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dc.contributor.authorBalfour, MIchael
dc.contributor.authorDunn, Julie
dc.contributor.editorPrentki, Tim
dc.contributor.editorAbraham, Nicola
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter, the authors draw upon our experience as researchers within the Playful Engagement project, aimed at identifying the efficacy of applied theatre practices as a means of enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with mid to advanced stages of dementia, to consider how normative assumptions within applied theatre need to be re-evaluated in such contexts. Critical hope, as an idea, draws on the concepts of critical theory emerging from the Frankfurt School and the work of Freire. It can be summarised as ‘an act of ethical and political responsibility that has the potential to recover a lost sense of connectedness, relationality, and solidarity with others’. In some cases, this rewriting process informed a shift in relationships and/or care, which are, in themselves, representations and expressions of critical hope. Critical hope in a care home setting, therefore, is about a conscious acknowledgement of the challenges that the sector has in delivering ‘quality’ care.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Applied Theatre Readeren_US
dc.subject.keywordsPerforming Artsen_US
dc.titleGeographies of hope: Exploring departures in applied theatre work with people living with advanced dementiaen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBalfour, M; Dunn, J, Geographies of hope: Exploring departures in applied theatre work with people living with advanced dementia, The Applied Theatre Reader, 2020, Second, pp. 56-62en_US
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gro.griffith.authorDunn, Julie P.
gro.griffith.authorBalfour, Michael S.

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