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The Art of Exclusion and Embrace

Byrne, Libby (2016) The Art of Exclusion and Embrace. Journal of Disability and Religion. pp. 361-364. ISSN 2331-2521


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This article considers the themes of exclusion and embrace, noting how they are embedded within the author's own art-making practice, a recent doctoral inquiry into the theological question of the art of healing, and within her life with multiple sclerosis. The article addresses how art can be a remedy for the experience of social exclusion that can accompany illness and disability. It also addresses the need for art as a remedy for the experience of separation that follows when we attempt to exclude the possibility of illness and disability from a normal, healthy life. This article was delivered to open an Art Exhibition at the “Exclusion and Embrace: Disability, Justice & Spirituality Conference” in Melbourne, Australia on August 21, 2016.

Item Type: Published Articles
Repository Version: Published Version
Keywords: social inclusion, inclusion, vulnerability, self-determination
Fields of Research: 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170111 Psychology of Religion
22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2299 Other Philosophy and Religious Studies > 229999 Philosophy and Religious Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health
Type of Activity: Applied Research
Subjects: D - Pastoral Studies
D - Spirituality and Spiritual Direction
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Dr Libby Byrne
Date Deposited: 01 May 2018 04:24
Last Modified: 01 May 2018 04:24
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/3068

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