Series Advisory Board:
Kenneth Aigen – New York University
Jane Davidson - University of Melbourne, Australia
Tim Dowd – Emory University, USA
Lucy Green – University College London, UK
Lee Higgins – York St John University, UK
Raymond MacDonald – University of Edinburgh, UK
Even Ruud - University of Oslo, Norway
Brynjulf Stige University of Bergen, Norway
Henry Stobart – Royal Holloway, University of London
Katrina McFerran– University of Melbourne, Australia
Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives, is a cross-disciplinary, topic-led series for scholars and practitioners. Its aim is to explore the question of how, where and when music makes a difference. If music is a dynamic ingredient of change, what are the processes and mechanisms associated with music’s powers, and how can ecological perspectives help us to understand music in action? Book proposals are welcome in any of the following areas: healthcare, social policy, political activism, psychiatry, embodiment, mind and consciousness, community relations, education and informal learning, management and organizational cultures, trauma, memory and commemoration, theories of action, self-help, conflict and conflict resolution, the life course, spirituality and religion, disability studies, palliative care, social criticism, governance, resistance, protest, and utopian communities.
Music and Mourning
The Passion for Music: A Sociology of Mediation
By Gro Trondalen
February 16, 2023
Ethical Musicality addresses the crossroads between music and ethics, combining philosophical knowledge, theoretical reflection, and practical understanding. When tied together, music and ethics link profoundly, offering real-life perspectives that would otherwise be inaccessible to us. The first ...
By David Baker, Lucy Green
February 07, 2019
Music has long been a way in which visually impaired people could gain financial independence, excel at a highly-valued skill, or simply enjoy musical participation. Existing literature on visual impairment and music includes perspectives from the social history of music, ethnomusicology, child ...
By Jane W. Davidson, Sandra Garrido
February 05, 2019
While grief is suffered in all cultures, it is expressed differently all over the world in accordance with local customs and beliefs. Music has been associated with the healing of grief for many centuries, with Homer prescribing music as an antidote to sorrow as early as the 7th Century BC. The ...
By Gary Ansdell, Tia DeNora
June 30, 2017
"Music triggered a healing process from within me. I started singing for the joy of singing myself and it helped me carry my recovery beyond the state I was in before I fell ill nine years ago to a level of well-being that I haven't had perhaps for thirty years." This book explores the experiences...
By Gary Ansdell
March 14, 2016
Why is music so important to most of us? How does music help us both in our everyday lives, and in the more specialist context of music therapy? This book suggests a new way of approaching these topical questions, drawing from Ansdell's long experience as a music therapist, and from the latest ...
By Tia DeNora
March 03, 2016
Taking a cue from Erving Goffman’s classic work, Asylums, Tia DeNora develops a novel interdisciplinary framework for music, health and wellbeing. Considering health and illness both in medical contexts and in the often-overlooked realm of everyday life, DeNora argues that these identities are by ...
By Antoine Hennion, translated by Margaret Rigaud
June 26, 2015
Music is an accumulation of mediators: instruments, languages, sheets, performers, scenes, media and so on. There is no musical object ’in itself’; music must always be made again. In this innovative book, Hennion turns the elusiveness of music into a resource for a pragmatic analysis: by which ...