The End of Normal: Identity in a Biocultural Era (Paperback)Lennard J. Davis (author)
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Using contemporary discussions of biopower and biopolitics, Davis focuses on social and cultural production-particularly on issues around the different body and mind. The End of Normal seeks an analysis that works comfortably in the intersection between science, medicine, technology, and culture, and will appeal to those interested in cultural studies, bodily practices, disability, science and medical studies, feminist materialism, psychiatry, and psychology.
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 249 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"[Davis] makes a compelling and provocative argument that the concept of normal has given way to a seemingly more inclusive umbrella of diversity, yet disability remains excluded."
"End of Normal is written in a clear and engaging style which will appeal to undergraduate students, postgraduates and academics alike from a range of disciplines, including disability studies, cultural studies, psychiatry and psychology and medical humanities. The book is easy to read from cover to cover but chapters can stand alone and allow the reader to dip in and out of some of the contemporary debates within disability studies that capture their interest."
--Disability & Society-- (09/01/2016)