Barnmusik, för barn eller vuxna? Vilka normer och vilken barndom spelas fram i dagens barnmusik

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Publication Student essay 15hp
Title Barnmusik, för barn eller vuxna? Vilka normer och vilken barndom spelas fram i dagens barnmusik
Author Hollström, Jonas
Date 2019
English abstract
This study addresses children’s music and how children interpret its lyrics. To narrow it down it concentrates on music that has been recorded. The empirical material is analyzed through theoretic thoughts in the sociology of childhood to find out what type of childhood children’s music presents. Sociology of childhood indicates that children should be seen as active in the construction of their own childhood and so are children not just passive subjects of our society’s structures (James & Prout, 1997). James and Prout (1997) also entails that childhood is a social analysis in reliant of variables such as gender, ethnicity or class. Therefore, does this study also include a perspective of norms to find out what norms that children’s music feature. The generation of the empirical material was gathered through a qualitative as well as a quantitative method. After conversing about children’s music with children at a preschool and compiling the survey’s respondents answer this study found a few various conclusions. The type of childhood that the empirics presents is mainly about getting children physically active and the songs quite frequently goes within the theme, animals. It also tells stories about different feelings like jealousy and bad conscience. The lyrics includes norms such as the “nuclear family” but also tends to provoke norms about boys being stronger than girls. Children seem to interpret its lyrics through different agreements or values they share together within their peer cultures. They also use their own experience in life as a means for their interpretations as they tended to associate it with play. Previous studies show that children cooperate in various ways when it comes to listen to recorded music, which in the sociology of childhood could be explain by children’s peer cultures. This study implies that that’s the case and preschool children are already forming a musical taste, but it would seem to be dependent of how much adults are influent in which music they may choose from. Because children’s music as a genre is defined by adults, for that reason can one ask how children would define it.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle
Language swe (iso)
Subject barnmusik
barndomssociologi
musik
normer
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/29398 Permalink to this page
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