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Palgrave Macmillan

Emerging Perspectives on Disability Studies

ISBN 9781137372024
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Emerging Perspectives on Disability Studies brings together up-and-coming scholars whose works expand disability studies into new interdisciplinary contexts. This includes new perspectives on disability identity; historical constructions of (dis)ability; the geography of disability; the spiritual nature of disability; governmentality and disability rights; neurodiversity and challenges to medicalized constructions of autism; and questions of citizenship and participation in political and sexual economies. In sum, this volume uses disability studies as an innovative framework for its investigation into what it means to be human.

Matthew Wappett is Associate Director at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development and Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho.

Katrina Arndt is Associate Professor at the St. John Fisher College School of Education.

Foreword: Scope of the books and Focus Areas; Wappett and Arndt
Introductory Essay: Emerging Voices in DS Scholarship and a View to the Future of DS; Wappett and Arndt
1. The Trajectory of Entering Disability Culture; Anjali Forber-Pratt and Steven Aragon
2. The Ontology of Impairment: Rethinking how we Define Disability; Christopher A. Riddle
3. Disability, Vietnam, and the Discourse of American Exceptionalism; Tom Jordan
4. Past Perspectives: What Can Archaeology Offer Disability Studies?; William Southwell-Wright
5. Disability Studies and Social Geography Make a Good Marriage; Lien Claes, Elisabeth De Schauwer and Geert Van Hove
6. Embodiment of Disability: A Spiritual, Disability Studies, and Transformative Perspective; Rodney Hume-Dawson
7. Equality through Difference: Policy Values, Human Rights, and Social Justice; Sarah Parker Harris, Randell Owen and Robert Gould
8. Beyond Visions of Repair: Evoking a Parlance of Capacity and Competence in Research on Asperger Syndrome and Schooling; Carrie Snow
9. Feminism, Rape Culture, and Intellectual Disability: Incorporating Sexual self-advocacy and Sexual Consent Capacity; Rebekah Moras
10. Potentialities: Toward a Transformative Theory of Disabled Masculinities; Margaret Rose Torrell

Anjali Forber-Pratt, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA

Steven Aragon, Texas State University-San Marcos, USA
Christopher A. Riddle, Utica College, USA
Tom Jordan, Binghamton University, NY
William Southwell-Wright, Durham University, UK
Lien Claes, Ghent University, Belgium

Elisabeth De Schauwer, Ghent University, Belgium

Geert Van Hove, Ghent University, Belgium
Rodney Hume-Dawson, Chapman University, USA
Sarah Parker Harris, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Randell Owen, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

Robert Gould, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Carrie Snow, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Rebekah Moras, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Margaret Rose Torrell, SUNY College at Old Westbury, USA


"In the companion volumes Foundations of Disability Studies and Emerging Perspectives on Disability Studies, editors Matthew Wappett and Katrina Arndt bring together a wide range of authors who trace the arc in disability theorizing that began 35 years ago in the US and UK with foundational texts like Bogdan and Taylor's Handicapism, Zola's Missing Pieces, UPIAS's Fundamental Principles of Disability, and other important contributions. The collections go on to explore disability theory from diverse vantage points—from the foundational texts to the present rising generation of scholars who explore race and disability, space and disability, war/ideology/disability, historical methodology (i.e., archaeology), and gender. These books are timely in that they address embodiment, something the social and minority models of disability tend to overlook. A valuable contribution to the field." - Susan L. Gabel, Professor, Director of the PhD Program, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA
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