Can the arts change things and should they try?

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Thornton S

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Collective Encounters

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Other Paper


In this paper Sarah Thornton of Collective Encounters problematises the ideas of change and transformation, asking not only if the arts do have the power to bring about transformation, but should they seek to? Is there an imperialistic agenda at play? What are the ethics?

Evidence Type: Literature Review

Main Focus: Community Development

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Drama

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Thornton S. (2012) Can the arts change things and should they try? An extract from "From the Personal to the Political: Theatre for Social Change in the 21st Century with particular reference to the work of Collective Encounters: a review of relevant literature". Liverpool: Collective Encounters