Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture / Edition 3

Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture / Edition 3

by James C Wilson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0809323931

ISBN-13: 9780809323937

Pub. Date: 10/12/2001

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press

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. Bringing together theoretical and analytical perspectives from rhetorical studies and disability studies, these essays extend both the field of

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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. Bringing together theoretical and analytical perspectives from rhetorical studies and disability studies, these essays extend both the field of rhetoric and the newer field of disability studies.

           

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 within these contexts are various physical disabilities, mental illness, learning disabilities, deafness, blindness, and diseases such as multiple sclerosis and AIDS.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809323937
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
10/12/2001
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
1Disability, Rhetoric, and the Body1
Pt. 1Identity and Rhetoricity: The (Dis)Abled Subject
2Working (with) the Rhetoric of Affliction: Autobiographical Narratives of Victorians with Physical Disabilities27
3On the Rhetorics of Mental Disability45
4Am I MS?61
5Conflicting Paradigms: The Rhetorics of Disability Memoir78
6In Search of the Disabled Subject92
Pt. 2Rhetorics of Literacy: Education and Disability
7Deafness, Literacy, Rhetoric: Legacies of Language and Communication115
8Going to Class with (Going to Clash with?) the Disabled Person: Educators, Students, and Their Spoken and Unspoken Negotiations135
9Signs of Resistance: Deaf Perspectives on Linguistic Conflict in a Nineteenth-Century Southern Family154
Pt. 3Cultural and Spatial Rhetorics of Disability
10Textual Practices of Erasure: Representations of Disability and the Founding of the United Way169
11Putting Disability in Its Place: It's Not a Joking Matter200
12The Rhetoric of AIDS: A New Taxonomy229
13Gutting the Golden Goose: Disability in Grimms' Fairy Tales244
Contributors261
Index265

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