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”… livet var bråddjupt och det kittlade”: En studie om unga kvinnors läspraktiker vid 1900-talets mitt
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years))Student thesisAlternative title
“… life was abysmal and enticing” : A study of young women´s reading practices during the midst of the 20th century (English)
Abstract [en]

The object of this master thesis is to study the reading practices of five women as they themselves remember them from their childhood and youth in the middle of the 20th century. The study in particular targets the respondents’ reading in relation to the norms for girls’ and young women’s reading at the time. The thesis takes as its starting point the presentation of the respondents´ reading memories, based on motifs, preferences and experiences. Equally important is the presentation of the relationship between these memories and the social discourse their reading practices were part of. The qualitative interview is the method used to collect the empirical material. Theoretically, the analysis is inspired by the concept of the history of reading and by the sociology of literature. The analysis shows that the respondents grew up in homes with partially dissimilar conditions for the forming of reading practices. The differences seem to be linked to social standing, material and economic situations, levels of education and geographical locations. They are mirrored in both access to literature, choice of books, reading environment and in the way the respondents look upon reading and its importance. Nevertheless, there are similarities between the respondents in so far as reading was a pleasurable activity, giving them freedom to create their own separate worlds. Reading was also a step in the process of becoming women. This is reinforced by their mothers´ role in introducing books and keeping the girls’ reading interest alive.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2013.
Series
Masteruppsats ; 2012:8
Keywords [en]
Läshistoria
Keywords [sv]
Läsning, Läspraktik, Läsning historia Sverige 1900-talet, Läsning historia flickor 1900-talet, Läspraktik historia Sverige 1900-talet, Läspraktik historia flickor 1900-talet
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17042Local ID: 2320/12131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17042DiVA, id: diva2:1308934
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