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  • Widlund, Anna; Tuominen, Heta; Korhonen, Johan (2018)
    It has been suggested that both performance and academic well-being play a role in adolescent students' educational attainment and school dropout. In this study, we therefore examined, first, what kinds of academic well-being (i.e., school burnout, schoolwork engagement, and mathematics self-concept) and mathematics performance profiles can be identified among lower secondary school students (N-grade (7) = 583, N-grade 9 = 497); second, how stable these profiles are across one school year during the seventh and ninth grades; and, third, how students with different academic well-being and mathematics performance profiles differ with respect to their educational aspirations. By means of latent profile analyses, three groups of students in seventh grade: thriving (34%), average (51%), and negative academic well-being (15%) and four groups of students in ninth grade: thriving (25%), average (50%), negative academic well-being (18%), and low-performing (7%) with distinct well-being and mathematics performance profiles were identified. Configural frequency analyses revealed that the profiles were relatively stable across one school year; 60% of the students displayed identical profiles over time. The thriving students reported the highest educational aspirations compared to the other groups. In addition, the low-performing students in the ninth grade had the lowest educational aspirations just before the transition to upper secondary school. Practical implications as well as directions for future research are discussed.
  • Polso, Kukka-Maaria (Helsingin yliopisto, 2020)
    Aims. In the context of computing education, the vast majority of prior research examining achievement goal orientations has been conducted using variable-centred methods. In order to deepen understanding of the student population and achievement motivation, this Master’s Thesis employed person-oriented perspectives. The interplay of different goal orientations was explored by identifying prevalent motivational profiles and investigating profile differences in performance. Normative and appearance performance goals were handled as separate clustering variables in addition to mastery goals for the first time. Methods. The participants were 2059 introductory programming MOOC students. Data were collected by a questionnaire and from automatically assessed programming assignments and final exam. An exploratory factor analysis (EFA) was conducted for the achievement goal orientation items to examine the factor structure. Using TwoStep cluster analysis, the students were classified into clusters according to their achievement goal orientations. Cross tabulations and analyses of variance (ANOVA) were conducted to investigate profile characteristics and differences in performance. Results and Conclusions. Five distinct achievement goal orientation profiles were identified: Approach-Oriented (31.2%), Performance-Oriented (18.9%), Combined Mastery and Performance Goals (18.0%), Low Goals (17.6.%) and Mastery-Oriented (14.3.%). Students with Combined Mastery and Performance Goals performed significantly better than students with Low Goals regarding two metrics. Consistent with previous findings, the results highlight the positive link between multiple goal pursuit and performance. Further studies are needed to investigate motivational profiles in relation to other educational outcomes in the context of computing education. This kind of knowledge is valuable for designing interventions and new courses. The article ‘Achievement Goal Orientation Profiles and Performance in a Programming MOOC’, which is based on the present thesis, will be presented at ITiCSE 2020 (Conference on Innovation and Technology in Computer Science Education) conference and published in conference proceedings.
  • Polso, Kukka-Maaria; Tuominen, Heta; Hellas, Arto; Ihantola, Petri (ACM, 2020)
    It has been suggested that performance goals focused on appearing talented (appearance goals) and those focused on outperforming others (normative goals) have different consequences, for example, regarding performance. Accordingly, applying this distinction into appearance and normative goals alongside mastery goals, this study explores what kinds of achievement goal orientation profiles are identified among over 2000 students participating in an introductory programming MOOC. Using Two-Step cluster analysis, five distinct motivational profiles are identified. Course performance and demographics of students with different goal orientation profiles are mostly similar. Students with Combined Mastery and Performance Goals perform slightly better than students with Low Goals. The observations are largely in line with previous studies conducted in different contexts. The differentiation of appearance and normative performance goals seemed to yield meaningful motivational profiles, but further studies are needed to establish their relevance and investigate whether this information can be used to improve teaching.
  • Frog, Mr. (2021)
    This paper explores the dynamics of agency, media andauthority in the maintenance and construction of the folk cultural sphere– that is, asociety’s generalized perception and understanding of traditional culture. Thephenomenon is explored through a series of cases, organized chronologically, on:medieval manuscript technologies and Snorri Sturluson’s Edda; seventeenth- and eighteenth-century written representationsof Sámi; a nineteenth-century living ethnographic exhibition of Sámi; currentfieldwork documenting Rotenese and Tetun traditions in Indonesia; acommunity-driven living ethnographic exhibition on the island of Java. The finaldiscussion takes an overview of the perspectives gained from the individualcases to consider their broader implications.
  • Xiong, Ying (Helsingfors universitet, 2009)
    As the global economy grows rapidly, certain environmental and societal problems have become challenges. This pushes more and more global companies to integrate those concerns in their business operations, in the form of corporate social responsibility (CSR). This thesis analyzes leading global companies’ CSR performance by using forest and IT industry as comparable cases, in order to point out the strength and weakness of CSR practice, and to indicate the proposal for CSR development. The study also describes the differences in emphasizing CSR between forest industry and IT industry, and between globally and in China market. The method of content analysis is introduced to the study. Based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines as classification frame, relevant information from the CSR reports of analyzed sampling units was classified into corresponding indicators and then transformed into the numbers that represent companies’ CSR performance. The result of the study shows that on a global scale environmental and economic responsibilities are the mainly focused areas of CSR by global companies while companies’ performance of human rights responsibility is very poor. In the future, global companies should work harder on human rights by taking actions to analyze violent risks and prevent discrimination instead of only releasing policies. Concerning differences between industries, forest product companies emphasize economic, environmental and labor practice responsibilities much more than IT companies do. IT industry is able to learn the experience from forest industry to improve its weak areas. The other finding in the study is that nearly no global companies publish separate unit CSR reports in China or sufficient information of CSR activities in China. It indicates that CSR is still at the very beginning status in China and global companies are recommended to take more responsibility for its development.
  • Tuunainen, Petra; Koivunen, Erja; Valaja, Jarmo; Valkonen, Eija; Hiidenhovi, Jaakko; Tupasela, Tuomo; Hongisto, Marja (2016)
    Performance, meat quality and litter quality were determined in 4000 male and female Ross 308 broilers fed on starter diet (soybean meal or rapeseed meal and peas) and grower-finisher diets based on either soybean meal (control) or substituting rapeseed meal or rapeseed meal and pea in different proportions (100/0%, 75/25% or 50/50%) for soybean meal in iso-nitrogenous basis. Performance of the birds fed with soybean meal diets was superior compared to that of the birds fed with rapeseed meal and pea based diets. Bird performance was the poorest and mortality the highest for the birds fed with the rapeseed meal grower diet. In this experiment birds did not reach performance target for the age and strain of bird. Overall, diet based solely on rapeseed meal protein is not suitable for broiler production. However, dietary rapeseed meal inclusion clearly improved fatty acid profile of breast meat. The omega-6/omega-3-ratio was 4.1, 2.4 and 2.7 for soybean meal, rapeseed meal, and rapeseed meal and peas based diets, respectively. There were no differences in sensory quality evaluation of breast meat between the treatments.
  • Clark, Daniel; Munten, Stephanie; Herzig, Karl-Heinz; Gagnon, Dominique D. (2021)
    Exogenous ketone supplementation and whole-body cooling (WBC) have shown to independently influence exercise metabolism. Whether readily available ketone salts, with and without WBC, would provide similar metabolic benefits during steady-state aerobic and time-trial performances was investigated. Nine active males (VO2peak: 56.3 ± 2.2 mL·kg−1·min−1) completed three single-blind exercise sessions preceded by: (1) ingestion of placebo (CON), (2) ketone supplementation (0.3 g·kg−1 β-OHB) (KET), and (3) ketone supplementation with WBC (KETCO). Participants cycled in steady-state (SS, 60% Wmax) condition for 30-min, immediately followed by a 15-min time trial (TT). Skin and core temperature, cardio-metabolic, and respiratory measures were collected continuously, whereas venous blood samples were collected before and after supplementation, after SS and TT. Venous β-OHB was elevated, while blood glucose was lower, with supplementation vs. CON (p < 0.05). TT power output was not different between conditions (p = 0.112, CON: 190 ± 43.5 W, KET: 185 ± 40.4 W, KETCO: 211 ± 50.7 W). RER was higher during KETCO (0.97 ± 0.09) compared to both CON (0.88 ± 0.04, p = 0.012) and KET (0.88 ± 0.05, p = 0.014). Ketone salt supplementation and WBC prior to short-term exercise sufficiently increase blood β-OHB concentrations, but do not benefit metabolic shifts in fuel utilization or improve time trial performance.
  • Myyry, Liisa; Karaharju-Suvanto, Terhi; Vesalainen, Marjo; Virtala, Anna-Maija; Raekallio, Marja; Salminen, Outi; Vuorensola, Katariina; Nevgi, Anne (2020)
    The aim of this study was to examine the emotions higher education teachers associate with assessment and the factors in their teaching environment that triggered these emotions. As a starting point, Frenzel's model of teacher emotions and Pekrun's control-value theory of achievement emotions were used. The sample consisted of 16 experienced and pedagogically advanced teachers who participated in semi-structured interviews. After abductive content analyses, both positive and negative emotions were detected corresponding to Frenzel's and Pekrun's models. The main sources of emotions were validity of assessment, assessment methods, pedagogical development and assessment culture. This preliminary study indicates that assessment evokes both positive and negative emotions, and that validity of assessment is a prominent issue in evoking these emotions. Pedagogical training should deal with emotions and their regulation in assessment to help teachers in higher education to cope with negative emotions.
  • Farooq, Omar (Svenska handelshögskolan, 2008)
    Economics and Society
  • Wikström, Valtteri; Falcon, Mari; Martikainen, Silja; Pejoska, Jana; Dural, Eva; Bauters, Merja; Saarikivi, Katri Annukka (2021)
    Augmenting online interpersonal communication with biosignals, often in the form of heart rate sharing, has shown promise in increasing affiliation, feelings of closeness, and intimacy. Increasing empathetic awareness in the professional domain and in the customer interface could benefit both customer and employee satisfaction, but heart rate sharing in this context needs to consider issues around physiological monitoring of employees, appropriate level of intimacy, as well as the productivity outlook. In this study, we explore heart rate sharing at the workplace and study its effects on task performance. Altogether, 124 participants completed a collaborative visual guidance task using a chat box with heart rate visualization. Participants’ feedback about heart rate sharing reveal themes such as a stronger sense of human contact and increased self-reflection, but also raise concerns around unnecessity, intimacy, privacy and negative interpretations. Live heart rate was always measured, but to investigate the effect of heart rate sharing on task performance, half of the customers were told that they were seeing a recording, and half were told that they were seeing the advisor’s live heart beat. We found a negative link between awareness and task performance. We also found that higher ratings of usefulness of the heart rate visualization were associated with increased feelings of closeness. These results reveal that intimacy and privacy issues are particularly important for heart rate sharing in professional contexts, that preference modulates the effects of heart rate sharing on social closeness, and that heart rate sharing may have a negative effect on performance.
  • Saarentaus, Elina (Helsingin yliopisto, 2014)
    This study focused on the relations of interest and self-efficacy beliefs of students. The aim was to specify how interest and self-efficacy beliefs are independently and reciprocally related to mathematical performances, and conversely, how changes in achievements influence changes in motivation. Theories that support the developmental tendencies of interest and self-efficacy are emphasized in the theoretical frame. Previous studies have shown that individual levels of interest and self-efficacy beliefs significantly influence learning. Research concerning the interaction effects of the factors has been scarce. In addition, the research on the motivational factors has mostly been quantitative. This study aims to complement the existing conceptual and methodological approaches. The study was conducted by qualitative methodological principles. Six (6) students participated for the interviews. They were selected from a larger sample of student participants based on their achievements in mathematics. The interviews were executed with a semi-structured interview method. The data were analyzed by using content analysis. The research was explorative within its topic and hence, the analysis was not based on any preconceived hypotheses. The individual manifestations of interest and self-efficacy in relation to students' mathematical performances were highlighted in the explorative analysis of this study. The experiences reflected the interactive relationships of the particular motivational factors; with each other and in respect of math performances. According to the views of the students, changes in one phenomenological factor commonly result in changes in another. Within the individual perspectives of this study, no general conclusions can be drawn. However, the previously empirically established significances of interest and self-efficacy in learning were reflected in the experiences of the interviewed students. The interconnection of the motivational factors in relation to mathematics is essential to consider in education. Their predisposition for change offers opportunities to generate new learning experiences, which then again, may improve the feelings of interest and self-efficacy of even older students in relation to mathematical learning.
  • Hasan, S.; Saha, S.; Junnikkala, S.; Orro, T.; Peltoniemi, O.; Oliviero, C. (2019)
    Resin acid-enriched composition (RAC) mainly containing tall oil fatty acid with an active component of resin acid (RA) can improve the microbial population in the digestive system, change the microbial fermentation, and improve the feed conversion ratio. We investigated the effects of dietary supplementation of RAC on sow colostrum yield (CY), colostrum composition and gut microbiota. Tall oil fatty acid and RA are commonly termed RAC and CLA, pinolenic, abietic, dehydrobiotic acids are characteristic components of RAC. The experiment was conducted in three trials in three respective herds. Sows were fed with a control diet and the same diet supplemented with 5 g RAC/day per sow during the last week of gestation. The 16S ribosomal RNA gene sequencing technique was used to assess sows' faecal microbiota populations at farrowing. Colostrum nutritional composition, acute phase proteins (APPs) and immunoglobulin (Ig) content were also assessed. Individual piglets were weighed at birth and 24 h after the birth of first piglets in order to calculate CY and later at 3 to 4 weeks to calculate average daily gain. The RAC-fed sows had significantly higher IgG levels (P0.05), but those fed RAC had higher levels of colostrum serum amyloid A. Colostrum yield was significantly higher in RAC-fed sows in herds 2 and 3 with heavier piglets between 3 and 4 weeks of age (P0.05). Resin acid-enriched composition supplementation significantly increased some beneficial and fermentative bacteria (Romboutsia and Clostridium sensu stricto) than the control diet (P
  • Ganse, Bergita; Ganse, Urs; Dahl, Julian; Degens, Hans (2018)
    Master athletes maintain high physical activity levels and have better health than age-matched non-athletes. World records show accelerated declines after age 70 in swimming, long-distance running and sprint performance. However, less is known about age-related performance declines in the general master athlete population and whether decline rates differ between disciplines and genders. We interrogated a dataset including all track and field athletes of North Rhine from 2001 to 2014 to assess age-related changes in performance. 27,088 results of athletes between 11 and 89 years of age in 12 disciplines were analysed by regression statistics. The analyses showed an accelerated decline beyond the age of 70 in sprint, middle- and long-distance running, while in throwing and jumping disciplines the performance continued a linear decline. Patterns of decline differed between men and women. The steepest declines were observed in javelin throw and 400m (women), and in pole vault and 800m (men). In conclusion, performance declines in ageing depend more on the specific profile of requirements than previously assumed.
  • Nummela, Jonna (Helsingin yliopisto, 2019)
    Tutkielma erittelee esityksellisen epäonnistumisen (performative failure) ilmenemismuotoja ruohonjuuritason anti-fasistisessa aktivismitoiminnassa. Tutkielma käyttää aineistonaan Loldiers of Odin aktivistiryhmästä koostettua materiaalipankkia, joka koostuu ryhmän nettisivuista, yhdestä videoidusta vastamielenosoituksesta, yhdestä YLE:n televisiohaastattelusta ja Helsinki Ilman Natseja-mielenosoituksesta koostetuista videoista, valokuvista ja muistiinpanoista. Tutkielma nojaa erityisesti Jack Halberstamin tunnetuksi tekemään queer-feministiseen epäonnistumisen tutkimukseen ja sijoittuu tutkimusotteeltaan sukupuolentutkimuksen ja esitysanalyysin välimaastoon. Aktivismiryhmän toiminnan, alkuperän erittelyn tai haastattelujen sijaan tutkimus keskittyy Loldiers of Odinin aktivismin performatiivisuuteen ja siihen miten esityksellinen epäonnistuminen ilmenee ryhmän julkisissa ulostuloissa ja interventioissa. Ruohonjuuritason aktivismin hengessä tutkimusmetodeina on käytetty artikulaatiota, provokaatiota ja yhdessä kulkemisen menetelmää. Artikulaation kautta tutkimus tarkastelee Suomen sosiopoliittista tilannetta vuonna 2016 ja avaa merkityksenannon tärkeyttä suhteessa kaduilla liikkuviin aktivisteihin ja ryhmän ulostulojen motiiveihin. Provokaatio asettaa klovniaktivistit esitysanalyysin raameihin verraten toimintaa katuteatterin ja soveltaen julkisen performanssin ja teatterin keinoja poliittiseen aktivismiin. Yhdessä kulkemisen menetelmä palauttaa tutkimuksen samalle viivalle tutkimuskohteensa kanssa kulkien mielenosoitusten mukana kokien antifasistisen aktivismin ja performatiivisen epäonnistumisen yhdessä klovniaktivistien kanssa. Tutkielma erittelee esityksellisen epäonnistumisen kolme ilmenemismuotoa: esityksellinen epäonnistuminen komiikan ja teatteriklovnerian tehokeinona, esityksellinen epäonnistuminen antifasistisen aktivistin työkaluna ja esityksellinen epäonnistuminen feministisenä tilana tai lokaationa. Teatteriklovnerian tehokeinona epäonnistuminen nojaa ajoitukseen ja yllätykseen. Vitsin voimakkuutta vahvistaa esitettävän hahmon sijoittuminen yhteiskuntanormien ulkopuolelle. Aktivistin työkaluna epäonnistuminen provosoi ja pyrkii asettamaan vastapuolen naurunalaiseksi. Loldiers of Odinin aktivismin reaktiivinen luonne tukee havaintoa siitä, että ryhmän interventiot toimivat parhaiten niiden ollessa suorassa vuorovaikutuksessa poliisin tai katupartioiden kanssa. Epäonnistuminen feministisenä tilana tai lokaationa palauttaa klovniaktivismin verrannollisuuden yhteiskunnan menestyksen ulkopuolelle jääviin rakenteellisiin häviäjiin, joihin kuuluvat mm. seksuaali- ja sukupuolivähemmistöt. Epäonnistuminen näyttäytyy feministisenä lokaationa, jossa kaikki on mahdollista koska epäonnistuminen asuu yksilön sijaan yhteiskunnan rakenteissa. Tällöin epäonnistumisesta tulee performanssi, aktiivinen leikki joka tekee näkyväksi rakenteellista sortoa. Loldiers of Odinin menestys aktivismiryhmänä nojaa tutkimuksen mukaan esityksellisen epäonnistumisen luovaan ja monipuoliseen hyödyntämiseen, josta voisi hyötyä moni muukin ruohonjuuritason yhteiskunnallinen toimija.
  • Heikkilä, Sampsa (2005)
    Etnografiani tutkii kokemuksen "samankaltaisuutta" erilaisissa sosiaali-historiallisissa olosuhteissa. Editoidun audiovisuaalisen materiaalin käyttöön perustuva systemaattinen tutkimus kartoittaa variabiliteettia, eli "jotenkin" samankaltaisuutta geneerisessä ilmaisukulttuurissa. Performanssiteorian, musiikkikokemuksen ja puheen etnografian metodien ja teorioiden pohjalta tehty työ tulkitsee näistä lähtökohdista käsin musiikillista mediaatiota erilaisissa symbolisissa kommunikaatioprosesseissa. Työn kontribuutio on näiden tutkimusalojen piirissä niin, että sen pohjalta tehtyjä antropologisia väittämiä voidaan hyödyntää esteettisiin konfiguraatioihin perustuvien performanssikulttuurien tutkimuksessa. Havaintojen validiteettia ja relevanssia lisää monipuolinen audiovisuaalisen materiaalin käyttö. Työ pohjautuu n. 5 kuukauden pituiseen kenttätyöhön Sevillan provinssissa Espanjassa. Etnografinen materiaali on flamenco-puheyhteisöistä. Etnografinen metodi hyödyntää haastatteluaineistoja, etnografista video-elokuvaa, sosiaalihistoriallisia dokumentteja sekä antropologista kirjallisuutta. Tutkimusongelma on yleisluonteinen: kuinka tulkita kyseistä informaation paljoutta? Ongelman jäsentämiseksi asetettu hypoteesi olettaa draamallisten muotojen kehityksen mahdollisuuden kokemuksen samankaltaisuudessa. Tutkimuskysymykset ovat näistä kaikista lähtökohdista käsin: Mitkä ovat ilmaisukulttuurin symbolisten kommunikaatioprosessien varioidut muodot ja mitkä niiden funktiot? Mitkä ovat sosiaalihistorian dynamiikan ehdollistamat performanssistruktuuritilanneriippuvaiset "ehdot"? Ongelmat ja kysymykset on tutkittu etnografian metodologian alueella analysoimalla ja tulkitsemalla työn visuaali-antropologinen toteutus. Puheen merkityksellisten tyylien, tyylillisten struktuurien sekä tyylillisten muotojen funktio ja merkitys sosiaalisesti jaettuina prosesseina nousee päällimäiseksi tulkinnaksi kahdella osa alueella. Kulttuurinen subversio ja metaforinen identifikaatio. Kumpaankin osa-alueeseen liittyy symbolisesti tulkitseva yksilö sosiaali-historiallisena agenttina ja aktorina. Osa-alueiden laajempaa tutkimusta ja oman työni rajallisia mahdollisuuksia hahmottaen on työn päätteksi ehdotettu metodologista reduktiota, jolla työn narratiivisesta kokonaisuudesta erottuvia piirteitä voidaan ymmärtää kahdella tavalla 1) ehdollisina "partikulaareina muotoina"; 2) performanssin yleisinä ehtoina. Yleisesti työn merkitys on paikallisessa kulttuurin jatkuvuuden tutkimuksessa ja symbolisten arvojen "taidevälityksessä". Yksilöä painottavan sosiaalitieteen kentässä sen merkitys on genren ja muiden symbolisten muotojen tulkitsevan käytön hahmottamisessa ja ymmärtämisessa.
  • HEALICS Consortium; Keuning, Britt E.; Kaufmann, Thomas; Wiersema, Renske; Pettilä, Ville; van der Horst, Iwan C. C. (2020)
    Background Mortality prediction models are applied in the intensive care unit (ICU) to stratify patients into different risk categories and to facilitate benchmarking. To ensure that the correct prediction models are applied for these purposes, the best performing models must be identified. As a first step, we aimed to establish a systematic review of mortality prediction models in critically ill patients. Methods Mortality prediction models were searched in four databases using the following criteria: developed for use in adult ICU patients in high-income countries, with mortality as primary or secondary outcome. Characteristics and performance measures of the models were summarized. Performance was presented in terms of discrimination, calibration and overall performance measures presented in the original publication. Results In total, 43 mortality prediction models were included in the final analysis. In all, 15 models were only internally validated (35%), 13 externally (30%) and 10 (23%) were both internally and externally validated by the original researchers. Discrimination was assessed in 42 models (98%). Commonly used calibration measures were the Hosmer-Lemeshow test (60%) and the calibration plot (28%). Calibration was not assessed in 11 models (26%). Overall performance was assessed in the Brier score (19%) and the Nagelkerke's R-2 (4.7%). Conclusions Mortality prediction models have varying methodology, and validation and performance of individual models differ. External validation by the original researchers is often lacking and head-to-head comparisons are urgently needed to identify the best performing mortality prediction models for guiding clinical care and research in different settings and populations.
  • Mäenpää, Pasi (2005)
    The study examines interconnections between consumption, urban culture and public space. It consists of theorizing of modern urban interaction and three empirical case studies, as well as an applied section and a discussion which generalises the results of the study by deepening the theory and widening the cultural perspective. City of Helsinki, the capital of Finland is the concrete object of the study, especially the city centre and its commercial spaces. Both theoretically and empirically the study combines sociology of consumption with urban sociology and multidisciplinary urban studies. Theoretically the main conception comes from Georg Simmel, Erving Goffman, Richard Sennett, Marshall Berman, Colin Campbell and Roger Caillois and the way it has been utilized to urban interaction in modern public space which I term urban or city publicity. City as a place for public appearance of theatrum mundi is one of the basic ideas of urbanism. From this idea and by analysing empirical data I evidence that chance-taking and imitation or mimicry as elements of the social form of play are also key notions to understand fundamentals of urban culture at the street level. The action of consuming as pleasure-seeking shopping means circling and watching with fantasizing and mental probing and trying things on before purchasing. Also shopping forms an autonomic and autotelic playform which has become a generalized urban practice. This practice is enabled by the social order of urban public space as interaction of mere eye contact and avoidance between anonymous people. From the empirical data I infer the concepts of anticipating and mimetic self-relation that I further apply to the data. The main character of urban culture is attached to mimetic self-relation, i.e. the mode in which an individual who is stranger to other individuals in the city publicity projects her or his ideal self-image and opens up to new ways of performing herself or himself. The basic idea of society that Goffman had as “self-dramatization” and “impression management” turns inwards in the culture of urban consumption. Grounded on this, I develop a theory of modern consumption that is able to explain its insatiableness and expansion. Then I analyse and criticise the spatial order and the production of space in the present day city. Finally, I deepen the theory of urban play and widen the perspective to modern culture in general by showing its connections and effects on architecture, youth culture and the development of information technology. The production and reproduction of the practice of consumption and the urban publicity construct the main sphere of social transaction of our society.
  • Chatrchyan, S.; Anttila, E.; Czellar, S.; Härkönen, J.; Heikkinen, A.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Klem, J.; Kortelainen, M.J.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, K.; Lehti, S.; Linden, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Nysten, J.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, Jorma; Ungaro, D.; Wendland, L.; CMS Collaboration (INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING, 2010)
  • Chatrchyan, S.; Anttila, E.; Czellar, S.; Härkönen, J.; Heikkinen, A.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Klem, J.; Kortelainen, M.J.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, Katri Marjaana; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Nysten, J.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Ungaro, D.; Wendland, L.; CMS Collaboration (INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING, 2010)
  • Chatrchyan, S.; Anttila, E.; Czellar, S.; Härkönen, J.; Heikkinen, A.; Karimäki, V.; Kinnunen, R.; Klem, J.; Kortelainen, M.J.; Lampén, T.; Lassila-Perini, Katri Marjaana; Lehti, S.; Lindén, T.; Luukka, P.; Mäenpää, T.; Nysten, J.; Tuominen, E.; Tuominiemi, J.; Ungaro, D.; Wendland, L.; CMS Collaboration (INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS PUBLISHING, 2010)