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Kulturföreningar i det senmoderna samhället: En kvalitativ studie om engagemanget inom kulturföreningar
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies (from 2013).
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Cultural association in the late modern society : A qualitative study on involvement in cultural associations (English)
Abstract [en]

Despite a high degree of individualism, associationism is extensive in Sweden, and it is said to have contributed to the democratization of Swedish society. Cultural associations constitute a significant part of the cultural range. In recent years, however, alarming reports of reduced involvement and membership numbers have been announced. The purpose of this study is to qualitatively investigate how cultural associations in Karlstad's municipality relate to general social development with a reduced membership flow in the associationism. The survey was conducted through semi-structured interviews with persons who have a trust assignment or some other relationship with cultural associations in Karlstad. The result was analyzed by content analysis. The survey shows a consistent view that there is a problem about either the commitment or the number of members and that the situation has changed over time, but also that the complexity of differences between different cultural associations makes it impossible to draw a general conclusion about the cultural associations as a unit. Generally, people with trust assignments in cultural associations experience the cultural associations standing stable. Some associations decrease in size or disappear, while others start or expand their activities. Persons with trust assignments within and in relation to cultural associations, holds a consistent view of the importance of associations for the rest of society, as they are considered important for democracy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 34
Keywords [en]
cultural associations, civil society, publicity, commitment, late modernity, narcissism
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Cultural Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-68440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-68440DiVA, id: diva2:1230927
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Cultural studies
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Cultural studies, 180 hp
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-04 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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