By Emily Russell
Liberal individualism, a foundational idea of yank politics, assumes an primarily homogeneous inhabitants of self sustaining voters. while faced with actual incapacity and the contradiction of doubtless unruly our bodies, despite the fact that, the general public searches for a narrative that could make experience of the variation. The narrative that ensues makes "abnormality" an incredible a part of the discussion approximately what a real citizen is, even though its position is hid as an exception to the rule of thumb of individuality instead of a defining distinction. Reading Embodied Citizenship brings incapacity to the vanguard, illuminating its position in constituting what counts as U.S. citizenship.
Drawing from significant figures in American literature, together with Mark Twain, Flannery O'Connor, Carson McCullers, and David Foster Wallace, in addition to introducing texts from the rising canon of incapacity experiences, Emily Russell demonstrates where of incapacity on the center of yank beliefs. The narratives caused via the come upon among actual distinction and the physique politic require a brand new knowing of embodiment as an important conjunction of actual, textual, and social our bodies. Russell examines literature to discover and unsettle long-held assumptions approximately American citizenship.
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