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disability pride, disability culture, disability art
"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..."
Roman, L. G., Brown, S., Noble, S., Wainer, R., & Young, Alannah, E. (in press, Jan.-Feb., 2009). Unsettling pastoral educational sociology: Asylum-making, medicalized colonialism in British Columbia (1859-1897) and artistic praxis for social transformation. The International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 21-22.