Why is the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities often deemed "risky" or "inappropriate" by teachers, parents, support staff, medical professionals, judges, and the media? Should sexual citizenship depend on IQ? Confronting such questions head-on, "Already Doing It" exposes the "sexual ableism" that denies the reality of individuals who, despite the restrictions they face, actively make decisions about their sexual lives.
Blackness and Disability
by Christopher M. Bell (Editor)
Drawing on key themes in Disability Studies and African American Studies, these collected essays complement one another in interesting and dynamic ways, to forge connections across genres and chronotopes, an invitation to keep blackness and disability in conversation.
The first edition of this book was published in August 1966 and was distributed without charge under the auspices of a group of parents and friends of the mentally retarded. These thousand copies were sent to prominent legislators, commissioners of mental health, university professors, and leaders in the parent movement
in mental retardation. --Seymour B. Sarason, Yale University
by Allison C. Carey (Editor); Liat Ben-Moshe (Editor); Chris Chapman (Editor)
Intelligent, provocative, and challenging, Disability Theory revolutionizes the terrain of theory by providing indisputable evidence of the value and utility that a disability studies perspective can bring to key critical and cultural questions.
Mad at School is a close study of the ways that mental disabilities impact academic culture. Investigating spaces including classrooms, faculty meeting rooms, and job searches, Price challenges her readers to reconsider long-held values of academic life, including productivity, participation, security, and independence.
Nothing About Us Without Us
by James I. Charlton
Call Number: HV1568.C37 2000 (Consortium Library)
Publication Date: 2000
Nothing about Us without Us is the first book in the literature on disability to provide a theoretical overview of disability oppression that shows its similarities to, and differences from, racism, sexism, and colonialism.
Inspired by disability justice and "Disability Occupy Wall Street / Decolonize Disability" movements in the US and related movements abroad, this book builds on politically engaged critical approaches to disability that intersect occupational therapy, disability studies and anthropology.