The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology

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Carol C. Donley, Sheryl Buckley
Kent State University Press, 1996 - Literary Collections - 387 pages
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A study of the experiences of those who live outside social norms for beauty, size and shape, as well as the reactions of normal people to those who appear grotesque. The text contains essays on treating those with disorders or deformities, and over 40 stories, poems and plays about abnormality.
  

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Contents

The Tyranny of the Normal
3
Myths and Images of the Secret Self
11
Deformity Reconsidered
27
Commentary
53
A Response to The Quasimodo Complex
59
What Role for the Clinician
76
GOLDWYN
85
Introduction to The Mismeasure of Woman
111
MONICA WOOD
201
Dwarf House
215
The Song the Dwarf Sings
224
The President
236
HopFrog
247
Beauty
259
The Anatomy of Desire
265
From The Elephant
281

Anorexia Nervosa
121
Washing Your Feet
143
Weight Bearing
151
Fat People at the Amusement Park
163
The Traveler
178
From the Diary of an Anorexic
192
The Pull
199
JOHN UPDIKE
286
Song For My
305
Just Another Year in Chronic
327
From The Hunchback of Notre Dame
349
The Diary of an Infidel
362
About the Authors
375
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