Evaluating musical dis/abilities:operationalizing the capability approach

Watts, Michael and Ridley, Barbara (2007) Evaluating musical dis/abilities:operationalizing the capability approach. International Journal of Research and Method in Education, 30 (2). pp. 149-162. ISSN 1743-727X

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Abstract

We use this paper to suggest the use of Sen's capability approach in interpreting disability. The substantive focus is our evaluation of the Drake Music Project, which uses electronic and computer technologies to enable severely disabled people to explore, compose and perform music. We consider how the process of making music enables the musicians to develop and express their sense of self. Using the capability approach as the analytic framework of this evaluation, we consider the ramifications and relevance to disability research of the capability approach. This paper therefore contributes to the literature on disability and the construction (including deconstruction and reconstruction) of identities.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2014 14:34
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:24
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/45472
DOI: 10.1080/17437270701383297

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