The Disability Studies Reader

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Lennard J. Davis
Routledge, 2013 - Political Science - 578 pages
3 Reviews

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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The 4th Edition of this anthology is a must-read, as it contains a huge variety of articles, creative nonfiction, and poetry that past editions did not. Read full review

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I read a few of the essays in this for a paper. I didn't know much about disability studies before, but from what I read, it seems like a really interesting field to get into. Read full review

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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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