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By Kathleen Marie Higgins

From our first social bonding as babies to the funeral rites that mark our passing, tune performs a tremendous position in our lives, bringing us toward each other. In The track among Us, thinker Kathleen Marie Higgins investigates this position, reading the positive aspects of human notion that let music’s uncanny skill to impress, regardless of its myriad types throughout continents and all through centuries, the experience of a shared human experience.
                Drawing on disciplines reminiscent of philosophy, psychology, musicology, linguistics, and anthropology, Higgins’s richly researched learn showcases the methods track is utilized in rituals, schooling, paintings, therapeutic, and as a resource of defense and—perhaps so much importantly—joy. through engaging so integrally in such significant features of society, Higgins argues, track situates itself as essentially the most basic bridges among humans, a very cross-cultural type of verbal exchange which could create team spirit throughout political divides. relocating past the well-worn takes on music’s universality, The song among Us provides a brand new realizing of what it skill to be musical and, in flip, human. 

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