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Så ska det låta: Studier av det musikpedagogiska fältets framväxt i Sverige 1900-1965
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
2000 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The subject of this dissertation is the evolution of the music education field in Sweden. The study has three levels. The first discusses different music educational issues. The second is about the individuals and institutions that have dominated the field, and the third level is about the structure of the emerging field.

Important themes in the discussions are analysed by using a variety of sources - letters, diaries, books, school books, speeches, curriculum texts, journals and reviews. The symbolic assets of dominant individuals and institutions are identified. Hence, different strategies and positions in the field are clarified.

One conclusion is that the present field of music education emerged from an apparatus dominated by the Royal Academy of Music. During its development, the field had two important poles. One was related to the compulsory school system, and the other was related to the sphere of professional musicians and the music institutions. Furthermore, two other poles are identified as forward- and backward-oriented.

Different successful strategies were found in the field, illustrating the most important positions. These positions are identified as servant of the church, local celebrity, innovator of art and culture, liberator of the child, showman and micro-politician.

Important themes in music education are discussed in this study, like the relationship between Method and the Master, the relationship between Music and the Child, and the disciplination of the body.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis , 2000. , 324 p.
Uppsala Studies in Education, ISSN 0347-1314 ; 91
Keyword [en]
Education, music education, fine arts, music teachers, music school, sociology of culture, educational history, musicality, creativity
Keyword [sv]
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-249ISBN: 91-554-4787-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-249DiVA: diva2:161860
Public defence
2000-10-20, ILUs aula, Seminariegatan 1, Uppsala, Uppsala, 13:15
Available from: 2000-09-29 Created: 2000-09-29Bibliographically approved

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