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  • The aesthetic imperative of a rational-technical machinery: a study in organizational control through the design of artifacts 

    Witkin, Robert W. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    The development of modern business and administrative organizations that are formally rational and technical in their structures and operations has given rise to the false conclusion that the aesthetic dimension does not ...
  • Agency and domination in communicative performance 

    Miles, Stephen (University of Exeter, 2009)
    Communicative approaches to musical composition and performance promote symbolic dialogue between performers and audiences, and seek to expand agency for all participants. Such approaches include the altering of performance ...
  • Applied ethnomusicology: bridging research and action 

    Pettan, Svanibor (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This article provides a brief sketch of how scholars may be actively involved in conflict transformation efforts using music or the arts beyond their purely artistic connotations. Here I will explore the ways in which ...
  • Arts in ecology: questions of foresight 

    Haley, David (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    First, to reflect upon the title, ‘Music and Arts in Action’. We might, for certain purposes, consider a coming together of art forms and disciplines. Not the crossovers, mergers and interdisciplinary dialectical fusions ...
  • Bambeh’s Song: Music, Women and Health in a Rural Community in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone 

    Bingley, Kate (University of Exeter, 2011)
    If we knew more about “music” as a human capability and its potential as an intellectual and affective force in human communication, society, and culture, we could use it more generally to enhance general education and to ...
  • Call for Papers, Theme Issue: "Musical and artistic mediations" 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), a refereed, multidisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a thematic issue examining mediation in music and other performance, visual and literary arts, to appear in volume 5(1), ...
  • 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 ...
  • Collective identity and racial thought in São Paulo’s black gospel music scene 

    Burdick, John Samuel (University of Exeter, 2009)
    In an effort to push the literature on music and collective identity to examine how the cognitive dimension of collective identity gets constructed, this paper shifts away from the customary focus on lyrics, toward an ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Welcome to the second themed issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), an issue devoted to Music and the arts in health promotion and wellness. Throughout the world music and other art forms have long been used in diverse ...
  • 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, 2009)
    The research presented in this, the Winter 2008/2009 issue, is part of an ongoing exchange of ideas from many different disciplines and actors which we at MAiA are proud to facilitate. The focus on music and the arts in ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2009)
    This issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) marks the start of our second year. As we arrive at our third issue, it has become clear that our desire to give musical and artistic forms a more central place in the study ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This is the first in an annual series of themed issues published by MAiA, and focuses on the role of the arts and music in conflict transformation and peace building
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2010)
    The articles in this issue address varied fields of performance: opera, rock music, and engaged theatre. Taken together, these pieces look in detail at how individual performers, prop-makers, directors, playwrights, ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    An introduction to the first issue of MAiA
  • “Filling out the forms was a nightmare”: project evaluation and the reflective practitioner in community theatre in Contemporary Northern Ireland 

    Jennings, Matthew; Baldwin, Andrea (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Since the Good Friday Agreement of 1998, large sums have been invested in community theatre projects in Northern Ireland, in the interests of conflict transformation and peace building. While this injection of funds has ...
  • Guest Editorial, Music and the Arts in Health: A Perspective from the United States 

    Sonke, Jill (University of Exeter, 2011)
    While music and other art forms have long been associated with health promotion, their place in health practices and the specific constructs that effect healing and wellness have been difficult to define. This guest editorial ...
  • Health Musicing - Music Therapy or Music and Health? A model, empirical examples and personal reflections 

    Bonde, Lars Ole (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The field of music therapy is expanding rapidly into new areas, practices and interdisciplinary fields, as well as redefining its goals and values. Increasingly "music and health" is used to describe the field when it comes ...