Advisor

Robert Gould

Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Conflict Resolution

Department

Conflict Resolution

Physical Description

1 online resource (vii, 182 p.) : 1 col. ill. + 1 mp3 file

Subjects

Community organization -- Music, Music -- Social aspects, Conflict management -- Music, Social conflict -- Music

DOI

10.15760/etd.437

Abstract

This study is based on interviews conducted with twenty-two musician-activists in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States in 2009 to explore perspectives about the role of music in community engagement with the aim of considering how music might be used in the field of conflict resolution. The study followed the qualitative approach of constructivist grounded theory as designed by Charmaz (2000, 2002). Two themes, "Music for Self," and "Music for Society" emerged from interviews and comprise the internal and external meanings of music to the research informants. The results of the study indicate that the relationships people have with music make it a potentially powerful tool in conflict situations within the realms of both conflict resolution and conflict transformation. More extensive research exploring these benefits is recommended.

Description

Portland State University. Dept. of Conflict Resolution

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4739

System Requirements

System requirements: Adobe Acrobat Reader and computer capable of playing MP3 files

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