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|Author||Ryan H.E., Flinders M.
|Title||From senseless to sensory democracy: Insights from applied and participatory theatre|
Ryan H.E., Flinders M.; From senseless to sensory democracy: Insights from applied and participatory theatre ;Politics vol:38.0 issue: 2.0 page:133.0
|Keywords||aesthetics; applied theatre; democracy; theatre
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|Abstract||This article seeks to stimulate a fresh and inter-disciplinary debate which revolves around the need to move from a ‘senseless democracy’ that is insufficiently attuned to the dilemmas and challenges of fostering meaningful political engagement to a more ‘sensory democracy’. It achieves this by first exploring and dissecting recent works within democratic theory that emphasise the role of ‘watching’ and ‘listening’ within sociopolitical relationships. It then goes on to develop a set of constructive criticisms by applying insights drawn from the fields of practical aesthetics and applied theatre. Not only does this exercise allow us to take the analytical lens far beyond the focus on voice-based forms of expression that have hitherto dominated political analysis, it demonstrates the value of inter-disciplinary scholarship in exposing sensory-subtleties that raise distinctive questions for both politics ‘as theory’ and politics ‘as practice’. © 2017, © The Author(s) 2017.
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