Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape (Paperback)
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Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted Shape (Paperback)

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Paperback 282 Pages / Published: 12/07/2011
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Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book, now in paperback, presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137319920
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 379 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 16 mm


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'In this book, Petra Kuppers one of the most dynamic thinkers in the field of disability culture, disability arts and community arts today provides a rigourous, sophisticated and strikingly poetic series of mediations on the processes, pleasures and challenges of working in this field. Drawing on examples of the way her own arts based investigations have evolved across a variety of sites, contexts and countries over the past decade, Kuppers positions disability culture as a continual process of negotiation in which people experiment with new ways of relating to the languages, cultures and histories that frame and inform their experiences. Emphasising the need to access the feelings, flows and energies that exist within and between dominant formations of community, Kuppers advocates for a rhizomatic model of practice in which personal, cultural and political histories come together in singular, specific and provisional ways to allow new formations albeit at times fleetingly to emerge. Thoughtful, thought-provoking and accessible, this book will be of compelling interest not just to scholars of disability culture, but to a whole new generation of scholars looking to use arts practice as a laboratory in which identity, community and culture can be creatively re-imaged and re-imagined. ' - Bree Hadley, Senior Lecturer in Performance Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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