Performing the Political Self: Dramaturgical Techniques for Exploring Identity-Driven Conflict
Building on her earlier work integrating communication theory with Drama for Conflict Transformation (DCT), the author presents a new approach to excavating the cultural understructure of social conflict. She suggests several new techniques for adapting role-playing exercises and creativity theory as ethnographic tools, focusing on the normative influence of post-industrial tribalism on self-perception and its propulsive role in political tension. Some hands-on practice is included in the session.
Keywords: Drama for Conflict Resolution, Cultural Identity, Drama Method, New Ethnography, Anthropology and Theatre
Dr. Kerric Harvey
Associate Professor, School of Media and Public Affairs, Suite 400, Media and Public Affairs Building, The George Washington University, 805 21st St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20052 USA, George Washington University