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Det sitter i väggarna: en studie av trä- och metallslöjdsalens materialitet, maskulinitet och förkroppsliganden
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Creative Studies (Teacher Education).
2014 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This study focuses on the material aspects of the wood and metal workshop, which is one out of two learning settings in the Sloyd subject. Sloyd is a compulsory school subject in Sweden, which includes textile, wood and metal work. Historically, wood and metal Sloyd has been dominated by male pupils and teachers. The purpose of the thesis is to describe and analyse how the materialized masculinity of the wood and metal workshop is embodied by the pupils during class. The study concerns 41 observed lessons in three different workshops, during the period of 2011-2013. Six groups have been ob- served and the observations have been complemented with individual interviews, group interviews and one video recording. The study is conducted from a gender perspective, which considers sociomaterial structures to be a part of a gender structure. Following Raewyn Connell, Yvonne Hirdman and others, the gender structure of the sociomaterial wood and metal workshop is brought to light. But the main focus lies on the embodied phenomena of the sociomaterial structure. This is applied through a hermeneutical phenomenological methodology, where the main analytical tools have been ”the corporeal turn” as presented by Maxine Sheets-Johnstone, ”the lived body” as Merleau-Ponty describes it, and Young’s interpretation of”situatedness” in feminist phenomenology. As regards the results, an overarching structuralistic analysis of pupils’ expectancies and be- haviours in the setting, along with historical documents, show that the wood and metal workshop holds a strong material classification in school. It is geographically peripheral and resembles the workshops of the industry outside school, rather than classrooms inside school. The workshop also has a strong inner classification, where the metal room is classified as the most masculine place in the workshop, and the painting room and the workbench are classified as being weak in masculinity. Analysis shows that the materiality close to the skin (caps, dirt, protection gear and garments) is embodied both as an ex- pression or a visual sign for others, but also as a tactile immanence or non- visual objectification of the body. Analysis also shows that the materiality in contact with the hand of- ten has an elongated form. The common use of elongated objects (wagging, fencing, poking, crafting) in the Sloyd groups are described as a consequence of historical views on masculine movements and transcendence by the founders of male (wood and metal) Sloyd. Furthermore, the processing of the common three-dimensional materials are analysed as "inside", as a non-visual kinetic-kinaesthetic experience that lessens the visual objectification of the body. Beyond the reach of the hand, the three- dimensional, silent and personal artefacts render specific intersubjective situations. The space of the workshop is considered performative, using the silent and three-dimensional objects as proposals of intersubjective situations and tactile-kinaesthetic turn-takings. Conclusively, the results are discussed in relation to concepts of individuality and corporeal meaning in the workshop, the concrete rather than abstract masculinity, and in relation to the well-used concept of mediated experience in creative subjects such as Sloyd.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 2014. , 239 p.
Series
Doktorsavhandlingar i pedagogiskt arbete, ISSN 1650-8858 ; 57
Series
Forskarskolan inom det utbildningsvetenskapliga området, ISSN 1650-8858 ; 3
Keyword [en]
masculinity, gender, embodiment, Sloyd, crafts, materiality, phenomenology, the corporeal turn
Keyword [sv]
slöjd, maskulinitet, genus, kön, fenomenologi, materialitet, utbildning, skola, förkroppsligande, den levda kroppen, trä- och metall
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Pedagogical Work
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educational work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-95597ISBN: 978-91-7601-124-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-95597DiVA: diva2:760284
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2014-11-28, Hörsal E, Humanisthuset, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 13:00 (Swedish)
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Genusforskarskolan
Available from: 2014-11-07 Created: 2014-11-03 Last updated: 2014-11-10Bibliographically approved

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