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Biblioterapi eller personutvecklande läsning?: Stödgruppen som bokcirkel för vuxna barn till missbrukare
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Bibliotherapy or personal development reading? : The support group as a bookreading circle for adult children of drug addicts (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Master’s Thesis is to find out whether bibliotherapy, in an unspokenform, is practiced in already existing group formations to be able to determine how practicalbibliotherapy can be seen in a Swedish context and thereby open the possibility for development.To fulfil this purpose I decided to do a case study on a nearby book reading circle for adultchildren of drug addicts. I made three qualitative interviews; two of the mentioned book readingcircle’s leaders and one participant/help leader. I used the following set of questions: What isincluded in the concept Bibliotherapy and how does that relate to practice? How has the bookreading circle examined in this case study proceeded, which methods were used and what kind ofliterature has been used and also what kind of effects did this reading circle have on itsparticipants. Can the library/librarian interact in any way in this type of external book readingcircles? I also studied theoretical work on bibliotherapy, as well as various theories on supportgroups and book reading circles, of which I presented a selection of in this thesis. Thistheoretical framework was the basis for my analysis of the result, which showed that theintention of the book reading circle had been consistent with its implementation; the methodsused were in line with the ones of the support groups’ standards and the literature they used wasnonfiction with a content directed especially towards the group’s main problem; the effects thebook reading activities had on the group participants were in line with how developmentalbibliotherapy is described being performed in a Swedish context , and finally; the informants’attitudes towards collaborating with a library/librarian were mainly positive. Thereby, all myquestions were answered and my conclusion is that this case study represents a number of othersupport groups/book reading circles and there would be a mutual benefit if a future collaborationwith the library was established.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 43 p.
Keyword [sv]
biblioterapi, lästerapi, stödgrupp, anhöriggrupp, självhjälpsgrupp, bokcirkel, bokcirklar, bibliotek, bibliotekarie, samarbete
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86158OAI: diva2:697766
Educational program
Library and Information Science - Master's Program
Available from: 2014-02-20 Created: 2014-02-19 Last updated: 2014-02-20Bibliographically approved

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