Keywords for Disability Studies

Keywords for Disability Studies

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Keywords for Disability Studies aims to broaden and define the conceptual framework of disability studies for readers and practitioners in the field and beyond. The volume engages some of the most pressing debates of our time, such as prenatal testing, euthanasia, accessibility in public transportation and the workplace, post-traumatic stress, and questions about the beginning and end of life. Each of the 60 essays in Keywords for Disability Studies focuses on a distinct critical concept, including a€œethics, a€ a€œmedicalization, a€ a€œperformance, a€ a€œreproduction, a€ a€œidentity, a€ and a€œstigma, a€ among others. Although the essays recognize that a€œdisabilitya€ is often used as an umbrella term, the contributors to the volume avoid treating individual disabilities as keywords, and instead interrogate concepts that encompass different components of the social and bodily experience of disability. The essays approach disability as an embodied condition, a mutable historical phenomenon, and a social, political, and cultural identity. An invaluable resource for students and scholars alike, Keywords for Disability Studies brings the debates that have often remained internal to disability studies into a wider field of critical discourse, providing opportunities for fresh theoretical considerations of the fielda€™s core presuppositions through a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Visit for online essays, teaching resources, and more.At a disability pride parade, a choir of people with cognitive differences sings for an audience spread out on a big lawn, ... In a concert hall, a tender duet takes place on stage: a man slips his manual wheelchair onto its side, and a bipedalanbsp;...

Title:Keywords for Disability Studies
Author:Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss, David Serlin
Publisher:NYU Press - 2015-07-17


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