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ERIC Number: EJ1106412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Towards an Aesthetics of Care
Thompson, James
Research in Drama Education, v20 n4 p430-441 2015
This article is an enquiry into the possible shape of "an aesthetics of care" drawn from the experience of looking after a Congolese colleague after he was injured in a massacre in the DR Congo. The mix of different professional and personal circumstances directs the writing towards concerns with the ethics and aesthetics of caring for others, and how these relationships might provide a productive orientation for work in the field of community-based performance or applied theatre. The article explores debates within feminist care ethics to argue that the relations that emerge in many arts projects can be understood as forms of affective solidarity and mutual regard that, in turn, could be powerful counterweights to the exclusions and disregard in a "careless" society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Congo Republic
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