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Disability Studies and Spanish Culture

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Book Series: Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society ISBN: 9781846318702 9781781386415 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100313
Subject: Social Sciences
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Disability Studies and Spanish Culture is the first book to apply the tenets of Disability Studies to the Spanish context. In particular, this work is an important corrective to existing cultural studies of disability in Spain that tend to largely ignore intellectual disabilities. Taking on the representation of Down syndrome, autism, alexia/agnosia as well as childhood disability, its chapters combine close readings of a number of Spanish cultural products (films, novels, the comic/graphic novel and the public exhibition) with a broader socio-cultural take on the state of disability in Spain. While researchers and students of cinema will be particularly interested in the book’s detailed analyses of the formal aspects of the films, comics, and novels discussed, readers from backgrounds in history, political science and sociology will all be able to appreciate discussions of contemporary legislation, advocacy groups, cultural perceptions, models of social integration and more.

Fuckhead

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ISBN: 9780615883410 Year: Pages: 76 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0048.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History
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What is a fuckhead? David Rawson’s Fuckhead is a surreal exploration of the literature, film, nature and expectations of disability, and of fuckheads in literature and film. Part lyric essay, part fictional memoir, Rawson’s work tells the story of an unnamed narrator whose familial relationships are defined by his VATER syndrome. Abused by his mother and stripped of a voice by his brother’s need to be Tom Cruise via Rain Man, he sets out into a universe of literary tropes. I have always been of the mind that the novelist is allowed access to all experiences, as long as he ultimately has something to say. Plutarch and Samuel Johnson are typing somewhere in the desert of the next world, composing the ultimate collection of biographical criticism, explaining how David Lynch’s entire filmography owes a debt to his club feet. But I and the friends who bought my novel agree the author is dead. The work is particularly interested in the relationship between Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and what the narrator argues is Denis Johnson’s reimagining of that work in the short story “Emergency” (in Johnson’s Jesus’ Son). But in accumulating characters with disabilities as widely diverse as Darth Vader, Benjy of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, and the TV sitcom Community’s Abed Nadir, Rawson movingly, and with wry humor, articulates the assumptions and clichés faced by persons with disabilities, all the while creating a new family with his unlikely gathering of “fuckheads.”

Culture – Theory – Disability

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Book Series: Disability Studies. Körper – Macht – Differenz ISBN: 9783837625332 9783839425336 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_627653 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100568
Subject: Social Sciences
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Which theoretical approaches of contemporary cultural criticism can Disability Studies employ? At the same time, what can Cultural Studies gain by incorporating disability more fully as a framework for critical analysis? This international collection of essays enriches the thriving discourse of Cultural Disability Studies by offering stimulating dialogues between British, Czech, German and US-American scholars. In order to contour the various 'contact zones' between the two fields, the volume works transdisciplinarily, drawing on fields such as sociology, literary studies, art history and philosophy.

Visceral: Essays on Illness Not as Metaphor

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ISBN: 9781947447264 9781947447271 Year: Pages: 148 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0185.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: Social Sciences
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Memoirs about being sick are popular and everywhere and only ever contribute to pop narratives of illness as a single event or heroic struggle or journey. Visceral: Essays on Illness as Metaphor is not that. Visceral, to the extent that it is a memoir, is a record not of illness but of the research project being sick became. While rooted firmly in critical disability and queer practices, the use of personal narratives opens these approaches up to new ways of writing the body—ultimately a body that is at once theoretical and unavoidably physical. A body where everything is visceral, so theory must be too. From the gothic networks of healthcare bureaucracy and hospital philanthropy to the proliferation of wellness media, off-label usage of drugs, and running off to live a life with, these essays move fluidly through theoretical and physical anger, curiosity and surprise. Arguing for disability rights that attend to the theoretical as much as the physical, this is Illness Not As Metaphor, Being Sick and Time, and The Body in Actual Pain as one. A sick body of text that is—and is not—in direct correspondence to an actual sick body, Visceral is an unrelenting examination of chronic illness that turns towards the theoretical only to find itself in the realms of the biological and autobiographical: because how much theory can a body take?

Migrationsbedingt behindert?

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839434079 9783837634075 9783732834075 Year: Pages: 312 DOI: 10.14361/9783839434079 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: History --- Migration
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Until now, the category of `culture' functioned as a central category of difference and explanation for reduced ability of the support system to reach families at the intersections of migration and disability. The barriers are alleged to be located above all within the family. Their culturally specific interpretation of disability, according to this assumption, does not correspond to the expectations of empowerment in disability services. To confront this one-dimensional perspective, Donja Amirpur illustrates the complex life situations of these families. Through interviews and with the help of an intersectional, multi-faceted analysis, she depicts the barriers in the support system, and promotes a critical confrontation with hegemonic practices on a structural level.

Behinderung als Praxis

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839439715 9783837639711 Year: Pages: 296 DOI: 10.14361/9783839439715_978-3-8394-3971-5_Behinderung als Praxis_Biographische Zugänge zu Lebensentwü Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag Grant: Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung
Subject: Social Sciences
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How do »mental handicaps« become a social reality? An analysis on the basis of documented biographies.

Ambivalenzen pädagogischen Handelns

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Book Series: Gesellschaft der Unterschiede ISBN: 9783839445396 9783837645392 Year: Pages: 390 DOI: 10.14361/9783839445396 Language: German
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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This book analyses and discusses the complexity of pedagogical action in the context of inpatient assistance for the disabled in a variety of ways – both theoretically and practically.

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