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The song of the soul: transforming disabling illness through art.

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dc.contributor.author Yalte, Zulis
dc.date.accessioned 2011-12-22T17:49:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-12-22T17:49:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-12-22
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/3762
dc.description.abstract The focus of this qualitative, arts-based inquiry was to understand how disabling illness might be transformed through art. A/r/tography -- art/research/teaching and writing, was the method used to explore and understand the meaning(s) held within the art: Border Crossings -- a conceptual, figurative, sculptural installation. The installation embodied the experience of disabling illness, symbolically depicting power relationships, identities, subjectivities and the multi-dimensional nature of being, of one coming up against the institution, the illness and the self. Guided by the work of Heidegger (Hermeneutic Circle), Deleuze and Guatarri (Rhizome and The body without Organs) and Foucault (Power Relationships), the A/r/tographer examined the installation through the lens of the poststructural feminist writers Grosz, Davis, Gatens, Weedon, Moss and Dyck with a focus on the body/subjective to explore notions central to understanding being in a body. A further analysis through art theorists Eisner, Allen and A/r/tographers Irwin and Springgay’s aesthetic perspectives, explicated the nuance of how art transformed the ill researcher and larger community. The results of the inquiry revealed a multi-dimensional, generative process of opening multiple thresholds of complexity, understanding and transformation of the experience of disabling illness for inquirer, and the art participant/observers/larger community. The research illuminates the value of A/r/tography as a potent means of inquiry into lived experience and how art enhances the understandings and possibilities for the transformation of the experience of disabling illness/lived experience. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject nursing en_US
dc.subject fine art en_US
dc.subject arts-based inquiry en_US
dc.subject practice-based inquiry en_US
dc.subject art education en_US
dc.subject transformation en_US
dc.subject power relationships en_US
dc.subject community en_US
dc.subject Indigenous studies en_US
dc.subject gender studies en_US
dc.subject numinous en_US
dc.subject spiritual en_US
dc.subject consciousness en_US
dc.subject philosophy en_US
dc.subject occupational health en_US
dc.subject psychology en_US
dc.subject women's studies en_US
dc.title The song of the soul: transforming disabling illness through art. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Doane, Gweneth Hartrick
dc.contributor.supervisor Trueit, Donna
dc.degree.department School of Nursing en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Nursing M.N. en_US
dc.rights.temp Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US


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