Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and AbilitiesDevising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth

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Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and Abilities : Devising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth. / Ames, Margaret.

Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability. ed. / Pamela Block; Devwa Kasnitz; Akemi Nishida; Nick Pollard. Netherlands : Springer Nature, 2016. p. 97-114 7.

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Ames, M 2016, Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and Abilities: Devising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth. in P Block, D Kasnitz, A Nishida & N Pollard (eds), Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability., 7, Springer Nature, Netherlands, pp. 97-114. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9984-3_7

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Ames, M. (2016). Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and Abilities: Devising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth. In P. Block, D. Kasnitz, A. Nishida, & N. Pollard (Eds.), Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability (pp. 97-114). [7] Springer Nature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9984-3_7

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Ames M. Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and Abilities: Devising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth. In Block P, Kasnitz D, Nishida A, Pollard N, editors, Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability. Netherlands: Springer Nature. 2016. p. 97-114. 7 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9984-3_7

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Ames, Margaret. / Scenes and Encounters, Bodies and Abilities : Devising Performance with Cyrff Ystwyth. Occupying Disability: Critical Approaches to Community, Justice, and Decolonizing Disability. editor / Pamela Block ; Devwa Kasnitz ; Akemi Nishida ; Nick Pollard. Netherlands : Springer Nature, 2016. pp. 97-114

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