Cristin-resultat-ID: 1833211
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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2020
Resultat
Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
2020

Democratic Coexistence, Tiny Publics and Participatory Emancipation at the Public Library

Bidragsytere:
  • Cicilie Fagerlid

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Vitenskapelig Kapittel/Artikkel/Konferanseartikkel
Publiseringsår: 2020
Sider: 285 - 304
ISBN:
  • 978-3-11-063662-8

Klassifisering

Fagfelt (NPI)

Fagfelt: Sosialantropologi
- Fagområde: Samfunnsvitenskap

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Tittel

Democratic Coexistence, Tiny Publics and Participatory Emancipation at the Public Library

Sammendrag

This chapter analyses situations and events at public libraries where being to- gether creates, on the one hand, individual social and civic awareness, and on the other, various kinds of relations between strangers. I suggest calling this double process democratic coexistence. Democratic coexistence means becoming aware of and having a minimum of interaction with the variety of people constituting a society, not only with kin, peers and members of your personal online echo- chamber. This understanding of democracy highlights its experiential and func- tional aspects, rather than formal governance (see Sennett 2006). It relates thus to library scholar John Buschman’s call for a renewed understanding of the rela- tionship between democracy and the library: “[D]emocracy takes place directly and indirectly in venues not commonly thought of as sites for it but where every- day life is negotiated and played out (e.g. libraries), thereby constructing the cul- ture” (2018a, 34; see also Buschman 2018b). Similarly, sociologist Eric Klinenberg (2018) emphasizes how spending time in our “social infrastructure” teaches us to deal civilly with “small shared problems” and negotiate di erences typically – or even particularly – present at the public library. Social infrastructure is Klinen- berg’s term for “the physical places that allow bonds to develop” (20181) and is thus fundamental for a democracy.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Cicilie Fagerlid

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Fakultet for sosialfag ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for arkiv-, bibliotek- og informasjonsfag ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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