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Bodies and DisEase: Finding AlterNative Cure, Assuming AlterNative Identity

Simone A. James Alexander

in African Diasporic Women's Narratives: Politics of Resistance, Survival, and Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049823
eISBN:
9780813050249
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049823.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Operating from the theoretical standpoint that bodily experiences are socio-somatic and therefore closely tied to one's social or socio-economic position in society, this chapter details how women's ... More


Chronic Youth: Disability, Sexuality, and U.S. Media Cultures of Rehabilitation

Julie Passanante Elman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479841424
eISBN:
9781479806294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841424.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The teenager has often appeared in culture as an anxious figure, the repository for American dreams and worst nightmares, at once on the brink of success and imminent failure. Spotlighting the ... More


American and Un-American Bodies: Searching for Fitness through Technology and Sport

Paul K. Longmore

Catherine Kudlick (ed.)

in Telethons: Spectacle, Disability, and the Business of Charity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190262075
eISBN:
9780190262105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262075.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

In fully embracing the medical model of disability, telethons both drew on and transmitted distinctly American notions of embodiment. Twentieth-century body ideology interacted with the medical ... More


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