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Title The Oxford handbook of music and disability studies / edited by Blake Howe, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner, and Joseph Straus.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
©2016

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Description xviii, 928 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Series [Oxford handbooks]
Oxford handbooks.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Disability studies in music, music in disability studies / Blake How, Stephanie Jensen-Moulton, Neil Lerner, and Joseph Straus -- Disability communities. -- Toward an ethnographic model of disability, and human flourishing / Michael B. Bakan -- Music, intellectual disability, and human flourishing / Licia Carlson -- Imagined hearing: music-making in deaf culture / Jeannette DiBernardo Jones -- Musical expression among deaf and hearing song signers / Anabel Maler -- The politics of sound: music and blindness in France, 1750-1830 / Ingrid Sykes -- "They say we exchanged our eyes for the xylophone": resisting tropes of disability as spiritual deviance in Birifor music / Brian Hogan -- Understanding is seeing: music analysis and blindness / Shersten Johnson -- Performing disability. -- Mechanized bodies: technology and supplements in Björk's electronica / Jennifer Iverson -- Subhuman or superhuman? (Musical) assistive technology, performance enhancement, and the aesthetic/moral debate / Laurie Stras -- Disabling music performance / Blake Howe -- Musical and bodily difference in Cirque du Soleil / Stephanie Jensen-Moulton -- Punk rock and disability: cripping subculture / George McKay -- Moving experiences: blindness and the performing self in Imre Ungár's Chopin / Stefan Sunandan Honisch -- Stevie Wonder's tactile keyboard mediation, black key compositional development, and the quest for creative autonomy / Will Fulton -- Oh, the stories we tell! Performer-audience-disability / Michael Beckerman -- The dancing ground: embodied knowledge, disability, and visibility in New Orleans second lines / Daniella Santoro -- Race, gender, sexuality. -- A cannon-shaped man with an amphibian voice: castrato and disability in eighteenth-century France / Hedy Law -- Sexuality, trauma, and dissociated expression / Fred Everett Maus -- That "weird and wonderful posture": jump "Jim Crow" and the performance of disability / Sean Murray -- Disabled moves: multidimensional music listening, disturbing/activating differences of identity / Marianne Kielian-Gilbert -- War and trauma. -- Disabled Union veterans and the performance of martial begging / Michael Accinno -- "Good bye, old arm": the domestication of veterans' disabilities in Civil War era popular songs / Devin Burke -- "The absurd disordering of notes": dysfunctional memory in the post-traumatic music of Ivor Gurney / Beth Keyes -- Vocal ability and musical performances of nuclear damages in the Marshall Islands / Jessica A. Schwartz -- Premodern conceptions. -- Lyrical humor(s) in the "fumeur" songs / Julie Singer -- Difference, disability, and composition in the late Middle Ages: of Antonio "Zachara" da Teramo and Francesco "Il Cieco" da Firenze / Michael Scott Cuthbert -- Madness and music as (dis)ability in early modern England / Samantha Bassler -- Saul, David, and music's ideal body / Blake Howe -- The classical tradition. -- Narratives of affliction and recovery in Haydn / Floyd Grave -- Music and the labyrinth of melancholy: traditions and paradoxes in C.P.E. Bach and Beethoven / Elaine Sisman -- Musical prosthesis: form, expression, and narrative structure in Beethoven's sonata movements / Bruce Quaglia -- Sounds of mind: music and madness in the popular imagination / James Deaville -- Modernism and after. -- Modernist opera's stigmatized subjects / Sherry D. Lee -- Autism and postwar serialism as neurodiverse forms of cultural modernism / Joseph Straus -- Broken facture: representations of disability in the music of Allan Pettersson / Allen Gimbel -- Representing the extraordinary body: musical modernism's aesthetics of disability / Joseph Straus -- "Defamiliarizing the familiar": Michael Nyman, narrative medicine, and the composition of mental blindness / Stephanie Jensen-Moulton -- Film and musical theatre. -- Scene in a new light: monstrous mothers, disabled daughters, and the performance of feminism and disability in The light in the piazza (2005) and Next to normal (2008) / Ann M. Fox -- "Pitiful creature of darkness": the subhuman and the superhuman in The Phantom of the opera / Jessica Sternfeld -- "Waitin' for the light to shine": musicals and disability / Raymond Knapp -- Music for Olivier's Richard III: cinematic scoring for the early modern monstrous / Kendra Preston Leonard -- Hearing a site of masculinity in Franz Waxman's score for Pride of the Marines (1945) / Neil Lerner.
Summary The Oxford Handbook of Music and Disability Studies represents a comprehensive state of current research for the field of Disability Studies and Music. The forty-two chapters in the book span a wide chronological and geographical range, from the biblical, the medieval, and the Elizabethan, through the canonical classics of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, up to modernist styles and contemporary musical theater and popular genres, with stops along the way in post-Civil War America, Ghana and the South Pacific, and many other interesting times and places. Disability is a broad, heterogeneous, and porous identity, and that diversity is reflected in the variety of bodily conditions under discussion here, including autism and intellectual disability, deafness, blindness, mobility impairment often coupled with bodily difference, and cognitive and intellectual impairments. Amid this diversity of time, place, style, medium, and topic, the chapters share two core commitments. First, they are united in their theoretical and methodological connection to Disability Studies, especially its central idea that disability is a social and cultural construction. Disability both shapes and is shaped by culture, including musical culture. Second, these essays individually and collectively make the case that disability is not something at the periphery of culture and music, but something central to our art and to our humanity [Publisher description].
Language Text in English.
Subject People with disabilities in music.
Disability studies.
Musicians with disabilities.
Disability studies.
Musicians with disabilities.
People with disabilities in music.
Added Author Howe, Blake, editor.
Jensen-Moulton, Stephanie, editor.
Lerner, Neil William, 1966- editor.
Straus, Joseph Nathan, editor.
ISBN 9780199331444 (hardcover alkaline paper)
0199331448
9780190650605 (pbk.)
0190650605