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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Simi Linton is Associate Professor of Psychology in the Division of Education at Hunter College.

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