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Disability in twentieth-century German culture.

9780472115952

Disability in twentieth-century German culture.

Poore, Carol.

U. of Michigan Press

2007

407 pages

$70.00

Hardcover

Corporealities; discourses of disability

HV1559

Poore (German studies, Brown U.) surveys cultural representations and experiences of disability in 20th century German history from the Weimar period through the current debates over passing an anti- discrimination law. She takes two approaches to the topic, exploring disability as a social category to reinterpret art, literature, film, and media depictions and also examining German debates over the place for disabled people in the public sphere, especially as they reflect on such broader debates such as the meaning of "Germanness," the makeup of the nation, the emancipatory possibilities of socialism, or the inclusiveness of democracy. She also considers some comparative matters from the United States.

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