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Scenkonst som metod för att förmedla mänskliga rättigheter: Med Riksteatern som exempel
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

AbstractThe purpose of this thesis is to examine if performing art is a good medium to convey human rights.To make this examination Riksteatern, The National Touring Theater of Sweden has been used as anexample. To bring more depth to the thesis and to be able to answer whether performing art is agood medium to convey human rights Riksteatern´s work with human rights has been examined andalso what kind of responsibility Riksteatern think they have to communicate human rights. Toanswer the questions the thesis have investigated Riksteaterns policy documents, webpage, differentprojects and performing arts performances. Moreover interviews with five employees at Riksteaternhas also been used to answer the questions. Different theories regarding theater, culture and learninghave been used to highlight what purpose art and culture has and to see what kind of qualitiesperforming arts has when it comes to convey human rights. The result of this thesis is thatperforming arts have a lot of different qualities that are good when it comes to convey human rights.Some of this qualities are that performing arts are performed live, which makes people reactemotionally. Performing arts is also a good media when it comes to exchanging perspectives.Performing arts are also transboundary. Riksteatern works with human rights both in theirorganisation, in projects and in performing arts. Riksteatern mainly thinks that their biggestresponsibility in conveying human rights lies in the fact that they convey performing arts to thepeople in Sweden. And also that Riksteaterns responsibility lies in the process of getting relevantsocial issues on the agenda and that they give more people the opportunity to share theirperspectives.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. , 50 p.
Keyword [sv]
Scenkonst, mänskliga rättigheter, Riksteatern.
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Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-201162OAI: diva2:626276
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Human Rights
Educational program
Master Programme in Human Rights
2013-06-03, Uppsala, 13:36 (Swedish)
Available from: 2013-06-10 Created: 2013-06-07 Last updated: 2013-06-10Bibliographically approved

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