Which theoretical and methodological approaches of contemporary cultural criticism resonate within the field of disability studies? What can cultural studies gain by incorporating disability more fully into its toolbox for critical analysis? This book features contributions by leading international cultural disability studies scholars which are complemented with a diverse range of responses from across the humanities spectrum. This essential volume encourages the problematisation of disability in connection with critical theories of literary and cultural representation, aesthetics, politics, science and techlogy, sociology, and philosophy. It includes essays by Lennard J Davis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Dan Goodley, Robert McRuer and Margrit Shildrick.
Anne Waldschmidt teaches Sociology and Politics of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the University of Cologne, Germany. Hanjo Berressem teaches American Literature and Culture at the University of Cologne, Germany. Moritz Ingwersen is a PhD candidate at Trent University, Canada, and teaches American literature at the University of Cologne, Germany.
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Anne Waldschmidt, Hanjo Berressem, Moritz Ingwersen