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Det er fedt at gå til musical: Ressourceunderstøttende identitetsudviklinger i det organiserede fritidsliv

By Stine Rasch-Bendixen


The subject of this dissertation is the acting class of a musical on a continuation school. The focus is the young people’s experiences due to their participation in the musical. The dissertation is based on observations of the acting class together with individual interviews of four participants. The applied theoretical framework is philosophical hermeneutics by Hans Georg Gadamer used to understand the methods of science and theory from Entienne Wenger and Aaron Antonovsky used to analyze the empiricism. With those theories as my starting point, I have looked into how students of acting develop identities which support their resources by participation in the musical activity. My analysis shows that their participation in the musical contributes to a development of their identity, which is supportive of their resources as there has been different negotiations in terms of the skills that are socially respected in the musical community as opposed to the school community. At musical practice, the functions of being an extra and an actor contribute to the expectations of the young people to be graded so they experience a balance between shortage and surplus in resistance. This eventually leads to success experiences in the musical community, which the young people make part of their own individual stories. Situations from musical that are manageable make them feel that they have sufficient resources to handle future stimuli, moreover in other communities. The musical activity constitutes a factor in a good and healthy life as it makes them happy, they commit themselves, and their participation strengthens their experience of cohesiveness, which has a positive significance on their health

Topics: organiseret fritidsliv, unge, det gode liv, det sunde liv
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:rudar.ruc.dk:1800/21046
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