Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendall.
"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, literary criticism, sociology, biology, the visual arts, pedagogy and post-colonial studies, the collection provides a comprehensive approach to the issue of disability. Contributors include Erving Goffman, Susan Sontag, Michelle Fine and Susan Wendell.
I. Historical PerspectivesDeaf and Dumb in Ancient Greece, Martha Rose 3. A Silent Exile on this Earth, Douglas Baynton 4. The Other Arms Race, David Serlin 5. (Re)Writing The Genetic Body-Text: Disability, Textuality and the Human Genome Project, James C. Wilson II. Politics of Disability 6. Constructions of Deafness, Harlan Lane 7. Abortion and Disability: How Should and Who Should Not Inhabit the World? , Ruth Hubbard 8. Disability Rights and Selective Abortion, Marsha Saxton 9. Universal Design: The Work of Disability in An Age of Globalization, Michael Davidson III. Stigma and Illness 10. Selections from Stigma, Erving Goffman 11. Stigma: An Enigma Demystified, Lerita Coleman 12. AIDS and Its Metaphors, Susan Sontag. IV. Theorizing Disability 13. Reassigning Meaning, Simi Linton 14. Disability in Theory: From Social Constructionism to the New Realism of the Body, Tobin Siebers 15. On the Government of Disability: Foucault, Power, and the Subject of Impairment, Shelley Tremain 16. The Social Model of Disability, Tom Shakespeare 17. Narrative Prosthesis and the Materiality of Metaphor, David Mitchell and Sharon Snyder 18. James Charleton, The Dimension of Disability Oppression: An Overview V. The Question of Identity 19. The End of Identity Politics and the Beginning of Dismodernism: On Disability as an Unstable Category, Lennard Davis 20.Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability, Susan Wendell 21. Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson. 22. Introducing White Disability Studies: A Modest Proposal. Chris Bell 23. "When Black Women Start Going on Prozac...' The Politics of Race, Gender, and Emotional Distress, Anna Mollow 24. Robert McCruer, Compulsory Able-Bodiedness and Queer/Disabled Existence 25. The Vulnerable Articulate: James Gillingham, Amiee Mullins, and Matthew Barney, Marquard Smith 26. On Almost Passing, Brenda Brueggeman 27. Deafness: A Different Center, Carol Padden and Tom Humphries 28. A Mad Fight: A Mad Fight: Psychiatry and Disability Activism, Bradley Lewis VI. Disability and Culture 29. Towards a Poetics of Vision, Space, and the Body, H. Dirksen Bauman 30. The Enfreakment of Photography, David Hevey 31. Blindness and Art, Nicholas Mirzoeff 32. Blindness and Visual Culture: An Eyewitness Account, Georgina Kleege 33. Disability, Life Narrative, and Representation, G. Thomas Couser. VII. Fiction, Memoir, and Poetry 34. Helen and Frida, Anne Finger 35. Poems, Cheryl Marie Wade 36. Beauty and Variations, Kenny Fries 37. The Cry of the Gull, Emanuel Laborit 38. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Jean Dominique Bauby