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Get your Legs Back: Avatar and the Re-booting of American Individualism

Flynn, Susan (2016) Get your Legs Back: Avatar and the Re-booting of American Individualism. In: Cultures of Representation: Disability in World Cinema Contexts. Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 200-215. ISBN 978-0-231

Type of Research: Book Section
Creators: Flynn, Susan

One cannot consider contemporary American film without thinking of Hollywood’s ambiguous bodies that escape human imperfection by the fusion of biotechnology with the body. Enacting ‘American-ness’, the bodies on film are now jostled and coerced into a conspicuous optimisation; one that is the duty of each citizen, be it for power, profit or beauty. This somatic duty is the new form of ableism in Hollywood film.

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EditorFraser, Benjamin
Official Website: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/cultures-of-representation/9780231177498
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Columbia University Press
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > London College of Communication
Date: 1 January 2016
Related Websites: https://cup.columbia.edu/book/cultures-of-representation/9780231177498
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Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 10:13
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 10:13
Item ID: 12092
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/12092

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