Music and Arts in Action
The journal Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) emerges from international, cross-disciplinary work that takes a wider, holistic approach in researching the dynamic role of music and the arts in social life and cultural experience. Cutting-edge work in this area considers how aesthetic experiences and artistic forms are unconsciously, semi-consciously and actively used by individuals and groups to structure social relations, situations, environments and action. Simply put, how, when and where do music and art do something, how do music and art matter?
MAiA is published by the Department of Sociology & Philosophy, University of Exeter.
(University of Exeter, 2017)
(University of Exeter, 2017)The use of music in peacebuilding is a new and emerging field. Yet there is sparse empirical evidence on its outcomes. The Nile Project is a musical collaborative from East Africa that brings together musicians from all ...
(University of Exeter, 2017)recent decades, cultural institutions in Western countries have developed educational services and supported community cultural projects. Through the rhetoric of social inclusion, the concert hall Casa da Música (CM) in ...
(University of Exeter, 2017)It is commonly accepted in the sociology of art that artworks are created in collaboration. In an attempt to take artworks seriously from a sociological perspective, this paper explores how the collaboration of all the ...
Testing Musical Traditions: for social and human development amongst the Ga people in South-East Ghana (University of Exeter, 2017)This article explores the role of several genres of performance arts that were developed or adopted and maintained by the Ga people in Greater Accra in South- East Ghana. The purpose of these genres is to create solidarity, ...