Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture

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September 2001



Presenting thirteen essays, editors James C. Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson unite the fields of disability studies and rhetoric to examine connections between disability, education, language, and cultural practices.The contributors span a range of academic fields including English, education, history, and sociology. Several contributors are themselves disabled or have disabled family members. While some essays included in this volume analyze the ways that representations of disability construct identity and attitudes toward the disabled, other essays use disability as a critical modality to rethink economic theory, educational practices, and everyday interactions. Among the disabilities discussed are various physical disabilities, mental illness, learning disabilities, deafness, blindness, and diseases such as multiple sclerosis and AIDS.


James C. Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson, "Disability, Rhetoric, and the Body" Martha Stoddard Holmes, "Working (with) the Rhetoric of Affliction" Catherine Prendergast, "On the Rhetorics of Mental Disability" Miriamne Ara Krummel, "Am I MS?" G. Thomas Couser, "Conflicting Paradigms" Nirmala Erevelles, "In Search of the Disabled Subject" Brenda Jo Brueggemann, "Deafness, Literacy, Rhetoric" Deshae E. Lott, "Going to Class with (Going to Clash with?) the Disabled Person" Hannah Joyner, "Signs of Resistance" Ellen L. Barton, "Textual Practices of Erasure" Rod Michalko and Tanya Titchkosky, "Putting Disability in Its Place: It's Not a Joking Matter" Emily F. Nye, "The Rhetoric of AIDS" Beth Franks, "Gutting the Golden Goose"


James C. Wilson is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati and the author of Vietnam in Prose and Film, John Reed for the Masses, and The Hawthorne and Melville Friendship. Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson is a professor of English at Miami University and the author of Writing Against the Family: Gender in Lawrence and Joyce, and From Community to College: Reading and Writing Across Diverse Contexts.
EAN: 9780809323920
ISBN: 0809323923
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2001
Seitenanzahl: 320 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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