Musical Islands: Exploring Connections between Music, Place and Research

The island is a powerful metaphor in everyday speech which extends almost naturally into several academic disciplines, including musicology. Islands are imagined as isolated and unique places where strange, exotic, different and unexpected treasures can be found by daring adventurers. The magic inherent within this positioning of islands as places of discovery is an aspect which permeates the theoretical, methodological and analytical boundaries of this edited book. Showcasing the breadth of current musicological research in Australia and New Zealand, this edited collection offers a range of subtle and innovative reflections on this concept both in established and well-charted territories of music research.

Elizabeth Mackinlay is a Senior Lecturer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University of Queensland. Liz is also co-editor of Music Education Research and Innovation and The Australian Journal of Music Education.

Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is a Lecturer in Research and Music Literature at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University where she is conducting a number of large-scale research projects and teaches a range of courses in music research, qualitative methodologies and music literature. She is the National Secretary of the Musicological Society of Australia.

Katelyn Barney is a Research Officer and Lecturer at the University of Queensland. She is also National Treasurer of the Musicological Society of Australia, Secretary of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Australia and New Zealand Branch), and Managing Editor of The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education.

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ISBN: 1-4438-0956-X

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-0956-6

Release Date: 8th October 2009

Pages: 495

Price: £49.99