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  • Call for Papers, Theme Issue: "Musical and artistic mediations" 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), a refereed, multidisciplinary journal, invites submissions for a thematic issue examining mediation in music and other performance, visual and literary arts, to appear in volume 5(1), ...
  • Health Musicing - Music Therapy or Music and Health? A model, empirical examples and personal reflections 

    Bonde, Lars Ole (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The field of music therapy is expanding rapidly into new areas, practices and interdisciplinary fields, as well as redefining its goals and values. Increasingly "music and health" is used to describe the field when it comes ...
  • Music and Arts in Health Promotion and Death Education: The St Christopher’s Schools Project 

    Tsiris, Giorgos; Tasker, Marion; Lawson, Virginia; Prince, Gerry; Dives, Tamsin; Sands, Mick; Ridley, Andrew (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The reality of death and dying is rarely discussed openly in modern Western societies, while death sometimes is even considered to be a ‘failure’ in the context of traditional, medically-focused healthcare systems. Similarly, ...
  • Restoring Identity and Bringing Balance through Navajo Healing Rituals 

    Moulton, Paul F. (University of Exeter, 2011)
    The primary focus of the ceremonies of the Native American Navajo tribe is to bring balance by re-establishing harmony or hózhó. This article proposes that significant psychological and emotional benefits result from the ...
  • Bambeh’s Song: Music, Women and Health in a Rural Community in Post-Conflict Sierra Leone 

    Bingley, Kate (University of Exeter, 2011)
    If we knew more about “music” as a human capability and its potential as an intellectual and affective force in human communication, society, and culture, we could use it more generally to enhance general education and to ...
  • Music in Dementia Care: Increased Understanding Through Mixed Research 

    Hara, Mariko (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Over the past decade there has been an increased interest in the wide variety of issues involved in the care of individuals with dementia. One particular area of research is the effect of music on those with dementia, ...
  • Use of Mp3-Players as a Coping Resource 

    Skanland, Marie Strand (University of Exeter, 2011)
    A crucial aspect of maintaining good mental health is to cope successfully with everyday stressors. This article explores the MP3 player as a technology of coping related to the stress of everyday life, in particular two ...
  • Guest Editorial, Music and the Arts in Health: A Perspective from the United States 

    Sonke, Jill (University of Exeter, 2011)
    While music and other art forms have long been associated with health promotion, their place in health practices and the specific constructs that effect healing and wellness have been difficult to define. This guest editorial ...
  • Editorial 

    MAiA Editorial Team (University of Exeter, 2011)
    Welcome to the second themed issue of Music and Arts in Action (MAiA), an issue devoted to Music and the arts in health promotion and wellness. Throughout the world music and other art forms have long been used in diverse ...

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