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Dramatizing Blindness: Disability Studies as Critical Creative Narrative
Devon Healey
Palgrave Macmillan / Hardcover / 2021-10-01 / 3030808106
Disability Studies / Literary Criticism
price: $144.50
172 pages
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Dramatizing Blindness: Disability Studies as Critical Creative Narrative engages with the cultural meanings and movements of blindness. This book addresses how blindness is lived in particular contexts-in offices of ophthalmology and psychiatry, in classrooms of higher education, in accessibility service offices, on the street, and at home. Taking the form of a play written in five acts, the narrative dramatizes how the main character's blindness is conceived of in the world and in the self. Each act includes an analysis where blind studies is explored in relation to disability studies. This work reveals the performative enactment of blindness that is lived in the public as well as in the private corners of the self, demonstrating how blindness is a form of perception. Devon Healey's work orients to blindness as a necessary and creative feature of the sensorium and shows how blindness is a form of perception.

Table of Contents:

Act I: The Genesis of Blindness
Act II: The School of Hard Knocks
Act III: Blindness in the Street
Act IV: At Home by Myself with You
Act V: The Spectre of a Home
Conclusion: Awaiting the Arrival of Blindness

About the Author:

Devon Healey is Assistant Professor of Disability Studies at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, Canada. She has published papers in The Canadian Journal of Disability Studies and the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies.

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