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Author Fraser, Benjamin, author.

Title Cognitive disability aesthetics : visual culture, disability representations, and the (in)visibility of cognitive difference / Benjamin Fraser.

Publication Info. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2018]


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Description 1 electronic resource (xvii, 267 pages, illustrations).
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Toronto Iberic ; 32
Toronto Iberic ; 32.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-257) and index.
Summary "Cognitive Disability Aesthetics explores the invisibility of cognitive disability in theoretical, historical, social, and cultural contexts. Benjamin Fraser's cutting edge research and analysis signals a second-wave in disability studies that prioritizes cognition. Fraser expands upon previous research into physical disability representations and focuses on those disabilities that tend to be least visible in society (autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia). Moving beyond established literary approaches analyzing prose representations of disability, the book explores how iconic and indexical modes of signification operate in visual texts. Taking on cognitive disability representations in a range of visual media (painting, cinema, and graphic novels), Fraser showcases the value of returning to impairment discourse. Cognitive Disability Aesthetics successfully reconfigures disability studies in the humanities and exposes the chasm that exists between Anglophone disability studies and disability studies in the Hispanic world."-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents On the (In)visibility of cognitive disability -- Signification and staring: icon, index, and symbol in visual media -- Disability scholarship at the seam: the materiality of visual narrative -- Visualizing down syndrome and autism: the Trazos Singulares (Singular Strokes) (2011) exhibition and María cumple 20 años (Maria Turns Twenty) (2015) -- Sequencing Alzheimer's dementia: Paco Roca's graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) (2008) -- Screening schizophrenia: documentary cinema, cognitive disability, and Abel García Roure's Una cierta verdad (A Certain Truth).
Note This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
Subject Aesthetics.
Arts -- Spain.
Cognition disorders -- Social aspects -- Spain.
Disability studies.
Popular culture -- Spain.
Literary studies: general.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
Aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst00798702
Arts. (OCoLC)fst00817721
Disability studies. (OCoLC)fst00894656
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
Spain. (OCoLC)fst01204303
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Cognitive disability aesthetics Toronto ; University of Toronto Press, [2018] 9781487502331 (DLC) 2018418316
ISBN 1487502338 hardcover
9781487502331 hardcover
9781487515119 (electronic bk.)
1487515111 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000063324120
CHVBK 556236831
CHVBK 523134010
CHNEW 001035222
CHNEW 001016405

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