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The disability studies reader

Author: Lennard J Davis
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Fifth editionView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lennard J Davis
ISBN: 9781138930223 1138930229 9781138930230 1138930237
OCLC Number: 948427196
Description: xv, 554 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface to the fifth edition --
Introduction : disability, normality, and power / Lennard J. Davis --
Part I. Historical perspectives. --
Disability and the justification of inequality in American history / Douglas C. Baynton --
"Heaven's special child" : the making of poster children / Paul K. Longmore --
Disabled upon arrival : the rhetorical construction of disability and race at Ellis Island / Jay Dolmage --
Part II. The politics of disability. --
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 --
Part III. Stigma and illness. --
Selections from Stigma / Erving Goffman --
Stigma : an enigma demystified / Lerita M. Coleman-Brown --
Unhealthy disabled : treating chronic illnesses as disabilities / Susan Wendell --
Part IV. Theorizing disability. --
What's so "critical" about critical disability studies? / Helen Meekosha and Russell Shuttleworth --
The social model of disability / Tom Shakespeare --
Narrative prosthesis / David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder --
Aesthetic nervousness / Ato Quayson --
The unexceptional schizophrenic : a post-postmodern introduction / Catherine Prendergast --
Deaf studies in the 21st century : "deaf-gain" and the future of human diversity / H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray --
Aesthetic blindness : symbolism, realism, and reality / David Bolt --
Life with dead metaphors : impairment rhetoric in social justice praxis / Tanya Titchkosky --
At the same time, out of time : Ashley X / Alison Kafer --
Centering justice on dependency and recovering freedom / Eva Feder Kittay --
Part V. Identities and intersectionalities. --
Disability and the theory of complex embodiment : for identity politics in a new register / Tobin Siebers --
Defining mental disability / Margaret Price --
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 --
Is disability studies actually white disability studies? / Chris Bell --
Token of approval / Harilyn Rousso --
Part VI. Disability and culture. --
Sculpting body ideals : Alison Lapper pregnant and the public display of disability / Ann Millett-Gallant --
Blindness and visual culture : an eyewitness account / Georgina Kleege --
Disability, life narrative, and representation / G. Thomas Couser --
Why disability identity matters : from dramaturgy to casting in John Belluso's Pyretown / Carrie Sandahl --
The autistic victim : Of mice and men / Sonya Freeman Loftis --
Part VII. Fiction, memoir, and poetry. --
Stones in my pockets, stones in my heart / Eli Clare --
Unspeakable conversations / Harriet McBryde Johnson --
"I am not one of the" and "cripple lullaby" / Cheryl Marie Wade --
Selections from Planet of the blind / Steve Kuusisto --
"The magic wand" / Lynn Manning --
"Biohack manifesto" / Jillian Weise
Responsibility: edited by Lennard J. Davis.

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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 investigates 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."--Publisher's website.
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