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Drama Research in Sweden.: Mapping the Field.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Science, Department of Education in Arts and Professions.
2008 (English)In: NJ (Drama Australia journal), ISSN 1445-2294, Vol. 31, no 2, 95-109 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A review of drama research in Sweden is presented, based on a descriptive analysis of Swedish doctoral dissertations. Bourdieu’s field-concept is used as a framework, and the results are discussed in relation to the perceived need for a research discipline in drama. How can Swedish drama research be described? Which theoretical perspectives and research methods are being used? The overview shows the academic disciplines that are hosting research of drama in education, and influences from their theoretical perspectives are briefly discussed. There is no autonomous field, but a domain of drama research which includes dissertations within the disciplines of Education and Literature. Conditions in Sweden are not as good compared to some other Nordic countries, where subject specific education and expert tutors are available at the research level. Is an autonomous research discipline unnecessary, or even impossible to achieve, taking into account the general tendencies towards inter- and cross-disciplines and ‘knowledge areas’ within higher education?

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2008. Vol. 31, no 2, 95-109 p.
Keyword [en]
Drama research, Swedish doctoral dissertations, Nordic Drama, Bourdieu's Field Concept
National Category
Social Sciences Humanities
Research subject
Educational Sciences in Arts and Professions
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-34374OAI: diva2:284615
Available from: 2010-01-07 Created: 2010-01-07 Last updated: 2015-01-18

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