extrodianry bodies part 1

extrodianry bodies part 1 - ExtraordinaryBodies 13:03

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Extraordinary Bodies 13:03 Importance to recognize that difference does not mean bad Disability: A definition?     “Interaction of physical difference with an environment” (Thomson 21) “Any departure from an unstated physical and functional norm…” (24) “The disabled body exposes the illusion of autonomy, self-government, and  self-determination that underpins the fantasy of able-bodiedness” (46) (every  single body will be disabled somehow) It is relational, in terms of place, action and that it is observed (some exs:  airbags, light switches, school desks, etc…)  Theorizing Disability     Female v. Disabled     Female     o Incomplete/castrated male o Physically inferior to males in strength  o Disabled by social norms (clothing, social expectations!) Disabled     o Incomplete/broken human o Incapable of “normal” function “Both the female and the disabled body are cast as 
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