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Author Johansson, Ola, 1968-

Title Community theatre and AIDS / Ola Johansson
Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xii, 179 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in international performance
Studies in international performance.
Contents HIV prevention as community-based theatre -- The performativity of community-based theatre -- The social drama of backstage discourse and performance a deadly paradox: assessing the success/failure of community-based theatre against AIDS
Summary Applying research into assessments of community theatre, epidemiology, and young people's shared and private stories using a wide range of methodologies, this book explores the potential efficacy of community theatre to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Tanzania with reference to several other comparable sites in Africa. 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Community theater -- Tanzania
AIDS (Disease) and the arts -- Tanzania
Theater and society -- Tanzania
Adult education -- Tanzania
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome -- prevention & control
HIV Infections -- prevention & control
Health Promotion -- methods
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
plays (performing arts compositions)
drama (literary genre)
Epidemiology & medical statistics -- Tanzania.
HIV -- AIDS: social aspects -- Tanzania.
Theatre studies -- Tanzania.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- History & Criticism.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Theater -- General.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology.
Health and Fitness.
Adult education
AIDS (Disease) and the arts
Community theater
Theater and society
Epidemiology & medical statistics -- Tanzania.
Illness & addiction: social aspects -- Tanzania.
Theatre studies -- Tanzania.
Health and Wellbeing.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780230300439