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ERIC Number: EJ1073630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0265-0517
The Construction of National Musical Identities by Greek Cypriot Primary School Children--Implications for the Cyprus Music Education System
Pieridou-Skoutella, Avra
British Journal of Music Education, v24 n3 p251-266 Oct 2007
Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork with Greek Cypriot elementary school children in urban and rural areas of the Republic of Cyprus, the author describes and analyses the ways in which national musical identity is constructed in and out of school in connection with Cypriot traditional music. Findings reveal the development of fluid and often insecure, ambiguous and contradictory national musical identities as a result of the ideological messages children receive from their musical enculturation contexts. In addition public music education not only fails to assist pupils to become familiar with the tradition's inherent meanings and processes of creation and performance, but enhances children's contradictory ideological understanding and construction of an ambiguous national musical identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
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