Beholding young people’s experiences and expressions of care through oral history performance
Kathleen Gallagher and Rachel Turner-King
caring and generous through this collaboration that was most certainly heightened by the surrounding cold-heartedness and self-interest of the larger social and political context, specifically the 2016 Brexit referendum in the UK and the rising popularity of divisive populism in the USA. Our chapter focuses on an oral history performance project in which the pedagogies of ‘youth theatre’ and ‘youth work’ coalesced, enabling new ways of understanding the aesthetics, pedagogy, politics and sociality of caring, in these most ‘care-less’, global times.
. The company began a restructuring process after a lengthy consultation process with its staff, board members, current students, graduates and stakeholders. A number of factors informed this: the external environment, particularly the combined impacts of Brexit preparations, the impact of austerity with cuts across criminal justice, women’s services, education and the arts, along with, more positively, the company’s ongoing reflection of how best to support women with experience of the criminal justice system through theatre. While previously, Clean Break had four
governmental support. The case of Trump’s word ban
also makes apparent that the language of vulnerability does not only regard
a competition for attention or a politics of recognition, but also a redistribution of resources and access to healthcare (Butler, 1997c; Fraser, 1997; Fraser
and Honneth, 2003).
In the wake of Brexit (the UK’s decision to leave the European Union),
the 2016 US presidential election resulting in Donald Trump’s election, and
the rise of European populism, narratives of wounded nations, genders, and
classes permeate news and other journalism. As a