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The Disability Studies Reader

The Disability Studies Reader

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317397851
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 570
  • View: 7946
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The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human–animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. Selections explore the underlying biases of medical and scientific experiments and explode the binary of the sound and the diseased mind. The collection addresses physical disabilities, but as always investogates issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities as well. Featuring a new generation of scholars who are dealing with the most current issues, the fifth edition continues the Reader’s tradition of remaining timely, urgent, and critical.

Rethinking Normalcy

Rethinking Normalcy

A Disability Studies Reader

  • Author: Rod Michalko,Tanya Titchkosky
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • ISBN: 1551303639
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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Rethinking Normalcy introduces the growing field of disability studies to an undergraduate audience in a variety of disciplines and programs based in the social sciences, humanities, and health sciences. The authors articulate the depth and breadth of this newly emerging field of study and provide a vibrant foretaste of the kind of work disability studies scholars and activists do to provocatively question the power of normalcy. Strongly interdisciplinary, this volume draws upon many different social and cultural approaches to the study of disability, and essentially addresses disability as a social and political issue. The chapters in this book exemplify ways of questioning our collective relations to normalcy, as such relations affect the lives of both disabled and currently non-disabled people. Over sixty per cent of this book features the work of disability studies scholars located in Canada.

Bending Over Backwards

Bending Over Backwards

Essays on Disability and the Body

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 081471949X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 200
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This text re-examines issues concerning the relationship between disability and normality in the light of postmodern theory and political activism. It argues that disability can become the new prism through which postmodernity examines and defines itself.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

  • Author: Nick Watson,Alan Roulstone,Carol Thomas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136502165
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 468
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The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters arranged thematically, it surveys the state of the discipline, examining emerging and cutting edge areas as well as core areas of contention. Divided in five sections, this comprehensive handbook covers: different models and approaches to disability how key impairment groups have engaged with disability studies and the writings within the discipline policy and legislation responses to disability studies and to disability activism disability studies and its interaction with other disciplines, such as history, philosophy and science and technology studies disability studies and different life experiences, examining how disability and disability studies intersects with ethnicity, sexuality, gender, childhood and ageing. Containing chapters from an international selection of leading scholars, this authoritative handbook is an invaluable reference for all academics, researchers and more advanced students in disability studies and associated disciplines such as sociology, health studies and social work.

Handbook of Disability Studies

Handbook of Disability Studies

  • Author: Gary L. Albrecht,Katherine D. Seelman,Michael Bury
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • ISBN: 1452212538
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 864
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This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability

Disability Studies

Disability Studies

A Student's Guide

  • Author: Colin Cameron
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446292746
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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This textbook brings together a wide range of expert voices from the field of disability studies and the disabled people's movement to tackle the essential topics relevant to this area of study. From the outset disability is discussed from a social model perspective, demonstrating how future practice and discourse could break down barriers and lead to more equal relationships for disabled people in everyday life. An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge. This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.

Beginning with Disability

Beginning with Disability

A Primer

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1315453193
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 358
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While there are many introductions to disability and disability studies, most presume an advanced academic knowledge of a range of subjects. Beginning with Disability is the first introductory primer for disaibility studies aimed at first year students in two- and four-year colleges. This volume of essays across disciplines—including education, sociology, communications, psychology, social sciences, and humanities—features accessible, readable, and relatively short chapters that do not require specialized knowledge. Lennard Davis, along with a team of consulting editors, has compiled a number of blogs, vlogs, and other videos to make the materials more relatable and vivid to students. "Subject to Debate" boxes spotlight short pro and con pieces on controversial subjects that can be debated in class or act as prompts for assignments.

Disability Reader

Disability Reader

Social Science Perspectives

  • Author: Tom Shakespeare
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 0826453600
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 310
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A collection of essays exploring the intellectual implications of a disability equality perspective. Leading social scientists draw on current theory and research and offer an overview of contemporary debates.

Disability and Social Theory

Disability and Social Theory

New Developments and Directions

  • Author: Dan Goodley,Bill Hughes,Lennard Davis
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0230243258
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 348
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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection examines disability from a theoretical perspective. Each chapter challenges dominant biological, individualistic and psychological views of disability, drawing on one or two theories (and theorists) to advance a sustained analysis of disability, impairment and society. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with other transformative ideas around sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class, sexuality and nation, engaging with ideas from poststructuralism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, Marxism, feminisms and queer theory to recast disabled bodies-and-minds as psychosocial, cultural and political phenomena. The book includes contributions from established writers as well as new, emerging and exciting scholars in the field of critical disability studies, with authors writing from a host of disciplines including legal studies, psychology, sociology, development studies, dance, education, philosophy and women's studies. Through its detailed analysis of the conditions of disablism, the text also argues for the celebration of more affirmative views of impairment, disability and disabled identities.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies

An Interdisciplinary Introduction

  • Author: Dan Goodley
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473987695
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
  • View: 1659
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Passionate, engaging and challenging, this second edition of the ground-breaking Disability Studies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction is a contemporary introduction to this diverse and complex field. Taking an interdisciplinary and critical approach, the book: examines a diverse range of theories and perspectives and engages with current debates in the field explores key areas of analysis, with chapters devoted to the individual, society, community and education applies a global perspective encompassing examples from the UK, Australia, Scandinavia, the US, and Canada. Encouraging and stimulating readers using thought-provoking questions, exercises and activities, Disability Studies is a rich and rewarding read for students and researchers engaging with disability across the social sciences.

Vital Questions Facing Disability Studies in Education

Vital Questions Facing Disability Studies in Education

  • Author: Scot Danforth,Susan Lynn Gabel
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820478340
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 383
  • View: 1536
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Claiming Disability

Claiming Disability

Knowledge and Identity

  • Author: Simi Linton
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814752748
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 203
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From public transportation and education to adequate access to buildings, the social impact of disability has been felt everywhere since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. And a remarkable groundswell of activism and critical literature has followed in this wake. Claiming Disability is the first comprehensive examination of Disability Studies as a field of inquiry. Disability Studies is not simply about the variations that exist in human behavior, appearance, functioning, sensory acuity, and cognitive processing but the meaning we make of those variations. With vivid imagery and numerous examples, Simi Linton explores the divisions society creates—the normal versus the pathological, the competent citizen versus the ward of the state. Map and manifesto, Claiming Disability overturns medicalized versions of disability and establishes disabled people and their allies as the rightful claimants to this territory.

Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Disability Studies

  • Author: Rachel Adams,Benjamin Reiss,David Serlin
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479839523
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 288
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Keywords for Disability Studies aims to broaden and define the conceptual framework of disability studies for readers and practitioners in the field and beyond. The volume engages some of the most pressing debates of our time, such as prenatal testing, euthanasia, accessibility in public transportation and the workplace, post-traumatic stress, and questions about the beginning and end of life. Each of the 60 essays in Keywords for Disability Studies focuses on a distinct critical concept, including “ethics,” “medicalization,” “performance,” “reproduction,” “identity,” and “stigma,” among others. Although the essays recognize that “disability” is often used as an umbrella term, the contributors to the volume avoid treating individual disabilities as keywords, and instead interrogate concepts that encompass different components of the social and bodily experience of disability. The essays approach disability as an embodied condition, a mutable historical phenomenon, and a social, political, and cultural identity. An invaluable resource for students and scholars alike, Keywords for Disability Studies brings the debates that have often remained internal to disability studies into a wider field of critical discourse, providing opportunities for fresh theoretical considerations of the field’s core presuppositions through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Visit keywords.nyupress.org for online essays, teaching resources, and more.

Enforcing Normalcy

Enforcing Normalcy

Disability, Deafness, and the Body

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1784780006
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself. Enforcing Normalcy surveys the emergence of a cluster of concepts around the term “normal” as these matured in western Europe and the United States over the past 250 years. Linking such notions to the concurrent emergence of discourses about the nation, Davis shows how the modern nation-state constructed its identity on the backs not only of colonized subjects, but of its physically disabled minority. In a fascinating chapter on contemporary cultural theory, Davis explores the pitfalls of privileging the figure of sight in conceptualizing the nature of textuality. And in a treatment of nudes and fragmented bodies in Western art, he shows how the ideal of physical wholeness is both demanded and denied in the classical aesthetics of representation. Enforcing Normalcy redraws the boundaries of political and cultural discourse. By insisting that disability be added to the familiar triad of race, class and gender, the book challenges progressives to expand the limits of their thinking about human oppression. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Disability Studies in Education

Disability Studies in Education

Readings in Theory and Method

  • Author: Susan Lynn Gabel
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9780820455495
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 182
  • View: 1641
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Essays cover a variety of topics relating to disability studies in education.

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

  • Author: Tom Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134577664
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
  • View: 750
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Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare’s most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies – going beyond dangerous polarizations such as medical model versus social model to achieve a complex, multi-factorial account of disability identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies relationships – feminist and virtue ethics approaches to questions of intimacy, assistance and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges disability studies orthodoxy, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies

Enabling the Humanities

  • Author: Sharon L. Snyder
  • Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
  • ISBN: 9780873529808
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 386
  • View: 1784
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Introducing Disability Studies

Introducing Disability Studies

  • Author: Ronald J. Berger
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Pub
  • ISBN: 9781588268914
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 271
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Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook: ¿ provides historical context, from ancient times to the present ¿ traces disability¿s impact throughout the life course ¿ gives prominence to the voices of people with disabilities ¿ explores popular culture¿s role in distorting ideas about disability ¿ addresses emerging ethical issues, such as the implications of genetic selection Illustrating the profound consequences of differing conceptions of physical, sensory, and cognitive impairments, Berger provides a solid foundation for making sense of disability as a social phenomenon.

The End of Normal

The End of Normal

Identity in a Biocultural Era

  • Author: Lennard Davis
  • Publisher: University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN: 0472052020
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 155
  • View: 5655
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Provocative essays that challenge notions of the “normal” in the new century

Enabling Acts

Enabling Acts

The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807059293
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 304
  • View: 1745
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"This book is the first major book to focus exclusively on the history and impact of the ADA which was the widest ranging piece of civil rights legislation in the history of the United States and has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. Yet the history isn't a dry account of bills and speeches. Rather it tells the fascinating story of how a group of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bi-partisan bill. It covers how major politicians fought in public while staffers hammered out the details amidst public demonstrations by disability activists providing momentum for all. The book provides behind the scenes accounts and never-before published intrigues that led to a successful outcome. In addition, the book will assess the impact and legacy of the ADA through the stories of individuals who have been affected by the legislation"--