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Becoming Audible! Asylum seekers, participatory action research and cultural encounters
Helmi Inkeri Järviluoma, Taru Leppänen

Last modified: 2013-01-22


This paper draws on the participatory action research project Becoming Audible!, which was carried out between 2002 and 2004 by musicology students at the University of Turku, Finland, their teachers, and the asylum seekers of the Finnish Red Cross reception centre in Turku, Finland. The project activated asylum seekers to develop new musical and dance skills and maintain their functionality during the asylum process. In this paper, the focus is on racial, ethnic and cultural differences in the production of knowledge within Becoming Audible!.

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