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The disability studies reader

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Focusing on the field of disability studies, this book presents writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective. It draws together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 9780415873741 0415873746 9780415873765 0415873762 0415873312 9780415873314 0415873320 9780415873321
OCLC Number: 419794893
Description: xiii, 653 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I: Historical perspectives --
Constructing normalcy / Lennard J. Davis --
A brief history of discrimination and disabled people / Colin Barnes --
"A silent exile on this earth": the metaphorical construction of deafness in the nineteenth century / Douglas Baynton --
Disability and the human genome / James C. Wilson --
Medieval constructions of blindness in France and England / Edward Wheatley. Part II: The politics of disability --
Construction of deafness / Harlan Lane --
(Post) colonizing disability / Mark Sherry --
Abortion and disability: who should and should not inhabit the world: / Ruth Hubbard --
Disability rights and selective abortion / Marsha Saxton --
Universal design: the work of disability in an age of globalization / Michael Davidson --
The dimensions of disability oppression / James Charlton --
A mad fight: psychiatry and disability activism / Bradley Lewis. Part III: Stigma and illness --
Stigma: an enigma demystified / Lerita M. Coleman Brown --
AIDS and its metaphors / Susan Sontag --
Beholding / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson --
On (almost) passing / Brenda Brueggemann. Part IV: Theorizing disability --
Reassigning meaning / Simi Linton --
Enabling disability: rewriting kinship, reimagining citizenship / Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp --
Aesthetic nervousness / Ato Quayson --
The social model of disability / Tom Shakespeare --
Narrative prosthesis / David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder --
The unexceptional schizophrenic: a post-postmodern introduction / Catherine Prendergast. Part V: Identities and intersectionalities --
The end of identity politics: on disability as an unstable category / Lennard J. Davis --
Disability and the theory of complex embodiment --
for identity politics in a new register / Tobin Siebers --
Toward a feminist theory of disability / Susan Wendell --
Integrating disability, transforming feminist theory / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson --
Is disability studies actually white disability studies? / Chris Bell --
Compulsory able-bodiedness and queer/disabled existence / Robert McRuer --
Deaf people: a different center / "Hearing aids are not deaf": a historical perspective on technology in the deaf world / R.A.R. Edwards --
Minority politics in Korea: disability, interraciality, and gender / Eunjung Kim --
This is what we think / Daniel Docherty [and others]. Part VI: Disability and culture --
Cripping heterosexuality, queering able-bodiedness: Murderball, Brokeback Mountain and the Contested Masculine Body / Cynthia Barounis --
The vulnerable articulate: James Gillingham, Aimee Mullins, and Matthew Barney / Marquard Smith --
Sculpting body ideals: Alison Lapper Pregnant and the public display of disability / Ann Millett-Gallant --
"When black women start going on Prozac ... ": the politics of race, gender, and emotional distress in Meri Nana-Ama Danquah's Willow Weep for Me / Anna Mollow --
The enfreakment of photography / David Hevey --
Blindness and visual culture: an eyewitness account / Georgina Kleege --
Disability, life narrative, and representation / G. Thomas Couser --
Autism as culture / Joseph N. Straus. Part VII: Fiction, memoir, and poetry --
Stones in my pockets, stones in my heart / Eli Clare --
Unspeakable conversations / Harriet McBryde Johnson --
Helen and Frida / Anne Finger --
"I am not one of the" and "Cripple lullaby" / Cheryl Marie Wade --
"Beauty and variations" / Kenny Fries --
Selections from Cripple Poetics / Petra Kuppers and Neil Marcus --
Selections from The Cry of the Gull / Emmanuelle Laborit --
Selections from Planet of the Blind / Steve Kuusisto.
Responsibility: edited by Lennard J. Davis.

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Focusing on the field of disability studies, this book presents writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective. It draws together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies.
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