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Art-Making with Refugees and Survivors: Creative and Transformative Responses to Trauma After Natural Disasters, War and Other Crises

Art-Making with Refugees and Survivors: Creative and Transformative Responses to Trauma After Natural Disasters, War and Other Crises

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This book explores how creativity and the expressive arts can be therapeutic for refugees and survivors of natural disasters, poverty, war, pandemic and genocide.

Artists and therapists behind group art projects worldwide reveal how art enables people to come together, find their voices and learn how to narrate their stories after traumatic experiences. They offer insight into the challenges they encountered and explain the theory, curricula and practice of their approaches. The case studies reflect a wide range of projects, including work with survivors of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in South Africa, Syrian war refugees in Jordan and survivors of the tsunami in Sri Lanka.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785922381
Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
Publication date: 03/21/2018
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Sally Adnams Jones is Director of TransformArta and has taught art education at The University of Victoria, Canada. Her PhD research explored how survivors of the HIV/AIDs pandemic in Africa transformed through their art practice.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. Mapping Personal and Socio-Political Trauma. 3. How Creativity and the Expressive Arts Transform Individual Trauma. 4. How Creativity and the Expressive Arts Transform Social Trauma. 5. Stories from Philadelphia, Kenya, and Rwanda, with Survivors of Poverty, Inner City Violence, and Genocide. Lily Yeh, The Barefoot Artists Organisation. 6. Stories from South Africa, with Survivors of Poverty, Patriarchy, and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic. Dr Carol Baker Hofymeyr, The Keiskama Trust Art Project. 7. Stories from Palestine, Israel, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, India, France and Greece, with Survivors of Poverty and Ideological Violence, and Those Living in Refugee Camps. Max Levi Frieder, Artolution. 8. Stories from Canada and Sri Lanka, with Survivors of Ethnic Conflict, Religious Intolerance, Tsunami, and the Effects of Globalization. Paul Hogan, The Butterfly Peace Garden. 9. Stories from Canada, with Survivors of Cultural Genocide, Neo-Colonialist Racism, and Inter-Generational Trauma. Dr Sally Adnams Jones, TransformArta Consulting. 10. Conclusions about Healing Trauma and Learning to Transform through Creativity. About the Contributors.

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