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Keep calm and carry on


Vella, JM, Keep calm and carry on, Associations: Creative Practice and Research, Melbourne University Press, J Oliver (ed), Melbourne ISBN 9780522870312 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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The impact and generosity of these ‘tunes’ delivered in the face of an impending maritime disaster continue to fascinate, as does the notion of playing whilst sinking, especially as the concomitant decision to, in this case, make music, flies in the very face of a ‘logical pragmaticism’.2 Survivalist methodologies, and instinctual urgings related to fight or flight, will always tend towards choosing to save one’s own life and/or, for the heroes amongst you, the lives of others. How do we then reconcile the decision to play ‘cheerful tunes’?

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:creative practice, keep calm and carry on
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Other creative arts and writing
Research Field:Other creative arts and writing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Vella, JM (Mr John Vella)
ID Code:122146
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Creative Arts and Media
Deposited On:2017-11-02
Last Modified:2018-12-07

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