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Creating Social Change Through Creativity

Anti-Oppressive Arts-Based Research Methodologies

  • Moshoula Capous-Desyllas
  • Karen Morgaine

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Co-construction of Knowledge & Positionality

  3. Reflexivity and Listening

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-56
    2. Jennifer A. Sandlin, Seline Szkupinski Quiroga, Andrew Hammerand
      Pages 57-76
  4. Methodological Processes

  5. Politics of Methodlogy and Data Representation

  6. Community Sharing for Social Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-244
    2. Madeline Fox, Una Aya Osato
      Pages 245-264

About this book


This book examines research using anti-oppressive, arts-based methods to promote social change  in oppressed and marginalized communities. The contributors discuss literary techniques, performance, visual art, and new media in relation to the co-construction of knowledge and positionality, reflexivity, data representation, community building and engagement, and pedagogy. The contributors to this volume hail from a wide array of disciplines, including sociology, social work, community psychology, anthropology, performing arts, education, medicine, and public health.


Social change work Oppressed communities Visual research Auto-ethnography Identity social work social change social development marginalization marginalized communities community building community psychology performing arts

Editors and affiliations

  • Moshoula Capous-Desyllas
    • 1
  • Karen Morgaine
    • 2
  1. 1.California State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.California State University, NorthridgeNorthridgeUSA

About the editors

Moshoula Capous-Desyllas is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge, USA. She teaches various courses related to anti-oppressive social work practice, diversity and social justice, and qualitative and arts-based research methods.  Her passion lies in highlighting the voices of marginalized communities through the use of art as a form of activism, empowerment, and social change.

Karen Morgaine is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University, Northridge, USA.  She teaches a variety of courses related to community organizing, anti-oppressive social work practice, and LGBTQQIP communities. Her research leans toward investigating social movement framing and power and privilege within social movements.

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