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Eunjung Kim's new book considers transnational disability theory in Korea, Japan, United States

From "Curative Violence" (Duke University Press, 2017): "The Mad Women Project: A Flower Shakes Her" (2005), by Park Young-Sook.

From "Curative Violence" (Duke University Press, 2017): "The Mad Women Project: A Flower Shakes Her" (2005), by Park Young-Sook.

April 19, 2017
  

Transnational feminist disability studies is the focus of a groundbreaking, new book by a Syracuse University professor.

Eunjung Kim, dually appointed to the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) and School of Education (SoE), is the author of “Curative Violence: Rehabilitating Disability, Gender and Sexuality in Modern Korea” (Duke University Press, 2017).

Writing transnational disability theory, Kim questions the assumption that treating disabilities with cure represents a universal good. She does so by examining the international politics of disease management and disability policies, as well as manifestations of violence embedded in forms of cures and their cultural representations in 20th- and 21st-century Korea.

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