Guest Editors’ Introduction: Coming to Pride - Joining “The Unruly Salon”

Date
2009
Authors
Roman, Leslie G.
Frazee, Catherine
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University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
The acronym for the Unruly Salon, “US” refers to Charleton’s idea that all too often people with disabilities are the subjects of a gaze, which medicalizes, criminalizes or produces objectifying pity. A host of circulating images, signs, and discourses contribute to the sometimes overwhelming sense that people with disabilities do not represent themselves as the active agents of their own self-authorized narratives. The agency of people with disabilities to create culture that defies such understandings is unruly. This mind-body politic is the lifeforce of the global disability arts and culture movement...
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Keywords
disability pride, disability culture, disability art
Citation
Roman, L. G. & Frazee, C. (2009). Guest Editors’ Introduction: Coming to Pride - Joining “The Unruly Salon”. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 5(1).
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