Barriers and belonging : personal narratives of disability

Format: Print Book 2017
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV1568.B36 2017
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
Call Number  HV1568.B36 2017

What is the direct impact that disability studies has on the lives of disabled people today? The editors and contributors to this essential anthology, Barriers and Belonging, provide thirty-seven personal narratives thatexplore what it means to be disabled and why the field of disability studies matters.

The editors frame the volume by introducing foundational themes of disability studies. They provide a context of how institutions--including the family, schools, government, and disability peer organizations--shape and transform ideas about disability. They explore how disability informs personal identity, interpersonal and community relationships, and political commitments. In addition, there are heartfelt reflections on living with mobility disabilities, blindness, deafness, pain, autism, psychological disabilities, and other issues. Other essays articulate activist and pride orientations toward disability, demonstrating the importance of reframing traditional narratives of sorrow and medicalization.

The critical, self-reflective essays in Barriers and Belonging provide unique insights into the range and complexity of disability experience.

Additional Information
Subjects Sociology of disability.
People with disabilities.
Publisher Philadelphia :2017
Contributors Jarman, Michelle, 1966- editor.
Monaghan, Leila Frances, 1960- editor.
Harkin, Alison Quaggin, 1958- editor.
Language English
Description vii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781439913871
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