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Mapping networks: A case study of inner Scandinavia’s music community
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Geography, Media and Communication. (The Geomedia Research Group)
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

To have expanded social and professional networks and media-related skills are considered valuable assets in today’s globalized society. It is sometimes suggested that individuals may interconnect their networks to facilitate global connectivity and thus a global market, independent of location. This is often referred to as network capital that then may be transformed into economic-material capital. However this study seek to problematize how both networks and network capital enfold in relation to local place-specific conditions – here referred to as a local cultural ecosystem. The study explores how the local cultural ecosystem plays into possibilities of global connectivity within creative communities in rural areas of Europe, using the music community as a case. The point of departure is local established networks amongst semi-professional and professional musicians and stakeholders in the region of Värmland (Sweden) and Hedmark (Norway). The two networks exist on each side of the countries shared boarder, thus placed within different local cultural ecosystem. However common activities, geographical closeness and digital networks also interconnect them. These networks are mapped through personal interviews and focus groups with musicians and stakeholders, and by participatory observations at local networking events. This is a work in progress, however the intention is to identify prerequisites and barriers within these local cultural ecosystems and use these findings to specify measures to support and strengthen a creative community within a rural area such as inner Scandinavia.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016.
Keyword [en]
cultural ecosystems, creative industries, network capital, network
National Category
Communication Studies
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-46243OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-46243DiVA, id: diva2:972651
Conference
AAG Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, March 29 - April 2, 2016
Projects
MINS Music Innovation Network Inner Scandinavia
Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-09-21 Last updated: 2017-03-15Bibliographically approved

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