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Disability and Difference in Global Contexts

Enabling a Transformative Body Politic

Authors: Erevelles, N.

  • Proposes a relational analysis to understand disability within a global context; theorizes disability in critical relationship to race, gender, and sexuality within the context of transnational capitalism
  • This is an interdisciplinary text that spans the humanities and the social sciences in the areas of social theory, cultural studies, social and educational policy, feminist ethics and theories of citizenship
  • From education to sociology and even poetry theory, disability studies is a growing discipline that offers a unique critique of our standards of normalcy and acceptance in our society; interest in this topic, among all fields of research will continue to increase and it is important that we include books with this focus on our lists
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Disability and Difference in Global Contexts explores the possibilities and limitations re-theorizing disability using historical materialism in the interdisciplinary contexts of social theory, cultural studies, social and education policy, feminist ethics, and theories of citizenship.

About the authors

Nirmala Erevelles is Associate Professor of Social Foundations of Education at the University of Alabama, USA.

Reviews

"The time for Disability and Difference in Global Contexts is now. At the forefront of both the global and materialist turns in disability studies, Erevelles provides readers with an indispensable analysis of the ways in which disability in the current world order is constructed in relation to systems of gender, race, class, caste, and sexual orientation. Erevelles calls for a transformative body politic that resists the compulsory subject positions and relations of domination generated by neoliberal, capitalist modes of production. In and through that call, she remaps, in emancipatory ways, the terrain of disability studies, feminist studies, Marxist theory, postcolonial theory, and education." –Robert McRuer, Professor of English, George Washington University, USA

"In this wide-ranging exploration through the often violent historical imbrications of disability and race, Erevelles brings us to questions we will never soon forget. This book demonstrates the historical production of disability and other social differences as they press upon us today making our bodies, minds, senses matter as the conflicting social scenes that they are. No one in disability studies, or any of its affiliated fields, should go without reading this book; and no one will rest easy with their current disability knowledge once having read Disability and Difference in Global Context." - Tanya Titchkosky, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada

"Disability and Difference in Global Contexts offers an important corrective to established scholarship in disability studies by demanding a focus on intersectionality. In language by turns provocative and heartbreaking, Nirmala Erevelles explains and enacts a 'carnal historical materialism': the theoretical yet everyday dance between identity, injury, privilege and hope." - Margaret Price, Associate Professor of English, Spelman College, USA

"At once deeply personal and sharply theoretical, personal and probing, this book gives us the big picture: 'disability' in its historical, material, and global settings. Erevelles' brilliant work of social theory marks a new and crucial advance in its rigorous explorations of confluences of disability, race, class, gender, and citizenship." - Susan Schweik, Professor of English, University of California at Berkeley, USA

"The time for Disability and Difference in Global Contexts is now. At the forefront of both the global and materialist turns in disability studies, Erevelles provides readers with an indispensable analysis of the ways in which disability in the current world order is constructed in relation to systems of gender, race, class, caste, and sexual orientation. Erevelles calls for a transformative body politic that resists the compulsory subject positions and relations of domination generated by neoliberal, capitalist modes of production. In and through that call, she remaps, in emancipatory ways, the terrain of disability studies, feminist studies, Marxist theory, postcolonial theory, and education." –Robert McRuer, Professor of English, George Washington University, USA

"In this wide-ranging exploration through the often violent historical imbrications of disability and race, Erevelles brings us to questions we will never soon forget. This book demonstrates the historical production of disability and other social differences as they press upon us today making our bodies, minds, senses matter as the conflicting social scenes that they are. No one in disability studies, or any of its affiliated fields, should go without reading this book; and no one will rest easy with their current disability knowledge once having read Disability and Difference in Global Context." - Tanya Titchkosky, Associate Professor and Associate Chair, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto, Canada

"Disability and Difference in Global Contexts offers an important corrective to established scholarship in disability studies by demanding a focus on intersectionality. In language by turns provocative and heartbreaking, Nirmala Erevelles explains and enacts a 'carnal historical materialism': the theoretical yet everyday dance between identity, injury, privilege and hope." - Margaret Price, Associate Professor of English, Spelman College, USA

"At once deeply personal and sharply theoretical, personal and probing, this book gives us the big picture: 'disability' in its historical, material, and global settings. Erevelles' brilliant work of social theory marks a new and crucial advance in its rigorous explorations of confluences of disability, race, class, gender, and citizenship." - Susan Schweik, Professor of English, University of California at Berkeley, USA

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction: Bodies That Do Not Matter

    Erevelles, Nirmala

    Pages 1-23

  • Disability as “Becoming”: Notes on the political Economy of the Flesh

    Erevelles, Nirmala

    Pages 25-63

  • Of Ghosts and Ghetto Politics: Embodying Educational Policy as if Disability Mattered

    Erevelles, Nirmala

    Pages 65-93

  • “Unspeakable” Offenses: Disability Studies at the Intersections of Multiple Differences

    Minear, Andrea

    Pages 95-120

  • Embodied Antinomies: Feminist Disability Studies Meets Third World Feminism

    Erevelles, Nirmala

    Pages 121-146

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-00118-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Disability and Difference in Global Contexts
Book Subtitle
Enabling a Transformative Body Politic
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00118-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137001184
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10018-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-57732-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 227
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