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Kulturarv som begrepp och realitet: En fråga om val, värde och politik i den offentliga sektorn
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Heritage as concept and reality : A matter of choice, value, and policy in the public sector (English)
Abstract [en]

This paper examines the concept of heritage and which factors that determines how we evaluate and select what should be considered cultural heritage. This has been examined using a qualitative study involving interviews with seven people working within different parts of the cultural heritage sector. The purpose was to get a picture of what the public sector’s cultural heritage consists of and why so. The research question was: What gives the status of cultural heritage? This was examined by looking at further questions: What defines the concept of cultural heritage? Who decides what should be considered cultural heritage? What is significant when discussing cultural heritage? One conclusion is that the concept itself is experienced as diffuse but that the meaning can be summarized as the traces we leave behind to be preserved by future generations. The question of who decides what should be considered cultural heritage is determined by a number of factors; partly it is up to the laws and councils that control parts of the work done by the cultural heritage sector, partly it is determined by the financial factors and partly it is the decisions and values of the individual person.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 29 p.
Keyword [sv]
kulturarv, kulturarvsbegreppet
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-32555OAI: diva2:725746
Subject / course
Cultural studies
Educational program
Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2014-10-13 Created: 2014-06-17 Last updated: 2014-10-13Bibliographically approved

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