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”Har du något önskemål om tonart?” En studie om platstagande och kvinnors utrymme i jazzensemble på en folkhögskola

Karlsson, Ida Maria LU (2019) LIMP32 20182
Malmö Academy of Music
Abstract
The aim of this study is to investigate how the participants in a jazz ensemble at a folk high school [folkhögskola] claim space. The study has primarily a gender perspective but also looks at other factors that affect how the students claim space and also the teacher’s role in the distribution of space. The participants were filmed on two occasions: during a lesson and during a rehearsal without a teacher. The films were analysed based on a Critical Incidents Technique protocol. The film from the lesson was analysed together with the teacher and she was also interviewed.
The background to this study is that the jazz scene in Sweden and in the world is unequal, as the society in general. We live in a gender system where men are superior... (More)
The aim of this study is to investigate how the participants in a jazz ensemble at a folk high school [folkhögskola] claim space. The study has primarily a gender perspective but also looks at other factors that affect how the students claim space and also the teacher’s role in the distribution of space. The participants were filmed on two occasions: during a lesson and during a rehearsal without a teacher. The films were analysed based on a Critical Incidents Technique protocol. The film from the lesson was analysed together with the teacher and she was also interviewed.
The background to this study is that the jazz scene in Sweden and in the world is unequal, as the society in general. We live in a gender system where men are superior non men. We often reproduce old gender roles, by behaving as expected based on our gender. Attending to jazz education can be difficult for girls since the behaviour of a successful jazz musician goes against how a girl or woman is expected to behave. Many girls stop playing in their teens.
The studied ensemble’s behaviour can partly be linked to gender literature, but it also testifies to an awareness of the importance of giving space. The students attending are at the age of 19-21 years. They give each other space and also listen to the woman who does not say so much. The teacher prepare her lessons very solidly when it comes to including every student. She has an authoritarian style of leadership that prevents students from taking unequal lot of space when it comes to playing solo. Probably, the teacher's gender-conscious work has had an effect on the participants' behaviour. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur platstagande ter sig i en jazzensemble på en folkhögskola. Studien har främst ett genusperspektiv men tittar också på andra faktorer som påverkar platstagandet samt lärarens roll i fördelningen av plats. Deltagarna filmades vid två tillfällen: under en lektion samt vid en repetition utan läraren. Filmerna analyserades utifrån ett critical incidents technique-protokoll. Lektionsfilmen sågs därefter tillsammans med läraren och hon intervjuades under tiden.
Bakgrunden till studien är att jazzscenen i Sverige och världen är ojämställd, liksom samhället i stort. Vi lever i ett genussystem där vi ofta reproducerar gamla roller, där män är överordnade icke-män, genom att göra kön. Att vara i en... (More)
Syftet med denna studie är att undersöka hur platstagande ter sig i en jazzensemble på en folkhögskola. Studien har främst ett genusperspektiv men tittar också på andra faktorer som påverkar platstagandet samt lärarens roll i fördelningen av plats. Deltagarna filmades vid två tillfällen: under en lektion samt vid en repetition utan läraren. Filmerna analyserades utifrån ett critical incidents technique-protokoll. Lektionsfilmen sågs därefter tillsammans med läraren och hon intervjuades under tiden.
Bakgrunden till studien är att jazzscenen i Sverige och världen är ojämställd, liksom samhället i stort. Vi lever i ett genussystem där vi ofta reproducerar gamla roller, där män är överordnade icke-män, genom att göra kön. Att vara i en jazzutbildningskontext och bete sig enligt gängse manlig norm är problematiskt för tjejer då det går på tvärs mot vad som räknas till att bete sig som en flicka eller kvinna. Många tjejer slutar spela i tonåren. I den studerade ensemblen förekommer ojämställt platstagande som går att koppla till tidigare forskning, samtidigt som det finns det finns ett motstånd mot gamla mönster. De studerade deltagarna i åldern 19-21 år ger varandra plats och lyssnar även på tjejen som inte säger så mycket. Läraren gör ett gediget inkluderande förarbete inför lektionerna. Hon har en auktoritär ledarstil som hindrar eleverna att ta olika mycket plats när det kommer till att spela solo. Troligen har lärarens genusmedvetna arbete haft effekt på deltagarnas beteende. (Less)
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Karlsson, Ida Maria LU
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LIMP32 20182
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H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
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Folkhögskola, genus, jazz, jazzensemble, jazzutbildning, musikpedagogik, platstagande, Utbildningsvetenskap, Educational Science, Gender, jazz ensemble, jazz studies, Music Education, space-claiming
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Swedish
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8973600
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The background to this study is that the jazz scene in Sweden and in the world is unequal, as the society in general. We live in a gender system where men are superior non men. We often reproduce old gender roles, by behaving as expected based on our gender. Attending to jazz education can be difficult for girls since the behaviour of a successful jazz musician goes against how a girl or woman is expected to behave. Many girls stop playing in their teens. 
The studied ensemble’s behaviour can partly be linked to gender literature, but it also testifies to an awareness of the importance of giving space. The students attending are at the age of 19-21 years. They give each other space and also listen to the woman who does not say so much. The teacher prepare her lessons very solidly when it comes to including every student. She has an authoritarian style of leadership that prevents students from taking unequal lot of space when it comes to playing solo. Probably, the teacher's gender-conscious work has had an effect on the participants' behaviour.},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {”Har du något önskemål om tonart?” En studie om platstagande och kvinnors utrymme i jazzensemble på en folkhögskola},
  year         = {2019},
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