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"Community Music Therapy follows the 'ripple effect' of music how it spreads outwards, attracts people, naturally involves them in musicing." "Community Music therapy is a way of considering music therapy in more culturally, socially and politically sensitive ways. It suggests new practices and new thinking for music therapy in the 21st century, and offers a critique of some older ones." In this first book on Community Music Therapy Pavlicevic and Ansdell are joined by 14 music therapists from different parts of the world who work in conventional and unconventional settings with a variety of client groups, and who offer new perspectives on their work: on their identity and role as a music therapist, the sites and boundaries of their work, their aims and the means for achieving these, and their assumptions and attitudes about how music, people and context interact.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843101246
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 324
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : reclaiming music 11
Introduction : 'the ripple effect' 15
Pt. I New name, old game?
Ch. 1 Learning from Thembalethu : towards responsive and responsible practice in community music therapy 35
Ch. 2 From therapy to community : making music in neurological rehabilitation 48
Pt. II What has theory got to do with it?
Ch. 3 Rethinking music and community : theoretical perspectives in support of community music therapy 65
Ch. 4 Community music therapy : culture, care and welfare 91
Ch. 5 What can the social psychology of music offer community music therapy? 114
Pt. III Is community music therapy a challenge to the consensus model?
Ch. 6 Whatever next? Community music therapy for the institution! 131
Ch. 7 A pied piper among white coats and infusion pumps : community music therapy in a paediatric hospital setting 147
Pt. IV But is it music therapy?
Ch. 8 A dream wedding : from community music to music therapy with a community 167
Ch. 9 Conversations on creating community : performance as music therapy in New York City 186
Ch. 10 Playing politics : community music therapy and the therapeutic redistribution of music capital for mental health 214
Pt. V What has culture got to do with it?
Ch. 11 Promoting integration and socio-cultural change : community music therapy with traumatised refugees in Berlin 233
Ch. 12 Community music therapy and the challenge of multiculturalism 249
Pt. VI What has context got to do with it?
Ch. 13 Music, space and health : the story of MusicSpace 269
Ch. 14 Narratives in a new key : transformational contexts in music therapy 281
Afterword 298
Concluding remark 304
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