Semiotics and Dis/ability: Interrogating Categories of Difference

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SUNY Press, Mar 29, 2001 - Education - 287 pages
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This book brings together a unique collection of personal narratives and summaries of studies that problematize existing meanings of “disability” and “difference.” Using applied semiotics as an analytical lens, the contributors examine the ways that these labels are socially and culturally constructed. Contributors include anthropologists, teacher educators, special educators, disability studies scholars, educational psychologists, American Sign Language instructors, semioticians, school psychologists, linguists, and parents. Each author was asked to examine his or her experience(s) and consider the “markers” of lives that are considered different.
  

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Contents

ENGAGING ANTHROPOLOGY AND DISABILITY STUDIES
19
SEARCHING FOR THE CURE VIRTUAL DISABILITY AND COLLECTIVE ACTION IN AN ELECTRONIC SUPPORT GROUP
43
VIEW FROM THE IVORY TOWER ACADEMICS CONSTRUCTING DISABILITY
55
SYMBOLIC CONTEXTS EMBODIED SENSITIVITIES AND THE LIVED EXPERIENCE OF SEXUALLY RELEVANT INTERPERSONAL ENCO...
75
SHAREHOLDER COMMENTARY
97
Personal Narratives of Confronting Disability InsiderOutsider Embedding and Disembedding
101
THE SEMIOTICS OF ACCESSIBILITY AND THE CULTURAL CONSTRUCTION OF DISABILITY
103
A MOTHERS RECONSTRUCTION OF THE SEMIOTIC SELF
117
PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND YOUTH IN TRANSITION
165
BOTH EMIC AND ETIC A VIEW OF THE WORLD THROUGH THE LENS OF THE UGLY DUCKLING
187
THE MILLER METHOD AN EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM TO HELP YOUNG CHILDREN WITH AUTISM MAKE MEANING IN THEI...
209
THE MEANING OF DISABILITY FOR GRANDPARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
233
SHAREHOLDER COMMENTARY
255
AFTER AND INTO THE NARRATIVE FRAME
259
SEMIOTICALLY DIGESTING DISABILITY
267
CONTRIBUTORS
273

ADVOCATING FOR FULL INCLUSION MOTHERS NARRATIVES
135
SHAREHOLDER COMMENTARY
157
The Semiosis of Engagement AtInAbout and With
163

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Linda J. Rogers is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Kent State University and Executive Director of the Semiotic Society of America. She is the author of Wish I Were: Felt Pathways of the Self.

Beth Blue Swadener is Professor of Early Childhood Education at Kent State University and the coeditor (with Sally Lubeck) of Children and Families "At Promise": Deconstructing the Discourse of Risk, and author (with Margaret Kabiru and Anne Njenga) of Does the Village Still Raise the Child?: A Collaborative Study of Changing Child-Rearing and Early Education in Kenya, both published by SUNY Press, and coeditor (with Shirley A. Kessler) of Reconceptualizing the Early Childhood Curriculum: Beginning the Dialogue.

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