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Knjižnice i knjižničari u popularnoj kulturi


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Marić, Ana. (2016). Knjižnice i knjižničari u popularnoj kulturi. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Information Science. [mentor Hebrang Grgić, Ivana].

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The focus of this paper is research and finding portrayals of libraries and librarians in those real and somewhat less real stories from books, comic books, movies and television shows. Interpretations of the library motiv encompass the personification of books characteristic to children’s literature, to fields in which the phenomena of a library structure borders the fantastic. First two chapters are dedicated to describing the stereotypes and the public perception of librarians in order to test the assumption that the role of librarians in popular literature, film industry and comic books fits those kinds of stereotypical depictions but also in order to compare them with the real status of library science in the society and to explore the possibility to change it. The etiquette of a librarian creates a strong mental image in our culture and provides a convenient shortcut for writersand screenwriters that want to send a clear message with the least amount of investment. The etiquette says it all and additional, deeper explanation is not required. Through selecting works of literature, comic book art, graphical novels, film creations and television shows that are primarily targeted at readers/viewers and their reception the attempt to answer the question what kind of power do those kinds of depictions have in creating the public image and impression of library science and how much do they support or contradict the classical stereotypes about librarians will be made.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: comic book, film, book, stereotypes, librarian, heros, literature, information, librarianship
Subjects: Information sciences > Librarianship
Departments: Department of Information Science
Supervisor: Hebrang Grgić, Ivana
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2016 10:21
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2016 10:21

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