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Gemenskapens funktion: Bilklubben Ferm
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In our society there are numerous associations/clubs with different aims due to the background and the interest of their members. Studies within this field have for instance been focusing on associations among members situated far down in the community structure. This investigation on the other hand has focused on individuals high up in the community structure who have applied to being members of a sports car club. The aim of the study was to get a deeper understanding of the active members of a high statues sports car club and to investigate which factors determined a long term engagement in such a club. Another aim was to find out which expectations were put on active members within the club and what it took to be considered being included in this group. The studie was carried out with the help of three qualitative intervjues and the respondents had all been members in the Ferm club for several years. In order to gain a deeper understanding of this phenomenon seven of Pierre Bourdieus concepts were used, namely - the social space, habitus, field, doxa, economic-, cultural and symbolic capital. The main results of the studie for instance revealed that members were characterized by good economic conditions, an interest in cars inside the families and a certain extent of leisure time. The clubs main function was above all to provide a place to meet and to socialize with others with mutual interests and both inside and outside the club there were norms and rules the members were expected adapting to. The norms concerned dress codes, supporting other members for free, not driving the Ferm Car in a reckless way and not bragging. Having been a member for a signifcant period of time was also regarded as something that gained higher statues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 33
Keywords [en]
Community, members, club, association, car, vehicle, Pierre Bourdieu, economy, middle
National Category
Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-59009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-59009DiVA, id: diva2:1128647
Subject / course
Sociologi
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Available from: 2017-07-27 Created: 2017-07-27 Last updated: 2017-10-18Bibliographically approved

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