47 books — 10 voters
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.
Disability studies / Disability theory
Neurodiversity and Disability in Society - 50 Introductory Books
51 books — 13 voters
Ability and Disability Introduction - Monthly List #1
23 books — 7 voters
Women & the Politics of Pain (College of Wooster)
3 books — 2 voters
Care & Interdependence
15 books — 3 voters
“ [The] excited, angry, upset, or calm choreography of fingers fluttering is simultaneously medicalized and moralized: re-encoded as '[an] odd or repetitive way of moving fingers.' The quiet play of a lone child in a busy playground is now seen as a pathological sign pointing not to personal choice or preference or even to social exclusion but to (medical/moral) deviance. ...more ”
“ Despite the constant lament that autism is just too costly, a significant or even 'crippling' economic burden for the social whole, the production of the time-rich but not time-efficient body of the autistic child has generated a multibillion dollar 'autism industrial complex. ...more ”
Are you living with a disability, or know someone who is? Do you or someone you love struggle wi…more
[close] Are you living with a disability, or know someone who is? Do you or someone you love struggle with a mental health condition like anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, or Asperger's syndrome? Or are you a student or professional in the field of disability or mental health? Then this book club might be for you! I'm hoping to use this Goodreads group as a public forum for discussions around the issues of disability, marginalization, freedom and dissent. In my opinion, issues of disability are intimately connected to the preservation of the social freedoms we all enjoy, as well as our continuing prosperity. If we could get the conversation around disability (physical, emotional and mental) right, many of the social problems we grapple with as a society would vanish. In this group, we'll read first-person narratives of disability and dissent, classics in the areas of political philosophy and metaphysics, and books on current and historical events. Particularly of interest are Western political philosophers from the 18th century onward, narratives of resistance (both fiction and nonfiction), comparative religion, and historical books about the Nazis. A little about me: My name is Helen, and I'm the founder of Grey Shaman Press, an indie press that aims to further the public conversation around disability issues, mental health and human rights. My work includes e-books, journalism and online courses that will soon be offered on our websites and other platforms like Amazon. To keep up with me, visit me at https://greyshamanpress.com (currently under construction). Leave your e-mail address for special updates and access to discounts, events and free e-goodies! You can also check me out on Facebook at https://greypriestessabbey.com, or on Twitter @greyshaman33. Finally, I'm on Parler @greyshamanpress. My personal webpage is at https://helenoneil.com, where I talk about my work as a writer, educator and shaman. Welcome!
106 members, last active 4 months ago
A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent …more
[close] A place to discuss all the unique aspects of Deaf culture as highlighted in the thriller Silent Fear (A novel inspired by true crimes) by Lance & James Morcan. This group can also be an intersection of sorts where Deaf and hearing people can engage and learn from each other.
1,021 members, last active 59 days ago
Welcome! This group is brand new. My name is Claire. I found myself wanting a group to expose me…more
[close] Welcome! This group is brand new. My name is Claire. I found myself wanting a group to expose me to and encourage me and others to read more literature written by, for, or about disabled individuals. To my surprise, no such group existed on Goodreads! Well, that just can't be, so here we are. The goal of this group is to promote literature (both fiction and non-fiction) written by, and in limited cases about, disabled individuals. Books providing information and educating on an individual disability will be reserved to challenges or monthly themes. Join us and discover more literature from many wonderful disabled authors! Anyone of any and all ability, race, gender, sexuality, and religion is welcome here. Respect is expected and valued.
1 member, last active one year ago
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