Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?

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Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education? / Holmberg, Kristina.

2007. Paper presented at The use and development of theories in music education research.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper, not in proceeding

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Holmberg, K 2007, 'Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?', Paper presented at The use and development of theories in music education research, 2007/02/01.

APA

Holmberg, K. (2007). Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?. Paper presented at The use and development of theories in music education research.

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Holmberg K. 2007. Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?. Paper presented at The use and development of theories in music education research.

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Holmberg, Kristina Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?. The use and development of theories in music education research, 01 Feb 2007, Paper, not in proceeding, 2007. 4 p.

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Holmberg K. Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?. 2007. Paper presented at The use and development of theories in music education research.

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Holmberg, Kristina. / Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?. Paper presented at The use and development of theories in music education research.4 p.

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TY - CONF

T1 - Discourse Analysis —A Critical or Relativistic Perspective in Music Education?

AU - Holmberg, Kristina

PY - 2007

Y1 - 2007

N2 - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problems I have encountered under the development of the theoretical perspective of my thesis. First, discourse analysis is founded in social constructionism and post-structuralistic theory. Second, discourse analysis is a concept including different perspectives, where both more critical approaches with focus on discourses as determining and more relativistic approaches with focus on the actor and language appear. With the critical approach there is an epistemological possibility, a claim of knowledge. That would be unacceptable in relativistic discourse analysis where pluralism is a keyword and every stake is equal. Does a relativistic study add anything of value or is a critical approach most fruitful? I find it interesting to discuss consequences for a study from both a critical and a relativistic perspective. Furthermore, it is challenging to try to merge the two approaches.

AB - The purpose of this paper is to discuss the problems I have encountered under the development of the theoretical perspective of my thesis. First, discourse analysis is founded in social constructionism and post-structuralistic theory. Second, discourse analysis is a concept including different perspectives, where both more critical approaches with focus on discourses as determining and more relativistic approaches with focus on the actor and language appear. With the critical approach there is an epistemological possibility, a claim of knowledge. That would be unacceptable in relativistic discourse analysis where pluralism is a keyword and every stake is equal. Does a relativistic study add anything of value or is a critical approach most fruitful? I find it interesting to discuss consequences for a study from both a critical and a relativistic perspective. Furthermore, it is challenging to try to merge the two approaches.

M3 - Paper, not in proceeding

T2 - The use and development of theories in music education research

Y2 - 1 February 2007

ER -