Cognitive disability aesthetics : visual culture, disability representations, and the (in)visibility of cognitive difference / Benjamin Fraser.
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- Toronto ; Buffalo ; London : University of Toronto Press, 
- Toronto Iberic ; 32.
Toronto Iberic ; 32
1 online resource (xvii, 267 pages).
- Disability studies.
Cognition disorders -- Social aspects -- Spain.
Popular culture -- Spain.
Arts -- Spain.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities.
ART -- Subjects & Themes -- General.
Literary studies: general
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- "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.
- Cover; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Introduction; Part One: Theorizing Visual Disability Representations; 1 On the (In)Visibility of Cognitive Disability; 2 Signification and Staring: Icon, Index, and Symbol in Visual Media; 3 Disability Scholarship at the Seam: The Materiality of Visual Narrative; Part Two: Cognition, Collaboration, Community; 4 Visualizing Down Syndrome and Autism: The Trazos Singulares (Singular Strokes) (2011) Exhibition and María cumple 20 años (Maria Turns Twenty) (2015).
5 Sequencing Alzheimer's Dementia: Paco Roca's Graphic Novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) (2008)6 Screening Schizophrenia: Documentary Cinema, Cognitive Disability and Abel García Roure's Una cierta verdad (A Certain Truth) (2008); Conclusion; Notes; References; Index.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 17, 2018).
Print version record.
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- Print version: Fraser, Benjamin. Cognitive disability aesthetics.
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