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The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters

Dana Lee Baker

How can society best respond to people with atypical neurological development? Should we concentrate on providing medical care, or on ensuring civil rights? Addressing these questions, Dana Lee Baker offers a provocative analysis of the ways that intersecting agendas—prevention, civil rights, providing specialized care, and celebrating disability culture—compete to make disability    More >

The Politics of Neurodiversity: Why Public Policy Matters

Introducing Disability Studies

Ronald J. Berger

Ronald Berger provides students with a comprehensive, accessible introduction to the key themes and controversies in disability studies. This innovative textbook:                 • provides historical context, from ancient times to the present     • traces disability's impact throughout the life    More >

Introducing Disability Studies

Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor

Shawn Chandler Bingham and Sara E. Green

Exploring a paradox, Shawn Bingham and Sara Green show how humor has been used both to challenge traditional views of disability and to reinforce negative stereotypes and social inequalities. Seriously Funny ranges from ancient Greek dramas to medieval court jesters to contemporary comedy, from stage performances to the experiences of daily life. Rich with insights into issues of identity and    More >

Seriously Funny: Disability and the Paradoxical Power of Humor

Disability and Identity: Negotiating Self in a Changing Society

Rosalyn Benjamin Darling

Choice Outstanding Academic Book! Rosalyn Darling offers a sweeping examination of disability and identity, parsing the shifting forces that have shaped individual and societal understandings of ability and impairment across time. Darling focuses on the relationship between societal views and the self-conceptions of people with mental and physical impairments. She also illuminates the impact    More >

Disability and Identity: Negotiating Self in a Changing Society

Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Karen Heinicke-Motsch and Susan Sygall, editors

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Building an Inclusive Development Community: A Manual on Including People with Disabilities in International Development Programs

Disability and the Internet: Confronting a Digital Divide

Paul T. Jaeger

From websites to mobile devices, cyberspace has revolutionized the lived experience of disability—frequently for better, but sometimes for worse.  Paul Jaeger offers a sweeping examination of the complex and often contradictory relationships between people with disabilities and the Internet. Tracing the historical and legal evolution of the digital disability divide in the realms of    More >

Disability and the Internet: Confronting a Digital Divide

Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults

Jeffrey S. Kahana and Eva Kahana

What is the lived experience of previously healthy older adults as they face disability in late life, and how is disability assimilated in their identity? How do prevailing practices facilitate—or limit—options for elders living with new disabilities? To address these questions, Jeffrey Kahana and Eva Kahana uniquely synthesize disability and gerontological perspectives to explore    More >

Disability and Aging: Learning from Both to Empower the Lives of Older Adults

Brain Injury Survivors: Narratives of Rehabilitation and Healing

Laura S. Lorenz

Although millions of people are affected each year by brain injuries, what it is like to live with these injuries is often misunderstood. Laura Lorenz delves into the experience of acquired brain injury (ABI) survivors to reveal how they make sense of their changed circumstances—and how social policies and medical expectations can enhance, or detract from, their quality of life. As she    More >

Brain Injury Survivors: Narratives of Rehabilitation and Healing

Writing Disability: A Critical History

Sara Newman

What accounts for the differing ways that individuals and cultures have tried to make sense of mental and physical disabilities? Can we see a pattern of change over time? Sara Newman examines personal narratives across a broad sweep of history—from ancient Greece to the present day—to reveal the interplay of dynamics that have shaped both personal and societal conceptions of mental and    More >

Writing Disability: A Critical History

Borderlands of Blindness

Beth Omansky

A person may be legally blind, yet not "blind enough" to qualify for social services. Beth Omansky explores the lives of legally blind people to show how society responds to those who don’t fit neatly into the disabled/nondisabled binary. Probing the experience of education, rehabilitation, and work, as well as the more intimate spheres of religion, family, and romantic    More >

Borderlands of Blindness

Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, 2nd Edition

Fred L. Pincus

Accessible and practical, yet theoretically rich, Understanding Diversity has been carefully designed for classroom use. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded. The emphasis of the text, however, continues to be on introducing and demystifying the concepts of class, race, gender, sexual orientation, and now, disability.    More >

Understanding Diversity: An Introduction to Class, Race, Gender, Sexual Orientation, and Disability, 2nd Edition

Mobility Impairment and the Construction of Identity

Heather Ridolfo and Brian W. Ward

Heather Ridolfo and Brian Ward explore the experiences of people with impaired mobility, enhancing our understanding of why some embrace a disabled identity, why others reject it, and the personal and societal implications of both choices. Drawing on a combination of intimate interviews and statistical data, the authors unpack the ways that physical and social barriers shape personal ideas of    More >

Mobility Impairment and the Construction of Identity

Love, Sex, and Disability: The Pleasures of Care

Sarah Smith Rainey

In this exploration of intimate relationships between people with physical disabilities and those without, Sarah Smith Rainey shatters the myth of sexless, burdensome partnerships—and in its place reveals a rich and rewarding continuum of emotional and physical intimacies. Rainey draws on interviews, autobiographies, and films to show how disabled/nondisabled couples not only build    More >

Love, Sex, and Disability: The Pleasures of Care