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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Smith — The Joy of Pain: 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. 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.
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Rosey rated it liked it May 31, Maggie rated it it was amazing Apr 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.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. 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.
Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body
This book is really brilliant and wonderful; by focusing on the concept of normalcy a it relates to disability, Davis shows how the hegemonic gaze “enforces” social ideas about beauty and value, enabling racism, sexism and ableism in similar ways. Want to Read saving…. Disability, Deafness, and the Body Lennard J. Davis discusses the implications of disability being projected onto racial and cult It pains me to give this four stars and not five; the insight there’s definitely an implied pun there, for those who’ve read the book provided is outstanding.
Enforcing normalcy: disability, deafness, and the body
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Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body by Lennard J. Davis
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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.
Davis’s examination of disability provides a strong critique of “constructions” of the body, using examples from mythology as well as contemporary novels, films and art to flesh out his observations. Brittany Aurelia rated it liked it Jun 18, Jun 04, Sarah Cavar rated it really liked it Shelves: Davis Snippet view – BarnarttBarbara Altman No preview available – Katie rated it it was amazing Feb 18,