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Fading Scars: My Queer Disability History

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Uncovering stories about disability history and life, OToole shares her firsthand account of some of the most dramatic events in Disability History, and gives voice to those too often yet left out. From the 504 Sit-in and the founding of the Center for Independent Living in Berkeley, to the Disability Forum at the International Woman's Conference in Beijing; through ...more
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published June 9th 2015 by Autonomous Press
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Tegan Kehoe
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cross-posted from my blog at http://acatalogofcuriosity.blogspot.c...

Fading Scars is a book of essays that range in scope from autobiographical to organizational to societal, often varying within a single essay. Read sequentially, the book is a powerful journey through some of the greatest pleasures and hardest injustices facing some disabled people today.

O'Toole mixes a conversational tone and academic rigor skillfully, although not seamlessly. Her weaving of source materials and analysis
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Sarah
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Corbett Joan OToole, everybody. This is a great book for anyone wanting to know more about the history of disability rights and culture. OToole is a generous writer, freely giving credit those who influenced her and the movement, and providing needed critiques (especially around intersectionality and marginalized identities) that will challenge and give focus to today's movement.

Additionally, Autonomous Press is an important voice on the publishing scene, independently owned and operated by
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Jessie
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Excellent commentary on disability rights history ns

This is an excellent commentary on the history of disability rights in the United States. A wonderful read for novices and scholars alike.
Kaila
Nov 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What I like most about this book is the writing. Although it is non-fiction it reads more like a story. Very accessible for most readers. I will be buying a copy for my personal collection.
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