The Choreography of Resolution

The Choreography of Resolution
Author: Michelle LeBaron,Carrie MacLeod,Andrew Floyer Acland
Publsiher: Amer Bar Assn
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9781627221375
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Choreography of Resolution Book Excerpt:

The Choreography of Resolution explores how conflict, movement and neuroscience are all intertwined and the effects each factor plays in resolution. The authors consider the role of movement in conflict dynamics, expose the limitations of omitting the body from understandings of conflict, explore ethical dimensions of embodied approaches, and propose key strategies for conflict intervention.

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution
Author: Peter T. Coleman,Morton Deutsch,Eric C. Marcus
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1264
Release: 2014-02-28
ISBN: 1118810325
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Conflict Resolution Book Excerpt:

Praise for The Handbook of Conflict Resolution "This handbook is a classic. It helps connect the research of academia to the practical realities of peacemaking and peacebuilding like no other. It is both comprehensive and deeply informed on topics vital to the field like power, gender, cooperation, emotion, and trust. It now sits prominently on my bookshelf." —Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "The Handbook of Conflict Resolution offers an astonishing array of insightful articles on theory and practice by leading scholars and practitioners. Students, professors, and professionals alike can learn a great deal from studying this Handbook." —William Ury, Director, Global Negotiation Project, Harvard University; coauthor, Getting to Yes and author, The Third Side "Morton Deutsch, Peter Coleman, and Eric Marcus put together a handbook that will be helpful to many. I hope the book will reach well beyond North America to contribute to the growing worldwide interest in the constructive resolution of conflict. This book offers instructive ways to make this commitment a reality." —George J. Mitchell, Former majority leader of the United States Senate; former chairman of the Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland and the International Fact-Finding Committee on Violence in the Middle East; chairman of the board, Walt Disney Company; senior fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University "Let's be honest. This book is just too big to carry around in your hand. But that's because it is loaded with the most critical essays linking the theory and practice of conflict resolution. The Handbook of Conflict Resolution is heavy on content and should be a well-referenced resource on the desk of every mediator—as it is on mine." —Johnston Barkat, Assistant Secretary-General, Ombudsman and Mediation Services, United Nations

Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts

Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts
Author: Noam Lemelshtrich Latar,Jerry Wind,Ornat Lev-er
Publsiher: Frame Publishers
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 9492311321
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can Art Aid in Resolving Conflicts Book Excerpt:

A pioneering survey of leading and emerging global artists, curators and art practitioners on the question: can art aid in conflict resolution and therefore reduce global tensions and human suffering? Throughout the centuries, art has documented the atrocities of wars, participated in propaganda campaigns, and served as an advocate for peace and social justice around the world. The aim of this project is to explore how art can assist in creating dialogue and bridges across cultures and opposing groups. Over 100 leading and emerging architects, artists, curators, choreographers, composers, and directors of art institutions around the globe explore the potentially constructive role of the arts in conflict resolution. A summarizing chapter maps out the diverse positions and examines the variety of themes and approaches that were brought up.

Music Leadership and Conflict

Music  Leadership and Conflict
Author: Linda M. Ippolito
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2019-04-27
ISBN: 3030136280
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Music Leadership and Conflict Book Excerpt:

This book is the first in the field to explore the use of music in negotiation, conflict resolution and leadership development. Presenting grounded empirical data, it examines how adopting an ensemble approach to negotiation and problem-solving might assist in shifting adversarial combative and competitive frames towards a collaborative mindset. The book introduces a music-based cognitive metaphor and music-based pedagogy into the study of negotiation and problem-solving, considering the impact of arts-based learning strategies on the theory and practice of dispute resolution and enriching readers’ understanding of the design and implementation of such strategies. Specifically focused upon the rise of arts-based learning in professional business management education and training, this book explores the need for foundational change in conflict culture and leadership development, and how we might achieve it.

Mindful Movement The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action

Mindful Movement The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action
Author: Martha Eddy
Publsiher: Intellect Books
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2016-09-10
ISBN: 1783205857
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindful Movement The Evolution of the Somatic Arts and Conscious Action Book Excerpt:

In Mindful Movement, exercise physiologist, somatic therapist, dance educator and advocate Martha Eddy uses original interviews, case studies and practice-led research to define the origins of a new holistic field – somatic movement education and therapy­ – and its impact on fitness, ecology, politics, health, education and performance. The book reveals the role dance has played in informing and inspiring the historical and cultural narrative of somatic arts – approaches to consciousness based in the awareness of the soma, the living body. Providing an overview of the antecedents and recent advances in somatic study and with contributions by diverse experts, Eddy highlights the role of Asian movement, the European physical culture movement as well as the language of neuroscience and their relationship to the performing arts, and female perspectives in developing somatic movement, somatic dance, social somatics, somatic fitness, somatic dance and spirituality, and ecosomatics. Mindful Movement unpacks and helps to popularize awareness of both the body and the mind.

The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse

The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse
Author: Heather Conway,John Stannard
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 1509902473
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse Book Excerpt:

In his seminal work, Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman suggests that the common view of human intelligence is far too narrow and that emotions play a much greater role in thought, decision-making and individual success than is commonly acknowledged. The importance of emotion to human experience cannot be denied, yet the relationship between law and emotion is one that has largely been ignored until recent years. However, the last two decades have seen a rapidly expanding interest among scholars of all disciplines into the way in which law and the emotions interact, including the law's response to emotion and the extent to which emotions pervade the practice of the law. In The Emotional Dynamics of Law and Legal Discourse a group of leading scholars from both sides of the Atlantic explore these issues across key areas of private law, public law, criminal justice and dispute resolution, illustrating how emotion infuses all areas of legal thought. The collection argues for a more positive view of the role of emotion in the context of legal discourse and demonstrates ways in which the law could, in the words of Goleman, become more emotionally intelligent.

Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence
Author: Eve Zucker,Laura McGrew
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-12-07
ISBN: 0472054651
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence Book Excerpt:

Coexistence in the Aftermath of Mass Violence demonstrates how imagination, empathy, and resilience contribute to the processes of social repair after ethnic and political violence. Adding to the literature on transitional justice, peacebuilding, and the anthropology of violence and social repair, the authors show how these conceptual pathways—imagination, empathy and resilience—enhance recovery, coexistence, and sustainable peace. Coexistence (or reconciliation) is the underlying goal or condition desired after mass violence, enabling survivors to move forward with their lives. Imagination allows these survivors (victims, perpetrators, bystanders) to draw guidance and inspiration from their social and cultural imaginaries, to develop empathy, and to envision a future of peace and coexistence. Resilience emerges through periods of violence and its aftermaths through acts of survival, compassion, modes of rebuilding social worlds, and the establishment of a peaceful society. Focusing on society at the grass roots level, the authors discuss the myriad and little understood processes of social repair that allow ruptured societies and communities to move toward a peaceful and stable future. The volume also illustrates some of the ways in which imagination, empathy, and resilience may contribute to the prevention of future violence and the authors conclude with a number of practical and policy recommendations. The cases include Cambodia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, Colombia, the Southern Cone, Iraq, and Bosnia.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence
Author: Janet M. Bennett
Publsiher: SAGE Publications
Total Pages: 1024
Release: 2015-03-23
ISBN: 1483346250
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence Book Excerpt:

In 1980, SAGE published Geert Hofstede’s Culture’s Consequences. It opens with a quote from Blaise Pascal: “There are truths on this side of the Pyrenees that are falsehoods on the other.” The book became a classic—one of the most cited sources in theSocial Science Citation Index—and subsequently appeared in a second edition in 2001. This new SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence picks up on themes explored in that book. Cultural competence refers to the set of attitudes, practices, and policies that enables a person or agency to work well with people from differing cultural groups. Other related terms include cultural sensitivity, transcultural skills, diversity competence, and multicultural expertise. What defines a culture? What barriers might block successful communication between individuals or agencies of differing cultures? How can those barriers be understood and navigated to enhance intercultural communication and understanding? These questions and more are explained within the pages of this new reference work. Key Features: 300 to 350 entries organized in A-to-Z fashion in two volumes Signed entries that conclude with Cross-References and Suggestions for Further Readings Thematic “Reader’s Guide” in the front matter grouping related entries by broad topic areas Chronology that provides a historical perspective of the development of cultural competence as a discrete field of study Resources appendix and a comprehensive Index The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence is an authoritative and rigorous source on intercultural competence and related issues, making it a must-have reference for all academic libraries.

Communication in Peacebuilding

Communication in Peacebuilding
Author: Stefanie Pukallus
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 267
Release: 2021-12-19
ISBN: 3030861902
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communication in Peacebuilding Book Excerpt:

This book is concerned with the role that communication - understood as including both the factual and fictional mass media as well as the performative and visual arts - can play in post-civil war peacebuilding. It engages with questions of how a society can move from the civil war conditions of discursive dehumanisation to peaceful cooperation in post-civil war settings and how peacebuilders can help communities utilise the transformative capacity of communication to encourage the reimagining of and engagement with former enemies as co-citizens. Ultimately, civil and peaceful cooperation depends on the observance of discursive civility and the building of safe discursive spaces in which civil engagement between different groups of society (including former combatants and survivors) can safely take place. This book argues that understanding communicative peacebuilding in this way is fundamental to the achievement of self-sustainable everyday peace.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace
Author: Jolyon Mitchell,Suzanna R. Millar,Francesca Po,Martyn Percy
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 661
Release: 2022-08-15
ISBN: 1119424348
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace Book Excerpt:

Incisive contributions from leading and emerging scholars in the field of Peace Studies In the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace, a team of renowned scholars delivers an authoritative and interdisciplinary sourcebook that addresses the key concepts, history, theories, models, resources, and practices in the complex and ambivalent relationship between religion and peace. The editors have included contributions from a wide range of perspectives and locations that reflect diverse methods and approaches. The Companion provides a collection grounded in experience and context that draws on established, developing, and new research characterized by academic rigor. The differences between the approaches taken by several religious traditions are fully explored and numerous case studies highlight relevant theories, models, and resources. Accessible as either a standalone collection or as a partner to the Companion to Religion and Violence, this edited volume also offers: A thorough introduction to religion and its search for peace, including the relationships between religion and peace and theories and practices for studying the interplay between religion and peace Comprehensive explorations of religion and peace in local contexts, including discussions of women's empowerment and peacebuilding in an Islamic context Practical discussions of practices and embodiments of religion and peace, including treatments of museums for peace and self-religion in global peace movements In-depth examinations of lived Christian theologies and building peace, including discussions of Martin Luther King Jr. and spiritual activism in Scotland Perfect for students and scholars of peacemaking, peacekeeping, and peace building, the Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone professionally or personally interested in the field of Peace or Religious Studies, International Relations, History, Politics, or Theology.

Changing Our Worlds

Changing Our Worlds
Author: Michelle LeBaron,Janis Sarra
Publsiher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2018-07-03
ISBN: 1928357865
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing Our Worlds Book Excerpt:

Changing Our Worlds draws on the wisdom of African artists, theorists, educators and leaders. It profiles an array of transformative arts projects that, among other things, changed attitudes and behaviours toward HIV testing and prevention, helped rural citizens to design and build a new community centre and supported those with HIV/AIDS to strengthen their resilience. As a group of scholar/practitioners, collaborating on the book reinforced our confidence in the potency of arts practices to unsettle unjust orders, inspire new visions and embrace the human dignity that comes from acknowledging the interdependent world in which we live.

Peacebuilding and the Arts

Peacebuilding and the Arts
Author: Jolyon Mitchell,Giselle Vincett,Theodora Hawksley,Hal Culbertson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2019-11-19
ISBN: 3030178757
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peacebuilding and the Arts Book Excerpt:

"Ending violent conflict requires societies to take leaps of political imagination. Artistic communities are often uniquely placed to help promote new thinking by enabling people to see things differently. In place of conflict’s binary divisions, artists are often charged with exploring the ambiguities and possibilities of the excluded middle. Yet, their role in peacebuilding remains little explored. This excellent and agenda-setting volume provides a ground-breaking look at a range of artistic practices, and the ways in which they have attempted to support peacebuilding – a must-read for all practitioners and policy-makers, and indeed other peacemakers looking for inspiration."Professor Christine Bell, FBA, Professor of Constitutional Law, Assistant Principal (Global Justice), and co-director of the Global Justice Academy, The University of Edinburgh, UK "Peacebuilding and the Arts offers an impressive and impressively comprehensive engagement with the role that visual art, music, literature, film and theatre play in building peaceful and just societies. Without idealizing the role of the arts, the authors explore their potential and limits in a wide range of cases, from Korea, Cambodia, Colombia and Northern Ireland to Uganda, Rwanda, South Africa and Israel-Palestine."Roland Bleiker, Professor of International Relations, University of Queensland, Australia, and author of Aesthetics and World Politics and Visual Global Politics "Peacebuilding and the Arts is the first publication to focus critically and comprehensively on the relations between the creative arts and peacebuilding, expanding the conventional boundaries of peacebuilding and conflict transformation to include the artist, actor, poet, novelist, dramatist, musician, dancer and film director. The sections on the visual arts, music, literature, film and theatre, include case studies from very different cultures, contexts and settings but a central theme is that the creative arts can play a unique and crucial role in the building of peaceful and just societies, with the power to transform relationships, heal wounds, and nurture compassion and empathy. Peacebuilding and the Arts is a vital and unique resource which will stimulate critical discussion and further research, but it will also help to refine and reframe our understanding of peacebuilding. While it will undoubtedly become mandatory reading for students of peacebuilding and the arts, its original approach and dynamic exploratory style should attract a much wider interdisciplinary audience."Professor Anna King, Professor of Religious Studies and Social Anthropology and Director of Research, Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (WCRRP), University of Winchester, UK This volume explores the relationship between peacebuilding and the arts. Through a series of original essays, authors consider some of the ways that different art forms (including film, theatre, music, literature, dance, and other forms of visual art) can contribute to the processes and practices of building peace. This book breaks new ground, by setting out fresh ways of analysing the relationship between peacebuilding and the arts. Divided into five sections on the Visual Arts, Music, Literature, Film and Theatre/Dance, over 20 authors offer conceptual overviews of each art form as well as new case studies from around the globe and critical reflections on how the arts can contribute to peacebuilding. As interest in the topic increases, no other book approaches this complex relationship in the way that Peacebuilding and the Arts does. By bringing together the insights of scholars and practitioners working at the intersection of the arts and peacebuilding, this book develops a series of unique, critical perspectives on the interaction of diverse art forms with a range of peacebuilding endeavours.

Dance and the Quality of Life

Dance and the Quality of Life
Author: Karen Bond
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 570
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 331995699X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dance and the Quality of Life Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume devoted to the topic of dance and quality of life. Thirty-one chapters illuminate dance in relation to singular and overlapping themes of nature, philosophy, spirituality, religion, life span, learning, love, family, teaching, creativity, ability, socio-cultural identity, politics and change, sex and gender, wellbeing, and more. With contributions from a multi-generational group of artists, community workers, educators, philosophers, researchers, students and health professionals, this volume presents a thoughtful, expansive-yet-focused, and nuanced discussion of dance’s contribution to human life. The volume will interest dance specialists, quality of life researchers, and anyone interested in exploring dance’s contribution to quality of living and being.

Methodologies in Peace Psychology

Methodologies in Peace Psychology
Author: Diane Bretherton,Siew Fang Law
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 454
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN: 3319183958
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Methodologies in Peace Psychology Book Excerpt:

This volume looks at research methods through the lens of peace studies and peace values. Apart from reviewing established methods from peace psychology, it presents some innovative ideas for conducting research in the area of peace psychology. Many of these methods are drawn from the field, from activities used by active peace practitioners. A critical component of this volume is its core argument that peace research should be conducted by peaceful means, and should model peaceful processes. Organized thematically, the volume begins with a review of the established best practices in peace psychology research methodology, including methods for qualitative research, for quantitative research, and participative action networks. In doing so, it also points to some of the limitations of working for peace within the tradition of a single discipline and to the need to expand psychology methodology, to methodologies. Therefore, the second half of the volume proceeds to explore the realm of innovative, relatively unorthodox research methods, such as participatory and workshop methods, the creative arts, and sports for research purposes. The use of new advances in information technology to conduct peaceful research are also discussed. The concluding chapters synthesize key issues from the previous chapters, and links peace psychology with ideas and implementation of research designs and practices. Finally, it discusses the nature of academic knowledge, and more specifically, academic knowledge in peace psychology, and where that fits into the mission to build a more peaceful world. Overall this book aims to provide peace psychologists with an array of possibilities and best practices for approaching their research. Many researchers find the experience of doing research a somewhat lonely, if not isolating, experience. Methodologies in Peace Psychology: Peace Research by Peaceful Means aims to alleviate this feeling as the use of these more innovative methods leads to a closer engagement with the community and a much more social experience of research. This volume is a useful tool for both new and experienced researchers because it provides leads for idealistic young researchers who want their work to make a difference, in addition to encouraging more reflection and analysis for experienced peace psychologists.

Gender Transitional Justice and Memorial Arts

Gender  Transitional Justice and Memorial Arts
Author: Jelke Boesten,Helen Scanlon
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 100038960X
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender Transitional Justice and Memorial Arts Book Excerpt:

This book examines the role of post-conflict memorial arts in bringing about gender justice in transitional societies. Art and post-violence memorialisation are currently widely debated. Scholars of human rights and of commemorative arts discuss the aesthetics and politics not only of sites of commemoration, but of literature, poetry, visual arts and increasingly, film and comics. Art, memory and activism are also increasingly intertwined. But within the literature around post-conflict transitional justice and critical human rights studies, there is little questioning about what memorial arts do for gender justice, how women and men are included and represented, and how this intertwines with other questions of identity and representation, such as race and ethnicity. The book brings together research from scholars around the world who are interested in the gendered dimensions of memory-making in transitional societies. Addressing a global range of cases, including genocide, authoritarianism, civil war, electoral violence and apartheid, they consider not only the gendered commemoration of past violence, but also the possibility of producing counter-narratives that unsettle and challenge established stereotypes. Aimed at those interested in the fields of transitional justice, memory studies, post-conflict peacebuilding, human rights and gender studies, this book will appeal to academics, researchers and practitioners.

Negotiation

Negotiation
Author: Michael Leathes
Publsiher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 9041167358
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negotiation Book Excerpt:

Written by internal counsel, for internal counsel: clear, concise and inspirational. Personifies that the “benefit of the bargain” is not simply a game of numbers. Ute Joas Quinn, Associate General Counsel Exploration and Production, Hess Corporation Spot on! A user-friendly book that I was using before I reached the end. It made me think more creatively about all my negotiations to come. A must-read for every current and future in-house counsel. Cyril Dumoulin, Senior Legal Counsel Global Litigation, Shell International A lively, entertaining work. A multi-faceted approach to the art of negotiation. A convincing demonstration of what it is about and how it actually works. Isabelle Hautot, General Counsel International Expertise, Orange Telecom A clear and most comprehensive, not to mention, practical, book on negotiation. I picked it up and could not put it down. Wolf Von Kumberg, former Associate General Counsel and European Legal Director, Northrop Grumman Corporation; Chairman of the Board of Management, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Director, American Arbitration Association; Member, ArbDB It has been such a pleasure to read what is destined to inspire in-house counsel and many others for negotiating deals and settlements. It covers the landscape from both theoretical and practical angles. I found myself nodding in recognition and agreement all along the way. Leslie Mooyaart, former General Counsel, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines; former Vice President and General Counsel, APM Terminals (Maersk); Chairman, The New Resolution Group

Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development

Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development
Author: Christine E. Poteau
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN: 1527555607
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pedagogical Approaches to Intercultural Competence Development Book Excerpt:

Globalization has triggered an increased need to extend linguistic and cultural awareness into action from our daily encounters to our professional interactions. As our communities continuously grow into linguistically and culturally rich environments, so, too, should our pedagogical and research approaches. Specifically, this volume provides an overview of pedagogies and research methodologies that reflect the urgent need to develop intercultural competence in diverse professions including (but not limited to) law, medicine, business, foreign and second language instruction, and communications. The book re-examines and highlights pedagogical and research approaches to intercultural competence development across disciplines, paving the way to promote collaborative efforts and reassess the critical role of intercultural competence development in distinct fields.

International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 2 2014

International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 2 2014
Author: Larry O ́Farrell,Shifra Schonmann,Ernst Wagner
Publsiher: Waxmann Verlag
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2014
ISBN: 3830980035
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Yearbook for Research in Arts Education 2 2014 Book Excerpt:

Building on earlier discourse, the current yearbook volume continues to focus on questions of research in the field of cultural and arts education from a global perspective. This year's volume opens with a review of important contributions to the World Summit in Arts Education held in Wildbad Kreuth, Germany in 2013. It continues with the topics of evaluation, mapping and monitoring introduced in the first volume. Theoretical and practical applications of the key foundations of work in the International Network for Research in Arts Education (INRAE) are also explored at length. Most notably, new approaches aimed at linking arts education to peace education and the application of these approaches to education for sustainable development (ESD) are introduced and explored.

The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance

The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance
Author: Naomi M. Jackson,Rebecca Pappas,Toni Shapiro-Phim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 761
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN: 0197519512
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance Book Excerpt:

Responding to recent evolutions in the fields of dance and religious and secular studies, The Oxford Handbook of Jewishness and Dance documents and celebrates the significant impact of Jewish identity on a variety of communities and the dance world writ large. Focusing on North America, Europe, and Israel in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, this Handbook highlights the sometimes surprising, often hidden and overlooked Jewish resonances within a range of styles from modern and postmodern dance to folk dance and flamenco. Privileging the historically marginalized voices of scholars, performers, and instructors the Handbook considers the powerful role of dance in addressing difference, such as between American and Israeli Jewish communities. In the process, contributors advocate values of social justice, like Tikkun Olam (repair of the world), debate, and humor, exploring the fascinating and potentially uncomfortable contradictions and ambiguities that characterize this robust area of research.

Embodied Inquiry

Embodied Inquiry
Author: Celeste Snowber
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-11-24
ISBN: 9463007555
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Embodied Inquiry Book Excerpt:

"Embodied Inquiry is offered to all who want to deepen the connection to their bodies. Here is the inspiration to see your body as a place of inquiry, learning, understanding and perceiving. Listening to the sensual knowing and aliveness within the body can inform our personal and professional lives and reveal the connections between living, being, and creating. Snowber writes this book in poetic and visceral language as a love letter from the body wooing readers to inhabit their own skins and celebrate the beautiful and paradoxical place where limitations and joy dwell together. Touching on the vastness of our body’s call to us, Embodied Inquiry explores solitude, paradox, inspiration, lament, waking up to the sensuous, ecology, listening, and writing from the body. This is not a manual, but a book to accompany you in befriending the body and let your own gestures, stories and bodily ways of being lead you to listen to your own rhythm. Whether an artist or educator, researcher or administrator, performer or poet, seeker or scientist, you will find this book as a companion to sustain a vibrant life and co-create a better world. “A beautiful, creative and highly original book. Written with passion and wisdom, this book makes significant contributions to arts-based research, artistic research practice, embodiment, and living artful, intentional and connected lives. A stunning achievement.” – Patricia Leavy, Ph.D., author of Method Meets Art and editor of the Social Fictions series “Snowber offers wisdom for learning to live exotically, erotically, emotionally, and ecstatically. Reading Embodied Inquiry is like walking on a wilderness trail, in sunlight-infused rain, learning to embrace the possibilities of vitality and vulnerability, joy and grief, love and loss.” – Carl Leggo, Ph.D., poet & professor, University of British Columbia “Weaving prose and poetry, Snowber awakens our sensual and embodied self at the very roots of living. This deeply personal work will move educators, researchers, artists, and those for whom lived experience is core to their creative processs.” – Daniel Deslauriers, Ph.D., Professor, Transformative Studies Doctorate Program, CIIS" /div