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Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education
From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities

ISBN 9780367481421
Published April 30, 2021 by Routledge
218 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities introduces much-needed updates to research and teaching philosophies that envision new ways of considering gender diversity in music education. This volume of essays by Scandinavian contributors looks beyond the dominant Anglo-American lens while confronting a universal need to resist and rethink the gender stereotypes that limit a young person’s musical development. Addressing issues at all levels of music education—from primary and secondary schools to conservatories and universities— topics discussed include:

  • the intersection of social class, sexual orientation, and teachers’ beliefs;
  • gender performance in the music classroom and its effects on genre and instrument choice;
  • hierarchical inequalities reinforced by power and prestige structures;
  • strategies to fulfill curricular aims for equality and justice that meet the diversity of the classroom;
  • and much more!

Representing a commitment to developing new practices in music education that subvert gender norms and challenge heteronormativity, Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education fills a growing need to broaden the scope of how gender and equality are situated in music education—in Scandinavia and beyond.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction: Envisioning gender diversity for music education (Hilde Synnøve Blix, Ingeborg Lunde Vestad and Silje Valde Onsrud) / Chapter 2: Music, gender and social change: Contemporary debates, directions and challenges (Cecilia Björck) / Chapter 3: Singing like a child: Transgressive girlhood in the music classroom (Eirik Askerøi and Ingeborg Lunde Vestad) / Chapter 4: Binary oppositions and third spaces: Perspectives on the interplay between gender, genre practice, instrument and cultural capital in upper secondary schools in Sweden (Carina Borgström Kāllén) / Chapter 5: Equality and sustainable development in Swedish music classrooms (Linn Hentschel and Cecilia Ferm Almqvist ) / Chapter 6: Positioning in a Swedish music profiled school (Mikael Persson) / Chapter 7: Thinking queer pedagogy in music education with Girl in Red (Silje Valde Onsrud) / Chapter 8: On breaking the "citational chains of gender normativity" in Norwegian art and music schools / (Hilde Synnøve Blix and Live Weider Ellefsen) / Chapter 9: Career paths in higher music education: Challenges for gender equality in the arts (Lilli Mittner and Hilde Synnøve Blix)

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Silje Valde Onsrud is associate professor (PhD) in music education at Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).

Hilde Synnøve Blix is professor in aural skills and music education at the Music Conservatory at the Arctic University of Norway (UiT).

Ingeborg Lunde Vestad is professor in music education at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN).