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A Cover Story: Music Educators Journal and Historical-Political Narrativity


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School of Music, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA





Academic Editor: Alan Singleton

Abstract This article reports results of a comprehensive content analysis of the 644 Music Educators Journal MEJ covers published between September 1914 and December 2015. For more than a century, MEJ’s covers conveyed carefully selected visual and textual imagery to all members of the growing association. The results of the content analysis were secondarily analyzed for elements of historical narrativity and political narrativity in music education. Results indicate that imagery related to nationalism and patriotism increased during times of conflict, the representation of people diversified as time progressed, and there is evidence that the first images of Black people on MEJ covers were intentionally placed for maximum impact. The article includes related historical information about MEJ and its evolving editorial processes. View Full-Text

Keywords: content analysis; historical narrativity; Music Educators Journal; nationalism; political narrativity; publishing; editing; cover images content analysis; historical narrativity; Music Educators Journal; nationalism; political narrativity; publishing; editing; cover images





Author: Patrick K. Freer

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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