We are delighted to present a collection of articles that explore the role of dance and music in transgressing and reworking boundaries. This is a compilation of studies in and from the Global South. Keywords in this volume cover: identities, boundary crossing, space, dance, music, meaning, performance, ethnography, belonging, gender, transgressing and creative citizenship.
The journal Music and Arts in Action (MAiA) emerges from international, cross-disciplinary work that takes a wider, holistic approach in researching the dynamic role of music and the arts in social life and cultural experience. Cutting-edge work in this area considers how aesthetic experiences and artistic forms are unconsciously, semi-consciously and actively used by individuals and groups to structure social relations, situations, environments and action. Simply put, how, when and where do music and art do something, how do music and art matter?
MAiA is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal published by the SocArts Research Group and the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology of the University of Exeter (United Kingdom).
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