Creating Social Change Through Creativity: Anti-Oppressive Arts-Based Research Methodologies

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Moshoula Capous-Desyllas, Karen Morgaine
Springer International Publishing, Nov 21, 2017 - Social Science - 399 pages
This book examines research using anti-oppressive, arts-based methods to promote social change in oppressed and marginalized communities. The contributors discuss literary techniques, performance, visual art, and new media in relation to the co-construction of knowledge and positionality, reflexivity, data representation, community building and engagement, and pedagogy. The contributors to this volume hail from a wide array of disciplines, including sociology, social work, community psychology, anthropology, performing arts, education, medicine, and public health.

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Moshoula Capous-Desyllas is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge, USA. She teaches various courses related to anti-oppressive social work practice, diversity and social justice, and qualitative and arts-based research methods. Her passion lies in highlighting the voices of marginalized communities through the use of art as a form of activism, empowerment, and social change.
Karen Morgaine is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge, USA. She teaches a variety of courses related to community organizing, anti-oppressive social work practice, and LGBTQQIP communities. Her research leans toward investigating social movement framing and power and privilege within social movements.

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