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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.

A Companion To Critical And Cultural Theory

Author : Imre Szeman
ISBN : 9781118472316
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This Companion addresses the contemporary transformation of critical and cultural theory, with special emphasis on the way debates in the field have changed in recent decades. Features original essays from an international team of cultural theorists which offer fresh and compelling perspectives and sketch out exciting new areas of theoretical inquiry Thoughtfully organized into two sections – lineages and problematics – that facilitate its use both by students new to the field and advanced scholars and researchers Explains key schools and movements clearly and succinctly, situating them in relation to broader developments in culture, society, and politics Tackles issues that have shaped and energized the field since the Second World War, with discussion of familiar and under-theorized topics related to living and laboring, being and knowing, and agency and belonging

Women Collective Creation And Devised Performance

Author : Kathryn Mederos Syssoyeva
ISBN : 9781137550132
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores the role and centrality of women in the development of collaborative theatre practice, alongside the significance of collective creation and devising in the development of the modern theatre. Tracing a web of women theatremakers in Europe and North America, this book explores the connections between early twentieth century collective theatre practices such as workers theatre and the dramatic play movement, and the subsequent spread of theatrical devising. Chapters investigate the work of the Settlement Houses, total theatre in 1920s’ France, the mid-century avant-garde and New Left collectives, the nomadic performances of Europe’s transnational theatre troupes, street-theatre protests, and contemporary devising. In so doing, the book further elucidates a history of modern theatre begun in A History of Collective Creation (2013) and Collective Creation in Contemporary Performance (2013), in which the seemingly marginal and disparate practices of collective creation and devising are revealed as central—and women theatremakers revealed as progenitors of these practices.

Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught

Author : Stephanie Vanderslice
ISBN : 9781474285063
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Revised and updated throughout, this 10th-anniversary edition of Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is a significantly expanded guide to key issues and practices in creative writing teaching today. Challenging the myths of creative writing teaching, experienced and up-and-coming teachers explore what works in the classroom and workshop and what does not. Now brought up-to-date with new issues that have emerged with the explosion of creative writing courses in higher education, the new edition includes: · Guides to and case studies of workshop practice · Discussions on grading and the myth of "the easy A†? · Explorations of the relationship between reading and writing · A new chapter on creative writing research · A new chapter on games, fan-fiction and genre writing · New chapters on identity and activism Can Creative Writing Really Be Taught? is supported by a companion website at www.bloomsbury.com, including extensive links to online resources, teaching case studies and lesson plans.

George

Author : Alex Gino
ISBN : 9783733602338
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sei, wer du bist! George ist zehn Jahre alt, geht in die vierte Klasse, liebt die Farbe Rosa und liest heimlich Mädchenzeitschriften, die sie vor ihrer Mutter und ihrem großen Bruder versteckt. Jeder denkt, dass George ein Junge ist. Fast verzweifelt sie daran. Denn sie ist ein Mädchen! Bisher hat sie sich noch nicht getraut, mit jemandem darüber zu sprechen. Noch nicht einmal ihre beste Freundin Kelly weiß davon. Aber dann wird in der Schule ein Theaterstück aufgeführt. Und George will die weibliche Hauptrolle spielen, um allen zu zeigen, wer sie ist. Als George und Kelly zusammen für die Aufführung proben, erzählt George Kelly ihr größtes Geheimnis. Kelly macht George Mut, zu sich selbst zu stehen. ›George‹ erzählt einfühlsam und unprätentiös vom Anderssein und ermutigt, den eigenen Weg zu gehen. Der erste Kinderroman zum Thema Transgender, der auch ältere Leser fesseln wird und der die Botschaft vermittelt: Sei, wer du bist!

Auf Den Fremden Meeren Des Denkens

Author : Sylvia Nasar
ISBN : 349203800X
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Fun Home

Author : Alison Bechdel
ISBN : 3551713766
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Mein Kampf

Author : Adolf Hitler
ISBN : 1911417681
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Als glUckliche Bestimmung gilt es mir heute, da das Schicksal mir zum Geburtsort gerade Braunau am Inn zuwies. Liegt doch dieses StAdtchen an der Grenze jener zwei deutschen Staaten, deren Wiedervereinigung mindestens uns JUngeren als eine mit allen Mitteln durchzufUhrende Lebensaufgabe erscheint! DeutschOsterreich mu wieder zurUck zum groen deutschen Mutterlande, und zwar nicht aus GrUnden irgendwelcher wirtschaftlichen ErwAgungen heraus. Nein, nein: Auch wenn diese Vereinigung, wirtschaftlich gedacht, gleichgUltig, ja selbst wenn sie schAdlich wAre, sie mUte dennoch stattfinden. Gleiches Blut gehOrt in ein gemeinsames Reich. Das deutsche Volk besitzt solange kein moralisches Recht zu kolonialpolitischer TAtigkeit, solange es nicht einmal seine eigenen SOhne in einem gemeinsamen Staat zu fassen vermag. Erst wenn des Reiches Grenze auch den letzten Deutschen umschliet, ohne mehr die Sicherheit seiner ErnAhrung bieten zu kOnnen, ersteht aus der Not des eigenen Volkes das moralische Recht zur Erwerbung fremden Grund und Bodens. Der Pflug ist dann das Schwert, und aus den TrAnen des Krieges erwAchst fUr die Nach welt das tAgliche Brot. So scheint mir dieses kleine GrenzstAdtchen das Symbol einer groen Aufgabe zu sein.

Simone De Beauvoir

Author : Alice Schwarzer
ISBN : 9783462317794
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Zum 100. Geburtstag Simone de Beauvoirs am 9.1.2008 Alice Schwarzers Klassiker mit einem aktuellen Vorwort »Dieses Buch wird helfen, die Sache, der ich so tief verbunden bin, besser zu verstehen.« Simone de BeauvoirAlice Schwarzers Gespräche mit Simone de Beauvoir sind das Herzstück dieses Buches. Sie wurden in den so bewegten Jahren 1972 bis 1982 geführt und damals weltweit veröffentlicht und diskutiert. Die Gespräche gelten als Schlüssel zum politischen Teil von Simone de Beauvoirs Werk und Leben. Die Einheit von Werk und Leben machte Simone de Beauvoir zum Modell der engagierten Intellektuellen unserer Zeit (»Ich hielt mich nicht für eine ›Frau‹, ich war ich.«)Die Gespräche sind – für die als sehr scheu und spröde bekannte Simone de Beauvoir – von einer ungewöhnlichen Offenheit und Intimität. Was der persönlichen Beziehung der beiden Frauen zu verdanken ist: Alice Schwarzer war politische Weggefährtin und Freundin. Die Fragen, die darin aufgeworfen werden – Identität, Macht, Liebe, Kinder, Politik – sind hochaktuell.

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