Community Music and Social Justice: Reclaiming Love

Marissa Silverman

in The Oxford Handbook of Music Education, Volume 2

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199928019
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Music

 Community Music and Social Justice: Reclaiming Love

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This article integrates philosophical reflections on community music (CM) with analyses of two neglected concepts and practices in music education and CM: love-as-action and social justice. It explains the ways CM may adopt, adapt, and benefit from the practices of community facilitators working in various circumstances. It discuss some prerequisites for, and dimensions of, these concepts in the context of Western societies generally and the United States particularly. The final section connects the concept of love-as-social-justice to a practical example in New York City's urban environment.

Keywords: community music; music education; love; social justice; urban environment

Article.  5790 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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