtrack. The SoundCubes prototype was developed functionally through Tuio, ReacTIVision and Pure Data. SoundCubes was tested on 15 healthy individuals without hearing impairments to determine if the prototype’s interaction works. The test individuals were individually introduced to SoundCubes, and they were allowed to hear the complete soundtrack. Thereafter, they were given the task of reproducing the complete track by finding the right side and horizontal order of the cubes. Out of a total of 15 individuals, 12 completed the test successfully within the maximum given time frame (ten minutes).We could therefore conclude that the system works properly, and we also observed that the test was experienced as very entertaining and engaging. this first test puts therefore the basis for further development of the SoundCubes concept to train people’s hearing in an interactive and entertaining way.Kjetil
  • Wallenstein, Sven-Olov
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Philosophy.
    Musik och språk hos Adorno2017In: Ad Marciam / [ed] Hans Ruin & Jonna Bornemark, Huddinge: Södertörns högskola, 2017, 339-352 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Fållbäck, Jonathan
    Södertörn University, Teacher Education.
    Att utbilda för progressiv samhällsomvandling: En undersökning av fackliga studier i en tid av politisk offensiv. Studieverksamheten i en verkstadsklubb åren 1960-19752016Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    During my now four years at Södertörn University, were I study to, within the year, become a high school teacher in history and social science, I have engaged in the eternal pondering about the question: what is good education? And more specific: how does a good civic education look like? In a society with a deeply infested debate about the public schooling system it is, at some points, hard to see between the lines. Thus, I have stumbled across the idea to look elsewhere for clues. In this thesis, I have been interested in the possibility of searching for a true progressive, in the sense of democratic, education. Therefore, my aim and starting point for this research was to look at education within the Swedish metal industry workers union (Metall) during at point in history of great political radicalism. This brought me to the period of the 1960s and first half of the 1970s where there at the time were much social and political progress for the worker’s moment and where in the end of this era the metal workers were going to push hard for a bill which would give the unions actual co-ownership in the most profitable companies. My main interest in this thesis has been progressives within education. For theory, I have worked out of an idea that builds around the assumption that there are more to learning than just the content of knowledge transferred. In education, there is also a great importance in how knowledge is built. Thereby I have separated content from practices. This bids me to bring more than one perspective on the term progressiveness. For political progressiveness, I have chosen to focus on the general aim of unionizing which I mean, in a Marxist tradition, is to practice collective power over the means of production. For a perspective on pedagogical progressiveness, I have implemented Dewey’s progressivist thinking as to see progressive teaching as something that allows knowledge to be made from within the active learner in the meeting with a group and an assignment. This compared with knowledge as something transferred from one authority (teacher/ school system) to a passive learner. Hereby my study starts out in a local union clubs study committee’s protocol records. From these I draw the conclusions that there were primarily four kinds of studying practices. After 3 a short rambling about the implications of my two theoretical perspectives in congress with these practices, I select the kind of practice that I judge the most progressive and pick two course materials in this category to further analysis. Out of this work as a whole, I have concluded that there is a slight shift in how these study practices are progressive in a political sense towards the later years, which then follows the overall political trend. In terms of pedagogic progressivity, it is not entirely clear whether there has been a changing paradigm within the study though I think I at the wherry least can say that these last course materials both show a higher level of pedagogical progressiveness than traditional schoolwork.

  • Engskär, Camilla
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Vacari, Marina
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    "Jag kände igen mig på platser och det gav mig en starkare upplevelse": En studie om verklighetsbaserade spels påverkan på turism2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Game industry is increasing and developing its possibilities by creating new trends, making it more attractive for users and offering way more than just a spending-time activity. 

    This bachelor thesis presents a brief study about games which are designed and based on real geographical places. This study argues the question about playing games created after real cities and if this can attract gamers to the real destination which a particular game is based on. The aim of this paper is to see if there is a link between tourism and game industry. The methods used for this study are qualitative, in form of interviews, as well as quantitative. The quantitative study is performed with a survey answered by players, and what effect that has on the user experience, both in the game, but also in visiting real destinations. To find out this particular issue, questions about user experience were asked in aim to find out what provokes the desire to visit the physical location. By analyzing collected data, it has come to a conclusion that players are positively affected by the fact that the game they are playing is based on real geographical places. 

    This conclusion is based on players answers which are reflected by the fact that game felt more real, but also that players took different decision for visiting places during their stay at the destination, which they probably would not do if they did not play those particular games. 

  • Kotljarchuk, Andrej
    Södertörn University, School of Historical and Contemporary Studies, Institute of Contemporary History.
    Invisible Victims: The Cold War and Representation of the Roma Genocide in Soviet Feature Films, Teleplays and Theater Performances2016In: Russische und Sowjetische Geschichte im Film: Von Väterchen Zar, tragischen Helden, russischen Revolutionären und "kalten Kriegern" / [ed] Alexander Friedman ; Frank Jacob, New York: ALTIJA , 2016, 129-150 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • Dovrin, Therese
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Bistånd och dess effekt på den ekonomiska tillväxten i utvecklingsländer: En empirisk analys av sambandet mellan bistånd och ekonomisk tillväxt i utvecklingsländer2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Setréus, Jesper
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Education.
    "Den som skriker högst blir hörd": En kritisk analys av gymnasieelevers politiska dialog2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The focus of this essay is the civic engagement of Swedish upper secondary school students. In light of recent studies showing Swedish youth to be less politically engaged in comparison to other countries, and young adults as underrepresented in representative politics, a divide can be seen between the political world of the adult and the political world of youth. This essay aims to collect political experiences of young people, through the use of focus group discussions, in order to better understand the political interest of students as well as the schools work with civic engagement from a student point of view. By observing the political discussions of students through a theoretical lens of critical pedagogy as expressed by Peter McLaren and Paulo Freire, the purpose of the essay is to increase understanding of young peoples political praxis and of how they engage in politics at school. The main results of the essay indicate that students political focus is not primarily on issues of class and that the students express an individualized form of political activism. Furthermore the results indicate that students are able to participate in school decision making and that they are allowed to be political in a school setting but that political discussion is far from common in their school work.

  • Santana, Diana
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Is the Economic Growth in Developing Countries affected by Free Trade?2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The thesis examines the relationship between free trade and the economic growth in developing countries. The developments of a more integrated and globalized world challenges countries in new ways by easier access to information and technology, intensified competition and larger requirements on economic efficiency and increased productivity. It is important to examine if trade can induce economic growth, since long-run economic growth determine how living standards change, and provides an opportunity to improve the welfare and reduce the worlds poverty rates. Trade affects countries in different ways and developing countries have diverse growth experiences, where some countries have managed to increase their economic growth compared to others. The thesis presents trade policies and theories, and a brief overview of the controversies regarding trade. The relationship between economic growth and trade is dynamic and complex and trade can be used as a mean to benefit from technological transfers and knowledge spillovers, factors that have a substantial influence on economic growth, along with investments. A cross-section regression analysis is conducted to examine the relationship between trade openness and economic growth. The empirical results show a positive correlation between trade openness and economic growth in developing countries. High initial GDP and population growth are negatively correlated with GDP per Capita growth, while Rule of Law has a positive impact on GDP per Capita growth.

  • Olsson Idman, Ella
    Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Comparative Literature.
    När känslorna får ta rodret: En läsning av John Fowles Den franske löjtnantens kvinna som postmodernt melodrama2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay is first and foremost an exploration of the melodramatic themes in John Fowles The French Lieutenant’s woman. By defining melodramatic plot events and analyzing the novels postmodern narrative as a melodramatic element in its own right, this study’s purpose is to explain what makes the reader react in a specific way – Or more specifically: feel alienated by the books narrator.

                         

    Throughout the study, I’ve analyzed specific melodramatic examples in The French Lieutenant’s Woman; Its multiple endings, the meta-fictional narrator and its characters and connected them to the melodramatic genre and sensibility in an attempt to define the reader’s emotions towards a seemingly unconventional narrative. 

  • Public defence: 2017-03-10 13:00 MB503, Huddinge
    Tarasova, Ekaterina
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Political Science. Södertörn University, Centre for Baltic and East European Studies (CBEES), Baltic & East European Graduate School (BEEGS).
    Anti-nuclear Movements in Discursive and Political Contexts​: Between Expert Voices and Local Protests2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Energy policies which maintain and extend nuclear energy are often opposed by anti-nuclear movements. Ambitious plans for developing nuclear energy in Russia, constructing a first nuclear plant in Poland, and lifting the ban on nuclear energy while allowing the replacement of old reactors in Sweden are examples of such energy policies. In contrast to the massive anti-nuclear movements of 1970-1990s, recent anti-nuclear movements are not organized as national protest campaigns. This thesis examines repertoires of anti-nuclear movements in the alleged “Nuclear Renaissance” period.  

    Repertoires of anti-nuclear actions are analyzed from the perspective of discursive and political opportunities of anti-nuclear movements. Discursive opportunities are enabled or hindered in the ordering of nuclear energy discourses, making messages and actions of social movements legitimate or illegitimate. While discourses of anti-nuclear movements are complex, official discourses of nuclear energy featuring arguments about profitability, energy security and environmental security in connection to nuclear energy development, resonate more with broader socio-political developments. Ordering of discourses is established in such a way that expert rhetoric becomes a standard approach for discussing nuclear energy, while references to emotions and subjective matters are unacceptable.

    Political contexts of anti-nuclear movements provide opportunities for environmental NGOs, one kind of actor in anti-nuclear movements, to pursue nonconfrontational strategies and engage in institutional channels, where they can contribute their expert knowledge. Concurrently, another actor in anti-nuclear movements, local anti-nuclear groups, on the one hand, share argumentative structures with environmental NGOs, and, on the other hand, attempt to mobilize local population and organize local protests. Due to limited opportunities for attention from the national media and focus on local issues, local protests are not featured in the national media, which is crucial for national protest actions.

    The differences in repertoires between these two kinds of actors and absence of actors opting for mass engagement provide insight into repertoires of anti-nuclear movements as a whole. This thesis demonstrates how discursive opportunities of social movements, which result from competing discourses of movements and their counter-agents, and political opportunities structure repertoires of actions of these movements.

  • Brandsma, Nils
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Krönby, Olle
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Economic Inequality and Voting Participation2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The following paper assesses a statistical relationship between Economic Inequality and

    Voting Participation among a sizable amount of nations across the world representing all

    continents. With an deductive approach, three theoretical standpoints of interest are

    presented: one that describes a negative, another inconclusive, and one with a positive

    relationship between the variables of interest. Through panel data analysis the study finds

    support in favour of a negative relationship in that as economic inequality rises, voting

    participation in parliamentary elections decreases.

  • Wallström, Jenny
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Economics.
    Värdering av god vattenkvalitet i Brunnsviken: Effekten av närhet till vattnet på betalningsviljan2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    För höga halter av näringsämnen och miljögifter i sjöar och vattendrag kan orsaka algblomningar, försämrat siktdjup, förändrade ekosystem, svårigheter att bada och oätlig fisk. Brunnsviken är en av de vattenförekomster som i dagsläget inte uppnår Vattenmyndighetens kriterier för god ekologisk status. För att uppnå målet krävs att åtgärder genomförs och därmed att det finns uppgifter om de kostnader och nyttor som åtgärderna leder till. I den här uppsatsen redovisas resultatet från en enkätstudie som undersöker betalningsviljan bland boende i Stockholms kommun för att genomföra åtgärder som leder till att Brunnsvikens ekologiska status går från otillfredsställande till god innan år 2027. Därutöver genomförs en regressionsanalys för att undersöka huruvida betalningsviljan är högre bland de invånarnare som bor i Brunnsvikens närområde än i övriga Stockholm. Resultatet visar att hushållen i genomsnitt är beredda att betala 465 - 552 kr årligen (i tio år) för en förbättring av vattenkvaliteten i Brunnsviken. Nuvärdet av nyttan skattas till ca 1,7 – 2 miljarder kronor, vilket kan jämföras med åtgärdskostnaderna som skattas till ca 90 miljoner kronor. Detta indikerar att åtgärderna är samhällsekonomiskt lönsamma att genomföra. Resultatet från regressionsanalysen visar att det finns ett positivt samband mellan att bo nära vattenförekomsten och viljan att betala. Däremot påverkar avståndet inte hur stort belopp respondenten är beredd att betala. Personer som anser att det är viktigt med bra fiske i Stockholms sjöar och vattendrag har både signifikant högre sannolikhet att vilja betala och är beredda att betala mer än andra.

  • Djupfeldt, Sara
    et al.
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Jansson, Andrea
    Södertörn University, School of Natural Sciences, Technology and Environmental Studies, Media Technology.
    Sociala medier på arbetsplatsen: En studie i hur internkommunikationen påverkas av införandet av sociala medier som intranät på arbetsplatsen.2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • Guerrero Vasquez, Fabiola
    Södertörn University, School of Social Sciences, Sociology.
    Brottsprevention i Botkyrka Kommun: En kvalitativ studie om brottsförebyggande åtgärder och samverkan.2016Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Titel: ”Brottsprevention i Botkyrka kommun – en kvalitativ studie om brottsförebyggande åtgärder och samverkan”.

     

    Författare: Fabiola Guerrero Vasquez.

     

    Handledare: Tove Sohlberg

     

    Institution: Sociologiska institutionen, Södertörns Högskola.

     

    Kurs: Magisteruppsats Sociologi, 30 Högskolepoäng.

     

    Syfte: Det övergripande syftet med studien har varit att belysa vilka brottspreventiva åtgärder som dominerar inom Botkyrka kommun och diskurser bakom dessa. Syftet har också varit att studera hur samverkan kring dessa åtgärder fungerar rent praktiskt och upplevs av aktörerna.

     

    Metod: Datainsamlingen har huvudsakligen skett genom kvalitativ diskursanalys av officiella dokument och sex kvalitativa intervjuer med personer som arbetar och är engagerade med brottspreventiva- och trygghetsskapande frågor inom Botkyrka kommun under hösten 2016.

     

    Resultat: Det huvudsakliga resultatet har visat på att de dominerande brottspreventiva åtgärderna i materialet, tar sin utgångspunkt i de sociala och situationella brottspreventiva modellerna. Diskurserna bakom dessa åtgärder existerar parallellt, där ena diskursen är en tro på att människan kan socialiseras in i samhället som på sikt utvecklar normkomformt beteende och den andra är grunduppfattningen att människan som rationell varelse väljer att begå brott om denne inte hindras ifrån detta. Resultatet visade även på en diskrepans mellan kommunens uppsatta strategi och flera av de insatser som bedrivs inom kommunen. Parterna som samverkar kring dessa frågor, upplevde att en gemensam bild av samverkansgrunden var viktigt för en fungerande samverkan, samt att det finns problem med att bygga upp en samverkan på en ”nyckelperson”.