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Pekkola, S. (2018). Att ”komma ihåg” eller ”glömma” Chile [Review]. Historisk Tidskrift (S) (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att ”komma ihåg” eller ”glömma” Chile
2018 (Swedish)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, ISSN ISSN 0345-469X, no 1Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17141 (URN)
Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2018-03-14Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2016). Coping with Migration: celebrations of Community, Identity and Belongingness By Andean Diaspora. In: : . Paper presented at ISA, 3rd Forum of Sociology. July 10-14, 2016. Viena, Austria.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Coping with Migration: celebrations of Community, Identity and Belongingness By Andean Diaspora
2016 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

What transnational experiences may signify for a migrant culture, which travels between places and spaces are discussed through case studies in this paper. By describing some Andean festivities and their contents I try to understand processes of cultural production as way of creating ‘an own culture’ in some European towns and cities. I study festivities where old and new meanings of identity based on a sense of community can be observed. Ways of constructing and representing a community as well as social unity with the means of Andean popular culture, dance and music, are studied.

Is it a question of defining new places and spaces for diasporic identities, or new identities through online and offline communities? Can these spaces be seen as new centres of meaning for diasporic groups or is it a question of reinventing and redefining traditions? How do issues of gender, nationality and age impact on the form and content of the festivities?

Celebrations where old and new meanings of identity and relationships based on enjoyment and relaxation can be observed, are focused. Issues such as how relationships between what is considered as the local, regional and national music culture are articulated, will be studied with ethnographic methods.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-17139 (URN)
Conference
ISA, 3rd Forum of Sociology. July 10-14, 2016. Viena, Austria
Available from: 2017-08-29 Created: 2017-08-29 Last updated: 2017-08-30Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2016). Los Kjarkas and the diasporic community on the internet. In: Joakim Thelander (Ed.), Sociologiska utblickar och insikter: (pp. 69-90). Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Los Kjarkas and the diasporic community on the internet
2016 (English)In: Sociologiska utblickar och insikter / [ed] Joakim Thelander, Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press , 2016, p. 69-90Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press, 2016
Series
Kristianstad University Press ; 2016:01
National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-15496 (URN)9789187973024 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-06-09 Created: 2016-06-09 Last updated: 2016-11-22Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2014). Crossroads: Bolivian urban folk music and Andean diaspora communities on the Internet. In: Book of abstracts: . Paper presented at Paper to be presented at XVIII World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014. Yokohama, Japan. Arts, Migration and Incorporation: A Global Perspective (pp. 753-753).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crossroads: Bolivian urban folk music and Andean diaspora communities on the Internet
2014 (English)In: Book of abstracts, 2014, p. 753-753Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This proposed paper focuses on the relationship between representations of Bolivian urban folk music and Andean diaspora communities on the Internet. What transnational experiences may signify for a music culture, which travels between places and spaces, are discussed through case studies. Bolivian/ Andean urban folk music culture, which contributes to the construction of a relationship between folk, popular, rural and urban music and a relationship between a local and a global scene is studied.~I study virtual rooms as leisure spaces where old and new meanings of identity and social relationships based on a sense of community can be observed. Processes of staging social and cultural identities in cyberspace will be described. Aspects about relationships between Andean popular music, Latin American music and Bolivian music, stardom and audiences are addressed.Questions about defining identities and mixing influences are considered. I also try to show how contemporary social issues and changing identities are juxtaposed in complex collages in the virtual rooms, by musicians and their audiences, through affective links in processes of social production of music. Issues such as how relationships between the local and global music culture and new as well as old identities, articulated on the Internet, are examined. I attempt to understand processes of cultural production as ways of creating new meanings, spaces and a sense of belongingness in cultural activities of diaspora

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13198 (URN)
Conference
Paper to be presented at XVIII World Congress of Sociology, 13-19 July 2014. Yokohama, Japan. Arts, Migration and Incorporation: A Global Perspective
Available from: 2014-11-12 Created: 2014-11-12 Last updated: 2014-11-20Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2014). Etnografiskt fältarbete i virtuella rum – en utmaning för kvalitativ forskning. In: Joakim Thelander (Ed.), Den metodologiska labyrinten: erfarenheter och vägval inom samhällsvetenskaplig forskning (pp. 77-94). Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Etnografiskt fältarbete i virtuella rum – en utmaning för kvalitativ forskning
2014 (Swedish)In: Den metodologiska labyrinten: erfarenheter och vägval inom samhällsvetenskaplig forskning / [ed] Joakim Thelander, Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press , 2014, p. 77-94Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press, 2014
Series
Kristianstad University Press ; 2014:01
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-13326 (URN)9789197942256 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-12-22 Created: 2014-12-22 Last updated: 2014-12-22Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2013). Boliviansk urban folkmusik: kontinuitet och förändring. In: Mats Lundahl, Åsa da Silva Veghed (Ed.), Inte bara samba och reggae: den latinamerikanska musikkontinenten (pp. 57-86). Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Boliviansk urban folkmusik: kontinuitet och förändring
2013 (Swedish)In: Inte bara samba och reggae: den latinamerikanska musikkontinenten / [ed] Mats Lundahl, Åsa da Silva Veghed, Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2013, p. 57-86Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Carlsson Bokförlag, 2013
Keywords
Folk music, Bolivia, Latin America, musicians, Folkmusik, Bolivia, Latinamerika, musiker
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10304 (URN)978-91-7331-572-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-03-10 Created: 2013-03-10 Last updated: 2014-01-20Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2013). Crossroads: Los Kjarkas and diaspora culture on the Internet. In: : . Paper presented at “Latin America at a Crossroads: Between Globalisation and Regionalisation”, 23-24 May 2013, Dublin, Ireland, University College Dublin (pp. 60-60).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Crossroads: Los Kjarkas and diaspora culture on the Internet
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This paper focuses on the relationship between representations of a Bolivian urban folk music group, Los Kjarkas, and Andean diaspora groups. Los Kjarkas is seen as part of an Andean urban folk music culture, which contributes to the construction of a relationship between folk, popular, rural and urban music and a relationship between a local and a global scene.

 

I attempt to understand processes of cultural production as ways of creating new meanings, spaces and a sense of belongingness in activities related to a European tour by Los Kjarkas in 2012. I study virtual rooms as leisure spaces where old and new meanings of identity and relationships based on a sense of community can be pursued. Processes of staging social and cultural identities in cyberspace will be described and analysed. Aspects about relationships between Andean popular music, Latin American music and Bolivian music, the stardom and their audiences are addressed. Issues such as how relationships between the local and global music culture and new as well as old identities, articulated on the Internet, are examined.

 

What transnational experiences may signify for this music culture, which travels between places and spaces, are discussed. Questions about ‘fixing authenticity’ and ‘mixing influences’ are considered. I also try to show how contemporary social issues and changing identities are juxtaposed in complex collages in the virtual rooms, by a musical community, through affective links in processes of social production of music.

Keywords
Folk music, Andean, Bolivian, diaspora, audience, stardom, performance, Internet, cyberspace, identity, community
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-10545 (URN)
Conference
“Latin America at a Crossroads: Between Globalisation and Regionalisation”, 23-24 May 2013, Dublin, Ireland, University College Dublin
Note

 

Available from: 2013-05-29 Created: 2013-05-29 Last updated: 2014-02-23Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2011). I den nya medieteknikens labyrinter: om ungdomars transnationella rum, identitetsskapande och diaspora. In: Eduardo Naranjo (Ed.), Ett sociologiskt kalejdoskop: aktuell forskning om ett mångskiftande samhälle (pp. 15-40). Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>I den nya medieteknikens labyrinter: om ungdomars transnationella rum, identitetsskapande och diaspora
2011 (Swedish)In: Ett sociologiskt kalejdoskop: aktuell forskning om ett mångskiftande samhälle / [ed] Eduardo Naranjo, Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press , 2011, p. 15-40Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kristianstad: Kristianstad University Press, 2011
Series
Kristianstad University Press ; 2011:02
National Category
Media Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8642 (URN)978-91-979422-2-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2011-10-26 Created: 2011-10-26 Last updated: 2011-11-01Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2011). Virtual ethnography: an approach to studying diaspora cultures on the Internet. In: : . Paper presented at The 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Social Relations in Turbulent Times (pp. 166-166).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Virtual ethnography: an approach to studying diaspora cultures on the Internet
2011 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This proposed paper discusses strengths and limitations of methodological procedures and approaches which have been experienced in a research project about staging cultural and social identities in Diaspora communities on the Internet. The research project focuses representations  of  dance  groups  and sociocultural, youthful dance  groups living outside Bolivia staging social and cultural identities in the cyberspace. Many of these groups are deeply committed to reproduce Bolivian and Andean music culture and dance. Throughout, the paper draws on a range of' illustrative empirical materials from a recent still ongoing research project.

Aspects of the use of virtual ethnography, mainly based on field work which has been used in the project will be discussed. Experiences of participant observational research combined and visual analysis of' relevant websites about popular culture and popular music to study questions of identity, origins and belongingness through case studies about Diaspora communities will be summa rised.

I study virtual rooms as leisure spaces where old and new meanings of identity, and relationships based on a sense of community can be pursued. By describing and analysing the Diaspora culture and its contents I try to understand processes of cultural production as a way of creating new media spaces by using the methodology of virtual ethnography. Issues such as how relationships between the  local and global music cultures and new as well as old identities are articulated in the Internet are examined with the methods of ethnography.

Materials from what can be seen ’on the screen’ ,visual, audiovisual and textual information have all been used as a source of information. Histories of the groups, social webs of meanings, down. Loaded performances ,events, recordings made about, and by the groups, are all part of the collected data.

Major points in the paper are: the definition of field locations. The important step of sampling and questions about which are the appropriated units. Aspects as the access to the field, field roles and the potentials of social interaction online are taken up. The use of  archival websites which have been used will be discussed.

National Category
Sociology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-8535 (URN)
Conference
The 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association, Social Relations in Turbulent Times
Available from: 2011-09-15 Created: 2011-09-15 Last updated: 2014-11-20Bibliographically approved
Pekkola, S. (2010). Transnationell ungdom, musik och Internet: om ungdomars identitetsskapande i vardagslivets virtuella rum. In: Bjälesjö Jonas, Håkansson Peter och Lundin Johan (Ed.), Mycket mer än bara rock: musik, ungdom och organisering (pp. 144-163). Stockholm: Premiss
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Transnationell ungdom, musik och Internet: om ungdomars identitetsskapande i vardagslivets virtuella rum
2010 (Swedish)In: Mycket mer än bara rock: musik, ungdom och organisering / [ed] Bjälesjö Jonas, Håkansson Peter och Lundin Johan, Stockholm: Premiss , 2010, p. 144-163Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Premiss, 2010
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-7439 (URN)978-91-85343-13-3 (ISBN)
Projects
Musik och ungdomar, Ungdomsstyrelsen
Available from: 2010-11-18 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2013-12-10Bibliographically approved
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6690-8503

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