Rhizomatic affective spaces and the therapeutic potential of music in prison: a qualitative meta-synthesis

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Kougiali, G., Einat, Tomer and Liebling, Alison 2017. Rhizomatic affective spaces and the therapeutic potential of music in prison: a qualitative meta-synthesis. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 15 (1), pp. 1-28.
AuthorsKougiali, G., Einat, Tomer and Liebling, Alison
Abstract

Research literature supports that music programmes in prisons can have a therapeutic effect in prisoners’ lives that could promote personal development and assist the process towards desistance. The authors use a meta-synthetic approach to examine 12 qualitative articles published worldwide to explore the therapeutic potential of such programmes. The findings suggest that music programmes in prison are perceived by participating prisoners as a liberating process which encourages participation and allows for non-coercive personal development. The therapeutic potential of music programmes is located in the combination of the benefits emanating from the effect and practice of music and the creation of mental, spatial and temporal zones of free expression and those that derive from the egalitarian and non-authoritative approach employed by the facilitators. These findings are discussed along with aspects involved in the provision of offender treatment as well as factors that affect treatment response and engagement.

JournalQualitative Research in Psychology
Journal citation15 (1), pp. 1-28
ISSN1478-0887
Year2017
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Accepted author manuscript
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/14780887.2017.1359710
Web address (URL)https://doi.org/10.1080/14780887.2017.1359710
Publication dates
Print25 Jul 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited10 Aug 2017
Accepted19 Jul 2017
Copyright information© 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Qualitative Research in Psychology on 25.07.2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/14780887.2017.1359710
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