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The disability studies reader

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Disability Studies Reader collects for the first time representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 0415914701 9780415914703 041591471X 9780415914710
OCLC Number: 35192183
Description: x, 454 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Constructing normalcy: the bell curve, the novel, and the invention of the disabled body in the nineteenth century / Lennard J. Davis --
Deaf and dumb in ancient Greece / Martha L. Edwards --
Spoken daggers, deaf ears, and silent mouths: fantasies of deafness in early modern England / Jennifer L. Nelson and Bradley S. Berens --
Disability and society before the eighteenth century: dread and despair / Margaret A. Winzer --
Universalizing marginality: how Europe became deaf in the eighteenth century / Lennard J. Davis --
A silent exile on this Earth: the metaphoric construction of deafness in the nineteenth century / Douglas Baynton --
Constructions of deafness / Harlan Lane --
Advertising the acceptably employable image: disability and capitalism / Harlan Hahn --
Abortion and disability: who should and who should not inhabit the world? / Ruth Hubbard --
Selections from Stigma / Erving Goffman --
Stigma: an enigma demystified / Lerita M. Coleman --
AIDS and its metaphors / Susan Sontag --
Nurturance, sexuality, and women with disabilities: the example of women and literature / Adrienne Asch and Michelle Fine --
Toward a feminist theory of disability / Susan Wendell --
Feminist theory, the body and the disabled figure / Rosemarie Garland Thomson --
Integrating disability studies into the existing curriculum: the example of "women and literature" at Howard University / Rosemarie Garland Thomason --
Silence is not without voice: including deaf culture within multicultural curricula / H. Dirksen L. Bauman and Jennifer Drake --
Toward a poetics of vision, space and the body: sign language and literary theory / H. Dirksen L. Baumann --
The enfreakment of photography / David Hevey --
Modernist freaks and postmodernist geeks / David Mitchell --
Disability and postcoloniality in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children and third-world novels / Sanjeev Kumor Uprety --
Blindness and art / Nicholas Mirzoeff --
Helen and Frida / Anne Finger --
Poems / Cheryl Marie Wade --
Queen of the girls / Julia Dolphin Trahan --
Poems / Kenny Fries --
Sex and single gimp / Billy Golfus.
Responsibility: edited by Lennard J. Davis.

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Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy, and postcolonial studies, the essays collated in this volume attempt to provide a  Read more...
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