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Si si komplejni: klapplekar och globalisering på 1980-talets svenska skolgårdar
Gotland University, School of the Humanities and Social Science.
2010 (Swedish)In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 1, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article discusses aspects on children’s games. The opening overview concludes that while some old games such as ball games, chasing, swinging games etc, still are practiced in Swedish schoolyards in the 1980´s, other have more or less disappeared, such as singing games. Among newer types of games the article discusses jump-rope games, “twist”-jumping games, and, in greater detail, a new type of clapping games with funny words and exciting rhythms that swept over Sweden in the 1980’s. It is concluded that these games show Afro-American characteristics; that at least some of them can be traced to the 1950’; that they were introduced  in the early 1980’s by girls of 8 to 13 years; and that they spread horizontally, from child to child, in institutional contexts, such as scout camps, riding camps, and schools. While to a certain degree the new clapping games build on old formulas and structures, most of them were considered new and clearly different from traditional Swedish games of the 1800th and early 19th century in Sweden. A reason for their fast spread and wide popularity is that they point towards the modern, urban and international, and especially to Afro-American popular culture. It is argued that yet another reason for the popularity of the new clapping games are that they are especially well adapted to the growing demands on children’s use of body, space and time, that in the 70’s and 80’s became institutionalised in day-care settings, schools and camps. In conclusion, the author discusses clapping games as an example of globalisation in the schoolyards, where they, together with pop music and film, constituted a not only a marked difference to older cultural forms, but also a symbol of thorough-going changes in the life-worlds of Swedish school-children.

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Lund: Föreningen för svensk kulturhistoria , 2010. no 1, p. 1-17
Keywords [en]
play, games, clapping games, children, 1980's, schoolyards, globalisation
Keywords [sv]
Lek, klapplek, barn, 1980-tal, skolgård, globalisering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hgo:diva-456OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hgo-456DiVA, id: diva2:321381
Available from: 2010-05-31 Created: 2010-05-31 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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