Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice Inquiries for Hope and Change

 

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This book shows how the creative arts can uniquely cross disciplines and fields in search of solutions while creating new communities for change in the process.
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"Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" Editor Cheryl L. McLean, Publisher, International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP  and  Associate Editor , Robert Kelly, Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, published by Detselig Temeron Press, is the first text in the CAIP Research Series.

The groundbreaking book “Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change” introduces an emerging and rapidly growing field with a dynamic collection of illustrative articles featuring leading academics, artists/researchers, physicians, nurse educators, social work educators, activists, environmentalists and others who actively use the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice in cutting edged research and in methodologies for health, hope and change. Readers will learn how the creative arts can offer unique opportunities to embody and re-illuminate the human story, stage human vulnerability, foster citizenship and give voice to narratives of human experience.

Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" is a contemporary research collection that features methods that are participative, communal, active and experiential. It speaks of approaches that actively re-illuminate lived experiences and foster and encourage deep and multi-sensory communication and embodied forms of expression with elements visual, emotional, physical and spiritual.

This is a book for the times that stresses the vital importance of creativity and the human story, a body of work that seeks to help give voice to the silenced, the oppressed and the marginalized, which includes narrative accounts of personal transformation that honour creative expression as fundamental and at the very source of human meaning and purpose.

This contemporary, action oriented and transformative book points to a new path for hope and change while showing how the creative arts in inquiry and in action applied across disciplines can make a critical difference for individuals and society.

At over 400 pages “Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change” is a rich and multifaceted collection of articles and chapters about the creative arts in inquiry and interdisciplinary practice, an accessible yet highly informative book that enlightens the reader about the methods and the processes while demonstrating how the creative arts can uniquely cross disciplines and fields in search of solutions while creating new communities for change in the process.

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