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Title Therapeutic uses of rap and hip hop / edited by Susan Hadley and George Yancy
Published New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xlii, 385 pages) : illustrations
Contents RAP (requisite, ally, protector) and the desperate contemporary adolescent / Andrea Frisch Hara -- Contextualizing rap music as a means of incorporating into psychotherapy / Don Elligan -- The importance of hip-hop for music therapists / Aaron J. Lightstone -- The hero's journey in hip-hop and its applications in music therapy / Michael Viega -- It's bigger than hip-hop : a hip-hop feminist approach to music therapy with adolescent females / Vanessa J. Veltre and Susan Hadley -- Therapeutically and socially relevant themes in hip-hop music : a comprehensive analysis of a selected sample of songs / Edgar H. Tyson [and others] -- Beats, rhymes, and life : rap therapy in an urban setting / T. Tomás Alvarez III -- Therapeutic outreach through Bboying (break dancing) in Canada's Arctic and first nations communities : social work through hip-hop / Stephen Leafloor -- Hear our voices : a music therapy songwriting program and the message of the Little Saints through the medium of rap / Scott MacDonald and Michael Viega -- "Just so you know, I miss you so bad" : the expression of life and loss in the raps of two adolescents in music therapy / Katrina McFerran -- Naming my story and claiming my self / Mandana Ahmadi and Helen Oosthuizen -- Yo, can ya flow! Research findings on hip-hop aesthetics and rap therapy in an urban youth shelter / Aaron J. Lightstone -- Rap composition and improvisation in a short-term juvenile detention facility / Florence Ierardi and Nicole Jenkins -- Song communication using rap music in a group setting with at-risk youth / Amy M. Donnenwerth -- Hip-hop healing : rap music in grief therapy with an African American adolescent male / Edgar H. Tyson -- Beat it : the effects of rap music on adolescents in the pediatric medical setting / Nicole Steele -- "Must be the ganja" : using rap music in music therapy for substance use disorders / Felicity A. Baker, Genevieve A. Dingla, and Libby M. Gleadhill -- "Morphine mamma" : creating original songs using rap with women with cancer / Emma O'Brien -- Rapping round the system : a young Black man's journey through a high-security hospital / Stella Compton Dickinson and Pauline Souflas
Summary In perceiving all rap and hip-hop music as violent, misogynistic, and sexually charged, are we denying the way in which it is attentive to the lived experiences, both positive and negative, of many therapy clients? This question is explored in great depth in this anthology, the first to examine the use of this musical genre in the therapeutic context. The contributors are all experienced therapists who examine the multiple ways that rap and hip-hop can be used in therapy by listening and discussing, performing, creating, or improvising. The text is divided into three sections that explore the historical and theoretical perspectives of rap and hip-hop in therapy, describe the first-hand experiences of using the music with at-risk youth, and discuss the ways in which contributors have used rap and hip-hop with clients with specific diagnoses, respectively. Within these sections, the contributors provide rationale for the use of rap and hip-hop in therapy and encourage therapists to validate the experiences for those for whom rap music is a significant mode of expression. Editors Susan Hadley and George Yancy go beyond promoting culturally competent therapy to creating a paradigm shift in the field, one that speaks to the problematic ways in which rap and hip-hop have been dismissed as expressive of meaningless violence and of little social value. More than providing tools to incorporate rap into therapy, this text enhances the therapist's cultural and professional repertoire
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record; title from online title page (Ebook Library, viewed Aug. 24, 2012)
Subject Hip-hop -- Psychological aspects.
Music therapy.
Rap (Music) -- Psychological aspects.
Form Electronic book
Author Hadley, Susan (Susan Joan), 1967-
Yancy, George.
ISBN 0203806018