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ERIC Number: EJ1023749
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
"Socialized Music": Historical Formations of Community Music through Social Rationales
Yerichuk, Deanna
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v13 n1 p126-154 Mar 2014
This article traces the formation of community music through professional and scholarly articles over the last century in North America, and argues that community music has been discursively formed through social rationales, although the specific rationales have shifted. The author employs an archaeological framework inspired by Michel Foucault to analyze the usage and contexts of the term "community music" in four historical moments, including "Progressive-Era" manuals and guidebooks, mid-century articles in the "Music Educators" Journal, writings of the Community Music Activity Commission established by the International Society of Music Education from 1982, and articles in the "International Journal of Community Music." The author concludes that community music's social rationales have discursively produced a social rationality, which has largely overdetermined community music as an educational enterprise, while historically underdetermining what specifically constitutes the "community" of community music.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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