TITLE

DANCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Tracking dance in the work of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch

AUTHOR(S)
Jackson, Naomi
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Contact Quarterly;Summer/Fall2008, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores the social role of dance from the works of Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International. The works of the two human rights organizations are noted to consider dance as a tool to further human right abuse, humiliation and social control and humiliation, as an expression of resistance, and as a modality for healing. Drawing from the analysis, the author notes that the organizations lack a vision for dance's role in social transformation and in reducing human rights abuses.
ACCESSION #
32432086

 

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