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The Disability Studies Reader

The Disability Studies Reader

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0415953340
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 451
  • View: 3148
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The Disability Studies Reader collects, for the first time, representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies. This volume represents a major advance in presenting the most important writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective. Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability. Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendell.

Rethinking Normalcy

Rethinking Normalcy

A Disability Studies Reader

  • Author: Rod Michalko,Tanya Titchkosky
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • ISBN: 1551303639
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
  • View: 9419
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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.

Another Disability Studies Reader?

Another Disability Studies Reader?

People with Learning Difficulties and a Disabling World

  • Author: Dan Goodley,Geert Van Hove
  • Publisher: Garant
  • ISBN: 9789044114751
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 203
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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.

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

An Interdisciplinary Introduction

  • Author: Dan Goodley
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1473986931
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 296
  • View: 7981
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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.

Obsession

Obsession

A History

  • Author: Lennard J. Davis
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226137791
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 296
  • View: 3831
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We live in an age of obsession. Not only are we hopelessly devoted to our work, strangely addicted to our favorite television shows, and desperately impassioned about our cars, we admire obsession in others: we demand that lovers be infatuated with one another in films, we respond to the passion of single-minded musicians, we cheer on driven athletes. To be obsessive is to be American; to be obsessive is to be modern. But obsession is not only a phenomenon of modern existence: it is a medical category—both a pathology and a goal. Behind this paradox lies a fascinating history, which Lennard J. Davis tells in Obsession. Beginning with the roots of the disease in demonic possession and its secular successors, Davis traces the evolution of obsessive behavior from a social and religious fact of life into a medical and psychiatric problem. From obsessive aspects of professional specialization to obsessive compulsive disorder and nymphomania, no variety of obsession eludes Davis’s graceful analysis.

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.

Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Disability Studies

  • Author: Rachel Adams,Benjamin Reiss,David Serlin
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479845639
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6297
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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.

Disability and Social Theory

Disability and Social Theory

New Developments and Directions

  • Author: D. Goodley,B. Hughes,L. Davis
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137023007
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 348
  • View: 7310
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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.