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Cultural locations of disability

Author: Sharon L Snyder; David T Mitchell
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2006.
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In Cultural Locations of Disability, Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell trace how disabled people came to be viewed as biologically deviant. The eugenics era pioneered techniques that managed "defectives" through the application of therapies, invasive case histories, and acute surveillance techniques, turning disabled persons into subjects for a readily available research pool. In its pursuit of normalization,  Read more...
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Snyder, Sharon L., 1963-
Cultural locations of disability.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005020957
(OCoLC)61151535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sharon L Snyder; David T Mitchell
ISBN: 9780226767307 0226767302
OCLC Number: 648761349
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 245 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cultural locations of disability --
Masquerades of impairment : charity as a confidence game --
Subnormal nation : the making of a U.S. disability minority --
The eugenic Atlantic : disability and the making of an international science --
After the panopticon : contemporary institutions as documentary subject --
Body genres and disability sensations : the challenge of the new disability documentary cinema --
Compulsory feral-ization.
Responsibility: Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell.

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Traces how disabled people came to be viewed as biologically deviant. This book explains how disabled people are instrumental to charting the passage from a disciplinary society to one based upon  Read more...

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