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"Radical art form as a form of social innovation" Amy Phillips book review published

"Radical art form as a form of social innovation" Amy Phillips book review published

Interest Area(s)
Integrative Studies, Social Innovation, Philosophy

Amy shares "I'd had only one course in social innovation when I decided to read all 436 pages of The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed and take the chance that they'd publish my review. Having studied with Theatre of the Oppressed's founder, Augusto Boal, I was encouraged by Dr. Joel Wendland-Liu in my efforts to position this radical art form as a form of social innovation. I presented a paper at the Midwest Popular Culture Association's conference in Minneapolis this October and had planned to read the giant Routledge companion as part of my research anyway. Working with the journal on my submission was a positive experience and further built the confidence that began to grow in my very first graduate class. Starting graduate school, for me, has been a journey of understanding that all along I've had the material to really make a difference; Grand Valley stepped in with the right tools and I haven't stopped learning or growing since."

Follow this link to the work "Book Review of The Routledge Companion to Theatre of the Oppressed" by Amy Phillips (uni.edu)

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