9780822365044

The Critical Limits of Embodiment: Reflections on Disability Criticism

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  • ISBN13:

    9780822365044

  • ISBN10:

    0822365049

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-02-01
  • Publisher: DUKE UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Summary

Disability studies, a new field of inquiry in the human sciences, has the potential to unsettle many basic assumptions about the body, citizenship, capital, and beauty. This special issue ofPublic Cultureexplores disability criticism, an emergent subfield within disability studies. The articles in this collection build on recent work in the larger arena of disability studies and address such subjects as the hegemony of the concept of normalcy, the idea of the able body, and the constitutive place of disability in ethics, liberalism, and capitalism.The Critical Limits of Embodimentexamines the commonsense foundations of disability studies, which tend to universalize Western norms and assumptions in which the normal is foregrounded and the able body forms the basis for the universal liberal subject. The broad geographic scope of these essays constitutes one of their greatest contributions to the field. In order to query the body-related universalisms of Western thought, the issue seeks to be self-conscious about cultural locations. The volume examines the figure of the disabled in the cultural imaginaries of a variety of historical, cultural, and disciplinary contexts including literature, anthropology, philosophy, and art history.Contributors.Renu Addlakha, Carol A. Breckenridge, Veena Das, Faye Ginsburg, Wu Hung, Eva Kittay, Celeste Langan, David Mitchell, Rayna Rapp, Susan Schweik, Sharon Snyder, Candace Vogler, Hank Vogler

Table of Contents

Editor's Note ix
The Critical Limits of Embodiment: Disability's Criticism
349(10)
Carol A. Breckenridge
Candace Vogler
Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies: Disability and Queerness
359(8)
Eli Clare
Re-engaging the Body: Disability Studies and the Resistance to Embodiment
367(24)
Sharon L. Snyder
David T. Mitchell
Seeing Disability
391(8)
W. J. T. Mitchell
Photographing Deformity: Liu Zheng and His Photo Series ``My Countrymen''
399(30)
Wu Hung
Books
429(2)
Hank Vogler
Impaired Body as Colonial Trope: Kang Kyong'ae's ``Underground Village''
431(28)
Kyeong-Hee Choi
Mobility Disability
459(26)
Celeste Langan
The Voice of ``Reason''
485(21)
Susan Schweik
'I'
506(5)
Alexa Wright
Disability and Domestic Citizenship: Voice, Gender, and the Making of the Subject
511(22)
Veena Das
Renu Addlakha
Enabling Disability: Rewriting Kinship, Reimagining Citizenship
533(24)
Rayna Rapp
Faye Ginsburg
When Caring Is Just and Justice Is Caring: Justice and Mental Retardation
557(24)
Eva Feder Kittay
from the field 581

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