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Overview

Musical identity raises complex, multifarious, and fascinating questions. Discussions in this new study consider how individuals construct their musical identities in relation to their experiences of formal and informal music teaching and learning. Each chapter features a different case study situated in a specific national or local socio-musical context, spanning 20 regions across the world. Subjects range from Ghanaian or Balinese villagers, festival-goers in Lapland, and children in a South African township to North American and British students, adults and children in a Cretan brass band, and Gujerati barbers in the Indian diaspora.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253222930
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 03/30/2011
Series: Counterpoints: Music and Education
Pages: 330
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lucy Green is Professor of Music Education at the University of London Institute of Education and author of Music, Informal Learning and the School: A New Classroom Pedagogy and How Popular Musicians Learn: A Way Ahead for Music Education.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction: The Globalization and Localization of Learning, Teaching, and Musical Identity Lucy Green 1

1 The Permeable Classroom: Learning, Teaching, and Musical Identity in a Remote Australian Aboriginal Homelands School Kathryn Marsh 20

2 Popular Music Listening as "Non-Resistance": The Cultural Reproduction of Musical Identity in Japanese Families Kyoko Koizumi 33

3 From Homeland to Hong Kong: The Dual Musical Experience and Identity of Diasporic Filipino Women Annie On Nei Mok 47

4 Village, Province, and Nation: Aspects of Identity in Children's Learning of Music and Dance in Bali Peter Dunbar-Hall 60

5 Music for a Postcolonial Child: Theorizing Malaysian Memories Roe-Min Kok 73

6 Continuity and Change: The Guru-Shishya Relationship in Karnatic Classical Music Training Sophie Grimmer 91

7 "Music Is in Our Blood": Gujarati Muslim Musicians in the UK John Baily 109

8 Greek Popular Music and the Construction of Musical Identities by Greek-Cypriot School Children Avra Pieridou-Skoutella 128

9 Music-Learning and the Formation of Local Identity through the Philharmonic Society Wind Bands of Corfu Zoe Dionyssiou 142

10 Playing with Barbie: Exploring South African Township Children's Musical Games as Resources for Pedagogy Susan Harrop-Allin 156

11 Personal, Local, and National Identities in Ghanaian Performance Ensembles Trevor Wiggins 170

12 Music Festivals in the Lapland Region: Constructing Identities through Musical Events Sidsel Karlsen 184

13 Shaping a Music Teacher Identity in Sweden Eva Georgii-Hemming 197

14 Icelandic Men and Their Identity in Songs and in Singing Robert Faulkner 210

15 Discovering and Affirming Musical Identity through Extracurricular Music-Making in English Secondary Schools Stephanie Pitts 227

16 Scottish Traditional Music: Identity and the "Carrying Stream" Charles Byrne 239

17 Performance, Transmission, and Identity among Ireland's New Generation of Traditional Musicians John O'Flynn 252

18 Fostering a "Musical Say": Identity, Expression, and Decision Making in a US School Ensemble Sharon G. Davis 267

19 Diversity, Identity, and Learning Styles among Students in a Brazilian University Heloisa Feichas 281

20 SIMPhonic Island: Exploring Musical Identity and Learning in Virtual Space Sheri E. Jaffurs 295

List of Contributors 309

Index 315

What People are Saying About This

"Reknowned editor and author Lucy Green (Univ. of London Institute of Education, UK) has collected 20 case studies about identity. Not only are the essays about a variety of musical cultural identities, they are written by researchers and educators from around the world. Green includes an ethnomusicologist, a soloist, a professor of social information, musicologists, and researchers of culture and identity. This is a work of theme and variations: each essay reviews investigative research, revealing musicians from a particular culture and the issues facing the newer generation. Most essays are current, but Green does include Roe-Min Kok's iconic 'Music for a Postcolonial Child: Theorizing Malaysian Memories' (from Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth, ed. by Kok and Susan Boynton, 2006). Green allows readers to journey to an isolated culture, for example, Lapland, or to a cyberspace island, and contemplate their own musical identity as they work out their educational philosophy. Valuable for music educators and ethnomusicologists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. — Choice"

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Reknowned editor and author Lucy Green (Univ. of London Institute of Education, UK) has collected 20 case studies about identity. Not only are the essays about a variety of musical cultural identities, they are written by researchers and educators from around the world. Green includes an ethnomusicologist, a soloist, a professor of social information, musicologists, and researchers of culture and identity. This is a work of theme and variations: each essay reviews investigative research, revealing musicians from a particular culture and the issues facing the newer generation. Most essays are current, but Green does include Roe-Min Kok's iconic 'Music for a Postcolonial Child: Theorizing Malaysian Memories' (from Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth, ed. by Kok and Susan Boynton, 2006). Green allows readers to journey to an isolated culture, for example, Lapland, or to a cyberspace island, and contemplate their own musical identity as they work out their educational philosophy. Valuable for music educators and ethnomusicologists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. — Choice

Oakland University - Jackie Wiggins

A truly exciting opportunity for music education . . . which draws from international sources and focuses on identity in music learning, an issue that has just begun to emerge in the literature of the field.

V. S. Xenakis

Reknowned editor and author Lucy Green (Univ. of London Institute of Education, UK) has collected 20 case studies about identity. Not only are the essays about a variety of musical cultural identities, they are written by researchers and educators from around the world. Green includes an ethnomusicologist, a soloist, a professor of social information, musicologists, and researchers of culture and identity. This is a work of theme and variations: each essay reviews investigative research, revealing musicians from a particular culture and the issues facing the newer generation. Most essays are current, but Green does include Roe-Min Kok's iconic 'Music for a Postcolonial Child: Theorizing Malaysian Memories' (from Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth, ed. by Kok and Susan Boynton, 2006). Green allows readers to journey to an isolated culture, for example, Lapland, or to a cyberspace island, and contemplate their own musical identity as they work out their educational philosophy. Valuable for music educators and ethnomusicologists. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. — Choice

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