Bodies in Commotion Disability and Performance

ISBN-10: 0472068911
ISBN-13: 9780472068913
Edition: 2005
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 6/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction : disability studies in commotion with performance studies
Taxonomies : disability & deaf performances in the process of self-definition
Delivering disability, willing speech
Dares to stares : disabled women performance artists & the dynamics of staring
Performing deaf identity : toward a continuum of deaf performance
Aesthetic distance & the fiction of disability
Disability/deaf aesthetics, audiences, & the public sphere
Shifting Apollo's frame : challenging the body aesthetic in theater dance
The national theatre of the deaf : artistic freedom and cultural responsibility in the use of American sign language
Shifting strengths : the cyborg theater of Cathy Weis
Theater without a hero : the making of P. H. *reaks : the hidden history of people with disabilities
Rehabilitating the medical model
Performing disability, problematizing cure
Bodies, hysteria, pain : staging the invisible
Performance as therapy : Spalding Gray's autopathographic monologues
The facilitation of learning-disabled arts : a cultural perspective
Beyond therapy : "performance" work with people who have profound & multiple disabilities
Dementia and the performance of self
Performing disability in daily life
Looking blind : a revelation of culture's eye
Men in motion : disability and the performance of masculinity
Disrupting a disembodied status quo : invisible theater as subversive pedagogy
The tyranny of neutral : disability and actor training
Reading disability in dramatic literature
Unfixing disability in Lord Byron's The Deformed Transformed
On Medea, bad mother of the Greek drama (disability, character, genopolitics)
Disability's invisibility in Joan Schenkar's Signs of Life and Heather McDonald's An Almost Holy Picture

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