Semiotics and Dis/ability: Interrogating Categories of Difference
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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