The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures

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  • Copyright: 2013-01-16
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Culturesis a compendium of perspectives on children and their musical engagements as singers, dancers, players, and avid listeners. Over the course of 35 chapters, contributors from around the world provide an interdisciplinary enquiry into the musical lives of children in a variety of cultures, and their role as both preservers and innovators of music. Drawing on a wide array of fields from ethnomusicology and folklore to education and developmental psychology, the chapters presented in this handbook provide windows into the musical enculturation, education, and training of children, and the ways in which they learn, express, invent, and preserve music. Offering an understanding of the nature, structures, and styles of music preferred and used by children from toddlerhood through childhood and into adolescence,The OxfordHandbook of Children's Musical Culturesis an important step forward in the study of children and music.

Author Biography

Patricia Shehan Campbell is Donald E. Peterson Professor of Music at the University of Washington, where she teaches courses at the interface of ethnomusicology and music education. She is author or co-author of numerous books, including Songs in Their Heads, Teaching Music Globally, Music in Childhood, Musician and Teacher, Music in Cultural Context, and Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education, and is co-editor of the Global Music Series. She serves on the board of Smithsonian Folkways, was vice-president of The Society for Ethnomusicology, and is president-elect of The College Music Society. She has lectured widely on matters of world music pedagogy, children's musical cultures, and musical embodiment: movement as a pedagogical tool.

Trevor Wiggins is a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and an independent musician and music educator. He has a particular interest in the interconnections between Ethnomusicology and processes of pedagogy and music education, drawing particularly on his long-term fieldwork in northern Ghana. He has published numerous articles, CDs and pedagogic materials that explore this area and has delivered lectures and workshops on these topics in many countries. He is currently co-editor of the journal Ethnomusicology Forum.

Table of Contents


About the Contributors

Patricia Shehan Campbell & Trevor Wiggins

Engagements with Culture: Socialization & Identity

(Re)Making cultures for/by children/Updating tradition

1. Girls Experiencing Gamelan Education and Cultural Politics in Bali
Sonja Downing

2. Youth Music At The Yakama Nation Tribal School
Robert Pitzer

3. Reform Jewish Songleading and the Flexible Practices of Jewish-American Youth
Judah Cohen

4. Venda Children's Musical Culture in Limpopo, South Africa
Andrea Emberly

5. Songs of Japanese Schoolchildren During World War II
Noriko Manabe

6. Girlhood Songs, Musical Tales and Games as Strategies for Socialization into Adult Gender among the Baganda of Uganda
Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza

7. Musical Cultures of Girls in the Brazilian Amazon
Beatriz Ilari

8. The Musical Socialization of Children and Adolescents in Brazil in their Everyday Lives
Magali Kleber & Jusamara Souza

9. Polyphonic Conception of Music in Georgian Children (Caucasus)
Polo Vallejo

10. Integration in Mexican Children's Musical Worlds
Janet Sturman

Cultural Identities with multiple meanings

11. Celticity, Community and Continuity in the Children's Musical Cultures of Cornwall
Alan Kent

12. Miskitu Children's Singing Games on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua as Intercultural Play and Performance
Amanda Minks

13. Education and Evangelism in a Sierra Leonean Village
Sarah Bartolome

14. Children's Urban and Rural Musical Worlds in North India
Natalie Sarrazin

15. Enjoyment and Socialization in Gambian Children's Music Making
Lisa Huisman Koops

16. Children's Musical Engagement with Trinidad's Carnival Music
Hope Munro Smith

Personal journeys in/through culture

17. Musical Childhoods Across Three Generations, from Puerto Rico to the U.S.A.
Marisol Berríos-Miranda

18. The Musical Worlds of Aboriginal Children at Burrulula and Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia
Elizabeth Mackinlay

19. Reflexive and Reflective Perspectives of Musical Childhoods in Singapore
Chee-Hoo Lum & Eugene Dairianathan

20. The Musical Culture of African American Children in Tennessee
Marvelene Moore

Music in education and development

21. Children's and Adolescents' Musical Needs and Music Education in Germany
Alexandra Kertz-Welzel

22. Threads of Te Whariki in Early Childhood Musical Activities in Aotearoa/New Zealand
Sally Bodkin-Allen

23. The Musical Lives of Children in Hong Kong
Lily Chen Hafteck

24. Tradition and Change in the Musical Culture of South Korean Children
Young-Youn Kim

25. Perspectives on the School Band from Hardcore American Band Kids
Carlos Abril

26. The Nature of Music-Nurturing in Japanese Preschools
Mayumi Adachi

27. The Complex Ecologies of Early Childhood Musical Cultures in Australia
Peter Whiteman

28. The Role of Context and Experience among the Children of the Church of God and Saints of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio
Terry Miller & Sarah Stone

29. Music in the Lives of Refugee and Newly Arrived Immigrant Children in Sydney, Australia
Kathy Marsh

30. Enculturational Discontinuities in the Musical Experience of the Wagogo Children of Central Tanzania
Kedmon Mapana

Technologies: Impacts, Uses and Responses

31. Children's MP3 Players as Material Culture in the U.S.A.
Tyler Bickford

32. Economics, Class and Musical Apprenticeship in South Asia's Brass Band Communities
Greg Booth

33. Constructions and Negotiations of Identity in Children's Music in Canada
Anna Hoefnagels & Kristin Harris Walsh

34. A Historical Look at Three Recordings of Children's Musicking in New York City
Christopher Roberts

35. Whose Songs in their Heads?
Trevor Wiggins

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