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Enforcing Normalcy

Enforcing Normalcy

by Lennard J. Davis

Editeur : Verso Books
ISBN: 9781859840078
Broché: 228
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Date d'affichage: 2020-07-05
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In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself. Enforcing Normalcy surveys the emergence of a cluster of concepts around the term “normal” as these matured in western Europe and the United States over the past 250 years. Linking such notions to the concurrent emergence of discourses about...