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Creativity – but where do you look? A tale of musicians in Milton Keynes

Finnegan, Ruth (2009). Creativity – but where do you look? A tale of musicians in Milton Keynes. Oral History, 37(2) pp. 45–50.


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The ‘new’ city of Milton Keynes, with its brash reputation as a ‘cultural desert’, was perhaps an unexpected place to find notable creativity, yet an ethnographic study in the 1980s revealed a vast amount of active music-making. The article briefly reviews the findings and considers some of the factors that may – or may not – have been involved, and their interaction with ‘family’ and ‘community’. It also raises the question of how and where one looks for ‘creativity’ – is it partly a matter of the analyst’s perspective?

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2009 OHS
ISSN: 0143-0955
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Sociology
Item ID: 28664
Depositing User: Ruth Finnegan
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 08:42
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 14:39
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