The Resource Disabled bodies in early modern Spanish literature : prostitutes, aging women and saints, Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

Disabled bodies in early modern Spanish literature : prostitutes, aging women and saints, Encarnación Juárez-Almendros

Label
Disabled bodies in early modern Spanish literature : prostitutes, aging women and saints
Title
Disabled bodies in early modern Spanish literature
Title remainder
prostitutes, aging women and saints
Statement of responsibility
Encarnación Juárez-Almendros
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Examines the concept and roles of women in selected Spanish discourses and literary texts from the late fifteenth to the seventeenth centuries from the perspective of feminist disability theories. This study explores a wide range of Spanish medical, regulatory and moral discourses, illustrating how such texts inherit, reproduce and propagate an amalgam of Western traditional concepts of female embodiment. It goes on to examine concrete representations of deviant female characters, focusing on the figures of syphilitic prostitutes and physically decayed aged women in literary texts such as Celestina, Lozana andaluza and selected works by Cervantes and Quevedo. Finally, an analysis of the personal testimony of Teresa de Ávila, a nun suffering from neurological disorders, complements the discussion of early modern women's disability. By expanding the meanings of contemporary theories of materiality and the social construction of disability, the book concludes that--paradoxically--femininity, bodily afflictions and mental instability characterized the new literary heroes at the very time Spain was at the apex of its imperial power. Ultimately, as this study shows, the broken female bodies of pre-industrial Spanish literature reveal the cracks in the foundational principles of power and established truths."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
NLE
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Juárez Almendros, Encarnación
Dewey number
860.9/003
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6066
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Representations
Series volume
7
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  • Spanish literature
  • Women with disabilities in literature
  • Women in literature
  • Sex role in literature
Label
Disabled bodies in early modern Spanish literature : prostitutes, aging women and saints, Encarnación Juárez-Almendros
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1ps32vm
Instantiates
Publication
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Introduction1. The Creation of Female Disability: Medical, Prescriptive and Moral Discourses2. The Artifice of Syphilitic and Damaged Female Bodies in Literature3. The Disabling of Aging Female Bodies: Midwives, Procuresses, Witches and the Monstrous Mother4. Historical Testimony of Female Disability: The Neurological Impairment of Teresa de Avila ConclusionsWorks CitedIndex
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The creation of female disability : medical, prescriptive and moral discourses -- The artifice of syphilitic and damaged female bodies in literature -- The disabling of aging female bodies : midwives, procuresses, witches and the monstrous mother -- Historical testimony of female disability : the neurological impairment of Teresa de Ávila -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786948441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019619412
  • (OCoLC)on1019619412
Label
Disabled bodies in early modern Spanish literature : prostitutes, aging women and saints, Encarnación Juárez-Almendros
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1ps32vm
Publication
Note
Introduction1. The Creation of Female Disability: Medical, Prescriptive and Moral Discourses2. The Artifice of Syphilitic and Damaged Female Bodies in Literature3. The Disabling of Aging Female Bodies: Midwives, Procuresses, Witches and the Monstrous Mother4. Historical Testimony of Female Disability: The Neurological Impairment of Teresa de Avila ConclusionsWorks CitedIndex
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The creation of female disability : medical, prescriptive and moral discourses -- The artifice of syphilitic and damaged female bodies in literature -- The disabling of aging female bodies : midwives, procuresses, witches and the monstrous mother -- Historical testimony of female disability : the neurological impairment of Teresa de Ávila -- Conclusion
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781786948441
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019619412
  • (OCoLC)on1019619412

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