Craftivism for occupational therapists: finding our political voice

Youngson, Annabel ORCID logo ORCID: (2019) Craftivism for occupational therapists: finding our political voice. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 82 (6). pp. 383-385.

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Craftivism is an ongoing movement, combining craft with activism, to bring about positive change in the world. There is a growing emphasis on the need for occupational therapists to engage with the politics of the profession to tackle occupational challenges and injustice. This opinion piece considers whether, with the historical links to and resurgence of craft internationally within the profession, now is the time for occupational therapists to engage in craftivism to effect positive change and transformation for a just and inclusive society. It suggests that craftivism may enable the profession to find its political voice and suggests ideas for action.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: British Journal of Occupational Therapy
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 1477-6006
Departments: Academic Departments > Health, Psychology & Social Studies (HPSS) > Rehabilitation
Additional Information: Bel Youngson, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy, University of Cumbria, UK.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 14:32
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2024 08:17


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