The Disability Studies Reader. (eBook, 2006) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Disability Studies Reader.

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: Hoboken : Routledge, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Collects representative texts from the field of disability studies. Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 9780203957110 0203957113
OCLC Number: 476055060
Description: 1 online resource (472 pages)
Contents: Front cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface to the Second Edition; Introduction; Part I: Histroical Perspectives; Chapter 1. Constructing Normalcy: The Bell Curve, the Novel, and the Invention of the Disabled Body in the Nineteenth Century; Chapter 2. Deaf and Dumb in Ancient Greece1; Chapter 3. "A Silent Exile on This Earth": The Metaphorical Construction of Deafness in the Nineteenth Century; Chapter 4. The Other Arms Race; Chapter 5. (Re)Writing the Genetic Body-Text: Disability, Textuality, and the Human Genome Project; Part II: The Politics of Disability.

Abstract:

Collects representative texts from the field of disability studies. Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability.
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