Venus on Wheels: Two Decades of Dialogue on Disability, Biography, and Being Female in America

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Contents
Photographs follow page 42
Acknowledgmentsix
1. My Introduction to Diane1
2. The Crisis of Representation: Why It Is Time for Cultural Biography12
3. “There's Nothing about the Disabled Woman and the Disabled Culture”—Diane DeVries, 197624
4. Disability in American Culture: Transformations in Diane's Life and Life Story43
5. How Typical or Representative (and of What) Is the Life of Diane DeVries?60
6. “The Biography in the Shadow” Meets “Venus on Wheels”: From Empathy to the Mirror Phenomenon82
7. I-Witnessing Diane's “I”: Time, Ethics, and Epistemology101
8. The Women in Diane's Body: Narrative Ambiguity in a Material World118
9. Conclusion: Truly Your Diane146
Notes171
Bibliography229
Credits267
Index269

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents vi
  • Acknowledgements ix
  • 1 - My Introduction to Diane 1
  • 2 - Why It is Time for Cultural Biography 12
  • 3 - Diane Devries, 1976 24
  • 4 - Transformations in Diane's Life and Life Story 43
  • 5 - How Typical or Representative (And of What) is the Life of Diane Devries? 60
  • 6 - From Empathy to the Mirror Phenomenon 82
  • 7 - Time, Ethics, and Epistemology 101
  • 8 - Narrative Ambiguity in a Material World 118
  • 9 - Truly Your Diane 146
  • Notes 171
  • Bibliography 229
  • Credits 267
  • Index 269
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