New Village Press Books


Accidental Warriors and Battlefield Myths
Tom Angotti
A collection of short stories that shows how most soldiers are drawn into war by circumstances they neither understand nor control.
Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
Volume I: Resistance and Reconciliation in Regions of Violence
Catherine Filloux, Ruth Margraff, Dijana Miloševic, Charles Mulekwa, Abeer Musleh, Aida Nasrallah, Madhawa Palihapitiya, Lee Perlman
Courageous artists working in conflict regions describe exemplary peacebuilding performances and groundbreaking theory on performance for transformation of violence.
Acting Together: Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
Volume II: Building Just and Inclusive Communities
Daniel Banks, Eugene van Erven, Kate Gardner, Mary Ann Hunter, John O'Neal, Jo Salas
Acting Together, Volume II, continues from where the first volume ends, documenting exemplary peacebuilding performances in regions marked by social exclusion, structural violence, and dislocation.
Acting Together on the World Stage DVD and Toolkit
Performance and the Creative Transformation of Conflict
This feature-length documentary film of peacebuilding performances and interviews shows contributions of theater to justice, reconciliation, and coexistence. The DVD is accompanied by a toolkit of resources for educators, practitioners, and policy makers.
American Tensions
Literature of Identity and the Search for Social Justice
Jonis Agee, Elizabeth Alexander, Sherman Alexie, Dorothy Allison, Marvin Bell, Barrie Jean Borich, Nickole Brown, Philip Bryant, James Cihlar, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Anthony Doerr, Mark Doty, Heid E. Erdrich, Louise Erdrich, B. H. Fairchild, Nick Flynn, Kenny Fries, Eric Gansworth, Ray Gonzalez, J. C. Hallman, Patricia Hampl, Greg Hewett, Scott Hightower, Tony Hoagland, Linda Hogan, Javier O. Huerta, Deborah Keenan, Yusef Komunyakaa, Ed Bok Lee, Bobbie Ann Mason, Bill McKibben, Donald Morrill, David Mura, Kristin Naca, Mark Nowak, D. A. Powell, Hilda Raz, Adrienne Rich, Scott Russell Sanders, Patricia Smith, Brian Turner, Emily C. Watson, Diane Wilson
This new anthology of contemporary American poetry, short fiction, and nonfiction, explores issues of identity, oppression, injustice, and social change.
Art and Upheaval
Artists on the World's Frontlines
William Cleveland
Author William Cleveland tells remarkable stories from Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, about artists who resolve conflict and heal unspeakable trauma.
Art in Other Places
Artists at Work in America's Community and Social Institutions
William Cleveland
Art in Other Places profiles 29 institutional and community arts programs across the Untied States that have pioneered the field of arts-based community development.
Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism examines the role of dialogue in the work of cultural organizations oriented toward civic action and activism.
Arts for Change
Teaching Outside the Frame
Beverly Naidus
Beverly Naidus shares her passion and strategies for teaching socially engaged art, offering, as well, a short history of the field and the candid views of more than thirty colleagues.
Asphalt to Ecosystems
Design Ideas for Schoolyard Transformation
Sharon Gamson Danks
Case studies from North America, Scandinavia, Japan, and Great Britain demonstrate natural outdoor teaching environments that support hands-on learning in science, math, language, and art in ways that nurture healthy imagination and socialization.
Awakening Creativity
Dandelion School Blossoms
Lily Yeh
Awakening Creativity shows in gloriously illustrated detail how Lily Yeh guides a participatory process of artistic expression that uplifts a distressed community. Her open, joyful approach to artmaking is a model for building healthy cultural esteem.
Beginners Guide to Community-Based Arts
Ten Graphic Stories about Artists, Educators & Activists Across the U.S.
Keith Knight, Mat Schwarzman
Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grass-roots social change.
Between Grace and Fear
The Role of the Arts in a Time of Change
William Cleveland, Patricia Shifferd
This book is a series of interviews with social theorists and scholars, philanthropists, scientists, theologians, artists, community development and community arts activists.
Beyond Zuccotti Park
Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space
Roland V. Anglin, Caron Atlas, Thomas Balsley, Terri Baltimore, Shirin Barghi, Rick Bell, Marshall Berman, Julian Brash, Wendy E. Brawer, Paul Broches, Carlton Brown, Lance Jay Brown, David Burney, Brennan S. Cavanaugh, Susan Chin, Alexander Cooper, Arthur Eisenberg, Lynne Elizabeth, Anastassia Fisyak, Karen A. Franck, Michael Freedman-Schnapp, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Gan Golan, Jeffrey Hou, Te-Sheng Huang, Lisa Keller, Brad Lander, Peter Marcuse, Jonathan Marvel, Signe Nielsen, Michael Pyatok, Michael Rios, Jonathan Rose, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Paula Z. Segal, Sadra Shahab, Benjamin Shepard, Ronald Shiffman, Gregory Smithsimon, Michael Sorkin, Nikki Stern, Maya Wiley
In the wake of the Occupy Wall Street movement, leading planners and social scientists examine public space today and freedom of assembly.
Bridge Conversations
People Who Live and Work in Multiple Worlds
Various authors
A collection of stories about the change that happens in the intersections of generations, cultures, sectors, and geographies and the people that make them.
Building Commons and Community
Karl Linn
Building Commons and Community documents 45 years of the late Karl Linn's legacy creating neighborhood spaces for communities and by communities. In this richly-illustrated landscape-format hardcover book, Linn presents his philosophies and practical wisd
Building Together
Case Studies in Participatory Planning and Community Building
Roger Katan
With case studies of neighborhood developments from North and South America, Europe, and Africa that span more than forty years, this book offers a seminal treatise on the community-based design practices of participatory planning and advocacy architecture.
By Heart
Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives
Judith Tannenbaum, Spoon Jackson
A two-person memoir that explores education, prison, possibility, and which children our world nurtures and which it shuns. At the book's core are two stories that speak up for human imagination, spirit, and the power of art.
Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture
Findings from Animating Democracy
Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Andrea Assaf
Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture explores the power of the arts and humanities to foster civic engagement and demonstrates how arts and humanities organizations can be vital civic and cultural institutions.
Critical Perspectives
Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue
Caron Atlas, Pam Korza
Critical Perspectives is a collection of essays that explore art, civic dialogue, and reflective critical writing. The essays focus on three compelling projects that employed the unique capacities of theater, visual art, and historic preservation.
Crossroads Comics #1
Keith Knight, Mat Schwarzman
This educational comic of graphic true stories is derived from the Beginner's Guide to Community-Based Arts by award-winning cartoonist Keith Knight and progressive youth educator Mat Schwarzman. Depicts two inspiring artists who heal social problems.
Cultural Perspectives in Civic Dialogue
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
This book shares the efforts of cultural organizers who are skilled in working deeply within and across cultures to understand important cultural considerations in arts-based civic dialogue work.
Dialogue in Artistic Practice
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
This book explores the work of three exemplary artist companies. Case studies examine the Animating Democracy projects implemented by these companies, as well as their long traditions of community engagement, to highlight how dialogue is inherent to art.
Doing Time in the Garden
Life Lessons through Prison Horticulture
James Jiler
Inspiring firsthand account of how in-prison vocational training programs at Riker's Island Jail lead to meaningful post-release employment and reduce recidivism — the GreenHouse and GreenTeam run by James Jiler for the Horticultural Society of New York.
Early Childhood Outdoors
Creating and Restoring Places for Healthy Child Development
Robin Moore, Nilda Cosco
A fully illustrated design resource including practical guidelines to improve the quality of outdoor play and learning environments for children.
From Foreclosure to Fair Lending
Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit
Shanti Abedin, Katrin B. Anacker, David Berenbaum, Saqib Bhatti, Janis Bowdler, James H. Carr, Peter Dreier, Katrina S. Forrest, Jose A. Garcia, George Goehl, Debby Goldberg, Sandra Hinson, Donald L. Kahl, Stephen Lerner, Mike Miller, John A. Powell, John P. Relman, Lisa Rice, Robert G. Schwemm, M William Sermons, Shanna L. Smith
This book describes the new wave of fair housing activism in the face of foreclosures and explains what must be done now in the United States to make meaningful progress toward the goals of equitable access to credit, fair housing, and equal opportunity.
History as Catalyst for Civic Dialogue
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
This book examines three projects that mined hidden, forgotten, or suppressed histories of slavery and lynching in the United States in order to stimulate meaningful dialogue about persistent issues of race and marginalization.
Museums and Civic Dialogue
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
Case studies in this book examine approaches to curatorial practice, interpretation, and education prompted by civic intent; institutional challenges and changes in practice that occurred in doing this work; and the critical importance of partnerships.
New Creative Community
The Art of Cultural Development
Arlene Goldbard
An inspiring, foundational book that defines the burgeoning field of community cultural development.
Performing Communities
Grassroots Ensemble Theaters Deeply Rooted in Eight U.S. Communities
Ann Kilkelly, Robert H. Leonard
Ensemble theater is one of the most vibrant, meaningful American performance forms today. It's more than art — it's a social movement.
Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty
Anne Herbert,M. Paloma Pavel
This modern parable, illustrated by Mayumi Oda, has wisdom for realizing world peace and community health in our time. Let us start the dance!
Service-Learning in Design and Planning
Educating at the Boundaries
Keith Bartholomew, Amanda M. Beer, Peter Butler, Linda Corkery, Pat Crawford, Lynne M. Dearborn, Susan Erickson, Susan C. Harris, Sally Harrison, Jeffrey Hou, Clara Irazábal, Paul Kelsch, Zenia Kotval, Laura Lawson, Mira Locher, Patricia Machemer, Paul V. Poteat, Ann Quinlan, Jodi Rios, Michael Rios, Joseph Schilling, Lynda Schneekloth, Scott Shannon, Lisa B. Spanierman, Jack Sullivan, Daniel Winterbottom
Urban planning and architecture educators challenge traditional community-university relationships by modeling meaningful and reciprocal partnerships.
SongLines
William Cleveland
A lyrical journey of alternative eclectic songs ranging from afro-celtic, alt-country, and rock to R&B with many surprising stops along the way.
Undoing the Silence
Six Tools for Social Change Writing
Louise Dunlap
Undoing the Silence offers guidance to help both citizens and professionals influence democratic process through letters, articles, reports, and public testimony.
Urban Alchemy
Restoring Joy in America's Sorted-Out Cities
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
Investigating urban segregation from a social health perspective, Mindy Thompson Fullilove presents ways to strengthen neighborhood connectivity and empower marginalized communities.
What We See
Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs
Janine Benyus, Hillary Brown, Robert Cowan, David Crombie, Pierre Desrochers, Matias Sendoa Echanove, Nan Ellin, Mindy Thompson Fullilove, Jan Gehl, Arlene Goldbard, Roberta Brandes Gratz, Ken Greenberg, Nabeel Hamdi, Chester Hartman, Sanford Ikeda, Allan Jacobs, Daniel Kemmis, Samuli Leppälä, Jamie Lerner, Elizabeth Macdonald, Clare Cooper Marcus, Richard Register, Mary Rowe, Janette Sadik-Khan, Saskia Sassen, Ronald Shiffman, Robert Sirman, Michael Sorkin, Rahul Srivastava, James Stockard, Ray Suarez, Deanne Taylor, Alexie Torres-Flemming, Susan Witt, Peter Zlonicky
An enlivening discussion of critical issues affecting our cities and economies, What We See revises the insights of urbanist-activist Jane Jacobs through the fresh observations of leading contemporary thinkers in many fields.
Works of Heart
Building Village through the Arts
Citizen artists revitalize place, celebrate culture and inspire social change in this book of beautiful community-based arts projects. Nine communities from the United States and Canada show the genius, passion and practicality of their creativity.