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Bibliotek och jämställdhet. Hur det kan bli en självklarhet.: en studie av ett folkbiblioteks arbete med jämställdhet.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2010 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Gender equality coming true at the library : a study of a public library’s work. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor’s thesis is to investigate what role the public library in Sweden may have when it comes to gender equality issues. The questions at issue that were asked, in order to give an answer to the aim, was how the librarians defined and saw work with equality, how much the steering documents for the library impact and what they are doing in their practice to weaken the dichotomies between the sexes. The theoretical starting point used for this study is three concepts, the gender system, the stereotypes and the gender contract described by the Swedish historian Yvonne Hirdman. The purpose of the three concepts is that gender is a social construction which produces gender stereotypes and a gender order in society, which the library is a part of. The investigation was made on one public library in Sweden where an equality project has been carried out. The method used for gathering data is qualitative interviews with three librarians at one main public library with its branches. The conclusions drawn from this study is that the librarians thought equality issues are important for the library to work with, the steering documents are weak in these questions but usable if you have carried out an equality project and finally there are many things a library can do in its practice to weaken the dichotomies e.g. deny certain books, clarify steering documents etc.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2010.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2010:34
Keywords [en]
genussystem, stereotyper, feminisering, bibliotekarieyrket
Keywords [sv]
jämställdhet, genus, folkbibliotek
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20035Local ID: 2320/6487OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20035DiVA, id: diva2:1311969
Available from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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