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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: I. Historical Perspectives: 1. Constructing Normalcy, Lennard Davis 2. Deaf and Dumb in Ancient Greece, Martha Rose 3. A Silent Exile on this Earth, Douglas Baynton 4. The Other Arms Race, David Serlin 5. (Re)Writing The Genetic Body-Text: Disability, Textuality and the Human Genome Project, James C. Wilson II. Politics of Disability 6. Constructions of Deafness, Harlan Lane 7. Abortion and Disability: How Should and Who Should Not Inhabit the World?, Ruth Hubbard 8. Disability Rights and Selective Abortion, Marsha Saxton 9. Universal Design: The Work of Disability in An Age of Globalization, Michael Davidson III. Stigma and Illness 10. Selections from Stigma, Erving Goffman 11. Stigma: An Enigma Demystified, Lerita Coleman 12. AIDS and Its Metaphors, Susan Sontag. IV. Theorizing Disability 13. Reassigning Meaning, Simi Linton 14. Disability in Theory: From Social Constructionism to the New Realism of the Body, Tobin Siebers 15. On the Government of Disability: Foucault, Power, and the Subject of Impairment, Shelley Tremain 16. The Social Model of Disability, Tom Shakespeare 17. Narrative Prosthesis and the Materiality of Metaphor, David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder 18. James Charleton, The Dimension of Disability Oppression: An Overview V. The Question of Identity 19. The End of Identity Politics and the Beginning of Dismodernism: On Disability as an Unstable Category, Lennard Davis 20.Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability, Susan Wendell 21. Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. 22. Introducing White Disability Studies: A Modest Proposal. Chris Bell 23. "When Black Women Start Going on Prozac.' The Politics of Race, Gender, and Emotional Distress, Anna Mollow 24. Robert McCruer, Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence 25. The Vulnerable Articulate: James Gillingham, Amiee Mullins, and Matthew Barney, Marquard Smith 26. On Almost Passing, Brenda Brueggeman 27. Deafness: A Different Center, Carol Padden and Tom Humphries 28. A Mad Fight: A Mad Fight: Psychiatry and Disability Activism, Bradley Lewis VI. Disability and Culture 29. Towards a Poetics of Vision, Space, and the Body, H. Dirksen Bauman 30. The Enfreakment of Photography, David Hevey 31. Blindness and Art, Nicholas Mirzoeff 32. Blindness and Visual Culture: An Eyewitness Account, Georgina Kleege 33. Disability, Life Narrative, and Representation, G. Thomas Couser. VII. Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry 34. Helen and Frida, Anne Finger 35. Poems, Cheryl Marie Wade 36. Beauty and Variations, Kenny Fries 37. The Cry of the Gull, Emanuel Laborit 38. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean Dominique Bauby. Bookseller Inventory #

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The Disability Studies Reader collects, for the first time, representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies. This volume represents a major advance in presenting the most important writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective.

Drawing together experts in cultural studies, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability. Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendell.

From the Back Cover: "This is an indispensable collection, bringing together foundational arguments in disability studies and provocative new work from emerging young scholars in the field. If you're curious as to why (and how) disability studies has stimulated so much debate in the humanities, The Disability Studies Reader is a great place to start finding out."
--Michael Bérubé, Paterno Family Professor in Literature, Penn State University

"There is simply no area of contemporary life-- be it medical, economic, educational, juridical, athletic, architectural, culinary, recreation, entertainment--that goes unaddressed in the disability studies literature. Just when you thought that there was nothing new to say about social construction, difference, the performative, the universal, the particular and the body, disability studies comes along to demonstrate both the theoretical and practical urgencies to which these and other too often abstract terms really refer. If you've been hearing about disability studies, but didn't quite know what to make of it, this is the anthology for you."
--Stanley Fish, Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law, Florida International University

"A classic just got even better! Only a few disciplines can claim a founding text. For disability studies, with its far-reaching implications for other fields, this is it. It all starts--and re-starts in a superb second edition--right here."
--David B. Morris, author of The Culture of Pain

"This revised edition demonstrates the significant evolution of the field. Greater attention to such vital issues as globalization, gender, critical race studies, and cultural constructions appear in cogent new essays that enhance and complement the collection. As with the original Disability Studies Reader , this edition challenges its readers with pioneering studies of theoretical models and the politics of disability.
--Susan Burch, author of Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II

"This collection of scholarly essays strikes at the concept of normalcy and touches us on both personal and societal levels. From an academic perspective, the field of disability studies broadens our race, class, and gender discussions to include layers of identity and moments of connection. The Disability Studies Reader challenges us to reexamine human difference."
--I. King Jordan, President, Gallaudet University

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