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När musik gör skillnad : genus och genrepraktiker i samspel / Carina Borgström Källén

By: Material type: TextTextLanguage: Swedish Summary language: English Series: ArtMonitor doctoral dissertations and licentiate thesis ; 47Publication details: Göteborg : Högskolan för scen och musik, Konstnärliga fakulteten, Göteborgs universitet, cop. 2014 Description: 332 s. ; 21 cmISBN:
  • 9789198171211
Subject(s): Additional physical formats: Även utgiven elektroniskt: När musik gör skillnadDDC classification:
  • 780.71 23/swe
Other classification:
  • Eabij/2kssb/8
  • Ohja
Online resources: Dissertation note: Diss. Göteborg : Högskolan för scen och musik vid Göteborgs universitet, 2014 Abstract: The specific aim of the thesis is to highlight and problematise how gender in interplay with practice of genre is expressed and constructed in musical action. I discuss the interplay between gender and genre practice in conjunction with music education based on the empirical findings from eight ensemble groups in Swedish upper secondary arts programmes. The study has a gender theoretical framework based on social construc­ tionist and poststructuralist perspectives. The thesis deploys an ethnographic methodology and approach, and data from 71 participants, aged 16 to 19, was produced within a period of one year through participant observations and in­ terviews. Deconstruction is used in parts of the field notes and interviews, the intention of which is to offer a second opinion and deepen the analysis. The results show that construction of gender in musical actions is salient in almost every situation where the participants make music together, but that it is performed in different ways depending on genre practice. The results also indicate that the informants, who all had music as their main subject, put gender at stake when it comes to relations of production, power and symbols. Furthermore, the choices the pupils were enabled to make in terms of edu­ cational content in their musical learning appear to contribute to a restricted acting space, since their choices are strictly gendered. The results also imply that norms of quality in genre discourses are closely tied to positions of gender, and that knowledge and cultural capital reduce the restricting effects of the heterosexual matrix. Findings suggest that teachers’ intentions towards informal learning settings seem to gender the conditions for musical learning, especially in popular music practice. Finally, the results show that genre practice that in­ cludes music unfamiliar to the pupils is least restricted by gender.
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Diss. Göteborg : Högskolan för scen och musik vid Göteborgs universitet, 2014

The specific aim of the thesis is to highlight and problematise how gender in interplay with practice of genre is expressed and constructed in musical action. I discuss the interplay between gender and genre practice in conjunction with music education based on the empirical findings from eight ensemble groups in Swedish upper secondary arts programmes. The study has a gender theoretical framework based on social construc­ tionist and poststructuralist perspectives. The thesis deploys an ethnographic methodology and approach, and data from 71 participants, aged 16 to 19, was produced within a period of one year through participant observations and in­ terviews. Deconstruction is used in parts of the field notes and interviews, the intention of which is to offer a second opinion and deepen the analysis. The results show that construction of gender in musical actions is salient in almost every situation where the participants make music together, but that it is performed in different ways depending on genre practice. The results also indicate that the informants, who all had music as their main subject, put gender at stake when it comes to relations of production, power and symbols. Furthermore, the choices the pupils were enabled to make in terms of edu­ cational content in their musical learning appear to contribute to a restricted acting space, since their choices are strictly gendered. The results also imply that norms of quality in genre discourses are closely tied to positions of gender, and that knowledge and cultural capital reduce the restricting effects of the heterosexual matrix. Findings suggest that teachers’ intentions towards informal learning settings seem to gender the conditions for musical learning, especially in popular music practice. Finally, the results show that genre practice that in­ cludes music unfamiliar to the pupils is least restricted by gender.

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