Community theatre and AIDS

Johansson, Ola (2011) Community theatre and AIDS. Studies in International Performance . Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke. ISBN 9780230205154. [Book]

Abstract

HIV/AIDS is the most serious health issue in the world today. Beyond information and medical campaigns the breakthrough of an effective social prevention is still challenging aid workers and researchers in Africa. Through a series of case studies and analyses, this book argues that participatory and interactive modes of community-based theatre may be the most auspicious mode of HIV prevention for the most susceptible groups in Tanzania today, namely young, poverty-stricken people, especially young rural women, and yet the latter groups and individuals prove to be the most knowledgeable social agents when it comes to identifying, organizing, and implementing taboo-breaching public counteractions against the pandemic. But when will the findings be acknowledged by the ones who have deployed the young people as artistic researchers? Not until young people are assigned a political mandate will they be able to make real changes in the ravaging pandemic.

Item Type: Book
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts
Item ID: 10799
Depositing User: Ola Johansson
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 08:52
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 11:43
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/10799

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