• Anna Klarlund Jensen
Speciale, Kandidatuddannelsen
Are Museums of Art really for everybody? With just a quick glance at their various publications, The Danish Ministry of Culture seems absolutely certain. The Museums of Art is the key to a population of enlightened, socially and historically conscious and democratically minded citizens in a society rid of social inequality, marginalisation and exclusion. Why then - in the rich diversity of Danish museums - do surveys show that one third of the public do not use these institutions? How come they seem out of reach? Could the art museums somehow be failing the ministerially designated task of transforming these so-called non-users into an audience? Or are social and individual limitations standing in the way of the individual at the museum entrances? This thesis takes a thorough theoretical and discourse analytical look at a range of Ministry of Culture publications in order to investigate these questions. A theoretical discussion of sociology and culture based upon Pierre Bourdieu, Anthony Giddens and Henrik Kaare Nielsen in a social practice perspective is fused with the discourse analytical methodology of Norman Fairclough and LaClau & Mouffe and proposes an inherent contradiction in the way the relation between museum, individual and culture is constructed in ministerial discourse.
Udgivelsesdato7 apr. 2015
Antal sider67
Udgivende institutionKøbenhavns Universitet


  • Kultur for alle, diskursanalyse , oplevelsessamfund, individualiseringssociologi, individ, magt, LaClau & Mouffe, Norman Fairclough, Henrik Kaare Nielsen, Pierre Bourdieu