We are Not Neutral: Popular music education, creativity, and the creation of a graduate precariat´┐╝

ABSTRACT: I argue that the purpose of popular music education (PME) should not be to blindly and unquestioningly perpetuate the market-driven, employment-focussed, capitalist ideologies that have shaped many areas of PME in higher education (HE) in recent decades. The impact of such pervasive ideologies go far beyond merely influencing curricular content encountered by the relatively …