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Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn

Gilroy, Andrea; Linnell, Sheridan; McKenna, Tarquam and Westwood, Jill, eds. 2019. Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill | Sense. ISBN 9789004315181 [Edited Book]

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Abstract or Description

Art Therapy in Australia: Taking a Postcolonial, Aesthetic Turn explores and enacts established and emergent art therapy histories, narratives and practices in the specific postcolonial context of contemporary Australia. It is the first published book to attempt to map this terrain. In doing so, the book aims to document important aspects of art therapy in Australia, including how Australian approaches both reiterate and challenge the dominant discourse of art therapy. This book is as much a performance as an account of the potential of art therapy to honour alterity, illuminate possibilities and bear witness to the intrapsychic, relational and social realms. The book offers a selective window into the rambling assemblage that is art therapy in the ‘Great Southern Land’.

Item Type:

Edited Book

Keywords:

Art therapy, Australia, postcolonial, art

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Social, Therapeutic & Community Engagement (STaCS) > Unit for Psychotherapeutic Studies

Date:

11 February 2019

Item ID:

25595

Date Deposited:

30 Jan 2019 13:09

Last Modified:

30 Jan 2019 13:20

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25595

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