Some of my Publications….

For my creative outputs, see my Academic CV. Also see My Work as a Composer.

Books: single-authored

Clennon, O. D. (2017) The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 10: 3319475479, ISBN 13:978-3319475479

Clennon, O.D. (2015) Urban Dialectics, the Market and Youth Engagement: The ‘Black’ Face of Eurocentrism? New York: Nova Publishers ISBN: 978-1-63463-808-1, ISBN: 978-1-63463-817-3

Books: single-edited

Clennon, O.D. (Ed. & main contributor). (2016) International Perspectives of Multiculturalism: The Ethical Challenges. New York: Nova Publishers ISBN 10: 1634839714, ISBN 13: 978-1634839716

Clennon, O. D. (Ed. & main contributor). (2014). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 978-1-137-41540-0, ISBN 10: 1-137-41540-1

Chapter in books: single-authored

Clennon, O. D. (2017) ‘Finding C.L.R. James’. In The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (pp. 1 – 5). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6_1

Clennon, O. D. (2017) ‘A New Dawn. A New Day: Dialectical Materialism’. In The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (pp. 7-32). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6_2

Clennon, O. D. (2017) ‘All Together Now! The Rise of British Nationalism’. In The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (pp. 33-61). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6_3

Clennon, O. D. (2017) ‘When Will The Revolution Be Televised? The Decline of the Trades Unions and the Rise of the Consumer’. In The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (pp. 63-82). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6_4

Clennon, O. D. (2017) ‘We Don’t Need No Education. (Unless You’re Black). De-Colonised Education as a Tool for Political Activism’. In The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (pp. 83-108). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6_5

Clennon, O. D. (2017) ‘We Are The World. Racial Capitalism and Its Links with Pan Africanism’. In The Polemics of CLR James and Contemporary Black Activism (pp. 109-129). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-47548-6_6

Clennon, O.D. (2016) ‘The Black Face of Eurocentrism; Uncovering Globalisation‘, in Clennon, O. (ed.). International Perspectives of Multiculturalism: The Ethical Challenges (pp. 91 – 128) New York: Nova Publishers

Clennon, O.D. (2016) ‘The Ethical Implications of Ideological and Political Multiculturalism in the UK‘, in Clennon, O. (ed.). International Perspectives of Multiculturalism: The Ethical Challenges (pp. 25 – 69) New York: Nova Publishers

Clennon, O.D. (2016) ‘Introduction: Why We Should Care?‘, in Clennon, O. (ed.). International Perspectives of Multiculturalism: The Ethical Challenges (pp. xiii – xviii) New York: Nova Publishers

Clennon, O.D. (2015) ‘Holdin’ On: A case study into performing masculinities at a young offenders’ institution ‘, in Afuape, T. and Hughes, G. (eds.).Towards emotional well-being through Liberation Practices: a dialogical approach.(pp. 51 – 63) London: Routledge

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Making Education a Priority: An overview ‘, in Clennon, O. (ed.). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. (pp. 1 – 33) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan DOI: 10.1057/9781137415417.0005

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Alternative Education as Protest’ in Clennon, O. (ed.). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. (pp. 34 -36) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan DOI: 10.1057/9781137415417.0006

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Do Supplementary Schools provide holistic learning that is able to promote Cultural identity?’, in Clennon, O. (ed.). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. (pp. 53 – 55) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan DOI: 10.1057/9781137415417.0007

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Shoe horning the Arts into Education; for whose benefit? Arts-led Special Schools‘, in Clennon, O. (ed.). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. (pp. 74 – 91) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan DOI: 10.1057/9781137415417.0008

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘The Great Debate? Free, Studio and Co-operative Schools‘, in Clennon, O. (ed.). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. (pp. 92 – 121) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan DOI: 10.1057/9781137415417.0009

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Making Education a Priority: Where do we go from here? Towards a Community-Led Approach to Education ‘in Clennon, O. (ed.). Alternative Education and Community Engagement: Making Education a Priority. (pp. 122 – 134) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan DOI: 10.1057/9781137415417.00010

Clennon, O.D. (2010) ‘A Case Study of how a Primary School in the UK introduced technology across its curriculum‘, in Swain, T. (ed.). Smart Teaching: A Transformational Approach, (pp. 228 – 256) Bhubaneswar: Open Page India ISBN-978-81-909973-1-7

Chapter in books: co-authored

Kagan, C., Lawthom, R., Clennon, O.D., Fisher, J., Diamond, J. & Goldstraw, K. (2017) ‘Sustainable Communities: University-Community Partnership Research on Social Dimensions of Sustainable Development’. In W. Leal (Ed.), Sustainable Development Research at Universities in the United Kingdom. (pp.245 – 262) New York: Springer

Clennon, O.D., Bradley, E., Afuape, T. & Horgan, A. (2015) ‘Keeping it Real”: Liberation through Creativity and resistance‘, in Afuape, T. and Hughes, G. (eds.).Towards emotional well-being through Liberation Practices: a dialogical approach. (pp.103 – 113) London: Routledge

Papers/articles in refereed journals

Swindells, R., Lawthom, C., Parker, C., Clennon, O.D., Kagan, C.,  (2016) ‘Invest to Save arts facilitation’ Journal of Applied Arts and Health Vol 7, No. 3, 347 – 367

Stevens, G., Bell, D., Sonn, C., Canham, H., Clennon, O.D. (in press) ‘Transnational perspectives on black subjectivity’ South African Journal of Psychology

Clennon, O.D., Kagan, C., Lawthom, R. & Swindells, R. (2016) Participation in Community Arts: Lessons from the Inner-City International Journal of Inclusive Education Vol 20, No.3, 331 – 346 DOI:10.1080/13603116.2015.1047660

Clennon, O.D. (forthcoming) Using Gibbs’ Reflective Cycle to reflect on a music-based micro teaching session: How do you teach music to adult non-music specialists and assess their learning? Learning Teaching in Action

Clennon, O.D., Boehm, C. (2014) Young Musicians for Heritage Project: Can a music-based Heritage Project have a positive effect on Well-being? Music Education Research Journal Vol. 16, No. 3, 228-251 DOI: 10.1080/14613808.2014.909395

Clennon, O.D. (2013) Did Multiculturalism really win the race to the Whitehouse? International Journal of media and Cultural Politics Vol.9, No.3, 297 – 304 DOI: 10.1386/macp.9.3.297_3

Clennon, O.D. (2013) Two Case Examples using Participatory Music as a Therapeutic Metaphor in a Community Mental Health Setting in the UK. International Journal of Community Music Vol.6, No.1, 33 – 44 DOI: 10.1386/ijcm.6.1.33_1

Clennon, O.D. (2013) How effective are Music Interventions in the Criminal Youth Justice sector? Community Music making and its potential for community and social transformation: A Pilot Study. Journal of Music Technology Education, Vol.6, No.1, 103 – 130 DOI: 10.1386/jmte.6.1.103_1

Clennon, O.D. (2009) Facilitating Musical Composition as “Contract Learning”: The development and application of a Teaching Resource for Primary School Teachers in the UK. International Journal of Music Education, Vol. 27, No. 4, 300-313 DOI: 10.1177/0255761409344373

Book Review

Clennon, O.D. (2013, Aug 24th) ‘Community Music: In Theory and In Practice’, review of Community Music: In Theory and In Practice by Lee Higgins Music Education Research DOI:10.1080/14613808.2013.824771

Project Reports

Clennon, O.D. (2017) Project Mali, Manchester: A Snapshot of Manchester’s African and Caribbean Assets. Manchester: Manchester Metropolitan University. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20688.71680

Clennon, O. D. (2015) Year 1 Programme Evaluation at HMPYOI Werrington. [report] Oxford: Oxford Brookes University. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.3474.7363

Clennon, O.D. (2015) Final Training Evaluation Report for Shadow Artist at Werrington YOI [report] Stafford: Make Some Noise (Sonic Db). DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3506.0562

Clennon, O. D. (2014) Evaluation Learning Workshop Report for Pioneers and System Leadership Pilots: National Collaboration for Integrated Care and Support.[report] Warwick: Public Health England (PHE) DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3731.2489

Clennon, O.D., Wilson, H.R., Baker Cerda, D, Brown, J. & Boti, Y. (2014) All Change for Crewe Education Research Project [report] Crewe: Cheshire East Council. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4538.1600

Clennon, O.D., Boehm, C. & Hamilton, H. (2012) Young Musicians for Heritage Project: Final Evaluation Report. [report] Crewe: Manchester Metropolitan University, IPR, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17992.32003

Clennon, O. D. (2010) Open Eye Gallery Evaluation Report: Young Creative Collaborators’ Programme [report] Oxford: Oxford Brookes University DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2359.1764

Clennon, O. D. (2009) CAPEUK: Community Cohesion CPD Evaluation [report] Oxford: Oxford Brookes University DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4708.1043

Clennon, O. D. (2009) Evaluation of Lancashire Youth Offending Team (LYOT) and Prescap Artists’ Introduction Programme . [report] Oxford: Oxford Brookes University DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.3674.3761

Clennon, O. D. (2009) Make Some Noise Final Evaluation Report: SoundProof Plus Programme. [report] Stafford: Make Some Noise. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2289.4561

Clennon, O. D. (2008) Evaluation of the Oxford Brookes University and Creative Partnerships Pilot Post Graduate Certificate in Advanced Educational Practice (PG CAEP). [report] Oxford: Oxford Brookes University DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2208.0087

May, C., Mortimer, A., Trowsdale, J., Swain, B., & Clennon, O. (2008) Creative Practitioner and Creative Agent National Competency Framework. Burnley: Creative Partnerships East Lancashire. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1010.1527

Blogs

(Impact and Public Engagement)

Clennon, O. D. (2016). Community resistance in a neoliberal post-truth era: Is self-care becoming a radical political act? The Political Anthropologist [website] Retrieved from here. (also available here.) [Accessed: 5.4.17]

Clennon, O. D. (2016). Populism, the era of Trump and the rise of the far right. openDemocracyUK [website] December 4, 2016, Retrieved from here. [Accessed: 4.12.16]

Clennon, O. D. (2016). On Race and the Referendum. openDemocracyUK [website] June 28, 2016, Retrieved from here. [Accessed: 28.6.16]

Clennon, O. D. (2016). EU Referendum: Will We Stay or Will We Go? PAC45 Foundation [website] June 21, 2016, Retrieved from here. (also available at here.) [Accessed: 21.6.16]

Clennon, O.D. (2015) Hercules, Urban Dialectics and The Market. Criticl [website] January 15, 2015, Available at: here. [Accessed: 30.11.15]

Clennon, O.D. (2014) What’s education for, privilege or meritocracy? openDemocracyUK [website] May 21, 2014, Available at: here. [Accessed: 21.5.14]

Clennon, O.D. (2014) Why Stuart Hall was music to my ears openDemocracyUK [website] February 20, 2014, Available at: here. [Accessed: 20.2.14]

Clennon, O.D. (2013) Anyone, for a delicious slice of pineapple upside-down cake? National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) [blog] December 18, 2013, Available at: here. [Accessed: 18.12.13]

Clennon, O.D. (2013) Innovation in Partnerships. National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE) [website] November 22, 2013, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2944.8163 Available at: here. [Accessed: 12.12.13]

Clennon, O.D. (2013) What’s the problem with Black masculinities? In Yasmin Gunaratnam (ed.). Media Diversified [website] November 18, 2013, Available at: here. [Accessed: 23.11.13]

Clennon, O.D. (2012) The quiet revolution coursing through our education system. In Sunny Hundal (ed.). Liberal Conspiracy [website] Apr 21, 2012, Available at: here.  [Accessed: 9.2.13]

Clennon, O.D. (2012) Is the “Choc Ice” our new national mascot? In Lee Jasper (ed.). Lee Jasper Official Blog [blog] July 17, 2012, Available at: here. [Accessed: 9.2.13]

Invited Keynote Papers

Clennon, O.D. (2017) ‘Scholar Activism as a Nexus between Research and Community Activism via the use of Participatory Arts’ Paper presented at: Activist Scholarship in Human Rights: New Challenges. School of Advanced Study, London, 28th June

Refereed Conference Papers

Clennon, O.D. & Matthews-Mason, B. (2016) ‘Keeping it real? Research as intervention, youth activism and community empowerment via the use of participatory arts’ Paper presented at: 6th International Conference of Community Psychology. Durban. South Africa. 29th May

Bell, D., Canham, H., Clennon, O.D., Sonn, C., Stevens, G., Williams, R. (2016) ‘Underneath Blackness’ Paper presented at: 6th International Conference of Community Psychology. Durban. South Africa. 28th May

Clennon O.D. (2015) ‘Urban Dialectics, The Market, The ‘Black’ Face of Eurocentrism’ Paper presented at: Postcolonial Studies Association Convention. University of Leicester, 9th September

Clennon O.D. (2015) ‘Education playing its part in tackling social inequality’ Paper presented at: Inequalities in Greater Manchester: Taking Stock, Taking Action conference. Manchester University, 10th September. Conference trailer available here.

Clennon, O.D. (2015) ‘What is Education for and how supplementary schools can help to answer this’. Paper presented at: Community in Education Conference. London Metropolitan University. 3rd July.

Boehm, C., Carver, G., Clennon, O., Gibson, J., Linden, J., & MacKenzie, N. (2014) ‘Community, Identity and Locality: Sustainability & impact of university-housed, small-scale arts centres. A panel discussion’. Paper presented at: 13th Elia Biennial Conference. Glasgow. Available at here.

Clennon, O.D. & Kagan, C. (2014) ‘Participation in community arts: lessons from the inner city’ Paper presented at: 5th International Conference of Community Psychology. University of Fortaleza, Brazil. 6th September. Available at: here.

Clennon, O.D. & Swindells, R. (2013) ‘Gamelan, community engagement and creative collaboration’. Paper presented at: RIHSC Conference 2013 – Manchester Metropolitan University Research Institute for Health & Social Change, 5th July

Clennon, O.D. & Boehm, C. (2013) ‘Minding the education gaps: Young Musicians for Heritage’. Paper presented at: RIHSC Conference 2013 – Manchester Metropolitan University Research Institute for Health & Social Change, 5th July

Clennon, O.D. & Fisher, J. (2012) ‘Engagement through “performative social science”’. Paper presented at: RIHSC Conference 2012 – Manchester Metropolitan University Research Institute for Health & Social Change, 7th July

Clennon, O.D. (2012) ‘Performative social science: Generating new data through Music-based Research Methodology’. Paper presented at: 4th International Conference of Community Psychology. University of Barcelona. 22nd June. Available at: here.

Clennon, O.D. (2010)Psychic Violence and Youth Street Culture: Is there a Connection?’ Paper presented at: Beyond Text; Street Life and Street Culture: between early modern Europe and the present, A Study day. Courtauld Institute, London, 2nd October. Available at: here.

Clennon, O.D. (2009)“Keeping it real” in the streets of Reformation England: Urban Dialectics in action’. Paper presented at: Beyond Text; Street Life and Street Culture: between early modern Europe and the present, A Study day. Courtauld Institute, London, 17th October.

Clennon, O.D. (2008)Is the Ghetto a friend or foe in the battle for economic and cultural determinacy?’ Paper presented at: DOSSier (Discourses on Space and Society Research Group). Oxford Brookes University, 10th October  

Invited Papers

Clennon O.D. (2017) ‘Building Partnerships with Universities: Making Education a Priority, A case study’ Paper presented at: Northern Supplementary Education Network, National Resource Centre for Supplementary Education (NRCSE), Manchester City Council, 12th January

Clennon O.D. (2016) ‘Conversing with Frantz Fanon about The Wretched of the Earth via Concerning Violence’ Paper presented at: Fade to Black Season – Generations. STUN Theatre, Z-Arts, 9th December

Clennon O.D. (2016) ‘What can Black British Academia learn from Black British Enterprise?’ Paper presented at: PAC45 Conference: Leaders in the Revolution – Women and Youth. University of Manchester, 22nd October

Clennon O.D. (2016) ‘The Role and Relevance of Interdisciplinary Research in Community Activism in a Post Brexit United Kingdom’ Paper presented at: I4P Public Lecture Series. Edgehill University, 12th October. Available at: https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/i4p/i4p-public-lecture-12th-october-2016/

Clennon O.D. (2016) ‘Black Hyper-Masculinity, its Interiority and the Importance for Black Leadership and Black Activism’ Paper presented at: Artists Against the Grain: Decolonise not Diversify. Birmingham Impact Hub, 8th October

Clennon O.D. (2016) ‘Can “Educational Excellence Everywhere” play its part in tackling social inequality?’ Paper presented at: Making Education a Priority Symposium. Manchester Metropolitan University, 2nd April

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Digital Frontiers, Young People and Music Technology’ Paper presented at: Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT), Northampton, 28th October Available at: here. [Accessed: 11.12.14]

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Black Masculinities and Well-being Workshop’ delivered at: School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London, 20th October

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Using Brookfield’s Four Lenses to perform a pit stop evaluation of my practice as a tutor in Higher Education’ Paper presented at: Centre for Learning and Teaching (CELT) Conference. Manchester Metropolitan University. 4th July

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘Holdin’ On: A case study into performing masculinities at a young offenders’ institution ‘, Paper presented at: RIHSC Participatory Practices Seminar – Manchester Metropolitan University Research Institute for Health & Social Change, 2nd  July

Clennon, O.D. (2014) ‘What’s the problem with Black masculinities?’ Paper presented at: Runnymede Trust – Debate Race and Sex. Martin Harris Centre, University of Manchester, 13th February

Boehm, C., Carver, G., Clennon, O., Gibson, J., Linden, J., & MacKenzie, N. (2012) ‘Arts in the Academy: Sustainability and impact of university-housed, small-scale arts centres’. Paper presented at: IUGE (International University Global Experience) Conference. Leibnitz, 17th December

Clennon, O.D. (2012) ‘Examining the Role of History and Heritage in Community Engagement: Young Musicians for Heritage Project, a case study’. Paper presented at: Say it Loud: Footprints in the Sand. Zion Arts Centre, 9th October

Clennon, O.D. (2012) ‘A Showcase of Community Engagement: Young Musicians for Heritage, a project initiated by Carola Boehm’. Paper presented at: Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire: Showcase of Engagement, Festival of Ideas. Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, 14th September

Kagan, C., Lawthom, Fisher, J. and Clennon, O. (2012) “Using participative creative methods in Community spaces”, Workshop presented at European Congress in Community Psychology, Barcelona, 21st June

Clennon, O.D. (2011)How effective are Music Interventions in the Criminal Youth Justice sector? Community Music making and its potential for community and social transformation’. Paper presented at: Community and Big Society MMU Community Research Group Day Symposium. Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire, 8th June

Clennon, O.D. (2010) ‘Creative Approaches to The Essential Elements of Edmund Rice: Music and Singing’ Experiential Workshop delivered at ‘Reaching Out’ Seminar. St. Mary’s Catholic College, Crosby, 12th February