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Pojkars attityder till dans
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to obtain more knowledge of primary-school boys' attitudes toward dance. In the background, I present the history of dance, detailing the ideals and status of dance through the ages, the evolution of dance education in schools, and the presentation of dance in media today. I also review previous research on boys and dance and examine how the ideas of masculine and feminine have informed the role that men (and boys) play within the dance world. My own research is based on qualitative interviews with boys in primary school. Four boys from a school with a long tradition of dance and four boys who do not have experience with dance at school. The interviews show that boys who have dance lessons in school have a wider understanding and a slightly more positive view of dance. One conclusion of this research is that negative attitudes, which often exist, stem from a lack of knowledge of the subject as well as a fear of violating expectations from the environment.Keywords: attitudes, boys, dance, primary school

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 26 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, attityder
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-49727Local ID: 70b51928-9ded-42f9-a9d9-259bb7faba7eOAI: diva2:1023073
Subject / course
Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Education, master's level
Validerat; 20110307 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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