Arts, Culture and Community Development, Paperback / softback Book

Arts, Culture and Community Development Paperback / softback

Edited by Rosie (University College Cork) Meade, Mae (University of Edinburgh) Shaw

Part of the Rethinking Community Development series

Paperback / softback

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How and why are arts and cultural practices meaningful to communities?

Highlighting examples from Lebanon, Latin America, China, Ireland, India, Sri Lanka and beyond, this exciting book explores the relationship between the arts, culture and community development. Academics and practitioners from six continents discuss how diverse communities understand, re-imagine or seek to change personal, cultural, social, economic or political conditions while using the arts as their means and spaces of engagement.

Investigating the theory and practice of 'cultural democracy', this book explores a range of aesthetic forms including song, music, muralism, theatre, dance, and circus arts.