Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art

Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art

Leigh Nanney Hersey (University of Louisiana Monroe, USA) and Bryna Bobick (University of Memphis, USA)
Release Date: December, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 672
ISBN13: 9781522517276|ISBN10: 1522517278|EISBN13: 9781522517283|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1727-6

Description

Outreach and engagement initiatives are crucial in promoting community development. This can be achieved through a number of methods, including avenues in the fine arts.

The Handbook of Research on the Facilitation of Civic Engagement through Community Art is a comprehensive reference source for emerging perspectives on the incorporation of artistic works to facilitate improved civic engagement and social justice. Featuring innovative coverage across relevant topics, such as art education, service learning, and student engagement, this handbook is ideally designed for practitioners, artists, professionals, academics, and students interested in active citizen participation via artistic channels.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Art Education
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Community Violence
  • Fundraising
  • Music and Festivals
  • Participatory Photography
  • Service Learning
  • Student Engagement

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Leigh Nanney Hersey is an assistant professor and MPA Coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She brings more than a dozen years of fundraising experience. She continues building on this experience through her research on philanthropy and volunteerism. Dr. Hersey earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and an M.Ed. in Athletic Administration from Temple University. Her Ph.D. in Public Administration is from Arizona State University with a graduate certificate in Nonprofit Leadership & Management.
Bryna Bobick is Associate Professor of Art Education at The University of Memphis. Her teaching and research interests include exploration into museum education, demographic and community art education. Her previous teaching experiences include 7 years as a public school art teacher at Rosemont Elementary School in LaGrange, Georgia. She earned a Doctorate of Education in Art Education and a BFA in Art Education from the University of Georgia and a M.Ed in Art Education from the University of West Georgia.

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