New Book by James Thompson on Care Aesthetics

What if the work of a nurse, physio or homecare worker was designated an art so that the qualities of the experiences they create became understood as aesthetic qualities? What if the interactions created by artists, directors, dancers, or workshop facilitators were understood as works of care? Care Aesthetics is the first full-length book to explore these questions and examine the work of carer artists and artist carers to explain the importance of valuing and supporting aesthetically caring relations across multiple aspects of our lives. This is a vital book for anyone engaged with socially engaged arts or social and health care practices on an academic or professional level. This book is also part of a larger-scale research project on care aesthetics that Dr. Thompson leads at the University of Manchester: here:

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