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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is a compendium of perspectives on children and their musical engagements as singers, dancers, players, and avid listeners. Over the course of 35 chapters, contributors from around the world provide an interdisciplinary enquiry into the musical lives of children in a variety of cultures, and their role as both preservers and innovators of music. Drawing on a wide array of fields from ethnomusicology and folklore to education and developmental psychology, the chapters presented in this handbook provide windows into the musical enculturation, education, and training of children, and the ways in which they learn, express, invent, and preserve music. Offering an understanding of the nature, structures, and styles of music preferred and used by children from toddlerhood through childhood and into adolescence, The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is an important step forward in the study of children and music.
About the Author
Patricia Shehan Campbell is Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington, where she teaches courses at the interface of ethnomusicology and music education. She is author or co-author of numerous books, including Songs in Their Heads, Teaching Music Globally, Music in Childhood, Musician and Teacher, Music in Cultural Context, and Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, and is co-editor of the Global Music Series. She serves on the board of Smithsonian Folkways, was vice-president of The Society for Ethnomusicology, and is president-elect of The College Music Society. She has lectured widely on matters of world music pedagogy, children's musical cultures, and musical embodiment: movement as a pedagogical tool.
Trevor Wiggins is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and an independent musician and music educator. He has a particular interest in the interconnections between Ethnomusicology and processes of pedagogy and music education, drawing particularly on his long-term fieldwork in northern Ghana. He has published numerous articles, CDs and pedagogic materials that explore this area and has delivered lectures and workshops on these topics in many countries. He is currently co-editor of the journal Ethnomusicology Forum.
Table of Contents
About the Contributors
Patricia Shehan Campbell & Trevor Wiggins
Engagements with Culture: Socialization & Identity
(Re)Making cultures for/by children/Updating tradition
1. Girls Experiencing Gamelan Education and Cultural Politics in Bali
2. Youth Music At The Yakama Nation Tribal School
3. Reform Jewish Songleading and the Flexible Practices of Jewish-American Youth
4. Venda Children's Musical Culture in Limpopo, South Africa
5. Songs of Japanese Schoolchildren During World War II
6. Girlhood Songs, Musical Tales and Games as Strategies for Socialization into Adult Gender among the Baganda of Uganda
7. Musical Cultures of Girls in the Brazilian Amazon
8. The Musical Socialization of Children and Adolescents in Brazil in their Everyday Lives
Magali Kleber & Jusamara Souza
9. Polyphonic Conception of Music in Georgian Children (Caucasus)
10. Integration in Mexican Children's Musical Worlds
Cultural Identities with multiple meanings
11. Celticity, Community and Continuity in the Children's Musical Cultures of Cornwall
12. Miskitu Children's Singing Games on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua as Intercultural Play and Performance
13. Education and Evangelism in a Sierra Leonean Village
14. Children's Urban and Rural Musical Worlds in North India
15. Enjoyment and Socialization in Gambian Children's Music Making
Lisa Huisman Koops
16. Children's Musical Engagement with Trinidad's Carnival Music
Hope Munro Smith
Personal journeys in/through culture
17. Musical Childhoods Across Three Generations, from Puerto Rico to the U.S.A.
18. The Musical Worlds of Aboriginal Children at Burrulula and Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia
19. Reflexive and Reflective Perspectives of Musical Childhoods in Singapore
Chee-Hoo Lum & Eugene Dairianathan
20. The Musical Culture of African American Children in Tennessee
Music in education and development
21. Children's and Adolescents' Musical Needs and Music Education in Germany
22. Threads of Te Whariki in Early Childhood Musical Activities in Aotearoa/New Zealand
23. The Musical Lives of Children in Hong Kong
Lily Chen Hafteck
24. Tradition and Change in the Musical Culture of South Korean Children
25. Perspectives on the School Band from Hardcore American Band Kids
26. The Nature of Music-Nurturing in Japanese Preschools
27. The Complex Ecologies of Early Childhood Musical Cultures in Australia
28. The Role of Context and Experience among the Children of the Church of God and Saints of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio
Sara Stone Miller and Terry E. Miller
29. Music in the Lives of Refugee and Newly Arrived Immigrant Children in Sydney, Australia
30. Enculturational Discontinuities in the Musical Experience of the Wagogo Children of Central Tanzania
Technologies: Impacts, Uses and Responses
31. Children's MP3 Players as Material Culture in the U.S.A.
32. Economics, Class and Musical Apprenticeship in South Asia's Brass Band Communities
33. Constructions and Negotiations of Identity in Children's Music in Canada
Anna Hoefnagels & Kristin Harris Walsh
34. A Historical Look at Three Recordings of Children's Musicking in New York City
35. Whose Songs in their Heads?