The Disability Studies Reader

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Lennard J. Davis
Routledge, 2013 - Political Science - 578 pages
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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. New histories of the legal, social, and cultural give a broader picture of disability than ever before.

Now available for the first time in eBook format 978-0-203-07788-7.

  

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

I had to read this book for a sociology class. The language in the articles gets wordy and "scholarly" at times, but the overall content is interesting. I enjoyed learning about the different social situations that differently-abled groups face and the cultures these groups have. Read full review

Contents

Disability Normality and Power
1
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES
15
THE POLITICS OF DISABILITY
58
STIGMA AND ILLNESS
144
THEORIZING DISABILITY
174
IDENTITIES AND INTERSECTIONALITIES
261
DISABILITY AND CULTURE
379
FICTION MEMOIR AND POETRY
494
List of Contributors
553
Credit Lines
559
Index
563
Copyright

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About the author (2013)

Lennard J. Davis is Professor of Disability and Human Development, English, and Medical Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of, among other works, Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness, and the Body; Bending Over Backwards: Disability, Dismodernism, and Other Difficult Positions; My Sense of Silence: Memoirs of a Childhood with Deafness; and Obsession: A History.

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