Difference and Division in Music Education enriches existing discourses by addressing the complex power-relations that frame both governance and agency at the policy, institutional and interpersonal levels. This edited volume of ten contributed essays approaches ‘hate’ not as a monstrous aberration but as a product of late modernity. Although hate is by no means a new concern for policymakers, educators or musicians, it is one to which we cannot afford complacency: the contemporary international climate of fast communications, divisive politics and intensified encounters with difference has framed expressions of hate as a rising social problem.
In music education, recent scholarship implores academics and educators to attend not only to the historical, cultural and political means by which hate manifests, but to take action. This is not just a matter of choosing good—particularly between conflicting onto-epistemological and ethical perspectives—but rather an appeal to consider who constructs cultural norms and values. In what ways do our interactions with others shape and seduce our understandings of how ignorance and fear lead to hate? Difference and Division in Music Education welcomes a variety of perspectives that critically attend to the concept of hate and how it manifests in music teaching and learning contexts, without advocating for any particular political or musical agenda.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Engaging Hate in Music Education (ALEXIS ANJA KALLIO) / PART I: Difference and Division in Music Education / Chapter 1: Ingratitude and the Politics of Obligation: The Problem of (Un)Mutual Recognition in Music Education (NASIM NIKNAFS) / Chapter 2: Zainichi Korean Students and Korean Music in Japanese Elementary School: Cultivating a Positive Ethnic Identity and Building Relationships between Koreans and Japanese (MITSUKO ISODA) / Chapter 3: Internalized Violence and Music Education: An Axiological Proposal (ANDREA RODRÍGUEZ-SÁNCHEZ) / Chapter 4: Resisting the "Us" Versus "Them" Dichotomy through Music Education: The Imperative of Living in the "Anti-" (JULIET HESS) / PART II: Music We Love to Hate / Chapter 5: On Hating Classical Music in Music Education (ALEXANDRA KERTZ-WELZEL) / Chapter 6: "You Who Hate God": Investing in Love and Hate through the Sound of Satan (KETIL THORGERSEN AND THOMAS VON WACHENFELDT) / Chapter 7: Rap, Racism and Punk Pedagogy (GARETH DYLAN SMITH) / PART III: The Place of Hate in a Democratic Music Education / Chapter 8: Made In/visible: Erasing Disability in Music Education (WARREN N. CHURCHILL AND TUULIKKI LAES) / Chapter 9: The Neoliberal Colonisation of Creative Music Education in Cultural Institutions: A Hatred of Democracy? (PANAGIOTIS A. KANELLOPOULOS AND NIKI BARAHANOU) / Chapter 10: Towards Solidarity through Conflict: Listening for the Morally Irreconcilable in Music Education (ALEXIS ANJA KALLIO)
Alexis Anja Kallio is Senior Lecturer of Music and Research at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, Australia.