Disability Arts and Culture (Book)

Methods and Approaches

Edited by Petra Kuppers

What does it mean to approach disability-focused cultural production and consumption as generative sites of meaning-making? Disability Arts and Culture: Methods and Approaches seeks the answer to this question and more in an exploration of disability studies within the arts and beyond.

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This collection offers insight into different study approaches to disability art and culture practices, and asks: what does it mean to approach disability-focused cultural production and consumption as generative sites of meaning-making? International scholars and practitioners use ethnographic and participatory action research approaches; textual and discourse analysis; as well as other methods to discover how disability figures into our contemporary world(s).

Chapters within the collection explore, amongst other topics, deaf theatre productions, representations of disability on-screen, community engagement projects and disabled bodies in dance. Disability Arts and Culture provides a comprehensive overview and a range of case studies benefitting both the practitioner and scholar.

Petra Kuppers is professor of english and women’s studies at University of Michigan, Ann Arbour. Petra is a well-respected figure in the field of Performance Arts, in particular feminist and disabled theatre, and is a Faculty Fellow at the National Council for Institutional Diversity. She is the author of Theatre and Disability.

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