The Disability Studies Reader

Author : Lennard J. Davis
ISBN : 9781317397854
Genre : Social Science
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The fifth edition of The Disability Studies Reader addresses the post-identity theoretical landscape by emphasizing questions of interdependency and independence, the human–animal relationship, and issues around the construction or materiality of gender, the body, and sexuality. Selections explore the underlying biases of medical and scientific experiments and explode the binary of the sound and the diseased mind. The collection addresses physical disabilities, but as always investogates issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities as well. Featuring a new generation of scholars who are dealing with the most current issues, the fifth edition continues the Reader’s tradition of remaining timely, urgent, and critical.
Category: Social Science

Rethinking Normalcy

Author : Rod Michalko
ISBN : 9781551303635
Genre : Social Science
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Rethinking Normalcy introduces the growing field of disability studies to an undergraduate audience in a variety of disciplines and programs based in the social sciences, humanities, and health sciences. The authors articulate the depth and breadth of this newly emerging field of study and provide a vibrant foretaste of the kind of work disability studies scholars and activists do to provocatively question the power of normalcy. Strongly interdisciplinary, this volume draws upon many different social and cultural approaches to the study of disability, and essentially addresses disability as a social and political issue. The chapters in this book exemplify ways of questioning our collective relations to normalcy, as such relations affect the lives of both disabled and currently non-disabled people. Over sixty per cent of this book features the work of disability studies scholars located in Canada.
Category: Social Science

Mit Den Augen Des Westens

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 9783954558698
Genre : Fiction
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Sankt Petersburg um 1900: Der Student Rasumoff hat den Revolutionär Haldin an die Polizei verraten, der später hingerichtet wird. Damit hat er das Vertrauen des Staatsrates Mikulin erlangt, der ihn nach Genf schickt, um eine Gruppe russischer Anarchisten im Exil auszuspionieren. Dort verliebt er sich in Haldins Schwester Natalie. Angesichts der erwiderten Zuneigung von schlechtem Gewissen gepeinigt, offenbart sich Rasumoff den Anarchisten, die ihn daraufhin schwer misshandeln und zum Krüppel schlagen. Taub und schwer verletzt kehrt Rasumoff nach Russland zurück.
Category: Fiction

Minima Moralia

Author : Theodor W. Adorno
ISBN : 3518293044
Genre : Philosophy
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Category: Philosophy


Author : Theo Steiner
ISBN : 3851655532
Genre : Biotechnology
File Size : 52.61 MB
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Category: Biotechnology

Bending Over Backwards

Author : Lennard J. Davis
ISBN : 9780814719497
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 21.93 MB
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This text re-examines issues concerning the relationship between disability and normality in the light of postmodern theory and political activism. It argues that disability can become the new prism through which postmodernity examines and defines itself.
Category: Political Science

Foucault Handbuch

Author : Clemens Kammler
ISBN : 9783476013781
Genre : Social Science
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Der einflussreichste französische Denker der Gegenwart. Foucaults Werk hat nicht nur die Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften entscheidend beeinflusst. Das Handbuch gibt einen systematischen Überblick über Foucaults Leben und Werk. Es stellt die Kontexte dar, aus denen heraus seine Werke entstanden sind und erklärt Grundbegriffe des Foucault schen Denkens wie Archiv , Biopolitik , Diskurs , Dispositiv Genealogie , Körper und Macht . Mit einem umfangreichen Kapitel zur Rezeption in den verschiedenen Disziplinen.
Category: Social Science

Handbook Of Disability Studies

Author : Gary L. Albrecht
ISBN : 9781452212531
Genre : Medical
File Size : 30.19 MB
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This path-breaking Handbook of Disability Studies signals the emergence of a vital new area of scholarship, social policy and activism. Drawing on the insights of disability scholars around the world and the creative advice of an international editorial board, the book engages the reader in the critical issues and debates framing disability studies and places them in an historical and cultural context. Five years in the making, this one volume summarizes the ongoing discourse ranging across continents and traditional academic disciplines. The Handbook answers the need expressed by the disability community for a thought provoking, interdisciplinary, international examination of the vibrant field of disability
Category: Medical

Disability And Social Theory

Author : D. Goodley
ISBN : 9781137023001
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 20.14 MB
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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.
Category: Social Science