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ERIC Number: EJ1023751
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 33
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
"I Did It My Way!" A Case Study of Resistance to Coloniality in Music Learning and Socialization
Rosabal-Coto, Guillermo
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v13 n1 p155-187 Mar 2014
In this article I discuss a case study of how a music teacher in a postcolonial context has addressed and resisted colonialist practices in education/socialization processes. The case study addresses preliminary findings from a broader ethnography on the social organization of music learning from the standpoint of music teachers. The ethnography is based in Costa Rica--a Central American nation that struggles with colonial-based relationships, and also the native country of the researcher. The analysis is framed sociologically, in terms of micro and macro social relations, as I scrutinize tensions between individual learning and macro social forces. By critically reflecting on musical meanings, values, and practices that sustain a non-Euro-American sociocultural order, from a theoretical perspective little explored by music education, this work articulates the first through sixth "MayDay Group ideals."
MayDay Group. Brandon University School of Music, 270 18th Street, Brandon, Manitoba R7A 6A9, Canada. Tel: 204-571-8990; Fax: 204-727-7318; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica
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