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Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities

Images of disability pervade language and literature, yet disability is, as the volume's introduction notes, "the ubiquitous unspoken topic in contemporary culture." The twenty-five essays in Disability Studies provide perspectives on disabled people and on disability in the humanities, art, the media, medicine, psychology, the academy, and society.

Edited and introduced by Sharon L. Snyder, Brenda Jo Brueggemann, and Rosemarie Garland-Thomson and containing an afterword by Michael Bérubé (author of Life As We Know It), the volume is rich in its cast of characters (including John Bulwer, Teresa de Cartagena, Audre Lorde, Oliver Sacks, Samuel Johnson, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman); in its powerful, authentic accounts of disabled conditions (deafness, blindness, MS, cancer, the absence of limbs); in its different settings (ancient Greece, medieval Spain, Nazi Germany, the modern United States); and in its mix of the intellectual and the emotional, of subtle theory and plainspoken autobiography.


"A superb reference source for those interested in exploring the field of disability studies, this volume brings together seminal essays by leading scholars in the area. . . . Essential." —D. J. Winchester, Yeshiva University

"An exemplary introduction to the politics and the pedagogy of disability studies." —Arthur W. Frank, author of The Wounded Storyteller: Body, Illness, and Ethics

9780873529815 : disability-studies-enabling-the-humanities-snyder-brueggemann-thomson
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Feminist Disability Studies

edited by Kim Q. Hall, with contributions by Ellen Samuels, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Susannah B. Mintz, Elizabeth J. Donaldson, Nirmala Erevelles, Jennifer C. James, Cindy LaCom, Sharon A. Lamp, Carol Cleigh Sutton, Abby L. Wilkerson,...
Oct 2011 - Indiana University Press
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Working Against Odds

Mary Grimley Mason, OtherRosemarie Garland-Thomson
Aug 2004 - Northeastern University Press
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$50.00 USD - Hardback

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MLA Guide to Undergraduate Research in Literature, second edition

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Teaching Literature and Writing in Prisons

edited by Sheila Smith McKoy, Patrick Elliot Alexander
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Approaches to Teaching the Thousand and One Nights

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