Disability Studies Reader

ISBN-10: 0415953340
ISBN-13: 9780415953344
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
Authors: Lennard J. Davis
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Description: 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 experts in cultural studies, literary criticism,  More...

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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 472
Size: 10.25" wide x 7.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.804

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 experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies.

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Historical Perspectives
Constructing Normalcy; The Bell Curve, the Novel, and the Invention of the Disabled Body in the Nineteenth Century
Deaf and Dumb in Ancient Greece
"A Silent Exile on This Earth": The Metaphorical Construction of Deafness in the Nineteenth Century
The Other Arms Race
(Re)Writing the Genetic Body-Text: Disability, Textuality, and the Human Genome Project
The Politics of Disability
Construction of Deafness
Abortion and Disability: Who Should and Who Should Not Inhabit the World?
Disability Rights and Selective Abortion
Universal Design; The Work of Disability in an Age of Globalization
Stigma and Illness
Selections from Stigma
Stigma: An Enigma Demystified
Aids and Its Metaphors
Theorizing Disability
Reassigning Meaning
Disability in Theory: From Social Constructionism to the New Realism of the Body
On the Government of Disability: Foucault, Power, and the Subject of Impairment
The Social Model of Disability
Narrative Prosthesis and the Materiality of Metaphor
The Dimensions of Disability Oppression: An Overview
The Question of Identity
The End of Identity Politics and the Beginning of Dismodernism: On Disability as an Unstable Category
Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability
Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory
Introducing White Disability Studies: A Modest Proposal
"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
Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence
The Vulnerable Articulate: James Gillingham, Aimee Mullins, and Matthew Barney
Interlude 1: On (Almost) Passing
Deaf People: A Different Center
A Mad Fight: Psychiatry and Disability Activism
Disability and Culture
Toward a Poetics of Vision, Space, and the Body: Sign Language and Literary Theory
The Enfreakment of Photography
Blindness and Art
Blindness and Visual Culture: An Eye Witness Account
Disability, Life Narrative, and Representation
Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry
Helen and Frida
Poems
Poems
Selections from The Cry of the Gull
Contributors
Index

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