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Seventeen articles cover various arts approaches for understanding and resolving conflict. A large number of articles are directed toward working with children, and several others deal with offenders--especially those who have been convicted of violent crimes. Organization is in sections on the use of drama, the visual arts, music, movement, and storytelling; chapters which describe approaches using a combination of art forms, such as puppetry, stories and pictures; video, play and visual arts; stories, movement and crafts; and movement, drama, painting and myth work. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781853022937
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Raising Self-Esteem in Situations of Conflict 9
2 Conflict, Knowledge and Transformation: Three Drama Techniques 26
3 Playing with Fire: The Creative Use of Conflict 36
4 Stage Fights: Violence, Conflict and Drama 68
5 The Violent Illusion: Dramatherapy and the Dangerous Voyage to the Heart of Change 92
6 CROSS-TALK: Community Conflict Resolution Through Drama 118
7 Conflict at School: The Use of an Art Therapy Approach to Support Children who are Bullied 131
8 Giving it Form: Exploring Conflict Through Art 152
9 Conflict Resolution Through Art with Homeless People 176
10 Getting Our Acts Together: Conflict Resolution Through Music 209
11 Discord or Harmony: Issues of Conflict in Music Therapy 237
12 Torture - The Body in Conflict: The Role of Movement Psychotherapy 249
13 Transforming Tales: Exploring Conflict Through Stories and Storytelling 275
14 Exploring Conflict with Classroom Puppets 299
15 Childhood Without Fear: The Heartstone Project 318
16 Arts Approaches to the Conflict in Northern Ireland 335
17 The Open Closing Door: Impossible Theatre's Video Art Work with Offenders, Victims and Observers of Crime 347
The Contributors 369
Index 373
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