Disability, Culture & Aesthetics
What is Resymbolization?
“Reimagining disability . . . shows disability as a significant human experience that occurs in every society, every family, and most every life . . . it helps us accept that fact . . . [and] it helps integrate disability into our knowledge of human experience and history and to integrate disabled people into our culture” (Garland-Thomson 524).
Examples of Resymbolization
Disability and Aesthetics
"Aesthetics tracks the emotions that some bodies feel in the presence of other bodies. But all bodies are not created equal when it comes to aesthetic response. Taste and disgust are volatile reactions that reveal the ease or disease with which one body might incorporate another" (Siebers 542).