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  • 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 ...

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