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”Poesin har potential”: En fallstudie av Poesibazaren på Stadsbiblioteket i Stockholm.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"Poetry has potential” : A field study of Poesibazaren at Stadsbiblioteket in Stockholm. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this master´s thesis is to study how some Swedish public libraries work with mediating poetry. I did a field study at Poesibazaren, which has been active since 2010, located at Stadsbiblioteket in Stockholm. I also did a minor study about the work with mediating poetry at Stadsbiblioteket in Uppsala. My research questions included: Which mediating strategies are used in Poesibazaren? Which mediating roles are used by the librarians? How does taste in literature affect the mediation? Which factors are important to be able to mediate poetry in a public library?           

I used Jofrid Karner Smidts doctor´s thesis Mellom elite og publikum: litterär smak og litteraturformidling blant bibliotekarer i norske folkebibliotek as a theoretical outset. Karner Smidt uses theoretical concepts of Pierre Bourdieu, such as literary field, habitus and literary taste to analyze her results. I used Bourdieus theories as interpreted by Karner Smidt, because she has adapted them to the context of the public library and the librarians view on literature.

The method used was qualitative interviews and an observation at a poetry program in Poesibazaren. I interviewed four persons, one is a poet, one is a librarian and an author, and two of them are librarians.

The result of the study shows that the librarians have a literary taste that lean against the high, avant-garde literature, which was a different result from Karner Smidts study, where the librarians had a taste in the middle, between the low and the high literature. My result also showed that the librarians in Poesibazaren adapt the form of the poetry programs so that they can fit people who are curious about poetry but not have poetry-reading as a habit, which has to do with the library’s democratic mission. Important factors for mediating poetry is support from leaders, co-working with collegues and an interest in poetry.

This is a two years master’s thesis in Library and Information Science.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 100
Series
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 763
Keywords [sv]
2000-talet, litteraturförmedling, folkbibliotek, kvalitet, poesi, Jofrid Karner Smidt.
National Category
Information Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-388131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-388131DiVA, id: diva2:1331752
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Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
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