Enforcing-normalcy frontcover. Enforcing-normalcy Enforcing Normalcy. Disability, Deafness, and the Body. by Lennard J. Davis. Book Review: Lennard J. Davis’Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body. New York: Verso,. Michael L. Dorn. University of. Lennard Davis – Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body. “What does not occur to many people is that disability is not a minor.
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Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body
Open Preview See a Problem? Tim Wyman-McCarthy rated ehforcing it was amazing Aug 14, Linking such notions to the concurrent emergence of discourses about the nation, Davis shows how the modern nation-state constructed its identity on the backs not only of colonized subjects, but of its physically disabled minority.
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However, I can’t read the whole book because my disability makes reading hard copy books very arduous so I only tend to read ebooks. Trivia About Enforcing Normalc Bridget rated it it was amazing Mar 03, Then, in the conclusion, he slips into that sketchy place too many disability scholars find themselves in —— claiming that “race, gender, and sexuality” have been discussed at length and that disability is something of an untouchable, final frontier.
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By insisting that disability be added to the familiar triad of race, class and gender, the book challenges progressives to expand the limits of their thinking about human oppression. Sarah Warmker rated it really liked it Apr 16, K R rated it liked it Jun 16, The specific form of bodily discrimination Davis is concerned with is ableism, which sees differences in bodies as negative.
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Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body by Lennard J. Davis
A challenge to expand our thinking about disability and oppression. Brittany Aurelia rated it liked it Jun 18, Garland-Thomsondisability laws, media representation of disability, and personal contact with persons with disabilities.
Unfortunately this book isn’t available in ebook format! For this reason, he refrains from discussions on mental disabilities, because his focus is primarily physical. Davis discusses the implications of disability being projected onto racial and cultural Others as a way of re inscribing their otherness.
Lennard Davis – Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body
The disabled body, with its missing or malformed limbs, is unsightly; prosthetics create an illusion of normalcy. Scottie rated it really liked it Feb 18, Stephanie Farnsworth rated it it was amazing Jun 30, You are commenting using your Facebook account. The definition of disability is a fuzzy one, but enfkrcing Enforcing Normalcy Davis construes of disability as bodies which differ from the norm.
Disability, Deafness, and the Body. Davis Snippet view – My library Help Advanced Book Search. Jamie rated it really liked it May 10, Account Options Sign in. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J.