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Identitetens Ljudspår: musik, smak & subkultur

Jonsson, Linda (2008)
Social Anthropology
Abstract
This essay presents a picture of swedish reggae listeners and how their love of music give meaning to their lives and unite them in a sub-culture. Based on interviews with six young men about their involvement in reggae, it also investigates the relationship between music and identity, or more clearly; how identity is expressed through music. Furthermore, I discuss the notion of taste according to Bourdieu, and argue against his statement that taste in music affirms the class and social background of an individual. Results from my empirical data have indicated that reggae music is difficult to associate to a distinct lifestyle, which inclines me to argue that it has managed to transcend phenomena such as ethnicity, class and cultural... (More)
This essay presents a picture of swedish reggae listeners and how their love of music give meaning to their lives and unite them in a sub-culture. Based on interviews with six young men about their involvement in reggae, it also investigates the relationship between music and identity, or more clearly; how identity is expressed through music. Furthermore, I discuss the notion of taste according to Bourdieu, and argue against his statement that taste in music affirms the class and social background of an individual. Results from my empirical data have indicated that reggae music is difficult to associate to a distinct lifestyle, which inclines me to argue that it has managed to transcend phenomena such as ethnicity, class and cultural affiliation. (Less)
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author
Jonsson, Linda
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type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Bourdieu, Music, Identity, Cultural anthropology, ethnology, Kulturantropologi, etnologi
language
Swedish
id
1320523
date added to LUP
2008-09-11
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2008-09-11
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  abstract     = {This essay presents a picture of swedish reggae listeners and how their love of music give meaning to their lives and unite them in a sub-culture. Based on interviews with six young men about their involvement in reggae, it also investigates the relationship between music and identity, or more clearly; how identity is expressed through music. Furthermore, I discuss the notion of taste according to Bourdieu, and argue against his statement that taste in music affirms the class and social background of an individual. Results from my empirical data have indicated that reggae music is difficult to associate to a distinct lifestyle, which inclines me to argue that it has managed to transcend phenomena such as ethnicity, class and cultural affiliation.},
  author       = {Jonsson, Linda},
  keyword      = {Bourdieu,Music,Identity,Cultural anthropology, ethnology,Kulturantropologi, etnologi},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Identitetens Ljudspår: musik, smak & subkultur},
  year         = {2008},
}