Music Education and Narratives of Social Cohesion: From National Melting Pot to Global Community

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Presented at the Sixth International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education. This keynote paper provides perspectives on social cohesion and education, illustrating how ideologies were used to promote socially cohesive societies.

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McCarthy, Marie July 2009.

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Presented at the Sixth International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education. This keynote paper provides perspectives on social cohesion and education, illustrating how ideologies were used to promote socially cohesive societies.

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Abstract: The goal of integrating people from diverse cultural backgrounds into a cohesive society has
been a long-standing goal of Western educational systems. Various ideologies to integrate
immigrants into society were advanced in order to achieve this goal--from assimilation and
cultural pluralism to multiculturalism and globalization. In turn, each of these ideologies has
influenced the direction of music education. In this paper, I provide perspectives on social
cohesion and education, illustrating how ideologies were used to promote socially cohesive
societies. I explore how the construction of narrative—and music as a form of narrative—is
important in the process of adapting to a new culture. From there, I examine community as a
metaphor and narrative for music education in the twenty first century. Finally, I apply the
concept of community to propose a view of music education as a space of hospitality and
possibility that can contribute to building a socially cohesive society.

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  • International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education, July 5-9, 2009. Limerick, Ireland.

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  • Publication Title: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education

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International Symposium on the Sociology of Music Education (ISSME)

This biennial symposium draws together music education academics from around the world to discuss issues, practices, and perspectives focusing on connecting music learning and other music experiences with the lives, values, identities, and communities of those involved. Included in the collection are papers from the symposium.

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  • July 2009

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McCarthy, Marie. Music Education and Narratives of Social Cohesion: From National Melting Pot to Global Community, paper, July 2009; Dublin, Ireland. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1390643/: accessed March 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Music.