Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance by Carrie Sandahl,Philip Auslander

By Carrie Sandahl,Philip Auslander

"A testomony to the synergy of 2 evolving fields. From the examine of staged performances to examinations of the acting physique in way of life, this publication demonstrates the large profitability of relocating past incapacity as metaphor. . . . it is a lesson that a lot of our cultural associations desperately have to learn."

-Martin F. Norden, college of Massachusetts-Amherst

This groundbreaking assortment imagines disabled our bodies as "bodies in commotion"-bodies that dance throughout inventive and discursive obstacles, not easy our figuring out of either incapacity and function. within the book's essays, best critics and artists discover issues that variety from theater and dance to multi-media functionality paintings, agit-prop, American signal Language theater, and wheelchair activities. Bodies in Commotion is the 1st assortment to contemplate the at the same time interpretive characteristics of those rising fields, generating a dynamic new source for artists, activists, and scholars.

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