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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 coordinator for the PhD-program in social sciences, and 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.

Collaborations

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

Scientific publications

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. The 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 .

Larsen, Håkon; Stokstad, Sigrid; Christensen-Scheel, Boel; Berg, Ida Uppstrøm (2021). Private kunstdonasjoner og lokal politikk: Kontroversene rundt etablering av skulpturpark på Ekeberg i Oslo. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidsskrift . Vol. 24.
http://hdl.handle.net/10852/91124

Berg, Ida Uppstrøm; Larsen, Håkon (2020). Et demokratisk flerbrukshus eller en lukket safe? Idealer for og oppfatninger av det nye Nasjonalmuseet på Vestbanen. Evjen, Sunniva; Olsen, Heidi Kristin; Tveit, Åse Kristine (Ed.). Rød mix: Ragnar Audunson som forsker og nettverksbygger. Kapittel 12. p. 213-231. ABM-media AS.
https://skriftserien.oslomet.no/index.php/skriftse...

Larsen, Håkon; Solheim, Per Aleksander (2020). Den digitale offentligheten i kultur- og bibliotekpolitikken. Nordic Journal of Library and Information Studies . Vol. 1.
https://tidsskrift.dk/njlis/article/view/121791/16...

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...

Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon (2019). Nordic civil spheres and pro-civil states. Alexander, Jeffrey C.; Lund, Anna; Voyer, Andrea (Ed.). The Nordic Civil Sphere. 2. p. 39-63. Polity Press.
https://politybooks.com/bookdetail/?isbn=978150953...

Audunson, Ragnar Andreas; Aabø, Svanhild; Blomgren, Roger; Evjen, Sunniva; Jochumsen, Henrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rasmussen, Casper Havnegaard; Vårheim, Andreas; Johnston, Jamie; Koizumi, Masanori (2019). Public libraries as an infrastructure for a sustainable public sphere: A comprehensive review of research. Journal of Documentation . Vol. 75.
https://hdl.handle.net/10037/17847

Larsen, Håkon (2018). Kultur, politikk og kvalitet: Offentlig debatt om kulturpolitikk. Norsk sosiologisk tidsskrift . Vol. 2.
https://www.idunn.no/norsk_sosiologisk_tidsskrift/...

Larsen, Håkon (2018). Archives, libraries and museums in the Nordic model of the public sphere. Journal of Documentation . Vol. 74.

Anderson, Astrid; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Larsen, Håkon; Straume, Ingerid (2017). Åpne forskningsbibliotek. Innledende betraktninger. Anderson, Astrid; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Larsen, Håkon; Straume, Ingerid (Ed.). Det åpne bibliotek: Forskningsbibliotek i endring. Kapittel 1. p. 11-21. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
http://hdl.handle.net/10852/58822

Larsen, Håkon (2017). Aktivering av nasjonens historie: Nasjonalbiblioteket i offentligheten. Anderson, Astrid; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Larsen, Håkon; Straume, Ingerid (Ed.). Det åpne bibliotek: Forskningsbibliotek i endring. Kapittel 3. p. 51-70. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
https://press.nordicopenaccess.no/index.php/noasp/...

Anderson, Astrid; Fagerlid, Cicilie; Larsen, Håkon; Straume, Ingerid (2017). Det åpne bibliotek: Forskningsbibliotek i endring. ISBN: 9788202571863. 220 p. Cappelen Damm Akademisk.
https://press.nordicopenaccess.no/index.php/noasp/...

Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon; Steen-Johnsen, Kari (2017). Introduction: The Public Sphere in Change. Institutional Perspectives on Neo-corporatist Society. Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon; Steen-Johnsen, Kari (Ed.). Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model. 1. p. 1-21. De Gruyter Open.
http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2443154

Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon (2017). The Public Sphere in the Nordic Model. Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon; Steen-Johnsen, Kari (Ed.). Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model. 3. p. 46-70. De Gruyter Open.
http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2443151

Larsen, Håkon (2017). The Public Sphere as an Arena for Legitimation Work: The Case of Cultural Organizations. Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon; Steen-Johnsen, Kari (Ed.). Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model. 10. p. 201-219. De Gruyter Open.
https://www.degruyter.com/viewbooktoc/product/4889...

Engelstad, Fredrik; Larsen, Håkon; Rogstad, Jon; Steen-Johnsen, Kari (2017). Institutional Change in the Public Sphere: Views on the Nordic Model. ISBN: 978-3-11-054633-0. 269 p. De Gruyter Open.
https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110546330

Larsen, Håkon (2016). Performing Legitimacy: Studies in High Culture and the Public Sphere. ISBN: 978-3-319-31047-3. 152 p. Palgrave Macmillan.
http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319310466

Larsen, Håkon (2016). The crisis of public service broadcasting reconsidered: Commercialization and digitalization in Scandinavia. Alexander, Jeffrey C.; Breese, Elizabeth Butler; Luengo, Mariá (Ed.). The Crisis of Journalism Reconsidered: Democratic Culture, Professional Codes, Digital Future. Kapittel 3. Cambridge University Press.

Larsen, Håkon (2015). Hva er kultursosiologisk forskning?. Larsen, Håkon (Ed.). Kultursosiologisk forskning. *Kapittel 1. p. 11-20. Universitetsforlaget.
https://www.universitetsforlaget.no/nettbutikk/kul...





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