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The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts

Edited by: Michael Biggs , Henrik Karlsson , Stiftelsen Riksbankens Jubileumsfond

Print publication date:  September  2010
Online publication date:  October  2010

Print ISBN: 9780415581691
eBook ISBN: 9780203841327
Adobe ISBN: 9781136897931

10.4324/9780203841327
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The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts is a major collection of new writings on research in the creative and performing arts by leading authorities from around the world. It provides theoretical and practical approaches to identifying, structuring and resolving some of the key issues in the debate about the nature of research in the arts which have surfaced during the establishment of this subject over the last decade.

Contributions are located in the contemporary intellectual environment of research in the arts, and more widely in the universities, in the strategic and political environment of national research funding, and in the international environment of trans-national cooperation and communication. The book is divided into three principal sections – Foundations, Voices and Contexts – each with an introduction from the editors highlighting the main issues, agreements and debates in each section.

The Routledge Companion to Research in the Arts addresses a wide variety of concepts and issues, including:

  • the diversity of views on what constitutes arts-based research and scholarship, what it should be, and its potential contribution
  • the trans-national communication difficulties arising from terminological and ontological differences in arts-based research
  • traditional and non-traditional concepts of knowledge, their relationship to professional practice, and their outcomes and audiences
  • a consideration of the role of written, spoken and artefact-based languages in the formation and communication of understandings.

This comprehensive collection makes an original and significant contribution to the field of arts-based research by setting down a framework for addressing these, and other, topical issues. It will be essential reading for research managers and policy-makers in research councils and universities, as well as individual researchers, research supervisors and doctoral candidates.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  University Politics and Practice-Based Research Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Pleading for Plurality Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Production of Knowledge in Artistic Research Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Some Notes on Mode 1 and Mode 2 Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Communities, Values, Conventions and Actions Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Artistic Cognition and Creativity Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The Role of the Artefact and Frameworks for Practice-Based Research Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Embodied Knowing Through Art Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Rhetoric Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Research and the Self Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Addressing the ‘Ancient Quarrel’ Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Virtual and the physical Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Navigating in Heterogeneity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Insight and Rigour Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Transformational Practice Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Time and Interaction Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Thinking About art After the Media Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Characteristics of Visual and Performing Arts Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Differential Iconography Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Writing and the PhD in Fine Art Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Research Training in The Creative Arts and Design Download PDF
Chapter  22:  No Copyright and no Cultural Conglomerates Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Evaluating Quality in Artistic Research Download PDF
References Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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