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Titre : The Staff of Oedipus: Transforming ...
Éditeur : The University of Michigan Press, United States
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
Edition : New..
Language: English . Brand New Book. Ancient Greek images of disability permeate the Western consciousness: Homer, Teiresias, and Oedipus immediately come to mind. But The Staff of Oedipus looks at disability in the ancient world through the lens of disability studies, and reveals that our interpretations of disability in the ancient world are often skewed. These false assumptions in turn lend weight to modern-day discriminatory attitudes toward disability. Martha L. Rose considers a range of disabilities and the narratives surrounding them. She examines not only ancient literature, but also papyrus, skeletal material, inscriptions, sculpture, and painting, and draws upon modern work, including autobiographies of people with disabilities, medical research, and theoretical work in disability studies. Her study uncovers the realities of daily life for people with disabilities in ancient Greece and challenges the translation of the term adunatos (unable) as disabled, with all its modern associations. N° de réf. du libraire AAN9780472113392
Synopsis : Exposes centuries-old disability myths that still survive today
A propos de l'auteur: Martha L. Rose is Professor of History, Truman State University, USA.
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