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Subkultur som kulturarv i en lokal kontext: Syns göteborgssoundet på ABM-institutioner i Göteborg?
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Subculture as a cultural heritage in a local context : Is the Gothenburg sound visible at the ALM-institutions in Gothenburg? (English)
Abstract [en]

Through questionnaires answered by the institutions and through searches on their various websites, an image is developing that shows that subcultures are not always given room in the cultural heritage sphere. Even though the Gothenburg sound plays a big part within the metal world, and despite the fact that it has given Gothenburg international recognition within the metal community, it remains more or less invisible in Gothenburg’s institutionalized world, both as a subculture and as a cultural heritage.

With this essay, we are trying to create a perspective where an eventual explanation for this absence can be given, and where we can raise and problematize these questions. We are trying to illustrate the dominance of the mainstream society compared to subcultures, but also the institutions influence in what qualifies as a cultural heritage. We want to gain an understanding if the Gothenburg sound can be seen as a cultural heritage and if the genre should be made more visible within the institutions. In the end though, the question remain whether it would benefit the subculture to be made visible in the mainstream arena as they through such an uplifting also risk to lose their subcultural identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 96 p.
, Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 686
Keyword [en]
Subcultures, cultural heritage, mainstream, underground, youth culture, heavy metal, metal, the Gothenburg sound
Keyword [sv]
Subkulturer, kulturarv, mainstream, undergroundkultur, ungdomskultur, hårdrock, heavy metal, metal, göteborgssoundet
National Category
Cultural Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-295520Local ID: 686OAI: diva2:933964
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Available from: 2016-06-07 Created: 2016-06-07 Last updated: 2016-06-07Bibliographically approved

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