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Vems är det svenska kulturarvet?: En diskursanalys av Riksantikvariatets kulturarvs- och identitetsproduktion
Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies.
2006 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Magister), 20 points / 30 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis examines the National Heritage Board in Sweden and the way they look upon themselves, the surrounding world and their mission. Methodologically it’s a discourse analysis based on poststructuralist and social constructionist thoughts. This means, simplified, that nothing is taken for granted and that power relations and ideology always matters. There is no true or distinct heritage. The public cultural heritage was often used as a tool in creating a homogeneous national identity, but what is its function today? The nationalistic function is politically impossible in the paradigm of today, stressing diversity and multiculturalism. The main result of the study is the Board’s alteration from a unity discourse to a diversity discourse, but at the same time there is an over-all ambiguity, which leads to the conclusion that the Board wants to describe themselves and their work in accordance with the diversity discourse, but are constantly falling back into the views of the unity discourse.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Institutionen för samhälls- och välfärdsstudier , 2006. , 50 p.
Keyword [en]
Cultural heritage, identity, nationalism, national identity, Swedishness, diversity, intersectionality
Keyword [sv]
Kulturarv, identitet, nationalism, nationell identitet, svenskhet, mångfald, intersektionalitet
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-6944ISRN: LiU-ISV/SKA-D--06/26--SEOAI: diva2:22062
2006-06-08, 5045, Spetsen, Bredgatan 32, Norrköping, 09:45
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