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By Kathleen Marie Higgins

From our first social bonding as babies to the funeral rites that mark our passing, tune performs a huge function in our lives, bringing us in the direction of each other. In The track among Us, thinker Kathleen Marie Higgins investigates this position, interpreting the beneficial properties of human notion that permit music’s uncanny skill to impress, regardless of its myriad kinds throughout continents and all through centuries, the feel of a shared human experience.
                Drawing on disciplines akin to philosophy, psychology, musicology, linguistics, and anthropology, Higgins’s richly researched research showcases the methods track is utilized in rituals, schooling, paintings, therapeutic, and as a resource of safeguard and—perhaps such a lot importantly—joy. by means of engaging so integrally in such significant aspects of society, Higgins argues, tune situates itself as the most basic bridges among humans, a really cross-cultural type of conversation that may create unity throughout political divides. relocating past the well-worn takes on music’s universality, The tune among Us provides a brand new realizing of what it skill to be musical and, in flip, human. 

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