Call for Chapters – Performing Arts for Peace: Education and Transformation

Brazilian theater director and writer Augusto Boal presenting his Theatre of the Oppressed at Riverside Church in New York City (May 2008). (Photo: Thehero / CC BY-SA)

This book will feature the multiple roles that performance art has had in peace education. It will include research on and vignettes of education in schools and other organizations where there were objectives for learning performance art along with competencies of peace. The contents will forefront instruction worldwide about peace development and maintenance through performance art. The collected contents will present in a literary format how performance art has been facilitative of intrapersonal, interpersonal, intercultural, interspecies, spiritual, and structural processes that further the advancement of peace.

Peace education is about efforts in the past, present, and future for enhancement of wellbeing and harmony. It cultivates visions of a better world with purposeful interactions for prevention of and solutions to problems from direct, cultural, and structural violence.

This edited book will provide chapters that reveal research on and vignettes of teaching and learning performing arts for peace development in individuals, groups, societies, nature, and the cosmos. It will describe experiential instruction for learning about and experiencing transformation through performance. Empirical papers (qualitative or quantitative), arts-based research, in-depth case studies, and comparative analyses in this book may comprise the informative contents of its chapters. Each chapter will identify the theoretical and pedagogical framework of the described instruction that intended learning about and for peace through performance art. It will also describe the assessment of learning that occurred in the examined context and the evaluation of the learning outcomes.

Submission Procedure

By October 1, 2020, authors may submit abstracts of 500-1,000 words outlining the performing art that their chapter features, theoretical grounding, research methodology, as well as the contribution to education and peace development of their study’s findings. Authors of accepted proposals will be notified by October 15, 2020. Abstracts should include a tentative title of the chapter. A separate document of the same e mail message containing the abstract must include the author(s)’ name(s), affiliations, and full contact information (e mail, postal address, phone) and a short bio. Full chapters are to be submitted by February 1, 2021.

The book’s chapters will consist of 6,000-8,000 words inclusive of references and annexes (tables, figures, or photos) presented in APA 6th edition format.

Authors should carefully consider the publication timeline when submitting a chapter proposal. All inquiries and chapter proposals will be delivered to the editor, Candice C. Carter, in one email titled Submission: Performing Arts for Peace to [email protected]. Thank you for reading, considering, and passing on this call for chapter proposals.



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