652 Works

The impact of returning home after the twenty-year armed conflict in the Acoli sub-region in Uganda: the case of Nwoya

Charles Okumu
A number of successive coup d’états in Uganda from the Amin coup in 1971, the Okello coup in 1985, followed by Yoweri Museveni’s seize of power in 1986 marked the beginning of the twenty-year war by the remnants of the Acoli Generals, Alice Lakwena and Joseph Kony, armies against the Government army for supremacy over Acoliland. The insurgency forced some of the educated Acoli to flee into exile, while the majority was forced into the...

Metaphoric conceptualization of International Criminal Court justice and peace building in Kenya

Philip Lumwamu, Florence Ngesa Indede & Peter Maina Matu
In this paper, the metaphoric conceptualization of the International Criminal Court (ICC) indictment discourse in Kenya is examined through a data-driven analysis. Much scholarly writing on the ICC intervention in Kenya has concentrated on the functionality of the Court as a transitional justice mechanism. Little has been said though about the role of language in the advancement the ICC objectives in the transitional justice debates in Kenya. This article adopts an approach that integrates linguistic...

The impact of examination ridden system of education on democracy in education in Uganda: an implication for policy change

Stephen Odama
Uganda is a democracy, but the education system is dominated by examinations at all stages and there are variations in performance between regions of Uganda and schools in Uganda CertificatRee of Education (UCE) examinations. The purpose of this study was to comparatively examine the impact of emphasising examinations in secondary schools on democracy in education system. Data was collected using questionnaires and interviews, data from teachers, students, school leaders, and parents in secondary schools, and...

Preface to special issue: stability, democracy and rights

Jens Seeberg

A research framework for second nonverbal code acquisition

Mariel Lee Schroeder
Nonverbal communication and language are two important components of human communication, yet the relationship between the two is severely understudied. One important question – When is learning another culture’s foreign language not enough to be an effective communicator? – has special applicability to teachers and students of foreign languages. Compared to the acquisition of second languages, very little is known about the acquisition of second nonverbal codes. The extent to which different forms of nonverbal...

Action research in planning education

Martin Severin Frandsen & John Andersen
This article presents experiences and reflections from two cases of problem-oriented project work working with action research in bottom-up urban planning and sustainable transition in Copenhagen. The first case concerns the involvement of local residents in the redesign of a public square through a series of aesthetic experiments. The second case concerns an experiment with alternative transport solutions and sustainable street transition through reduction of private car use and the creation of new public spaces...

Show It - Don't Just Tell

Poul Melchiorsen

Virtual Round Table on Innovation for Smart and Sustainable Cities

Paola Clerici Maestosi, Peter Berkowitz, Han Brezet, Jonas Bylund & Giovanni Vetritto
A Dialogue between Paola Clerici Maestosi and Giovanni Vetritto (IT), Olga Kordas (SE), Johhanes Brezet (NL/DK) and Jonas Bylund (SE)

Tools, technologies and systems integration for the Smart and Sustainable Cities to come

Poul Alberg Østergaard & Paola Clerici Maestosi

How can Urban Manufacturing contribute to a more sustainable energy system in cities?

Tanja Tötzer, Romana Stollnberger, Roland Krebs & Mara Haas
The paper explores future opportunities as well as challenges arising from urban manufacturing (UM) regarding the design of sustainable energy systems for cities. Global trends affect the type of production (e.g. Industry 4.0) as well as the industrial structure (e.g. convergence of services and production) of UM in cities. This causes new requirements but also new options for the urban energy system. The study presented in this paper examines this area of tension and explores...

Reassessing China’s Growing Presence in the Arctic

Xiaowen Zheng
Abstract: This paper intends to provide an analytical framework to interpret China’s growing presence in the Arctic from the perspective of world-system theory. I have set up the analytical framework from the following four aspects. Firstly, China’s externalizing behavior in the Arctic region is governed by the internalized law of value of the modern world-system, i.e., the endless accumulation of capital. Secondly, China has benefited and is still benefiting from the division of labor, with...

Personal data as a resource to transform the business model in a service ecosystem

Tero Tapio Huhtala
Purpose - Services are evolving from generic to personalized, and the reverse use of customer data has been discussed in both academia and industry for the past few years. The aim of this study is to understand how personal data is working as a resource for business model transformation in emerging service ecosystems. Design/methodology/approach - The primary data was gathered over the time in the recorded and transcripted workshops, in which future personal data-based services...

Pure? Er det ikke bare noget med BFI?

Søren Vidmar

Æstetik og æstetisering

Peter Allingham & Gorm Larsen
In this issue of Academic Quarter we present a number of different perspectives on the subject of Aestheticization. Our aim is that the present introduction may serve as a suitable frame of reference to the contributions. In order to obtain this, we have chosen a historical structure that takes its point of departure in the rise of philosophical aesthetics during early modernity, from Baumgarten, Kant to Hegel. The contributions of these philosophers on cognitive processes,...

Mørkets fortryllende æstetik

Rasmus Grøn & Julie Bouchet
The topic of the article is the current aestheticization of nocturnal darkness as a domain of experience economy. Here, the article will explore a tension between the framing of nocturnal darkness as an experience product and as a source of enchantment, i.e. of epiphanic experiences of the ‘astronomical sublime’. This conflictual status is theoretically explained through the concept of enchantment and its strong, but ambivalent relationship to the aestheticization of late modern society. During the...

Autenticitet og æstetisering i branding af kaffe

Iben Bredahl Jessen
The article addresses authenticity and aestheticization in a context of coffee culture and branding. Coffee culture exemplifies an area with an increased focus on authenticity. Knowledge about origin, cultivation methods, processing, and type of coffee have become important dimensions in evaluating the authentic coffee experience and taste of coffee. At the same time, coffee brands strive to present unique and authentic coffee identities. Based on a textual/aesthetic analysis of a sample of images on Nespresso’s...

Æstetiseringen dynamik

Bent Fausing
The industrialization produces a veil in its aestheticization, and in this veil lies a criticism and heterotopia in its images of dreams. This is the dynamic duality in Walter Benjamin’s incomplete project, ‘Paris, Capital of the Ninetieth Century’. Benjamin deals especially with the passages. They are new architectural phenomena that connect streets through alleyways with shops. Passage has a more spacious meaning, pointing to the way Benjamin reads the metropolis. Passage means in Benjamin’s optics...

An Investigation into the Psychometric Properties and Validation of the Danish Self-Perception Profile

Ole Michael Spaten
The Harter Self-Perception Profiles are anchored to a clear and validated theoretical framework and one of the most widespread used instruments. The purpose of this research was to conduct reliability studies of the Self-Perception Profile. The research assessed the psychometric properties of the instrument on a Danish sample from Copenhagen collecting scores on self-concept measures through five years. The results showed that the Danish version of this instrument is appropriate for individual assessments and in...

Mirrored journeys

Dolors Palau-Sampio
Travelling on foot still constitutes, in the midst of the twenty-first century, a fundamental moment in a great number of current migrants’ journeys, both across Africa and Central America, fleeing from miserable living conditions and violence. This article compares an in-depth narrative approach to the issue with the mainstream coverage of the Central American caravan by the end of 2018, in order to reflect on the invisibility and vulnerability of walking migrants. While the caravan...

First Steps from Walking in Snow to Cross-Country Skiing

Paul McIlvenny
This article investigates the ways in which a young child learns to sense and move through a transient environment while learning to walk on skis. Audiovisual recordings were made of a parent instructing a child on how to walk on snow and to start moving on skis. Focusing on social interaction, the article examines how snow is sensed and made salient in spatio-interactional practices of walking on snow for the purposes of learning to ski....

When loud Weather buffeted Naoshima

Jasmin Kathöfer
Walking isn’t just walking. A walk, especially if you don’t concentrate on seeing, stimulates the senses. When musician David Sylvian visited the Japanese island of Naoshima in winter 2006 to record sounds for his ambient track “When loud Weather buffeted Naoshima”, he had in mind that the listener should hear the song with an MP3 player during a slow walk around the island. The recorded sounds should mix with the sounds that are created while...

Parodies of Christian Wandering in Luis Buñuel’s Films

Lars Nowak
This essay investigates parodic profanations of Christian peregrination in three films by Luis Buñuel: Nazarín (1959), Simón del desierto (1965), and La Voie lactée (1969). Proceeding from Jesus Christ, Simeon the stylite, and Santiago de Compostela, these movies focus on two central figures of religious wandering, the itinerant preacher and the pilgrim, whose devout essence is subverted in manifold ways ranging from heresy and eroticism to social failure and homelessness. In this connection, walking is...

The Romantic Walk and Beyond

Jørgen Riber Christensen, Jens Kirk & Dominic Rainsford
The article will address the cultural history of walking, and it will critically discuss the creative potentials of walking as it argues that the Romantic walk is not the only feature of this. Here the Situationist concept and method of the dérive with its urban settings will supplement the Romantic walk, and various cases of both are included in the article, just as psychogeography, geocriticism and literary samples of these movements illustrate the cognitive synergy...

Method for addressing bottleneck problems in district heating networks

Lisa Brange, Kerstin Sernhed & Marcus Thern
To work with lowering the system temperatures in district heating (DH) grids is an important factor for system efficiency. Lower system temperatures are related to for example heat losses and production unit efficiency. One obstacle to lower supply temperatures are so called bottlenecks in DH networks. Bottlenecks are areas in the DH network that have very low differential pressure, which makes it difficult to supply them with enough heat. There are many possible solutions to...

Criminal man, eller Lombroso revisited

Kim Toft Hansen
Kim Toft Hansen Criminal man, eller Lombroso revisited med undertitlen "Wittgensteins og Philip Kerrs filosofiske undersøgelser" – (Criminal man or Lombroso revisited Wittgenstein's and Philip Kerr's philosophical investigations). The article describes how flesh as a physiognomic distinctive mark for criminals is not just part of the now discredited degeneration theory, but that the theory has been reborn in genetics, at least in Philip Kerr's science fiction-like crime novel, which takes place in the near future....

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