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Disability Rhetoric - (Critical Perspectives on Disability) by Jay Timothy Dolmage (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 368

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: People with Disabilities

Series Title: Critical Perspectives on Disability

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Jay Timothy Dolmage

Language: English

TCIN: 77973455
UPC: 9780815634454
Item Number (DPCI): 247-70-6091


Disability Rhetoric is the first book to view rhetorical theory and history through the lens of disability studies. Traditionally, the body has been seen as, at best, a rhetorical distraction; at worst, those whose bodies do not conform to a narrow range of norms are disqualified from speaking. Yet, Dolmage argues that communication has always been obsessed with the meaning of the body and that bodily difference is always highly rhetorical. Following from this rewriting of rhetorical history, he outlines the development of a new theory, affirming the ideas that all communication is embodied, that the body plays a central role in all expression, and that greater attention to a range of bodies is therefore essential to a better understanding of rhetorical histories, theories, and possibilities.
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