The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures


The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures



Edited by Patricia Shehan Campbell and Trevor Wiggins.

Includes a chapter by College at Brockport faculty member Natalie Sarrazin: Children's urban and rural musical worlds in North India.

"The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is a compendium of perspectives on children and their musical engagements as singers, dancers, players, and avid listeners. Over the course of 35 chapters, contributors from around the world provide an interdisciplinary enquiry into the musical lives of children in a variety of cultures, and their role as both preservers and innovators of music. Drawing on a wide array of fields from ethnomusicology and folklore to education and developmental psychology, the chapters presented in this handbook provide windows into the musical enculturation, education, and training of children, and the ways in which they learn, express, invent, and preserve music. Offering an understanding of the nature, structures, and styles of music preferred and used by children from toddlerhood through childhood and into adolescence, The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures is an important step forward in the study of children and music."--Publisher



Publication Date


Publication Information

New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.

xvii, 636 p. : illustrations, music, maps ; 23 cm.






Located in Drake Library at: ML83 .O94 2013

CONTENTS: Giving voice to children / Patricia Shehan Campbell, Trevor Wiggins -- Part 1. Engagements with culture : socialization and identity. (Re)making cultures for/by children/updating tradition. Girls experiencing Gamelan education and cultural politics in Bali / Sonja Lynn Downing ; Youth music at the Yakama Nation tribal school / Robert Pitzer ; Reform Jewish songleading and the flexible practices of Jewish-American youth / Judah M. Cohen ; Venda children's musical culture in Limpopo, South Africa / Andrea Emberly ; Songs of Japanese schoolchildren during World War II / Noriko Manabe ; Girlhood songs, musical tales, and musical games as strategies for socialization into womanhood among the Bahanda of Uganda / Sylvia Nannyonga-Tamusuza ; Musical cultures of girls in the Brazilian Amazon / Beatriz Ilari ; The musical socialization of children and adolescents in Brazil in their everyday lives / Magali Kleber, Jusamara Souza ; Georgian (Caucasus) children's polyphonic conception of music / Polo Vallejo ; Integration in Mexican children's musical worlds / Janet Sturman -- Cultural identities with multiple meanings. Celticity, community, and continuity in the children's musical cultures of Cornwall / Alan M. Kent ; Miskitu children's singing games on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua as intercultural play and performance / Amanda Minks ; Education and Evangelism in a Sierra Leonean village / Sarah J. Bartolome ; Children's urban and rural musical worlds in North India / Natalie Sarrazin ; Enjoyment and socialization in Gambian children's music making / Lisa Huisman Koops ; Children's musical engagement with Trinidad's carnival music / Hope Munro Smith -- Personal journeys in/through culture. Musical childhoods across three generations, from Puerto Rico to the USA / Marisol Berríos-Miranda ; The musical worlds of aboriginal children at Burrulula and Darwin in the northern territory of Australia / Elizabeth Mackinlay ; Reflexive and reflective perspectives of musical childhoods in Singapore / Chee-Hoo Lum, Eugene Dairianathan ; The musical culture of African American children in Tennessee / Marvelene C. Moore -- Music in education and development. Children's and adolescents' musical needs and music education in Germany / Alexandra Kertz-Welzel ; Interweaving threads of music in the Whariki of early childhood cultures in Aotearoa/New Zealand / Sally Bodkin-Allen ; Balancing change and tradition in the musical lives of children in Hong Kong / Lily Chen-Hafteck ; Tradition and change in the musical culture of South Korean children / Young-Youn Kim ; Perspectives on the school band from hardcore American band kids / Carlos R. Abril ; The nature of music nurturing in Japanese preschools / Mayumi Adachi ; The complex ecologies of early childhood musical cultures / Peter Whiteman ; The role of context and experience among the children of the Church of God and Saints of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio / Sara Stone Miller, Terry E. Miller ; Music in the lives of refugee and newly arrived immigrant children in Sydney, Australia / Kathryn Marsh ; Enculturational discontinuities in the musical experience of the Wagogo children of Central Tanzania / Kedmon Mapana ; Tinkering and tethering in the material culture of children's MP3 players / Tyler Bickford ; Economics, class, and musical apprenticeship in South Asia's brass band communities / Gregory D. Booth ; Constructions and negotiations of identity in children's music in Canada / Anna Hoefnagels, Kristin Harris Walsh ; A historical look at three recordings of children's musicking in New York City / Christopher Roberts ; Whose songs in their heads? / Trevor Wiggins.

The Oxford Handbook of Children's Musical Cultures