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By Eunjung Kim

In Curative Violence Eunjung Kim examines what the social and fabric funding in curing health problems and disabilities tells us in regards to the courting among incapacity and Korean nationalism. Kim makes use of the concept that of healing violence to query the illustration of healing as a common stable and to appreciate how nonmedical and clinical therapies include violent results that aren't purely symbolic but in addition actual. Writing incapacity concept in a transnational context, Kim tracks the shifts from the Nineteen Thirties to the current within the ways in which disabled our bodies and narratives of therapy were represented in Korean folktales, novels, visible tradition, media debts, regulations, and activism. no matter if reading eugenics, the administration of Hansen's illness, discourses on disabled people's sexuality, violence opposed to disabled girls, or rethinking using disabled humans as a metaphor for all times lower than eastern colonial rule or lower than the U.S. army career, Kim indicates how the potential for lifestyles with incapacity that's loose from violence relies on the production of an area and time the place therapy is visible as a negotiation instead of a necessity.

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