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"En plats för oss boknördar": En kvalitativ studie om ungdomars syn på läsning och läsning som social aktivitet.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts, Department of ALM.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"A Place for Us Book Nerds" : A Qualitative Study of How Youths View Reading and Reading As a Social Activity. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate how youths view reading and reading as a social activity, with a special interest in how they look upon book clubs. The study also aims to identify methods to promote reading amongst youths.

The study is based on the sociocultural perspective. A qualitative research study was conducted in the form of qualitative interviews with participants in a book club for youths based out of a public library. In total 5 girls between the ages of 13 and 17 were interviewed. A self-made model of reading formed the basis of the analysis where choice, time, environment and social exchange formed the focal points.

The results show that reading was most often a mean of entertainment, escape and relaxation with fantasy as the preferred genre. The study also revealed the impact time and choice have on the opportunities and inspiration toward reading, while also illuminating the major influence family, friends and school have on reading.

The study likewise determined that the social aspects of reading was mostly conditioned on what followed the reading experience – conversations, discussions and an exchange of different viewpoints. The book clubs served as a place for solidarity, where likeminded people could gather together to converse about books and reading experiences. The discussions also created a deeper understanding of the books due to the sharing of different perspectives. The study revealed that it was in the sharing of ideas and impressions that the deepest connections and understanding were made.

This is a two-year master thesis in Library studies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Series
Uppsatser inom biblioteks- & informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1650-4267 ; 750
Keywords [en]
Youth, Children - Books and Reading, Books and reading, Book clubs (Discussion groups), Qualitative research
Keywords [sv]
Ungdomar, Barn och böcker, Böcker och läsning, Läsecirklar, Kvalitativ metod
National Category
Information Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-358251Local ID: 750OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-358251DiVA, id: diva2:1241935
Subject / course
Library and Information Science
Educational program
Master Programme in ALM
Supervisors
Available from: 2018-08-27 Created: 2018-08-26 Last updated: 2018-08-27Bibliographically approved

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