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The He(art) of Care: Changing the Cultural Climate Equation

This is the text of a keynote address for the Enhancing Practice 14 conference for Practice Development in Toronto in 2014. A formal version of this talk will, all being well, be published in the International Practice Development Journal in the New Year.   The audio recording of the talk is available here: http://soundcloud.com/dr-anthony-mccann/the-heart-of-care-changing-the-culture-change-equation. *** I’d like to … Continue reading The He(art) of Care: Changing the Cultural Climate Equation

Opportunities of Resistance: Irish Traditional Music and the Irish Music Rights Organisation 1995-2000

This is the draft of an article that I published in 2012: “Opportunities of Resistance: Irish Traditional Music and the Irish Music Rights Organisation 1995-2000.” Popular Music and Society 35(5):651-681. Introduction Legal sociologist Roger Cotterrell has noted that for those not personally committed in some way to the legal system, personal experience of the law often … Continue reading Opportunities of Resistance: Irish Traditional Music and the Irish Music Rights Organisation 1995-2000

6 things I’ve learned writing poetry and songs

1. When nonsense make sense When I’m finding it hard to write, I allow myself to get a little silly. It always helps. There’s a sparkle to nonsense that I love, the stretching of a word or notion that elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary.  Whether it’s the quasi-guilt that comes from discriminating against my … Continue reading 6 things I’ve learned writing poetry and songs

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