Role of art and creativity in child culture and socialization

Lo, Khin Yee and Matsunobo, Koji (2014). Role of art and creativity in child culture and socialization. In Asher Ben-Arieh, Ferran Casas, Ivar Frønes and Jill E. Korbin (Ed.), Handbook of child well-being: theories, methods and policies in global perspective (pp. 1053-1078) Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Netherlands. doi:10.1007/978-90-481-9063-8_185


Author Lo, Khin Yee
Matsunobo, Koji
Title of chapter Role of art and creativity in child culture and socialization
Title of book Handbook of child well-being: theories, methods and policies in global perspective
Place of Publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1007/978-90-481-9063-8_185
Open Access Status
Year available 2014
ISBN 9789048190621
9789048190638
Editor Asher Ben-Arieh
Ferran Casas
Ivar Frønes
Jill E. Korbin
Chapter number 36
Start page 1053
End page 1078
Total pages 26
Total chapters 114
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Children’s culture is multifarious and pluralistic, displaying layers of subcultures, meanings, and adult influences, extending from infancy through pubescence. It is recognized that the arts contribute significantly to promoting children’s wellbeing. Symbolic self-expression through the arts allows children to express complex feelings and hybrid identities. It supports validating individual and collective identities. It not only empowers children but also helps to improve their health and wellbeing. This chapter provides a review of the literature on the role of art and creativity in child wellbeing and socialization. Much of the literature is written by therapists, educators in the arts, and scholars in psychology and sociology. Each of these disciplines adopts a standpoint to discuss children’s wellbeing and happiness, sometimes at variance with each other. The foci of this review include (a) an overview of child wellbeing and the arts in the Western history; (b) the arts and play in child culture; and (c) the spiritual benefits of the arts. The discussion at the end offers a critique of some current views of children and the arts, reveals gaps in existing literature, and outlines suggestions for future research directions for child wellbeing in the arts from a holistic perspective.
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Institutional Status UQ

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