Music making for health and wellbeing in youth justice settings: mediated affordances and the impact of context and social relations.

Daykin, Norma and DeViggiani, Nick and Moriarty, Yvonne and Pilkington, Paul (2017) Music making for health and wellbeing in youth justice settings: mediated affordances and the impact of context and social relations. Sociology of Health and Illness. ISSN 1467-9566

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Abstract

Young people in the criminal justice system experience significant health and wellbeing issues that often stem from poverty and disadvantage, and, in turn, are linked with offending and reoffending behaviour. There is ongoing interest in interventions such as participatory music programmes that seek to foster social re-integration, support mental wellbeing and equip young offenders with life skills, competencies and emotional resilience. However, there is a need for a situated understanding of both positive and negative experiences that shape potential outcomes of music projects. This paper reports on a research study undertaken between 2010 and 2013 with 118 young people aged 13-21 years across eight youth justice settings in England and Wales. Mixed methods explored the experiences of young people and their responses to a participatory music programme led by a national UK arts charity. Here, we explore the impact of young people’s encounters with music and musicians with reference to the notion of ‘musical affordances’ (DeNora 2000; 2003). We examine the ways that such affordances, including unintended outcomes, are mediated by features of the youth justice environment, including its rules and regulations, as well as issues of power, identity and social relations.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: music; health; wellbeing; youth justice
Subjects: L Social studies > L400 Social policy
W Creative arts & design > W300 Music
Depositing User: Norma Daykin
Date Deposited: 13 Mar 2017 08:57
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2017 08:26
URI: http://repository.winchester.ac.uk/id/eprint/492

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