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  • 1.
    Andersin, Mira
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Den manliga hjälten och de döda kvinnorna: En analys av I am legend ur ett genusmedvetet och feministiskt perspektiv2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Syftet med uppsatsen Den manliga hjälten och de döda kvinnorna är att från ett genusmedvetet och feministiskt perspektiv undersöka genusroller och patriarkala tankestrukturer i Richard Mathesons roman I am legend och de tre filmatiseringar som gjorts av denna. Jag ska se hur män och kvinnor skildras, omverken vidmakthåller de stereotypa könsroller som det västerländska samhället traditionellt bygger på, eller om de bryter av mot dessa normer. I uppsatsen använder jag mig av Pierre Bourdieus teori om den manliga dominansen, och även av Gilbert och Gubars resonemang om kvinnan i litteratur som ängel och monster. Om mannens roll är att vara hjälte, vilken roll får då kvinnan?

  • 2.
    Areskoug, Linn
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, Literature science. Uppsala universitet, Litteraturvetenskapliga institutionen.
    Den svenske mannens gränsland: Manlighet, nation och modernitet i Sven Lidmans Silfverstååhlsvit2011Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This thesis deals with the nationalistic imaginary in the novels of Sven Lidman, published 1910–1913. The novels hold forth a conservative point-of-view that embraces the bourgeois ideal of masculinity and the idea of the healthy, Swedish rural way of life as opposed to the destructive metropolis. This dualism is part of a dichotomy that structures the novels. It also entails continuity/fragmentation, the Swedish/the foreign, men/women, activity/ passivity as well as masculinity/femininity and unmanliness.

    In the Silfverstååhl-cycle the protagonists are young men of a noble, Swedish family. They progress from lost and introspective youths to grown men who are deeply concerned with and engaged in society. They are different representatives of the Swedish man – the farmer, the business man, the explorer and the clergy man. What unites them is how their “coming of age” develops, how through trial and struggle they become stronger and prove worthy of the manly role they finally take on. This is a major principle of the bourgeois masculinity that is also closely connected to the national identity of the men.

    There is also an ambiguity concerning modernity. Throughout the novels a critique of modern society is formulated, that acknowledges the modern age but simultaneously takes on a prudent attitude towards modern society. There is no going back for the Swedish nation; the modern times have to be confronted. The present is very important since it is the time for scrutiny. The handling of the modern era takes place in the developing processes of the young men, who have to be careful not to get trapped in the modern whirlpool that threatens to shatter the human being. The past, the familiar and the rural anchorage that the family relation entitles, is a defense against the destructive forces of modernity. But the past is not completely beneficial. Even though the past is of major importance to the national identity of the protagonists, they have to be very careful not to delve too much into the past because of the risk of paralysis and effeminization. In the nationalistic narrative the present encapsulates the past and the future. The Swedish man has to navigate in the borderland of modernity.

  • 3.
    Arvidsson, Jessica
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    I frestarens grepp: En arketypanalytisk undersökning av temat manipulation med utgångspunkt i Karin Boyes Kallocain2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I den här uppstatsen undersöker jag temat manipulation. Jag tittar på vad det har för inverkan på berättelsers utformning samt om det finns andra teman som ofta kombineras med manipulationstemat. Min utgångspunkt är Karin Boyes Kallocain och därifrån kommer jag dra paralleller till William Shakespeares Othello och Aldous Huxleys Brave New World. Genom att vända mig till just de här två berättelserna får jag en inblick i såväl genretillhörighet som temats utveckling över tid. Uppsatsens teoretiska utgångspunkt är C.G. Jungs teori om det kollektiva omedvetna med mänskliga grundläggande urbilder som återkommer i arketyper. Resultatet är ett grundläggande händelseförlopp och en insikt om den djupare mänskliga samhörighet som berättelsernas hjältar först inte vågar tro existerar.

  • 4.
    Axman, Elin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Asfaltsvägen kom till Pajala.: Framtidens intåg i Populärmusik från Vittula.2011Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
  • 5.
    Bergqvist, Anna Hanna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Värdegrundsarbete kring etnicitet: som en del av litteraturundervisning på gymnasienivån2015Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this essay is to investigate preconditions for working with basic morals and valueswith the help of fiction literature in Swedish school. The subject of Swedish language and literature studies is in focus. The project reflects on the choice of literature made by three largest community college libraries in Gavleborg. The analysis is narrowed to investigate the variety of the authors with different ethnic backgrounds, when it concerns fiction literature available in the choisen college libraries. Several teachers and their classes have also taken part in an additional survey in order to contribute to a deeper discussion and a wider personal perspective on the theoretical foundings. The results are discussed with the help of theories on development of cultural identity at school, history of educational development in Sweden and the existing directives from Swedish Educational Department Skolverket.

  • 6.
    Björklund, Janna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Liten och oskuldsfull men ändå så skräckinjagande: En komparativ studie av barnkaraktärer i John Ajvide Lindqvists Låt den rätte komma in, Människohamn och Lilla stjärna.2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    I John Ajvide Lindqvists romaner blandas välkända skräckteman med realistiska, samtida miljöer där barn ofta har en framträdande roll inom berättelsen. Den här uppsatsens syfte är att undersöka relationen mellan barnkaraktärerna och det skräckfyllda samt hur läsaren uppfattar det. En grundläggande tes för uppsatsen är att barnen utgör ett hot mot de vuxna karaktärerna i Ajvide Lindqvists romaner

    Låt den rätte komma in (2004), Människohamn (2008) och Lilla stjärna (2010). Centrala frågor som ställs är vilken karaktär framkallar obehag och skräck? Mot vilken person riktas hotet? Om barnet är ett hot, varför blir hen det? För att svara på frågorna studeras berättarperspektivet i respektive roman med hjälp av Gérard Genettes fokalisationsbegrepp. Uppsatsen är uppbyggd kring tre analyser av respektive roman som samtidigt jämförs med varandra, med hjälp av en komparativ metod, för att kunna dra slutsatser om varje enskild roman samt om Ajvide Lindqvists författarskap. Det visar sig finnas många likheter mellan barnkaraktärerna i romanerna och några av de viktigaste slutsatserna består i att den interna fokalisationen är viktig för hur vi ser på karaktärerna och om vi som läsare upplever dem som hotfulla och skrämmande.

  • 7.
    Björklund, Johannes
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
    Salomonsson, Joel
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
    Yrkesidentitet och självupplevd anställningsbarhet för pilotstudenter2017Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    The purpose of this quantitative study was to see if there's a correlation between work identity and self-perceived employability even though the external work market is low. For the study, aviation students were chosen as a group with probably higher work identity and was compared to regular students from different educations. A web survey was formed to collect the data that was needed, and were sent out to 30 aviation students and 30 ”general” students from different educations around the country. The survey contained 27 question about work identity, internal and external employability and ambition. Also seven background questions about why the chosen education field. To analyze the data a MANOVA and correlation analysies were carried out. The result showed that aviation students experienced a higher work identity than the general students. They also showed higher ratings in external employability and ambition. The “general” students showed higher results in internal employability. Work identity showed strong correlations between all the employability scale items for the aviation students but not for the “general” students.

  • 8.
    Brink, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Intressant forskning om läsning2007In: Hudiksvalls Tidning, no 22 septemberArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 9.
    Brink, Lars
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Svenska barn läser sämre2007In: Hudiksvalls Tidning, no 29 novemberArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 10.
    Broman, Anna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Kråkflickan och Raskolnikov: En komparativ studie av Brott och straff och Victoria Bergman- trilogin2013Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna studie behandlar de fyra böckerna Brott och straff av Fjodor Dostojevskij, Kråkflickan, Hungerelden och Pythians anvisningar alla tre skrivna av Jerker Eriksson och Håkan Axlander- Sundquist. Jag utför en illustrativ komparativ analys av mördarnas psyke och böckernas struktur samt undersöker det didaktiska värdet av att göra denna studie.

    Genom att psykologiskt analysera böckernas mördare har jag kunnat göra en psykologisk profil till de fyra. Raskolnikov som är dubbelmördare i kriminalromanen Brott och straff har en narcissistisk, schizofren läggning som beror på att hans omedvetna strider med det medvetna om det moraliska i att mörda. Viggo Dürer, den onda mördaren av ett femtiotal barn, som figurerar i trilogin är klart psykopatisk med en könsidentitetskonflikt. Victoria Bergman, den trasiga föräldramördaren som är huvudperson i Kråkflickan, Hungerelden och Pythians anvisningar lider av dissociativ personlighetsstörning till följd av upprepade övergrepp i barndomen. Hon är hjälten och detektiven på samma gång. Hennes dotter Madeleine, bortadopterad från födseln, är den som utför ett tiotal mord i trilogin. Med en liknande uppväxt som sin mamma är hon närmast psykopatisk och mördar med motivet hämnd. Victoria Bergman- trilogin faller inom ramen för både en detektivroman och en pusseldeckare, då läsaren får följa offer, förövare och detektiv och samtidigt själv ikläda sig rollen som den undersökande brottsutredaren.

    Det didaktiska värdet i min studie anser jag vara högt, då den för mig öppnat dörrar att som pedagog lättare ska kunna introducera äldre litteratur som ingår i kanon. Äldre litteratur kan komparativt studeras med hjälp av nyare som ligger närmare elevernas världsbild och då är lättare att ta till sig. All litteratur i min studie kan användas som underlag till värdegrundsdiskussioner och därmed låter eleverna uppnå en större förståelse för sin omvärld och sig själva. 

  • 11.
    Cananau, Iulian
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
    Constituting Americanness: A History of the Concept and Its Representations in Antebellum American Literature2015Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This book is based on my PhD dissertation, entitled Representations of the Concept of “Americanness” in the Canon of Antebellum American Literature. It is a work in cultural history and literary theory that suggests a fresh and potentially fruitful approach to the old notion of Americanness, an idea that lay at the foundation of American studies in mid-twentieth century, only to be exposed as “ideological fiction” by the New Americanists. Surprisingly, neither its advocates nor its critics have made the scholarly effort necessary to theorize or conceptualize Americanness. 

    The subtitle indicates what is distinctive about this project: this is a study of the concept of Americanness. Thus, following Reinhart Koselleck’s history of concepts (Begriffsgeschichte), I propose that “Americanness” is not an ordinary word, but a concept with a broad, albeit historically specific, semantic field. Thus, in the three decades before the Civil War, the semantic field of “Americanness” was constituted at the intersection of several concepts, in different stages of their respective histories; among these, nation, representation, individualism, sympathy, race, and womanhood. By tracing the representations of these concepts in literary texts of the antebellum era, paying attention to their overlapping with the rhetoric of national identification, I uncover some of the meaning of “Americanness” in that period. 

    As far as literary history writing is concerned, Begriffsgeschichte has a double potential: first, to explain the source of confusion between historically different semantic loads of the same concept and, second, to check the critic’s tendency to relativize concepts and therefore make the past a little too familiar. The concept-focused close reading of literary works of the past involves a reformulation of the text/context binary so as to account for contingencies without diminishing the importance of exegesis (a crippling tendency in contemporary literary studies); ultimately, this work aims to reconsider the relationship between history and literature.

    To lay out the meaning of “Americanness” I analyze a wide range of antebellum texts by Emerson, Melville, Thoreau, Douglass, Whitman, Stowe, Jacobs, Hawthorne, Poe, and Fuller, against the background of critical reception and recent scholarship. Thus, to college students and faculty, this book offers a period study of major American writers of the antebellum era.

  • 12.
    Cananau, Iulian
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
    Putting Context to New Use in Literary Studies: A Conceptual-Historicist Interpretation of Poe's 'Man of the Crowd'2017In: Partial Answers, ISSN 1565-3668, E-ISSN 1936-9247, Vol. 15, no 2, p. 241-261Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Poe’s adherence to a strict aesthetic formalism used to be problematic for studies of the relationship between his work and its American context; the methodology of New Historicism has helped to surmount this problem but sometimes with excessive emphasis on socio-historical contexts. This essay examines critical practices at work in the interpretation of Poe’s canonical piece “The Man of the Crowd” in light of the recent debates in literary studies around the problem of context and contextualization in general and the “hegemony” of new historicism in particular. It then suggests an alternative method of reading literary texts and their contexts — one based on Reinhart Koselleck’s history of concepts. It offers an analysis of “The Man of the Crowd” as an illustration of this method.

  • 13.
    Carleson, Angelica
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Stefánsson, Jim
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Elevers bristande erfarenhet av lyrik i svenskundervisningen: En grundad teoristudie av elevers relation till lyrik2015Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper aims to study upper secondary school seniors’ relationship to poetry. The researchers seek to discover the students’ conceptualization of the subject of poetry. Fur-thermore, this paper will present a case study, in which sixteen students participate. The chosen research approach is Glaserian Grounded Theory, which in itself has a con-siderably comprehensive methodology. However, working with Grounded Theory enables an objective approach to the field of study, requested by the researchers. In course of this study, the researchers found that the lack of experi-ence in working with poetry was the students’ main con-cern. The theory, which was generated, therefore evolved from the previously mentioned main concern.

  • 14.
    Edsman, Martina
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
    A Choice in Reading: A Study of Student Motivation for Studying English Literature in Upper Secondary Schools in Sweden2019Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to examine the attitudes and motivation toward literary studies in English in upper secondary school students as well as to determine which tools practicing teachers can apply to increase their students’ language learning motivation within literature teaching in the Swedish curriculum. The questions that this study set out to answer was: How do students rate their ability to succeed in different tasks relating to English literary education? How can teachers in Sweden design their lessons in English literature to motivate their students? Which are some of the best ways to teach literature to students from a motivational standpoint? The primary theories used in this study are; self-efficacy theory and theories regarding intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. This study used a qualitative method to examine the students’ attitudes towards reading English literature in schools. The research tool used is a questionnaire with both general questions regarding literature in addition to questions about how the students would rate their chance to succeed with a task relating to literary studies. This study found that one of the primary methods that teachers should apply when teaching literature to EFL students was giving the students a choice in reading material as well as using age-appropriate material. Using shorter texts such as short stories and extracts from novels was also a method that the students’ preferred. This study showed that using standardized testing is the least preferred examination method to use when assessing the students. On the other hand, the preferred examination methods were writing book reports, essays or using group discussions or answering study questions. Furthermore, it is important for the teacher to know the group and plan accordingly and listen to the students and give them a choice in what they read and how to assess them at the end of the literary module to give the students a greater chance of success.

  • 15.
    Edsman, Martina
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
    The Immortal Life and Immoral Values of Dorian Gray: A Study of Immortality and Immoral Behavior in The Picture of Dorian Gray2018Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to examine how immortality and immoral behavior are represented in The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. The claim in this essay is that an immortal life is not a desirable life and that it traps you in a paradoxical existence that cannot be desirable. The method used in this essay is close reading of the narrative focusing on the protagonist Dorian Gray examined through two theories, ‘The Makropulos case’ and the subsequent analysis regarding contingent and categorical desires introduced by Bernard Williams as well as a theory focusing on endless frustration by Aaron Smuts that evolved through critiquing Williams’ theory on contingent and categorical desires. By analyzing Dorian Gray’s behavior and comparing his choices to the theories presented by Williams and Smuts the results are unanimous and support the claim that an immortal life is undesirable. Dorian Gray ended up confined to a life without meaning as he left everything that held meaning to him behind in his pursuit of pleasure and youth.

  • 16. Forsgren, Urban
    et al.
    Söderhäll, Bengt
    University of Gävle, Department of Education and Psychology, Ämnesavdelningen för didaktik.
    Stig Dagerman och barnet2001In: Bibliotek i länet, no 2, p. 4-7Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 17.
    Gailan, Mohammad
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Financial Success and the American Dream: A Marxist Reading of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This paper analyses Arthur Miller’s play, Death of a Salesman. The main focus is on the theme American Dream and its influences on the characters. Classical Marxism and Althusser’s Marxist theory have been used as the theoretical framework for this paper to answer the questions: In which ways has the American dream as a concept of happiness and financial success affected the characters? Can the American dream and capitalism be blamed for the Loman family’s situation? The conclusion drawn after studying Miller’s play is that the material side of the American dream can be identified as the dominant in the play and it has more negative effects than positive ones on the Lomans, the effects are both mental and physical. Despite the negative effects of the American dream and capitalism on the characters in Miller’s Death of a Salesman, one cannot blame them for the Loman family’s situation. It is the individuals (characters) that must be blamed because everyone can independently in a democratic and free society make their own choices. For that reason, people have to stand up for their actions and take responsibility for the consequences of their choices and actions whether the consequences are good or bad. Hence, the problem in Miller’s play is not so much about ideological influences as it is about self-awareness.

  • 18.
    Golchin, Simin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    The Process of Identity Formation in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club: Amy Tan´s The Joy Luck Club2011Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Like most ethnic and multicultural narratives, Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club revolves around the development of an identity in which immigrant experience and all the questions of ethno- cultural identity that attend to it play central roles. The aim of this essay is to investigate the process of identity formation of the second-generation Chinese immigrant daughters who encounter Chinese culture at home while having the immediate experience of living in America, with a focus on the cultural, language and generational gaps that exist between the Chinese mothers and their American- born daughters. This study is guided by a theoretical framework that combines postcolonial theory and a number of established theories of identity construction including the concept of hybrid identity in order to analyze and explore the American-born daughters’ identity creation. Based on this analysis, this paper presents evidence that an identity formation process that involves cultural hybridization has occurred and the outcome of this identity formation is that of a hybrid identity.

  • 19.
    Gustavsson, Michael
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Formens funktion: Ett metodiskt problem i diktanalys: exemplet Karlfeldts2002In: Poetiska världar: 33 studier tillägnade Bengt Landgren / [ed] Håkan Möller, Otto Fischer, Stockholm/Stehag: Symposion , 2002Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Gustavsson, Michael
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Litteraturteorin i teorin och praktiken2002In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 4Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 21.
    Gustavsson, Michael
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Litteraturteorins expansion: Svenska doktorsavhandlingar i litteraturvetenskap 1976-19952005In: Universitetsämne i brytningstider: studier i svensk akademisk litteraturundervisning 1947-1995 / [ed] Bengt Landgren, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, 2005, p. 449-623Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 22.
    Gustavsson, Michael
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för filmvetenskap, historia, litteraturvetenskap, medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap och statsvetenskap.
    Teorins pionjärer: om introduktionen och receptionen av den moderna litteraturteorin i Sverige2008In: Lychnos, ISSN 0076-1648, p. 175-200Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 23.
    Gustavsson, Michael
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Text och textobjekt1999In: Textanalys: Introduktion till syftesrelaterad kritik / [ed] Carl Anders Säfström & Leif Östman, Lund: Studentlitteratur , 1999Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Gustavsson, Michael
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Textens väsen: En kritik av essentialistiska förutsättningar i modern litteraturteori : Exemplen Cleanth Brooks, Roman Jakobson, Paul de Man1996Book (Other academic)
  • 25.
    Hansson, Michelle Folashade
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, English.
    Signifying in Toni Morrison’s Beloved2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay discusses how language, culture and spirituality are intertwined and used as a defensive mechanism as well as an identity marker, with strong emphasis on Toni Morrison’s Beloved. Language is not just a means of communication, but an interweaving of cultural nuances and a means of establishing identity, demanding autonomy and defying powerlessness. Language is a tool that is embedded in the culture and traditions as well as the experiences of the user of that language. In Morrison’s Beloved, language is not just words used for the purpose of communication, but as a link between that which is real and that which is not; as a representation of a culture that celebrates the importance of remembering – linking the present with the past in a continuum that is particular to the culture, tradition and beliefs of the users. It also symbolises a means of defiance to powerlessness, by defecting from the norm. In Morrison’s Beloved, language as vernacular or “Black Man’s Talk” is characterised by puns, taunts, double-meanings and innuendos that are particular to the Black Race as a way of rejecting the status quo, of defying the white man’s language; of saying “Ah kin signify all Ah please, …., so long as Ah know what Ah’m talkin’ about” (Gates 212).

  • 26.
    Hedlund, Clara
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Kommuners riktlinjer för sociala medier: Hör de offentliga sektorerna hemma på den digitala arenan2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    ABSTRACT

    Seminarietid: 2014-06-03 kl. 15.00-16.00

    Författare: Clara Hedlund

    Titel: "Kommuners riktlinjer för sociala medier"

    Nivå: C-uppsats i Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap, 15 hp.

    Syfte: Användningen av sociala medier eskalerar. Fler och fler befinner sig på de digitala arenorna och detta vill företag, organisationer, myndigheter och kommuner utnyttja. Denna undersökning är en fortsatt studie till en B-uppsats som skapades i perioden december till januari 2013/2014. Där undersöktes Gävle kommuns användning av sociala medier och hur de marknadsförde varumärket genom dessa medier. I denna undersökning undersöks vidare Gävle kommun tillsammans med fyra kommuner ytterligare. Då många kommuner använder sig av de sociala medierna kommer syftet i uppsatsen vara att undersöka hur lättillgängliga respektive kommuns kommunikationspolicy för sociala medier är. Hur riktlinjerna är utformade och var någonstans man kan ta del av dessa kommer att undersökas.

    Metod: Textanalys av de fem kommunernas kommunikationspolicyers för sociala medier presenteras samt en undersökning om hur tillgängliga dessa dokument är utformade förekommer i uppsatsen.

    Material: Kommunernas respektive hemsidor kommer att ligga till grund för sökning av kommunikationspolicyer för sociala medier. Det främsta materialet för undersökningen är varje kommuns dokument som innehåller riktlinjerna för användningen av sociala medier. Två stycken intervjuer som har gjorts via mejl med tre personer från Gävle kommun som dagligen arbetar med sociala medier och kommunikation kommer även att användas.

    Huvudresultat: Hypotesen som råder genom undersökningen är att eventuella osäkerheter vad det gäller användandet kan speglas/identifieras genom undersökningen av riktlinjer. Detta stärks i resultatet genom att undersöka var enskild kommuns hemsida så framgår att fler än hälften av de undersökta kommunerna inte har några riktlinjer tillgängliga på hemsidan. Däremot har de riktlinjer för medarbetarna att förhålla sig till, men dessa dokument finns enbart att ta del av internt inom kommunen. Trots detta använder samtliga kommuner sig av sociala medier flitigt.

  • 27.
    Hellstrand, Anneli
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Den moderna skulden: En jämförande sociologisk litteraturanalys av Jonas Karlssons Fakturan och Franz Kafkas Processen2013Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Jonas Karlssons novell Fakturan (2011) har visat sig ha flera beröringspunkter med Franz Kafkas Processen (1924). Uppsatsen visar hur dessa verk behandlar individens skuld i det moderna samhället. Karlssons novell som är skriven ca hundra år efter det att Kafka skrev Processen skildrar likväl en problematik som kanske varit gällande ända sedan marknadsekonomin först började att breda ut sig. Uppsatsen analyserar Kafkas och Karlssons verk ur ett sociologiskt perspektiv, där jag använt mig av Marx och Nietzsche som teoretiker. Bermans Allt som är fast förflyktigas har utgjort stommen ur vilken jag lutat mina påståenden om modernitetens inverkan på människan genom tiderna. Uppsatsen visar att skuldproblematiken riktad mot individen i det moderna samhället är likartad men framställs annorlunda i verken. En slutsats båda huvudkaraktärerna möjligtvis drar i berättelsernas slut, är att mänsklig kontakt och samverkan är att föredra, framför den ensamma och egoistiska vägen genom livet.

  • 28.
    Hills, Sehten Porshe
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Things Fall Apart & Heart of Darkness: Colonialism: Presenting the same universal ethic in two diametrically opposite ways2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This research paper will examine the representation of colonialism in the narratives Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe and Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. The aim of this Analysis is to demonstrate that both Achebe and Conrad expressed the same universal ethic in two diametrically opposite ways. The term “universal ethic” refers to the evil that is associated with colonialism, and “evil” represents the psychological, physical and emotional trauma that was suffered by both the colonizers and the colonized people. Therefore, as the basis for analysis, this research uses the psychological, emotional and physical criticisms to expose the evil of colonialism. As a postcolonial, Achebe’s opposition to the concept of colonialism is represented by the psychological and emotional collapse of the Igbo natives in Things Fall Apart. As for Joseph Conrad, a colonizer who was sent to the Congo, the physical abuse of the natives represents the evil of colonialism in Heart of Darkness. Achebe criticizes the evil of colonialism as a postcolonial, while Conrad criticizes the evil of colonialism as a colonial.

    This research was conducted exclusively with the support of textbooks and internet articles as well as Webb publications that address the concepts of postcolonialism and colonialism. A total of six (6) recognized books, as well as twelve (12) Webb publications, were used as references to support the postcolonial theory in this analysis. In addition, this research features twelve pages of close reading that examines the psychological, emotional and physical criticism of colonialism that are used to defend the thesis. Correspondingly, the conclusion is established based on the suitability of the findings. It is then concluded that the evil of colonialism is expressed by Chinua Achebe and Joseph Conrad in two diametrically opposite ways in Things Fall Apart and Heart of Darkness respectively.

  • 29.
    Janusiewicz, Anna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    A Product of Womanism: Shug Avery in Alice Walker's The Color Purple2014Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Feminism in the early 1980's in the United States revolved much around social and cultural matters such as sexual liberation, self- definition and self- realization for women. Derived from these ideas within feminism comes Alice Walker's Womanism, that is the writer's own definition of the strong and independent woman of color. This paper investigates the character Shug Avery, in The ColorPurple (1983), in relation to feminism and Womanism. It is argued that she is an empowered female because of the characteristics and attributes that come along with being a Womanist, despite moral,cultural and societal conditions that indicate marginalization for Shug and all women.

  • 30.
    Johansson, David
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science.
    Borgvald, Fredrik
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Caring Science.
    Att beskriva personers upplevelser av vardagen och livsstilsförändringar efter en hjärtinfarkt2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Background: Myocardial infarction is one of the most common diseases that lead to sudden death around the world. In Sweden, 25300 people is affected by MI each year. Stress, anxiety, depression and an unhealthy lifestyle are just some risk factors that increase the risk of MI. After a MI, lifestyle changes are required to achieve good health, such as physical activation, healthy diets and smoking cessation. Aim, the purpose of this literature study was to describe how people experience their everyday life and lifestyle changes after a MI. Method, this thesis is a descriptive study that is based on 12 articles with both qualitative and quantitative approach. The articles selected correspond to the purpose of the study. The PubMed database via MedLine was used to find the articles. Main results, the study shows that many patients experience problems in everyday life after a MI and have difficulty adjusting to the lifestyle changes that are necessary after a MI .The result shows that people's mental, emotional, physical health and social life are negatively affected after a MI. This can lead to problems in everyday life, like relationships and intimacy. In conclusion, MI can lead to an emotional, existential and physical daily struggle. The nurse should be able to provide support, information and rehabilitation to the person concerned so that they can return to a more healthy everyday life. People may also need help with different coping strategies by the nurse to better handle the new life situation. People’s experiences of the daily life can provide the nurse with valuable knowledge, which can improve the future care for the person concerned.

  • 31.
    Johansson, Elin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    Den performativa uppväxten: en studie i den heterosexuella matrisens verkan i tre svenska skolskildringar2012Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Uppsatsen Den performativa uppväxten syftar till att studera den heterosexuella matrisens verkan i tre svenska skolskildringar. Som teoretisk grund för undersökningen används såväl Yvonne Hirdmans teori om hur genussystemet bärs upp av de logiska fundamenten isärhållning och könshierarki, som Judith Butlers queerfeministiskt filosofiska dekonstruktion av kön som kategori. De skönlitterära verk som analyseras är Agnes von Krusenstjernas Tony växer upp och Tonys läroår, Jan Guillous Ondskan och Jonas Gardells trilogi En komikers uppväxt, Ett ufo gör entré och Jenny. Genom ett textanalytiskt tillvägagångssätt med komparativa inslag undersöks hur genusstereotyper reproduceras och stabiliserar heterosexualiteten som obligatorisk norm, vidare hur dessa processer gestaltar ungdomars identitetstillblivelse i den skönlitterära skolmiljön. De tre skolskildringarna statuerar exempel som belyser hur grupptryck och okritisk medvetenhet resulterar i kollektiv könsseparerad performativitet. Den komparativa analysen av de olika skönlitterära verken framhäver genussystemets samtidigt stabila och föränderliga karaktär. De olikartade verken stärker tesen om könsnormer som kulturella, samhälleliga och tidsanpassade konstruktioner, där dock samtida manliga och kvinnliga ideal definieras utifrån varandra likt binära motsatser. Dessa, utifrån varandra definierade genus, stabiliserar en biologistisk heteronormativ beroendeställning mellan en dominant manlighet och en underordnad kvinnlighet. Genom applicerandet av Butlers teori om genussymmetri som en naturaliserad diskurs snarare än en biologisk sanning analyseras hur de olika utanförskap som gestaltas i skolskildringarna samtidigt avslöjar och stärker genussystemet.

  • 32.
    Juhlin, Johanna
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    A Conceptual-historicist Investigation of Poems by William Butler Yeats2017Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    This essay aims to find a correlation between the poetry of William Butler Yeats and the social-cultural context of its time-period. With the aid of conceptual history, representations of fundamental concepts can be revealed in the written text. The methodological approach is based on Reinhart Koselleck's Begriffsgeschichte where concepts are used for timing history. The two concepts in focus in the essay are 'crisis' and 'the Golden Age'. The results found in the analysis of Yeats' poems displayed to a high amount the representation of the concept of 'crisis', revealing that crisis in the society at that time is reflected in Yeats' poems, but representations of the counter-concept 'the Golden Age' was only partly found in poems from his later collections. A suggestion for further research is to perform a study where several contemporary poets are investigated simultaneously with the aid of conceptual history.

  • 33.
    Kaas, Robin
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities.
    ”Nameless here forevermore”: A study of the expression of sorrow, in the life and works of Edgar Allan Poe2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Despite being one of the most influential writers of his era, Edgar Allan Poe led a mostly tragic life of impoverishment and personal failures and tragedies. This essay explores to what extent this affected Poe’s writing, by examining the portrayals of the emotions of grief and sorrow in some of Poe’s work, via close-reading. Further, the essay contains a shorter biographical analysis of Poe’s life and work, in order to establish a connection between the two. The meaning of the emotions of grief and sorrow within Poe’s works are discussed, and connected to Poe’s biography. The results show that Poe’s works are sometimes converging with tragedies from his own life, his personal tragedies and his stories featuring death, grief and sorrow converge on several occasions throughout his intense career.

  • 34.
    Karlsson, Madelene
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Management, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management.
    Hagevall, Sandra
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Industrial Management, Industrial Design and Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Management.
    Effektiviserad lagerhantering av reservdelar för minskad kapitalbindning2019Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [en]

    Spare parts are, for many companies, a complex product to logistically handle. This is in part due to the varying characteristics and sporadic demand patterns of spare parts. Obstacles can often arise when companies utilize the same approach to their spare parts stock as they do with their general warehouse manufacturing inventory. By using the same approach, companies risk neglecting the widespread variation of the spare parts. With the help of established routines, a clear set of guidelines and factors, the chances of a successful handling of spare parts inventory is increased.

    The study is a qualitative case study with the purpose of identifying specific factors and to make recommendations of models for companies to take into account when evaluating and storing spare parts. Through unstructured/semi-structured interviews conducted with four case company employees, information was gathered which was used to assist in identifying these specific factors and models for companies. A theoretical frame of reference was produced through analyzing research articles and was compared to the compiled empirical data in an analysis.

    The departments within the case study based their work on single factor which were considered important for each specific department, without inter-departmental communication. The factors that were identified in the study include service, competitive advantage, tied up capital, size capacity, complexity, sales frequency and material. Four of these were considered to be a priority for the case company. The study showed that different models for spare parts management and outsourcing could be implemented in the case company. By integrating the different models for spare parts management and outsourcing, combined with communication, a new model has been proposed for handling the spare parts storage.

  • 35.
    Lindholm / Röjdalen, Carin
    et al.
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för filmvetenskap, historia, litteraturvetenskap, medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap och statsvetenskap.
    Adolfsson, Eva
    Göteborg.
    Ahlmo-Nilsson, Birgitta
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Borgström, Eva
    Göteborg.
    Ingrid Gunnarsson, Ingrid
    Göteborgs univesitet.
    Holmquist, Ingrid
    Göteborgs universitet.
    Leffler, Yvonne
    Göteborgs Universitet.
    Mansén, Elisabeth
    Lunds Universitet.
    "Känsla sig i känsla spegle": En analys av Stagnelius dikt, Julia, veken i vår lampa1990In: Romantikens kvinnor: Studier i det tidiga 1800-talets litteratur / [ed] Birgitta Ahlmo-Nilsson, Stockholm: Hammarström & Åberg , 1990, 1, p. 76-87Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 36.
    Lindqvist Grinde, Janne
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, Literature science.
    Att skapa sin värld: Den epideiktiska retorikens funktioner i svenskt 1600- och 1700-tal2010In: Goda exempel: Värderingar och världsbild i tidigmodern svensk sakprosa och tillfällesdikt. / [ed] Henrik Ågren, Uppsala: Historiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet , 2010, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Lindqvist Grinde, Janne
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för filmvetenskap, historia, litteraturvetenskap, medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap och statsvetenskap.
    Högskolans forskning måste vara fri2009In: Gävle Dagblad, Vol. 15 februariArticle in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 38.
    Lindqvist Grinde, Janne
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Kurt Johannesson: Svensk retorik från antiken till våra dagar2006In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 2, p. 87-93Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 39.
    Lindqvist Grinde, Janne
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Mats Malm: Minervas äpplen. Om diktsyn, tolkning och bildspråk inom nordisk göticism1996In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 3-4, p. 155-159Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 40.
    Lindqvist Grinde, Janne
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Stefan Ekman: "I skuggan af Din Graf, jag på min lyra slår"2005In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 1/2, p. 112-116Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 41.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    Bioteknik i litteraturen. Framtidens klonade Einstein. Utopi eller dystopi?2002Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 42.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för svenska språket och engelska.
    Den enes utopia – den andres dystopia2001In: 00TAL, ISSN 1404-823X, no 8, p. 24-32Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 43.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för svenska språket och engelska.
    Den försvunna genusrutan: Politisk styrning av forskningsmedel?: Reflektion/konfrontation/diskussion2008In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 3-4, p. 7-11Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 44.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för svenska språket och engelska.
    Den invanda eller den andra vägen: Det utopiska alternativet2007In: SUBALTERN - Tema utopi, no nr 2, p. 70-73Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 45.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    Umeå universitet.
    Den litterära utopin och dystopin i Sverige 1734-19402001Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • 46.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för svenska språket och engelska.
    Efterord till Niels Klims underjordiska resa2007In: Niels Klims underjordiska resa / [ed] Ludvig Holberg, Umeå: H:ström - Text & kultur , 2007, p. 269-279Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    En bättre och lyckligare värld. Kvinnliga författares utopiska visioner 1850-1950: recension av Eva Heggestads En bättre och lyckligare värld. Kvinnliga författares utopiska visioner 1850-19502006In: Tidskrift för litteraturvetenskap, ISSN 1104-0556, E-ISSN 2001-094X, no 2-3, p. 202-206Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 48.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Culture Studies, Religious Studies and Educational Sciences, Gender studies. University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, Literature science.
    Förord till Margaret Cavendishs Den lysande världen2011In: Den lysande världen / [ed] Margaret Cavendish, Umeå: H:ström - text & kultur , 2011, p. 7-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 49.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för svenska språket och engelska.
    Försakelse och viljetvingare - bilder från år 2378: Om emancipationsfrågan i en tidsutopi1998In: Nordisk litteratur og mentalitet / [ed] Malan Marnersdottir og Jens Cramer, Torshavn: Foroya Frodskarfelag , 1998, p. 366-375Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 50.
    Ljungquist, Sarah
    University of Gävle, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Ämnesavdelningen för litteraturvetenskap och svenska språket.
    I Kallocainets förlösning: En utopi- och genusteoretisk analys av Karin Boyes Kallocain2001In: Utopier och dystopier: den andra genusvetenskapliga Stockholmskonferensen 6-7 oktober 2000 / [ed] Caroline Tovatt, Stockholm: Centrum för kvinnoforskning vid Stockholms universitet , 2001Conference paper (Refereed)
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