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Håkon Larsen

Håkon Larsen

About

Cultural sociology; cultural policy; the public sphere; libraries, archives, museums; social theory

Fields of study

Academic disciplines

Library and information science   Media studies and journalism   Sociology

Subject areas

Sociology of culture   Cultural policy   Sociological theory   Public libraries

Countries

Denmark   Norway   Sweden   USA

Research projects

  • Political Dynamics of the Cultural Sector (POLYCUL)

    This project depart from the hypothesis that explanations for developments in cultural policy, and in particular its failure to realize programmatic goals, are found in the dynamics of interest-based politics that at work in the cultural sector.

Collaborations

I am a Faculty Fellow at the Center for Cultural Sociology, Yale University.

Scientific publications

Larsen, Håkon (2020). The public sphere and Habermas: Reflections on the current state of theory in public library research. Journal of Documentation .
https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.110...

Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Andresen, Herbjørn; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Henningsen, Erik; Hobohm, Hans-Christoph; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon (2020). Introduction – Physical Places and Virtual Spaces: Libraries, Archives and Museums in a Digital Age. Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Andresen, Herbjørn; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Henningsen, Erik; Hobohm, Hans-Christoph; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon; Vold, Tonje (Ed.). Libraries, Archives and Museums as Democratic Public Spaces in a Digital Age. Kapittel 1. p. 1-22. De Gruyter Saur.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/9783110636628/...

Henningsen, Erik; Larsen, Håkon (2020). The Joys of Wiki Work: Craftsmanship, Flow and Self-externalization in a Digital Environment. Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Andresen, Herbjørn; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Henningsen, Erik; Hobohm, Hans-Christoph; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon; Vold, Tonje (Ed.). Libraries, Archives and Museums as Democratic Public Spaces in a Digital Age. Kapittel 17. p. 345-362. De Gruyter Saur.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/9783110636628/...

Henningsen, Erik; Larsen, Håkon (2020). The Digitalization Imperative: Sacralization of Technology in LAM Policies. Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Andresen, Herbjørn; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Henningsen, Erik; Hobohm, Hans-Christoph; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon; Vold, Tonje (Ed.). Libraries, Archives and Museums as Democratic Public Spaces in a Digital Age. Kapittel 3. p. 53-72. De Gruyter Saur.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/book/9783110636628/...

Henningsen, Erik; Larsen, Håkon (2020). The Mystification of Digital Technology in Norwegian Policies on Archives, Libraries and Museums: Digitalization as Policy Imperative. Culture Unbound. Journal of Current Cultural Research .
http://www.cultureunbound.ep.liu.se/article.asp?DO...

Tallerås, Kim; Colbjørnsen, Terje; Oterholm, Knut; Larsen, Håkon (2020). Cultural Policies, Social Missions, Algorithms and Discretion: What Should Public Service Institutions Recommend?. Sundqvist, Anneli; Berget, Gerd; Nolin, Jan; Skjerdingstad, Kjell Ivar (Ed.). Sustainable Digital Communities. 15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings. Public libraries. p. 588-595. Springer.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-...

Larsen, Håkon (2020). Theorizing Public Libraries as Public Spheres in Library and Information Science. Sundqvist, Anneli; Berget, Gerd; Nolin, Jan; Skjerdingstad, Kjell Ivar (Ed.). Sustainable Digital Communities. 15th International Conference, iConference 2020, Boras, Sweden, March 23–26, 2020, Proceedings. Public libraries. p. 564-570. Springer.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-03...

Widdersheim, Michael; Koizumi, Masanori; Larsen, Håkon (2020). Cultural policy, the public sphere and public libraries: a comparison of Norwegian, American and Japanese models. The International Journal of Cultural Policy .

Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Andresen, Herbjørn; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Henningsen, Erik; Hobohm, Hans-Christoph; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon; Vold, Tonje (2020). Libraries, Archives and Museums as Democratic Public Spaces in a Digital Age. ISBN: 978-3-11-063662-8. 370 p. De Gruyter Saur.
https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/543672?tab_bo...

Koizumi, Masanori; Larsen, Håkon (2019). Public libraries and democracy in the Nordic model. Gašo, Gordana; Ranogajec, Mirna Gilman; Žilić, Jure; Lundman, Madeleine (Ed.). Information and technology transforming lives: connection, interaction, innovation. Proceedings of the XXVII Bobcatsss Symposium. Conference paper. p. 452-457.
http://bobcatsss2019.ffos.hr/docs/bobcatsss_procee...





These publications are obtained from Cristin. The list may be incomplete