Enforcing-normalcy frontcover. Enforcing-normalcy Enforcing Normalcy. Disability, Deafness, and the Body. by Lennard J. Davis. Book Review: Lennard J. Davis’Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body. New York: Verso,. Michael L. Dorn. University of. Lennard Davis – Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body. “What does not occur to many people is that disability is not a minor.

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Lists with This Book. Patrick rated it really liked it Aug 22, Published December 17th by Verso first published December 1st Open Preview See a Problem? Jun 04, Sarah Cavar rated it really liked it Shelves: The disabled body, with its missing or malformed dsvis, is unsightly; prosthetics create an illusion of normalcy.

Other editions – View all Enforcing Normalcy: They can sometimes improve the quality of life for some people. The disabled population is a minority in any country or nation, yet the irony is that, anyone can become disabled at any time, and those who are fortunate enough to live to old age, will eventually become disabled themselves.


In fact, disability is neither an absolute nor a binary term. Disability, Deafness, and the Body Lennard J.

Lennard Davis – Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness and the Body

In most nodmalcy, the disabled character is often marked out from the rest, either as villains, whose disabilities deformities symbolise their moral defects, or heroes, whose disabilities are usually somehow normalised. Enforcing Normalcy redraws the boundaries of political and cultural discourse.

This book is really brilliant and wonderful; by focusing on the concept of normalcy a it relates to disability, Davis shows how the hegemonic gaze “enforces” social ideas about beauty and value, enabling racism, sexism and ableism in similar ways.

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Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body by Lennard J. Davis

Cushla Dargan rated it really liked it May 08, For this reason, he refrains from discussions on mental disabilities, because his focus is primarily physical. Exploring Theories and Expanding Methodologies: In a fascinating chapter on contemporary cultural theory, Davis explores the pitfalls of privileging the figure of sight in conceptualizing the nature of textuality.

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Disability, Deafness, and the Body. Davis’s examination of disability provides a strong critique of “constructions” of the body, using examples from mythology as well as contemporary novels, films and art to flesh out his observations.

Rosey rated it liked it May 31, Davis Snippet view – It’s really, really good, and in the above ways, it’s lacking.

My enforcign Help Advanced Book Search. Although it’s completely far of Davis to point out the dearth of disability-related discussion in many realms of critical theory, the way he sets up disability as one side of a dichotomy —— that all these abled but racialized, gendered Others are always already in opposition with disabled but otherwise presumably white and male?

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