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Raymond Macdonald - Handbook of Musical Identities - 9780199679485 - V9780199679485
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Handbook of Musical Identities

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Description for Handbook of Musical Identities Hardback. The Handbook of Musical Identities explores three features of psychological approaches to musical identities and four real-life contexts in which musical identities have been investigated. The multidisciplinary breadth of the Handbook reflects the changes that are taking place in music, in digital technology, and in their role in society. Editor(s): MacDonald, Raymond; Hargreaves, David J. Num Pages: 896 pages. BIC Classification: AVA; JFCA; JMH; JMQ. Category: (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 252 x 178 x 54. Weight in Grams: 1696.
Music is a tremendously powerful channel through which people develop their personal and social identities. Music is used to communicate emotions, thoughts, political statements, social relationships, and physical expressions. But, just as language can mediate the construction and negotiation of developing identities, so music can also be a means of communication through which aspects of people's identities are constructed. Music can have a profound influence on our developing sense of identity, our values, and our beliefs, be it from rock music, classical music, or jazz. Musical identities (MacDonald, Hargreaves and Miell, 2002) was unique in being in being one ... Read more

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About Raymond Macdonald
Raymond MacDonald is Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation and Head of The School of Music at University of Edinburgh. He runs music workshops and lectures internationally and has published over 70 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has co-edited four texts, Musical Identities (2002), Musical Communication (2005), Musical Imaginations (2012) and Music Health & Wellbeing (2012) ... Read more

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