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  • Interactive theatre: drama as social intervention 

    Somers, John William (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    In the book Performing Communities, Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of US-based Cornerstone Theater Company, is quoted as saying: You cannot predict what art changes. You’re naïve if you think you know you’re going to change ...
  • Listen! 

    Hennion, Antoine (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    This article reformulates the sociology of music as an exercise that is not content with merely circling around music, either in order to give it a context or to turn it into a social resource for any kind of claim. By ...
  • Making opera work: bricolage and the management of dramaturgy 

    Atkinson, Paul (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Based on an ethnographic study of an international opera company, the paper reports a number of aspects of preparation, rehearsal and performance. It documents the creation of operatic productions as everyday, mundane work. ...
  • Music and art in conflict transformation: a review 

    Bergh, Arild; Sloboda, John (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Since the early 1990s, there has been an increase in the use of music and the arts within a conflict transformation context. This guest editorial discusses the developments in this research and practical area. The current ...
  • Music and Arts in Health Promotion and Death Education: The St Christopher’s Schools Project 

    Tsiris, Giorgos; Tasker, Marion; Lawson, Virginia; Prince, Gerry; Dives, Tamsin; Sands, Mick; Ridley, Andrew (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The reality of death and dying is rarely discussed openly in modern Western societies, while death sometimes is even considered to be a ‘failure’ in the context of traditional, medically-focused healthcare systems. Similarly, ...
  • Music and conflict transformation in Bosnia: constructing and reconstructing the normal 

    Robertson, Craig (University of Exeter, 2010)
    Can music play a role in positive conflict transformation? Having developed a theoretical basis from a previous examination of the contrasting musical conflict transformation projects of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra ...
  • Music and Migration: A Transnational Approach 

    Kiwan, Nadia; Meinhof, Ulrike Hanna (University of Exeter, 2011)
    This special issue on the theme of Music and Migration addresses the highly topical theme of migration and the vitality of “cultural diasporas” through the prism of migrating musicians and migrating musical forms. All nine ...
  • Music as evil: deviance and metaculture in classical music 

    Pino, Nathan W. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    This paper aims to apply the sociology of deviance and the concept of metaculture to the sociology of high-art and music. Examples of classical music criticisms over time are presented and discussed. Music critics have ...
  • Music in Dementia Care: Increased Understanding Through Mixed Research 

    Hara, Mariko (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Over the past decade there has been an increased interest in the wide variety of issues involved in the care of individuals with dementia. One particular area of research is the effect of music on those with dementia, ...
  • Music in therapy: increasing possibilities for action 

    Ruud, Even (University of Exeter, 2008-06)
    The article discusses how music therapy, considered as a discipline as well as arenas of different practices and theoretical models, may contribute to our understanding of how music may influence our actions. Among the ...
  • 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, ...
  • National identity and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra 

    Riiser, Solveig (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This article examines the role of national identity in the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, an orchestra consisting of young musicians from Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Iran. The article is built upon ...
  • On the autonomy of the aesthetic: Witkin I versus Witkin II 

    Alexander, Jeffrey C. (University of Exeter, 2009)
    On this occasion we celebrate and deliberate the publication twenty years ago of Robert Witkin’s “The Aesthetic Imperative of a Rational-Technical Machinery.” It is a striking and richly textured essay. Witkin weaves ...
  • Peace punks and punks against racism: resource mobilization and frame construction in the punk movement 

    Roberts, Mike; Moore, Ryan (University of Exeter, 2009)
    In recent years, scholars have begun to attend to the gap in our understanding of the relationship between music and social movements. One such example is Corte’s and Edwards’ <a href="http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3124">“White ...
  • “Peace, Salaam, Shalom”: functions of collective singing in U.S. peace activism 

    Brooks, Jeneve R. (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This article adds to the emerging literature on music and conflict transformation by highlighting the use of collective singing by U.S. peace activists when engaged in various peace movement activities. Based on preliminary ...
  • Plague and the Moonflower: a regional community celebrates the environment 

    Curtis, David John (University of Exeter, 2010)
    This paper is based on a case study of audience responses to the oratorio Plague and the Moonflower. The oratorio was performed by the community of Armidale in rural New South Wales, Australia. Through an examination of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Restoring Identity and Bringing Balance through Navajo Healing Rituals 

    Moulton, Paul F. (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The primary focus of the ceremonies of the Native American Navajo tribe is to bring balance by re-establishing harmony or hózhó. This article proposes that significant psychological and emotional benefits result from the ...
  • 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 ...