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Arts Based Research is ideal for students, researchers, and practitioners. This unique book provides a framework for broadening the domain of qualitative inquiry in the social sciences by incorporating the arts as a means of better understanding and rethinking important social issues. In the book's 10 thought-provoking chapters, authors Tom Barone and Elliot W. Eisner--pioneers in the field--address key aspects of arts based research, including its purpose and fundamental ideas, controversies that surround the field and the politics and ethics involved, and key criteria for evaluation.

How Might Arts Based Research Be Both Political and Ethical?
How might arts based research be both political and ethical?

In this chapter, we address the places of politics and ethics in arts based research, social research that exhibits important aesthetic features. We have chosen to address these two dimensions of arts based research in the same chapter because we see them as intimately intertwined. Even further, each has implications for judging the aesthetic quality of a project of arts based research. We will, of course, elaborate on those perceived connections. First, however, we comment on the political in arts based research, and its relationships to the aesthetic.

To suggest that the political can or should play a role in any form of social research remains, for ...

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