Rethinking Normalcy: A Disability Studies Reader

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Rod Michalko, Tanya Titchkosky
Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2009 - Political Science - 344 pages

Rethinking Normalcy introduces the growing field of disability studies to an undergraduate audience in a variety of disciplines and programs based in the social sciences, humanities, and health sciences. The authors articulate the depth and breadth of this newly emerging field of study and provide a vibrant foretaste of the kind of work disability studies scholars and activists do to provocatively question the power of normalcy.

Strongly interdisciplinary, this volume draws upon many different social and cultural approaches to the study of disability, and essentially addresses disability as a social and political issue.

The chapters in this book exemplify ways of questioning our collective relations to normalcy, as such relations affect the lives of both disabled and currently non-disabled people.

Over sixty per cent of this book features the work of disability studies scholars located in Canada.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1
19
Chapter 2
31
Chapter 3
38
Chapter 4
63
Chapter 5
75
Chapter 6
91
Chapter 7
115
Chapter 13
217
Chapter 14
231
Chapter 15
236
Chapter 16
251
Chapter 17
270
Chapter 18
289
Chapter 19
296
Chapter 20
312

Chapter 8
120
Chapter 9
137
Chapter 10
158
Chapter 11
181
Chapter 12
201
Chapter 21
318
Appendix
331
Copyright Acknowledgments
344
Back Cover
345
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Tanya Titchkosky teaches Disability Studies in the Department of Humanities, Social Science and Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, as well as in the Department of Sociology at the University of Toronto. She is a member of the Women and Gender Studies Institute of U of T, and of the Honorary Research Association of the University of New Brunswick.

Rod Michalko is teaching Disability Studies in the Equity Studies Program of New College, U of T. He is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE, and also participates in the Critical Disability Studies Program at York University. Titchkosky and Michalko have jointly authored five books and numerous articles in disability studies.

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