Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, Images and Experiences

Social Histories of Disability and Deformity: Bodies, Images and Experiences


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ISBN-13: 9780415360982
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/15/2006
Series: Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine Series , #25
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures ix

Notes on contributors x

Preface xiii

Introduction: approaching anomalous bodies David M. Turner 1

Part I Discipline and deformity: the medical and moral world of monstrosity 17

1 Representing physical difference: the materiality of the monstrous Kevin Stagg 19

2 'When a disease it selfe doth Cromwel it': the rhetoric of smallpox at the Restoration David E. Shuttleton 39

3 Plague Spots Hal Gladfelder 56

4 'Wonderful effects!!!' Graphic satires of vaccination in the first decade of the nineteenth century Suzanne Nunn 79

Part II Controlling disabled bodies: medicine, politics and policy 95

5 Disciplining disabled bodies: the development of orthopaedic medicine in Britain, c.1800-1939 Anne Borsay 97

6 Making deaf children talk: changes in educational policy towards the deaf in the French Third Republic François Buton 117

7 Eugenics, modernity and nationalism Ayça Alemdarogl u 126

8 'Human dregs at the bottom of our national vats': the interwar debate on sterilization of the mentally deficient Sharon Morris 142

9 'That bastard's following me!' Mentally ill Australian veterans struggling to maintain control Kristy Muir 161

10 Afterword - regulated bodies: disability studies and the controlling professions Sharon Snyder David Mitchell 175

Index 190

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