Re Presenting Disability

Author: Richard Sandell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136616489
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Re-Presenting Disability addresses issues surrounding disability representation in museums and galleries, a topic which is receiving much academic attention and is becoming an increasingly pressing issue for practitioners working in wide-ranging museums and related cultural organisations. This volume of provocative and timely contributions, brings together twenty researchers, practitioners and academics from different disciplinary, institutional and cultural contexts to explore issues surrounding the cultural representation of disabled people and, more particularly, the inclusion (as well as the marked absence) of disability-related narratives in museum and gallery displays. The diverse perspectives featured in the book offer fresh ways of interrogating and understanding contemporary representational practices as well as illuminating existing, related debates concerning identity politics, social agency and organisational purposes and responsibilities, which have considerable currency within museums and museum studies. Re-Presenting Disability explores such issues as: In what ways have disabled people and disability-related topics historically been represented in the collections and displays of museums and galleries? How can newly emerging representational forms and practices be viewed in relation to these historical approaches? How do emerging trends in museum practice – designed to counter prejudiced, stereotypical representations of disabled people – relate to broader developments in disability rights, debates in disability studies, as well as shifting interpretive practices in public history and mass media? What approaches can be deployed to mine and interrogate existing collections in order to investigate histories of disability and disabled people and to identify material evidence that might be marshalled to play a part in countering prejudice? What are the implications of these developments for contemporary collecting? How might such purposive displays be created and what dilemmas and challenges are curators, educators, designers and other actors in the exhibition-making process, likely to encounter along the way? How do audiences – disabled and non-disabled – respond to and engage with interpretive interventions designed to confront, undercut or reshape dominant regimes of representation that underpin and inform contemporary attitudes to disability?

Gendering Disability

Author: Jutta Jacob
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839413974
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Sowohl Geschlecht als auch Behinderung sind gesellschaftliche Konstrukte. Beide werden im Alltag, im Austausch mit anderen Menschen und Institutionen ständig hergestellt. Dieser interdisziplinäre Band diskutiert die vielfältigen Verflechtungen von Behinderung und Geschlecht, indem intersektionale Perspektiven eingenommen werden: Wie sind Behinderung und Geschlecht mit den Kategorien »Rasse«, Ethnizität, Alter, Sexualität und Lebensformen verknüpft? Erstmalig für den deutschsprachigen Raum führen die Beiträge Erkenntnisse u.a. der Migrationsforschung, der Demografieforschung und der Queer Studies mit Diskussionen aus den Feldern der Disability und Gender Studies zusammen.

Untold Stories

Author: Nancy Hansen
Publisher: Canadian Scholars
ISBN: 177338046X
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This long-awaited reader explores the history of Canadian people with disabilities from Confederation to current day. This edited collection focuses on Canadians with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, and discusses their lives, work, and influence on public policy. Organized by time period, the 23 chapters in this collection are authored by a diverse group of scholars who discuss the untold histories of Canadians with disabilities―Canadians who influenced science and technology, law, education, healthcare, and social justice. Selected chapters discuss disabilities among Indigenous women; the importance of community inclusion; the ubiquity of stairs in the Montreal metro; and the ethics of disability research. This volume is a terrific resource for students and anyone interested in disability studies, history, sociology, social work, geography, and education. Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader offers an exceptional presentation of influential people with various disabilities who brought about social change and helped to make Canada more accessible.

Social Relevance Circa 2012

Author: Kris Morrissey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1315419998
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First Published in 2011. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company.

Museums Moralities and Human Rights

Author: Richard Sandell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315312085
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This book explores how museums, galleries and heritage sites of all kinds, through the narratives they construct and publicly present, can shape the moral and political climate within which human rights are experienced. Through a series of richly-drawn cases, which focus on gender diversity and same-sex love and desire, Richard Sandell examines the ways in which museums are implicated in the ongoing struggle for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex human rights. Museums, Moralities and Human Rights brings together for the first time the perspectives not only of those who work in, govern, fund and visit museums but also those of rights activists and campaigners who, at key moments in their struggle, have turned their attention to museums to advance their cause. Offering new insights into how human rights are continually fought for, realised and refused, this volume makes the case for museums of all kinds to take up an active, mindful and purposive engagement with contemporary human rights concerns.

Kultur Geschichte Behinderung Band 2

Author: Oliver Musenberg
Publisher: ATHENA-Verlag
ISBN: 3898967891
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Während der erste Band von »Kultur - Geschichte - Behinderung« die kulturwissenschaftliche Historisierung von Behinderung thematisiert, liegt der Schwerpunkt des zweiten Bandes auf bildungstheoretischen und didaktischen Perspektiven: An der Schnittstelle von Geschichtsdidaktik, Erziehungswissenschaft und Disability Studies fragen die Autor_innen nach Möglichkeiten der Vermittlung und Aneignung von Geschichte. Im Zentrum stehen dabei Menschen mit Benachteiligungen und Behinderungen und u. a. historische Bildungsangebote für Menschen mit Lernschwierigkeiten: Wie müssen sich aktuelle fachwissenschaftliche und fachdidaktische Modelle der Geschichte verändern, um inklusiven Ansprüchen gerecht zu werden? Kann auf einem sehr basalen Niveau noch historisch gelernt werden? Mit welchen curricularen Konsequenzen ist die Berücksichtigung der Perspektive der Disability Studies im Geschichtsunterricht verbunden? Wie können Konzepte einer Geschichtsvermittlung aussehen, die konsequent die aktuellen, gesellschaftlichen Heterogenitäts- und Alteritätserfahrungen berücksichtigen? Und was bedeutet es überhaupt, sich Kultur und Geschichte eigensinnig anzueignen?

Museums Equality and Social Justice

Author: Richard Sandell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136318704
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The last two decades have seen concerns for equality, diversity, social justice and human rights move from the margins of museum thinking and practice, to the core. The arguments – both moral and pragmatic – for engaging diverse audiences, creating the conditions for more equitable access to museum resources, and opening up opportunities for participation, now enjoy considerable consensus in many parts of the world. A growing number of institutions are concerned to construct new narratives that represent a plurality of lived experiences, histories and identities which aim to nurture support for more progressive, ethically-informed ways of seeing and to actively inform contemporary public debates on often contested rights-related issues. At the same time it would be misleading to suggest an even and uncontested transition from the museum as an organisation that has been widely understood to marginalise, exclude and oppress to one which is wholly inclusive. Moreover, there are signs that momentum towards making museums more inclusive and equitable is slowing down or, in some contexts, reversing. Museums, Equality and Social Justice aims to reflect on and, crucially, to inform debates in museum research, policy and practice at this critical time. It brings together new research from academics and practitioners and insights from artists, activists, and commentators to explore the ways in which museums, galleries and heritage organisations are engaging with the fast-changing equalities terrain and the shifting politics of identity at global, national and local levels and to investigate their potential to contribute to more equitable, fair and just societies.

Eine Frage der Erziehung

Author: Anthony Powell
Publisher: Elfenbein Verlag
ISBN: 3941184768
Format: PDF
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Der zwölfbändige Zyklus »Ein Tanz zur Musik der Zeit« — aufgrund seiner inhaltlichen wie formalen Gestaltung immer wieder mit Marcel Prousts »Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit« verglichen — gilt als das Hauptwerk des britischen Schriftstellers Anthony Powell und gehört zu den bedeutendsten Romanwerken des 20. Jahrhunderts. Inspiriert von dem gleichnamigen Bild des französischen Barockmalers Nicolas Poussin, zeichnet der Zyklus ein facettenreiches Bild der englischen Upperclass vom Ende des Ersten Weltkriegs bis in die späten sechziger Jahre. Aus der Perspektive des mit typisch britischem Humor und Understatement ausgestatteten Ich-Erzählers Jenkins — der durch so manche biografische Parallele wie Powells Alter Ego anmutet — bietet der »Tanz« eine Fülle von Figuren, Ereignissen, Beobachtungen und Erinnerungen, die einen einzigartigen und aufschlussreichen Einblick geben in die Gedankenwelt der in England nach wie vor tonangebenden Gesellschaftsschicht mit ihren durchaus merkwürdigen Lebensgewohnheiten. So eröffnet Powell seinen »Tanz« in dem Band »Eine Frage der Erziehung« mit Szenen der Jugend: Jenkins in der Abschlussklasse des College, während eines Sprachaufenthalts in Frankreich sowie beim Five O'Clock Tea seines Universitätsprofessors. Der historische Hintergrund, hier die 1920er Jahre, scheint dabei immer wieder überraschend schlaglichtartig auf.