Music, Gender, and Change
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: State University of New York Press
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Funding for this project was provided by a 2008 University of Queensland Graduate School International Travel Grant articles have been partially incorporated in chapters 3–7: “They ing,” Australian Journal of Peace Studies 3 (2008): 10–28; “Music, Peace & Security 23, 2 (2011): 207–222; parts of an earlier ver-for Peace,” International Journal of Peace Studies, 16, 2 (Autumn/...
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...and walk out on me? Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song, It seems only right to begin this musical journey with a plea from a song. As I discuss throughout this book, music—as ex-pression, as creation, as inspiration—can provide many unique I want to acknowledge that in some ways it is reductive to talk limits what I can say. Nevertheless, I humbly ask the reader to ...
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In the peacebuilding arena, the United Nations (UN) has tended to focus on formal political processes such as peace negotiations, institution building, and elections. It is difficult, many of these peacebuilding activities. However, it is clear that as a medium for political engagement, are involved in political tant, as it does not account for peacebuilding practice through ...
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Currently, nearly half the total world population is under 24 years old, and about 20 percent of these fall in the adoles-cent age bracket of 10–19 years. The generation of adolescents alive today is the largest in recorded history, and their propor-tention in almost any field of social inquiry, including studies lation, youth often see themselves as minority outsiders.1 This ...
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Music plays an important cultural role in several ways, many of which contribute to its political potential. Scholars have social identities, offer hope and meaning, shape consciousness, and stir nonviolent political action, it can also be used to call tial, or serving as a possible tool for engaging in politics and political struggle. This is not a new prospect—there are many ...
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For purposes of comparison, I decided to study two groups in diverse cultural contexts with different experiences of a post-conflict society, while Australia is seen as a country at able groups suggested that using music is a relatively new mode studying projects that are breaking this creative ground, to pro-tionally, looking at two significantly different cultures of con-...
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In recent years, many scholars of peace studies have agreed that dialogue is crucial to building peace and responding to ing from dia (“through”) and logos (“the word” or “meaning”).2 creative.” While this could lend itself to many interpretations less, it is likely that other ways of conducting dialogue exist and ies field need broadening to be more inclusive of those, includ-...
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The chance to challenge conflict identities is another impor-tant outcome that may emerge from, or alongside, the musi-cal dialogue just discussed. This is important because identity is a key issue in resolving or transforming conflicts. Many have posited that issues of identity often fuel conflict and that great-er understanding of the “other” (and/or a deconstruction of ...
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Efforts at building peace by (re)constructing identities re-quire paying attention to space. Indeed, music may alter Space can refer to both “real” material physical sites and to virtual sites1 such as the internet. Space can also be understood is possible to share opinions and ideas. Lefebvre dealt with this ranging from “natural” or “absolute” spaces to “social space,” ...
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Gender equality is a key factor in achieving positive peace, so evaluating prospects for democratizing gender roles and ing. Building sustainable positive peace with young people will nant cultural norms that operate in a hierarchal way to exclude particular ideas and identities. Likewise, greater awareness is at youth in peacebuilding pays no attention to gender at all. In ...
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In this research, I have found that music can be a particular-ly useful way to engage youth in peacebuilding. Youth par-peacebuilding is that it has the capacity for facilitating dialogue. strated several ways that music can serve as a form of dialogue to develop and hone skills in “talking things out.” These pro-had told or would tell others about their musical activities in an ...
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...7. Do you feel being involved in this project will make it eas-8. How do you think being a boy/girl affects your ability to be 9. Do you think boys or girls are more involved in conflict or 12. Do you think there are any kids who would have trouble fit-14. What skills, if any, have you learned in this project that can ...
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Publication Year: 2013