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Fading Scars

Author : Corbett Joan OToole
ISBN : 0986183512
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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 dancing, sports, queer disability organizing and being a disabled parent, OToole explores her own and the disability community's power and privilege with humor, insight and honest observations. "Corbett Joan OToole's Fading Scars: My Queer Disabled History is like a song-an anthem, a lullaby, a ballad, a love lyric and a chant all at once. This book of essays chronicles one person's life, but also the 40 years that disability rights and disability justice shaped American history. Its first-person accounts of historical events, fierce focus on disabled identities, and consistently accessible language and structure make it unusual-perhaps even unique-among disability memoirs. Bursting with ideas, stories, and arguments, Fading Scars is a book in which experience accrues into knowledge and emerges through the written word as wisdom. Fading Scars combines razor-sharp organization with passages of lyrical beauty. It establishes a new standard, perhaps even the beginning of a new aesthetic, for disability writing." - Margaret Price, author ofMad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life. "Illuminating disability history with clear and funny stories, this book builds a home where those of us who have lived on the sidelines can seek shelter." - Naomi Ortiz, Writer, Artist and Disability Justice Activist "Fading Scars is a must read for those interested in disability community, activism, and scholarship." - Kim Nielsen, author of A Disability History of the United States (ReVisioning American History)"

Rethinking Disability

Author : Patrick Devlieger
ISBN : 9789044134179
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The act of life is a lived experience, common and unique, that ties each of us to every other lived experience. The fact of disability does not alter this fundamental truth. In this edition of Rethinking Disability: World Perspectives in Culture and Society, we are presented with a system of thinking that considers the values of disability, as a resource, as a creative source of culture that moves disability out of the realm of victimized people and insurmountable barriers, and provides opportunities to use the experience of disability to enter into networks that recognize strengths of differing abilities. The authors within will intrigue you, will move you, will charm you, but always will challenge your notion of sameness and difference as they confront the construct and (de)construct of disability and ableism. They present compelling arguments for viewing disABILITY through the multiple lenses of disability culture. They explore themes and issues that transcend past and origins, time and place, nuances of genetics, to experiences of present and becoming, and towards the future and beyond mere human, yet always intrinsically connected to being human. This book is intended for all audiences who dare to confront difference and sameness within themselves and in connection with others; to inspire researchers who wish to explore, and examine disability across social, cultural and economic barriers. It is an invitation to push away the barriers, bring ableism inside to a place where the prosthesis is no longer the elephant in the room.

Queering Freedom

Author : Shannon Winnubst
ISBN : 0253218306
Genre : Philosophy
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In Queering Freedom, Shannon Winnubst examines contemporary categories of difference--sexuality, race, gender, class, and nationality--and how they operate within the politics of domination. Drawing on the work of Georges Bataille, Michel Foucault, and others, Winnubst engages feminist theory, race theory, and queer theory as she sheds light on blind spots that have characterized thinking about freedom. She develops strategies of ''queering freedom'' to undo the more subtle spatial and temporal norms and shatter structures of domination. This thoughtful and provocative work challenges the corn.

Fading Scars

Author : Paige Day
ISBN : 1600391710
Genre : Brain
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Only time can heal Fading Scars--a true account of one family's journey through Traumatic Brain Injury. Paige and Mark -- both divorced, paramedic/firefighters -- brought two families together in the face of adversity. When a tragic motorcycle accident leaves Mark in the ICU, and their family in turmoil, Paige finds herself for the first time on the receiving end of a paramedic's empty promise: "The doctors are doing all they can to save him." But saving his life was only half the battle. In the months that follow, Paige learns about the mystery of Traumatic Brain Injury from the perspective of one who knows enough to hear a prognosis, and evaluate the real meaning behind the words: that her husband may never again be the man she fell in love with. In this true-to-life account, Paige draws on her family, the strength of her fellow fire fighters, and her faith to face the truth of her true love's Traumatic Brain Injury...and live through it. Told with blunt honesty, ripe humor, and bittersweet longing, Fading Scars is a must read for readers seeking a compassionate tale of hope through painful diagnosis.

Disability And Difference In Global Contexts

Author : Nirmala Erevelles
ISBN : 023010018X
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the possibilities and limitations re-theorizing disability using historical materialism in the interdisciplinary contexts of social theory, cultural studies, social and education policy, feminist ethics, and theories of citizenship.

The Return Of The Soldier

Author : Rebecca West
ISBN : 0486422070
Genre : Fiction
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A shell-shocked officer retreats to his home, the wife he can't remember, and the first love he can't forget. A perceptive view of the devastating social effects of World War I.

Gendering Disability

Author : Bonnie G. Smith
ISBN : 0813533732
Genre : Social Science
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Disability and gender, terms that have previously seemed so clear-cut, are becoming increasingly complex in light of new politics and scholarship. These words now suggest complicated sets of practices and ways of being. Contributors to this innovative collection explore the intersection of gender and disability in the arts, consumer culture, healing, the personal and private realms, and the appearance of disability in the public sphere--both in public fantasies and in public activism. Beginning as separate enterprises that followed activist and scholarly paths, gender and disability studies have reached a point where they can move beyond their boundaries for a common landscape to inspire new areas of inquiry. Whether from a perspective in the humanities, social sciences, sciences, or arts, the shared subject matter of gender and disability studies--the body, social and cultural hierarchy, identity, discrimination and inequality, representation, and political activism--insistently calls for deeper conversation. This volume provides fresh findings not only about the discrimination practiced against women and people with disabilities, but also about the productive parallelism between these two categories.

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