Through a unique range of theoretical and practical case studies, this collection considers the relationship between the arts (understood as the visual arts, crafts, theatre, dance, and literature) and development, creating both a bridge between them that is rarely explored and filling in concrete ways the content of the “culture” part of the equation “culture and development”. It includes manifestations of culture and the ways in which they relate to development, and in turn contribute to such pressing issues as poverty alleviation, concern for the environment, health, empowerment, and identity formation. It shows how the arts are an essential part of the concrete understanding of culture, and as such a significant part of development thinking - including the development of culture, and not only of culture as an instrumental means to promote other development goals.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2017|
|Product dimensions:||5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.03(d)|
About the Author
John Clammer is Professor at the School of Liberal Arts and Humanities at O.P. Jindal Global University. He was previously Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Sustainability at the United Nations University, Tokyo. He has held titular positions at the Universities of Hull, Singapore, and Sophia University, Tokyo. His work focuses primarily on the interface of culture and development and his recent major books include Art, Culture and International Development: Humanizing Social Transformation (2015), and Cultures of Transition and Sustainability (2016).
Ananta Kumar Giri is Professor at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India. He has taught and done research at Aalborg University (Denmark), the Maison des sciences de l’homme (Paris), the University of Kentucky, the University of Frieburg and the Humboldt University (Germany), and Jagiellonian University (Poland). His research interests focus on social movements and cultural change, theories of self, culture and society, and creative streams of education, philosophy and literature. He has written or edited around two dozen books, including Philosophy and Anthropology: Border Crossings and Transformations (2013) and New Horizons of Human Development (2015).
Table of ContentsPart One: Introducing the Issues.- New Horizons of Human Development: Art, Spirituality and Social Transformations.- Anticipatory Aesthetics: New Identities and Future Senses.- Capitalist Transformations and the Social Aesthetics of Money: Money, Mountains and “1000 Houses”.- Part Two: Public Art and Social Transformations.- Archaeology, Identity and Development.- The Randa of Tucuman: An Opportunity for Sustainable Development Through a Local Cultural Resource.- The Place of Art: Reflections on Art and Urban Regeneration in 1980s’ Britain.- Visualizing the Future We Want: Reconciling Art, Environment and Development.- Contemporary Art Biennials and Development: The Istanbul Experience.- Part Three: The Poetics and Performance of Development.- Poetics of Development.- Development Poetics: A tiNai Aesthetic View.- Haiku By Rwandan Poetesses: Illuminations of Being.- Exploring Children's experiences in a Temporary Relocation Area Through Theatre and Performance.- Performance and Development: Theatre for Social Change.