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Det för(s)könade biblioteket En diskursteoretisk läsning av biblioteket vid KVINFO

Eriksson, Marie and Stenvatten, Irene (2001)
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Abstract
This thesis applies a discourse theoretical approach in order to examine in what

ways and with what possible meanings the library at KVINFO participates in the overall gender discourse in society. This means that our reading takes place at a metatheoretical level, focussing on the library as a constructor of meaning in relation to society's gender discourse.

Besides the actual reading, the thesis argues for the fruitfulness of using both a discourse theoretical and a feministic perspective in the field of Library and Information Science. By looking at libraries in general through a lens provided by these perspectives, libraries are staged as battlegrounds for competing discourses,

that attempt to promote its particular knowledge claim... (More)
This thesis applies a discourse theoretical approach in order to examine in what

ways and with what possible meanings the library at KVINFO participates in the overall gender discourse in society. This means that our reading takes place at a metatheoretical level, focussing on the library as a constructor of meaning in relation to society's gender discourse.

Besides the actual reading, the thesis argues for the fruitfulness of using both a discourse theoretical and a feministic perspective in the field of Library and Information Science. By looking at libraries in general through a lens provided by these perspectives, libraries are staged as battlegrounds for competing discourses,

that attempt to promote its particular knowledge claim on how reality should be perceived.

The reading shows that it is possible to perceive the library at KVINFO as a

material articulation that takes shape by and is part in a feministic counter

discourse against the masculinistic hegemonic discourse, which throughout ?hisstory? has positioned women as ?the other?, and established men as the normative category in society, including the libraries. Through its practise KVINFO has contributed to a change in the collective identity ascribed to women. KVINFO is also read as an articulation that both represents and participates in the creation of women as a group and simultaneously the group men are created. Hereby men as a group are politicised.

Our conclusive reading is that KVINFO as articulation disturbs the prevailing

gender discourse, and this thesis perceives KVINFO as politics in motion. (Less)
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author
Eriksson, Marie and Stenvatten, Irene
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
diskursanalys, diskursteori, feminism, KVINFO, kvinnobibliotek, Nynne Koch, Documentation, information, library science, archivistics, Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation
language
Swedish
id
1333836
date added to LUP
2001-01-19
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2014-04-11 14:16:50
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  abstract     = {This thesis applies a discourse theoretical approach in order to examine in what

ways and with what possible meanings the library at KVINFO participates in the overall gender discourse in society. This means that our reading takes place at a metatheoretical level, focussing on the library as a constructor of meaning in relation to society's gender discourse.

Besides the actual reading, the thesis argues for the fruitfulness of using both a discourse theoretical and a feministic perspective in the field of Library and Information Science. By looking at libraries in general through a lens provided by these perspectives, libraries are staged as battlegrounds for competing discourses,

that attempt to promote its particular knowledge claim on how reality should be perceived.

The reading shows that it is possible to perceive the library at KVINFO as a

material articulation that takes shape by and is part in a feministic counter

discourse against the masculinistic hegemonic discourse, which throughout ?hisstory? has positioned women as ?the other?, and established men as the normative category in society, including the libraries. Through its practise KVINFO has contributed to a change in the collective identity ascribed to women. KVINFO is also read as an articulation that both represents and participates in the creation of women as a group and simultaneously the group men are created. Hereby men as a group are politicised.

Our conclusive reading is that KVINFO as articulation disturbs the prevailing

gender discourse, and this thesis perceives KVINFO as politics in motion.},
  author       = {Eriksson, Marie and Stenvatten, Irene},
  keyword      = {diskursanalys,diskursteori,feminism,KVINFO,kvinnobibliotek,Nynne Koch,Documentation, information, library science, archivistics,Arkiv- och bibliotekskunskap, dokumentation},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Det för(s)könade biblioteket En diskursteoretisk läsning av biblioteket vid KVINFO},
  year         = {2001},
}