The Disability Studies Reader. (eBook, 2013) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Disability Studies Reader.

The Disability Studies Reader.

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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. New histories of the legal, social, and cultural give a broader  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Lennard J.
Disability Studies Reader.
London : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 9781135134570 113513457X
OCLC Number: 828298635
Description: 1 online resource (581 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Disability Studies Reader; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface to the Fourth Edition; 1 Introduction: Disability, Normality, and Power; PART I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES; 2 Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History; 3 "Heaven's Special Child": The Making of Poster Children; 4 Disabling Attitudes: U.S. Disability Law and the ADA Amendments Act; PART II: THE POLITICS OF DISABILITY; 5 Disabling Postcolonialism: Global Disability Cultures and Democratic Criticism; 6 Abortion and Disability: Who Should and Should Not Inhabit the World? 7 Disability Rights and Selective Abortion8 Disability, Democracy, and the New Genetics; 9 A Mad Fight: Psychiatry and Disability Activism; 10 "The Institution Yet to Come": Analyzing Incarceration Through a Disability Lens; PART III: STIGMA AND ILLNESS; 11 Stigma: An Enigma Demystified; 12 Unhealthy Disabled: Treating Chronic Illnesses as Disabilities; PART IV: THEORIZING DISABILITY; 13 The Cost of Getting Better: Ability and Debility; 14 Enabling Disability: Rewriting Kinship, Reimagining Citizenship; 15 Aesthetic Nervousness; 16 The Social Model of Disability; 17 Narrative Prosthesis. 18 The Unexceptional Schizophrenic: A Post-Postmodern Introduction19 Deaf Studies in the 21st Century: "Deaf-Gain" and the Future of Human Diversity; PART V: IDENTITIES AND INTERSECTIONALITIES; 20 The End of Identity Politics: On Disability as an Unstable Category; 21 Disability and the Theory of Complex Embodiment-For Identity Politics in a New Register; 22 Defining Mental Disability; 23 Disability and Blackness; 24 My Body, My Closet: Invisible Disability and the Limits of Coming Out; 25 Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory. 26 Unspeakable Offenses: Untangling Race and Disability in Discourses of Intersectionality27 Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence; PART VI: DISABILITY AND CULTURE; 28 Cripping Heterosexuality, Queering Able-Bodiedness: Murderball, Brokeback Mountain and the Contested Masculine Body; 29 Sculpting Body Ideals: Alison Lapper Pregnant and the Public Display of Disability; 30 "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; 31 The Enfreakment of Photography. 32 Blindness and Visual Culture: An Eyewitness Account33 Disability, Life Narrative, and Representation; 34 Autism as Culture; 35 Disability, Design, and Branding: Rethinking Disability for the 21st Century; PART VII: FICTION, MEMOIR, AND POETRY; 36 Stones in My Pockets, Stones in My Heart; 37 Unspeakable Conversations; 38 Helen and Frida; 39 "I Am Not One of The" and "Cripple Lullaby"; 40 "Beauty and Variations"; 41 Selections from Planet of the Blind; 42 Selected Poems; List of Contributors; Credit Lines; Index.


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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