The Resource Aesthetic nervousness: : disability and the crisis of representation, Ato Quayson, (electronic resource)

Aesthetic nervousness: : disability and the crisis of representation, Ato Quayson, (electronic resource)

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Aesthetic nervousness: : disability and the crisis of representation
Title
Aesthetic nervousness:
Title remainder
disability and the crisis of representation
Statement of responsibility
Ato Quayson
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Language
eng
Summary
Focusing primarily on the work of Samuel Beckett, Toni Morrison, Wole Soyinka, and J. M. Coetzee, Ato Quayson launches a thoroughly cross-cultural, interdisciplinary study of the representation of physical disability. Quayson suggests that the subliminal unease and moral panic invoked by the disabled is refracted within the structures of literature and literary discourse itself, a crisis he terms "aesthetic nervousness." The disabled reminds the able-bodied that the body is provisional and temporary and that normality is wrapped up in certain social frameworks. Quayson expands his argument by turning to Greek and Yoruba writings, African American and postcolonial literature, depictions of deformed characters in early modern England and the plays of Shakespeare, and children's films, among other texts. He considers how disability affects interpersonal relationships and forces the character and the reader to take an ethical standpoint, much like representations of violence, pain, and the sacred. The disabled are also used to represent social suffering, inadvertently obscuring their true hardships
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Midwest
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Quayson, Ato
Dewey number
809/.933527
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Commonwealth literature (English)
  • Abnormalities, Human, in literature
  • People with disabilities
  • Diseases and literature
  • Beckett, Samuel
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Soyinka, Wole
  • Coetzee, J. M
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Aesthetic nervousness: : disability and the crisis of representation, Ato Quayson, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11862335
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Publication
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multicolored
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MWT11862335
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11862335
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remote
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11862335
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Aesthetic nervousness: : disability and the crisis of representation, Ato Quayson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11862335
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11862335
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11862335
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11862335
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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