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Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space
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Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space (Paperback)

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Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what happens when you identify more with the Beast than Beauty?





If every disabled character is mocked and mistreated, how does the Beast ever imagine a happily-ever-after? Amanda Leduc looks at fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm to Disney, showing us how they influence our expectations and behaviour and linking the quest for disability rights to new kinds of stories that celebrate difference.





"Leduc persuasively illustrates the power of stories to affect reality in this painstakingly researched and provocative study that invites us to consider our favorite folktales from another angle." -Sara Shreve, Library Journal

BiographyBiography: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesDisability: social aspectsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociology Publisher: Coach House Books Publication Date: 01/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9781552453957  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Amanda Leduc's essays and stories have appeared in publications across Canada, the US, and the UK. She is the author of the novels The Miracles of Ordinary Men and the forthcoming The Centaur's Wife . She has cerebral palsy and lives in Hamilton, Ontario, where she works as the Communications Coordinator for the Festival of Literary Diversity (FOLD), Canada's first festival for diverse authors and stories.

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