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Discourse on Swedish popular culture in Finland

Date: 1.1.1995-31.12.1996
Code: 8156
Department: Åbo Akademi University / Faculty of Arts (HF), Dept. of Comparative Religion and Folkloristics; Dept. of Comparative Literature; Dept. of Musicology; Dept. of Sociology
Address: Biskopsgatan 10 B, FIN-20500 Åbo
Phone +358-2-2154 583
Fax +358-2-2154 902
E-mail uwolf@abo.fi
Project leader: FD Ulrika Wolf-Knuts, Lektor (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
Researchers: PM Andreas Häger (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
PM Sven-Erik Klinkman (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
FL John Sundholm (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
FL Jan Wickman (1.1.1995-31.12.1996)
Type of research: 0 (0=Within duty, 1=Ordered research, 2=Co-operation)
- basic research 100 %
Man months: Totally: 20 months
Keywords: populärkultur, finlandssvenskar, diskursanalys, populaarikulttuuri, suomenruotsalaiset, diskurssianalyysi, diskusanalys, populärkultur, rockmusik, massmedia, Svensk-Finland, discourse analysis, popular culture, rock music, mass media, Swedes in Finland,

The discourse, i.e. critical reviews, on popular culture in Finland is analysed.Rock music, the Christian view on rock music as the devil's message, strips and comics, popular music, pocket novels, theatre and illustrated magazines are studied as indicators of high vs low cultures and as indicators of how the Finland-Swedish world of values is constructed.

Publication(s)

5.3.1996 / 6.3.1996