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The Order2 of Books: A Foucauldian Archaeology of the early Swedish Library knowledge between 1912 and 1939
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Böckernas ordning : En Foucauldiansk arkeologi över den tidiga bibliotekskunskapen i Sverige mellan 1912 och 1939 (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This thesis investigates the early field of library knowledge in Sweden between 1912 and 1939 (circa) through the lens ofFoucault’s archaelogy using a number of official documents (reports, bills, and statutes) as well as a number of articlesand speeches published in the journal Biblioteksbladet (founded 1916). It seeks to answer the question of how it becamepossible to form a field of knowledge, which external relations structured and enabled the field to exist, and which internalrelations of power and authority made it possible for librarians, state officials, ministers of education, and other experts toagree and disagree on the proper management of public libraries during the period.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 76 p.
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 631
Keyword [en]
archaeology, Foucault, Public library history, Sweden
Keyword [sv]
arkeologi, Foucault, bibliotekshistoria, Valfrid Palmgren, Sverige
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-226094Local ID: 631OAI: diva2:723836
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2014-06-11 Created: 2014-06-11 Last updated: 2014-06-11Bibliographically approved

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