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dc.contributor.authorBerman, Hayley
dc.contributor.authorManley, Julian
dc.contributor.editorAdlam, John
dc.contributor.editorKluttig, Tilman
dc.contributor.editorLee, Bandy
dc.identifier.citationBerman , H & Manley , J 2018 , Social dreaming and creativity in South Africa : Imagi(ni)ng the unthought known . in J Adlam , T Kluttig & B Lee (eds) , Violent States and Creative States - From the Global to the Individual : Book One - Structural Violence and Creative Structures . First edn , vol. One , Jessica Kingsley Publishers , London , pp. 221-236 .
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dc.description.abstractIn this chapter, we introduce social dreaming and image-making as a visual research method illuminating some of the more unconscious and latent psychic textures of the complexities of the South African psyche and the resilience and creativity that can emerge. The process makes manifest realms of experience that can be actively spoken about, engaged with, and utilised as a public story with the potential to bring about social justice and a reflective social engagement. It also facilitates understanding and experience as channelled through collective acts of transformation that might usefully be applied to other situations afflicted by acts of violence leading to trauma. The data used in this chapter come from on-going art therapy programmes for processing traumatic processes in South Africa. These programmes form part of the Lefika la Phodiso -‘The Rock of Healing’ – project in Johannesburg. Lefika was founded by Hayley Berman to contribute to the process of healing trauma through art therapy. Lefika’s training programme empowers community workers to work psychodynamically and creatively in groups as ‘Community Art Counsellors’ (CAC) (Berman 2011; 2016)en
dc.publisherJessica Kingsley Publishers
dc.relation.ispartofViolent States and Creative States - From the Global to the Individual
dc.titleSocial dreaming and creativity in South Africa : Imagi(ni)ng the unthought knownen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Creative Arts
dc.contributor.institutionContemporary Arts Practice Group
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