Bending over Backwards: Essays on Disability and the Body (BOK)

Michael Berube, Lennard J. Davis

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With the advent of the human genome, cloning, stem-cell research and many other developments in the way we think of the body, disability studies provides an entirely new way of thinking about the body in its relation to politics, the environment, the legal system, and global economies. Bending Over Backwards reexamines issues concerning the relationship between disability and normality in the light of postmodern theory and political activism. Davis takes up homosexuality, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the legal system, the history of science and medicine, eugenics, and genetics. Throughout, he maintains that disability is the prime category of postmodernity because it redefines the body in relation to concepts of normalcy, which underlie the very foundations of democracy and humanistic ideas about the body. Bending Over Backwards argues that disability can become the new prism through which postmodernity examines and defines itself, supplanting the categories of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2002 Forfatter Lennard J. Davis, Michael Berube
Forlag
NEW YORK UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780814719503
Antall sider 224 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,4cm
Vekt 299 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Cultural studies, Political activism, Disability: social aspects