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Postcolonial fiction and disability : exceptional children, metaphor and materiality

Author: Clare Barker
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first study of disability in postcolonial fiction. Focusing on canonical novels, it explores the metaphorical functions and material presence of disabled child characters. Barker argues that progressive disability politics emerge from postcolonial concerns, and establishes dialogues between postcolonialism and disability studies."--Publisher's website.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clare Barker
ISBN: 9780230307889 0230307884
OCLC Number: 748328762
Description: ix, 242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 'Decrepit, Deranged, Deformed': Indigeneity and Cultural Health in Potiki --
Hunger, Normalcy, and Postcolonial Disorder in Nervous Conditions and The Book of Not --
Cracking India and Partition: Dismembering the National Body --
The Nation as Freak Show: Monstrosity and Biopolitics in Midnight's Children --
'Redreaming the World': Ontological Difference and Abiku Perception in The Famished Road --
Conclusion: Growing Up.
Responsibility: Clare Barker.
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