Ellen Mueller

Some Social Practice

by Ellen Mueller on September 14, 2020, no comments

$25.00

This book started as a compilation of a series of zines created to introduce students to the field of social practice. This book expands and adds to each of these zines while compiling all of the history examples into a single timeline for easy reference.

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This book started as a compilation of a series of zines created to introduce students to the field of social practice. This book expands and adds to each of these zines while compiling all of the history examples into a single timeline for easy reference.

FEATURES:

  • A list of exercises for in and out-of-class use
  • A sample syllabus, adaptable to 10 and 15-week terms
  • Challenging discussion questions
  • Charts to explain intersecting fields of study and spectrums in the field
  • Social practice book list
  • Tips for effective social practice

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  • v – Introduction
  • 7 – Definitions of Social Practice
  • 13 – Spectrums, Continuums, & Variations in Social Practice
  • 17 – Some Intersecting Fields of Study Related to Social Practice
  • 21 – Some Systems / Topics Social Practice Frequently Touches On
  • 25 – Some Forms / Approaches / Strategies of Social Practice
  • 29 – Useful Skills for Social Practice
  • 33 – Some Tips for Effective Social Practice
  • 37 – Some Discussion Questions in Social Practice
  • 41 – Evaluating Social Practice Projects
  • 47 – Intersection of Craft and Social Practice
  • 51 – A Social Practice Book List
  • 57 – An Incomplete Survey of Social Practice (or Similar) Programs
  • 61 – Some Social Practice History
    • 61 – Early 1900s
    • 69 – 1950s
    • 75 – 1960s
    • 83 – 1970s
    • 91 – 1980s
    • 99 – 1990s
    • 111 – 2000s
    • 125 – 2010s
  • 149 – Appendix
    • 150 – Sample Syllabus
    • 152 – Sample Exercises
    • 154 – Exercise Resources

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