Music and Social Inclusion: International Research and Practice in Complex Settings

Odena, O. (Ed.) (2023) Music and Social Inclusion: International Research and Practice in Complex Settings. Series: SEMPRE studies in the psychology of music. Routledge: Abingdon, UK, and New York, NY, USA. ISBN 9781032037196 (hardback); 9781032037202 (paperback); 9781003188667 (ebook)

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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 programs 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 conceptualization 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 essays will inspire readers to think deeply about social music interventions and their development. The book will be of crucial interest to educators, policy makers, researchers and students, as it draws on applied research from across fourteen countries, of which ten are in the Global South. The book includes 17 contributions by authors comprising Gillian Howell, Shelly Coyne, Raymond MacDonald, Sam Slatcher, Valeria Gascón, Daniel Mateos-Moreno, Sergio Figueiredo, Conneth Poland, Liam O’Hare, Leeanne O’Hara, Jenny Scharf, Héctor Vázquez-Córdoba, Lukas Pairon, Patricia A. González-Moreno, Rubén Carrillo, Andrew Green, Andrea Rodríguez-Sánchez, Gloria Zapata-Restrepo, Alberto Cabedo-Mas, Santiago Niño Morales and Geoff Baker.

Item Type:Edited Books
Additional Information:The authors are members of The Arts of Inclusion network - - supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council Global Challenges Research Fund (2019–2022) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and led by Odena. Some contributors received additional support from funders including Leverhulme and national councils, which are disclosed at the end of relevant chapters. The Arts of Inclusion started in 2019 as a network of academics and practitioners aimed at building expertise to critically assess the role of performing arts practices for peace education and inclusion in conflict settings. Initially with members from the UK and Latin America, the network has grown ever since.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Odena, Professor Oscar
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Social & Environmental Sustainability
ISBN:9781032037196 (hardback); 9781032037202 (paperback); 9781003188667 (ebook)
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 Selection and editorial matter, Oscar Odena; individual chapters, the contributors
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
303890The Arts of Inclusion (TAI): Examining the role of performing Arts for Peace Education in Conflict. A UK-Latin American Countries NetworkOscar OdenaArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/S003851/1ED - The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change
305663The Arts of Inclusion (TAI): Examining the role of Performing Arts for Peace Education in Conflict. A Scottish-Latin American Countries NetworkOscar OdenaThe Royal Society of Edinburgh (ROYSOCED)62292IS - Interdisciplinary Studies
300054Sonic Trajectories of Censorship in Mexico (STCM)Andrew GreenLeverhulme Trust (LEVERHUL)ECF-2017-159Arts - Music
308355The Role of Music Practices for Peace Education in Conflict (MuPPEC)Oscar OdenaScottish Funding Council (SFC)SFC Global Challenges ResED - The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change