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|Title||Hard labour and punitive welfare: the unemployed body at work in participatory performance|
Bartley S.; Hard labour and punitive welfare: the unemployed body at work in participatory performance ;Research in Drama Education vol:22.0 issue: 1.0 page:62.0
|Keywords||applied theatre; embodiment; participatory arts; social policy; Unemployment
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|Abstract||This article addresses the performance of labour in participatory arts projects and considers the implications of such activity on perceptions of the unemployed in the UK. Utilising a combination of biopolitical and necropolitical understandings of governance and drawing on two examples of theatre practice, Tangled Feet’s One Million (2013) and Helix Arts MindFULL (2013), I propose that participatory performance deploys bodily strategies to disrupt the construction of the unemployed in political rhetoric. As such, in a context of austerity, I argue this arts practice can function to support the agency of participants in challenging policy and seeking to re-establish the status of subjecthood to their precarious bodies. Additionally, I posit that specificities of the unemployed as a participant group illuminate broader complexities around value exchange within participatory arts practice. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
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