Alf Arvidsson

Contact Information

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Position:

Professor

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Works at:

Culture and Media Studies

Department:

Etnologi

Address:

Umeå universitet
SE-901 87 Umeå
Sverige

Visiting Address:

Humanisthuset, Biblioteksgränd 3 (huvudentré), B429

Tel:

+46 90 786 62 44

Email:

alf.arvidsson@umu.seEmail 2

alf.arvidsson@kultmed.umu.seEmail 1

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Web Page:

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Presentation

Alf Arvidsson is professor in ethnology and since 2014 serving as upholder of the chair of ethnology.

I have a PhD in ethnology with my thesis Sågarnas sång. Folkligt musicerande i sågverkssamhället Holmsund 1850-1980. (Popular music-making in the saw-mill community of Holmsund 1850-1980) which I defended in Umeå 1991. In 2002 I was appointed full professor.  An important part of my research is on oral narrative; life stories, personal narratives, legends, focusing on 20th century material. The main part of my research is within the field of ethnomusicology and comprises larger studies of the intersection of music and politics in Sweden during the sixties and seventies, the changing status of jazz in Sweden from entertainment to high culture, and a joint project together with the Swedish Archive of Folk Music and Jazz Research on contemporary music-making. Currently I am involved in several projects: studies on how artists cope with cultural policies stressing entrepreneurship and urban planning, the edition of Pehr Stenberg’s 18th century autobiography/autoethnography, studies in Swedish jazz criticism that aims at publishing an annotated anthology, and studies of how “storytelling” is constructed as a revitalized immaterial cultural heritage, a “new” art form, and as a means for education and tourism.

Blogg: alfarvidssonblogg.wordpress.com

Publications

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Year sorteringsordning

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Arvidsson, Alf

recension av Denning, Michael: Noise Uprising.
PULS, 2: 100-103

2017

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Arvidsson, Alf

Vemod och motstånd - fattigdom, friskhet och fjäll: norrländska subjektspositioner och emotionella landskap inom populärmusiken

2017

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Arvidsson, Alf

Political Rock
Popular Music, 35(3): 436-438

2016

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Edvinsson, Sören
Arvidsson, Alf

Sweden - demography and ethnology in the north

2016

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Arvidsson, Alf

Thomas R. Hilder. 2014. Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe.
Journal of World Popular Music, 3(1): 150-153

2016

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Arvidsson, Alf

Black Europe: The Sounds and Images of Black People in Europe Pre-1927 Bear Family Records BCD 16095
PULS, 1: 98-100

2016

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Arvidsson, Alf

From Avant-Garde to Pop Culture to Alternative Scenes - The Case of Two Swedish Bands, Blå Tåget and Träd, Gräs & Stenar

2016

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Arvidsson, Alf

Hilder, Thomas R. Sámi Musical Performance and the Politics of Indigeneity in Northern Europe.
PULS, 1: 92-94

2016

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Arvidsson, Alf

(Review) Political Rock. Edited by Mark Pedelty and Kristine Weglarz.
Popular Music, 35(3): 436-438

2016

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Arvidsson, Alf

Musik, ritual och plats: lokal tillhörighet i Holmsund under 1980-talet

2016

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