Sonic Hospitality: Migration, Community, and Music

Helen Phelan

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

 Sonic Hospitality: Migration, Community, and Music

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This article explores the impact of human migration on the formation, negotiation, and contestation of community and music. In particular, it examines migration patterns in the Republic of Ireland. The first section provides a context for contemporary migration by surveying migration patterns over the last thirty years. The second section explores the impact of migration on community and introduces the concept of sonic hospitality. The final section examines the links between migration and knowledge transfer, with particular reference to tacit, embodied knowledge and its implications for teaching and learning in a multicultural context.

Keywords: human migration; community; music; Ireland; knowledge transfer; sonic

Article.  7167 words. 

Subjects: Music ; Music Education and Pedagogy

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