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Keep calm and carry on

Vella, JM ORCID: 0000-0001-8614-255X 2018 , 'Keep calm and carry on', in J Oliver (ed.), Associations: Creative Practice and Research , Melbourne University Press, Melbourne.

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The impact and generosity of these ‘tunes’ delivered in the face of animpending maritime disaster continue to fascinate, as does thenotion of playing whilst sinking, especially as the concomitant decisionto, in this case, make music, flies in the very face of a ‘logicalpragmaticism’.2 Survivalist methodologies, and instinctual urgingsrelated to fight or flight, will always tend towards choosing to saveone’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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Authors/Creators:Vella, JM
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
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Copyright 2018 James Oliver

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