Extraordinary measures disability in music joseph n straus pioneering book that brings the insights of disability studies to bear on the study of music music history and theory written both for sophisiticated and general readers written with comprehensiveness authority and generosity by leading scholar of music theory. Extraordinary measures disability in music joseph n straus on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers approaching disability as a cultural construction rather than a medical pathology this book studies the impact of disability and concepts of disability on composers. A distinguished professor at the graduate center of the city university of new york joseph n straus is the author of numerous books and articles mostly on topics in music since 1900 he is a former president of the society for music theory and is the leading figure in the study of music in relationship to disability. A fascinating exploration of many different ways that disability permeates music and musical experience straus tackles in particular the representations of disabilities in the narratives of music the way we perceive disabled performers and different ways of hearing music as influenced by disability. Extraordinary measures by joseph n straus available in trade paperback on powellscom also read synopsis and reviews approaching disability as a cultural construction rather than a medical pathology this book studies
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