Music, Health and Wellbeing

Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice

Editors: Sunderland, N., Lewandowski, N., Bendrups, D., Bartleet, B.-L. (Eds.)

  • Argues that health and wellbeing should be accessible to everyone
  • Highlights how musicians and music facilitators have a unique role to play in promoting health and music for all
  • Examining how the benefits of music making and arts practice can influence individual and societal health and wellbeing outcomes
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About this book

This book explores the power music has to address health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing. It examines music participation as a determinant of wellbeing and as a transformative tool to impact on wider social, cultural and environmental conditions. Uniquely, in this volume health and wellbeing outcomes are conceptualised on a continuum, with potential effects identified in relation to individual participants, their communities but also society at large. While arts therapy approaches have a clear place in the text, the emphasis is on music making outside of clinical contexts and the broader roles musicians, music facilitators and educators can play in enhancing wellbeing in a range of settings beyond the therapy room. This innovative edited collection will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of music, social services, medical humanities, education and the broader health field in the social and medical sciences.

About the authors

Naomi Sunderland is Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Services and Social Work at the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, Griffith University, Australia.


Dan Bendrups is a Lecturer in the Research Education and Development team at Latrobe University, Australia. He has produced numerous publications on music and heritage, performance research theory and practice.


Natalie Lewandowski is the editor of Screen Sound Journal – The Australasian Journal of Soundtrack Studies, she teaches in screen sound, public and media relations and Australian contemporary art.


Brydie-Leigh Bartleet is Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre Griffith University, Australia and Co-Chair of the International Society for Music Education’s Community Music Activities Commission.


Reviews

“Through its ability to touch our fundamental humanity, music has a role to play not simply in individual, but also in public health and in health inequalities. It can encourage people … to embrace the social and political changes that will move us towards a fairer and healthier world. Whether it actually does so will depend on the social purpose and political commitment of musicians and their educators.” (Professor Richard Wilkinson, Emeritus Professor of Social Epidemiology, University of Nottingham)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Exploring Music for Social Justice and Health Equity

    Sunderland, Naomi (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Music, Public Health, and Health Promotion: Can Music Be a Social Determinant of Health?

    Stewart, Donald E. (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Social and Applied Psychological Explorations of Music, Health and Well-Being

    Davidson, Jane W. (et al.)

    Pages 33-63

  • Promoting Social Inclusion, Equity and Well-Being for Young People with Autism Spectrum Condition: A Community Music Facilitator (and Parent) Perspective

    Whelan, Michael

    Pages 65-80

  • Depression and Music: Approaching Health Equity Through Therapeutic Choir Singing

    Robertson-Gillam, Kirstin

    Pages 81-96

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eBook 101,14 €
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-95283-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Music, Health and Wellbeing
Book Subtitle
Exploring Music for Health Equity and Social Justice
Editors
  • Naomi Sunderland
  • Natalie Lewandowski
  • Dan Bendrups
  • Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95284-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95284-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95283-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 303
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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