« The term ‘decolonization’ evokes different meanings in different countries and contexts. In academia, too, there are diverse meanings, including (1) critically rethinking theories and methods that have been imposed by hegemonic powers and too often accepted as “universal”; and (2) recognizing and empowering Indigenous and other local epistemologies and ontologies. Decolonizing approaches aim to decentre power hierarchies such as those between researcher/researched, academic/non-academic, university/community, theory/practice, centre/periphery, and Global North/South. Decolonizing approaches also urge researchers to engage with relations of power and socio-political issues such as race and ethnicity, class, and gender and sexuality. What are the methods and ethics of music and dance studies in different places around the world, and how can we establish productive dialogue between them? How can we foster greater responsibility towards social justice, equity, inclusivity, and human rights among Indigenous and other underrepresented communities we study? How can we decolonize teaching methodologies? How can we foreground voices that have been silenced by colonialism? Can we develop new collaborative forms of knowledge production and artistic creation that will engage culture bearers in research and in teaching and learning about music and dance?
This series of ICTM Dialogues will begin in early 2021, and focus on decolonizing music and dance studies from multiple viewpoints. They will be delivered online. Sessions will also be held in conjunction with the ICTM General Assembly in July 2021. A detailed schedule of events with information about formats will be sent to presenters and posted on ICTM’s website, once submissions have been reviewed. »
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