Alastair Comery

Alastair Comery

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My PhD is entitled, A Gradual Farewell with Music. I will marry sociological and musicological paradigms to explore the embodied experience of music in people’s experiences of loss. To capture the dynamic role of music in bereaved people’s ongoing lives, I will focus on their interactions with music both during the dying process of their loved one and post loss. Drawing on the theory of ‘musicking’, I will explore how individuals both actively and passively draw on music to (re)shape themselves in facing loss and how a ‘music literacy’ may help better support individual’s experiences of bereavement. I will employ a qualitative approach, conducting interviews to capture unique perspectives little represented in the current literature.

 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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