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- DescriptionInaugurates a new field of disability studies by framing disability as a minority discourse rather than a medical one. The book examines disabled figures in Uncle Tom's Cabin and in African-American novels by Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde as well as in the popular cultural ritual of the freak show.
- Author BiographyRosemarie Garland-Thomson is Professor of English at Emory University, where her fields of study are disability studies, American literature and culture, feminist theory, and bioethics. Her work develops the field of critical disability studies in the health humanities, broadly understood, to bring forward disability access, inclusion and identity to communities inside and outside of the academy. She is the author of Staring: How We Look and the editor of Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body.
- Author(s)Rosemarie Garland Thomson
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication16/12/1996
- GenreLiterary Theory
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note13 illustrations
- Weight408 g
- Width236 mm
- Height157 mm
- Spine14 mm
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