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At Play In Her Clearing: Centering The Personal Experience Of Disability Within Irigarayan Philsophy

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At Play In Her Clearing: Centering The Personal Experience Of Disability Within Irigarayan Philsophy

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dc.contributor.author Wallis, Katherine Elaine en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-16T18:18:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-16T18:18:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009-09-16T18:18:56Z
dc.date.submitted January 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-10285 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/1717
dc.description.abstract From a theoretical perspective, the disabled woman can be seen as `doubly othered' within patriarchal culture. Because the disabled woman faces this dual otherness, she is barred from both masculine language and able-bodied culture. By looking at the memoirs of three women who became disabled in adulthood: Nancy Mairs', Waist-High in the World: A Life Among the Nondisabled, Simi Linton's My Body Politic, and finally Janet Price and Margrit Shildrick's critical article "Bodies Together: Touch, Ethics and Disability," I will ask the question: How can the disabled woman gain a new sense of embodiment and move beyond the able/disabled binary? To answer this question I will engage in a close reading of all three of the memoirs, providing examples that showcase the woman's new becoming which can be understood in light of Luce Irigaray's theories of `writing the body' and ethics. To this end, in writing their memoirs, these women successfully come into language through their bodies; thus, achieving their goal of constructing a fully realized notion of embodiment for the disabled woman. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ingram, Penelope en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher English en_US
dc.title At Play In Her Clearing: Centering The Personal Experience Of Disability Within Irigarayan Philsophy en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Ingram, Penelope en_US
dc.degree.department English en_US
dc.degree.discipline English en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=3864
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