New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development

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New Village Press, 2006 - Art - 268 pages
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An inspiring, foundational book that defines the burgeoning field of community cultural development. Through personal stories, rousing accounts, detailed observation and histories, Arlene Goldbard describes how communities express and develop themselves via the creative arts. This comprehensive, photographically-illustrated book, which covers community-based arts such as theater grounded in oral history and murals celebrating cultural heritage, will appeal to the curious non-specialist reader as well as the practitioner and student.

Author Arlene Goldbard is one of the best-known authors on community cultural development. Her seminal books and essays are widely read in the US and other English-speaking countries -- among them, Community, Culture and Globalization and this book's antecedent, Creative Community.

  

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good overview, history and explanation of community arts, aimed at general population rather than academic Read full review

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Wonderful read. Chock-full of creative place-making examples, info, definitions, and inspiration. Read full review

Contents

FOrWArd
11
nOTes TO THe reAder
13
UndersTAndinG cOMMUniTY cULTUrAL
15
deveLOPMenT
17
naming the Practice
20
cultural responses to social conditions
22
Global Proliferation of Mass Media
23
Mass Migrations
27
Artists role
147
The Basics Action research
148
expression versus imposition
149
responsibility for Participants
150
Legal contract versus Moral contract
151
Material support
152
indicators of success 154 Training
154
THe sTATe OF THe FieLd
158

The environment
29
recognition of cultural Minorities
31
culture Wars 32 development
32
Globalization and Privatization
39
UniFYinG PrinciPLes 1 Active participation in cultural life 2 diversity is a social asset 3 All cultures are essentially equal 4 culture is an effective cruci...
43
5 cultural expression is a means of emancipation
54
6 culture is a dynamic protean whole
57
7 Artists have roles as agents of transformation
58
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61
A MATrix OF PrAcTice Themes and Methods History identity
69
cultural infrastructure
73
Organizing
75
Boundaries and intersections
77
Three Action research Projects
88
Kickoff and Project design
91
The Map Unfolds Learning from each Other
94
engaging the community
96
HisTOricAL And THeOreTicAL
100
UnderPinninGs
101
An Activism of ideas The social integration of the Artist
102
The settlement House Movement
108
Popular Front and class consciousness
109
The new deal
111
Arts extension civil rights and identity Politics
115
Liberating education and Theater
117
culture and development
120
ceTA and Public service employment
123
Peoples History and Anthropology
125
cultural democracy and cultural exchange 127 spirituality
127
THeOrY FrOM PrAcTice eLeMenTs OF
133
THeOrY OF cOMMUniTY cULTUrAL deveLOPMenT 139 definitions
139
core Purposes
142
response to conditions 144 conflict
144
The role of Funding 163 From Generation to Generation
163
The new Hybridity
172
Project row Houses
175
Holler to the Hood
177
Glimpses of the Global Field 180 More about Money
180
THe FieLds deveLOPMenTAL needs
186
Public Policy and support 189 The scope of cultural Policy
189
The Policy climate for community cultural development
196
Material support
201
suggestions for Material support
206
internal infrastructure and exchange
209
suggestions for internal infrastructure and exchange 213 Training
213
suggestions for Training
216
Public Awareness
218
PLAnninG FOr cOMMUniTY cULTUrAL
220
imagine This
223
cultural Planning and cultural citizenship
226
The Basis for cultural Planning
228
Aims and indicators
229
Bringing it All Back Home
233
TiMe TO rise And sHine 237 GLOssArY cOMMUniTY cULTUrAL deveLOPMenT
237
cOMMUniTY cULTUrAL deveLOPMenT
241
Adult education 247 critical Pedagogy 247 cultural Policy and cultural development
247
intergenerational cultural Projects
251
Oral History
252
Popular Theater and Other Performance
253
The new deal and Antecedents
254
Other community Arts
255
AUTHOr And APPrOAcH
259
AcKnOWLedGeMenTs
261
index
263
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One of the best-known writers on community cultural development, Arlene Goldbard's books and essays have been widely published in the U.S. and other English-speaking countries, She has consulted with most of the leading practitioners and funders in the field, working on cultural policy, artistic production and distribution, and project planning and evaluation.

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