Art in Action
  • Release Date : 15 August 2011
  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780857002709
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Download or read book entitled Art in Action by author: Ellen Levine which was release on 15 August 2011 and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers with total page 240 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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 disaster and discuss how and why expressive arts works. They look at the ways it can be used to engage community consciousness and improve social conditions whilst taking into account the issues that arise within different contexts and populations. Leading expressive arts therapy practitioners give inspiring accounts of their work, from using poetry as a tool in trauma intervention with Iraqi survivors of war and torture, to setting up storytelling workshops to aid the integration of Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel. Offering visionary perspectives on the role of the arts in inspiring change at the community or social level, this is essential reading for students and practitioners of creative and expressive arts therapies, as well as psychotherapists, counsellors, artists and others working to effect social change.

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