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dc.contributor.supervisor Hasen, Nancy (Disability Studies) en_US
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Jenel
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-19T16:13:00Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-19T16:13:00Z
dc.date.issued 2019-02 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2018-12-03T15:59:36Z en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/33598
dc.description.abstract Empowerment is important for those with mental illness as they are often stigmatized and/or experience self-stigma. This thesis examines the connections between art and empowerment for people with mental illness through a Disability Studies lens. I Adopted a social model perspective and used Crip, Disability and Feminist theories as the theoretical framework; artmaking is explored as a key element in gaining empowerment and reducing stigma. Using autoethnography this thesis examines the author’s experiences with mental illness through memories, personal journals and artwork dating back to childhood. As most research into the lives of those with mental illness is not written by those who have mental illnesses, this thesis differs as it does just that, which is important so that people with disabilities can add their perspective and experiences to the literature available to provide a more accurate and complex description of mental illness. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Autoethnography, Mental illness, Art, Empowerment, Stigmatization en_US
dc.title An autoethnological study of art as a tool of empowerment en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Disability Studies en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Warne, Vanessa (Disability Studies) Taylor, Laura (Social Work) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2019 en_US
dc.contributor.guestmembers Nelson, Kristin (Artist) en_US


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