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.
Author: Ann Millett-Gallant,Elizabeth Howie
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
This remarkable book is the first to focus on disability arts. Drawn from over 50 of the author's speeches, it offers readers the excitement and diversity of Disability Arts and the artistic expression of formerly excluded sectors of society, such as people with learning disabilities and survivors of the mental health system. It is concerned not with their medical impairments but with the insight and originality of their art works that are beginning to fill a space on the canvas of arts history that has too long been blank. "Strength" is intended for disabled and non-disabled people, arts professionals, teachers and students of the arts, sociology and humanities, from school to university level.
Broadsides from Disability on the Arts
Author: Paddy Masefield
Publisher: Trentham Books Limited
Research has long substantiated the fact that living with a disability creates significant and complex challenges to identity negotiation, the practice of communication, and the development of interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, individuals without disabilities often lack the knowledge and tools to experience self-efficacy in communicating with their differently-abled peers. So how do these challenges translate to the incorporation of disability studies in a classroom context and the need to foster an inclusive environment for differently-abled students? Bringing together a range of perspectives from communication and disability studies scholars, this collection provides a theoretical foundation along with practical solutions for the inclusion of disability studies within the everyday curriculum. It examines a variety of aspects of communication studies including interpersonal, intercultural, health, political and business communication as well as ethics, gender and public speaking, offering case study examples and pedagogical strategies as to the best way to approach the subject of disability in education. It will be of interest to students, researchers and educators in communication and disability studies as well as scholars of sociology and social policy, gender studies, public health and pedagogy. It will also appeal to anyone who has wondered how to bring about a greater degree of inclusion and ethics within the classroom.
Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom
Author: Michael S. Jeffress
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Health & Fitness
Social media is popularly seen as an important media for people with disability in terms of communication, exchange and activism. These sites potentially increase both employment and leisure opportunities for one of the most traditionally isolated groups in society. However, the offline inaccessible environment has, to a certain degree, been replicated online and particularly in social networking sites. Social media is becoming an increasingly important part of our lives yet the impact on people with disabilities has gone largely unscrutinised. Similarly, while social media and disability are often both observed through a focus on the Western, developed and English-speaking world, different global perspectives are often overlooked. This collection explores the opportunities and challenges social media represents for the social inclusion of people with disabilities from a variety of different global perspectives that include Africa, Arabia and Asia along with European, American and Australasian perspectives and experiences.
Author: Katie Ellis,Mike Kent
Category: Social Science
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
Author: Tamar Heller,Sarah Parker Harris,Carol Gill,Robert Gould
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
Author: Ann Millett-Gallant
Category: Social Science
"A testament to the synergy of two evolving fields. From the study of staged performances to examinations of the performing body in everyday life, this book demonstrates the enormous profitability of moving beyond disability as metaphor. . . . It's a lesson that many of our cultural institutions desperately need to learn." -Martin F. Norden, University of Massachusetts-Amherst This groundbreaking collection imagines disabled bodies as "bodies in commotion"-bodies that dance across artistic and discursive boundaries, challenging our understanding of both disability and performance. In the book's essays, leading critics and artists explore topics that range from theater and dance to multi-media performance art, agit-prop, American Sign Language theater, and wheelchair sports. Bodies in Commotion is the first collection to consider the mutually interpretive qualities of these two emerging fields, producing a dynamic new resource for artists, activists, and scholars.
Disability and Performance
Author: Carrie Sandahl,Philip Auslander
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Category: Performing Arts
One of eight volumes in the cross-disciplinary and issues-based SAGE Reference Series on Disability, this volume explores the arts and humanities within the lives of people with disabilities.
Author: Brenda Jo Brueggemann
Category: Political Science
Hat Behinderung eine Geschichte? Die internationale Disability History füllt die Leerstelle zwischen Historiografie und Disability Studies; sie geht davon aus, dass Phänomene verkörperter Differenz kontingent sind. Dieses Buch führt in den deutschsprachigen Diskurs der neuen geschichtswissenschaftlichen Teildisziplin ein. Erörtert werden konzeptionelle Grundlagen und methodische Fragen der Disability History. Exemplarische Fallstudien umreißen das Forschungsfeld und befassen sich mit wissenschaftlichen Konstruktionen und subjektiven Erfahrungen, Institutionen und Politiken, Körper, Kunst und Kultur. Eine grundlegende Einführung für Bachelor- und Master-Studiengänge sowie die am Thema interessierte Öffentlichkeit.
Konstruktionen von Behinderung in der Geschichte. Eine Einführung
Author: Elsbeth Bösl,Anne Klein,Anne Waldschmidt
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Category: Social Science
Art, Museums and Touch examines conceptions and uses of touch within arts museums and art history. Candlin deftly weaves archival material and contemporary museology together with government policy and art practice to question the foundations of modern art history, museums as sites of visual learning, and the association of touch with female identity and sexuality. This remarkable study presents a challenging riposte to museology and art history that privileges visual experience. Candlin demonstrates that touch was, and still is, crucially important to museums and art history. At the same time she contests the recent characterization of touch as an accessible and inclusive way of engaging with museum collections, and argues against prevalent ideas of touch as an unmediated and uncomplicated mode of learning. An original and wide-ranging enquiry, this book is essential reading for scholars and students of museum studies, art history, visual culture, disability, and for anyone interested in the cultural construction of the senses.
Author: Fiona Candlin
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Essays über Kunst, Ästhetik und Behinderung
Author: Tobin Siebers
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Die großen Frauen und Männer hatten weder außergewöhnlich viel Glück, Talent oder Erfahrung. Sie hatten lediglich das gleiche Motto: Was dir im Weg steht, wird dein Weg! Ryan Holiday, Marketing-Guru und Bestsellerautor, wendet die vergessene Erfolgsformel der antiken Philosophen auf die heutige Welt an und gibt konkrete Anleitung, wie wir unser Leben selbst erfolgreich gestalten können: Manage deine Wahrnehmung! Erkenne, welche Begebenheiten du verändern kannst! Lenke deine Handlungen auf ein Ziel! Und mache jedes Hindernis in deinem Weg zu einer Chance! Ein Buch, das die lebenspraktischen Erkenntnisse der Stoiker aus dem antiken Griechenland und Rom in die Gegenwart holt und damit auf sehr eingängige Weise zeigt, wie wir im Leben erfolgreich sein können! Mit vielen Beispielen aus der Welt der Philosophie, Literatur, Sport, Wirtschaft und Politik (Markus Aurelius, Demosthenes, Michel de Montaigne, John D. Rockefeller, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Ghandi, Barack Obama ...).
Mit der Philosophie der Stoiker zum Triumph
Author: Ryan Holiday
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
Als Felicity mit ihrer Mutter und ihrer kleinen Schwester in dem kleinen Städtchen Midnight Gulch ankommt, kann sie die Magie um sich herum deutlich spüren. In ihrem Bauch flattert es, hinter ihren Ohren prickelt es und ihr Herz klopft wie wild. Dieser Ort ist etwas ganz Besonderes! Und tatsächlich stecken die Bewohner voller Überraschungen. Der Legende nach floss früher sogar Magie durch ihre Adern ... oder tut sie das noch immer? Und wenn ja, wie können ihre neuen Freunde Felicity dabei helfen, ein altes Geheimnis zu lüften und endlich, endlich ein Zuhause für sich und ihre Familie zu finden?
Author: Natalie Lloyd
Category: Juvenile Fiction
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?
Activism and Agency in the Museum
Author: Richard Sandell,Jocelyn Dodd,Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
Category: Business & Economics
Explores in detail an important section of the population of the Roman world which has too often been neglected.
A Social and Cultural History
Author: Christian Laes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
A history of design that is often overlooked—until we need it Have you ever hit the big blue button to activate automatic doors? Have you ever used an ergonomic kitchen tool? Have you ever used curb cuts to roll a stroller across an intersection? If you have, then you’ve benefited from accessible design—design for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. These ubiquitous touchstones of modern life were once anything but. Disability advocates fought tirelessly to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities became a standard part of public design thinking. That fight took many forms worldwide, but in the United States it became a civil rights issue; activists used design to make an argument about the place of people with disabilities in public life. In the aftermath of World War II, with injured veterans returning home and the polio epidemic reaching the Oval Office, the needs of people with disabilities came forcibly into the public eye as they never had before. The U.S. became the first country to enact federal accessibility laws, beginning with the Architectural Barriers Act in 1968 and continuing through the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990, bringing about a wholesale rethinking of our built environment. This progression wasn’t straightforward or easy. Early legislation and design efforts were often haphazard or poorly implemented, with decidedly mixed results. Political resistance to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities was strong; so, too, was resistance among architectural and industrial designers, for whom accessible design wasn’t “real” design. Williamson provides an extraordinary look at everyday design, marrying accessibility with aesthetic, to provide an insight into a world in which we are all active participants, but often passive onlookers. Richly detailed, with stories of politics and innovation, Bess Williamson’s Accessible America takes us through this important history, showing how American ideas of individualism and rights came to shape the material world, often with unexpected consequences.
A History of Disability and Design
Author: Bess Williamson
Publisher: NYU Press