Music and social inclusion : international research and practice in complex settings / edited by Oscar Odena.

  • London ; New York : Routledge, 2023.
  • ©2023
xvii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


SEMPRE studies in the psychology of music [More in this series]
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How do we develop social inclusion through musical activities? What is the power of music in enhancing individual inclusion, group cohesion, and cross-community work in post-conflict environments? How can we investigate social music programmes and interventions? This comprehensive volume offers new research on these questions by an international team of experts from the fields of music education, music psychology, ethnomusicology, and community music. The book celebrates the rich diversity of ways in which learners of all ages participate in social music projects in complex settings. Contributions focus broadly on musical and social processes, considering its conceptualisation and practices in a number of contexts. The authors examine how social music projects can be fostered in complex settings, drawing examples from schools and community settings. These critical chapters will inspire readers to think deeply about social music interventions and their development. The book will be of crucial interest to educators, policymakers, researchers, and students, as it draws on applied research from across 14 countries, of which ten are in the Global South-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Introduction
  • Part I, Foundations. Exploring the order and disjuncture of music projects in places affected by war / Gillian Howell. A model for developing music and music education activities for social cohesion in complex settings / Oscar Odena
  • Part II, Cross-community environments. "I just feel I belong here" : homeless choirs and singing groups in the UK and Brazil / Shelly Coyne and Raymond MacDonald. "Participatory songwriting" as process/narrative : insights from a community music project with diverse communities in the north east of England / Sam Slatcher. Playlists, connection and COVID : making sense of lockdown and loss with songs in Mexico City and Glasgow / Valeria Gascón. What are the landmarks in a community music project? : the case of the Kithara project / Daniel Mateos-Moreno. The impact of music education in social projects : two cases in south Brazil / Sergio Figueiredo and Oscar Odena. Crescendo : using a music education programme to improve social outcomes in disadvantaged communities / Conneth Poland, Liam O'Hare and Leeanne O'Hara. Does the 21st century music curriculum enable Northern Ireland's children sing each other's songs? / Jenny Scharf and Oscar Odena. There is no global justice without global cognitive justice : envisioning music education through the ecology of knowledges in the context of Mexico / Héctor Vázquez-Córdoba
  • Part III, Conflict and post-conflict environments. The art of positive fatalism / Lukas Pairon. Arts for peace education in Chihuahua, Mexico : efforts, outcomes and challenges of two community music programs / Patricia A. González-Moreno and Rubén Carrillo. Conflict transformation, scalability and the non-governmental ear in a hip-hop social project in Iztapalapa, Mexico City / Andrew Green. Expedición sensorial programme : transformations in the role of cultural policies in peacebuilding in Colombia / Andrea Rodríguez-Sánchez and Gloria Zapata-Restrepo. Using sound ethnography to study a social music programme in Colombia / Andrea Rodríguez-Sánchez, Oscar Odena and Alberto Cabedo-Mas. Every voice counts : the Listening Guide Method as a methodology to analyse musical and political identities of FARC ex-combatant musicians / Santiago Niño Morales and Raymond Macdonald
  • Afterword: Beyond social inclusion / Geoff Baker.
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