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The disability studies reader

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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"The Fourth Edition of the Disability Studies Reader breaks new ground by emphasizing the global, transgender, homonational, and posthuman conceptions of disability. Including physical disabilities, but exploring issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities, this edition explores more varieties of bodily and mental experience."--Publisher's description.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 9780415630528 0415630525 9780415630511 0415630517 9780203077887 0203077881 9781135134570 113513457X
OCLC Number: 796355075
Description: xiv, 578 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the fourth edition --
Introduction: disability, normality, and power / Lennard J. Davis --
Historical perspectives --
Disability and the justification of inequality in American history / Douglas C. Baynton --
"Heaven's special child" : the making of poster children / Paul Longmore --
Disabling attitudes : U.S. disability law and the ADA amendments act / Elizabeth F. Emens --
The politics of disability --
Disabling postcolonialism : global disability cultures and democratic criticism / Clare Barker and Stuart Murray --
Abortion and disability : who should and should not inhabit the world? / Ruth Hubbard --
Disability rights and selective abortion / Marsha Saxton --
Disability, democracy, and the new genetics / Michael Bérubé --
A mad fight : psychiatry and disability activism / Bradley Lewis --
"The institution yet to come" : analyzing incarceration through a disability lens / Liat Ben-Moshe --
Stigma and illness --
Stigma : an enigma demystified / Lerita Coleman Brown --
Unhealthy disabled: treating chronic illnesses as disabilities / Susan Wendell --
Theorizing disability --
The cost of getting better: ability and debility / Jasbir K. Puar --
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 --
Deaf studies in the 21st century : "deaf-gain" and the future of the human / H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray --
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 --
Defining mental disability / Margaret Price --
Disability and blackness / Josh Lukin --
My body, my closet: invisible disability and the limits of coming out / Ellen Samuels --
Integrating disability, transforming feminist theory / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson --
Unspeakable offenses: untangling race and disability in discourses of intersectionality / Nirmala Erevelles and Andrea Minear --
Compulsory able-bodiedness and queer/disabled existence / Robert McRuer --
Disability and culture --
Cripping heterosexuality, queering able-bodiedness: Murderball, Brokeback Mountain and the contested masculine body / Cynthia Barounis --
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 --
Disability, design, and branding: rethinking disability for the 21st century / Elizabeth DePoy and Stephen Gilson --
Fiction, memoir, and poetry --
Stones in my pocket, 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 Planet of the Blind / Steve Kuusisto --
Selected poems / Jim Ferris.
Responsibility: 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  Read more...
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Lennard Davis's Disability Studies Reader has been a must-use for years in my courses on disability studies and medical humanities. The newest edition provides further proof of its importance for the Read more...

 
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