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‘ They have this statistic about us ‘ :Young people impacted by incarceration using theater to counter prejudice

Bratt-Graham, Sofia LU (2020) SANK02 20192
Social Anthropology
Abstract
The work presented in this​ thesis looks at how young people impacted by incarceration, experience the creation of ​their own​ original theater performances. Through a lense of storytelling and narrative creation the thesis explores how these young people choose to share their stories and ​life experiences​.The study is based on the ​efforts​ of a non-profit organization in the USA working with currently and formerly incarcerated youth, creating original theater performances. The thesis explores the multiplicity of processes involved in the sharing of life stories​,​ ​d​iscerning processes on individual and collective level. By using theater the young people are able to counter the prejudice and create resistance towards the bureaucratic... (More)
The work presented in this​ thesis looks at how young people impacted by incarceration, experience the creation of ​their own​ original theater performances. Through a lense of storytelling and narrative creation the thesis explores how these young people choose to share their stories and ​life experiences​.The study is based on the ​efforts​ of a non-profit organization in the USA working with currently and formerly incarcerated youth, creating original theater performances. The thesis explores the multiplicity of processes involved in the sharing of life stories​,​ ​d​iscerning processes on individual and collective level. By using theater the young people are able to counter the prejudice and create resistance towards the bureaucratic labels placed on them by the juvenile ​criminal​ justice system. Weaving through the layers embedded in sharing and working creatively with lived experiences​,​ the thesis describe​s participants voicing a sense of empowerment, understanding and recognition from the performances they created. (Less)
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author
Bratt-Graham, Sofia LU
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course
SANK02 20192
year
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
social anthropology, storytelling, theater, collective identity, incarcerated youth
language
English
id
9003131
date added to LUP
2020-01-27 11:51:48
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  abstract     = {The work presented in this​ thesis looks at how young people impacted by incarceration, experience the creation of ​their own​ original theater performances. Through a lense of storytelling and narrative creation the thesis explores how these young people choose to share their stories and ​life experiences​.The study is based on the ​efforts​ of a non-profit organization in the USA working with currently and formerly incarcerated youth, creating original theater performances. The thesis explores the multiplicity of processes involved in the sharing of life stories​,​ ​d​iscerning processes on individual and collective level. By using theater the young people are able to counter the prejudice and create resistance towards the bureaucratic labels placed on them by the juvenile ​criminal​ justice system. Weaving through the layers embedded in sharing and working creatively with lived experiences​,​ the thesis describe​s participants voicing a sense of empowerment, understanding and recognition from the performances they created.},
  author       = {Bratt-Graham, Sofia},
  keyword      = {social anthropology,storytelling,theater,collective identity,incarcerated youth},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {‘ They have this statistic about us ‘ :Young people impacted by incarceration using theater to counter prejudice},
  year         = {2020},
}