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Karl Ekendahl – PhD Dissertation Defence
The Good, the Bad, and the Dead: An Essay on Well-Being and Death
This book examines some central arguments in the debate about the value of death.
Crafting Sustainable Development: Studies of Teaching and Learning Craft in Environmental and Sustainability Education
The overall aim of the thesis is to contribute with new and deepened knowledge about the teaching and learning of craft when the crafting activity is considered as environmental and sustainability education (ESE).
The Epistemology of Rhetoric: Plato, Doxa and Post-Truth
This thesis aims to develop an epistemology of rhetoric in light of the apparent contemporary post-truth condition of society. Epistemology is hereby understood as concerned with principles for knowledge production within the academic discipline of rhetoric, as well as with an understanding of knowledge production in the public realm.
Erik Bengtson – PhD Dissertation Defence
Constructing the Suburb: Swedish Discourses of Spatial Stigmatisation
By exploring representations of place, this thesis treats practices of spatial stigmatisation in the context of segregated Swedish cities. In three papers, different aspects of stigmatisation and place-making are discussed and analysed, where the overarching ambition is to identify and critically deconstruct the ideology behind stigma as well as suggest ways of making representation positive.
Essays on Risk Attitudes in Sub-Saharan Africa
Risk-taking is an important topic in Africa, as access to financial institutions and social security is scarce. Data on risk attitudes in Africa is limited and the available data collected might not be reliable.
A typology of classifiers and gender: From description to computation
Alexander Stagnell – PhD Dissertation Defence
Petter Hellström – PhD Dissertation Defence
(NB, a Saturday)
Coercion and its Effects: Evidence from the Israel-Palestine Conflict
This dissertation studies the efficacy and effects of coercive policies in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The four composite essays investigate the impact of Israel’s practice of house demolition and construction of a separation barrier on Palestinians’ conflict preferences and use of violence, as well as the broader consequences of these policies for Palestinian communities.