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The Matter of Disability - (Corporealities: Discourses of Disability) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 296

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: People with Disabilities

Series Title: Corporealities: Discourses of Disability

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: David T Mitchell & Susan Antebi & Sharon L Snyder

Language: English

TCIN: 77696269
UPC: 9780472054114
Item Number (DPCI): 247-44-4601


The Matter of Disability returns disability to its proper place as an ongoing historical process of corporeal, cognitive, and sensory mutation operating in a world of dynamic, even cataclysmic, change. The book's contributors offer new theorizations of human and nonhuman embodiments and their complex evolutions in our global present, in essays that explore how disability might be imagined as participant in the "complex elaboration of difference," rather than something gone awry in an otherwise stable process. This alternative approach to materiality sheds new light on the capacities that exist within the depictions of disability that the book examines, including Spider-Man, Of Mice and Men, and Bloodchild.
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