Going Public: The Art of Participatory Practice (Shared: Oral and Public History) (Hardcover)

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Going Public responds to the urgent need to expand current thinking on what it means to co-create and to actively involve the public in research activities. Drawing on conversations with over thirty practitioners across multiple cultures and disciplines, this book examines the ways in which oral historians, media producers, and theatre artists use art, stories, and participatory practices to engage creatively with their publics. It offers insights into concerns related to voice, appropriation, privilege, and the ethics of participation, and it reveals that the shift towards participatory research and creative practices requires a commitment to asking tough questions about oneself and the ways that people’s stories are used.

About the Author

Elizabeth Miller is a documentary maker and professor in communication studies at Concordia University. Edward Little is professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Concordia University. Steven High is professor of history at Concordia University's Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774836623
ISBN-10: 0774836628
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2017
Pages: 372
Language: English
Series: Shared: Oral and Public History