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Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum

Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum

Re-Presenting Disability: Activism and Agency in the Museum

by Routledge

Re-Presenting Disability addresses issues surrounding disability representation in museums and galleries, a topic which is receiving much academic attention and is becoming an increasingly pressing issue for practitioners working in wide-ranging museums and related cultural organisations.

This volume of provocative and timely contributions, brings together twenty researchers, practitioners and academics from different disciplinary, institutional and cultural contexts to explore issues surrounding the cultural representation of disabled people and, more particularly, the inclusion (as well as the marked absence) of disability-related narratives in museum and gallery displays. The diverse perspectives featured in the book offer fresh ways of interrogating and understanding contemporary representational practices as well as illuminating existing, related debates concerning identity politics, social agency and organisational purposes and responsibilities, which have considerable currency within museums and museum studies.

Including:

Chapter 18: A museum for all? The Norwegian Museum of Deaf History and Culture, by Hanna Mellemsether