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Den kontrollerade tekniken: En studie om de exklusiva Plymouthbrödernas förhållande till samtida teknik
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Cultural Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Controlling Technology : A Study About the Relation Towards Contemporary Technology Among the Exclusive Plymouth Brethren (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this thesis is to examine the Swedish Plymouth brethren’s relation to contemporary technology. What types of technology are considered acceptable and where do they draw the line? Due to the brethren’s separation from the parts of the world they believe leads people away from God, such as the entertainment industry, immoralities etc., they reject use of television and radio. These two are viewed as uncontrolled types of technology since the user does not have control of its contents. Computers and mobile phones are however accepted types of technology nowadays, since the user can choose what content they wish to explore. These can also be filtered. The qualities a type of technology must have to be accepted by the brethren is a clear purpose and usage. It must also be possible to control and/or modify to suit the brethren’s values. It cannot be used solely for pleasure, pastime, immoralities and/or be uncontrolled and impossible to modify.

The reason for the brethren’s complex relation towards contemporary technology has to do with their will to live separated from worldly things. At the same time they claim they do not want to live isolated but be a part of contemporary society. In order to balance separation from the society with being a part of it at the same time, they have had to embrace technology but have negotiated with it in order for it to be in line with their teachings. Since the brethren also have many companies it is likely that they have had to adapt to the technological era in order to maintain their position on the market.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 65 p.
Keyword [sv]
Plymouthbröderna, avskildhet, media, samtida teknik, exklusiv
National Category
Religious Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-18205OAI: diva2:513744
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Religious Studies
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Lärarprogrammet, inriktning mot verksamhet i grundskolans senare år och gymnasiet
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-05-02 Created: 2012-04-03 Last updated: 2012-05-02Bibliographically approved

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