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Museer och politiskt ställningstagande : en undersökning av hur museer ser på ställningstagande och vilken roll de kan spela i att främja en demokratisk och humanitär samhällsutveckling

Franzén Johnson, Anna LU (2019) ABMM74 20191
Division of ALM and Digital Cultures
Abstract
Taking a starting point in museum activism this thesis explores what it means for museums to take a political stand, which aims to work for a democratic and humanitarian development of society. The research has been done, by interviewing individuals in decision-making positions within the Swedish museum sector. The answers have been analysed by taking a starting point in museum activism, using institutional theory as a framework. In order to answer the aim of the thesis, two main questions are asked. The first question is in what way museums can be a voice in the social debate? Under this question it is looked upon what expressions it might take. The second question explores what it means for museums to be a voice in the social debate?... (More)
Taking a starting point in museum activism this thesis explores what it means for museums to take a political stand, which aims to work for a democratic and humanitarian development of society. The research has been done, by interviewing individuals in decision-making positions within the Swedish museum sector. The answers have been analysed by taking a starting point in museum activism, using institutional theory as a framework. In order to answer the aim of the thesis, two main questions are asked. The first question is in what way museums can be a voice in the social debate? Under this question it is looked upon what expressions it might take. The second question explores what it means for museums to be a voice in the social debate? This often means that museums take a stand in a more or less obvious way. By using Institutional theory three roles has been identified: The museum as the responsible institution, the museum as an institution that creates values and the museum as an institution that educate. One of the conclusions are that a work practice that earlier has been relevant to fulfill the aim of the museum according to its values might in our time need a new approach. The result shows that it is of importance that if the museum takes a stand it needs to be based upon the museums field of work. It also reveals that even though museums do not look upon themselves as activists they are active actors in the society. One of the conclusions that has been made is that our present time might demand another approach then before to fulfill their commitment. (Less)
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Franzén Johnson, Anna LU
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alternative title
Museums taking a political stand : a research on how museums look upon taking a political stand and what part they can play in promoting a democratic and humanitarian development of society
course
ABMM74 20191
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Taking a stand, political, museums, human rights, active, actor, activist, activism, museum activism, institutional theory, democratic, humanitarian
language
Swedish
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8980084
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2019-07-16 13:33:14
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2019-08-16 09:16:20
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  abstract     = {Taking a starting point in museum activism this thesis explores what it means for museums to take a political stand, which aims to work for a democratic and humanitarian development of society. The research has been done, by interviewing individuals in decision-making positions within the Swedish museum sector. The answers have been analysed by taking a starting point in museum activism, using institutional theory as a framework. In order to answer the aim of the thesis, two main questions are asked. The first question is in what way museums can be a voice in the social debate? Under this question it is looked upon what expressions it might take. The second question explores what it means for museums to be a voice in the social debate? This often means that museums take a stand in a more or less obvious way. By using Institutional theory three roles has been identified: The museum as the responsible institution, the museum as an institution that creates values and the museum as an institution that educate. One of the conclusions are that a work practice that earlier has been relevant to fulfill the aim of the museum according to its values might in our time need a new approach. The result shows that it is of importance that if the museum takes a stand it needs to be based upon the museums field of work. It also reveals that even though museums do not look upon themselves as activists they are active actors in the society. One of the conclusions that has been made is that our present time might demand another approach then before to fulfill their commitment.},
  author       = {Franzén Johnson, Anna},
  keyword      = {Taking a stand,political,museums,human rights,active,actor,activist,activism,museum activism,institutional theory,democratic,humanitarian},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Museer och politiskt ställningstagande : en undersökning av hur museer ser på ställningstagande och vilken roll de kan spela i att främja en demokratisk och humanitär samhällsutveckling},
  year         = {2019},
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