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Beginning with disability : a primer / Ed. by Lennard J. Davis

By: Davis, Lennard J...[et al.], Ed.
Contributor(s): Davis, Lennard J., Ed | Dolmage, Jay, Ed | Erevelles, Nirmala, Ed | Harris, Sarah Parker, Ed | Luft, Alexander, Ed | Schweik, Susan M. Ed | Ware, Linda P., Ed.
Publisher: New York: Routledge, 2018Description: xiv, 357 p.ISBN: 9781138211377.Subject(s): Disability studies | People with disabilities | Disability studies | People with disabilitiesDDC classification: 305.908 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Part 1. Defining disability. Introduction / Lennard J. Davis -- Becoming disabled / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson -- Reassigning meaning / Simi Linton -- Disability rhetoric / Jay Dolmage -- A comparison of disability with race, sex, and sexual orientation statuses / Beth Omansky and Karen Rosenblum -- Neurodiversity rewires conventional thinking about brains / Steve Silberman -- Part 2. Deafness and deaf culture. Talking culture : deaf people and disability studies / Carol A. Padden -- Stop sharing those feel-good cochlear implant videos / Morgan Leahy -- "Everyone here spoke sign language" / Nora Groce -- Part 3. The history of disability. Disability history / Susan Burch and Kim E. Nielsen -- Defectives in the land : disability and American immigration policy, 1882-1924 / Douglas C. Baynton -- On the margins of citizenship : disability activism and the intellectually disabled / Allison C. Carey -- Part 4. Disability, Identity, and social justice. Disability and race / Nirmala Erevelles -- Coming to claim crip : disidentification with/in disability studies / Sami Schalk --Moving toward the ugly : a politic beyond desirability / Mia Mingus -- What wounds enable : the politics of disability and violence in Chicago / Laurence Ralph -- How misunderstanding disability leads to police violence / David M. Perry and Lawrence Carter-Long -- Let's talk about guns, but stop stereotyping the mentally ill / Jonathon Metzl -- Part 5. Experiencing disability. The spoon theory / Christine Miserandino -- Ableism and a watershed experience / Bill Peace -- O.C.D. in NYC / Mike Sacks -- Living with schizophrenia : the importance of routine / Michael Hedrick -- The two in one / Rod Michalko -- Part 6. Disability and culture. If Hollywood's so creative, why can't it tell new stories about people with disabilities / Alyssa Rosenberg -- Little people, big woes in Hollywood : low pay, degrading jobs, and a tragic death / Seth Abramovich --The ethics of Hodor : disability in Game of Thrones / Spencer Kornhaber and Lauryn S. Mayer -- From a bendy straw to a twirly straw : growing up disabled, transnationally / Shilpaa Anand -- The new kid in primetime : what Speechless has to say / Alexander Luft -- An advertising aesthetic : real beauty and visual impairment / David Bolt -- Your body isn't your world : the heroes of the Mad Max video game and disability / Tauriq Moosa -- "Autis(i)m and representation : autis(i)m, disability simulation games, and neurodiversity / Sarah Gibbons -- Why I'm a crippled poet / Steve Kuusisto -- Part 7. The disability yet to come. Disability studies in K-12 education / Linda Ware -- Presuming competence / Douglas Biklen and Jamie Burke -- Disability and innovation / Haben Girma -- "What will you gain when you lose?" : deafness, disability gain, creativity, and human difference / Nicole C.S. Barker -- Disability studies : a new normal / Cecilia Capuzzi Simon -- Part 8. Subject to debate. Disability and sexual objectification: A. Longing for the male gaze / Jennifer Bartlett -- B. Disabled women and sexual objectification (or the lack thereof) / crippledscholar.com -- Sexual surrogacy: Disability and paying for sex / unlockingwords.wordpress.com -- Prenatal testing and abortion: A. The benefits of prenatal testing / whattoexpect.com -- B. Disabled UK lawmaker : end abortion discrimination against the disabled / Michael Tennant -- Assisted suicide: A. The danger of assisted suicide laws / Marilyn Golden -- B. Assisted suicide should be legal / Rafia Zakaria -- Cochlear implants: A. Infants may benefit from advanced cochlear implants / Brian Owens -- B. Understanding deafness : not everyone wants to be "fixed" / Allegra Ringo -- Nondisabled actors in disabled roles: We wouldn't accept actors blacking up, so why applaud "crippling up" / Frances Ryan -- B. Able-bodied actors in disabled roles : modern-day "blacking-up" / Tony Seymour.
Summary: While there are many introductions to disability and disability studies, most presume an advanced academic knowledge of a range of subjects. Beginning with Disability is the first introductory primer for disability studies aimed at first- and second-year students in two- and four-year colleges. This volume of essays across disciplines - including education, sociology, communications, psychology, social sciences, and humanities - features accessible, readable, relatively short chapters that do not require specialized knowledge. Lennard Davis, along with a team of consulting editors, has compiled a number of blogs, vlogs, and other videos to make the materials more relatable and vivid to students. "Subject to Debate" boxes spotlight short pro and con pieces on controversial subjects that can be debated in class or act as prompts for assignments. -- from back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 344-346) and index.

Part 1. Defining disability. Introduction / Lennard J. Davis -- Becoming disabled / Rosemarie Garland-Thomson -- Reassigning meaning / Simi Linton -- Disability rhetoric / Jay Dolmage -- A comparison of disability with race, sex, and sexual orientation statuses / Beth Omansky and Karen Rosenblum -- Neurodiversity rewires conventional thinking about brains / Steve Silberman -- Part 2. Deafness and deaf culture. Talking culture : deaf people and disability studies / Carol A. Padden -- Stop sharing those feel-good cochlear implant videos / Morgan Leahy -- "Everyone here spoke sign language" / Nora Groce -- Part 3. The history of disability. Disability history / Susan Burch and Kim E. Nielsen -- Defectives in the land : disability and American immigration policy, 1882-1924 / Douglas C. Baynton -- On the margins of citizenship : disability activism and the intellectually disabled / Allison C. Carey -- Part 4. Disability, Identity, and social justice. Disability and race / Nirmala Erevelles -- Coming to claim crip : disidentification with/in disability studies / Sami Schalk --Moving toward the ugly : a politic beyond desirability / Mia Mingus -- What wounds enable : the politics of disability and violence in Chicago / Laurence Ralph -- How misunderstanding disability leads to police violence / David M. Perry and Lawrence Carter-Long -- Let's talk about guns, but stop stereotyping the mentally ill / Jonathon Metzl -- Part 5. Experiencing disability. The spoon theory / Christine Miserandino -- Ableism and a watershed experience / Bill Peace -- O.C.D. in NYC / Mike Sacks -- Living with schizophrenia : the importance of routine / Michael Hedrick -- The two in one / Rod Michalko -- Part 6. Disability and culture. If Hollywood's so creative, why can't it tell new stories about people with disabilities / Alyssa Rosenberg -- Little people, big woes in Hollywood : low pay, degrading jobs, and a tragic death / Seth Abramovich --The ethics of Hodor : disability in Game of Thrones / Spencer Kornhaber and Lauryn S. Mayer -- From a bendy straw to a twirly straw : growing up disabled, transnationally / Shilpaa Anand -- The new kid in primetime : what Speechless has to say / Alexander Luft -- An advertising aesthetic : real beauty and visual impairment / David Bolt -- Your body isn't your world : the heroes of the Mad Max video game and disability / Tauriq Moosa -- "Autis(i)m and representation : autis(i)m, disability simulation games, and neurodiversity / Sarah Gibbons -- Why I'm a crippled poet / Steve Kuusisto -- Part 7. The disability yet to come. Disability studies in K-12 education / Linda Ware -- Presuming competence / Douglas Biklen and Jamie Burke -- Disability and innovation / Haben Girma -- "What will you gain when you lose?" : deafness, disability gain, creativity, and human difference / Nicole C.S. Barker -- Disability studies : a new normal / Cecilia Capuzzi Simon -- Part 8. Subject to debate. Disability and sexual objectification: A. Longing for the male gaze / Jennifer Bartlett -- B. Disabled women and sexual objectification (or the lack thereof) / crippledscholar.com -- Sexual surrogacy: Disability and paying for sex / unlockingwords.wordpress.com -- Prenatal testing and abortion: A. The benefits of prenatal testing / whattoexpect.com -- B. Disabled UK lawmaker : end abortion discrimination against the disabled / Michael Tennant -- Assisted suicide: A. The danger of assisted suicide laws / Marilyn Golden -- B. Assisted suicide should be legal / Rafia Zakaria -- Cochlear implants: A. Infants may benefit from advanced cochlear implants / Brian Owens -- B. Understanding deafness : not everyone wants to be "fixed" / Allegra Ringo -- Nondisabled actors in disabled roles: We wouldn't accept actors blacking up, so why applaud "crippling up" / Frances Ryan -- B. Able-bodied actors in disabled roles : modern-day "blacking-up" / Tony Seymour.

While there are many introductions to disability and disability studies, most presume an advanced academic knowledge of a range of subjects. Beginning with Disability is the first introductory primer for disability studies aimed at first- and second-year students in two- and four-year colleges. This volume of essays across disciplines - including education, sociology, communications, psychology, social sciences, and humanities - features accessible, readable, relatively short chapters that do not require specialized knowledge. Lennard Davis, along with a team of consulting editors, has compiled a number of blogs, vlogs, and other videos to make the materials more relatable and vivid to students. "Subject to Debate" boxes spotlight short pro and con pieces on controversial subjects that can be debated in class or act as prompts for assignments. -- from back cover.

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