Non-Representational Geographies of Therapeutic Art Making

Thinking Through Practice

Authors: Boyd, Candice

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  • Offers a novel and important perspective on the role and status of therapy in contemporary life
  • Provides a highly original contribution to the arts and humanities by producing a better understanding of the nature and operation of personal therapy in Western society
  • Embodies an exciting intervention into the field of geographical research methods
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Utilising non-representational theories and practice-led research methods, this book serves to reclaim therapeutics as ecological, spatial and material. It examines the sites and performances of a wide range of therapeutic art practices, including painting and drawing, dance movement therapy, fibre art, subterranean graffiti practice, and poetic permaculture. In doing so it provides an important assessment of the role and status of therapy in contemporary life.

A highly interdisciplinary text, Boyd’s research is informed by a thorough reading of post-structural theory including contemporary feminism, Guattari’s ethico-aesthetic paradigm, Whitehead’s process-oriented ontology, and Deleuze’s writing on sense and the event. This innovative study will prove essential for scholars and practitioners of cultural geography, socially-engaged art, therapeutic studies, and occupational therapy.

About the authors

Candice Boyd is an artist-geographer with a background in clinical psychology. She is a Senior Fellow in the School of Geography, University of Melbourne, Australia. Her main research interests involve the geographies of mental health, cultures of sense and movement, therapeutic spaces, and contemporary museum geographies.

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“The world impinges on us far more than we can consciously know. In this adventurous book, Candice Boyd takes this insight and fashions from it a contemporary perspective on therapeutic art making which extends and redefines what we can mean by therapy.” (Nigel Thrift, Schwarzman Scholars)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Representational Geographies of Therapeutic Art Making
Book Subtitle
Thinking Through Practice
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-46286-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-46286-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-46285-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83484-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 118
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
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