Disability Studies

Disability studies is a relatively new interdisciplinary academic field focusing on the roles of people with disabilities in history, literature, social policy, law, architecture, and other disciplines.

Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist
What Doesn't Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness - Lessons from a Body in Revolt
Odd Girl Out: An Autistic Woman in a Neurotypical World
Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
Divergent Mind: Thriving in a World That Wasn't Designed for You
Sincerely, Your Autistic Child: What People on the Autism Spectrum Wish Their Parents Knew About Growing Up, Acceptance, and Identity
Golem Girl: A Memoir
The Pretty One: On Life, Pop Culture, Disability, and Other Reasons to Fall in Love With Me
Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People
Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words
Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
Authoring Autism: On Rhetoric and Neurological Queerness
Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness, and Liberation
Feminist, Queer, Crip
Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice
The Disability Studies Reader
Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature
Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability
Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-first Century
A Disability History of the United States
Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
The Rejected Body: Feminist Philosophical Reflections on Disability
Feminist Disability Studies
No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement
Sex and Disability
Disability Theory
Being Heumann: An Unrepentant Memoir of a Disability Rights Activist

Disability fluctuates, growing visible, then invisible, then visible again, becoming both ever-present and haunting. Such a problematizing of physical life added a new wrinkle to the genre's double/secret identity trope: the characters now interact with their shifting bodies as bodies with all the complications involved. ...more
Jose Alaniz, Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

The multiverse model offers an elegantly postmodern solution to character stasis in a market-driven serial publishing system which privileges constancy over major change.
Jose Alaniz, Death, Disability, and the Superhero: The Silver Age and Beyond

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