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Community Music Therapy - Mercedes Pavlicevic

Community Music Therapy

Paperback Published: 15th May 2004
ISBN: 9781843101246
Number Of Pages: 320

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Music therapists from around the world working in conventional and unconventional settings have offered their contributions to this exciting new book, presenting spirited discussion and practical examples of the ways music therapy can reflect and encourage social change. From working with traumatized refugees in Berlin, care-workers and HIV/AIDS orphans in South Africa, to adults with neurological disabilities in south-east England and children in paediatric hospitals in Norway, the contributors present their global perspectives on finding new ways forward in music therapy.

Reflecting on traditional approaches in addition to these newer practices, the writers offer fresh perceptions on their identity and role as music therapists, their assumptions and attitudes about how music, people and context interact, the sites and boundaries to their work, and the new possibilities for music therapy in the 21st century. As the first book on the emerging area of Community Music Therapy, this book should be an essential and exciting read for music therapists, specialists and community musicians.

Industry Reviews

'This is a book which challenges traditional boundaries and definitions of music therapy. It takes seriously how culture informs our ways of perceiving therapeutic needs, and seeks to develop new perspectives, role identities and ways of doing music therapy. It is essential reading for the socially engaged music therapist.' - from the Foreword by Even Ruud

Foreword : reclaiming musicp. 11
Introduction : 'the ripple effect'p. 15
New name, old game?
Learning from Thembalethu : towards responsive and responsible practice in community music therapyp. 35
From therapy to community : making music in neurological rehabilitationp. 48
What has theory got to do with it?
Rethinking music and community : theoretical perspectives in support of community music therapyp. 65
Community music therapy : culture, care and welfarep. 91
What can the social psychology of music offer community music therapy?p. 114
Is community music therapy a challenge to the consensus model?
Whatever next? Community music therapy for the institution!p. 131
A pied piper among white coats and infusion pumps : community music therapy in a paediatric hospital settingp. 147
But is it music therapy?
A dream wedding : from community music to music therapy with a communityp. 167
Conversations on creating community : performance as music therapy in New York Cityp. 186
Playing politics : community music therapy and the therapeutic redistribution of music capital for mental healthp. 214
What has culture got to do with it?
Promoting integration and socio-cultural change : community music therapy with traumatised refugees in Berlinp. 233
Community music therapy and the challenge of multiculturalismp. 249
What has context got to do with it?
Music, space and health : the story of MusicSpacep. 269
Narratives in a new key : transformational contexts in music therapyp. 281
Afterwordp. 298
Concluding remarkp. 304
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ISBN: 9781843101246
ISBN-10: 1843101246
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 15th May 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1