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Cinema of Isolation A History of Physical Disability in the Movies

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ISBN-10: 0813521041

ISBN-13: 9780813521046

Edition: 1994

Authors: Martin F. Norden

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"Offers an historically detailed examination of how Hollywood has depicted the physically disabled experience . . . thoughtfully argued and well documented. . . . Anyone interested in how mainstream movies have shaped our images of the world ought to carefully read this fine book." --Douglas Gomery, author of The Hollywood Studio System "I enjoyed this book from its terrific title to its skillful interweaving of movie history with disability history. . . . It makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of where America gets its myths and stereotypes of disability." --Joseph Shapiro, author of No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement Filmmakers have often…    
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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 9/1/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 406
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

preface and acknowledgments
Introduction: Politics, Movies, and Physical Disability
Emergence of an Impoverished Image
The Misbegotten Multi-Reelers
Man of a Thousand Disabilities and His Brethren
Golden-Age Freakshows
The Road to Rehabilitation
The Path to Apathy
Moving toward the Mainstream
High-Tech Heroics and Other Concerns
Conclusion: Reel Life after the Americans with Disabilities Act
selected bibliography
general index
film index