sh.sePublications
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
"Writing for your mother is more important than writing for the queen of England": En undersökning av samtida ugandisk litteratur och desssamhälleliga roll
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This thesis aims to investigate the role of literature in the Ugandan society. It uses Bourdieus field theory and the book The Rules of Art to analyze a handful of interviewes with people on different positions on the literary field in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. The interviews were collected by the author of this thesis in the beginning of 2015. The thesis examines the overall conditions on the literature market, the hierarchies and the character of the literature. In addition to field theory, it uses post-colonial theory, and Ngûgî Wa Thiong'os' Decolonising the mind to investigate the languages and styles of the literature. 

To investigate the literature outside of the educated circles and intellectual spheres, the concept of the literature as merely printed and publicated needs to be questioned, since there is also an existing body of oral literature in the country. Amongst the actors on the literature field there is an ambition for the literature to be a progressive force in the society. However the study shows that hierarchies on the literature field pushes the written and publicated literature further away from the general person. This also due to the limitations of the written literature, since the possibilities to access the literature is highly dependant on the income, literacy and educational level of the receiver.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 46 p.
Keyword [sv]
Bourdieu, Uganda, Wa Thiong'o, Litteratursociologi, muntlig litteratur, postkolonial teori
National Category
General Literature Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31796OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-31796DiVA: diva2:1067099
Subject / course
Comparative Literature
Uppsok
Humanities, Theology
Supervisors
Available from: 2017-01-20 Created: 2017-01-20Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(475 kB)46 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 475 kBChecksum SHA-512
b5c35a8e2bf08e18340b0e04d663535faa1a1471c864ee0b9cd3f50daa0709b7039e4e14465c75776210d629767bebbdc103d5b257feaa892fe228603a32f89c
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
School of Culture and Education
General Literature Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 46 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 147 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf