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ERIC Number: EJ870784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3116
The Road to Marginalisation Is Paved with Good Intentions: In Pursuit of the Re-Humanisation of Physically Impaired Musicians
Honisch, Stefan Sunandan
International Journal of Inclusive Education, v13 n7 p767-783 Nov 2009
This paper explores the intersection of Western art music and disability in relation to musical performance. Building on Joseph Straus's essay titled "Normalizing the abnormal: disability in music and music theory", this paper explores three main topics: the theoretical distinction in Disability Studies between impairment and disability; the practical implications of this demarcation for performers; and the public and critical reception of musicians with physical impairments. Finally, I explore recurring narratives of disability, paying special attention to the ways narratives of accommodation can assist both musicians and audiences to represent impairment as part of rather than a distraction from musical experience. (Contains 16 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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