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By Kathleen Marie Higgins

ISBN-10: 022614285X

ISBN-13: 9780226142852

ISBN-10: 0226333280

ISBN-13: 9780226333281

From our first social bonding as babies to the funeral rites that mark our passing, track performs a tremendous position in our lives, bringing us in the direction of each other. In The tune among Us, thinker Kathleen Marie Higgins investigates this function, analyzing the positive aspects of human belief that let music’s uncanny skill to impress, regardless of its myriad types throughout continents and all through centuries, the feel of a shared human experience.

                Drawing on disciplines reminiscent of philosophy, psychology, musicology, linguistics, and anthropology, Higgins’s richly researched learn showcases the methods song is utilized in rituals, schooling, paintings, therapeutic, and as a resource of protection and—perhaps such a lot importantly—joy. by means of engaging so integrally in such significant elements of society, Higgins argues, tune situates itself as probably the most basic bridges among humans, a very cross-cultural kind of conversation that may create cohesion throughout political divides. relocating past the well-worn takes on music’s universality, The song among Us provides a brand new figuring out of what it ability to be musical and, in flip, human. 

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