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Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives will prevail.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415917896
ISBN-10: 0415917891
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gail Landsman

Gail Heidi Landsman (Ph.D., Catholic University) is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Albany, SUNY, where she teaches courses in gender, reproduction, and disability. She is the author of numerous book chapters, articles in peer-reviewed journals, and a previous book Sovereignty and Symbol. She is also the mother of three children, one of whom has cerebral palsy.