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Playing Your Role: Identity and Community-Based Performance in Contemporary Northern Ireland

Jennings, Matt (2009) Playing Your Role: Identity and Community-Based Performance in Contemporary Northern Ireland. About Performance 9: Playing Politics: Performance, Community and Social Change, 9 . pp. 103-125. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In Northern Ireland, notions of identity and community are fraught. Thesecategories were, and are still, potential fields of conflict. Traditional definitions ofidentity and community are being challenged by new political structures and rapidchanges to the cultural landscape. Arts practitioners and organisations negotiatethis landscape while struggling with the requirements of cultural policy, jugglingill-defined concepts of ‘empowerment’, ‘impact assessment’ and ‘standards ofexcellence’. In such a context, experiences and outcomes on the ground test theboundaries of theoretical discourse.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:applied drama; community drama;conflict transformation; Northern Ireland; identity
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Arts > School of Creative Arts and Technologies
Research Institutes and Groups:Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Arts and Humanities Research Institute > Creative Arts and Technologies
ID Code:30703
Deposited By: Dr Matt Jennings
Deposited On:09 Dec 2014 14:34
Last Modified:09 Dec 2014 14:34

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