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By: Lennard J. Davis

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Chapter 5: Disability Studies, the Humanities, and the Limits of the Visible

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Disability Studies, the Humanities, and the Limits of the Visible
Disability studies, the humanities, and the limits of the visible
Lennard J.Davis
Introduction

Lennard J. Davis is Professor in the English Department in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition, he is Professor of Disability and Human Development in the School of Applied Health Sciences, and Professor of Medical Education in the Medical School. Amongst his many books, he is author of Enforcing Normalcy (1995), My Sense of Silence (2000), Bending Over Backwards (2002) and editor of The Disability Studies Reader (1997 [2007]), and has a book forthcoming on the cultural history of obsession (2008). Here Davis begins by speaking about the role of the public intellectual in discussions of ...

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