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  • 51.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Medhårs eller mothårs: etnologisk forskning i relation till intern historieskrivning2014In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, Vol. 23, no 3, p. 20-29Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 52.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Mellan urkraft och modernitet: afroamerikanska musiktraditioner i Sverige2018In: Musikens makt: vänbok till Göran Blomqvist / [ed] Jenny Björkman & Arne Jarrick, Göteborg: Makadam Förlag, 2018, p. 199-215Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 53.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Melodikrysset, Ring så spelar vi och svenska lördagsförmiddagar2019In: SÅnt vi bara gör / [ed] Jenny Nilsson, Susanne Nylund Skog och Fredrik Skott, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2019, p. 141-144Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 54.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    'Mike' disc-courses on hot jazz: discursive strategies in the writings of Spike Hughes, 1931-332009In: Popular Music History, ISSN 1740-7133, E-ISSN 1743-1646, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 251-269Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article focus on strategies that are used in the struggle to raise the status of a popular music form. By analysing the journalism of British composer/bassist/recording leader ‘Spike’ Hughes in Melody Maker in 1931-32, the shaping of a critical discourse based in jazz music is studied. By establishing a discriminating aesthetics of jazz promulgated by sophisticated experts, Hughes and others contributed to jazz being spoken of with an intellectualised attitude. This attitude was rooted in jazz’s musical style, stressing how jazz contained new qualities not to be found in established art music - qualities that would contribute to the evolution of music in general. However, since jazz in the thirties was still framed within a commercial production system, the expectations put on a named master like Duke Ellington would be almost impossible to fulfil.

  • 55.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Music and nationalism - rec av Svånaug Haugan, Anne m fl(eds): Musikk og nasjonalisme i Norden2009In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, p. 210-211Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 56.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Music on the Border - Marja Mustakallio, Musik på gränsen. Hundra år av Tornedalskt musikliv2013In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, p. 189-191Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 57.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Musik i datorspel: en introduktion. Arbetstext.2006Report (Other academic)
  • 58.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Musik och politik hör ihop: diskussioner, ställningstaganden och musikskapande 1965-19802008Book (Other academic)
  • 59.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Musik, ritual och plats: lokal tillhörighet i Holmsund under 1980-talet2016Book (Other academic)
  • 60.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Musik som social process: Modeller för förståelse2010Report (Other academic)
  • 61.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Musiketnologin möter neomaterialismen2017In: Musiketnologi: elva repliker om en vetenskap / [ed] Owe Ronström & Gunnar Ternhag, Uppsala: Kungl. Gustav Adolfs Akademien för svensk folkkultur , 2017, p. 131-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 62.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Musikskapandets frustrationer2014In: Bilder från musikskapandets vardag: mellan kulturpolitik, ekonomi och estetik / [ed] Alf Arvidsson, Umeå: Umeå universitet, inst för kultur- och medievetenskaper , 2014, p. 113-130Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 63.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Nikolaj Mjaskovskij och symfonins möjligheter2018In: Västerbottens-Kuriren, ISSN 1104-0246Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 64.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Om tryggande av immateriellt kulturarv: Natsuko Akagawa & Laurajane Smith (eds): Safeguarding Intangible Heritage: Practices and Politics2019In: Kulturella perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, ISSN 1102-7908, no 1-2, p. 57-59Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 65.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Philip V Bohlman & Goffredo Plastino: Jazz Worlds/World Jazz2019In: Orkesterjournalen, ISSN 1102-7428, Vol. 87, no 2, p. 62-Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 66.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Proletärtonsättarna - ett meningsfullt begrepp?2020In: Västerbottens-Kuriren, ISSN 1104-0246Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 67.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Ragtime Reinholds jazzglädje2019In: Västerbottens-Kuriren, ISSN 1104-0246Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 68.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    (rec av) Anne Eriksen & Torunn Selberg, Tradisjon og fortelling:En innföring i folkloristikk.2007In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folklivArticle, book review (Other academic)
  • 69.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    (rec av) Chilton, Karen: Hazel Scott: The pioneering journey of a jazz pianist from Café Society to Hollywood to HUAC2011In: Orkester Journalen, ISSN 1102-7428, no 3, p. 60-61Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 70.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Rec av: Eriksen, Anne & Torunn Selberg: Tradisjon og fortelling: En innføring i folkloristikk. Oslo 2006.2007In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folklivArticle, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 71.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    rec av Haguan, Anne Svånaug; Niels Kayser Nielsen & Peter stadius (red): Musikk og nasjonalisme i Norden.2010In: Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, ISSN 0066-8176, p. 227-228Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 72.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    (recension av) Anna Harwell Celenza: Jazz Italian Style2018In: Orkesterjournalen, ISSN 1102-7428, no 1, p. 72-72Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 73.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Recension av] Arbetslösas röster, Stefan Bohman2018In: PULS, ISSN 2002-2972, Vol. 3, p. 79-80Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 74.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    recension av Cocq, Coppélie: Revoicing Sámi Narratives2009In: Svenska Landsmål och Svenskt Folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, p. 139-142Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 75.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Recension av Strandén, Sofie: "I eld, i blod, i frost, i svält": möten med veteraners, lottors och sjuksköterskors berättande om krig2011In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 1, p. 28-32Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 76.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University.
    (Recension av) Susanne Ziegler, Ingrid Åkesson, Gerda Lechleitner & Susana Sardo (eds.) BookHistorical Sources of Ehnomusicology in Contemporary Debate.2019In: PULS, ISSN 2002-1972, Vol. 4, p. 132-134Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 77.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    (recension av) Svånaug Haugan, Anne; Niels Kayser Nielsen & Peter Stadius (red): Musikk og nasjonalisme i Norden.2009In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, p. 210-211Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 78.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University.
    (Recension av) Terje Planke, Anne Kristin Moe & Thomas Walle (red.) Immateriell kulturarv på museum: By og Bygd, årbok for Norsk Folkemuseum 47.2019In: PULS, ISSN 2002-1972, Vol. 4, p. 135-137Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 79.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Recension av] The Globalization of Musics in Transit: music migration and tourism2018In: PULS, ISSN 2002-2972, Vol. 3, p. 92-94Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 80.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    (recension av): Åkesson, Ingrid: Med rösten som instrument: Perspektiv på nutida svensk vokal folkmusik.2009In: RIG: Kulturhistorisk tidskrift, ISSN 0035-5267, E-ISSN 2002-3863, no 1, p. 52-54Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 81.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Recension] Bengt af Klintberg: Kvinnan som inte ville ha barn. Sagotypen ATU 755, "Sin and Grace", i muntlig  tradition och litterära verk.2016In: Svenska landsmål och svenskt folkliv, ISSN 0347-1837, p. 248-251Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 82.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Recension] Black Europe: The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe Pre-1927 Bear Family Records BCD 160952016In: Puls: Journal for Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, E-ISSN 2002-2972 , Vol. 1, p. 98-100Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 83.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Recension: Hilder, Thomas R. Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe.2016In: Puls: Journal for Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, E-ISSN 2002-2972 , Vol. 1, p. 92-94Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 84.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Recension] Noise Uprising : The Audiopolitics of a World Musical Revolution2017In: PULS, ISSN 2002-2972, Vol. 2, p. 100-103Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 85.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Review] Political Rock2016In: Popular Music, ISSN 0261-1430, E-ISSN 1474-0095, Vol. 35, no 3, p. 436-438Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 86.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Review] Representation of Jazz and Popular Music2014In: Ethnologia Scandinavica, ISSN 0348-9698, E-ISSN 0348-9698, p. 159-160Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 87.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    [Review] Trajectories and Themes in World Popular Music2020In: Puls: Journal for Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology, E-ISSN 2002-2972 , Vol. 5, p. 118-120Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 88.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Some characteristics of contemporary art music composition in Sweden2013In: Taking part in music: case studies in ethnomusicology / [ed] Ian Russell & Catherine Ingram, Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press , 2013, p. 297-304Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 89.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Songs with a Message: Common Themes in Swedish 1970s Rock/Folk Songs2010In: Music and Politics, ISSN 1938-7687, Vol. 4, no 1Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 90.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Spaningar i kultursektorn2019Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 91.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Ethnology.
    Sågarnas sång: folkligt musicerande i sågverkssamhället Holmsund 1850-19801991Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this dissertation is to analyze the public music-making by locals in Holmsund 1850—1980, and to explain the great variety of musical forms in hope to thereby illuminate the importance of local music-making for the workers' musical taste, but also how workers' musical aesthetics were affected by a more general working-class culture. The variety of musical forms is explained according to John Blacking's distinction between change of musical system, and variation and innovation within a musical system.

    There are two major changes of the musical system. The first generations of workers in Holmsund were recruited from the surrounding countryside, and the main structure of their music-making seems to have remained unchanged. During the 1880s and 1890s there is an introduction of new elements which dominate the whole industrial epoch: brass instruments become the most highly valued instruments, and the thoroughly organized group playing. The new ideals of instrument sound are related to the new soundscape of the industrial society. Organized group playing is seen as homological with the social organization of industrial production, where the work of individuals in different departments is coordinated by a conductor/executive in power.

    During the decade of the 1960s the musical system is once more changed. Electronic technology changes the concepts of sounds and distribution forms, the influence of local music-making on public musical taste became marginal. Local music-making cannot therefore be said to reflect a workers' aesthetic, but should rather be interpreted as tendencies counteracting the professionalism and mediafication of modern society.

    These epochal models outline the basic structural frame of the musical system of each period and the role assigned to local music-making. At the same time there is a great variety of musical forms within each period. These variations are systematized as temporarily-used ways fo managing certain pairs of concepts, which are seen as oppositional or complementary. These pairs are: individual/collective, ideals of equality/professionalization, education/entertainment, continuity/innovation, culture/subculture, and male/female.

    Finally, the ways in which values and attitudes of the general working-class culture influence the local music scene are analyzed. Instead of the abstract ideals of composition, the usefulness of the music is stressed in popular aesthetics. The genius cult of art musics does not fit into popular music situations, where the will to work hard for the audience is valued instead. Ways of relating to the body form another distinction between bourgeois and worker culture. Popular music is much centred around dance music, which is also used in concert situations. What these values and attitudes have in common is that they are part of a popular aesthetic which the educated aesthetic uses as a negative reference point.

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    Sågarnas sång: folkligt musicerande i sågverkssamhället Holmsund 1850-1980
  • 92.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    The present-day composer: Performing individuality and producing on commission2011In: Current Issues in European Cultural Studies June 15–17, Norrköping, Sweden 2011 / [ed] Martin Fredriksson, linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2011, p. 515-520Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 93.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    THomas Brothers. Louis Armstrong: Master of modernism.2017In: Orkesterjournalen, ISSN 1102-7428, no 5, p. 74-75Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 94.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Thomas R. Hilder. 2014. Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe.2016In: Journal of World Popular Music, ISSN 2052-4900, E-ISSN 2052-4919, Vol. 3, no 1, p. 150-153Article, book review (Refereed)
  • 95.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Vemod och motstånd: Norrland och norrlänningar i populärmusiken2017In: Brännpunkt Norrland: perspektiv på en region i förändring / [ed] Anders Öhman & Bo Nilsson, Umeå: Bokförlaget h:ström - Text & Kultur, 2017, p. 11-39Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 96.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Culture and Media.
    Vladimir Propp's fairy tale morphology and game studies: working paper2006Report (Other academic)
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    Propp and game studies
  • 97.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Words as events: Cretan mantinádes in performance and composition av Venla Sykäri2013In: Budkavlen, ISSN 0302-2447, Vol. 92, p. 94-95Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 98.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Adolfsson, Jörgen
    Svenskt Visarkiv.
    Ett minne för livet: A Swedish music collective2011In: Jazz Research Journal, ISSN 1753-8637, E-ISSN 1753-8645, Vol. 5, no 1-2, p. 142-152Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 99.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Adolfsson, Jörgen
    Svenskt Visarkiv.
    MINNET: Transcending Genre Boundaries, Organizing Diversity2015In: The Cultural Politics of Jazz Collectives: This is our music / [ed] Nicholas Gebhardt & Tony Whyton, New York/London: Routledge, 2015, p. 149-156Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 100.
    Arvidsson, Alf
    et al.
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Blomberg, Stefan
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Carlquist, Jonas
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of language studies.
    Stenberg, Peder
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
    Svensson, Patrik
    Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Humlab.
    Computer games as meeting places and as fiction2008In: Arv. Scandinavian Yearbook of Folklore, ISSN 0066-8176, p. 47-59Article in journal (Refereed)
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