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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780231105170
ISBN-10: 0231105177
Format: Paperback
(157mm x 236mm x 14mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Columbia University Press
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Rosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of English at Emory University, where her fields of study are disability studies, American literature and culture, feminist theory, and bioethics. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy. She is the author of Staring: How We Look and the editor of Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body.

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