Claiming Disability: Knowledge and Identity

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NYU Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Social Science - 203 pages
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Disabled people have emerged from the shadows and back rooms of our institutions, upping the ante on demands for an inclusive society. Claiming Disability captures this moment in the first comprehensive examination of disability studies as a field of inquiry. Arguing that disability studies takes for its subject matter not simply the variations that exist in human behavior, appearance, functioning, sensory acuity, and cognitive processing, but the meaning we make of those variations, this work offers both a passionate challenge to status quo definitions of disability and a methodology for reexamining it.
  

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great text about how the academy helps maintain and perpetuate discrimination against the disabled Read full review

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While a bit outdated, this is a good primer in critical disability studies. The case studies for why disability studies should be taught throughout humanities as well as applied fields, and yet its own discipline, are helpful. Read full review

Contents

FOREWORD
RECLAMATION 1
DIVIDED SOCIETY 34
DIVIDED CURRICULUM 71
ENTER DISABILITY STUDIES 117
DISABILITY STUDIESNOT DISABILITY STUDIES 132
APPLICATIONS 157
EPILOGUE 184
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Simi Linton is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Division of Education at Hunter College.

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