This chapter focuses on how autoethnographicplaywriting and performance can be used as research pursuits in social work. It lays out (1) a rationale for using playwriting and performance as a research method to engage in self-healing and to advance social change; (2) a case study including theoretical approach, research procedures, and dissemination; and (3) a discussion for future social work research and practice. Autoethnographicplaywriting and performance provides a tool that researchers can use to explore the experiences of research
This book explores the rationale, methodologies, and results of arts-based approaches in social work research today.
It is the first dedicated analysis of its kind, providing practical examples of when to choose arts-based research, how the arts are used by social work researchers and integrated with additional methods, and ways to evaluate its efficacy. The multiple examples of arts-based research in social work in this book reveal how arts methods are inherently connected to the resilience and creativity of research participants, social workers, and social work researchers.
With international contributions from experts in their fields, this is a welcome overview of the arts in social work for anyone connected to the field.
homeless youth was artful, actional, and analogical forms of solution-seeking. This helped stimulate group members’ engagement and problem solving that provided knowledge about how the youth cope. Dr Sofie Vindevogel shows how digital stories can be used to open spaces for the voices of marginalised women, dealing with addictions and with migrant status. Professor Rogério M. Pinto describes how autoethnographicplaywriting and performance can help to access and tell coherent stories about major life transitions, such as immigration, shifts in gender identity, and loss