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Author Pruitt, Lesley J.

Title Youth peacebuilding : music, gender, and change / Lesley J. Pruitt
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 267 pages)
Series SUNY series, praxis: theory in action
SUNY series, praxis, theory in action.
Contents Ch. 1 Youth in Peace and Conflict -- Ch. 2 Music Makes the (Young) People Come Together? -- Ch. 3 The Beat on the Ground: Introducing the Case Studies -- Ch. 4 Building Peace Through a Musical Dialogue -- Ch. 5 Shifting Identities, Performing Peace -- Ch. 6 Making Space, Creating Common Ground -- Ch. 7 Gendering the Jam: Possibilities and Prohibitions -- Postlude -- Appendices -- Appendix 1 Third Place Respondent Demographics -- Appendix 2 Third Place Participant Interview Schedule -- Appendix 3 Third Place Facilitator Demographics -- Appendix 4 Third Place Facilitator Interview Schedule -- Appendix 5 Breaking Barriers Respondent Demographics -- Appendix 6 Breaking Barriers Youth Participant Interview Schedule -- Appendix 7 Breaking Barriers Facilitator Demographics -- Appendix 8 Breaking Barriers Facilitator Interview Schedule
Summary "This book highlights the important role youth can play in processes of peacebuilding by examining music as a tool for engaging youth in such activities. As Lesley J. Pruitt discusses throughout the book, music--as expression, as creation, as inspiration--can provide many unique insights into transforming conflicts, altering our understandings, and achieving change. She offers detailed empirical work on two youth peacebuilding programs in Australia and Northern Ireland, countries that appear overtly peaceful, but where youth still face structural violence and related direct violence at the community level. She also pays careful attention to the ways in which gender norms might influence young people's participation in music-based peacebuilding activities. Ultimately, the book defines a new research area linking youth cultures and music with peacebuilding practice and policy."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Children and peace.
Peace -- Songs and music.
Youth and peace.
Youth -- Political activity.
Genre/Form Music.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012023135
ISBN 143844656X (electronic bk.)
9781438446561 (electronic bk.)