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I betraktarens öga - Lekmannens förhållande till arkeologi i en komparativ studie mellan Sverige och Peru

Alfsdotter, Clara LU (2012) ARKM02 20121
Department of Archaeology and Ancient History
Abstract
The aim of this study is to highlight and attempt to understand the role of archaeology and cultural heritage in different domains. Lima and Stockholm represent the urban population in Peru och Sweden. It is an attempt to discuss the general public’s relation to, and view of, national archaeology through a comparative study. It also discusses what the differences and similarities may be caused by. I use a qualitative interview method and a quantitative survey to gather data. These are later discussed in relation to socioeconomic parameters which were chosen in regard to Bourdieu’s theoretical culture sociology. The parameters constitute of economy, education, cultural heritage legislation, colonization and archeological scientific history.... (More)
The aim of this study is to highlight and attempt to understand the role of archaeology and cultural heritage in different domains. Lima and Stockholm represent the urban population in Peru och Sweden. It is an attempt to discuss the general public’s relation to, and view of, national archaeology through a comparative study. It also discusses what the differences and similarities may be caused by. I use a qualitative interview method and a quantitative survey to gather data. These are later discussed in relation to socioeconomic parameters which were chosen in regard to Bourdieu’s theoretical culture sociology. The parameters constitute of economy, education, cultural heritage legislation, colonization and archeological scientific history.
The results show that there are several differences but also similarities between the urban populations of Sweden and Peru. Swedes are less aware of what Swedish archaeology is all about than Peruvians of Peruvian archaeology. This is partly due to the issues Peru is faced with concerning cultural heritage management. The Swedish urban population has an economic advantage, being able to learn more about archaeology. However, the younger Peruvian population has better conditions than the older one – the Peruvian economy has grown considerably in the last decade. Swedes think that archaeology is more interesting abroad while Peruvians are more interested in domestic archaeology due to a strong traditionalism – likely an essect of its history of colonization.
Both Peruvians and Swedes are moderately interested in archeology and cultural heritage, but they think that it is very important none the less. They also agree in that archeology is equally important for everyone, regardless of nationality. (Less)
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author
Alfsdotter, Clara LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARKM02 20121
year
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
comparison Lima and Stockholm., socioeconomic parameters, peruvian archaeology, Relationship between archaeology and general public, swedish archaeology, Comparative archaeology
language
Swedish
id
2543875
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2012-06-14 16:22:26
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2012-06-14 16:22:26
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to highlight and attempt to understand the role of archaeology and cultural heritage in different domains. Lima and Stockholm represent the urban population in Peru och Sweden. It is an attempt to discuss the general public’s relation to, and view of, national archaeology through a comparative study. It also discusses what the differences and similarities may be caused by. I use a qualitative interview method and a quantitative survey to gather data. These are later discussed in relation to socioeconomic parameters which were chosen in regard to Bourdieu’s theoretical culture sociology. The parameters constitute of economy, education, cultural heritage legislation, colonization and archeological scientific history.
The results show that there are several differences but also similarities between the urban populations of Sweden and Peru. Swedes are less aware of what Swedish archaeology is all about than Peruvians of Peruvian archaeology. This is partly due to the issues Peru is faced with concerning cultural heritage management. The Swedish urban population has an economic advantage, being able to learn more about archaeology. However, the younger Peruvian population has better conditions than the older one – the Peruvian economy has grown considerably in the last decade. Swedes think that archaeology is more interesting abroad while Peruvians are more interested in domestic archaeology due to a strong traditionalism – likely an essect of its history of colonization.
Both Peruvians and Swedes are moderately interested in archeology and cultural heritage, but they think that it is very important none the less. They also agree in that archeology is equally important for everyone, regardless of nationality.},
  author       = {Alfsdotter, Clara},
  keyword      = {comparison Lima and Stockholm.,socioeconomic parameters,peruvian archaeology,Relationship between archaeology and general public,swedish archaeology,Comparative archaeology},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {I betraktarens öga - Lekmannens förhållande till arkeologi i en komparativ studie mellan Sverige och Peru},
  year         = {2012},
}