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ERIC Number: EJ1146084
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1356-9783
Reinforcing Zionist Ableism in Israeli Wheelchair Folk Dancing
Broyer, Nili R.
Research in Drama Education, v22 n3 p332-338 2017
This article examines a culturally specific case study of integrated dance. While integrated dance must constantly combat what I termed as "disdance" to earn legitimacy, each project might do this differently in its particular context. Based on documentary analysis and ethnography, I argue that in the Israeli context, wheelchair folk dancing utilises a Zionist version of ableism to promote cultural approval. The reinforcement of Zionist ableism includes: national hierarchy, militaristic myth, and exclusion of those who fail to represent overcoming. I conclude that public acceptance of Israeli disabled participants as dancers relies on their symbolic status as soldiers and/or overcomers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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