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Sensus Barnmusikskola i Karlstad: Att nå ut för att främja integration och mångfald under perioden 2009-2012.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a study of Sensus Barnmusikskola – Children’s School of Music, in Karlstad, Sweden’s attempts to facilitate integration and diversity in their operation. The Culture and Recreation Management in Karlstad town’s conditions to award the school their grant in 2009 was that Sensus Children’s school of Music should make targeted interventions in the socioeconomic exposed areas Gruvlyckan/Våxnäs and Kronoparken to increase the number of children with foreign background. This would according to the Culture and Recreation Management bring more integration and diversity in to the school’s operation. The targeted interventions failed to increase the number of children from these areas. The analysis provides an us versus them-discourse which comprises a discourse-psychological process of identification that focuses on the making of otherization as them as essentially different from us. The problem of measuring integration and diversity in terms of accessibility is discussed, and the importance of a shift of focus from blaming them to acknowledging the institutionalized processes of discrimination which initialized the segregated structure of the city. Within this discourse I discuss possibilities of change by comparing the Sensus Children’s School of Music with Östermalms Enskilda Musikskola – Östermalm’s Private School of Music. This offers the possibility of diversity through awareness of the symbolic distance and an understanding of them as a group seeing themselves as a group of we.

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2013. , 30 p.
Kulturvetenskapliga skriftserien
Keyword [sv]
Integration, vi och dom, andrafiering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-27768Local ID: KV:1OAI: diva2:627828
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Cultural studies, 180 hp
Available from: 2013-06-24 Created: 2013-06-12 Last updated: 2013-06-24Bibliographically approved

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