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Jakobstad, den lilla staden med den framgångrika folkfesten: Kulturens autenticitet och stadens platsidentitet på ett kulturellt evenemang.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Jakobs dagar is a cultural event that takes place in the city of Jakobstad in Finland. The aim of this paper is to see if the place identity that Jakobstad has matches the cultural event. The used method in this paper is focus groups with the locals from Jakobstad and an intervju with the organizer of the event, which is analyzed trough an thematic analysis. Jakobstads image is pitted against the image that Jakobs dagar depicts. The results are showing that the cutural image shown during the event fits the description of what the locals is regarding as Jakobstads cultural identity. 

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Keyword [en]
Cultural event, place identity, commodification, cultural representation, authenticity
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-121974OAI: diva2:935823
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Tourism Programme
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-12 Last updated: 2016-06-16Bibliographically approved

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