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Mad at School: Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life (Corporealities: Discourses of Disability) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472051380
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Published: University of Michigan Press - March 4th, 2011

"A very important study that will appeal to a disability studies audience as well as scholars in social movements, social justice, critical pedagogy, literacy education, professional development for disability and learning specialists in access centers and student counseling centers, as well as the broader domains of sociology and education."
---Melanie Panitch, Ryerson University

Between Myself and Them: Stories of Life with Disability Cover Image
ISBN: 9781896764993
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Published: Second Story Press - February 1st, 2006

Adults in their 20s share their real experiences living with disability. This collection of first-person narratives and dialogues is grouped into sections pertaining to different aspects of the writers' lives, including education and work, family and relationships, health and wellness, self-image and sexual relations.

101 Accessible Vacations Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932603439
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Published: Demos Medical Publishing - December 1st, 2007

101 Accessible Vacations: Travel Ideas for Wheelers and Slow Walkers is the first guidebook dedicated exclusively to wheelchair-accessible destinations, lodgings and recreational opportunities. Penned by Candy B. Harrington, the editor of Emerging Horizons, this new title focuses on the vacation planning needs of wheelchair-users and slow walkers.

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain, and Illness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781573443043
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Published: Cleis Press - November 1st, 2007

The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability is the first complete sex guide for people who live with disabilities, pain, illness, or chronic conditions.

Disability Studies: Enabling the Humanities Cover Image
By Sharon L. Snyder (Editor)
ISBN: 9780873529815
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Published: Modern Language Association of America - January 1st, 2002

Images of disability pervade language and literature, yet disability is, as sex was in the Victorian world, the ubiquitous unspoken topic in today's culture. The twenty-five essays in Disability Studies provide perspectives on disabled people and on disability in the humanities, art, the media, medicine, psychology, the academy, and society.

Crip Theory: Cultural Signs of Queerness and Disability (Cultural Front) Cover Image
By Robert McRuer, Michael Berube (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780814757130
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Published: New York University Press - June 1st, 2006

Crip Theory attends to the contemporary cultures of disability and queerness that are coming out all over.

The Marrow's Telling: Words in Motion Cover Image
ISBN: 9780978597313
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Published: Homofactus Press, L.L.C. - September 1st, 2007

A collection of poetry and prose, The Marrow's Telling spans fifteen years, exploring how bodies carry history and identity over time. Embracing contradiction and repetition, this work maps itself around embodied experiences of disability, race, gender transgression and transition, family violence, and sexuality.

The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth Cover Image
ISBN: 9781932603088
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Published: Demos Medical Publishing - June 1st, 2005

The Disabled Woman's Guide to Pregnancy and Birth was a finalist for a 2005 Foreward Magazine Best Book of the Year Award and a 2006 Ben Franklin Award

This comprehensive and useful guide is based on the experiences of ninety women with disabilities who chose to have children.

Signing Everyday Phrases: More Than 3,400 Signs, Revised Edition Cover Image
ISBN: 9780399533099
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Published: Tarcherperigee - October 2nd, 2007

Fully illustrated and completely revised and updated with 32 pages of all-new signs for the digital age.

No Pity: People with Disabilities Forging a New Civil Rights Movement Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812924121
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Published: Broadway Books - October 25th, 1994

People with disabilities forging the newest and last human rights movement of the century.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375701214
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Published: Vintage - June 23rd, 1998

In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem.

My Body Politic: A Memoir Cover Image
ISBN: 9780472032365
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Published: University of Michigan Press - January 23rd, 2007

"I read My Body Politic with admiration, sometimes for the pain that all but wept on the page, again for sheer exuberant friendships, for self-discovery, political imagination, and pluck. . . . Wonderful In a dark time, a gift of hope.
-Daniel Berrigan, S.J.

Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814782224
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Published: New York University Press - October 1st, 1996

Giants. Midgets. Tribal non-Westerners. The very fat. The very thin. Hermaphrodites. Conjoined twins. The disabled. The very hirsute. In American history, all have shared the platform equally, as freaks, human oddities, their only commonality their assigned role of anomalous other to the gathered throngs.