Review: Walker, Pamela K., Moving Over the Edge: Artists with Disabilities Take the Leap. Davis, CA: MH Media, Inc., 2005

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ann E. Millett-Gallant, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Moving over the edge captures the dynamism of the Berkeley/San Francisco Bay area during the disability rights and arts movements of the 1970s — 1990s, in which Pamela Kay Walker has played multiple roles, as activist, educator, radio host, performing artist, talent agent, video producer, administrative leader, poet, and most recently, historian. The book contextualizes many events informatively, chronicling the Independent Living movement, key laws leading up to ADA, and the formations of Axis Dance Company, Wry Crips theater group, and the Superfest Film Festival. Walker profiles key artists whose work has transformed representations of disability, extended definitions of art, and showcased performance as a survival strategy that transcends the stage. By providing such background and current information, Walker produces a vital resource book of visual, literary, and performing artists.

Additional Information

Disability Studies Quarterly
Language: English
Date: 2005
Art, Disability

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