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Impopulär skola: En studie i hur den svenska skolan har använt sig av populärkultur i undervisningen 1919-2011
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of Cultural Sciences.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Unpopular school : A studie concerning the usage of popular culture in Swedish schools 1919-2011 (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to use a qualitative method to investigate the Swedish curriculums of 1919, 1962 and 2011 in search of attitudes and different usages of the popular culture of the time. To reach these conclusions Antonio Gramsci’s theories about cultural hegemony have been applied to prove how the superior classes, in this study these classes are represented by the Swedish school as an institution, use popular culture to maintain sovereignty of the lower classes. Ergo the problem highlighted in this study is whether the cultural class society exists in a fixed state since the 1919’s with the school as the institution to implement the tradition of cultural hegemony. The study shows that, as the usage of popular culture has not become a more frequent tool recommended from the Swedish government, it has become more accepted that teachers do use it in various forms and that the demand of a canonised aesthetical selection has become almost eradicated.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 35 p.
Keyword [en]
Popular culture, Cultural hegemony
Keyword [sv]
Populärkultur, kulturell hegemoni, Undervisningsplan för rikets folkskolor 1919, Läroplan för grundskolan, Läroplan för grundskolan, förskoleklassen och fritidshemmet 2011.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-42696OAI: diva2:806222
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Teacher Education Programme for Upper Secondary School, 300/330 credits
Available from: 2015-05-07 Created: 2015-04-19 Last updated: 2015-05-07Bibliographically approved

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