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When Was Arts in Health? A History of the Present

Title
When Was Arts in Health? [electronic resource] : A History of the Present / by Frances Williams.
ISBN
9789811936173
Edition
1st ed. 2023.
Publication
Singapore : Springer Nature Singapore : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XI, 154 p.) 10 illus., 7 illus. in color.
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Summary
This book critically appraises the field of Arts in Health in the light of the recent public health crisis and so-called culture wars. A new term was coined in Britain in 2017 for this area of work by an All-Party Parliamentary Group: "creative health". Williams sets the hopeful assertion for creative health against a darker backdrop of covid nationalism and runaway inequality. Understandings of the field as a (multi)national phenomenon are examined through contested narratives that surround its origin. Using genealogical methods, Williams shows how at supra, national and local policy levels, Arts in Health is presented as an idea that transcends place and time. Arguing against this premise, post-war decades are examined to reveal hidden, mutable arts-health expressions. Examples of practice, and their recognition as such, are context dependent it is concluded, produced by political economies as well as oppositional social movements. Dr Frances Williams gained a doctoral scholarship at Manchester Metropolitan University where she studied Arts in Health in relation to devolution (2016-2019). She brings long experience of working in this field as education manager and curator, teaching MA (Arts in Health) at Glyndwr University where she is Honorary Research Fellow.
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Language
English
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March 21, 2023
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