The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses of Disability (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 / ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

0472096591 Used Good condition. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.86 avg rating
(7 ratings)

Synopsis: For years the subject of human disability has engaged those in the biological, social and cognitive sciences, while at the same time, it has been curiously neglected within the humanities. The Body and Physical Difference seeks to introduce the field of disability studies into the humanities by exploring the fantasies and fictions that have crystallized around conceptions of physical and cognitive difference. Based on the premise that the significance of disabilities in culture and the arts has been culturally vexed as well as historically erased, the collection probes our society's pathological investment in human variability and "aberrancy." The contributors demonstrate how definitions of disability underpin fundamental concepts such as normalcy, health, bodily integrity, individuality, citizenship, and morality--all terms that define the very essence of what it means to be human.
The book provides a provocative range of topics and perspectives: the absence of physical "otherness" in Ancient Greece, the depiction of the female invalid in Victorian literature, the production of tragic innocence in British and American telethons, the reconstruction of Civil War amputees, and disability as the aesthetic basis for definitions of expendable life within the modern eugenics movement. With this new, secure anchoring in the humanities, disability studies now emerges as a significant strain in contemporary theories of identity and social marginality.
Moving beyond the oversimplication that disabled people are marginalized and made invisible by able-ist assumptions and practices, the contributors demonstrate that representation is founded upon the perpetual exhibition of human anomalies. In this sense, all art can be said to migrate toward the "freakish" and the "grotesque." Such a project paradoxically makes disability the exception and the rule of the desire to represent that which has been traditionally out-of-bounds in polite discourse.
The Body and Physical Difference has relevance across a wide range of academic specialties such as cultural studies, the sociology of medicine, history, literature and medicine, the allied health professions, rehabilitation, aesthetics, philosophical discourses of the body, literary and film studies, and narrative theory.
David T. Mitchell is Assistant Professor of English, Northern Michigan University. Sharon L. Snyder teaches film and literature at Northern Michigan University.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: The Body and Physical Difference: Discourses...
Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0472096591 Little shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0472096591 Little wear on the cover. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0472096591 Little edge wear. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Vital Products COM LLC
(southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0472096591 signs of little wear on the cover. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0472096591 Minor shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mitchell, David T.
Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Hippo Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Very Good: Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have light creases on the cover and binding. Bookseller Inventory # 2595454221

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 60.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

n/a
Published by University of Michigan Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 1997. Book Condition: Good. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88867878

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 69.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0472096591 Remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 70.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0472096591 Remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 73.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472096591 ISBN 13: 9780472096596
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0472096591 Remainder mark. Bookseller Inventory # Z0472096591Z1

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 73.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 20 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book