Disability in Science Fiction

Disability in Science Fiction

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In science fiction, technology often modifies, supports, and attempts to 'make normal' the disabled body. In this groundbreaking collection, twelve international scholars a€“ with backgrounds in disability studies, English and world literature, classics, and history a€“ discuss the representation of dis/ability, medical 'cures, ' technology, and the body in science fiction. Bringing together the fields of disability studies and science fiction, this book explores the ways dis/abled bodies use prosthetics to challenge common ideas about ability and human being, as well as proposes new understandings of what 'technology as cure' means for people with disabilities in a (post)human future.INTRODUCTION. Reading. Disability. in. Science. Fiction. Kathryn. Allan. T. he Sixty-Seventh World Science Fiction Convention (WorldCon) in August 2009 featured a panel titled a€œDeath, Illness and Disability in Fantasy and Science Fiction.

Title:Disability in Science Fiction
Author:Kathryn Allan
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-08-14


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