Community Development for Social Change


Added on  2019-09-20

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Community Cultural Development for Social Change: Developing Critical Praxis byChristopher C. Sonn and Amy F. Quayle Melbourne.This article describes the program of work which facilitates the community cultural developmentagency using the community arts practice for creating, promoting and improving the opportunities for network development, participation and empowerment of the rural Western Australian communities. The program of work has been presented within the broader systematic efforts which were aimed towards the social changed in the region of Western Australia. Therefore, the paper reflects the commitment towards challenging the continuing social exclusion of Aboriginal people in postcolonizing Australia. Further the paper has critically highlighted the key concepts of power, empowerment, and participation and situated knowing while examining the cultural development as one of their participatory methodology. The paper has also argued on the community cultural development practice which was aimed towards transformative and instrumental outcomes. The paper has critically decided on the aboriginal and non-Indigenous community which includes the local government and critical community cultural development. The paper presents that the translation is challenging in nature due to the sensitive topics associated with racism, race and whiteness. It has critically drawn on the references from the whiteness studies and confronts on the issue without pointing fingers on the individual racists. In order to change the social imagination, Community Arts Network Western Australia has also been seen to support the Aboriginal individuals and communities using the participatory methodologies along with recognizing the need for transforming the broader social structures, discourse, ideologies perpetuating the inequalities and the social changes and thus is seen to contribute towards the continuity of coloniality.
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