Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Literature and Culture (Paperback)

by Rosemarie Garland Thomson

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Inaugurates a new field of disability studies by framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one, revising oppressive narratives and revealing liberatory ones. The book examines disabled figures in Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin and Rebecca Harding Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, in African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde, and in the popular cultural ritual of the freak show.

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Published
16/12/1996

Publisher
Columbia University Press

ISBN
9780231105170


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