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ERIC Number: EJ1096055
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1545-4517
"I Want to Learn That": Musicking, Identity, and Resistance in a Palestinian Music Academy
Frierson-Campbell, Carol; Park, Keumjae
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v15 n2 p73-100 Mar 2016
Our theoretical aim in this paper is to interrogate the potential for musicking--Christopher Small's (1989) conception of the musical act, which does not separate musical participation from the musical product--to open up, through a destabilizing performance of cultural hybridity, what Bhabha (2008) calls the third space of enunciation. Based on preliminary field research, we find that practices of music teaching and learning centered in and around the Palestine Music Academy (pseudonym) provide evidence that musicking can be a subversive practice of resistance that disrupts symbolic systems that serve to dominate and control marginalized people. The paper reflects on the connection between musicking, identity, and everyday resistance, and queries how such a conception might impact the practice of music education for those in other marginalized spaces.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel; Palestine
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