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

Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As the first major critical study to examine literary and cultural representations of physical disability, Extraordinary Bodies situates disability as a social construction, shifting it from a property of bodies to a product of cultural rules about what bodies should be or do. Rosemarie Garland Thomson examines disabled figures in sentimental novels such as Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, and the popular cultural ritual of the freak show. Extraordinary Bodies inaugurates a new field of disability studies in the humanities by framing disability as a minority discourse, rather than a medical one, ultimately revising oppressive narratives of disability and revealing liberatory ones
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garland-Thomson, Rosemarie
Dewey number
813/.0093520816
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.P44
LC item number
T49 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Human body in literature
  • Human body
  • People with disabilities
  • Women in literature
  • Popular culture
  • Sideshows
  • Feminism and literature
  • People with disabilities
  • Disabled Persons
  • Literature, Modern
  • Social Perception
  • Body Image
  • Culture
  • Feminism
  • Stereotyping
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The disabled figure in culture -- The disabled figure in literature -- The gap between representation and reality -- An overview and a manifesto -- Feminist theory, the body, and the disabled figure -- Sociocultural analyses of the extraordinary body -- The disabled figure and the ideology of liberal individualism -- The disabled figure and the problem of work -- The spectacle of the extraordinary body -- Constituting the average man -- Identification and the longing for distinction -- From freak to specimen : "The Hottentot Venus" and "The Ugliest Woman in the World" -- The end of the prodigious body -- The maternal benefactress and her disabled sisters -- The disabled figure as a call for justice : Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin -- Empowering the maternal benefactress -- Benevolent maternalism's flight from the body : Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin -- The female body as liability -- Two opposing scripts of female embodiment : Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the iron mills -- The triumph of the beautiful, disembodied heroine : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's The silent partner -- Revising black female subjectivity -- The extraordinary woman as powerful woman : Ann Petry's The street -- From the grotesque to the cyborg -- The extraordinary body as the historicized body : Toni Morrison's disabled women -- The extraordinary subject : Audre Lorde's Zami : a new spelling of my name -- The poetics of particularity
Control code
34876215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231105170
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
96021998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Label
Extraordinary bodies : figuring physical disability in American culture and literature, Rosemarie Garland Thomson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-189) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The disabled figure in culture -- The disabled figure in literature -- The gap between representation and reality -- An overview and a manifesto -- Feminist theory, the body, and the disabled figure -- Sociocultural analyses of the extraordinary body -- The disabled figure and the ideology of liberal individualism -- The disabled figure and the problem of work -- The spectacle of the extraordinary body -- Constituting the average man -- Identification and the longing for distinction -- From freak to specimen : "The Hottentot Venus" and "The Ugliest Woman in the World" -- The end of the prodigious body -- The maternal benefactress and her disabled sisters -- The disabled figure as a call for justice : Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin -- Empowering the maternal benefactress -- Benevolent maternalism's flight from the body : Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's cabin -- The female body as liability -- Two opposing scripts of female embodiment : Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the iron mills -- The triumph of the beautiful, disembodied heroine : Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's The silent partner -- Revising black female subjectivity -- The extraordinary woman as powerful woman : Ann Petry's The street -- From the grotesque to the cyborg -- The extraordinary body as the historicized body : Toni Morrison's disabled women -- The extraordinary subject : Audre Lorde's Zami : a new spelling of my name -- The poetics of particularity
Control code
34876215
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 200 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231105170
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
96021998
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits

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