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Claiming disability : knowledge and identity

Author: Simi Linton
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2010.
Series: Cultural front
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Repr.]View all editions and formats
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Disabled people have emerged from the shadows and back rooms of our institutions, upping the ante on demands for an inclusive society. Claiming Disability captures this moment in the first comprehensive examination of disability studies as a field of inquiry. Arguing that disability studies takes for its subject matter not simply the variations that exist in human behavior, appearance, functioning, sensory acuity,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Simi Linton
ISBN: 0814751334 9780814751336 0814751342 9780814751343
OCLC Number: 778581664
Description: 1 online resource.
Series Title: Cultural front
Responsibility: Simi Linton.

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Linton (education foundations and counseling programs, Hunter College) focuses on the fact that the definition of disability is a matter of social debate and cultural construction. She argues that  Read more...
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Provides a broadened and enriched definition of disability, and its author unfolds a compelling way to evaluate Special Education. * Educators for Urban Minorities * Claiming Disability is the most Read more...

 
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