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Mobilizing metaphor : art, culture, and disability activism in Canada

Mobilizing metaphor : art, culture, and disability activism in Canada / edited by Christine Kelly and Michael Orsini.
Vancouver ; Toronto : UBC Press, [2016]
Physical Description
xiv, 349 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how artistic and radical efforts are reshaping disability activism in Canada and, in the process, challenging dominant perceptions of disability. Recent changes to Canadian disability policy have seen disability programs hampered by funding cuts and other austerity measures. But this oppression has also given new life to an already vibrant Canadian tradition of disability activism. Until now, research has focused on the legal and policy spheres and overlooked disability activism that expresses itself alongside and outside conventional policy reform, often through a variety of art forms. Here, contributions by disability artists, activists, and academics show how disability art is distinctive as both art and social action. Richly illustrated with photographs and other images, and including an insightful concluding chapter by renowned disability scholar Tanya Titchkoksy, this array of artistic, cultural, and radical approaches to disability politics demonstrates that disability activism is as varied as the populations it represents. As the contributors sketch the shifting contours of disability politics in Canada and show how disability oppression is not isolated from other prejudices, they challenge us to re-examine how we enact social and political change"-- Source other than Library of Congress.
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Mobilizing metaphor. Disability culture and politics Disability culture and politics
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May 16, 2019
Disability culture and politics.
Disability culture and politics
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Fixing: the claiming and reclaiming of disability history / Catherine Frazee, Kathryn Church, and Melanie Panitch
Imagining otherwise: the ephemeral spaces of envisioning new meanings / Carla Rice, Eliza Chandler, and Nadine Changfoot
Postervirus: claiming sexual autonomy for people with HIV through collective action / Alexander McClelland and Jessica Whitbread
Deaf and disability arts: insiders, outsiders, and the potential of progressive studios / Kristin Nelson
"It fell on deaf ears": deafhood through the graphic signed novel as a form of artivism / Vero Leduc
(Dis)quiet in the peanut gallery: performing social justice through integrated dance / Lindsay Eales
Battle lines drawn: creative resistance to ableism through online media / Jeffrey Preston
Deconstructing phonocentrism: a new genre in deaf arts / Paula Bath
Crip the light fantastic: art as liminal emancipatory practice in the twenty-first century / Jes Sachse
Claiming "the masters" for disability rights: an artist's journey / Diane Driedger
Perching as a strategy for seeking legitimacy for broken embodiments: embracing biomedical claims for ME / Pamela Moss
Challenging rhetorical indifference with a cripped poetry of witness / Jen Rinaldi and Nancy Viva Davis Halifax
The body as resistance art/ifact: disability activism during the 2012 Quebec Student Movement / Gabriel Blouin Genest
Divided no more: the Toronto Disability Pride March and the challenges of inclusive organizing / Melissa Graham and Kevin Jackson
Accountability, agency, and absence: embodying radical disability values in artistic production / Drew Danielle Belsky
Conclusion: the politics of embracing disability metaphor / Tanya Titchkosky.

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