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Rethinking Disability Theory and Practice

Challenging Essentialism

Editors: Lesnik-Oberstein, K. (Ed.)

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Drawing from work in a wide range of fields, this book presents novel approaches to key debates in thinking about and defining disability. Differing from other works in Critical Disability Studies, it crucially demonstrates the consequences of radically rethinking the roles of language and perspective in constructing identities.

About the authors

Karín Lesnik-Oberstein, University of Reading, UK Sue Walsh, University of Reading, UK Louise Tondeur, University of Roehampton, UK Helen Santa Maria heads a dance school in Reading, UK Hannah Anglin-Jaffe, University of Exeter, UK Simon Bailey, University of Manchester, UK Ute Kalender, Charité Universitätsmedizin, Germany Catrin Edwards works in policy and campaigns for a disabilities charity YuKuan Chen, Soochow University, Taiwan Neil Cocks, University of Reading, UK

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: Challenging Essentialism in Disability Studies

    Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín

    Pages 1-5

  • The Case of Pre-Natal Diagnosis

    Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín

    Pages 6-19

  • The Recuperated Materiality of Disability and Animal Studies

    Walsh, Sue

    Pages 20-36

  • The Construction of Hirsutism and Its Controlling and Disabling Manifestations

    Tondeur, Louise

    Pages 37-53

  • Reading Autism in Herman Melville’s ‘Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street’

    Maria, Helen Santa

    Pages 54-75

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eBook £55.99
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Hardcover £69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-45696-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Disability Theory and Practice
Book Subtitle
Challenging Essentialism
Editors
  • K. Lesnik-Oberstein
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-45697-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137456977
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-45696-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 197
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