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ERIC Number: EJ844816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Entering the Present: Music Meets Race
Andre, Naomi
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v4 n3 Sep 2005
The author contends that the title of this collection, "Music and the Racial Imagination," is provocative. It simultaneously does several things. It brings together "music" and "race," which have not previously been given equal emphasis in musicology, and then links these two things with imagination. The title also creates an imagined space where music and race can begin to co-star in leading roles. The co-editors of this collection, Ronald Radano and Philip V. Bohlman, do not balk and seem to be aware of what they are getting into. In this essay, the author discusses how Radano and Bohlman have put together a collection of essays that pioneers a critical space in music scholarship. The "racial imagination" they have outlined certainly has room to grow, but they have gotten off to a promising start with the interdisciplinary collections of paradigms used, interracial collaboration of their contributors and the multi-ethnic representation in the musics they have included. (Contains 8 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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