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Censur på barnavdelningen: Likheter och skillnader mellan småbarnsföräldrars och barnbibliotekariers syn på censur
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Censorship in children’s library : The differences and similarities between the opinion of librarians and parents (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this bachelor’s thesis is to examine parents’ and librarians’ views on censorship in children’s library. Similarities and differences between the opinion of librarians, and parents with children in the age of 0 to 12 years, have been examined. To analyse the result Jürgen Habermas’ theory of lifeworld and system has been used, together with research, mostly from USA, about censorship of children’s library. There is not much research available on censorship at children's libraries in Sweden, instead newspaper articles on controversial children's literature have been used in this paper to shed light upon the current Swedish views on censorship in children's libraries. Qualitative interviews with two librarians, working in the children’s library, and two parents, with children who visit the children's library regularly, were made. In summary, the research shows that there are actually not many differences in opinion of censorship in children’s library between the parents and librarians. A new question arises: why do we have a discussion in media about censorship of children’s library, when the respondents of this research think the controversial books should not be moved. And is it coincidental that all our respondents shared the same view on censorship of children's literature, or is it the common opinion among children's librarians and parents of younger children in Sweden?

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 40 p.
Keyword [en]
Public library, children’s library, censorship, selection restriction, controversial literature, democracy, lifeworld
Keyword [sv]
Folkbibliotek, barnavdelning, censur, urvalsbegränsning, kontroversiell litteratur, demokrati, livsvärldar
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45183OAI: diva2:827791
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-08-18 Created: 2015-06-29 Last updated: 2015-08-18Bibliographically approved

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