Retaining the frisson of the 'other' : imperialism, assimilation, integration and multiculturalism in Australian schools

Joseph, Dawn and Southcott, Jane 2007, Retaining the frisson of the 'other' : imperialism, assimilation, integration and multiculturalism in Australian schools, Music education research, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 35-48.

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Title Retaining the frisson of the 'other' : imperialism, assimilation, integration and multiculturalism in Australian schools
Author(s) Joseph, Dawn
Southcott, Jane
Journal name Music education research
Volume number 9
Issue number 1
Start page 35
End page 48
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2007-03
ISSN 1461-3808
1469-9893
Summary In Australia, the 1960s saw a broadening of music offerings from other cultures in school materials from the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). This is a useful indicator for changing perceptions. Since then, increasingly 'authentic' materials have become available but how far have we really come? Blacking (How musical is man? University of Washington Press, Seattle, 1973) identified the difficulty of acquiring and understanding, skill and authenticity in the music of another culture. He stressed that musical acquisition should occur in a cultural context. Removing music from one culture and presenting it in the symbolic gestures of another may strip its meaning. This is particularly true for musics from cultures removed from the Western paradigm. The further we move from our cultural norm, the harder it is to produce authentic experiences for students. By considering the African music resources offered to schools by the ABC, we can explore the attempts we have made to move from colonialism to multiculturalism.
Notes Online Publication Date: 01 March 2007
Language eng
Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
130302 Comparative and Cross-Cultural Education
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007018

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Education
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