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The Art of Collectivity : Social Circus and the Cultural Politics of a Post-Neoliberal Vision - Jennifer Beth Spiegel

The Art of Collectivity

Social Circus and the Cultural Politics of a Post-Neoliberal Vision

Paperback Available: 30th July 2019
ISBN: 9780773557352
Number Of Pages: 384

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Amidst epidemics of youth alienation and cultural polarization, community-based artistic practices are sprouting up around the world as antidotes to policies of austerity and social exclusion. Rejecting the radical individualism of the neoliberal era, many artistic projects promote collectivity and togetherness in navigating challenges and constructing shared futures. The Art of Collectivity is about how one such creative social program deployed this approach in service of a post-neoliberal vision. Focusing on a national social circus initiative launched by a newly elected Ecuadorean government to help actualize its "citizens' revolution," the book explores the intersection between global cultural politics, participatory arts, collective health, and social transformation. The authors include scholars and practitioners of community arts, humanities, social sciences, and health sciences from the Global North and Global South. Sensitive to hierarchical binaries such as research/practice, north/south, and art/science, they work together to provide a multifaceted analysis of the way cultural politics shape policy, pedagogy, and aesthetic sensibilities, as well as their socio-cultural and health-related effects. The largest study of social circus to date, combining detailed quantitative, qualitative, and arts-based research, The Art of Collectivity is a timely contribution to the study of cultural policies, critical pedagogies, collective art-making, and community development.

ISBN: 9780773557352
ISBN-10: 0773557350
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Available: 30th July 2019
Country of Publication: CA
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88

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