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Keywords for Disability Studies


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Contents 1 Disability Rachel Adams, Benjamin Reiss, and David Serlin 5 2 Ability Fiona Kumari Campbell 12 3 Access Bess Williamson 14 4 Accident Jill C. Anderson 17 5 Accommodation Elizabeth F. Emens 18 6 Activism Denise M. Nepveux 21 7 Aesthetics Michael Davidson 26 8 Affect Lisa Cartwright 30 9 Aging Kathleen Woodward 33 10 Blindness D. A. Caeton 34 11 Citizenship Allison Carey 37 12 Cognition Ralph James Savarese 40 13 Communication Carol Padden 43 14 Crip Victoria Ann Lewis 46 15 Deafness Douglas C. Baynton 48 16 Deformity Helen Deutsch 52 17 Dependency Eva Feder Kittay 54 18 Design Christina Cogdell 59 19 Diversity Lennard J. Davis 61 20 Education Margaret Price 64 21 Embodiment Abby Wilkerson 67 22 Ethics Rebecca Garden 70 23 Eugenics Rosemarie Garland-Thomson 74 24 Euthanasia Harold Braswell 79 25 Family Faye Ginsburg and Rayna Rapp 81 26 Fat Kathleen LeBesco 84 27 Freak Leonard Cassuto 85 28 Gender Kim Q. Hall 89 29 Genetics David Wasserman 92 30 History Susan Burch and Kim E. Nielsen 95

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Rachel Adams is Professor of English and American Studies at Columbia University. Benjamin Reiss is Professor of English at Emory University and co-director of the Emory Disability Studies Initiative. David Serlin is Associate Professor of Communication and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego.


Keywords for Disability Studies is an important primer featuring over 60 short essays on key concepts within an interdisciplinary field, destined for syllabi and bookshelves both within and outside of academia. * Cultural Studies *
No mere inventory,Keywords for Disability Studiesis an invaluable conceptual mapping of the field. With entries that combine succinctness with clarity, the volume as a whole effectively synthesizes ongoing debates and evolving ideas to make this a most welcome addition to the field of disability studies. -- Ato Quayson,author of Aesthetic Nervousness: Disability and the Crisis of Representation
Keywords for Disability Studiesdeftly demonstrates how disability may act as a conjuncture (like race) that opens cultural studies to new and crucial means of making sense of economic and cultural contexts, and deploying that knowledge politically. Its interdisciplinarity, broad-ranging perspectives, and deeply enacted connection to material politics ought to make this an exciting and illuminating read for those interested in cultural studies, disability, or both. In this intersection, there is the potential for the best kind of acculturation, a mutually transformative and progressive growth. * Cultural Studies *
The entries are a brief but comprehensive take on some of the concepts found within disability studies. Coherent, direct, and informative,Keywords for Disability Studieswill undoubtedly generate questions and provide valuable resources for students and scholars alike in nearly any discipline for the foreseeable future. * Medical Humanities *
Accessible and versatile,Keywords for Disability Studiescapaciously welcomes both newcomers and veterans of the field. * Symploke *

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