New report provides insights into Nordic children’s and young people’s culture
The Nordic Agency for Cultural Policy research has launched the research anthology ”Making Culture – children’s and young people’s leisure cultures”. The anthology presents current research on children’s and young people’s leisure culture in the Nordic region and is published in cooperation with 19 researchers from Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and Greenland.
The anthology aims at highlighting children’s own driving forces in devoting themselves to cultural practices during their free-time. Furthermore, the anthology discusses the meaning of concepts such as children’s creativity and participation and displays examples of cultural practices such as cosplay, fanfiction, maker movements’ activities and online gaming. The meanings of different cultural practices for various groups of young, such as ethnic minorities, LGBTQ-youth and disabled are also discussed in the anthology.
Editor for the anthology is Anna Sparrman, professor in Child Studies at Linköping University.