drug-use, and the angst of living, yet simultaneously define the hopes and dreams of millions of young people. At a service level, popular music is increasingly used as a therapeutic modality in holistic medicine, as well as in conventional health care and public health practice. The genre of popular music, then, is fundamental to human wellbeing as an active and central part of people's emotional lives. By conceptually and empirically foregrounding place, this book demonstrates how - music whether from particular places, about particular places, or played in particular places " is a crucial component of health and wellbeing.
About the Author
Gavin J. Andrews, McMaster University, Canada, Paul Kingsbury, Simon Fraser University, Canada and Robin Kearns, The University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction, Gavin J. Andrews, Paul Kingsbury, and Robin Kearns. Part I Circulation: Norah Jones's Don't Know Why: flexible grounding and contemporary cities, Adam Krims; Look beyond appearances: place, disability, and wellbeing in the music of Staff Benda Bilili, Ronan Foley; â€˜Gonna live forever': Noel Gallagher's spaces of wellbeing, Gavin J. Andrews; â€˜Still ill': Morrissey, The Smiths, and the geography of miserabilism, Ben Cowell; Jewish spiritual healing, Mi Shebeirach, and the legacy of Debbie Friedman, Tanya Sermer. Part II Transformations: Listen! It's alive, Paul Kingsbury; Sounds, surrounds, and wellbeing on planet WOMAD, Robin Kearns; Pasifika Festival representations and realities for the wellbeing of Pacific peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Wardlow Friesen, Lyndsay Blue, and Ruth Talo; Dying healthy: music in places of palliative care, Lee R. Bartel and Amy Clements-CortÃ©s; A soundtrack to the everyday: street music and the production of convivial â€˜healthy' public places, Paul Simpson; Painting therapeutic landscapes with sound: On Land by Brian Eno, Joshua Evans. Part III Gathering: Mapping the geography of health inequity through participatory hip hop, Emily Skinner and Jeffrey R. Masuda; Fast and frightening: boundaries to wellbeing for women in the punk community, Tyler Sonnichsen; Mary, Maria, and the intensity of redemption: everyday spiritual healing in the lyrics of Bruce Springsteen, Pamela Moss; No-go zones and comfortable places: musical challenges to the displacements of HIV and AIDS in South Africa, Laryssa Whittaker; Music and the wellbeing of a nation: developing identity, constructing community in Singapore, Lily Kong; Bono, Band Aid, and before: celebrity humanitarianism, music, and the objects of its action, Ami V. Shar, Bruce S. Hall, and Edward R. Carr; Coda: Please please me: the potency of music, Graham Reid. Index.