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Libre Acceso
Libre Acceso (February 2016)
Latin American Literature and Film through Disability Studies
Susan Antebi - Editor
Beth E. Jörgensen - Editor

Analyzes the diverse roles and pervasive presence of disability in Latin American literature and film.
Libre Acceso stages an innovative encounter between disciplines that have remained quite separate: Latin American literary, film, and cultural studies and disability studies. It offers a much-needed framework to engage the representation, construction, embodiment, and contestation of human differences, and provides tool...(Read More)
 
 
A Rhetoric of Remnants
A Rhetoric of Remnants (November 2014)
Idiots, Half-Wits, and Other State-Sponsored Inventions
Zosha Stuckey - Author

Examines the rhetoric in and around the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse from 1854 to 1884.

In the nineteenth century, language, rather than biology, created what we think of as disability. Much of the rhetorical nature of “idiocy,” and even intelligence itself, can be traced to the period when the New York State Asylum for Idiots in Syracuse first opened in 1854—memorialized today a...(Read More)
 
 
Going Blind
Going Blind (July 2009)
A Memoir
Mara Faulkner, OSB - Author

FINALIST - 2010 Minnesota Book Award, presented by the Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library

Memoir and meditation on blindness.

Mara Faulkner grew up in a family shaped by Irish ancestry, a close-to-the-bone existence in rural North Dakota, and the secret of her father’s blindness—along with the silence and shame surrounding it. Dennis Faulkner had retinitis pi...(Read More)
 
 
Medusa's Ear
Medusa's Ear (October 2004)
University Foundings from Kant to Chora L
Dawne McCance - Author

Reads modern philosophy (and the university) as rooted in an audiocentric fantasy.

In traditional mythology and iconography, Medusa's killing powers are attributed to visual means: the monster is slain for her looks and her effect is to kill men for looking at her. Challenging the familiar account of the modern era as ocularcentric, this book reads the Medusa-effect on the philosophy of the modern research university ...(Read More)
 
 
Semiotics and Dis/ability
Semiotics and Dis/ability (March 2001)
Interrogating Categories of Difference
Linda J. Rogers - Editor
Beth Blue Swadener - Editor

Examines the ways that the labels "disability" and "difference" are socially and culturally constructed.

This book brings together a unique collection of personal narratives and summaries of studies that problematize existing meanings of "disability" and "difference." Using applied semiotics as an analytical lens, the contributors examine the ways that these labels are socially and culturally constructed. Contributors in...(Read More)
 
 
Blind People
Blind People (August 1992)
The Private and Public Life of Sightless Israelis
Shlomo Deshen - Author

"This book provides an extraordinary look into the lives of sightless people. It is both a deeply moving account of the difficulties and contradictions with which sightless people struggle while at the same time showing how the lives of such people are produced by a certain constellation of cultural and social factors. Deshen has done a superb job of depicting in rich ethnographic detail the experience of being sightless while at the same time mak...(Read More)
 
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