Performance poetry as a method to understand disability

Authors: Fenge, L.-A., Hodges, C.E.M. and Cutts, W.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23418/

http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1602118

Journal: FQS - Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

eISSN: 1438-5627

ISSN: 1438-5627

This source preferred by Carrie Hodges and Lee-Ann Fenge

This data was imported from Scopus:

Authors: Fenge, L.A., Hodges, C. and Cutts, W.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/23418/

Journal: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung

Volume: 17

Issue: 2

ISSN: 1438-5627

© 2016, Inst. fur Klinische Psychologie und Gemeindepsychologie. All Rights Reserved. The Seen but Seldom Heard project was a performative social science (PSS) project which used performance poetry to illuminate the experiences of young people with physical impairments. Two performance poets, a group of young people with physical impairments, and academics from social science and media/communication backgrounds worked together to explore various aspects of the lived experience of disability exploring issues associated with identity, stereotypes, stigma and representation. In this article, we will present an overview of the project and consider how PSS offers a method to engage seldom heard voices, and illustrate this through two poems which shed light on the lived experience of disability. The article will consider the impact of these poems as PSS, and how this method allows the audience to develop a deeper understanding of the "lived" experience of disability and to reflect upon their own understandings of disability and discrimination.

The data on this page was last updated at 04:44 on September 23, 2017.