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The Resource Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space, Amanda Leduc

Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space, Amanda Leduc

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Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space
Title
Disfigured
Title remainder
on fairy tales, disability, and making space
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Leduc
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Challenges the ableism of fairy tales and offers new ways to celebrate the magic of all bodies. In fairy tales, happy endings are the norm - as long as you're beautiful and walk on two legs. After all, the ogre never gets the princess. And since fairy tales are the foundational myths of our culture, how can a girl with a disability ever think she'll have a happy ending? By examining the ways that fairy tales have shaped our expectations of disability, Disfigured will point the way toward a new world where disability is no longer a punishment or impediment but operates, instead, as a way of centering a protagonist and helping them to cement their own place in a story, and from there, the world. Through the book, Leduc ruminates on the connections we make between fairy tale archetypes - the beautiful princess, the glass slipper, the maiden with long hair lost in the tower - and tries to make sense of them through a twenty-first-century disablist lens. From examinations of disability in tales from the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen through to modern interpretations ranging from Disney to Angela Carter, and the fight for disabled representation in today's media, Leduc connects the fight for disability justice to the growth of modern, magical stories, and argues for increased awareness and acceptance of that which is other - helping us to see and celebrate the magic inherent in different bodies."--
  • Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty? If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference
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Leduc, Amanda
Dewey number
398/.3561
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fairy tales
  • Disabilities in literature
  • People with disabilities in literature
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Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space, Amanda Leduc
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 237-246)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1091584961
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781552453957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091584961
Label
Disfigured : on fairy tales, disability, and making space, Amanda Leduc
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographic references (pages 237-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1091584961
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781552453957
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1091584961

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