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de Boise, S., Dobre Billström, R., Georgii-Hemming, E. & Moberg, N. (2024). Power Relations in Music Society: the Elite and the Underprivileged. In: : . Paper presented at Gendering Music Matter. Power, Affects, and Infrastructures of Music Industries, the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, 13–15 March 2024..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Power Relations in Music Society: the Elite and the Underprivileged
2024 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Music spaces, from conservatories to recording studios, have proven themselves unequal and exclusionary. To investigate how power relations condition present-day musical life, the research environment in musicology at Örebro university has been awarded funding for the three-year research program Music, Power, and Inequity (MPI).

The aim of this paper is two-fold. To contextualize our studies, we will initially give a brief presentation of the research program MPI. With the specific aim of discussing power relations in music society, we will secondly introduce two studies in their initial phase. Both studies investigate inequalities and hierarchies affecting the underprivileged in musical life, focusing on issues with regards to the music elite and freelance musicians' working lives.

The studies' methodologies build on a mixed-method approach. They map socio-economic characteristics of (i) freelance musicians, and (ii) people in power within central music organizations, conduct interviews focusing on musicians' life stories from a feminist intersectional perspective, and perform critical discourse analysis and multimodal analyses of home pages and official social media accounts.

Together, the projects contribute a crucial critical analysis of the constitution of the elite in musical life, clarifying the consequences of social distinctions as well as discussing what is required in terms of risk, support, and various forms of social, cultural, and economic background to lead a sustainable working life in music.

National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110849 (URN)
Conference
Gendering Music Matter. Power, Affects, and Infrastructures of Music Industries, the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen, 13–15 March 2024.
Projects
Music, Power and Inequity
Funder
Örebro University
Available from: 2024-01-19 Created: 2024-01-19 Last updated: 2024-01-23Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2023). Emotions and affect in organizing men and masculinity/ies (1ed.). In: Jeff Hearn, Kadri Aavik, David L. Collinson, Anika Thym (Ed.), Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations: . London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Emotions and affect in organizing men and masculinity/ies
2023 (English)In: Routledge Handbook on Men, Masculinities and Organizations / [ed] Jeff Hearn, Kadri Aavik, David L. Collinson, Anika Thym, London: Routledge, 2023, 1Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter explores the role of emotions and affect in terms of men’s organizing from a predominantly sociological focus, including some approaches from cultural studies and social psychology. It starts with an explanation of the differences between approaches to emotions and affect, as well as key differences within traditions. The chapter observes that while the literature on emotions has often looked at emotions as properties of individuals, which can be “worked on” approaches to affect have conceptualized embodied responses more in terms of how they circulate and structure relations between people. In relation to men and masculinity/ies, while there has been a tendency to view acceptable and unacceptable emotions within organizations as inherently gendered – including a focus on men’s unemotionality – there has been a move towards exploring how men express emotions within and in relation to organizations as part of a broader discourse around “softening” and “caring” masculinity. The chapter finally draws on the affective turn in feminist theory, to indicate how thinking about men’s organizational behaviour and organizing as structured through affective practice is a means to avoid the progressive/regressive binary associated with a focus on men’s emotional expression while still foregrounding emotional experience.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2023 Edition: 1
National Category
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109540 (URN)10.4324/9781003193579-16 (DOI)9781003193579 (ISBN)
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2023). Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities [Review]. Nordic Research in Music Education, 4, 35-41
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Gender Issues in Scandinavian Music Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities
2023 (English)In: Nordic Research in Music Education, E-ISSN 2703-8041, Vol. 4, p. 35-41Article, book review (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The article is a review of Gender Issues in Scandinavian Education: From Stereotypes to Multiple Possibilities (Silje Valde Onsrud, Hilde Synnøve Blix and Ingeborg Lunde Vestad, editors) by Sam de Boise (School of Music, Theatre and Art, Örebro University, Sweden).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cappelen Damm Akademisk, 2023
National Category
Musicology Gender Studies
Research subject
Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109542 (URN)10.23865/nrme.v4.5765 (DOI)
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
Hearn, J., de Boise, S. & Goedecke, K. (2023). Men and Masculinities: Structures, Practices, and Identities (1ed.). In: Eileen L. Zurbriggen; Rose Capdevila (Ed.), The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology: (pp. 193-213). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Men and Masculinities: Structures, Practices, and Identities
2023 (English)In: The Palgrave Handbook of Power, Gender, and Psychology / [ed] Eileen L. Zurbriggen; Rose Capdevila, Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, 1, p. 193-213Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter reviews empirical and theoretical work within critical studies on men and masculinities (CSMM), drawing on extensive empirical and theoretical studies relevant to psychology and social psychology. The chapter focuses on gender relations and power dynamics, social structures, intersectionality, bodies, practices, and identities, both individual and collective. The chapter first maps the key theoretical developments of CSMM, historically and conceptually, before moving to focus on two important contemporary issues: first, the development of more egalitarian masculinities, and, second, the explanations for various non-egalitarian masculinities, such those linked to incel and Alt-Right movements, both online and offline. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023 Edition: 1
Keywords
men, masculinities, identity, social structure, bodies, masculinity
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Psychology; Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110568 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-41531-9_12 (DOI)9783031415302 (ISBN)9783031415333 (ISBN)9783031415319 (ISBN)
Available from: 2024-01-02 Created: 2024-01-02 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2023). Sounds Extreme?: Music Engagement Amongst the Contemporary Radical Right. In: : . Paper presented at Musikforskning idag, Stockholm, 13-15 juni, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Sounds Extreme?: Music Engagement Amongst the Contemporary Radical Right
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Historically, when music has been studied in relation to radical-right movements, there has been a focuson totalitarian regimes or white power “hate rock”, with a specific emphasis on Nazi-punk and NationalSocialist Black metal (NSBM). Existing research has either focused on the preferences of organisers andactivists whilst or analyses of musical media with a focus on lyrics.The former approach overlooks how the music works as a recruitment tool amongst the movements as awhole whilst musical media analyses of various kinds have instead honed in on sensational andunrepresentative examples. In the latter case, these approaches adopt a simplistic “sender-receiver”model which emphasizes a one-to-one link between music and interpretation. This is a problem becausea) there is no guarantee that those accessing radical-right spaces listen primarily to radical-right artists; b)radical-right strategists have moved away from explicitly extreme aesthetics to target extreme messages;c) these models are weak in explaining music without lyrics; and d) It is necessary to explore how theculture around music – talking about, sharing and experiencing music collectively - reinforces particularways of seeing the world, in order to understand its appeal.This paper maps out the ways in which music’s role has been theorized and studied in relation to theradical-right. It argues for a need to recognize the way in which a reconfiguration of the radical-right atlarge has had implications for the music associated with it. There is evidence that, as radical right cultureshave shifted, so too have the musical aesthetics associated with them. Based on network, content anddiscourse analysis of radical right online spaces it proceeds to show how by exploiting loopholes in contentregulation, radical right artists have managed to target music to unsuspecting mainstream audiences.

Keywords
Extremism, music, far-right, alt-right
National Category
Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109541 (URN)
Conference
Musikforskning idag, Stockholm, 13-15 juni, 2023
Available from: 2023-11-03 Created: 2023-11-03 Last updated: 2023-11-06Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2023). Varför påverkar musiken människor?. Ikaros: tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen, 20(4), 29-33
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Varför påverkar musiken människor?
2023 (Swedish)In: Ikaros: tidskrift om människan och vetenskapen, ISSN 1796-1998, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 29-33Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Åbo: , 2023
Keywords
Musiken, människan, musiksmak, känslor, emotioner
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Musicology; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-110643 (URN)
Available from: 2024-01-10 Created: 2024-01-10 Last updated: 2024-01-12Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2022). Changing men, changing masculinities. Norma, 17(4), 213-218
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Changing men, changing masculinities
2022 (English)In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 17, no 4, p. 213-218Article in journal, Editorial material (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies; Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-102068 (URN)10.1080/18902138.2022.2133819 (DOI)000874731700001 ()2-s2.0-85140823748 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-11-03 Created: 2022-11-03 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2022). Digitalization and the Musical Mediation of Anti-Democratic Ideologies in Alt-Right Forums. Popular music and society, 45(1), 48-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Digitalization and the Musical Mediation of Anti-Democratic Ideologies in Alt-Right Forums
2022 (English)In: Popular music and society, ISSN 0300-7766, E-ISSN 1740-1712, Vol. 45, no 1, p. 48-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Popular music research has explored digital technologies’ potential for democratizing music consumption, distribution, and produc-tion. This article, however, focuses on the anti-democratic implica-tions of digitalization for popular music by exploring discussions of music in 1,173 posts in 6 Alt-Right forums, from 2010–2018. It demonstrates that, first, owing to algorithmic architecture, inter-pretations of musical politics are mutually reinforcing in these spaces. Second, a large degree of musical “omnivorousness” in these forums is both a feature of contemporary far-right strategy and a consequence of digitalization. Third, by articulating “reac-tionary democratic” principles through music criticism, these move-ments more easily evade regulation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Alt-Right, democratization, extreme-right, extremism, far-right, music
National Category
Musicology
Research subject
Musicology; Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-94821 (URN)10.1080/03007766.2021.1984021 (DOI)000702722000001 ()2-s2.0-85116342352 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-10-06 Created: 2021-10-06 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Wojnicka, K., Mellström, U. & de Boise, S. (2022). On war, hegemony and (political) masculinities. Norma, 17(2), 83-87
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On war, hegemony and (political) masculinities
2022 (English)In: Norma, ISSN 1890-2138, E-ISSN 1890-2146, Vol. 17, no 2, p. 83-87Article in journal, Editorial material (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
National Category
Gender Studies
Research subject
Gender Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-99068 (URN)10.1080/18902138.2022.2069856 (DOI)000789225500001 ()2-s2.0-85129077142 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2022-05-18 Created: 2022-05-18 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
de Boise, S. (2022). Socio-Economic Background and Today’s HMEIs.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socio-Economic Background and Today’s HMEIs
2022 (English)Other (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As with higher education (HE) generally, the academisation of HMEIs has led to a quantitative increase in the number of students and a proliferation of courses and programs. Despite this, there is clear evidence that socio-economic status (SES) continues to be a significant factor determining which students choose to study at HMEIs. The purpose of this paper is to discuss how SES or class can impact attendance at HMEIs. It explores issues of exclusion and SES in higher music education (HME), focusing on both cultural and material aspects. These contribute at different stages of the process towards excluding both prospective students as well as those who to study at HMEIs.

Publisher
p. 10
Keywords
higher music education, conservatories, class
National Category
Musicology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-105178 (URN)
Available from: 2023-03-24 Created: 2023-03-24 Last updated: 2023-05-02Bibliographically approved
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