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The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology

Edited by Benjamin D. Koen

Volume 1, issue Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199756261
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199756261.001.0001
The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology

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The Oxford Handbook of Medical Ethnomusicology covers topics related to music, medicine, and culture, and represents a new stage of collaborative discourse among researchers and practitioners who embrace and incorporate knowledge from a diversity of fields. Importantly, such knowledge, by definition, spans the globe of traditional cultural practices of music, spirituality, and medicine, including biomedical, integrative, complementary, and alternative models. Medical ethnomusicology is rooted in new physics, philosophy, psychology, sociology, cognitive science, linguistics, medical anthropology, and of course, music, dance, and all the healing arts. The book establishes the discipline of medical ethnomusicology and expresses its broad potential; it is also an expression of a wider paradigm shift of innovative thinking and collaboration that fully embraces both the health sciences and the healing arts. The articles encourage the development of this new paradigm through an openness to and engagement of knowledge from diverse research areas and domains of human life conventionally viewed as disparate, yet laden with potential benefits for an improved or vibrant quality of life, prevention of illness and disease, even cure and healing.

Keywords: music; spirituality; medicine; new physics; philosophy; psychology; sociology; cognitive science; linguistics; medical anthropology; dance; healing arts; health sciences; quality of life; illness prevention; disease prevention; cure; healing

Book.  570 pages. 

Subjects: Music

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