Connecting Interdisciplinary Dots: Songbirds, 'white Rats' And Human Exceptionalism

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, HE
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T02:50:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01
dc.identifier.citation Social Science Information, 2013, 52 (2), pp. 287 - 306
dc.identifier.issn 0539-0184
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/23974
dc.description.abstract In this article I investigate how and why birdsong is regularly excluded from definitions of music. I argue that to claim human exceptionalism for this capacity is highly premature, since so few avian species have been investigated in any depth. A catalogue of objections to the contention that birdsong is music suggests numerous intra- and inter-disciplinary `disconnects. I note that the default yardstick of Western art music is pervasive and that many researchers cling to the nature/culture divide despite recent activity framing natureculture as a continuum. I conclude by suggesting that the time has come to abandon our uncritical preference for human capacities and open ourselves (and our respective disciplines) to the possibility of creativity and agency in nonhuman others.
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd
dc.relation.isbasedon 10.1177/0539018413477520
dc.title Connecting Interdisciplinary Dots: Songbirds, 'white Rats' And Human Exceptionalism
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Social Science Information
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 52
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation London en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 287 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 306 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.A/DR&D Centre for Transforming Cultures en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 0807 Library and Information Studies
dc.personcode 115908
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Library and Information Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords BIRD SONG; COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE; MUSIC PERCEPTION; ACQUISITION; EVOLUTION; BIOLOGY; LANGUAGE; BEHAVIOR; ORIGINS en_US
dc.description.keywords BIRD SONG
dc.description.keywords COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
dc.description.keywords MUSIC PERCEPTION
dc.description.keywords ACQUISITION
dc.description.keywords EVOLUTION
dc.description.keywords BIOLOGY
dc.description.keywords LANGUAGE
dc.description.keywords BEHAVIOR
dc.description.keywords ORIGINS
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - TransForming Cultures
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)


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