Composing Aid: Music, Refugees, and Humanitarian Politics (Activist Encounters in Folklore and Ethnomusicology) (Paperback)

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Composing Aid: Music, Refugees, and Humanitarian Politics (Activist Encounters in Folklore and Ethnomusicology) (Paperback)

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Composing Aid is unique to the book market for the following reasons: - It humanizes people that have experienced forced migration during a period of increasing xenophobia. - It elucidates the ways forced migrants have drawn on their cultural resources and made claims to rights amidst the debilitating conditions of a long-term refugee camp. - It challenges dominant criteria for evaluating what constitutes a successful musical aid project. - It offers a critical perspective on the benefits, limits, and consequences of arts-based humanitarian interventions. - It offers a provocative rethinking of conventional research methods in ethnomusicology through its focus on activist research.

Oliver Shao is Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Product Details ISBN: 9780253067654
ISBN-10: 0253067650
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 216
Language: English
Series: Activist Encounters in Folklore and Ethnomusicology