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Här ligger ett bruk begravet - Om den dolda agendan bakom bruksandans konstruktion

Högström, Karin LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
When it comes to the identity of place and growth, decision makers, media and people every so often refer to the vague concept of spirit. While some cities, regions and communities are praised for their entrepreneurial and innovative spirits, others are disparaged. The latter seems to be especially true for industrial communities.
From a social constructivist perspective, the industrial community spirit is reproduced on different levels of society. This study focuses on how the spirit is described and recreated in statistics, research and above all media. The methods used are content analysis and ideology critique, with an emphasis on whether the description of the spirit has been positive or negative in Swedish press since the industrial... (More)
When it comes to the identity of place and growth, decision makers, media and people every so often refer to the vague concept of spirit. While some cities, regions and communities are praised for their entrepreneurial and innovative spirits, others are disparaged. The latter seems to be especially true for industrial communities.
From a social constructivist perspective, the industrial community spirit is reproduced on different levels of society. This study focuses on how the spirit is described and recreated in statistics, research and above all media. The methods used are content analysis and ideology critique, with an emphasis on whether the description of the spirit has been positive or negative in Swedish press since the industrial crisis in the 1970s. The results show that the negative narratives outnumber the positive and that the spirit is most commonly described in terms of
loyalty, responsibility, fellowship and hierarchy, as well as being inhibited and narrow-minded. In relation to theories of growth, the industrial community spirit can, at least from a liberal point of view, be taken as a negative social capital. (Less)
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author
Högström, Karin LU
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STVM01 20091
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
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keywords
socialkonstruktivism, bruksanda, innehållsanalys, ideologikritik, tillväxt, identitet
language
Swedish
id
1459179
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2009-09-21 08:27:18
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2009-09-21 08:27:18
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  abstract     = {When it comes to the identity of place and growth, decision makers, media and people every so often refer to the vague concept of spirit. While some cities, regions and communities are praised for their entrepreneurial and innovative spirits, others are disparaged. The latter seems to be especially true for industrial communities.
From a social constructivist perspective, the industrial community spirit is reproduced on different levels of society. This study focuses on how the spirit is described and recreated in statistics, research and above all media. The methods used are content analysis and ideology critique, with an emphasis on whether the description of the spirit has been positive or negative in Swedish press since the industrial crisis in the 1970s. The results show that the negative narratives outnumber the positive and that the spirit is most commonly described in terms of
loyalty, responsibility, fellowship and hierarchy, as well as being inhibited and narrow-minded. In relation to theories of growth, the industrial community spirit can, at least from a liberal point of view, be taken as a negative social capital.},
  author       = {Högström, Karin},
  keyword      = {socialkonstruktivism,bruksanda,innehållsanalys,ideologikritik,tillväxt,identitet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Här ligger ett bruk begravet - Om den dolda agendan bakom bruksandans konstruktion},
  year         = {2009},
}