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Title: Transformative Community Art: Re-visioning the Field of Practice
Authors: McLeod, Catherine Anne
Advisor: Simon, Roger I.
Department: Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Keywords: transformative
community art
Funding
Cooptation
Institutionalisation
Professionalisation
theoretical framework
integrative framework
community art theory
community art discourse
community art practice
community art as distinct discipline
community mural
community theatre
transformation
transformative community art
Clay and Paper Theatre
Clay & Paper Theatre
institutionalization
professionalization
Issue Date: 29-Nov-2011
Abstract: Community art is a multidisciplinary practice that was engendered by two main perspectives on art; a functionalist approach and an ‘art as essential to humanity’ approach. These differing ideological positions led to the construction of polarizing dichotomies that divided the field of practice and stagnated the community art discourse. This thesis re-visions community art as transformative community art (T.C.A.) to integrate a diverse range of practice into a distinct, recognizable field, transcend the binaries inherited from its founding fields, and identify the field as an innovative artistic movement and radical practice for social change. In this thesis T.C.A. is employed as a framework for theorizing practice. Threats to T.C.A. from funding structures, cooptation, and institutionalisation are explored and strategies of resistance identified. The concept of T.C.A. is mobilized to identify areas for future work; raising questions and ideas that can contribute to advancing a more complex, nuanced, and productive discourse.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/30099
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