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Cultural Studies

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War on Autism

On the Cultural Logic of Normative Violence

Challenges the discourses of autism awareness campaigns for the “logic of violence” they often conceal

The Biopolitics of Disability

Neoliberalism, Ablenationalism, and Peripheral Embodiment

Theorizing the role of disabled subjects in global consumer culture and the emergence of alternative crip/queer subjectivities in film, fiction, media, and art

The Measure of Manliness

Disability and Masculinity in the Mid-Victorian Novel

Sheds new light on the narrative importance of the disabled man in Victorian literature and culture

American Lobotomy

A Rhetorical History

Tracing how the meanings of a barbaric surgical procedure emerged, accrued, and transformed within medicine and public culture in the U.S.

Narrative Prosthesis

Disability and the Dependencies of Discourse

Reveals how depictions of disability in fiction serve an essential narrative function

Mad at School

Rhetorics of Mental Disability and Academic Life

Explores the contested boundaries between disability, illness, and mental illness in higher education

Signifying Bodies

Disability in Contemporary Life Writing

Sheds new light on the memoir boom by asking: Is the genre basically about disability?

Moving Beyond Prozac, DSM, and the New Psychiatry

The Birth of Postpsychiatry

A spirited critique of the practice of psychiatry in the United States that argues for the democratization of psychiatric knowledge

Disability Aesthetics

Explores the rich but hidden role that disability plays in modern art and in aesthetic judgments

Bodies in Commotion

Disability and Performance

The first collection to explore the lively intersection of performance studies and disability studies, provoking new ways of looking at body, space, spectatorship, and identity

Disability Theory

Boldly rethinks theoretical questions of the last thirty years from the vantage point of disability studies

Backlash Against the ADA

Reinterpreting Disability Rights

Disability rights lawyers, activists, and scholars weigh in on the hot-potato issue of the last decade

Points of Contact

Disability, Art, and Culture

A richly diverse collection of essays, memoir, poetry and photography on aspects of disability and its representation in art