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  • Broken Wing 

    Lenette, Caroline; Procopis, Brian (University of Exeter, 2016-03-22)
    The literature on the social and emotional wellbeing of community musicians who engage with marginalised groups with complex mental health issues such as refugees, is relatively scarce. The Scattered People is a collective ...
  • All We Hope For 

    Lenette, Caroline; Procopis, Brian (University of Exeter, 2016-09-22)
    The literature on the social and emotional wellbeing of community musicians who engage with marginalised groups with complex mental health issues such as refugees, is relatively scarce. The Scattered People is a collective ...
  • The Otoasobi Project Performances 

    Numata, Rii (University of Exeter, 2016-03-18)
    This video features excerpts from improvised performances of The Otoasobi Project of Kobe, Japan. The performance footage include "Oto-no-Shiro", "Oto-no-Umi", and "Oto-no-Kikiippatsu".
  • Creating A Dialogue through Improvisation in Cross-cultural Collaborations 

    Sanderson, Griselda (University of Exeter, 2015-11-27)
    These recordings are presented as outcomes of research investigation on the role of improvisation as dialogue between oral music practitioners from different cultures, comparing modes of practice between the subject of ...
  • Spontaneous Lux: Freestyling in Hip Hop Dance and Music 

    Fogarty, Mary (University of Exeter, 2015-11-23)
    This essay and the accompanying video documentary explore "freestyling" (improvising) in hip hop culture, focusing in particular on a Canadian b-boy (breaking) crew called the Albino Zebrahs, which distinguishes itself ...
  • How People Who Are Dying or Mourning Engage with the Arts 

    Walter, Tony (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Though death and loss are recognized as significant themes in fine and popular arts forms, we know virtually nothing about how people who themselves are dying or bereaved use the arts - unless they are practising artists ...
  • Choral, Public and Private Listener Responses to Hildegard Westerkamp's École Polytechnique 

    McCartney, Andra; McCarthy, Marta (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Hildegard Westerkamp's (1990) composition École Polytechnique is an artistic response to one of Canada's most profoundly disturbing mass murders, the 1989 slaying of fourteen women in Montreal, Quebec. Using the theoretical ...
  • Theater of the Oppressed: Empowering Homeless Women 

    Woodson, Elizabeth (University of Exeter, 2012)
    This article recounts the efficacy of Theatre of the Oppressed techniques in helping homeless women deal with the emotional wounds and chronic oppression they have experienced. The method empowered these women by highlighting ...
  • Playing Traditional Folk Music in Rural America 

    Leck, Kira Marie (University of Exeter, 2012)
    In the United States, folk musicians are commonly perceived as a liberal, progressive and politically active collective who perform music that was popular during the second wave folk revival of the 1960s. Most studies of ...
  • Venezuela's National Music Education Program El Sistema: Its Interactions with Society and Its Participants' Engagement in Praxis 

    Uy, Michael Sy (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Venezuela's government-funded, national music education program, El Sistema, has attracted worldwide attention because of its purported success in ‘saving’ children from lives filled with drugs, violence, and crime. It ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2012)
    Welcome to the fourth volume of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), and MAiA’s fifth year of publication from the Sociology of the Arts (SocArts) research group at the University of Exeter, UK. In this general issue, we are ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    We are delighted to present the first in what we anticipate to be a long line of Music and Arts in Action 'special issues' that referee, document and discuss innovative work presented at international conferences and ...
  • When Migration Ends, When Music Ceases 

    Bohlman, Philip Vilas (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The different processes and sites of intersection between music and mobility are crucial to the ways in which the potential for music to form what the following article calls "aesthetic agency". Music's aesthetic agency ...
  • Understanding Dislocal Urban Subcultures: The Example of the Hardcore Scene, from Tokyo and Beyond 

    Mueller, Alain (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This article examines, through several ethnographic examples taken from my empirical multi-sited fieldwork, the logics and the mechanisms of the global circulation of a specific music-based "youth subculture": hardcore ...
  • Representing an "Authentic Ethnic Identity": Experiences of Sub-Saharan African Musicians in an Eastern German City 

    Carstensen-Egwuom, Inken (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This paper focuses on how Sub-Saharan Africans present themselves as musicians in Chemnitz, an Eastern German town of around 200,000 citizens that is situated on the periphery of existing immigrant musicians' networks in ...
  • Transnational Ties and Local Involvement: North African Musicians In and Beyond London 

    Gibert, Marie-Pierre (University of Exeter, 2011)
    By following the life trajectories and networks of various North African artists principally based in the United Kingdom and in France, it becomes apparent that a common phenomenon amongst migrant musicians is that they ...
  • Music of the Multiethnic Minority: A Postnational Perspective 

    Knudsen, Jan Sverre (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This article examines implications of a postnational perspective on the music of minorities. As an example, the musical practices of a multiethnic hip-hop group in Norway are discussed with reference to musicological, ...
  • "6/8 rhythm" Meets "lova-tsofina": Experiencing Malagasy Music 

    Fuhr, Jenny (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This paper argues for the importance of integrating musical practices into ethnomusicological research. Despite an ongoing debate about the need for a more performative approach (e.g., Baily, 2008), there are still only ...
  • Salsa/Bhangra: Transnational Rhythm Cultures in Comparative Perspective 

    Kabir, Ananya Jahanara (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The dance-music complexes known as “Salsa” and “Bhangra” have not been subjected to any comparative academic scrutiny, despite clear parallels in their respective histories as cultural processes born out of multiple ruptures ...
  • Singing a New Song? Transnational Migration, Methodological Nationalism and Cosmopolitan Perspectives 

    Schiller, Nina Glick; Meinhof, Ulrike Hanna (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The question posed by this article is how all of us - scholars, musicians, citizens of the world can step out of the migrant/native divide and still leave room to study and theorize creative processes that bring together ...

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