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Bodies in Commotion CoRpoRealities: Discourses of Disability David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder, editors Books available in the series: “Defects”: Engendering the Modern Body edited by Helen Deutsch and Felicity Nussbaum Revels in Madness: Insanity in Medicine and Literature by Allen Thiher Points of Contact: Disability, Art, and Culture edited by Susan Crutchfield and Marcy Epstein A History of Disability by Henri-Jacques Stiker Disabled Veterans in History edited by David A. Gerber Narrative Prosthesis: Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse by David T. Mitchell and Sharon L. Snyder Backlash Against the ADA: Reinterpreting Disability Rights edited by Linda Hamilton Krieger The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming Disability in Ancient Greece by Martha L. Rose Fictions of Affliction: Physical Disability in Victorian Culture by Martha Stoddard Holmes Foucault and the Government of Disability edited by Shelley Tremain Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance edited by Carrie Sandahl and Philip Auslander Bodies in Commotion Disability & Performance Edited by Carrie Sandahl & Philip Auslander the university of michigan press Ann Arbor Copyright © by the University of Michigan 2005 All rights reserved Published in the United States of America by The University of Michigan Press Manufactured in the United States of America c Printed on acid-free paper 2008 2007 2006 2005 4 3 2 1 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, or otherwise, without the written permission of the publisher. A CIP catalog record for this book is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Bodies in commotion : disability and performance / Carrie Sandahl and Philip Auslander, editors. p. cm. — (Corporealities) Includes index. ISBN 0-472-09891-8 (cloth : alk. paper) — ISBN 0-472-06891-1 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. People with disabilities and the performing arts. I. Sandahl, Carrie, 1968– II. Auslander, Philip, 1956– III. Series. PN1590.H36B63 2005 791'.087—dc22 2004022452 ISBN-13 978-0-472-09891-0 (cloth) ISBN-13 978-0-472-06891-3 (paper) ISBN-13 978-0-472-02172-7 (electronic) Acknowledgments Bodies in Commotion was ‹rst conceived at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s annual conference in Chicago nearly seven years ago. Our editor, LeAnn Fields, was an early champion of disability studies in the humanities, published pathbreaking books in the ‹eld, and foresaw that it was only a matter of time before disability studies would make an impact on theater and performance studies. She was right. David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder, the Corporealities series editors, supported the project every step of the way, providing honest feedback and editorial guidance. David and Sharon’s scholarship and activism have been touchstones in disability studies for nearly ten years. Lisa Yaszek and Cole Hornaday gave us the title for the book; we couldn’t have come up with a better one. The Society for Disability Studies, Performance Studies International, and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education have been sounding grounds for many of the ideas in this book. We would also like to thank the following individuals and institutions for their un›agging intellectual and material support: Paul Longmore and Rosemarie Garland Thomson, who organized a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in Disability Studies in 2000; Florida State University’s School of Theatre, especially Anita Gonzalez, Laura Edmondson, Stuart Baker, Mary Karen Dahl, and John Degen, for their invaluable encouragement and a summer grant in 2000; Jennifer Parker, Jennifer Knight, Jeannine Meis, Shannon Walsh, Jay King, and Jane Duncan for crucial logistical assistance; and Caleb Boyd, Ben Gunter, Jim Bell, Leah Lowe, Kyle Bostian, Donna Nudd, Jerrilyn McGregory, Delia Poey, Jean Graham-Jones, Gretchen Case, Alan Sikes, John Fletcher, and Shane Grant for their comments on early drafts of the introduction and other materials. Disabled performing artists, especially Terry Galloway, continually inspire us. Victoria Ann Lewis deserves special recognition as a path‹nder of the disability theater movement. This book is dedicated in part to the memory of Spalding Gray (1941–2004). Finally, we would like to thank our families, Randal Svea and Gregory Sandahl, and Deanna Sirlin, for their support. vi Acknowledgments ...

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ISBN
9780472021727
Related ISBN
9780472068913
MARC Record
OCLC
593239896
Pages
352
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
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No
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