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Minoritetsspråk och biblioteket: En komparativ analys av minoritetsspråkens ställning i samhället och på biblioteket i Sverige och Finland
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The following thesis in library- and information science is a qualitative, comparative analysis of the relationship between the minority populations in Sweden and Finland and the library. The objective with the thesis is to investigate how the state is working to promote minority groups at the library and what lead to today’s situation. The investigation starts, as regards time, with the European charter for Regional or Minority Languages, which was published 1992 and ends with the establishment of the Swedish library law 2014. The method that is used will be a comparative analysis that aims to compare Sweden and Finland. The study is based on Edmund Dahlströms theories regarding ideologies and politics that have been ruling society’s social and legal framework for minorities. The analysis consists of one chapter where both comparison and conclusions are included. It’s discovered that Sweden and Finland have a similar legislation regarding minority languages, with the exception that Finland doesn’t have a universal legislation for the national minorities and therefore, to a degree, excludes the territorially boundless minorities. This is also the case in their library law. Sweden has in their new library law a paragraph where the national minorities are included. This despite the fact that Finland had a system for national minorities before Sweden, who started working towards that first until after the European charted had been decreed.

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2014. , 37 p.
Keyword [en]
Library, national minorities, minority languages, Sweden and Finland
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-102683OAI: diva2:809014
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Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
Available from: 2015-04-30 Created: 2015-04-30 Last updated: 2015-04-30Bibliographically approved

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