Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy: Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts (Counterpoints)

Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy: Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts (Counterpoints)

Book Title: Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy: Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts (Counterpoints)

Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers

ISBN: 1433112302


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Activist Art in Social Justice Pedagogy: Engaging Students in Glocal Issues through the Arts (Counterpoints)

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