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Handbook of Musical Identities

Raymond MacDonald, David J. Hargreaves, and Dorothy Miell


This book documents the remarkable expansion and growth in the study of musical identities since the publication of our book Musical identities. We identify three main features of current psychological approaches to musical identities, which concern their definition, development, and the identification of individual differences, as well as four main real-life contexts in which musical identities have been investigated, namely in music and musical institutions, specific geographical communities, education, and in health and well-being. This conceptual framework provides our rationale for the st ... More

Keywords: identity, development, individual differences, musicians, musical institutions, communities, education, health, well-being

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199679485
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679485.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond MacDonald, editor
Professor of Music Psychology and Improvisation, University of Edinburgh

David J. Hargreaves, editor
Professor of Education, University of Roehampton

Dorothy Miell, editor
Professor of Social Psychology, The University of Edinburgh

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Chapter 1 The Changing Identity of Musical Identities

David J. Hargreaves, Raymond Macdonald, and Dorothy Miell

Chapter 2 Identities and Musics

David J. Elliott and Marissa Silverman

Chapter 4 From Small Stories

Margaret S. Barrett

Chapter 6 The Ear of the Beholder

Graeme B. Wilson and Raymond Macdonald

Chapter 9 The Musical Self

Colwyn Trevarthen and Stephen Malloch

Chapter 14 Musical Identities, Music Preferences, and Individual Differences

Sebastian P. Dys, E. Glenn Schellenberg, and Kate C. McLean

Chapter 24 Re-Authoring the Self

Felicity A. Baker and Raymond Macdonald

Chapter 27 Identity Formation and Agency in the Diverse Music Classroom

Heidi Westerlund, Heidi Partti, and Sidsel Karlsen

Chapter 28 Music in Identity IN Adolescence Across School Transition

Jennifer E. Symonds, Jonathan James Hargreaves, and Marion Long

Chapter 31 Music Games and Musical Identities

Gianna G. Cassidy and Anna M. J. M. Paisley

Chapter 36 “I Would Die Without my Music”

Katrina Skewes Mcferran and Cherry Hense

Chapter 40 Musical Identities, Resilience, and Wellbeing

Gloria P. Zapata Restrepo and David J. Hargreaves

Chapter 41 Music of Englishness

Robert Colls and Katie Palmer Heathman

Chapter 42 Sistema Scotland

Kathryn Jourdan with an Introduction by Richard Holloway