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Våldsamma, sexistiska och rasistiska tv-spel på folkbiblioteket: en undersökning om bibliotekariers syn på och hantering av kontroversiella tv-spel
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor)Student thesisAlternative title
Violent, sexist and racist video games in the public library : a study about how librarians view and treat controversial video games (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to study the views of public librarians on the subject of controversial video games and how they work with them at the library. The purpose of the study is to answer these questions: What content is controversial in video games according to the librarians? How do the librarians handle the controversial games at the library? Does it exist a conflict between the users and the librarians about the controversial video games? Is it possible to see any underlying reasons or tendencies in the librarians answers? Five qualitative interviews were performed to answer these questions and the collected data was analyzed using the terms, value rationality and instrumental rationality which were collected from a theory by Geir Vestheim. The results showed that the librarians see violence, sexism and racism as controversial content in video games. They handle the games at the library by limiting the access for children with age limits and by not buying the most controversial games in some cases. According to the librarians there aren’t many conflicts with the users on the issue. The underlying tendencies in the librarians view on video games with controversial content shows signs of both value rationality and instrumental rationality.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Borås/Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2014.
Series
Kandidatuppsats ; 2013:46
Keywords [en]
bibliotekarie, kontrovers, våld, rasism
Keywords [sv]
TV-spel, folkbibliotek, sexism
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-17557Local ID: 2320/13416OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-17557DiVA, id: diva2:1309466
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Program: BibliotekarieAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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