Journal article

Harmonious Relations: A Framework for Studying Varieties of Peace in Music-Based Peacebuilding

Gillian Howell

Journal of Peacebuilding & Development | SAGE Publications | Published : 2020


This article presents an analytical framework for systematically studying the relationships portrayed within music-based peacebuilding and their respective representations of peace. Music activities with peacebuilding objectives work predominantly within a relational concept of peace, bringing into existence relationships between sounds, people, and spaces through which behaviours such as non-dominance and cooperation can be enacted. However, each of these relationships can communicate different ideas about peace and its manifestation, communications that may be inconsistent with each other and with the activity’s peaceful intentions. The “harmonious relations” framework that this article in..

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