This is the first chapter of my planned thesis which I submitted for upgrade. I finished this version before the holidays and, reading it now, can already see some weaknesses, but I hope the framework, how the plan for the research is laid out, can stand. I would be very happy for comments because so far few people have seen this.
Finally, to get on an even footing with you gals, I post here my introduction to my literature review and maybe even attach the current working abstract. The past weeks I have been frantically working on my literature review, trying to condense into a few weeks what usually probably takes a year. It all seems a bit hopeless. To convince myself that there is light at the end of the tunnel I have written an Introduction to my lit review which I post here. this is mainly for mysefl to chart a way through the undergrowth and explain to myself what it actually is that I am trying to do here.