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Information för gemenskap och motstånd: En intervjustudie om unga feministers informationspraktiker
University of Borås, Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and IT.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Information for community and resistance : An interview study of young feminists' information practices (English)
Abstract [en]

This Bachelor thesis investigates how young feminists seek information related to their political engagement, the sources they use and what they use the information for. The study focuses on feminists aged 16-23 years old who are active in an alternative political movement. Qualitative interviews were carried out with four feminists. Theoretically, the study takes its departure point in the notion of communities of practice developed by Wenger (1998). In this view feminist groups and their circle of like-minded friends are seen as communities of practice where they share information, learn and create a common history together. McKenzie’s (2003) model of information practices was used in the analysis. The findings show that active scanning is the most common method of keeping informed about feminist issues. The informants often scan Internet sources for information about feminism, but seldom search for information on specific questions. It was also found that information was used as a form of resistance in order to meet challenges. It was also used in conversations and discussions with other feminists as a way of creating deeper knowledge on specific issues.

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Kandidatuppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Institutionen Bibliotekshögskolan, 2015:49
Keyword [sv]
informationspraktiker, feminister, unga vuxna, politiskt engagemang, praktikgemenskaper, informationssökning, informationsbehov
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-9776OAI: diva2:921316
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Available from: 2016-04-22 Created: 2016-04-20 Last updated: 2016-04-22Bibliographically approved

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