International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Cool Aid? Health, Wellbeing and Place in the Work of Bono and U2

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Through a discussion of the sounds and statements of Bono and U2, this paper explores the ways in which music can work in particular spatial contexts, contributing towards both personal and population-wide health and wellbeing. We engage critically with the idea of celebrity diplomacy, and look beyond this notion to suggest ways in which the production, circulation and consumption of music warrants greater attention within the unfolding domain of health geography. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.

Publication Title

Health and Place

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

17

Issue

1

First Page

185

Last Page

194

ISSN

1353-8292

DOI

10.1016/j.healthplace.2010.09.008

Keywords

Bono, geography, health, U2, wellbeing music

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