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Quebec –

  • Alexander-Stevens, Caroline et Devora Neumark. “L’art des relations : l’engagement et autres considérations concernant les arts communautaires.”Cahier de l’action culturelle,vol 4, no.1, (Sept 2005): 22-25.
  • Lamoureux, Eve,De l’émancipation à la subversion : rétrospective historique de l’art engagé au Québec.” Cahier de l’action culturelle, vol 4, no. 1, (Sept 2005): 2-14.
  • Okuyama, Misako. An Artist-Educator’s Role in Community Arts: Integrating People of Diverse Backgrounds and Ages, Montreal: Concordia University Thesis, 2001.
  • Peltier, Cedric.Tentatives de cerner l’art communautaire et sa pertinence dans le champ social” Cahier de l’action culturelle . vol 4, no 1, (Sept 2005): 14 -22.
  • Stevens, Caroline A. “Making Art Matter: Narrating the Collaborative Creative Process.” PHD Diss. Concordia University, 2001.

International –

  • Barndt, Deborah, ed. Wild Fire: Art as Activism. Toronto: Sumach Press, 2006.
  • Becker, Carol. “Herbert Marcuse and the Subversive Potential of Art.” In The Subversive Imagination: Artists, Society and Social Responsibility, edited by Carol Becker, 113-129. New York: Routledge, 1994.
  • Becker, Carol, and Ann Wiens, eds. The Artist in Society: Rights Roles and Responsibilities. Chicago: New Art Examiner Press, 1995.
  • Bishop, Claire. “The Social Turn: Collaboration and Its Discontents.” Artforum International. v. 44 no. 6 (February 2006): 178-83.
  • Bishop, Claire, ed. Participation, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2006.
  • Bleckman, Peter and YEPP Programme Team. “Youth and Community Empowerment Through Cultural Activities,” Conference Proceedings, Brussels and Berlin, 2004.
  • Boal, Augusto. The Aesthetics of the Oppressed. London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Bourriaud, Nicolas. Esthetique Relationelle. Dijon: Les Presses du Réel, 1998.
  • Bradley, Will and Charles Esche, eds.,Art and Social Change: A Critical Reader. New York: Tate Publishing, 2007.
  • Bucholtz, Mary.“Youth and Cultural Practice.” Annual Review of Anthropology. vol 31. 2002: 525-552.
  • Cleveland, William.Trials and Triumphs: Art-based Community Development,” Public Art Review, vol 13, no 1 (Fall-Winter 2001).
  • Cocke, Burnham, Kohl, McGarvey, et al. Connecting Californians, Finding the Art of Community Change: An Inquiry into the Role of Story in Strengthening Communities (San Francisco: The James Irvine Foundation, 2001):  Click here for link to the article on website for Community Arts Network website:  link
  • Congdon, Kristin G. Community Art in Action,Worcester Mass: Davis Publications, 2004.
  • Felshin, Nina, ed., But is it Art? The Spirit of Art and Activism. Seattle: Bay Press, 1995.
  • Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Continuum, 2007.
  • Goldbard, Arlene. New Creative Community: The Art of Cultural Development. Oakland: New Village Press, 2006.
  • Haggar, Janette. “Issues In Community Art Education: Developing a Profile of the Community Art Educator.” MA Thesis, Concorida University, 2000.
  • Hager, Lori. “Third Space: Youth, Arts and Community Development.” On the  Community arts Network website: click here for link to article: link
  • Jakab, Irene, ed. Art Media as a Vehicle for Communication, Massachussets: ASPE, 1991.
  • Kearney, Richard. On Stories, New York: Routledge, 2006.
  • Korza, Pam and Schaffer Bacon, Barbara, eds. Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism: Case Studies from animating Democracy, Washington DC: Americans for the Arts, 2005
  • Kester, Grant H. Conversation Pieces: Community and Communication in Modern Art, California: University of California Press, 2004..
  • Léger, Marc J. “The Elephant in the Room: A Brief Excursus on Avant-Garde and Community Art.” CMagazine: International Contemporary Art, (Summer 2008):18-22
  • Magnan, dir. La video, entre art et communication. Paris: École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts (énsb-a), 1997.
  • Shifferd, Patricia A. and Dorothy Lagerro. “Converging Streams: The Community Arts and Sustainable Community Movements,” Community Arts Network. (2004), click here to access article on the Community arts Network website: link
  • Shwarzman, Mat and Kathie de Nobrigada, “Community-based Art for Social Change,” Community Arts Network, 1999. click here to access article on the Community arts Network website: link
  • Solinger, Rickie and Madeline.Fox, Kayhan Irani, eds Telling Stories to Change the World, New York: Routledge, 2008.
  • Wilson, Mick.”Autonomy, Agonism, and Activist Art: An Interview with Grant Kester”, Art Journal. v. 66, no. 3 (Fall 2007: 106-18