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People with Disabilities Get Ready: Curtis Mayfield in the 1990s

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Item Summary Pence, Ray 2018-08-08T23:16:59Z 2018-08-08T23:16:59Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Pence, R. (2008). People with Disabilities Get Ready: Curtis Mayfield in the 1990s. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 4(2).
dc.identifier.issn 1552-9215
dc.description.abstract This article breaks with precedent by emphasizing disability’s role in the life and work of Curtis Mayfield (1942-1999) and by arguing that his experience of quadriplegia had both positive and difficult dimensions. Analysis focuses on Mayfield’s representation by journalists and other writers in the 1990s, and on how Mayfield answered their portrayals as an interview subject and as a musician with his final studio album New World Order (1996). Considered within the whole of Mayfield’s career, quadriplegia is revealed as one among many difficulties that he answered with critical positive thinking and powerful music.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
dc.relation.ispartofseries vol. 4, no. 2
dc.subject quadriplegia
dc.subject African-American music
dc.subject civil rights
dc.title People with Disabilities Get Ready: Curtis Mayfield in the 1990s
dc.type Forums
dc.type.dcmi Text
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