Enacting Participatory Development

Author: Julie Mccarthy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136567283
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Theatre can play an essential role in addressing issues of power in social, political and cultural relationships, and acting as a catalyst for personal and societal change. This comprehensive and lively sourcebook advocates the use of theatre in participatory development as a way for groups to discover their own goals and aspirations, and to develop strategies for improving their lives based on need and experience. The first part presents 140 exercises designed to be used at all stages of participatory workshops ranging from initial ice-breakers and warm ups to exercises dealing with conflict resolution, power relations, issue-based work and project evaluation. Each exercise is explained in an easy-to-follow format and is followed by commentaries from experienced field practitioners. The second part contextualises theatre for development practice within current debates on empowerment and participation, and presents case studies illustrating the diverse contexts in which theatre for development can be used.

Learning Through Theatre

Author: Tony Jackson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415086097
Size: 79.99 MB
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

African Theatre In Development

Author: Martin Banham
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253335999
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"A truly worthwhile resource in a growing field of research -- the theater and drama of Africa -- this volume collects ten essays about theater practice, publications, and productions; in-depth reviews of 17 books; and a new play." -- Choice "... a 'must-have' for anybody interested in issues relating to theatre and development in Africa.... a pioneering effort... " -- H-Net Reviews Art as a tool, weapon, or shield? This compelling issue and others are explored in this diverse collection of intriguing perspectives on African theatre in development. Also here: strategies in staging, propaganda, and mass education, and a discussion of the playwright Alemseged Tesfai's career in service to Eritrean liberation.

Community In Motion

Author: L. Dale Byam
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897895811
Size: 79.23 MB
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This study examines the growing Theatre for Development movement in Africa by highlighting specific case studies and detailing the development of the Zimbabwe Association of Community Theatre (ZACT). It assesses this theatre movement in the context of human development and Freirian pedagogy to understand the extent that theatre can be instrumental in building social and political consciousness.

Ideas For Development

Author: Robert Chambers
Publisher: Earthscan / James & James
Size: 10.42 MB
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In Ideas for Development, Robert Chambers, one of the critical optimists of international development, points to the scope that all development actors have to find good things to do. He argues that practical potentials can be found in ideas and aspects of development that have previously been overlooked, undervalued or misunderstood. Each chapter presents and reviews one of his earlier writings, examines subsequent and contemporary experience, and then derives a wealth of conclusions and implications for the future. The many ideas and opportunities include: narrowing the gaps between words and actions; reducing demands on administrative capacity; using minimum rules, non-negotiables and downward accountability to transform power relations; finding new potentials for participation; improving scaling up; critical reflection and experiential learning; complementing rights-based with obligations-based approaches; pro-poor realism; and responsible well-being. Ideas for Development is for all who are concerned with development, regardless of profession, discipline or organization. Especially it is for policy-makers, practitioners, managers, consultants, researchers, teachers, trainers and students, and those who work in aid agencies, governments, universities and colleges, NGOs and the private sector. Readers are invited to use and improve on the ideas in the book, and to take forward the conclusions that more can be done than many development actors realize, and that in the end it is action that counts.

Many Dimensions Of Poverty

Author: Nanak Kakwani
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: 9780230004900
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"This book takes a multidisciplinary approach to poverty, including five different perspectives from the disciplines of economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology and institutional economics. The book also explores the link between poverty and the concept of freedom, as articulated by Amartya Sen, in terms of capabilities that are valuable to people. There are also studies of chronicity of poverty, the concept of vulnerability, the political economy of poverty alleviation and the pro-poorness of government programmes." "The book presents a panorama, as large as possible, of the many facets of poverty, The broad view of poverty that the book offers is likely to orient research on poverty in directions neglected hitherto and to help those in charge of implementing poverty reduction policies."--BOOK JACKET.

Performing Democracy

Author: Susan C. Haedicke
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067602
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International perspectives on a form of activist, participatory theater with marginalized groups in cities around the world

Learning Through Theatre

Author: Anthony Jackson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136300279
Size: 66.12 MB
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In the two decades since the publication of the second edition, Learning Through Theatre has further established itself as an indispensable resource for scholars, practitioners and educators interested in the complex interrelations between teaching and learning, the performing arts, and society at large. Theatre in Education (TIE) has consistently been at the cutting edge of the ever-growing field of Applied Theatre; this comprehensively revised new edition makes an international case for why, and how, it will continue to shape ways in which the participatory arts contribute to the learning of young people (and increasingly, adults) in the 21st century. Drawing on the experiences and insights of theorists and practitioners from across the world, Learning Through Theatre shows how theatre can, and does, promote: participatory engagement; the use of innovative theatrical form; work with young people and adults in a range of educational settings; and social and personal change. Now transatlantically edited by Anthony Jackson and Chris Vine, Learning Through Theatre offers exhilarating new reflections on the book’s original aim: to define, describe and debate the salient features, and wider political context, of one of the most important – and radical – developments in contemporary theatre.