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Art in action : expressive arts therapy and social change

Author: Ellen G Levine; Stephen K Levine
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011. ©2011
Series: Arts Therapies.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"The field of expressive arts is closely tied to the work of therapeutic change. As well as being beneficial for the individual or small group, expressive arts therapy has the potential for a much wider impact, to inspire social action and bring about social change. The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict, political unrest, poverty or natural  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Art in action.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2011
(DLC) 2010052927
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen G Levine; Stephen K Levine
ISBN: 9780857002709 0857002708 1283145987 9781283145985 9786613145987 661314598X
OCLC Number: 753976704
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword : Eureka! Discovering Gold in a Leaden World / Michelle LeBaron. Part I. Principles. Art Opens to the World : Expressive Arts and Social Action / Stephen K. Levine --
From Social Change to Art Therapy and Back Again : A Memoir / Ellen Levine --
Social Activism within Expressive Arts "Therapy" : What's in a Name? / Karen Estrella --
Communal Art-making and Conflict Transformation / Paolo Knill --
From the Studio to the World : How Expressive Arts Therapy Can Help Further Social Change / Shaun McNiff --
Part II. Issues. A Social-Critical Reading of Indigenous Women's Art : The Use of Visual Data to 'Show, ' rather than 'Tell, ' of the Intersection of Different Layers of Oppression / Ephrat Huss --
Inside-out Outside-in : Found Objects and Portable Studio / Debra Kalmanowitz and Bobby Lloyd --
From Private Pain Toward Public Speech : Poetry Therapy with Iraqi Survivors of Torture and War / Shanee Stepakoff [and others] --
Part III. Projects. The Choreography of Absence : (In)habiting the Imagination After War / Carrie MacLeod --
Creating Space for Change : The Use of Expressive Arts with Vulnerable Children and Women Prisoners in Sub-Saharan Africa / Gloria Simoneaux --
Beauty in the Rough Places / Karen Abbs --
Art as a Gift : Expressive Arts in Bolivia / Sally Atkins --
A Black Dog on a Green Meadow : Doing Expressive Arts Therapy in Peru : Some Headlines / TAE Peru (Judith Alalu [and others]) --
These Stories are Burning a Hole in my Brain : Using the Arts to Tell the Stories of the Ethiopian Jewish Immigrant Community in Israel / Vivien Marcow Speiser and Samuel Schwartz --
Afterword : The Power of Poiesis / MaryBeth Morand.
Series Title: Arts Therapies.
Responsibility: edited by Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine ; foreword by Michelle LeBaron.


The book's contributors explore the transformative power of the arts therapies in areas stricken by conflict and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to  Read more...


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