Critical Studies in Improvisation, Vol 12, No 1
7 Pages Posted: 11 May 2018
Date Written: 2017
This is the Introduction/Editorial to a Special Issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation / Études critiques en improvisation, entitled "Just Improvisation: Enriching Law through Musical Techniques, Discourses, and Pedagogies". In this article, Guest Editors, Sara Ramshaw and Paul Stapleton, outline key issues, concerns and strategies arising from the new interdisciplinary field of law and (musical) improvisation. They discuss the background to this Special Issue, including the history of the interdisciplinary Translating Improvisation Research Group based at Queen't University Belfast (QUB), the AHRC-funded research project, "Into the Key of Law: Transposing Musical Improvisation. The Case of Child Protection in Northern Ireland", of which they led in 2014-15, and the "Just Improvisation" Symposium (QUB, May 2015), from which the papers contained in this Special Issue emerged.
Keywords: Law, justice, musical improvisation, pedagogy, judging, child welfare, social work
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