Normality: A Critical Genealogy download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Cryle

Normality: A Critical Genealogy download free [PDF and Ebook] by Peter Cryle year 2018
  • Book name: Normality: A Critical Genealogy
  • Author: Peter Cryle
  • Release date: 2018/7/11
  • Publisher: THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780226484051
  • Rating: 9.24 of 10
  • Votes: 426
  • Review by: Avah Salcido
  • Review rating: 8.07 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/5
  • Total pages: 464
  • Includes a PDF summary of 45 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The concept of normal is so familiar that it can be hard to imagine contemporary life without it. Yet the term entered everyday speech only in the mid-twentieth century. Before that, it was solely a scientific term used primarily in medicine to refer to a general state of health and the orderly function of organs. But beginning in the middle of the twentieth century, normal broke out of scientific usage, becoming less precise and coming to mean a balanced condition to be maintained and an ideal to be achieved. In Normality, Peter Cryle and Elizabeth Stephens offer an intellectual and cultural history of what it means to be normal. They explore the history of how communities settle on any one definition of the norm, along the way analyzing a fascinating series of case studies in fields as remote as anatomy, statistics, criminal anthropology, sociology, and eugenics. Cryle and Stephens argue that since the idea of normality is so central to contemporary disability, gender, race, and sexuality studies, scholars in these fields must first have a better understanding of the context for normality.This pioneering book moves beyond binaries to explore for the first time what it does and doesn't mean to be normal.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 24H29M19S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: European History, History Of Science, History Of Medicine, Social Research & Statistics, History Of The Americas
  • Available formats: WORD, LIT, EPUB, PDF, DOC, TXT, MobiPocket, ODT. Compressed in TAR, RAR, ZIP, CPIO, LZMA
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 39.99 USD
  • Dimensions: 152x229x25.4mm
  • Weight: 657.71g
  • Printed by: University of Chicago Press
  • Published in: United States
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