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ERIC Number: EJ1417321
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2024
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2379-3406
EISSN: EISSN-2379-3414
Whiteness as Property in Music Education: Considering the Acceptance of Hamilton: An American Musical
Karen Howard
Whiteness and Education, v9 n1 p105-122 2024
In consideration of white music educators' perceptions of and engagement with matters of race and music, the purpose of this qualitative study was to problematise the acceptance and valuation of "Hamilton", and possible hypervaluation of Whiteness through the perceptions and experiences of eight White music educators who were fans of the show. The research was guided by the following questions: (1) Does this acceptance of "Hamilton" reflect the repertoire and cultures included in their music curricula?; (2) Does "Hamilton" function as propertized Whiteness thereby deeming it worthy of inclusion in music education settings?; and (3) Does the experience that is "Hamilton" pass as white, therefore making it feel comfortable and accessible to white music educators commonly uncomfortable with rap music? Interviews were analysed using a framework of whiteness as property including: rights of disposition, rights to use and enjoyment, reputation as property, and the absolute right to exclude.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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