My Body Politic: A Memoir

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Januar 2006



"I read My Body Politic with admiration, sometimes for the pain that all but wept on the page, again for sheer exuberant friendships, for self-discovery, political imagination, and pluck. . . . Wonderful! In a dark time, a gift of hope.
-Daniel Berrigan, S.J.
"The struggles, joys, and political awakening of a firecracker of a narrator. . . . Linton has succeeded in creating a life both rich and enviable. With her crackle, irreverence, and intelligence, it's clear that the author would never be willing to settle. . . . Wholly enjoyable."
-Kirkus Reviews
"Linton is a passionate guide to a world many outsiders, and even insiders, find difficult to navigate. . . . In this volume, she recounts her personal odyssey, from flower child . . . to disability-rights/human rights activist."
-Publishers Weekly
"Witty, original, and political without being politically correct, introducing us to a cast of funny, brave, remarkable characters (including the professional dancer with one leg) who have changed the way that 'walkies' understand disability. By the time Linton tells you about the first time she was dancing in her wheelchair, you will feel like dancing, too."
---Carol Tavris, author of "Anger: The Misunderstood Emotion"
"This astonishing book has perfect pitch. It is filled with wit and passion. Linton shows us how she learned to 'absorb disability, ' and to pilot a new and interesting body. With verve and wonder, she discovers her body's pleasures, hungers, surprises, hurts, strengths, limits, and uses."
-Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, author of "Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature"
"An extraordinarily readableaccount of life in the fast lane... a brilliant autobiography and a great read."
-Sander L. Gilman, author of "Fat Boys: A Slim Book" While hitchhiking from Boston to Washington, D.C., in 1971 to protest the war in Vietnam, Simi Linton was involved in a car accident


Simi Linton holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and until 1998 taught Psychology at Hunter College. She is the author of Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity, now in its third printing.


"A kind of road book with a 1960s counterculture sensibility throughout.... My Body Politic combines the private with the political, at once a history of Linton's body and a reflection on the state of disability in the United States." - Tobin Siebers, University of Michigan"
EAN: 9780472115396
ISBN: 0472115391
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2006
Seitenanzahl: 246 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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