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Offline Rachel

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Has U2ís Music Impacted Your Consciousness and/or Activism?
« on: October 21, 2008, 05:49:10 PM »
Has U2ís Music Impacted Your Consciousness and/or Activism?  

If so, please consider participating in my dissertation research.


I am a Ph.D student working towards a degree in Transformative Learning and Change at the California Institute of Integral Studies. I live in New York, and am a licensed professional social worker and ardent U2 fan.

I am in the beginning phase of my dissertation work on the role of U2ís music in the lives of listeners who think this music has affected the way they see the world and/or the actions they have taken to make the world a better place. 

I would like to interview U2 listeners 18 years of age or older that see connections between U2ís music and their progressive awareness (recognition of existing economic and social relationships, structures, and/or institutions that are unjust and taking action to alter the oppressive elements of society).

I think hearing the stories of listenerís experiences with U2ís music that make them believe this music impacts their progressive awareness, told from their perspectives, will shed light on how U2ís music affects them this way. I think understanding the role of music in societal transformation better will improve our effectiveness as change agents.

Interviews can be arranged in person, or via phone and will last about 1 Ĺ hours.

I am compiling a list of potential research participants. If you are interested in participating please e-mail me, Rachel E. Seiler, at Rae1307@optonline.net.

If you know of someone who fits the description above please feel free to pass this message along to them.

I am energized by the prospect of talking to fellow U2 fans who perceive the transformative power of this music. I appreciate your taking the time to review this message, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


Thanks!



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Re: Has U2ís Music Impacted Your Consciousness and/or Activism?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2008, 09:49:24 PM »
Please also feel free to post here if you are interested in participating in my project, if you'd rather not e-mail me directly. Thanks!