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The Resource Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson, (electronic resource)

Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson, (electronic resource)

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Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature
Title
Extraordinary bodies
Title remainder
figuring physical disability in American culture and literature
Statement of responsibility
Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Title variation
Figuring physical disability in American culture and literature
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Annotation
  • Annotation
Cataloging source
YDX
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Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie
LC call number
PS374.P44
LC item number
G38 2017
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  • People with disabilities in literature
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • American fiction
  • Literature and society
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • United States
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  • Extraordinary Bodies is a cornerstone text of disability studies, establishing the field upon its publication in 1997. Framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, the book added depth to oppressive narratives and revealed novel, liberatory ones. Through her incisive readings of such texts as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson exposed the social forces driving representations of disability. She encouraged new ways of looking at texts and their depiction of the body and stretched the limits of what counted as a text, considering freak shows and other pop culture artifacts as reflections of community rites and fears. Garland-Thomson also elevated the status of African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. Extraordinary Bodies laid the groundwork for an appreciation of disability culture and an inclusive new approach to the study of social marginalization
  • Extraordinary Bodies is a cornerstone text of disability studies, establishing the field upon its publication in 1997. Framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, the book added depth to oppressive narratives and revealed novel, liberatory ones. Through her incisive readings of such texts as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson exposed the social forces driving representations of disability. She encouraged new ways of looking at texts and their depiction of the body and stretched the limits of what counted as a text, considering freak shows and other pop culture artifacts as reflections of community rites and fears. Garland-Thomson also elevated the status of African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde. Extraordinary Bodies laid the groundwork for an appreciation of disability culture and an inclusive new approach to the study of social marginalization
Label
Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssib031634229
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xx, 200 pages
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License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780231183161
Lccn
2016956461
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssib031634229
Label
Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-189) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssib031634229
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Twentieth anniversary edition.
Extent
xx, 200 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9780231183161
Lccn
2016956461
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib031634229

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