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

Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472066595 / ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used / Paperback / 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:

Book shows a small amount of wear - very 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: Paperback
Book Condition: Very Good

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mitchell
Published by University of Michigan Press
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used Quantity Available: 7
Seller:
textbooksNow
(Westchester, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press. Book Condition: Used. BOOK CONDITION: Used books will have varying degrees of wear, highlighting, and notations. Access codes & supplemental materials may not be included. Inventory is subject to prior sale. SHIPPING: Only Standard shipping to PO Boxes. We are not able to ship to APO/FPOs or Internationally. Orders are shipped from Illinois. Bookseller Inventory # 5890775U2

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 7.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Mitchell, David T. [Editor]; Snyder, Sharon L. [Editor];
Published by University of Michigan Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Trader Cafe, LLC
(New Haven, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Very Good. Unmarked text; light shelfwear. Ships with tracking the same or next business day from New Haven, CT. We fully guarantee to ship the exact same item as listed and work hard to maintain our excellent customer service. Bookseller Inventory # 4BW-DH6-N81

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 8.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Editor-David Mitchell; Editor-Sharon L. Snyder
Published by University of Michigan Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0472066595

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 16.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used Taschenbuch Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
E. Marent
(Bludenz, Austria)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taschenbuch. Book Condition: Gebraucht - Sehr gut. sehr guter Zustand - weltweiter Versand mit Rechnung. Bookseller Inventory # Wissenschaft0047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 24.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 17.29
From Austria to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Mitchell, David T. [Editor]; Snyder, Sharon L. [Editor];
Published by University of Michigan Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookStore Independent
(Memphis, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University of Michigan Press, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU8886125

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 27.08
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.97
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Mitchell, David T.
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1997. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9780472066599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 36.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Mitchell, David T.
Published by The University of Michigan Press (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, 1997. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # CE-9780472066599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 38.58
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.16
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780472066599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Published by .
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
WorldofBooks
(Goring-By-Sea, WS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description . Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR006989023

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 39.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.04
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Published by The University of Michigan Press, United States (1997)
ISBN 10: 0472066595 ISBN 13: 9780472066599
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University of Michigan Press, United States, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book. 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. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780472066599

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 42.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 17 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book