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Title: Det ligger en heteronormativ bok i din säng mamma! En intervjustudie av hur några kvinnor i samkönade relationer upplever informationssituationen rörande graviditet och föräldraskap.
Other Titles: Mum, there is a heteronormative book in your bed! An interview study of how some women in same-sexed relationships experience their information situation regarding pregnancy and parenthood.
Authors: Lundborg, Viktoria
Vardeh Navandi, Maryam
Department: Högskolan i Borås/Institutionen Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap (BHS)
Issue Date: 3-Jul-2007
Series/Report no.: Magisteruppsats
Media type: Text
Keywords: användarundersökning
Abstract: Studies of the information needs of library patrons are necessary in order for the library to serve the community. Alas, studies of non-heterosexual persons are rare in the field of Library and Information Science in Sweden. This study aims at examining the information situation of women in same-sexed parenthood by means of analysing their situation as norm-breaking. The study is done through examining the specific information needs of this group, how they seek and receive information, what barriers they encounter and what function the library has in this information situation. A queer theoretical approach to heteronormativity in combination with McKenzie’s two-dimensional model of information seeking is used to perform a qualitative analysis of the material. The material consists of semi-structured interviews of eight women in same-sexed parenthood. The empirical material is divided first in four categories: Information need, Information source, Information barrier and The library. The results show that the women have a great need for information, because of their norm-breaking family constellation. They need information which is not entirely heteronormative. In order to find this kind of information many different information sources are used, both formal and informal, though the sources intended for parents in general often are inadequate. The barriers the women encounter are a result of heteronormativity and their situation as non-heterosexuals. These barriers are also a problem in the library. They don’t use the library to find information about same-sexed parenthood partly because of the lack of non-heterosexual material, and refrain from asking the librarian for help.
ISSN: 1654-0247
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