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so yeah, I'm looking for books or other writings about disability in mythology and folklore and disability and deities. I have The Other within: The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture, and Psyche

I've got my eye one Oedipus Borealis: The Aberrant Body in Old Icelandic Myth and Saga  but it's really expensive so if any one has read it I would like to know what you thought?

I'd prefer books written by people with disabilities but if you've read something really good that isn't I'll look into that too.
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Re: oloking for books about disability in mythology and folklore
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:35:25 am »
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so yeah, I'm looking for books or other writings about disability in mythology and folklore and disability and deities.


Are you looking strictly for works about physical disabilities, or mental ones as well? I don't have anything to offer off the top of my head, but it strikes me that it shouldn't be too hard to find, say, an analysis of mental disorders in relation to the myths of Dionysus, if you know how and where to look. But that may not be helpful to you. :)
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Re: oloking for books about disability in mythology and folklore
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:41:40 am »
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Are you looking strictly for works about physical disabilities, or mental ones as well? I don't have anything to offer off the top of my head, but it strikes me that it shouldn't be too hard to find, say, an analysis of mental disorders in relation to the myths of Dionysus, if you know how and where to look. But that may not be helpful to you. :)

 
Mental ones as well, any sort of disability really
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