652 Works

Kødets fristelser

Steen Christiansen
Steen Christiansens Kødets fristelser. (Temptations of the flesh). In its analysis of the softcore and pin-up-website suicidegirls.com and with a point of departure in tattoos, piercings and other body modifications the article discusses flesh as an object in the context of gender research, where gender is constructed socially. The models at suicidegirls.com negotiate with an earlier understanding of women through two processes: the creation of and the use of pinup photos and body modifications, so...

Kødet som forståelses- og kommunikationsmiddel

Jørgen Riber Christensen & Kim Toft Hansen
"And your very flesh shall be a great poem," skrev digteren Walt Whitman i indledningen til Leaves of Grass fra 1855. Fra før Whitman, over Kafkas straffekoloni, kødet som ernæringsmiddel og David Cronenbergs new flesh, til moderne udsmykning af kroppen og æstetisk kirurgi har kødet været et forståelses- og kommunikationsmiddel. Menneskets rationalistiske potens er begrænset af kroppens udfoldelsesmuligheder, men det er kun en begrænsning, hvis det bliver opfattet sådan. Krop og kød har været læst...

Online courses on business model innovation for practitioners in SMEs

Mark De Reuver, Timber Haaker & Martijn Cligge
We develop and evaluate five online courses (MOOCs) on business model innovation, tailored to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Six design principles are found for such courses: regarding type and form of learning contents; time investments from participants; practical examples and tools; integration with daily practice; and participative learning.

Five strategic foresight tools to enhance business model innovation teaching

Matthew J. Spaniol, Christina M. Bidmon, Anna Holm & René Rohrbeck
We discuss our lessons from 8 years of teaching business model innovation to executives in our part-time MBA program. We inspect how the usage of 5 strategic foresight tools has supported students to innovate business models and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of using student-owned live cases.


Ole Ertløv Hansen & Jonas Bjørn Olsen
Ole Ertløv Hansen and Jonas Bjørn Olsen Neuroviraler. (Neurovirals). Neuromarketing seeks to study people's physical reaction to various visual and sensuous stimuli. The purpose of neuromarketing is to find consumers' buy-button through observations of their physical reactions. More and more Danish firms see possibilities in viral marketing as a strategy and a potential in social media, where both small and large firms upload their humorous, impressive and sexy videos to attract consumers and make them...

Narratives and communication in health care practice

Mariann B. Sørensen
The article concerns the issue: How to deal with the increasing challenges of communication in the health care sector? On the one hand, it focuses on how to include the patient’s and relatives´ perspectives. On the other hand, it focuses on the existential/spiritual perspective which is now included in various official visions papers and recommendations. The main question is pedagogical: How do practitioners in the health sector i.e. in nursing deal with these perspectives? The...

Hello, it’s NoelleTM. I think I am in labour…

Susan James
The use of simulators has become an expectation for the teaching of health students. The ideal is that the student will practice all skills on a simulator before venturing out to real people. Enter NoelleTM created in the image of a pregnant woman who gives birth, talks and can haemorrhage on demand. The teacher is the puppeteer who breaths life into this creation and the student must imagine that this is a real life situation....

How the researcher’s experience of visual images can contribute to qualitative research

This article presents a theoretical argument exploring how visual images appeal to sensory knowledge, and how sensory knowledge can contribute to qualitative research where visual images are included as part of the method. The argument is based on a phenomenological approach and a conceptual model of ‘the aesthetic object’. The experience of the aesthetic object comprises three different attitudes, each of which approaches specific aspects of the aesthetic object. By reflectively differentiating between these various...

Creativity in ethnographic interviews

Lene Teglhus Kauffmann
The article discusses interviews as participatory reflexive observation. It is based on experiences of interviewing policymakers and researchers about knowledge and evidence in health promotion. This particular group of informants challenged an approach to interviews as getting informants to describe their everyday work life. By employing a methodological framework focusing on reflexive processes, interviews became consensual interactions, and the content of the interviews turned out to be analyses, interpretations and meaning making, that is, knowledge...

Sin Nombre

Pablo R. Christoffanini
It is the assumption of the article that films contain both ideology and utopia when they depict the actual world. The empirical case analysed is the film Sin nombre (No name, Cary Fukunaga, 2009). It represents two basic questions of the global world: a) illegal emigration from South to North, in this case from Central America through Mexico to the U.S.A. and b) the violence of youth gangs, crime and parallel culture.

Arthur Conan Doyle’s Quest Journey to The Land of Mist

Jørgen Riber Christensen
Arthur Conan Doyle employed the quest narrative structure in his Professor Challenger novels and short stories. The themes that were embodied in the journey were imperialism, positivist science, the male role, evolution, degeneration and atavism. However, in the last of this cycle, The Land of Mist (1926) the Victorian quest romance does not go to a lost, prehistoric world in the Amazonas. It takes on a surprising form as now the journey is to the...

The Hammock and the Colonial Journey of Conquest

Nwankwo T. Nwaezeigwe
The article considers the colonial meaning of the hammock. The conversion of the hammock from a stationary apparatus of leisure into that of a mobile train powered by human energy became identified with a symbol of British colonialism. But the introduction of the hammock was not accepted by the people hook, line and sinker; hence it was trailed by accounts of strong resistance and subsequent British policy of enforcement. The fear of the Hammock, carrying...

Middle Class America in Africa

Thomas F. Halloran
This paper studies the American perception of a lack of modernity in the postcolonial world. As usual, the lack of modernity allows for an idealized, romanticized vision of a simpler life without the ugliness of modern, Western life. A large aspect of Theroux’s thesis concerns the need for Africa to “return” to its “traditional” ways, as a simple land, and cast-off the failed attempt at colonial modernization enforced by the Europeans. As a travelogue, Theroux...

Race, rang og stand i Dansk Vestindien i begyndelsen af 1900-tallet

Marianne Rostgaard & Rasmus Green
Marianne Rostgaard and Rasmus Green and William Newmiller Race, rang og stand i Dansk Vestindien i begyndelsen af 1900-tallet. Set gennem breve hjem fra danskere udstationerede som gendarmer. (Race, rank and class in The Danish West Indies in the early 20th century Viewed through letters from Danes posted as gendarmes). Through readings of contemporary sources in the form of letters the article argues against a myth that Danish colonial administration was more humane and enlightened...

Kød, krop og identitet

Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg
Johanne Stubbe Teglbjærg Kød, krop og identitet – om betydningen af begrebet 'kød' i nyere protestantisk teologi. (Flesh, body and identity – about the meaning of the concept of flesh in new Protestant theology). The turning point of the article is incarnation itself. Since Antiquity flesh has played a central role in Christianity in the interpretation of the figure Jesus, and from a Protestant point of view the article describes the relevance for an understanding...

Supply chain capabilities for industrial symbiosis: Lessons from the cement industry

Ernst Johannes Prosman

Paglia’s Central Myth

Brian Russell Graham
This piece aims to rescue Camille Paglia from waves of unsympathetic critics. The article asks what it is that she actually stands for. Employing the religious metaphors of “fallen” and “restored”, as well as the idea of “sacraments”, it argues that what is uppermost in the work of Paglia is a concern with a fallen state connected to sex and gender alignment (disempowering for both men and women) and a risen state in which self-fulfilment...

Of Male Bondage

Steen Christiansen
Classical Hollywood melodrama, often referred to as “women’s films,” are defined through their heightened emotional intensity and their confrontation of social issues. While usually regarded as finished by the late 1950s, in the past decade melodrama has returned in the different form of the male melodrama, articulating a concern with and anxiety of male frailty. In Nicolas Winding Refn’s delirious male melodrama Only God Forgives (2013), violence takes the place of crying as the expression...

The fabrication of the mathematics teacher as neoliberal subject

Alex Montecino Munoz

Individual Reflection Paper – Supporting Student's Learning in the Critical Phase of Self-directed Learning in PBL

Madelaine Johansson & Teresia Svensson
Supporting and assessment of students’ preparation and learning process in problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials has long been a challenge. We present a modified PBL model focussing on the specific critical phase in the PBL process, the self-directed learning phase in between tutorial meetings. The modified seven step PBL model including an Individual reflection paper (IRP) is presented as well as students’ perspectives on the implementation of IRP and information literacy, knowledge gathering, and PBL tutorial...

Acting, interacting, enacting

Spencer Hazel
This study followed the rehearsals of a 2014 Copenhagen theatre production of Margaret Edson’s play WIT. The play depicts the palliative care provision of a woman diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer, with an important theme of the narrative centering around the dehumanizing practices that result from professional medical treatment of the body, rather than of the person. I adopt an interaction analytic approach to investigate how theatre practitioners develop representations of interaction in clinical environments....

Dolphins Who Blow Bubbles

Catherine Lord
Heinsen's article also allows us to trace a shift; a shift from the more politically oriented readings of transgression (how are boundaries established) to how these boundaries are negotiated in a diversity of cultural practices. One example of this is Catherine Lord, who in Dolphins Who Blow Bubbles shows how a documentary film may become transgressive in the practices it exposes and the ways the film forces us to engage with both cultural thresholds and...

Teaching against the Tide

Camille Alexander
In the same vein, we find transgression in what is perhaps an unlikely place; the classroom and educational practices. Two articles emphasize the need for transgression in education. The first, Camille Alexander's Teaching Against the Tide suggests that transgressing a canonical syllabus becomes a way of creating a contact zone between students and professors, thereby increasing students' learning and engagement in classes.

The Transgressive Posture

Peter Lemish
Considering this trajectory of the uses (or should one rather speak of the abuses?) of transgression, we can identify a number of clusters. Broadly speaking, there is a tendency to either use transgression in a socio-political context (identifying practices which move beyond the permissible or social norms), locating transgression in cultural practices (the ways we interact with the world) and finally in aesthetic practices (moving beyond the norms and conventions created by the fiction of...

Project–based Learning for Teaching Transmedia Communication

Maximiliano Bron & Manuel Gértrudix Barrio
This article narrates the experience and shows the results of research study conducted at the National University of La Rioja (Argentina) where Project-Based Learning (PBL) strategies were implemented for the making of a transmedia documentary which was central to the students training in a particular class, which is part of the last year of the Social Communication Programme.

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