Mobilizing Metaphor : Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada

Orsini, Michael and Kelly, Christine. Mobilizing Metaphor : Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada. Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press, 2017.

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Abstract (English)

"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." -- Publisher's website.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Orsini, Michael (Author); Kelly, Christine (Author); Orsini, Michael (Editor); Kelly, Christine (Editor)
Dossier: en commande
ISBN: 9780774832793
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Vancouver, BC: University of British Columbia Press
Copyright Statement: UBC Press
Deposited by: Collections
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2022 15:34
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2022 15:34
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