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Crafters and the quest for natural materials: Motives and benefits through this experience
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 15 credits / 22,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this research is to identify the motives and the benefits that the experience of seeking for natural materials offers to crafters. This experience has been considered as an interaction between the erson, the crafter in this case, the process of seeking for materials and the place where materils exist. Through a phenomenological perspective, six semi-structured interviews were conducted with crafters who seek for natural materials outdoors themselves. The data driven thematic analysis of these interviews revealed five main subject-themes rising as answers to my questions: 1) the social influence, 2) the materials' natural characteristics and attributes, 3)the active role of the crafter in this process, 4) the emotions involved in it, and 5) the level of independence both economically and in process control.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 72 p.
Keyword [en]
Crafting, natural materials, human-place interaction, experience.
National Category
Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108967ISRN: LIU-IKK-MOE-D--14/006--SEOAI: diva2:734136
Subject / course
Master in Outdoor Environmental Education and Outdoor Life
2014-06-10, 09:30 (English)
Available from: 2015-01-14 Created: 2014-07-15 Last updated: 2015-01-14Bibliographically approved

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