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ERIC Number: EJ1023753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Where Are the Women? And Other Questions, Asked within an Historical Analysis of Sociology of Music Education Research Publications: Being a Self-Reflective Ethnographic Path
Lamb, Roberta
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v13 n1 p188-222 Mar 2014
This article presents a meta-analysis of one area of sociological literature in music education: Where are the women and "others"? Where do we raise concerns about social values? Institutional Ethnography provides the basis for the meta-analysis, presented in two historical periods, pre-1960 and 2007-2012. A short story of an actual experience, functioning as a metaphor for this research study, is woven throughout the paper. The work of women who influenced John Dewey's oft-cited oeuvre is summarized. Then we return to music education sociological studies before 1960, Vanett Lawler, and Max Kaplan. "Where are the women?" places misogyny and racism onto the institutional ethnography map. Nine themes appear in the 2007-2012 articles with two becoming much more prevalent than any of the others: social theory and social justice. These two themes are examined within the problematic and the structure of music education's ruling relations. Directions for future sociological research in music education are proposed.
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Language: English
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