Disability Arts: from the social model to the affirmative model

Cameron, Colin (2011) Disability Arts: from the social model to the affirmative model. Parallel Lines, 1 (1).

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Abstract

I begin this article by developing an argument that disability arts can only be understood in the context of the wider disabled people’s movement, as part of the ongoing struggle by disabled people for equality and inclusion. I suggest that disability arts is characterised by the principles of transgression, resistance and affirmation and is properly regarded as a conversation between disabled people involved in critiquing the oppression required by normalcy. In the second part of the article I explain and outline the affirmative model, a recently-developed theoretical tool rooted in perspectives developed within the disability arts movement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: transgression, resistance, affirmation
Subjects: L300 Sociology
W900 Others in Creative Arts and Design
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Social Work and Communities
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2012 13:36
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:38
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5888

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