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The formation of Swedish media studies, 1960–1980
Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
HUMlab, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Education and Business Studies, Department of Humanities, Media and communication studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0505-9119
2018 (English)In: Media History, ISSN 1368-8804, E-ISSN 1469-9729, Vol. 24, no 1, p. 86-98Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Around 1960, the politics of the emerging media society in Sweden tended to fixate the formative functions of mass communication. The monopoly of public service broadcast media, press subsidies and new tendencies in film policy were some of the issues around which uncertainty prevailed. New methods to provide reliable data were sought by politicians, since empirical facts were required as arguments for an updated media policy. This article examines the different ways that the field of media studies was introduced in Sweden between 1960 and 1980. We argue that Swedish academic media studies departed from, and emerged within, a rather diffuse borderland between industry, politics and academia. The formation of national media research in Sweden can partly be seen as an effect of politicians and the media industry wanting to be better informed on issues such as media influence, media ownership and the habits and composition of the media audience.

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2018. Vol. 24, no 1, p. 86-98
Keywords [en]
Swedish media history, history of media studies, Sweden, media policy
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Media Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-28681DOI: 10.1080/13688804.2016.1270751ISI: 000436316500005Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85012097752OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-28681DiVA, id: diva2:1266263
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-12-03Bibliographically approved

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