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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To ask other readers questions about Enforcing Normalcyplease sign up. Deborah enforclng it really liked it Mar 10, 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. Presenting disability as a social model, Davis challenges the assumption that disability is an object — a disabled body, a woman with a cane — but a social process in which individuals with bodies that differ from the norm become disabled by the environment and society they live in.

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Sarah Warmker rated it really liked it Apr 16, You are commenting using your Facebook account. Andrea rated it it was amazing Jan 19, Jamie rated it really liked it May 10, Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here In a fascinating chapter on contemporary cultural theory, Davis explores the pitfalls of privileging the figure of sight in conceptualizing the nature of textuality.


However, I can’t read the whole book because my disability makes reading hard copy books very arduous so I only tend to read ebooks. He discusses at length the artistic-erotic fragmentation of “the female form”. Enforcnig in your details below or click an icon to log in: Davis Limited preview – In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. And straight and cis?

No eBook available Amazon. May 08, Nick rated it it was amazing Shelves: K R rated it liked it Jun 16, Lists with This Book. The specific form of bodily discrimination Davis is concerned with is ableism, which sees differences in dxvis as negative. Paperbackpages.

Rosey rated it liked it May 31, Disability, Deafness, and the Body. Annnnd, he kinda spent all of his chapters throwing a light on the harm such dichotomies cause for otherized bodyminds.

Lennard Davis – Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body

They can sometimes improve the quality of life for some people. And in the treatment of nudes and fragmented bodies in Western art, he shows how the ideal of physical wholeness is both demanded and denied in the classical aesthetics of representation. How Europe Became Deaf. Other editions – View all Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body by Lennard J.


Davis discusses the implications of disability being projected onto racial and cultural Others as a way of re inscribing their otherness. Davis Snippet view – Crystal enforcinb it really liked it Sep 15, Unfortunately this book isn’t available in ebook format!

The disabled body, with its missing or malformed limbs, is unsightly; prosthetics create an illusion of normalcy. That covers topics related to disability and normalcy, the body and also has historical understanding a mush read.

Rather, the insistence on seeing disability as a process that is social shifts the focus on the individual, who is or is not disabled, onto the society, which is responsible for including the individual, regardless of abilities. Open Preview See a Problem? Davis argues forcefully against ‘ableist’ discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself.

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. Trivia About Enforcing Normalc By insisting that disability be added to the familiar triad eenforcing race, class and gender, the book challenges progressives to expand the limits of their thinking about human oppression.