Using Art to Resist Epistemic Injustice: The Aesthetics of the Oppressed and Democratic Freedom

Contention 8 (1):93-114 (2020)
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Abstract

This article argues that the aesthetics of the oppressed—a series of artistic practices elaborated by Augusto Boal (1931-2009) that comprises the theatre of the oppressed, the rainbow of desire technique, and legislative theatre—utilizes art in order to resist epistemic injustice and promote democratic freedom.

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Gustavo Hessmann Dalaqua
Universidade de Pernambuco

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