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Troubling Inheritances
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Troubling Inheritances (Hardback)

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This book provides an interdisciplinary focus on music, memory, and ageing by examining how they intersect outside of a formal therapeutic context or framework and by offering a counter-narrative to age as decline. It contributes to the development of qualitative research methodologies by utilizing and reflecting on methods for studying music, memory, and ageing across diverse and interconnected contexts. Using the notion of inheritance to trouble its core themes of music, memory, ageing, and methodology, it examines different ways in which the concept of inheritance is understood but also how it commonly refers to the practice of passing on, and the connections this establishes across time and space. It confronts the ageist discourses that associate popular music predominantly with youth and that focus narrowly, and almost exclusively, on music's therapeutic function for older adults. By presenting research which examines various intersections of music and ageing outside of a therapeutic context or framework, the book brings a much-needed intervention.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular psychologyMemory improvement & thinking techniquesMusic & DanceDanceTheory of music & musicologyMusic & DanceMusic BooksMusic: styles & genresEasy listening, MOR musicPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPsychologyPsychology of ageing Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Publication Date: 09/09/2021 ISBN-13: 9781501369506  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Sara Cohen is Professor at the University of Liverpool, UK where she holds the James and Constance Alsop Chair in Music and is Director of the Institute of Popular Music. She is author of Decline, Renewal and the City in Popular Music Culture (2007) and Rock Culture in Liverpool (1991), co-author of Liverpool's Musical Landscapes (2018) and Harmonious Relations (1994), and co-editor of Sites of Popular Music Heritage (2014). Line Grenier is Associate Professor at the Departement de Communication at Universite de Montreal, Canada, where she teaches predominantly in the areas of media theory, memory and media, and popular culture. More recently, in the context of the research partnership ACT (Ageing Communication Technology) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and of which she is one of the co-founders, her research focuses on intersections of ageing and music. Her current project focuses on Deaf cultures of ageing and Deaf musics. Ros Jennings is Professor in Cultural Studies, Director of the Centre for Women Ageing and Media (WAM) and Head of Postgraduate Research at the University of Gloucestershire, UK. She is a founding member of the European Network in Ageing Studies (ENAS), author of the WAM Manifesto (2012), and contributor to the UK Charter against Ageism and Sexism in the Media. She is co-editor with Abigail Gardner of Rock On: Women, Ageing and Popular Music (2012) and leader of the annual WAM International Summer School.

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