The Disabled Body in Contemporary Art by Ann Millett-Gallant

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


The disabled body is often misunderstood, however many disabled artists have challenged traditional views. Pursuing the agenda of disability studies, this book examines western art history through a new lens and draws parallels to sexism, racism, classism, and heterosexism/homophobia. Millett-Gallant visually analyzes images of the body in visual culture - from painting, sculpture, photography, and performance art to medical displays to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century freak show - placing the work of disabled and non-disabled artists in critical dialogue.


About Ann Millett-Gallant

See more books from this Author
Ann Millett-Gallant is a lecturer atthe University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Published September 10, 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan. 192 pages
Genres: Other, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, History, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review