Transform/ability and the Talking Tomate: Fruitful Discourses and Performances of Bodily Abilities

@article{Flaugh2011TransformabilityAT,
  title={Transform/ability and the Talking Tomate: Fruitful Discourses and Performances of Bodily Abilities},
  author={Christian Flaugh},
  journal={Theatre Topics},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={85 - 96}
}
In Aesthetic Nervousness (2007), Ato Quayson addresses the transformative nature of bodily abilities when he revisits one of the key tenets in disability studies: that all individuals in all societies will at one point experience “the provisional and temporary nature of able-bodiedness” (14). Quayson’s observation suggests how constructs of disability, and of abilities broadly conceived, inform human lives. As a result, Quayson helps us think of how individuals’ bodily abilities might exist not… Expand