What are the Impacts of Art on Syrian Refugee Youth in Lebanon?

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dc.contributor.author Fatemah, Haidar
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-10T10:09:50Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-10T10:09:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2022 en_US
dc.date.issued 2022-12-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/14540
dc.description.abstract Since 2011, a huge number of Syrian refugees have been forced to leave their country due to one of the world‘s bloodiest civil wars. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR 2022), Lebanon hosts the world's largest number of refugees per capita and square kilometer, with a government estimate of 1.5 million Syrian refugees. Forced displacement has massive negative effects that are difficult to overcome without the necessary tools, especially when hate speech is encouraging violence toward this category of individuals. Driven by the need to look at ways to improve Syrian refugee lives in Lebanon, this research examines how art can positively affect Syrian refugee youths' experiences in the Lebanese community. This thesis presents an overview of the role of art projects in Syrian refugee youths' lives. To illustrate understanding, I have used a qualitative research strategy based on in-depth interviews. The study demonstrates the challenges Syrian refugees have been facing in Lebanon and asserts how art projects have been helpful in the most severe situations. Results indicate that art projects have had a positive effect on the Syrian refugee youth in the programs studied, building self-confidence, encouraging diversity, and clarifying misconceptions. Moreover, it argues that art is a tool to empower the Syrian refugee youth morally and financially, by allowing them to exhibit their works and put their artworks into practice. The study seeks to raise awareness of the role of art projects in improving the Syrian refugee youths' lives in Lebanon and prompts policymakers to consider art as a critical tool while applying strategies regarding the Syrians‘ coping mechanisms in Lebanon. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Refugees, Syrian -- Lebanon -- Social conditions en_US
dc.subject Refugees, Syrian -- Services for -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Arts -- Social aspects -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Youth and peace -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject Lebanese American University -- Dissertations en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title What are the Impacts of Art on Syrian Refugee Youth in Lebanon? en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree Doctor of Pharmacy en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201905866 en_US
dc.author.department Natural Sciences en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 online resource (xi, 70 leaves) en_US
dc.author.advisor Skulte-Ouaiss, Jennifer
dc.keywords Syrian Refugee en_US
dc.keywords NGOs en_US
dc.keywords Arts en_US
dc.keywords Lebanon en_US
dc.keywords Creativity en_US
dc.keywords Empowerment en_US
dc.keywords Peace building en_US
dc.keywords Inclusion en_US
dc.description.bibliographiccitations Bibliography: leaves 60-69. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2022.511
dc.author.email fatemah.haidar@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/thesis.php en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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