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Musikbiblioteken i kulturpolitiken: En diskursanalytisk studie av musikpolicy i två statliga myndigheters biblioteksverksamhet i förhållande till rådande kulturpolitik
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Music Library in Swedish Cultural Policy : A study of discourses concerning the library music policy of two state institutions in comparison to current cultural policies (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the way music in libraries is described in the current state cultural policy as laid out mainly in two government bills which form the basis for Swedish cultural policy. By using discourse analysis as its research method, it examines the way music and libraries are described in current cultural policy and the role music libraries are given as a part of this policy. It then looks at the way this discourse is reflected in Swedish libraries by examining the way two state owned cultural institutions treat music in their library activities as stated by them through their publicly accessible policy documents and information given on their web pages. Official cultural policy is compared to how the two institutions speak about their music library work in order to deter-mine whether or not the discourse on music libraries in the examined documents is one and the same. The re-sults of this two-part analysis were compared to a couple of common cultural discourses using a method inspired by discourse analysist Norman Fairclough with the goal of determining whether the discourses on music in cul-tural policy and in the libraries are indicative of or influenced by other common discourses in society.Results showed that there is no explicit policy concerning music libraries in Swedish cultural policy. In so far as the state is willing to actively support music, this involvement is largely concentrated in one single institution, Statens musikverk, which is also one of the two state owned cultural institutions examined in this paper. The goals of this institution as stated both in one of the government bills examined and in their own policy docu-ments are two-fold, and concerns music as a part of the Swedish cultural heritage and the uplifting and support of Swedish musical life. Overall the state is quite reluctant to interfere in the cultural sphere, an attitude which stems from an established tradition in Swedish politics and a Western view of culture and art as an autonomous region in society. There are however certain attitudes towards libraries, music and culture in general present in current cultural policy, one of the more important for this investigation being that libraries and music are treated as belonging to different areas of cultural policy. Where libraries are associated with learning, democratic values and literature, music is treated as part of a group of other expressive or scenic arts such as theatre and dancing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 93
Series
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 747
Keywords [sv]
Musikbibliotek, diskursanalys, kulturpolitik, kulturarv
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353869Local ID: 747OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353869DiVA, id: diva2:1219615
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
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Available from: 2018-06-20 Created: 2018-06-17 Last updated: 2018-06-20Bibliographically approved

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