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The Routledge International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research

ISBN 9780815353683
Published January 3, 2018 by Routledge
508 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

For artists, scholars, researchers, educators and students of arts theory interested in culture and the arts, a proper understanding of the questions surrounding ‘interculturality’ and the arts requires a full understanding of the creative, methodological and interconnected possibilities of theory, practice and research. The International Handbook of Intercultural Arts Research provides concise and comprehensive reviews and overviews of the convergences and divergences of intercultural arts practice and theory, offering a consolidation of the breadth of scholarship, practices and the contemporary research methodologies, methods and multi-disciplinary analyses that are emerging within this new field.

Table of Contents


List of illustrations


List of contributors

An intercultural arts dedication

1 Introduction and overview

Pam Burnard, Elizabeth Mackinlay and Kimberly Powell


  1. The beauty of a story: toward an Indigenous art theory
  2. Carmen Robertson

  3. Theorising museum practice through practice theory: museum studies as intercultural practice
  4. Conal McCarthy

  5. Recasting identities: intercultural understandings of first peoples in the National Museum Space
  6. Sandy O’Sullivan

  7. A poetical journey: in what ways are theories derived from postcolonialism, whiteness and poststructural feminism implicated in matters of intercultural arts research?
  8. Kate Hatton

  9. In danger of relation, in danger of performance, in danger of research: an ethical conversation with Hélène Cixous about writing as intercultural arts praxis
  10. Elizabeth Mackinlay

  11. Intercultural education and music teacher education: cosmopolitan learning through popular music
  12. José Luis Aróstegui and Gotzon Ibarretxe

  13. Affect and the social imaginary in ethnocinema
  14. Anne Harris

  15. The role of love in intercultural arts theory and practice
  16. Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

  17. At the contact zone and the cultural interface: theorising collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in research and contemporary music practices
  18. Katelyn Barney

  19. Insider, outsider or cultures in-between: ethical and methodological considerations in intercultural arts research
  20. Ylva Hofvander Trulsson and Pamela Burnard

  21. A musician in the field: the productivity of performance as an intercultural research tool
  22. Cassandre Balosso-Bordin


  23. Conforming the body, cultivating individuality: intercultural understandings of Japanese Noh
  24. Koji Matsunobu

  25. An intercultural curriculum: where schooling the world meets local ecologies
  26. Trevor Wiggins

  27. The mediated space: Voices of interculturalism in music for flute
  28. Jean Penny

  29. Framing ‘Boys’ art education through an intercultural lens
  30. Donal O'Donoghue

  31. Bio-cartographies of identity: A feminist approach to an intercultural art practice
  32. Marián López Fdz. Cao

  33. Unfolding dissonance: arts-based research transforming the understanding of reflexive medical praxis through interculturality
  34. Charlotte Tulinius and Arthur Hibble

  35. Calling critical work into question: a case of arts-based performance as intercultural public pedagogy, and participatory inquiry
  36. Sue Uhlig, Lillian Lewis, B. Stephen Carpenter II

  37. A dialogic approach for the artist as an interface in an intercultural society
    Elena Cologni
  38. An art research of urban spatial practices and mobilizing images: emancipating bodies and signs at Montevideo’s Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo
  39. Laura Trafi-Prats

  40. "Radical hospitality": Food and drink as intercultural exchange
  41. Kimberly Powell and Christopher Schulte

  42. Intercultural exchange: the interventions and intraventions of practice based research
  43. Adrienne Boulton-Funke, Rita L. Irwin, Natalie LeBlanc, and Heidi May

  44. Propositions for walking research
  45. Sarah Truman and Stephanie Springgay

  46. Performing research as swimming in perpetual difference
  47. Charles Garoian


  48. Researching ‘voice’ in intercultural arts practices and contents
  49. Pat Thomson

  50. When dialogue fails: an art educator’s autoethnographical journey towards interculturality
  51. Eeva Antilla

  52. Using intercultural-historical autoethnographic writing to research a composer’s story within an Australian-Asian compositional aesthetic
  53. Diana Blom

  54. Interdisciplinary, intercultural travels: mapping a spectrum of research(er) experiences
  55. Liora Bresler

  56. Mutuality, individuation and interculturality
  57. Violeta Schubert and Lindy Joubert

  58. Glocalization and interculturality in Chinese research: a planetary perspective
  59. Samuel Leong

  60. Interculturality in the playground and playgroup: music as shared space for young immigrant children and their mothers
  61. Kathryn Marsh and Samantha Dieckmann

  62. Intercultural practice as research in higher music education: the imperative of an ethics-based rationale
  63. Sidsel Karlsen, Heidi Westerlund and Laura Miettinen

  64. Interacting orchestras, intercultural gamelan learning in Bali and the UK, and reflections on ethnographic research processes
  65. Jonathan McIntosh and Tina K. Ramnarine

  66. Developing dialogues in intercultural music-making
  67. Amanda Bayley and Chartwell Dutiro

  68. Exploring ‘African’ music in Dublin: researching intercultural music practice
  69. John O’Flynn

  70. Mediating cultures and musics: researching an intercultural production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  71. Helen Julia Minors

  72. Framing intercultural music composition research
  73. Valerie Ross

  74. Interculturalism now: how visual culture has changed formal and informal learning

Kerry Freedman

40 Performative research in music and poetry: an intercultural pedagogy of listening

Peter Gouzouasis and Carl Leggo


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Pamela Burnard is Professor of Arts, Creativities and Education at the University of Cambridge, UK.

Elizabeth Mackinlay is Associate Professor in the School of Education at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Kimberly Powell is Associate Professor of Education and Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.