Curative Violence

Curative Violence


  • Author : Eunjung Kim
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-09
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373513


Curative Violence Book Description :

In Curative Violence Eunjung Kim examines what the social and material investment in curing illnesses and disabilities tells us about the relationship between disability and Korean nationalism. Kim uses the concept of curative violence to question the representation of cure as a universal good and to understand how nonmedical and medical cures come with violent effects that are not only symbolic but also physical. Writing disability theory in a transnational context, Kim tracks the shifts from the 1930s to the present in the ways that disabled bodies and narratives of cure have been represented in Korean folktales, novels, visual culture, media accounts, policies, and activism. Whether analyzing eugenics, the management of Hansen's disease, discourse...

Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-13
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373520


Brilliant Imperfection Book Description :

In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability,...

Disability  Criminal Justice and Law

Disability Criminal Justice and Law


  • Author : Linda Steele
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-06-03
  • Genre: Law
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781351240314


Disability Criminal Justice and Law Book Description :

Through theoretical and empirical examination of legal frameworks for court diversion, this book interrogates law’s complicity in the debilitation of disabled people. In a post-deinstitutionalisation era, diverting disabled people from criminal justice systems and into mental health and disability services is considered therapeutic, humane and socially just. Yet, by drawing on Foucauldian theory of biopolitics, critical legal and political theory and critical disability theory, Steele argues that court diversion continues disability oppression. It can facilitate criminalisation, control and punishment of disabled people who are not sentenced and might not even be convicted of any criminal offences. On a broader level, court diversion contributes to...

The Homosexual ity  of law

The Homosexual ity of law


  • Author : Leslie Moran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2002-11-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134896455


The Homosexual ity of law Book Description :

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Sexuality and Identity

Sexuality and Identity


  • Author : Leslie J. Moran
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-11-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351125888


Sexuality and Identity Book Description :

Born in the late nineteenth century, sexuality is a relatively new category within the human sciences in general and law and society scholarship in particular. Despite its novelty, it is now a central category through which we understand ourselves both as individuals and as members of communities. This volume offers a collection of essays selected to reflect the ever-widening horizons and diverse methodologies of law and society scholarship on sexual and identity in law. The essays offer an insight into some of the key themes and recent developments in this body of work. Each in different ways offers an evaluation of the nature, meaning and effects of sexuality thereby providing a critical evaluation of the politics of sexual identity as it appears i...

Madison Jones  Garden of Innocence

Madison Jones Garden of Innocence


  • Author : Jan Nordby Gretlund
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015060850941


Madison Jones Garden of Innocence Book Description :

Madison Jones is a central figure in American literature, but paradoxically not well-known. He writes about conflicts between the native and the alien, tradition and progress, and innocence and experience. He is the author of eleven novels, including The Innocent, An Exile (film: I Walk the Line), A Cry of Absence, Season of the Strangle, and Nashville 1864: The Dying of the Light. His novel Herod's Wife appeared in 2003. He is the winner of the T.S. Eliot Award for Creative Writing. Like his fellow novelists George Garrett and David Madden, who have contributed to this volume, Jones shares the regret at the loss of inherited values. He has been praised by the critics Ashley Brown, Monroe Spears, and Lewis P. Simpson, as an important transitional wri...

Haunting the Korean Diaspora

Haunting the Korean Diaspora


  • Author : Grace M. Cho
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816652747


Haunting the Korean Diaspora Book Description :

Since the Korean Wara the forgotten wara more than a million Korean women have acted as sex workers for U.S. servicemen. More than 100,000 women married GIs and moved to the United States. Through intellectual vigor and personal recollection, Haunting the Korean Diaspora explores the repressed history of emotional and physical violence between the United States and Korea and the unexamined reverberations of sexual relationships between Korean women and American soldiers....

Service Economies

Service Economies


  • Author : Jin-kyung Lee
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780816651252


Service Economies Book Description :

A compelling alternative narrative of the modern "miracle" of South Korea....

Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction  1950 75

Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction 1950 75


  • Author : Maggie McKinley
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2015-04-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781628924916


Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction 1950 75 Book Description :

Masculinity and the Paradox of Violence in American Fiction, 1950-75 explores the intersections of violence, masculinity, and racial and ethnic tension in America as it is depicted in the fiction of Ralph Ellison, Richard Wright, Norman Mailer, Saul Bellow, James Baldwin, and Philip Roth. Maggie McKinley reconsiders the longstanding association between masculinity and violence, locating a problematic paradox within works by these writers: as each author figures violence as central to the establishment of a liberated masculine identity, the use of this violence often reaffirms many constricting and emasculating cultural myths and power structures that the authors and their protagonists are seeking to overturn....

The Little Book of Restorative Justice

The Little Book of Restorative Justice


  • Author : Howard Zehr
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2015-01-27
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781680990447


The Little Book of Restorative Justice Book Description :

Howard Zehr is the father of Restorative Justice and is known worldwide for his pioneering work in transforming understandings of justice. Here he proposes workable principles and practices for making Restorative Justice possible in this revised and updated edition of his bestselling, seminal book on the movement. (The original edition has sold more than 110,000 copies.) Restorative Justice, with its emphasis on identifying the justice needs of everyone involved in a crime, is a worldwide movement of growing influence that is helping victims and communities heal, while holding criminals accountable for their actions. This is not soft-on-crime, feel-good philosophy, but rather a concrete effort to bring justice and healing to everyone involved in a cr...