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ERIC Number: EJ848153
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Pages: 27
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1545-4517
Talkin' Musical Identities Blues
Lamb, Roberta
Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, v3 n1 May 2004
After reading the book "Musical Identities" (Raymond MacDonald, David Hargreaves, Dorothy Miell, eds.; Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2002), this author states she finds it difficult to separate "identities in music" from "music in identities." In fact, she cannot conceive of music apart from identity. It is Lamb's view that the book takes a very narrow approach to its topic of "musical identities," omitting discussions of feminism, power, queery theory, and anti-racism, which she believes should become part of the discussion. Lamb expresses her concern that the book's narrow focus may reinforce the kind of categorical or dichotomous thinking that excludes the many people whose modes of musical identity(ies) are neglected by the book.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York