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ERIC Number: EJ1009179
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Arts Activism: Praxis in Social Justice, Critical Discourse, and Radical Modes of Engagement
Frostig, Karen
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v28 n2 p50-56 2011
How does arts activism relate to concepts of voice, issues of social justice, and ideas about sustainable change and transformative processes? Does arts activism imply a particular set of values? This article describes an arts activism course that is designed to raise critical discourse on these and other questions and to provide a structure for highlighting common ground between art therapy and arts activism, as well as points of divergence. The author introduces a range of pedagogical structures designed to inform activist practices. Arts activism is conceived in part as a fluid engagement with an idea and a process that joins personal motivations with social concerns while maintaining political currency. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A