cover of book

Embodied Rhetorics: Disability in Language and Culture
edited by James C Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson
contributions by Hannah Joyner, Ellen L Barton, Rod Michalko, Tanya Titchkosky, Emily Nye, Beth Franks, Martha Stoddard Holmes, Catherine Jean Prendergast, Miriamne Ara Krummel, G. Thomas Couser, Nirmala Erevelles, Brenda Jo Brueggemann and Deshae E Lott
Southern Illinois University Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-8093-2393-7 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-9010-6
Library of Congress Classification HV1568.E45 2001
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.90816


Presenting thirteen essays, editors James C. Wilson and Cynthia Lewiecki-Wilson unite the fields of disability studies and rhetoric to examine connections between disability, education, language, and cultural practices. Bringing together theoretical and analytical perspectives from rhetorical studies and disability studies, these essays extend both the field of rhetoric and the newer field of disability studies.

The contributors span a range of academic fields including English, education, history, and sociology. Several contributors are themselves disabled or have disabled family members. While some essays included in this volume analyze the ways that representations of disability construct identity and attitudes toward the disabled, other essays use disability as a critical modality to rethink economic theory, educational practices, and everyday interactions. Among the disabilities discussed within these contexts are various physical disabilities, mental illness, learning disabilities, deafness, blindness, and diseases such as multiple sclerosis and AIDS.

Nearby on shelf for Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology / Protection, assistance and relief / Special classes: