Thursday, August 18, 2011

Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change

First look at the book "Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change", cover by designer James Dangerous, Detselig

"Creative Arts in Research for Community and Cultural Change" is the second book in the CAIP Research Series and features illustrative articles describing the creative arts in research and practice within neighbourhoods, villages and cities for community and cultural change.

We expect many will be transformed by what they witness through these accounts and a few might be inspired to take action launching new initiatives and igniting change for the betterment of communities, for the life of our cities and those who call them home. In these times of desperate need and ongoing unrest internationally, this research collection, featuring leaders across disciplines is a valuable source of information as well as a call for creative new approaches in contemporary research leading to action and change.”

The articles in this book will be of special interest to university based educators; artists and researchers; facilitators; practitioners; educators in the social sciences; social work and social justice professionals; activists and community change agents; heritage, cultural and urban planners; healthcare professionals and public health educators; fundraisers and many others.

Creative Arts for Community and Cultural Change is a research book that provides first hand insights into evolving and participatory processes unique to the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice (CAIP) as well as a wealth of information and examples for relevant in-depth dialogue and debate.