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Social Science People With Disabilities

Mobilizing Metaphor

Art, Culture, and Disability Activism in Canada

edited by Christine Kelly & Michael Orsini

UBC Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2016
People with Disabilities, Art & Politics
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    Publish Date
    Oct 2016
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    Publish Date
    Nov 2016
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    Publish Date
    May 2017
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Mobilizing Metaphor illustrates how radical and unconventional forms of activism, including art, are reshaping the rich and vibrant tradition of disability mobilization in Canada. The artists, activists, and scholars in Mobilizing Metaphor reveal how their work is distinctive as both art and social action, and how disability activism is as varied as the population it represents. Sketching the shifting contours of Canadian disability politics, the authors challenge perceptions of disability and the politics that surround it, leading us to re-examine how we define oppression and how we enact change.

About the authors

Christine Kelly's profile page

Michael Orsini is Professor in the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa.

Michael Orsini's profile page