Attending to “culture in the small”: a narrative analysis of the role of play, thought, and music in young children’s world-making

Barrett, Margaret S. (2016) Attending to “culture in the small”: a narrative analysis of the role of play, thought, and music in young children’s world-making. Research Studies in Music Education, 38 1: 41-54. doi:10.1177/1321103X15603557


Author Barrett, Margaret S.
Title Attending to “culture in the small”: a narrative analysis of the role of play, thought, and music in young children’s world-making
Journal name Research Studies in Music Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1834-5530
1321-103X
Publication date 2016-06
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1321103X15603557
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 38
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 54
Total pages 14
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher SAGE Publications
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Whilst the role of interactive play, thought and language in children’s development has been acknowledged, less is known of the role of interactive play, thought and music. Children’s early music-making is both generative and performative in nature and provides a means by which they engage with self and others. Their independent music-making arises from the infant’s early interactions with carers in a form of “communicative musicality”. Children’s interactive musical engagement may be viewed as foundational in their identity work both as music-makers (identity in music) and as users of music (music in identity), and provides a means for them to trial different ways of being in the world. This article explores the uses of music for a 2-year-old girl and the ways in which she employs music as a resource in her identity work and world-making to narrate a self in and through music.
Keyword early childhood
invented song
music
narrative
play
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Created: Fri, 05 Aug 2016, 18:24:29 EST by Professor Margaret Barrett on behalf of School of Music