Forskningsframställning och forskningsförbindelse i Biblioteksbladet 2001–2011: En kritisk diskursanalys
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Research-Representation and Research-Connection in Biblioteksbladet 2001–2011 : A Critical Discourse Analysis (English)
In this two years master’s thesis I examine the library’s representation of research and its influence upon the relationship between the library practice and the research practice. I also intend to find out what controls the representation and if it is possible to see changes in the representation over time. My source material has been texts published in the Swedish library journal – and social domain – Biblioteksbladet during the last decennium (2001–2011). The method I have used is Norman Fairclough’s critical discourse analysis (CDA) with its three-dimensional, analytical frame-work that focuses on the text, the discursive practice and the social practice. On the level of the social practice I also have included Antonio Gramsci’s theory of hegemony.
The results show that the research-image is mainly influenced by pragmatism and marketization and that these two discourses are reflected in the library’s relationship to the research community. An increase in the speech about research may also be noted. At the same time, a similar speech about education and life-long learning is prominent. The explanation I suggest is the hegemonization or naturalization of the ideology of human capital, which is shaping all of the educational institutions. It is principally in this ideological context, and on the basis of real economic demands, the representation of research and the research-connection must be seen.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 71 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 587
Libraries, Universities and colleges, Research, Research – Sweden, Discourse analysis, Library science ; Information science
Bibliotek, universitet, forskning, forskning – Sverige, diskursanalys, biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-183361Local ID: 587OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-183361DiVA: diva2:562515
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Master Programme in ALM