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Studying Disability Arts and Culture

An Introduction

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In this accessible introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers foregrounds themes, artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field. Complete with case studies, exercises and questions for...

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In this accessible introduction to the study of Disability Arts and Culture, Petra Kuppers foregrounds themes, artists and theoretical concepts in this diverse field. Complete with case studies, exercises and questions for further study, the book introduces students to the work of disabled artists and their allies, and explores artful responses to living with physical, cognitive, emotional or sensory difference.

Engaging readers as cultural producers, Kuppers provides useful frameworks for critical analysis and encourages students to explore their own positioning within the frames of gender, race, sexuality, class and disability.

Comprehensive and accessible, this is an essential handbook for undergraduate students or anyone interested in disabled bodies and minds in theatre, performance, creative writing, art and dance.

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Professor Petra Kuppers is the leading authority on Disability Studies and the body in performance
A complete learning resource with case studies, exercises, activities and further reading designed to guide students through an entire course, plus an additional appendix containing notes for lecturers/instructors
Covers a range of topics, such as museum theatre, performance art and cyborg theatre

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Preface
PART I 1. Setting Up
2. Languages of Disability
3. Discourses of Disability
4. Embodiment/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.



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Petra Kuppers is Professor of English, Theatre and Drama, Art and Design, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. She also teaches on the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. She is the author of The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art, Community Performance: An Introduction and Disability Culture and Community Performance, amongst other titles.

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Petra Kuppers is Professor of English, Theatre and Drama, Art and Design, and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. She also teaches on the low-residency MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College. She is the author of The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art, Community Performance: An Introduction and Disability Culture and Community Performance, amongst other titles.

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