Playing with culture. What is the role of musicality and play in the transmission of culture from mother to infant?

Escandon, Valeria (2008) Playing with culture. What is the role of musicality and play in the transmission of culture from mother to infant? Infant Observation: The International Journal of Infant Observation and Its Applications, 11 (3). pp. 257-274. ISSN 1369-8036

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This paper describes the process by which an infant acquires and assimilates his mother's culture through play and musicality within his first two years of life. Becoming a first-time mother away from her country of origin had an impact on the mother's cultural identity and therefore on her musicality when speaking and relating with her son within his first month of life. Gradually, the mother was able to come to terms with her identity conflict and thus she could relate to her son with the musicality of her culture. This paper analyses the quality of the mother's vocal and corporal musicality along with her use of play, and their vital role in the transmission of her culture to her infant.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music, Cultural Identity, Mother Tongue
Subjects: Families > Mother Child Relations
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2010 16:06
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 13:12
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/342

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