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Litteraturstödet- En Extreme Makeover

Gustafsson, Susanne LU and Eriksson, Frida LU (2009) FBMK01 20091
Division of Publishing Studies
Abstract
The Swedish Arts Council supports, develops and initiates interaction between the state, the regions, municipalities and representatives for cultural life in Sweden. Since 1975 the Swedish National Council has provided literature grants for book publishers, who applies and are chosen for their newly produced titles. In order to get a grant the title has to meet certain criterias, such as high literary quality, originality, and a novel also has to stimulate diversity thereby counteracting the negative effects of commercialism. In the new report from 2009, the Swedish National Arts Council, has changed its motivations
to instead of dealing with the quality of a title, they should also look into the economical situation of the publishing... (More)
The Swedish Arts Council supports, develops and initiates interaction between the state, the regions, municipalities and representatives for cultural life in Sweden. Since 1975 the Swedish National Council has provided literature grants for book publishers, who applies and are chosen for their newly produced titles. In order to get a grant the title has to meet certain criterias, such as high literary quality, originality, and a novel also has to stimulate diversity thereby counteracting the negative effects of commercialism. In the new report from 2009, the Swedish National Arts Council, has changed its motivations
to instead of dealing with the quality of a title, they should also look into the economical situation of the publishing company. To ensure specialist knowledge in the distribution of grants in various branches of the arts, the board has appointed working and reference groups comprising qualified subject experts. The working groups make independent decisions on grant-related issues.

This thesis aim to explore the backgrounds of cultural politics with its main focus on the literature grant. The grant has often been criticized in media to be beneficial to large corporate publishing houses, who often receives a larger sum in comparison to the smaller ones. Our main task is to research if the new economic criterias proposed would lead to a broad and diverse literature and benefit the publishing industry in an improved
way in comparison to the previous criterias. (Less)
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author
Gustafsson, Susanne LU and Eriksson, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
The Literature Grant- An Extreme Makeover
course
FBMK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Literature grant, Swedish National Arts Council, Cultural politics and perspectives, diversity, publishers, attention economy, Literature sociology, book marketing, Bourdieu, quality, independent presses, corporate publishers, cultural values
language
Swedish
id
1471124
date added to LUP
2009-11-24 11:19:48
date last changed
2014-05-16 15:42:02
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  abstract     = {The Swedish Arts Council supports, develops and initiates interaction between the state, the regions, municipalities and representatives for cultural life in Sweden. Since 1975 the Swedish National Council has provided literature grants for book publishers, who applies and are chosen for their newly produced titles. In order to get a grant the title has to meet certain criterias, such as high literary quality, originality, and a novel also has to stimulate diversity thereby counteracting the negative effects of commercialism. In the new report from 2009, the Swedish National Arts Council, has changed its motivations 
to instead of dealing with the quality of a title, they should also look into the economical situation of the publishing company. To ensure specialist knowledge in the distribution of grants in various branches of the arts, the board has appointed working and reference groups comprising qualified subject experts. The working groups make independent decisions on grant-related issues. 

This thesis aim to explore the backgrounds of cultural politics with its main focus on the literature grant. The grant has often been criticized in media to be beneficial to large corporate publishing houses, who often receives a larger sum in comparison to the smaller ones. Our main task is to research if the new economic criterias proposed would lead to a broad and diverse literature and benefit the publishing industry in an improved 
way in comparison to the previous criterias.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Susanne and Eriksson, Frida},
  keyword      = {Literature grant,Swedish National Arts Council,Cultural politics and perspectives,diversity,publishers,attention economy,Literature sociology,book marketing,Bourdieu,quality,independent presses,corporate publishers,cultural values},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Litteraturstödet- En Extreme Makeover},
  year         = {2009},
}