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Bibliotekets roll i integrationspolitiken ett postkolonialt perspektiv
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2005 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
The role of public libraries according to the political aims of integration a postcolonial perspective (English)
Abstract [en]

Sweden of today is a so-called multicultural society. In this thesis we wanted to examine how mono, multi- and intercultural issues are expressed in culture-political documents. We also wanted to know how librarians for whom these documents are supposed to be guidelines expressed themselves in these matters. Monoculturalism can be described as a static perspective laid upon culture which emphasises cultural purity. A multicultural society describes a society were the nation consists of many different cultures alongside each other, without a genuinely common core. The perspective of interculturalism is an antiessential, cultures can be said to be hybridities. Our theoretical methods are postcolonial theory and critical discourse analysis. We have tried to combine our text analysis with contextual matters that sometimes become structural barriers for immigrants, such as labour- and education politics. The analysis of the policy documents 1996/97: 3, Kulturpolitik and Kulturpolitisk strategi, version 1.0, 1999 disclosed a multicultural discourse and sometimes even a monocultural discourse. Our interviews with librarians showed that what perspectives were laid upon intercultural issues seemed to depend on where, in what district, they worked. We believe that the discourse in the documents reflects and reproduces an ideology that dominate in society, were immigrants are looked upon as The others. Our conclusion is that those in a position of power in society choose to focus on admission of cultural differences rather than on questions of social justice. Possible problems are hence portrayed as individual ones, rather than problems within the unequal politics being conducted.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2005.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2005:30
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17492Local ID: 2320/1313OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17492DiVA, id: diva2:1309401
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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