Arts and Humanities by Brenda Jo Brueggemann

By Brenda Jo Brueggemann

This quantity in The SAGE Reference sequence on incapacity explores the humanities and arts in the lives of individuals with disabilities. it's considered one of 8 volumes within the cross-disciplinary and issues-based sequence, which contains hyperlinks from diversified fields making up incapacity reports as volumes study themes vital to the lives of people with disabilities and their households. With a stability of background, idea, learn, and alertness, experts set out the findings and implications of analysis and perform for others whose present or destiny paintings includes the care and/or research of these with disabilities, in addition to for the disabled themselves. The presentational variety (concise and interesting) emphasizes accessibility. Taken separately, each one quantity units out the basics of the subject it addresses, followed through compiled information and information, advised additional readings, a advisor to organisations and institutions, and different annotated assets, therefore supplying the precise introductory platform and gateway for additional learn. Taken jointly, the sequence represents either a survey of significant incapacity concerns and a advisor to new instructions and developments and modern assets within the box as a complete.

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The idea that there is a collection of work called “disability art” is still rather new, and one of the main questions currently being asked in disability studies is: what is “disability art”? Is it a particular kind 18 ARTS AND HUMANITIES or body of art, or a particular kind of artistic creator? There are at least (and certainly not only) three ways to currently define disability art: art by people with disabilities; art about disability; and art that advances an activist agenda or represents disability a certain way.

Medical professionals are best equipped to address disability, and they do so as they would illnesses and diseases. ” In the humanities, the medical model often relates to areas of inquiry such as medical ethics, medical humanities, or some studies of illness in narrative. New York University’s School of Medicine, for example, has a medical humanities division dedicated to the way artworks and humanities scholarship contribute to the practice of medicine. Similarly, Columbia University has a program in Narrative Medicine, the aim of which is to incorporate narratives of illness, disease, and disability into medical practice.

Artists who have been placed (in current times) or retro-diagnosed in this category are abundant: Sylvia Plath, Vincent Van Gogh, Antonin Artaud, to name a few. In fact, with only a little excavation it would be fairly easy to uncover this category almost everywhere in our literary and artistic history. ” Sociologist Erving Goffman’s classic treatises on Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity and Asylums: Essays on the Social Situation of Mental Patients and Other Inmates illustrate the ways in which “disability” is interwoven into the fabric of our cultural management of our own (and other’s) illness, disease, and difference.

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