Creating Social Change Through Creativity

Anti-Oppressive Arts-Based Research Methodologies

  • Moshoula Capous-Desyllas
  • Karen Morgaine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Co-construction of Knowledge & Positionality

  3. Reflexivity and Listening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. Jennifer A. Sandlin, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Andrew Hammerand
      Pages 57-76
  4. Methodological Processes

  5. Politics of Methodlogy and Data Representation

  6. Community Sharing for Social Change

  7. Community Building and Engagement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-310
    2. Ellen J. Plumb, Brandon A. Knettel, Melissa Fogg, Ellen M. Owens, Shira Walinsky, Rickie Brawer et al.
      Pages 331-352
  8. Pedagogical Approaches

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 391-399

About this book


This book examines research using anti-oppressive, arts-based methods to promote social change  in oppressed and marginalized communities. The contributors discuss literary techniques, performance, visual art, and new media in relation to the co-construction of knowledge and positionality, reflexivity, data representation, community building and engagement, and pedagogy. The contributors to this volume hail from a wide array of disciplines, including sociology, social work, community psychology, anthropology, performing arts, education, medicine, and public health.


Social change work Oppressed communities Visual research Auto-ethnography Identity social work social change social development marginalization marginalized communities community building community psychology performing arts

Editors and affiliations

  • Moshoula Capous-Desyllas
    • 1
  • Karen Morgaine
    • 2
  1. 1.California State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.California State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

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