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

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dc.contributor.author Taylor, Hollis en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-04-03T02:50:36Z
dc.date.available 2014-04-03T02:50:36Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier 2012005123 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Taylor, Hollis 2013, 'Connecting Interdisciplinary Dots: Songbirds, 'white Rats' And Human Exceptionalism', Social Science Information, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 287-306. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0539-0184 en_US
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. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Sage Publications Ltd en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0539018413477520 en_US
dc.title Connecting Interdisciplinary Dots: Songbirds, 'white Rats' And Human Exceptionalism en_US
dc.parent Social Science Information en_US
dc.journal.volume 52 en_US
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 080700 en_US
dc.personcode 115908 en_US
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.staffid 115908 en_US


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