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

Overview

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.

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)

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