Re-Presenting Disability : Activism and Agency in the Museum

Sandell, Richard and Dodd, Joyce and Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie. Re-Presenting Disability : Activism and Agency in the Museum. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010.

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Abstract (English)

"Re-Presenting Disability addresses issues surrounding disability representation in museums and galleries, a topic which is receiving much academic attention and is becoming an increasingly pressing issue for practitioners working in wide-ranging museums and related cultural organisations.

This volume of provocative and timely contributions, brings together twenty researchers, practitioners and academics from different disciplinary, institutional and cultural contexts to explore issues surrounding the cultural representation of disabled people and, more particularly, the inclusion (as well as the marked absence) of disability-related narratives in museum and gallery displays. The diverse perspectives featured in the book offer fresh ways of interrogating and understanding contemporary representational practices as well as illuminating existing, related debates concerning identity politics, social agency and organisational purposes and responsibilities, which have considerable currency within museums and museum studies." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Sandell, Richard (Author); Sandell, Richard (Editor); Dodd, Joyce (Author); Dodd, Joyce (Editor); Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie (Author); , (Editor)
Dossier: en commande
ISBN: 9780415494731
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: New York, NY: Routledge
Copyright Statement: Routledge; the authors
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2021 18:05
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2021 18:05
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