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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2010
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Sally Chivers; Nicole Markotić
|ISBN:||9780814211243 0814211240 9780814292228 0814292224|
|Description:||xi, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||"The whole art of a wooden leg" : King Vidor's picturization of Laurence Stallings's "Great story" / Timothy Barnard --
Phantom limbs : film noir and the disabled body / Michael Davidson --
Seeing blindness on-screen : the blind, female gaze / Johnson Cheu --
The wild child / Dawne McCance --
No life anyway : pathologizing disability on film / Paul Darke --
"And death--capital D--shall be no more--semicolon!" : explicating the terminally ill body in Margaret Edson's W;t / Heath Diehl --
"A man, with the same feelings" : disability, humanity, and heterosexual apparatus in Breaking the waves, Born on the fourth of July, Breathing lessons, and Oasis / Eunjung Kim --
Neoliberal risks : Million dollar baby, Murderball, and anti-national sexual positions / Robert McRuer --
Body genres : an anatomy of disability in film / Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell --
"Blinded by the light," or : Where's the rest of me? / Anne Finger.
|Responsibility:||edited by Sally Chivers and Nicole Markotić.|
To call into question why certain bodies invite the label "problem" more frequently than other bodies, the contributors draw on scholarship from feminist, race, queer, cultural, disability, and film studies arenas. In Chivers and Markotic's introduction, they draw on disability theory and a range of cinematic examples to explain the term "problem body" in relation to its "projection." In explorations of film noir, illness narratives, classical Hollywood film, Korean film, and European film, the essays reveal the "problem body" as a multiplication of lived circumstances constructed both physically and socially. --Book Jacket.