Arts and ethnography in a contemporary world: From learning to  social participation

Edited by Lígia Ferro and David Poveda

Teaching and learning practices around arts in various formal and informal contexts are increasingly at the centre of ethnographic research. In parallel, artists and arts researchers are engaging with ethnography as a part of their research toolkit. Ethnography helps reveal the potentialities of the arts and interconnects several disciplinary practices but also involves complex tensions and uncertainties that emerge from extending conventional research practices.

In this book definitional issues around learning, education, social participation and expressive practices are reflexively re-examined deepening our understanding of artistic practices and art contexts in a contemporary world. Studies on and in the arts often blur conventional disciplinary borders, providing a terrain for new insights to arise from interdisciplinary dialogue. By combining the study of social practices and discourses related to art-making, and applying ethnography as the main methodological approach, researchers stimulate intellectual debate. This book reveals a diversity of artistic contexts and practices explored by social scientists and artists in settings across locations in Europe and Latin America. The edited volume provides a balance of methodological discussions around ethnographic methods stemming from the examination of artistic practices and settings, detailed accounts of how art is experienced in local settings or critical accounts of how art emerges as a methodological and conceptual tool for social intervention, thus promoting social participation and educational change. The book will be of value to students and researchers in the social sciences and the arts, as well as appealing to a broader audience interested in these issues.Contents

Karen Borgnakke, Marianne Dovemark and Sofia Marques da Silva

The governance turn, institutional embrace and the postmodern professional
Bob Jeffrey and Geoff Troman

The performative culture in Swedish schools and how teachers cope with it
Marianne Dovemark and Ann-Sofie Holm

The interaction between students and teachers in times of performativity
Michalis Kakos

Building democratic relationships at school? Families, students and teachers in context
José Ignacio Rivas, Analia Leite and Pablo Cortés

Primary school teachers’ professional identity: An ethnographic study
Juana M. Sancho, Fernando Hernández, Amalia Creus, Laura Domingo and Alejandra Montané

Tales from the field: Student teachers’ ups and downs during their first professional experiences

José Miguel Correa, Asunción Martinez-Arbelaiz, Estibaliz Aberasturi, Luispe Gutiérrez

Raising the Standard: A research-based agenda for teacher education in England
Alaster Scott Douglas

Discourses of performativity and educational effectiveness: Contesting and shaping teacher identity in a neoliberal world
Lawrence Angus

Changeability and technacy: The new professional raison d'etre
Karen Borgnakke

Professionalisation in educational practice: Summary
Karen Borgnakke, Marianne Dovemark, Sofia Marques da Silva

paperback            ISBN             1872767443
ISBN-13            978-1-872767-44-4

Also available on Kimdle 978-1-872767-49-9

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