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Biblioteket som kulturhus - en diskursanalytisk studie i hur folkbiblioteket som kulturhus framträder i kultur - och biblioteksplaner

Lundborg, Ann LU and Wiström Bolding, Susanne LU (2014) BIB401 20142
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
The public library as a cultural centre - a discourse analytical study of how the library as a cultural centre emerges in official plans for cultural and library development.

This master’s thesis aims to identify, analyze and discuss how notions of the public library as a cultural centre appear in cultural and library policy documents from regional and municipal levels. The method and theory used in the thesis is discourse analysis according to Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, modified and inspired by Åse Hedemark. The theoretical framework is based on culture policy research, regional and local growth policies, and the role of the library in the local society. Two discourses appear in the material. The first discourse, the growth... (More)
The public library as a cultural centre - a discourse analytical study of how the library as a cultural centre emerges in official plans for cultural and library development.

This master’s thesis aims to identify, analyze and discuss how notions of the public library as a cultural centre appear in cultural and library policy documents from regional and municipal levels. The method and theory used in the thesis is discourse analysis according to Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, modified and inspired by Åse Hedemark. The theoretical framework is based on culture policy research, regional and local growth policies, and the role of the library in the local society. Two discourses appear in the material. The first discourse, the growth discourse, describes how the library as a cultural centre is emerging as an important agent in strengthening the culture as a growth factor. The second discourse is the accessibility discourse where library as cultural centre is emerging as an important open meeting place for people of different backgrounds. Here people come together and solve problems. Besides the discourses a clear structure also emerges. The structure can be traced to the Swedish library law. In many of the plans, we can clearly see the headers from the law. (Less)
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Lundborg, Ann LU and Wiström Bolding, Susanne LU
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BIB401 20142
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H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
library, cultural centre, public library, culture policy, discourse analysis
language
Swedish
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4882784
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2015-01-12 09:48:18
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  abstract     = {The public library as a cultural centre - a discourse analytical study of how the library as a cultural centre emerges in official plans for cultural and library development.

This master’s thesis aims to identify, analyze and discuss how notions of the public library as a cultural centre appear in cultural and library policy documents from regional and municipal levels. The method and theory used in the thesis is discourse analysis according to Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, modified and inspired by Åse Hedemark. The theoretical framework is based on culture policy research, regional and local growth policies, and the role of the library in the local society. Two discourses appear in the material. The first discourse, the growth discourse, describes how the library as a cultural centre is emerging as an important agent in strengthening the culture as a growth factor. The second discourse is the accessibility discourse where library as cultural centre is emerging as an important open meeting place for people of different backgrounds. Here people come together and solve problems. Besides the discourses a clear structure also emerges. The structure can be traced to the Swedish library law. In many of the plans, we can clearly see the headers from the law.},
  author       = {Lundborg, Ann and Wiström Bolding, Susanne},
  keyword      = {library,cultural centre,public library,culture policy,discourse analysis},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Biblioteket som kulturhus - en diskursanalytisk studie i hur folkbiblioteket som kulturhus framträder i kultur - och biblioteksplaner},
  year         = {2014},
}