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The Resource The End of Normal : Identity in a Biocultural Era, Lennard J. Davis

The End of Normal : Identity in a Biocultural Era, Lennard J. Davis

Label
The End of Normal : Identity in a Biocultural Era
Title
The End of Normal
Title remainder
Identity in a Biocultural Era
Statement of responsibility
Lennard J. Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In an era when human lives are increasingly measured and weighed in relation to the medical and scientific, notions of what is "normal" have changed drastically. While it is no longer useful to think of a person's particular race, gender, sexual orientation, or choice as "normal," the concept continues to haunt us in other ways. In The End of Normal, Lennard J. Davis explores changing perceptions of body and mind in social, cultural, and political life as the 21st century unfolds. The book's provocative essays mine the worlds of advertising, film, literature, and the visual arts as they consider issues of disability, depression, physician-assisted suicide, medical diagnosis, transgender, and other identities. Using contemporary discussions of biopower and biopolitics, Davis focuses on social and cultural production--particularly on issues around the different body and mind. The End of Normal seeks an analysis that works comfortably in the intersection between science, medicine, technology, and culture, and will appeal to those interested in cultural studies, bodily practices, disability, science and medical studies, feminist materialism, psychiatry, and psychology"--
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Provided by publisher
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Lennard J.
Dewey number
305.9/08
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1568
LC item number
.D387 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HV1568
NAL item number
.D387 2013
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2015 K-863
  • HV 1568
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sociology of disability
  • Human body
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Group identity
  • Disabled Persons
  • Human Body
  • Identification (Psychology)
  • Social Identification
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Group identity
  • Human body
  • Identity (Psychology)
  • Sociology of disability
  • Behinderung
  • Körper
  • Soziale Norm
  • Verstand
  • Wertwandel
  • Funktionsnedsättningar
  • Människokroppen
  • Identitet (psykologi)
Label
The End of Normal : Identity in a Biocultural Era, Lennard J. Davis
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Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Biocultural Identities; One: The End of Normal; Two: Dismodernism Reconsidered; Three: Disability in the Media; or, Why Don't Disabled Actors Play Disabled Roles?; Four: Depression and Disability; Five: Stumped by Genes: DNA, Disability, and Prosthesis; Six: Diagnosis: A Biocultural Critique of Certainty; Seven: A Disability Studies Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide; Eight: Transgendered Freud; Nine: The Biocultures Manifesto (cowritten with David Morris); Ten: Biocultural Knowledge; Notes; Index
Control code
868580399
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029655
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 567043
  • 22573/ctt1d61c65
  • 051c074c-314b-4fd0-85bb-040a401005c8
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868580399
Label
The End of Normal : Identity in a Biocultural Era, Lennard J. Davis
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 137-147) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Biocultural Identities; One: The End of Normal; Two: Dismodernism Reconsidered; Three: Disability in the Media; or, Why Don't Disabled Actors Play Disabled Roles?; Four: Depression and Disability; Five: Stumped by Genes: DNA, Disability, and Prosthesis; Six: Diagnosis: A Biocultural Critique of Certainty; Seven: A Disability Studies Case for Physician-Assisted Suicide; Eight: Transgendered Freud; Nine: The Biocultures Manifesto (cowritten with David Morris); Ten: Biocultural Knowledge; Notes; Index
Control code
868580399
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472029655
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 567043
  • 22573/ctt1d61c65
  • 051c074c-314b-4fd0-85bb-040a401005c8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)868580399

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