Music, Mess, Metamodernism, and Post-Qualitative Inquiry

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Abstract / Description of output

Music’s unique and universal ability to engage and connect socially and emotionally in enjoyable ways lie at the heart of why can be a valuable therapeutic intervention in the messy, complex reality of the clinical settings outlined within this section. Introducing music into new, strange and stressful environments can make these environments feel less intimidating for children. Music can produce positive emotions, sustain relationships and inculcate feelings of control, agency and which can lead to beneficial psychological effects via active music engagement or via music listening. These chapters point to the universal power of music to alleviate suffering and in particular to help children cand their families cope with the stresses and strains of being in hospital. Post qualitive enquiry and meta modern theory are utilised as conceptual frameworks to offer overarching perspectives on these chapters.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Early Childhood Learning and Development in Music
EditorsMargaret Barrett
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9780190927523
ISBN (Print)9780190927523
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Nov 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Children
  • hospitalisation
  • relationships
  • metamodern theory
  • Evidence


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