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The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind and Well-Being

Edited by: Penelope Gouk , James Kennaway , Jacomien Prins , Wiebke Thormählen

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138057760
eBook ISBN: 9781315164717
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<P>In recent decades, the relationship between music, emotions, health and well-being has become a hot topic. Scientific research and new neuro-imaging technologies have provided extraordinary new insights into how music affects our brains and bodies, and researchers in fields ranging from psychology and music therapy to history and sociology have turned their attention to the question of how music relates to mind, body, feelings and health, generating a wealth of insights as well as new challenges. Yet this work is often divided by discipline and methodology, resulting in parallel, yet separate discourses. </P> <P>In this context, <I>The Routledge Companion to Music, Mind and Well-being </I>seeks to foster truly interdisciplinary approaches to key questions about the nature of musical experience and to demonstrate the importance of the conceptual and ideological frameworks underlying research in this field. Incorporating perspectives from musicology, history, psychology, neuroscience, music education, philosophy, sociology, linguistics and music therapy, this volume opens the way for a generative dialogue across both scientific and humanistic scholarship.</P> <P>The <I>Companion </I>is divided into two sections. The chapters in the first, historical section consider the varied ways in which music, the emotions, well-being and their interactions have been understood in the past, from Antiquity to the twentieth century, shedding light on the intellectual origins of debates that continue today. The chapters in the second, contemporary section offer a variety of current scientific perspectives on these topics and engage wider philosophical problems. The <I>Companion </I>ends with chapters that explore the practical application of music in healthcare, education and welfare, drawing on work on music as a social and ecological phenomenon.</P> <P>Contextualising contemporary scientific research on music within the history of ideas, this volume provides a unique overview of what it means to study music in relation to the mind and well-being.</P>

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Music, Mind and Well-Being in Antiquity  Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Regulative Power of the Harmony of the Spheres in Medieval Latin, Arabic and Persian Sources Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Girolamo Cardano on Music as a Remedy “for the Troubles that Result from the Misery of Human Misfortune” Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Melancholy, Music and the Passions in English Culture Around 1600 Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Musical Glasses, Metal Reeds and Broken Hearts Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Framing Emotional Responses to Music Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Use of Music as a Treatment for GemüThskrankheit in Nineteenth-Century Viennese Psychiatry  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Anna O.’s Nervous Cough Download PDF
Chapter  10:  “What is this Music Doing to Me?” Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Music, Body and Emotion Between Well-Being, Manipulation and Torture in the Twentieth Century Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Emotional Accounts of Musical Experience and Musical Object Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Understanding Music, Mind and Emotion from the Perspective of Psychoneuroimmunology Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Approaches to Music, Well-Being and Emotion from Psychology Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Please Please Me! Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Three Controversies of Music and Emotions Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Why We Listen to Sad-Sounding Music Download PDF
Chapter  18:  When Emotional Character does not Suffice Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Musical Engagement and Well-Being in the Early Years of Life Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Music, Emotion and Learning Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Music, Cognition and Well-Being in the Ageing Download PDF
Chapter  22:  The Goodness of Small Things Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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