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ERIC Number: EJ1218130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1063-5734
Community Music and the Risks of Affirmative Thinking: A Critical Insight into the Semantics of Community Music
Kronig, Franz Kasper
Philosophy of Music Education Review, v27 n1 p21-36 Spr 2019
From a systems-theoretical perspective, community music can be conceived of as a self-referential communication system with the capacity for self-observation and self-description. How do these self-descriptions relate to the economic and social-political agendas of recent decades? This paper argues that community music tends to adapt itself to neoliberal and advanced-liberal agendas by integrating their key semantics into its own self-description. Although this could be seen as a merely strategic necessity, it can be shown that the incorporated semantics not only modify the way community music sees itself, but also "subjectivate" the people community music addresses. The apparent overcoming of neoliberal "individuality" by the advanced-liberal notion of "community" can be shown to be especially dangerous in this regard.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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