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The Zeitgeist Movement: ”Allt kanske inte är som mamma och pappa sa?” EN SOCIALPSYKOLOGISK STUDIE MED FOKUS PÅ ETT ANTAL DELTAGARE I THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5500-6192
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The Zeitgeist Movement : "Maybe everything isn't how mom and dad said it is?" A SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIE WITH IT'S AIM AT A COUPLE OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE ZEITGEIST MOVEMENT (English)
Abstract [en]

This study´s focus was a group of participants of a social movement called The Zeitgeist Movement. The purpose of this study was to understand and convey what causes participants of this movement to engage despite that the prevailing culture teaches them otherwise.With qualitative methodology of participatory observation and semi-structured interviews with ten participants, our objective has been to answer the following questions: What are the driving forces that make these people act, which approach do they have to “reality” and how do they relate to it, and what are the potential consequences with this approach?The study has shown that their critical and questioning attitude towards their perception of reality and their social constructivist view of it lead to conflicts between them and their fellowmen. The data was then analyzed with Alfred Schütz phenomenological theories in synthesis with Zygmunt Baumans critical societal analysis and theories.The study's focus was on the Gothenburg chapter of the Swedish Zeitgeist Movement. We did not make any comparisons with other national or international chapters of the movement.

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2013. , 60 p.
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The Zeitgeist Movement, Social movement, Social relations, Exclusion, Critical thinking
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Social Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-27090OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-27090DiVA: diva2:632658
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Social Psychology
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Human Resource Management Programme, 180 credits
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