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Disability Dialogues

Advocacy, Science, and Prestige in Postwar Clinical Professions

A historical look at how activists influenced the adoption of more positive, inclusive, and sociopolitical views of disability.

Disability activism has fundamentally changed American society for the better—and along with it, the views and practices of many clinical professionals. After 1945, disability self-advocates and family advocates pushed for the inclusion of more positive, inclusive, and sociopolitical perspectives on disability in clinical research, training, and practice. In Disability Dialogues, Andrew J. Hogan highlights the contributions of disabled people—along with their family members and other allies—in changing clinical understandings and approaches to disability.

Hogan examines the evolving medical, social, and political engagement of three postwar professions—clinical psychology, pediatrics, and genetic counseling—with disability and disability-related advocacy. Professionals in these fields historically resisted adopting a more inclusive and accepting perspective on people with disabilities primarily due to concerns about professional role, identity, and prestige. In response to the work of disability activists, however, these attitudes gradually began to change.

Disability Dialogues provides an important contribution to historical, sociological, and bioethical accounts of disability and clinical professionalization. Moving beyond advocacy alone, Hogan makes the case for why present-day clinical professional fields need to better recruit and support disabled practitioners. Disabled clinicians are uniquely positioned to combine biomedical expertise with their lived experiences of disability and encourage greater tolerance for disabilities among their colleagues, students, and institutions.

About the Author

Andrew J. Hogan (OMAHA, NE) is the Fr. Henry W. Casper, S.J. Professor of History and an associate professor in the Departments of History and Medical Humanities at Creighton University.

Endorsements

"Disability Dialogues makes an original, highly significant contribution to our understanding of the history of disability in the United States. This is an important, moving book that expanded my sense of this history and left me with creative, practical ideas about how to better support disabled people and disability rights across health care professions. It is essential reading for health care professionals and disability rights advocates, as well as for scholars and educators in the history of medicine and disability studies."

- Harold Braswell, Saint Louis University, author of The Crisis of US Hospice Care: Family and Freedom at the End of Life

"This book is a joy to read, because it is exactly the sort of careful historical analysis that we need. Dialogue and mutual respect between clinical professionals and disability advocates is literally a matter of life and death. I welcome this account because it will help build that. My father, who was a paediatrician at Boston Children's Hospital in the early 1960s would have loved this book, and so do I."

- Tom Shakespeare, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

"Disability Dialogues offers stimulating historical analysis of three contemporary American clinical professions—psychology, pediatrics, and genetic counseling—showing how disability consciousness and disability advocacy have unevenly permeated their missions and practices. Hogan successfully uses controversies over disability to illuminate regulatory and funding contexts, while highlighting the professional stakes in innovation and infighting."

- Rayna Rapp, author, Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: the Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America

"Disability Dialogues presents the complex ways that the clinical professions promoted or resisted positive sociopolitical narratives of disability and how their interventions were influenced by disabled self-advocates challenging medical paternalism. A masterful and indispensable study, this book offers multilayered perspectives for seamlessly bridging disability history with the history of medicine and science."

- Jaipreet Virdi, author of Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History

"With clarity and insight, Andrew Hogan shows how pediatrics, clinical psychology, and genetic counseling perceived disability advocacy as a challenge to their scientific status. Hogan calls for greater representation of disabled people in such professions. Centering the voices of disabled professionals and consumers, Disability Dialogues is an important and timely book for historians of science and disability scholars."

- Marga Vicedo, author, Intelligent Love: The Story of Clara Park, Her Autistic Daughter, and the Myth of the Refrigerator Mother.
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