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”Boken vindlar och underbarar, jag får tänka nya tankar om mig själv och omvärlden”: Hur vuxna reflekterar kring sin lästa skönlitteratur med hjälp av läsdagbok
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
How adults reflect on their fiction reading by keeping a reading diary (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this master’s thesis is to investigate how adults describe their individual reading experiences, on the basis of their own reflections by keeping a reading diary. Reading diaries kept during two months and a qualitative questionnaire for each of our nine motivated and advanced adult readers, were analyzed by using qualitative content analysis. The study was carried out on the Internet. The theoretical framework that served as a point of departure is Ross’ and Chelton’s model for the process of choosing a book to read for pleasure, Nussbaum’s moral philosophy and thesis “Reading for life” and Mukařovský’s theory of the aesthetic value. Several results are presented and discussed; some are included in this abstract. Our informants show a wide range of reading of different genres, and they choose and value literature on the basis of their life situation. The valuations differ due to the motives of the wanted reading experience. They vary their reading to maintain the passion of reading. Our informants deliberately prefer Internet as a platform for information about books, particularly those less discussed in media. They use fiction as entertainment and escape. The readers search images to reflect their own life. In this way, they develop experience and social understanding without losing their critical view. The identification of the reader is not a matter of age or of culture. The conclusion of this master thesis shows the significant and valuable meaning of fiction in adult’s lives.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2010.
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Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2010:17
Keywords [en]
lässtudie
Keywords [sv]
skönlitteratur, vuxna, läsdagbok, läsvanor, läsning, värdering
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-19856Local ID: 2320/6236OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-19856DiVA, id: diva2:1311790
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