ARTs, agency and social mobility: Intergenerational transmission of Sami culture in family, educational and community settings (ARTIS). Ylva Hofvander Trulsson (finished 2019)
This research study by Ylva Hofvander Trulsson focused on intergenerational discourses and dialogue on Sami culture and its relationship to contemporary society in Sweden and Norway. In Hofvander Trulsson’s previous research a strong discourse on social mobility and ‘class remobility’ has been found in relation to learning music and arts. Culture, music and arts can be assumed to strengthen the Sami habitus and create a social reconstruction of Sami identity and agency. In addition, for the Sami, the historical relationship to the geographical areas is of great importance for feelings of belonging and social mobility.
The experience of context (both in a physical and symbolic meaning) can be seen as a social capital with a potential to be further developed as a resource for children and youth in transition. This study will be important for the field of education and arts since it will enhance our knowledge on inclusive pedagogy in compulsory, ‘municipal school of music and arts’, as well as leisure time learning in general. The project is funded by The Swedish Research Council.
In the borderland between song and speech. Vocal expressions in oral cultures. Håkan Lundström (ongoing)
This project spans over several language and music settings in societies where oral transmission of culture dominates. The aim of the project is to gain increased knowledge through collaboration between researchers with different approaches, to develop an interdisciplinary method for analysis of such expressions and to use this method in an intercultural study including several language and music settings. A long-term aim is also to play a part in the revitalization of such oral traditions and to contribute to their sustainability. The project started in 2012 and is led by Håkan Lundström. It is financed by the Swedish Research Council.