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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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), ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...
  • Use of Mp3-Players as a Coping Resource 

    Skanland, Marie Strand (University of Exeter, 2011)
    A crucial aspect of maintaining good mental health is to cope successfully with everyday stressors. This article explores the MP3 player as a technology of coping related to the stress of everyday life, in particular two ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...

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