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Title Where music helps : community music therapy in action and reflection / Brynjulf Stige ... [et al.].
Imprint Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  ML3920 .S82 2010    AVAILABLE


Call # ML3920 .S82 2010
Phys. Description xiv, 349 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-327) and index.
Summary "This book explores how people may use music in ways that are helpful for them, especially in relation to a sense of wellbeing, belonging and participation. The central premise for the study is that help is not a decontextualized effect that music produces. The book contributes to the current discourse on music, culture and society and it is developed in dialogue with related areas of study, such as music sociology, ethnomusicology, community psychology and health promotion. Where Music Helps describes the emerging movement that has been labelled Community Music Therapy, and it presents ethnographically informed case studies of eight music projects (localized in England, Israel, Norway, and South Africa)." "The various chapters of the book portray "music's help" in action within a broad range of contexts; with individuals, groups and communities - all of whom have been challenged by illness or disability, social and cultural disadvantage or injustice. Music and musicing has helped these people find their voice (literally and metaphorically); to be welcomed and to welcome, to be accepted and to accept, to be together in different and better ways, to project alternative messages about themselves or their community and to connect with others beyond their immediate environment. The overriding theme that is explored is how music comes to afford things in concert with its environments, which may suggest a way of accounting for the role of music in music therapy without reducing music to a secondary role in relation to the "therapeutic," that is, being "just" as a symbol of psychological states, a stimulus, or a text reflecting socio-cultural content."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents 1. Introduction: music and health in community -- 2. Situating authors and projects -- 3. Action: Musicing on the edge: musical minds in East London, England -- 4. Reflection: Belonging through musicing: explorations of musical community -- 5. Action: Must we really end?: community integration of children in Raanana, Israel -- 6. Reflection: Musical inclusion, intergroup relations, and community development -- 7. Action: Because it's cool: community music therapy in Heideveld, South Africa -- 8. Reflection: Let the music work: optimal moments of collaborative musicing -- 9. Action: A society for all?: the Cultural Festival in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway -- 10. Reflection: Musical participation, social space, and everyday ritual -- 11. Action: Can everything become music? Scrap Metal in southern England -- 12. Reflection: Where performing helps: processes and affordances of performance in community music therapy -- 13. Action: Whose voice is heard?: performances and voices of the Renanim Choir in Israel -- 14. Reflection: Giving voice: participatory action research with a marginalized group -- 15. Action: Music in an ambiguous place: Youth Development Outreach in Eersterust, South Africa -- 16. Reflection: Crime, community, and everyday practice: music therapy as social activism -- 17. Action: Caring for music: the Senior Choir in Sandane, Norway -- 18. Reflection: Practicing music as mutual care -- 19. Conclusion: When things take shape in relation to music: towards an ecological perspective on music's help.
Subject Music therapy.
Music -- Social aspects.
Alt Author Stige, Brynjulf.
ISBN 9780754668503 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0754668509 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781409410102 (pbk.)
1409410102 (pbk.)