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The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses ...

Music and Human Rights
Music and human rights
Morag JosephineGrant

Music is one of the most widespread forms of human communication, interaction and expression. Musical activities and practices are found across all known societies and cultures and appear to date back to the earliest stages of human development (Cross, 2009). Moreover, the contexts for music's many uses and functions include practices and phenomena that are fundamental to the way humans live and organize their social and political life, such as rites and traditions marking major life-cycle events, the expression and consolidation of power relations and belief systems, the management of emotions and the promotion of healing and regeneration processes (Clayton, 2009). Music is recognized for its role in forming and giving voice to personal and group identity, ...

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