Suggested Readings

Elliott, David J. 1997. Putting Matters in Perspective: Reflections on a New Philosophy. The Quarterly Journal of Music Teaching and Learning, 7, 2: 20-35. A summary of major themes in the praxial philosophy as explained in Music Matters (1995).  FILE

Elliott, David. 2007. ‘Socializing’ Music Education. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 6, 4: 60-95. This article provides  a sense of some new praxial themes that will be presented in the 2nd Edition of Music Matters, forthcoming.  FILE

Elliott, David J. 2007. Puerto Rico: A Site of Critical Performative Pedagogy. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 3,3.  FILE

Regelski, Thomas. In press. Praxialism and ‘Aesthetic This, Aesthetic That, Aesthetic Whatever.’ Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education. A detailed sociological-philosophical examination of the fundamental weakness of aesthetic concepts of the nature and value of music and reasons to support praxial theories.

Regelski, Thomas. 2004. Social Theory, and Music and Music Education as Praxis. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 3, 3. FILE

Bowman, Wayne. 2009. Professional Knowledge: Imagining the Obvious and if it Weren’t. Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education 8, 1: 1-11.

Turino, Thomas. 2008. Music as Social Life: The Politics of Participation. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. A brilliant examination of the natures and values of music from a highly original and broad perspective.

Edmonds, David and Warburton, Nigel. 2010. Philosophy Bites. Oxford: Oxford University Press. A collection of brief interviews with leading contemporary philosophers. This little book provides a user-friendly introduction to what philosophy is and how it applies in our lives. A Philosophy Bites ipod app is also available.