Exile and Pride

Disability, Queerness, and Liberation

Author: Eli Clare

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822374870

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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First published in 1999, the groundbreaking Exile and Pride is essential to the history and future of disability politics. Eli Clare's revelatory writing about his experiences as a white disabled genderqueer activist/writer established him as one of the leading writers on the intersections of queerness and disability and permanently changed the landscape of disability politics and queer liberation. With a poet's devotion to truth and an activist's demand for justice, Clare deftly unspools the multiple histories from which our ever-evolving sense of self unfolds. His essays weave together memoir, history, and political thinking to explore meanings and experiences of home: home as place, community, bodies, identity, and activism. Here readers will find an intersectional framework for understanding how we actually live with the daily hydraulics of oppression, power, and resistance. At the root of Clare's exploration of environmental destruction and capitalism, sexuality and institutional violence, gender and the body politic, is a call for social justice movements that are truly accessible to everyone. With heart and hammer, Exile and Pride pries open a window onto a world where our whole selves, in all their complexity, can be realized, loved, and embraced.

Brilliant Imperfection

Grappling with Cure

Author: Eli Clare

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373521

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability, sexuality, class, and gender together, insisting on the nonnegotiable value of body-mind difference. Into this mix, he adds environmental politics, thinking about ecosystem loss and restoration as a way of delving more deeply into cure. Ultimately Brilliant Imperfection reveals cure to be an ideology grounded in the twin notions of normal and natural, slippery and powerful, necessary and damaging all at the same time.

Die Belasteten

›Euthanasie‹ 1939-1945. Eine Gesellschaftsgeschichte

Author: Götz Aly

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104020434

Category: History

Page: 352

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****Die »Euthanasie-Morde« - und wie wir bis heute damit umgehen***** Götz Aly zählt zu den einflussreichsten und kontroversten NS-Historikern - dieses von der Süddeutschen Zeitung als bemerkenswert und unbequem bezeicnete Buch ist wohl sein eindringlichstes und persönlichstes. Schonungslos legt er offen, wie weit die nationalsozialistische »Euthanasie« in die Gesellschaft hineinwirkte und welche Spuren sie bis heute hinterlassen hat. 200.000 Deutsche wurden zwischen 1939 und 1945 ermordet, weil sie psychisch krank waren, als aufsässig, erblich belastet oder verrückt galten. Nicht wenige Angehörige nahmen den Mord an ihren behinderten Kindern, Geschwistern, Vätern und Müttern als Befreiung von einer Last stillschweigend hin. Die meisten Familien schämen sich bis heute, die Namen der Opfer zu nennen. Beklemmend aktuell lesen sich die Rechtfertigungen der vielen Beteiligten: Erlösung, Gnadentod, Lebensunterbrechung, Sterbehilfe. Götz Aly bringt mit seinem neuen Buch Licht in ein düsteres Kapitel der deutschen Gesellschaftsgeschichte: Heute ist von den erwachsenen Deutschen jeder achte direkt mit einem Menschen verwandt, der den ›Euthanasie‹-Morden zum Opfer fiel.

Gendering Disability

Intersektionale Aspekte von Behinderung und Geschlecht

Author: Jutta Jacob,Swantje Köbsell,Eske Wollrad

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839413974

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Sowohl Geschlecht als auch Behinderung sind gesellschaftliche Konstrukte. Beide werden im Alltag, im Austausch mit anderen Menschen und Institutionen ständig hergestellt. Dieser interdisziplinäre Band diskutiert die vielfältigen Verflechtungen von Behinderung und Geschlecht, indem intersektionale Perspektiven eingenommen werden: Wie sind Behinderung und Geschlecht mit den Kategorien »Rasse«, Ethnizität, Alter, Sexualität und Lebensformen verknüpft? Erstmalig für den deutschsprachigen Raum führen die Beiträge Erkenntnisse u.a. der Migrationsforschung, der Demografieforschung und der Queer Studies mit Diskussionen aus den Feldern der Disability und Gender Studies zusammen.

Irre glücklich

Ein unfassbares Überlebenstraining für depressive Zeiten

Author: Jenny Lawson

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641189926

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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Auf ihre unnachahmlich liebenswürdige und verrückte Art beschreibt Jenny Lawson ihren Kampf mit Depressionen und Angststörungen. Indem sie »Ja« zu absurden Möglichkeiten sagt und so alltägliche Momente wundervoll macht, findet sie ihre ganz persönliche Waffe gegen die Krankheit. Ja zu der Liebe zu einem ausgestopften Waschbären, ja zu einer Australienreise, obwohl es sie oft überfordert, auch nur das Haus zu verlassen, ja zu Voodoo-Vaginas, Ponys im Flugzeug und mitternächtlichen Katzenrodeos. In den dunklen Stunden zehrt sie von diesen Erinnerungen – eine Einstellung, die ihr Leben gerettet hat. Mit unendlich viel Humor, Mut und Ehrlichkeit will die Autorin zeigen, dass wir nicht allein sind, und uns die Stärke geben, trotz Depressionen das Leben auszukosten.

Ein wilder Schwan

Author: Michael Cunningham

Publisher: Luchterhand Literaturverlag

ISBN: 3641175631

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Michael Cunningham erzählt die alten Märchen neu – er betrachtet sie aus einem anderen Blickwinkel, hinterfragt sie mit Witz und Verve und zeigt dabei, wie zeitlos sie sind. Noch nie waren Märchen so lustig und raffiniert, so düster und sexy – und so wahr. Rumpelstilzchen, Hänsel und Gretel, Schneewittchen und Rapunzel – wer erinnert sich nicht an die Gutenachtgeschichten aus der Kindheit, an Märchen, die uns verzauberten und schaudern machten. Einer der begnadetsten amerikanischen Schriftsteller holt nun diese und andere Märchen in unsere Gegenwart und erzählt, was sie verschwiegen oder vergessen haben oder wie es nach dem angeblichen Ende »wirklich« weitergeht. Und welch tiefe Abgründe sich an jeder Ecke auftun können. Die altüberlieferten Mythen über Könige und Prinzessinnen, Flüche, Zauber, Habgier und Verlangen erweisen sich in Michael Cunninghams spielerischen, so ironischen wie klugen Erzählungen als verblüffend modern und menschlich.

Durch die gläserne Tür - Lebensbericht einer Autistin

Author: Temple Grandin

Publisher: Verlag Rad und Soziales

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 187

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Der große amerikanische Kinoerfolg „Rain Man“ erzählt die Geschichte des Autisten Raymond mit anrührender Unmittelbarkeit und unpathetischer Leichtigkeit. Ebenso eindringlich und geradeaus ist die Geschichte der Autistin Temple Grandin, die übrigens mithalf, „Rain Man“ - Hauptdarsteller Dustin Hoffman auf seine anspruchsvolle Rolle vorzubereiten. Aus ihrer außergewöhnlichen Perspektive schildert Temple Grandin ihren zähen Kampf gegen die bizarren Symptome des Autismus: etwa das Unvermögen, ihre Bewegungen zu kontrollieren, die Besessenheit mit einer Beschäftigung, ihre Geräuschempfindlichkeit, die Überreiztheit ihres Nervensystems überhaupt, oder ihre anfängliche totale Unfähigkeit, mittels Sprache oder auch nur Körperkontakt eine Verbindung zur Außenwelt herzustellen - obwohl sie gerade dies sehnlichst wünschte. Dass es ihr schließlich dennoch glückte, sich aus ihrem gläsernen Gefängnis zu befreien, verdankt sie ihrem eigenen Erfindungsreichtum: Sie konstruierte einen Apparat, mit dessen Hilfe sie körperliche Berührung zulassen, aber auch kontrollieren konnte. Diese „Zaubermaschine“ wie auch die liebevolle Zuwendung einiger weniger Menschen öffneten ihr den Weg durch die gläserne Tür in die reale Welt.

Disability and Art History

Author: Ann Millett-Gallant,Elizabeth Howie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315439980

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many disability studies scholars discuss works of art, but do not necessarily incorporate art historical research and methodology. The chapters in this volume emphasize a shift away from the medical model of disability that is often scrutinized in art history by considering the social model and representations of disabled figures from a range of styles and periods, mostly from the twentieth century. Topics addressed include visible versus invisible impairments; scientific, anthropological, and vernacular images of disability; and the theories and implications of looking/staring versus gazing. They also explore ways in which art responds to, envisions, and at times stereotypes and pathologizes disability. The insights offered in this book contextualize understanding of disability historically, as well as in terms of medicine, literature, and visual culture.

The Intersectionality of Critical Animal, Disability, and Environmental Studies

Toward Eco-ability, Justice, and Liberation

Author: Anthony J. Nocella, II,Amber E. George,J.L. Schatz

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498534430

Category: Nature

Page: 168

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This cutting-edge book is an interdisciplinary collection of theoretical writings on intersectional liberation of nonhuman animals, the environment, and those with disabilities, adding to the rapidly growing eco-ability movement. If you are interested in social justice, inclusion, disability rights, and animal advocacy this is a must-read book.

Moving Beyond Boundaries in Disability Studies

Rights, Spaces and Innovations

Author: Michele Moore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135743037

Category: Education

Page: 176

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What challenges are posed by changing transnational trends, agendas and movements that affect disabled people’s lives, and what can disabled people, their representative organisations and their governments do to advance the agenda for self-determination and inclusion? This book draws together the writing of academics and activists to depict the experience and perspective of disabled people in relation to a range of contemporary social changes, with a focus firmly on ways in which disabled people and their allies can act to counter disabling policies and practices. Throughout the book there is an emphasis on disabled people’s own voices and activism as the critical driver of theoretical critique and practical change. Chapters address a wide range of cultural, institutional and personal arenas to explore and contest the boundaries that disabled people seek to move beyond, from cross-border labour movements in Korea to experience of day services in England, from continuing and long-lasting realities of wars in Lebanon, Cambodia and Somalia to the beauty of harmony in Navajo traditions for understanding disability, from collective activism to individual participation in the Olympics. This book is recommended reading for students, researchers and activists interested in Disability Studies and is directly relevant to policy makers and practitioners in a position to reshape rights, spaces and innovations in response to the priorities disabled people feel and articulate are important for their lives. It was originally published as a special issue of Disability & Society.

Inclusion, Participation and Democracy: What is the Purpose?

Author: J. Allan

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402012648

Category: Education

Page: 233

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The question of inclusive education is one which many societies are attempting to address. It is a fundamentally serious and complex issue raising challenges that cover conceptual, organizational, pedagogical, curricular and socio-economic concerns and questions. In this edited collection of papers the reader is confronted with these challenges through, on the one hand, a critical informative analysis of some of the key existing ideas and, on the other, a series of alternative insights and questions requiring further exploration and debate. Adding to the overall qu- ity of the book is the much needed cross-cultural dimension in terms of insights, knowledge, understanding and difficult questions. This is an important book in which new research and interpretations are reported on and discussed. Overall, the papers provide a serious critique of such factors as: the limitations of existing definitions of inclusive education; the narrowness of the focus within which inclusive issues are too often presented; the negative impacts of marketisation, performativity and the standards agenda on the realisation of inclusive values and practice and the constraints of significant socio-economic inequalities and disadvantages within and between communities and schools. These raise serious questions concerning the extent to which schools can make a positive difference in the lives of many pupils.

Becoming Women

The Embodied Self in Image Culture

Author: Carla Rice

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442668261

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.

Fantasies of Identification

Disability, Gender, Race

Author: Ellen Samuels

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479821373

Category: Social Science

Page: 273

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In the mid-nineteenth-century United States, as it became increasingly difficult to distinguish between bodies understood as black, white, or Indian; able-bodied or disabled; and male or female, intense efforts emerged to define these identities as biologically distinct and scientifically verifiable in a literally marked body. Combining literary analysis, legal history, and visual culture, Ellen Samuels traces the evolution of the “fantasy of identification”—the powerful belief that embodied social identities are fixed, verifiable, and visible through modern science. From birthmarks and fingerprints to blood quantum and DNA, she examines how this fantasy has circulated between cultural representations, law, science, and policy to become one of the most powerfully institutionalized ideologies of modern society. Yet, as Samuels demonstrates, in every case, the fantasy distorts its claimed scientific basis, substituting subjective language for claimed objective fact. From its early emergence in discourses about disability fakery and fugitive slaves in the nineteenth century to its most recent manifestation in the question of sex testing at the 2012 Olympic Games, Fantasies of Identification explores the roots of modern understandings of bodily identity.

Occupational Therapy and Physical Dysfunction E-Book

Enabling Occupation

Author: Michael Curtin,Matthew Molineux,Jo-Anne Webb (formerly Supyk/Mellson)

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702048771

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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The sixth edition of this classic book remains a key text for occupational therapists, supporting their practice in working with people with physical impairments, stimulating reflection on the knowledge, skills and attitudes which inform practice, and encouraging the development of occupation-focused practice. Within this book, the editors have addressed the call by leaders within the profession to ensure that an occupational perspective shapes the skills and strategies used within occupational therapy practice. Rather than focusing on discrete diagnostic categories the book presents a range of strategies that, with the use of professional reasoning, can be transferred across practice settings. The new editors have radically updated the book, in response to the numerous internal and external influences on the profession, illustrating how an occupational perspective underpins occupational therapy practice. A global outlook is intrinsic to this edition of the book, as demonstrated by the large number of contributors recruited from across the world. Covers everything the student needs within the physical disorders part of their course Links theory of principles to practice and management Written and edited by a team of internationally experienced OT teachers, clinicians and managers Gives key references and further reading lists for more detailed study Written within a framework of lifespan development in line with current teaching and practice Includes practice scenarios and case studies Focuses on strategies Subtitle reflecting the primacy of occupation in occupational therapy practice Inclusion of practice scenarios to illustrate the application of theory to practice Features such as chapter summaries and key points, providing a quick overview of each chapter A focus on strategies rather than diagnostic categories Consideration of individuals, groups and communities An international perspective Language that is person-centred and inclusive New editorial team endorsed by the former editors including Annie Turner