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Author Behrman, Carolyn, author

Title The Akron Story Circle Project : rethinking race in classroom and community / Carolyn Behrman, Bill Lyons, Patricia Hill, James Slowiak, Donna Webb, Amy Shriver Dreussi
Edition First edition
Published Akron, Ohio : The University of Akron Press, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (x, 255 pages)
Contents Foreword / John O'Neal and Theresa Holden -- Introduction / James Slowiak -- Teaching about racial conflict with story circles / Bill Lyons -- Let my story speak for me : story circles as a critical pedagogical tool / Patricia S. Hill -- Story circles and the social science toolkit / Carolyn Behrman and Sandra Spickard Prettyman -- Once upon a time : story circles and public art in Cascade Village / Donna Webb -- Story circles : a powerful tool in the multifaceted toolkit for addressing race in university cocurricular programing / Amy Shriver Dreussi -- The Akron Color Line Project performance / James Slowiak -- Concluding thoughts: Storytelling and democracy
Summary "The Akron Story Circle Project documents an eight-year interdisciplinary effort to use story circles, developed by John O'Neal, as a pedagogical tool to engage faculty, students, and community members in thoughtful and serious conversations about race and racial conflict. In the process the authors learned about the incredible transformative power of storytelling in the classroom, on the stage, to spark artwork, and to deepen their understanding of the world we live in. In addition to being a unique collaboration among professors in art, anthropology, theater, communication, and political science, the book itself--with extensive author comments in each chapter--is organized as an ongoing conversation that models curiosity and open-mindedness, rigorous analysis and the transformative value of our stories and of listening to others"--Provided by publisher
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Subject Akron Story Circle Project.
Storytelling -- Political aspects -- United States.
Storytelling -- Social aspects -- United States.
Storytelling -- Ohio -- Akron.
United States -- Race relations -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Form Electronic book
Author Dreussi, Amy Shriver, author
Hill, Patricia, author
Lyons, William, 1960- author
Slowiak, James, author
Webb, Donna, author
LC no. 2017005607
ISBN 1629220531 (electronic bk.)
162922054X (electronic bk.)
9781629220536 (electronic bk.)
9781629220543 (electronic bk.)
(paperback) (alkaline paper)