Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature

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$24.17 - $25.41
UPC:
9780231105170
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Binding:
Paperback
Publication Date:
1996-04-15
Author:
Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Language:
english
Edition:
1st

Product Overview

Inaugurates a new field of disability studies by framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, revising oppressive narratives and revealing liberatory ones. The book examines disabled figures in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, in African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, and in the popular cultural ritual of the freak show.

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