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Häst- och ridsport utifrån ett kulturpolitiskt perspektiv: Om Karlstad Kommuns ekonomiska stöd till ideella föreningar inom häst- och ridsport
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to view Karlstad Municipality and their financial support to non-profit organizations within equestrian sports. Despite the varying representatives of various equestrian sports in Karlstad, there seems to be a single beneficiary within the sport when it comes to financial support from the municipality.


The policies and plans concerning cultural development are directly compared to the Karlstad Municipality and its contribution to these organizations within equestrian sports. Through interviews and reports I have studied the process of financial support from the Karlstad municipality using an intersectionality theory based on Nina Lykkes guide on gender studies and feminist theory. Pierre Bourdieu’s theories on field, habitus and capital are also used as a method to enhance the understanding of equestrian sports and its role in modern Swedish society.


The conclusion is that the Karlstad Municipality is, for a several of reasons, promoting non-profit organizations within equestrian sports, which are operating as riding schools. Through the material I have processed, I have concluded that there are indeed some trends to be recognized. Equestrian sports have, in Swedish society, played only a minor role in spite of its popularity. The trend is, which I show in this thesis, that equestrian sports are becoming more significantly recognized in the field of popular sports. The Karlstad Municipality administers financial support to non-profit organizations such as riding schools working to reach goals and ambitions written in policies and plans concerning cultural development despite improvements that could be made for a more efficient path in achieving said goals and ambitions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 21 p.
Keyword [sv]
Ridsport, hästsport, ridskola, kommun, ideell förening, Karlstad, hästar, kulturpolitik, sport, bidrag
National Category
Humanities Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28795Local ID: KV:1OAI: diva2:643911
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Educational program
Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2013-09-04 Created: 2013-08-28 Last updated: 2013-09-04Bibliographically approved

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