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dc.contributor.authorMonk, Sue
dc.contributor.authorMackinlay, Elizabeth
dc.description.abstractAbstract Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore their experiences as singers in a community choir called Arrkula (a Yanyuwa word meaning "one voice") based in the School of Education at the University of Queensland as performance of song, self, social justice and seeing beyond boundaries. Performing at "gigs" inside and outside the university, Arrkula has been singing together since 2011, and despite an environment replete with neo-liberal ideals of individualism, competitiveness and capitalist driven research agendas, at the centre of their song remains a yearning for social connection, equality and renewed consciousness. Design/methodology/approach - The authors take an autoethnographic creative approach and bring performance of song together with their stories and interviews with choir members to link the "secret space" of the rehearsal with the "public space" of staged performances. Findings - The authors' aim is to think and perform the potential the voice and voices of Arrkula hold in terms of heightening senses of agency, provoking and empowering a pursuit of freedom and transforming lived worlds through song. Originality/value - The value of this paper is the authors' take up of Maxine Greene's (2005, p. 38) question, "if we can link imagination to our sense of possibility and our ability to respond to other human beings, can we link it to the making of community as well?" to consider what singing for democracy and difference might mean individually and collectively in the current climate of higher education.en_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalQualitative Research Journalen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.titleThis is the sound of one voice: Singing to see beyond boundaries in a university community choiren_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
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gro.griffith.authorMonk, Sue L.

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