Disability performance in Australia

Hadley, Bree J. (2015) Disability performance in Australia. In Disability/Culture: New Grounds: A Practice-Based Research Symposium, 3-6 February 2015, Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Unpublished)

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In disability arts, as in so many things, Australia has both its own cultural specificities, as well as the cultural followings that come with being a colonised country. In Australia, our colonial legacy, multiculturalism, and Asia-Pacific location have always made our relation to our own arts and culture fraught, the subject of ongoing aesthetic, cultural and political contestation. We have historically suffered from what Phillips (2006) calls a ‘cultural cringe’, in which we worry about the individuality, value and volume of our arts and culture compared to others, and this comes up again and again in commentary to this day...

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ID Code: 83551
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Keynote Paper
UMInDS presents: Disability/Culture: New Grounds. A Practice-Based Research Symposium. February 3rd to 6th 2015
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
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Keywords: Disability Performance, Australasia, Spectatorship
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Drama Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Bree Hadley
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2015 23:47
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 23:55

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