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Webinar for Professional Development Series 9: Leisure and the Arts: Smacking of privilege or an exercise in freedom?

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Reactions to the word “leisure” are sometimes polarizing. I suggest, however, that a more historical view of leisure—one that resuscitates classical understandings—may be useful in helping to better conceptualize the role of the arts in contemporary society, and may provide arts educators a strong theoretical basis for action. In this presentation I offer a few brief thoughts on how the ideal of leisure might serve arts educators as a galvanizing force for resisting neoliberal discourses and for promoting dignity and well-being.

Prior to his appointment at Arizona State University, Roger Mantie was an assistant professor at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts. Prior to that, Roger was a school music teacher in Manitoba, directed the Royal Conservatory of Music’s Community School Jazz Ensemble, and conducted the Hart House Symphonic Band. His work centers on studying and promoting lifelong music making; he encourages the profession to make stronger connections between school music, the community, and musical engagement beyond the school years. Author of over 20 scholarly articles and book chapters, Roger is the co-editor of the [Oxford] Handbook of Technology and Music Education (forthcoming) and the [Oxford] Handbook of Music Making and Leisure (forthcoming).

This talk is part of the Pedagogy, Language, Arts & Culture in Education (PLACE) Group Seminars series.

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