Monday, August 11, 2008

Just Released...

Bill Cleveland just released this new book...

Art and Upheaval

Citizen artists successfully rebuild the social infrastructure in six communities devastated by war, repression and dislocation.

Author William Cleveland tells remarkable stories from Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, about artists who resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and restitch the cultural fabric of their communities.

Art can be a powerful agent of personal, institutional and community change. The stories in this book have valuable implications for artists, academics, educators, human service providers, philanthropists, and community leaders throughout the world. The artists documented in the book have generated new technologies for advocacy, organizing, peacemaking, healing trauma and the rebuilding of community. Creativity is our most powerful capacity, and it can mitigate and heal our most destructive tendencies.

William Cleveland, director of the Center for the Study of Art & Community, is an activist, teacher, facilitator, lecturer and writer, and the author of Art in Other Places, which explores the emerging community arts movement in the United States.

Clarissa Pinkola Est├ęs is an American poet, cantadora, psychoanalyst and post-trauma specialist. She has written more than six books on the life of the soul, most notably, Women Who Run with the Wolves.

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