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Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
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Theatre for Peacebuilding

The Role of Arts in Conflict Transformation in South Asia

Authors: Premaratna, Nilanjana

  • Contributes to key debates in peace studies by exploring how the arts contribute to local and everyday practices of building peace
  • Offers an in-depth discussion of three long-standing theatre groups from South Asia. It examines how they engage with issues of peace and conflict in their respective conflict contexts
  • Drawing on different approaches to theatre and conflict, the book illuminates how theatre works for peacebuilding. This is of particular use to practitioners interested in art-based approaches to peacebuilding
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About this book

This book contributes to key debates in peacebuilding by exploring the role of theatre and art in general. Premaratna argues that the dialogical and multi-voiced nature of theatre is particularly suited to assisting societies coming to terms with conflict and opening up possibilities for conversation. These are important parts of the peacebuilding process. The book engages the conceptual links between theatre and peacebuilding and then offers an in-depth empirical exploration of how three South Asian theatre groups approach peacebuilding: Jana Karaliya in Sri Lanka, Jana Sanskriti in India, and Sarwanam in Nepal. The ensuing reflections offer insights that are relevant to both students and practitioners concerned with issues of peace and conflict.

About the authors

Nilanjana Premaratna is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Zurich, Switzerland. She studied at the University of Queensland, Australia and her research and publications engage with art, peacebuilding, and politics.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-28

    Premaratna, Nilanjana

  • Peacebuilding and Its Critiques

    Pages 31-64

    Premaratna, Nilanjana

  • Theatre for Peacebuilding

    Pages 65-103

    Premaratna, Nilanjana

  • Jana Karaliya: Inviting a Shared Future

    Pages 107-152

    Premaratna, Nilanjana

  • Jana Sanskriti: Transforming Through Empowerment

    Pages 153-186

    Premaratna, Nilanjana

Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75720-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75719-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-09309-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Theatre for Peacebuilding
Book Subtitle
The Role of Arts in Conflict Transformation in South Asia
Authors
Series Title
Rethinking Peace and Conflict Studies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75720-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75720-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75719-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09309-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 249
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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