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Kultursektoren - en plass for alle?: En studie av vestafrikanske kulturøveres syn på kultursektoren i Sevrige
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Ethnology.
2012 (Norwegian)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how four West African cultural practitioners living in Stockholm view the cultural sector in Sweden. How they reflect on themselves as cultural operators, and their opinions on other West Africans participation in the cultural life in Sweden is the main focus of this study. Interviews were carried out, which were analyzed within the theoretical framework of Bourdieu’s terms, “field” and “capital”. Through analyzing the interviews different barriers within the sector were identified. I have chosen to name them the inner and outer barriers. The outer barriers are the rules and formalities one have to adapt to, as well as the informal codes within the Swedish culture. The inner barrier is the blockade from within that accepts stereotypical portraits and not breaking repetitive habits such as sticking to national unions and gatherings. This tends to close one into certain groups and therefore have an excluding effect. However, the inner barrier can be a consequence of the outer. One could argue that society must work towards appealing not only to the majority, so that more minorities can relate to the cultural sector as a space of freedom and diversity.


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2012. , 42 p.
Keyword [no]
kultur, etnisitet, kultursektoren, vestafrikansk perspektiv, artister, barrierer, Translocational positionality, Bourdieu, felt, kapital
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-192713OAI: diva2:600576
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-01-30 Created: 2013-01-24 Last updated: 2013-01-30Bibliographically approved

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