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The Resource The idea of disability in the eighteenth century, edited by Chris Mounsey, (electronic resource)

The idea of disability in the eighteenth century, edited by Chris Mounsey, (electronic resource)

Label
The idea of disability in the eighteenth century
Title
The idea of disability in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
edited by Chris Mounsey
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century explores the intersections between the ways disabled people were and are understood in history. It presents a new analysis of disability as an alternative to the foucauldian, called Variability, which is consciously historicist and centers on the individual as "the same only different" from the non-disabled. The essays in this collection examine Variability in three ways: philosophically (Margaret Cavendish, John Locke, Lord Shaftesbury, and Thomas Reid), conceptually (in the novel, personal statements, and journalism) and experientially (writer's biographies), and together demonstrate that disability was an active organizing principle of eighteenth-century thought and literature, as well as a viable way of life."--Book cover
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Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
808.83/93527
LC call number
PN56.5.H35
LC item number
I34 2014
NLM call number
  • 2017 I-599
  • WZ 330
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1959-
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  • Mounsey, Chris
  • ebrary, Inc
Series statement
Transits: literature, thought & culture, 1650-1850
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  • Disabled Persons
  • Medicine in Literature
  • Attitude
  • History, 18th Century
Summary expansion
This is a wide-ranging collection of essays that explores philosophy, biography, and texts about and by disabled people living in the eighteenth century. The book, which introduces and affirms the notion that disability studies predates most United States and United Kingdom findings by more than a hundred years, will be of interest to philosophers, historians, sociologists, and literary scholars
Label
The idea of disability in the eighteenth century, edited by Chris Mounsey, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index
Contents
  • Paul Kelleher
  • Thomas Reid : power as first philosophy
  • Emile Bojesen
  • Part 2: Conceptual.
  • "An HOBBY-HORSE well worth giving a description of" : disability, trauma, and language in Tristram Shandy
  • Anna K. Sagal
  • "One cannot be too secure" : wrongful confinement, or, the pathologies of the domestic economy
  • Dana Gliserman Kopans -- Part 3: Experiential.
  • "On that rock I lay" : images of disability found in religious verse
  • Jamie Kinsley
  • Introduction: Variability : beyond sameness and difference
  • Attractive deformity : enabling the "shocking monster" from Sarah Scott's Agreeable ugliness
  • Jason S. Farr
  • Reading "The Blind Poetess of Lichfield" : the consolatory odes of Priscilla Poynton
  • Jess Domanico
  • God grant us grace, that we may take due pains, to practice what this exercise contains; to which, if we apply our best endeavour, we shall be happy here, and bless'd for ever
  • Chris Mounsey
  • Chris Mounsey
  • Part 1: Methodological.
  • "Perfect according to their kind" : deformity, defect and disease in the natural philosophy of Margaret Cavendish
  • Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alker
  • What's the matter with madness? : John Locke, the Association of Ideas, and the physiology of thought
  • Jess Keiser
  • Defections from nature : the rhetoric of deformity in Shaftesbury's Characteristics
Control code
OCM1bookssib023939397
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 269 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781611485592
Lccn
2013049457
Other control number
40023551745
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib023939397
Label
The idea of disability in the eighteenth century, edited by Chris Mounsey, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index
Contents
  • Paul Kelleher
  • Thomas Reid : power as first philosophy
  • Emile Bojesen
  • Part 2: Conceptual.
  • "An HOBBY-HORSE well worth giving a description of" : disability, trauma, and language in Tristram Shandy
  • Anna K. Sagal
  • "One cannot be too secure" : wrongful confinement, or, the pathologies of the domestic economy
  • Dana Gliserman Kopans -- Part 3: Experiential.
  • "On that rock I lay" : images of disability found in religious verse
  • Jamie Kinsley
  • Introduction: Variability : beyond sameness and difference
  • Attractive deformity : enabling the "shocking monster" from Sarah Scott's Agreeable ugliness
  • Jason S. Farr
  • Reading "The Blind Poetess of Lichfield" : the consolatory odes of Priscilla Poynton
  • Jess Domanico
  • God grant us grace, that we may take due pains, to practice what this exercise contains; to which, if we apply our best endeavour, we shall be happy here, and bless'd for ever
  • Chris Mounsey
  • Chris Mounsey
  • Part 1: Methodological.
  • "Perfect according to their kind" : deformity, defect and disease in the natural philosophy of Margaret Cavendish
  • Holly Faith Nelson and Sharon Alker
  • What's the matter with madness? : John Locke, the Association of Ideas, and the physiology of thought
  • Jess Keiser
  • Defections from nature : the rhetoric of deformity in Shaftesbury's Characteristics
Control code
OCM1bookssib023939397
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 269 pages
Governing access note
License restrictions may limit access
Isbn
9781611485592
Lccn
2013049457
Other control number
40023551745
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssib023939397

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