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ERIC Number: EJ965725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Troubling Practices: Short Responses
Anderson, Gary; Simic, Lena; Haley, David; Svendsen, Zoe; Neal, Lucy; Samba, Emelda Ngufor
Research in Drama Education, v17 n2 p289-306 2012
In this "RiDE" themed edition on environmentalism, some short pieces are chosen where practitioners describe their own specific environmental practices. Zoe Svendsen and Lucy Neal point to the positives in two commissioned works ("The Trashcatchers' Carnival" and "3rd Ring Out"), underlining the importance of participant agency for effective environmentalism--an argument the authors make in their introductory article. A similar point is made by Gary Anderson and Lena Simic who adopt "slow travel" in place of "frequent flights", promoting participation as a family affair. Though they admit that they do not know if their slow travel performances work, they also acknowledge that they do not know what else to do. David Haley and Emelda Samba are similarly "troubled". Haley outlines the likely failure of an ecological walk--even though his ecoart resonated with people's emotions in Gabrovo, Bulgaria. Samba, meanwhile, revisits the site of workshops which were believed to be successful in changing farming habits in Cameroon. These responses from practitioners are troubling in their concerns--raising the familiar question of "what can one expect from performance?", but they are also, as is clear from the writing, offering a quiet air of determined optimism too. (Contains 12 notes and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom