Community arts in a post-industrial age: the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge

Graham Jeffery, Hugh Kelly

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeople's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research
Subtitle of host publicationEscaping the White-Walled Labyrinth
EditorsThe People's Knowledge Editorial Collective
PublisherPractical Action Publishing
Pages73-82
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781780449326
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Nov 2016

Publication series

Name Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship
PublisherPractical Action Publishing

Keywords

  • community arts
  • participatory methods
  • poverty
  • community media
  • film-making

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Jeffery, G., & Kelly, H. (2016). Community arts in a post-industrial age: the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge. In T. P. K. Editorial Collective (Ed.), People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth (pp. 73-82). ( Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship). Practical Action Publishing. https://doi.org/10.3362/9781780449395.008
Jeffery, Graham ; Kelly, Hugh. / Community arts in a post-industrial age : the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge. People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth. editor / The People's Knowledge Editorial Collective. Practical Action Publishing, 2016. pp. 73-82 ( Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship).
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Jeffery, G & Kelly, H 2016, Community arts in a post-industrial age: the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge. in TPK Editorial Collective (ed.), People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth. Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship, Practical Action Publishing, pp. 73-82. https://doi.org/10.3362/9781780449395.008

Community arts in a post-industrial age : the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge. / Jeffery, Graham; Kelly, Hugh.

People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth. ed. / The People's Knowledge Editorial Collective. Practical Action Publishing, 2016. p. 73-82 ( Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship).

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Jeffery G, Kelly H. Community arts in a post-industrial age: the cultural politics of community film-making with communities on the edge. In Editorial Collective TPK, editor, People's Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth. Practical Action Publishing. 2016. p. 73-82. ( Reclaiming Diversity and Citizenship). https://doi.org/10.3362/9781780449395.008