1st Edition

The Role of the Arts in Learning Cultivating Landscapes of Democracy

Edited By Jay Michael Hanes, Eleanor Weisman Copyright 2018
    194 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Grounded in philosophy from John Dewey and Maxine Greene, this book sheds light on difficulties and practicalities of examining culture and politics within the realm of interdisciplinary education. Providing both theoretical and concrete examples of the importance of a contemporary arts education, this book offers imaginative ways the arts and sciences intersect with democratic learning and civic engagement. Chapters focus on education in relation to diversity, apprenticeship, and civic engagement; neuroscience and cognition; urban aesthetic experience and learning; and science and art intelligence.


    Janyce Hyatt


    Jay Michael Hanes and Eleanor Weisman, Editors

    Chapter 1

    Introduction: Education, the Arts, and Resistance to the Neoliberal Condition

    Jay Michael Hanes and Eleanor Weisman

    Chapter 2

    Becoming a Deweyan Apprentice: A Struggle against White Supremacy

    Bill Bywater

    Chapter 3

    From Grief, Find Your Peace: Steve Prince and The Big Zipper Community

    Steve Prince and Beth McCoy

    Chapter 4

    Chicago Consciousness: Democratic Reform, the Built Environment, and Sensorimotor Awareness

    David C. Miller

    Chapter 5

    Devising Theatre: Imagination Meets Citizenship

    Roberta Levine

    Chapter 6

    Flowers for Feynman: Natural Piety and the Aesthetics of Experience in the Experimental Spirit

    Tibor Solymosi

    Chapter 7

    Inhibition as Fundamental: From Synapse to Classroom

    Jeff Hollerman

    Chapter 8

    Coping Creatively, Imagining Democracy: Expressive Arts Therapy in an Urban Public School

    Jessa M. Goldstein

    Chapter 9

    Disturbing the Peace: Community, Justice Learning, and Democratic Participation with Communities of Color

    Heather Cherie Moore

    Chapter 10

    Get Woke: Radicalizing Imagination in the Interest of a Just Democracy

    Morna McDermott

    List of Contributors


    Jay Hanes is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Art Education Programs at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, USA.

    Eleanor Weisman is an Associate Professor and Director of Dance and Movement Studies as well as Community and Justice Studies at Allegheny College, USA.