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Disability Studies and Spanish Culture

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Book Series: Representations: Health, Disability, Culture and Society ISBN: 9781846318702 9781781386415 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100313
Subject: Social Sciences
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Disability Studies and Spanish Culture is the first book to apply the tenets of Disability Studies to the Spanish context. In particular, this work is an important corrective to existing cultural studies of disability in Spain that tend to largely ignore intellectual disabilities. Taking on the representation of Down syndrome, autism, alexia/agnosia as well as childhood disability, its chapters combine close readings of a number of Spanish cultural products (films, novels, the comic/graphic novel and the public exhibition) with a broader socio-cultural take on the state of disability in Spain. While researchers and students of cinema will be particularly interested in the book’s detailed analyses of the formal aspects of the films, comics, and novels discussed, readers from backgrounds in history, political science and sociology will all be able to appreciate discussions of contemporary legislation, advocacy groups, cultural perceptions, models of social integration and more.

Fuckhead

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ISBN: 9780615883410 Year: Pages: 76 DOI: 10.21983/P3.0048.1.00 Language: English
Publisher: punctum books
Subject: History
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What is a fuckhead? David Rawson’s Fuckhead is a surreal exploration of the literature, film, nature and expectations of disability, and of fuckheads in literature and film. Part lyric essay, part fictional memoir, Rawson’s work tells the story of an unnamed narrator whose familial relationships are defined by his VATER syndrome. Abused by his mother and stripped of a voice by his brother’s need to be Tom Cruise via Rain Man, he sets out into a universe of literary tropes. I have always been of the mind that the novelist is allowed access to all experiences, as long as he ultimately has something to say. Plutarch and Samuel Johnson are typing somewhere in the desert of the next world, composing the ultimate collection of biographical criticism, explaining how David Lynch’s entire filmography owes a debt to his club feet. But I and the friends who bought my novel agree the author is dead. The work is particularly interested in the relationship between Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men and what the narrator argues is Denis Johnson’s reimagining of that work in the short story “Emergency” (in Johnson’s Jesus’ Son). But in accumulating characters with disabilities as widely diverse as Darth Vader, Benjy of Faulkner’s The Sound and the Fury, and the TV sitcom Community’s Abed Nadir, Rawson movingly, and with wry humor, articulates the assumptions and clichés faced by persons with disabilities, all the while creating a new family with his unlikely gathering of “fuckheads.”

Perspektiven und Reform des Erwachsenenschutzes - 11. Göttinger Workshop zum Familienrecht 2012

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Book Series: Göttinger Juristische Schriften ISBN: 9783863951030 Year: Pages: 322 DOI: 10.17875/gup2013-152 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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Der vorliegende Band vereinigt die Referate des am 30.11.2012 veranstalteten 11. Göttinger Workshops zum Familienrecht. Er hatte die Herausforderungen des Erwachsenenschutzrechts und die aktuellen Vorschläge zur Reform des deutschen Betreuungsrechts zum Gegenstand. Die Beiträge befassen sich mit den Vorgaben der UN-Behindertenrechtskonvention und den Entwicklungen des Erwachsenenschutzrechts aus rechtsvergleichender und nationaler Perspektive. Darüber hinaus werden die aktuellen Vorschläge zur Reform des Betreuungsrechts in diesem Band umfassend dokumentiert und aus fachkundiger Perspektive kommentiert. Der Band wird daher in der aktuellen Reformdiskussion eine unentbehrliche Arbeitshilfe sein und soll zugleich weiterführende Perspektiven eröffnen. Band 14 der Reihe „Göttinger Juristische Schriften“. Die Reihe wird von der Juristischen Fakultät der Georg-August-Universität herausgegeben und macht Veranstaltungen an der Fakultät einer interessierten Öffentlichkeit zugänglich.

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