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Studying disability arts and culture : an introduction

Author: Petra Kuppers
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this practical introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers draws on a wide range of examples, exercises and activities to introduce the key artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field. Comprehensive and accessible, this is an essential handbook for anyone interested in the Disabled body in performance"--
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Petra Kuppers
ISBN: 9781137413437 1137413433 1137413468 9781137413468
OCLC Number: 880757195
Description: xvi, 187 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Preface --
PART I --
1. Setting Up --
2. Languages of Disability --
3. Discourses of Disability --
4. Embodiment and Enmindment: Processes of Living --
5. Disability Culture --
PART II --
6. Life in the Institution: Discourses at Work and at Play --
7. Freak Shows and the Theatre --
8. Disabled Dance and Dancerly Bodies --
9. Superheroes and the Lure of Disability --
10. Looking at Autism --
11. Classroom Activism and Resources --
12. Appendix: For Teachers --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Petra Kuppers.
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