Download e-book for kindle: Art in Action: Expressive Arts Therapy and Social Change by Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine (Editors)

By Ellen G. Levine and Stephen K. Levine (Editors)

ISBN-10: 1849058202

ISBN-13: 9781849058209

The sector of expressive arts is heavily tied to the paintings of healing swap. in addition to being useful for the person or small staff, expressive arts treatment has the possibility of a much broader healing influence. This ebook addresses how the rules and perform of the humanities cures will be and feature been used effectively to motivate social motion and convey approximately social switch around the globe. The individuals discover the transformative strength of arts treatments in components tormented by clash, political unrest, poverty or normal catastrophe. they appear at how and why expressive arts works, and the way it may be used to interact social awareness and increase social stipulations, making an allowance for the problems that come up inside varied contexts and with diversified populations. best expressive arts treatment practitioners provide inspiring debts of social initiatives they've got labored on, from utilizing poetry as a way of trauma intervention with Iraqi survivors of battle and torture, to establishing storytelling workshops to help the mixing of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel. providing visionary views at the function of the humanities in inspiring swap on the group or social point, this is often a big e-book for all scholars and practitioners of inventive and expressive arts remedies, in addition to psychotherapists, counsellors and others operating to influence social swap.

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Perhaps this will continue to allow us to live in uncertain times without retreating into the safety of our own private concerns, and to keep us attuned to what we find in front of us as materials for transformation. I still believe we can play in the ruins of the old ways and see what new and more lifeaffirming forms will emerge. 3 Social Activism within Expressive Arts “Therapy” What’s in a Name? Karen Estrella The arts have a rich history of being used as a catalyst for social change. One has only to think of the protest and freedom songs of the 1960s and their impact on the civil rights movement, the poetry of the “personal is political” feminists, the impact of the Vietnam Memorial on a disaffected generation of veterans and family survivors, the street theater protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, or the role of the AIDS quilt or the graffiti art of Keith Haring in the AIDS activism movement, to recognize the power of the arts for consciousness-raising, empowerment, advocacy, protest, and provocation (Reed 2005).

I still believe we can play in the ruins of the old ways and see what new and more lifeaffirming forms will emerge. 3 Social Activism within Expressive Arts “Therapy” What’s in a Name? Karen Estrella The arts have a rich history of being used as a catalyst for social change. One has only to think of the protest and freedom songs of the 1960s and their impact on the civil rights movement, the poetry of the “personal is political” feminists, the impact of the Vietnam Memorial on a disaffected generation of veterans and family survivors, the street theater protests against the World Trade Organization in Seattle, or the role of the AIDS quilt or the graffiti art of Keith Haring in the AIDS activism movement, to recognize the power of the arts for consciousness-raising, empowerment, advocacy, protest, and provocation (Reed 2005).

This faith is based on the belief, borne out by experience, that individuals, groups and communities have the resources to deal with their difficulties even if they do not recognize or acknowledge these resources. Social change and social action require a humble and respectful attitude on the part of the change agent. 126) about the situation in which the community finds itself in order to help the members of the group become aware of their resources and to help them regain an awareness of their capacity for building the world anew.

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