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Cultural Locations of Disability

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ISBN-10: 0226767329

ISBN-13: 9780226767321

Edition: 2005

Authors: Sharon L. Snyder, David T. Mitchell

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In Cultural Locations of Disability, Sharon L. Snyder and David T. Mitchell trace how disabled people came to be viewed as biologically deviant. The eugenics era pioneered techniques that managed "defectives" through the application of therapies, invasive case histories, and acute surveillance techniques, turning disabled persons into subjects for a readily available research pool. In its pursuit of normalization, eugenics implemented disability regulations that included charity systems, marriage laws, sterilization, institutionalization, and even extermination. Enacted in enclosed disability locations, these practices ultimately resulted in expectations of segregation from the mainstream,…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 5/15/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Introduction: Cultural Locations of Disability
Dis-locations of Culture
Masquerades of Impairment: Charity as a Confidence Game
Subnormal Nation: The Making of a U.S. Disability Minority
The Eugenic Atlantic: Disability and the Making of an International Science
Echoes of Eugenics
After the Panopticon: Contemporary Institutions as Documentary Subject
Body Genres and Disability Sensations: The Challenge of the New Disability Documentary Cinema
Institutionalizing Disability Studies
Conclusion: Compulsory Feral-ization
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