On Normalities: Narratives of Bodies, Ability, and Freaks of Culture in Twentieth-century Francophone Literature

@article{Flaugh2006OnNN,
  title={On Normalities: Narratives of Bodies, Ability, and Freaks of Culture in Twentieth-century Francophone Literature},
  author={Christian Flaugh},
  journal={Contemporary French and Francophone Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={217 - 225}
}
  • Christian Flaugh
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Contemporary French and Francophone Studies
Christian Flaugh’s research project on normality and freaks of culture (or, monstres de la culture) in Francophone literature starts from the fundamental position that identity arises from various norm-driven discourses of power. The question of identity for Flaugh is cultural, as is evidenced in his response to developments in the fields of disability studies and freak culture that highlight norm-driven discourses used to manipulate the human body and its abilities into categories useful to… Expand

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