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Att delta eller inte delta?: Kulturparken Småland AB och synen på deltagarperspektivet
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to illustrate how an organisation with several different cultural activities, such as a regional museum, works with anemphasis on participation. The essay focuses on Kulturparken Småland AB, which encourages the public to be more involved in its activities. Aqualitative approach is used, including nine interviews with employees at theorganisation. A number of theories form the basis of this study: institutionaltheory, which focuses on the context of the organisation, Bourdieu’s theoriesof different capital and Abbott’s theory regarding professionals. In the resultsand analyses section, three operators/actors are identified that in differentways impact upon Kulturparken Småland´s work with participation. Theoperators are the following: the cultural politics arena, the general public andthe scientific community. The results demonstrate that these three operatorsplace the organization under different pressures that affect its identity,professions and aspirations of legitimacy.

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2011. , 39 p.
Keyword [en]
Culture, professions, legitimacy, participation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-21631OAI: diva2:552109
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Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-09-17 Created: 2012-09-12 Last updated: 2012-09-17Bibliographically approved

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