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Title The disability studies reader / edited by Lennard J. Davis.
Imprint New York : Routledge, 1997.

Subject People with disabilities.
Sociology of disability.
Disability studies.
Disabled Persons.
Alt Name Davis, Lennard J., 1949-
Description x, 454 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-444) and index.
Contents Constructing normalcy: the bell curve, the novel, and the invention of the disabled body in the nineteenth century / Lennard J. Davis -- Deaf and dumb in ancient Greece / Martha L. Edwards -- Spoken daggers, deaf ears, and silent mouths: fantasies of deafness in early modern England / Jennifer L. Nelson and Bradley S. Berens -- Disability and society before the eighteenth century: dread and despair / Margaret A. Winzer -- Universalizing marginality: how Europe became deaf in the eighteenth century / Lennard J. Davis -- A silent exile on this Earth: the metaphoric construction of deafness in the nineteenth century / Douglas Baynton -- Constructions of deafness / Harlan Lane -- Advertising the acceptably employable image: disability and capitalism / Harlan Hahn -- Abortion and disability: who should and who should not inhabit the world? / Ruth Hubbard -- Selections from Stigma / Erving Goffman -- Stigma: an enigma demystified / Lerita M. Coleman -- AIDS and its metaphors / Susan Sontag -- Nurturance, sexuality, and women with disabilities: the example of women and literature / Adrienne Asch and Michelle Fine -- Toward a feminist theory of disability / Susan Wendell -- Feminist theory, the body and the disabled figure / Rosemarie Garland Thomson -- Integrating disability studies into the existing curriculum: the example of "women and literature" at Howard University / Rosemarie Garland Thomason -- Silence is not without voice: including deaf culture within multicultural curricula / H. Dirksen L. Bauman and Jennifer Drake -- Toward a poetics of vision, space and the body: sign language and literary theory / H. Dirksen L. Baumann -- The enfreakment of photography / David Hevey -- Modernist freaks and postmodernist geeks / David Mitchell -- Disability and postcoloniality in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's children and third-world novels / Sanjeev Kumor Uprety -- Blindness and art / Nicholas Mirzoeff -- Helen and Frida / Anne Finger -- Poems / Cheryl Marie Wade -- Queen of the girls / Julia Dolphin Trahan -- Poems / Kenny Fries -- Sex and single gimp / Billy Golfus.
ISBN 0415914701 (hb)
041591471X (pb)
OCLC # 35192183
Table of Contents
 Introduction: The Need for Disability Studies1
1Constructing Normalcy / Lennard J. Davis9
2Deaf and Dumb in Ancient Greece / Martha L. Edwards29
3Spoken Daggers, Deaf Ears, and Silent Mouths / Jennifer L. Nelson, Bradley S. Berens52
4Disability and Society Before the Eighteenth Century / Margaret A. Winzer75
5Universalizing Marginality / Lennard J. Davis110
6A Silent Exile on this Earth / Douglas Baynton128
7Constructions of Deafness / Harlan Lane153
8Advertising the Acceptably Employable Image / Harlan Hahn172
9Abortion and Disability / Ruth Hubbard187
10Selections from Stigma / Erving Goffman203
11Stigma / Lerita M. Coleman216
12AIDS and Its Metaphors / Susan Sontag232
13Nurturance, Sexuality, and Women with Disabilities / Adrienne Asch, Michelle Fine241
14Toward a Feminist Theory of Disability / Susan Wendell260
15Feminist Theory, the Body, and the Disabled Figure / Rosemarie Garland Thomson279
16Integrating Disability Studies into the Existing Curriculum / Rosemarie Garland Thomson295
17Silence Is Not Without Voice / H. Dirksen L. Bauman, Jennifer Drake307
18Toward a Poetics of Vision, Space, and the Body / H. Dirksen L. Bauman315
19The Enfreakment of Photography / David Hevey332
20Modernist Freaks and Postmodernist Geeks / David Mitchell348
21Disability and Postcoloniality in Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children and Third-World Novels / Sanjeev Kumor Uprety366
22Blindness and Art / Nicholas Mirzoeff382
23Helen and Frida / Anne Finger401
24Poems / Cheryl Marie Wade408
25Queen of the Girls / Julia/Dolphin Trahan410
26Poems / Kenny Fries416
27Sex and Single Gimp / Billy Golfus419

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