A review of the International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice IJCAIP, research text "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" by Dr. Amy Clements-Cortes, Baycrest Centre and University of Windsor, was published today in the newsletter Doorway to Rm. 217 published by Bev Foster Executive Director of the Room 217 Foundation. The complete review can be found at the Room 217 website.
Excerpt from review below:
"Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, is a unique collection of research that features participative, communal, active and experimental methods. The book is conceptualized in 5 parts and provides firsthand accounts from leading researchers, educators, physicians, artists and others who use the creative arts in their practices.
Part 1: Creative Arts in Research and Action for Community Change tells stories and provides examples of how the arts may be used in social research to raise awareness, move the public to act, and provide help to marginalized populations. Information about various social issues is combined with stories of arts research projects, demonstrating the power of the arts to reach people and bring about change.
The text inspires readers with its narratives of people coming together, helping one another and finding meaning through the creative arts. It is clear from the research that arts-informed research methods are inclusive to diverse populations."
More information about the book "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" can be found at http://www.ijcaip.com. The book can be purchased directly from the website.