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Håkon Larsen

Håkon Larsen

About

I have a PhD in sociology from the University of Oslo (2011) and have been employed as a Professor of Library and Information Science at Oslo Metropolitan University since 2019. My main areas of interest are cultural sociology, cultural policy, social theory, public libraries and the sociology of art. I teach and supervise within these areas at all levels (BA, MA, PhD). I am a program director for the specialization Information, Library and Archival Studies as part of the PhD-program in social sciences. I am leader of the research group Information and Society. I teach the course Culture- and Knowledge Policies at the BA-level and the course Institutions Promoting Information and Culture at the MA-level.

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.

Scientific publications

Larsen, Håkon; Kann-Rasmussen, Nanna; Rydbeck, Kerstin (2023). The legitimacy of Scandinavian libraries, archives and museums as public spheres: Views from the professionals. IFLA Journal .
https://doi.org/10.1177/03400352221147549

Rydbeck, Kerstin; Larsen, Håkon; Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper (2023). Differences and similarities between LAMs, and their pursuit of commons challenges. Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper; Rydbeck, Kerstin; Larsen, Håkon (Ed.). Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Transition: Changes, Challenges, and Convergence in a Scandinavian Perspective. Kapittel 17. Routledge.

Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper; Rydbeck, Kerstin; Larsen, Håkon (2023). Introduction: libraries, archives, and museums in transition. Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper; Rydbeck, Kerstin; Larsen, Håkon (Ed.). Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Transition: Changes, Challenges, and Convergence in a Scandinavian Perspective. Kapittel 1. Routledge.

Larsen, Håkon; Kann-Rasmussen, Nanna; Rivano Eckerdal, Johanna (2023). Contemporary Scandinavian LAMs and legitimacy. Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper; Rydbeck, Kerstin; Larsen, Håkon (Ed.). Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Transition: Changes, Challenges, and Convergence in a Scandinavian Perspective. Kapittel 13. Routledge.

Hvenegaard Rasmussen, Casper; Rydbeck, Kerstin; Larsen, Håkon (2023). Libraries, Archives, and Museums in Transition: Changes, Challenges, and Convergence in a Scandinavian Perspective. ISBN: 9781032033648. 259 p. Routledge.

Kawamoto, Marika; Yamagishi, Motoko; Larsen, Håkon; Koizumi, Masanori (2022). Promoting public libraries as democratic spaces through governmental and municipal library strategies: Norwegian library strategies post 2014 law changes. Information research . Vol. 27.
http://informationr.net/ir/27-SpIssue/CoLIS2022/co...

khademizadeh, Shahnaz; Albudaiwi, Dalal Y.; Larsen, Håkon; Mohammadi, Zeinab; Farajpahlou, Abdul Hossein (2022). Public libraries and crisis management: Iranian public libraries and the dust crisis. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science .

Larsen, Håkon; Colbjørnsen, Terje; Tallerås, Kim (2022). En norsk bokbransje i endring og interesseorganisasjonenes politiske påvirkningsarbeid. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift . Vol. 25.
https://www.idunn.no/doi/10.18261/nkt.25.1.4

Larsen, Håkon (2022). Private taste and public space: the heated media debate about a privately initiated sculpture park in Oslo. International Journal of Cultural Policy .
https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2022.2035376

Koizumi, Masanori; Larsen, Håkon (2022). Democratic librarianship in the Nordic model. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science .





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