Movie Stars and Sensuous Scars: Essays on the Journey from Disability Shame to Disability Pride

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iUniverse, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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"Steve Brown takes us on a profound journey of his many steps, the many turnings of the wheels that have borne him through his life to the present moment. His shock, his anger, his bitterness, and, ultimately, his courage in the face of adversity, not only educate but remind us of his fine humanity as well as our own. His advocacy doesn't preach but teaches. With words describing his life and the lives of those close to him, he opens a wide door through which any who can read or care to grow can pass." -Mark Medoff, Author of Children of a Lesser God

"Disability culture is at the heart and soul of the disability movement, and in Steve Brown's writings we see that culture shining in all its glory. "
-Mary Johnson, Editor, Ragged Edge magazine

"Movie Stars and Sensuous Scars is a powerful book. I strongly relate to Steve's writing and ideas. The writing is clear and flows well. The ideas are beautifully radical. He gives true insight into disability and people with disabilities. His is a voice demanding to be heard."
-David Pfeiffer, Disability Studies Quarterly editor

 

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Contents

HIDDEN TREASURE
17
THE WALKOUT
25
THE TRUTH ABOUT TELETHONS
35
AMERICAN APARTHEID
42
A TALE OF
54
WAS BORN IN A HOSPITAL BEDWHEN I
61
CREATING A DISABILITY MYTHOLOGY
70
WE ARE WHO WE ARESO WHO ARE WE?
77
DEATH AND LIFE
113
MOVIE STARS AND SENSUOUS SCARS
120
IN FREEDOM FRANK
130
RETHINKING THE DISABILITY AGENDA
161
GLIMPSES
169
A HEALING JOURNEY
179
Appendix DISABILITY CULTURE VIDEOS
193
Copyright

OH DONT YOU ENVY US OUR PRIVILEGED LIVES?
93

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