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Disability Theory

ISBN-10: 0472050397
ISBN-13: 9780472050390
Edition: 2008
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Description: "Disability Theoryis just the book we've been waiting for. Clear, cogent, compelling analyses of the tension between the 'social model' of disability and the material details of impairment; of identity politics and unstable identities; of capability  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 6/16/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

"Disability Theoryis just the book we've been waiting for. Clear, cogent, compelling analyses of the tension between the 'social model' of disability and the material details of impairment; of identity politics and unstable identities; of capability rights and human interdependence; of disability and law, disability as masquerade, disability and sexuality, disability and democracy---they're all here, in beautifully crafted and intellectually startling essays.Disability Theoryis a field-defining book: and if you're curious about what 'disability' has to do with 'theory,' it's just the book you've been waiting for, too." ---Michael B'233;rub'233;, Pennsylvania State University "Disability Theoryis magisterially written, thoroughly researched, and polemically powerful. It will be controversial in a number of areas and will probably ruffle feathers both in disability studies as well as in realms of cultural theory. And that's all to the good." ---Michael Davidson, University of California, San Diego "Not only isDisability Theorya groundbreaking contribution to disability studies, it is also a bold, ambitious and much needed revision to a number of adjacent and overlapping fields including cultural studies, literary theory, queer theory, and critical race studies. Siebers has written a powerful manifesto that calls theory to account and forces readers to think beyond our comfort zones." ---Helen Deutsch, University of California, Los Angeles Intelligent, provocative, and challenging,Disability Theoryrevolutionizes the terrain of theory by providing indisputable evidence of the value and utility that a disability studies perspective can bring to key critical and cultural questions. Tobin Siebers persuasively argues that disability studies transfigures basic assumptions about identity, ideology, language, politics, social oppression, and the body. At the same time, he advances the emerging field of disability studies by putting its core issues into contact with signal thinkers in cultural studies, literary theory, queer theory, gender studies, and critical race theory. Tobin Siebers is V. L. Parrington Collegiate Professor, Professor of English Language and Literature, and Professor of Art and Design at the University of Michigan. A volume in the series Corporealities: Discourses of Disability Illustration: Pattern by Riva Lehrer, acrylic on panel, 18" X 24", 1995

Introduction
Tender Organs, Narcissism, and Identity Politics
Body Theory: From Social Construction to the New Realism of the Body
Disability Studies and the Future of Identity Politics
Disability as Masquerade
Disability Experience on Trial
A Sexual Culture for Disabled People
Sex, Shame, and Disability Identity: With Reference to Mark O'Brien
Disability and the Right to Have Rights
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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