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Published: 01 June 2018

216 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781786940780

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Disabled Bodies in Early Modern Spanish Literature

Prostitutes, Aging Women and Saints

Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

Liverpool University Press

Representations Health Disability Culture and Society LUP

  • A well-written book on disability in Early Modern Spain that will engage diverse audiences in the field of history, literature and medicine
  • Offers a robust contribution to the study of disability in Early Modern period with emphasis in the Spanish cultural idiosyncrasies
  • Reveals the complex intertwining of disability, female corporeality and institutional bias in Early Modern Spain
  • Provides a politically urgent critical approach to disability and female corporality in Early Modern Spanish literary and social discourses
  • Challenges familiar interpretations of women's bodies in Early Modern Spanish texts, transforming prior disciplinary boundaries and categories of analysis

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