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By Prof. Vaidehi Ramanathan

This ebook seriously addresses the position of language in our collective building of ‘normal’ our bodies. Addressing a number matters associated with seen and invisible, persistent and terminal stipulations, the amount probes matters in and round sufferer and caregiver debts. Focussing on physique stipulations linked to breast melanoma, Alzheimer’s illness, (type-1) diabetes, epilepsy, partial listening to and autism, the publication attracts on more than a few severe theories to contest jointly assembled notions of ‘abnormality,’ ‘disability’ and ‘impairments.’ It additionally addresses the necessity for utilized sociolinguists to take account of the way our gaining knowledge of practices - the texts we produce, the orientations we suppose, the theoretical grounds from which we proceed-- create ‘meanings’ approximately our bodies and ‘normalcy,’ and the significance of last ever vigilant and civically liable in what we do or declare to do.

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