Arts with Communities: Practices and Possibilities
The essays in this compilation address social, political and ethical issues surrounding arts practices with communities, using the theoretical framework of Community Cultural Development. The writers of this compilation have a variety of experiences working with communities in Myanmar, Thailand, China, Australia, and Singapore. Through a series of theoretical essays and writings that reflect on individual practices, this compilation provides readers with an insight into the agendas, processes and outcomes of arts practices with communities in Asia.
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