New Book Review: Lee Blackstone reviews three books on music and wellbeing #sssi #music

An excellent review of three books on music and wellbeing has just been published in Symbolic Interaction.

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There is plenty of interest in music and music related topics within interactionist sociology. Save for the large amount of research articles and book reviews in Symbolic Interaction we have the SSSI Music blog where J Sumerau and others explore music with an interactionist lens. Whilst music is largely seen in the context of culture and leisure as well as occasionally in the context of work there is a growing interest in the relationship between music and wellbeing. With regard to this latter discussion Lee Blackstone (SUNY Old Westbury) who recently published “The Aural and Moral Idylls of “Englishness” and Folk Music” in Symbolic Interaction“, has reviewed three books for our journal, “Sounding out Music and Health: Transforming Selfhood and Social Life through Musicking”:

Music Asylums: Wellbeing Through Music in Everyday Life. By Tia DeNora (Routledge, 2016)

How Music Helps in Music Therapy and Everyday Life.  By…

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