Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons by Therese M. QuinnArt and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons by Therese M. Quinn

Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as Commons

EditorTherese M. Quinn, John Ploof, Lisa J. Hochtritt

Paperback | December 19, 2011

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Art and Social Justice Educationoffers inspiration and tools for educators to craft critical, meaningful, and transformative arts education curriculum and arts integration projects. The images, descriptive texts, essays, and resources are grounded within a clear social justice framework and linked to ideas about culture as commons. Essays and a section written by and for teachers who have already incorporated contemporary artists and ideas into their curriculums help readers to imagine ways to use the content in their own settings. This book is enhanced by a Companion Website ( featuring artists and artworks, project examples, and dialogue threads for educators.

Proposing that art can contribute in a wide range of ways to the work of envisioning and making a more just world, this imaginative, practical, and engaging sourcebook of contemporary artists' works and education resources advances the field of arts education, locally, nationally, and internationally, by moving beyond models of discipline-based or expressive art education. It will be welcomed by all educators seeking to include the arts and social justice in their curricula.

Therese Quinnis Chair and Associate Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.John Ploofis Professor of Art Education at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.Lisa Hochtrittis Chair of Art Education at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, Colorado.
Title:Art and Social Justice Education: Culture as CommonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 8.8 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 19, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415879078

ISBN - 13:9780415879071

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements  Foreword  Bill Ayers and Maxine Greene, illustrated by Ryan Alexander-Tanner  Editors IntroductionTherese Quinn, John Ploof, and Lisa Hochtritt 

I. The Commons: Redistribution of Resources and Power  Introduction Section OneTherese Quinn 1. Justseeds: An Artists' CooperativeDavid Darts  2. Heidi Cody: Letters to the World and the ABCs of Visual Culture Kevin Tavin  3. Kutiman: It's the Mother of All Funk Chords K. Wayne Yang  4. ToroLab: Border Research Gone Molecular Nato Thompson5. Mequitta Ahuja: Afro-Galaxy Romi Crawford 6. Emily Jacir: The Intersection of Art and Politics Edie Pistolesi 7. Paula Nicho C'mez: Crossing Borders Kryssi Staikidis  8. Rafael Trelles: Cleaning Up the Stain of Militarism Nicolas Lampert 9. Experience, Discover, Interpret, and Communicate: Material Culture Studies and Social Justice in Art Education Doug Blandy10. Educational Crisis: An Artistic Intervention Dipti Desai and Elizabeth Koch11. Social Media/Social Justice: The (Creative) Commons and K-12 Art EducationRobert W. Sweeny and Hannah Johnston 

II. Our Cultures: Recognition and Representation  Introduction to Section TwoJohn Ploof  12. Kaisa Leka: Confusing the Disability/Ability Divide Carrie Sandahl  13. Darrel Morris: Men Don't Sew in Public D'nal O'Donoghue14. Nicholas Galanin: Imaginary Indian and the Indigenous Gaze Anne-Marie Tupuola 15. Kimsooja: The Performance of Universality Dalida Mar'Benfield 16. Xu Bing: Words of Art Buzz Spector 17. Bernard Williams: Art as Reinterpretation, Identity as Art James Haywood Rolling, Jr. 18. Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds: Beyond the Chief Elizabeth Delacruz 19. Samuel Fosso: Queering Performances of Realness G. E. Washington 20. Cultural Conversations in Spiral Curriculum Olivia Gude 21. Arts Making as an Act of Theory Miia Collanus and Tiina Heinonen 22. Pedagogy, Collaboration, and Transformation: A Conversation with Brett Cook Korina Jocson and Brett Cook    

III. Toward Futures: Social and Personal Transformation  Introduction to Section ThreeLisa Hochtritt  23. Harrell Fletcher: Shaping a New Social Juan Carlos Castro 24. Pinky & Bunny: Critical Pedagogy 2.0 Steven Ciampaglia  25. La Pocha Nostra: Practicing Mere Life Jorge Lucero 26. Future Farmers: Leaping Over the Impossible Present A. Laurie Palmer 27. Appalshop: Learning from Rural Youth Media Maritza Bautista 28. Navjot Altaf: What Public, Whose Art? Manisha Sharma29.  The Chiapas Photography Project: You Can't Unsee It Lisa Yun Lee 30. Dilomprizulike: Art as Political Agency Raimundo Martins 31. In Search of Clean Water and Critical Environmental Justice:  Collaborative Artistic Responses Through the Possibilities of Sustainability and Appropriate Technologies B. Stephen Carpenter, II and Marissa Mu'oz 32. Opening Spaces for Subjectivity in an Urban Middle-School Art Classroom: A Dialogue between Theory and Practice Carol Culp and Rub'Gaztambide-Fern'ez 33. Story Drawings: Revisiting Personal Struggles, Empathizing with 'Others' Sharif Bey 

IV. Voices of Teachers  Introduction Section FourGraeme Sullivan, Art Matters  34. Holding the CameraMaura Nugent  35. The Streets Are Our Canvas: Skateboarding, Hip-Hop, and School Keith (K-Dub) Williams 36. The Zine Teacher's Dilemma Jesse Senechal 37. Miracle on 79th Street: Using Community as Curriculum Delaney Gersten Susie  38. Public School, Public Failure, Public Art?Bert Stabler  39. Animating The Bill of RightsWilliam Estrada  40. Think Twice, Make Once Anne Thulson 41. Art History and Social Justice in the Middle School ClassroomKimberly Lane  42. Whatever Comes Next will be Made and Named by Us Vanessa L'pez-Sparaco About the Contributors  Figure Credits and Permissions  Index

Editorial Reviews

"As America's public schools serve ever more diverse student populations, teacher interest in addressing social justice concerns has never been higher. This book provides a variety of ways, both theoretical and practical, for teachers to use arts education as a means of assisting students to become engaged participants in society. Summing up: Essential." - S.T. Schroth, Knox College, in CHOICE