Gouk, Penelope: Musical Healing in Cultural Contexts (Ashgate Books) Hardback

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Contents: Introduction, Penelope Gouk; Bodies of sound and landscapes of music: a view from the Bolivian Andes, Henry Stobart; Theories of music in African ngoma healing, John M. Janzen; Dancing the disease: music and trance in Tumbuka healing, Steven M. Friedson; ‘Spiritual medicine’: music and healing in Islam and its influence in Western medicine, Charles Burnett; The inflected voice: attraction and curative properties, George Rousseau; ‘No pill’s gonna cure my ill’: gender, erotic melancholy, and traditions of musical healing in the modern West, Linda Phyllis Austern; Soul music as exemplified in nineteenth-century German psychiatry, Cheryce Kramer; The dancing nurse: kalela drums and the history of hygiene in Africa, Lyn Schumaker; Sister disciplines?: Music and Medicine in historical perspective, Penelope Gouk; Bibliography; Index.