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"I don't think it is useful to equate disability with pain or with illness" -- I was on board with this book up until this point. And it never explicitly says that chronic illness and chronic pain are not disabilities (or impairments, which seems to be the author's preferred way of describing the individual experience). But she also never says that they are disabilities. And she spends a lot of time demonstrating that disability is not the same as ill health or weakness. So I'm left wondering, i...
Even though one review described the book as dated, the sad thing is that in most higher education Disabilities Studies in the actual humanities courses has not advance much beyond what Linton tried to lay down a decade later. This was a real pioneering effort. It is a critical book interested for anyone going into teaching of literature at even a high school level. Linton didn't intend did make this a beach book, so it can't be faulted too much for that. The primary users are probably going be
While a bit outdated, this is a good primer in critical disability studies. The case studies for why disability studies should be taught throughout humanities as well as applied fields, and yet its own discipline, are helpful.
Anyone interested in culture studies might be interested in this one. I read it for a class I took on disability and visual display. It was interesting to think about the different aspects of disability and its history of use in art, which has been QUITE extensive.
Required to read for class but it was pretty interesting. Made some good points about what disability is and what it is not.
She lays it all out for us. The penultimate chapter hits you hard. Real hard.
great text about how the academy helps maintain and perpetuate discrimination against the disabled
Read this for class. It was interesting but a long read.