Spirit And The Politics Of Disablement

Spirit And The Politics Of Disablement

by Sharon V. Betcher


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800662196
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 11/23/2008
Pages: 268
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Preface     VII
Introduction: Telling It Slant     1
Part I
The Fear of Falling     25
Monstrosity, Miracle, and Mission: Religion and the Politics of Disablement     48
Medicine Shows: Humanitarianism, Healing, and the Physics of Spirit     68
Putting My Foot (Prosthesis, Crutches, Phantom) Down: Technology as Transcendence     90
Conspicuous Compassion: Race, "Disability" and Salvific Imperialism     105
Part II
A Crip Nation     122
Rumor Mills: Spiritual Practice in the Crip Nation     139
"A Cripple on this Bridge": Thinking Difference, Thinking Differently     159
Never Quite Herself Again: Frida Kahlo's Doctrine of Creation     181
Wisdom to Make the World Go On     194
Endnotes     206
Index     247

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