The Disability Studies Reader
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The Disability Studies Reader collects, for the first time, representative texts from the newly emerging field of disability studies. This volume represents a major advance in presenting the most important writings about disability with an emphasis on those writers working from a materialist and postmodernist perspective.

Drawing together experts in cultural studies, litera...more
Paperback, Second Edition, 451 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Routledge (first published June 25th 1997)
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Kathleen O'Neal
An excellent and exciting survey of the contemporary state of disability studies. Pieces in this book cover a wide range of issues through the lens of disability - law, sexuality, gender, race, the body, literature, history, media representations, reproduction, social movements, incarceration, art, public policy, chronic illness, psychiatry, and many more topics. Standout pieces include Elizabeth F. Emens's "Disabling Attitudes: U.S. Disability Law and the ADA Amendments Act," Ruth Hubbard's "Ab...more
BHodges
This collection is a bit heavy on lit-crit and queer studies. A few of the selections spend a lot of time talking about the other "chapters" of the respective books from which they were taken, which could have been remedied with a bit of editing before publication or some additional footnotes. On the whole, though, it is a useful collection to get one's feet wet in the burgeoning field of disability studies.
Jennifer
Jan 01, 2010 Jennifer rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Anyone interested in social justice/social problems
Recommended to Jennifer by: Professor (was required for a class)
I had to read this book for a sociology class. The language in the articles gets wordy and "scholarly" at times, but the overall content is interesting. I enjoyed learning about the different social situations that differently-abled groups face and the cultures these groups have.
Melissa
I read a few of the essays in this for a paper. I didn't know much about disability studies before, but from what I read, it seems like a really interesting field to get into.
Anna
The 4th Edition of this anthology is a must-read, as it contains a huge variety of articles, creative nonfiction, and poetry that past editions did not.
Lisette
Very thought provoking book that needs to be proofread closer.
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