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Where music helps : community music therapy in action and reflection

Author: Brynjulf Stige
Publisher: Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2010.
Series: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
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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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stige, Brynjulf.
Where music helps.
Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, 2010
(DLC) 2009016836
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brynjulf Stige
ISBN: 9781472416957 1472416953
OCLC Number: 846941919
Notes: Originally published in paperback 2010.
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 349 pages :) : illustrations.
Contents: Contents: Part I: Introduction: music and health in community; Situating authors and projects; Initial dialogue, Brynjulf Stige, Gary Ansdell, Cochavit Elefant and Mercedes Pavlicevic. Part II: Action: musicing on the edge: musical minds in East London, England; Reflection: belonging through musicing: explorations of musical community, Gary Ansdell. Part III: Action: - must we really end? Community integration of children in Raanana, Israel; Reflection: musical inclusion, intergroup relations, and community development, Cochavit Elefant. Part IV: Action: because it's cool. Community music therapy in Heideveld, South Africa; Reflection: let the music work: optimal moments of collaborative musicing, Mercedes Pavlicevic. Part V: Action: a society for all? The cultural festival in Sogn og Fjordane, Norway; Reflection: musical participation, social space, and everyday ritual, Brynjulf Stige. Part VI: Action: can everything become music? Scrap Metal in southern England; Reflection: where performing helps: processes and affordances of performance in community music therapy, Gary Ansdell. Part VII: Action: whose voice is heard? Performances and voices in the Renanim Choir in Israel; Reflection: giving voice: participatory action research with a marginalized group, Cochavit Elefant. Part VIII: Action: music in an ambiguous place: youth development outreach in Eersterust, South Africa; Reflection: crime, community, and everyday practice: music therapy as social activism, Mercedes Pavlicevic. Part IX: Action: caring for music: the Senior Choir in Sandane, Norway; Reflection: practising music as mutual care, Brynjulf Stige. Part X: Conclusion: when things take shape in relation to music: towards an ecological perspective on music's help, Brynjulf Stige, Gary Ansdell, Cochavit Elefant and Mercedes Pavlicevic; Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate popular and folk music series.
Responsibility: Brynjulf Stige [and others].


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