Historiskt korrekt En netnografisk studie av begreppet HK med historisk slöjd som kontext
Historically Correct - An ethnographic study of the concept HK with historical crafts as context
In this study I am focusing on how the Swedish term of Historiskt Korrekt (Historically accurate) is used in a specific context: the facebook-group Vi som syr medeltidskläder (We sew medieval clothing). Historiskt Korrekt (shortened to HK) is frequently used daily in diskussions in the group. My question is: What definitions of the term can you find among the groupmembers and are these defintions in any way related to the autenticity-discussion in archeology or conservation theory? My entrance to crafts is my historical interest. As interest grew, I wanted to know more, I wanted to understand the history by doing. That's why I ended up here, in the bachelor's programme in Leadership and in handicraft. During these three years I felt that my type of crafts, where the focus lies on the historical perspective, have been neglected. Therefore, I chose to let the subject of this study fall on a topic relating to this craft area. The study rests in an ethnographic way of thinking and is conducted online: nethnography. First I started a discussion in the facebook-groups flow by asking three questions and nine informants answered. By email interviews the nine informants deepened their thoughts on the studied term. Together with a field study where I followed the discussions in the facebook-group I've been able to distinguish common thoughts of the informant's in what the term means to them and how it's used. One of the conclusions I made is that even though several of the informants believe that there is something that is 100% HK they don't always use it that way. When a discussion tries to answer how a garment becomes HK it includes ways to do a credible interpretation rather than how to make a copy exactly. This also means that there are many more similarities between the term Historiskt Korrekt and authenticity than I initially thought.
Uppsats för avläggande av filosofie kandidatexamen i Kulturvård, Ledarskap i slöjd och kulturhantverk 15 hp Institutionen för kulturvård Göteborgs universitet 2014:33