Instructions for reading at home
Start date: 2023-01-01
End date: 2026-12-31
Sweden has a long-standing tradition of the governing of domestic reading practices through explicit and implicit policy targeting households and families. However, this type of governing has been unproblematised, both as a policy practice and as an object of research. Furthermore, in current educational, civic and political debate, the “right” kind of reading practices are described as something that inevitably will result in economic prosperity, cognitive development, cultural enhancement and social mobility for Sweden as a country, as well as for its inhabitants. This project will critically examine this notion.