Music education and cultural identity

Davis, R. (2005) Music education and cultural identity. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 37(1), pp. 47-65. (doi: 10.1111/j.1469-5812.2005.00097.x)

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Renewed interest in the relationship between music education and cultural identity draws its vigor from strongly divergent sources. Globalized education and globalized musical culture supply new paradigms for understanding the central tasks of music education and their responsibility to a multicultural ethic of diversity, hybridity and difference. Yet recent anthropological studies of musical cognition and development emphasise both the centrality of ethnic and cultural particularism to the formation of musical awareness and the transcultural, factors in which such particularism is embedded. These seemingly contrasting perspectives on the relationship of music to culture and identity offer a fertile context for redefining the place of music education in the curriculum.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Davis, Professor Robert
Authors: Davis, R.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > MT Musical instruction and study
L Education > L Education (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:Educational Philosophy and Theory
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd
ISSN (Online):1469-5812
Published Online:25 January 2005

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