liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Ditt Nya Hageby: En governmentalitystudie i ett bostadsocialt projekt
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies.
2004 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister)Student thesisAlternative title
Ditt Nya Hageby : A governmentality study in an urban community work project (English)
Abstract [en]

This thesis discuss the matter of non-profit-making associations as a self regulatory technique out of a theoretical concept of power. The object for the study is the non-profit-making association Ditt Nya Hageby, which work in the neigborhood of Hageby, a suburb to Norrköping. In the study the association is placed in a contemporary postmodern social context and analyzed through semi- structured qualitative interviews, accordingly to hermeneutical method, with five active members of the association as informants. The association consists of members who lives in the neighborhood. Together with a hired organizer they realizes their own ideas in to projects which unquestionably improves the social and physical enviroment in Hageby. The author of this thesis, however argues their activities also can be looked at in a normative way concerning social order in a non-compelling sence. Thus the author means that the association, in this particular sense, could be understood theoretically by implying Michel Foucaults govermentality concept. In order to reach the final conclusion the informants experience concerning sense of community and identity in relation to Ditt Nya Hageby is analyzed. Further theoretical framework is provided by Ferdinand Tönnies concepts of gemeinschaft/gesellschaft and Jürgen Habermas civil publicity. The paper also accounts for what the authorbelieves to be the ideological/methodological basis for Ditt Nya Hageby’s activities by presenting and discussing the"from the inside out"-perspective which is recomended by John P. Kretzman&John.L McKnight regarding the reconstruction, in a wider sense, of exposed neigborhoods.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för tematisk utbildning och forskning , 2004.
Keyword [en]
Interdisciplinary studies, Govermentality, bostadsområde, ”inifrån och ut”, gemenskap och identitet Govermentality, neighborhood, ”from the inside out”, sense of community and identity
Keyword [sv]
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-2609ISRN: LIU-ITUF/SKA-D--04/35--SEOAI: diva2:19945
Available from: 2004-11-10 Created: 2004-11-10

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(586 kB)984 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 586 kBChecksum MD5
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Department of Thematic Studies
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 984 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 439 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link