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The Resource The disarticulate : language, disability, and the narratives of modernity, James Berger

The disarticulate : language, disability, and the narratives of modernity, James Berger

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The disarticulate : language, disability, and the narratives of modernity
Title
The disarticulate
Title remainder
language, disability, and the narratives of modernity
Statement of responsibility
James Berger
Title variation
Language, disability, and the narratives of modernity
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Language
eng
Summary
Language is integral to our social being. But what is the status of those who stand outside of language? The mentally disabled, "wild" children, people with autism and other neurological disorders, as well as animals, infants, angels, and artificial intelligences, have all engaged with language from a position at its borders. In the intricate verbal constructions of modern literature, the "disarticulate", those at the edges of language, have, paradoxically, played essential, defining roles. Drawing on the disarticulate figures in modern fictional works such as Billy Budd, The Sound and the Fury, Nightwood, White Noise, and The Echo Maker, among others, the author shows in this study how these characters mark sites at which aesthetic, philosophical, ethical, political, medical, and scientific discourses converge. It is also the place of the greatest ethical tension, as society confronts the needs and desires of the least of its brothers. Here the author argues that the disarticulate is that which is unaccountable in the discourses of modernity and thus stands as an alternative to the prevailing social order. Using literary history and theory, as well as disability and trauma theory, he examines how these disarticulate figures reveal modernity's anxieties in terms of how it constructs its others. -- From publisher's website
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1954-
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Berger, James
Dewey number
616.85/5
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Articulation disorders
  • Language disorders
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Language and languages in literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
  • Language and languages
  • Civilization, Modern
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / People with Disabilities
  • Speech Disorders
  • Literature
  • Social Marginalization
  • Anthropological linguistics
  • Articulation disorders
  • Civilization, Modern
  • Language and languages in literature
  • Language and languages
  • Language disorders
  • People with disabilities in literature
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The disarticulate : language, disability, and the narratives of modernity, James Berger
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-293) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The Bearing Across of Language: Care, Catachresis, and Political Failure -- Linguistic Impairment and the Default of Modernism: Totality and Otherness: Dys-/Disarticulate Modernity -- Post-Modern Wild Children, Falling Towers, and the Counter-Linguistic Turn -- Dys-/Disarticulation and Disability -- Alterity Is Relative: Impairment, Narrative, and Care in an Age of Neuroscience
Control code
1093264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780814725306
Lccn
2013049127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814725306
  • (OCoLC)863200910
Label
The disarticulate : language, disability, and the narratives of modernity, James Berger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-293) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Bearing Across of Language: Care, Catachresis, and Political Failure -- Linguistic Impairment and the Default of Modernism: Totality and Otherness: Dys-/Disarticulate Modernity -- Post-Modern Wild Children, Falling Towers, and the Counter-Linguistic Turn -- Dys-/Disarticulation and Disability -- Alterity Is Relative: Impairment, Narrative, and Care in an Age of Neuroscience
Control code
1093264
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 301 pages
Isbn
9780814725306
Lccn
2013049127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780814725306
  • (OCoLC)863200910

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