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Informationspraktik hos ensamföräldrar som genomgått assisterad befruktning
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Information Practice for single parents through assisted reproduction (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to examine the actualities of Information Practice for single women whose parentage has been made possible through assisted reproduction, which places these parents in a norm-breaking position. Study issues related to parents’ perceptions of information needs are investigated, as is the process of information retrieval and library usage as well as the obstacles and opportunities facing parents in search of information related to their own family constellation. To this end, theories by Tom Wilson, Reijo Savolainen and Elfreda A. Chatman have been used as a model of selection. Empirical data have been gathered from interviews with eight single women, whose parentage has been made possible through artificial insemination or IVF with sperm from an open or anonymous donor. The analysis of empirical data has been performed through a process of sentence concentration from a phenomenological perspective, combined with sentence categorisation. The outcome demonstrates that parental Information Practice is not exclusively determined by experiences within the family, but is also related to social context and issues arising in relation to current legislation and societal norms regarding parenting and family formation. Finally, it is evident that these parents’ special and norm- breaking position contributes towards their identifying with and actively seeking out the support of people of similar family types, resulting in a social network where the collective knowledge pool functions as a resource in the process of information retrieval.

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University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2011.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1654-0247 ; 2011:30
Keywords [en]
insemination, information, normer, graviditet
Keywords [sv]
konstgjord befruktning, ensamstående mödrar, föräldrar, familjen
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20655Local ID: 2320/8748OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20655DiVA, id: diva2:1312589
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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