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Author Shell, Marc.
Title Polio and its aftermath : the paralysis of culture / Marc Shell.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, [2005]
©2005

Subject Poliomyelitis -- Social aspects -- United States.
Poliomyelitis -- Patients -- Biography.
People with disabilities in motion pictures.
Poliomyelitis -- history.
Disabled Persons -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Motion pictures -- History.
Poliomyelitis -- psychology.
Socioeconomic Factors.
United States.
Description 1 online resource (324 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-295) and indexes.
Contents Autobiographies of a disease -- One polio story -- In the family -- A polio school -- Stasis and kinesis -- Paralytic polio and moving pictures -- Handi-capitalism and cinema business -- The cast of Rear Window; or, cinema and akinesia -- Politics -- Polio and the great wars -- Remembering Roosevelt -- What we can learn, if we hurry.
Summary In this book, Shell, himself a victim of polio, offers an inspired analysis of the disease. Part memoir, part cultural criticism and history, part meditation on the meaning of disease, Shell's work combines the understanding of a medical researcher with the sensitivity of a literary critic. He deftly draws a detailed yet broad picture of the lived experience of a crippling disease as it makes it way into every facet of human existence.
Note In English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780674043541 (electronic bk.)
0674043545 (electronic bk.)
9780674013155
0674013158
0674013158
ISBN/ISSN 10.4159/9780674043541
OCLC # 431337445
Additional Format Print version: Shell, Marc. Polio and its aftermath. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, ©2005 0674013158 9780674013155 (DLC) 2004060562 (OCoLC)56840576