Claiming disability : knowledge and identity (eBook, 1998) []
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Claiming disability : knowledge and identity

Claiming disability : knowledge and identity

Author: Simi Linton
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1998.
Series: Cultural front (Series)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Linton, Simi, 1947-
Claiming disability.
New York : New York University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97021218
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simi Linton
ISBN: 0585337764 9780585337760 0814751334 9780814751336 0814751342 9780814751343 9780814765043 0814765041
OCLC Number: 45844000
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 203 pages).
Contents: Foreword: Pressing the Claim / Michael Berube --
1. Reclamation --
2. Reassigning Meaning --
3. Divided Society --
4. Divided Curriculum --
5. Enter Disability Studies --
6. Disability Studies/Not Disability Studies --
7. Applications --
8. Epilogue.
Series Title: Cultural front (Series)
Responsibility: Simi Linton ; foreward [sic] by Michael Bérubé.
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Linton (education foundations and counseling programs, Hunter College) focuses on the fact that the definition of disability is a matter of social debate and cultural construction. She argues that  Read more...


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Claiming Disability is the most comprehensive book in disability studies to come along yet. It wisely defines terms and concepts, linking them to and questioning the dominant issues in identity Read more...

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