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Palgrave Macmillan

Foundations of Disability Studies

ISBN 9781137373526
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Foundations of Disability Studies is a collection of eight essays by scholars who have published extensively within the disability studies literature, including Robert Bogdan and Doug Biklen, Tobin Siebers, David Connor and Beth Ferri, Brendan Gleeson, Licia Carlson, Susan Schweik, Ralph Savarese, and Nirmala Erevelles. This volume honors the scholars who have helped build the field, and represents their latest work and most current thinking.

Matthew Wappett is Associate Director at the Center on Disabilities and Human Development and Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho, USA.
Katrina Arndt is Associate Professor at the St. John Fisher College School of Education, USA.

Foreword: Scope of the books and focus areas; Wappett & Arndt

Essay: Introducing Foundational Scholars and their role in the development of DS; Wappett & Arndt

1. Handicapism in America with update from the authors; Robert Bogdan & Doug Biklen
2. Disability and the pain of minority identity; Tobin Siebers
3. Historicizing dis/ability and race: Containing difference and disability; David Connor & Beth Ferri
4. Lost and found in space: The geographical imagination and disability; Brendan Gleeson
5. Musical becoming: Intellectual disability and the transformative power of music; Licia Carlson
6. Lomax's matrix: Disability, solidarity, and the black power of 504; Susan Schweik
7. Toward a post-colonial neurology: Autism, Tito Mukhopadhyay and a new geo-politics of the body; Ralph Savarese
8. (Im)material citizens: Cognitive disability, race, and the politics of citizenship; Nirmala Ervelles

Robert Bogdan, Syracuse University, USA

Doug Biklen, Syracuse University, USA
Tobin Siebers, University of Michigan, USA
David Connor, Hunter College, City University of New York, USA

Beth Ferri, Syracuse University, USA
Brendan Gleeson, The University of Melbourne, Australia
Licia Carlson, Providence College, USA
Susan Schweik, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Ralph Savarese, Duke University, USA
Nirmala Ervelles, University of Alabama, 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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