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Arts, Culture and Community Development

Edited by Rosie Meade and Mae Shaw

Published

Jul 15, 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447340515

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 15, 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447340508

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 15, 2021

Page count

176 pages

Series

Rethinking Community Development

ISBN

978-1447340539

Dimensions

Imprint

Policy Press
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    Arts, Culture and Community Development

    How and why are arts and cultural practices meaningful to communities?

    Highlighting examples from Lebanon, Latin America, China, Ireland, India, Sri Lanka and beyond, this exciting book explores the relationship between the arts, culture and community development.

    Academics and practitioners from six continents discuss how diverse communities understand, re-imagine or seek to change personal, cultural, social, economic or political conditions while using the arts as their means and spaces of engagement.

    Investigating the theory and practice of ‘cultural democracy’, this book explores a range of aesthetic forms including song, music, muralism, theatre, dance, and circus arts.

    Rosie R. Meade is Lecturer in the School of Applied Social Studies at the University College Cork, Ireland.

    Mae Shaw is Honorary Fellow in the Moray House School of Education and Sport at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

    Culture and Community Development – Introductory Essay ~ Rosie R. Meade and Mae Shaw

    Section 1: Making and Sharing Collective Meanings

    Reflections on the Decolonizing Dance Praxis of Grupo Bayano ~ Antonia Darder and Sharon Cronin

    The Power of Song ~ Leon Rosselson

    The People Awoke Awake - Observations from Beirut's Walls in the October 17 Moment ~ Arek Dakessian, Célia Hassani and Sarah Shmaitilly

    Muralism, Disputes, and Imaginaries of Community Resistance: Case-studies from Settlements in Santiago de Chile and Rio de Janeiro ~ Alexis Cortés, Palloma Menezes and Apoena Mano

    Contemporary expressions of arts and culture as protest: Consonance, dissonance, paradox and opportunities for community development? ~ Daniel H. Mutibwa

    Queering Community Development in DIY punk spaces ~ Kirsty Lohman and Ruth Pearce

    Section 2: Negotiating Practice and Policy

    Access to Communication as Resistance and Struggle in the 21st Century ~ Pradip Ninan Thomas

    Unholy Alliance or Way of the Future? The intertwinements of community development, cultural planning and cultural industries in municipal and regional cultural strategies in Finland ~ Miikka Pyykkönen

    Frameworks for Assessing and Reconsidering Empowerment in Community Arts ~ Samson Kei Shun Wong

    Maintaining a critical approach to collaborative art and youth work practice in neoliberal times ~ Fiona Whelan and Jim Lawlor

    The Kinaesthetics of Community: social circus, corporeal aesthetics and the balancing act of a development practice in (post)neoliberal conditions ~ Jennifer Beth Spiegel

    Building peaceful communities: Collaboration and co-creation through theatre ~ Nilanjana Premaratna

    Afterword