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The auditory world of school: Young Afghan newcomers in Sweden and their use of online music in a public context
Södertörn University, School of Culture and Education, Media and Communication Studies.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explores the use of online music as a resource among young Afghan newcomers in Swedish schools in relation to social interaction and sense of belonging. The methodology consists of qualitative interviews, conducting semi- structured interviews with 16 pupils and 4 teachers in different primary and high schools based in Stockholm.  A theoretical frame is developed that highlights music as a resource for ‘the transformation of the experience of place’, creating a ‘sense of belonging’, shaping ‘social ordering’, and how all this can be related to the distinction between ‘private and collective’.

The main results demonstrate that newcomers use music to create a friendly environment in Sweden and through listening to home country music feel secure and at home. Music is used as a tool to enhance pupils’ concentration and to decrease their pressure and stress of studying in Swedish education system. The results also indicate that music is an effective communication tool between teachers and pupils, and further, that the teachers utilize music widely in their teaching to improve pupils’ attention and concentration. Although the teachers usually control the usage of music in the class, there are circumstances when the teachers change their decision regarding pupils’ music listening or ignore pupils’ disobedience in the class.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 66
Keywords [en]
Afghan newcomers, resource, online music, Swedish schools, Social interaction, sense of belonging, qualitative interview
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Media and Communications
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-37309OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-37309DiVA, id: diva2:1279924
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Media and Communication Studies
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Social and Behavioural Science, Law
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Available from: 2019-01-18 Created: 2019-01-17 Last updated: 2019-01-18Bibliographically approved

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