Disability Culture and Community Performance

Find a Strange and Twisted Shape

Authors: Kuppers, P.

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About this book

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.

About the authors

Petra Kuppers is Artistic Director of The Olimpias, and she teaches in Performance Studies at the University of Michigan, USA. Her previous books include Disability and Contemporary Performance: Bodies on Edge (2003), The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art (2007), Community Performance: An Introduction (2007).

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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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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability Culture and Community Performance
Book Subtitle
Find a Strange and Twisted Shape
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31658-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230316584
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29827-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33439-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-31992-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 282
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