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Att utpeka för att inkludera: En intervjustudie om folkbibliotekens regnbågshyllor
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Contradistinguish to include : An interview study about the LGBTQ-shelf in public libraries (English)
Abstract [en]

Some Swedish public libraries choose to have their LGBTQ-litterature on a certain shelf. Using qualitative interviews we sought to understand what six patrons with a personal investment in LGBTQ matters expect from the collection. We aim to examine what thoughts, feelings and perceptions they have concerning the LGBTQ-shelf (regnbågshylla). Does the shelf contribute to a more normcritical approach, or does it compromise LGBTQ-patrons right to privacy?

The results show an ambivalence: a majority of the informants did not want the shelf, stating it to be too much of a statement using it. Although the shelf in itself was criticized the informants saw it as an appreciated initiative from the library. Using queer theory as a theoretical framework we learned about how our informants reasoned about the LGBTQ-shelf. We have come to the conclusion that the patrons would prefer that the LGBTQ- themed literature was a part of the regular collection. However all the informants praised the idea of a digital LGBTQ-shelf as an alternative to the physical shelf.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 27 p.
Keyword [sv]
Regnbågshylla, HBTQ, queerteori, normkritik, heteronormativitet, folkbibliotek
National Category
Information Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53364OAI: diva2:935585
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Library and information science, 180 credits
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-11 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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