Att utpeka för att inkludera: En intervjustudie om folkbibliotekens regnbågshyllor
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)
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.
Regnbågshylla, HBTQ, queerteori, normkritik, heteronormativitet, folkbibliotek
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53364OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53364DiVA: diva2:935585
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Library and information science, 180 credits
Ahlryd, Sara, UniversitetsadjunktSeldén, Lars, Docent
Kåhre, Peter, Universitetslektor