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Teater för försoning: Hur forumteater kan användas som metod för att främja psykosocial försoning

Bernebring Journiette, Irina (2008)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Theatre is often seen as an act to entertain or provoke, however the main argument of this paper is that theatre also can be seen as a process to build peace. This study focuses on and explores how artistic processes, such as Forum Theatre developed by Augusto Boal, can be used as a method to promote psychosocial reconciliation in war-shattered areas. With the use of Forum Theatre the spectators becomes the spect-actors, the subjects that act and not the objects that are acted upon. Subjects that are encouraged to try and find solutions to social problems by acting out possible solutions and evaluating them. By analyzing how a number of organizations have worked with Forum Theater on the Balkans and with a theoretical approach combining... (More)
Theatre is often seen as an act to entertain or provoke, however the main argument of this paper is that theatre also can be seen as a process to build peace. This study focuses on and explores how artistic processes, such as Forum Theatre developed by Augusto Boal, can be used as a method to promote psychosocial reconciliation in war-shattered areas. With the use of Forum Theatre the spectators becomes the spect-actors, the subjects that act and not the objects that are acted upon. Subjects that are encouraged to try and find solutions to social problems by acting out possible solutions and evaluating them. By analyzing how a number of organizations have worked with Forum Theater on the Balkans and with a theoretical approach combining Homi K. Bhabhas theory about the "third space" and John Paul Lederachs theory concerning elicitive peace-building. The thesis is that Forum Theatre can promote psychosocial reconciliation by its elicitive nature and by providing a "third space" were cultures in conflict can meet without conflict. Artistic processes can in that way contribute with methods to build peace that are unavailable within traditional peace-building. (Less)
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author
Bernebring Journiette, Irina
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Försoning, Teater, Third space, Elicitive, Balkan, Theater theory and history, Teatervetenskap, Peace and conflict research, polemology, Freds- och konfliktforskning
language
Swedish
id
1316750
date added to LUP
2008-06-16
date last changed
2015-12-14 13:34:37
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  abstract     = {Theatre is often seen as an act to entertain or provoke, however the main argument of this paper is that theatre also can be seen as a process to build peace. This study focuses on and explores how artistic processes, such as Forum Theatre developed by Augusto Boal, can be used as a method to promote psychosocial reconciliation in war-shattered areas. With the use of Forum Theatre the spectators becomes the spect-actors, the subjects that act and not the objects that are acted upon. Subjects that are encouraged to try and find solutions to social problems by acting out possible solutions and evaluating them. By analyzing how a number of organizations have worked with Forum Theater on the Balkans and with a theoretical approach combining Homi K. Bhabhas theory about the "third space" and John Paul Lederachs theory concerning elicitive peace-building. The thesis is that Forum Theatre can promote psychosocial reconciliation by its elicitive nature and by providing a "third space" were cultures in conflict can meet without conflict. Artistic processes can in that way contribute with methods to build peace that are unavailable within traditional peace-building.},
  author       = {Bernebring Journiette, Irina},
  keyword      = {Försoning,Teater,Third space,Elicitive,Balkan,Theater theory and history,Teatervetenskap,Peace and conflict research, polemology,Freds- och konfliktforskning},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Teater för försoning: Hur forumteater kan användas som metod för att främja psykosocial försoning},
  year         = {2008},
}