The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art

Author: Ann Millett-Gallant
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230109977
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This volume analyzes the representation of disabled and disfigured bodies in contemporary art and its various contexts, from art history to photography to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show.

Disability and Art History

Author: Ann Millett-Gallant
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315439999
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This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many disability studies scholars discuss works of art, but do not necessarily incorporate art historical research and methodology. The chapters in this volume emphasize a shift away from the medical model of disability that is often scrutinized in art history by considering the social model and representations of disabled figures from a range of styles and periods, mostly from the twentieth century. Topics addressed include visible versus invisible impairments; scientific, anthropological, and vernacular images of disability; and the theories and implications of looking/staring versus gazing. They also explore ways in which art responds to, envisions, and at times stereotypes and pathologizes disability. The insights offered in this book contextualize understanding of disability historically, as well as in terms of medicine, literature, and visual culture.

Disability in American Life An Encyclopedia of Concepts Policies and Controversies 2 volumes

Author: Tamar Heller
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440834237
Format: PDF, ePub
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Disability—as with other marginalized topics in social policy—is at risk for exclusion from social debate. This multivolume reference work provides an overview of challenges and opportunities for people with disabilities and their families at all stages of life. • Takes an interdisciplinary approach to studying disability in America • Traces the evolution of U.S. attitudes and policies towards disability through primary documents featuring context-setting headnotes • Provides easy reference via a glossary of terms related to disability studies, including those in the areas of law, health, arts, and culture • Includes contributions from major scholars across disciplines involved in the study of disability

Disability and Contemporary Performance

Author: Petra Kuppers
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136500332
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Disability and Contemporary Performance presents a remarkable challenge to existing assumptions about disability and artistic practice. In particular, it explores where cultural knowledge about disability leaves off, and the lived experience of difference begins. Petra Kuppers, herself an award-winning artist and theorist, investigates the ways in which disabled performers challenge, change and work with current stereotypes through their work. She explores freak show fantasies and 'medical theatre' as well as live art, webwork, theatre, dance, photography and installations, to cast an entirely new light on contemporary identity politics and aesthetics. This is an outstanding exploration of some of the most pressing issues in performance, cultural and disability studies today, written by a leading practitioner and critic.

Mit Worten kann ich fliegen

Author: Sharon Draper
Publisher: Ueberreuter Verlag
ISBN: 3764190388
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Melody ist eine unerschütterlich positive Person, die sich von keiner Härte des Schicksals kleinkriegen lässt. Sie ist elf Jahre alt, hat ein fotografisches Gedächtnis und ist die cleverste Schülerin auf der ganzen Schule. Doch niemand weiß es. Die meisten Menschen glauben, dass sie unfähig ist zu lernen. Melody ist durch eine zerebrale Kinderlähmung schwerstbehindert und kann weder sprechen noch laufen noch schreiben. Es ist zum Wahnsinnigwerden, dass sie sich nicht verständigen kann - bis sie eines Tages doch einen Weg findet, sich auszudrücken. Leider ist nicht jeder dazu bereit, sie anzuhören.

Poetik des zeitgen ssischen Tanzes

Author: Laurence Louppe
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839410681
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Die »Poetik des zeitgenössischen Tanzes« gilt seit ihrem erstmaligen Erscheinen 1997 als Standardwerk der gegenwärtigen französischsprachigen Tanzforschung. Laurence Louppe verdichtet ästhetische und theoretische Elemente der Annäherung an verschiedene choreographische Entwicklungen des 20. Jahrhunderts. Als Poetik versteht sie ein Denken, das sie über das Aufkommen des zeitgenössischen Tanzes, seine Grundlagen und Lesarten entwickelt hat. Ihre Aktualität gewinnt die Untersuchung, die nun erstmals in deutscher Übersetzung vorliegt, durch den Rückgriff auf die Quellen der verschiedenen Tanzmodernen, die in ihren Fundamenten befragt werden, ebenso wie durch den spezifischen Standpunkt der Autorin, die sich - Beobachterin von und Eingebundene in die Praxis des zeitgenössischen Tanzes - ihrem Gegenstand auf außergewöhnliche Weise nähert.

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.

Studying Disability Arts and Culture

Author: Petra Kuppers
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 113741345X
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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.

Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies

Author: Ekaterina Sukhanova
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317530195
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Popular interest in body image issues has grown dramatically in recent years, due to an emphasis on individual responsibility and self-determination in contemporary society as well as the seemingly limitless capacities of modern medicine; however body image as a separate field of academic inquiry is still relatively young. The contributors of Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies explore the complex social, political and aesthetic interconnections between body image and identity. It is an in-depth study that allows for new perspectives in the analysis of contemporary visual art and literature but also reflects on how these social constructs inform clinical treatment. Sukhanova and Thomashoff bring together contributions from psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and scholars in the fields of the social sciences and the humanities to explore representations of the body in literature and the arts across different times and cultures. The chapters analyse the social construction of the 'ideal' body in terms of beauty, gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, class and disability, from a broadly psychoanalytic perspective, and traces the mechanisms which define the role of the physical appearance in the formation of identity and the assumption of social roles. Body Image and Identity in Contemporary Societies' unique interdisciplinary outlook aims to bridge the current gap between clinical observations and research in semiotic theory. It will be of interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, art therapists, art theorists, academics in the humanities and social sciences, and those interested in an interdisciplinary approach to the issues of body image and identity. Ekaterina Sukhanova is University Director of Academic Program Review at the City University of New York USA. She serves as Scientific Secretary of the Section for Art and Psychiatry and the Section of Art and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association. She is also engaged in interdisciplinary research on cultural constructs of mental health and illness and curates exhibits of art brut as a vehicle for fighting stigma. Hans-Otto Thomashoff was born in Germany and lives in Vienna. He is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, art historian and author of fiction and non-fiction books. He has been curator of several art exhibitions highlighting the connection between the psyche and art as well as president of the section of Art and Psychiatry of the World Psychiatric Association and advisory committee member of the Sigmund Freud Foundation, Vienna.