Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Leading Edge Research Featured in Book Shaping Emerging Field of Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice

Just Released!

Press Release, August 24, 2010
IJCAIP office, London, Ontario

A just released research text will help shape the emerging field of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice.
The inaugural text in the CAIP, Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, research series, "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" has been released today and is now available for purchase.
The book (editor Cheryl L. McLean, Publisher of The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice associate editor, Robert Kelly, Associate Professor, Fine Art, University of Calgary) is a project of IJCAIP, The International Journal of The Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, and is published by Detselig Temeron Books, Calgary.

The groundbreaking text introduces an emerging and rapidly growing field with a dynamic collection of illustrative articles featuring artists, leading academics, health researchers, nurse educators, physicians, educators, environmentalists and others who actively use the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice in cutting edged research and in methodologies for health, hope and change.
Readers will learn how the creative arts can offer unique opportunities to embody and re-illuminate the human story, stage human vulnerability, foster citizenship and give voice to narratives of human experience.
At over 400 pages, this is a rich and multifaceted collection of articles and chapters about the creative arts in research and action, an accessible yet highly informative text that enlightens the reader about the inquiries and the processes while offering first hand insights into approaches, stories of the work in practice, how to method based exercises and lists of comprehensive references.

"Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change" is a contemporary research collection that features methods that are participative, communal, active and experiential. It speaks of approaches that actively re-illuminate lived experiences and foster and encourage deep and multi-sensory communication and embodied forms of expression with elements visual, emotional, physical and spiritual. In this book, we bring together a field that stresses the vital importance of creativity and the human story, a body of work that seeks to help give voice to the silenced, the oppressed and the marginalized, narrative accounts of personal transformation that honour creative expression as fundamental and at the very source of human meaning and purpose. We invite you to journey through these articles and share in accounts of the creative arts in interdisciplinary practice for hope and change"

Editor, Cheryl McLean, Publisher IJCAIP Journal.

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About the book

Table of Contents


Inside news contributors

Here are just a few of our contributors featured in the book, "Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice, Inquiries for Hope and Change:
Izumi Sakamoto Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, University of Toronto
Nancy Viva Davis Halifax, Ph.D., artist/researcher and Assistant professor, Critical Disability Studies, York University
John Sullivan, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Preventive medicine and Community Health, Public forum and Toxics Assistance, University of Texas Medical Branch

Family Social Sciences, University of Manitoba

Carolyn Garcia, PhD, MPH, RN, Assistant professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
Olga Idriss Davis, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Arizona State University
Lata Pada, choreographer, Adjunct Professor, York University, Dance (Order of Canada recipient)
Johnny Saldana, playwright/actor, Professor of Theatre, School of Theatre and Film, Arizona State University
Ian Prinsloo MFA, (former AD, Theatre Calgary)
Lorna Boschman, Documentary and Media Artist, PhD (in process) Simon Fraser
George Belliveau, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia
Susan K. MacRae, Registered Nurse, (former Deputy Director, University of Toronto, Joint Centre for Bioethics)
Jacqui Gingras PhD, RD, Assistant Professor, School of Nutrition, Ryerson University
Sherry Fontaine Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Healthcare Leadership, Park University
Seema Shah MD, MSPH
Kim Bullock, MD, Director of Community Health Division, Providence Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program
John J. Guiney Yallop Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Education , Acadia University
Ardra Cole, EdD, Professor and Co-director, Centre for Arts informed Research, OISE, University of Toronto
Maura McIntyre Ed.D, Adjunct Professor, OISE, Centre for Arts informed Research, University of Toronto